Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Royal Netherlands Navy purchasing LCM’s and LCT’s from the British Royal Navy at Singapore in 1946

On 25 February 1946 wrote the Dutch naval liaison officer captain K.J.F. Krediet the British Admiralty Secretary sir Henry V. Markham informing that the Royal Netherlands Navy in the Dutch East Indies took over from the British Royal Navy at Singapore six LCT’s and on short there also 12 LCM’s were to be taken over. He asked on behalf of the Royal Netherlands Navy what the costs were to be paid for these vessels.(1)

1. LCT=Landing Craft Tank and LCM=Landing Craft Mechanized.

National Archive at The Hague, Netherlands. Ministerie van Marine. Commandant Marine London 1945-1947 inventory number 5.