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
Ah Hee, , Merchant Navy32StewardBlitar +
Balen, Jan van, Merchant Navy27Able SeamanSitoebondo, Blitar
Blokzeijl, Pierre Alexandre Louis, Merchant Navy22Fourth OfficerBlitar
Boejoeng, , Merchant Navy44StewardBlitar
Boer, Simon de, Merchant Navy28Able SeamanBlitar
Boltjes, Kornelis Johan, Merchant Navy46StewardBlitar
Bontes, Jan, Merchant Navy26Fifth Engineer OfficerBlitar
Boon, Gijsbert, Merchant Navy42Able Seaman/GunnerSoesterberg, Blitar
Bray, Joseph, Merchant Navy35Radio OperatorBlitar
Chai Chow, , Merchant Navy46FiremanBlitar +
Chang Foo, , Merchant Navy35FiremanBlitar +
Chen Ling Yuan, , Merchant Navy28FiremanBlitar
Cheng Thin, , Merchant Navy38FiremanBlitar +
Cheng Yuen Toong, , Merchant Navy45FiremanBlitar
Chim Ya, , Merchant Navy38FiremanBlitar +
Chog Fong, , Merchant Navy40FiremanBlitar +
Chong Choi, , Merchant Navy32FiremanBlitar +
Chung Fatt, , Merchant Navy42FiremanBlitar
Chung Fook, , Merchant Navy44FiremanBlitar +
Djoenadie, , Merchant Navy33StewardBlitar
Eijgenraam, Pieter Cornelis, Merchant Navy22Able SeamanBlitar
Est, Johannes Cornelis van der, Merchant Navy21Able SeamanTapanoeli, Blitar +
Farreway, Arthur, 22DEMS gunnerBlitar
Golling, Thomas, Merchant Navy18Ordinary SeamanBlitar
Groeneveld, Cornelis, Merchant Navy23Fourth OfficerBlitar
Haan, Pieter Wilhelmus de, Merchant Navy44Chief OfficerBlitar
Helder, Luurt, Merchant Navy30Able SeamanBlitar
Hoff, Johan van ’t, Merchant Navy22Fifth Engineer OfficerBlitar +
Hoogeveen, Maarten Tommie, Merchant Navy29Fourth Engineer Officer Blitar
Hsiek Yao Long, , Merchant Navy36FiremanBlitar +
Hsuh Shao, , Merchant Navy45FiremanBlitar +
Jansen, Jacobus Hendrik, Merchant Navy22Fifth Engineer OfficerBlitar
Jonge, Tjipke de, Merchant Navy32Able Seaman/GunnerBlitar +
Kasman, , Merchant Navy34StewardBlitar
Keur, Jacobus Johannes, Merchant Navy35CarpenterBlitar
Knip, Willem Egbert, Merchant Navy47MasterBlitar +
Knol, Jacob, Merchant Navy45Chief Engineer OfficerBlitar
Kok, Adriaan Marinus de, Merchant Navy31Fourth Engineer OfficerBlitar
Kubbe, Gerrit, Merchant Navy25Fifth Engineer OfficerBlitar
Lan Sing, , Merchant Navy42FiremanBlitar +
Lans, Johannis Franciscus van der, Merchant Navy60Able SeamanBlitar
Ling Siang, , Merchant Navy49FiremanBlitar +
Lo Tso, , Merchant Navy45FiremanBlitar
Loen, Jacques J.M. van, Merchant Navy30Third Engineer OfficerBlitar
Mang Woh, , Merchant Navy40FiremanBlitar +
Marel, Maarten van der, Merchant Navy27CookBlitar
Marshment, John E., 28DEMS gunnerBlitar
Marsiman, , Merchant Navy36StewardBlitar +
Mat, , Merchant Navy44StewardBlitar +
Matrawie, , Merchant Navy52StewardBlitar +
Mudde, Izaak, Merchant Navy29GunnerBlitar
Ng Tong Ling, , Merchant Navy34FiremanBlitar
Nimwegen, Fransiscus Josephus van, Merchant Navy45Radio OperatorBlitar +
Palmer, Edward George, 20DEMS gunnerBlitar
Pan Yung Jan, , Merchant Navy34FiremanBlitar
Payne, Richard, 31DEMS gunnerBlitar
Polland, William, 28DEMS gunnerBlitar
Post, Willem, Merchant Navy23GunnerBlitar
Roon, Petrus Leo van, Merchant Navy53Able SeamanBlitar
Sama-An, , Merchant Navy31LaundrymanBlitar +
Saripan, , Merchant Navy26StewardBlitar
Schaik, Gerrit van, Merchant Navy25Lamp TrimmerBlitar
Schimmer, Johannus, Merchant Navy37Boatswain (Bosun)Blitar
Schreuder, Johannes Jacobus, Merchant Navy27Second OfficerBlitar
Seman, , Merchant Navy32StewardBlitar
Shulver, Arthur, 37DEMS gunnerBlitar
Slawie, , Merchant Navy40StewardBlitar
Spijker, Anton Frederik Hendrik, Merchant Navy38Second Engineer OfficerBlitar
Sweetzer, Douglas Eric, 22DEMS gunnerBlitar
Talwie, , Merchant Navy27StewardBlitar +
Tan Ah Seng, , Merchant Navy38FiremanBlitar
Ten Chung, , Merchant Navy41FiremanBlitar
Tenan Tsa, , Merchant Navy37FiremanBlitar +
Tham Lam, , Merchant Navy31FiremanBlitar +
Veer, Hendrik ter, Merchant Navy53Able SeamanBlitar
Vogelenzang, Evert Jerome, Merchant Navy30Third OfficerBlitar
Wong Kai, , Merchant Navy37FiremanBlitar +
Wong Sao Lin, , Merchant Navy37FiremanBlitar
York, James Arthur, 22DEMS gunnerBlitar
Zetten, 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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