Member of Class
O 2
Boat
O 3
Sister Ships
O 2, O 3
O 4, O 5

 

O 3 during trials, 23 Oct 1912 O 3 during trials, 23 Oct 1912

 

1910

18 Mar 1910: O 3 is ordered.

31 Dec 1910: O 3 is laid down at the K.M. De Schelde shipyard in Vlissingen.

1912

30 July 1912: O 3 is launched.

9 Oct - 4 Nov 1912: Bergingsvaartuig is standby during the O 3 trials.

1 Nov 1912: A battery explosion destroys 58 of the 60 battery cells, therefore the commissioning of O 3 is postponed.

1913

11 Feb 1913: O 3 is commissioned to the Royal Netherlands Navy.

11 Feb - 9 Sep 1913: O 3 is under the command of Ltz. II  D. van Nijmegen Schonegevel.

9 Sep 1913 - 19 July 1916: O 3 is under the command of Ltz. II  J. van Reede.

World War I

The Netherlands is neutral.

O 3 is based at Vlissingen.

1914

31 Jul 1914: O 3 is 'ready for war'.

13 Sep 1914: Her Majesty Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands visits the O 3 in Den Helder. They sail off Den Helder and submerge as well.

Woody Emanuel reported: " . . . my grandfather (commander of the O 3) said  that just prior to the boarding by the Queen, the order, "Heads down!" was barked to the crew on board"

Check out the O boats in the 1910's page for photos of this event.

1916

19 July 1916 - 10 Sep 1917: O 3 is under the command of Ltz. II  G.M. Rietdijk.

1917

10 Sep - 25 Sep 1917: O 3 is under the command of Ltz. II  J.J. van der Have.

25 Sep 1917 - 23 Sep 1918: O 3 is under the command of Ltz. II  G.M. Rietdijk.

1918

23 Sep 1918 - 9 May 1919: O 3 is under the command of Ltz. II  C.H. Zijlstra.

1919

9 May - 15 July 1919: O 3 is under the command of Ltz. II  G.E.V.L. Beckman.

Period 9 May - 15 July 1919: O 3 launches a armed torpedo off Texel.

15 July 1919 - ? May 1921: O 3 is under the command of Ltz. II  J.J. van der Have.

1920

? May - 7 Oct 1921: O 3 is under the command of Ltz. I  J.G. van den Berg.

1921

7 Oct 1921 - 19 Aug 1922: O 3 is under the command of Ltz. II  Esq. E.J. van Holthe.

1922

19 Aug 1922 - 9 June 1923: O 3 is under the command of Ltz. II  Esq. T.M. van Suchtelen van Haare.

1923

9 June - 12 Oct 1923: O 3 is under the command of Ltz. II  J.J. Wichers.

12 Oct - 14 Dec 1923: O 3 is under the command of Ltz. II  Esq. W. Boreel.

14 Dec 1923 - 14 Mar 1924: O 3 is under the command of Ltz. II  J.J. Wichers.

1926

? - 21 May 1926: O 3 is under the command of Ltz. II  H.C.W. Moorman.

1931

1 May - 4 May 1931: O 3 is under the command of Ltz. I  J. van Leeuwen.

1932

O 3 is decommissioned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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