Ships hit by U-boats

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Poelau Roebiah

Dutch motor merchant

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

Aboard Poelau Roebiah when hit on 7 Jul 1943

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NameAgeRankServed on
Asan, , Merchant NavyStewardPoelau Roebiah
Awan, , Merchant NavyFourth OfficerPoelau Roebiah
Boer, Jan, Merchant Navy28Second OfficerPoelau Roebiah
Boll, Pieter, Merchant Navy47GreaserPoelau Roebiah
Bonomo, Frank, USNR23Seaman First ClassPoelau Roebiah
Bos, Jan, Merchant Navy40Able SeamanPoelau Roebiah
Boucher, Archie Andrew, USN18Seaman First ClassPoelau Roebiah
Brauer, Alfred Richard, USNRSeaman First ClassPoelau Roebiah
Brokell, Leon Cleveland, USNR28Gunner’s Mate Third ClassPoelau Roebiah
Buffone, Oswald, USNR21Seaman First ClassPoelau Roebiah
Buteau, John J., USNR23Seaman First ClassPoelau Roebiah
Buttedahl, Erling Ingolf, USNR28Seaman First ClassPoelau Roebiah
Cady, George S., USNRSeaman First ClassPoelau Roebiah
Campbell, Th., USNRSeaman First ClassPoelau Roebiah
Capite, Lawrence M., USNR23Seaman First ClassPoelau Roebiah
Carter, Sidney A., USNRSeaman First ClassPoelau Roebiah
Caruso, Armond John, USNR28Seaman First ClassPoelau Roebiah
Cornet, Johannes, Merchant Navy37StewardTajandoen, Poelau Roebiah
Dekker, Robert Johan, Merchant Navy27Fourth OfficerTajandoen, Poelau Roebiah
Denecke, Oswald, Merchant Navy20Assistant FitterPoelau Roebiah
Geijsen, Gerardus Antonius Marie, Merchant Navy44QuartermasterPoelau Roebiah +
Gilst, Robert van, Merchant Navy19Ordinary SeamanPoelau Roebiah
Hartshone, Harmon T., USNRSeaman Second ClassPoelau Roebiah
Hassing, Eduard, Merchant Navy46QuartermasterPoelau Roebiah
Hollis, , USNSignalmanPoelau Roebiah
Hoogendijk, Johannes Hendrikus, Merchant Navy53MasterPoelau Roebiah
Jeltema, Willem Auke, Merchant Navy39Able SeamanPoelau Roebiah
Kannegieter, Hans, Merchant Navy20Able SeamanPoelau Roebiah
Kemis, , Merchant NavyOrdinary SeamanPoelau Roebiah
Knoester, Abraham, Merchant Navy41Boatswain’s MatePoelau Roebiah
Koster, Bastiaan, Merchant Navy47QuartermasterPoelau Roebiah
Krop, Johannes Martines, Merchant Navy50Able SeamanPoelau Roebiah
Lap, Dirk Jacob, Merchant Navy44Chief OfficerPoelau Roebiah
Linting, Johannes Willem, Merchant Navy45Chief Engineer OfficerMoena, Poelau Roebiah
Muha, Alexander John, USNR19Seaman First ClassPoelau Roebiah
Niesing, Evert, Merchant Navy30GreaserPoelau Roebiah
Oever, Paulus Johannes van den, Merchant Navy22Able SeamanPoelau Roebiah +
Piodela, Francis Bernard, USNR37CoxswainPoelau Roebiah
Post, Johannes A., Merchant Navy27Chief CookPoelau Roebiah
Reveley, David Robertson, USNR37Lieutenant (junior grade)Poelau Roebiah
Ruyters, F.J., Merchant NavyAble SeamanPoelau Roebiah
Schenk, A.L., Merchant Navy24Fifth Engineer OfficerPoelau Roebiah
Snel, Albertus Adrianus, Merchant Navy43Radio OperatorPoelau Roebiah
Stevans, J., Merchant NavyThird OfficerPoelau Roebiah
Vrij, Gerrit, Merchant NavyStorekeeperPoelau Roebiah
Zitter, Charles, USNR22Seaman First ClassPoelau Roebiah

46 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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