Ss Aguila

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  1. darren

    darren Member

    HI,IS IT POSSIBLE ANYONE WOULD KNOW IF I COULD GET THE SHIPS LISTS OF CREW+PASSENGERS ON BOARD THE AGUILA THIS IS THE LAST BIT OF INFO I NEED,I WAS TALKING TO A LADY TODAY AND 2 OF HER FAMILY WERE KILLED ON BOARD ALSO AND WHILE THE WAS TIDYING HER RELATIVES HOUSE SHE CAME ACROSS AN ASHTRAY AND A BUTTER DISH FROM THE AGUILA,MAY NOT SOUND LIKE MUCH BUT TO SOMEONE WHO LOST FAMILY ON IT I THINK IT IS A GREAT FIND.THANK YOU IF YOU CAN HELP WITH THE SHIPS LIST
    DARREN
     
  2. mannhenry

    mannhenry Junior Member

    I can't help with a list but my uncle Edward Mann was killed on this ship. I found the memorial to him on the Commonwealth War Graves Comission site
     
  3. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    One of my local Widnes casualties was killed in the Aguila

    In Memory of
    Assistant Steward FREDERICK JOHN THROWER

    S.S. Aguila (Liverpool), Merchant Navy
    who died age 29
    on 19 August 1941
    Husband of E. Thrower, of Widnes, Lancashire.
    Remembered with honour
    TOWER HILL MEMORIAL

    SS Aguila embarked from Liverpool en route to Gibraltar on 12th August 1941 with 161 naval personnel onboard. Out of these, twenty-two were women, composed of nine WRNS officers and 12 Chief Wren Wireless Telegraphists, accompanied by one Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service nurse. These were the first group of Wrens who had volunteered for cipher and wireless duties in Gibraltar. SS Aguila was the Commodore ship of Convoy OG-71. The convoy consisted of 23 merchant ships and was escorted by 6 Corvettes and 2 Destroyers. The convoy was attacked by German U-boats on 19th August whilst off the south western coast of Ireland. Soon after midnight, a torpedo hit SS Aguila and the ship sank instantly. There were only sixteen survivors, leaving a death toll of 145. None of the twenty-two Wrens survived.

    http://www.seayourhistory.org.uk/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=587

    more info here http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/women-ww2/26183-naval-nursing-sister-casualty-ss-aguila.html
     
  4. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    Full Naval casualty list

    Aguila, steamship
    AMBLER, John, Ordinary Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 176364, (Europa, O/P), MPK
    ANDERSON, Alexander, Ordinary Signalman, C/JX 214092, (Pembroke, O/P), MPK
    BACON, Phyllis, Chief WRNS, WA/WRNS 4715, (President II, O/P), MPK
    BANKS, Charles N, Act/Electrical Artificer 4c, P/SMX 4, (President III, O/P), MPK
    BARNES, Margaret W, Chief WRNS, 7860, (President II, O/P), MPK
    BARRETT, Reginald G, Ordinary Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 256669, (Europa, O/P), MPK
    BEECHING, Laurence, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, (Cormorant, O/P), MPK
    BENJAMIN, Cecilly M B, Chief WRNS, 6965 (WRNS), (President II, O/P), MPK
    BLAKE-FORSTER, Cecelia M, 3rd Officer, WRNS, (Cormorant, O/P), MPK
    BLEWITT, William P, Py/Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, (Ark Royal, O/P), MPK
    BONSOR, Dorothy, Chief WRNS, 7862 (WRNS), (President II, O/P), MPK
    BORMAN, Arthur R, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 106872, (Europa, O/P), MPK
    BOWDEN, Cecil J, Petty Officer Air Mechanic, FAA/FX 75206, (Ark Royal, O/P), MPK
    BROWN, James A, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 264568, (Victory, O/P), MPK
    BROWN, William F, Marine (Pens), PO/18089, (Cormorant), MPK
    BULPITT, Hugh M, Ty/Midshipman (A), RNVR, (Ark Royal, O/P), MPK
    BUTTERWORTH, Tom, Convoy Leading Signalman, C/JX 172934, (President III, O/P), MPK
    CALDER, Ralph M, Surgeon Lieutenant, RNVR, (Duncan, O/P), MPK
    CHALK, James, Leading Signalman, RFR, P/JX 166229, (Victory, O/P), MPK
    CHAPPE-HALL, Margaret E, 3rd Officer, WRNS, (Cormorant, O/P), MPK
    COOPER, Madeleine A, Chief WRNS, 6093 (WRNS), (President II, O/P), MPK
    CRICHTON, Robert A, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, (Cormorant, O/P), MPK
    CROWTHER, Reginald, Act/Able Seaman, P/JX 234838, (President III, O/P), MPK
    CULLIMORE, Elijah, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 201709, (Europa, O/P), MPK
    EDEN, Michael, Py/Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, (Ark Royal, O/P), MPK
    EELES, Cyril, Convoy Signalman, C/JX 185510, (President III, O/P), MPK
    ENSOR, Alan J, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, (Ark Royal, O/P), MPK
    FAWCETT, Robert A, Ty/Act/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, (Ark Royal, O/P), MPK
    FORSYTH, Archibald N, Surgeon Commander, (Ark Royal, O/P), MPK
    GOLDING, Frederick, Marine (Pens), PO/22786, (Cormorant), MPK
    GOLDING, Stanley J, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, (Cormorant, O/P), MPK
    GRAHAM, John C, Lieutenant, (Ark Royal, O/P), MPK
    GRANT, Gordon, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 249214, (President III, O/P), MPK
    GRANT, Mary, Chief WRNS, P/WRNS 2209, (President II, O/P), MPK
    GRIBBLE, Kate E, Nursing Sister, QARNNS, (Cormorant, O/P), MPK
    GRIEVE, Robert S, Ordinary Signalman, D/JX 201077, (President III, O/P), MPK
    HOLLAND, Albert W, Convoy Signalman, C/JX 172955, (Pembroke, O/P), MPK
    JOY, Alilica A B, 3rd Officer, WRNS, (Cormorant, O/P), MPK
    KENNETT, Harry G A, Assistant Steward, C/LX 26652, (President III, O/P), MPK
    LAWSON, George J, Ty/Act/Warrant Shipwright, (Maidstone, O/P), MPK
    LOCKE, Raymond, Ordinary Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 230209, (Europa, O/P), MPK
    LUMBARD, William S, Signalman, C/J 42020, (Pembroke, O/P), MPK
    LUSCOMBE, Edward, Act/Able Seaman, P/JX 209696, (President III, O/P), MPK
    MACBETH, James, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 264567, (Victory, O/P), MPK
    MACKENZIE, Douglas G, Paymaster Lieutenant Commander, RNR, (Cormorant, O/P), MPK
    MACKEY, Francis J, Chief Petty Officer Air Fitter, FAA/FX 76069, (Ark Royal, O/P), MPK
    MACPHERSON, Florence, 3rd Officer, WRNS, (Cormorant, O/P), MPK
    MANN, Edward A, Stoker 2c, P/KX 128547, (Victory, O/P), MPK
    MARRISON, Tom, Petty Officer, C/JX 133925, (Pembroke II O/P), MPK
    MCLAREN, Victoria C, 3rd Officer, WRNS, (Cormorant, O/P), MPK
    MELLOY, Thomas L P, Act/Gunner (T), (Foresight, O/P), MPK
    MILLER, John, Air Fitter (O), FAA/FX 79858, (Ark Royal, O/P), MPK
    MILLER, Kathleen, 3rd Officer, WRNS, (Cormorant, O/P), MPK
    MILNE HOME, Isabel M, 3rd Officer, WRNS, (Cormorant, O/P), MPK
    NEILSON, James, Act/Able Seaman, P/JX 249218, (President III, O/P), MPK
    NORMAN, Mildred G, Chief WRNS, R/3612 (WRNS), (President II, O/P), MPK
    OGLE, Christine E, 2nd Officer, WRNS, (Cormorant, O/P), MPK
    O'KEEFE, Raymond S, Air Fitter (O), FAA/JX 199497, (Daedalus, O/P), MPK
    OXLEY, Ernest, Air Mechanic 2c, FAA/FX 80671, (Ark Royal, O/P), MPK
    PARKER, Leonard, Marine, PO/X 101252, (Cormorant), MPK
    PARKER, Patrick E, Vice Admiral, Rtd Commodore, (Pembroke, O/P), MPK
    PHILLIPS, Raymond W, Ty/Paymaster Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, (Cormorant, O/P), MPK
    PRATT, George A W, Air Mechanic 1c, FAA/FX 75913, (Ark Royal, O/P), MPK
    RAY, Alfred F, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 264566, (Victory, O/P), MPK
    READ, Colin S, Convoy Signalman, C/JX 185151, (Pembroke, O/P), MPK
    REITH, Josephine C, 3rd Officer, WRNS, (Cormorant, O/P), MPK
    ROBERTS, Albert V, Ty/Skipper, RNR, (Empyrean, O/P), MPK
    ROGERS, Walter W, Act/Leading Air Mechanic, FAA/FX 80058, (Daedalus, O/P), MPK
    RUSHWORTH, Joseph, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 106128, (Europa, O/P), MPK
    SANDS, Peter G P, Leading Wireless Mechanic, P/MX 79364, (Victory, O/P), MPK
    SHEPHERD, Elsie E, Chief WRNS, 8870 (WRNS), (President II, O/P), MPK
    SLAVEN, Catherine J, Chief WRNS, C/9322 (WRNS), (President II, O/P), MPK
    SMITH, Beatrice M, Chief WRNS, 6116 (WRNS), (President II, O/P), MPK
    SMITH, Cyril J, Ordinary Signalman, C/JX 196496, (Pembroke, O/P), MPK
    SOFFE, Herbert, Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist, P/J 42599, (President III, O/P), MPK
    SUMNER, George E, Air Mechanic 2c, FAA/SFX 1247, (Daedalus, O/P), MPK
    THOMAS, John J, Act/Able Seaman, P/JX 266593, (President III, O/P), MPK
    TOFT, John W, Petty Officer, P/J 110861, (Victory, O/P), MPK
    WATERS, Ellen J, Chief WRNS, C/WRNS 7491, (President II, O/P), MPK
    WELLS, Rosalie, Chief WRNS (S), R/WRNS 6120, (President II, O/P), MPK
    WEST, Eric J, Air Mechanic 2c, FAA/FX 79488, (Ark Royal, O/P), MPK
    WHALEN, John, Ordinary Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 230101, (Europa, O/P), MPK
    WRIGHT, Graham M, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, (Cormorant, O/P), MPK

    SOURCE : Royal Navy casualties, killed and died, August 1941
     
  5. Hugh MacLean

    Hugh MacLean Senior Member

    The last Official Logbook and Crew Agreement for AGUILA is held at the National Archives, Kew in piece BT 381/1347 Further information on request.

    This is an old thread and the originator was last logged on in 2006.

    Regards
    Hugh
     
  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    001 BARRATT H - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    002 BOFFEY J - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    003 BOURNER JE - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    004 BUNNER GA - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    005 BURKEY JC - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    006 BUTTERWORTH T C/JX 172934 SS AGUILA 19/08/1941 ROYAL NAVY
    007 CURTIS NR - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    008 DICKINS RS - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    009 DOUGLAS R - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    010 EELES C C/JX 185510 SS AGUILA 19/08/1941 ROYAL NAVY
    011 FAGAN H - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    012 FEARON JH - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    013 GANNON J - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    014 GLOVER E - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    015 GRANT G C/JX 249214 SS AGUILA 19/08/1941 ROYAL NAVY
    016 GRICE LG - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    017 HAWKINS EL - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    018 HAYES W - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    019 HAYES T - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    020 HAYES RW - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    021 HITCHINGS AJ - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    022 HOLLAND AW C/JX 172955 SS AGUILA 19/08/1941 ROYAL NAVY
    023 HOWEL J - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 22/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    024 HUNTER W - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    025 JENKINS WAE - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    026 JOHNSTONE A - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    027 JONES TI - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    028 JUDGE T - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    029 KENNETT HGA C/LX 26652 SS AGUILA 19/08/1941 ROYAL NAVY
    030 LUMBARD WS C/J 42040 SS AGUILA 19/08/1941 ROYAL NAVY
    031 LUND JH - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    032 MACKINNON J - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    033 MACRAE R - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    034 MAGUIRE BJ - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    035 MAIRS C - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    036 MALTMAN RFH - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    037 MARRISON T C/JX 133925 SS AGUILA 19/08/1941 ROYAL NAVY
    038 MCLAUGHLAN C - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    039 MIDDLETON B - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    040 MOGAN H - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    041 MURRAY M - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    042 NICHOLAS G - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    043 PARKES A - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    044 PARR G - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    045 PARRY WH - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    046 PATTINSON JT - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    047 PLATELL W - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    048 RATCHFORD P - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    049 READ CS C/JX 185151 SS AGUILA 19/08/1941 ROYAL NAVY
    050 RIGBY J - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    051 ROBERTS W - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    052 SAUNDERS RE - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    053 SAYLE JW - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    054 SMITH R - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    055 SMITH WJ - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    056 STEWARDSON RM - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 20/06/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    057 SULLIVAN P - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    058 THROWER FJ - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    059 WAREHAM RA - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    060 WHITE FJ - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    061 WHITE J - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    062 WILCOX M - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    063 WILLIAMS TMO - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY
    064 WOODROW NJ - SS AGUILA LIVERPOOL 19/08/1941 MERCHANT NAVY

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  7. maria1957

    maria1957 Junior Member

    HI,IS IT POSSIBLE ANYONE WOULD KNOW IF I COULD GET THE SHIPS LISTS OF CREW+PASSENGERS ON BOARD THE AGUILA THIS IS THE LAST BIT OF INFO I NEED,I WAS TALKING TO A LADY TODAY AND 2 OF HER FAMILY WERE KILLED ON BOARD ALSO AND WHILE THE WAS TIDYING HER RELATIVES HOUSE SHE CAME ACROSS AN ASHTRAY AND A BUTTER DISH FROM THE AGUILA,MAY NOT SOUND LIKE MUCH BUT TO SOMEONE WHO LOST FAMILY ON IT I THINK IT IS A GREAT FIND.THANK YOU IF YOU CAN HELP WITH THE SHIPS LIST
    DARREN
    hi darren, my uncle john boffey was killed on board, he was 18 years old and served as a ships steward
     
  8. maria1957

    maria1957 Junior Member

    in memory of my uncle john boffey who died on board aged 18 years, he served as a ships steward
     
  9. Hugh MacLean

    Hugh MacLean Senior Member

    Welcome Maria,
    Was your uncle born on 25/11/1922 in Liverpool?

    Regards
    Hugh
     
  10. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

  11. Paul Grice

    Paul Grice Junior Member

    My uncle Les Grice was killed on SS Aguila, I have his medals, the last letter he wrote and a telegram informing family he was lost at sea. regards Paul Grice
     
  12. My grandfather.George Nicholas was aa steward on the Aguila. My nan told me she would stand at the gate to wave him off but he never once looked back. However..this trip..he got to the corner and stopped..looked back and waved before he went out of sight. She knew then he wasn't coming home.
     
  13. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

  14. Hugh MacLean

    Hugh MacLean Senior Member

    Hi Cathy,
    Was he born 16.8.1892 in Liverpool? If so I have some records for him including a photo.
    Regards
    Hugh
     
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  15. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Panel from my photo collection Tower Hill Memorial

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  16. Yes he was ! I saw aa photo of him when I was little but my aunt threw them all out when nan died. That's really good of you
     
  17. Hugh MacLean

    Hugh MacLean Senior Member

    Hi Cathy,
    Could you send me your email address via a private message and I will send them on.
    He also has a WW1 medal file which you can download for £3.50 - BT 351/1/104267
    And for WW2 - BT 395/1/72001

    Regards
    Hugh
     
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  18. I never knew that. Thanks so much !!
     
  19. Hugh MacLean

    Hugh MacLean Senior Member

    See attached Cathy. Top right hand side click 'Inbox' - 'Start a New Conversation' then type my name into the box Capture.JPG
     

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