Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats

Jack Kirtland

RN. British

Born   1924

Photo courtesy of Vikki Crane

Roster information listed for Jack Kirtland

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
HMS Mounsey (K 569)FrigateBoatswain’s Mate2 Nov 1944U-295 (1)

Personal information

Jack Kirtland was actually steering HMS Mounsey when she was hit. The force of the torpedo threw him across deck and almost overboard. The torpedo had hit the water tanks and he believes this saved many lives. The ones that did lose their lives died of suffocation as the ships internal doors closed. He had covered a lot of different jobs on the frigate, one of them was that he had to go pick up the second lieutenants wife every time they came into port!


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