One crewmember was
George Henry White is the son of George Henry White and Margaret Ellen Chandler
Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats
George Henry White
Merchant Navy. British
Died 25 Aug 1940 (21)
Roster information listed for George Henry White
ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
Harpalyce Steam merchant Fifth Engineer Officer 25 Aug 1940 (+) U-124
Son of G.H. and Margaret White, of Sunderland, Co. Durham.
Based at Zeebrugge she was the first of her kind to score a victory when she torpedoed the British steamer Harpalyce without warning on the 10th of April, 1915, near the North Hinder lightship midway between Harwich and the Hook of Holland. Harpalyce, engaged in Belgian Relief work, was on her way from Rotterdam to Norfolk, Virginia, in ballast, under a safe conduct pass from the German authorities. She had large white patches on her sides with "Belgian Relief" written on them in big black letters and was flying a large white flag similarly marked. Nevertheless, Gross torpedoed her and the 5,940 ton ship went down so quickly there was no time to get the boats away and 15 of her crew of 44 were lost.
|A typical UB1 type boat, very similar to UB 4 (JD Perkins collection)|