Allied Warships

HNMS Abraham van der Hulst

Minesweeper of the Jan van Amstel class

NavyThe Royal Dutch Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassJan van Amstel 
Pennant 
Built byGusto (Schiedam, Holland) 
Ordered 
Laid down13 Nov 1936 
Launched31 May 1937 
Commissioned11 Oct 1937 
Lost14 May 1940 
History

HrMs Abraham van der Hulst (Luitenant 1e Klasse Pieter Wentholt) was scuttled at Enkhuizen to prevent capture by the Germans. She was nonetheless salvaged by the Germans and recommissioned into the Kriegsmarine as M 553 but was sunk by a mine on 21 April 1944.

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Commands listed for HNMS Abraham van der Hulst

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CommanderFromTo
1luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Fredericus Henricus Maria van Straelen, RNN5 Jul 19389 Sep 1939
2luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Pieter Wentholt, RNN9 Sep 193914 May 1940

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