Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats

Basil Dominic Izzi

USNR. American

Born  3 Dec 1922Barre, MA
Died  2 Jul 1979(56)Barre, MA

Photo courtesy of Dennis Fleming

Roster information listed for Basil Dominic Izzi

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
ZaandamMotor passenger shipSeaman Second Class2 Nov 1942U-174

Personal information

Basil Dominic Izzi 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. In May 2015 a bridge was dedicated to the memory of him in his hometown Barre, MA.

Naval History and Heritage Command: Recollections of S2c Basil D. Izzi, USNR

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

Crew list for Ships hit by U-boats