SS Flora

The Society Men, November 2013

Flora: 1

Captain Roelof Voorham
Captain Roelof Voorham, born May 9, 1881, was Master of SS Flora. With his crew of 17 he saved 258 sailors and 27 officers.

Roelof Voorham

Roelof Voorham

He was married to Bartholomea (Bets) Coorengel. They had two children Roelof and Bets.

Family Voorham

Family Voorham

Captain Voorham was killed on October 22, 1916 at the age of only 35 when his ship hit a mine on the North Sea near Beachy Head. His ship’s name was SS Fortuna. Indeed, what’s in a name!

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