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Karel Willem Frederik Marie Doorman

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Death: Died in JAVAZEE, v/m Ned.Oost-Indie
Cause of death: Died on board light cruiser De Ruyter
Immediate Family:

Son of Karel Willem Frederik Doorman and Anna Catharina Kleijntjes
Husband of Isabelle Jaqueline Julie Jeanne Heijligers
Ex-husband of Justine Amatha Dorothea Schermer
Father of Joop Doorman and <private> Doorman
Brother of Ludovicus Anthonius Carel Marie Doorman

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About Karel Doorman

Karel Doorman

Karel Willem Frederik Marie Doorman (Utrecht, 23 april 1889 – Javazee, 28 februari 1942) was een Nederlands schout-bij-nacht. De Engelse naam voor zijn rang is Rear Admiral, en zo raakte hij bij de geallieerden onder zijn bevel, en later in de Engels sprekende wereld, bekend als Admiral Doorman. Doorman kwam om tijdens de Slag in de Javazee. Ter nagedachtenis heeft de Koninklijke Marine tot vier keer toe een schip naar hem genoemd, te weten in 1946, 1948, 1991 en 2014.

Ranks

  • Midshipman 1st class [2] August 24, 1910
  • Lieutenant August 24, 1912
  • Lieutenant-Commander November 1, 1920
  • Commander February 1, 1933
  • Captain September 6, 1937
  • Rear-Admiral May 16, 1940

Postings

  • Coastal defence ship Hr.Ms. Tromp and Hr.Ms. De Ruyter 1910 - 1913
  • Light cruiser Hr.Ms. Noord Brabant April, 1914 - 1915
  • Pilot Instructor 1916 - 1917
  • Commanding Officer, Naval Airbase De Mok August 18, 1917 -
  • First Officer, Naval Airfield De Kooy - 1920
  • Commanding Officer, Naval Airfield De Kooy 1920 - 1921
  • Student Netherlands Naval War College November 2, 1921 - 1923
  • Staff Officer, Ministry of Navy, Weltevreden (Java) 1923 - 1926
  • Gunnery Officer, coastal defence ship Hr.Ms. Zeven Provinciën May 14, 1926 - January, 1928
  • Head MLD Technical Department, The Hague March 12, 1928 - July 14, 1928
  • First Officer, Naval Airfield De Kooy July 14, 1928 - November 2, 1931
  • Commanding Officer, minelayer Hr.Ms. Prins van Oranje 1932 - 1932
  • Commanding Officer, destroyer Hr.Ms. Witte de With 1933 - 1933
  • Commanding Officer, destroyer Hr.Ms. Evertsen and Group Destroyers 1 1934 - 1934
  • Chief of Staff, Den Helder naval base June, 1934 - September 4, 1937
  • Commanding Officer, light cruiser Hr.Ms. Sumatra October 25, 1937 - June 15, 1938
  • Commanding Officer, light cruiser Hr.Ms. Java June 15, 1938 - August 13, 1938
  • Commanding Officer, Naval Air Service NEI August 17 1938 - May 5, 1940
  • Commanding Officer, NEI Squadron June 17, 1940 - February 27, 1942
  • Commanding Officer, Combined Striking Force February 3, 1942 - February 27, 1942

Awards

Dutch :

  • Knight in the Military Order of William (MWO.3)
  • Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion (NL)
  • Officer in the Order of Orange Nassau (ON.4)
  • Service Medal for naval officers, for 30 years' of service (XXX)
  • Mobilization Cross 1914-1918 (Mk)

Foreign :

  • Silver Cross 5th class, Order Virtuti Militairi (Poland)
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Karel Doorman's Timeline

1889
April 23, 1889
Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
1919
May 6, 1919
Age 30
The Hague, South Holland, The Netherlands
1928
December 7, 1928
Age 39
's-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Nederland
1934
June 16, 1934
Age 45
The Hague, South Holland, The Netherlands
October 8, 1934
Age 45
The Hague, The Hague, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands
1942
February 28, 1942
Age 52
JAVAZEE, v/m Ned.Oost-Indie