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She suffered from problems typical for the ships produced by this dockyard: bad stability and bad manoeuvrability. She capsized off Surabaya on October 11 1932, fortunately without casualties. She remained there until raised on December 3rd 1932, after which she was towed to Surabaya and repaired at the Naval dockyard. She served in the NEI (Netherlands East Indies) after recommissioning on September 4 1934, and she was stationed in Surabaya when the Japanese attacked. She first laid a minefield in Madoera Strait with the Gouden Leeuw and Soemba on December 15 1941. She served as a mothership of MTB's in Pangpang Bay on Eastern Java after the disastrous Battle of Badung Strait. She returned to Surabaya where she helped to scuttle the remaining ship. She herself was eventually also scuttled off Madura coast by her own crew, March 8 or 9 1942.

Scuttled near Batoe Poron. No victims.

Description

Type:  Mine sweeper
Built:  Marine Etablissement, Surabaya,1923
Commissioned: 24-2-1924
Owner: Royul Dutch Navy

Dimensions: 65,0 x 10,0 x 3,2 m
Displacement: 982 tons

Propulsion: 1 Triple-expansion-engine
Speed: 15,5 kn 

Complement: 90-105
Master: LTZ 1 J. van Haga

Armament:  2x 75 mm (3.0 in) guns, 2x 40 mm (1.6 in) machine guns, 2x 12.7 mm (0.5 in) machine guns, 150 mines

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