HNMS Jan van Amstel
Minesweeper of the Jan van Amstel class
|Navy||The Royal Dutch Navy|
|Class||Jan van Amstel|
|Built by||Scheepswerf en Machinefabriek P. Smit (Rotterdam, Holland)|
|Laid down||21 Mar 1936|
|Launched||27 Aug 1936|
|Commissioned||15 Mar 1937|
|Lost||8 Mar 1942|
While trying to reach Australia from Java on the 8th she was engaged by the Japanese destroyer Arashio off Gili Islands in the Madoera Strait and sunk with heavy loss of life. The Captain survived and was made a Prisoner of War though the Commanding officer of the Eland Dubois who was also onboard didn`t
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Commands listed for HNMS Jan van Amstel
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|1||luitenant ter zee 2e klasse (Lt.) Peter van Willigen, RNN(R)||17 Dec 1940||1 Mar 1942|
|2||luitenant ter zee 2e klasse (Lt.) Cornelis Arie Dirk de Greeuw, RNN(R)||1 Mar 1942||8 Mar 1942|
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Notable events involving Jan van Amstel include:
3 Feb 1942
She was damaged by air attack in the Java Sea. The Commanding officer Lt.Cdr. van Willigen was wounded.