Allied Warships

HNMS Nautilus (M 12)

Minelayer of the Nautilus class


HrMs Nautilus as completed

NavyThe Royal Dutch Navy
TypeMinelayer
ClassNautilus 
PennantM 12 
Built byRotterdamsche Droogdok Mij. (Rotterdam, Holland) 
Ordered 
Laid down25 Jan 1929 
Launched30 Oct 1929 
Commissioned2 May 1930 
Lost22 May 1941 
Loss position53° 36'N, 0° 25'E
History

HrMs Nautilus (Cdr. Jan August Gauw) was sunk on 22 May 1941 due to a collision with the British merchant Murrayfield at 00.23 hours off Grimsby in position 53º36'N, 00º25'E. There were no fatalities.

 

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1luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Jan August Gauw, RNN22 Oct 193622 May 1941

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