HNMS Witte de With (WW)

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Navy Royal Netherlands Navy
Type Destroyer
Class Admiralen
Pennant WW
Built by Wilton-Feijenoord (Schiedam, Holland)
Laid down 28 May 1927
Launched 11 Sep 1928
Commissioned 20 Feb 1929
Lost 2 Mar 1942
  HNMs Witte de With (Lt.Cdr. Pieter Schotel) took part in the Battle of the Java Sea but was ordered to escort the damaged British heavy cruiser HMS Exeter to Soerabaja. She was damaged by a Japanese bomb hitting the fo'c'scle on 1 March 1942 and scuttled the next day along with HNMs Banckert and USS Stewart to prevent her capture by the Japanese.

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