Allied Warships

HNMS Banckert (BK)

Destroyer of the Admiralen class

NavyThe Royal Dutch Navy
Built byBurgerhout Scheepswerf en Machinefabriek (Rotterdam, Holland) 
Laid down25 Aug 1927 
Launched14 Nov 1929 
Commissioned14 Nov 1930 
Lost2 Mar 1942 

HrMS Banckert was in action off Kangean against Japanese bombers on 4 February 1942. She also took part in the Allied sortie against the Japanese invasion convoy bound for Palembang on February 15th, during which she took off the entire crew of the beached HrMs Van Ghent. She was damaged at Surabaya during Japanese aerial attacks on 24 and 28 February. HrMs Banckert (Luitenant ter zee 1 klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Lambert Johan Goslings) was not seaworthy and unable to escape the Japanese advence and was scuttled on 2 March along with HrMs Witte de With and USS Stewart. Banckert's wreck was raised by the Japanese, who intended to commission her as Patrolboat 106, but the repairs were never completed. She was sunk as targetship during gunnery excercises in Madura Strait in September 1949.

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1luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Lambert Johan Goslings, RNN30 Sep 19402 Mar 1942

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