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Het verlies van de s.s. Bennekom 1941

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Het verlies van de s.s Bennkom 1941

The Dutch steamship s.s. Bennekom was in Convoy Os 10 bound from Liverpool to the United States. On October 31st, 1941, the convoy was attacked by the German submarine U-96 560 miles W. of Fastnet (Ireland).

The Bennekom was hit by a torpedo and sank with the loss of nine of her crew.
Van de 56 opvarenden komen er negen om in de golven. Zes van hen zijn vrijwillig overboord gesprongen om naar een in zee drijvend dekluik te zwemmen als blijkt dat er te weinig plaats is in het laatste reddingsvlot. De 46 overlevenden kunnen worden gered door de HMS 'Curver'. De 'Bennekom' is het vierde Nederlandse schip, dat door de 'U 96' tot zinken wordt gebracht. De onderzeeboot die de s.s. 'Bennekom' tot zinken brengt is later bekend geworden als Das Boot. In 1981 is er een speelfilm over de U-96 gemaakt, op basis van het boek van Lothar-Günther BUCHHAM.
Het vrachtschip de s.s. Bennekom 1917-1941 was een koopvaardijschip van de KNSM : Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot-Maatschappij N.V.


bronnen ‧ documentatie ‧ informatie
gezagvoerder / kapitein / master
  • Leonardus Hendrik MAGER ‧ Adam 13dec 1892-1978 mrt19 Adam ‧
    • zv. Jelis Mager -kapitein op een vrachtboot- & Grietje Cornelia Holster
    • &1916 Jacoba Fricke ‧ Adam 11jun 1892-x ‧
    • dv. Willem Frederik Fricke & Evertje van Overeem
bemanning / crew-members
  • ABDOELRAHMAN, JOHAN MOHAMED ALI, Officers' Steward, Merchant Navy 23
  • BAKKER, DIRK, Fourth Engineer Officer, Merchant Navy 27 ? ✓
  • BERNARD, JAN, Chief Engineer Officer, Merchant Navy 59 ? ✓
  • BIMMEL, JACOB, Third Officer, Merchant Navy 23 31/10/1941 ✓
  • BOES, JAN, Able Seaman, Merchant Navy 29 ? ✓
  • BRIZEE, JACOB JAN, Fourth Officer, Merchant Navy 20 ? ✓
  • BRUNING, NICOLAAS, Steward, Merchant Navy 23 ? ✓
  • BYGRAVES, British Army ? ? --
  • COPPING, Gunner, British Army ? ? ✓
  • de BEST, CORNELIS, Able Seaman, Merchant Navy 43 ? ✓
  • de VOS, JOHANNES J., Trimmer, Merchant Navy 30 ? ✓
  • de VRIES, DOUWE JACOB, Assistant Engineer, Merchant Navy, Survived the sinking of Bennekom and later Suriname. See also Suriname list 23 ? ✓
  • de VRIES, GIJSBERT JAN, Radio Operator, Merchant Navy 40 ? ✓
  • den DULK, GIJSBERT, Gunner, Merchant Navy 30 ? ✓
  • den HEIJER, JACOB, Able Seaman, Merchant Navy 26 ? ✓
  • DORLAND, CORNELIS, Able Seaman, Merchant Navy 44 ? ✓
  • DRAIJER, CHRISTIAAN RENÉ, Chief Officer, Merchant Navy 42 31/10/1941 ✓
  • ECKENHAUSEN, JOHAN, Greaser, Merchant Navy 40 ? ✓
  • FIELD, Gunner, British Army ? ? ✓
  • FINN, BERNARD B., Firemen's Boy, Merchant Navy 16 ? ✓
  • GROEN, GLIJN, Gunner, Merchant Navy 23 ? ✓
  • HEIJEN, HERMANUS CORNELIS, Second Engineer Officer, Merchant Navy 45 ? ✓
  • HEIMENSEN, WILLEM, Master, Merchant Navy, Survived the sinking of the Bennekom, later when the Crijnssen was sunk and later when the Strabo was sunk. See also Crijnssen list. See also Strabo list 43 ?
  • HOORN, GERRIT, Chief Steward, Merchant Navy 43 31/10/1941 ✓
  • HOORNWEG, ARIE ANTONIE, Able Seaman, Merchant Navy 23 ? ✓
  • HUGHES, A., Gunner, British Army ? ? ✓
  • JOBBEN, DOUWE, Boatswain, Merchant Navy 43 ? ✓
  • JOVAL, ERNEST ISAI NUTEN, Fireman, Merchant Navy, Survived the sinking of the Bennekom and later when the Breedijk was sunk. See also Breedijk list 33 ? ✓
  • KOK, JOHANNES, Steward, Merchant Navy 28 ? ✓
  • MAGER, LEONARDUS HENDRIK, Master, Merchant Navy 48 ?
  • MATTHEWS, British Army, Passenger ? ? --
  • MAY, CHARLES FERDINAND, Sailors Boy, Merchant Navy 18 ? ✓
  • MEIJER, CHRISTIAAN FERDINAND, Oiler, Merchant Navy, Survived the sinking of Bennekom and later Suriname. See also Suriname list 46 ? ✓
  • NELSON, Gunner, British Army ? ? ✓
  • NUGTEREN, AART, Carpenter, Merchant Navy 50 ? ✓
  • OLDENHOVE, JOHANNES, Fourth Engineer Officer, Merchant Navy, Survived the sinking of Bennekom and later Suriname. See also Suriname list 24 ? ✓
  • POOLS, WILLEM MAX, Cook’s Mate, Merchant Navy 29 31/10/1941 ✓
  • ROELOFSE, ANTHONIUS, Chief Cook, Merchant Navy 44 ? ✓
  • ROGERSON, ARTHUR, Bombardier, (no. 4180404), British Army, [Unit] 3/2 Maritime Regt. Royal Artillery, Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial 43 31/10/1941 ✓
  • SCHOT, PIETER, Second Cook, Merchant Navy 24 ? ✓
  • SCOTT, NORMAN, Gunner, (no. 4349158), British Army, [Unit] 3/2 Maritime Regt. Royal Artillery, Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial 28 31/10/1941 ✓
  • SHEPHERD, HAROLD, Gunner, (no. 4348269), British Army, [Unit] 3/2 Maritime Regt. Royal Artillery. [Family] Son of Albert and Alice Shepherd. Husband of Vera Shepherd, of Loughborough, Leicestershire. His body was recovered by HMS Lulworth after the sinking of Bennekom and buried at sea, Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial 24 31/10/1941 ✓
  • SLOTBOOM, CORNELIS, Able Seaman, Merchant Navy 32 ? ✓
  • THOMAS, ANTONIUS, Able Seaman, Merchant Navy 27 ? ✓
  • van BAAREN, CORNELIS, Third Officer, Merchant Navy 29
  • van der HOUWEN, ADRIANUS, Fireman, Merchant Navy 29 31/10/1941
  • Willem van der ZWAN 1892,, Able Seaman, Merchant Navy 48 31/10/1941
  • van EIJK, JOHANNES, Steward, Merchant Navy 33 ? ✓
  • van EWIJCK, WILLEM FREDERIK, Greaser, Merchant Navy 35 ? ✓
  • van LIGTENBERG, JACOBUS CORNELIS, Third Engineer Officer, Merchant Navy, Survived the sinking of Bennekom and later Suriname. See also Suriname list 39 ? ✓
  • van WOERKOM, GERRIT WILLEM, Steward, Merchant Navy, Survived the attack on Volendam and the sinking of the Bennekom 17 ? ✓
  • VISSER, JAN, Able Seaman, Merchant Navy 24 ? ✓
  • VROOMBOUT, MARINUS, Able Seaman, Merchant Navy 39 ? ✓
  • WAHAB, ABDUL, Lascar, Merchant Navy 30 ? ✓
  • WHIGHT, British Army ? ? --
  • ZUURBIER, JACQUES BERNARD WILLEM, Apprentice, Merchant Navy 19

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