HNMS Sumatra (40)
Light cruiser of the Java class
|Navy||The Royal Dutch Navy|
|Built by||Nederlandse Scheepsbouw Maatschappij (Amsterdam, Holland)|
|Laid down||15 Jun 1916|
|Launched||19 Dec 1921|
|Commissioned||26 May 1926|
|End service||30 Apr 1944|
On the outbreak of the war between Holland and Germany on 10 May 1940, HrMs Sumatra was stationed in Flushing, she left for England the following day.
The ship was given pennant number 40 by the British during the war.
Laid up at Portsmouth, England 6 November 1942.
Transferred to the Royal Navy on 30 April 1944.
Expended as blockship during the Normandy landings for Gooseberry 5 in position 147 degrees of the Quistreham lightship, distance 4500 meters and sunk in 7,5 meters water.
For HrMs Sumatra's full operational history see this website (offsite link).
Commands listed for HNMS Sumatra (40)
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|1||kapitein-luitenant ter zee (Cdr.) Coenraad Hendrik Brouwer, RNN||1 Feb 1939||29 Jan 1941|
|2||kapitein ter zee (Capt.) Henri Jan Bueninck, RNN||29 Jan 1941||27 Jan 1942|
|3||kapitein-luitenant ter zee (Cdr.) Johannes Jacobus Lukas Willinge, RNN||27 Jan 1942||17 Feb 1943|
|4||kapitein-luitenant ter zee (Cdr.) Izaac Willem Reijnierse, RNN||17 Feb 1943||10 Mar 1944|
|5||Heinrich Witte, RNN||10 Mar 1944||30 Apr 1944|
|6||Capt. (retired) George Ernest Sutcliff, RN||30 Apr 1944||9 Jun 1944|
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