Karel van Dongen, RNN

Born  27 Jul 1904Batavia, Java, Dutch East Indies
Died  19 Apr 1968(63)Den Haag, Netherlands

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13 Aug 1925 luitenant ter zee 3e klasse (S.Lt.)
13 Aug 1927 luitenant ter zee 2e klasse (Lt.)
1 Feb 1936 luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.)
1 Nov 1945 kapitein-luitenant ter zee (Cdr.)
9 Jan 1951 kapitein ter zee (Capt.)

Retired: 1 Aug 1954


Warship Commands listed for Karel van Dongen, RNN

HNMS O 19 (N 54)luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.)Submarine3 Jul 193931 May 1941
HNMS O 23 (P 23)luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.)Submarine13 Nov 194129 Dec 1941

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Submarine HNMS O 19 (N 54)

13 Sep 1939
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. K. van Dongen, RNN) arrived at Surabaya, Java, Netherlands East Indies from the Netherlands. She had made the passage to the far east via the Mediterranean.

Submarine HNMS O 23 (P 23)

18 Dec 1941
HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. K. van Dongen, RNN) was undocked. She continued her refit at Dundee by the Caledon Dockyard. (1)


  1. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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