Victor Vandercruyssen

Mr Victor Vandercruyssen was born in Zwevezele, Belgium on 12th October, 1865. He worked as a flax worker in that town.

Victor was travelling from Zwevezele to Fremont, Ohio with the Jules Van Der Planke family. He boarded in Southampton and was travelling in third class (ticket number 345765, £9).

At the age of 47, he was the oldest Belgian traveling aboard the Titanic. Like the Vanderplanckes, Victor died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.


This is the most likely spelling of his name. Walter Lord (1976) lists him as Victor Vereruysse but this name is unknown if Flanders whereas Vercruysse and Vandercruyssen are very common.

References and Sources

Michael Findlay Passenger List in John P. Eaton & Charles A. Haas Titanic: Triumph & Tragedy, 2nd ed. Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1 85260 493 X
Michael Findlay Revised Passenger List in Judith Geller Titanic: Women and Children First. Haynes. ISBN 1 85260 594 4
Walter Lord (1976) A Night to Remember. London, Penguin
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279])
Herman De Wulf and Michael A. Findlay (1998) The Belgians and the Titanic. Voyage. #27
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Encyclopedia Titanica (2016) Victor Vandercruyssen (ref: #1283, last updated: 4th February 2016, accessed 23rd July 2021 20:12:19 PM)

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