Hendrikus Abraham Waldemar Goossens, RNN

Born  19 Nov 1909Willem I, Semarang, Java, Netherlands East Indies
Died  13 May 1973(63)Den Haag, Netherlands

Ranks

28 Aug 1930 luitenant ter zee 3e klasse (S.Lt.)
28 Aug 1932 luitenant ter zee 2e klasse (Lt.)
15 Nov 1941 luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.)
1 Dec 1951 kapitein-luitenant ter zee (Cdr.)
1 Sep 1960 schout bij nacht (Rear-Admiral)

Retired: 1 Feb 1963


Decorations

Warship Commands listed for Hendrikus Abraham Waldemar Goossens, RNN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HNMS O 11luitenant ter zee 2e klasse (Lt.)Submarine24 Aug 19396 Mar 1940
HNMS O 9 (P 09)luitenant ter zee 2e klasse (Lt.)Submarine22 May 19405 Feb 1942
HNMS O 14 (N 14 / P 14)luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.)Submarine16 Feb 194226 Jun 1943
HNMS Zwaardvisch (P 322)luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.)Submarine23 Nov 194323 Mar 1945

Career information

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Events related to this officer

Submarine HNMS O 11 ()


6 Mar 1940
HrMs O 11 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) is accidentaly rammed and sunk by the Dutch guard vessel BV 3 (tug Amsterdam) while leaving Den Helder harbour. Three of the crew are killed. The submarine is salvaged and taken to the Navy Yard to undergo repairs.

When Germany invaded the Netherlands these repairs had not been completed and O 11 was scuttled to prevent her from being captured.


Submarine HNMS O 9 (P 09)


29 May 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Portsmouth for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the English Channel to the south of the Isle of Wight.

For the daily positions of HrMs O 9 during this patrol see the map below.

(1)

1 Jun 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) ended her 1st war patrol at Portland.

At Portland she is assigned to A/S training duties. (1)

7 Jun 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland. (2)

12 Jun 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland. (2)

15 Jun 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland. (2)

19 Jun 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland together with the British A/S yacht HMS Valena (Capt. W.H. Poole, RNR) and A/S trawler HMS Topaze (Lt.Cdr. J.N. Hambly, MBE, RN). (2)

20 Jun 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland. (2)

21 Jun 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Ambuscade (Lt.Cdr. R.A. Fell, RN) and ? (unreadable in the log of O 9). (2)

22 Jun 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Valena (Capt. W.H. Poole, RNR) and HMS Olvina (Lt.Cdr. C.G. Cuthbertson, RNR). (2)

24 Jun 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland. (2)

25 Jun 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Camellia (Lt.Cdr. E.M. Mackay, RNR) and HMS Hurricane (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Simms, RN). (2)

26 Jun 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Valena (Capt. W.H. Poole, RNR) and HMS Topaze (Lt.Cdr. J.N. Hambly, MBE, RN). (2)

27 Jun 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Camellia (Lt.Cdr. E.M. Mackay, RNR) and HMS Hambledon (Cdr. S.H. Carlill, RN). (2)

28 Jun 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Camellia (Lt.Cdr. E.M. Mackay, RNR) and HMS Hertfordshire (Skr. A.H. Sandford, RNR). (2)

29 Jun 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Hertfordshire (Skr. A.H. Sandford, RNR). (2)

2 Jul 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland. (2)

3 Jul 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland together with HMS St. Modwen (Cdr.(Retd.) W.A. Ford, RN) and two small vessels, most likely MA/SB's. (2)

4 Jul 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland together with HMS Geranium (T/Lt. A. Foxall, RNR) (2)

5 Jul 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Hertfordshire (Skr. A.H. Sandford, RNR). (2)

6 Jul 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Valena (Capt. W.H. Poole, RNR). (2)

7 Jul 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Olvina (Lt.Cdr. C.G. Cuthbertson, RNR). (2)

9 Jul 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Portland for Rothesay. She made the passage together with HrMs O 10 (Lt. G. Quint, RNN(R)) and HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. G.B.M. van Erkel, RNN). This later submarine was coming from Portsmouth.

The submarines were escorted by the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 6 (Lt.Cdr. A.C. Lunbeck, RNN) during this passage. (2)

11 Jul 1940
The Dutch submarines HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN), HrMs O 10 (Lt. G. Quint, RNN(R)), HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. G.B.M. van Erkel, RNN) and their escort the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 6 (Lt.Cdr. A.C. Lunbeck, RNN) arrive at Milford Haven. (2)

12 Jul 1940
The Dutch submarines HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN), HrMs O 10 (Lt. G. Quint, RNN(R)), HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. G.B.M. van Erkel, RNN) and their escort the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 6 (Lt.Cdr. A.C. Lunbeck, RNN) depart Milford Haven for Rothesay. (2)

14 Jul 1940
The Dutch submarines HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN), HrMs O 10 (Lt. G. Quint, RNN(R)), HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. G.B.M. van Erkel, RNN) and their escort the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 6 (Lt.Cdr. A.C. Lunbeck, RNN) arrive at Rothesay. (2)

20 Jul 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Rothesay for Tobermory. She made the passage together with HMS Alecto (Cdr. R.M.G. Gambier, RN). (2)

21 Jul 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Tobermory. (2)

23 Jul 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Godetia (Lt.Cdr. G.V. Legassick, RNR) and HMS Primrose (Lt.Cdr. C.B. Sanders, RNVR). (2)

24 Jul 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Godetia (Lt.Cdr. G.V. Legassick, RNR) and HMS Primrose (Lt.Cdr. C.B. Sanders, RNVR). (2)

25 Jul 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Fandango (T/Lt. F.C. Hopkins, RNR). (2)

26 Jul 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Godetia (Lt.Cdr. G.V. Legassick, RNR) and HMS Primrose (Lt.Cdr. C.B. Sanders, RNVR). (2)

27 Jul 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Bluebell (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Sherwood, RNR) and HMS Fandango (T/Lt. F.C. Hopkins, RNR). (2)

29 Jul 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Godetia (Lt.Cdr. G.V. Legassick, RNR) and HMS Primrose (Lt.Cdr. C.B. Sanders, RNVR). (2)

31 Jul 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Bluebell (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Sherwood, RNR) and HMS Fandango (T/Lt. F.C. Hopkins, RNR). (2)

1 Aug 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Godetia (Lt.Cdr. G.V. Legassick, RNR), HMS Primrose (Lt.Cdr. C.B. Sanders, RNVR) and HMS Fandango (T/Lt. F.C. Hopkins, RNR). (2)

2 Aug 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Bluebell (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Sherwood, RNR), HMS Clematis (Cdr. Y.M. Cleeves, DSC, RD, RNR) and HMS Fandango (T/Lt. F.C. Hopkins, RNR). (2)

4 Aug 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Clematis (Cdr. Y.M. Cleeves, DSC, RD, RNR), HMS St. Zeno (Lt.Cdr. (retired) L.H. Moorhouse, RNR) and HMS Helier 2 (Skr. J. Mawer, RNR). (2)

7 Aug 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Clematis (Cdr. Y.M. Cleeves, DSC, RD, RNR), HMS St. Zeno (Lt.Cdr. (Retd.) L.H. Moorhouse, RNR) and HMS Helier 2 (Skr. J. Mawer, RNR). (2)

8 Aug 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS St. Zeno (Lt.Cdr. (Retd.) L.H. Moorhouse, RNR). (2)

9 Aug 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Helier 2 (Skr. J. Mawer, RNR) and HMS Terje 4 (Skr. J. Hodson, RNR). (2)

10 Aug 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Terje 4 (Skr. J. Hodson, RNR). (2)

11 Aug 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Southern Gem (T/Lt. C.E. Denne, RNVR) and HMS Helier 2 (Skr. J. Mawer, RNR). (2)

16 Aug 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Southern Gem (T/Lt. C.E. Denne, RNVR). (2)

19 Aug 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Southern Gem (T/Lt. C.E. Denne, RNVR) and HMS Peony (Lt.Cdr(Retd.) M.B. Sherwood, RN). (2)

21 Aug 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Southern Pride (Lt. N.B.J. Stapleton, RNR) and HMS Haarlem (T/Lt. L.B. Merrick, RNR). (2)

23 Aug 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Southern Pride (Lt. N.B.J. Stapleton, RNR) and HMS Recoil (Lt. I.M. Wilson, RNVR). (2)

24 Aug 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) and HMS H 32 (Lt. J.L. Livesey, RN) proceeded from Tobermory to Oban escorted by HMS Martinetta (T/S.Lt. J.A. Brightman, RNVR) and after embarking fuel and fresh water they returned to Tobermory together with HMS Alecto (Cdr. R.M.G. Gambier, RN). (2)

25 Aug 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Haarlem (T/Lt. L.B. Merrick, RNR) and HMS Recoil (Lt. I.M. Wilson, RNVR). (2)

26 Aug 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Anemone (Lt.Cdr. H.G. Boys-Smith, DSO, RNR). (2)

27 Aug 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Tobermory for Rothesay. She made the passage together with HMS Alecto (Cdr. R.M.G. Gambier, RN). (2)

28 Aug 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Rothesay. (2)

8 Oct 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) was towed from Rothesay to Troon where she was immediately docked. (3)

16 Oct 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) was undocked. She then proceeded from Troon to Rothesay. (3)

10 Nov 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (3)

11 Nov 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Terje 1 (Skr. C. Coultas, DSC, RNR) and HMS Terje 2 (Ch.Skr. G.R. Gale, RNR). (3)

12 Nov 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

13 Nov 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

14 Nov 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

15 Nov 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

16 Nov 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

18 Nov 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

19 Nov 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

23 Nov 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (3)

2 Dec 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Rothesay for Tobermory. She was escorted by HMS Freesia (Lt.Cdr. T.G. Hill, RNR). (3)

3 Dec 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Tobermory where she was to participate in A/S exercises. (3)

5 Dec 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Hollyhock (Lt. T.E. Davies, OBE, RNR) and HMS Tulip (Lt.Cdr. A. Wilkinson, RNR). (3)

10 Dec 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) proceeded from Tobermory to Oban escorted by HMS Martinetta (T/S.Lt. J.A. Brightman, RNVR) and after embarking fuel, oil and fresh water they returned to Tobermory. (3)

11 Dec 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Pelican (Cdr. L.A.K. Boswell, DSO, RN). (3)

12 Dec 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Pelican (Cdr. L.A.K. Boswell, DSO, RN). (3)

16 Dec 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Pelican (Cdr. L.A.K. Boswell, DSO, RN). (3)

18 Dec 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Marguerite (Lt.Cdr. A.N. Blundell, RNR) and HMS Lady Rosemary (T/Lt. G.H. Oldridge, RNR). (3)

19 Dec 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) proceeded from Tobermory to Oban escorted by HMS Martinetta (T/S.Lt. J.A. Brightman, RNVR). (3)

21 Dec 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) proceeded from Oban to Tobermory escorted by HMS Martinetta (T/S.Lt. J.A. Brightman, RNVR). (3)

22 Dec 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (3)

23 Dec 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (3)

26 Dec 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Notts County (T/Lt. R. Thorne, RNVR). (3)

27 Dec 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (3)

29 Dec 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (3)

31 Dec 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Orchis (Lt. A.D. White, RNR) or HMS Verbena (Lt.Cdr. D.A. Rayner, DSC, RNVR). (3)

2 Jan 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. Upon completion of these she proceeded towards Rothesay together with HMS Alecto (Cdr. J.R.S. Brown, RN). (3)

3 Jan 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Rothesay. (3)

11 Jan 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (3)

12 Jan 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Foxtrot (T/Lt. S.R. Smith, RNR) and HMS Rumba (T/Lt. N.E. Hendy, RNVR). (3)

13 Jan 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR) and HMS St. Modwen (Cdr.(Retd.) W.A. Ford, RN). (3)

14 Jan 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN). (3)

15 Jan 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Ellesmere (Lt. H. Roach, RNR). (3)

16 Jan 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR). (3)

17 Jan 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

20 Jan 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) shifted from Campbeltown to Ardishaig. (3)

21 Jan 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Ardishaig with MA/SB's. (3)

22 Jan 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) shifted from Ardishaig to Campbeltown. (3)

23 Jan 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

24 Jan 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Spaniel (Skr. C. Coultas, DSC, RNR) and HMS Boarhound (Ch.Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR). Upon completion of these exercises she proceeded towards Ettrick Bay. (3)

25 Jan 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) conducted exercises in Inchmarnock Water. Upon completion of these exercises she proceeded to Rothesay. (3)

3 Feb 1941
During 3 and 4 February 1941, HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN), conducted exercises in Inchmarnock Water. These included night exercises. Several practice attacks were made on HMS Cutty Sark (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN). (3)

6 Feb 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (3)

8 Feb 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (3)

9 Feb 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR) (4)

16 Feb 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Legion (Cdr. R.F. Jessel, RN). Upon completion of these exercises she proceeded to Ardishaig. (4)

17 Feb 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Ardishaig with MA/SB's. (4)

18 Feb 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Ardishaig with MA/SB's. (4)

19 Feb 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Ardishaig with MA/SB's. Upon completion of these exercises she proceeded to Campbeltown. (4)

20 Feb 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Topaze (Ch.Skr. G.R. Gale, RNR). (4)

21 Feb 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS St. Modwen (Cdr.(retired) W.A. Ford, RN) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR). (4)

22 Feb 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (4)

23 Feb 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (4)

28 Feb 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Rothesay for Londonderry. She was escorted by HMS Saladin (Lt.Cdr. L.J. Dover, RN). (4)

1 Mar 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Londonderry. (4)

3 Mar 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Beverley (Lt.Cdr. J. Grant, RN) and HMS Chelsea (Lt.Cdr. R.D.H.S. Pankhurst, RN). (4)

5 Mar 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Northern Gem (Skr.Lt. W.J.V. Mullender, DSC, RNR) and HMS Northern Wave (T/Lt. W.G. Pardoe-Matthews, RNR). (4)

19 Mar 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Chesterfield (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR) and HMCS St.Francis (Lt.Cdr. H.F. Pullen, RCN). (4)

20 Mar 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Chesterfield (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR) and HMCS St.Francis (Lt.Cdr. H.F. Pullen, RCN). (4)

21 Mar 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Rockingham (Lt. A.H.T. Johns, RN). (4)

22 Mar 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Londonderry for Falmouth. She was escorted by HMS Richmond (Lt.Cdr. A.F.L. Evans, RN) until 1445/23 when a British trawler took over the escort until 1945/23 hours when the Dutch trawler HrMs Ymuiden (Lt. H. van Zwanenburg, RNN) took over the escort. (4)

25 Mar 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Falmouth. (4)

26 Mar 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) and with HMS H 32 (Lt. B.G. Heslop, DSC, RN) both departed Falmouth for Dartmouth. They were escorted by HMS White Bear (Cdr.(Retd.) C.C. Flemming, RN). (4)

27 Mar 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Dartmouth. (4)

29 Mar 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Dartmouth for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Bay of Biscay.

For the daily positions of HrMs O 9 during this patrol see the map below.

(5)

7 Apr 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) is forced to abandon her patrol due to a shortage of distilled water for the battery. (5)

9 Apr 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) ended her 2nd war patrol at Falmouth. Whe was escorted in by HMS White Bear (Cdr.(Retd.) C.C. Flemming, RN). (5)

10 Apr 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) shifted from Falmouth to Plymouth. She was escorted by HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (4)

11 Apr 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Plymouth for Holyhead. She made the passage together with HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) and HMS H 33 (Lt. C.H. Rankin, RN). They were escorted by the Free French minesweeper La Moqueuse. (4)

13 Apr 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Holyhead. The other ships now proceeded to Rothesay. (4)

23 Apr 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) conducted exercises off Holyhead. (4)

24 Apr 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) conducted RD/F. trials off Holyhead with HMS Radiant (Cdr.(Retd.) J.W. Hoskyns, RN). (4)

25 Apr 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) conducted RD/F trials off Holyhead with HMS Radiant (Cdr.(Retd.) J.W. Hoskyns, RN). (4)

30 Apr 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) conducted exercises off Holyhead. (4)

3 May 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) conducted R.D.F. trials off Holyhead with HMS Radiant (Cdr.(Retd.) J.W. Hoskyns, RN). (4)

5 May 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) conducted R.D.F. trials off Holyhead with HMS Radiant (Cdr.(Retd.) J.W. Hoskyns, RN) and HMS PC 74 (A/Cdr.(Retd.) C.E.H. White, RN). (4)

6 May 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) conducted R.D.F. trials off Holyhead with HMS Radiant (Cdr.(Retd.) J.W. Hoskyns, RN). (4)

8 May 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) conducted R.D.F. trials off Holyhead with HMS Radiant (Cdr.(Retd.) J.W. Hoskyns, RN) and HMS PC 74 (A/Cdr.(Retd.) C.E.H. White, RN). (4)

9 May 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) conducted R.D.F. trials off Holyhead with HMS Radiant (Cdr.(Retd.) J.W. Hoskyns, RN) and HMS PC 74 (A/Cdr.(Retd.) C.E.H. White, RN). (4)

20 May 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) conducted R.D.F. trials off Holyhead with HMS PC 74 (A/Cdr.(Retd.) C.E.H. White, RN). (4)

21 May 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in R.D.F. trials off Holyhead. (4)

22 May 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) conducted R.D.F. trials off Holyhead with HMS PC 74 (A/Cdr.(Retd.) C.E.H. White, RN). (4)

23 May 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Holyhead for Rothesay. She was escorted by the British patrol vessel HMS Goodwin (Lt.Cdr. J. Stretch, RNR). (4)

24 May 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Rothesay. (4)

3 Jun 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Inchmarnock with MA/SB's. (4)

4 Jun 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Inchmarnock with MA/SB's. (4)

5 Jun 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Inchmarnock with MA/SB's. (4)

7 Jun 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Inchmarnock with MA/SB's. Upon completion of these exercises she proceeded to Campbeltown. (4)

8 Jun 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(retired) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Tuscarora (Lt.Cdr. (retired) N.T.B. Holt, RN). (4)

9 Jun 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS St. Modwen (Cdr.(Retd.) W.A. Ford, RN) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR). (4)

10 Jun 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Boarhound (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR) and HMS Spaniel (Skr. C. Coultas, DSC, RNR). (4)

11 Jun 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS St. Modwen (Cdr.(Retd.) W.A. Ford, RN) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR). (4)

12 Jun 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Tuscarora (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) N.T.B. Holt, RN) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (4)

13 Jun 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Tuscarora (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) N.T.B. Holt, RN). Upon completion of these exercises she proceeded to Rothesay. (4)

17 Jun 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) was docked at Rothesay. (4)

20 Jun 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) was undocked. (4)

1 Jul 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Rothesay for Campbeltown. En-route exercises were carried out. (4)

2 Jul 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Tuscarora (Lt.Cdr.(Emgy.) Lord Teynham, RN) and HMS Spaniel (Skr. C. Coultas, DSC, RNR). (4)

3 Jul 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (4)

4 Jul 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS St. Modwen (Cdr.(Retd.) W.A. Ford, RN) and HMS La Flore. (4)

6 Jul 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (4)

7 Jul 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR), HMS La Cordeliere (Lt. A.J.G. Barff, RNR) and HMS La Flore.

8 Jul 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Spaniel (Skr. C. Coultas, DSC, RNR) and HMS Viceroy (Lt.Cdr. D.P. Trentham, RN).

9 Jul 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J. Windram, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR).

10 Jul 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Boarhound (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR) and HMS Spaniel (Skr. C. Coultas, DSC, RNR). (4)

11 Jul 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR). (4)

12 Jul 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (4)

13 Jul 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Boarhound (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR) and HMS Spaniel (Skr. C. Coultas, DSC, RNR). (4)

14 Jul 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Boarhound (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR) and HMS Spaniel (Skr. C. Coultas, DSC, RNR). (4)

15 Jul 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J. Windram, RNR) and HMS Shemara (Cdr.(retired) H. Buckle, RN). (4)

16 Jul 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS La Cordeliere (A/Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR). (4)

17 Jul 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Boarhound (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR) and HMS Spaniel (Skr. C. Coultas, DSC, RNR). (4)

20 Jul 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Boarhound (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR) and HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR). (4)

21 Jul 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR) and HMS Spaniel (Skr. C. Coultas, DSC, RNR). (4)

22 Jul 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR) and HMS Spaniel (Skr. C. Coultas, DSC, RNR). (4)

23 Jul 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(retired) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS L'Incomprise (Lt.(Retd.) F.S. Deveson, RNR). (4)

24 Jul 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(retired) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (4)

25 Jul 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Spaniel (Skr. C. Coultas, DSC, RNR). Upon completion of these exercises she proceeded to Rothesay. (4)

2 Aug 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Rothesay for Blyth. She was escorted by HrMs Z 5 (Lt. J.J. Steensma, RNN). (6)

5 Aug 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Blyth where she was to refit. She was docked the next day. (6)

30 Sep 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) was undocked. She then continued her refit at Blyth. (6)

13 Oct 1941
With her refit completed, HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN), started her trials at Blyth. (6)

14 Oct 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN conducted trials off Blyth. (6)

17 Oct 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Blyth for Rothesay. She was escorted by HrMs Z 5 (Lt. J.J. Steensma, RNN). (6)

19 Oct 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Tobermory. (6)

21 Oct 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Tobermory for Rothesay. She was still escorted by HrMs Z 5 (Lt. J.J. Steensma, RNN). (6)

22 Oct 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Rothesay. (6)

23 Oct 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Rothesay for Londonderry. She was escorted by HMS St. Kenan (T/Lt. R.R. Simpson, RNR). (6)

24 Oct 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Londonderry. (6)

25 Oct 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Dahlia (T/Lt. M.S. Work, RNR). (6)

26 Oct 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with aircraft. (6)

27 Oct 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (6)

28 Oct 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (6)

30 Oct 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Exmoor (Lt.Cdr. L.StG. Rich, RN). (6)

31 Oct 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with aircraft. (6)

1 Nov 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Exmoor (Lt.Cdr. L.StG. Rich, RN). (6)

2 Nov 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Exmoor (Lt.Cdr. L.StG. Rich, RN). (6)

3 Nov 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Sabre (Lt. Sir P.W. Gretton, DSC, OBE, RN) and HMS Keppel (Cdr. J.E. Broome, RN) and later with HMS Chelsea (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Layard, RN), HMS Venomous (Cdr. H.W. Falcon-Steward, RN) and HNoMS Acanthus. (6)

4 Nov 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Alisma (A/Lt.Cdr. M.G. Rose, RANVR), HMS Chelsea (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Layard, RN), HMS Exmoor (Lt.Cdr. L.StG. Rich, RN) and HMS Campbeltown (Lt.Cdr.(Emgy.) Lord Teynham, RN). (6)

5 Nov 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Enchantress (Lt.Cdr. A.E.T. Christie, OBE, RN) and HMS Le Tiger (T/Lt. C.A. Hoodless, RNR). (6)

6 Nov 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Clare (Lt.Cdr. L.H. Landman, RN), HMS Hartland (Lt.Cdr. G.P. Billot, RNR), HMS Ibis (Lt.Cdr. H.M. Darell-Brown, RN) and HMS Sunflower (Lt.Cdr. J.T. Jones, RD, RNR). (6)

7 Nov 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Stork (Cdr. F.J. Walker, RN) and HMS Walney (Lt.Cdr. P.C. Meyrick, RN). (6)

10 Nov 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Alisma (A/Lt.Cdr. M.G. Rose, RANVR), HMS Kingcup (Lt.Cdr. R.A.D. Cambridge, DSC, RNR), HMS Venomous (Cdr. H.W. Falcon-Steward, RN) and HMS Rockingham (Lt.Cdr. A.H.T. Johns, RN). (6)

11 Nov 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Scimitar (Lt. R.D. Franks, OBE, RN). Upon completion of these exercises she set course to proceed to Rothesay. She made the passage together with HMS H 33 (Lt. A.J.W. Pitt, RN). They were escorted by HrMs Z 5 (Lt. J.J. Steensma, RNN). (6)

12 Nov 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Rothesay. (6)

16 Nov 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Rothesay for Tobermory. She was escorted by HrMs Z 5 (Lt. J.J. Steensma, RNN). (6)

20 Nov 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Snowflake (Lt. H.G. Chesterman, RNR) and HMS Sluna (Lt.Cdr. E.W. Middleton, RNVR). (6)

21 Nov 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HNoMS Rose, HMS Bluebell (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Sherwood, RNR), HMS Rockrose (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Birch, RNR) and HMS Snowflake (Lt. H.G. Chesterman, RNR). (6)

22 Nov 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Rockrose (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Birch, RNR), HMS Snowflake (Lt. H.G. Chesterman, RNR), HMS Sluna (Lt.Cdr. E.W. Middleton, RNVR) and HMS Rosalind (Skr. E.G. Littler, DSC, RD, RNR). (6)

23 Nov 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMCS Rosthern (Cdr. P.B. Cross, RCNVR) and HMS Leyland (Lt. G.M. Dixon, RANVR). (6)

25 Nov 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Leyland (Lt. G.M. Dixon, RANVR) and HMS Newark (Lt.Cdr. R.H.W. Atkins, RN). (6)

27 Nov 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Sluna (Lt.Cdr. E.W. Middleton, RNVR) and HMS Rosalind (Skr. E.G. Littler, DSC, RD, RNR). (6)

28 Nov 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Rosalind (Skr. E.G. Littler, DSC, RD, RNR) and HMS Oracle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.A. Martyn, RNR). (6)

2 Dec 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Oracle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.A. Martyn, RNR) and HMNZS Kiwi (Lt.Cdr. G. Bridson, RNZNVR). (6)

3 Dec 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Oracle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.A. Martyn, RNR), HMNZS Kiwi (Lt.Cdr. G. Bridson, RNZNVR), HMS Rye (Lt. J.A. Pearson, DSC, RNR) and HMS Wells (Lt. L.J. Pearson, RN). (6)

4 Dec 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Oracle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.A. Martyn, RNR), HMNZS Kiwi (Lt.Cdr. G. Bridson, RNZNVR), HMS Rye (Lt. J.A. Pearson, DSC, RNR) and HMS Wells (Lt. L.J. Pearson, RN). (6)

5 Dec 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (6)

6 Dec 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Bellwort (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.G. Donald, RNVR) and HMS Whitethorn (T/Lt. W.J. Griffiths, RNR). (7)

7 Dec 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Bellwort (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.G. Donald, RNVR) and HMS Whitethorn (T/Lt. W.J. Griffiths, RNR). (7)

9 Dec 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Blackfly (T/Lt. A.P. Hughes, RNR) and HMS Paynter (Lt. R.H. Nossiter, RANVR). (7)

10 Dec 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Cape Mariato (T/Lt. H.T.S. Clouston, RNVR), HMS Rye (Lt. J.A. Pearson, DSC, RNR), HMS Tynwald (A/Capt. (retired) F.T. Peters, DSO, DSC, RN) and HMS Southern Wave (Skr. J. May, RNR). (7)

12 Dec 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Bellwort (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.G. Donald, RNVR) and HMS Tynwald (A/Capt.(Retd.) F.T. Peters, DSO, DSC, RN). (7)

13 Dec 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Bellwort (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.G. Donald, RNVR) and HMS Tynwald (A/Capt. (retired) F.T. Peters, DSO, DSC, RN), HMS Whitethorn (T/Lt. W.J. Griffiths, RNR) and another vessel. (7)

15 Dec 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) shifted from Tobermory to Oban. She was escorted by HMS Whitethorn (T/Lt. W.J. Griffiths, RNR). (7)

17 Dec 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Rothesay. (7)

20 Dec 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Rothesay for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Bay of Biscay. During the passage south through the Irish Sea she was escorted by HMS Angle (T/Lt. E. Playne, RNVR).

Late in the evening O 9 was recalled and ordered to return to Rothesay. (7)

21 Dec 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) ended her 3rd war patrol at Rothesay. (7)

23 Dec 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Rothesay for Milford Haven. She was escorted by HMS La Capricieuse (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Dobson, RNR). (7)

25 Dec 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Milford Haven with a defective starboard diesel engine. She was therefore unable to proceed on patrol in the Bay of Biscay. (7)

1 Jan 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Milford Haven for Rothesay. The next day she made rendes-vous with HrMs O 10 (Lt. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) and HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr. (retired) J.R.G. Harvey, RN). They were escorted by HrMs Z 5 (Lt. J.J. Steensma, RNN). (7)

3 Jan 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Rothesay. (7)

4 Jan 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (7)

5 Jan 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR). (7)

6 Jan 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR). (7)

7 Jan 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Spaniel. (7)

8 Jan 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Boarhound (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR). (7)

9 Jan 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Boarhound (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR). (7)

11 Jan 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Boarhound (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR) and HMS L'Incomprise (Lt.(Retd.) F.S. Deveson, RNR). (7)

12 Jan 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Boarhound (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR) and HMS La Flore. (7)

13 Jan 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J. Windram, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR). (7)

14 Jan 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and another vessel. (7)

15 Jan 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (7)

17 Jan 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Angle (T/Lt. E. Playne, RNVR) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR). (7)

18 Jan 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(retired) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR). (7)

20 Jan 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J. Windram, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR). (7)

23 Jan 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR). (7)

24 Jan 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (7)

26 Jan 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR). (7)

28 Jan 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Tuscarora (Lt.Cdr.(Emgy.) C.E. Lowther, RAN). (7)

29 Jan 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR). (7)

30 Jan 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR). (7)

31 Jan 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Tuscarora (Lt.Cdr.(Emgy.) C.E. Lowther, RAN), HMS La Flore and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (7)

1 Feb 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J. Windram, RNR). (7)

3 Feb 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR) and HMS L'Incomprise (Lt.(Retd.) F.S. Deveson, RNR). (7)

4 Feb 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Tuscarora (Lt.Cdr.(Emgy.) C.E. Lowther, RAN) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (7)

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. (7)


Submarine HNMS O 14 (N 14 / P 14)


16 Feb 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Dundee for Blyth. (8)

17 Feb 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Blyth where she was immediately docked. (8)

25 Feb 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) was undocked. (8)

2 Mar 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) was docked at Blyth. (8)

11 Mar 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) was undocked. (8)

17 Mar 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Blyth for Dundee. (8)

18 Mar 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Dundee. (8)

19 Mar 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Dundee for Lerwick. She was escorted by the British ASW trawler HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR). (8)

20 Mar 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Lerwick. (8)

21 Mar 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Lerwick for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Trondheim.

For the daily positions of HrMs O 14 during this patrol see the map below.


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8 Apr 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) ended her 6th war patrol at Scapa Flow. (1)

10 Apr 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Scapa Flow for Dundee. She was escorted by the British ASW trawler HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR).

11 Apr 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Dundee. (8)

3 May 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Dundee for Scapa Flow. She was escorted by the British ASW trawler HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR).

At Scapa Flow she is to participate in A/S exercises. (8)

4 May 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Scapa Flow. (8)

1 Jun 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Scapa Flow for Dundee. She was escorted by the British ASW trawler HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR). (8)

3 Jun 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Dundee. At Dundee she started a refit. (8)

28 Jun 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) was docked at Dundee. (8)

29 Aug 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) was undocked. (8)

22 Sep 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) was docked at Dundee. (8)

27 Sep 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) was undocked. (8)

9 Nov 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) begins her post-refit trials on the river Tay. (8)

21 Nov 1942
The Dutch submarine HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) and the Polish submarine ORP Sokol (Lt.Cdr. J. Kozio³kowski) departed Dundee for Holy Loch. She is escorted by the British ASW trawler HMS Preston North End (Lt. K.A. Vasey, MBE, RNR). On the 23th the British ASW trawler HMS Quadrille (T/Lt. N.T. Chetwood, RNVR) took over the escort. (8)

24 Nov 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Holy Loch for a period of training. (9)

23 Dec 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Lerwick. (9)

24 Dec 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Lerwick for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Northern Norway.

For the daily positions of HrMs O 14 during this patrol see the map below.


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27 Dec 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) developed engine trouble and had to abandon her patrol and return to base. (1)

30 Dec 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) ended her 7th war patrol at Lerwick. (1)

2 Jan 1943
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Lerwick for Dundee. She made the passage together with ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski). They were escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR). (9)

4 Jan 1943
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Dundee for engine repairs. (9)

23 Mar 1943
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Dundee for trials in the North Sea to the East of Dundee. She was escorted by the British Motor Launch HMS ML 454 (T/Lt. W.M. Russell, RNVR). (9)

26 Mar 1943
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) returns to Dundee. (9)

29 Mar 1943
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Dundee for Scapa Flow. She was escorted by the British ASW trawler HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR). (9)

30 Mar 1943
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Scapa Flow to participate in A/S exercises. (9)

22 Apr 1943
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Scapa Flow for Lerwick where she arrived later the same day. She was escorted by the British M/S trawler HMS Hamlet (T/Lt. H.H. Bolton, RNVR). (9)

25 Apr 1943
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Lerwick for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to perform an anti-uboat patrol in the Norwegian Sea.

For the daily positions of HrMs O 14 during this patrol see the map below.


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6 May 1943
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) ended her 8th war patrol at Lerwick. She was escorted by the British ASW trawler HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR). (1)

8 May 1943
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Dundee. During her last patrol O 14 again developed engine trouble. It was decided not to repair the submarine. She was to be decommissioned and used to provide spare parts for her sister ship O 15.

Before O 14 was decommissioned she was used for A/S training off the Firth of Forth. Only the Starboard diesel engine was operational. (10)


Submarine HNMS Zwaardvisch (P 322)


2 Dec 1943
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed her builders yard at Barrow for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS White Bear (Cdr.(Retd.) A.L. Sanders, RN). (11)

3 Dec 1943
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Holy Loch to begin a period of trials and training. (12)

1 Jan 1944
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Holy Loch for Scapa Flow. She was escorted by HMS Cutty Sark (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN). (13)

3 Jan 1944
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Scapa Flow where she was to participate in A/S exercises. (13)

17 Jan 1944
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN)departed Scapa Flow for passage to Holy Loch. Off Scapa Flow she joined HMS Taku (Lt. A.J.W. Pitt, RN) and HMS Unswerving (T/Lt. M.D. Tattersall, RNVR) and their escort HMS La Capricieuse (Lt.Cdr.(retired) C.M. Norman, RN) which were coming from Lerwick. (13)

18 Jan 1944
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Holy Loch. (12)

25 Jan 1944
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) shifted from Holy Loch to Larne. (12)

2 Feb 1944
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) returned to Holy Loch. (12)

26 Feb 1944
With her trials and training period completed HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed from Holy Loch bound for Lerwick. She made the passage together with HMS Sceptre (Lt. I.S. McIntosh, MBE, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HMS Cutty Sark. (14)

28 Feb 1944
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed from Lerwick for her 1st war patrol. She is to perform a work-up patrol in the Norwegian Sea. The nature of her patrol is an anti U-boat patrol.

For HrMs Zwaardvisch daily positions during this patrol see the map below.


HrMs Zwaardvisch 1st war patrolclick here for bigger map (15)

13 Mar 1944
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) ended her 1st war patrol at Lerwick. (15)

16 Mar 1944
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed from Lerwick for her 2nd war patrol. She is to patrol North of the Lofoten to intercept the German battleship Tirpitz. The British are under the impression that the damaged Tirpitz will be leaving Norway for Germany to effect repairs.

For HrMs Zwaardvisch daily positions during this patrol see the map below.


HrMs Zwaardvisch 2nd war patrolclick here for bigger map (15)

24 Mar 1944
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) ended her 2nd war patrol at Lerwick. (15)

25 Mar 1944
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed from Lerwick bound for Dundee. She was escorted by HMS Risor. (14)

26 Mar 1944
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Dundee. (14)

9 May 1944
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed from Dundee bound for Holy Loch. She made the passage together with HMS Venturer (Lt. J.S. Launders, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR). (14)

12 May 1944
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Holy Loch. (14)

14 May 1944
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) was docked at Rothesay. (14)

16 May 1944
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) was undocked and returned to Holy Loch. Later the same day departed from Holy Loch bound for the Far East. The first leg of this trip is to Gibraltar.

Passage south through the Irish Sea was made together with HMS Thorough (Lt.Cdr. J.G. Hopkins, RN) and HMS Tudor (Lt. S.A. Porter, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HMS La Capricieuse (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) C.M. Norman, RN).

For HrMs Zwaardvisch daily positions during this passage see the map below.


HrMs Zwaardvisch passage U.K. - Colomboclick here for bigger map (14)

29 May 1944
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Gibraltar. (14)

6 Jun 1944
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed from Gibraltar bound for Malta. (14)

11 Jun 1944
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Malta. (14)

20 Jun 1944
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed from Malta bound for Port Said. (14)

25 Jun 1944
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Port Said. (14)

26 Jun 1944
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) passes the Suez Canal and arrived at Suez. (14)

27 Jun 1944
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed from Suez bound for Aden. (14)

1 Jul 1944
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Aden. (14)

3 Jul 1944
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed from Aden bound for Colombo. (14)

12 Jul 1944
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Colombo. (14)

27 Jul 1944
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed from Colombo bound for Trincomalee.

For HrMs Zwaardvisch daily positions during this passage see the map below.


HrMs Zwaardvisch passage Colombo - Trincomaleeclick here for bigger map (14)

29 Jul 1944
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Trincomalee. (14)

1 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During 1 and 2 August 1944, HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN), conducted exercises off Trincomalee. These included night exercises. (16)

6 Aug 1944
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed from Trincomalee for her 3rd war patrol (1st in the far east). She is to patrol of the Nicobar islands, than she is to shift to the Straits of Malacca (of the East coast of Sumatra). After this patrol she is to proceed to Fremantle, Australia and en-route she is to patrol off Christmas Island for a day.

For HrMs Zwaardvisch daily and attack positions during this patrol see the map below.


HrMs Zwaardvisch 3rd war patrolclick here for bigger map (15)

18 Aug 1944 (position 4.00, 99.32)
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) sank the junk Kim Hup Soen (48 GRT) with gunfire in the Malacca Strait in position 04°00'N, 99°32'E.

(All times are zone -6.5)
0545 hours - At first light sighted two sails through the periscope. Bearing 175°, range about 5 nautical miles.

Altered course, increased speed.

0638 hours - Surfaced, range about 4 nautical miles. Closed distance at 14 knots.

0643 hours - Fired warning shot across the ship's bow at which the junks sails were struck and the crew abandoned ship with the ships dinghy. At 0653 hours the junk sank after firing 12 rounds of 4". Went alongside the dinghy and took the captain, with the ship's papers, prisoner. (15)

19 Aug 1944 (position 4.30, 98.15)
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) sank two sailing vessels with gunfire in the Malacca Strait.

(All times are zone -6.5)
0555 hours - At first light sighted 2 sails through the periscope, range about 5 nautical miles. Closed submerges until the ship was recognized as a large sailing barge that was sailing parallel to the coast.

0654 hours - Surfaced for gun action. Fired a shot across the bows but nothing happened. Fire was now directed at the barge. The third round was a very near miss on which the sails were struck and four men jumped overboard. The barge could not be closed as the water was very shallow and was finished off with gunfire from a range of 1000 yards and sank at 0710 hours in position 04°30'N, 98°15'E. 22 rounds of 4" had been expended.

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2030 hours - While cruising on the surface a junk was sighted bearing 130°, distance 1.3 nautical miles sailing towards the Sumatra coast. Closed up for gun action.

A few warning bursts with the Oerlikon were fire but nothing happened and the junk sailed on. Now a few rounds of 4" were fired but did not have effect either as they appeared to fall short but at 2040 hours the junk capsized in position 04°15'N, 99°14'E. A search for survivors was made but as it was a very dark night none could be found. (15)

21 Aug 1944 (position 4.32, 98.12)
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) sank sailing vessel Gan Hoa (32 tons) with gunfire in the Malacca Strait in position 04°32'N, 98°12'E.

(All times are zone -6.5)
1705 hours - Sighted two sails through the periscope bearing 290°, range about 5 nautical miles. Closed. The vessel was soon recognized as a junk sailing towards the coast.

1728 hours - Surfaced for gun action. Closed at 14 knots. At a range of 4000 yards fired two shots across her bow. As nothing happened fire was directed at the target itself. After the second round, a very near miss, a dinghy left the junk without sails being struck. The junk was then closed and sunk at a range of 1300 yards.

1742 hours - The junk sank in position 04?32'N, 98?12'E about two nautical miles from the coast. In all 16 rounds of 4" was used.

After the sinking of the junk the dinghy was closed in which one Chinese (the captain), four Sumatra natives and one cat were found. Although all of them hoped to be taken aboard one the Chinese captain and one of the natives were taken aboard. (15)

31 Aug 1944
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) patrols off Christmas Island during the daylight hours. (15)

7 Sep 1944
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) ended her 3rd war patrol at Fremantle, Australia. (15)

17 Sep 1944
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) was docked at Fremantle. (16)

19 Sep 1944
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) was undocked. (16)

26 Sep 1944
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed from Fremantle for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Java Sea.

For HrMs Zwaardvisch daily and attack positions during this patrol see the map below.


HrMs Zwaardvisch 4th war patrolclick here for bigger map (15)

30 Sep 1944
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) topped off with fuel at Exmouth Gulf. (15)

4 Oct 1944
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) sank a small Japanese tanker with gunfire in position 08°05'S, 115°29'E.

(All times are zone -8)
1530 hours - Sighted through the periscope a ship with one mast aft. Bearing 120°, distance 7.5 nautical miles. Closed for gun attack.

1620 hours - Surfaced and engaged the ship, a 500/700 tons tanker, with the deck gun. In all 32 rounds were fired. The ship was left a blazing wreck. (15)

6 Oct 1944 (position -6.20, 111.28)
German U-boat U-168 (built 1942) was sunk in the Java Sea, in position 06°20'S, 111°28'E, by a torpedo from the Dutch submarine HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN).

(All times are zone -8)
0641 hours - Sighted a submarine bearing 304°, range 5900 yards. The submarine was recognized as not allied and was steering a course of 115°at a speed between 13 and 15 knots. Started attack and estimated the speed of the target at 14 knots.

0652 hours - Fired 6 torpedoes from 900 yards. 42 seconds after firing the first torpedo an explosion was heard and the submarine was seen settling forward. The stern came out of the water and the submarine sank at an angle of 40°. She was completely gone by 0654 hours.

Closed the sinking position submerged. 6 White people were sighted in the water. Lt.Cdr. Goossens decided to take them all prisoner but waited for 10 minutes to be sure that no air cover was present.

0703 hours - Surfaced and closed again. It was now noticed that not 6 but more than 20 people were in the water. All were taken on board, 27 in all. This was an impossible number to carry for the rest of the patrol. Three officers were selected as prisoners, the rest were put on a fishing vessel that was nearby.

0745 hours - The transfer of survivors to the fishing vessel was completed and Zwaardvisch made off. It was now discovered that there were not 3 but 5 Germans on board. The U-boats doctor and a wounded German rating had been taken below for treatment. It was learnt from these prisoners that three torpedoes had hit German U-boat but that only one had exploded. (15)

10 Oct 1944 (position -5.57, 112.27)
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) sank the Japanese guard boat Koei Maru (19 GRT ???) with gunfire southwest of Bawean Island in position 05°57'S, 112°27'E.

(All times are zone -8)
1648 hours - Sighted masts bearing 162°. Range 10000 yards. Dived and started attack.

When the ship came closer it was noticed that it carried a small gun and several machine guns. It was a sort of coaster of about 500 tons.

1745 hours - Surfaced for gun action. Range was 1800 yards. On surfacing the target altered course straight towards Zwaardvisch. It also opened fire with her gun. The third round from Zwaardvisch 4" gun hit the gun of the enemy, this now remained silent for the rest of the action. It now took no less than 68 rounds to sink the enemy vessel. Sinking position was 05°57'S, 112°27'E. (15)

15 Oct 1944 (position -6.30, 111.40)
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) sank the Japanese oceanographic research vessel Kaiyo Maru No.2 (143 GRT) with gunfire off Surabaya, Java, Netherlands East Indies in position 06°30'S, 111°40'E.

(All times are zone -8)
1830 hours - HE was heard bearing 075° and at the same time two masts were sighted. Started attack. The target was thought to be a medium seized freighter.

1855 hours - Fired three torpedoes but these all missed. It was decided to surface for gun action.

1901 hours - Surfaced and opened fire from 2000 yards. The 4th shot was a hit. The target started to fire back with two guns. After 15 rounds the target was seen to be burning. In all 51 rounds were fired and the target was left burning in position 06°30'S, 111°40'E. (15)

17 Oct 1944 (position -5.26, 113.48)
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) torpedoed and sank the Japanese minelayer Itsukushima (1970 tons, built 1929, offsite link) and torpedoed and damaged the Japanese minelayer Wakataka (1608 tons, built 1941, offsite link) in the Java Sea off Bawean Island in position 05°26'S, 113°48'E.

(All times are zone -8)
0845 hours - Sighted many masts bearing 040°. Started a submerged attack.

When Zwaardvisch came closer Lt.Cdr. Goossens saw that it was the minelayer Itsukushima that was surrounded by four escorts, one other unidentified minelayer of roughly the same size and what looked like three torpedo boats of the Chidori-class. (the submarine chasers Ch-2 and Ch-26 (both offsite links) appeared to have been part of the escort, no clue about the other escort)

0958 hours - Fired five bow torpedoes, first two at the patrolling minelayer (range 800 yards) and than three at the Itsukushima (range 2000 yards). The first torpedo was seen to hit the patrolling minelayer about 10 yards ahead of its bridge. Meanwhile Zwaardvisch went deep as the escorts most likely would not stay idle. While Zwaardvisch went deep a loud explosion was heard, this was a torpedo hit on the Itsukushima giving, as though, a running range of 2000 yards.

1016 hours - The escorts started dropping depth charges. A total of 18 were dropped and Zwaardvisch received some minor damage. Lt.Cdr. Goossens decided to retire to the Westward.

While Zwaardvisch slowly crept away, from 1050 to 1100 hours sinking noises were heard.

1200 hours - Returned to periscope depth. The minelayers were not seen but the escorts were still patrolling in the area. One of them was only a mile astern so Zwaardvisch went deep again.

1330 hours - Came to periscope depth again. Found the escorts were still patrolling the area of the crime but were now a bit farther off so a proper 'look around' was done through the periscope. Zwaardvisch went deep again and continued her retreat. Only the escorts were visible and Lt.Cdr. Goossens assumed he had sunk both minelayers.

1359 hours - 16 Depth charge were dropped by the escorts but they were not close. It appeared they had got a contact and depth charged it. Maybe they had depth charged their own sunken ship's. (15)

25 Oct 1944
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) ended her very successful 4th war patrol at Fremantle. (15)

14 Nov 1944
During 14 and 15 November 1944, HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN), conducted exercises off Fremantle. These included night exercises. (16)

17 Nov 1944
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed from Fremantle for her 5th war patrol. She is to patrol in the South China Sea. (16)

21 Nov 1944
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) developed mechanical problems and was forced to return to Fremantle for repairs. (16)

26 Nov 1944
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) returned to Fremantle for repairs. (16)

28 Nov 1944
With her repairs completed, HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN), departed from Fremantle to resume her 5th war patrol. She is to patrol in the South China Sea.

For HrMs Zwaardvisch daily positions during this patrol see the map below.


HrMs Zwaardvisch 5th war patrolclick here for bigger map (15)

2 Dec 1944
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) topped off with fuel at Exmouth Gulf. (15)

6 Dec 1944
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) is depth charged during the transfer of Lombok Strait. Damage is severe and Zwaardvisch is forced to abandon her patrol. As Lt.Cdr. Goossens does not consider it wise to attempt to pass Lombok Strait Southwards without working periscopes it is decided to proceed to Darwin, Australia through the Flores, Banda and Timor Seas. (15)

11 Dec 1944
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Darwin. (15)

12 Dec 1944
After some repairs HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed from Darwin bound for Fremantle. (15)

20 Dec 1944
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) ended her 5th war patrol at Fremantle. (15)

19 Jan 1945
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) is put on the slipway at Fremantle for inspection and repairs. (17)

22 Jan 1945
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) completes her repairs on the slipway. (17)

30 Jan 1945
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed from Fremantle for her 6th war patrol. She is to patrol in the South China Sea.

For HrMs Zwaardvisch daily and attack positions during this patrol see the map below.


HrMs Zwaardvisch 6th war patrolclick here for bigger map (15)

7 Feb 1945 (position -6.08, 114.42)
While passing through the Java Sea en-route to her patrol area HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) attacks a Japanese convoy in position 06°08'S, 114°42'E. torpedoes were fired against an escorting destroyer but none hit their target. A possible hit on the merchant vessel of the convoy is claimed. Zwaardvisch is depth charged following this attack.

A few hours later Zwaardvisch encounters a strange vessel that is also attacked in position 06°12'S, 114°37'E. This vessel is thought to be a Q-ship and Zwaardvisch is once again depth charged. Once again Zwaardvisch escapes.

(all times are zone -8)
1131 hours - Sighted smoke bearing 195°. Set course to investigate.

1158 hours - Sighted the tops of masts. Dived to attack.

1218 hours - Sighted a patrolling Jake aircraft between Zwaardvisch and the target(s).

1245 hours - Sighted the tops of masts of several ships.

1300 hours - It was now noticed that the masts visible are of four ships.

1310 hours - It looked that a convoy was being formed. The ships were seen to be a merchant vessel (estimated at 5000 tons), a destroyer (thought to be of the Minekaze-class) and two smaller vessels (thought to be escort vessels). Lt.Cdr. Goossens decided to attack the merchant ship.

1413 hours - When at periscope depth it was seen that the destroyer was coming straight towards at high speed. Lt.Cdr. Goossens altered course towards the destroyer and at .....

..... 1423 hours fired three torpedoes ' in a down the throat shot' against the destroyer from 1500 yards in position 06°08'S, 114°42'E. The merchant vessel was also more or less in line with the destroyer so if the destroyer was missed a 'lucky' hit on the merchant was still possible. The range to the merchant was 4500 yards. Upon firing Zwaardvisch went deep to 180 feet. 2 Minutes and 23 seconds after firing the first torpedo a muffled explosion was heard. This would mean a running range of 5000 yards at 45 knots so it was possible that the 'lucky' hit on the merchant had been obtained. Soon afterwards the first depth charges started to explode. These were quite close. Zwaardvisch was now hunted and depth charged for more than an hour but no damage was done.

1640 hours - No HE could be heard so at .....

..... 1725 hours - Came to periscope depth. No ships were seen but the aircraft was still visible. Went deep again to reload the torpedo tubes.

1838 hours - Returned to periscope depth and sighted, in the already fading light, bearing 135°, a strange boxlike ship, which looked like an aircraft carrier, but was rather too small to be one. It was thought to be a self-propelled dock. Started attack.

1912 hours - Fired two torpedoes from 1500 yards in position 06°12'S, 114°37'E but shortly after firing the strange vessel slowed down. During the subsequent movements it became apparent that the strange vessel was most likely a Q-ship. Lt.Cdr. Goossens decided therefore not to surface and attack with the gun but go to 180 feet.

2024 hours - Nine depth charged exploded rather close causing minor damage. After this attack the hunter was shaken off. (15)

16 Feb 1945 (position 4.50, 104.03)
At 1232 hours (time zone -8) HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) is bombed and damaged by a Japanese aircraft off the East coast of Malaya in position 04°50'N, 104°03'E. She is able to continue her patrol. (15)

20 Feb 1945
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) has problems with one of her periscopes. She sends a signal seeking advise how to solve the problem. The same day Zwaardvisch develops serious engine problems. She has to abandon her war patrol due to these engine problems and sets course for Fremantle. (15)

6 Mar 1945
HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) ended her 6th war patrol at Fremantle. (15)

Sources

  1. ADM 199/1856
  2. File 2.12.03.6365 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  3. File 2.12.03.6366 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  4. File 2.12.03.6367 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  5. ADM 199/1118
  6. File 2.12.03.6368 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  7. File 2.12.03.6369 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  8. File 2.12.03.6389 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  9. File 2.12.03.6390 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  10. ADM 199/627
  11. ADM 199/1910
  12. ADM 199/2576
  13. ADM 199/1385
  14. File 2.12.03.7207 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  15. ADM 199/1880
  16. File 2.12.03.7208 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  17. File 2.12.03.7209 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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


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