Hendrik Florentijn Bach Kolling, RNN(R)

Born  27 Feb 1903Pamekasan, Madura, Netherlands East Indies
Died  2 Jan 1972(68)Den Haag, Netherlands


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Ranks

16 Aug 1924 luitenant ter zee 3e klasse (S.Lt.)
19 Aug 1926 luitenant ter zee 2e klasse (Lt.)
16 Apr 1942 luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.)

Retired: 27 Feb 1963


Decorations

Warship Commands listed for Hendrik Florentijn Bach Kolling, RNN(R)


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HNMS O 19 (N 54)luitenant ter zee 2e klasse (Lt.)Submarine28 Dec 19414 Oct 1943

Career information

Retired from the RNN on 16 October 1934.
Entered active service with the RNN(R) on 16 May 1940.

Events related to this officer

Submarine HNMS O 19 (N 54)


1 Jan 1942
HrMs O 19 (Lt. H.F. Bach Kolling, RNN(R)) departed Singapore for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Gulf of Siam.

For positions during this patrol see the map below. The map is unfortunately incomplete as no log is available for this period.

(1)

10 Jan 1942 (position 7.46, 103.13)
At 1555 hours (zone -7.5), HrMs O 19 (Lt. H.F. Bach Kolling, RNN(R)), torpedoed and heavily damages the Japanese troop transport Akita Maru (3792 GRT, built 1916).

Two transports had been sighted at 1500 hours in position 07°46'N, 103°13'E. An attack was started on the largest, 5000 GRT, vessel but by 1540 hours target was shifted to the smaller 2000 GRT vessel. Three torpedoes were fired at 1555 hours. Two hits were obtained. The ship was seen to be in a sinking condition but due to the cargo of timber she did not sink. She was finally sunk in position 07°35'N, 103°13'E with gunfire by the Japanese destroyer Fubuki (1)

13 Jan 1942
HrMs O 19 (Lt. H.F. Bach Kolling, RNN(R)) departed her patrol area to return to Singapore. (1)

15 Jan 1942
HrMs O 19 (Lt. H.F. Bach Kolling, RNN(R)) ended her 2nd war patrol at Singapore. (1)

28 Jan 1942
HrMs O 19 (Lt. H.F. Bach Kolling, RNN(R)) departed Singapore for Surabaya. (1)

3 Feb 1942
HrMs O 19 (Lt. H.F. Bach Kolling, RNN(R)) arrived at Surabaya where she was docked. (1)

16 Feb 1942
With her repairs completed, HrMs O 19 (Lt. H.F. Bach Kolling, RNN(R)), departed Surabaya for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol to the south of Strait Karimata. (1)

17 Feb 1942
HrMs O 19 (Lt. H.F. Bach Kolling, RNN(R)) is forced to return to Surabaya because of defects thus ending her 3rd war patrol. (1)

26 Feb 1942
With her repairs completed, HrMs O 19 (Lt. H.F. Bach Kolling, RNN(R)), departed Surabaya for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Java Sea. (1)

2 Mar 1942
HrMs O 19 (Lt. H.F. Bach Kolling, RNN(R)) is ordered to remain on patrol as long as long as possible before proceeding to Colombo. (1)

7 Mar 1942
After dark, HrMs O 19 (Lt. H.F. Bach Kolling, RNN(R)), passed Strait of Sape southbound. (1)

8 Mar 1942
HrMs O 19 (Lt. H.F. Bach Kolling, RNN(R)) patrolled south of Lombok. (1)

9 Mar 1942
HrMs O 19 (Lt. H.F. Bach Kolling, RNN(R)) patrolled south of Bali. (1)

10 Mar 1942
HrMs O 19 (Lt. H.F. Bach Kolling, RNN(R)) set course to proceed to Colombo. (1)

21 Mar 1942
HrMs O 19 (Lt. H.F. Bach Kolling, RNN(R)) ended her 4th war patrol at Colombo. (1)

31 Mar 1942
HrMs O 19 (Lt. H.F. Bach Kolling, RNN(R)) departed Colombo for her 5th war patrol. She is ordered to patrol off Minicoy Atoll.

For positions during this patrol see the map below. The map is unfortunately incomplete as no log is available for this period.

(1)

6 Apr 1942
HrMs O 19 (Lt. H.F. Bach Kolling, RNN(R)) is ordered to return to Colombo. (1)

8 Apr 1942
HrMs O 19 (Lt. H.F. Bach Kolling, RNN(R)) ended her 5th war patrol at Colombo. (1)

20 Apr 1942
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. H.F. Bach Kolling, RNN(R)) departed Colombo for her 6th war patrol. She is ordered to patrol in the northern entrance of the Malacca Strait.

For positions during this patrol see the map below. The map is unfortunately incomplete as no log is available for this period.

(1)

9 May 1942
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. H.F. Bach Kolling, RNN(R)) ended her 6th war patrol at Colombo. (1)

13 May 1942
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. H.F. Bach Kolling, RNN(R)) departed Colombo for Bombay together with the Dutch submarine tender HrMs Colombia (Capt. J.L.K. Hoeke, RNN) and the Dutch submarine HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. A.M. Valkenburg, RNN). They were escorted by the British destroyer HMS Scout (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) H. Lambton, RN). (1)

16 May 1942
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. H.F. Bach Kolling, RNN(R)) arrived at Bombay. (1)

20 May 1942
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. H.F. Bach Kolling, RNN(R)) is docked at Bombay. (1)

15 Jul 1942
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. H.F. Bach Kolling, RNN(R)) is undocked. (1)

20 Jul 1942
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. H.F. Bach Kolling, RNN(R)) departed Bombay for Colombo. She made the passage together with HrMs K XV (Lt.Cdr. Baron C.W.T. van Boetzelaer, RNN) and HrMs Colombia (Capt. J.L.K. Hoeke, RNN). (1)

24 Jul 1942
O 19 (Lt.Cdr. H.F. Bach Kolling, RNN(R)) arrived at Colombo. (1)

31 Jul 1942
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. H.F. Bach Kolling, RNN(R)) departed Colombo for Kilindini. She made the passage together with the Dutch submarine tender HrMs Colombia (Capt. J.L.K. Hoeke, RNN). (1)

8 Aug 1942
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. H.F. Bach Kolling, RNN(R)) arrived at Kilindini where she was used for A/S training purposes. (1)

7 Sep 1942
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. H.F. Bach Kolling, RNN(R)) departed Kilindini for East London, South Africa. She is escorted by the Free French corvette Commandant Detroyat. (1)

14 Sep 1942
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. H.F. Bach Kolling, RNN(R)) arrived at East London. (1)

21 Sep 1942
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. H.F. Bach Kolling, RNN(R)) departed East London for Simonstown. She was escorted by the British corvette HMS Thyme (Lt. H. Roach, RNR) (1)

24 Sep 1942
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. H.F. Bach Kolling, RNN(R)) arrived at Simonstown. At Simonstown the Vulcan Clutch from the port diesel engine is removed to be fitted on board HrMs O 21 which had a defective clutch. This took quite some time. (1)

23 Dec 1942
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. H.F. Bach Kolling, RNN(R)) departed Simonstown for Freetown. (1)

8 Jan 1943
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. H.F. Bach Kolling, RNN(R)) arrived at Freetown. (1)

16 Jan 1943
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. H.F. Bach Kolling, RNN(R)) departed Freetown for Falmouth. (1)

2 Feb 1943
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. H.F. Bach Kolling, RNN(R)) arrived at Falmouth. She departed for Holy Loch later the same day. During the passage north through the Irish Sea she was escorted by HMS Shikari (Lt.Cdr. G.H.D. Williams, RN). (2)

5 Feb 1943
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. H.F. Bach Kolling, RNN(R)) arrived at Holy Loch. (2)

6 Feb 1943
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. H.F. Bach Kolling, RNN(R)) departed Holy Loch for Dundee. She made part of the passage together with the British submarine HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) which was en-route to Scapa Flow. They were escorted by HMS Pennyworth (T/Lt. R.A. Mason, RNVR). Off Scapa Flow, HMS Lord Lloyd (T/Lt. M.W. Bond, RNVR), took over the escort of HrMs O 19. (2)

9 Feb 1943
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. H.F. Bach Kolling, RNN(R)) arrived at Dundee. (2)

10 Feb 1943
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. H.F. Bach Kolling, RNN(R)) shifted from Dundee to Rosyth. She was escorted by HMS Lord Lloyd (T/Lt. M.W. Bond, RNVR). (1)

11 Feb 1943
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. H.F. Bach Kolling, RNN(R)) shifted from Rosyth to Grangemouth where she was to be refitted. (1)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.27.139 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. ADM 199/627

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


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