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Devogelaere, Theodore Leon Jean

Date of birth:
September 5th, 1897 (Antwerp, Belgium)
Date of death:
November 22nd, 1988 (Mechelen, Belgium)
Belgian (1830-present, Constitutional Monarchy)


1913: training Merchant Marine, United Kingdom;
1917: DMT ((depot Marine et torpilleur / Korps Torpedisten en Mariniers), Calais;
1919: training Captain long distance Compagnie Maritime Belge;
served next on SS Thijsville , SS Albertville , SS Leopoldville and other ships from Compagnie Maritime Belge;
June 8th, 1942 - February 16th, 1943: Officer Supp., SS Belgian Fighter (torpedoed on February 16th, 1943 near Cape Town);
?: with Ile de France to Port Elizabeth;
?: SS Copacabana;
?: minesweeping on the Scheldt river?;
1945/1946: Compagnie Maritime Belge.

Theodore Devogelaere also received an education for Captain (skipper) but was never allowed to fullfill this function due to color blindness. Therefore he always stayed a 1st Officer.

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Ridder in de Kroonorde


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