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

 

O 4 under construction in Vlissingen. Date unknown

O 4 under construction in Vlissingen. Date unknown.

1912

18 Dec 1911: O 4 is ordered.

15 June 1912: O 4 is laid down at the K.M. De Schelde shipyard in Vlissingen.

1913

5 Aug 1913: O 4 is launched.

The O 4 is the first Dutch submarine equipped with two retractable periscopes (stroke 1.5 m) and a passive sonar.

1914

??: Bergingsvaartuig is standby during the O 4 trials.

17 June 1914: O 4 is commissioned to the Royal Netherlands Navy.

17 Jun 1914 - 12 Dec 1916: O 4 is under the command of Ltz. II  / Ltz. I. D. van Nijmegen Schonegevel.

31 Jul 1914: O 4 is 'ready for war'.

22 Dec 1914: Her Majesty Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands visits the O 4. This is the Queen's first submarine trip.

In Oct 2002 Marny Schonegevel Emanuel (daughter of D. van Nijmegen Schonegevel) writes: He always told the story of his brave Queen Wilhelmina who came on board the sub and, I believe, even took a short trip on her. He was very impressed at her extreme interest in all that she saw and had many questions about the mechanics of running a sub.

World War I

The Netherlands is neutral.

O 4 is based at Vlissingen.

1916

12 Dec 1916 - 25 Apr 1917: O 4 is under the command of Ltz. II  E.A. Vreede.

1917

25 Apr 1917 - 23 Sep 1918: O 4 is under the command of Ltz. I  J.M. de Booy.

1918

23 Sep 1918 - 1 Apr 1919: O 4 is under the command of Ltz. II  W.K. Maurits.

1919

1 Apr - 20 May 1919: O 4 is under the command of Ltz. II  Baron C.J. van Asbeck.

20 May - 1 Nov 1919: O 4 is under the command of Ltz. II  E.A. Vreede.

1 Nov 1919 - 1 May 1920: O 4 is under the command of Ltz. II  Baron C.J. van Asbeck.

1920

1 May 1920 - 13 Nov 1922: O 4 is under the command of Ltz. II  R. van Tijen.

1922

23 Nov 1922 - 10 Feb 1923: O 4 is under the command of Ltz. II  J. Houtsmuller.

1923

10 Feb - 13 Mar 1923: O 4 is under the command of Off MSD 2' C. van der Linden.

13 Mar - 1 Oct 1923: O 4 is under the command of Ltz. II  J. van Leeuwen.

5 Oct 1923 - ?:  O 4 is under the command of Ltz. II  J.C. d'Engelbronner.

1924

? - 22 May 1924:  O 4 is under the command of Ltz. II  J.J. Wichers.

22 May - 31 June 1924:  O 4 is under the command of Ltz. II  J.J.L. Willinge.

31 June - 12 Sep 1924:  O 4 is under the command of Backs.

1929

29 Apr 1929 ?:  O 4 is under the command of ?

1935

O 4 is decommissioned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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