|Unit||Netherlands East Indies Forces|
|Place||Asia: Netherlands East Indies, Java|
|Object type||Black & white|
|Physical description||Black & white|
Naval Historical Collection
|Place made||Netherlands East Indies: Java|
|Date made||February 1942|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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A port side view of Admiral (Adm) Doorman's flagship, De Ruyter, at anchor shortly before her ...
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.