By Henk van Willigenburg
From a twenty first century viewpoint the second one global battle appears to be like not anything greater than a bankruptcy in heritage, and that explains why proof and feats from this episode are gradually fading from our collective reminiscence. this is often definitely precise for the topic of this ebook, Dutch warships from the years among 1940 and 1945, whilst the Royal Netherlands army bought concerned into the main dramatic sequence of occasions because the Napoleontic age. After the warfare, many genuine photos were released to maintain stories alive, even supposing of various caliber. this is simply understood seeing that shooting used to be now not a sailor’s first precedence whilst warships went into motion. accordingly the writer has tried to submit a collection of special and constant graphical profiles of Dutch naval devices from this episode. each one vessel has been integrated with accurately drawn part and deck elevations, its livery and whilst on hand, a number of camouflage styles. except the warships designed for particular wrestle roles the booklet encompasses a consultant choice from lots of auxiliary vessels.
Many Dutch ships have been commissioned into the Royal military or have been taken up from exchange through the British yet saved their Dutch crews, and people were incorporated in addition. All devices or sessions are portrayed with wide technical necessities and lots of to date unpublished photographs.
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1929 04. 08. 1930 Sunk jap plane, Surabaya, 1. 03. 1942 C RWW 1929 04. 08. 1930 Scuttled Surabaya, 6. 03. 1942 D RWW 1929 04. 08. 1930 Scuttled Surabaya, 6. 03. 1942 Displacement 179 (full load .. ) lots Dimensions forty two. eight x 6. five x 1. five m equipment 1 … boiler, 2 triple growth engines, 2 shafts: seven-hundred SHP = 14 kn diversity …. nm at .. kn Armament 2 mg - 12. 7 mm supplement 31 104 This photograph of HNethMS B was once taken in Den Helder. The minesweeper made the voyage to the Dutch East Indies in tow via a seagoing tug, in corporation of her sister ships. CKZ Minesweepers: ‘JAN VAN AMSTEL’ category identify Builder introduced accomplished destiny JAN VAN AMSTEL playstation 27. 08. 1936 15. 03. 1937 Sunk by means of gunfire eastern destroyers, Madura Straits 08. 03. 1942 PIETER DE sour playstation 29. 10. 1936 26. 05. 1937 Scuttled Surabaya 06. 03. 1942 ABRAHAM CRIJNSSEN WG 22. 09. 1936 27. 05. 1937 Preserved RNethN Museum, Den Helder 1996 ELAND DUBOIS WG 24. 10. 1936 21. 06. 1937 Scuttled Madura Straits 08. 03. 1942 WILLEM VAN EWIJCK (1) playstation 22. 02. 1937 19. 07. 1937 Mined off Terschelling 08. 09. 1939 This category of recent minesweepers at the beginning consisted of 8 ships that have been designed for carrier in either the Dutch East Indies and within the Dutch domestic waters. In 1939 orders have been put for 4 extra sweepers to the same layout and in 1940 construction one other ships used to be reflected, yet back the German invasion thwarted all RNethN’s cautious making plans. the 1st staff of 4 vessels have been despatched to the Dutch Indies and feature been misplaced there in 1942, aside from ABRAHAM CRIJNSSEN, which controlled to flee to Australia. Her captain shunned detection by means of steaming at evening and anchoring shut inshore of distant islands in the course of daytime, extensivily camouflaged via foliage. the second one staff have been assigned to carrier within the Netherlands. just a couple of days after the outbreak of WW II WILLEM VAN EWIJCK struck a Dutch mine and used to be misplaced. One send of the 1940 order used to be for that reason earmarked as a substitute, yet like PIETER FLORISZ and ABRAHAM VAN DER HULST, used to be seized through the Germans. VAN DER HULST was once misplaced in 1944, yet after the struggle the opposite vessels have been back to the RNethN. JAN VAN GELDER, that made reliable her get away to Britain, used to be assigned to escort tasks. ABRAHAM CRIJNSSEN has been preserved and is now on reveal on the Den Helder Naval Museum. a hundred and five Name Builder introduced accomplished destiny WILLEM VAN EWIJCK (II) playstation 18. 04. 1940 15. 08. 1946 Kriegsmarine M 551 30. 08. 1940, back RNethN 1945 as Abraham van der Hulst (2), discarded 1961 PIETER FLORISZ playstation eleven. 05. 1937 thirteen. 09. 1937 Kriegsmarine M 552 08. 1940, lower back RNethN 1945, discarded 1961, scrapped 1976 JAN VAN GELDER WG 17. 04. 1937 thirteen. 09. 1937 Royal army 1943 - 1946. Discarded 1961 ABRAHAM VAN DER HULST (1) WG 27. 05. 1937 eleven. 10. 1937 Kriegsmarine M 553 08. 1940, mined Baltic Sea 21. 04. 1944 J... , K... and L... playstation - - Cancelled Displacement 460 (full load 525 ) plenty Dimensions fifty five. eight x 7. eight x 2. 2 m equipment 2 Yarrow boilers, 2 triple growth engines, 2 shafts: 1,690 SHP = 15 kn diversity ….