HNLMS Abraham van der Hulst (1937)
|Name:||HNLMS Abraham van der Hulst|
|Namesake:||Abraham van der Hulst|
|Laid down:||13 November 1936|
|Launched:||31 May 1937|
|Commissioned:||11 October 1937|
|Fate:||Scuttled, 14 May 1940|
|Fate:||Destroyed during an air raid, 20 August 1944|
|General characteristics |
|Class & type:||Jan van Amstel-class minesweeper|
|Beam:||7.80 m (25 ft 7 in)|
|Draft:||2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)|
|Speed:||15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)|
HNLMS Abraham van der Hulst was a Jan van Amstel-class minesweeper built for the Royal Netherlands Navy in the 1930s. The German invasion of the Netherlands resulted in the ship being scuttled at Enkhuizen on 14 May 1940, but was raised by the Germans and entered service as the Minesweeper M.553 with Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine. Sunk by a mine off East Prussia, 21 April 1944. Raised later. One source says she was returned to the Netherlands post war.
- "Jan van Amstel-class". Netherlandsnavy.net. Retrieved 17 May 2012.
- Lenton 1975, p. 355.
- Gardiner and Chesneau 1980, p. 394.
- Gardiner, Robert and Roger Chesneau. Conway's All The World's Fighting Warships 1922–1946. London: Conway Maritime Press, 1980. ISBN 0-85177-146-7.
- Lenton, H.T. German Warships of the Second World War. London: Macdonald and Jane's, 1975. ISBN 0-356-04661-3.
- "German Minesweepers Netherlandish". Warshipsww2.Eu. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
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