Sunk by two unidentified Japanese destroyers off the western Java coast on March 2 1942. With a crew of 24 volunteers ( mainly officers) she tried to escape to safer waters but was intercepted just outside the harbor of Tandjong Priok (Batavia). Seven men of the crew perished, the others managed to reach one of the small islands in the Thousand Islands-archipelago. Later, after reaching Java, they were captured on March 24 1942.
Type: mine sweeper DEFG-class
Built: Droogdok Maatschappij in Tandjong Priok. 1940
Tonnage: 175 ton
Dimensions: 34,7 x 5,7 x 1,9 m
Propulsion: Enterprise diesel, 360 pk
Armament: 2 x .30 Lewis MG.
- Lou de Jong.
Het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden in de Tweede Wereldoorlog. Deel 11a. Nederlands-Indië.
- Wikipedia lemma.
DEFG-class auxiliary minesweepers.