Sumatra at sea in English waters, May 1940

Sumatra at sea in English waters, May 1940

If you are a World War II history buff, the Royal Netherlands Navy Warships of World War II is a web site that might be of interest to you.

I stumbled upon this outstanding site while thumbing through the bibliography of Vincent P. O’Hara’s The U.S. Navy Against the Axis.

Royal Netherlands Navy Warships of World War II is the project of Jan Visser, an IT auditor in the Netherlands.

I urge you to check it out. Plenty of photos and ships’ histories about one of our Allies…

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  • Gordon Rate

    I would like to purchase photos of Royal Dutch Navy ships from WW-II, how do I do this

  • Reggie Purvis

    Need to know real story regarding the HNLMS Java, Know it was sunk in the battle of Java Sea, according to report 500 seamen lost their lives. However according to my Father who served on the Java during the last battle, that was not asccurate, since he and other ship mates were prisoners of war and wend to Thailand for the remainder of the war.

  • megan

    My grandad grant was in the navy in world war 2, he has a picture of the boat he was on and his face in the sky, its a beautiful picture id really like to find a photo of the ship it was called spitfire something or other can you help me.

  • Chuck Hill

    Megan, Most libraries have old Jane’s Fighting Ships which have photos. Be aware that during WWII the British Navy handed over a lot of their ships to governments in exile, including the Dutch government, so it might actually be a British ship with a Dutch crew.

  • Ray Raulerson

    My step-father was in the Dutch navy during the war. Is there a source that publishes the crew members names?