HNLMS Jan van Amstel (1936)
|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|
|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)|
|Speed:||15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)|
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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