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Karel Joseph Suttels

Merchant Navy. Belgian

Born  19 Mar 1885Waarschoot

Roster information listed for Karel Joseph Suttels

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
KasongoSteam merchantBoatswain (Bosun)26 Feb 1941U-47 (1)
MokamboMotor merchantBoatswain (Bosun)2 Jun 1941U-147 (1)
MokamboMotor merchantBoatswain (Bosun)1 May 1943U-515 (2)

Personal information

Carolus Josephus Suttles was born as the son of Bruno Suttels and Maria Ludovica Loete. He joined the Merchant Navy at the age of 17 and served as Lamp Trimmer aboard the ships of the Red Star Line where he was recorded under the name of Joseph Suttels, Charles Suttels or Karel-Joseph Suttels. Karel married Jacoba Antoinetta Bierens in Antwerp in 1909 and had at least one son: Pieter Joseph Suttels born 1910 in Antwerp.


  1. “De Belgische Koopvaardij in de Tweede Wereldoorlog” by Roger Machielsen
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