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Submarine Division Netherlands
     
Port Commander Period
? Esq. W.J. van Holthe 1935
   
O 15 1935 -
O 13 1935 -
O 12 1935 -
   
Notes
-

 

Groups based in Curaçao, West Indies
       
Group Port Commander Period Flagship
II Curaçao H.C.W. Moorman 22 Sep 1937 - 26 Nov 1937 ?
   

 

Temporary Division for West Indies
     
Port Commander Period Flagship
Den Helder Ktz. W.F. van Vreeswijk 22 Jul 1947 - 31 Oct 1947 Van Kinsbergen
   
Submarine Period Notes
Zwaardvisch (1) 22 Jul 1947 - 31 Oct 1947 -
O 23 22 Jul 1947 - 31 Oct 1947 -
Notes
Temporary division for the journey to the Netherlands West Indies.

 

Submarine Flotilla (Dutch East Indies)
Also called "Flotielle Onderzeeboten / FOZ"
         
Rank Name Period on board submarine
? ? ? ?
? J.A. de Gelder 10 Jul 1939 - 16 Feb 1941 O 16
? J.A. de Gelder 16 Feb 1941 - 28 Apr 1941 K XV
? J.A. de Gelder 28 Apr 1941 - 9 Sep 1941 O 20
? A.J. Bussemaker 9 Sep 1941 - 15 Dec 1941 O 20

 

Temporary Groups in East Indies
     
Group Port Commander Period Submarines
I Soerabaja? F.W. Coster (K III) 1 Nov 1923 - ?early Jan 1924? K III and K IV
II Soerabaja? J.J. van der Have (K V) 1 Nov 1923 - ?early Jan 1924? K V and K VI
     

 

Submarine Division Dutch Indies
later known as
Submarine Division I (Divisie Onderzeeboten I, DOZ I)
     
Port Commander (CDOZ I) Period
Soerabaja? W.K. Maurits 15 Jan 1924 - 6 June 1925
(or possibly 1 Mar 1924 - May 1925)
Soerabaja? J.G. van den Berg 6 June1925 - 15 Feb 1927
Soerabaja? C.H. Brouwer ?1927 - ?
Soerabaja? J.L.K. Hoeke 1 June 1928 - 1 June 1931
Soerabaja? A.S. Pinke (K XI) 1 June 1931 - Apr 1934
Soerabaja? Esq. W. Boreel 1934 - ?
Soerabaja? P. Rouwenhorst 1935 - ?
Soerabaja? J.A. de Gelder 1937? - =>
17 Jan 1938  - 5 Dec 1938
17 Dec 1938 - 9 Nov 1940
Soerabaja? A.J. Bussemaker (O 16) 16 Nov 1940 - 15 Dec 1941
 
Submarine Period Notes
K III 15 Jan 1924 - ? Flagship and group leader. 
K III and K IV formed group I
-
K IV 15 Jan 1924 - >=1929 K III and K IV formed group I
K V 15 Jan 1924 - 1 Apr 1927

<= 1929 - ?
Group leader.
K V and K VI formed group II
-
K VI 15 Jan 1924 - 1 Apr 1927
<=1929 - ?
K V and K VI formed group II
-
K II <=1926 - 1 Apr 1927
1931 - 1934 During A.S. Pinke's command of the division.
-
Temporarily attached for exercising
K VII <=1926 - 1 Apr 1927
1931 - 1934 During A.S. Pinke's command of the division.
-
Temporarily attached for exercising
K IX <=1926 - At least Apr 1934 Flagship
K X At least during A.S. Pinke's command of the division.
1935 - 1936
-
-
K XI 1 Apr 1927 - ?
At least during A.S. Pinke's command of the division.
Flagship
-
K XII 1 Apr 1927 - >=1932 and <=1936 -
K XIII At least during A.S. Pinke's command of the division.
1935 - 1936
-
-
K II <=1929 - ? -
O 15 1935 -
O 13 1935 -
K XV 1935 - >=1937 Flagship
K VIII 1935 -
K XIV Oct 1936 - >=1937 -
K XVI Oct 1936 - >=1937 Flagship
K XVII Oct 1936 - >=1937
<= 17 Jan 1938 - <= 8 Dec 1941 =>
-
-
K XVIII <=Oct 1936 - >=1937
<= 8 Dec 1941 =>
-
-
O 16 <= 10 Jul 1939 - <= 8 Dec 1941 => Flagship
   
Notes
1 Dec 1941: Active boats placed under British (C-in-C China) operational control (Singapore).
In the early days there was only one division so the division names "Submarine Division Dutch Indies"
 and "Submarine Division" where often used.

 

Submarine Division II (Divisie Onderzeeboten II, DOZ II)
     
Port Commander (CDOZ II) Period Notes
Soerabaja? ? ?1926? Just a temporarily division
Soerabaja? C.H. Brouwer 1 Apr 1927 - ?1929 Just a temporarily division
Soerabaja? P. Rouwenhorst 1936 - ? -
Soerabaja? J.A. de Gelder 25 Nov 1937 -  =< 17 Jan 1938 -
Soerabaja? M.A.J. Derksema
(several boats)
21 Oct 1937 - 11 Apr 1942 -
 
Submarine Period Notes
K X 1926
<= 1 Apr 1927 =>
1936 - 
1 Dec 1941 - ?
In the temporarily division.
Flagship
-
Replaced K IX.
K XI 1926
1936 - ?
<= 8 Dec 1941 =>
In the temporarily division.
Replaced by K XVIII
-
K II 1 Apr 1927 - ? In the temporarily division.
K V 1 Apr 1927 - ? In the temporarily division.
K VI 1 Apr 1927 - ? In the temporarily division.
K VII 1 Apr 1927 - ? In the temporarily division.
K XVIII ?1936? - ? -
K VIII ? Flagship. Replaced K XIII.
K IX <= 1 Apr 1927 =>
? - 1 Dec 1941
<= ?8 Dec 1941? =>
Replaced by K X.
-
K XII 1936 - ?
<= 8 Dec 1941 =>
-
-
K XIII 1936 - ?
25 Nov 1937 -  =< 17 Jan 1938
Flagship. Replaced by K VIII
-
   
Notes
8 Dec 1941: Active boats placed under British (C-in-C Eastern Fleet) operational control (Singapore).
In 1926 a temporarily 1st Division was formed.
On 1 Apr 1927 a temporarily 2nd Division was formed.

 

Submarine Division III (Divisie Onderzeeboten III, DOZ III)
     
Port Commander  (CDOZ III) Period
Soerabaja? P.A. Muloch Van Der Vlies Bik
(several boats)
16 Aug 1939 - 2 Jan 1940
Soerabaja? P.A. Muloch Van Der Vlies Bik
(several boats)
11 May 1940 - 13 Dec 1941
Soerabaja? C.A.J. Van Well Groeneveld1
(several boats)
13 Dec 1941 - 2 Mar 1942
   
Submarine Period Notes
K XIV <= 18 Nov 1941 - 6 Jan 1942 Flagship
K XV <= 18 Nov 1941 - 6 Jan 1942 -
K XVI <= 18 Nov 1941 - 6 Jan 1942 -
1) Temporarily because of ill health of P.A. Muloch Van Der Vlies Bik

 

Submarine Division IV (Divisie Onderzeeboten IV, DOZ IV)
     
Port Commander (CDOZ IV) Period
? F.J.A. Knoops (O 19) 31 May 1941 - 18? Dec 1941
? H.F. Bach Kolling (O 19) 21 Mar 1942 - 29 Jul 1942
   
Submarine Period Notes
O 19 <= 8 Dec 1941 => Flagship
O 20 <= 8 Dec 1941 => -
   
Notes
? 1941: Placed under British (C-in-C Eastern Fleet) operational control (Singapore).

 

 

Submarine Division V (Divisie Onderzeeboten IV, DOZ V)
     
Port Commander (CDOZ V) Period
? ? ?
   
Submarine Period Notes
K XIV 6 Jan 1942 - 3 Feb 1942 -
K XV 6 Jan 1942 - 3 Feb 1942 -
K XVIII 6 Jan 1942 - 3 Feb 1942 -
   
Notes
? 1941: Placed under British (C-in-C Eastern Fleet) operational control (Singapore).

 

 

 

Dutch Submarine Flotilla in England
     
Port Commander Period
Portsmouth? C. Hellingman 16 May 1940 - ?18 June 1940?
 
Submarines Name Period
  O 9 ?
  O 10 ?
  O 13 ?
  O 21 ?
  O 22 ?
  O 23 ?
  O 24 ?
  ? ?

 

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