Richard Hamilton Ayres
Merchant Navy. British
Roster information listed for Richard Hamilton Ayres
|Ship||Type||Rank / role||Attacked on||Boat|
|Gairsoppa||Steam merchant||Second Officer||17 Feb 1941||U-101 (1)|
Personal informationRichard Hamilton Ayres survived the sinking of Gairsoppa and almost drowned when his lifeboat capsized in the surf off The Lizard, Cornwall. Ayres was rescued unconscious by the coastguard Brian Richards after he was alerted by three evacuee schoolgirls who saw the lifeboat sink. He returned to sea after 9 months and later joined the RNR.
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