HNMS Evertsen (EV)
Destroyer of the Admiralen class
|Navy||The Royal Dutch Navy|
|Built by||Burgerhout Scheepswerf en Machinefabriek (Rotterdam, Holland)|
|Laid down||5 Aug 1925|
|Launched||26 Sep 1926|
|Commissioned||12 Apr 1928|
|Lost||1 Mar 1942|
The ship was at Batavia on 28 February 1942 and was ordered to escape to Colombo via Sunda Strait. However Evertsen (Lt.Cdr. Walburg Marius de Vries) was intercepted by the Japanese destroyers Murakumo and Shirakumo (both offsite links). Several hits caused a large fire, after which the commanding officer saw no other option than to beach his ship on the reef at Seboekoe Besar. All together 57 died during the sinking and internment and 111 were captured and repatriated though the Commanding officer Vries De dies whilst a Prisoner of war on the 25/03/1942.
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Commands listed for HNMS Evertsen (EV)
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|1||luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Lambert Johan Goslings, RNN||18 Oct 1939||26 Mar 1940|
|2||luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Antonie Kroese, RNN||26 Mar 1940||30 Sep 1940|
|3||luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Johannes Stephanus Bax, RNN||3 May 1941||1 Dec 1941|
|4||luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Walburg Marius de Vries, RNN||1 Dec 1941||1 Mar 1942|
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Notable events involving Evertsen include:
- File 2.12.03.6847 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)