Jan Willem Termijtelen, RNN

Born  10 Jan 1893Surabaya, Java, Netherlands East Indies
Died  12 Sep 1977(84)Den Haag, Netherlands


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Ranks

16 Jan 1915 luitenant ter zee 3e klasse (S.Lt.)
23 Aug 1915 luitenant ter zee 2e klasse (Lt.)
1 Sep 1923 luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.)
5 Nov 1935 kapitein-luitenant ter zee (Cdr.)
16 Sep 1939 kapitein ter zee (Capt.)
1 Sep 1943 schout bij nacht (Rear-Admiral)
1 Sep 1944 Vice Admiraal (Vice Admiral)

Retired: 1 May 1947


Decorations

Warship Commands listed for Jan Willem Termijtelen, RNN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HNMS Trompkapitein-luitenant ter zee (Cdr.)Light cruiser3 Jul 193919 Jul 1941

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Events related to this officer

Light cruiser HNMS Tromp ()


7 Aug 1939
HrMs Tromp (Cdr. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) was docked at Amsterdam to have both propellers changed. (1)

9 Aug 1939
HrMs Tromp (Cdr. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) was undocked. She then conducted trials in the North Sea. (1)

11 Aug 1939
HrMs Tromp (Cdr. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) was docked again for inspection of her propellers. (1)

19 Aug 1939
HrMs Tromp (Cdr. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Den Helder, Netherlands for the Dutch East Indies. First leg of this trip was to Cadiz, Spain.

For the daily positions during the complete passage from Den Helder, Netherlands to Surabaya, Dutch East Indies, see the map below.

(1)

23 Aug 1939
HrMs Tromp (Cdr. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) arrived at Cádiz, Spain. (1)

24 Aug 1939
HrMs Tromp (Cdr. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) depated Cádiz, Spain for Port Said, Egypt. (1)

29 Aug 1939
HrMs Tromp (Cdr. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) arrived at Port Said. She transited the Suez Canal and arrived at Suez later the same day. (1)

30 Aug 1939
HrMs Tromp (Cdr. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Suez for Aden. (1)

1 Sep 1939
HrMs Tromp (Cdr. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) arrived at Aden. (1)

2 Sep 1939
HrMs Tromp (Cdr. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Aden for Sabang, Dutch East Indies. (1)

10 Sep 1939
HrMs Tromp (Cdr. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) arrived at Sabang, Dutch East Indies. After fuelling she daparted later the same day for Batavia via Emmahaven making a neutrality patrol along the west coast of Sumatra. (1)

12 Sep 1939
HrMs Tromp (Cdr. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) arrived at Emmahaven (Padang), Sumatra, Dutch East Indies where she inspected the German merchant ships Franken (7789 GRT, built 1926) and Soneck (2191 GRT, built 1938) that had taken refuge there. (1)

14 Sep 1939
HrMs Tromp (Cdr. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Emmahaven for Batavia. (1)

16 Sep 1939
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) briefly anchored off Bengkulen (Bengkulu), Sumatra, Dutch East Indies before proceeding towards Tjilatjap (Cilacap), Java, Netherlands East Indies. (1)

17 Sep 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HrMs Tromp (Cdr. J.B. de Meester, RNN) anchored off Ambon.

18 Sep 1939
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) briefly anchored off Tjilatjap (Cilacap), Java, Netherlands East Indies before proceeding towards Batavia (Jakarta). (1)

19 Sep 1939
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) arrived at Batavia (Jakarta), Java, Netherlands East Indies. (1)

20 Sep 1939
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Batavia for Surabaya, Java, Netherlands East Indies. (1)

22 Sep 1939
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) arrived at Surabaya. (1)

23 Sep 1939
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) is docked at Surabaya. (1)

24 Sep 1939
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) is undocked. (1)

9 Oct 1939
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Surabaya for exercises in Madoera Strait. (2)

13 Oct 1939
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) returned to Surabaya. (2)

16 Oct 1939
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Surabaya for exercises in Madoera Strait. (2)

20 Oct 1939
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) returned to Surabaya. (2)

23 Oct 1939
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) joins the Dutch East Indies Squadron. (2)

24 Oct 1939
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Surabaya for exercises in Madoera Strait. (2)

27 Oct 1939
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) returned to Surabaya. (2)

1 Nov 1939
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) conducted gunnery exercises off Surabaya. (2)

6 Nov 1939
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Surabaya for the Riouw (Riau) Archipaligo.

For the daily positions during the period of 6 November 1939 to 15 December 1939, see the map below.

(2)

8 Nov 1939
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) anchored off Billiton Island (Pulau Belitung). (2)

9 Nov 1939
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) continued her passage. (2)

10 Nov 1939
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) anchored off Singkep Island (Pulau Singkep). (2)

11 Nov 1939
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) shifted from Singkep Island (Pulau Singkep) to Lingga Island (Pulau Lingga). (2)

12 Nov 1939
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) shifted from Lingga Island (Pulau Lingga) to Batam Island (Pulau Batam). (2)

16 Nov 1939
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Batam Island (Pulau Batam) for the Anambas Islands. (2)

18 Nov 1939
After a short trip to the Anambas Islands, HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN), arrived at Tandjung Pinang, Bintan Island (Pulau Bintan). (2)

19 Nov 1939
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Tandjung Pinang, Bintan Island (Pulau Bintan) for Tandjung Pandan, Banka Island (Pulau Banka). (2)

21 Nov 1939
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) anchored off Tandjung Pandan, Banka Island (Pulau Banka). (2)

23 Nov 1939
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) conducted exercises in the Gaspar Strait before returning to Tandjung Pandan, Banka Island (Pulau Banka). (2)

24 Nov 1939
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) conducted exercises in the Gaspar Strait before returning to Tandjung Pandan, Banka Island (Pulau Banka). (2)

25 Nov 1939
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Tandjung Pandan, Banka Island (Pulau Banka) for Batavia, Java. (2)

27 Nov 1939
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) arrived at Batavia, Java. (2)

30 Nov 1939
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Batavia, Java for the Gaspar Stait. (2)

3 Dec 1939
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) anchored off Tandjung Pandan, Banka Island (Pulau Banka). (2)

6 Dec 1939
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Tandjung Pandan, Banka Island (Pulau Banka) to patrol in the Gaspar Strait. (2)

10 Dec 1939
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed the Gaspar Strait for the Anambas Islands. (2)

11 Dec 1939
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) anchored off Sedanau Island (Pulau Sedanau). (2)

12 Dec 1939
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed from Sedanau Island (Pulau Sedanau) for Batavia, Java. (2)

15 Dec 1939
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) arrived at Batavia, Java. (2)

19 Dec 1939
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Batavia, Java to patrol in the Java Sea.

For the daily positions during the period of 19 December 1939 to 24 December 1939, see the map below.

(2)

24 Dec 1939
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) arrived at Surabaya, Java. (2)

2 Jan 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) is docked at Surabaya. (2)

8 Jan 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) is undocked. (2)

15 Jan 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Surabaya for exercises in Madoera Strait. (2)

19 Jan 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) returned to Surabaya. (2)

22 Jan 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Surabaya for exercises in Madoera Strait. (2)

26 Jan 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) returned to Surabaya. (2)

29 Jan 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Surabaya for exercises in Madoera Strait. (2)

2 Feb 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) returned to Surabaya. (2)

6 Feb 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Surabaya for exercises in Madoera Strait. (2)

10 Feb 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) returned to Surabaya. (2)

13 Feb 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Surabaya for exercises in Madoera Strait. (2)

16 Feb 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) returned to Surabaya. (2)

20 Feb 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Surabaya for exercises in Madoera Strait. (2)

24 Feb 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) returned to Surabaya. (2)

4 Mar 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Surabaya for Oleh Leh (Banda Atjeh), Sumatra.

For the daily positions during the passage to Oleh Leh, see the map below.

(2)

8 Mar 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) arrived at Oleh Leh (Banda Atjeh), Sumatra. (2)

12 Mar 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Oleh Leh (Banda Atjeh) to patrol along the west coast of Sumatra.

For the daily positions during the period of 12 March 1940 to 21 March 1940, see the map below.

(2)

13 Mar 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) arrived at Meulaboh, Sumatra. (2)

15 Mar 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Meulaboh to continue her patrol along the west coast of Sumatra. (2)

17 Mar 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) anchored off Musala Island (Pulau Musala). (2)

18 Mar 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Musala Island (Pulau Musala) for Surabaya, Java. (3)

21 Mar 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) arrived at Surabaya where a refit period of about 8 weeks was commenced. (3)

6 May 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) was docked at Surabaya. (3)

9 May 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) was undocked. (3)

14 May 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Surabaya to patrol in the Java Sea.

For the daily positions during the period of 14 May 1940 to 20 May 1940, see the map below.

(3)

20 May 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) returned to Surabaya. She was docked later the same day. (3)

21 May 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) was undocked. She departed Surabaya later the same day to patrol in the Java Sea. (3)

25 May 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) conducted exercises in Strait Madoera with the destroyers HrMs Witte de With (?) and HrMs Evertsen (Lt.Cdr. A. Kroese, RNN). (3)

26 May 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) returned to Surabaya. (3)

29 May 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Surabaya for exercises in Madoera Strait. (3)

1 Jun 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) returned to Surabaya. (3)

3 Jun 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Surabaya for exercises in Madoera Strait and the Indian Ocean. (3)

8 Jun 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) returned to Surabaya. (3)

10 Jun 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Surabaya for exercises in Madoera Strait and the Java Sea. (3)

13 Jun 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) returned to Surabaya. (3)

14 Jun 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Surabaya for the Java Sea. She returned to Surabaya later the same day. (3)

18 Jun 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Surabaya for exercises in the Java Sea. (3)

24 Jun 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) anchored off Kangean Island. (3)

25 Jun 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Kangean Island for exercises in Madoera Strait. (3)

28 Jun 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) returned to Surabaya. (3)

15 Jul 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Surabaya for exercises in Madoera Strait. (3)

18 Jul 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) shifted from the Madoera Strait to the Java Sea. (3)

22 Jul 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) shifted the Java Sea to the Madoera Strait. (3)

26 Jul 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) returned to Surabaya. (3)

30 Jul 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) conducted exercises in the Java Sea near Surabaya. Upon completion of the exercises she returned to Surabaya. (3)

12 Aug 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Surabaya for Makassar and to patrol the Java Sea along the way.

For the daily positions during the period of 12 August 1940 to 19 August 1940, see the map below.

(3)

16 Aug 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) arrived at Makassar. (3)

17 Aug 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Makassar for Surabaya. (3)

19 Aug 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) arrived at Surabaya. (3)

21 Aug 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Surabaya for Batavia (Jakarta). (3)

22 Aug 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) arrived at Batavia (Jakarta). (3)

24 Aug 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Batavia (Jakarta) for Belawan, Sumatra.

For the daily positions during the period of 24 August 1940 to 29 August 1940, see the map below.

(3)

27 Aug 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) arrived off Belawan, Sumatra. After a few hours she set course to return to Batavia (Jakarta), Java. (3)

29 Aug 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) returned to Batavia (Jakarta), Java. (3)

3 Sep 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Batavia (Jakarta), Java to conduct exercises in the Java Sea with the Dutch East Indies Squadron.

For the daily positions during the period of 3 September 1940 to 8 September 1940, see the map below.

(3)

8 Sep 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) arrived at Surabaya for a maintenance period / refit. (3)

11 Oct 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) was docked at Surabaya. (3)

12 Oct 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) was undocked. (3)

21 Oct 1940
With her refit completed, HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN), departed Surabaya for trials and exercises in the Java Sea.

For the daily positions during the period of 21 October 1940 to 30 October 1940, see the map below.

(3)

30 Oct 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) returned to Surabaya. (3)

4 Nov 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Surabaya for Pulau Saparua (near Ambon).

For the daily positions during the period of 4 November 1940 to 8 November 1940, see the map below.

(3)

8 Nov 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) dropped anchor off Pulau Saparua (near Ambon). (3)

11 Nov 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Pulau Saparua (near Ambon) to patrol in Strait Karimata.

For the daily positions during the period of 11 November 1940 to 29 November 1940, see the map below.

(3)

23 Nov 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) dropped anchor in the Gulf of Sukadana (in west Borneo, near Strait Karimata). (3)

27 Nov 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed the Gulf of Sukadana (in west Borneo, near Strait Karimata) for Batavia (Jakarta), Java. (3)

29 Nov 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) arrived at Batavia (Jakarta), Java. (3)

3 Dec 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Batavia (Jakarta), Java for exercises in the Java Sea.

For the daily positions during the period of 3 December 1940 to 6 December 1940, see the map below.

(3)

9 Dec 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Cheribon (Cirebon), Java to patrol in Strait Karimata.

For the daily positions during the period of 9 December 1940 to 1 January 1941, see the map below.

(3)

12 Dec 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed the Strait Karimata area for Ambon, Moluccas. (3)

15 Dec 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) arrived at Ambon, Moluccas. She departed later the same day for Mapia Island (Pulau Mapia), north of New Guinea. (3)

18 Dec 1940
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) arrived off Mapia Island (Pulau Mapia), north of New Guinea. There she made rendez-vous with the Dutch merchant vessel Madoera (9360 GRT, built 1922) which she was to escort to 00°00'N, 165°00'E. (3)

23 Dec 1940
At 1643 hours, HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN), parted company with the vessel she had been escorting, the Dutch merchant vessel Madoera, near position 00°00'N, 165°00'E. (3)

25 Dec 1940
Around 0815 hours, HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN), made rendez-vous with Dutch merchant vessel Melampus (6336 GRT, built 1924), near position 00°01'N, 163°25'E. A second Dutch merchant vessel, the Kota Radja (7166 GRT, built 1927) was not sighted as expected at the rendes-vous. (3)

1 Jan 1941
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) and the vessel she had been escorting, the Dutch merchant vessel Melampus, arrived at Manokwari, West Papoea.

At Manokwari Tromp fuelled from the Dutch naval tanker TAN 2 (former mechant tanker Juno, 2345 GRT, built 1912) and was serviced with provisions by the tender Zuiderkruis (2200 tons, built 1923). (3)

4 Jan 1941
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Manokwari for a rendes-vous at sea with several Dutch merchant vessel that she was to escort. (3)

6 Jan 1941
Shortly before noon, HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN), made rendes-vous with the Dutch merchant vessels Bloemfontein (10081 GRT, built 1934) and Mapia (7188 GRT, built 1923) near position 00°49'N, 130°58'E.

At 1330 hours the Dutch liner Marnix van St. Aldegonde (19355 GRT, built 1930) and the Dutch merchant Zaandam (10909 GRT, built 1938) joined the convoy.

Around 2130 hours the last two ships joined the convoy in position 00°51'N, 131°06'E. These were the Dutch merchant vessels Polyphemus (6671 GRT, built 1930) and Tabinta (8156 GRT, built 1930). (3)

14 Jan 1941
The Dutch merchant ship Bloemfontein departed the convoy, HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN), is escorting. She had an acute shortage of drinking water as the progress of the convoy was slower then expected due to engine problems of the merchant vessel Mapia which had already broken down twice halting the entire convoy. (4)

15 Jan 1941
The convoy, HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN), is escorting is dissolved. The merchant vessel Zaandam left the convoy at 1700 hours, the Marnix van St. Aldegonde at 2000 hours, the Tabinta at 2100 hours and the last two ships of the convoy, Polyphemus and Mapia left at 0200/16. (4)

19 Jan 1941
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) made rendes-vous with naval tanker TAN 2 (former mechant tanker Juno, 2345 GRT, built 1912) at position 04°16'S, 152°27'E in the northern end of the St. George's Channel near Rabaul where she was fuelled. Tromp also took on board a sick crew member from the TAN 2. (4)

26 Jan 1941
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) arrived off Ambon where a sick crew member from the TAN 2 was landed. She then departed for Surabaya, Java. (4)

29 Jan 1941
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) arrived at Surabaya, Java for maintenance. (4)

6 Feb 1941
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) was docked at Surabaya. (4)

7 Feb 1941
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) was undocked. (4)

18 Feb 1941
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Surabaya for Ambon.

For the daily positions during the period of 18 February 1940 to 23 March 1941, see the map below.

(4)

22 Feb 1941
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) anchored off Ambon. (4)

25 Feb 1941
After fuelling from naval tanker TAN 4 (former merchant tanker Pendopo, 5209 GRT, built 1930), HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN), departed Ambon for Port Moresby, New Guinea. (4)

2 Mar 1941
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) arrived at Port Moresby, New Guinea where she was refuelled by naval tanker TAN 4.

4 Mar 1941
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Port Moresby, New Guinea for convoy duty.

At 1125 hours rendes-vous was made with the Dutch merchant Kota Inten (7191 GRT, built 1927) and at 1230 hours with the Dutch merchant Siantar (6995 GRT, built 1921). (4)

11 Mar 1941
Early in the evening, HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN), released both ships she was escorting. (4)

17 Mar 1941
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) returned to Port Moresby, New Guinea where she was fuelled by naval tanker TAN 4. She departed for Surabaya later the same day. (4)

23 Mar 1941
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) arrived at Surabaya, Java for maintenance. (4)

25 Mar 1941
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) was docked at Surabaya. (4)

28 Mar 1941
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) was undocked. (4)

19 May 1941
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Surabaya for trials and exercises in Madoera Strait. (4)

24 May 1941
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) returned to Surabaya. (4)

27 May 1941
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Surabaya for Cairns, Australia.

For the daily positions during the period of 27 May 1941 to 7 July 1941, see the map below.

(4)

3 Jun 1941
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) arrived at Cairns, Australia from Surabaya, Java. At Cairns she was fuelled by the Dutch naval tanker TAN 4 (former merchant tanker Pendopo, 5209 GRT, built 1930), (4)

4 Jun 1941
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Cairns with three Dutch merchant vessels she was to escort to position 22.00'S, 180.00'E. The merchant vessels were Japara (9365 GRT, built 1939), Noesa Niwi (6737 GRT, built 1936, former German Wuppertal taken on 10 May 1940 at Padang) and Tosari (7057 GRT, built 1919). (4)

11 Jun 1941
At 1600 hours the convoy HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) had been escorting was disbanded. (4)

14 Jun 1941
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) commenced patrolling along the route the Dutch merchant ships Sloterdijk (9230 GRT, built 1940) and Tabian (8151 GRT, built 1930) were following. (4)

15 Jun 1941
At 1345 hours, HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN), commenced escorting the Tabian. (4)

16 Jun 1941
At 1545 hours, HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN), stopped escorting the Tabian. Tromp now set course for Suva while the Tabian continued on her way. (4)

17 Jun 1941
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) arrived at Suva where she was fuelled by the Dutch naval tanker TAN 4. (4)

20 Jun 1941
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Suva for Brisbane, Australia. She was tasked with escorting the Dutch merchant vessels Poelau Tello (9272 GRT, built 1929) and Talisse (8169 GRT, built 1930). (4)

26 Jun 1941
At daybreak, HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN), disbanded the convoy she was escorting and proceeded to Brisbane where she arrived later the same day and was fuelled yet again by the Dutch naval tanker TAN 4. (4)

29 Jun 1941
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Brisbane for Cairns. (4)

1 Jul 1941
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) arrived off Cairns where she went alongside the TAN 4 to be topped off with fuel. She departed later the same day for Surabaya, Java. (4)

7 Jul 1941
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) arrived at Surabaya, Java. (4)

10 Jul 1941
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) was docked at Surabaya. (4)

11 Jul 1941
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) was undocked. (4)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.27.121 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. File 2.12.03.6846 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  3. File 2.12.03.6847 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  4. File 2.12.03.6848 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)


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