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HNLMS Jan van Amstel (1936)

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Name  HNLMS Jan van Amstel
Laid down  21 March 1936
Fate  Sunk, 8 March 1942
Launched  27 August 1936
Builder  P. Smit, Rotterdam
Commissioned  15 March 1937
Construction started  21 March 1936
Length  57 m
HNLMS Jan van Amstel (1936)
Class and type  Jan van Amstel-class minesweeper

HNLMS Jan van Amstel was a Jan van Amstel-class minesweeper of the Royal Netherlands Navy that served in World War II.

Service history

Jan van Amstel was damaged by an air attack at Surabaya on 6 March 1942, which killed 23 of her crew.

After the capitulation of all forces on Java Jan van Amstel attempted to escape to Australia, but was intercepted and engaged by a Japanese destroyer on 8 March 1942 in the Madura Strait. She was sunk with heavy loss of life.

References

HNLMS Jan van Amstel (1936) Wikipedia


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