Allied Warships


Submarine of the O 9 class

NavyThe Royal Dutch Navy
ClassO 9 
Built byFeijenoord (Schiedam, Holland) 
Ordered30 Aug 1921 
Laid down24 Dec 1922 
Launched19 Mar 1925 
Commissioned18 Jan 1926 
Lost14 May 1940 

Scuttled at Den Helder on 14 May 1940 to prevent capture by the Germans.


Commands listed for HNMS O 11

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1luitenant ter zee 2e klasse (Lt.) Hendrikus Abraham Waldemar Goossens, RNN24 Aug 19396 Mar 1940

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Notable events involving O 11 include:

6 Mar 1940
HrMs O 11 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) is accidentaly rammed and sunk by the Dutch guard vessel BV 3 (tug Amsterdam) while leaving Den Helder harbour. Three of the crew are killed. The submarine is salvaged and taken to the Navy Yard to undergo repairs.

When Germany invaded the Netherlands these repairs had not been completed and O 11 was scuttled to prevent her from being captured.

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