Allied Warships

HNMS Nautilus (M 12)

Minelayer of the Nautilus class

HrMs Nautilus as completed

NavyThe Royal Dutch Navy
PennantM 12 
Built byRotterdamsche Droogdok Mij. (Rotterdam, Holland) 
Laid down25 Jan 1929 
Launched30 Oct 1929 
Commissioned2 May 1930 
Lost22 May 1941 
Loss position53° 36'N, 0° 25'E

HrMs Nautilus (Cdr. Jan August Gauw) was sunk on 22 May 1941 due to a collision with the British merchant Murrayfield at 00.23 hours off Grimsby in position 53º36'N, 00º25'E. There were no fatalities.


Commands listed for HNMS Nautilus (M 12)

Please note that we're still working on this section
and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.

1luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Jan August Gauw, RNN22 Oct 193622 May 1941

You can help improve our commands section
Click here to Submit events/comments/updates for this vessel.
Please use this if you spot mistakes or want to improve this ships page.

Return to the Allied Warships section