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 Ootmarsum.

Aboard Ootmarsum when hit on 23 Nov 1940

You can click on any of the names for possible additional information

NameAgeRankServed on
DutchBakker, Jacob, Merchant Navy44Boatswain (Bosun)Ootmarsum +
DutchBekius, Hermanus, Merchant Navy31FiremanOotmarsum +
DutchBeugen, Adriaan van, Merchant Navy26Able SeamanOotmarsum +
DutchBoeijen, Johannes Hermanus van, Merchant Navy52FiremanOotmarsum +
DutchBomhoff, Adrianus, Merchant Navy46Chief Engineer OfficerOotmarsum +
BritishCrowley, J., Merchant NavyCrew BoyOotmarsum +
BritishDavies, O.H., Merchant NavyDeck BoyOotmarsum +
DutchDollekamp, Hendrik Jan, Merchant Navy19Assistant EngineerOotmarsum +
DutchEngels, Jan, Merchant Navy37Chief OfficerOotmarsum +
DutchHorst, Evert van der, Merchant Navy40Third Engineer OfficerOotmarsum +
DutchJansen, Mattheus, Merchant Navy37Able SeamanOotmarsum +
DutchLasschuit, Hendrikus, Merchant Navy23Able SeamanOotmarsum +
DutchLeeuw, Geert de, Merchant Navy29StewardOotmarsum +
BritishMcConnell, Cecil, Merchant Navy17Mess Room BoyOotmarsum +
DutchMol, Simon Jan, Merchant Navy27Third OfficerOotmarsum +
DutchRijnders, Petrus Wilhelmus, Merchant Navy33Assistant EngineerOotmarsum +
DutchRoos, Cornelis, Merchant Navy32Second OfficerOotmarsum +
BritishSivers, Jack Henry George, Merchant NavyMess Room BoyOotmarsum +
DutchSpruijt, Jozias, Merchant Navy38FiremanOotmarsum +
DutchStaveren, Hugo Jacob van, Merchant Navy35DonkeymanOotmarsum +
DutchTadema, Wilhelm Friedrich Gustav, Merchant Navy35CookOotmarsum +
DutchVerburgh, Johannes, Merchant Navy16Able SeamanOotmarsum +
DutchVos, Hendrik, Merchant Navy45Able SeamanOotmarsum +
DutchVries, Jan de, Merchant Navy48MasterOotmarsum +
DutchWijnia, Pieter, Merchant Navy33Second Engineer OfficerOotmarsum +

25 persons found.

Served on indicates the ships we have listed for the person, some were stationed on multiple ships hit by U-boats.

People missing from this listing? Or perhaps additional information?
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