Minesweeper of the A class
|Navy||The Royal Dutch Navy|
|Built by||Rijkswerf Willemsoord (Den Helder, Holland)|
|Laid down||13 Sep 1928|
|Launched||19 Apr 1929|
|Commissioned||4 Aug 1930|
|Lost||1 Mar 1942|
HrMs A was scuttled by her own crew at Soerabaya to prevent her capture by the Japanese on 1 March 1942.
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Commands listed for HNMS A
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|1||luitenant ter zee 2e klasse (Lt.) Johannes Pieter Rotgans, RNN||7 Nov 1941||1 Mar 1942|
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Notable events involving A include:
28 Feb 1942
HrMs A (Lt. J.P. Rotgans, RNN) was damaged during a Japanese air raid on Surabaya, Java, Netherlands East Indies.