Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats


Dutch steam merchant

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

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

Aboard Laertes when hit on 3 May 1942

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

NameAgeRankServed on
Abrahams, W., Merchant Navy18Galley BoyLaertes
Ashton, B., Merchant Navy18Able SeamanLaertes
Barrett, J., Merchant Navy29Second Radio OperatorLaertes
Best, J., Merchant Navy32StewardLaertes
Blokker, H., Merchant Navy39Second Engineer OfficerLaertes
Breen, T., Merchant Navy42Boatswain (Bosun)Laertes
Browne, W.J., Merchant Navy21CarpenterLaertes
Bruyn, Johan Frederik de, Merchant Navy29Third OfficerLaertes
Chang Hang Fah, , Merchant NavyFiremanLaertes
Clare, Dennis Bernard, Merchant Navy17Assistant StewardLaertes +
Cowen, P., Merchant Navy20MidshipmanLaertes
Dixon, L.S., Merchant Navy20Ordinary SeamanLaertes
Dong Nyok Chao, , Merchant NavyNo. 2 DonkeymanLaertes +
Dung Ah Kung, , Merchant NavyFiremanLaertes
Flegg, H., Merchant Navy22Fifth Engineer OfficerLaertes
Foo Ah Tsai, , Merchant NavyFiremanLaertes +
Foo Kao Ho, , Merchant NavyFiremanLaertes
Foo Sai Long, , Merchant NavyNo. 2 FiremanLaertes
Gibson, W., Merchant Navy44Leading SeamanLaertes
Golding, O., Merchant Navy26Able SeamanLaertes
Groot, Bartholomeus, Merchant Navy29Fourth Engineer OfficerLaertes +
Gunnink, Berend Harmen, Royal Dutch Army33GunnerLaertes +
Haan, Sape de, Merchant Navy53Chief Engineer OfficerLaertes, Ceramic +
Halliday, S., Merchant Navy31StewardLaertes
Hedley, Peter John, Merchant Navy17MidshipmanLaertes +
Heel, Casparus Johannes van, Merchant Navy52MasterLaertes
Hilst, Gerrit van der, Merchant Navy34GunnerLaertes
Ho Ah Yew, , Merchant NavyNo. 4 FiremanLaertes
Hodge, G., Merchant Navy28Second CookLaertes
Jones, T.A., Merchant Navy27Able SeamanLaertes
Ketterij, Adriaan van der, Merchant Navy44Male NurseLaertes
Kunst, Cornelis, Merchant Navy51Third Engineer OfficerLaertes +
Kuypers, Max Willem, Royal Dutch Army19GunnerLaertes
Langmead, Cyril William, Merchant Navy16Ordinary SeamanLaertes +
Lee Pong Hoon, , Merchant NavyFiremanLaertes
Lloyd, A., Merchant Navy46StewardLaertes
Loo Sai King, , Merchant NavyNo. 3 FiremanLaertes
Loo Tenio Chang, , Merchant NavyFiremanLaertes +
Lui Woo Shi, , Merchant NavyFireman CookLaertes
MacGillivray, A., Merchant Navy46Able SeamanLaertes
Mars, Antonius Petrus Philippus, Merchant Navy35First Radio OperatorLaertes
Mow Kouang Sing, , Merchant NavyFiremanLaertes +
Nobles, L., Merchant Navy16Deck BoyLaertes
Nooyer, Paulus de, Merchant Navy45Chief StewardLaertes
Owen, I., Merchant Navy21Able SeamanLaertes
Pearson, John Amos C., Merchant Navy26SailorLaertes +
Pickett, W., Merchant Navy18Ordinary SeamanLaertes
Pilbeam, L., Merchant Navy47BakerLaertes
Pleavin, C.G., Merchant Navy30Able SeamanLaertes
Quaye, P., Merchant Navy22Able SeamanLaertes
Schippers, Herman, Royal Dutch Army23GunnerLaertes +
Spargo, F., Merchant Navy33Chief CookLaertes
Stranger, Hendrikus Petrus Philippus, Merchant Navy38Chief OfficerLaertes +
Tsang Ah Yoang, , Merchant NavyFitterLaertes
Wass, C., Merchant Navy23GunnerLaertes +
West, Thomas Woods, Merchant Navy18Deck BoyLaertes +
Wijsmuller, Bartholomeus, Merchant Navy29Second OfficerLaertes
Wong Ah Chang, , Merchant NavyFitterLaertes +
Wong Ah Sing, , Merchant NavyGreaserLaertes
Wong Sai Chen, , Merchant NavyGreaserLaertes
Wong Sue King, , Merchant NavyFireman BoyLaertes +
Wong The Chee, , Merchant NavyNo. 1 DonkeymanLaertes
Woo Chen Sung, , Merchant NavyNo. 1 FiremanLaertes
Woo King Young, , Merchant NavyStorekeeperLaertes
Yong Ah Tong, , Merchant NavyFiremanLaertes +
Young Shung Ring, , Merchant NavyGreaserLaertes

66 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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