A port side view of Admiral (Adm) Doorman's flagship, De Ruyter, at anchor shortly before her ...

Unit Netherlands East Indies Forces
Place Asia: Netherlands East Indies, Java
Accession Number 305837
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Maker Naval Historical Collection
Place made Netherlands East Indies: Java
Date made February 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

A port side view of Admiral (Adm) Doorman's flagship, De Ruyter, at anchor shortly before her loss in the Battle of the Java Sea. Note the tall super structure and funnel and the two Fokker C14W aircraft midship. The cruiser is camouflaged in the two tone grey splinter pattern common to Dutch ships, taking part in the defence of the Netherlands East Indies (NEI). De Ruyter was lost in the battle with Adm Doorman and 344 of its crew.