Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats


Dutch steam merchant

Photo courtesy of the Allen Collection

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

Aboard Blitar when hit on 6 Apr 1943

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

NameAgeRankServed on
ChineseAh Hee, , Merchant Navy32StewardBlitar +
DutchBalen, Jan van, Merchant Navy27Able SeamanSitoebondo, Blitar
DutchBlokzeijl, Pierre Alexandre Louis, Merchant Navy22Fourth OfficerBlitar
DutchBoejoeng, , Merchant Navy44StewardBlitar
DutchBoer, Simon de, Merchant Navy28Able SeamanBlitar
DutchBoltjes, Kornelis Johan, Merchant Navy46StewardBlitar
DutchBontes, Jan, Merchant Navy26Fifth Engineer OfficerBlitar
DutchBoon, Gijsbert, Merchant Navy42Able Seaman/GunnerSoesterberg, Blitar
BritishBray, Joseph, Merchant Navy35Radio OperatorBlitar
ChineseChai Chow, , Merchant Navy46FiremanBlitar +
ChineseChang Foo, , Merchant Navy35FiremanBlitar +
ChineseChen Ling Yuan, , Merchant Navy28FiremanBlitar
ChineseCheng Thin, , Merchant Navy38FiremanBlitar +
ChineseCheng Yuen Toong, , Merchant Navy45FiremanBlitar
ChineseChim Ya, , Merchant Navy38FiremanBlitar +
ChineseChog Fong, , Merchant Navy40FiremanBlitar +
ChineseChong Choi, , Merchant Navy32FiremanBlitar +
ChineseChung Fatt, , Merchant Navy42FiremanBlitar
ChineseChung Fook, , Merchant Navy44FiremanBlitar +
DutchDjoenadie, , Merchant Navy33StewardBlitar
DutchEijgenraam, Pieter Cornelis, Merchant Navy22Able SeamanBlitar
DutchEst, Johannes Cornelis van der, Merchant Navy21Able SeamanTapanoeli, Blitar +
BritishFarreway, Arthur, 22DEMS gunnerBlitar
BritishGolling, Thomas, Merchant Navy18Ordinary SeamanBlitar
DutchGroeneveld, Cornelis, Merchant Navy23Fourth OfficerBlitar
DutchHaan, Pieter Wilhelmus de, Merchant Navy44Chief OfficerBlitar
DutchHelder, Luurt, Merchant Navy30Able SeamanBlitar
DutchHoff, Johan van ’t, Merchant Navy22Fifth Engineer OfficerBlitar +
DutchHoogeveen, Maarten Tommie, Merchant Navy29Fourth Engineer Officer Blitar
ChineseHsiek Yao Long, , Merchant Navy36FiremanBlitar +
ChineseHsuh Shao, , Merchant Navy45FiremanBlitar +
DutchJansen, Jacobus Hendrik, Merchant Navy22Fifth Engineer OfficerBlitar
DutchJonge, Tjipke de, Merchant Navy32Able Seaman/GunnerBlitar +
DutchKasman, , Merchant Navy34StewardBlitar
DutchKeur, Jacobus Johannes, Merchant Navy35CarpenterBlitar
DutchKnip, Willem Egbert, Merchant Navy47MasterBlitar +
DutchKnol, Jacob, Merchant Navy45Chief Engineer OfficerBlitar
DutchKok, Adriaan Marinus de, Merchant Navy31Fourth Engineer OfficerBlitar
DutchKubbe, Gerrit, Merchant Navy25Fifth Engineer OfficerBlitar
ChineseLan Sing, , Merchant Navy42FiremanBlitar +
DutchLans, Johannis Franciscus van der, Merchant Navy60Able SeamanBlitar
ChineseLing Siang, , Merchant Navy49FiremanBlitar +
ChineseLo Tso, , Merchant Navy45FiremanBlitar
DutchLoen, Jacques J.M. van, Merchant Navy30Third Engineer OfficerBlitar
ChineseMang Woh, , Merchant Navy40FiremanBlitar +
DutchMarel, Maarten van der, Merchant Navy27CookBlitar
BritishMarshment, John E., 28DEMS gunnerBlitar
DutchMarsiman, , Merchant Navy36StewardBlitar +
DutchMat, , Merchant Navy44StewardBlitar +
DutchMatrawie, , Merchant Navy52StewardBlitar +
DutchMudde, Izaak, Merchant Navy29GunnerBlitar
ChineseNg Tong Ling, , Merchant Navy34FiremanBlitar
DutchNimwegen, Fransiscus Josephus van, Merchant Navy45Radio OperatorBlitar +
BritishPalmer, Edward George, 20DEMS gunnerBlitar
ChinesePan Yung Jan, , Merchant Navy34FiremanBlitar
BritishPayne, Richard, 31DEMS gunnerBlitar
BritishPolland, William, 28DEMS gunnerBlitar
DutchPost, Willem, Merchant Navy23GunnerBlitar
DutchRoon, Petrus Leo van, Merchant Navy53Able SeamanBlitar
DutchSama-An, , Merchant Navy31LaundrymanBlitar +
DutchSaripan, , Merchant Navy26StewardBlitar
DutchSchaik, Gerrit van, Merchant Navy25Lamp TrimmerBlitar
DutchSchimmer, Johannus, Merchant Navy37Boatswain (Bosun)Blitar
DutchSchreuder, Johannes Jacobus, Merchant Navy27Second OfficerBlitar
DutchSeman, , Merchant Navy32StewardBlitar
BritishShulver, Arthur, 37DEMS gunnerBlitar
DutchSlawie, , Merchant Navy40StewardBlitar
DutchSpijker, Anton Frederik Hendrik, Merchant Navy38Second Engineer OfficerBlitar
BritishSweetzer, Douglas Eric, 22DEMS gunnerBlitar
DutchTalwie, , Merchant Navy27StewardBlitar +
ChineseTan Ah Seng, , Merchant Navy38FiremanBlitar
ChineseTen Chung, , Merchant Navy41FiremanBlitar
ChineseTenan Tsa, , Merchant Navy37FiremanBlitar +
ChineseTham Lam, , Merchant Navy31FiremanBlitar +
DutchVeer, Hendrik ter, Merchant Navy53Able SeamanBlitar
DutchVogelenzang, Evert Jerome, Merchant Navy30Third OfficerBlitar
ChineseWong Kai, , Merchant Navy37FiremanBlitar +
ChineseWong Sao Lin, , Merchant Navy37FiremanBlitar
BritishYork, James Arthur, 22DEMS gunnerBlitar
DutchZetten, Hubrecht van, Merchant Navy27Able SeamanBlitar

80 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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