Rudolf Klinger

Able Seaman, S.S. Har Zion
Died 31 Aug 1940
Commemorated at Tower Hill Memorial
Age 19

Rudolf was born in 1921 and was residing with his father David in Haifa at the time of his death. It is unknown to date further details of his birth country and family.

Rudolf was an able seaman on the S.S. Har Zion. At 06.15 hours on 31 August 1940, the ship left Liverpool with 1000 cases of spirit and 120 tons of fertiliser to travel to the USA. The Har Zion was attacked by U-boat, U-38 which fired two torpedoes amidships and ship sank north west of Ireland. The master and thirty five crew were killed.