Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats

Ville de Gand

Belgian steam passenger ship

Ville de Gand under her former name American Importer. Photo courtesy of the Allen Collection

This is a listing of people associated with this ship.
We also have a detailed page on the Belgian steam passenger ship Ville de Gand.

Aboard Ville de Gand when hit on 19 Aug 1940

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NameAgeRankServed on
BelgianBernaerts, Auguste, Merchant Navy39Boatswain (Bosun)Ville de Gand
BelgianBettens, Arsène, Merchant Navy28First Radio OfficerLuxembourg, Ville de Gand
SwissBiaggi, Alfred, Merchant NavyOrdinary SeamanVille de Gand
BelgianBloemen, Gommaar Jozef, Merchant Navy39WiperVille de Gand
DutchBondt, Andre de, Merchant Navy41Chief Engineer OfficerVille de Gand +
BelgianBulteel, Pierre François, Merchant Navy32Second Engineer OfficerVille de Gand
BelgianCarion, Raoul, Merchant NavyAble SeamanVille de Gand, Jean Jadot
BelgianCarlier, Raoul, Merchant Navy53MasterVille de Gand +
BelgianCeulemans, Florent, Merchant NavyAble SeamanVille de Gand +
BelgianCoeurderoi, Maurice, Merchant Navy27Third OfficerVille de Gand
IrishCopley, Christian, Merchant Navy43FiremanVille de Gand +
CanadianCraig, James Sorley, Merchant NavySecond Radio OfficerVille de Gand +
PolishCwikla, Julian, Merchant Navy37WiperVille de Gand
BelgianDe Clippeleir, Julien, Merchant NavyAble SeamanVille de Gand
BelgianDe Leppe, Leonard Frans Marie, Merchant Navy44ElectricianVille de Gand
BelgianDe Poortere, Georges, Merchant NavyCarpenterVille de Gand
BelgianDeloncker, Pieter, Merchant NavyFourth Engineer OfficerVille de Gand +
BelgianDewachter, Albert, Merchant NavyDeck EngineerVille de Gand
BelgianD’Hondt, Julien Frederick, Merchant Navy32Able SeamanVille de Gand, Roumanie +
NorwegianEllingsen, Karl, Merchant Navy31DonkeymanVille de Gand
ColombianEscobar, Armando, Merchant NavyFiremanVille de Gand +
BelgianFeron, Georges, Merchant NavyWatertenderVille de Gand
BritishFlynn, Alex, Merchant NavyUtilitymanVille de Gand
BelgianFolbroeck, Florent, Merchant Navy33DonkeymanVille de Gand, President Francqui
BritishFrampton, James, Merchant NavyDonkeymanVille de Gand
DutchHaakmat, Albert, Merchant NavyFiremanVille de Gand
BritishHandley, Sidney, Merchant Navy32Chief StewardVille de Gand +
BelgianJacobs, Jan, Merchant NavyMess Room StewardVille de Gand
NorwegianJacobsen, Marcus Ole, Merchant Navy30Fourth OfficerVille de Gand
BritishKincaid, Kenneth, Merchant NavyUtilitymanVille de Gand
DutchKolmer, Hendrik, Merchant NavyWatertenderVille de Gand
NorwegianLarsen, Karl Henrik, Merchant Navy29Chief Engineer OfficerVille de Gand, Ville de Liège +
BelgianLejeune, Pierre, Merchant NavyAble SeamanVille de Gand
BelgianLemaire, Raymond, Merchant NavyChief OfficerVille de Gand
BelgianLooyens, Corneel, Merchant NavyFiremanVille de Gand +
BelgianMarivoet, Isidoor, Merchant NavyWatertenderVille de Gand +
BelgianMatteusen, Frans, Merchant NavyAble SeamanVille de Gand +
BritishMcDougall, Bruce, Merchant NavyMess Room StewardVille de Gand
BelgianMets, Alfons, Merchant Navy26Ordinary SeamanVille de Gand, Gandia +
BelgianOstyn, Jozef, Merchant NavyDonkeymanVille de Gand +
BelgianPeeters, Pieter, Merchant NavyFiremanVille de Gand
AmericanRosing, H., Merchant NavyRepatriated Seaman (Able Seaman)Ville de Gand
BritishRoss, Henry Theofilus August, Merchant Navy62Chief CookVille de Gand +
NorwegianSkaug, Ove Arthur, Merchant Marine24Second OfficerVille de Gand, Meridian +
BelgianVan De Kerckhoven, Jan, Merchant NavyWatertenderVille de Gand +
BelgianVan Leeken, Jacobus Antoon, Merchant Navy39Second Cook and BakerVille de Gand
BelgianVan Maele, Alfons, Merchant NavyStorekeeperVille de Gand
BelgianVerfaillie, Karel Leopold Robert, Merchant Navy20Mess Room StewardVille de Gand
BelgianVoet, Jozef, Merchant NavyThird Engineer OfficerVille de Gand
BelgianVos, Pieter, Merchant NavyDonkeymanVille de Gand
BritishWest, Norman, Merchant NavyMess Room StewardVille de Gand
BritishWeston, Charles, Merchant NavyMess Room StewardVille de Gand
BelgianWielandt, Alois, Merchant NavyDonkeymanVille de Gand, Ville d’Arlon +
BelgianWitterwulghe, Hendrik, Merchant NavyAble SeamanVille de Gand

54 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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