Survivors

Survivors from the attack by U-174 on the passenger ship ZAANDAM in November 1942 (photo www.uboat.net)
Survivors from the attack by U-174 on the passenger ship ZAANDAM in November 1942 (photo www.uboat.net)

During WW2 many ships were lost to attacks by Nazi submarines. The much feared U-boats were present everywhere, and they made many victims among the Allied Merchant fleet.
Fortunately, there were many seamen who survived these attacks, sometimes even more than once.

This section provides an overview of Antillean seamen who survived an attack by a German U-boat.

In the overview below the following information is given:
LAST NAME, first name(s)
Position/rank/organisation
Place and date of birth
Information about the attack.


ABRAHAMSZ, Alejandro Eustacio

Steward
Bonaire, 29 March 1918
survived attack on merchant vessel AMAZONE (KNSM) by U-333, on 6 May 1942.


ALBERTO, Ignacio Felicio

Fireman
Bonaire, 3 May 1918
survived attack on merchant tanker SAN NICOLAS (LAGO) by U-502, on 16 February 1942.
Note: he also was a Schutter, before or after his period as Sailor.


ANGELA, Eugenio

AB Seaman
Bonaire, 17 February 1900
survived attack on merchant vessel MEDEA (KNSM) by U-658, on 12 August 1942.


BLYDEN, Fred

Trimmer
Saba, 25 April 1906
survived attack on merchant tanker SAN NICOLAS (LAGO) by U-502, on 16 February 1942.


BOUDEWIJN, Alexis Federico

AB Seaman
Bonaire, 16 July 1893
survived attack on merchant vessel HECTOR (KNSM) by U-103, on 24 May 1942.


BRANDBORG, Ernesto Hubertus

Carpenter
Curaçao, 3 November 1900
survived attack on merchant vessel FLORA (KNSM) by U-159, on 18 June 1942.


CASTILLO, Hilario Obispo

Second Cook
Curaçao, 15 January 1906
survived attack on merchant vessel TELAMON (KNSM) by U-160, on 25 July 1942.


CASTILLO, Vito Modesto

AB Seaman
Curaçao, 15 June 1912
survived attack on merchant vessel FLORA (KNSM) by U-159, on 18 June 1942.


CHIRINO, Cesar Antonio

Steward
Curaçao, 21 October 1917
survived attack on whale factory ship KOSMOS II (Norway) by U-624, on 29 October 1942.


CICILIA, Matias Gregorio

Quartermaster
Bonaire, 24 February 1896
survived attack on merchant tanker TIA JUANA (LAGO) by U-502, on 16 February 1942.


CLARINDA, Niceforo Alejandro

Trimmer
Bonaire, 9 February 1917
survived attack on merchant vessel BODEGRAVEN (KNSM) by U-547, on 2 July 1944.


CLEMENTE, Lorenzo S.

AB Seaman
Curaçao, 1894
survived attack on merchant vessel AMAZONE (KNSM) by U-333, on 6 May 1942.


CLEMENTINA, Louis Arturo

Trimmer
Curaçao, 21 June 1898
survived attack on merchant vessel CERES (KNSM) by U-68, on 13 March 1943.


COSSTER, Antonio Confesor

AB Seaman
Curaçao, 31 October 1889
survived attack on merchant vessel FLORA (KNSM) by U-159, on 18 June 1942.


CRUZ, Pedro Rudolfo la

Fireman
Curaçao, 19 May 1909
survived attack on merchant vessel AMAZONE (KNSM) by U-333, on 6 May 1942.


DAMMERS, Damaso Constan Merlo

AB Seaman
Bonaire, 11 December 1913
survived attack on merchant vessel CRIJNSSEN (KNSM) by U-504, on 10 June 1942.


DORTALINA, Thomas Antonio

AB Seaman
Bonaire, 15 October 1914
survived attack on steam tanker AMSTERDAM (PETR IND MIJ) by U-66, on 16 April 1942.


ELIZA, Luis Alejandro

AB Seaman
Curaçao, 27 February 1908
survived attack on merchant vessel HECTOR (KNSM) by U-103, on 24 May 1942.


ENGELHARDT, Armando Tomas

Fireman
Bonaire, 21 December 1917
survived attack on merchant tanker TIA JUANA (LAGO) by U-502, on 16 February 1942.


EVERY, Peter John

AB Sailor
Saba, 1 April 1894
survived attack on tanker VALERA (LAGO) by U-518, on 7 March 1944.


GEORGE, Francisco Jeronimo

AB Sailor
Bonaire, 11 May 1911
survived attack on merchant tanker ORANJESTAD (LAGO) by U-156, on 16 February 1942.


GIJSBERTA, José Antonio

Carpenter
Curaçao, 26 July 1907
survived attack on merchant vessel HECTOR (KNSM) by U-103, on 24 May 1942.


HOUT, Gilio Jacobus van den

Boatswain
Curaçao, 20 July 1905
survived attack on merchant vessel HECTOR (KNSM) by U-103, on 24 May 1942.


ISENIA, Carlos Francisco

AB Seaman
Curaçao, 1 February 1913
survived attack on merchant vessel HECTOR (KNSM) by U-103, on 24 May 1942.


JANGA, Antonio Pablo

AB Seaman
Bonaire, 30 June 1918
survived attack on merchant vessel CERES (KNSM) by U-68, on 13 March 1943.


JANGA, Jordano Simon

AB Seaman
Bonaire, 2 August 1909
survived attack on merchant vessel HECTOR (KNSM) by U-103, on 24 May 1942.


JANGA, Pablo Pedro

AB Seaman
Bonaire, 7 June 1907
survived attack on merchant vessel CRIJNSSEN (KNSM) by U-504, on 10 June 1942.


JULIANA, Miguel Vicento

AB Sailor
Curaçao, 18 July 1892
survived attack on merchant vessel MEDEA (KNSM) by U-658, on 12 August 1942.


KROONSTAD, G.

Fireman
Bonaire, unknown date
survived attack on merchant tanker ROSALIA (CSM) by U-615, on 27 July 1943.


LANNOY, Jesus Maria de

Cook
Curaçao, 25 December 1913
survived attack on merchant vessel FLORA (KNSM) by U-159, on 18 June 1942.


LEITO, Grigorio Filippi

AB Seaman
Curaçao, 14 July 1898
survived attack on merchant vessel FLORA (KNSM) by U-159, on 18 June 1942.


LUDOWIKA, Johannes Nicolaas

Greaser
Curaçao, 14 February 1904
survived attack on merchant vessel HECTOR (KNSM) by U-103, on 24 May 1942.


MARIANO, Bernardo Fernando

Cook
Curaçao, 30 May 1909
survived attack on merchant vessel AMAZONE (KNSM) by U-333, on 6 May 1942.


MARTES, Juliano Ernesto

AB Seaman
Bonaire, 16 August 1920
survived attack on merchant vessel FLORA (KNSM) by U-159, on 18 June 1942.


MARTIJN, Theodor Lodewijk

Chief Steward
Curaçao, 9 November 1892
survived attack on merchant vessel AMAZONE (KNSM) by U-333, on 6 May 1942.


MARTINA, Alfredo Obispo

Steward
Curaçao, 25 February 1911
survived attack on merchant vessel FLORA (KNSM) by U-159, on 18 June 1942.


MARTINA, Leon Anselmo

Steward
Curaçao, 21 April 1906
survived attack on merchant vessel CERES (KNSM) by U-68, on 13 March 1943.


MARTIS, Johannes Foendador

AB Seaman
Curaçao, 8 March 1901
survived attack on merchant vessel HECTOR (KNSM) by U-103, on 24 May 1942.


MEY, Camilio Valentine de

Sailor
Curaçao, 16 April 1917
survived attack on merchant vessel CRIJNSSEN (KNSM) by U-504, on 10 June 1942.


NICOLAAS, Rito

Quartermaster
Bonaire, 1900
survived attack on merchant tanker SAN NICOLAS (LAGO) by U-502, on 16 February 1942.


NISSA, Victor Martir

Fireman
Curaçao, 6 March 1912
survived attack on merchant vessel MEDEA (KNSM) by U-658, on 12 August 1942.


OLEANA, Gregorio

AB Seaman
Bonaire, 27 December 1897
survived attack on merchant vessel HECTOR (KNSM) by U-103, on 24 May 1942.


OSEPA, Vincentius Paula

Fireman
Curaçao, 20 July 1891
survived attack on merchant vessel FLORA (KNSM) by U-159 on 18 June 1942.


PIAR, Frederico

AB Sailor
Bonaire, 1914
survived attack on merchant tanker SAN NICOLAS (LAGO) by U-502, on 16 February 1942.


PIETERSZ, Andres Vicente

Steward
Curaçao, 5 April 1918
survived attack on merchant vessel HECTOR (KNSM) by U-103, on 24 May 1942.
Note. He later joined the Schutterij on Curaçao, and died as a soldier on 24 August 1944.


PINEDO, Juan Martinus

Boatswain
Curaçao, 30 January 1903
survived attack on merchant vessel FLORA (KNSM) by U-159, on 18 June 1942.


PISAS, Thomas Martinus

Second Cook
Curaçao, 18 September 1913
survived attack on merchant vessel HECTOR (KNSM) by U-103, on 24 May 1942.


PROVENCE, Vicente German

AB Seaman
Bonaire, 31 March 1922
survived attack on merchant vessel CRIJNSSEN (KNSM) by U-504, on 10 June 1942.


PUTTEN, William van

Fireman
Statia, unknown date
survived attack on merchant tanker PEDERNALES (LAGO) by U-156, on 16 February 1942.


QUIRINDONGO, Juan Ramin

Cooks mate
Curaçao, 11 September 1905
survived attack on merchant vessel CRIJNSSEN (KNSM) by U-504, on 10 June 1942.


REGALES, Luis Serilio

Steward
Curaçao, 9 July 1917
survived attack on merchant vessel FLORA (KNSM) by U-159, on 18 June 1942.


REINITA, Simion Roberto

AB Seaman
Bonaire, 1 June 1910
survived attack on merchant vessel CRIJNSSEN (KNSM) by U-504, on 10 June 1942.


REYES, Jose Adolfo

Steward
Curaçao, 27 September 1888
survived attack on merchant vessel CRIJNSSEN (KNSM) by U-504, on 10 June 1942.


RICHARDS, Byron Albert

Fireman
St. Martin, 10 February 1913
survived attack on merchant tanker TIA JUANA (LAGO) by U-502, on 16 February 1942.


ROZEKRANS, Ramon Rosa de Lima

Fireman
Bonaire, 30 August 1915
survived attack on merchant vessel FLORA (KNSM) by U-159, on 18 June 1942.


SARGOSA, Frans August

AB Seaman
Bonaire, 6 August 1901
survived attack on merchant vessel MEDEA (KNSM) by U-658, on 12 August 1942.


SATURNILIA, Lorenzo Justiniano

Cooks Mate
Curaçao, 5 September 1916
survived attack on merchant vessel AMAZONE (KNSM) by U-333, on 6 May 1942.


SCHOTBORGH, Isbelio Leonardo

Cook
Curaçao, 6 November 1909
survived attack on merchant vessel DRACO (KNSM) by U-155, on 5 August 1942.


SEMELEER, Emencio Hose

Fireman
Bonaire, 19 December 1922
survived attack on merchant tanker TIA JUANA (LAGO) by U-502, on 16 February 1942.


SEMELEER, Mauricio Tomas

AB Seaman
Bonaire, 1909
survived attack on merchant tanker TIA JUANA (LAGO) by U-502, on 16 February 1942.


SPROTT, Bernan Johannes

Steward
Sint Eustatius, 22 November 1913
survived attack on merchant tanker TIA JUANA (LAGO) by U-502, on 16 February 1942.


STATIA, Inario Jacinto

Trimmer
Bonaire, 1915
survived attack on merchant tanker SAN NICOLAS (LAGO) by U-502, on 16 February 1942.


STATIE, Egidio Hendrik

AB Seaman
Bonaire, 1 September 1918
survived attack on merchant vessel CRIJNSSEN (KNSM) by U-504, on 10 June 1942.


STATIE, Roberto

Quartermaster
Bonaire, 1 March 1910
survived attack on merchant tanker ORANJESTAD (LAGO) by U-156, on 16 February 1942.


STATIE, Thomas Felipe

Quartermaster
Bonaire, 7 March 1920
survived attack on merchant tanker ROSALIA (CSM) by U-615, on 27 July 1943.


STEWARD, Jubilus Augustine

Trimmer
St. Martin, 28 May 1915
survived attack on merchant tanker SAN NICOLAS (LAGO) by U-502, on 16 February 1942.


THOMAS, Francisco Caracciolo

Quartermaster
Bonaire, 14 June 1918
survived attack on merchant tanker PEDERNALES (LAGO) by U-156, on 16 February 1942.


WOODS, Cecil Desmond

AB Seaman
Saba, 4 November 1917
survived attack on merchant tanker LA CARRIERE (United Kingdom), by U-156 on 25 February 1942.


WOODS, Henri Swinton

Fireman
Saba, 17 January 1912
survived attack on merchant tanker SAN NICOLAS (LAGO) by U-502, on 16 February 1942.
Note. This survivor died later in the war, during the collision of tanker Punto Gorda on 18 September 1944.