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].

Mardinian

She was a 2,429 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 9 September 1940 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-28 at position 56° 37' N, 09° 00' W.

Mardinian

Casualties

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Robert Brownfield 65 09/09/1940 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 65
Richard Furmedge 17 09/09/1940 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 17. Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Furmedge of Kirkdale Liverpool.
Edward Maher 20 07/09/1940 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 20. Son of Thomas and Mary Christina Maher.
George Miller 26 09/09/1940 Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 26
Percy William Rigby 33 09/09/1940 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 33. Son of Percy William and Esslyt Elizabeth Rigby; husband of Alice Rigby of Liverpool.
Thomas Shirley 19 09/09/1940 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 19. Son of Joseph and Margaret Shirley of Liverpool.

Margit

She was a 1,735 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 8 February 1944 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-985 at position 61° 30' N, 10° 30' W.

There were no survivors

Margit Margit

Casualties

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Hans Peter Abrahamsen 51 07/02/1944 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 51. Son of Carl Abrahamsen and of Anna Abrahamsen (nee Olsen); husband of Eugenia Maria Abrahamsen of Copenhagen Denmark.
Svend Aage Andersen 36 07/02/1944 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 36. Son of Chresten Andersen and of Kristine Andersen (nee Kristensen) of Vejle Denmark.
Tage Andersen 30 07/02/1944 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 30
Valdemar Thorvald Andersen 34 07/02/1944 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 34
Christian Nikolie Frydendahl-Petersen 21 07/02/1944 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 21. Son of Soren and Christense Petersen of Sorderjylland Denmark; husband of Evelyn Veronica Frydendahl-Petersen of Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Vincent Grimes 19 07/02/1944 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 19. Son of Patrick and Alice Grimes of Liverpool.
Usko Julius Helle 52 07/02/1944 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 52
Svend Borge Jensen 23 07/02/1944 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 23. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Georg Jensen of Odense Denmark.
Hans Charles Johansen 29 07/02/1944 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 29
Holger Johansen 49 07/02/1944 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 49. Husband of Edith Dohn Johansen of Copenhagen Denmark.
Reino Kostiainen 28 07/02/1944 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 28
Svend Aage Verner Larsen 24 07/02/1944 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 24
Svend Aage Nielsen Lyngsoe 21 07/02/1944 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 21
Peter Matthewson 18 07/02/1944 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 18
Ebbe Boge Nielsen 43 07/02/1944 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 43. Son of Jens and Kirsten Nielsen; husband of Ane Signe Nielsen (nee Lynge) of Copenhagen Denmark.
James Orourke 20 07/02/1944 Second Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 20
Niels Henrik Ove 29 07/02/1944 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 29. Son of Erhardt and Jorgine Ove; husband of Anna Mary Ove of Hojbjerg Aarhus Denmark.
Hans Christian Sorensen 40 07/02/1944 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 40. Son of Capt. B. Sorensen and Mrs. V. Sorensen; husband of Karen Sorensen of Bronshoj Copenhagen Denmark.
Herman Frederick Sorensen 40 07/02/1944 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 40
Stig Olaf Sorensen 31 07/02/1944 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 31
Erik Tahtinew 38 07/02/1944 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 38
Francis Henry Thompson 21 07/02/1944 First Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 21. Son of Francis and Edith Thompson of Hull.
Clarence Tornberg 20 07/02/1944 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 20
William Turnbull 32 07/02/1944 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 32

Margot

She was a 4,5432 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 23 May 1942 by a torpedo and gunfire from German submarine U-588 at position 39° 00' N, 68° 00' W.

Margot

Casualties

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Mohamed Aham Hassan 20 23/05/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 20

Marianne

She was a 1,920 GRT steam cargo ship that was torpedoed on 12 December 1942 by German Motor Torpedo Boat S-63 at a position 2 miles from No 4 Buoy, Lowestoft on a bearing of 345°. Further information can be found on Warsailors [12].

Marianne

Casualties

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
James W. Bennett 37 12/12/1942 Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 37
Alexander Davison 17 12/12/1942 Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 17
John T. Morgan 29 12/12/1942 Trimmer Canadian Merchant Navy Canada Halifax Memorial Panel 22. Age 29. Son of Ida May Morgan of Armdale Nova Scotia.

Marie Maersk

She was a 8,271 GRT motor tanker that was damaged on 24 March 1941 by aircraft bombing in the East Mediterranean. On 12 April 1941 she was bombed again and sunk by aircraft whilst at Piraeus. She was later refloated and taken to Trieste where she was repaired and in 1947 renamed Luisa and finally broken up at La Spezia in 1960.

Marie Maersk

Casualties

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
M A Castro 30 12/04/1941 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 30
A Christensen 41 12/04/1941 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 41
G Grotner 50 21/03/1941 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 50
Volmer Haffner 23 21/03/1941 Assistant Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 23
Ingolf Hansen 34 21/03/1941 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 34
K Jacobsen 36 21/03/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 36. Sunnevu Maria Jacobsen of Ostero Faroe Islands.
Carlo Johansen 23 12/04/1941 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 23
Nils Oksen 30 21/03/1941 Third Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 30
S Poulsen 25 12/04/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 25. Son of Joen Magnus Poulsen and Rachel Poulsen of Ejoi Faroe Islands.
Erik Riff 30 21/03/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 30

Marie Moller

She was a 493 GRT steam Passenger/ refrigerated cargo ship that sank on 1 January 1945 after hitting a mine at position 12° 26' N, 98° 38' E.

Marie Moller

Casualties

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Earnest Richard Crafter 64 01/07/1943 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy China, (including Hong Kong) Sai Wan (China) Memorial Age 64. Son of Richard Andrew Crafter O.B.E. and Catherine Crafter; husband of Lily Mary Crafter of Lancaster.

Marietta E

She was a 7,628 GRT steam cargo ship tha was sunk on 4 March 1943 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-160 at position 31° 49' S, 31° 11' E.

Marietta E

Casualties

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
John Lilian Brown 31 04/03/1943 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 31
Raymond Carr 58 04/03/1943 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 58. Husband of Grace Carr of Moortown Leeds Yorkshire.
Frank Stableford Hextall 45 04/03/1943 First Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 45
Samuel David Jenkins 18 04/03/1943 Apprentice Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 18. Son of Samuel James Jenkins and Clara Mabel Jenkins of Birmingham.
Joseph Benjamin Wilkes 28 18/03/1945 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Liverpool (Anfield) Cemetery Sec. 10. R.C. Grave 500. Screen Wall Panel 8. Age 28

Marilyse Moller

She was a 769 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 1 July 1942 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-97 at position 31° 22' N, 33° 44' E.

Marilyse Moller

Casualties

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Ahmed Ahmed Mohamed Sid 30 01/07/1942 Carpenter Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 30
Ahmed Maher Mohamed Saleh 28 01/07/1942 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 28
Attia Mohamed Abdulla Murad 39 01/07/1942 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 39
Vassili Axiotis 25 01/07/1942 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 25
Badran Abdel Rahim Osman Hassanein 42 01/07/1942 Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 42
Gabriel G. Borinevitch 60 01/07/1942 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 60
Norman Brown 18 01/07/1942 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 18
Diaman Zaki Yousef 32 01/07/1942 Chief Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 32
Douh Khalaf Osman Khalifa 22 01/07/1942 Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 22
El Gobary Mohamed Aldo 27 01/07/1942 Quartermaster Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 27
El Sayed Mustafa Kamil 34 01/07/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 34
El Seidy Aly Mohamed 25 01/07/1942 Quartermaster Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 25
Ghani Hifny Refaie Esa Abdel 34 01/07/1942 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 34
Gouda Issa Berkit 52 01/07/1942 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 52
Alexander Haritonoff 01/07/1942 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68.
Hassan Wahby Hassan 28 01/07/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 28
Mahmond Abdel Aziz Hassan 36 01/07/1942 Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 36
Issa Iskandar Mansour 34 01/07/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 34
La Waida Ibrahim Shemouda 43 01/07/1942 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 43
Mosbah Mohamed Akl 38 01/07/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 38
Neil Mcallister 26 01/07/1942 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 26
Neil Mcintyre 49 01/07/1942 Chief Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 49. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm McIntyre; husband of Mary Ann McIntyre of Toronto Ontario Canada.
Douglas Stewart Pethick 49 01/07/1942 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 49. Son of Arthur and Elizabeth Pethick.
Saleh Mohamed El Sheikh Mohamed 23 01/07/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 23
Salmin El Sayed 46 01/07/1942 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 46
Shenouda La Waidi Ibrahim 43 01/07/1942 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 43
Sidahmed Saleh Ibrahim 32 01/07/1942 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 32
Sung Lu Sai 36 01/07/1942 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 36
Wafa Seif El Din Mohamed 38 01/07/1942 Quartermaster Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 38
Yacoub Abdou Shenouda 43 01/07/1942 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 43
Yacoub Fahry Olou Shenouda 23 01/07/1942 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 23

Marina

She was a 5,086 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 17 September 1940 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-48 at position 56° 46' N, 21° 15' W.

Marina

Casualties

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Peter Desmond Brown 17/09/1940 Apprentice Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68.
John Benjamin Marriott Hookey 18 17/09/1940 Apprentice Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 18. Son of Thomas William Hookey and of Ella Way Hookey of Brook Isle of Wight.

Maritima

She was a 7,243 GRT steam refrigerated cargo ship that was sunk on 2 November 1942 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-522 at position 52° 20' N, 45° 40' W.

Maritima

Casualties

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Andrew Alexander 27 02/11/1942 Carpenter Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 27. Son of Peter and Elizabeth Alexander of Greenock Renfrewshire.
George Anderson 63 02/11/1942 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 63
Edward Barry 26 02/11/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 26. Son of James and Mary Barry of Passage East Co. Waterford Irish Republic.
William Downs Caldwell 16 02/11/1942 Galley Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 16. Son of John and Annie McCallum Caldwell of Pollok Glasgow.
James Clark 34 02/11/1942 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 34
Victor Clarke 19 02/11/1942 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 19. Son of Ralph and Bessie Clarke of Watford Hertfordshire.
Forbes Gerrard Duncan Crichton 18 02/11/1942 Third Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 18. Son of William and Ann Bell Crichton of Edinburgh.
Anthony Mitchell Docherty 42 02/11/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 42
C George 02/11/1942 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68.
Robert Mcghie Gibson 41 02/11/1942 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 41
Francis Gallacher Hassard 32 02/11/1942 Chief Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 32. Son of Donald Hassard and of Elsie Hassard (nee Johnston); husband of Mary Burns Hassard of Glasgow.
Patrick Joseph Keenan 49 02/11/1942 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 49
William Kelly 37 02/11/1942 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 37. Son of James and Christina Kelly; husband of Irene Pearl Kelly of Helensburgh Dunbartonshire.
David Laidlaw Kerr 21 02/11/1942 Second Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 21
Andrew Morrison Arthur Leask 42 02/11/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 42
Albert Leather 21 02/11/1942 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 21. Son of Ernest Leather and of Ethel May Leather of Herringthorpe Rotherham Yorkshire.
Arthur George Phelps Mead 66 02/11/1942 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 66. Son of John and Jeanette Mead; husband of Clara Phelps Mead of South Woodford Essex.
William Joseph Mehigan 50 02/11/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 50. Son of James and Ellen Mehigan.
John Mclaughlin 33 02/11/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 33. Husband of E. McLaughlin of Earls Court London.
John Mcmahon 42 02/11/1942 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 42
Charles William Plumpton 18 02/11/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 18. Son of Charles John and Sophia Plumpton of Wandsworth London.
James Quigg 21 02/11/1942 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 21. Son of Francis and Mary Quigg of Greenock Renfrewshire.
Thomas Niven Rennie 65 02/11/1942 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 65. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Rennie of Maybole Ayrshire.
Edward Robinson 24 02/11/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 24
Donald Ross 30 02/11/1942 Third Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 30. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Ross of Fearn Ross and Cromarty.
Ernest Smurthwaite 38 02/11/1942 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 38. Husband of Lily Smurthwaite of Whitby Yorkshire.
John Sneddon 22 02/11/1942 Fifth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 22. Son of William and Helen Sneddon of Alloa Clackmannanshire.
Thomas Stephenson 18 02/11/1942 Cabin Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 18. Son of Peter and Margaret Stephenson; nephew of Mrs. M. McGuiggin of Gateshead Co. Durham.
William Wallace 41 02/11/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 41. Son of William and Marion Wallace of Carlisle; husband of Mary Ann Wallace.


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