23 commissioned and working submarines.
7 escort and patrol vessels
5 motor torpedo boats
Personnel including marines 11,750.
Most of the naval aircraft were in the Far East. In Holland there were 44 seaplanes and 30 training aircraft. On May 14 the remaining 6 seaplanes left for France, 18 had been lost on the ground along with all the training planes. Between 12-16 May 1940, 12 fully operational and 2 incomplete submarines reached the UK.
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Thirteen (plus one refitting)
Out of Commission
Losses and ships decommissioned 1940: 0-8, 0-11, 0-12, 0-13, 0-22
Losses and ships decommissioned 1941: 0-16, 0-20, KXVI, KXVII,
Losses and ships decommissioned 1942: KVII, KXIII, (KXVIII)
Losses and ships decommissioned 1943: 0-14, KVIII, KIX, KX, KXIV, KXVI, KXVIII
Losses and ships decommissioned 1944: 0-9, 0-10, 0-25, KXII,
Losses and ships decommissioned 1945: 0-15, 0-19, 0-26, KXI,
Submarines still in service after the end of the war 0-21, 0-23, 0-24, KXIV, KXV, Dolfijn, Zeehond.
More on dutch subs See also link to www.Dutchsubmarines.com.
The Netherlands Navy had 51 major seagoing ships throughout the war of which 21 were lost, one of these was used as part of a Mulberry harbour. Personnel amounted to about 6,500 men. As well as the Fokker seaplanes that left Holland on May 14 a further 2 survived the German invasion of Holland.
New additions 1942
HMS Noble an N class destroyer renamed Van Galen
HMS Nonpareil N class destroyer renamed Tjerk Hiddes.
U class submarine P-47 renamed Dolfijn.
New additions 1945
Q class destroyer HMS Quilliam transferred to Dutch navy.
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