HNLMS Abraham van der Hulst (1937).jpg
HNLMS Abraham van der Hulst in 1939
History
Netherlands
Name: HNLMS Abraham van der Hulst
Namesake: Abraham van der Hulst
Builder: Gusto, Schiedam
Laid down: 13 November 1936[1]
Launched: 31 May 1937[1][2]
Commissioned: 11 October 1937[1]
Fate: Scuttled, 14 May 1940[2]
Germany
Name: M 552
Commissioned: 1940
Decommissioned: April 1944
Fate: Destroyed during an air raid, 30 August 1944
General characteristics [3]
Class and type: Jan van Amstel-class minesweeper
Displacement:
Length:
  • 56.70 m (186 ft 0 in) oa
  • 55.80 m (183 ft 1 in) pp
Beam: 7.80 m (25 ft 7 in)
Draft: 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)
Propulsion:
Speed: 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)
Complement: 46
Armament:
  • 1 × 75 mm (3.0 in) gun
  • 2 × twin 12.7 mm machine guns
HNLMS Abraham van der Hulst after she had struck a mine on 8 October 1939

HNLMS Abraham van der Hulst was a Jan van Amstel-class minesweeper built for the Royal Netherlands Navy in the 1930s. The German invasion of the Netherlands resulted in the ship being scuttled at Enkhuizen on 14 May 1940, but was raised by the Germans and entered service as the minesweeper M.552 with Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine.[3] Sunk by a mine off East Prussia, 21 April 1944. Raised later. One source says she was returned to the Netherlands post war.[citation needed]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Jan van Amstel-class". Netherlandsnavy.net. Retrieved 17 May 2012.
  2. ^ a b Lenton 1975, p. 355.
  3. ^ a b Gardiner and Chesneau 1980, p. 394.

Bibliography

  • Gardiner, Robert and Roger Chesneau. Conway's All The World's Fighting Warships 1922–1946. London: Conway Maritime Press, 1980. ISBN 0-85177-146-7.
  • Lenton, H.T. German Warships of the Second World War. London: Macdonald and Jane's, 1975. ISBN 0-356-04661-3.

External links

  • "German Minesweepers Netherlandish". Warshipsww2.Eu. Archived from the original on 13 May 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2014.

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