The Society Men, November 2013
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.
He was married to Bartholomea (Bets) Coorengel. They had two children Roelof and Bets.
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!