HNLMS Witte de With (1928)
HNLMS Witte de With
|Name:||Witte de With|
|Namesake:||Witte Corneliszoon de With|
|Laid down:||28 May 1927|
|Launched:||11 September 1928|
|Commissioned:||20 February 1930|
|Fate:||Scuttled, 2 March 1942|
|Class and type:||Admiralen-class destroyer|
|Length:||98 m (321 ft 6 in)|
|Beam:||9.53 m (31 ft 3 in)|
|Draft:||2.97 m (9 ft 9 in)|
|Speed:||36 knots (67 km/h; 41 mph)|
|Range:||3,200 nmi (5,900 km; 3,700 mi) at 15 kn (28 km/h; 17 mph)|
|Aircraft carried:||1 × Fokker C.VII-W floatplane|
The ship was laid down on 28 May 1927, at the shipyard of Fijenoord, in Rotterdam, and launched on 11 September 1928. The ship was commissioned on 20 February 1930.
On 23 August 1936, Sumatra, her sister Java, and the destroyers Van Galen, Witte de With, and Piet Hein, where present at the fleet days held at Surabaya. Later that year on 13 November, both Java-class cruisers and the destroyers Evertsen, Witte de With, and Piet Hein, made a fleet visit to Singapore. Before the visit they had practiced in the South China Sea.
World War IIEdit
The ship took part in the Battle of the Java Sea on 27 February 1942. HMS Exeter was damaged in the battle and escorted back to Surabaya by Witte de With. A few days later Witte de With was attacked and damaged by Japanese planes on 1 March 1942. The next day she was scuttled.