Abraham Crijnssen Modify Page Content Ship Details Rig Minesweeper Demise Dutch Navy 1943: Paid off. VoyagesView Full List 1942 ➜ 27 April 1942 Abraham Crijnssen Destination Port Adelaide Description HNLMS Abraham Crijnssen was a Jan van Amstel-class minesweeper of the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNN). Built during the 1930s, she was based in the Netherlands East Indies when Japan attacked at the end of 1941. Ordered to retreat to Australia, the ship was disguised as a tropical island to avoid detection, and was the last Dutch ship to escape from the region. On arriving in Australia in 1942, she was commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) as HMAS Abraham Crijnssen and operated as an anti-submarine escort. Although returned to RNN control in 1943, the ship remained in Australian waters for most of World War II. After the war, Abraham Crijnssen operated on anti-revolution patrols in the East Indies, before returning to the Netherlands and being converted into a boom defence ship in 1956. Removed from service in 1960, the vessel was donated to the Netherlands Sea Cadet Corps for training purposes. In 1995, Abraham Crijnssen was acquired by the Dutch Navy Museum for preservation as a museum ship.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HNLMS_Abraham_Crijnssen_%281936%29 Media Upload Media Sources Reference Log of Logs, Vol 3 Location South Australian Maritime Museum Author Ian Nicholson Comment This ship may be the Abraham MichaelKelleher on Tue, 2017-06-20 09:56 This ship may be the Abraham Crijnssen of the Royal Netherlands navy reply Your Stories Your name * E-mail * Post your story * Submit Leave this field blank Share this Page Share this ship with your friends and followers online.