Allied Warships

HNMS O 14 (N 14 / P 14)

Submarine of the O 12 class

NavyThe Royal Dutch Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassO 12 
PennantN 14 / P 14 
Built byKoninklijke Maatschappij De Schelde (Vlissingen (Flushing), The Netherlands) 
Ordered14 May 1928 
Laid down29 Dec 1928 
Launched3 Oct 1931 
Commissioned4 Mar 1932 
End service26 Jun 1943 
History

Decommissioned on 26 June 1943.
Sold to be broken up for scrap. 

Commands listed for HNMS O 14 (N 14 / P 14)

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CommanderFromTo
1luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Herman Tichelman, RNN13 Feb 193926 Mar 1941
2luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr) Gerrit Quint, RNN(R)26 Mar 194116 Feb 1942
3luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Hendrikus Abraham Waldemar Goossens, RNN16 Feb 194226 Jun 1943

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Notable events involving O 14 include:


The history of HrMs O 14 as compiled on this page is extracted from the patrol reports and logbooks of this submarine found at the British archives at Kew, London and the Dutch archives at The Hague, Netherlands.

This page was last updated in October 2011.

14 May 1940
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H. Tichelman, RNN) was docked at Willemstad, Curacoa, Netherlands West Indies. (1)

22 Jun 1940
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H. Tichelman, RNN) left dock. (1)

2 Sep 1940
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H. Tichelman, RNN) ended a refit at Curacoa. During the next few dails trials were conducted before she will proceed to the United Kingdom. (1)

9 Sep 1940
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H. Tichelman, RNN) was docked at Curacoa, Netherlands West Indies to paint the hull under the waterline. (1)

10 Sep 1940
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H. Tichelman, RNN) left dock. (1)

12 Sep 1940
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H. Tichelman, RNN) departed Curacoa for Bermuda.

For the daily positions of HrMs O 14 during this passage see the map below.


View HrMs O 14 passage Curacoa - Rothesay in a larger map (1)

18 Sep 1940
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H. Tichelman, RNN) arrived at Bermuda. (1)

21 Sep 1940
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H. Tichelman, RNN) departed Bermuda for Halifax, Canada. (1)

25 Sep 1940
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H. Tichelman, RNN) arrived at Halifax. At Halifax some minor repairs were made. (1)

8 Oct 1940
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H. Tichelman, RNN) departed Halifax for the U.K. She made the passage with convoy HX-79. (1)

20 Oct 1940
At 0123 hours (zone ?) HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H. Tichelman, RNN) is narrowly missed by two torpedoes during an attack on the convoy by German u-boats.

At 0625 hours the sound of a torpedo passing underneath O 14 is heard. The torpedo wake was not seen from the bridge. (1)

22 Oct 1940
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H. Tichelman, RNN) arrived at Rothesay. (1)

3 Nov 1940
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H. Tichelman, RNN) shifts from Rothesay to Campbeltown. From here she assists in A/S exercises. (1)

14 Nov 1940
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H. Tichelman, RNN) shifts from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (1)

21 Nov 1940
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H. Tichelman, RNN) shifts from Rothesay to Tobermory. From here she assists in A/S exercises. (1)

20 Dec 1940
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H. Tichelman, RNN) departs Tobermory for Dundee. She is escorted by the British armed yacht HMS White Bear (Cdr. (retired) C.C. Flemming, RN). (2)

22 Dec 1940
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H. Tichelman, RNN) arrived at Dundee for a refit. During this refit she received a new battery. (2)

13 Feb 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H. Tichelman, RNN) is put into dock at Dundee. (2)

11 Mar 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H. Tichelman, RNN) is undocked. (2)

31 Mar 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) starts her post-refit trials on the river Tay. (2)

11 Apr 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) is docked at Dundee. (2)

15 Apr 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) is undocked. (2)

16 Apr 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) conducts trials on the river Tay. (2)

19 Apr 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) departs Dundee to assist in A/S exercises off Methil. (2)

22 Apr 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) arrived at Rosyth. (2)

23 Apr 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) departs Rosyth to assist in A/S exercises off Methil. (2)

24 Apr 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) arrived at Dundee. (2)

29 Apr 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) departed Dundee for Scapa Flow where she was to participate in A/S exercises. She was escorted by HrMs Z 5 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN). (2)

30 Apr 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) arrived at Scapa Flow. (2)

11 May 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) departs Scapa Flow for Dundee. She is escorted by the British armed yacht HMS White Bear (Cdr. (retired) C.C. Flemming, RN). (2)

12 May 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) arrived at Dundee. (2)

31 May 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) departed Methil for Scapa Flow. She makes the passage in a convoy. (2)

1 Jun 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) arrived at Scapa Flow for another period of A/S exercises. (2)

19 Jun 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) departs Scapa Flow for Dundee where she arrived later on the same day. she made the trip with the M/S trawler HMS Ophelia (T/Lt. S. Bennett, RNVR) as escort. (2)

22 Jun 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) shifts from Dundee to Rosyth. (2)

23 Jun 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) shifts from Rosyth to Grangemouth for a refit and docking. (2)

25 Jun 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) is docked at Grangemouth. (2)

9 Jul 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) is undocked. She will continue her refit at Grangemouth. (2)

15 Jul 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) shifts from Grangemouth to Dundee. (2)

17 Jul 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) conducted exercises on the river Tay. Upon completion she joins a convoy to Scapa Flow. (2)

18 Jul 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) arrived at Scapa Flow for another period of A/S exercises. (2)

9 Aug 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) departed Scapa Flow for Lerwick where she arrived later the same day. She was escorted by the British ASW trawler HMS Lord Lloyd (T/Lt. M.W. Bond, RNVR). (2)

13 Aug 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) departed Lerwick for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Bergen.

For the daily positions of HrMs O 14 during this patrol see the map below.


View HrMs O 14 1st war patrol in a larger map (3)

26 Aug 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) ended her 1st war patrol at Lerwick. (3)

28 Aug 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) departed Lerwick for Dundee. She was escorted by the British armed yacht HMS Cutty Sark (Cdr.(retired) R.H. Mack, RN). (4)

29 Aug 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) arrived at Dundee. (4)

5 Sep 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) departed Dundee for her 2nd war Patrol, she was ordered to patrol off Utsira (between Bergen and Stavanger).

O 14 was escorted until 2215/06 by the British armed yacht HMS Cutty Sark (Cdr.(retired) R.H. Mack, RN).

For the daily positions of HrMs O 14 during this patrol see the map below.


View HrMs O 14 2nd war patrol in a larger map (3)

12 Sep 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) ended her 2nd war patrol at Dundee. (3)

14 Oct 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) conducted torpedo firing exercises on the river Tay. (4)

17 Oct 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) departed Dundee for Lerwick. She was escorted by the British ASW trawler HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR). (3)

18 Oct 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) arrived at Lerwick.

19 Oct 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) departed Lerwick for her 3rd war Patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Froya (between Bergen and Alesund).

For the daily positions of HrMs O 14 during this patrol see the map below.


View HrMs O 14 3rd war patrol in a larger map (3)

27 Oct 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) ended her 3rd war patrol at Lerwick. (3)

28 Oct 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) departed Lerwick for Scapa Flow. She was escorted by the British ASW trawler HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR). (4)

29 Oct 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) arrived at Scapa Flow. At Scapa Flow she will participate in A/S exercises. (4)

1 Dec 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) departed Scapa Flow for Dundee. She was escorted by the British ASW trawler HMS Leicester City (Lt. F.A. Everett, RNR). (4)

2 Dec 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) arrived at Dundee. (4)

26 Dec 1941
During 26 and 27 December 1941 HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) conducted trials in the North Sea West of Dundee. She was escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR). (4)

28 Dec 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) departed Dundee for Scapa Flow. She was escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR). (4)

29 Dec 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) arrived at Scapa Flow. (4)

3 Jan 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) departed Scapa Flow for her 4th war patrol. She was to proceed to a position of Hovden, Norway where she was to act as a beacon for the British destroyers HMS Inglefield (Capt. P. Todd, DSO, RN) and HMS Intrepid (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Lewes, DSC, RN), that were to conduct a raid on German shipping in that area [Operation Kitbag].

O 14 was escorted to the North-West of the Shetlands by the British ASW trawler HMS Stella Pegasi (T/Lt. F.S. Howell, RNR).

For the daily positions of HrMs O 14 during this patrol see the map below.


View HrMs O 14 4th war patrol in a larger map (3)

9 Jan 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) ended her 4th war patrol at Scapa Flow. Here she was to participate in yet more A/S exercises. (3)

17 Jan 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) departed Scapa Flow for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Trondheim. O 14 was escorted to a position East of the Shetland Islands by the British M/S trawler HMS Eday (T/Lt. W.Y. Surtees, RNR).

For the daily positions of HrMs O 14 during this patrol see the map below.


View HrMs O 14 5th war patrol in a larger map (3)

5 Feb 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) ended her 5th war patrol at Scapa Flow.

Later the same day she departed for Dundee escorted by the British ASW trawler HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR). (3)

6 Feb 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) arrived at Dundee. (5)

16 Feb 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Dundee for Blyth. (5)

17 Feb 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Blyth where she was immediately docked. (5)

25 Feb 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) was undocked. (5)

2 Mar 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) was docked at Blyth. (5)

11 Mar 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) was undocked. (5)

17 Mar 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Blyth for Dundee. (5)

18 Mar 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Dundee. (5)

19 Mar 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Dundee for Lerwick. She was escorted by the British ASW trawler HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR). (5)

20 Mar 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Lerwick. (5)

21 Mar 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Lerwick for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Trondheim.

For the daily positions of HrMs O 14 during this patrol see the map below.


View HrMs O 14 6th war patrol in a larger map (3)

8 Apr 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) ended her 6th war patrol at Scapa Flow. (3)

10 Apr 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Scapa Flow for Dundee. She was escorted by the British ASW trawler HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR).

11 Apr 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Dundee. (5)

3 May 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Dundee for Scapa Flow. She was escorted by the British ASW trawler HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR).

At Scapa Flow she is to participate in A/S exercises. (5)

4 May 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Scapa Flow. (5)

1 Jun 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Scapa Flow for Dundee. She was escorted by the British ASW trawler HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR). (5)

3 Jun 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Dundee. At Dundee she started a refit. (5)

28 Jun 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) was docked at Dundee. (5)

29 Aug 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) was undocked. (5)

22 Sep 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) was docked at Dundee. (5)

27 Sep 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) was undocked. (5)

9 Nov 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) begins her post-refit trials on the river Tay. (5)

21 Nov 1942
The Dutch submarine HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) and the Polish submarine ORP Sokol (Lt.Cdr. J. Kozio³kowski) departed Dundee for Holy Loch. She is escorted by the British ASW trawler HMS Preston North End (Lt. K.A. Vasey, MBE, RNR). On the 23th the British ASW trawler HMS Quadrille (T/Lt. N.T. Chetwood, RNVR) took over the escort. (5)

24 Nov 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Holy Loch for a period of training. (6)

21 Dec 1942
The British submarines HMS Sealion (Lt. D. Lambert, DSC, RN), HMS Graph (Lt. P.B. Marriot, RN), HMS P 216 (Lt. D.S.R. Martin, RN), HMS P 312 (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) and the Dutch submarine HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Holy Loch for Lerwick. They were escorted by the British ASW trawler HMS Lord Austin (T/Lt. E.L. Wathen, RNR). (6)

23 Dec 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Lerwick. (6)

24 Dec 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Lerwick for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Northern Norway.

For the daily positions of HrMs O 14 during this patrol see the map below.


View HrMs O 14 7th war patrol in a larger map (3)

27 Dec 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) developed engine trouble and had to abandon her patrol and return to base. (3)

30 Dec 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) ended her 7th war patrol at Lerwick. (3)

2 Jan 1943
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Lerwick for Dundee. She made the passage together with ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski). They were escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR). (6)

4 Jan 1943
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Dundee for engine repairs. (6)

23 Mar 1943
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Dundee for trials in the North Sea to the East of Dundee. She was escorted by the British Motor Launch HMS ML 454 (T/Lt. W.M. Russell, RNVR). (6)

26 Mar 1943
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) returns to Dundee. (6)

29 Mar 1943
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Dundee for Scapa Flow. She was escorted by the British ASW trawler HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR). (6)

30 Mar 1943
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Scapa Flow to participate in A/S exercises. (6)

22 Apr 1943
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Scapa Flow for Lerwick where she arrived later the same day. She was escorted by the British M/S trawler HMS Hamlet (T/Lt. H.H. Bolton, RNVR). (6)

25 Apr 1943
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Lerwick for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to perform an anti-uboat patrol in the Norwegian Sea.

For the daily positions of HrMs O 14 during this patrol see the map below.


View HrMs O 14 8th war patrol in a larger map (3)

6 May 1943
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) ended her 8th war patrol at Lerwick. She was escorted by the British ASW trawler HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR). (3)

8 May 1943
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Dundee. During her last patrol O 14 again developed engine trouble. It was decided not to repair the submarine. She was to be decommissioned and used to provide spare parts for her sister ship O 15.

Before O 14 was decommissioned she was used for A/S training off the Firth of Forth. Only the Starboard diesel engine was operational. (7)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6386 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. File 2.12.03.6387 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  3. ADM 199/1856
  4. File 2.12.03.6388 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  5. File 2.12.03.6389 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  6. File 2.12.03.6390 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  7. ADM 199/627

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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