Allied Warships

HNMS Pieter Florisz

Minesweeper of the Jan van Amstel class

NavyThe Royal Dutch Navy
ClassJan van Amstel 
Built byScheepswerf en Machinefabriek P. Smit (Rotterdam, Holland) 
Laid down22 Nov 1936 
Launched11 May 1937 
Commissioned13 Sep 1937 
Lost14 May 1940 

HrMS Pieter Florisz (Lt. Gabriël Eliza Agathes Daane Bolier) was scuttled by her own crew at Enkhuizen to prevent her capture by the advancing German forces. Repaired and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine as M-551. She was returned to Holland in 1945 and repaired. She served as a fishing inspection vessel and then as a patrol vessel and boom defence vessel before being stricken in 1961. She was transferred to the Zeekadetkorps Nederland in IJmuiden in 1962. Decommissioned in September 1976 and sold for scrap. As of 2004 she is still not scrapped and is grounded at Stolk shipbreakers, Slikkerveer, Holland. Finally scrapped after salvage fails in January 2006.

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Commands listed for HNMS Pieter Florisz

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1luitenant ter zee 2e klasse (Lt.) Gabriël Eliza Agathes Daane Bolier, RNN29 Mar 193914 May 1940

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