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Admiralen Class Destroyer
1,316 Tons (standand)
1,640 Tons (full)
321' 6" x 31' 3" x 9' 9"
4 x 120mm
2 x 75mm
4 x 40mm
4 x 50 cal MG
6 x 21" torpedo tubes
1 x seaplane
After several hours, she saw star shells light up and tracers flying from HMAS Perth and USS Houston fighting in the Battle of the Sunda Strait. The captain decided not to get involved in this battle, and to try to pass through Sunda Strait.
All went well until the Dwars Island in de Weg where she encountered two ships at high speed and thought it to be the HMAS Perth and USS Houston, but one of them turned on a search light and opened fire. Evertsen altered course away from the ships and managed to loose them. After re-entering Sunda Strait, she again encountered the two ships. These ships, destroyers Murakumo and Shirakumo were on patrol to protect to southern flank of the Bantam Bay landing site and immediately opened fire.
The Evertsen only had two of her three boilers at work. The Evertsen layed a smokescreen. The firing stopped when she was no longer in sight, but she had received no less than seven hits in a very small amount of time. One of them had caused a fire on the stern which the fire brigade couldn't extinguish.
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