HNMS Van Ghent (GT)
Destroyer of the Admiralen class
|Navy||The Royal Dutch Navy|
|Built by||Koninklijke Maatschappij De Schelde (Vlissingen, Holland)|
|Laid down||21 Aug 1925|
|Launched||23 Oct 1926|
|Commissioned||31 May 1928|
|Lost||15 Feb 1942|
|Loss position||03.05S, 107.21E|
Originally named De Ruyter but name was changed to name the light cruiser HrMs De Ruyter.
HrMs Van Ghent took part in the action off Kangean against Japanese bombers on 4 February 1942. Later she took part in the Allied sortie against the invasion convoy for Palembang on 15 February, but during the transfer through Stolze Strait, HrMs Van Ghent (Lt Cdr Pieter Schotel) was accidentally beached on the reef of Bamidjo between Banka and Billiton island in position 03º05'S 107º21'E. There were no casualties and the entire crew was taken off by HrMs Banckert.
See also this website (offsite link).
|Former name||De Ruyter|
Commands listed for HNMS Van Ghent (GT)
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|1||luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Jan Marie Lodewijk Ignatius Chompff, RNN||6 Apr 1939||23 Dec 1940|
|2||luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Johannes Stephanus Bax, RNN||23 Dec 1940||3 May 1941|
|3||luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Pieter Schotel, RNN||24 Dec 1941||15 Feb 1942|
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