Allied Warships

HNMS Queen Wilhelmina (PC-468)

Patrol craft of the PC-461 class

NavyThe Royal Dutch Navy
TypePatrol craft
Built byGeorge Lawley & Sons Inc. (Neponset, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down1 Jan 1942 
Launched30 Apr 1942 
Commissioned6 Aug 1942 
End service 

Loaned by the Royal Netherlands Navy to the Nigerian Navy on 26 July 1963 while being renamed Ogoya.
Transferred to the Nigerian Navy on 16 September 1965.
Sunk in October 1969.

Former nameUSS PC-468

Commands listed for HNMS Queen Wilhelmina (PC-468)

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1luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Antonie Willem Kruk, RNN6 Aug 194221 Sep 1943
2luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Jan Louis van Meeuwen, RNN21 Sep 194331 Jul 1944
3luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Simon Hendrik Rosier, RNN31 Jul 194413 Jun 1945

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Notable events involving Queen Wilhelmina include:

8 Jul 1944
HrMs Queen Wilhelmina picks up 31 survivors from the American tanker Esso Harrisburg that was torpedoed and sunk the previous day by German U-boat U-516 about 200 nautical miles north-west of Aruba in position 13°26'N, 72°11'W.

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