HMS Dorsetshire and HMS Cornwall

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The Cruisers HMS Dorsetshire and HMS Cornwall were attacked and sunk on the 5th April 1942 Japanese aircraft.

 

The ships were spotted by a reconnaissance aircraft from the heavy cruiser Tone, and subsequently attached by over 50 Val dive bombers. In less that 8 minutes HMS Dorsetshire had been hit by 10 bombs, and sank stern first after one bomb detonated a magazine.

 

HMS Cornwall was hit 8 times and sank bow first 10 minutes after HMS Cornwall.

 

The following day the cruiser Enterprise, accompanies by two destroyers Panther and Paladin rescued 1,122 men out of a combined crew of over 1,546. Among the casualties were 39 South Africans.

 

These two links provide an insight into the experiences of the crew:

Lt E. A Drew, Engineering Branch, HMS Cornwall

Walter Fudge, HMS Dorsetshire

 

The South Africans are honoured on the Plymouth Naval Memorial.

SA Naval Casualties in WW2

 

Compiled by Don Kindell

ABRAHAMS, Henry, Able Seaman, CN/ 719204 (SANF), SANF, 19 November 1944, died

ADAMS, Douglas E H, Act/Able Seaman, RNVR, 66378 (SANF), SS Tunisia, 4 August 1941, ship loss (President III, O/P), MPK

ADAMS, Thomas A, Able Seaman, 67953 (SANF), Neptune, 19 December 1941, ship loss, MPK

ADAMSON, William D, Ordinary Seaman, RNVR, 69001 (SANF), Repulse, 10 December 1941, ship loss, MPK

AINSLIE, Roy, Petty Officer, 66382 (SANF), Cornwall, 5 September 1940, died

ALLISON, Oswald H, Able Seaman, RNVR, 67349 (SA), Gloucester, 8 July 1940, bombing, killed

ANDERS, John, Steward, 69637 (SANF), Southern Floe (SANF), 11 February 1941, ship loss, MPK

ANDERSON, Henry G, Able Seaman, 67501 (SANF), Hollyhock, 9 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

ANDERSON, Richard W N, Able Seaman, 86082 (SANF), Syvern, 21 May 1941, killed

ANDERSON, Robert D, Engine Room Artificer 2c, 71067 V (SANF), Treern (SANF), 12 January 1945, ship loss, MPK

ANGEL, Walter J H, Able Seaman, 67351 (SANF), Gloucester, 22 May 1941, ship loss, MPK

ATKIN, William B, Lieutenant SANF, Northern Duke, 26 January 1944, illness, died

AUSTIN-SMITH, John R, Ordinary Seaman, 67336 (SANF), Gloucester, 22 May 1941, ship loss, MPK

 

BAGSHAWE-SMITH, Philip R, Ordinary Seaman, 67337 (SANF), Gloucester, 22 May 1941, ship loss, MPK

BAGSHAWE-SMITH, Sydney Q, Able Seaman, 68454 (SANF), Gloucester, 22 May 1941, ship loss, MPK (brothers from East London, Cape Province)

BAKER, Dennis E W, Ordinary Seaman, 68617 (SANF), Barham, 25 November 1941, ship loss, MPK

BARBER, Benjamin W R, Sub Lieutenant SANF, Copra, 25 February 1946, died

BARBER, Edgar F, Able Seaman, 67302 (SANF), Gloucester, 22 May 1941, ship loss, MPK

BARKER, Ronald E, Sub Lieutenant SANF, Treern (SANF), 12 January 1945, ship loss, MPK

BASTON, Douglas T, Act/Engine Room Artificer 4c, 68600 (SANF), Hollyhock, 9 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

BATEMAN, T (initial only), Chief Engine Room Artificer, 71627 (SANF), SANF, 30 June 1943, died

BATES, John S, Stoker 2c, 68924 (SANF), Cornwall, 5 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

BAWDEN, Wilfred R, Stoker 2c, RNVR, 330425 (SANF), Orion, 16 September 1942, DOWS

BECKER, Stanley H, Able Seaman, 67474 (SANF), Carnarvon Castle, 5 January 1942, road accident, killed

BELL, Douglas S, Ty/Act/Leading Stoker, 67243 (SANF), Dorsetshire, 5 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

BENNETT, John F, Act/Engine Room Artificer 4c, 330351 (SANF), Hecla, 12 November 1942, ship loss, MPK

BERMAN, Nicholas, Ordinary Seaman, 616728 V (SANF), SANF, 22 November 1944, died

BESTEL, Emmanuel A N M, Lieutenant SANF, SANF, 21 September 1943, Diego Suarez, died

BESTER, A (initial only) T, Leading Stoker, 6640 (SANF), Africana (SANF), 15 April 1940, died

BESWETHERICK, Hedley C, Ordinary Seaman, RNVR, 86671 (SANF), Cornwall, 5 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

BETTS, Robert, Able Seaman, 68900 (SANF), SANF, 18 November 1943, died

BISSETT, Alexander, Lieutenant SANF, SANF, 16 June 1944, died

BLAKE, Robert E, Petty Officer, P 6572 (SANF), Treern (SANF), 12 January 1945, ship loss, MPK

BOSHOFF, Christofel J, Able Seaman, 70339 (SANF), Blaauwberg (SANF), 10 August 1943, killed

BOSWELL, Louis F W, Chief Engine Room Artificer, 69756V (SANF), Treern (SANF), 14 November 1944, MPK

BOTES, John S, Stoker 2c, RNVR, 68924 (SANF), Cornwall, 5 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

BOTHA, Herkulas, Cook, 562093 V (SANF), SANF, 8 May 1944, died

BOTHA, J (initial only) F, Able Seaman, 585386 (SANF), SANF, 8 December 1945, died

BOWER, Robert, Stoker 1c, 69935 (SANF), Southern Floe (SANF), 11 February 1941, ship loss, MPK

BRAND, Leslie A, Able Seaman, 69828 (SANF), Southern Floe (SANF), 11 February 1941, ship loss, MPK

BROCKLEHURST, Peter S, Able Seaman, 70457 (SANF), Parktown (SANF), 21 June 1942, ship loss, MPK

BROWN, Ian H, Able Seaman, 71719 V (SANF), Treern (SANF), 12 January 1945, ship loss, MPK

BRUCE, Alexander M, Stoker 2c, 67907 (SANF), Dorsetshire, 5 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

BRUCE, John, Able Seaman, 67355 (SANF), Gloucester, 22 May 1941, ship loss, MPK

BRYSON, Neil W, Ordinary Telegraphist, 69147 (SANF), Hermes, 9 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

BUCHANAN, Alexander, Able Seaman, 67934 (SANF), Birmingham, 20 April 1942, died

BUITENDACH, James M, Stoker 2c, 69223 (SANF), Hollyhock, 9 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

BURNIE, Ian A, Able Seaman, 67786 (SANF), Hermes, 9 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

BYRNE, Patrick, Lieutenant SANF, Treern (SANF), 12 January 1945, ship loss, MPK

 

CALDER, Frank T, Ordinary Seaman, 67971 (SANF), Neptune, 19 December 1941, ship loss, MPK

CAMPBELL, Roy M, Able Seaman, 67318 (SANF), Neptune, 19 December 1941, ship loss, MPK

CARLELSE, Frederick, Able Seaman, CN/ 72004 (SANF), Soetvlei (SANF), 29 September 1942, died

CARTER, Frederick G, Able Seaman, 67345 (SANF), Gloucester, 22 May 1941, ship loss, MPK

CASSON, William, Able Seaman, 252935 V (SANF), Tordonn (SANF), 10 May 1941, died

CAULFIELD, Patrick, Steward, 69802 (SANF), Southern Floe (SANF), 11 February 1941, ship loss, MPK

CHANDLER, Charles R D, Cook (S), 69613 (SANF), Southern Floe (SANF), 11 February 1941, ship loss, MPK

CHENOWETH, Richard, Stoker 1c, 67420 (SANF), Southern Floe (SANF), 11 February 1941, ship loss, MPK

CHILTON, Ronald H D, Ordinary Seaman, 67335 (SANF), Gloucester, 22 May 1941, ship loss, MPK

CHRISTIAN, J (initial only) W, Able Seaman, CN/ 71965 (SANF), SANF, 5 May 1945, died

CLARE, Frederick W, Chief Petty Officer, 69599 V (SANF), SANF, 3 June 1945, died

CLARKE, Reginald E, Ty/Lieutenant Commander SANF, Adamant, 24 July 1945, air crash, MPK

CLAYTON, Frederick H, Act/Engine Room Artificer 4c, 68102 (SANF), Hermes, 9 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

COCHRANE, Joseph, Engine Room Artificer 3c, P 68947 (SANF), SS Empress Of Canada, 13 March 1943, ship loss (Pembroke, O/P), MPK

COMMERFORD, Noel P, Able Seaman, RNVR, 66493 (SANF), Cornwall, 5 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

COMMERFORD, Terence, Ordinary Seaman, 330258 (SANF), Express, 21 June 1942, died

COOK, John A, Stoker 1c, 70256 (SANF), Parktown (SANF), 21 June 1942, ship loss, MPK

COOK, W (initial only), Leading Stoker, 70527 V (SANF), SANF, 8 August 1945, died

CRAGG, Ronald F, Able Seaman (DEMS), 66488 (SANF), SS Llandilo, 2 November 1942, ship loss (President III, O/P), MPK

CRAWFORD, Cecil E, Act/Engine Room Artificer 4c, RNVR, 67922 (SANF), Cornwall, 5 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

CROSSLEY, Alfred H, Sub Lieutenant SANF, Saunders, 7 March 1943, MPK

 

DANIELS, Adam, Stoker, 72034 (SANF), SANF, 28 January 1944, died

DAVIE, William, Stoker 1c, 70681 V (SANF), Treern (SANF), 12 January 1945, ship loss, MPK

DE CASTRO, Alfred T, Stoker 1c, 67914 (SANF), Hermes, 9 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

DE KLERK, John, Ordinary Seaman, 585868 V (SANF), SANF, 4 May 1944, died

DE KOCK, Victor P De C, Ty/Lieutenant SANF, Saunders, 7 March 1943, MPK

DELL, Rodney, Able Seaman, 68866 (SANF), Adriat (SANF), 24 March 1943, killed

DICKSON, M (initial only) A, Sub Lieutenant SANF, SANF, 17 October 1946, died

DIXON, Robert, Able Seaman, CN/ 584276 (SANF), SANF, 11 January 1945, died

DIXON, Serfas, Able Seaman, 67743 (SANF), Neptune, 19 December 1941, ship loss, MPK

DORE, Frank B, Act/Able Seaman, RNVR, 67218 (SANF), ST La Carriere, 25 February 1942, ship loss (President III, O/P), MPK

DRUMMOND, Valentine W, Able Seaman, 68043 (SANF), Edinburgh, 30 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

DRURY, Frederick, Ordinary Seaman, 68315 (SANF), Sotra, 29 January 1942, ship loss, MPK

DU PREEZ, Charles P H, Able Seaman, 68175 (SANF), Cornwall, 5 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

DUTTON, Charles C, Stoker 2c, RNVR, 68949 (SANF), Cornwall, 5 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

 

EDWARDS, Ronald E, Ordinary Seaman, 67384 (SANF), Gloucester, 22 May 1941, ship loss, MPK

ELLIOT, Edward R, Leading Seaman, 66584 (SANF), Gloucester, 22 May 1941, ship loss, MPK

ENGELBEEN, Leslie C, Able Seaman, 562235 V (SANF), Treern (SANF), 12 January 1945, ship loss, MPK

EVENPOEL, Albert, Stoker 2c, 67909 (SANF), Dorsetshire, 5 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

 

FAIRLEY, Alexander E, Sub Lieutenant SANF, Southern Floe (SANF), 11 February 1941, ship loss, MPK

FEW, Jim, Able Seaman, 67744 (SANF), Neptune, 19 December 1941, ship loss, MPK

FLANAGAN, Terrence D, Able Seaman, 587088 (SANF), SANF, 5 May 1946, died

FLINT, John M, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P 562749 (SANF), SS Empire Lake, 15 July 1943, ship loss (President III, O/P), MPK

FLORENCE, John, Stoker, CN/ 71982 V (SANF), SANF, 18 January 1944, died

FRIEDLANDER, Cecil A, Able Seaman, 114703 (SANF), Southern Floe (SANF), 11 February 1941, ship loss, MPK

FROST, M (initial only) L, Able Seaman, CN/ 71804 (SANF), Receiffe (SANF), 17 August 1942, died

FULLFORD, Watton, Chief Petty Officer, 69711 (SANF), SANF, 8 June 1946, died

 

GARDINER, Elliott, Able Seaman, 67260 (SANF), Southern Floe (SANF), 11 February 1941, ship loss, MPK

GEFFEN, Sender, Stoker 1c, 68035 (SANF), Dorsetshire, 5 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

GERAGHTY, Herbert C, Able Seaman, 67338 (SANF), Gloucester, 22 May 1941, ship loss, MPK

GILBRIDE, Charles S, Lieutenant (Sp) SANF, Goede Hoop (SANF), 29 December 1946, died

GITTINS, Victor L, Ordinary Seaman, 69325 (SANF), Assegai, 27 January 1943, died

GLENN, Paul V, Ordinary Seaman, 68906 (SANF), Barham, 25 November 1941, ship loss, DOW

GREENACRE, John H, Leading Seaman, 69677 (SANF), Southern Floe (SANF), 11 February 1941, ship loss, MPK

GROGAN, Graham B, Able Seaman, 67343 (SANF), Gloucester, 22 May 1941, ship loss, MPK

 

HAINES, Eric G, Able Seaman, 67697 (SANF), Neptune, 19 December 1941, ship loss, MPK

HALLIFAX, Guy W, Rear Admiral SANF, Director of SA Forces, 28 March 1941, accident, killed

HANSLO, Raymond F, Able Seaman, RNVR, 68295 (SANF), Cornwall, 5 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

HARLE, Paul A, Petty Officer, 71796 (SANF), SANF, 3 October 1943, died

HARRIS, R (initial only) H, Telegraphist, 330488 (SANF), SANF, 16 December 1943, died

HAWKINS, Reginald D, Able Seaman, 66700 (SANF), Cornwall, 4 March 1942, illness, died

HAYES, Richard T, Ordinary Seaman, 68499 (SANF), Barham, 25 November 1941, ship loss, MPK

HEARD, George A, Lieutenant SANF, Goede Hoop (SANF), 8 August 1945, died

HEASMAN, Gratwicke E E, Engine Room Artificer 4c, 69784 (SANF), Southern Floe (SANF), 11 February 1941, ship loss, MPK

HENDERSON, Alexander P, Chief Engine Room Artificer, 562099 (SANF), SANF, 1 April 1943, Benghazi Libya, killed

HOGG, Roy S, Sub Lieutenant SANF, Southern Floe (SANF), 11 February 1941, ship loss, MPK

HOLT, Albert E, Telegraphist, 69576 (SANF), Southern Maid (SANF), 3 June 1941, killed

HOOK, Aubrey C, Able Seaman, 67862 (SANF), Neptune, 19 December 1941, ship loss, MPK

HORNE, P (initial only) D, Chief Petty Officer, 66661 V (SANF), SANF, 31 March 1945, died

HOWARD, Harold D, Signalman, 67289 (SANF), Neptune, 19 December 1941, ship loss, MPK

HOWDEN, Russell K, Ty/Sub Lieutenant SANF, ML 1163, 4 January 1945, ship loss, MPK

HOWE, Horace G, Ordinary Seaman, RNVR, 68680 (SANF), Dorsetshire, 5 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

HUBBARD, Wallace S, Able Seaman, 67960 (SANF), Neptune, 19 December 1941, ship loss, MPK

HUGHES, T (initial only) J, Stoker, 71383 (SANF), SANF, 10 May 1941, died

 

INNES, Ian Mck, Sub Lieutenant SANF, Southern Floe (SANF), 11 February 1941, ship loss, MPK

ISAACS, N (initial only), Able Seaman, CN/ 584368 V (SANF), SANF, 14 May 1946, died

 

JACOBZ, Frank H, Stoker 1c, 70374 V (SANF), Treern (SANF), 12 January 1945, ship loss, MPK

JAGGER, Leslie J, Lieutenant SANF, 70016 (SANF), Parktown (SANF), 21 June 1942, ship loss, MPK

JAMES, H (initial only), Steward, CN/ 72252 (SANF), Gonding (SANF), 9 May 1943, died

JAMES, Victor F, Ordinary Seaman, 67303 (SANF), Gloucester, 22 May 1941, ship loss, MPK

JANSEN, S (initial only) C, Able Seaman, CN/ 584477 V (SANF), SANF, 4 October 1945, died

JENKINS, Edward G, Engine Room Artificer, 66720 V (SANF), SANF, 14 September 1944, died

JENSEN, Niels P, Able Seaman, 67347 (SANF), Gloucester, 22 May 1941, ship loss, MPK

JOHNSTONE, Henry N, Lieutenant Commander (E) SANF, 66727, Birmingham, 18 August 1942, died

JUBY, Kenneth J, Ordinary Seaman, 69211 (SANF), Hollyhock, 9 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

 

KEENEY, Frederick W, Able Seaman, 67748 (SANF), Hermes, 9 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

KEET, H (initial only) M T, Able Seaman, 586028 (SANF), SANF, 4 May 1946, died

KEITH, Kenneth I B, Able Seaman, RNVR, 66742 (SANF), Cornwall, 5 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

KEMACK, Brian N, Signalman, 67883 (SANF), Neptune, 19 December 1941, ship loss, MPK

KEMERY, S (initial only) P, Leading Writer, 67275 (SANF), SANF, 20 February 1946, died

KEMP, Thomas, Able Seaman, CN/ 71015 V (SANF), SANF, 20 September 1944, died

KENDRICK, George, Stoker 2c, 67910 (SANF), Dorsetshire, 5 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

KENYON, Graeme A B, Able Seaman, RNVR, 68002 (SANF), Cornwall, 5 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

KEOWN, R (initial only) J, Able Seaman, CN/ 71845 (SANF), SANF, 9 June 1945, died

KERSTOFFEL, H (initial only), Stoker, 72310 (SANF), SANF, 14 September 1945, died

KEYTEL, Roy, Able Seaman, 67296 (SANF), Hermes, 9 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

KIMBLE, Dennis C, Act/Engine Room Artificer 4c, 67600 (SANF), Hermes, 9 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

KIRSTEN, Monty G W, Able Seaman, RNVR, 68917 (SANF), Cornwall, 5 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

KONIG, E (initial only), Stoker, 584989 V (SANF), SANF, 27 June 1947, died

KRAUSE, Frederick E, Able Seaman, 68321 (SANF), Hermes, 9 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

 

LA CHARD, Edwin, Lieutenant Commander SANF, SANF, 20 May 1943, died

LA GRANGE, Antony M, Sub Lieutenant (A) SANF, 1772 Sqn Indefatigable, 28 July 1945, air operations, MPK

LAMONT, J (initial only), Steward, 71402 (SANF), SANF, 24 February 1945, died

LAW, Edward, Act/Engine Room Artificer 4c, RNVR, 66760 (SANF), Cornwall, 5 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

LEACH, Peter A D H, Stoker 2c, 69225 (SANF), Hollyhock, 9 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

LENZ, William, Able Seaman, 69544 (SANF), SANF, 29 August 1943, died

LIDDLE, John, Lieutenant SANF, Barbrake, 8 August 1945, MPK

LLOYD, George H, Act/Engine Room Artificer 4c, 330353 (SANF), Hecla, 12 November 1942, ship loss, MPK

LOUW, Joseph, Stoker, CN 72175 (SANF), Stork, 2 December 1943, illness, died

LUCAS, A (initial only) W, Able Seaman, 152875 (SANF), SANF, 28 May 1943, died

LUCAS, E (initial only) W R, Chief Engineman, 66756 (SANF), SANF, 4 October 1939, died

 

MACWHIRTER, Cecil J, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A) SANF, 851 Sqn Shah, 14 April 1944, air crash, MPK

MARSH, Reginald H Y, Able Seaman, 69911 (SANF), Southern Floe (SANF), 11 February 1941, ship loss, MPK

MATTHEWS, George A, Stoker 1c, 70728 V (SANF), Treern (SANF), 12 January 1945, ship loss, MPK

MCCARTHY, Henry F, Ordinary Seaman, 67223 (SANF), Gloucester, 22 May 1941, ship loss, MPK

MCDAVID, William K, Stoker 2c, RNVR, 69138 (SANF), Cornwall, 5 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

MCEWAN, William A, Steward, 69686 (SANF), Parktown (SANF), 21 June 1942, ship loss, MPK

MCINTYRE, Norman G, Able Seaman, 67446 (SANF), Dorsetshire, 5 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

MCINTYRE, William G, Cook (S), 585360 (SANF), Treern (SANF), 12 January 1945, ship loss, MPK

MCLARTY, William D, Leading Stoker, 562246 V (SANF), Treern (SANF), 12 January 1945, ship loss, MPK

MCLEAN, Godfrey, Able Seaman, 562455 V (SANF), Treern (SANF), 12 January 1945, ship loss, MPK

MCLEAN, Richard, Stoker, 562567 (SANF), Smalvlei (SANF), 29 November 1943, died

MCLELLAN, Robert, Ordinary Telegraphist, 67897 (SANF), Dorsetshire, 5 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

MERRYWEATHER, John, Able Seaman, 67952 (SANF), Neptune, 19 December 1941, ship loss, MPK

MEYRICK, Walter, Ordinary Signalman, 68155 (SANF), Neptune, 19 December 1941, ship loss, MPK

MITCHELL, William A, Stoker 1c, RNVR, 68796 (SANF), Cornwall, 5 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

MITCHELL, William N, Able Seaman, 69787 (SANF), Southern Floe (SANF), 11 February 1941, ship loss, MPK

MOORE, Albert, Able Seaman, 67416 (SANF), Gloucester, 22 May 1941, ship loss, MPK

MORRIS, Cyril D, Ordinary Seaman, 68932 (SANF), Barham, 25 November 1941, ship loss, MPK

MORRIS, Rodney, Ordinary Signalman, 68596 (SANF), Neptune, 19 December 1941, ship loss, MPK

MORROW, Douglas E, Able Seaman, 67989 (SANF), Dorsetshire, 5 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

MOSCOS, John G, Leading Writer, 66786 (SANF), SS Ceramic, 7 December 1942, ship loss (SANF, O/P), MPK

MURPHY, J (initial only), Able Seaman, CN/ 72256 (SANF), SANF, 16 August 1942, died

 

NEL, Eloff R, Able Seaman, 69635 (SANF), Southern Floe (SANF), 11 February 1941, ship loss, MPK

NICHOLLS, John, Yeoman of Signals, 66824 V (SANF), SANF, 19 December 1943, died

NICHOLSON, Douglas O, Able Seaman, 66833 (SANF), Southern Floe (SANF), 11 February 1941, ship loss, MPK

NICOLSON, Andrew, Cook, 63827 (SANF), Disa (SANF), 13 October 1939, died

NIGHTSCALES, Norman, Writer, 68148 (SANF), Fidelity, 30 December 1942, ship loss, MPK

NILAND, St John E, Able Seaman, 209905 (SANF), Treern (SANF), 12 January 1945, ship loss, MPK

NORTMAN, Willem, Stoker, 590608 V (SANF), SANF, 28 June 1946, died

NOWLAN, Francis C, Able Seaman, RNVR, 67409 (SANF), Gloucester, 8 July 1940, bombing, DOW

 

OLLERHEAD, Owen, Lieutenant SANF, SANF, 14 November 1946, died

ORGILL, C (initial only) B, Able Seaman, CN/ 71947 (SANF), SANF, 14 May 1943, died

ORTON, Charles P, Able Seaman, 68009 (SANF), Dorsetshire, 5 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

 

PAGE, Robert, Sub Lieutenant SANF, SANF, 29 November 1943, died

PALMER, Walter A, Able Seaman, RNVR, 68344 (SANF), Cornwall, 6 April 1942, ship loss (rescued aboard HMS Enterprise), DOW

PEERS, Charles V, Able Seaman, 562653 (SANF), Hecla, 12 November 1942, ship loss, MPK

PERRY, Desmond A, Petty Officer, 71211 (SANF), Treern (SANF), 12 January 1945, ship loss, MPK

PETERS, Norman, Leading Stoker, 66847 (SANF), SANF, 3 January 1943, died

PETERSON, W (initial only) J, Able Seaman, CN/ 72184 (SANF), SANF, 4 September 1942, died

PFAFF, C (initial only) E, Petty Officer Stoker, 562721 V (SANF), SANF, 20 April 1945, died

PITTS, S (initial only) L, Able Seaman, CN/ 564203 (SANF), SANF, 8 November 1945, died

PLATT, Ronald M, Petty Officer, 67160 V (SANF), President III, 26 February 1943, accident, killed

POGGENPOEL, D (initial only) B, Able Seaman, CN/ 71950 V (SANF), SANF, 7 June 1947, died

POVEY, Leonard, Able Seaman, 71182 V (SANF), SANF, 31 March 1945, died

PRICE, David, Able Seaman, RNVR, P/68529 (SANF), Niger, 6 July 1942, ship loss, MPK

PUGH, John R, Able Seaman, 66877 (SANF), Southern Floe (SANF), 11 February 1941, ship loss, MPK

 

RANKIN, Cecil R, Signalman, 67879 (SANF), Neptune, 19 December 1941, ship loss, MPK

RAPHAEL, Philip R, Able Seaman, 67841 (SANF), Hermes, 9 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

RASMUSSEN, Victor J S, Leading Telegraphist, 66920 (SANF), Dunedin, 24 November 1941, ship loss, MPK

RAVENS, Albert, Able Seaman, CN/ 72213 V (SANF), SANF, 31 March 1944, died

REDMAN, Roland A, Leading Stoker, 67406 (SANF), Dorsetshire, 5 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

REHR, Cecil, Able Seaman, 69877 (SANF), Roodepoort (SANF), 25 September 1942, died

REID, Kenneth H, Signalman, 562143 V (SANF), Treern (SANF), 12 January 1945, ship loss, MPK

RICHARDSON, Ronald P, Able Seaman, 67494 (SANF), Hermes, 9 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

ROBBERTS, Kaspar, Petty Officer, P/ 5285 (SANF), SANF, 1 July 1943, died

ROSS, Robert, Stoker 2c, 69119 (SANF), SS Laconia, 1 October 1942, ship loss (Victory, O/P), DOWS

RUITERS, Walter, Stoker, CN/ 72081 (SANF), SANF, 21 July 1942, died

RYALL, David R, Able Seaman, 69999 (SANF), Southern Floe (SANF), 11 February 1941, ship loss, MPK

 

SALCOMBE, Francis R, Stoker 1c, 58589 V (SANF), Treern (SANF), 12 January 1945, ship loss, MPK

SCHILDER, R (initial only) D, Leading Seaman, CN 71826 V (SANF), SANF, 2 December 1945, died

SCOTT, Clifford, Ordinary Telegraphist, 66973 (SANF), Jaguar, 26 March 1942, ship loss, MPK

SCOTT, William J, Able Seaman, 68007 (SANF), Dorsetshire, 5 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

SEVEL, Harry, Stoker 1c, 68100 (SANF), Dorsetshire, 5 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

SHIELDS, Eric E M, Lieutenant SANF, Pembroke IV, 12 April 1944, died

SHIMMIN, William, Leading Stoker, 69661 (SANF), Southern Floe (SANF), 11 February 1941, ship loss, MPK

SIENI, Joseph F, Able Seaman, 69788 (SANF), Southern Floe (SANF), 11 February 1941, ship loss, MPK

SIMON, Frederick, Stoker, CN/ 72046 V (SANF), SANF, 8 May 1945, died

SLATER, Bryan M, Able Seaman, 67358 (SANF), Gloucester, 22 May 1941, ship loss, MPK

SMITH, Ian R, Electrical Artificer 4c, 68478 (SANF), Hecla, 12 November 1942, ship loss, MPK

SMITH, Matthew S, Able Seaman, 67359 (SANF), Gloucester, 22 May 1941, ship loss, MPK

SMITH, P (initial only), Able Seaman, CN/ 72263 (SANF), SANF, 7 April 1942, died

SNELL, Harold W, Leading Telegraphist, 69827 (SANF), Southern Floe (SANF), 11 February 1941, ship loss, MPK

SONDERUP, Arthur W, Able Seaman, 67356 (SANF), Gloucester, 22 May 1941, ship loss, MPK

SPENCE, Noel W, Ordinary Seaman, RNVR, 68732 (SANF), Cornwall, 5 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

SQUIRES, John E, Ordinary Seaman, RNVR, 68728 (SANF), Cornwall, 5 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

ST CLAIR-WHICKER, Willie H, Able Seaman, 67292 (SANF), SANF, 21 September 1941, died

STADLANDER, Rowland C, Stoker 1c, 67400 (SANF), Gloucester, 22 May 1941, ship loss, MPK

STANLEY, Gordon J, Able Seaman, 66963 (SANF), Southern Floe (SANF), 11 February 1941, ship loss, MPK

STAPELBERG, Willem J, Steward, 562221 V (SANF), Treern (SANF), 12 January 1945, ship loss, MPK

STEELE, Ewen, Able Seaman, 71272 V (SANF), Southern Sea (SANF), 5 October 1943, killed

STEPHEN, Eric B, Ordinary Seaman, RNVR, 68861 (SANF), Cornwall, 5 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

STOKOE, Cyril A M, Act/Leading Seaman, 67264 V (SANF), Gloucester, 22 May 1941, ship loss, MPK

SUTTON, Donald A, Able Seaman, 70426 (SANF), Treern (SANF), 12 January 1945, ship loss, MPK

SUTTON, George A M, Leading Seaman, 586403 V (SANF), Treern (SANF), 12 January 1945, ship loss, MPK

SWANEPOEL, S (initial only), Cook, 7112 (SANF), SANF, 21 July 1946, died

SWANN, Lawrence T, Stoker 1c, RNVR, 68710 (SANF), Cornwall, 5 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

SYMONS, Maurice M, Able Seaman, 68245 (SANF), Gloucester, 22 May 1941, ship loss, MPK

 

THOMPSON, Walter E H, Able Seaman, 67360 (SANF), Gloucester, 22 May 1941, ship loss, MPK

THOMPSON, J (initial only) R, Stoker, 330669 (SANF), SANF, 18 August 1947, died

THORP, Edward C, Signalman, 67852 (SANF), Neptune, 19 December 1941, ship loss, MPK

THORPE, Francis D, Able Seaman, 67462 (SANF), Neptune, 19 December 1941, ship loss, MPK

THORPE, Maurice, Stoker 2c, RNVR, 69140 (SANF), Cornwall, 5 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

TITUS, J (initial only) J, Able Seaman, CN/ 584418 V (SANF), SANF, 9 April 1947, died

TOMS, Ivanhoe S, Able Seaman, 67709 (SANF), Hermes, 9 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

TRAFFORD, William O, Able Seaman, 71222 V (SANF), Treern (SANF), 12 January 1945, ship loss, MPK

TREAMER, Arthur P, Petty Officer, 71109 (SANF), Parktown (SANF), 21 June 1942, ship loss, MPK

TREISMAN, Gerald, Steward, 584730 V (SANF), SANF, 10 February 1945, died

TROUT, A (initial only) N, Able Seaman, CN/ 72133 (SANF), Stork, 4 August 1942, died

TURNER, N (initial only) J, Able Seaman, CN/ 562915 (SANF), SANF, 11 December 1945, died

 

UNSWORTH, Owen P (also known as R K Jevon), Ordinary Seaman, 69089 (SANF), Barham, 25 November 1941, ship loss, MPK

 

VAN AARDT, S (initial only), Stoker, CN/ 721490 (SANF), SANF, 22 May 1945, died

VAN DORDRECHT, William H, Able Seaman, 67851 (SANF), Edinburgh, 30 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

VAN DYK, Cecil H, Able Seaman, 67404 (SANF), Gloucester, 22 May 1941, ship loss, MPK

VAN GRAAN, A (initial only), Able Seaman, CNN/ 957 (SANF), SANF, 10 July 1946, died

VAN NOIE, Norman, Able Seaman, CN/ 72134 (SANF), SANF, 20 September 1941, died

VAN WYNGAARDT, F (initial only) A, Able Seaman, 585610 V (SANF), SANF, 21 July 1945, died

VERSFELD, Peter H S, Able Seaman, RNVR, 68859 (SANF), Cornwall, 5 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

VICKERS, Colin P, Able Seaman, 68296 (SANF), Hermes, 9 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

VILJOEN, Dennis A, Telegraphist, 70984 V (SANF), Treern (SANF), 12 January 1945, ship loss, MPK

VINK, Benjamin F, Ordinary Seaman, RNVR, 68860 (SANF), Cornwall, 5 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

VORSTER, Jack P, Able Seaman, 67755 (SANF), Hermes, 9 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

 

WAKE, Vivian H, Ty/Lieutenant (A) SANF, 815 Sqn Landrail, 28 March 1945, air crash, MPK

WALTON, Dudley N, Sub Lieutenant SANF, Southern Floe (SANF), 11 February 1941, ship loss, MPK

WATSON, George, Lieutenant SANF, SANF, 15 October 1944, died

WEBBER, Reginald, Able Seaman, 67361 (SANF), Gloucester, 22 May 1941, ship loss, MPK

WELCOME, J (initial only) J, Able Seaman, CN/ 72270 (SANF), SANF, 19 July 1945, died

WESTON, Grant E, Ordinary Seaman, RNVR, 68498 (SANF), Phoebe, 27 August 1941, torpedoed, killed

WHITE, Charles W, Petty Officer, 562200 V (SANF), Treern (SANF), 12 January 1945, ship loss, MPK

WHITE, Edward G, Stoker, 68026 (SANF), Hermes, 9 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

WHYMARK, Vivian G, Ordinary Seaman, 69024 (SANF), Barham, 25 November 1941, ship loss, MPK

WIBLIN, Eric R, Able Seaman, 67717 (SANF), Hermes, 9 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

WILD, Ernest A, Able Seaman, 67929 (SANF), Neptune, 19 December 1941, ship loss, MPK

WILLETT, Amos A S, Stoker 1c, 67240 (SANF), Dorsetshire, 5 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

WILLIAMS, Dastrey S, Leading Seaman, 67047 (SANF), Gloucester, 22 May 1941, ship loss, MPK

WILLIAMSON, Walter N, Able Seaman, 67803 (SANF), Dorsetshire, 5 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

WILLSON, Gerald F, Stoker 2c, RNVR, 69006 (SANF), Cornwall, 5 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

WRIGHT, Gerald V, Act/Ordnance Artificer 4, 67375 (SANF), Gloucester, 22 May 1941, ship loss, MPK

WRIGHT, Thomas H, Able Seaman, RNVR, 68039 (SANF), Cornwall, 5 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

WULFF, Emil F, Leading Seaman, 562466 V (SANF), Treern (SANF), 12 January 1945, ship loss, MPK

 

YATES, Philip R, Supply Assistant, 67570 (SANF), Hermes, 9 April 1942, ship loss, MPK

South Africans on HMS Dorsetshire and HMS Cornwall

Cruisers HMS Cornwall and  HMS Dorsetshire were sunk near Ceylon on the 5th April 1942 by Japanese bombs.

Many South Africans served on board and 39 of them lost their lives as a result of the sinking.

HMS Dorsetshire
HMS Dorsetshire

Stoker 1st Class Douglas Stewart BELL

Stoker 2nd Class Alexander Morrison BRUCE

Stoker 1st Class Albert EVENEPOEL

Stoker 1st Class Sender GEFFEN

Ordinary Seaman Horace George HOWE

Stoker 1st Class George KENDRICK

Able Seaman Norman Glen McINTYRE

Ordinary Telegraphist Robert McLELLAN

Able Seaman Laurence Victor MILNE

Able Seaman Douglas Edward MORROW

Able Seaman Charles Percy ORTON

Leading Stoker Roland Aylmer REDMAN

Able Seaman William John SCOTT

Stoker 1st Class Harry SEVEL

Stoker 1st Class Amos Alfred Sidney WILLETT

Able Seaman Walter Noel WILLIAMSON

HMS Cornwall
HMS Cornwall

Ordinary Seaman Hedley Crossman BESWETHERICK

 Stoker 2nd Class  John Stephen BOTES

Able Seaman  Noel Patrick COMMERFORD

 Engine Room Artificer 4th Class Cecil Edmund CRAWFORD

 Able Seaman  Charles Patrick Henegan DU PREEZ

Stoker 2nd Class  Charles Cecil William Peter DUTTON

Able Seaman  Raymond Frederick HANSLO

Able Seaman Kenneth Ian Blair KEITH

Able Seaman  Graeme Alexander Bruce KENYON

Able Seaman  Monty George Walter KIRSTEN

Electrical Artificer 4th Class  Edward Verdun LAW

 Stoker 2nd Class  William Kenneth McDAVID

Stoker 1st Class William Archibald MITCHELL

Able Seaman  Walter Alan PALMER

Ordinary Seaman  Noel William SPENCE

Ordinary Seaman  John Eric SQUIRES

Ordinary Seaman Eric Berkeley STEPHEN

 Stoker 1st Class Lawrence T. SWANN

 Stoker 2nd Class Maurice THORPE

 Able Seaman  Peter Henry Swift VERSFELD

Ordinary Seaman Benjamin François VINK

Stoker 2nd Class Gerald Francis WILLSON

Able Seaman Thomas Henry WRIGHT

 

These men are remembered  on the Plymouth Naval Memorial.

Their names can be searched, and a certificate generated, such as this example for Noel Commerford of Cape Town.

We will remember them.

WW2 SA Naval Casualties by Name and Ship

 

CASUALTIES BY DATE and SHIP

Compiled by Don Kindell

 

(for ship information, go to Naval History Homepage and type name in Site Search)

 

 

1 9 3 9

 

4 October 1939

 

South African Naval Force

LUCAS, E (initial only) W R, Chief Engineman, 66756 (SANF), died

 

13 October 1939

 

Disa (SANF)

NICOLSON, Andrew, Cook, 63827 (SANF), died

 

 

1 9 4 0

 

15 April 1940

 

Africana (SANF)

BESTER, A (initial only) T, Leading Stoker, 6640 (SANF), died

 

8 July 1940

 

Gloucester, bombing,

ALLISON, Oswald H, Able Seaman RNVR, 67349 (SANF), killed

NOWLAN, Francis C, Able Seaman RNVR, 67409 (SANF), DOW

 

5 September 1940

 

Cornwall

AINSLIE, Roy, Petty Officer, 66382 (SANF), died

 

 

1 9 4 1

 

11 February 1941

 

Southern Floe (SANF), ship loss

ANDERS, John, Steward, 69637 (SANF), MPK

BOWER, Robert, Stoker 1c, 69935 (SANF), MPK

BRAND, Leslie A, Able Seaman, 69828 (SANF), MPK

CAULFIELD, Patrick, Steward, 69802 (SANF), MPK

CHANDLER, Charles R D, Cook (S), 69613 (SANF), MPK

CHENOWETH, Richard, Stoker 1c, 67420 (SANF), MPK

FAIRLEY, Alexander E, Sub Lieutenant SANF,  MPK

FRIEDLANDER, Cecil A, Able Seaman, 114703 (SANF), MPK

GARDINER, Elliott, Able Seaman, 67260 (SANF), MPK

GREENACRE, John H, Leading Seaman, 69677 (SANF), MPK

HEASMAN, Gratwicke E E, Engine Room Artificer 4c, 69784 (SANF), MPK

HOGG, Roy S, Sub Lieutenant, SANF, MPK

INNES, Ian Mck, Sub Lieutenant, SANF, MPK

MARSH, Reginald H Y, Able Seaman, 69911 (SANF), MPK

MITCHELL, William N, Able Seaman, 69787 (SANF), MPK

NEL, Eloff R, Able Seaman, 69635 (SANF), MPK

NICHOLSON, Douglas O, Able Seaman, 66833 (SANF), MPK

PUGH, John R, Able Seaman, 66877 (SANF), MPK

RYALL, David R, Able Seaman, 69999 (SANF), MPK

SHIMMIN, William, Leading Stoker, 69661 (SANF), MPK

SIENI, Joseph F, Able Seaman, 69788 (SANF), MPK

SNELL, Harold W, Leading Telegraphist, 69827 (SANF), MPK

STANLEY, Gordon J, Able Seaman, 66963 (SANF), MPK

WALTON, Dudley N, Sub Lieutenant, SANF, MPK

 

28 March 1941

 

Director of South African Forces

HALLIFAX, Guy W, Rear Admiral, SANF, accident, killed

 

10 May 1941

 

South African Naval Force

HUGHES, T (initial only) J, Stoker, 71383 (SANF), died

 

Tordonn (SANF)

CASSON, William, Able Seaman, 252935 V (SANF), died

 

21 May 1941

 

Syvern

ANDERSON, Richard W N, Able Seaman, 86082 (SANF), killed

 

22 May 1941

 

Gloucester, ship loss

ANGEL, Walter J H, Able Seaman, 67351 (SANF), MPK

AUSTIN-SMITH, John R, Ordinary Seaman, 67336 (SANF), MPK

BAGSHAW-SMITH, Philip R, Ordinary Seaman, 67337 (SANF), MPK

BAGSHAWE-SMITH, Sydney Q, Able Seaman, 68454 (SANF), MPK

BARBER, Edgar F, Able Seaman, 67302 (SANF), MPK

BRUCE, John, Able Seaman, 67355 (SANF), MPK

CARTER, Frederick G, Able Seaman, 67345 (SANF), MPK

CHILTON, Ronald H D, Ordinary Seaman, 67335 (SANF), MPK

EDWARDS, Ronald E, Ordinary Seaman, 67384 (SANF), MPK

ELLIOT, Edward R, Leading Seaman, 66584 (SANF), MPK

GERAGHTY, Herbert C, Able Seaman, 67338 (SANF), MPK

GROGAN, Graham B, Able Seaman, 67343 (SANF), MPK

JAMES, Victor F, Ordinary Seaman, 67303 (SANF), MPK

JENSEN, Niels P, Able Seaman, 67347 (SANF), MPK

MCCARTHY, Henry F, Ordinary Seaman, 67223 (SANF), MPK

MOORE, Albert, Able Seaman, 67416 (SANF), MPK

SLATER, Bryan M, Able Seaman, 67358 (SANF), MPK

SMITH, Matthew S, Able Seaman, 67359 (SANF), MPK

SONDERUP, Arthur W, Able Seaman, 67356 (SANF), MPK

STADLANDER, Rowland C, Stoker 1c, 67400 (SANF), MPK

STOKOE, Cyril A M, Act/Leading Seaman, 67264 V (SANF), MPK

SYMONS, Maurice M, Able Seaman, 68245 (SANF), MPK

THOMPSON, Walter E H, Able Seaman, 67360 (SANF), MPK

VAN DYK, Cecil H, Able Seaman, 67404 (SANF), MPK

WEBBER, Reginald, Able Seaman, 67361 (SANF), MPK

WILLIAMS, Dastrey S, Leading Seaman, 67047 (SANF), MPK

WRIGHT, Gerald V, Act/Ordnance Artificer 4, 67375 (SANF), MPK

 

3 June 1941

 

Southern Maid (SANF)

HOLT, Albert E, Telegraphist, 69576 (SANF), killed

 

4 August 1941

 

SS Tunisia, ship loss

ADAMS, Douglas E H, Act/Able Seaman RNVR, 66378 (SANF), (President III, O/P), MPK

 

27 August 1941

 

Phoebe, torpedoed

WESTON, Grant E, Ordinary Seaman RNVR, 68498 (SANF), killed

 

20 September 1941

 

South African Naval Force

VAN NOIE, Norman, Able Seaman, CN/72134 (SANF), died

 

21 September 1941

 

South African Naval Force

ST CLAIR-WHICKER, Willie H, Able Seaman, 67292 (SANF), died

 

24 November 1941

 

Dunedin, ship loss

RASMUSSEN, Victor J S, Leading Telegraphist, 66920 (SANF), MPK

 

25 November 1941

 

Barham, ship loss

BAKER, Dennis E W, Ordinary Seaman, 68617 (SANF), MPK

GLENN, Paul V, Ordinary Seaman, 68906 (SANF), DOW

HAYES, Richard T, Ordinary Seaman, 68499 (SANF), MPK

MORRIS, Cyril D, Ordinary Seaman, 68932 (SANF), MPK

UNSWORTH, Owen P (also known as R K Jevon), Ordinary Seaman, 69089 (SANF), MPK

WHYMARK, Vivian G, Ordinary Seaman, 69024 (SANF), MPK

 

10 December 1941

 

Repulse, ship loss

ADAMSON, William D, Ordinary Seaman RNVR, 69001 (SANF), MPK

 

19 December 1941

 

 

Neptune, ship loss (above – CyberHeritage)

ADAMS, Thomas A, Able Seaman, 67953 (SANF), MPK

CALDER, Frank T, Ordinary Seaman, 67971 (SANF), MPK

CAMPBELL, Roy M, Able Seaman, 67318 (SANF), MPK

DIXON, Serfas, Able Seaman, 67743 (SANF), MPK

FEW, Jim, Able Seaman, 67744 (SANF), MPK

HAINES, Eric G, Able Seaman, 67697 (SANF), MPK

HOOK, Aubrey C, Able Seaman, 67862 (SANF), MPK

HOWARD, Harold D, Signalman, 67289 (SANF), MPK

HUBBARD, Wallace S, Able Seaman, 67960 (SANF), MPK

KEMACK, Brian N, Signalman, 67883 (SANF), MPK

MERRYWEATHER, John, Able Seaman, 67952 (SANF), MPK

MEYRICK, Walter, Ordinary Signalman, 68155 (SANF), MPK

MORRIS, Rodney, Ordinary Signalman, 68596 (SANF), MPK

RANKIN, Cecil R, Signalman, 67879 (SANF), MPK

THORP, Edward C, Signalman, 67852 (SANF), MPK

THORPE, Francis D, Able Seaman, 67462 (SANF), MPK

WILD, Ernest A, Able Seaman, 67929 (SANF), MPK

 

 

1 9 4 2

 

5 January 1942

 

Carnarvon Castle

BECKER, Stanley H, Able Seaman, 67474 (SANF), road accident, killed

 

29 January 1942

 

Sotra, ship loss

DRURY, Frederick, Ordinary Seaman, 68315 (SANF), MPK

 

25 February 1942

 

ST La Carriere, ship loss

DORE, Frank B, Act/Able Seaman RNVR, 67218 (SANF), (President III, O/P), MPK

 

4 March 1942

 

Cornwall, illness

HAWKINS, Reginald D, Able Seaman, 66700 (SANF), died

 

26 March 1942

 

Jaguar, ship loss

SCOTT, Clifford, Ordinary Telegraphist, 66973 (SANF), MPK

 

5 April 1942

 

Cornwall, ship loss

BATES, John S, Stoker 2c, 68924 (SANF), MPK

BESWETHERICK, Hedley C, Ordinary Seaman RNVR, 86671 (SANF), MPK

BOTES, John S, Stoker 2c RNVR, 68924 (SANF), MPK

COMMERFORD, Noel P, Able Seaman RNVR, 66493 (SANF), MPK

CRAWFORD, Cecil E, Act/Engine Room Artificer 4c RNVR, 67922 (SANF), MPK

DU PREEZ, Charles P H, Able Seaman, 68175 (SANF), MPK

DUTTON, Charles C, Stoker 2c RNVR, 68949 (SANF), MPK

HANSLO, Raymond F, Able Seaman RNVR, 68295 (SANF), MPK

KEITH, Kenneth I B, Able Seaman RNVR, 66742 (SANF), MPK

KENYON, Graeme A B, Able Seaman RNVR, 68002 (SANF), MPK

KIRSTEN, Monty G W, Able Seaman RNVR, 68917 (SANF), MPK

LAW, Edward, Act/Engine Room Artificer 4c RNVR, 66760 (SANF), MPK

MCDAVID, William K, Stoker 2c RNVR, 69138 (SANF), MPK

MITCHELL, William A, Stoker 1c RNVR, 68796 (SANF), MPK

SPENCE, Noel W, Ordinary Seaman RNVR, 68732 (SANF), MPK

SQUIRES, John E, Ordinary Seaman RNVR, 68728 (SANF), MPK

STEPHEN, Eric B, Ordinary Seaman RNVR, 68861 (SANF), MPK

SWANN, Lawrence T, Stoker 1c RNVR, 68710 (SANF), MPK

THORPE, Maurice, Stoker 2c RNVR, 69140 (SANF), MPK

VERSFELD, Peter H S, Able Seaman RNVR, 68859 (SANF), MPK

VINK, Benjamin F, Ordinary Seaman RNVR, 68860 (SANF), MPK

WILLSON, Gerald F, Stoker 2c RNVR, 69006 (SANF), MPK

WRIGHT, Thomas H, Able Seaman RNVR, 68039 (SANF), MPK

 

Dorsetshire, ship loss

BELL, Douglas S, Ty/Act/Leading Stoker, 67243 (SANF), MPK

BRUCE, Alexander M, Stoker 2c, 67907 (SANF), MPK

EVENPOEL, Albert, Stoker 2c, 67909 (SANF), MPK

GEFFEN, Sender, Stoker 1c, 68035 (SANF), MPK

HOWE, Horace G, Ordinary Seaman RNVR, 68680 (SANF), MPK

KENDRICK, George, Stoker 2c, 67910 (SANF), MPK

MCINTYRE, Norman G, Able Seaman, 67446 (SANF), MPK

MCLELLAN, Robert, Ordinary Telegraphist, 67897 (SANF), MPK

MORROW, Douglas E, Able Seaman, 67989 (SANF), MPK

ORTON, Charles P, Able Seaman, 68009 (SANF), MPK

REDMAN, Roland A, Leading Stoker, 67406 (SANF), MPK

SCOTT, William J, Able Seaman, 68007 (SANF), MPK

SEVEL, Harry, Stoker 1c, 68100 (SANF), MPK

WILLETT, Amos A S, Stoker 1c, 67240 (SANF), MPK

WILLIAMSON, Walter N, Able Seaman, 67803 (SANF), MPK

 

6 April 1942

 

Cornwall, ship loss

PALMER, Walter A, Able Seaman RNVR, 68344 (SANF), (rescued, aboard HMS Enterprise), DOW

 

7 April 1942

 

South African Naval Force

SMITH, P (initial only), Able Seaman, CN/72263 (SANF), died

 

9 April 1942

 

 

Hermes, ship loss (above, prewar – Navy Photos)

BRYSON, Neil W, Ordinary Telegraphist, 69147 (SANF), MPK

BURNIE, Ian A, Able Seaman, 67786 (SANF), MPK

CLAYTON, Frederick H, Act/Engine Room Artificer 4c, 68102 (SANF), MPK

DE CASTRO, Alfred T, Stoker 1c, 67914 (SANF), MPK

KEENEY, Frederick W, Able Seaman, 67748 (SANF), MPK

KEYTEL, Roy, Able Seaman, 67296 (SANF), MPK

KIMBLE, Dennis C, Act/Engine Room Artificer 4c, 67600 (SANF), MPK

KRAUSE, Frederick E, Able Seaman, 68321 (SANF), MPK

RAPHAEL, Philip R, Able Seaman, 67841 (SANF), MPK

RICHARDSON, Ronald P, Able Seaman, 67494 (SANF), MPK

TOMS, Ivanhoe S, Able Seaman, 67709 (SANF), MPK

VICKERS, Colin P, Able Seaman, 68296 (SANF), MPK

VORSTER, Jack P, Able Seaman, 67755 (SANF), MPK

WHITE, Edward G, Stoker, 68026 (SANF), MPK

WIBLIN, Eric R, Able Seaman, 67717 (SANF), MPK

YATES, Philip R, Supply Assistant, 67570 (SANF), MPK

 

Hollyhock, ship loss

ANDERSON, Henry G, Able Seaman, 67501 (SANF), MPK

BASTON, Douglas T, Act/Engine Room Artificer 4c, 68600 (SANF), MPK

BUITENDACH, James M, Stoker 2c, 69223 (SANF), MPK

JUBY, Kenneth J, Ordinary Seaman, 69211 (SANF), MPK

LEACH, Peter A D H, Stoker 2c, 69225 (SANF), MPK

 

20 April 1942

 

Birmingham

BUCHANAN, Alexander, Able Seaman, 67934 (SANF), died

 

30 April 1942

 

Edinburgh, ship loss

DRUMMOND, Valentine W, Able Seaman, 68043 (SANF), MPK

VAN DORDRECHT, William H, Able Seaman, 67851 (SANF), MPK

 

21 June 1942

 

Express

COMMERFORD, Terence, Ordinary Seaman, 330258 (SANF), died

 

Parktown (SANF), ship loss

BROCKLEHURST, Peter S, Able Seaman, 70457 (SANF), MPK

COOK, John A, Stoker 1c, 70256 (SANF), MPK

JAGGER, Leslie J, Lieutenant SANF, 70016 (SANF), MPK

MCEWAN, William A, Steward, 69686 (SANF), MPK

TREAMER, Arthur P, Petty Officer, 71109 (SANF), MPK

 

6 July 1942

 

Niger, ship loss

PRICE, David, Able Seaman RNVR, P/68529 (SANF), MPK

 

21 July 1942

 

South African Naval Force

RUITERS, Walter, Stoker, CN/72081 (SANF), died

 

4 August 1942

 

Stork

TROUT, A (initial only) N, Able Seaman, CN/72133 (SANF), died

 

16 August 1942

 

South African Naval Force

MURPHY, J (initial only), Able Seaman, CN/72256 (SANF), died

 

17 August 1942

 

Receiffe (SANF)

FROST, M (initial only) L, Able Seaman, CN/71804 (SANF), died

 

18 August 1942

 

Birmingham

JOHNSTONE, Henry N, Lieutenant Commander (E), SANF, 66727, died

 

4 September 1942

 

South African Naval Force

PETERSON, W (initial only) J, Able Seaman, CN/72184 (SANF), died

 

16 September 1942

 

Orion

BAWDEN, Wilfred R, Stoker 2c RNVR, 330425 (SANF), DOWS

 

25 September 1942

 

Roodepoort (SANF)

REHR, Cecil, Able Seaman, 69877 (SANF), died

 

29 September 1942

 

Soetvlei (SANF)

CARLELSE, Frederick, Able Seaman, CN/72004 (SANF), died

 

1 October 1942

 

SS Laconia, ship loss

ROSS, Robert, Stoker 2c, 69119 (SANF), (Victory, O/P), DOWS

 

2 November 1942

 

SS Llandilo, ship loss

CRAGG, Ronald F, Able Seaman (DEMS), 66488 (SANF), (President III, O/P), MPK

 

12 November 1942

 

Hecla, ship loss,

BENNETT, John F, Act/Engine Room Artificer 4c, 330351 (SANF), MPK

LLOYD, George H, Act/Engine Room Artificer 4c, 330353 (SANF), MPK

PEERS, Charles V, Able Seaman, 562653 (SANF), MPK

SMITH, Ian R, Electrical Artificer 4c, 68478 (SANF), MPK

 

7 December 1942

 

SS Ceramic, ship loss

MOSCOS, John G, Leading Writer, 66786 (SANF), (SANF, O/P), MPK

 

30 December 1942

 

Fidelity, ship loss

NIGHTSCALES, Norman, Writer, 68148 (SANF), MPK

 

 

1 9 4 3

 

3 January 1943

 

South African Naval Force

PETERS, Norman, Leading Stoker, 66847 (SANF), died

 

27 January 1943

 

Assegai

GITTINS, Victor L, Ordinary Seaman, 69325 (SANF), died

 

26 February 1943

 

President III

PLATT, Ronald M, Petty Officer, 67160 V (SANF), accident, killed

 

7 March 1943

 

Saunders

CROSSLEY, Alfred H, Sub Lieutenant, SANF, MPK

DE KOCK, Victor P De C, Ty/Lieutenant, SANF, MPK

 

13 March 1943

 

SS Empress of Canada, ship loss

COCHRANE, Joseph, Engine Room Artificer 3c, P 68947 (SANF), (Pembroke, O/P), MPK

 

24 March 1943

 

Adriat (SANF)

DELL, Rodney, Able Seaman, 68866 (SANF), killed

 

1 April 1943

 

SANF, Benghazi, Libya

HENDERSON, Alexander P, Chief Engine Room Artificer, 562099 (SANF), killed

 

9 May 1943

 

Gonding (SANF)

JAMES, H (initial only), Steward, CN/72252 (SANF), died

 

14 May 1943

 

South African Naval Force

ORGILL, C (initial only) B, Able Seaman, CN/71947 (SANF), died

 

20 May 1943

 

South African Naval Force

LA CHARD, Edwin, Lieutenant Commander, SANF, died

 

28 May 1943

 

South African Naval Force

LUCAS, A (initial only) W, Able Seaman, 152875 (SANF), died

 

30 June 1943

 

South African Naval Force

BATEMAN, T (initial only), Chief Engine Room Artificer, 71627 (SANF), died

 

1 July 1943

 

South African Naval Force

ROBBERTS, Kaspar, Petty Officer, P/5285 (SANF), died

 

15 July 1943

 

SS Empire Lake, ship loss

FLINT, John M, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P 562749 (SANF), (President III, O/P), MPK

 

10 August 1943

 

Blaauwberg (SANF)

BOSHOFF, Christofel J, Able Seaman, 70339 (SANF), killed

 

29 August 1943

 

South African Naval Force

LENZ, William, Able Seaman, 69544 (SANF), died

 

21 September 1943

 

SANF, Diego Suarez

BESTEL, Emmanuel A N M, Lieutenant, SANF, died

 

3 October 1943

 

South African Naval Force

HARLE, Paul A, Petty Officer, 71796 (SANF), died

 

5 October 1943

 

Southern Sea (SANF)

STEELE, Ewen, Able Seaman, 71272 V (SANF), killed

 

18 November 1943

 

South African Naval Force

BETTS, Robert, Able Seaman, 68900 (SANF), died

 

29 November 1943

 

South African Naval Force

PAGE, Robert, Sub Lieutenant, SANF, died

 

Smalvlei (SANF)

MCLEAN, Richard, Stoker, 562567 (SANF), died

 

2 December 1943

 

Stork

LOUW, Joseph, Stoker, CN 72175 (SANF), illness, died

 

16 December 1943

 

South African Naval Force

HARRIS, R (initial only) H, Telegraphist, 330488 (SANF), died

 

19 December 1943

 

South African Naval Force

NICHOLLS, John, Yeoman of Signals, 66824 V (SANF), died

 

 

1 9 4 4

 

18 January 1944

 

South African Naval Force

FLORENCE, John, Stoker, CN/71982 V (SANF), died

 

26 January 1944

 

Northern Duke

ATKIN, William B, Lieutenant SANF, illness, died

 

28 January 1944

 

South African Naval Force

DANIELS, Adam, Stoker, 72034 (SANF), died

 

31 March 1944

 

South African Naval Force

RAVENS, Albert, Able Seaman, CN/72213 V (SANF), died

 

12 April 1944

 

Pembroke IV

SHIELDS, Eric E M, Lieutenant, SANF, died

 

14 April 1944

 

851 Sqn Shah, air crash

MACWHIRTER, Cecil J, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), SANF, MPK

 

4 May 1944

 

South African Naval Force

DE KLERK, John, Ordinary Seaman, 585868 V (SANF), died

 

8 May 1944

 

South African Naval Force

BOTHA, Herkulas, Cook, 562093 V (SANF), died

 

16 June 1944

 

South African Naval Force

BISSETT, Alexander, Lieutenant, SANF, died

 

 

14 September 1944

 

South African Naval Force

JENKINS, Edward G, Engine Room Artificer, 66720 V (SANF), died

 

20 September 1944

 

South African Naval Force

KEMP, Thomas, Able Seaman, CN/71015 V (SANF), died

 

15 October 1944

 

South African Naval Force

WATSON, George, Lieutenant, SANF, died

 

14 November 1944

 

Treern (SANF)

BOSWELL, Louis F W, Chief Engine Room Artificer, 69756V (SANF), MPK

 

19 November 1944

 

South African Naval Force

ABRAHAMS, Henry, Able Seaman, CN/719204 (SANF), died

 

22 November 1944

 

South African Naval Force

BERMAN, Nicholas, Ordinary Seaman, 616728V (SANF), died

 

 

1 9 4 5

 

4 January 1945

 

ML.1163, ship loss

HOWDEN, Russell K, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, SANF, MPK

 

11 January 1945

 

South African Naval Force

DIXON, Robert, Able Seaman, CN/584276 (SANF), died

 

12 January 1945

 

Treern (SANF), ship loss

ANDERSON, Robert D, Engine Room Artificer 2c, 71067 V (SANF), MPK

BARKER, Ronald E, Sub Lieutenant, SANF, MPK

BLAKE, Robert E, Petty Officer, P 6572 (SANF), MPK

BROWN, Ian H, Able Seaman, 71719 V (SANF), MPK

BYRNE, Patrick, Lieutenant, SANF, MPK

DAVIE, William, Stoker 1c, 70681 V (SANF), MPK

ENGELBEEN, Leslie C, Able Seaman, 562235 V (SANF), MPK

JACOBZ, Frank H, Stoker 1c, 70374 V (SANF), MPK

MATTHEWS, George A, Stoker 1c, 70728 V (SANF), MPK

MCINTYRE, William G, Cook (S), 585360 (SANF), MPK

MCLARTY, William D, Leading Stoker, 562246 V (SANF), MPK

MCLEAN, Godfrey, Able Seaman, 562455 V (SANF), MPK

NILAND, St John E, Able Seaman, 209905 (SANF), MPK

PERRY, Desmond A, Petty Officer, 71211 (SANF), MPK

REID, Kenneth H, Signalman, 562143 V (SANF), MPK

SALCOMBE, Francis R, Stoker 1c, 58589 V (SANF), MPK

STAPELBERG, Willem J, Steward, 562221 V (SANF), MPK

SUTTON, Donald A, Able Seaman, 70426 (SANF), MPK

SUTTON, George A M, Leading Seaman, 586403 V (SANF), MPK

TRAFFORD, William O, Able Seaman, 71222 V (SANF), MPK

VILJOEN, Dennis A, Telegraphist, 70984 V (SANF), MPK

WHITE, Charles W, Petty Officer, 562200 V (SANF), MPK

WULFF, Emil F, Leading Seaman, 562466 V (SANF), MPK

 

10 February 1945

 

South African Naval Force

TREISMAN, Gerald, Steward, 584730 V (SANF), died

 

24 February 1945

 

South African Naval Force

LAMONT, J (initial only), Steward, 71402 (SANF), died

 

28 March 1945

 

815 Sqn Landrail, air crash

WAKE, Vivian H, Ty/Lieutenant (A), SANF, MPK

 

31 March 1945

 

South African Naval Force

HORNE, P (initial only) D, Chief Petty Officer, 66661 V (SANF), died

POVEY, Leonard, Able Seaman, 71182 V (SANF), died

 

20 April 1945

 

South African Naval Force

PFAFF, C (initial only) E, Petty Officer Stoker, 562721 V (SANF), died

 

5 May 1945

 

South African Naval Force

CHRISTIAN, J (initial only) W, Able Seaman, CN/71965 (SANF), died

 

8 May 1945

 

South African Naval Force

SIMON, Frederick, Stoker, CN/72046 V (SANF), died

 

22 May 1945

 

South African Naval Force

VAN AARDT, S (initial only), Stoker, CN/721490 (SANF), died

 

3 June 1945

 

South African Naval Force

CLARE, Frederick W, Chief Petty Officer, 69599 V (SANF), died

 

9 June 1945

 

South African Naval Force

KEOWN, R (initial only) J, Able Seaman, CN/71845 (SANF), died

 

19 July 1945

 

South African Naval Force

WELCOME, J (initial only) J, Able Seaman, CN/72270 (SANF), died

 

21 July 1945

 

South African Naval Force

VAN WYNGAARDT, F (initial only) A, Able Seaman, 585610 V (SANF), died

 

24 July 1945

 

Adamant

CLARKE, Reginald E, Ty/Lieutenant Commander, SANF, air crash, MPK

 

28 July 1945

 

1772 Sqn Indefatigable, air operations

LA GRANGE, Antony M, Sub Lieutenant (A), SANF, MPK

 

8 August 1945

 

Barbrake

LIDDLE, John, Lieutenant, SANF, MPK

 

 

 

Goede Hoop or Good Hope (SANF) (above – Photo Ships)

HEARD, George A, Lieutenant, SANF, died

 

South African Naval Force

COOK, W (initial only), Leading Stoker, 70527 V (SANF), died

 

14 September 1945

 

South African Naval Force

KERSTOFFEL, H (initial only), Stoker, 72310 (SANF), died

 

4 October 1945

 

South African Naval Force

JANSEN, S (initial only) C, Able Seaman, CN/584477 V (SANF), died

 

8 November 1945

 

South African Naval Force

PITTS, S (initial only) L, Able Seaman, CN/564203 (SANF), died

 

2 December 1945

 

South African Naval Force

SCHILDER, R (initial only) D, Leading Seaman, CN 71826 V (SANF), died

 

8 December 1945

 

South African Naval Force

BOTHA, J (initial only) F, Able Seaman, 585386 (SANF), died

 

11 December 1945

 

South African Naval Force

TURNER, N (initial only) J, Able Seaman, CN/562915 (SANF), died

 

 

1 9 4 6

 

20 February 1946

 

South African Naval Force

KEMERY, S (initial only) P, Leading Writer, 67275 (SANF), died

 

25 February 1946

 

Copra

BARBER, Benjamin W R, Sub Lieutenant, SANF, died

 

4 May 1946

 

South African Naval Force

KEET, H (initial only) M T, Able Seaman, 586028 (SANF), died

 

5 May 1946

 

South African Naval Force

FLANAGAN, Terrence D, Able Seaman, 587088 (SANF), died

 

14 May 1946

 

South African Naval Force

ISAACS, N (initial only), Able Seaman, CN/584368 V (SANF), died

 

8 June 1946

 

South African Naval Force

FULLFORD, Watton, Chief Petty Officer, 69711 (SANF), died

 

28 June 1946

 

South African Naval Force

NORTMAN, Willem, Stoker, 590608 V (SANF), died

 

10 July 1946

 

South African Naval Force

VAN GRAAN, A (initial only), Able Seaman, CNN/957 (SANF), died

 

21 July 1946

 

South African Naval Force

SWANEPOEL, S (initial only), Cook, 7112 (SANF), died

 

17 October 1946

 

South African Naval Force

DICKSON, M (initial only) A, Sub Lieutenant, SANF

Died

 

14 November 1946

 

South African Naval Force

OLLERHEAD, Owen, Lieutenant, SANF, died

 

29 December 1946

 

Goede Hoop (SANF)

GILBRIDE, Charles S, Lieutenant (Sp), SANF, died

 

 

1 9 4 7

 

9 April 1947

 

South African Naval Force

TITUS, J (initial only) J, Able Seaman, CN/584418 V (SANF), died

 

7 June 1947

 

South African Naval Force

POGGENPOEL, D (Inital Only) B, Able Seaman, CN/71950 V (SANF), died

 

27 June 1947

 

South African Naval Force

KONIG, E (initial only), Stoker, 584989 V (SANF), died

 

18 August 1947

 

South African Naval Force

THOMPSON, J (initial only) R, Stoker, 330669 (SANF), died

HMSAS Southern Floe – 11 February 1941

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Badge of H.M.S.A.S. Southern Floe which was picked up in an Italian dugout in the Desert by a sergeant in the Royal Army Medical Corps during the North African Campaign. (SA Military History – http://samilitaryhistory.org/vol013hk.html)

 

11 February 1941

HMSAS Southern Floe was sunk by a mine off Tobruk with the loss of 27 men, with 1 sole survivor, Stoker C J Jones


A number of whalers were converted to anti submarine roles and commissioned into the South African Navy for service, they were part of the South African Seaward Defence Force anti-submarine flotilla.

Some of them were sent to the Mediterranean and based at Alexandria, Egypt – the HMSAS Southern Floe, the HMSAS Southern Sea and their sister ship the HMSAS Southern Maid – which is seen in this rare photograph in Alexandria Harbour (In the foreground is the South African Navy’s HMSAS Protea, a Flower-class corvette).

In 1941 – the HMSAS Southern Floe (Lt J E Lewis) and HMSAS Southern Sea arrived at Tobruk on 31 January 1941 to take over patrol duties from two of their two sister ships.

Although submarines were not a threat in the first six months of the Western Desert campaign, numerous floating mines pointed to the existence of extensive moored mine fields. Except for the sweeping of the narrow coastal traffic route and harbour entrances at this stage there had not yet been time to locate these fields with any accuracy, much less to clear them. The main duty of the two Southerns was alternately to patrol the nearest section of the swept channel and to escort shipping along it. The port at that time was subject to air raids, littered with sunken wrecks and possibly active ground-mines. On patrol, the duties were complicated by sandstorms that strong off-shore winds extended for many miles out to sea, resulting in low visibility, heavy cross-seas, and much discomfort to personnel. To these conditions were added the menace of the mine fields on one side and an ill-defined and unlighted coast on the other.

On the morning of 11 February Southern Sea arrived at the patrol rendezvous, two miles east of Tobruk, but found no sign of Southern Floe. This was reported but caused no concern at first; it had blown hard enough all night for the ship to find herself far from her station at dawn. However that evening, a passing destroyer picked up one man clinging to some wreckage – all that remained of Southern Floe and her company.

This sole survivor was Stoker C J Jones, RNVR (SA), lent from HMS Gloucester to fill a vacancy just before Southern Floe sailed from Alexandria. He was almost insensible after 14 hours in the water, but afterwards stated that he had been in the stokehold when, at about 04:00 there had been a heavy explosion and the ship had filled rapidly. In the darkness, he had found his way into the flooded engine-room and struggled out through the skylight as the ship sank. He had seen a few other persons in the water at that time and later had done his best to support a wounded man. In the absence of other evidence there is little doubt that a mine, either floating or moored, was the cause.

The loss of the ship, although but a trivial incident in a world war, came as a sudden and grievous blow to the flotilla and to the SDF. The ships had spent a bare month on the station and at home few were aware that they had arrived and had been in action. The casualties were the first naval losses suffered by the South African Seaward Defence Force and the sense of loss in the service was profound.

A relic of Southern Floe was brought to South Africa long after, in the form of a small brass ship’s badge, found amidst the other debris of battle 70 miles inland from Benghazi. Supposedly it had floated ashore, attached to a wooden fragment of the ship’s bridge, and been carried thence by an Italian souvenir-hunter.

After the war Stoker Jones, the sole survivor placed a memorial notice in the Cape Town newspapers. He continued to do this for many years until he also passed away.

Information from Naval-History.net

Southern Floe (SANF), ship loss
ANDERS, John, Steward, 69637 (SANF), MPK
BOWER, Robert, Stoker 1c, 69935 (SANF), MPK
BRAND, Leslie A, Able Seaman, 69828 (SANF), MPK
CAULFIELD, Patrick, Steward, 69802 (SANF), MPK
CHANDLER, Charles R D, Cook (S), 69613 (SANF), MPK
CHENOWETH, Richard, Stoker 1c, 67420 (SANF), MPK
FAIRLEY, Alexander E, Sub Lieutenant, SANF, MPK
FARRINGTON, Charles E, Stoker Petty Officer, P/KX 81373, MPK
FRIEDLANDER, Cecil A, Able Seaman, 114703 (SANF), MPK
GARDINER, Elliott, Able Seaman, 67260 (SANF), MPK
GREENACRE, John H, Leading Seaman, 69677 (SANF), MPK
HEASMAN, Gratwicke E E, Engine Room Artificer 4c, 69784 (SANF), MPK
HOGG, Roy S, Sub Lieutenant, SANF, MPK
INNES, Ian McK, Sub Lieutenant, SANF, MPK
MARSH, Reginald H Y, Able Seaman, 69911 (SANF), MPK
MITCHELL, William N, Able Seaman, 69787 (SANF), MPK
NEL, Eloff R, Able Seaman, 69635 (SANF), MPK
NICHOLSON, Douglas O, Able Seaman, 66833 (SANF), MPK
PUGH, John R, Able Seaman, 66877 (SANF), MPK
ROBERTSON, William M, Able Seaman, C/SSX 25307, MPK
RYALL, David R, Able Seaman, 69999 (SANF), MPK
SHIMMIN, William, Leading Stoker, 69661 (SANF), MPK
SIENI, Joseph F, Able Seaman, 69788 (SANF), MPK
SNELL, Harold W, Leading Telegraphist, 69827 (SANF), MPK
STANLEY, Gordon J, Able Seaman, 66963 (SANF), MPK
WALTON, Dudley N, Sub Lieutenant, SANF, MPK
YOUNG, Reginald A J, Able Seaman, D/J 87257, MPK

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