HNLMS Evertsen (1926)

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HNLMS Evertsen
Name: Evertsen
Namesake: Johan Evertsen
Laid down: 5 August 1925
Launched: 29 December 1926
Commissioned: 12 April 1928
Fate: Destroyed, 1 March 1942
General characteristics
Class and type: Admiralen-class destroyer
  • 1,316 long tons (1,337 t) standard
  • 1,640 long tons (1,666 t) full load
Length: 98 m (321 ft 6 in)
Beam: 9.53 m (31 ft 3 in)
Draft: 2.97 m (9 ft 9 in)
Speed: 36 knots (67 km/h; 41 mph)
Range: 3,200 nmi (5,900 km; 3,700 mi) at 15 kn (28 km/h; 17 mph)
Complement: 149
  • 4 × 120 mm (4.7 in) guns (4×1)
  • 1 × 75 mm (3 in) AA gun
  • 4 × 40 mm (1.6 in) AA guns
  • 4 × 12.7 mm (0.50 in) guns
  • 6 × 533 mm (21 in) torpedo tubes (2×3)
Aircraft carried: 1 × seaplane

HNLMS Evertsen (Dutch: Hr.Ms. Evertsen) was a Admiralen-class destroyer of the Royal Netherlands Navy. She was destroyed by ships of the Imperial Japanese Navy on 1 March 1942, during the Battle of Sunda Strait.

Service history[edit]

The ship was laid down on 5 August 1925 at the Burgerhout's Scheepswerf en Machinefabriek in Rotterdam and launched on 29 December 1926. The ship was commissioned on 12 April 1928.[1]

She and her sister De Ruyter left the Netherlands on 27 September 1928 for the Dutch East Indies.[2]

29 July 1929 Evertsen her sister De Ruyter, the cruiser Java and the submarines K II and K VII left Surabaya and steamed to Tanjung Priok. At Tanjung Priok the ships waited for the royal yacht Maha Chakri of the king of Siam and the destroyer Phra Ruang. After this the ships without the submarines visited Bangka, Belitung, Riau, Lingga Islands, Belawan and Deli. On 28 August that year they returned in Tanjung Priok. On 31 August that year she participates in a fleet review at Tanjung Priok. The review was held in honor of the Dutch Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands who was born that day. Other ships that participated in the review where the destroyer De Ruyter and the cruiser Java.[3]

While practicing with the cruiser Sumatra, her sister De Ruyter and five submarines, Sumatra stranded on a reef near the island Kebatoe that was not on the map on 14 May 1931. Sumatra was later pulled lose by Soemba and a tugboat.[4]

On 13 November 1936 Sumatra, Java and the destroyers Evertsen, Witte de With and Piet Hein made a fleet visit to Singapore. Before the visit they had practiced in the South China Sea.[5]

World War II[edit]

From 1940 to 1942 she served as convoy escort.[1] She was destroyed by ships of the Imperial Japanese Navy on 1 March 1942, during the Battle of Sunda Strait.