Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats


Belgian steam merchant

Gandia under her former name Arawa. Photo courtesy of State Library of New South Wales

This is a listing of people associated with this ship.
We also have a detailed page on the Belgian steam merchant Gandia.

Aboard Gandia when hit on 22 Jan 1942

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NameAgeRankServed on
BelgianAdiens, Emile, Merchant NavyDEMS gunnerGandia +
BelgianBaeyens, Jozef, Merchant NavyDEMS gunnerGandia +
BritishBillows, William, DEMS gunnerGandia
BelgianBleikertz, Gustaaf, Merchant NavyButcherGandia +
BelgianBuys, Eugeen, Merchant NavyFireman and TrimmerGandia +
BelgianCantens, Martin, Merchant NavyFireman and TrimmerGandia +
BelgianCeuppens, Charles Leonard Francois, Merchant Navy34DEMS gunnerGandia +
BelgianCleerbaut, Adolf, Merchant NavyAble SeamanGandia +
BelgianCloostermans, Willem, Merchant NavyFireman and TrimmerGandia +
BelgianCnops, Leon, Merchant NavyChief Engineer OfficerGandia +
BelgianCoppens, Jozef, Merchant Navy38Fireman and TrimmerGandia, Bruxelles, President Francqui
BelgianCrespi, Vital, Merchant NavyThird Engineer OfficerGandia +
BritishCullen, William, Merchant Navy17Ordinary SeamanGandia +
BritishCurtis, John Leslie, British ArmyGunner (DEMS gunner)Gandia +
CanadianDavis, Donald, Merchant Navy23Fireman and TrimmerGandia +
CanadianDavis, John, Merchant Navy23Fireman and TrimmerGandia +
BelgianDe Nys, Constant, Merchant NavyFireman and TrimmerGandia +
BelgianDe Saegher, Lionel, Merchant NavyThird OfficerGandia +
BelgianDe Westerlinck, Kamiel, Merchant NavyAble SeamanGandia +
BelgianDe Wever, Frans, Merchant NavyFireman and TrimmerGandia, Emile Francqui, Persier
CanadianDwyer, James Edward, Merchant Navy31Fireman and TrimmerGandia +
BelgianEveraert, Frans, Merchant NavyFireman and TrimmerGandia +
BelgianGautier, Gaston, Merchant NavyFireman and TrimmerGandia
BelgianGovaert, Bernard, Merchant NavyFireman and TrimmerGandia +
BelgianHansen, Louis, Merchant NavyDonkeymanGandia +
BritishHayley, John, DEMS gunnerGandia
BelgianHintjens, Jerome, Merchant NavyPurserGandia +
BelgianHubert, Albert, Merchant NavyChief OfficerGandia
FrenchIssa, Joseph, Merchant NavyFireman and TrimmerGandia +
BelgianJacobs, Albert, Merchant NavyFourth Engineer OfficerGandia +
BritishKenny, James, Merchant Navy18Ordinary SeamanGandia +
DutchKoert, Joseph van, Merchant Navy51Fireman and TrimmerGandia +
BelgianLardinoy, François, Merchant NavySecond OfficerGandia
BritishLawson, Stanley, Merchant Navy18Assistant StewardGandia +
BelgianLeysen, Jozef, Merchant NavyCarpenterGandia +
FrenchManguis, Fernand, Merchant NavyMess Room StewardGandia +
BritishMcNally, Michael, Merchant NavyCabin BoyGandia +
BelgianMets, Alfons, Merchant Navy28Fireman and TrimmerVille de Gand, Gandia +
BelgianMichiels, Leonard, Merchant NavyFireman and TrimmerGandia +
BelgianMichielsen, Petrus, Merchant NavyAble SeamanGandia
BritishMorgan, John, Merchant Navy31Fireman and TrimmerGandia +
BelgianNeegers, Leopold, Merchant NavyFireman and TrimmerGandia +
BelgianNoens, Daniel, Merchant NavyFireman and TrimmerMercier, Gandia +
CanadianO’Handley, John, Merchant Navy21Fireman and TrimmerGandia +
BelgianParis, Isidore, Merchant NavyAssistant EngineerGandia +
BelgianPelzer, Camille, Merchant NavyRadio OfficerGandia +
BelgianPolfliet, Polydore, Merchant NavyAssistant StewardGandia
BelgianPoncelet, Jules, Merchant NavyAble SeamanGandia +
BelgianPonjaert, Alfons, Merchant NavyAble SeamanGandia +
BelgianPonsard, Henri, Merchant NavyAssistant EngineerGandia +
BelgianPotié, Maurice, Merchant NavyMasterGandia +
BelgianProvoost, Guillaume, Merchant NavyDEMS gunnerGandia +
BelgianReunis, Edward, Merchant NavyFireman and TrimmerGandia +
BelgianReunis, Jozef, Merchant NavyDonkeymanGandia +
BritishRichardson, Thomas, Merchant Navy15Galley BoyGandia +
BelgianRutten, Theodore, Merchant NavyDEMS gunnerGandia +
BelgianSegers, Victor, Merchant NavyAble SeamanGandia +
BelgianSwartwaeger, Albert, Merchant NavyFourth OfficerGandia
BritishSweeney, John, Merchant NavyAble SeamanGandia +
BelgianSwevers, Arthur, Merchant NavySecond Engineer OfficerGandia
BelgianSymens, Henri, Merchant NavyFireman and TrimmerLuxembourg, Gandia +
BelgianVan De Casteele, Frans, Merchant NavyDEMS gunnerGandia +
BelgianVan Den Eynde, Maurice, Merchant NavyAble SeamanGandia +
BelgianVan Der Struyft, Jozef, Merchant NavyAble SeamanGandia +
BelgianVan Der Velden, François, Merchant NavyStewardGandia +
BelgianVan Oudheusden, Robert, Merchant NavyFireman and TrimmerGandia +
BelgianVan Roten, Albert, Merchant NavyFireman and TrimmerLuxembourg, Gandia +
BelgianVan Roy, Jan, Merchant NavyChief CookMercier, Gandia +
BelgianVan Santvliet, Jan, Merchant NavyFifth Engineer OfficerGandia +
BelgianVan Steenlandt, Gustaaf, Merchant NavyFireman and TrimmerGandia +
BelgianVan Wonterghem, Andre, Merchant NavyFireman and TrimmerGandia
BelgianVandevelde, Jozef, Merchant NavyAble SeamanGandia +
BelgianVercauteren, Jozef, Merchant NavyAble SeamanGandia +
BelgianVerhaegen, Henri, Merchant NavyFireman and TrimmerGandia +
BelgianVermeulen, Petrus, Merchant NavyCook and BakerGandia +
BelgianWanders, Albert, Merchant NavyBoatswain (Bosun)Gandia, Belgian Fighter
BelgianWillems, Fernand, Merchant NavyFireman and TrimmerGandia +
CanadianWilson, Kenneth W., Merchant NavyFireman and TrimmerGandia +
BelgianWouters, Jan, Merchant NavyDonkeymanGandia

79 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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