Allied Warships

HNMS Kortenaer (KN)

Destroyer of the Admiralen class

NavyThe Royal Dutch Navy
Built byBurgerhout Scheepswerf en Machinefabriek, Rotterdam 
Laid down24 Aug 1925 
Launched28 Apr 1927 
Commissioned3 Sep 1928 
Lost27 Feb 1942 
Loss position6° 29'S, 112° 05'E

HrMs Kortenaer (Lt.Cdr. Antonie Kroese) was sunk by a Japanese torpedo, most likely from the heavy cruiser Haguro (offsite link), during the Battle of the Java Sea in position 06º29'S, 112º05'E. Some 60 of her crew were killed in this action.

See also this website (offsite link).


Commands listed for HNMS Kortenaer (KN)

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1luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Lambert Johan Goslings, RNN26 Mar 194030 Sep 1940
2luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Antonie Kroese, RNN30 Sep 194027 Feb 1942

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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