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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:20 am 
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My model shown above also shows (my interpretation) of the camouflage pattern in February 1942.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:26 pm 
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Well-done.
These were the best fighting ships of the RNN at the time, and both were extremely lucky. TROMP might easily have been sunk at Badoeng Strait, and VAN HEEMSKERCK on her ill-advised attempt to reach Java later in the campaign.

After Badoeng Strait, RADM Doorman took some of the US fourpiper commanders over to view TROMP at Surabaja, which was badly shot up. But, she had fought very well in the engagement & earned the admiration of those American tincan men.

Both TROMP and VAN HEEMSKERCK were sorely missed in the Battle of the Java Sea, in my view.


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