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Lombok Strait (Bandoeng)

Engagement/Skirmish Name : Lombok Strait (Bandoeng)

Date(s) : 19 February 1942 - 20 February 1942

Part of : Second World War , Asia and Pacific , Japanese initial offensive , Invasion of the Dutch East Indies ,

Outcome : A victory for Japanese Imperial Navy over Australian, British, Dutch, American naval forces (ABDA command)

Type of battle : Sea


A hard fought, night engagement - Dutch Rear Admiral Doorman's naval squadron approached the Japanese forces moving towards Java but were intercepted by a small but well handled Japanese destroyer squardon. Casualties, high on both sides, included the sinking of the Dutch destroyer 'Piet Hein'.