Petrus Josef Sietse de Jong DSC, RNN

Born  3 Apr 1915Apeldoorn, Netherlands
Died  27 Jul 2016(101)Den Haag, Netherlands


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Ranks

3 Sep 1931 Adelborst
28 Aug 1934 luitenant ter zee 3e klasse (S.Lt.)
28 Aug 1936 luitenant ter zee 2e klasse (Lt.)
16 Aug 1944 luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.)
1 Jul 1954 kapitein-luitenant ter zee (Cdr.)
1 Sep 1958 kapitein ter zee (Capt.)

Retired: 24 Jul 1963


Decorations

 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
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Warship Commands listed for Petrus Josef Sietse de Jong, RNN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HNMS O 24 (P 24)luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.)Submarine27 Oct 19448 Apr 1946

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Events related to this officer

Submarine HNMS O 24 (P 24)


31 Oct 1944
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) departed Barrow-in-Furness for Holy Loch. She is escorted by HMS Brontes (Skr. A.E. Wood, RNR). (1)

1 Nov 1944
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) arrived at Holy Loch for another period of trials and training. (1)

2 Nov 1944
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) was docked at Holy Loch. (1)

4 Nov 1944
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) was undocked. (1)

24 Nov 1944
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) departed Holy Loch for Dundee. (1)

27 Nov 1944
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) arrived at Dundee for some repairs. (1)

26 Dec 1944
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) departed Dundee for Scapa Flow. She was escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. W.E. Turner, RNVR). (1)

27 Dec 1944
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) arrived at Scapa Flow. (1)

30 Dec 1944
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN), HMS Venturer (Lt. J.S. Launders, DSC and Bar, RN) and HMS Sidon (Lt. H.C. Gowan, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Holy Loch. The submarines were escorted by HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN). (1)

31 Dec 1944
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) arrived at Holy Loch for yet another period of trials and training. (1)

6 Feb 1945
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) departed Holy Loch for Gibraltar. She makes the passage in convoy OS 109 / KMS 83.

For the daily positions of HrMs O 24 during this passage see the map below.


View HrMs O 24 passage Holy Loch - Trincomalee in a larger map (1)

16 Feb 1945
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) arrived at Gibraltar. (1)

20 Feb 1945
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) departed Gibraltar for Malta. (1)

23 Feb 1945
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) arrived at Malta. (1)

28 Feb 1945
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) departed Malta for Port Said. (1)

4 Mar 1945
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) arrived at Port Said. (1)

6 Mar 1945
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) departed Port Said for Aden. (1)

11 Mar 1945
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) arrived at Aden. (2)

15 Mar 1945
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) departed Aden for Colombo. (2)

25 Mar 1945
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) arrived at Colombo. (2)

4 Apr 1945
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) departed Colombo for Trincomalee. (2)

6 Apr 1945
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) arrived at Trincomalee. (2)

7 Apr 1945
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) departed Trincomalee for her 23th war patrol (11th in the Far East and 1st for this deployment). This was a work-up patrol. She was ordered to patrol along the West coast of Sumatra and then to proceed to Fremantle, Australia.

For the daily and attack positions of HrMs O 24 during this patrol see the map below.


View HrMs O 24 23th war patrol in a larger map (3)

13 Apr 1945 (position -2.10, 100.48)
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) damaged the small sailing vessel Goenoeng Talang II with gunfire. The vessel was beached in position 02°10'S, 100°48'E and abandoned.

(All times are zone -6.5)
1640 hours - Sighted sails. Steered towards. It was seen to be a two mast native sailing vessel of about 40 tons.

1740 hours - Surfaced for gun action. Fired 55 rounds leaving the vessel disabled and beached.

1803 hours - Dived. (3)

14 Apr 1945 (position -2.20, 100.49)
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) sinks the small sailing vessel Goenoeng Talang II by setting fire to it in position 02°20'S, 100°49'E.

(All times are zone -6.5)
0530 hours - Sighted masts, steered towards. It was the same vessel that was damaged yesterday. It was sailing with a half hoisted jib at a speed of 2 knots. She must have come off at high tide and blown away by the land wind.

0710 hours - Surfaced and boarded the vessel. it was found that it the cargo was kapok. There were several shell holes on the waterline. It was set on fire with flares in position 02°20'S, 100°49'E. (3)

24 Apr 1945
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) makes a short call at Exmouth Gulf for additional fuel before proceeding to Fremantle. (3)

28 Apr 1945
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) ended her 23th war patrol (11th in the Far East and 1st for this deployment) at Fremantle. (3)

19 May 1945
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) was put on the slipway at Fremantle. (2)

22 May 1945
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) was put pack in the water. (2)

29 May 1945
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) departed Fremantle for her 24th war patrol (12th in the Far East and 2nd for this deployment). She was to patrol in the Flores Sea.

For the daily and attack positions of HrMs O 24 during this patrol see the map below.


View HrMs O 24 24th war patrol in a larger map (3)

2 Jun 1945
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) made a short call at Onslow to topp off with fuel. (3)

5 Jun 1945
During the night of 5 to 6 June 1945 HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) passed Lombok Strait Northbound. (3)

13 Jun 1945 (position -5.29, 118.21)
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) attacked the Japanese torpedo boat Kiji about 70 nautical miles West-South-West of Makassar in position 05°29'S, 118°21'E. Four torpedoes were fired but all missed. O 24 was depth charged following this failed attack.

(All times are zone -9)
1418 hours - Sighted a Japanese torpedo boat of the Chidori-class in position 05°29'S, 118°21'E. Started attack.

1428 hours - Fired four torpedoes from approximately 3000 yards. No hits were obtained. 25 Depth charges were dropped following ths attack but no damage to O 24 was done and she managed to slip away. (4)

15 Jun 1945
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) departed her patrol area to proceed to Darwin for fuel on provisions. (3)

18 Jun 1945
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) arrived at Darwin. (3)

21 Jun 1945
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) departed Darwin to resume her patrol. (3)

24 Jun 1945
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) arrived back in her patrol area. (3)

12 Jul 1945
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) departed her patrol area to return to Fremantle. (3)

13 Jul 1945
During the night of 13 to 14 July 1945 HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) passed Lombok Strait Southwards. (3)

20 Jul 1945
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) ended her 24th war patrol (12th in the Far East and 2nd for this deployment) at Fremantle. (3)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6444 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. File 2.12.03.6445 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  3. ADM 199/1879
  4. ADM 199/1879 and HW 23/530 (National Archives, London)

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


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