Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats


Panamanian motor merchant

Firethorn under her former name Norden. Photo courtesy of Danish Maritime Museum, Elsinore

This is a listing of people associated with this ship.
We also have a detailed page on the Panamanian motor merchant Firethorn.

Aboard Firethorn when hit on 7 Oct 1942

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

NameAgeRankServed on
AmericanAllen, John L., USNSeaman Second ClassFirethorn
BelgianBecker, Eugene, Merchant Marine19Able SeamanFirethorn, Zaandam
AmericanBenoit, Roy Henry, USNSeaman Second ClassFirethorn +
AmericanBerkeley, Robert Brooke, USNRLieutenant (junior grade)Firethorn, Zaandam +
BelgianBeyen, Robert, Merchant Marine39Crew memberFirethorn, Zaandam
AmericanBodinelli, Harry E., USN26Seaman Second ClassFirethorn, Zaandam
AmericanBoyette, Ed, USNSeaman Second ClassFirethorn, Zaandam +
AmericanBurton, Ferris H., USN14Seaman Second ClassFirethorn, Zaandam
AmericanByrd, Harwood B., USN31Seaman Second ClassFirethorn, Zaandam
AmericanCrane, George H., USNSeaman Second ClassFirethorn
LatvianDavidonis, Eriks, Merchant Marine26Crew memberFirethorn, Zaandam
CanadianDover, John, Merchant Marine38Third MateFirethorn, Zaandam +
AmericanEllis, Wade Benjamin, USNRGunner’s Mate Third ClassFirethorn, Zaandam +
AmericanFisher, Alfred, USNSeaman Second ClassFirethorn, Zaandam
DanishFrederiksen, Frederik Emil, Merchant Marine69Chief StewardFirethorn +
DanishHansen, Asmus C., Merchant Marine32First EngineerFirethorn +
DutchHoogendam, Nicolaas, Merchant Marine17Able SeamanFirethorn, Zaandam
DutchHoogerwerf, Jan, Merchant Marine23Crew memberFirethorn, Zaandam
CanadianHughes, Jack, Merchant Marine20Crew memberFirethorn, Zaandam
CanadianJensen, Axel Lauritz, Merchant Marine37Boatswain (Bosun)Firethorn, Zaandam
DanishKaustrup, Knud, Merchant MarineFirst MateFirethorn
RussianKorren, John, Merchant Marine47Junior Engineer OfficerFirethorn, Zaandam +
DutchLagendijk, Cornelius, Merchant Marine34OilerFirethorn +
AmericanLucas, James R., USN20Seaman First ClassFirethorn, Zaandam
AmericanNaumann, Robert Shepard, Merchant Marine21Deck CadetFirethorn +
AmericanNelms, Lee Grisson, USNRSeaman First ClassFirethorn +
BelgianNolis, Bernard, Merchant MarineOilerFirethorn +
ChinesePat Hung, , Merchant MarineSecond CookFirethorn +
BelgianPets, Gustaaf, Merchant Marine20Able SeamanFirethorn, Zaandam
AmericanPeysar, Luther E., USNSeaman Second ClassFirethorn
AmericanPhipps, Henry J., USN20Seaman Second ClassFirethorn, Zaandam
AmericanPippel, John Nelson, USNSeaman Second ClassFirethorn, Zaandam +
CanadianPitcher, Edward, Merchant Marine23Able SeamanFirethorn, Zaandam
AmericanRollins, Leonard T., USN17Seaman Second ClassFirethorn, Zaandam
AmericanRovella, Louis Joseph, Merchant Marine19Engineer CadetFirethorn +
DanishSchultz, Poul Frølich, Merchant Marine51MasterFirethorn +
AmericanSeawell, Ernest Nello, USNR21Seaman Second ClassFirethorn, Zaandam
AmericanSmith, Charles Byrd, USNRSeaman Second ClassFirethorn, Zaandam +
AmericanSmith, Robert C., USNSeaman First ClassFirethorn
DanishSorensen, Arnold William, Merchant Marine54Chief Engineer OfficerFirethorn +
AmericanStandish, Chester Arthur, USN20Seaman First ClassFirethorn, Zaandam
PortugueseTavares, Armando, Merchant MarineMessmanFirethorn +
DutchTol, Gerrit van, Merchant Marine21Able SeamanFirethorn, Zaandam
BelgianWatjau, Jan, Merchant Marine36Crew memberFirethorn, Zaandam
AmericanZinn, Edward Adolph, USNSeaman Second ClassFirethorn, Zaandam +

45 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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