Merchant Navy. Dutch
|Born||19 Nov 1905||Den Haag|
Roster information listed for Matthijs Starrenburg
|Ship||Type||Rank / role||Attacked on||Boat|
|Alphacca||Steam merchant||Fireman||4 Apr 1942||U-505 (1)|
Matthijs Starrenburg would have been sleeping where the torpedo struck Alphacca, but an earlier accident aboard had left the engine room crew understaffed so he was on watch in the boiler room at the time of the incident and survived the sinking.
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