HNMS Johan Maurits van Nassau (ii) (K 251)
Frigate of the River class
|Navy||The Royal Dutch Navy|
|Built by||W. Simons & Co. Ltd. (Renfrew, Scotland)|
|Ordered||11 Feb 1941|
|Laid down||29 Dec 1942|
|Launched||23 Apr 1943|
|Commissioned||25 Jun 1943|
Transferred to the Royal Netherlands Navy during construction. Decommissioned in 1960.
|Former name||HMS Ribble (i)|
Commands listed for HNMS Johan Maurits van Nassau (ii) (K 251)
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|1||kapitein-luitenant ter zee (Cdr.) Alfred de Booy, RNN||14 Jun 1943||23 Oct 1944|
|2||luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) George IJsbrand Cornelis Fraser, RNN||23 Oct 1944||20 Nov 1944|
|3||luitenant ter zee 2e klasse (Lt.) Theo Vermeijden, RNN||20 Nov 1944||1 Oct 1945|
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Notable events involving Johan Maurits van Nassau (ii) include:
5 Aug 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. J.A.R. Troup, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Test (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) F.B. Collinson, RD, RNR), HMS Trent (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.G. Rankin, DSC, RNR), HMS Fal (Lt.Cdr. M.G. Rose, RANVR) and HrMs Johan Maurits van Nassau (Cdr. A. de Booy, RNN). (1)
24 Aug 1943
The battleships HMS Resolution (Capt. J.W. Durnford, RN), HMS Revenge (Capt. St.J. Cronyn, DSO, RN), transports Aorangi (British, 17491 GRT, built 1924), Dempo (Dutch, 17024 GRT, built 1931), Dominion Monarch (British, 27155 GRT, built 1939) departed Freetown for Gibraltar. They were escorted by the destroyers HMS Foxhound (Cdr. C.J. Wynne-Edwards, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Boadicea (Lt.Cdr. F.C. Brodrick, RN), HMS Bulldog (Lt.Cdr. E.J. Lee, RN), escort destroyer HMS Catterick (Lt.Cdr. A. Tyson, RN) and the frigate HMS Ness (A/Cdr. T.G.P. Crick, DSC, RN).
Around 1000Z/26, the Aorangi was detached and joined the French transport Canada (9684 GRT, built 1912) that had sailed from Dakar on the 25th escorted by the frigates HMS Bazely (Lt.Cdr. J.V. Brock, RCNVR), HMS Blackwood (Lt.Cdr. L.T. Sly, RD, RNR), HMS Drury (Lt.Cdr. N.J. Parker, RN) and HrMs Johan Maurits van Nassau (Cdr. A. de Booy, RNN).
Around 1115Z/27, HMS Bulldog and HMS Catterick rejoined and HMS Boadicea was detached to Dakar. (2)
17 Sep 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. D.G. Kent, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Whimbrel (Lt.Cdr. W.J. Moore, DSC, RNR), HrMs Johan Maurits van Nassau (Cdr. A. de Booy, RNN), HMS Myosotis (T/Lt. R. Lugg, RNR), HMS Fowey (Cdr.(Retd.) L.B.A. Majendie, RN) and HMS Stork (Cdr.(Retd.) G.W.E. Castens, RN). (3)
- ADM 173/17773
- ADM 53/118445 + ADM 118467 + ADM 199/2275
- ADM 173/17786
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.