Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats

British General

British steam tanker

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

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

Aboard British General when hit on 6 Oct 1940

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NameAgeRankServed on
Anderson, August Emil, Merchant Navy64CarpenterBritish General +
Armstrong, Frank Oswald, Merchant Navy43MasterBritish General +
Ashburn, John Southwell, Merchant Navy19Able SeamanBritish General +
Beard, Claude, Merchant Navy50Able SeamanBritish General +
Bell, John Turnbull, Merchant Navy54Chief Engineer OfficerBritish General +
Bell, Robert, Merchant Navy42DonkeymanBritish General +
Brown, George, Merchant Navy29Third Engineer OfficerBritish General +
Burns, Robert Lyal, Merchant Navy25ElectricianBritish General +
Cayton, William O., Merchant Navy31Chief OfficerBritish General +
Connell, John, Merchant Navy50Able SeamanBritish General +
Connolly, Edward Wardle, Merchant Navy36Second CookBritish General +
Copestake, Charles Leonard, Merchant Navy39Second Engineer OfficerBritish General +
Cullen, Christopher, Merchant Navy25Able SeamanBritish General +
Doyle, Charles, Merchant Navy60FiremanBritish General +
Fletcher, Gordon, Merchant Navy19ApprenticeBritish General +
Garay, Charles Laing, Merchant Navy20Ordinary SeamanBritish General +
Garden, Alex, Merchant Navy19SailorBritish General +
Gorman, Edward Allan, Merchant Navy19SailorBritish General +
Gould, Richard Charles, Merchant Navy30Second OfficerBritish General +
Greig, William Keith, Merchant Navy41GreaserBritish General +
Gubbins, Phillip, Merchant Navy29FiremanBritish General +
Haywood, Ernest John, Merchant Navy16Assistant StewardBritish General +
Holland, William Thomas, Merchant Navy25Fourth Engineer OfficerBritish General +
Jeffrey, Arnold, Merchant Navy32Boatswain (Bosun)British General +
Johnston, George, Merchant Navy34Able SeamanBritish General +
Liddle, J. William, Merchant Navy18Ordinary SeamanBritish General +
Mason, Henry, Merchant Navy24Third OfficerBritish General +
Matheson, Angus Albert McPhee, Merchant Navy25Mess Room StewardBritish General +
McAlinden, John, Merchant Navy17Deck BoyBritish General +
McNeill, James, Merchant Navy15Cabin BoyBritish General +
Noel, Thomas Robert Edward, Merchant Navy27Chief StewardBritish General +
Olsson, Charles Gunnar William, Merchant Navy37FiremanBritish General +
Park, John Murdoch, Merchant Navy22Fifth Engineer OfficerBritish General +
Peters, Robert William, Merchant Navy68FiremanBritish General +
Purdon, William, Merchant Navy16Cabin BoyBritish General +
Radcliffe, John, Merchant Navy17ApprenticeBritish General +
Rounthwaite, Richard William, Merchant Navy33GreaserBritish General +
Saunders, William, Merchant Navy49Able SeamanBritish General +
Skeffington, James Frederick, Merchant Navy20First Radio OfficerBritish General +
Smart, Peter James, Merchant Navy16Second Radio OfficerBritish General +
Smith, Arthur Richard, Merchant Navy22Supernumerary Third OfficerBritish General +
Start, John Bernard, Merchant Navy27CookBritish General +
Stobbart, William Park, Merchant Navy55Engine Room StorekeeperBritish General +
Sutton, Edward, Merchant Navy21SailorBritish General +
Thorrington, William, RN41Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)British General +
Weatherstone, Joseph Aaron, Merchant Navy18Cabin BoyBritish General +
Woodruff, William Swinhoa, Merchant Navy56GreaserBritish General +

47 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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