HNLMS Eland Dubois (1936)

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History
Netherlands
Name: HNLMS Eland Dubois
Builder: Gusto, Schiedam
Laid down: 21 March 1936
Launched: 24 October 1936
Commissioned: 21 July 1937
Fate: 8 March 1942
General characteristics
Class and 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:
Speed: 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)
Complement: 45
Armament:
  • 1 × 3 in (76 mm) gun
  • 2 × twin .50-calibre machine guns

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

Service history[edit]

Eland Dubois was scuttled in the Madura Strait on 8 March 1942 after faulty boilers made it impossible for her to reach the safety of Australia. After sinking their ship the crew transferred to the Jan van Amstel, which was sunk with heavy loss of life later the same day.