Allied Warships

HNMS O 12

Submarine of the O 12 class

NavyThe Royal Dutch Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassO 12 
Pennant 
Built byKoninklijke Maatschappij De Schelde (Vlissingen (Flushing), The Netherlands) 
Ordered4 Oct 1927 
Laid down20 Oct 1928 
Launched8 Nov 1930 
Commissioned20 Jul 1931 
Lost14 May 1940 
History

When Germany invades Holland on 10 May 1940, HrMs O 12 was undergoing maintenance at the Rijkswerf (Navy Yard) at Den Helder. On 14 May 1940 she was scuttled to prevent her capture by the Germans. She was raised shortly afterwards and taken to the Wilton-Feijenoord shipyard at Schiedam for repairs.

Commissioned by the Germans as UD-2 on 30 January 1943.
Decommissioned by the Germans on 6 July 1944.
UD-2 was scuttled by the Germans at Kiel on 3 May 1945. 

Commands listed for HNMS O 12

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CommanderFromTo
1luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Johan Willem Ort, RNN23 Aug 193922 Sep 1939
2luitenant ter zee 2e klasse (Lt.) Jan Metz, RNN22 Sep 193918 Nov 1939

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