Allied Warships

HNMS Flores (F 66)

Sloop of the Flores class

NavyThe Royal Dutch Navy
PennantF 66 
Built byFeijenoord (Schiedam, Holland) 
Laid down13 Jan 1925 
Launched15 Aug 1925 
Commissioned25 Mar 1926 
End service 

Sold to be broken up for scrap on 12 November 1968.

For more information on the wartime service of HrMs Flores see this website (offsite link).


Commands listed for HNMS Flores (F 66)

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1kapitein-luitenant ter zee (Cdr.) Jacques Corneille Albert Scholte, RNN???20 Feb 1940
2luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Jan Gerard Broekhuysen, RNN20 Feb 19407 Jan 1941
3luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Fredericus Henricus Maria van Straelen, RNN7 Jan 194111 Jan 1943
4luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Johannes Stephanus Bax, RNN11 Jan 19432 May 1944
5luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Gerard Koudijs, RNN2 May 19447 Nov 1944
6luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Gerard Jacobus Platerink, RNN7 Nov 194422 Nov 1944
7luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Anthonie van Miert, RNN22 Nov 194416 Jan 1945
8luitenant ter zee 2e klasse (Lt.) Cornelis Marinus de Jager, RNN(R)16 Jan 194515 Feb 1945

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Notable events involving Flores include:

19 Jul 1943
During this day the light cruisers HMS Newfoundland (Capt. W.R. Slayter, DSC, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral C.H.J. Harcourt, CBE, RN), HMS Mauritius (Capt. W.W. Davis, RN), destroyers HMS Laforey (Capt. R.M.J. Hutton, DSO, RN), HMS Lookout (Lt.Cdr. A.G. Forman, DSC, RN) and the dutch sloop HMS Flores (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Bax, RNN) engaged a total of seventeen targets on the east coast of Sicily, including nine batteries, in answer to calls from the army. (1)


  1. ADM 234/356

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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