Ordinary Signalman Aaron Colman was an English sailor of the Royal Navy who died during the Second World War.

He was born in Manchester, the son of Russian-born parents Max and Leah Colman (née Aronovitch).

Aged 19, Colman died on 14 February 1945 aboard the motor torpedo boat HMS MTB 791 when a fire at Ostend Harbour, Belgium, culminated in an explosion that destroyed the ship, along with 11 others. Some 62 sailors died, the largest loss of life incurred by the Royal Navy's Coastal Forces during the war.[1]

He is buried in Oostende New Communal Cemetery.


  1. The Ostend Disaster 1945, Retrirved 6 August 2015.


  • Colman, Aaron, Retrieved 6 August 2015.
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