Allied Warships

HNMS Z 6

Torpedo boat of the Z 5 class

NavyThe Royal Dutch Navy
TypeTorpedo boat
ClassZ 5 
Pennant 
Built byKoninklijke Maatschappij De Schelde (Vlissingen (Flushing), The Netherlands) 
Ordered 
Laid down18 Feb 1914 
Launched15 Apr 1915 
Commissioned8 Feb 1917 
End service4 Oct 1940 
History

HrMs Z 6 escaped to the U.K. on 14 May 1940.
She did some escort work before being decommissioned on 4 October 1940.
Sold to be broken up for scrap in March 1942.
Scrapped at Bo'ness in February 1943.

More on this ship can be found at this website (offsite link).

 

Commands listed for HNMS Z 6

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CommanderFromTo
1luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.) Adrianus Cornelis Lunbeck, RNN7 Jul 193913 Oct 1940

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Notable events involving Z 6 include:


9 Jul 1940
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) departed Portland for Rothesay. She made the passage together with HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) and HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. G.B.M. van Erkel, RNN). This later submarine was coming from Portsmouth.

The submarines were escorted by the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 6 (Lt.Cdr. A.C. Lunbeck, RNN) during this passage. (1)

11 Jul 1940
The Dutch submarines HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN), HrMs O 10 (Lt. G. Quint, RNN(R)), HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. G.B.M. van Erkel, RNN) and their escort the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 6 (Lt.Cdr. A.C. Lunbeck, RNN) arrive at Milford Haven. (2)

12 Jul 1940
The Dutch submarines HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN), HrMs O 10 (Lt. G. Quint, RNN(R)), HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. G.B.M. van Erkel, RNN) and their escort the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 6 (Lt.Cdr. A.C. Lunbeck, RNN) depart Milford Haven for Rothesay. (2)

14 Jul 1940
The Dutch submarines HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN), HrMs O 10 (Lt. G. Quint, RNN(R)), HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. G.B.M. van Erkel, RNN) and their escort the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 6 (Lt.Cdr. A.C. Lunbeck, RNN) arrive at Rothesay. (3)

16 Jul 1940
HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. G.B.M. van Erkel, RNN) conducted trials and exercises in the Clyde area during which she was escorted by HrMs Z 6 (Lt.Cdr. A.C. Lunbeck, RNN). (2)

18 Jul 1940
HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. G.B.M. van Erkel, RNN) conducted trials and exercises in the Clyde area during which she was escorted by HrMs Z 6 (Lt.Cdr. A.C. Lunbeck, RNN). (2)

19 Jul 1940
HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. G.B.M. van Erkel, RNN) conducted trials and exercises in the Clyde area during which she was escorted by HrMs Z 6 (Lt.Cdr. A.C. Lunbeck, RNN). (2)

22 Jul 1940
HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. G.B.M. van Erkel, RNN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HrMs Z 6 (Lt.Cdr. A.C. Lunbeck, RNN) and HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (2)

26 Jul 1940
After a period of trials and training, HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. G.B.M. van Erkel, RNN), departs Rothesay for Rosyth. She is escorted by the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 6 (Lt.Cdr. A.C. Lunbeck, RNN). (2)

27 Jul 1940
HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. G.B.M. van Erkel, RNN) and her escort, the the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 6 (Lt.Cdr. A.C. Lunbeck, RNN) arrive at Stornoway. (2)

28 Jul 1940
HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. G.B.M. van Erkel, RNN) and her escort, the the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 6 (Lt.Cdr. A.C. Lunbeck, RNN) departs Stornoway for Rosyth.

Off Scapa Flow they were joined by the British submarine HMS L 26 (Lt. P.L. Field, RN) which had just departed from there also for Rosyth. (2)

29 Jul 1940
HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. G.B.M. van Erkel, RNN), HMS L 26 (Lt. P.L. Field, RN) and their escort, the the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 6 (Lt.Cdr. A.C. Lunbeck, RNN) arrive at Rosyth. (2)

1 Aug 1940
HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. G.B.M. van Erkel, RNN) and her escort, the the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 6 (Lt.Cdr. A.C. Lunbeck, RNN) both departed Rosyth for Dundee where both ships arrive after a few hours.

At Dundee repairs were made to the diesel engines of O 23. Since leaving Portsmouth they had produced a lot of smoke. (2)

12 Aug 1940
HMS L 23 (Lt. R.M. Galloway, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Dundee. She was escorted by HrMs Z 6 (Lt.Cdr. A.C. Lunbeck, RNN). (4)

21 Aug 1940
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) departed Rothesay for Dundee. She made the passage together with the British submarine HrMs Tuna (Lt.Cdr. M.K. Cavenagh-Mainwaring, RN) that was to proceed to Rosyth. They were escorted by the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 6 (Lt.Cdr. A.C. Lunbeck, RNN). (1)

11 Sep 1940
After a period of trials and training HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. O. de Booy, RNN) departed Rothesay for Dundee. She is escorted by the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 6 (Lt.Cdr. A.C. Lunbeck, RNN). (5)

12 Sep 1940
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. O. de Booy, RNN) and her escort, the the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 6 (Lt.Cdr. A.C. Lunbeck, RNN) arrived at Stornoway. (5)

14 Sep 1940
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. O. de Booy, RNN) and her escort, the the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 6 (Lt.Cdr. A.C. Lunbeck, RNN) arrived at Dundee. (5)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6375 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. File 2.12.03.6420 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  3. File 2.12.03.6365 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  4. ADM 173/373
  5. File 2.12.03.6435 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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


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