Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats


Panamanian motor merchant

Firethorn under her former name Norden. Photo courtesy of Danish Maritime Museum, Elsinore

This is a listing of people associated with this ship.
We also have a detailed page on the Panamanian motor merchant Firethorn.

Aboard Firethorn when hit on 7 Oct 1942

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

NameAgeRankServed on
Allen, John L., USNSeaman Second ClassFirethorn
Becker, Eugene, Merchant Marine19Able SeamanFirethorn, Zaandam
Benoit, Roy Henry, USNSeaman Second ClassFirethorn +
Berkeley, Robert Brooke, USNRLieutenant (junior grade)Firethorn, Zaandam +
Beyen, Robert, Merchant Marine39Crew memberFirethorn, Zaandam
Bodinelli, Harry E., USN26Seaman Second ClassFirethorn, Zaandam
Boyette, Ed, USNSeaman Second ClassFirethorn, Zaandam +
Burton, Ferris H., USN14Seaman Second ClassFirethorn, Zaandam
Byrd, Harwood B., USN31Seaman Second ClassFirethorn, Zaandam
Crane, George H., USNSeaman Second ClassFirethorn
Davidonis, Eriks, Merchant Marine26Crew memberFirethorn, Zaandam
Dover, John, Merchant Marine38Third MateFirethorn, Zaandam +
Ellis, Wade Benjamin, USNRGunner’s Mate Third ClassFirethorn, Zaandam +
Fisher, Alfred, USNSeaman Second ClassFirethorn, Zaandam
Frederiksen, Frederik Emil, Merchant Marine69Chief StewardFirethorn +
Hansen, Asmus C., Merchant Marine32First EngineerFirethorn +
Hoogendam, Nicolaas, Merchant Marine17Able SeamanFirethorn, Zaandam
Hoogerwerf, Jan, Merchant Marine23Crew memberFirethorn, Zaandam
Hughes, Jack, Merchant Marine20Crew memberFirethorn, Zaandam
Jensen, Axel Lauritz, Merchant Marine37Boatswain (Bosun)Firethorn, Zaandam
Kaustrup, Knud, Merchant MarineFirst MateFirethorn
Korren, John, Merchant Marine47Junior Engineer OfficerFirethorn, Zaandam +
Lagendijk, Cornelius, Merchant Marine34OilerFirethorn +
Lucas, James R., USN20Seaman First ClassFirethorn, Zaandam
Naumann, Robert Shepard, Merchant Marine21Deck CadetFirethorn +
Nelms, Lee Grisson, USNRSeaman First ClassFirethorn +
Nolis, Bernard, Merchant MarineOilerFirethorn +
Pat Hung, , Merchant MarineSecond CookFirethorn +
Pets, Gustaaf, Merchant Marine20Able SeamanFirethorn, Zaandam
Peysar, Luther E., USNSeaman Second ClassFirethorn
Phipps, Henry J., USN20Seaman Second ClassFirethorn, Zaandam
Pippel, John Nelson, USNSeaman Second ClassFirethorn, Zaandam +
Pitcher, Edward, Merchant Marine23Able SeamanFirethorn, Zaandam
Rollins, Leonard T., USN17Seaman Second ClassFirethorn, Zaandam
Rovella, Louis Joseph, Merchant Marine19Engineer CadetFirethorn +
Schultz, Poul Frølich, Merchant Marine51MasterFirethorn +
Seawell, Ernest Nello, USNR21Seaman Second ClassFirethorn, Zaandam
Smith, Charles Byrd, USNRSeaman Second ClassFirethorn, Zaandam +
Smith, Robert C., USNSeaman First ClassFirethorn
Sorensen, Arnold William, Merchant Marine54Chief Engineer OfficerFirethorn +
Standish, Chester Arthur, USN20Seaman First ClassFirethorn, Zaandam
Tavares, Armando, Merchant MarineMessmanFirethorn +
Tol, Gerrit van, Merchant Marine21Able SeamanFirethorn, Zaandam
Watjau, Jan, Merchant Marine36Crew memberFirethorn, Zaandam
Zinn, Edward Adolph, USNSeaman Second ClassFirethorn, Zaandam +

45 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?
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