Allied Warships

HNMS A

Minesweeper of the A class

NavyThe Royal Dutch Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassA 
Pennant 
Built byRijkswerf Willemsoord (Den Helder, Holland) 
Ordered 
Laid down13 Sep 1928 
Launched19 Apr 1929 
Commissioned4 Aug 1930 
Lost1 Mar 1942 
History

HrMs A was scuttled by her own crew at Soerabaya to prevent her capture by the Japanese on 1 March 1942.

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Commands listed for HNMS A

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1luitenant ter zee 2e klasse (Lt.) Johannes Pieter Rotgans, RNN7 Nov 19411 Mar 1942

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Notable events involving A include:


28 Feb 1942
HrMs A (Lt. J.P. Rotgans, RNN) was damaged during a Japanese air raid on Surabaya, Java, Netherlands East Indies.


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