Member of Class
Dolfijn & Potvis
Boat
Potvis
Sister Ships
Dolfijn (3), Zeehond (3)
Potvis, Tonijn

Potvis 'dressed up' for her decommissioning ceremony, 1992. .(Photo: © Gerard Pennock) Potvis 'dressed up' for her decommissioning ceremony, 1992. (Photo: © Gerard Pennock).

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1962

17 Sep 1962: Potvis is laid down at the Wilton-Fijenoord shipyard in Schiedam.

1965

12 Jan 1965: Potvis is launched by Mrs. A.C.J.H. de Jong-Bartels. She is the wife of P.J.S. de Jong, former Submarine Commander, Secretary of State for Defence and Prime Minister.

2 Nov 1965: Potvis is commissioned to the Royal Netherlands Navy. The submarine is transferred to the Under-secretary of Defence A. van Es by the Director of Wilton Fijenoord, Ir. J.E. Woltjer, at the Wilton Fijenoord shipyard in Schiedam. The Under-Secretary put the ship at the disposal of the Commander of the Royal Netherlands Navy, Vice-Admiraal A.H.J. van de Schatte-Olivier, who ordered the appointed commander, Ltz. I  J.H.J.M. Lohmeijer to commission the ship. Also present are the Flag Officer Material, Vice-Admiraal P. Cool, and the Captain Netherlands Submarines, Capt. C.E. Woldering and Mrs. A.C.J.H. de Jong-Bartels, Who had launched the ship and given her the name Potvis. She is the wife of P.J.S. de Jong, former Submarine Commander, Secretary of State for Defence and Prime Minister.

2 Nov 1965 - 6 May 1966: Potvis is under the command of Ltz. I  J.H.J.M. Lohmeijer.

1966

6 May 1966 - 21 Mar 1968: Potvis is under the command of R.J.M. Speckens.

1968

Jan 1968: Potvis and Dolfijn (3) depart from Den Helder (home port) for a five-week patrol in the northern Atlantic. For the first time a war situation is simulated as much as possible. The Potvis also visits Halifax (Canada).

26 Jan - 29 Jan 1968: Potvis and Dolfijn (3) visit Lisbon (Portugal).

21 Mar - 18 July 1968: Potvis is under the command of C.H.E. Brainich von Brainich-Felth.

1969

14 Jan - 21 Aug 1969: Potvis is under the command of R. den Boeft.

21 Aug 1969 - 8 Dec 1970: Potvis is under the command of J.S. Tichelman.

1970

Potvis is being overhauled, so called 4th stage maintenance, at the Wilton Fijenoord shipyard in Rotterdam.

Potvis at the Wilton Fijenoord shipyard, 1970 (Photo: © Ruud Groenendal) Potvis at the Wilton Fijenoord shipyard, 1970 (Photo: © Ruud Groenendal)

1972

4 Jan 1972 - 2 Aug 1974: Potvis is under the command of C.W. de Groot.

1974

Sometime between Feb 2 - Feb 20 1974: Potvis is docked in Curaçao.

Envelope commemorating Potvis's arrival in Norfolk (1974). Envelope commemorating Potvis's arrival in Norfolk (1976).

1975

3 Mar 1975 - 31 Jan 1977: Potvis is under the command of Ltz. I  J.L. Spoelstra.

1976

Oct - Nov 1976: Potvis and Mercuur (3) perform torpedo system trials at the AUTEC range (Andros Island, Bahamas).

1977

29 July 1977 - 27 July 1979: Potvis is under the command of G.B.P. Monster.

1978

2 July - 21 July 1978: The Potvis, Dolfijn (3), Zeehond (3) and Zwaardvis (2) conduct a firing exercise.

1980

17 Oct 1980 - 18 Nov 1982: Potvis is under the command of W. Th. Lansink.

1982

19 Nov  1982 - 8 Aug 1983:  Potvis is refitted at the Den Helder Naval Yard. This is probably the refit when the M.A.N diesels are replaced by SEMPT-Pielstick diesels.

1983

8 Aug 1983 - 18 Jan 1985: Potvis is under the command of R. van Rooijen.

1984

?27 Aug - 21 Nov 1984?: Potvis visits Willemstad (Curaçao).

1985

18 Jan 1985 - 14 Nov 1985: Potvis is under the command of F.M.J. Schellekens.

Because of the delays caused by the Walrus (2) fire, the submarines Zeehond (3), Potvis and Tonijn will all serve longer than planned.

1986

31 Oct 1986 - 28 Oct 1989: Potvis is under the command of J.A. Wijbrands.

1987

23 Jan 1987: Potvis visits Norway, port unknown.

1989

28 Oct 1989 - 23 Sep 1991: Potvis is under the command of G.J. van der Zee.

21 Nov 1989: Potvis visits Norway, port unknown.

1990

11-13 Mar 1990: Potvis visits Faslane (Scotland).

23 - 25 Feb 1990: Potvis visits Norway, port unknown.

1991

8 - 10 Feb 1991: Potvis visits Faslane (Scotland).

23 Sep 1991 - 18 June 1992: Potvis is under the command of J.A. Wijbrands.

6 - 7 Oct 1991: Potvis visits Faslane (Scotland).

1992

7 - 10 Feb 1992: Potvis visits Norway, port unknown.

14 - 17 Feb 1992: Potvis visits Norway, port unknown.

18 June 1992: Potvis is decommissioned.

Potvis 'dressed up' for her decommissioning ceremony, 1992. .(Photo: © Gerard Pennock) Potvis 'dressed up' for her decommissioning ceremony, 1992. .(Photo: © Gerard Pennock)

1994

15 July 1994: The Dutch "Dienst voor Domeinen" sells Potvis for 85555 Dutch guilders to the breaker Edcoma in Wilnis. 

 

 

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