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 HMNLS VAN MEERLANT. Built 1920 for the Royal Netherlands Navy as a minesweeper. She escaped to Britain Holland was overrun in WW2, and was posted to Sheerness as part of the Thames Defence Flotilla. 14 March 1940 she was transferred to the Royal Navy. 

4 June 1941 she blew up and sank near the Nore Lightship when she hit a mine. 42 crew were lost, including George Thomas Stoker from West ...
Cat1 Ships and Boats-->Naval

HMNLS VAN MEERLANT. Built 1920 for the Royal Netherlands Navy as a minesweeper. She escaped to Britain Holland was overrun in WW2, and was posted to Sheerness as part of the Thames Defence Flotilla. 14 March 1940 she was transferred to the Royal Navy.
4 June 1941 she blew up and sank near the Nore Lightship when she hit a mine. 42 crew were lost, including George Thomas Stoker from West Mersea.
Date: Before 1939      


Photo: Mersea Museum
Image ID WW2_GTS_007
Category 1 Ships and Boats-->Naval


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