Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats


Dutch steam merchant

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

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

Aboard Laertes when hit on 3 May 1942

You can click on any of the names for possible additional information

NameAgeRankServed on
BritishAbrahams, W., Merchant Navy18Galley BoyLaertes
BritishAshton, B., Merchant Navy18Able SeamanLaertes
BritishBarrett, J., Merchant Navy29Second Radio OperatorLaertes
AustralianBest, J., Merchant Navy32StewardLaertes
DutchBlokker, H., Merchant Navy39Second Engineer OfficerLaertes
BritishBreen, T., Merchant Navy42Boatswain (Bosun)Laertes
IrishBrowne, W.J., Merchant Navy21CarpenterLaertes
DutchBruyn, Johan Frederik de, Merchant Navy29Third OfficerLaertes
ChineseChang Hang Fah, , Merchant NavyFiremanLaertes
BritishClare, Dennis Bernard, Merchant Navy17Assistant StewardLaertes +
BritishCowen, P., Merchant Navy20MidshipmanLaertes
BritishDixon, L.S., Merchant Navy20Ordinary SeamanLaertes
ChineseDong Nyok Chao, , Merchant NavyNo. 2 DonkeymanLaertes +
ChineseDung Ah Kung, , Merchant NavyFiremanLaertes
BritishFlegg, H., Merchant Navy22Fifth Engineer OfficerLaertes
ChineseFoo Ah Tsai, , Merchant NavyFiremanLaertes +
ChineseFoo Kao Ho, , Merchant NavyFiremanLaertes
ChineseFoo Sai Long, , Merchant NavyNo. 2 FiremanLaertes
BritishGibson, W., Merchant Navy44Leading SeamanLaertes
BritishGolding, O., Merchant Navy26Able SeamanLaertes
DutchGroot, Bartholomeus, Merchant Navy29Fourth Engineer OfficerLaertes +
DutchGunnink, Berend Harmen, Royal Dutch Army33GunnerLaertes +
DutchHaan, Sape de, Merchant Navy53Chief Engineer OfficerLaertes, Ceramic +
AustralianHalliday, S., Merchant Navy31StewardLaertes
BritishHedley, Peter John, Merchant Navy17MidshipmanLaertes +
DutchHeel, Casparus Johannes van, Merchant Navy52MasterLaertes
DutchHilst, Gerrit van der, Merchant Navy34GunnerLaertes
ChineseHo Ah Yew, , Merchant NavyNo. 4 FiremanLaertes
BritishHodge, G., Merchant Navy28Second CookLaertes
BritishJones, T.A., Merchant Navy27Able SeamanLaertes
DutchKetterij, Adriaan van der, Merchant Navy44Male NurseLaertes
DutchKunst, Cornelis, Merchant Navy51Third Engineer OfficerLaertes +
DutchKuypers, Max Willem, Royal Dutch Army19GunnerLaertes
BritishLangmead, Cyril William, Merchant Navy16Ordinary SeamanLaertes +
ChineseLee Pong Hoon, , Merchant NavyFiremanLaertes
AustralianLloyd, A., Merchant Navy46StewardLaertes
ChineseLoo Sai King, , Merchant NavyNo. 3 FiremanLaertes
ChineseLoo Tenio Chang, , Merchant NavyFiremanLaertes +
ChineseLui Woo Shi, , Merchant NavyFireman CookLaertes
BritishMacGillivray, A., Merchant Navy46Able SeamanLaertes
DutchMars, Antonius Petrus Philippus, Merchant Navy35First Radio OperatorLaertes
ChineseMow Kouang Sing, , Merchant NavyFiremanLaertes +
AustralianNobles, L., Merchant Navy16Deck BoyLaertes
DutchNooyer, Paulus de, Merchant Navy45Chief StewardLaertes
BritishOwen, I., Merchant Navy21Able SeamanLaertes
BritishPearson, John Amos C., Merchant Navy26SailorLaertes +
BritishPickett, W., Merchant Navy18Ordinary SeamanLaertes
AustralianPilbeam, L., Merchant Navy47BakerLaertes
BritishPleavin, C.G., Merchant Navy30Able SeamanLaertes
BritishQuaye, P., Merchant Navy22Able SeamanLaertes
DutchSchippers, Herman, Royal Dutch Army23GunnerLaertes +
AustralianSpargo, F., Merchant Navy33Chief CookLaertes
DutchStranger, Hendrikus Petrus Philippus, Merchant Navy38Chief OfficerLaertes +
ChineseTsang Ah Yoang, , Merchant NavyFitterLaertes
AmericanWass, C., Merchant Navy23GunnerLaertes +
AustralianWest, Thomas Woods, Merchant Navy18Deck BoyLaertes +
DutchWijsmuller, Bartholomeus, Merchant Navy29Second OfficerLaertes
ChineseWong Ah Chang, , Merchant NavyFitterLaertes +
ChineseWong Ah Sing, , Merchant NavyGreaserLaertes
ChineseWong Sai Chen, , Merchant NavyGreaserLaertes
ChineseWong Sue King, , Merchant NavyFireman BoyLaertes +
ChineseWong The Chee, , Merchant NavyNo. 1 DonkeymanLaertes
ChineseWoo Chen Sung, , Merchant NavyNo. 1 FiremanLaertes
ChineseWoo King Young, , Merchant NavyStorekeeperLaertes
ChineseYong Ah Tong, , Merchant NavyFiremanLaertes +
ChineseYoung Shung Ring, , Merchant NavyGreaserLaertes

66 persons found.

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

People missing from this listing? Or perhaps additional information?
If you wish to add a crewmember to the listing we would need most of this information: ship name, nationality, name, dob, place of birth, service (merchant marine, ...), rank or job on board. We have place for a photo as well if provided. You can e-mail us the information here.