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Destroyer HNLMS Kortenaer

56 pages
Amsterdam University Press
HNLMS Kortenaer was torpedoed by the Japanese cruiser Haguro in the Battle of the Java Sea on February 27, 1942. An eyewitness recorded that ‘Kortenaer, about 700 yards bearing 80° relative, was struck on the starboard quarter by a torpedo, blew up, turned over, and sank at once leaving only a jackknifed bow and stern a few feet above the surface.’
Author Bio
Rindert van Zinderen-Bakker (1944) was principal of the Jan Tin Bergen College in Roosendaal and was interested in model building from an early age. This is his book about the HMCS Haida.