John Louis Karel Hoeke, RNN

Born  28 Dec 1893Semarang (Java), Dutch East Indies
Died  31 Mar 1944(50)Wallington, England, U.K.


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Ranks

31 Jul 1915 luitenant ter zee 3e klasse (S.Lt.)
31 Jul 1917 luitenant ter zee 2e klasse (Lt.)
17 Aug 1925 luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.)
1 Jan 1938 kapitein-luitenant ter zee (Cdr.)
15 Nov 1941 kapitein ter zee (Capt.)

Decorations

Warship Commands listed for John Louis Karel Hoeke, RNN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HNMS Van Kinsbergen (U 93)kapitein-luitenant ter zee (Cdr.)Sloop29 Aug 193918 Aug 1941
HNMS Colombiakapitein-luitenant ter zee (Cdr.)Submarine Depot Ship18 Aug 194127 Feb 1943

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Events related to this officer

Sloop HNMS Van Kinsbergen (U 93)


20 Aug 1940
On 20 August 1940 observers from the US Navy attended a demonstration of the Bofors 40 mm AA gun in the triaxial twin-mount Hazemeyer configuration aboard the Van Kinsbergen. The performance convinced them to adopt the gun as US Navy standard. (1)

11 Dec 1940 (position 24.55, -83.15)
HrMs Van Kinsbergen (Cdr. J.L.K. Hoeke, RNN) intercepts the German blockade breaker Rhein (6031 GRT, built 1926) west of the Florida Strait in position 24°55'N, 83°15'W. Unfortunately before the German ship can be captured it is set on fire by her own crew. The wreck is sunk later that day by the British light cruiser HMS Caradoc (Capt. J.S. Bethell, RN).

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