Dutch Warship Losses in the Dutch East Indies
(December 7th, 1941 - March 8th, 1942)


the Netherlands


Java – Light Cruiser (CL)
Date of loss – February 27th, 1942
Reason for loss – Torpedoed at the Battle of the Java Sea.

De Ruyter – Light Cruiser (CL)
Date of loss – February 27th, 1942
Reason for loss – Torpedoed at the Battle of the Java Sea.

Van Ghent – Destroyer (DD)
Date of loss – February 15th, 1942
Reason for loss – Wrecked and run aground.

Van Nes – Destroyer (DD)
Date of loss – February 17th, 1942
Reason for loss – Bombed.

Piet Hein – Destroyer (DD)
Date of loss – February 19th, 1942
Reason for loss – Naval gunfire atthe Battle of Badung Strait Battle.

Kortenaer – Destroyer (DD)
Date of loss – February 27th, 1942
Reason for loss – Torpedoed at the Battle of the Java Sea.

Evertsen – Destroyer (DD)
Date of loss – March 1st, 1942
Reason for loss – Naval gunfire at the Battle of Sunda Strait.

Witte de With – Destroyer (DD)
Date of loss – March 2nd, 1942
Reason for loss – Bombed and scuttled.

Banckert – Destroyer (DD)
Date of loss – March 2nd, 1942
Reason for loss – Bombed and scuttled.

K-VII – Submarine (SS)
Date of loss – February 18th, 1942
Reason for loss – Bombed.

K-X – Submarine (SS)
Date of loss – March 2nd, 1942
Reason for loss – Depth charged and scuttled.

K-XVI – Submarine (SS)
Date of loss – December 24th, 1941
Reason for loss – Sunk by torpedo from Japanese submarine I-66. • K-XVII – Submarine (SS)
Date of loss – probably December 21st, 1941
Reason for loss – Sunk after hitting a Japanese seamine. • O-16 – Submarine (SS)
Date of loss – December 15th, 1941
Reason for loss – Sunk after hitting a Japanese seamine. • O-20 – Submarine (SS)
Date of loss – December 19th, 1941
Reason for loss – Dept charged and scuttled. • K-XIII – Submarine (SS)
Date of loss – March 2nd, 1942
Reason for loss – Internal explosion and scuttled.

K-XVIII – Submarine (SS)
Date of loss – March 2nd, 1942
Reason – Depth charged and scuttled.

Soerabaja – Coastal Battleship (CBB)
Date of loss – February 18th, 1942
Reason – Bombed and scuttled.

Pro Patria – Minelayer (ML)
Date of loss – February 15th, 1942
Reason for loss – Scuttled.

Prins van Oranje – Minelayer (ML)
Date of loss – January 11th, 1942
Reason for loss – Naval gunfire from IJN destroyer Yamakaze and Patrol Boat P38.

Gouden Leeuw – Minelayer (ML)
Date of loss – March 7th, 1942
Reason for loss – Scuttled.

Krakatau – Minelayer (ML)
Date of loss – March 8th, 1942
Reason for loss – Scuttled in Soerabaja.

Rigel – Minelayer (ML)
Date of loss – March 2nd, 1942
Reason for loss – Scuttled as a blockship.

A – Minesweeper (MS)
Date of loss – March 1st, 1942
Reason for loss – Bombed.

B – Minesweeper (MS)
Date of loss – March 1st, 1942
Reason for loss – Bombed.

C – Minesweeper (MS)
Date of loss – March 6th, 1942
Reason for loss – Scuttled.

D – Minesweeper (MS)
Date of loss – March 6th, 1942
Reason for loss – Scuttled.

Pieter de Bitter (MS)
Date of loss – March 6th, 1942
Reason for loss – Scuttled.

Eland Dubois – Minesweeper (MS)
Date of loss – March 8th, 1942
Reason for loss – Scuttled.

Jan van Amstel – Minesweeper (MS)
Date of loss – March 8th, 1942
Reason for loss – Naval gunfire.

Endeh – Minesweeper (MS)
Date of loss – March 2nd, 1942
Reason for loss – Naval gunfire.

Alor – Minesweeper (MS)
Date of loss – March 2nd, 1942
Reason for loss – Scuttled

Aroe – Minesweeper (MS)
Date of loss – March 2nd, 1942
Reason for loss – Scuttled

Bantam – Minesweeper (MS)
Date of loss – March 2nd, 1942
Reason for loss – Scuttled

Boroe – Minesweeper (MS)
Date of loss – March 2nd, 1942
Reason for loss – Scuttled

Bogor – Minesweeper (MS)
Date of loss – March 2nd, 1942
Reason for loss – Scuttled

Ceram – Minesweeper (MS)
Date of loss – March 2nd, 1942
Reason for loss – Scuttled

Cheribon – Minesweeper (MS)
Date of loss – March 2nd, 1942
Reason for loss – Scuttled

Djember – Minesweeper (MS)
Date of loss – March 2nd, 1942
Reason for loss – Scuttled

Djombang – Minesweeper (MS)
Date of loss – March 2nd, 1942
Reason for loss – Scuttled

Djampea – Minesweeper (MS)
Date of loss – March 2nd, 1942
Reason for loss – Scuttled

Enggano – Minesweeper (MS)
Date of loss – March 2nd, 1942
Reason for loss – Scuttled

Ardjoeno – Minesweeper (MS)
Date of loss – March 2nd, 1942
Reason for loss – Scuttled

Gedeh – Minesweeper (MS)
Date of loss – March 2nd, 1942
Reason for loss – Scuttled

Kawi – Minesweeper (MS)
Date of loss – March 2nd, 1942
Reason for loss – Scuttled

Lawoe – Minesweeper (MS)
Date of loss – March 2nd, 1942
Reason for loss – Scuttled

Salak – Minesweeper (MS)
Date of loss – March 2nd, 1942
Reason for loss – Scuttled

Konig der Nederlanden – Hulk (ex-Turret Ship)
Date of loss – March 2nd, 1942
Reason for loss – Scuttled.

Serdang – Sloop
Date of loss – March 6th, 1942
Reason for loss – Scuttled.

Albatros – Patrol Vessel (Gouvernementsmarine patrol vessel)
Date of loss – March 2nd, 1942
Reason for loss – Scuttled.

Aldebaran – Patrol Vessel (Gouvernementsmarine patrol vessel)
Date of loss – March 2nd, 1942
Reason for loss – Scuttled.

Bellatrix – Patrol Vessel (Gouvernementsmarine patrol vessel)
Date of loss – March 1st, 1942
Reason for loss – Scuttled.

Canopus – Patrol Vessel (Gouvernementsmarine patrol vessel)
Date of loss – March 5th, 1942
Reason for loss – Bombed.

Deneb – Patrol Vessel (Gouvernementsmarine patrol vessel)
Date of loss – February 4th, 1942
Reason for loss – Bombed.

Gemma – Patrol Vessel (Gouvernementsmarine patrol vessel)
Date of loss – March 2nd, 1942
Reason for loss – Scuttled.

Eridanus – Patrol Vessel (Gouvernementsmarine patrol vessel)
Date of loss – March 2nd, 1942
Reason for loss – Scuttled.

Sirius – Patrol Vessel (Gouvernementsmarine patrol vessel)
Date of loss – February 28th, 1942
Reason for loss – Scuttled.

Wega – Patrol Vessel (Gouvernementsmarine patrol vessel)
Date of loss – January 26th, 1942
Reason for loss – Bombed.

Formalhout – Patrol Vessel (Gouvernementsmarine patrol vessel)
Date of loss – March 2nd, 1942
Reason for loss – Scuttled.

Merel – Patrol Vessel (Gouvernementsmarine patrol vessel)
Date of loss – March 2nd, 1942
Reason for loss – Scuttled.

Arend – Patrol Vessel (Gouvernementsmarine patrol vessel)
Date of loss – March 1st, 1942
Reason for loss – Scuttled.

Valk – Patrol Vessel (Gouvernementsmarine patrol vessel)
Date of loss – March 2nd, 1942
Reason for loss – Scuttled.

Fazant – Patrol Vessel (Gouvernementsmarine patrol vessel)
Date of loss – March 1st, 1942
Reason for loss – Scuttled.

Reiger – Patrol Vessel (Gouvernementsmarine patrol vessel)
Date of loss – February 28th, 1942
Reason for loss – Wrecked.

Hoofdinspecter Zeeman – Tender (Gouvernementsmarine patrol vessel)
Date of loss – March 5th, 1942
Reason for loss – Bombed.

Tanakan – Surveying Vessel (Gouvernementsmarine patrol vessel)
Date of loss – ?
Reason for loss – Bombed.

Tydeman – Surveying Vessel (Gouvernementsmarine patrol vessel)
Date of loss – March 4th, 1942
Reason for loss – Bombed.

Poolster – Tender (Gouvernementsmarine patrol vessel)
Date of loss – March 1st, 1942
Reason for loss – Scuttled.

Willebrord Snelluis – Surveying Vessel (Gouvernementsmarine patrol vessel)
Date of loss – March 6th, 1942
Reason for loss – Scuttled.

Pollux – Tender (Gouvernementsmarine patrol vessel)
Date of loss – March 2nd, 1942
Reason for loss – Scuttled.

Pelikaan – Depot Ship (Gouvernementsmarine patrol vessel)
Date of loss – March 1942
Reason for loss – Reasons unknown.

No. 16 – Auxiliary Minesweeper (Aux. MS)
Date of loss – March 2nd, 1942
Reason – Scuttled.

No. 17 – Auxiliary Minesweeper (Aux. MS)
Date of loss – March 2nd, 1942
Reason – Scuttled.

Belang – Auxiliary Patrol Vessel
Date of loss – March 1942
Reason – Bombed.

Biaro – Auxiliary Patrol Vessel
Date of loss – March 2nd, 1942
Reason – Scuttled.

Boenakan – Auxiliary Patrol Vessel
Date of loss – March 1st, 1942
Reason – Scuttled.

Bangkalan – Auxiliary Minelayer (Aux. ML)
Date of loss – March 2nd, 1942
Reason – Scuttled.

Soemanep – Auxiliary Minelayer (Aux. ML)
Date of loss – March 2nd, 1942
Reason – Scuttled.

Bangkalan – Auxiliary Minelayer (Aux. ML)
Date of loss – March 2nd, 1942
Reason – Scuttled.

Kraus – Miscellaneous Auxiliary
Date of loss – March 1942
Reason – Scuttled.

Pief – Miscellaneous Auxiliary
Date of loss – April 1942
Reason – Captured by IJN.

Schouten (i) – Miscellaneous Auxiliary
Date of loss – February 28th, 1942
Reason – Scuttled.

Sloet van de Beele – Miscellaneous Auxiliary
Date of loss – February 17th, 1942
Reason – Bombed.

Van Waerwijck (3,040 tons) – Miscellaneous Auxiliary (ex-Passenger Ship)
Date of loss – March 2nd, 1942
Reason – Scuttled off Tandjong Priok, salved by IJN and renamed Harukiku Maru, sunk by torpedo from HMS submarine Truculent on June 26th, 1944 in Strait Malacca.

Barentz – Miscellaneous Depot Ship
Date of loss – March 5th, 1942
Reason – Bombed.

Moera Boelian – Miscellaneous Depot Ship
Date of loss – March 6th, 1942
Reason – Scuttled.

Peta – Auxiliary Depot Ship
Date of loss – March 6th, 1942
Reason – Scuttled.

Roggeveen – Auxiliary Depot Ship
Date of loss – March 1st, 1942
Reason – Scuttled.

Op ten Noort – Auxiliary Hospital Ship
Date of loss – February 28th, 1942
Reason – Captured by IJN DD’s.

TAN 1 – Auxiliary Tanker (ex-merchantile Paula)
Date of loss – March 1st, 1942
Reason – Scuttled off Tandjong Priok. Salved by Japanese and put back in service as Arare Maru. Found sunk at Singapore at the end of the war. Ship was raised and returned to commercial ownership.

TAN 2 – Auxiliary Tanker (ex-merchantile Juno)
Date of loss – March 2nd, 1942
Reason – Scuttled at Soerabaja. Salved by IJN as Yuno Maru. Later lost to mines south of Singapore on April 30th, 1945.

TAN 3 – Auxiliary Tanker (ex-merchantile Djirak)
Date of loss – March 2nd, 1942
Reason – Sunk by naval gunfire from IJN submarine in the Bali Sea.

TAN 4 – Auxiliary Tanker (ex-merchantile Pendopo)
Date of loss – March 2nd, 1942
Reason – Scuttled at Soerabaja. Salved by IJN as Eiho Maru. Later bombed and sunk by USN aircraft of the coast of Indo-China on January 12th, 1945.

TAN 5 – Auxiliary Tanker (ex-merchantile Aldegonda)
Date of loss – March 2nd, 1942
Reason – Scuttled at Soerabaja. Salved by IJN as Akebono Maru. Recovered after the war and returned to commercial ownership.

TAN 6 – Auxiliary Tanker (ex-merchantile Josefina)
Date of loss – March 2nd, 1942
Reason – Scuttled at Soerabaja. Salved by IJN as Yosei Maru. Later sunk by USN submarine in the Java Sea on May 13th, 1945.

TAN 8 – Auxiliary Tanker (ex-merchantile Ambo)
Date of loss – March 2nd, 1942
Reason – Scuttled at Soerabaja. Salved by IJN as Teikai Maru. Later sunk by USN aircraft in the Philippines on December 30th, 1944.

BEN 1 – Auxiliary Petrol Carrier (ex-merchantile Minjak)
Date of loss – March 4th, 1942
Reason – Scuttled at Soerabaja.

BEN 2 – Auxiliary Petrol Carrier (ex-merchantile Moesi)
Date of loss – March 4th, 1942
Reason – Sunk by naval gunfire from IJN destroyers (DD) in the Bali Strait.

BEN 3 – Auxiliary Petrol Carrier (ex-merchantile Asahan)
Date of loss – March 6th, 1942
Reason – Scuttled at Tjilatjap. Recovered after the war and returned to commercial ownership.

BEN 4 – Auxiliary Petrol Carrier (ex-merchantile Mampawa)
Date of loss – March 6th, 1942
Reason – Fired and scuttled at Tjilatjap. Salved by the IJN as the Harufuji Maru. Recovered after the war and returned to commercial ownership.


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