Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats

Matthijs Starrenburg

Merchant Navy. Dutch

Born  19 Nov 1905Den Haag

Roster information listed for Matthijs Starrenburg

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
AlphaccaSteam merchantFireman4 Apr 1942U-505 (1)

Personal information

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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