Allied Warships

HNMS Gruno (F 81)

Gunboat of the Gruno class

HrMs Gruno while serving in U.K. waters

NavyThe Royal Dutch Navy
PennantF 81 
Built byRijkswerf Amsterdam (Amsterdam, Holland) 
Laid down12 Feb 1912 
Launched26 May 1913 
Commissioned15 Jul 1915 
End service16 May 1944 

HrMs Gruno managed to escape to the U.K. in May 1940. She served on local defence duties until 16 May 1944 when she was decommissioned for the final time and was laid up as an accommodation ship. She was sold for scrap in 1950.

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Commands listed for HNMS Gruno (F 81)

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1luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Francois Theodoor Burghard, RNN19 Jun 19396 May 1941
2luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Jacobus Johannes Hogendoorn, RNN6 May 194120 Apr 1943
3luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Heinrich Witte, RNN20 Apr 19431 Mar 1944
4luitenant ter zee 2e klasse (Lt.) Hendrik Anthonius van Oorde, RNN1 Mar 19441 Apr 1944
5luitenant ter zee 2e klasse (Lt.) Jonkheer Frans de Blocq van Kuffeler, RNN1 Apr 194412 Apr 1944
6luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Pieter Atzo de Boer, RNN12 Apr 194416 May 1944

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