Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats

Ville de Gand

Belgian steam passenger ship



Ville de Gand under her former name American Importer. Photo courtesy of the Allen Collection

This is a listing of people associated with this ship.
We also have a detailed page on the Belgian steam passenger ship Ville de Gand.

Aboard Ville de Gand when hit on 19 Aug 1940

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NameAgeRankServed on
Bernaerts, Auguste, Merchant Navy39Boatswain (Bosun)Ville de Gand
Bettens, Arsène, Merchant Navy28First Radio OfficerLuxembourg, Ville de Gand
Biaggi, Alfred, Merchant NavyOrdinary SeamanVille de Gand
Bloemen, Gommaar Jozef, Merchant Navy39WiperVille de Gand
Bondt, Andre de, Merchant Navy41Chief Engineer OfficerVille de Gand +
Bulteel, Pierre François, Merchant Navy32Second Engineer OfficerVille de Gand
Carion, Raoul, Merchant NavyAble SeamanVille de Gand, Jean Jadot
Carlier, Raoul, Merchant Navy53MasterVille de Gand +
Ceulemans, Florent, Merchant NavyAble SeamanVille de Gand +
Coeurderoi, Maurice, Merchant Navy27Third OfficerVille de Gand
Copley, Christian, Merchant Navy43FiremanVille de Gand +
Craig, James Sorley, Merchant NavySecond Radio OfficerVille de Gand +
Cwikla, Julian, Merchant Navy37WiperVille de Gand
De Clippeleir, Julien, Merchant NavyAble SeamanVille de Gand
De Leppe, Leonard Frans Marie, Merchant Navy44ElectricianVille de Gand
De Poortere, Georges, Merchant NavyCarpenterVille de Gand
Deloncker, Pieter, Merchant NavyFourth Engineer OfficerVille de Gand +
Dewachter, Albert, Merchant NavyDeck EngineerVille de Gand
D’Hondt, Julien Frederick, Merchant Navy32Able SeamanVille de Gand, Roumanie +
Ellingsen, Karl, Merchant Navy31DonkeymanVille de Gand
Escobar, Armando, Merchant NavyFiremanVille de Gand +
Feron, Georges, Merchant NavyWatertenderVille de Gand
Flynn, Alex, Merchant NavyUtilitymanVille de Gand
Folbroeck, Florent, Merchant Navy33DonkeymanVille de Gand, President Francqui
Frampton, James, Merchant NavyDonkeymanVille de Gand
Haakmat, Albert, Merchant NavyFiremanVille de Gand
Handley, Sidney, Merchant Navy32Chief StewardVille de Gand +
Jacobs, Jan, Merchant NavyMess Room StewardVille de Gand
Jacobsen, Marcus Ole, Merchant Navy30Fourth OfficerVille de Gand
Kincaid, Kenneth, Merchant NavyUtilitymanVille de Gand
Kolmer, Hendrik, Merchant NavyWatertenderVille de Gand
Larsen, Karl Henrik, Merchant Navy29Chief Engineer OfficerVille de Gand, Ville de Liège +
Lejeune, Pierre, Merchant NavyAble SeamanVille de Gand
Lemaire, Raymond, Merchant NavyChief OfficerVille de Gand
Looyens, Corneel, Merchant NavyFiremanVille de Gand +
Marivoet, Isidoor, Merchant NavyWatertenderVille de Gand +
Matteusen, Frans, Merchant NavyAble SeamanVille de Gand +
McDougall, Bruce, Merchant NavyMess Room StewardVille de Gand
Mets, Alfons, Merchant Navy26Ordinary SeamanVille de Gand, Gandia +
Ostyn, Jozef, Merchant NavyDonkeymanVille de Gand +
Peeters, Pieter, Merchant NavyFiremanVille de Gand
Rosing, H., Merchant NavyRepatriated Seaman (Able Seaman)Ville de Gand
Ross, Henry Theofilus August, Merchant Navy62Chief CookVille de Gand +
Skaug, Ove Arthur, Merchant Marine24Second OfficerVille de Gand, Meridian +
Van De Kerckhoven, Jan, Merchant NavyWatertenderVille de Gand +
Van Leeken, Jacobus Antoon, Merchant Navy39Second Cook and BakerVille de Gand
Van Maele, Alfons, Merchant NavyStorekeeperVille de Gand
Verfaillie, Karel Leopold Robert, Merchant Navy20Mess Room StewardVille de Gand
Voet, Jozef, Merchant NavyThird Engineer OfficerVille de Gand
Vos, Pieter, Merchant NavyDonkeymanVille de Gand
West, Norman, Merchant NavyMess Room StewardVille de Gand
Weston, Charles, Merchant NavyMess Room StewardVille de Gand
Wielandt, Alois, Merchant NavyDonkeymanVille de Gand, Ville d’Arlon +
Witterwulghe, Hendrik, Merchant NavyAble SeamanVille de Gand

54 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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