Vessels Lost in WW2 Recorded on the Memorial at Tower Hill

This page includes basic information about the ships and how they were lost, a photo of the relevant panel(s) of the Tower Hill Memorial and information about those that lost their lives extracted from the CWGC database. In the table I have included information about those who served on the ships but who had a normal burial as this seems appropriate to me. In some cases further family information about the individuals may be available on the CWGC website - External Ref. #7.

Empire Day

She was a 7,242 GRT motor cargo ship that was sunk on 7 August 1944 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-198 at position 07° 06' S 42° 00' E.

Empire Day
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Robert Courteney Selfe 47 07/08/1944 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 47

Empire Defender

She was a 5,633 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 15 November 1941 by a torpedo fired by an aircraft at a position 18 miles South of Galeta Island.

Empire Defender
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Robert Samuel Anderson 64 16/11/1941 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 64
Donald Cain 16 16/11/1941 Cabin Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 16. Son of Selby Cain and of Margaret Morris Cain of Bensham Gateshead Co. Durham.
Calum Mackinnon 17 16/11/1941 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 17
James Mcaulay 42 16/11/1941 Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 42. Son of William and Elizabeth McAulay; husband of Roseann McAulay of Bridgeton Glasgow.

Empire Dell

She was a 7,065 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 12 May 1942 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-124 at position 53° 00' N 29° 57' W.

Empire Dell
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
John Humphries 55 11/05/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 55. Husband of Amy Humphries of Gorton Manchester.
Hall Wilson 50 11/05/1942 Chief Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 50. Cross of Valour (Poland). Husband of Sarah Ann Wilson of Middlesbrough Yorkshire.

Empire Dew

She was a 7,005 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 12 June 1941 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-48 at position 51° 09' N 30° 16' W.

Empire Dew
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
William Bray 21 11/06/1941 Third Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 21
Cyril Colledge 32 11/06/1941 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 32
George Edward Legg Don 19 11/06/1941 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 19. Son of Alexander and Margaret Lee Don of Dundee.
Leonard Foster 61 11/06/1941 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 61
James Gow 37 11/06/1941 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 37
Thomas Halliday 59 11/06/1941 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 59. Husband of Jessie Halliday of Glasgow.
Mitchell Hercus 18 11/06/1941 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 18. Son of William M. and Margaret Mitchell Hercus of Helensburgh Dunbartonshire.
Joseph Henry Kane 30 13/06/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 30
Cyril Alexander Kerr 28 11/06/1941 First Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 28. Son of Joseph Alexander Kerr and Annie Bedelia Kerr of Belfast Northern Ireland.
James Donald Knowles 43 11/06/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 43. Son of John and Ellen Knowles; husband of Christina Knowles. of South Shields Co. Durham.
Norman Knowles 41 11/06/1941 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 41. Husband of Eleanor Knowles of South Shields Co. Durham.
Ronald Mackinnon 55 11/06/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 55. Son of John and Catherine Mackinnon.
John Angus Macphie 22 11/06/1941 Second Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 22. Son of John and Annie Macdonald of Drinnishader Isle of Harris.
Andrew Mccarthy 37 17/06/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 37
John Mcdade 20 11/06/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 20
Allan Mcfarlane 31 11/06/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 31. Son of John and Katherine McFarlane.
Edward George Simey 26 11/06/1941 Fourth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 26. Son of George and Mary Simey; husband of Cora Ruth Simey of Hendon Sunderland Co. Durham.
John Smail 36 11/06/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 36. Son of John and Margaret Smail.
Hugh Summers 29 11/06/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 29. Son of John and Mary Summers.
Andrew Thomson 41 11/06/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 41. Son of Andrew and Agnes Thomson; husband of Margaret Thomson of Plantation Glasgow.

Empire Dorado

She was a 5,527 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 20 November 1941 when under tow following a collision with Theomitor at position 57° 58' N 20° 38' W.

Empire Dorado
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Thomas Aikman 24 08/11/1940 Fourth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom North Bute Cemetery Sec. K. Coll. grave 42-44. Age 24. Son of Betsy Aikman Ross of Whitburn West Lothian.
George Moncur Baillie 39 08/11/1940 Assistant Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 39. Son of George and Elizabeth Baillie; husband of Helen Baillie of Priesthill Ayrshire.
William Docherty 29 25/11/1940 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Kilchoman Cemetery, Isle Of Islay Grave 67. Age 29. Son of William and Euphemia Docherty.
John Doyle 20 11/11/1940 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Coedgwilym Cemetery Sec. I. Grave 196. Age 20. Son of James and Kathleen Doyle of Ynysmudwy Pontardawe.
Thomas Gillies 56 08/11/1940 Chief Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 56
Andrew Hillon 28 08/11/1940 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom North Bute Cemetery Sec. K. Coll. grave 42-44. Age 28. Son of Stephen Hillon and of Annie Hillon of Partick Glasgow.
John Macleod 23 08/11/1940 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 23. Son of John and Jessie Ann Macleod of Glasgow.
Richard Patrick Mchugh 48 08/11/1940 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom North Bute Cemetery Sec. K. Coll. grave 4-44. Age 48
Stewart Singer 28 08/11/1940 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom North Bute Cemetery Sec. K. Coll. grave 42-44. Age 28
Ross Tait 28 08/11/1940 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom North Bute Cemetery Sec. K. Coll. grave 42-44. Age 28. Son of Donald Angus and Fanny Tait of Glasgow.

Empire Dryden

She was a 7,164 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 20 April 1942 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-572 at position 34° 12' N 69° 00' W. Twenty-five survivors in boats landed at Bermuda on 8 May 1942.

Empire Dryden
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Angus Anderson 41 23/04/1942 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 41. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Anderson.
Joseph Armstrong 22 23/04/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 22. Son of Joseph Armstrong and of Mary Jane Armstrong of Hendon Sunderland Co. Durham.
James Barnes 25 23/04/1942 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 25. Son of Arthur and Maria Barnes.
Norman Beddell 27 23/04/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 27. Son of William and Ann Beddell.
Patrick Connor 18 23/04/1942 Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 18
Walter Farrer 23 23/04/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 23
John Colin Garrigan 19 23/04/1942 Galley Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 19. Son of Robert and Isabella Garrigan of Houghton-le-Spring Co. Durham.
Ernest Gibson 35 23/04/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 35. Son of David and Margaret Gibson; husband of Emma Gibson of Sunderland Co. Durham.
Thomas Hanlon 19 23/04/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 19
William George Johnson 41 23/04/1942 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 41. Husband of Ada Isabela Johnson of Sunderland Co. Durham.
George Richard Loader 22 23/04/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 22. Son of George Richard and Alice Loader of Jarrow Co. Durham.
Victor Leonard Longley 19 23/04/1942 Third Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 19. Son of Arthur T. and Sarah Ann Longley of Edgware Middlesex.
John Mason 19 23/04/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 19
Thomas William Money 26 23/04/1942 Third Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 26. Son of Jason William and Maria Money of Heaton Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Patrick Mccutcheon 50 23/04/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 50
Thomas Painter 32 23/04/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 32. Son of Duke Robertshaw Painter and Catherine Painter of Coxhoe Co. Durham.
Robert Powley 35 23/04/1942 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 35. Son of Wilfred and Mary Powley; husband of Mary Powley of Sunderland Co. Durham.
George Waite Steel Sellars 52 23/04/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 52. Son of George Waite Steel Sellars and Mary Jane Sellars; husband of Elizabeth Ann Sellars of Sunderland Co. Durham.
Ralph Frederick Smith 24 23/04/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 24. Son of Robert James Smith and Sara Nesbit Smith of Tynemouth North Shields Northumberland.
Ralph Huggup Stabler 26 23/04/1942 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 26
John Thomas Wrathmall 21 23/04/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 21
Charles William Wright 25 23/04/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 25. Son of Charles William and Hannah Wright; husband of Frances Irene Wright of West Hartlepool Co. Durham.
Raymond Zammit 44 23/04/1942 Chief Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 44. Son of Paul and Elizabeth Zammitt; husband of Mary Victoria Zammit of Sunderland Co. Durham.

Empire Dunstan

She was a 2,887 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 18 November 1943 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-81 at position 39° 24' N 17° 40' E.

Empire Dunstan
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Donald Collins 30 18/11/1943 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 30. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Mary Collins.
Edward Lewis 22 18/11/1943 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 22. Son of Samuel and Elizabeth Lewis of Everton Lancashire.

Empire Eland

She was a 5,620 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 15 September 1941 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-94 at position 51° 09' N 30° 16' W.

There were no survivors

Empire Eland Empire Eland
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Frank Austin Ayre 47 15/09/1941 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 47. Son of James and Maud Marion Ayre; husband of Edith Gwendoline Ayre of Newport Monmouthshire.
Alexander William Bell 39 15/09/1941 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 39
Thornton Martin Campbell 34 15/09/1941 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 34. Son of Laughlan and Lillian Ida Campbell; husband of Lena Campbell of Hulme Manchester.
Leonard Davies 17 15/09/1941 Galley Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 17. Son of Frederick and Mary Agnes Davies of Cobridge Stoke-on-Trent.
Jesse Telynog Evans 25 15/09/1941 Third Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 25. Son of Benjamin and Edith Louisa Evans.
Ernest Edward Farrel 29 15/09/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 29. Son of Edward and Ethel Maud Farrel of Newport Monmouthshire.
Harold Leslie Fletcher 27 15/09/1941 Carpenter Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 27. Son of Harold and Jane Fletcher of Birkenhead.
Harry Fowler 22 15/09/1941 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 22. Son of Henry Thomas Fowler and Annie Fowler; husband of Catherine Fowler of Cardiff.
Wilfred Griffiths 42 15/09/1941 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 42
John Haworth 24 15/09/1941 Second Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 24. Son of Mary Alice Haworth of Darwen Lancashire.
Edward Gabriel Howley 24 15/09/1941 First Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 24. Son of William F. Howley and of Monica Mary Howley of Sligo Irish Republic.
Martin Hutchison 36 15/09/1941 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 36. Son of John McLaren Hutchison and Jane Hutchison.
John Jordan 56 15/09/1941 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 56. Son of Patrick and Catherine Jordan.
Ward Kennedy 15/09/1941 Ordinary Seaman Canadian Merchant Navy Canada Halifax Memorial Panel 18.
Walter Kenney 15/09/1941 Ordinary Seaman Canadian Merchant Navy Canada Halifax Memorial Panel 18.
Bert Bartholomew Landers 34 15/09/1941 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 34. Son of James and Martha Landers.
Albert Douglas Leurs 19 15/09/1941 Fourth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 19. Son of Albert and Christina Christie Leurs of Edinburgh.
Laurence Derek Mellor 18 15/09/1941 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 18. Son of John Davis Mellor and Nancy Mellor.
Alexander Minnis 36 15/09/1941 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 36. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Minnis.
Alexander Macleod 41 15/09/1941 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 41. Son of John and Annie MacLeod; husband of Isabella MacLeod of Stornoway Isle of Lewis.
Carl Roy Nickerson 15/09/1941 Able Seaman Canadian Merchant Navy Canada Halifax Memorial Panel 19. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Nickerson of Seal Island Nova Scotia. His brother Lovitt Edward perished with him.
Lovitt Edward Nickerson 15/09/1941 Able Seaman Canadian Merchant Navy Canada Halifax Memorial Panel 19. Son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Nickerson of Seal Island Nova Scotia. His brother Carl Roy perished with him.
Andrew Nimmo 20 15/09/1941 Third Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 20. Son of Andrew and Margaret Rae Watson Nimmo of Falkirk Stirlingshire.
James Petrie 33 15/09/1941 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 33. Son of William and Sarah Petrie; husband of Mary Petrie of Moss Side Manchester.
George Reveley 26 15/09/1941 Chief Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 26
Donald Campbell. Sinclair 38 15/09/1941 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 38. Son of John and Catherine Sinclair; husband of Marion Sinclair of Glasgow.
Douglas Albert Henry Smith 20 15/09/1941 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 20. Son of Henry William and Florence Agnes Smith of Chatham.
Robie Symonds 15/09/1941 Sailor Canadian Merchant Navy Canada Halifax Memorial Panel 19. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Symonds of Clarkes Harbour Nova Scotia.
Glyn Thomas 26 15/09/1941 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 26. Son of John and Elizabeth Ann Thomas.
William Warburton 44 15/09/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 44
Thomas Albert Wright 27 15/09/1941 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 27. Son of Charles and Maria Wright.
Zukemura Chiren 49 15/09/1941 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 49

Empire Endurance

She was a 8,514 GRT steam passenger/ cargo ship that was sunk on 20 April 1941 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-73 at position 53° 05 N 23° 14' W - 500 miles West of Ireland. A boat containing 20 of the crew and 4 passengers was picked up the next day but another boat known to have got away was found empty on 10 May 250 miles from the Orkney Islands.

Empire Endurance
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Edward Avis 58 28/04/1941 Fireman and Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 58. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Avis; husband of Elizabeth Avis of Liverpool.
Harold Beckett 48 20/04/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 48. Son of John William and Ellen Beckett.
Malcolm Mcdermid Beveridge 27 30/04/1941 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 27. Son of James and Isobella Beveridge of Glasgow.
James Bird 34 20/04/1941 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 34
Eric Charles Brookfield 23 20/04/1941 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 23
Peter Brown Brough 19 20/04/1941 Third Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 19. Son of William and Helen Brough of Glasgow.
John Hugh Brown 31 20/04/1941 Lamp Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 31. Son of Capt. John Brown and of Mary Ann Brown. of Liverpool.
Thomas Buchanan 20/04/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40.
William Callister 17 04/05/1941 Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 17. Son of William and Blodwen Callister of Anfield Liverpool.
Paul Collins 57 03/05/1941 Chief Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 57. Son of James and Harriet Collins; husband of Mary Ellen Collins of Rathmines Dublin Irish Republic.
John James Dooker 26 20/04/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 26. Son of John and Mary Alice Dooker.
John Thomas Duggan 52 20/04/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 52
Jack Osbourne Durling 35 20/04/1941 First Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 35. Son of Edward and Lucy Osbourne Durling; husband of Ellen Margaret Durling of Mountain Ash Glamorgan.
John Joseph Edwards 19 01/05/1941 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 19. Son of John George and Laura Maud Edwards of Newport Monmouthshire.
George Forsyth 22 09/05/1941 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 22
George John Gibbons 20 06/05/1941 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 20. Son of Henry Charles and Catherine Gibbons of Liverpool.
John Joseph Harper 31 20/04/1941 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 31. Husband of Jane Harper of Holyhead Anglesey.
Edward Henderson 30 20/04/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 30. Son of Mary Ellen Henderson husband of Margaret Henderson of Liverpool.
John Hugh Kenneth Hey 17 29/04/1941 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 17
Robert George Hill 20 07/05/1941 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 20. Son of Mrs. I. M. Hill of Wimbledon Surrey.
Alexander Thomson Johnstone, Mentioned in Despatches and Bar 55 03/05/1941 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 55. Son of Walter and Adaline Sime Thomson Johnstone of Bootle Lancashire. 1914-1918 War.
Frank Jones 35 20/04/1941 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 35
Clifford Lawrence 21 20/04/1941 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 21. Son of John and Annetta Lawrence; husband of Ellen Winifred Lawrence of Bebington Cheshire.
Herbert Lea 27 20/04/1941 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 27. Son of Henry and Martha Lea.
Reginald George Alfred Leaf 31 06/05/1941 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 31. Husband of Margaret Leaf of Liverpool.
Sidney Mitchell 21 03/05/1941 Fourth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 21. Son of Alexander William and Florence Mitchell of Shiregreen Sheffield.
Owen Mccarthy 23 20/04/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 23
Herbert Mcinerney 38 20/04/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 38. Husband of Mary Jane McInerney of Liverpool.
Martin Mciver 56 30/04/1941 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 56. Son of John and Anne McIver.
John Mcloughlin 51 20/04/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 51
John Mcnally 20 09/05/1941 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 20
Thomas Joseph Oshea 41 20/04/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 41. Son of William and Mary Oshea of Liverpool.
Edward Patterson 20 20/04/1941 Fifth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 20. Son of Joseph and Mary Patterson of Liverpool.
James Woods Powe 28 04/05/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 28. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Powe; husband of Elizabeth Jane Powe of Liverpool.
James Preston 34 09/05/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 34. Son of Robert and Catherine Preston; husband of Margaret Preston of Liverpool.
Thomas Quinn 28 20/04/1941 Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 28
Edwin Radmore 18 30/04/1941 Mess Room Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 18. Son of Colin and Florrie Radmore of Brantford Ontario Canada.
William Riley 17 28/04/1941 Saloon Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 17. Son of John and Annie Riley.
Thomas Roach 51 20/04/1941 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 51
Patrick Rooney 26 20/04/1941 Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 26
John Joseph Rowan 20 20/04/1941 Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 20. Son of John Joseph and Mary Rowan of Liverpool.
John Henry Simmons 40 15/05/1941 Chief Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Huyton (St. Michael) Churchyard Extension Grave 82. Age 40. Son of Henry and Margaret Simmons; husband of Isabel Simmons of Huyton.
John Stewart 52 20/04/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 52. Husband of Anne Stewart of Liverpool.
Evan William Sweeney 27 04/05/1941 Baker Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 27. Son of Robert and Anne Jane Sweeney.
David Haigh Taylor 43 05/05/1941 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 43. Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Haigh Taylor of Oldham Lancashire; husband of Dollie May Taylor (nee Simmions) of Hamilton. Bermuda.
William Ralph Taylor 48 20/04/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 48. Husband of Elizabeth May Taylor of Liverpool.
Randall Frederick Thomas 18 20/04/1941 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 18. Son of William Bertram and Agnes Thomas of Mumbles Glamorgan.
Robert Dunstan Thomas 36 20/04/1941 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 36. Son of Robert and Minnie Thomas; husband of Teresa Thomas of Liverpool.
Philip Tocque 47 10/05/1941 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 47. Kings Commendation for Brave Conduct. Son of Capt. Philip Tocque and A. Tocque; husband of Laura Tocque of West Wickham Kent.
William Willis Torkington, R D and Bar 55 09/05/1941 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 55. Son of William and Ada Torkington; husband of Ethel Jane Torkington of Cressington Liverpool.
Charles Edgar Tunstall 33 20/04/1941 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 33. Husband of Daphne Tunstall of Wallasey Cheshire.
Herbert Warren 28 20/04/1941 Electrician Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 28
John Warren 29 20/04/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 29. Son of Captain John Charles Warren M.N. and Mrs. Warren; husband of Violet Warren of Egremont Wallasey Cheshire.
Bernard Woodcock 20 05/05/1941 Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 20. Son of Percy and Grace Woodcock.

Empire Engineer

She was a 5,493 GRT steam refrigerated cargo ship that was sunk on 2 February 1941 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-123 at position 54° 00' N 34° 00' W.

There were no survivors

Empire Engineer
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Ahmed Abat 50 02/02/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 50
Ali Nassa 37 02/02/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 37
Percy Boothroyd 39 02/02/1941 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 39
Derek Comerford 17 02/02/1941 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 17. Son of Peter and Mary Hannah Comerford of North Shields. Northumberland.
Thomas William Dixon 17 02/02/1941 Cabin Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 17. Son of William and Bessie Amelia Dixon of South Shields Co. Durham.
Henry Dowdle 35 02/02/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 35. Son of Henry and Eliza Dowdle.
Giuseppe Falzon 42 02/02/1941 Carpenter Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 42
Hamid Ahmed 42 02/02/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 42
Robert Frederick Hardy 36 02/02/1941 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 36. Son of John W. and Elizabeth Mary Hardy; husband of Dora Hardy of South Shields Co. Durham.
Mohamed Hassen 41 02/02/1941 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 41
Janus Randolph Kristensen 49 02/02/1941 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 49. Husband of Mary Kristensen of Seaham Co. Durham.
John Robert Longstaff 19 02/02/1941 Deck Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 19. Son of John Thomas Longstaff and Elizabeth Frances Everal Longstaff of South Shields Co. Durham.
Robert Harrington Manson 58 02/02/1941 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 58. Husband of Mary C. Manson of South Shields Co. Durham.
Gerald Manton 21 02/02/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 21. Son of Harry and Emily Manton of Wakefield Yorkshire.
Methana Musaid 44 02/02/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 44
Mohamed Musid 48 02/02/1941 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 48
Mohamid Ali 44 02/02/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 44
Alan Moore 22 02/02/1941 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 22. Son of Frederick and Barbara Ellen Moore of West Hartlepool Co. Durham.
Frederick William Morgan 56 02/02/1941 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 56
Moussa Mohamed 47 02/02/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 47
Joseph Mullinger 17 02/02/1941 Galley Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 17. Son of William Davison Mullinger and Mary Alice Mullinger of West Hartlepool Co. Durham.
Shahat Gad Murgan 53 02/02/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 53
Muttanna Saleh 41 02/02/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 41
Harold Mccreery 53 02/02/1941 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 53. Husband of Marion L. McCreery of Dumfries.
Nagi Hassan 40 02/02/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 40
Charles Arthur Hudspith Pettersen 21 02/02/1941 Third Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 21. Son of Charles Magnus Pettersen and of Minnie Pettersen of Sunderland Co. Durham.
Collar Pharon 49 02/02/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 49
Randal Rafferty 24 02/02/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 24. Son of Herbert Oswald and Florence Rafferty; nephew of Margaret Broadhead of West Hartlepool Co. Durham.
John Aboukir Sanderson 25 02/02/1941 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 25
Philip Desmond Sayles 18 02/02/1941 First Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 18. Son of John William and Agnes Ethel Sayles of Doncaster Yorkshire.
Stanley Vincent Sharpe 55 02/02/1941 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 55. Husband of F. C. Sharpe of Fawden Newcastle-on-Tyne.
William Samuel Sprintall 21 02/02/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 21. Son of William and Allan Sprintall of West Hartlepool Co. Durham.
Edwin Stott 17 02/02/1941 Mess Room Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 17. Son of William Harrison Stott and Jane Elizabeth Godfrey Stott of South Shields Co. Durham.
Harry Thompson 62 02/02/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 62
Anthony Day Watson 20 02/02/1941 Fourth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 20. Son of Claude Henry and Jennie Watson of South Shields Co. Durham.
Henry Webb 20 02/02/1941 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 20. Son of Arthur and Ada Webb of South Shields Co. Durham.
John Whiteley 49 02/02/1941 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 49. Son of Richard H and Agnes Whiteley.
Yaya Mohamed 57 02/02/1941 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 57
Robert Galbraith Young 20 02/02/1941 Second Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 20. Son of James Stevenson Young and Christina Witherspoon Young of Newton Mearns Renfrewshire.