O 12 just after launching
4 Oct 1927: O 12 is ordered.
20 Oct 1928: O 12 is laid down at the K.M. De Schelde shipyard in Vlissingen.
8 Nov 1930: O 12 is launched.
20 July 1931: O 12 is commissioned to the Royal Netherlands Navy.
?20 July 1931 - 1932: O 12 is under the command of Ltz. II J.F. van Dulm.?
If van Dulm really commanded a submarine around this time then several other older officers were passed in favour of van Dulm.
? 1935 - ? : O 12 is under the command of ?
10 Sep - 22 Sep 1935: O 12, O 13, O 15, Hertog Hendrik, Kortenaer, Van Ghent and Z 5 make a trip to Göteborg (Sweden) and Oslo (Norway).
14 or 16 Apr - 24 Dec 1937: O 12 and O 14 take a journey to the Caribbean and Suriname.
14 or 16 Apr - 6 May 1937: O 12 and O 14 sail from Nieuwediep (Den Helder) via Ponta Delgada (Azores) and San Juan (Puorto Rico) )to Curaçao.
19 Jul - 8 Aug 1937: O 12 and O 14 sail from Curaçao to Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) and Suriname.
26 Nov - 24 Dec 1937: O 12 and O 14 sail from Curaçao to Den Helder. They make atleast one stop at San Juan (Puorto Rico).
? - 22 Sep 1937: O 12 is under the command of Ltz. I J. Beckering Vinckers.
22 Sep - 24 Dec 1937: O 12 is under the command of Ltz. I H.C.W. Moorman.
1938 - 1939: O 12 is under the command of Ltz. I H. Tichelman.
20 Sep - 13 Dec 1938: O 12 and O 15 make a journey to Curaçao.
H.M. Ort reports: 23 Aug 1939 - 22 Sep 1939: O 12 is under the command of Ltz. I J.W. Ort and is stationed at Ijmuiden.
22 Sep - 18 Nov 1939: O 12 is under the command of Ltz. II J. Metz.
10 May 1940: Germany attacks the Netherlands.
14 May 1940: While under repair (4 yearly maintenance) at the Rijkswerf shipyard in Den Helder, the O 12 is scuttled in order to avoid being captured by invading German forces.
June 1940: The Germans raise the O 12 and repair the submarine at the Wilton-Fijenoord shipyard.
O 12 is renamed U-D2.1941
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.
14 Jan 1943 - Apr 1944: U-D2 is under the command of Krvkpt. F. Venier.
30 Jan 1943 - 6 July 1944: U-D2 is commissioned to the German Navy.
? U-D2 is attached to the 10 U-Flotilla and conducts war patrols west of Africa. ?
Jan 1943 - July 1944: U-D2 is stationed at the U-Abwehrschule in Bergen (Norway) and until her decommissioning she is used as a school boat.
Apr - 6 July 1944: U-D2 is under the command of Oblt. G. Scholz.
6 July 1944: U-D2 is decommissioned.
3 May 1945: U-D2 is scuttled in Kiel (Germany).
8 May 1945: Germany surrenders.
The wreck of U-D2 is broken up.
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