Ships hit by U-boats

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Dutch troop transport

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We also have a detailed page on the Dutch troop transport Dempo.

Aboard Dempo when hit on 17 Mar 1944

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NameAgeRankServed on
Adema, Antonius Sybrandus J.M., Merchant Navy40Second Radio OperatorDempo
Allemans, Willem, Merchant Navy27Cabin StewardDempo
Antheunissen, Alfons Everardus Johannes, Merchant Navy31BarberDempo
Apon, Adriaan, Merchant Navy50Boatswain’s MateDempo
Bakker, Jan Willem, Merchant Navy30Deck StewardDempo
Ballard, William, Merchant NavyAssistant StorekeeperDempo
Barelds, Derk, Merchant Navy54Second CarpenterDempo
Barley, Albert V., Merchant NavyAssistant StorekeeperDempo
Barnes, Raymond F., Merchant NavyOrdinary SeamanDempo
Beck, Hubertus Adrianus, Merchant Navy26Assistant StewardDempo
Beers, Cornelis Lambertus Johannes van, Merchant Navy40Second CookDempo
Bekaert, Charles Lodewijk, Merchant Navy47Assistant StorekeeperDempo
Bergmans, Theodorus Johannes, Merchant Navy32Second StewardMandalika, Dempo
Blok, Cornelis, Merchant Navy27Able SeamanDempo
Bodmer, Claude, Merchant Navy26Assistant StorekeeperDempo
Boland, Victor J., Merchant NavyStewardDempo
Bont, Johannes Josephus Eduardus de, Merchant Navy37Pastry CookDempo
Boom, Jan, Merchant Navy36QuartermasterDempo
Boon, Maarten Arie van der, Merchant Navy25Able SeamanDempo
Bosworth, David G., RNSignalmanDempo
Boxman, Johannes Bertus, Merchant Navy25Fourth Engineer OfficerKota Tjandi, Dempo
Boyes, Joseph, RNAble Seaman (DEMS gunner)Dempo
Boyle, John, Merchant NavyThird ButcherDempo
Bristow, Harold, DEMS gunnerDempo
Brons, Johannes, Merchant Navy38Able SeamanDempo
Bruinsma, Fokke, Merchant Navy42Chief Pastry CookVolendam, Dempo
Bryant, Harry, RNChief Petty Officer (DEMS gunner)Dempo
Bulbrook, George, Merchant NavySecond BakerDempo
Burgerhout, Jan, Merchant Navy33Third Engineer OfficerDempo
Burr, Leonard, RNAble Seaman (DEMS gunner)Dempo
Campbell, James, Merchant NavyUtility StewardDempo
Cheng Ah Chos, , Merchant Navy28FitterDempo
Clark, Alan A., British ArmyGunner (DEMS gunner)Dempo
Conder, John A., Merchant NavyThird BakerDempo
Cook, William, Merchant NavySecond CookDempo
Cooper, Thomas H., DEMS gunnerDempo
Corkhill, Gilbert, Merchant NavyStewardDempo
Cornell, G.L., RNAble Seaman (DEMS gunner)Dempo
Coyle, Charles, DEMS gunnerDempo
Croft, Frederick J., DEMS gunnerDempo
Cupit, Sydney P.W., Merchant Navy36StewardDempo
Davies, Danny, Merchant NavyStewardDempo
Davies, John, Merchant NavyStewardDempo
Decker, Reyer, Merchant Navy23Assistant StewardDempo
Dewar, Kenneth, Merchant NavyDeck BoyDempo
Dible, John, RNPetty Officer (DEMS gunner)Dempo
Dijk, Frans Cornelis van, Merchant Navy31Fourth Engineer OfficerDempo
Dijkstra, Hermanus Roelof, Merchant Navy38Second OfficerDempo
Doelder, Daniel Jan de, Merchant Navy57QuartermasterDempo
Draper, Robert Th., Merchant NavyAssistant StewardDempo
Droppert, Emanuel, Merchant Navy42WorkmanDempo
Dwyer, Joseph H., Merchant NavyAssistant StorekeeperDempo
Ende, Jacob Aart van den, Merchant Navy42QuartermasterDempo
Evans, John Vernon, Merchant NavyUtility StewardDempo
Faber, Hugo Arnold, Merchant Navy30Second OfficerDempo
Fagan, George P., Merchant Navy33StewardDempo
Farrin, Ronald E., Merchant Navy24StewardDempo
Felgate, Samuel, Merchant NavyThird CookDempo
Fenijn, Adriaan, Merchant Navy52Boatswain (Bosun)Dempo
Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Merchant NavyPantry StewardDempo
Ford, Leonard A., DEMS gunnerDempo
Fraterman, Edouard Alexander, Merchant Navy28Fourth Engineer OfficerTerkoelei, Dempo
Fullford, Albert E., Merchant NavyPantry StewardDempo
Gerretse, Dirk Steven, Merchant Navy46Second Engineer OfficerDempo
Goeij, Hendrikus Casper de, Merchant Navy56First BakerDempo
Green, Hugh, DEMS gunnerDempo
Grunhill, Stanley J., Merchant NavyPastry CookDempo
Guijt, Willem, Merchant Navy26Able SeamanDempo
Haan, Cornelis Hendrik Willem den, Merchant Navy49Chief StewardDempo
Haan, Teko Samuel de, Merchant Navy32CookDempo
Haarlem, Nicolaas, Merchant Navy35Chief CookDempo
Hall, James F.B., Merchant NavyPrinterDempo
Hamilton, Thomas, DEMS gunnerDempo
Harms, Arie, Merchant Navy24Able SeamanDempo
Harper, Cecil C., Merchant NavyAssistant PantrymanDempo
Harrison, Stanley F., RNAble Seaman (DEMS gunner)Dempo
Harst, Willem Johannes van der, Merchant Navy45QuartermasterDempo
Haspel, Laurens Leendert van den, Merchant Navy57GreaserDempo
Heath, Albert Ch., Merchant NavyStewardDempo
Hecke, Frederikus Hermanus van, Merchant Navy49ElectricianDempo
Heijmann, Theodorus Franciscus, Merchant Navy36BarkeeperDempo
Hell, Bernard Theodoor Jozef Louis, Merchant Navy34FireguardDempo
Herwijnen, Karel van, Merchant Navy41Third CookDempo
Heuvelhorst, Jan Herman Bertus, Merchant Navy37Third Engineer OfficerDempo
Hirdes, Constant Johan Emile, Merchant Navy24Able SeamanDempo
Hooff, Johannes van, Merchant Navy31GreaserDempo
Hooghuis, Philippus, Merchant Navy29FiremanDempo
Hopman, Abraham, Merchant Navy30Able SeamanDempo
Horst, Jacobus Adrianus van der, Merchant Navy25Fourth Engineer OfficerMandalika, Dempo
Houwen, Arie Johannes van der, Merchant Navy38Lamp TrimmerDempo
Howarth, Joseph, RNAble Seaman (DEMS gunner)Dempo
Howell, Frank, RNAble Seaman (DEMS gunner)Dempo
Huisman, Fokke, Merchant Navy39Saloon StewardColombia, Dempo
Hunt, A.O., RNPetty Officer (DEMS gunner)Dempo
Irving, Walter E., Merchant NavyThird Radio OperatorDempo
Jaburg, Willem Cornelis, Royal Dutch Navy33GunnerDempo
James, George, Merchant NavyAssistant StewardDempo
Jansen, Francois, Merchant Navy29BarberDempo
Jansen, Jan, Merchant Navy29QuartermasterDempo
Jansen, Willem, Merchant Navy56MasterDempo
Johnson, Bernard, Merchant NavyBoyDempo
Jones, Herbert P., RNSignalmanDempo
Jones, Ronald J., Merchant NavyAssistant StewardDempo
Jong, Marten de, Merchant Navy42GreaserDempo
Jordan, Lawrence A., RNAble Seaman (DEMS gunner)Dempo
Joyce, Sydney, Merchant NavyAssistant StorekeeperDempo
Judge, William, Merchant NavySecond BakerDempo
Keeley-Callan, Charles W., Merchant NavyThird CookDempo
Keenan, Gerald, Merchant NavyUtility StewardDempo
Kessel, Pieter Hubertus van, Merchant Navy44Second ButcherDempo
Kimble, Charles F., Merchant Navy37Assistant StewardDempo
King, Keith, RNAble Seaman (DEMS gunner)Dempo
Klaasen, Hendrikus, Merchant Navy25Assistant PurserDempo
Kloe, Izaak de, Merchant Navy37StorekeeperDempo
Knibbs, Herbert H., Merchant Navy40Assistant StewardDempo
Knook, Adriaan, Merchant Navy46Chief OfficerKota Tjandi, Dempo
Kooij, Hermanus Johannes, Merchant Navy52Chief Engineer OfficerDempo
Kruit, Aaldert Huibert, Merchant Navy23Able SeamanDempo
Kurvink, Marinus, Merchant Navy50GreaserDempo
Laity, Roy P., Merchant NavyStewardDempo
Lane, Paul, RN21Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Dempo
Lawrence, Albert, RNAble Seaman (DEMS gunner)Dempo
Lewis, Sydney G., Merchant NavyUtility StewardDempo
Liebrechts, Petrus, Merchant Navy35Able SeamanFlensburg, Dempo
Ligthart, Arie, Merchant Navy31Able SeamanDempo
Maats a Stuling, Pieter Jacobus, Merchant Navy51SurgeonDempo
Made, Hendrik Hermanus van der, Merchant Navy42Able SeamanDempo
Maher, John, DEMS gunnerDempo
Manen, Jan van, Merchant Navy23Assistant StewardVolendam, Dempo
Martin, Jan Heiko, Merchant Navy47Assistant StewardDempo
Martin, Michael, Merchant NavyFiremanDempo
Mason, Gerard, British ArmySergeant (DEMS gunner)Dempo
Mason, William, Merchant NavyStewardDempo
McArdle, John, Merchant NavyThird ButcherDempo
McCabe, Joseph Edward, Merchant NavyAssistant StorekeeperDempo
McDonald, Alexander, Merchant NavyFiremanDempo
McMullan, William, RNAble Seaman (DEMS gunner)Dempo
McNeese, John, Merchant NavyAssistant StewardDempo
Meily, Jacobus Johannes Maria, Merchant Navy22Fourth OfficerDempo
Meldrum, Robert, Merchant Navy53Second BakerDempo
Meyer, Benjamin, Merchant Navy45Pastry CookDempo
Millecam, Hendrikus, Merchant Navy42Assistant StewardDempo
Mohr, Petrus Maria, Merchant Navy36First CookDempo
Morrien, Albertus Marinus, Merchant Navy46Third CookDempo
Morton, William, Merchant NavyThird CookDempo
Munnik, Arie, Merchant Navy31GreaserDempo
Nagy, Ferenc, Merchant Navy52Able SeamanDempo
Nijboer, Lucas, Merchant Navy59First CookDempo
Nijenhuis, Jan Dirk Laurens, Merchant Navy41FireguardDempo
Nijgh, Arie, Merchant Navy38GreaserDempo
Nolan, Eric, British ArmyGunner (DEMS gunner)Dempo
Odemaere, Pierre Jean Antonius, Merchant Navy43First ButcherDempo
Oever, Petrus Jacobus van den, Merchant Navy56First BakerDempo
Oomkes, Gerardus Nicolaas, Merchant Navy49First Radio OperatorDempo
Otten, Petrus Johannes, Merchant Navy37Assistant StewardColombia, Dempo
Overbeek, Cornelis Gerardus van, Merchant Navy25Assistant StewardDempo
Pankhurst, Harold V., Merchant Navy32Assistant StewardDempo
Parsons, Arthur L., Merchant NavyStewardDempo
Petrejus, Take Luitje, Merchant Navy35CookDempo
Pijleman, Jan Joop Anton, Merchant Navy28Third CookDempo
Podguszer, Stephen, Merchant NavyAssistant StorekeeperDempo
Pollington, Matthew H., Merchant Navy25Pantry StewardDempo
Postma, Herman Willem, Merchant Navy29Fourth Engineer OfficerDempo
Pottinger, Alfred G., Merchant NavyAssistant BakerDempo
Puijl, Bernardus Gerrit van der, Merchant Navy23Fifth Engineer OfficerDempo
Puijpe, Cornelis Pieter, Merchant Navy45CarpenterDempo
Quinlan, Francis P., Merchant NavyUtility StewardDempo
Ravenswaaij, Franciscus Peter van, Merchant Navy43PurserDempo
Reek, Leendert van, Merchant Navy34LinenkeeperDempo
Remmers, Peter, British ArmyGunner (DEMS gunner)Dempo
Ringelenstein, Leendert van, Merchant Navy29Able SeamanDempo
Roeleveld, Matthijs, Merchant Navy23Fifth Engineer OfficerSoekaboemi, Dempo
Ross, Thomas, RNAble Seaman (DEMS gunner)Dempo
Rowe, John G., British ArmyGunner (DEMS gunner)Dempo
Rozario, John S., Merchant NavyThird CookDempo
Ruhaak, Thomas Gerrit Hendrik, Merchant Navy29Third OfficerTapanoeli, Dempo
Saunders, George, Merchant NavySecond CookDempo
Schaefer, Johan Lodewijk, Merchant Navy48Second CookVolendam, Dempo
Schenk, Izaak, Merchant Navy34GreaserDempo
Schoof, Gerardus Hendrikus, Merchant Navy29Assistant StorekeeperDempo
Sellers, Joseph, British ArmyGunner (DEMS gunner)Dempo
Slieker, Johan, Merchant Navy35StorekeeperDempo
Slik, Maarten Jacob van der, Merchant Navy31Able SeamanTapanoeli, Dempo
Smart, Jack, RNAble Seaman (DEMS gunner)Dempo
Smid, Bote Jan, Merchant Navy26Fourth Engineer OfficerDempo
Smit, Cornelis Johannes, Merchant Navy23Second ButcherVolendam, Dempo
Smith, Joseph W., Merchant NavyCookDempo
Smith, Reginald J., Merchant NavyStewardDempo
Smith, Thomas E., Merchant NavySecond ElectricianDempo
Smits, Cornelis Johannes, Merchant Navy47First StewardDempo
Smits, Hendrikus Franciscus Albertus, Merchant Navy47Assistant StewardDempo
Snijders, Johannes Jacobus, Merchant Navy36Second CookDempo
Spa, Imko Harm, Merchant Navy38Second Engineer OfficerDempo
Spaans, Cornelis, Merchant Navy27Able SeamanDempo
Spierenburg, Christiaan Frederik Everdinus, Merchant Navy49Assistant StewardDempo
Spronsen, Jacobus Antonius van, Merchant Navy44GreaserDempo
Stolk, Jacob, Merchant Navy42GreaserDempo
Tans, Bernardus, Merchant Navy33Third Engineer OfficerDempo
Thackray, Thomas, Merchant NavySecond CookDempo
Thomas, Harry, DEMS gunnerDempo
Tree, Percy, Merchant NavyLaundrymanDempo
Trezise, Bertie J., Merchant Navy39StewardDempo
Vaughan, Thomas, Merchant NavyFiremanDempo
Veldt, Laurentius Godefridus, Merchant Navy30Deck StewardDempo
Vergers, Hendrik, Merchant Navy36Assistant StorekeeperVolendam, Dempo
Vessem, Johanna Marina van, Merchant Navy56NurseDempo
Vieveen, Barend Albertus, Merchant Navy37Chief BarberDempo
Vliet, Willem Leonardus Jacob van, Merchant Navy27Able SeamanDempo
Vooijs, Cornelis, Merchant Navy35Able SeamanDempo
Vries, Willem Frederik de, Merchant Navy47ForemanDempo
Walker, Alexander, Merchant NavyFiremanDempo
Walker, Alfred J., Merchant Navy38StewardDempo
Walker, Christopher, Merchant NavyAssistant PantrymanDempo
Watson, Thomas H., Merchant NavyAssistant PantrymanDempo
Westerwoud, Gerard A., Royal Dutch NavyGunnerDempo
Wilde, Johannes Cornelis de, Merchant Navy49Assistant PurserDempo
Willems, Gerardus Louis Wilhelmus, Merchant Navy30Deck StewardDempo
Winter, Simon Johannes Josephus, Merchant Navy27Third CookDempo
Wolfraad, Herman, Merchant Navy30Gunnery OfficerDempo
Wood, Frederick G., Merchant NavyAssistant PantrymanDempo
Zeh, Andreas Theodorus, Merchant Navy39StewardDempo
Zijleman, Johannes Gijsbertus, Merchant Navy58BakerVolendam, Dempo
Zijlstra, Hendrik Willem, Merchant Navy31QuartermasterDempo
Zuur, Jacobus Johannes, Merchant Navy31Fourth Engineer OfficerDempo
Zwan, Jochem J. van der, Royal Dutch Navy26GunnerDempo
Zwan, Maarten van der, Merchant Navy46QuartermasterDempo
Zwart, Johannes, Merchant Navy45Male NurseDempo

227 persons found.

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