Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats


Dutch motor merchant

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

Aboard Polyphemus when hit on 27 May 1942

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NameAgeRankServed on
BritishAgnew, Francis J., Merchant Navy17ShipwreckedNorland, Polyphemus
ChineseAh Fook, , Merchant Navy29CarpenterPolyphemus
ChineseAu Yee, , Merchant Navy55Second BoatswainPolyphemus
NorwegianBergene, Kåre, Merchant Navy20ShipwreckedHeina, Norland, Polyphemus
NorwegianBjelde, Andreas, Merchant Navy45ShipwreckedNorland, Polyphemus
DutchBoom, Johan Hendrik, Merchant Navy21Fifth Engineer OfficerPolyphemus
DutchBos, Jan Frederik Adolf, Merchant Navy21Fourth OfficerPolyphemus
DutchBrandenburg, Herman, Merchant Navy40Chief OfficerPolyphemus
DutchBreukers, Peter Wilhelm, Merchant Navy49PhysicianPolyphemus
NorwegianBråten, Lars, Merchant Navy51ShipwreckedNorland, Polyphemus
DutchBurger, Leendert Marinus, Merchant Navy33Second OfficerPolyphemus
BritishCampbell, Angus John, Merchant Navy19ShipwreckedNorland, Polyphemus
BritishCampbell, Donald, Merchant Navy18ShipwreckedNorland, Polyphemus
ChineseChan Kan, , Merchant Navy37QuartermasterPolyphemus +
ChineseChan Tong, , Merchant Navy30FitterPolyphemus +
ChineseChang Ah Ding, , Merchant Navy36Assistant StewardPolyphemus
ChineseChang Pah Sing, , Merchant Navy44Assistant StewardPolyphemus
ChineseCheung Yau, , Merchant Navy43SailorPolyphemus +
ChineseChu Lin, , Merchant Navy38No. 1 FiremanPolyphemus +
ChineseChuan Ah Yao, , Merchant Navy41Second CookPolyphemus
ChineseChung Sum, , Merchant Navy47GreaserPolyphemus +
ChineseChung Tai, , Merchant Navy32SailorPolyphemus +
DutchDijkdrenth, Jan, Merchant Navy27Third OfficerPolyphemus
ChineseDwok Nong, , Merchant Navy42Boatswain (Bosun)Polyphemus +
BritishGlover, James, Merchant Navy17ShipwreckedNorland, Polyphemus
DutchGraaf, Pieter de, Merchant Navy38Chief StewardPolyphemus
BritishHaggith, Victor Annesley, Merchant Navy15ShipwreckedNorland, Polyphemus
ChineseHau Siao Mow, , Merchant Navy27Assistant StewardPolyphemus
DutchHeintzbergen, Johannes Wilhelmus, Merchant Navy21Assistant EngineerPolyphemus
ChineseHo Chiu, , Merchant Navy24SailorPolyphemus +
ChineseHo Moon, , Merchant Navy36SailorPolyphemus
DutchHoogeveen, Johannes Martinus, Merchant Navy34Second Engineer OfficerPolyphemus
ChineseHou Chung Chang, , Merchant Navy40Chief CookPolyphemus
BritishHoyle, William Harry, Merchant Navy18MidshipmanPolyphemus
ChineseIp Ching, , Merchant Navy25FiremanPolyphemus
ChineseKo Kan, , Merchant Navy42SailorPolyphemus +
DutchKoningstein, Cornelis, Merchant Navy54MasterPolyphemus
South AfricanKotze, Peter, Merchant Navy18ShipwreckedNorland, Polyphemus
ChineseLai Fook, , Merchant Navy41No. 2 FiremanPolyphemus
ChineseLam Mow, , Merchant Navy26Greaser & CookPolyphemus
ChineseLam Muk, , Merchant Navy35No. 4 FiremanPolyphemus
ChineseLam Shing, , Merchant Navy50GreaserPolyphemus
ChineseLeung Dee, , Merchant Navy48QuartermasterPolyphemus
ChineseLeung Shu, , Merchant Navy25SailorPolyphemus
ChineseLeung Tin, , Merchant Navy32SailorPolyphemus +
ChineseLeung Yung, , Merchant Navy31SailorPolyphemus
ChineseLi Sau, , Merchant Navy26FiremanPolyphemus
ChineseLi Sun, , Merchant Navy26FitterPolyphemus +
ChineseLi Yiu, , Merchant NavySailorPolyphemus +
BritishLock, Reginald George, Civilian33PassengerPolyphemus, Suecia
DutchLoomans, Thomas Johannes Joseph, Merchant Navy47Chief Engineer OfficerPolyphemus
ChineseLuk Sum, , Merchant Navy44SailorPolyphemus +
ChineseMan Sui, , Merchant Navy24GreaserPolyphemus
BritishMcAllan, William P., Merchant Navy22ShipwreckedNorland, Polyphemus
BritishMcMillan, Frank, Merchant Navy17ShipwreckedNorland, Polyphemus
DutchMolenaar, Carel Pieter, Merchant Navy23Fourth Engineer OfficerPolyphemus
ChinesePang Tai, , Merchant Navy47QuartermasterPolyphemus +
DutchPoll, Cornelis van de, Merchant Navy20Assistant EngineerPolyphemus, Tjileboet +
NorwegianRasmussen, Konrad Helland, Merchant Navy30ShipwreckedNorland, Polyphemus
DutchReeper, Joseph Johannes Michels de, Merchant Navy33Third Engineer OfficerPolyphemus
DutchRiemsdijk, Johannes Wilhelmus van, Merchant Navy32ElectricianPolyphemus
ChineseShih Ah Mow, , Merchant Navy41Assistant StewardPolyphemus
BritishSimpkin, Arthur, Merchant Navy18MidshipmanPolyphemus
SwedishSjødin, Erling Georg, Merchant Navy37ShipwreckedNorland, Polyphemus
NorwegianSteinsvåg, Knut Andreas, Merchant Navy22ShipwreckedSydhav, Norland, Polyphemus
BritishStewart, James George, Civilian40PassengerPolyphemus, Suecia
ChineseTse Chuen, , Merchant Navy27GreaserPolyphemus
ChineseTung Yau, , Merchant Navy34StorekeeperPolyphemus
DutchVelde, Irus Valerie van der, Merchant Navy36Second StewardPolyphemus
DutchVomberg, Willem, Merchant Navy40First Radio OperatorPolyphemus
BritishWilkins, Leslie Charles, Merchant Navy23Second Radio OperatorPolyphemus
DutchWit, Maarten Huibert de, Merchant Navy29QuartermasterPolyphemus
ChineseWong Chun, , Merchant Navy53SailorPolyphemus
ChineseWong Fong, , Merchant Navy35No. 3 FiremanPolyphemus
ChineseWong Kwan, , Merchant Navy25Sailor & CookPolyphemus +
ChineseYu Wo Kong, , Merchant Navy27Assistant StewardPolyphemus
ChineseYuen Hang, , Merchant Navy32FiremanPolyphemus

77 persons found.

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

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