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 [7].

Hopetarn

She was a 5,231 GRT motor cargo ship that was sunk on 29 May 1943 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-198 at position 30° 50' S, 39° 32' E.

Hopetarn

Casualties

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Thomas Aspell 21 29/05/1943 Junior Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 57. Age 21
Manuel Figueros 56 29/05/1943 Carpenter Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 57. Age 56. Kings Commendation for Brave Conduct. Husband of Agnes Figueros of North Shields Northumberland.
Douglas Hey 26 29/05/1943 Fourth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 57. Age 26. Son of Charles and Anne C. Hey of Gosforth Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Albert Hill 18 29/05/1943 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 57. Age 18. Son of William and Mary Ann Hill of Heath Hayes Cannock Staffordshire. His brother George William also fell.
Karl Olsen 59 29/05/1943 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 57. Age 59
Albert Taylor 23 29/05/1943 Junior Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 57. Age 23. Son of Albert Robert and Annie Taylor of Walker Newcastle-on-Tyne.

Hopper "F"

She appears to have been a powered barge that sank on 13 May 1941 after hitting a mine in the River Mersey 350 yards South of Dingle Oil Jetty.

Hopper F

Casualties

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Stanley Howard Bates 45 13/05/1941 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 57. Age 45. Husband of Laura Isabel Bates of Halewood Lancashire.
John Mitchell Macdonald 38 09/02/1940 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 38
Peter Molloy 15 13/05/1941 Cabin Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 57. Age 15
John Parkinson 49 13/05/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Lancaster Cemetery, Lancashire Grave D. 289. Age 49. Son of Robert and Mary Ellen Parkinson; husband of Jane Parkinson of Lancaster.
David Smith 27 09/02/1940 Mate Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 27. Husband of Helen Ann Brodie Smith. of Aberdeen.
Hugh Thomas 13/05/1941 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 57.
Morris Williams 58 13/05/1941 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 57. Age 58. Son of Evan and Ann Williams; husband of Kate Williams of Llanbedrgoch Anglesey.

Horda (Hørda)

The correct name for this ship was Hørda. She was a 4,301 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 24 March 1941 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-97 at an approximate position 49° N, 23° W. Most of the crew were Norwegian and a full list is available at External Ref. #31.

There were no survivors

Horda (Hørda)

Casualties

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Frank Allen 13/03/1941 Mess Room Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Addenda Panel.
Derek Oakley 13/03/1941 Cabin Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Addenda Panel.
Robert Walsh 30 13/03/1941 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 57. Age 30

Horn Shell

She was a 8,272 GRT motor tanker that was sunk on 26 July 1941 by torpedoes fired by Italian submarine Barbarigo at position 33° 23' N, 22° 18' W.

Horn Shell

Casualties

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Ah Book 23 26/07/1941 Sailor Merchant Navy China, (including Hong Kong) Hong Kong Memorial Age 23
Ah Kee 33 26/07/1941 Sailor Merchant Navy China, (including Hong Kong) Hong Kong Memorial Age 33
Ah Long 20 26/07/1941 Pantry Boy Merchant Navy China, (including Hong Kong) Hong Kong Memorial Age 20
Ah Pau 29 26/07/1941 Sailor Merchant Navy China, (including Hong Kong) Hong Kong Memorial Age 29
Henry Boyd Allan 42 26/07/1941 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 57. Age 42. Husband of Elizabeth H. Allan of North Shields Northumberland.
Frederick Roy Carn 17 26/07/1941 Third Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 57. Age 17
Chan Meng 26/07/1941 Donkeyman Merchant Navy China, (including Hong Kong) Hong Kong Memorial Son of Low Ah Mui.
Evan Thomas Davies 36 26/07/1941 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 57. Age 36
Ee Loke 35 26/07/1941 Sailor Merchant Navy China, (including Hong Kong) Hong Kong Memorial Age 35
Kong Choo 27 26/07/1941 Sailor Merchant Navy China, (including Hong Kong) Hong Kong Memorial Age 27
Lo Yueng 45 26/07/1941 Mess Room Boy Merchant Navy China, (including Hong Kong) Hong Kong Memorial Age 45
Ng Chan 26/07/1941 Fireman Merchant Navy China, (including Hong Kong) Hong Kong Memorial Husband of Chan Ah Hoe.
Ngan Kow 25 26/07/1941 Fireman Merchant Navy China, (including Hong Kong) Hong Kong Memorial Age 25
Tin Ah Seng 40 26/07/1941 Storekeeper Merchant Navy China, (including Hong Kong) Hong Kong Memorial Age 40
Dennis Toombs 19 26/07/1941 Apprentice Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 57. Age 19. Son of G. and Edith Toombs of Milford Surrey.
Thomas Arnold Walker 39 26/07/1941 First Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 57. Age 39
Wong Chong 40 26/07/1941 Cook Merchant Navy China, (including Hong Kong) Hong Kong Memorial Age 40

Horseferry

She was a 951 GRT steam cargo ship belonging to the Gas, Light & Coke Company that was sunk on 11 March 1942 by torpedoes fired by an E-Boat at position 52° 52' N, 02° 10' E.

Horseferry

Casualties

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
James Arthur Barry Dodds 33 11/03/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 57. Age 33
William Cruickshank Gibb 37 11/03/1942 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 57. Age 37. Son of Daniel and Helen Gibb; husband of Hettie A. H. Gibb of South Shields Co. Durham.
Ronald Arthur Golding 22 11/03/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 57. Age 22
Robert James 44 11/03/1942 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 57. Age 44. Son of William and Margaret James; husband of Eveline James of South Shields Co. Durham.
William D. Magog 26 11/03/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 57. Age 26
John Petty 26 11/03/1942 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 57. Age 26
Albert Walker 21 11/03/1942 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 57. Age 21
Frederick Williams 42 11/03/1942 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 57. Age 42. Son of William John and Harriet Williams; husband of Florence Williams of Sunderland Co. Durham.

Horsted

She was a 1,670 GRT steam cargo ship that sank on 4 December 1939 after hitting a mine at position 53° 48' N, 00° 16' E.

Horsted

Casualties

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
William Docherty 39 04/12/1939 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 57. Age 39. Son of William and Mary Winifred Docherty.
Walter Hancock 24 04/12/1939 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom South Shields (Harton) Cemetery Sec. O. Grave 12002. Age 24
Edward Hoggarth 04/12/1939 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom South Shields (Harton) Cemetery Sec. D. Grave 2894.
Joseph Llewellyn Jones 26 04/12/1939 Wireless Operator Merchant Navy United Kingdom Gateshead (Saltwell) Cemetery Div. 3. Grave 3403. Age 26
Thomas Rutter 45 04/12/1939 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 57. Age 45. Son of John Thomas Rutter and Elizabeth Rutter; husband of Hilda Mary Rutter of Halton Yorkshire.

Housatonic

She was a 5,559 GRT steam tanker that was damaged on 19 February 1941 by bombing from aircraft. She sank on 20 February 1941 at position 59° 39' N, 07° 24' W.

Housatonic

Casualties

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Charles Calvert Coombs 33 19/02/1941 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 57. Age 33. Husband of Jane Louisa Coombs of Hendon Sunderland Co. Durham.
Aiden Cullimore 42 19/02/1941 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 57. Age 42
Charles Reilly 41 20/02/1941 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Belfast (Milltown) Roman Catholic Cemetery Sec. B. Row S.F. Grave 41. Age 41. Husband of Jane Reilly of Belfast.

Hughli

She was a 9,690 GRT motor cargo ship that survived the war. According to the CWGC database, the Date of Death of Mr. Ferrie was 3 December 1943. Information on how he lost his life can be found on the Queries and Omissions page under 'Queries' HERE.

Hughli

Casualties

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
George Ferrie 16 03/12/1943 Third Radio Officer Merchant Navy India Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery, Kolkata Plot L. Grave 124B. Age 16. Son of Peter Aitken Ferrie and Annie Ferrie of Glasgow.

Hull Trader

She was a 710 GRT steam cargo ship that sunk on 23 June 1941 after hitting a mine at a position 1 mile from 57C Buoy Cromer on a bearing of 270°.

Hull Trader

Casualties

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
John Frederick Atkinson 36 23/06/1941 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 57. Age 36. Son of John and Maria Atkinson; husband of Annie Elizabeth Atkinson (nee Midgley) of Hull.
Arthur Colorides 41 23/06/1941 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 57. Age 41
H Costas 27 23/06/1941 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 57. Age 27
William Harold Daly 57 23/06/1941 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 57. Age 57. Son of William Harold and Florence May Daly.
Alfred Arnold Frank 49 23/06/1941 Cook Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 57. Age 49. Husband of Elsie Frank of Hull.
Albert Hales 28 23/06/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 57. Age 28. Son of Albert and Jean Ann Hales; husband of Annie Elizabeth Hales of Hull.
Frederick Charles Rayment 60 23/06/1941 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 57. Age 60. Husband of Elizabeth Rayment of Morden Surrey.
Alan Vincent Storr 29 23/06/1941 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 57. Age 29
George Robert Uncles 58 23/06/1941 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 57. Age 58. Husband of Elizabeth E. Uncles of Devizes Wiltshire.

Hurunui

She was a 9,266 GRT steam refrigerated cargo ship that was sunk on 15 October 1940 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-93 at position 58° 58' N, 09° 54' W.

Hurunui

Casualties

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Alfred Henry Jones 31 14/10/1940 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 57. Age 31. Husband of Elizabeth Jones of Barking Essex.
Albert Puckett 19 14/10/1940 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 57. Age 19. Son of Lily Puckett of Barking Essex.


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