PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Drijfhout van Hooff, Jacob Frans
Date of birth: January 4th, 1912 (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Date of death:  September 8th, 1993 (Wassenaar, The Netherlands)
Nationality:  Dutch (1815-present, Kingdom)
BIOGRAPHY: 
18-08-1932: luitenant-ter-zee der derde klasse
18-08-1935: luitenant-ter-zee der tweede klasse
Carrière
3 Sep 1929 Adelborst
18 Aug 1932 luitenant ter zee 3e klasse (S.Lt.)
18 Aug 1934 luitenant ter zee 2e klasse (Lt.)
16 Aug 1942 luitenant ter zee 1e klasse (Lt.Cdr.)
1 Aug 1952 kapitein-luitenant ter zee (Cdr.)
1 Nov 1964 schout bij nacht (Rear-Admiral)
01-01-1971: honorable discharge
01-03-1971: retirement
     
BRONZEN KRUIS (BK)
Rank: Luitenant-ter-Zee 2e Klasse (Lieutenant)
Unit: Hr. Ms. O 23, Koninklijke Marine
Awarded on: July 16th, 1940
Action: Recommendation:
For having rendered eminent military services to the fatherland in times of war aboard Our submarine O 23, sailing in the night of May 13 to 14, 1940 through the Nieuwe Waterweg which had been rendered extremely unsafe by numerous magnetic mines. During his service aboard, he displayed cold bloodedness and determination which were partially responsible for the vessel reaching England safely instead of falling into enemy hands.
Details: Royal Decree no. 1, 16 July, 1940.
 
     
BRONZEN KRUIS (BK)
Rank: Luitenant-ter-Zee 1e Klasse (Lieutenant-Commander)
Unit: Hr. Ms. O 14, Koninklijke Marine
Awarded on: August 31st, 1944
Details: Royal Decree no. 2, dated 31 August, 1944.
 
     
BRONZEN KRUIS (BK)
Rank: Luitenant-ter-Zee 1e Klasse (Lieutenant-Commander)
Unit: Hr. Ms. O 19, Koninklijke Marine
Awarded on: July 3rd, 1945
Details: Royal Decree no. 3, 3 July, 1945
 
     
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER (DSO)
Rank: Luitenant-ter-Zee 1e Klasse (Lieutenant-Commander)
Unit: Hr. Ms. O 19, Koninklijke Marine
Awarded on: May 14th, 1946
Action: For succesful patrols with submarine O 19.
Details: Royal Decree 24

Medal presented 28 October, 1946 by the British Ambassador, Sir Neville Bland at the British Embassy, The Hague.
 
     
OFFICIER IN DE ORDE VAN ORANJE NASSAU (ON.4)
Awarded on: April 1964
Details: With Swords
 
     
RIDDER IN DE ORDE VAN DE NEDERLANDSE LEEUW (NL.3)
 
     
OORLOGSHERINNERINGSKRUIS (OHK)
Details: With 4 clasps.
 
     
ERETEKEN VOOR LANGDURIGE DIENST ALS OFFICIER
Details: For 30 years service (XXX)
 
     
MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - The U-boat Wars 1939-1945 (Kriegsmarine) and 1914-1918 (Kaiserliche Marine) and Allied Warships of WWII - uboat.net
- http://www.onderscheidingen.nl/
- Heldersche Courant, 29 oktober, 1946
- Nieuwe Leidsche Courant, 29 april 1964
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