at sea, off singapore, 1942-02-12. TROOPS ON THE DECK OF THE CARGO VESSEL EMPIRE STAR WHICH EVACUATED 2514 PEOPLE FROM SINGAPORE TO BATAVIA AND WAS DAMAGED BY JAPANESE BOMBING. (DONOR R. SAYERS)
We went first to Batavia, to repair minor bomb damage sustained at Singapore. Then we sailed through the Sunda straits between Sumatra and Java, and on to Columbo, Durban and Cape Town.
It occurred on the island of Java from 28 February – 12 March 1942. It involved forces from the Empire of Japan, which invaded on 28 February 1942, and Allied personnel. Allied commanders signed a formal surrender at Japanese headquarters at Bandung on 12 March. Order of battle American-British-Dutch-Australian Command (ABDA)
On 10 December both capital ships were lying on the sea bed off the east coast of Malaya with 840 dead and 2000 survivors seeking help from the beleaguered garrison. Area map As a prelude to events unfolding in Singapore in early December 1941 the Japanese Army’s 38th Division of over 50,000 men massed on the border between China and the ...
However, it was the Chinese who were the most important migrant community in the development of port towns in Southeast Asia, from the Dutch-controlled Batavia, Semarang, Surabaya, and Makassar, to the Spanish port town of Manila and the British port towns of Penang and Singapore.
Arrival Batavia between 1675 and 1725 Amsterdam merchants embarked on an expedition to the East Indies archipelago in 1595 under the command of Cornelis de Houtman. The English East India Company 's first voyage in 1602, commanded by James Lancaster, arrived in Aceh and sailed on to Bantam.