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
Allen, John L., USNSeaman Second Class Firethorn
Becker, Eugene, Merchant Marine19Able Seaman Firethorn, Zaandam
Benoit, Roy Henry, USNSeaman Second Class Firethorn +
Berkeley, Robert Brooke, USNRLieutenant (junior grade) Firethorn, Zaandam +
Beyen, Robert, Merchant Marine39Crew member Firethorn, Zaandam
Bodinelli, Harry E., USN26Seaman Second Class Firethorn, Zaandam
Boyette, Ed, USNSeaman Second Class Firethorn, Zaandam +
Burton, Ferris H., USN14Seaman Second Class Firethorn, Zaandam
Byrd, Harwood B., USN31Seaman Second Class Firethorn, Zaandam
Crane, George H., USNSeaman Second Class Firethorn
Davidonis, Eriks, Merchant Marine26Crew member Firethorn, Zaandam
Dover, John, Merchant Marine38Third Mate Firethorn, Zaandam +
Ellis, Wade Benjamin, USNRGunner’s Mate Third Class Firethorn, Zaandam +
Fisher, Alfred, USNSeaman Second Class Firethorn, Zaandam
Frederiksen, Frederik Emil, Merchant Marine69Chief Steward Firethorn +
Hansen, Asmus C., Merchant Marine32First Engineer Firethorn +
Hoogendam, Nicolaas, Merchant Marine17Able Seaman Firethorn, Zaandam
Hoogerwerf, Jan, Merchant Marine23Crew member Firethorn, Zaandam
Hughes, Jack, Merchant Marine20Crew member Firethorn, Zaandam
Jensen, Axel Lauritz, Merchant Marine37Boatswain (Bosun) Firethorn, Zaandam
Kaustrup, Knud, Merchant MarineFirst Mate Firethorn
Korren, John, Merchant Marine47Junior Engineer Officer Firethorn, Zaandam +
Lagendijk, Cornelius, Merchant Marine34Oiler Firethorn +
Lucas, James R., USN20Seaman First Class Firethorn, Zaandam
Naumann, Robert Shepard, Merchant Marine21Deck Cadet Firethorn +
Nelms, Lee Grisson, USNRSeaman First Class Firethorn +
Nolis, Bernard, Merchant MarineOiler Firethorn +
Pat Hung, , Merchant MarineSecond Cook Firethorn +
Pets, Gustaaf, Merchant Marine20Able Seaman Firethorn, Zaandam
Peysar, Luther E., USNSeaman Second Class Firethorn
Phipps, Henry J., USN20Seaman Second Class Firethorn, Zaandam
Pippel, John Nelson, USNSeaman Second Class Firethorn, Zaandam +
Pitcher, Edward, Merchant Marine23Able Seaman Firethorn, Zaandam
Rollins, Leonard T., USN17Seaman Second Class Firethorn, Zaandam
Rovella, Louis Joseph, Merchant Marine19Engineer Cadet Firethorn +
Schultz, Poul Frølich, Merchant Marine51Master Firethorn +
Seawell, Ernest Nello, USNR21Seaman Second Class Firethorn, Zaandam
Smith, Charles Byrd, USNRSeaman Second Class Firethorn, Zaandam +
Smith, Robert C., USNSeaman First Class Firethorn
Sorensen, Arnold William, Merchant Marine54Chief Engineer Officer Firethorn +
Standish, Chester Arthur, USN20Seaman First Class Firethorn, Zaandam
Tavares, Armando, Merchant MarineMessman Firethorn +
Tol, Gerrit van, Merchant Marine21Able Seaman Firethorn, Zaandam
Watjau, Jan, Merchant Marine36Crew member Firethorn, Zaandam
Zinn, Edward Adolph, USNSeaman Second Class Firethorn, 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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