Member of Class
O 9
Boat
O 10
Sister Ships
O 9, O 10, O 11

 

O 10. Date and place unknown.O 10. Date and place unknown

1921

9 Aug 1921: O 10 is ordered.

1923

24 Dec 1923: O 10 is laid down at the Nederlandse Dok en Scheepsbouw Mij. shipyard.

1925

30 July 1925: O 10 is launched.

1926

1 Sep 1926: O 10 is commissioned to the Royal Netherlands Navy.

1 Sep 1926 - 17 Jan 1927: O 10 is under the command of Ltz. I J.J. van der Have.

1927

9 May - 1 June 1927: O 10, O 11, Hertog Hendrik, Z 5, Z 6, Z 7 and Z 8 sail from Nieuwediep (Den Helder) to Norway.

12 Jul - 8 Aug 1927: O 10, O 11, Hertog Hendrik, Z 5, Z 6, Z 7 and Z 8 sail from Nieuwediep (Den Helder) to the Baltic. On the way back the ships take the route via the Kattegat.

17 Jan 1927 - ?: O 10 is under the command of ?

1928

16 Jul - 28 Jul 1928: O 10, Hertog Hendrik, Z 5, Z 6 and Z 7 sail from Nieuwediep (Den Helder) to the North Sea. They visit Edinburgh (Scotland).

19??

? - ?: O 10 is under the command of ?

1929

8 Jul - 8 Aug 1929: O 9, O 10, Jacob van Heemskerck, Z 5 and Z 6 sail to the Baltic for exercises.

Winter 1929-1930: At the yard of N.V Werkspoor in Amsterdam the O 10 is equipped with a complicated high tech German torpedo-launch installation, this installation enables a submarine to perform a bubble-less launch (without the normally escaping air bubbles). Since the installation performs unsatisfactorily it is removed again, the more straight forward system that is on trial in the Dutch East Indies is more promising.

1930

? 1930 - 3 Sep 1931: O 10 is under the command of ?

30 Jul 1930: O 9, O 10, Jacob van Heemskerck and Witte de With visit Antwerp (Belgium).

1931

1 Jul - 7 Aug 1931: O 9, O 10, O 8, Jacob van Heemskerck, Z 7 and Z 8 sail from Nieuwediep (Den Helder) to the Baltic for exercises.

19??

? - ?: O 10 is under the command of ?

1936

4 May - 20 Jun 1936: O 9, O 10, O 11, Hertog Hendrik and Z 5 sail to the Baltic.

1937

?8 Apr 1937?: O 10 arrives in the Netherlands.

1938

1 Dec 1938 - 1 Aug 1939: O 10 is under the command of Ltz. II  H.A.W. Goossens.

1939

1939: According to seiner (signalman) J. Lagewaard he was trained on board the O 10 sometime during 1939. He states that his Cdt. was A.J. Bussemaker. Unfortunately there are no sources to A.J. Bussemaker indeed commanded the O 10. Please email us if you have more information.

29 Aug 1939: The Dutch armed forces are mobilized. O 9, O 10 and O 11 are attached to the 'coastal division". These subs are the offensive part of the coastal defence.

10 Nov 1939 - 15 Oct 1940: O 10 is under the command of Ltz. II  / Ltz. I G. Quint.

1940

6 Mar 1940: O 9 and O 10 are nearby when the O 11 collides, and subsequently sinks, with the tugboat BV 3. Click here for the full story.

14 Apr 1940: O 10 is accidentally attacked, within the three mile zone off Noordwijk (the Netherlands), by a British plane.

10 May 1940: Germany attacks the Netherlands.

9 May - 11 May 1940: O 9 and O 10 patrol off the Dutch coast. O 9 is attacked  by German planes several times.

9 May 1940 between 20:00 and 24:00 hrs: O 9 and O 10 depart Den Helder and head to their patrol area off the Dutch coast between Egmond and Bergen.

11 May 1940: O 9 and O 10 return to Den Helder.

12 May 1940: O 9, accompanied by O 10 and tugboat Witte Zee / Bewakingsvaartuig 5 sail to Portsmouth (England).

15 May 1940: The group arrives in Portsmouth (England).

17 May - June 1940: O 10 is based at Portsmouth. and is under British operational control.

??: O 10 is equipped with hydrophones and a loop-aerial.

29 May - 1 June 1940: O 10 patrols the English Channel (evacuation of Dunkirk and Bordeaux). No attacks are made.

2 June 1940: 0 10 departs for Portland (England).

June - July 1940: O 10 is based at Portland (England) and is under British operational control. She is used for ASW exercises. The O 10 is "not" suitable for war patrols because she could not recharge her batteries completely during the short summer nights.

19 July - 29 July 1940: O 10 is dry-docked in Glasgow (Scotland).

9 July 1940 at 17:00 hrs: O 10 and O 9 depart Portland (England). They are accompanied by the submarines O 23 and the Dutch vessel  Z 6 and sail together to Rothesay (Scotland).

11 July 1940: O 9, O 10, O 23 and Z 6 arrive in Milford Haven (England).

12 July 1940: O 9, O 10, O 23 and Z 6 depart from Milford Haven (England).

14 July 1940: O 9, O 10, O 23 and Z 6 arrive in Rothesay (Scotland).

July - Aug 1940: O 10 is attached to the 7th Training Flotilla in Rothesay (Scotland) and is under British operational control. She is used as an ASDIC piggy boat. The O 10 was "not" suitable for war patrols because she could not recharge her batteries completely during the short summer nights.

30 Aug 1940 - July 1944: O 10 is attached to the 9th Flotilla in Dundee (Scotland) and is under British operational control.

15 Oct or 15 Nov 1940 - 29 Aug 1941: O 10 is under the command of Ltz. II  J.H. Geijs.

1941

23 Mar - 26 Mar 1941: escorted by HMS St. Leno the O 10 departs from Londonderry (Northern Ireland) and sails to Falmouth (England).

27 Mar 1941: The O 10 is inspected by Vice -Admiral J.T. Fürstner (Minister of Naval affairs and Commander of the Navy).

29 Mar - 5 Apr 1941: O 10 patrols the Bay of Biscay. No attacks are made.

O 10 is part of the so called 'Iron Ring' off Brest harbour (France). This 'Iron Ring' should prevent the German battle cruisers Gneisenau, Scharnhorst and the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen from leaving port.

29 Mar 1941 at 07:40 hrs: The O 10, escorted by HMS Brecan Castle and accompanied by the RN submarines H 44 and H 50, the O 10 departs Falmouth.

1 Apr 1941: The O 10 arrives at the most southern point of her war patrol (?15°37'N-09°00'W? in the Bay of Biscay. The reported Long-Lat position is incorrect.

Because of a oil shortage the war patrol has to be broken of.

5 Apr 1941: Escorted by HMS Spiro the O 10 arrives in Devonport (England).

11 Apr - 14 Apr 1941: Escorted by FFS La Moqususe and accompanied by O 9 and the RN submarine H 33 the O 10 departs from Devonport (England) and sails to Rothesay (Scotland). O 9 leaves the group at the 13th and heads for Holyhead (Wales),

29 Aug 1941 - 5 Aug 1943: O 10 is under the command of Ltz. II  / Ltz. I D.Th baron Mackay.

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.

16 Dec - 24 Dec 1941: O 10 patrols the Bay of Biscay. No attacks are made.

16 Dec 1941 at 22:00 hrs: O 10, accompanied by the RN submarine H 31 and escorted by HMS Boarhound (relieved by HMS Alecto the next day), departs from Rothesay (Scotland).

19 Dec 1941: The group of ships is broken up west of Wolf Rock and the O 9 continues the voyage on her own.

21 Dec 1941: In the morning of the 21st O 10 arrives in her patrol area (46°38'N-10°35'W).

O 10 is part of the so called 'Iron Ring' off Brest harbour (France). This 'Iron Ring' should prevent the German battle cruisers Gneisenau, Scharnhorst and the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen from leaving port.

22 Dec 1941: O 10 has to return to port. Probably due to engine trouble.

24 Dec 1941: The O 10 arrives in Milford Haven (England). She docks alongside the O 21.

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.

26 Dec 1941 - 3 Jan 1942: O 10 patrols the Bay of Biscay. No attacks are made.

26 Dec 1941: O 10 departs from Milford Haven (England), she is escorted by HMS Cutty Shark. 5 miles off Wolf Rock the escort returns to port and the O 10 sails to her patrol area.

29 Dec 1941: O 10 arrives in her patrol area (46°51'N-07°11'W)

O 10 is part of the so called 'Iron Ring' off Brest harbour (France). This 'Iron Ring' should prevent the German battle cruisers Gneisenau, Scharnhorst and the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen from leaving port.

1942

1 Jan 1942: Off Wolf Rock the O 10 meets her escort HMS Otway and the Dutch Z 5.

2 Jan 1942: O 9 (coming from Milford Haven) teams up with the O 10, Z 5 and Otway. Together they sail to Rothesay (Scotland).

3 Jan 1942: O 9, O 10, Z 5 and Otway arrive in Rothesay (Scotland).

10 Feb - 19 Feb 1942: O 10 patrols the Bay of Biscay. No attacks are made.

10 Feb 1942: O 10 departs for the Bay of Biscay, she is escorted by HMS Alecto.

O 10 is was going to be part of the so called 'Iron Ring' off Brest harbour (France). This 'Iron Ring' should prevent the German battle cruisers Gneisenau, Scharnhorst and the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen from leaving port.

12 Feb 1942: O 10 is ordered to Falmouth (England). Gneisenau, Scharnhorst and Prinz Eugen had escaped from Brest.

13 Feb 1942: O 10 arrives in Falmouth (England).

17 Feb 1942: After three days the O 10 departs Falmouth and sails to Rothesay (Scotland). O 10 is accompanied by HMS H 34 and FFS Junon and escorted by HMS Alecto.

19 Feb 1942: The O 10 arrives in Rothesay (Scotland)

13 May 1942: The O 10, HMS P 46 and HMS P 614 sail to Lerwick (Shetland Islands). They are escorted by the Dutch Jan Van Gelder.

16 May - 17 May 1942: O 10, HMS P 46 and HMS P 614 take on supplies at Lerwick (Shetland Islands)

18 May - 1 June 1942: O 10 patrols the Atlantic Ocean, she has to protect the Russian convoy PQ 16 (Iceland - North Russia) against German surface forces. No attacks are made.

Night 18/19 May: The port diesel engine is under repair.

21 May - 27 May 1942: O 10 escorts the Russian convoy PQ 16 (Iceland - North Russia). The most northern/eastern position during the patrol is 70°00'N-09°23'E.

28 May 1942: End of this patrol, O 10 heads for Lerwick (Shetland Islands) again.

30 May 1942: Minor repair on diesel engine.

1 June 1942: O 10 arrives in Lerwick (Shetland Islands).

2 June 1942: Minor repair on diesel engine.

13 June 1942 or 1943: In Rothesay the crews of the  O 9 and O 10 are inspected by the First Lord of Admiralty Mr. A.V. Alexander and Flag Officer Submarines Sir Max Horton.

1943

4 May - 16 May 1942: O 10 patrols the Atlantic Ocean. No attacks are made.

4 May 1943 at 13:10 hrs: O 10 departs Lerwick (Shetland Islands) and heads to her patrol area.

5 May 1943: O 10 arrives in her patrol area. Her patrol box is 20 nm north and south of 63°50'N-00°31'W.

Once again it was made clear that the sub was "not" suitable for war patrols. During the short summer night the batteries could not be recharged completely.

10 May 1943: Engine trouble: Clutch between starboard diesel and main motor is stuck. Eventually the problem is fixed.

13 May 1943: Engine trouble: Compressor of port diesel out of service.

13 May 06:00 hrs: O 10 is ordered to leave her patrol area.

13 May 06:30 hrs: Engine trouble: Compressor of starboard diesel out of service. Now both ! diesels are out of service.

14 May 04:30-06:00 hrs: HMS Chiddingfold is directed to O 10's position by a Catalina airplane. The destroyer escorts the O 10. Later that day the HMS Brecon, HMS Bressenden and HMS trawler Celia also arrive at O 10's position. HMS Brecon tows the O 10 with at speed of 6 kts.

14 May 1943 at 15:55 hrs: HMS Halcyon takes the tow over from HMS Brecon. The new speed is now 8 kts.

15 May 1943: Due to the weather the speed has to be reduced to 4 kts.

16 May 1943 at 09:30 hrs: Off Bressay Light (Shetland Islands) three steam drifters want to take over the tow. But this is not necessary, the O 10 has enough battery power left to enter Lerwick harbour under her own power.

May 1943: At Lerwick (Shetland Islands) there is a lack of spare parts, so only the port diesel compressor can be repaired. The starboard diesel is still out of order.

26 May 1943: Accompanied by HMS Surf and escorted by FS La Capricieuse the O 10 returns to Rothesay (Scotland).

26 May - 26 June: At Rothesay (Scotland) the repairs are continued. From At June 26th the O 10 is once again available for ASDIC exercises and the training of personnel.

13 June 1942 or 1943: In Rothesay the crews of the  O 9 and O 10 are inspected by the First Lord of Admiralty Mr. A.V. Alexander and Flag Officer Submarines Sir Max Horton.

5 Aug 1943 - 18 Jul 1944: O 10 is under the command of Ltz. I A. van Altena.

? - end 1944: O 10 is attached to the ASW group of the 7th Training Flotilla in Rothesay (Scotland).

1944

18 Jul - 11 Oct 1944: O 10 is under the command of Ltz. II  S.H. de Boer.

O 10 is used as ASDIC piggy boat at Campbeltown and Tobermory (Scotland), she is also used for the training of personnel in Dundee (Scotland).

4 Oct 1944: O 10 departs from Rothesay and sails to Dundee (Scotland).

11 Oct 1944: Because of her old age the O 10 is decommissioned.

1945

?1 June 1945: O 10 arrives (towed) in Rotterdam (The Netherlands).?

8 May 1945: Germany surrenders.

15 Aug 1945: Japan surrenders.

Dec 1945 or early 1946: O 10 and O 9 sail to the new Rotterdam (the Netherlands) submarine base.

1946

Sep 1946: O 10 is stricken.

Oct 1946: O 10 is sold (61.666 guilders) for brake up to Amsterdam.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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