Johan Hendrik Geijs, RNN

Born  3 Feb 1911Oudewater, Netherlands


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Ranks

21 Aug 1931 luitenant ter zee 3e klasse (S.Lt.)
21 Aug 1933 luitenant ter zee 2e klasse (Lt.)
16 Aug 1942 luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.)
1 Aug 1952 kapitein-luitenant ter zee (Cdr.)

Retired: 16 Jul 1955


Decorations

Warship Commands listed for Johan Hendrik Geijs, RNN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HNMS O 10 (P 10)luitenant ter zee 2e klasse (Lt.)Submarine15 Oct 194029 Aug 1941
HNMS K XIV (N 22)luitenant ter zee 2e klasse (Lt.)Submarine31 Mar 194220 Jul 1943

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Submarine HNMS O 10 (P 10)


29 Nov 1940
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) was undocked. She then continued her refit. (1)

11 Jan 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) conducted a diving trial off Dundee. A leak was detected near the engine room hatch. (1)

27 Jan 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) conducted trials off Dundee. (1)

1 Feb 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) continued her trials off Dundee. Much problems were experienced with the engine room cover hatch. (1)

22 Feb 1941
With her trials completed, HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN), departed Dundee for Rothesay. She made the passage in a convoy. (1)

25 Feb 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) suffers from engine failure. She parted with the convoy and made for Tobermory escorted by HMS Pentland Firth (Skr. H.C. Aisthorpe, RNR) where she arrived late on this day. (1)

28 Feb 1941
After engine repairs, HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN), departed Tobermory for Rosyth escorted by HMS Pentland Firth (Skr. H.C. Aisthorpe, RNR). (1)

1 Mar 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) arrived at Rosyth. (1)

3 Mar 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. These included several practice attacks on HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (1)

4 Mar 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. These included several practice attacks on HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (1)

5 Mar 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. These included several practice attacks on HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN). (1)

6 Mar 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. These included several practice attacks on HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN). (1)

8 Mar 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) departed Rothesay for Londonderry via Holyhead. She was escorted by HMS Walker (Cdr. D.G.F.W. MacIntyre, RN). (1)

9 Mar 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) arrived at Holyhead. (1)

10 Mar 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) departed Holyhead for Londonderry. She is escorted by HMS Winchelsea (Lt.Cdr. W.A.F. Hawkins, DSC, RN). (1)

11 Mar 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) arrived at Londonderry. (1)

12 Mar 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Bluebell (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Sherwood, RNR). (1)

14 Mar 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Philante (Capt.(Retd.) H.S. Bowlby, RN). (1)

15 Mar 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with aircraft. (1)

16 Mar 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Salisbury (Lt.Cdr. H.M.R. Crichton, RN) and HMS Gladiolus (Lt.Cdr. H.M.C. Sanders, DSC, RNR). (1)

17 Mar 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Man o' War (T/Lt. W.W. Creber, RNR) and HMS Northern Dawn (Lt. G.P.S. Lowe, RNVR). (1)

18 Mar 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Douglas (Cdr. W.E. Banks, DSC, RN), HMS Man o' War (T/Lt. W.W. Creber, RNR) and HMS Chesterfield (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR). (1)

24 Mar 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) departed Londonderry for Falmouth. She was escorted by HMS St. Zeno (T/Lt. J.K. Craig, RNVR). (1)

26 Mar 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) arrived at Falmouth. (2)

29 Mar 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) departed Falmouth for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Bay of Biscay.

For the daily positions of HrMs O 10 during this patrol see the map below.

(3)

5 Apr 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) ended her 2nd war patrol at Plymouth. (3)

11 Apr 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) departed Plymouth for Rothesay. She made the passage together with HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) and HMS H 33 (Lt. C.H. Rankin, RN). They were escorted by the Free French minesweeper La Moqueuse. (2)

14 Apr 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) arrived at Rothesay. (2)

18 Apr 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) departed Rothesay for Londonderry. She was escorted by HMS Wellard (Lt.(Retd.) R.F. Turnbull RD, RNR). (2)

19 Apr 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) arrived at Londonderry. (2)

22 Apr 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Sabre (Lt. Sir P.W. Gretton, DSC, RN), HMS Dianella (T/Lt. J.G. Rankin, RNR), HMS Kingcup (Lt. R.A.D. Cambridge, DSC, RNR) and HMS Sunflower (Lt.Cdr. J.T. Jones, RNR). (2)

23 Apr 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Keppel (Cdr. A.M. Sheffield, RN), HMS Douglas (Cdr. W.E. Banks, DSC, RN), HMS Roxborough (Lt. V.A. Wight-Boycott, OBE, RN), HMS Gladiolus (Lt.Cdr. H.M.C. Sanders, DSC, RNR), HMS Veronica (Lt.Cdr. (retired) D.F. White, RNR), HMS St. Elstan (T/Lt. G. Butcher, RNVR) and HMS Vizalma (T/Lt. M.M. Firth, RNVR). (2)

24 Apr 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Egret (A/Capt. E.M. Haes, RN) and HMS Verbena (Lt.Cdr. D.A. Rayner, DSC, RNVR). (2)

25 Apr 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with aircraft. (2)

28 Apr 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with aircraft. (2)

29 Apr 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with aircraft. (2)

30 Apr 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Clarkia (Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Jones, RNR). (2)

1 May 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Newmarket (Lt.Cdr. G.B. O'Brien Harding, RN) and HMS Clarkia (Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Jones, RNR). (2)

2 May 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with aircraft. (2)

6 May 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Kingcup (Lt. R.A.D. Cambridge, RNR), HMS Alisma (A/Lt.Cdr. M.G. Rose, RANVR), HMS Sabre (Lt. Sir P.W. Gretton, DSC, RN), HMS Keppel (Cdr. A.M. Sheffield, RN), HMS Fleetwood (Cdr. R.W. Moir, RN) and HMS Lincoln (Lt. R.J. Hanson, RN). (2)

7 May 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Vizalma (T/Lt. M.M. Firth, RNVR) and HMS Salisbury (Lt.Cdr. H.M.R. Crichton, RN). (2)

8 May 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Burnham (Cdr. J. Bostock, DSC, RN), HMS Salisbury (Lt.Cdr. H.M.R. Crichton, RN), HMS Eridge (Lt.Cdr. W.F.N. Gregory-Smith, RN), HMS St. Elstan (T/Lt. G. Butcher, RNVR), HMS Vizalma (T/Lt. M.M. Firth, RNVR), HMS Gladiolus (Lt.Cdr. H.M.C. Sanders, DSC, RNR) and HMS Veronica (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) D.F. White, RNR). (2)

9 May 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Roxborough (Lt. V.A. Wight-Boycott, OBE, RN), HMS St. Elstan (T/Lt. G. Butcher, RNVR) and HMS St. Zeno (T/Lt. J.K. Craig, RNVR). (2)

11 May 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Skate (Lt. F.P. Baker, DSC, RN) and HMS Londonderry (Cdr. J.S. Dalison, RN). (2)

12 May 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Saladin (Lt.Cdr. L.J. Dover, RN) and HMS Sunflower (Lt.Cdr. J.T. Jones, RNR). (2)

15 May 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Sherwood (Lt.Cdr. S.W.F. Bennetts, RN) and HMS Dianella (T/Lt. J.G. Rankin, RNR) and aircraft.

In the early evening HrMs O 10 was hit by a practice bomb that damaged the pressure hull. The exercise was then cancelled and O 10 proceeded to Londonderry for repairs. (2)

18 May 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Beagle (Lt.Cdr. R.T. White, DSO and Bar, RN) and HMCS Columbia (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) S.W. Davis, RN). (2)

19 May 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMCS Columbia (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) S.W. Davis, RN) and HMCS St. Clair (Lt.Cdr. D.C. Wallace, RCNR). (2)

20 May 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMCS Eyebright (T/Lt. E. Randell, RCNR) and HMS Carnation (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Houchen, OBE, RNR). (2)

21 May 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMCS Eyebright (T/Lt. E. Randell, RCNR) and HMS Carnation (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Houchen, OBE, RNR). (2)

22 May 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMCS Eyebright (T/Lt. E. Randell, RCNR), HMS Carnation (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Houchen, OBE, RNR) and HMS Lady Madeleine (T/Lt. W.G. Ogden, RNVR). (2)

24 May 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) departed Londonderry for Rothesay. She is escorted by HMS Northern Dawn (Lt. G.P.S. Lowe, RNVR). (2)

25 May 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) arrived at Rothesay. (2)

2 Jun 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (2)

3 Jun 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (2)

4 Jun 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Tuscarora (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) N.T.B. Holt, RN) and HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN). (2)

5 Jun 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Tuscarora (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) N.T.B. Holt, RN) and HMS Spaniel (Skr. C. Coultas, DSC, RNR). (2)

6 Jun 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (2)

7 Jun 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Cdr.(Retd.) W.A. Ford, RN) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). Upon completion of these exercises HrMs O 10 proceeded to Rothesay for engine repairs. (2)

11 Jun 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) shifted from Rothesay to the Campbeltown area where she participated in A/S exercises together with HMS Tuscarora (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) N.T.B. Holt, RN) and HMS Spaniel (Skr. C. Coultas, DSC, RNR). (2)

12 Jun 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Cdr.(retired) W.A. Ford, RN) and HMS Spaniel (Skr. C. Coultas, DSC, RNR). (2)

13 Jun 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR). (2)

15 Jun 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Boarhound (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR). (2)

16 Jun 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Tuscarora (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) N.T.B. Holt, RN). (2)

17 Jun 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Cdr.(Retd.) W.A. Ford, RN) and HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR). (2)

18 Jun 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Tuscarora (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) N.T.B. Holt, RN). (2)

19 Jun 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Tuscarora (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) N.T.B. Holt, RN) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J. Windram, RNR). (2)

20 Jun 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR). Upon completion of these exercises HrMs O 10 proceeded to Rothesay. (2)

21 Jun 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) was docked at Port Bannatyne. (2)

27 Jun 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) was undocked at Port Bannatyne. She then returned to Rothesay. (2)

30 Jun 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) shifted from Rothesay to Tobermory. During this passage she was escorted by HMS Alecto (Cdr. R.M.G. Gambier, RN). (2)

1 Jul 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Balta (T/Lt. J.A.H. Punting, RNR) and HMS Norwich City (T/Lt. L.H. Stammers, RNVR). (2)

2 Jul 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Balta (T/Lt. J.A.H. Punting, RNR) and HMS Norwich City (T/Lt. L.H. Stammers, RNVR). (2)

4 Jul 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Balta (T/Lt. J.A.H. Punting, RNR), HMS Cotillion (A/Skr.Lt. J. Flett, RNR), HMS Polka (T/Lt. K.C. Donaldson, RNVR) and HMS Asie (Skr. F.C. Butler, RNR). (2)

5 Jul 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Asie (Skr. F.C. Butler, RNR), HMS Cotillion (A/Skr.Lt. J. Flett, RNR), FFS Alysse and HMS Minuet (T/Lt. A.M. Sullivan, RNVR). (2)

6 Jul 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with FFS Alysse, HMS Asie (Skr. F.C. Butler, RNR), HMS Polka (T/Lt. K.C. Donaldson, RNVR) and HMS Minuet (T/Lt. A.M. Sullivan, RNVR). (2)

7 Jul 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Asie (Skr. F.C. Butler, RNR), HMS Polka (T/Lt. K.C. Donaldson, RNVR), FFS Alysse and HMS Minuet (T/Lt. A.M. Sullivan, RNVR). (2)

9 Jul 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Polka (T/Lt. K.C. Donaldson, RNVR), HMS Le Tiger (T/Lt. C.A. Hoodless, RNR), HMS Brora (T/Lt. L.A. Enevoldson, RNVR) and HMS Flotta (T/Lt. G.L McArthur, RANVR). (2)

10 Jul 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Le Tiger (T/Lt. C.A. Hoodless, RNR), HMS Flotta (T/Lt. G.L McArthur, RANVR), HMS Brora (T/Lt. L.A. Enevoldson, RNVR) and HMS Cumbrae (T/Lt. C.E. Midwinter, RNR). (2)

11 Jul 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Brora (T/Lt. L.A. Enevoldson, RNVR), HMS Cumbrae (T/Lt. C.E. Midwinter, RNR), HMS Cava (T/Lt. A.M. Taylor, RNR) and HMS Flotta (T/Lt. G.L McArthur, RANVR). (2)

12 Jul 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Cava (T/Lt. A.M. Taylor, RNR), HMS Flotta (T/Lt. G.L McArthur, RANVR), HMS Romeo (T/Skr. W.R.H. Stewart, RNR) and HMS Minuet (T/Lt. A.M. Sullivan, RNVR). (2)

14 Jul 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Cava (T/Lt. A.M. Taylor, RNR), HMS Flotta (T/Lt. G.L McArthur, RANVR), HMS Le Tiger (T/Lt. C.A. Hoodless, RNR) and HMS Romeo (T/Skr. W.R.H. Stewart, RNR). (2)

15 Jul 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Le Tiger (T/Lt. C.A. Hoodless, RNR), HMS Cumbrae (T/Lt. C.E. Midwinter, RNR), HMS Samphire (Lt.Cdr. F.T. Renny, DSC, RNR) and HMS Romeo (T/Skr. W.R.H. Stewart, RNR). (2)

16 Jul 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Brora (T/Lt. L.A. Enevoldson, RNVR), HMS Flotta (T/Lt. G.L McArthur, RANVR), HMS Samphire (Lt.Cdr. F.T. Renny, DSC, RNR) and HMS Romeo (T/Skr. W.R.H. Stewart, RNR). (4)

17 Jul 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Flotta (T/Lt. G.L McArthur, RANVR), HMS Samphire (Lt.Cdr. F.T. Renny, DSC, RNR) and HMS Islay (Ch.Skr. T. Donovan, RNR). (4)

18 Jul 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) shifted from Tobermory to Oban to embark fuel there. She was escorted by HMS Martinetta (T/Lt. J.A. Brightman, RNVR). (4)

19 Jul 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) shifted from Oban to Tobermory. She was escorted by HMS Martinetta (T/Lt. J.A. Brightman, RNVR). (4)

21 Jul 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Samphire (Lt.Cdr. F.T. Renny, DSC, RNR), HMS Wells (Lt.Cdr. E.J. Lee, RN), HMS St. Marys (Lt. K.H.J.L. Phibbs, RN) and HMS Islay (Ch.Skr. T. Donovan, RNR). (4)

22 Jul 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Campion (Lt.Cdr. A. Johnson, RNVR) and HMS Islay (Ch.Skr. T. Donovan, RNR). (4)

23 Jul 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Campion (Lt.Cdr. A. Johnson, RNVR) and HMS Islay (Ch.Skr. T. Donovan, RNR). (4)

30 Jul 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Campion (Lt.Cdr. A. Johnson, RNVR), HMS Rothesay (Cdr. A.A. Martin, DSC, RD, RNR) and HMS Felixstowe (Lt.Cdr. C.H. Corbet-Singleton, DSC, RN). (4)

31 Jul 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Felixstowe (Lt.Cdr. C.H. Corbet-Singleton, DSC, RN), HMS Cape Palliser (T/Lt. G.E.P. Morris, RNR), HMS Rothesay (Cdr. A.A. Martin, DSC, RD, RNR) and FFS Senateur Duhamel. (4)

1 Aug 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Rothesay (Cdr. A.A. Martin, DSC, RD, RNR), FFS Senateur Duhamel, FFS Aconit and HMS Fara (Lt.Cdr. N.L. Pickersgill, RCNVR). (4)

2 Aug 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with FFS Aconit and HMS Fara (Lt.Cdr. N.L. Pickersgill, RCNVR). (4)

4 Aug 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) shifted from Tobermory to Oban to embark fuel there. She was escorted by HMS Martinetta (T/Lt. J.A. Brightman, RNVR).

After embarking fuel she returned to Tobermory escorted by HMS Alecto (Cdr. R.M.G. Gambier, RN). (4)

7 Aug 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Wells (Lt.Cdr. E.J. Lee, RN) and HMS St. Marys (Lt. K.H.J.L. Phibbs, RN). (4)

8 Aug 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Wells (Lt.Cdr. E.J. Lee, RN) and HMS St. Marys (Lt. K.H.J.L. Phibbs, RN). (4)

10 Aug 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Narcissus (Lt. W.G.H. Bolton, RNR), HMS Stonecrop (A/Lt.Cdr. J.V. Brock, RCNVR), HMS Monkshood (Lt.Cdr. J.E.R. Wilford, RNR) and FFS Lobelia. (4)

11 Aug 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Monkshood (Lt.Cdr. J.E.R. Wilford, RNR), FFS Lobelia, HMS Stonecrop (A/Lt.Cdr. J.V. Brock, RCNVR) and HMS Kingston Agate (Lt. H.O. L’Estrange, RNR). (4)

12 Aug 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Kingston Agate (Lt. H.O. L’Estrange, RNR), HMS Hoxa (T/Lt. H.P Davies, RNR), HMS Kingston Amber (T/Lt. R.J. Kennedy, RNR) and HMS Wistaria (Skr. R.W. Denny, RNR). (4)

15 Aug 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) conducted RDF trials off Tobermory with HMS Stonecrop (A/Lt.Cdr. J.V. Brock, RCNVR).

Later the same day O 10 departed Tobermory for Blyth. She made the passage together with HMS H 31 (Lt. R.J. Hemingway, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HrMs Z 5 (Lt. J.J. Steensma, RNN). (4)

18 Aug 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) arrived at Blyth. (4)

19 Aug 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) was docked at Blyth. (4)

28 Aug 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) was undocked. (4)


Submarine HNMS K XIV (N 22)


31 Mar 1942
Due to expected Japanese air attacks on Colombo HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) departed Colombo for the Gulf of Mannar to shelter there. (5)

7 Apr 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) returned to Colombo. (5)

22 Apr 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) departed Colombo for Bombay. She was escorted by the Dutch minelayer / sloop HrMs Willem van der Zaan (Lt.Cdr. G.P. Küller, RNN). (5)

26 Apr 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) arrived at Bombay where she was to undergo repairs at the Royal Dockyard. (5)

20 May 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) was docked at Bombay. (5)

11 Jun 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) was undocked. (5)

5 Jul 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) departed Bombay for Colombo. She makes the passage together with HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. A.M. Valkenburg, RNN). They were escorted by the Australian minesweeper HMAS Lismore (Lt.Cdr. S.H. Crawford, RANR(S)).

Because of defects HrMs K XIV returned to Bombay the next day. (5)

6 Jul 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) returned to Bombay with defects.

17 Jul 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) was docked at Bombay. (5)

24 Jul 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) was undocked. (5)

25 Jul 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) conducted trials off Bombay. (5)

29 Jul 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) departed Bombay for Colombo. She was escorted by the Dutch minelayer / sloop HrMs Willem van der Zaan (Lt.Cdr. G.P. Küller, RNN). The Dutch merchant Meerkerk (7995 GRT, built 1919) also made this passage together with both warships.

2 Aug 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) arrived at Colombo.

5 Aug 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) departed Colombo for Diego Saurez, Madagascar.

K XIV had to proceed to the USA where whe was to refit at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

16 Aug 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) arrived at Diego Saurez.

18 Aug 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) departed Diego Saurez for East London, South Africa.

27 Aug 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) arrived at East London.

10 Sep 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) departed East London for Simonstown.

14 Sep 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) arrived at Simonstown.

17 Sep 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) departed Simonstown for Freetown.

27 Sep 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) returned to Simonstown with defects to her diesel engines.

23 Oct 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
After repairs to her diesel engines HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) departed Simonstown for Freetown.

31 Oct 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Geijs, RNN) makes a rendezvous with British submarine HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. H.A.V. Haggard, DSO, DSC, RN) in position 11°00'S, 07°00'E. Both submarines proceeded together towards Freetown.

8 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) arrived at Freetown.

13 Nov 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) departed Freetown for Bermuda. K XIV departed Freetown together with HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. H.A.V. Haggard, DSO, DSC, RN) that was en-route to the U.K. to refit.

14 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) returned to Freetown with defects.

17 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) departed Freetown for Bermuda.

20 Nov 1942 (position 13.05, -25.50)
While en route to the USA to be refitted at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Geijs, RNN) attacked German U-boat U-552 south of the Cape Verde Islands in position 13°05'N, 25°50'W.
At a distance of around 900 meters K XIV launched four torpedoes. The old torpedoes from the Netherlands East Indies ran close to the surface and were detected by the Germans an missed their target as the U-boat turned away.

23 Nov 1942 (position 17.28, -34.13)
HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Geijs, RNN) had an encounter with the Dutch merchant vessel Kota Tjandi in position 17°28'N, 34°13'W. The crew of the submarine thought the merchant vessel was a German blockade breaker and the crew of the merchant vessel thought the submarine was a German u-boat. Neither ship was damaged in the encounter.

2 Dec 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) arrived at Bermuda.

8 Dec 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) departed Bermuda for Philadelphia.

12 Dec 1942
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) arrived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard where she was to refit and undergo a modernization programme.

20 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) started to make trial runs on the Delaware river.

30 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
With her refit and trials completed HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) departed Philadelphia for the submarine base at New London, Connecticut.

2 Jun 1943
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) arrived at New London for a period of trials and training.

12 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) is put on the slipway at New London, Connecticut, USA.

25 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) departed New London for Dundee.

8 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) arrived at Scapa Flow.

9 Jul 1943
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) departed Scapa Flow for Dundee. She was escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR).

10 Jul 1943
HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) arrived at Dundee.

At Dundee British types radar and Asdic were installed. Also the battery was exchanged.

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6375 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. File 2.12.03.6376 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  3. ADM 199/1118
  4. File 2.12.03.6377 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  5. File 2.12.37.205 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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


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