Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats

Empire Endurance

British steam merchant

Empire Endurance under her former name Alster. Photo courtesy of State Library of New South Wales

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

Aboard Empire Endurance when hit on 20 Apr 1941

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NameAgeRankServed on
BritishAvis, Edward, Merchant Navy58Fireman and GreaserEmpire Endurance +
BritishBeckett, Harold, Merchant Navy48Able SeamanEmpire Endurance +
BritishBeveridge, Malcolm McDermid, Merchant Navy27Senior Third Engineer OfficerEmpire Endurance +
BritishBird, James, Merchant Navy34Fireman and DaymanEmpire Endurance +
BritishBrookfield, Eric Charles, Merchant Navy23Second StewardEmpire Endurance +
BritishBrough, Peter Brown, Merchant Navy19Third Radio OfficerEmpire Endurance +
BritishBrown, John Hugh, Merchant Navy31Lamp TrimmerEmpire Endurance +
BritishBuchanan, Thomas, Merchant NavyFireman and TrimmerEmpire Endurance +
BritishCallister, William, Merchant Navy17Scullery BoyEmpire Endurance +
BritishCollins, Paul, Merchant Navy57Chief CookEmpire Endurance +
BritishDavies, David Selwyn, Merchant Navy52Chief OfficerEmpire Endurance
BritishDooker, John James, Merchant Navy26Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Endurance +
BritishDuggan, John Thomas, Merchant Navy52Able SeamanEmpire Endurance +
BritishDurling, Jack Osbourne, Merchant Navy35First Radio OfficerEmpire Endurance +
BritishEdwards, John Joseph, Merchant Navy19Ordinary SeamanEmpire Endurance +
BritishForsyth, George, Merchant Navy22FiremanEmpire Endurance +
BritishGibbons, George John, Merchant Navy20SailorEmpire Endurance +
BritishHarper, John Joseph, Merchant Navy31Fireman and StorekeeperEmpire Endurance +
BritishHenderson, Edward, Merchant Navy30Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Endurance +
BritishHey, John Hugh Kenneth, Merchant Navy17Mess Room StewardEmpire Endurance +
BritishHill, Robert George, Merchant Navy20Ordinary SeamanEmpire Endurance +
BritishJohnstone, Alexander Thomson, Merchant Navy55Chief Engineer OfficerEmpire Endurance +
BritishJones, Frank, Merchant Navy35Second OfficerEmpire Endurance +
BritishJones, Tudor Glynne, Merchant Navy27Third OfficerEmpire Endurance
BritishKavanagh, James Gerard, Merchant Navy30GreaserEmpire Endurance
BritishLawrence, Clifford, Merchant Navy21Junior Third Engineer OfficerEmpire Endurance +
BritishLea, Herbert, Merchant Navy27Assistant StewardEmpire Endurance +
BritishLeaf, Reginald George Alfred, Merchant Navy31SailorEmpire Endurance +
BritishMcCarthy, Owen, Merchant Navy23Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Endurance +
BritishMcInerney, Herbert, Merchant Navy38Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Endurance +
BritishMcIver, Martin, Merchant Navy56Fireman and GreaserEmpire Endurance +
BritishMcKeith, D., Merchant NavySecond Radio OfficerEmpire Endurance
BritishMcLoughlin, John, Merchant Navy51Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Endurance +
BritishMcNally, John, Merchant Navy20SailorEmpire Endurance +
BritishMitchell, Sidney, Merchant Navy21Fourth Engineer OfficerEmpire Endurance +
BritishO'Shea, Thomas Joseph, Merchant Navy41Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Endurance +
BritishPatterson, Edward, Merchant Navy20Fifth Engineer OfficerEmpire Endurance +
BritishPowe, James Woods, Merchant Navy28Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Endurance +
BritishPreston, James, Merchant Navy34Able SeamanEmpire Endurance +
BritishQuinn, Thomas, Merchant Navy28TrimmerEmpire Endurance +
BritishRadmore, Edwin, Merchant Navy18Mess Room BoyEmpire Endurance +
BritishRiley, William, Merchant Navy17Saloon BoyEmpire Endurance +
BritishRoach, Thomas, Merchant Navy51FiremanEmpire Endurance +
BritishRooney, Patrick, Merchant Navy26TrimmerEmpire Endurance +
BritishRowan, John Joseph, Merchant Navy20TrimmerEmpire Endurance +
BritishSimmons, John Henry, Merchant Navy40Chief StewardEmpire Endurance +
BritishStewart, John, Merchant Navy52Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Endurance +
BritishSweeney, Evan William, Merchant Navy27Second Cook and BakerEmpire Endurance +
BritishTaylor, David Haigh, Merchant Navy43Boatswain (Bosun)Empire Endurance +
BritishTaylor, Thomas, Merchant Navy32GreaserEmpire Endurance
BritishTaylor, William Ralph, Merchant Navy48Able SeamanEmpire Endurance +
BritishThomas, Randall Frederick, Merchant Navy18Assistant StewardEmpire Endurance +
BritishThomas, Robert Dunstan, Merchant Navy36Supernumerary Second OfficerEmpire Endurance +
BritishTocque, Philip, Merchant Navy47Second Engineer OfficerEmpire Endurance +
BritishTorkington, William Willis, Merchant Navy55MasterEmpire Endurance +
BritishTucker, Fred James Sturdee, RNR26Passenger (Skipper)Empire Endurance +
BritishTunstall, Charles Edgar, Merchant Navy33Assistant StewardEmpire Endurance +
BritishWarren, Herbert, Merchant Navy28ElectricianEmpire Endurance +
BritishWarren, John, Merchant Navy29Able SeamanEmpire Endurance +
BritishWoodcock, Bernard, Merchant Navy20Sixth Engineer OfficerEmpire Endurance +

60 persons found.

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

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