Hyman Lewis

Cook, M.V. Adellen
Died 22 Feb 1942
Commemorated at Tower Hill Memorial
Age 40

Research is ongoing to find further details of Hyman’s family. His records state that he was born in Liverpool, his mother Jane lived in Lougher, Swansea and he had been working as a cook on ships since the age of sixteen.

Hyman was a cook on M.V. Adellen which was travelling from Newport, Wales to Trinidad via Belfast carrying a cargo of ballast.

At 07.03 hours on 22 February 1942, U-boat U-155 fired three torpedoes at convoy ONS-67 south of Cape Farewell, Greenland. The Adellen was sunk killing 36 crew. The master, nine crew members and two gunners were picked up by HMCS Algoma and transferred to the British rescue ship Toward and were landed at Halifax on 1 March.