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
Abdoelrahman, Johan Mohamed Ali, Merchant Navy23Officer's StewardBennekom
Baaren, Cornelis van, Merchant Navy29Third OfficerBennekom
Bakker, Dirk, Merchant Navy27Fourth Engineer OfficerBennekom
Bernard, Jan, Merchant Navy59Chief Engineer OfficerBennekom
Best, Cornelis de, Merchant Navy43Able SeamanBennekom
Bimmel, Jacob, Merchant Navy23Third OfficerBennekom +
Boes, Jan, Merchant Navy29Able SeamanBennekom
Brizee, Jacob Jan, Merchant Navy20Fourth OfficerBennekom
Bruning, Nicolaas, Merchant Navy23StewardBennekom
Bygraves, , British ArmyPassenger (Sergeant)Bennekom
Copping, , British ArmyDEMS gunnerBennekom
Dorland, Cornelis, Merchant Navy44Able SeamanBennekom
Draijer, Christiaan René, Merchant Navy42Chief OfficerBennekom +
Dulk, Gijsbert den, Merchant Navy30GunnerBennekom
Eckenhausen, Johan, Merchant Navy40GreaserBennekom
Eijk, Johannes van, Merchant Navy33StewardBennekom
Ewijck, Willem Frederik van, Merchant Navy35GreaserBennekom
Field, , British ArmyDEMS gunnerBennekom
Finn, Bernard B., Merchant Navy16Firemen's BoyBennekom
Groen, Glijn, Merchant Navy23GunnerBennekom
Heijen, Hermanus Cornelis, Merchant Navy45Second Engineer OfficerBennekom
Heijer, Jacob den, Merchant Navy26Able SeamanBennekom
Heimensen, Willem, Merchant Navy42Second OfficerBennekom, Crijnssen, Strabo
Hoorn, Gerrit, Merchant Navy43Chief StewardBennekom +
Hoornweg, Arie Antonie, Merchant Navy23Able SeamanBennekom
Houwen, Adrianus van der, Merchant Navy29FiremanBennekom +
Hughes, A., British ArmyDEMS gunnerBennekom
Jobben, Douwe, Merchant Navy43Boatswain (Bosun)Bennekom
Joval, Ernest Isai Nuten, Merchant Navy32FiremanBennekom, Breedijk
Kok, Johannes, Merchant Navy28StewardBennekom
Ligtenberg, Jacobus Cornelis van, Merchant Navy38Third Engineer OfficerBennekom, Suriname
Mager, Leonardus Hendrik, Merchant Navy48MasterBennekom
Matthews, , British ArmyPassenger (Sergeant)Bennekom
May, Charles Ferdinand, Merchant Navy18Sailor's BoyBennekom
Meijer, Christiaan Ferdinand, Merchant Navy45GreaserBennekom, Suriname
Nelson, , British ArmyDEMS gunnerBennekom
Nugteren, Aart, Merchant Navy50CarpenterBennekom
Oldenhove, Johannes, Merchant Navy24Fifth Engineer OfficerBennekom, Suriname
Pools, Willem Max, Merchant Navy29Cook's MateBennekom +
Roelofse, Anthonius, Merchant Navy44Chief CookBennekom
Rogerson, Arthur, British Army43Bombardier (DEMS gunner)Bennekom +
Schot, Pieter, Merchant Navy24Second CookBennekom
Scott, Norman, British Army28Gunner (DEMS gunner)Bennekom +
Shepherd, Harold, British Army24Gunner (DEMS gunner)Bennekom +
Slotboom, Cornelis, Merchant Navy32Able SeamanBennekom
Thomas, Antonius, Merchant Navy27Able SeamanBennekom
Visser, Jan, Merchant Navy24Able SeamanBennekom
Vos, Johannes J. de, Merchant Navy30TrimmerBennekom
Vries, Douwe Jacob de, Merchant Navy22Assistant EngineerBennekom, Suriname
Vries, Gijsbert Jan de, Merchant Navy40Radio OperatorBennekom
Vroombout, Marinus, Merchant Navy39Able SeamanBennekom
Wahab, Abdul, Merchant Navy30LascarBennekom
Whight, , British ArmyPassenger (Sergeant)Bennekom
Woerkom, Gerrit Willem van, Merchant Navy17StewardVolendam, Bennekom
Zuurbier, Jacques Bernard Willem, Merchant Navy19ApprenticeBennekom
Zwan, 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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