Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats


Dutch steam merchant

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This is a listing of people associated with this ship.
We also have a detailed page on the Dutch steam merchant Bennekom.

Aboard Bennekom when hit on 31 Oct 1941

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NameAgeRankServed on
DutchAbdoelrahman, Johan Mohamed Ali, Merchant Navy23Officer's StewardBennekom
DutchBaaren, Cornelis van, Merchant Navy29Third OfficerBennekom
DutchBakker, Dirk, Merchant Navy27Fourth Engineer OfficerBennekom
DutchBernard, Jan, Merchant Navy59Chief Engineer OfficerBennekom
DutchBest, Cornelis de, Merchant Navy43Able SeamanBennekom
DutchBimmel, Jacob, Merchant Navy23Third OfficerBennekom +
DutchBoes, Jan, Merchant Navy29Able SeamanBennekom
DutchBrizee, Jacob Jan, Merchant Navy20Fourth OfficerBennekom
DutchBruning, Nicolaas, Merchant Navy23StewardBennekom
BritishBygraves, , British ArmyPassenger (Sergeant)Bennekom
BritishCopping, , British ArmyDEMS gunnerBennekom
DutchDorland, Cornelis, Merchant Navy44Able SeamanBennekom
DutchDraijer, Christiaan René, Merchant Navy42Chief OfficerBennekom +
DutchDulk, Gijsbert den, Merchant Navy30GunnerBennekom
DutchEckenhausen, Johan, Merchant Navy40GreaserBennekom
DutchEijk, Johannes van, Merchant Navy33StewardBennekom
DutchEwijck, Willem Frederik van, Merchant Navy35GreaserBennekom
BritishField, , British ArmyDEMS gunnerBennekom
BritishFinn, Bernard B., Merchant Navy16Firemen's BoyBennekom
DutchGroen, Glijn, Merchant Navy23GunnerBennekom
DutchHeijen, Hermanus Cornelis, Merchant Navy45Second Engineer OfficerBennekom
DutchHeijer, Jacob den, Merchant Navy26Able SeamanBennekom
DutchHeimensen, Willem, Merchant Navy42Second OfficerBennekom, Crijnssen, Strabo
DutchHoorn, Gerrit, Merchant Navy43Chief StewardBennekom +
DutchHoornweg, Arie Antonie, Merchant Navy23Able SeamanBennekom
DutchHouwen, Adrianus van der, Merchant Navy29FiremanBennekom +
BritishHughes, A., British ArmyDEMS gunnerBennekom
DutchJobben, Douwe, Merchant Navy43Boatswain (Bosun)Bennekom
DutchJoval, Ernest Isai Nuten, Merchant Navy32FiremanBennekom, Breedijk
DutchKok, Johannes, Merchant Navy28StewardBennekom
DutchLigtenberg, Jacobus Cornelis van, Merchant Navy38Third Engineer OfficerBennekom, Suriname
DutchMager, Leonardus Hendrik, Merchant Navy48MasterBennekom
BritishMatthews, , British ArmyPassenger (Sergeant)Bennekom
BritishMay, Charles Ferdinand, Merchant Navy18Sailor's BoyBennekom
DutchMeijer, Christiaan Ferdinand, Merchant Navy45GreaserBennekom, Suriname
BritishNelson, , British ArmyDEMS gunnerBennekom
DutchNugteren, Aart, Merchant Navy50CarpenterBennekom
DutchOldenhove, Johannes, Merchant Navy24Fifth Engineer OfficerBennekom, Suriname
DutchPools, Willem Max, Merchant Navy29Cook's MateBennekom +
DutchRoelofse, Anthonius, Merchant Navy44Chief CookBennekom
BritishRogerson, Arthur, British Army43Bombardier (DEMS gunner)Bennekom +
DutchSchot, Pieter, Merchant Navy24Second CookBennekom
BritishScott, Norman, British Army28Gunner (DEMS gunner)Bennekom +
BritishShepherd, Harold, British Army24Gunner (DEMS gunner)Bennekom +
DutchSlotboom, Cornelis, Merchant Navy32Able SeamanBennekom
DutchThomas, Antonius, Merchant Navy27Able SeamanBennekom
DutchVisser, Jan, Merchant Navy24Able SeamanBennekom
DutchVos, Johannes J. de, Merchant Navy30TrimmerBennekom
DutchVries, Douwe Jacob de, Merchant Navy22Assistant EngineerBennekom, Suriname
DutchVries, Gijsbert Jan de, Merchant Navy40Radio OperatorBennekom
DutchVroombout, Marinus, Merchant Navy39Able SeamanBennekom
IndianWahab, Abdul, Merchant Navy30LascarBennekom
BritishWhight, , British ArmyPassenger (Sergeant)Bennekom
DutchWoerkom, Gerrit Willem van, Merchant Navy17StewardVolendam, Bennekom
DutchZuurbier, Jacques Bernard Willem, Merchant Navy19ApprenticeBennekom
DutchZwan, Willem van der, Merchant Navy48Able SeamanBennekom +

56 persons found.

Served on indicates the ships we have listed for the person, some were stationed on multiple ships hit by U-boats.

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