Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats

Willem Heimensen

Merchant Navy. Dutch

Born  20 Apr 1899Culemborg

Roster information listed for Willem Heimensen

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
BennekomSteam merchantSecond Officer31 Oct 1941U-96
CrijnssenSteam passenger shipSecond Officer11 Jun 1942U-504
StraboMotor merchantMaster10 Aug 1942U-155

Personal information

Next of kin: S.J. Heimensen, of Amsterdam

He was picked up by HMS Culver after the sinking of Bennekom, transferred to HMS Lulworth and landed at Bathurst on 20 November 1941. All survivors were taken to Freetown aboard the depot ship HMS Alca and Alderamin and eventually returned to the UK aboard Volendam, arriving in Avonmouth on 21 December 1941.

Willem Heimensen was one of the four men rescued from a raft by the J.A. Mowinckel after the sinking of Crijnssen.

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