Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats

Thomas Stanborough

Merchant Marine. American

Born  12 Jan 1894Newcastle, NSW
Died  18 Jan 1962(68)

Thomas Stanborough in 1952

Roster information listed for Thomas Stanborough

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
HermisSteam merchantMaster7 Jun 1942U-158

Personal information

Born in Australia, Thomas Stanborough immigrated to U.S. in 1910 as "Best Boy" aboard a steam ship and lived in New Orleans, LA. On 15 Jan, 1918, he obtained the U.S. Seaman's Certification and became a naturalized U.S. Citizen on 8 Feb, 1919. He was given his first command in 1921 when employed by the Lykes Brothers SS Company, New Orleans.

Married, three children. Entire family involved in war effort, with son Zach flying bombers for the USAAF out of England, daughter Thelma working at Esler Army Air Base in Louisiana and son Thomas William in the USN (Lost in the Solomon Sea, 30 May 1943).

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