Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats

Alexander Henderson

Merchant Navy. British

Born  26 Mar 1898Papa Stour, Shetland


8 Jun 1943MBE

Roster information listed for Alexander Henderson

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
Empire SailorMotor merchantChief Officer21 Nov 1942U-518

Personal information

Master Mariner. Alexander Henderson was rescued by HMCS Timmins after the sinking of Empire Sailor. He led a boarding party of four men who reboarded the vessel equipped with gas masks to search for three missing crewmen and to see if the ship could be salvaged. Doing so he inhaled phosgene gas and some 26 hours later collapsed in a hotel at Halifax, but recovered.

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