Jan Metz, RNN

Born  11 Jun 1911

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21 Aug 1931 luitenant ter zee 3e klasse (S.Lt.)
21 Aug 1933 luitenant ter zee 2e klasse (Lt.)
16 Aug 1942 luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.)

Retired: 1 Apr 1949


Warship Commands listed for Jan Metz, RNN

HNMS O 12luitenant ter zee 2e klasse (Lt.)Submarine22 Sep 193918 Nov 1939
HNMS O 9 (P 09)luitenant ter zee 2e klasse (Lt.)Submarine18 Nov 193922 May 1940

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Submarine HNMS O 9 (P 09)

10 May 1940
In the early morning hours, HrMs O 9 (Lt. J. Metz, RNN), departed Den Helder to patrol off the Dutch coast. At 0636 hours a radio message is received that Holland is at war with Germany. O 9 remains on patrol. (1)

11 May 1940
Late in the evening HrMs O 9 (Lt. J. Metz, RNN) enters Den Helder harbour. (1)

12 May 1940
In the evening, HrMs O 9 (Lt. J. Metz, RNN), departed Den Helder together with HrMs O 10 (Lt. G. Quint, RNN(R)) to make for England. They were escorted by the tug Witte Zee. (1)

14 May 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J. Metz, RNN) arrived at the Downs. (1)

15 May 1940
HrMs Willem van der Zaan (Lt. Cdr. H.D. Lindner RNN), HrMs O 9 (Lt. J. Metz, RNN), HrMs O 10 (Lt. G. Quint, RNN(R)), HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. G. Koudijs, RNN) and HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. G.B.M. van Erkel, RNN) all departed the Downs for Porstmouth where they arrived the next day. (1)


  1. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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