Allied Warships

HNMS Douwe Aukes (T 309)

Minelayer of the Douwe Aukes class

NavyThe Royal Dutch Navy
ClassDouwe Aukes 
PennantT 309 
Built byGusto (Schiedam, Holland) 
Laid down28 Oct 1919 
Launched23 Jan 1922 
Commissioned2 Nov 1922 
End service1 Feb 1962 

Escaped to the United Kingdom on 14 May 1940.
Transferred to the Royal Navy on 29 April 1941.
Returned to the Royal Netherlands Navy in 1945.
Used as a coastal minesweeper depotship from 1946 onwards. Decommissioned 1 February 1962.
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 6 July 1962.


Commands listed for HNMS Douwe Aukes (T 309)

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1luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Joost Ruitenschild, RNN24 Aug 19395 Jun 1940
2luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Joost Ruitenschild, RNN2 Jul 194024 Apr 1941

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