Jacob Frans Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN

Born  4 Jan 1912Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died  8 Sep 1993(81)Wassenaar, Netherlands

Ranks

3 Sep 1929 Adelborst
18 Aug 1932 luitenant ter zee 3e klasse (S.Lt.)
18 Aug 1934 luitenant ter zee 2e klasse (Lt.)
16 Aug 1942 luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.)
1 Aug 1952 kapitein-luitenant ter zee (Cdr.)
1 Nov 1964 schout bij nacht (Rear-Admiral)

Retired: 1 Mar 1971


Decorations

Warship Commands listed for Jacob Frans Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HNMS O 9 (P 09)luitenant ter zee 2e klasse (Lt.)Submarine5 Feb 194218 Jul 1943
HNMS K XIV (N 22)luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.)Submarine20 Jul 194316 Dec 1944
HNMS O 19 (N 54)luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.)Submarine16 Dec 194410 Jul 1945

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Submarine HNMS O 9 (P 09)


5 Feb 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Boarhound (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR) and HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. F.J. Webster, RNR). Upon completion of these exercises she proceeded to Rothesay. (1)

22 Feb 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) conducted post repair trials on Loch Striven. (1)

24 Feb 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) departed Rothesay for Tobermory. She was escorted by HMS Alecto (Cdr. J.R.S. Brown, RN). (1)

25 Feb 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) arrived at Tobermory. (1)

26 Feb 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (1)

27 Feb 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Othello (A/Lt.Cdr. H.S. Warren, RNR), another vessel (not able to read the name in O 9's log), HMS Saxifage (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.P. Chapman, RNR) and HMS Lady Sharazad (Lt.Cdr. W.C. Shepherd, RNR). (1)

28 Feb 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (1)

5 Mar 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) conducted torpedo firing exercises and a towing exercise off Tobermory together with HMS Alecto (Cdr. J.R.S. Brown, RN). (1)

9 Mar 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Lady Sharazad (Lt.Cdr. W.C. Shepherd, RNR), HMS Duncton (T/Lt. P.J.G. Christian, RNVR), HMS Havelock (Cdr. E.H. Thomas, DSC, RN) and HMCS Brandon (T/Lt. J.C. Littler, RCNR). (1)

10 Mar 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Duncton (T/Lt. P.J.G. Christian, RNVR) and Slazak (Lt.Cdr. R. Nalecz-Tyminski, ORP), HMS Charlestown (Lt.Cdr. N.R. Murch, RN). (1)

11 Mar 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Duncton (T/Lt. P.J.G. Christian, RNVR) and Slazak (Lt.Cdr. R. Nalecz-Tyminski, ORP), HMS Charlestown (Lt.Cdr. N.R. Murch, RN). (1)

12 Mar 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Havelock (Cdr. E.H. Thomas, DSC, RN) and HMS Godetia (Lt. C.D. Smith, DSC, RNR). (1)

13 Mar 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) shifted from Tobermory to Oban escorted by HMS Alecto (Cdr. J.R.S. Brown, RN). (1)

14 Mar 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) shifted from Oban to Tobermory escorted by HMS Alecto (Cdr. J.R.S. Brown, RN). (1)

16 Mar 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Duncton (T/Lt. P.J.G. Christian, RNVR) and HMS Fetlar (A/Skr.Lt. W.J.P. Soloman, RNR). (1)

17 Mar 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Trondra (T/Lt. G.H. Riches, RNVR) and HMS Fetlar (A/Skr.Lt. W.J.P. Soloman, RNR). (1)

20 Mar 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Lady Sharazad (Lt.Cdr. W.C. Shepherd, RNR) and HMS Trondra (T/Lt. G.H. Riches, RNVR). (1)

21 Mar 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Antelope (Lt.Cdr. E.N. Sinclair, RN) and HMS Campanula (Lt.Cdr. W. Hine, RNR). (1)

22 Mar 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Hythe (Lt.Cdr. L.B. Miller, RN) and HMS Wells (Lt. L.J. Pearson, RN). (1)

23 Mar 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Wells (Lt. L.J. Pearson, RN) and HMS Fetlar (A/Skr.Lt. W.J.P. Soloman, RNR), HMS Campanula (Lt.Cdr. W. Hine, RNR) and HMS Pennywort (T/Lt. R.A. Mason, RNVR). (1)

28 Mar 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HNoMS Honningsvaag and HMS Pennywort (T/Lt. R.A. Mason, RNVR). (1)

29 Mar 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HNoMS Honningsvaag, HMS Pennywort (T/Lt. R.A. Mason, RNVR), HMS Godetia (Lt. C.D. Smith, DSC, RNR) and HMS Portsdown (Lt. E.L. Donkin, RNR). (1)

30 Mar 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (1)

31 Mar 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Godetia (Lt. C.D. Smith, DSC, RNR) and HMS Portsdown (Lt. E.L. Donkin, RNR). (1)

1 Apr 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) departed Tobermory for Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Pennywort (T/Lt. R.A. Mason, RNVR). (1)

2 Apr 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) arrived at Rothesay. (1)

4 Apr 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) shifted from Rothesay to Ardrossan. (1)

11 Apr 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) was docked at Ardrossan. (1)

14 Apr 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) was undocked. (1)

22 Apr 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) shifted from Ardrossan to Rothesay. (1)

26 Apr 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) departed Rothesay for Londonderry. She was escorted by HMS White Bear (Cdr.(Retd.) C.C. Flemming, RN). (1)

27 Apr 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) arrived at Londonderry. (1)

30 Apr 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMCS Mayflower (A/Lt.Cdr. G.H. Stephen, RCNR) and HMS Campion (Lt.Cdr. A. Johnson, RNVR). (1)

1 May 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMCS Rosthern (Cdr. P.B. Cross, RCNVR), USS Niblack (Lt.Cdr. E.R. Durgin, USN), HMS Lowestoft (Lt.Cdr. (retired) F.B. Proudfoot, RN) and HMS Pelican (Cdr. G.V. Gladstone, RN). (1)

2 May 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Lowestoft (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) F.B. Proudfoot, RN), HMS Pelican (Cdr. G.V. Gladstone, RN) and HMS Quadrille (T/Lt. N.T. Chetwood, RNVR). (1)

3 May 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Quadrille (T/Lt. N.T. Chetwood, RNVR). (1)

7 May 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) departed Londonderry for Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Cape Mariato (T/Lt. H.T.S. Clouston, RNVR). (1)

8 May 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) arrived at Rothesay. (1)

14 May 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in Asdic trials off Largs together with HMCS Dunvegan (T/Lt. J.A. Tullis, RCNR). (1)

19 May 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises with the harbour defence off Rothesay. (2)

20 May 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Fairlie. (2)

21 May 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in D/F trials off Rothesay. (2)

22 May 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) conducted attack exercises on the Clyde together with HrMs Jan van Gelder (Lt. P.L.M. van Geen, RNN). (2)

27 May 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Largs. (2)

28 May 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises on the Clyde together with HMS Kingfisher (Cdr. (retired) W.V.H. Harris, DSC, RN). (2)

1 Jun 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises on the Clyde together with HMS Kingfisher (Cdr.(Retd.) W.V.H. Harris, DSC, RN). (2)

2 Jun 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) conducted practice attacks on the Clyde on HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR) and HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (2)

7 Jun 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) conducted practice attacks on the Clyde. (2)

8 Jun 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) conducted practice attacks in Inchmarnock Water on HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN) and HMS Alecto (Cdr. J.R.S. Brown, RN). (2)

9 Jun 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises in Inchmarnock Water together with HMS Kingfisher (Cdr.(Retd.) W.V.H. Harris, DSC, RN). (2)

10 Jun 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) conducted practice attacks in Inchmarnock Water. (2)

14 Jun 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) departed Rothesay for Dundee. She was escorted by HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (2)

17 Jun 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) arrived at Dundee. (2)

18 Jun 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) shifted from Dundee for Rosyth. She was escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR). (2)

19 Jun 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) shifted from Rosyth to Grangemouth where she was to refit. (2)

28 Aug 1942
During her refit, HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN), was docked at Grangemouth. (2)

15 Sep 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) was undocked and continued her refit at Grangemouth. (2)

6 Oct 1942
HrMs O 9 (with Lt. S.H. de Boer, RNN temporary in command as Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN was in hospital) was docked at Grangemouth. (2)

28 Oct 1942
HrMs O 9 (with Lt. S.H. de Boer, RNN still in temporary command) was undocked. (2)

12 Feb 1943
With her refit completed, HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN), shifted from Grangemouth to Rosyth. (2)

15 Feb 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) shifted from the Firth of Forth to Dundee. She was escorted by HMS ML 464 (T/Lt. R.H. Davison, RNVR). (2)

17 Feb 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) conducted trials off Dundee. (2)

20 Feb 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) departed Dundee for Rosyth. She was escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR) until 1045/21 when HMS Scalby Wyke (Skr. A. Mackay, RNR) took over the escort. (2)

23 Feb 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) arrived at Rothesay. (2)

28 Feb 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises with ML's off Ardishaig. (2)

1 Mar 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises with ML's off Ardishaig. (2)

2 Mar 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises with ML's off Ardishaig. Upon completion of these exercises she proceeded to Campbeltown. (2)

3 Mar 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

4 Mar 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Tuscarora (Cdr.(Retd.) K.W. Stewart, RN) and HMS Spaniel. (2)

5 Mar 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Shemara (Lt.Cdr. H. Buckle, RN) and HMS L'Incomprise (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) F.S. Deveson, RNR). (2)

7 Mar 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) shifted from Campbeltown to Ardishaig. (2)

8 Mar 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises with ML's off Ardishaig. (2)

9 Mar 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises with ML's off Ardishaig. (2)

10 Mar 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises with ML's off Ardishaig. (2)

11 Mar 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises with ML's off Ardishaig. (2)

12 Mar 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises with ML's off Ardishaig. Upon completion of these exercises she proceeded to Campbeltown. (2)

14 Mar 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (2)

15 Mar 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR). (2)

16 Mar 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (2)

17 Mar 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(retired) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR). (2)

18 Mar 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Spaniel and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (2)

19 Mar 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr.Lt. J.R. Coultas, RD, RNR). (2)

21 Mar 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) shifted from Campbeltown to Ardishaig. (2)

22 Mar 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises with ML's off Ardishaig. (2)

23 Mar 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises with ML's off Ardishaig. (2)

24 Mar 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises with ML's off Ardishaig. Also a practice attack was made on HDML 1252. (2)

25 Mar 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises with ML's off Ardishaig. (2)

26 Mar 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises with ML's off Ardishaig. (2)

29 Mar 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) shifted from Ardishaig to Campbeltown. (2)

30 Mar 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (2)

31 Mar 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Tuscarora (Cdr.(Retd.) K.W. Stewart, RN) and HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR). (2)

1 Apr 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR). (2)

2 Apr 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (2)

3 Apr 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS L'Incomprise (Lt.Cdr. (retired) F.S. Deveson, RNR) and HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR). (2)

4 Apr 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR) and HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR). (2)

5 Apr 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR). (2)

6 Apr 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Tuscarora (Cdr.(Retd.) K.W. Stewart, RN) and HMS Spaniel. (2)

7 Apr 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR) and HMS Tuscarora (Cdr.(Retd.) K.W. Stewart, RN). (2)

8 Apr 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (2)

9 Apr 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR) and HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR). (2)

11 Apr 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Spaniel and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (2)

12 Apr 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS L'Incomprise (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) F.S. Deveson, RNR) and HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR). (2)

13 Apr 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Spaniel. (2)

14 Apr 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Tuscarora (Cdr.(Retd.) K.W. Stewart, RN) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (2)

15 Apr 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr.Lt. J.R. Coultas, RD, RNR). (3)

16 Apr 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with ML's. (3)

19 Apr 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Spaniel. (3)

20 Apr 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (3)

21 Apr 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (3)

22 Apr 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR). (3)

23 Apr 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr.Lt. J.R. Coultas, RD, RNR). (3)

25 Apr 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR). (3)

27 Apr 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR) and HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, RD, RNR). (3)

28 Apr 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, RD, RNR) and HMS L'Incomprise (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) F.S. Deveson, RNR). (3)

29 Apr 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr.Lt. J.R. Coultas, RD, RNR). (3)

30 Apr 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR). (3)

2 May 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bretwalda (Skr.Lt. J.R. Coultas, RD, RNR) and HMS Tuscarora (Cdr.(Retd.) K.W. Stewart, RN). (3)

3 May 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with ML's. (3)

4 May 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with ML's. (3)

5 May 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR). (3)

6 May 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with ML's. (3)

7 May 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with ML's. (3)

10 May 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Spaniel and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (3)

11 May 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr.Lt. J.R. Coultas, RD, RNR). (3)

12 May 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR). (3)

13 May 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (3)

14 May 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr.Lt. J.R. Coultas, RD, RNR). (3)

16 May 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, RD, RNR). (3)

17 May 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR) and HMS Chanticleer (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Bristowe, DSO, RN). (3)

18 May 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with ML's. (3)

19 May 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with ML's. Upon completion of these exercises she proceeded to Rothesay. (3)

25 May 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) shifted from Rothesay to Arrochar for torpedo firing trials. (3)

27 May 1943
With her torpedo firing trials completed, HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN), returned to Rothesay. (3)

31 May 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) conducted practice attacks in Bute Sound on HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (3)

23 Jun 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) was docked at Rothesay. (3)

28 Jun 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) was undocked. (3)

4 Jul 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (3)

5 Jul 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, RD, RNR) and HMS Spaniel. (3)

6 Jul 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, RD, RNR). (3)

7 Jul 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, RD, RNR) and HMS Spaniel. (3)

8 Jul 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, RD, RNR). (3)

11 Jul 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR). Upon completion of these exercises she procedeeded to Ardishaig. (3)

12 Jul 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Ardishaig together with ML's. (3)

13 Jul 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Ardishaig together with ML's. (3)

14 Jul 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Ardishaig together with ML's. (3)

15 Jul 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Ardishaig together with ML's. (3)

16 Jul 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Ardishaig together with ML's. Upon completion of these exercises O 9 returned to Campbeltown. (3)

18 Jul 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bretwalda (Skr.Lt. J.R. Coultas, RD, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (3)


Submarine HNMS K XIV (N 22)


1 Nov 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) commenced a short period of trials off Dundee.

9 Nov 1943
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) departed Dundee for Holy Loch. She made the passage together with HrMs O 15 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) that was to proceed to Scapa Flow.

They were escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR). HMS Sardonyx (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E. Playne, RNVR) took over the escort of K XIV near Scapa Flow. They then proceeded south through the Minches towards Holy Loch.

13 Nov 1943
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) arrived at Holy Loch to commence a training period.

27 Nov 1943
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) was docked at Holy Loch for repairs to her forward hydroplanes. (4)

7 Dec 1943
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) was undocked. (4)

27 Dec 1943
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) departed Holy Loch for passage to Gibraltar. This was the first leg of the trip to the Far East.

Passage towards Bishops Rock was made together with the British submarines HMS Viking (Lt. Rawdon Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) and HMS Storm (T/Lt. E.P. Young, DSC, RNVR). They were escorted by the British armed yacht HMS Cutty Sark (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN).

31 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) was ordered to search for survivors from a crashed aircraft, they were however not found and shortly before midnight K XIV continued on her passage to Gibraltar.

7 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) arrived at Gibraltar.

14 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) conducted exercises off Gibraltar.

17 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) departed Gibraltar for Port Said. She made the passage in convoy KMS-38.

27 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) arrived at Port Said.

2 Feb 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) departed Port Said for Aden. (4)

8 Feb 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) arrived at Aden. (4)

10 Feb 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) departed Aden for Colombo. (4)

19 Feb 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) arrived at Colombo. (4)

1 Mar 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) was docked at Colombo. (4)

7 Mar 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) was undocked. (4)

17 Mar 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) departed Colombo for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the westcoast of Sumatra and to proceed to Fremantle afterwards.

29 Mar 1944
In the morning HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) bombarded oil storage tanks off Padang, Sumatra. Thirteen rounds were fired from 4300 yards before the action had to be broken off due to fire from shore batteries. The oil storage tanks were on fire and at least one was seen to have collapsed.

2 Apr 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) reconnoitred Christmas Island.

7 Apr 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) arrived at Exmouth Gulf, Australia to take on board additional fuel and some provisions.

8 Apr 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) departed Exmouth Gulf for Fremantle.

13 Apr 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) ended her 5th war patrol at Fremantle, Australia.

3 May 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) is put on the slipway at Fremantle. (4)

10 May 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) is put back in the water. (4)

25 May 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) conducted exercises off Fremantle together with HMAS Horsham (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.H. Newby, RANR(S)). (4)

29 May 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) conducted exercises off Fremantle together with HMAS Horsham (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.H. Newby, RANR(S)). (4)

1 Jun 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) departed Fremantle for Darwin. (4)

11 Jun 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) arrived at Darwin. (4)

14 Jun 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) departed Darwin for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to perform a special operation and to patrol off the Soela Islands, Netherlands East Indies.

20 Jun 1944
In the evening HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) landed an Australian party on Salawati Island.

21 Jun 1944 (position -1.00, 130.35)
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese minelayer Tsugaru (4400 tons, offsite link) off Sanana, Soela islands in position 01°00'S, 130°35'E.

(All times are zone -9)
0831 hours - In position 01°00'S, 130°35'E sighted the same warship that had been sighted about 2 hours before and what was thought to be a Katori-class cruiser. Range on sighting was 5700 yards. Enemy course 288°, speed 20 knots. Started attack.

0835 hours - Fired two stern torpedoes from 3800 yards. 2m 40s after firing a torpedo explosion was heard. Soon afterwards the target was seen to be down by the bow.

0845 hours - Fired two bow torpedoes (a full salvo of four torpedoes was intended) from 4600 yards. Enemy course was now 360°, speed 8 knots. No hits were obtained. K XIV now went deep and retired from the area.

23 Jun 1944 (position -1.56, 125.20)
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) sank a Japanese landing craft with gunfire off the strait between Pulau Taliabu and Pulau Mangoli.

(All times are zone -9)
0800 hours - Sighted a Japanese landing vessel near position 01°56'S, 125°20'E. Closed to attack.

0828 hours - Surfaced and continued to close. The target meanwhile made off to the west.

0846 hours - Opened fire with the Oerlikon and Vickers machine guns from a range of 4000 yards. The target beached herself and was abandoned by her crew. Range had by now decreased to 2000 yards. Fire was opened with the deck gun and the target was sunk after 12 rounds.

0857 hours - The target exploded and sank.

29 Jun 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) ended her 6th war patrol at Darwin.

8 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) departed Darwin for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to perform a special operation and to patrol in the Morotai area afterwards.

15 Jul 1944
During the night of 15/16 July 1944 HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) took of the 'Prawn' party from New Guinea.

This party had been landed on 23 April 1944 by HrMs K XV (Lt.Cdr. Baron C.W.T. van Boetzelaer, RNN).

19 Jul 1944 (position -2.15, 129.33)
At 0806 hours (zone -9) HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) was attacked by a Japanese aircraft in position 02.15'S, 129.33'E. K XIV sustained no damage.

23 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) ended her 7th war patrol at Darwin.

26 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) departed Darwin for Fremantle.

5 Aug 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) arrived at Fremantle.

K XIV suffered from many defects and needed a long repair period.

9 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) departed Fremantle for Melbourne where she was to dock.

20 Nov 1944
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) arrived at Melbourne. As shee could not be docked immediately K XIV was used for several days of A/S exercises.


Submarine HNMS O 19 (N 54)


18 Dec 1944
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) departed Fremantle for her 9th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Java Sea and to lay a minefield to the west of Batavia.

Before proceeding on patrol, 40 mines were loaded at Woodlands Point and at sea exercises were carried out with the Australian minesweeper/corvette HMAS Warrnambool (Lt.Cdr. (emergency) E.J.B. Wight, RAN).

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

(5)

26 Dec 1944
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) made a short stop at Darwin to top off with fuel. She departed for her patrol area later the same day. (5)

30 Dec 1944
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) intercepted a small native sailing vessel near Kangean Island. They were allowed to proceed.

(All times are zone -8)
1700 hours - Sighted a small sailing vessel. Intercepted it to obtain information. They were from Sapoedi Island and en route to Kangean Island with some food but they were nearly empty.

1750 hours - Continued passage. (5)

1 Jan 1945 (position -5.11, 109.50)
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) stopped a junk with gunfire in the Java Sea in position 05°11'S, 109°50'E. After examination they were allowed to proceed.

(All times are zone -8)
0200 hours - Sighted a three masted junk in position 05°11'S, 109°50'E. Fired two rounds, one hit. Ceased fire and allowed them to proceed.

0300 hours - Continued passage. (5)

3 Jan 1945 (position -5.50, 106.16)
Between 1130 - 1230 hours (zone -8), HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN), laid 40 mines in the Java Sea, west of Batavia, Java, Netherlands East Indies in position 05°50'S, 106°16'E. (5)

5 Jan 1945 (position -5.51, 106.10)
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) attacked what was thought to be an enemy patrol vessel with four torpedoes east of the Sunda Strait in position 05°51'S, 106°10'E. No hits were obtained.

(All times are zone -8)
0336 hours - Sighted silhouette bearing 292°. Went to action stations.

0337 hours - Dived. Asdic reported propellers bearing 300°. Changed course to intercept.

0345 hours - Fired four torpedoes from 1500 yards at what might have been an enemy patrol vessel. No hits were obtained. No pinging was heard and no counter attack followed. (5)

9 Jan 1945 (position -3.46, 111.54)
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary gunboat Shinko Maru No.1 (935 GRT, built 1938) off Tandjung Puting, Borneo in position 03°46'S, 111°54'E. The O 19 however was heavily damaged by depth charges from the submarine chaser CH-5 and forced to abandon her patrol.

(All times are zone -8)
1653 hours - Sighted mast bearing 064°.

1710 hours - Plot suggested enemy's course 270°.

1732 hours - Sighted smoke bearing 088°. The masts of the previous contact were now nearly in line. The new contact was later seen to be a submarine chaser. The first contact was a small merchant vessel.

1849 hours - Fired three torpedoes at the merchant vessel from 800 yards. Went deep on firing but hit bottom at 11 fathoms. One torpedo explosion was heard followed by breaking up noises several minutes later.

1903 hours - Tried to get off the bottom.

1909 hours - At periscope depth. The merchant was not seen and must have sunk. The escort however was only 400 yards away and turned towards. Went to the bottom again.

1911 hours - The submarine chaser went overhead but dropped nothing.

1922 hours - Three depth charges but these were quite some way off. Decided to remain on the bottom.

2037 hours - The enemy suddenly raced overhead and dropped five depth charges, very close. They caused serious damage. A hail of light bulbs came down, lights went out. Water leaks on several places. A short circuit burnt itself out in the control room. But worst of all in the engine room the air conditioning plant started leaking carbon dioxide into the boat. The stern compartment and engine room had to be evacuated. Closed all W/T doors. The fumes leaked into the control room and it had to be evacuated also.

2230 hours - A selection of engine room personnel was fitted out with DSEA sets.

2242 hours - Blow ballast and went to the surface. It was very dark but shapes of two ships were seen at a range of 1500 yards. Dived again.

2300 hours - With great effort the W/T door to the engine room could be opened. There was water to the deck plates. Water was still pouring in through valves that had been opened through the shock of the explosions. These were closed and water was being pumped out.

2328 hours - Both engines reported ready.

2330 hours - Surfaced and cleared the area at high speed on both engines. Damage was investigated during the night. The result was that it was impossible to remain on patrol. (5)

15 Jan 1945
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) arrived at Darwin to effect some repairs. (5)

17 Jan 1945
After some emergency repairs and taking on board fuel, HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN), departed Darwin for Fremantle. (5)

24 Jan 1945
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) ended her 9th war patrol at Fremantle. (5)

18 Mar 1945
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) is put on the slipway at Fremantle to install two new after hydroplanes which had been lost during the depth charging of 9 January 1945. (6)

25 Mar 1945
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) is put back in the water. (6)

27 Mar 1945
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) conducted exercises off Fremantle. (7)

29 Mar 1945
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) conducted exercises off Fremantle. (7)

31 Mar 1945
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) departed Fremantle for her 10th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Java Sea and to lay a minefield in Banka Strait.

Before proceeding on patrol, 40 mines were loaded at Woodlands Point and at sea exercises were carried out with the Australian minesweeper/corvette HMAS Kiama (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.J. Benson, RANR(S)).

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

(5)

3 Apr 1945
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) made a short stop at Exmouth Gulf to top off with fuel before proceeding for her patrol area later the same day. (5)

10 Apr 1945 (position -5.25, 106.39)
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant tanker Hosei Maru (676 GRT, former Dutch Poseidon, built 1914) in the Java Sea in position 05°25'S, 106°39'E.

(All times are zone -9)
1150 hours - In position 05°25'S, 106°39'E sighted smoke bearing 319°. The target was seen to be a large 'Sugar Charlie'. Decided on torpedo attack. Targets course 155°, speed 6 knots.

1222 hours - Fired two bow torpedoes. No hits. Probably ran under.

1225 hours - Surfaced for gun action. Range was 500 yards. The target was stopped by the first round which hit aft. A total of 86 rounds had to be used before the target was well ablaze and settling.

1242 hours - Ceased fire when the gun malfunctioned.

1255 hours - Saw the target sink. (5)

13 Apr 1945 (position -1.56, 105.04)
Between 1604 and 1735 hours (zone -9), HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN), laid 40 mines off the northern entrance to the Bangka Strait in position 01°56'S, 105°04'E. (5)

17 Apr 1945 (position -5.40, 106.20)
At 1515 hours (zone -9), HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN), spotted the Japanese heavy cruiser Ashigara escorted by the Japanese destroyer Kamikaze in position 05°40'S, 106°20'E. Unfortunately, the enemy made a radical course change before torpedoes could be fired. (5)

18 Apr 1945 (position -5.40, 106.20)
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) attacked but missed the Japanese heavy cruiser Ashigara west-north-west of Batavia in position 05°40'S, 106°20'E. Four torpedoes were fired from long range and none hit the target. Ashigara was escorted by the Japanese destroyer Kamikaze.

(All times are zone -9)
In position 05°40'S, 106°20'E sighted a Nachi-class heavy cruiser escorted by a destroyer bearing 142°, range about 5 nautical miles. Enemy course was 340°. Started attack.

1041 hours - Fired four torpedoes from 6000 yards. No hits were obtained. Set course to clear the area but no counter attack developed. (5)

22 Apr 1945 (position -5.29, 107.00)
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) attacked the Japanese heavy cruiser Ashigara with a spread of four torpedoes about 30 nautical miles north of Batavia, Java, Netherlands East Indies in position 05°29'S, 107°00'E. Unfortunately, all torpedoes missed their target yet again although it was thought at the time that one hit had been obtained. Ashigara was still escorted by the Japanese destroyer Kamikaze.

All times are zone -9)
1358 hours - In position 05°29'S, 107°00'E sighted a Nachi-class heavy cruiser escorted by one destroyer bearing 343°, enemy course 173°, range 5.5 nautical miles.

1413 hours - Fired four torpedoes from 6000 yards.

1417 hours - Heard one timed torpedo hit but it was not observed.

1419 hours - One depth charge was dropped, not close.

1420 hours - O 19 bottomed at 48 meters (26 fathoms).

1421 - 1428 hours - Four depth charges were dropped, all fairly distant. No serious hunt developed.

1535 hours - Got off the bottom. (5)

27 Apr 1945
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) made the southbound passage of Lombok Strait. (5)

3 May 1945
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) ended her 10th war patrol at Fremantle. (5)

9 Jun 1945
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) is put on the slipway at Fremantle. (8)

12 Jun 1945
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) is put back in the water. (8)

17 Jun 1945
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) conducted minelaying exercises off Fremantle. (8)

22 Jun 1945
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) conducted exercises off Fremantle. (8)

25 Jun 1945
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) departed Fremantle with dummy mines and stores for Subic Bay, Philippines.

For the daily positions of HrMs O 19 during this passage see the map below.

(8)

28 Jun 1945
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) arrived at Onslow, Australia. (8)

29 Jun 1945
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) departed Onslow for Subic Bay. (8)

2 Jul 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) made the northbound passage of Lombok Strait. (8)

8 Jul 1945
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) ran aground on Ladd Reef (08°40’N, 111°40’E). (8)

9 Jul 1945
The US submarine USS Cod (Lt.Cdr. E.M. Westbrook, Jr., USN) arrived on the scene at 0721 hours (H zone) but her efforts to tow away the Dutch submarine failed. (8)

10 Jul 1945
New attempts to tow O 19 away by USS Cod failed again. At 1547 hours, the last of her crew of eight officers and forty-seven ratings had been taken on board by the US submarine. The wreck was destroyed by explosives at 1634, two torpedoes fired at 1637 and 1643 hours and sixteen 5" rounds from USS Cod at 1650-1700. (8)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6369 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. File 2.12.03.6370 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  3. File 2.12.03.6371 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  4. File 2.12.37.205 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  5. ADM 199/1880
  6. ADM 199/1919
  7. File 2.12.27.139 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  8. File 2.12.03.6401 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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


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