DescriptionOn 27 February 1942, HNLMS Java along with HNLMS De Ruyter and other allied cruisers and destroyers led a sortie against Japanese warships in an attempt to stop the Japanese invasion fleet in the Battle of the Java Sea. 512 of the crews were killed.
Nationaliy of ShipNetherlands
Lives Lost512
Ship UseMilitary
Ship UseNavy
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarWorld War Two
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