John Louis Karel Hoeke, RNN
|Born||28 Dec 1893||Semarang (Java), Dutch East Indies|
|Died||31 Mar 1944||(50)||Wallington, England, U.K.|
Warship Commands listed for John Louis Karel Hoeke, RNN
|HNMS Van Kinsbergen (U 93)||kapitein-luitenant ter zee (Cdr.)||Sloop||29 Aug 1939||18 Aug 1941|
|HNMS Colombia||kapitein-luitenant ter zee (Cdr.)||Submarine Depot Ship||18 Aug 1941||27 Feb 1943|
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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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