Cornelis van der Slot was one of five survivors from Zaandam who rescued themselves on a raft after the sinking. Two of them died before the remaining three men were rescued after 83 days at sea.
The raft as seen from USS PC-576
The survivors being helped to board the patrol craft
From left to right: Cornelis van der Slot, Nicolaas Hoogendam and Basil Dominic Izzi after being rescued
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