HNLMS Jan van Amstel (1937)

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<tr> <th height="30" style="background-color: #B0C4DE; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;">Career (Netherlands)</th> <th style="background-color: #B0C4DE; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;">Flag of the Netherlands.svg</th> </tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Name:</td><td> HNLMS Jan van Amstel</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Builder:</td><td> P. Smit, Rotterdam</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Laid down:</td><td> 21 March 1936</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Launched:</td><td> 27 August 1936</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Commissioned:</td><td> 15 March 1937</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Fate:</td><td> Sunk, 8 March 1942</td></tr> <tr> <th colspan="2" height="30" style="background-color: #B0C4DE; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;">General characteristics </th></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Class & type:</td><td> Jan van Amstel-class minesweeper</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Displacement:</td><td> 460 long tons (467 t)</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Length:</td><td> 56.8 m (186 ft −2,008.4 in)</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Beam:</td><td> 7.8 m (25 ft −269.3 in)</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Draft:</td><td> 2.2 m (7 ft −75.3 in)</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Propulsion:</td><td> 2 × Yarrow 3-drum boilers
2 × Stork triple expansion engines, 1,600 ihp (1,193 kW)
2 shafts
110 tons fuel oil</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Speed:</td><td> 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Complement:</td><td> 45</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Armament:</td><td> • 1 × 3 in (76 mm) gun
• 2 × twin .50-calibre machine guns</td></tr>

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

Service historyEdit

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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