Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats


British motor merchant

Photo courtesy of Wellington Harbour Board Maritime Museum Collection

This is a listing of people associated with this ship.
We also have a detailed page on the British motor merchant Opawa.

Aboard Opawa when hit on 6 Feb 1942

You can click on any of the names for possible additional information

NameAgeRankServed on
Appleton, Thomas Frederick, Merchant Navy36Second Engineer OfficerOpawa +
Ball, James, Merchant Navy44Chief Refrigerator EngineerOpawa +
Batchelor, Ewart William, Merchant Navy38Able SeamanOpawa +
Baxter, Clifford Lionel, Merchant Navy36Able SeamanOpawa +
Blake, Kenneth Henry George, Merchant Navy20Junior Engineer OfficerOpawa +
Budge, Lionel Gerald, Merchant Navy30Fourth Engineer OfficerOpawa +
Casey, Reginald Patrick, Merchant Navy24Assistant StewardOpawa +
Chastney, Frederick Hilary, Merchant Navy23Eighth Engineer OfficerOpawa +
Childs, Albert, Merchant Navy38Refrigerator GreaserOpawa +
Cooper, Frank Denis, Merchant Navy35Third OfficerOpawa +
Cowell, Henry Walter George, Merchant Navy33Boatswain (Bosun)Opawa +
Cowles, Albert Frederick, Merchant Navy24Able SeamanOpawa +
Crawley, Frederick Norman, Merchant Navy20GreaserOpawa +
Davison, Jan C., Merchant Navy19ApprenticeOpawa
Downie, Robert Campbell, Merchant Navy27Fourth OfficerOpawa
Edwards, George James, Merchant Navy29Second Radio OfficerOpawa +
Elliott, William T., Merchant Navy30First ElectricianOpawa
Evans, Wilfred George, Merchant Navy47MasterOpawa
Fisher, John D., Merchant Navy21Able SeamanOpawa
Fraser, Hector, Merchant Navy34Third Engineer OfficerOpawa +
Friend, Arthur John, Merchant Navy32Able SeamanOpawa +
Gay, George William, Merchant Navy19Ordinary SeamanOpawa +
Gittings, Peter Charles, Merchant Navy29Third Radio OfficerOpawa +
Halls, Samuel Ernest, Merchant Navy52Chief Engineer OfficerOpawa
Harding, Barry, Merchant Navy19ApprenticeOpawa +
Harris, Kenneth P., Merchant Navy26Ninth Engineer OfficerOpawa
Hartnett, Edmund Saxelby, RNZNVR26Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Opawa +
Irwin, Laurence George, Merchant Navy21Able SeamanOpawa +
Johnston, Andrew, Merchant Navy19Ordinary SeamanOpawa +
Jones, John Jenkin, Merchant Navy36Assistant StewardOpawa +
Jowett, George William, Merchant Navy20Steward’s BoyOpawa +
Joyce, Edward, Merchant Navy29Refrigerator GreaserOpawa +
Lambie, David Core, Merchant Navy24Second Cook and BakerOpawa +
Lawrence, Stephen, Merchant Navy38GreaserOpawa +
Levins, John E., Merchant Navy22Able SeamanOpawa
Lindholm, Dennis John, Merchant Navy19Ordinary SeamanOpawa +
Long, Norman McMillan, Merchant Navy24Seventh Engineer OfficerOpawa +
Luard, Peter Frank, Merchant Navy20ApprenticeOpawa
MacKinnon, Neil, Merchant Navy17Refrigerator GreaserOpawa +
Mapletoft, John Albert, Merchant Navy42Chief CookOpawa +
Martin, John, Merchant Navy31GreaserOpawa +
Massey, Matthew, Merchant Navy26Able SeamanOpawa +
McCulloch, Peter Alexander, Merchant Navy26Second ElectricianOpawa +
Melrose, Cecil, Merchant Navy28Ordinary SeamanOpawa
Mignot, John, Merchant Navy20Assistant StewardOpawa +
Moody, Cecil G., RN33DEMS gunnerOpawa
Morgan, Thomas G., Merchant Navy17Steward’s BoyOpawa
Moss, Stanley William, Merchant Navy36Chief StewardOpawa +
Mudge, James, Merchant Navy19Galley BoyOpawa +
Mutch, James, Merchant Navy29Donkeyman and StorekeeperOpawa +
Oliver, George Edward, Merchant Navy23CarpenterOpawa +
Osborne, George William Guy, Merchant Navy24Second Refrigerator EngineerOpawa +
Owens, Oamarn T., Merchant Navy27Assistant StewardOpawa
Pease, Joseph Lionel, Merchant Navy30Fifth Engineer OfficerOpawa
Penfold, Alfred, Merchant Navy20Ordinary SeamanOpawa +
Raison, Henry Bernard, Merchant Navy22Butcher and Assistant CookOpawa +
Raves, Allan, Merchant Navy18Assistant StewardOpawa +
Redwood, William, Merchant Navy37Chief OfficerOpawa +
Smith, Albert Edward, Merchant Navy22Tenth Engineer OfficerOpawa +
Southall, William Alan, Merchant Navy19ApprenticeOpawa +
Stark, Frank Charles, Merchant Navy24GreaserOpawa +
Steel, John Edward, Merchant Navy32GreaserOpawa +
Stilton, George Eric John, RNZN34Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Opawa +
Taylor, John Godfrey, Merchant Navy28Second OfficerOpawa +
Taylor, Ralph Frederick, Merchant Navy22Sixth Engineer OfficerOpawa +
Telford, Thomas, Merchant Navy38GreaserOpawa +
Walder, Robert Percival, Merchant Navy21Ordinary SeamanOpawa +
Warrick, Albert Henry, Merchant Navy21Ordinary SeamanOpawa +
Wilby, Edward Philip, Merchant Navy27First Radio OfficerOpawa
Workman, John, Merchant Navy19Third ElectricianOpawa +

70 persons found.

Served on indicates the ships we have listed for the person, some were stationed on multiple ships hit by U-boats.

People missing from this listing? Or perhaps additional information?
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