Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats

Nicolaas Hoogendam

Merchant Marine. Dutch

Born  8 Jul 1925Vlaardingen

Roster information listed for Nicolaas Hoogendam

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
FirethornMotor merchantAble Seaman7 Oct 1942U-172
ZaandamMotor passenger shipRepatriated Seaman2 Nov 1942U-174

Personal information

Nicolaas Hoogendam 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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