Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats


British steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Allan C. Green Collection

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

Aboard Cortona when hit on 12 Jul 1942

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

NameAgeRankServed on
BritishAllan, David Cheyne, Merchant Navy65CarpenterCortona +
BritishBrown, Matthew McKirdie, Merchant NavyMasterCortona
BritishCampbell, Alexander, Merchant Navy34Second StewardCortona +
BritishCampion, John Austin, Merchant Navy26SailorCortona +
CanadianCarley, Douglas, Merchant Navy36Able SeamanCortona +
BritishCarter, Arthur Edward, Merchant Navy31Fifth Engineer OfficerCortona +
BritishClarkson, Alfred, Merchant Navy27Able SeamanCortona +
BritishClouter, Raymond Clifford, Merchant Navy18CadetCortona +
BritishCochrane, James Kenneth, Merchant Navy18CadetCortona +
BritishColquhoun, Robert, Merchant Navy23Mess Room StewardCortona +
BritishCurrie, Andrew, Merchant Navy28Fourth Engineer OfficerCortona +
BritishFeretta, Kenneth Bolton, Merchant Navy28Able SeamanCortona +
BritishFerns, John Joseph, Merchant Navy41FiremanCortona +
BritishGraham, Richard, Merchant Navy29Donkeyman and GreaserCortona +
CanadianHarding, Ambrose, Merchant Navy22Able SeamanCortona +
BritishHeadrick, Duncan Gow, Merchant Navy41Second Engineer OfficerCortona +
BritishHeald, Alan Broadhurst, Merchant Navy19Radio OfficerCortona
BritishHood, John Stewart, Merchant Navy23Second OfficerCortona
BritishHughes, Eric William Evelyn, Merchant Navy38First Radio OfficerCortona +
BritishKenyon, Ernest James, Merchant Navy26Second Radio OfficerCortona +
BritishLawrence, Cecil Herbert, Merchant Navy22SailorCortona +
BritishMcBlain, Alexander Crossan, Merchant Navy22FiremanCortona +
BritishMcCall, Alan Dempster, Merchant Navy17ApprenticeCortona +
BritishMcDougall, Walter Dugald, Merchant Navy25Assistant StewardCortona +
BritishMcKeith, Robert, Merchant Navy42Chief StewardCortona +
BritishMcLean, Robert Haddow, Merchant Navy44Boatswain (Bosun)Cortona +
BritishMuirhead, Robert, Merchant Navy21Able SeamanCortona +
BritishParrish, Harry, Merchant Navy32Chief OfficerCortona +
BritishPowell, Hubert Richard George, RN28Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Cortona +
BritishRoberts, Thomas, Merchant Navy40Able SeamanCortona +
BritishRobertson, James Patterson, Merchant Navy54Chief Engineer OfficerCortona +
BritishScott, William George, Merchant Navy35Donkeyman and GreaserCortona +
BritishSmith, John, Merchant Navy16Deck BoyCortona
BritishSpires, Herbert, British Army36Gunner (DEMS gunner)Cortona +
BritishStrachan, William Cameron, Merchant Navy38Engine Room StorekeeperCortona +
BritishWilliamson, Frank Edward, Merchant Navy16Ordinary SeamanCortona +

36 persons found - for all attacks on this ship (2).

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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