Allied Warships

HNMS Van Meerlant (M 36)

Minelayer of the Douwe Aukes class

NavyThe Royal Dutch Navy
ClassDouwe Aukes 
PennantM 36 
Built byGusto (Schiedam, Holland) 
Laid down14 Oct 1919 
Launched23 Nov 1920 
Commissioned25 Jul 1922 
End service14 Mar 1941 

Decommissioned 14 March 1941 and transferred to the Royal Navy.
Mined in the Thames Estuary 4 June 1941 while serving with the Royal Navy.
3 Officers and 38 men were lost with the ship.

Career notesTo the Royal Navy as Van Meerlant

Commands listed for HNMS Van Meerlant (M 36)

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1luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Baron Thomas Karel van Asbeck, RNN25 Aug 19395 Jun 1940
2luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Baron Thomas Karel van Asbeck, RNN2 Jul 194014 Mar 1941

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