The Quilietti Family

Your Quilietti family heritage

VAN DRUTEN, Carel – C.A.P.H.


Husband of Betty Quilietti

Carel as he is known to all was born in Rotterdam on 23rd June 1924.

Denis, Carel, Betty and Bob

He was the Dutch Seaman who stole the heart of Betty Quilietti.   They met at Fairley’s Ballroom in Leith Walk just after the war.  The rest is history.   They fell in love and Carel whisked her off to Holland where they have lived ever since.

He started his seafaring life in the year 1940.  Attached is an article he wrote which tells us something about the life he had onboard his vessells during the Second World War.

The Shajek, Carel’s Ship

Carel’s first sailing to New York


Carel in hospital shortly before his death in late 2018

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