HNMS Van Kinsbergen (U 93)
Sloop of the Van Kinsbergen class
|Navy||The Royal Dutch Navy|
|Built by||Rotterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij, (Rotterdam , Holland)|
|Ordered||10 Dec 1936|
|Laid down||11 Sep 1937|
|Launched||5 Jan 1939|
|Commissioned||24 Aug 1939|
|End service||29 May 1959|
Decommissioned on 29 May 1959.
For this ship's service record see this website (offsite link).
Commands listed for HNMS Van Kinsbergen (U 93)
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|1||kapitein-luitenant ter zee (Cdr.) John Louis Karel Hoeke, RNN||29 Aug 1939||18 Aug 1941|
|2||kapitein-luitenant ter zee (Cdr.) Cornelis Hellingman, DSO, RNN||18 Aug 1941||26 Apr 1943|
|3||kapitein-luitenant ter zee (Cdr.) Johannes Jacobus Lukas Willinge, RNN||26 Apr 1943||19 Aug 1943|
|4||kapitein ter zee (Capt.) Jan August Gauw, RNN||19 Aug 1943||20 Sep 1945|
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Notable events involving Van Kinsbergen include:
14 Oct 1939
HrMs O 20 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Bussemaker, RNN) and HrMs O 15 (Lt. H.M.L.F.E. van Oostrom Soede, RNN) and their escort HrMs Van Kinsbergen (Cdr. J.L.K. Hoeke, RNN) arrived at Ponta Delgada, Azores.
20 Aug 1940
On 20 August 1940 observers from the US Navy attended a demonstration of the Bofors 40 mm AA gun in the triaxial twin-mount Hazemeyer configuration aboard the Van Kinsbergen. The performance convinced them to adopt the gun as US Navy standard. (1)
11 Dec 1940
HrMs Van Kinsbergen (Luitenant 1e Klasse John Louis Karel Hoeke) intercepts the German blockade breaker Rhein (6031 GRT) west of the Florida Strait in position 24°55'N, 83°15'W. Unfortunately before the German ship can be captured it is set on fire by her own crew. The wreck is sunk later that day by the British light cruiser HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN).
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