Allied Warships

HNMS De Ruyter

Light cruiser of the De Ruyter class

NavyThe Royal Dutch Navy
TypeLight cruiser
ClassDe Ruyter 
Built byWilton-Feijenoord (Schiedam, Holland) 
Ordered1 Aug 1932 
Laid down16 Sep 1933 
Launched11 May 1935 
Commissioned3 Oct 1936 
Lost28 Feb 1942 

HrMs De Ruyter (Kapitein-luitenant ter Zee (Cdr.) Eugène Edouard Bernard Lacomblé) was sunk by Japanese cruisers during the Battle of Java Sea, along with light cruiser Java and destroyer Kortenaer. 375 of the crew died and 113 were rescued by IJNS Yukikaze/ Or swim ashore and 2 are rescued later by the USS S 37

For HrMs De Ruyter's full operational history see this website (offsite link).


Commands listed for HNMS De Ruyter

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1kapitein ter zee (Capt.) Henri Jan Bueninck, RNN4 May 193927 Jan 1941
2Jan Hajo Solkesz, RNN27 Jan 194118 Aug 1941
3kapitein-luitenant ter zee (Cdr.) Eugene Edouard Bernard Lacomble', RNN18 Aug 194127 Feb 1942 (+)

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