HNMS Witte de With (WW)
Destroyer of the Admiralen class
|Navy||The Royal Dutch Navy|
|Built by||Wilton-Feijenoord (Schiedam, Holland)|
|Laid down||28 May 1927|
|Launched||11 Sep 1928|
|Commissioned||20 Feb 1929|
|Lost||2 Mar 1942|
HrMs Witte de With (Lt.Cdr. Pieter Schotel) took part in the Battle of the Java Sea but was ordered to escort the damaged British heavy cruiser HMS Exeter to Soerabaja. She was damaged by a Japanese bomb hitting the fo'c'scle on 1 March 1942 and scuttled the next day along with HrMs Banckert and USS Stewart to prevent her capture by the Japanese.
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Commands listed for HNMS Witte de With (WW)
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|1||luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Pieter Schotel, RNN||19 May 1941||24 Dec 1941|
|2||luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Pieter Schotel, RNN||15 Feb 1942||1 Mar 1942|
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Notable events involving Witte de With include:
- File 2.12.03.6847 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)