NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES. C.1941-02. STARBOARD QUARTER VIEW OF THE DUTCH FLOTILLA CRUISER TROMP ...

Unit Netherlands East Indies Forces
Place Asia: Netherlands East Indies
Accession Number 305843
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES. C.1941-02. STARBOARD QUARTER VIEW OF THE DUTCH FLOTILLA CRUISER TROMP PRIOR TO THE BADUNG STRAIT ACTION IN WHICH SHE WAS SERIOUSLY DAMAGED. SHE WEARS A SPLINTER TYPE CAMOUFLAGE SCHEME, APPARENTLY OF TWO SHADES OF GREY, COMMON TO DUTCH SHIPS INVOLVED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES. NOTE THE SEARCHLIGHT POSITION ON THE FOREMAST. HER FLOATPLANE HAS BEEN LANDED AS HAS HER PORT SAMPSON POST. NOTE THE PROMINENT RANGEFINDER ABOVE THE BRIDGE. ON THE DECKHOUSE AFT ARE TWIN BOFORS 40 MM AA GUNS ON TRIAXIALLY STABILISED HAZEMEYER MOUNTINGS WHICH WERE VERY ADVANCED FOR THE PERIOD. THE VESSEL IN THE BACKGROUND IS A DUTCH GUNBOAT, PROBABLY THE SOEMBA.(NAVAL HISTORICAL COLLECTION).