Herman Schippers Netherlands

Biography of Herman Schippers

Herman Schippers was born in Rotterdam and studied Applied Chemistry at the University, graduating BSc (with First Class Honours) in 1941. He served in the Royal Netherlands Forces during the war.

Schippers died on 3 May 1942 when his ship SS Laertes was torpedoed off the coast of Cape Canaveral by the German submarine U-109.


Herman Schippers
Born 16 December 1918, Rotterdam, Holland.
Died 3 May 1942.
GU Degree: BSc, 1941;
University Link: Graduate
Father's Details: Everwijn Schippers; Chemical Engineer
War Service: Gunner, Royal Netherlands Forces
Record last updated: 25th Mar 2008

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Netherlands Netherlands
Place of Birth

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University Roles

  • Graduate

WWII Roll of Honour