Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats


British steam merchant

Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2007

This is a listing of people associated with this ship.
We also have a detailed page on the British steam merchant Benwyvis.

Aboard Benwyvis when hit on 21 Mar 1941

You can click on any of the names for possible additional information

NameAgeRankServed on
BritishAbdale, Leonard Foster, Merchant Navy42First Radio OfficerBenwyvis +
IrishBrennan, Patrick J., Merchant Navy26Ordinary SeamanBenwyvis +
ChineseChan Kwai San, , Merchant Navy21FiremanBenwyvis +
ChineseCheung Kam, , Merchant Navy36No. 2 FitterBenwyvis +
BritishChristie, David Ritchie, Merchant Navy34Boatswain (Bosun)Benwyvis +
BritishFinlayson, James Hay, Merchant Navy18CadetBenwyvis +
BritishGollan, William Peter McGregor, Merchant Navy32Chief OfficerBenwyvis +
ChineseH.K. Chang, , Merchant Navy46No. 1 FiremanBenwyvis +
BritishHardie, Kenneth Halliday, Merchant NavySecond OfficerBenwyvis
ChineseHo Chun, , Merchant Navy38Second CookBenwyvis +
ChineseHo Wai Ching, , Merchant Navy22FiremanBenwyvis +
BritishHorrocks, Walter Banks, Merchant Navy57Second Engineer OfficerBenwyvis +
BritishJones, David Charles, Merchant Navy31Able SeamanBenwyvis +
ChineseKam Ah Tsing, , Merchant Navy40FiremanBenwyvis +
BritishKellas, Alexander McMillan, Merchant Navy26Able SeamanBenwyvis +
ChineseKoo Ah Sing, , Merchant Navy31FiremanBenwyvis +
ChineseKung Po Ding, , Merchant Navy25FiremanBenwyvis +
ChineseLam King, , Merchant Navy35No. 1 PainterBenwyvis +
ChineseLan Lun, , Merchant Navy22No. 2 PainterBenwyvis +
ChineseLeong Hong, , Merchant Navy24No. 1 FitterBenwyvis +
ChineseLi Kit, , Merchant Navy40Chief StewardBenwyvis +
ChineseLing Hsuen, , Merchant Navy32Mess Room BoyBenwyvis +
ChineseLu Yu Ching, , Merchant Navy31FiremanBenwyvis +
ChinesePoon Po Ding, , Merchant Navy40FiremanBenwyvis +
BritishRoss, John Alexander, Merchant NavyApprenticeBenwyvis
BritishRutherford, William Warren, RNR24Seaman (DEMS gunner)Benwyvis +
ChineseSea Wan Choy, , Merchant Navy37FiremanBenwyvis +
ChineseShum Yau, , Merchant Navy27Chief CookBenwyvis +
BritishSmall, Henry John, Merchant Navy54MasterBenwyvis +
BritishSmith, William Rutherford, Merchant Navy43Chief Engineer OfficerBenwyvis +
BritishThomson, George, Merchant Navy19Able SeamanBenwyvis +
ChineseTong Hon, , Merchant Navy34Second StewardBenwyvis +
ChineseTong Kai, , Merchant Navy41Cabin BoyBenwyvis +
BritishWinn, John Arlington, Merchant Navy52CarpenterBenwyvis +
ChineseYeung Ah Cheong, , Merchant Navy27FiremanBenwyvis +

35 persons found.

Served on indicates the ships we have listed for the person, some were stationed on multiple ships hit by U-boats.

People missing from this listing? Or perhaps additional information?
If you wish to add a crewmember to the listing we would need most of this information: ship name, nationality, name, dob, place of birth, service (merchant marine, ...), rank or job on board. We have place for a photo as well if provided. You can e-mail us the information here.