Member of Class
Zwaardvis (1)
Boat
Dolfijn (2)
Sister Ships
Zwaardvis (1), Tijgerhaai (1)
Dolfijn (2), Zeehond (2)

 

Dolfijn (2) arriving in Rotterdam, date unknown.

Dolfijn (2) arriving in Rotterdam, date unknown.

 

1941

30 Sep 1941: Taurus is laid down at the Vickers Armstrong shipyard in Barrow in Furness (U.K.).

7 Dec 1941: The USA declares war on Japan after Japanese forces attack Pearl Harbour. Approximately 7 hours after the attack the Netherlands also declares war on Japan.

14 Dec 1941: Japanese planes bomb Tarempah (Anambas Islands) which is Netherlands East Indies territory.

27 Dec 1941: Japanese invaders occupy Tambelan Islands, Dutch territory, between Borneo and Singapore.

1942

27 June 1942: Taurus is launched

7 Nov 1942: Taurus is commissioned to the British Royal Navy.

1945

8 May 1945: Germany surrenders.

15 Aug 1945: Japan surrenders.

1948

Taurus is transferred (on loan for a period of 5 years) to Royal Netherlands Navy

4 June 1948: Taurus is renamed Dolfijn (2) and commissioned to the Royal Netherlands Navy.

4 June - 7 Sep 1948: Dolfijn (2) is under the command of Ltz. I  N.J.H. Gregory.

1949

1 Sep - 25 Oct 1949: Dolfijn (2) is under the command of Ltz. I  N.J.H. Gregory.

Nov 1949: Dolfijn (2) and Zeehond (2) participate in a British Royal Navy exercise

25 Oct - 31 Oct 1949: Dolfijn (2) is under the command of Ltz. I  J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff.

31 Oct 1949 - +/-25 Feb 1950: Dolfijn (2) is under the command of Ltz. I  H.M. van der Veen. He makes various trips to the Atlantic and Norwegian coast for testing and trials (including testing the snort system).

1950

13 Feb - 28 Mar: Dolfijn (2) makes a trip to Bornoya , Jan Mayen and Tromso (Norway). During this trip she snorts for 450 hours in almost one stretch.

H.M. van der Veen gets sick and therefore will be relieved in Bergen (Norway).

+/-25 Feb - 25 Sep 1950: Dolfijn (2) is under the command of Ltz. II  / Ltz. I  C.E. Wolderling.

Mar - Apr 1950 Dolfijn (2) makes a journey to the Arctic Ocean.

25 Sep - 19 Oct 1950: Dolfijn (2) is under the command of Ltz. I  H.R. Reitsma.

1951

27 Feb - 24 Apr 1951: Dolfijn (2) is under the command of Ltz. I  R. van Wely.

24 Apr - 18 Dec 1951: Dolfijn (2) is under the command of Ltz. I  C.E. Wolderling.

1953

12 Nov - 7 Dec 1953: Dolfijn (2) is under the command of Ltz. I  C.E. Wolderling.

7 Dec 1953: Dolfijn (2) is decommissioned and transferred back to the British Royal Navy

8 Dec 1953: Dolfijn (2) is renamed Taurus and is commissioned to the British Royal Navy once again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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