Raymond, in his first year as deck boy, went on three voyages, two on the Dallas City and on his last fatal voyage, the S.S. Bradfyne. On the latter ship Evan William Lewis was the bosun, he was married to Raymond’s Auntie Mary, so it was natural that Raymond would join his uncle. In November of 1940 the Bradfyne, a Reardon Smith Line vessel, was sunk by the German submarine U100, south of Rockall. The two Borth men and thirty-six others lost their lives… only four men survived. By a strange quirk Raymond’s previous vessel the Dallas City, was bombed and sunk by German planes in the same year. Raymond was only sixteen at the time, and his Uncle Evan forty-six. Evan had already lost his brother to a German U-boat twenty-two years earlier.