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THE DUTCH SUBMARINE Hr.Ms. O13


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Everything to be found on the internet about the submarine Hr.Ms. O13.


In 1940 the Dutch submarine Hr.Ms. O13 was already an elderly sub, build in 1928 / 1929. At the start of the war in Holland she was attacked several times by German planes off the Dutch coast. The commander "Lt.Cdr. E.H. Vorster" decided not to surrender the Germans and sailed to England where the sub was placed under British operational control. After some missions south of England she was attached to the international 9th submarine Flotilla in Dundee Scotland.

On 12 June the O13 departed for its first patrol near the entrance of the Skagerrak between Norway and Denmark. When on 19 June the sub was called back to Dundee she didn´t notify the message. At 2 July a formel announcement of the Royal Dutch Navy in London confirmed the loss of Hr.Ms. O13, she was declared overdue as she failed to return to base. It is not known what happened, most likely she stroke a German mine and sunk with all (34) hands.

This site has been developed in memory off my uncle who lost his life at the age of 18. He was a sailer on board of the Dutch submarine Hr.Ms. O13 when she was lost.
So please start your "site tour" at my Home page (see upper left corner).




* (Links to information in Dutch are marked by a little yellow star.)



LOSS OF Hr.Ms. O13:
-- ANNOUNCEMENT * -- PRESS RELEASE (1) * -- PRESS RELEASE (2) *
COMMEMORATION:
-- NAMES OF THE CREW -- MEMORIAL (1) * -- MEMORIAL (2) -- IN DUNDEE
THE DECORATION:
-- ROYAL RESOLUTION * -- TESTIMONIAL (1) * -- TESTIMONIAL (2) *



SEARCH FOR SUBS:
-- RECENT NEWS -- DIVING TEAM -- CHARTWORX
IN POLAND:
-- SEARCH


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GENERAL INFORMATION:
-- HISTORY O13 -- O13 MOVIES -- O13 ON PHOTO'S -- CLASS O12 SUBS -- PHOTO´S O12 CLASS -- HNMS O 13 -- THE 9th FLOTILLA -- BRIT. MINENFELDER
MEETING THE O13:
-- THE JAN VAN GELDER -- THE VAN KINSBERGEN -- IN GIBRALTAR



ALL SORTS OFF:
-- PLAN OF ROSYTH -- PHOTO PORTSMOUTH -- SHIP WRECKS WWII
NORWEGIAN CAMPAIGN:
-- SEEKRIEG 1940, JUNI -- SUBSWAR JUNE 1940 -- WESERUBUNG -- NORWEGIAN CAMPAIGN




OTHER SUBMARINES:

THE POLISH WILK:
-- THE WILK CASE (1) -- THE WILK CASE (2) -- THE ORP WILK
HMS OXLEY IS SUNK:
-- BY HMS TRITON -- SEE ALSO SEPTEMBER
THE POLISH ORZEL:
-- THE ORZEL (1) -- THE ORZEL (2) -- THE ORZEL (3) -- THE ORP ORZEL
OTHER RELEVANT SUBS:
-- U-BOOT U122 -- U-BOOT U99 -- PORPOISE



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(This page from 2005 has been modified on july 6, 2012).