Allied Warships

HMS Van Meerlant (M 36)

Minelayer of the Douwe Aukes class

NavyThe Royal Navy
ClassDouwe Aukes 
PennantM 36 
Built byGusto (Schiedam, Holland) 
Laid down14 Oct 1919 
Launched23 Nov 1920 
Commissioned14 Mar 1941 
End service 

The Dutch minelayer Van Meerlant was decommissioned 14 March 1941 and transferred to the Royal Navy the same day.
HMS Van Meerlant (Lt.Cdr. (retired) Arnold Howard Piggott, RNR) was mined in the Thames Estuary 4 June 1941 while serving with the Royal Navy.
3 Officers and 38 men were lost with the ship.

Former nameHrMs Van Meerlant

Commands listed for HMS Van Meerlant (M 36)

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1Lt.Cdr. (retired) Arnold Howard Piggott, RNR4 Mar 19414 Jun 1941

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