Exhibition

Battle of Java Sea

Royal Australian Navy personnel in front of a panel from the exhibition

This exhibition about a large sea battle fought and lost against Japan by naval forces in the ABDA Command (American, British, Dutch and Australian) on 27 February 1942.

  • From 1 March 2017

    This exhibition about a large sea battle fought and lost against Japan by naval forces in the ABDA Command (American, British, Dutch and Australian) on 27 February 1942 includes the story of the loss of HMAS Perth and USS Houston in the Battle Of Sunda Strait two days later. The work carried out by Indonesian maritime archaeologists and  the museum’s maritime archaeology staff to investigate and conserve the wreck of HMAS Perth is highlighted.  The exhibition is the result of a collaboration by the US Naval History and Heritage Command, the Royal Navy, the Royal Australian Navy, the Royal Dutch Navy and the ANMM.  

    Supported by the USA Bicentennial Gift Fund

    Museum Bahari, Jakarta

    Commemorative Service 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Java Sea, Battle of Sunda Strait and Battle of Java at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery, Menteng Pulo, JakartaCommemorative Service 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Java Sea, Battle of Sunda Strait and Battle of Java at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery, Menteng Pulo, JakartaMichael Harvey, Assistant Director PeARS, ANMM and Shinatria Adhityatama, an Archaeologist with ARKENAS the Indonesian National Research Centre for Archaeology at the opening of the exhibitionCommemorative Service 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Java Sea, Battle of Sunda Strait and Battle of Java at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery, Menteng Pulo, Jakarta

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