Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats

Edwin Houghton

Merchant Navy. British

Born  17 Aug 1905North Shields, Northumberland, UK

Roster information listed for Edwin Houghton

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
Empire RainbowMotor merchantChief Officer26 Jun 1942U-704

Personal information

The crew was taken of the stricken ship by a Canadian corvette. Its captain then asked for volunteers to return to the torpedoed ship. Chief Officer Houghton and the Second Engineer returned and ascertained ship could possibly survive. Skeleton crew boarded and vessel proceeded towards Canada. Bad weather when vessel was some 600 miles from Canada caused vessel to commence breaking up. Vessel was abandoned and crew picked up by corvette Dauphin. Empire Rainbow was sunk by by gun fire from HMCS Dauphin (information taken from Houghton's diary).

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