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HNLMS Medusa (1911)

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Name  HNLMS Medusa
Laid down  12 December 1910
Decommissioned  5 June 1965
Launched  23 June 1911
Builder  Rijkswerf
Namesake  Medusa
Commissioned  20 December 1911
Construction started  12 December 1910
Length  50 m
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Fate  Sold for scrap, 25 September 1965

HNLMS Medusa (HW 1, A 890) was a Dutch Hydra-class minelayer, built in Amsterdam and named after Medusa in Greek mythology.

Service history

In the late afternoon of 14 May 1940, under constant heavy attack, the Medusa sailed for the United Kingdom, reaching The Downs the following day. She was first stationed at Falmouth alongside the two ships of the Douwe Aukes class before being transferred to Holyhead on 31 July 1940 to be the tender to the Dutch depot ship Stuyvesant. After the war the Medusa remained in the UK until 15 January 1946, before returning to the Netherlands to provide accommodation and training facilities for the Mine Service. She was officially decommissioned on 5 June 1965, being sold for scrap the following 25 September to the Jos Desmedt yard in Antwerp.


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