HNLMS Jan van Amstel (1936)

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HNLMS Jan van Amstel
Career (Netherlands)
Name: HNLMS Jan van Amstel
Builder: P. Smit, Rotterdam
Laid down: 21 March 1936
Launched: 27 August 1936
Commissioned: 15 March 1937
Fate: Sunk, 8 March 1942
General characteristics
Class & type: Jan van Amstel-class minesweeper
Displacement: 460 long tons (467 t)
Length: 56.8 m (186 ft 4 in)
Beam: 7.8 m (25 ft 7 in)
Draft: 2.2 m (7 ft 3 in)
Propulsion: 2 × Yarrow 3-drum boilers
2 × Stork triple expansion engines, 1,600 ihp (1,193 kW)
2 shafts
110 tons fuel oil
Speed: 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)
Complement: 45
Armament: • 1 × 3 in (76 mm) gun
• 2 × twin .50-calibre machine guns

HNLMS Jan van Amstel was a Jan van Amstel-class minesweeper of the Royal Netherlands Navy that served in World War II.

Service history[edit]

Jan van Amstel was damaged by an air attack at Surabaya on 6 March 1942, which killed 23 of her crew.

After the capitulation of all forces on Java Jan van Amstel attempted to escape to Australia, but was intercepted and engaged by a Japanese destroyer on 8 March 1942 in the Madura Strait. She was sunk with heavy loss of life.

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