Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats

Evan Rowlands

Merchant Navy. British

Born   1913


1 Sep 1942MBE
1 Sep 1942Lloyd's War Medal

Roster information listed for Evan Rowlands

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
IndunaSteam merchantSecond Officer30 Mar 1942U-376

Personal information

Award Citation published in "The Times" on 2 September 1942:

The ship was torpedoed. The second officer took charge of the starboard boat with 32 men in it and lay off the ship. The submarine then came to the surface, torpedoed the ship again, and she sank in 10 minutes. Only the second officer had any experience in the handling of a boat, but they managed to run before the wind in the direction of land. The boat was leaking and seas were continually breaking over the sides so that men had to pump and bale with buckets. They sailed for three days before being picked up. It was bitterly cold and all suffered badly from frostbite. The survivors owe their lives to the second officer's skill and leadership.

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