Allied Warships

HNMS Z 8 (H 71)

Torpedo boat of the Z 5 class

NavyThe Royal Dutch Navy
TypeTorpedo boat
ClassZ 5 
PennantH 71 
Built byFeijenoord (Schiedam, Holland) 
Ordered 
Laid down12 May 1914 
Launched23 Jun 1915 
Commissioned22 Sep 1916 
End service16 Jan 1942 
History

HrMs Z 8 escaped to the U.K. on 14 May 1940.
Decommissioned on 16 January 1942.
Transferred to the Royal Navy on 1 October 1942.
Scrapped at Newport in August 1944.

More on this ship can be found at this website (offsite link).

 

Commands listed for HNMS Z 8 (H 71)

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1luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Pieter Atzo de Boer, RNN7 Apr 193924 Mar 1941

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Notable events involving Z 8 include:


24 Oct 1940
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 8 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN). (1)

26 Oct 1940
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 8 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN). (1)

27 Oct 1940
HMS H 34 (Lt. L.W. Napier, RN) arrived at Rothesay. She was escorted in (from 1025 hours) by the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 8 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN). (2)

28 Oct 1940
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 8 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN). (1)

31 Oct 1940
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 8 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN). (1)

13 Nov 1940
HMS Upholder (Lt. M.D. Wanklyn, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area with HrMs Z 8 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN).

These were followed by night attack exercises with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (3)

19 Nov 1940
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HrMs Z 8 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN). (4)

22 Nov 1940
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HrMs Z 8 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN). (4)

22 Nov 1940
HMS Thunderbolt (Lt. C.B. Crouch, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area with HrMs Z 8 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN) as target. (5)

23 Nov 1940
HMS Thunderbolt (Lt. C.B. Crouch, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area with HrMs Z 8 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN) as target. Upon completion of these exercises HMS Thunderbolt proceeded to Campbeltown. (5)

27 Nov 1940
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 8 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN). (6)

1 Dec 1940
HMS Unbeaten (Lt. E.A. Woodward, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area in which the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 8 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN) served as target. (7)

3 Dec 1940
HMS Unbeaten (Lt. E.A. Woodward, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area in which the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 8 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN) served as target. (7)

5 Dec 1940
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 8 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN). (8)

18 Dec 1940
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 8 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN). (8)

22 Dec 1940
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 8 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN). (8)

1 Jan 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 8 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN). (9)

2 Jan 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 8 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN). (9)

7 Jan 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 8 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN). (9)

8 Jan 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 8 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN) and HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (9)

23 Jan 1941
HMS Tigris (Lt.Cdr. H.F. Bone, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area with the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 8 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN). (10)

12 Feb 1941
HMS H 50 (Lt. M. Willmott, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HrMs Z 8 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN). (11)

12 Feb 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 8 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN). (12)

18 Feb 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 8 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN). (12)

18 Feb 1941
HMS Otway (Lt. H.R.B. Newton, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HrMs Z 8 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN). (13)

19 Feb 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 8 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN). (12)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/16348
  2. ADM 173/16307
  3. ADM 173/16683
  4. ADM 173/16393
  5. ADM 173/16599
  6. ADM 173/16349
  7. ADM 173/16679
  8. ADM 173/16350
  9. ADM 173/16814
  10. ADM 173/17045
  11. ADM 173/16790
  12. ADM 173/16815
  13. ADM 173/16855

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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