Allied Forces

ABDA Combined Striking Force
  • Rear Admiral K.W.F.M. Doorman (killed)
    Notes: Royal Netherlands Navy.

Heavy Cruisers

  • Houston (minimally damaged)(minimally damaged)
    Commanding officer: Capt. A.H. Rooks
    Notes: United States Navy. Hit by dud 8in (20.3 cm) shell.
  • Exeter (damaged)(damaged)
    Commanding officer: Capt. O.L. Gordon
    Notes: Royal Navy. Hit by two 8in (20.3 cm) shells.

Light Cruisers

  • Java (sunk)(sunk)
    Commanding officer: Capt. Ph.B.M. Van Straelen
    Notes: Royal Netherlands Navy. Sunk by 24in torpedo; 512 crewmen killed.
  • De Ruyter (force flagship)(force flagship) (sunk)(sunk)
    Commanding officer: Cdr. E.E.B. Lacomblé
    Notes: Royal Netherlands Navy. Hit by two dud 8in (20.3 cm) shells. Sunk by 24in torpedo; 345 killed, including Adm. Doorman.
  • Perth
    Commanding officer: Capt. H.M.L. Waller
    Notes: Royal Australian Navy.

Destroyer Division 58

United States Navy
  • Cdr. T.H. Binford
  • John D. Edwards
    Commanding officer: Lt. Cdr. H.E. Eccles
  • Paul Jones
    Commanding officer: Lt. Cdr. J.J. Hourihan

Destroyer Division 59

United States Navy
  • Cdr. E.N. Parker
  • John D. Ford
    Commanding officer: Cdr. Parker
  • Alden
    Commanding officer: Lt. J.E. Cooper
  • Pope
    Commanding officer: Lt. Cdr. W.C. Blinn

British Destroyers

Royal Navy
  • Cdr. C.W. May
  • Electra (sunk)(sunk)
    Commanding officer: Cdr. C.W. May
    Notes: Sunk by gunfire; 54 survivors rescued by USS S-38.
  • Jupiter (sunk)(sunk)
    Commanding officer: Lt. Cdr. N.V.J.T. Thew
    Notes: Sunk by what is believed to have been a Dutch mine.
  • Encounter
    Commanding officer: Lt.Cdr. E.V. St. J. Morgan

Destroyer Group 1

Royal Netherlands Navy
  • Evertsen
    Commanding officer: Lt. Cdr. W.M. de Vries

Destroyer Group 3

Royal Netherlands Navy
  • Lt. Cdr. F.J.E. Krips
  • Witte De With (flagship)(flagship) (minimally damaged)(minimally damaged)
    Commanding officer: Lt. Cdr. P. Schotel
    Notes: Lightly damage when own depth charge exploded alongside.
  • Kortenaer (sunk)(sunk)
    Commanding officer: Lt. Cdr. A. Kroese
    Notes: Sunk by 24in torpedo; 113 survivors rescued by HMS Encounter.

Japanese Forces

Eastern Attack Group

Destroyer Squadron 4
  • Rear Admiral Shoji Nishimura
  • CL Naka (force flagship)(force flagship)

Destroyer Division 2

  • Capt. Masao Tachibana
  • Yudachi
  • Samidare
  • Murasame
  • Harusame

Destroyer Division 9

  • Capt. Yasuo Sato
  • Minegumo (damaged)(damaged)
    Notes: Hit by 4.7in (12 cm) shells; 4 wounded.
  • Asagumo (damaged)(damaged)
    Notes: Hit by 4.7in (12 cm) shells; 4 killed, 19 wounded.

Eastern Covering Group

  • Rear Admiral Takeo Takagi

Cruiser Division 5

  • Nachi (force flagship)(force flagship)
  • Haguro

Destroyer Division 24

Part of Destroyer Squadron 4
  • Yamakaze
    Commanding officer: Lt. Comm. Shuichi Hamanaka
  • Kawakaze

Destroyer Division 7

  • Sazanami
    Commanding officer: Lt. Comm. Hiroshi Uwai
  • Ushio
    Commanding officer: Comm. Yoshitake Uesugi

Destroyer Squadron 2

  • Rear Admiral Raizo Tanaka
  • Jintsu (flagship)(flagship) (damaged)(damaged)
    Notes: Hit by a 4.7 in (12 cm) shell; one killed and four wounded.
Destroyer Division 16
  • Capt. Shiro Shibuya
  • Yukikaze
    Commanding officer: Comm. Kenjiro Tobita
  • Tokitsukaze (damaged)(damaged)
    Commanding officer: Comm. Giichiro Nakahara
    Notes: Hit by 4.7in (12 cm) shell; no casualties.
  • Amatsukaze
    Commanding officer: Lt. Comm. Tameichi Hara
  • Hatsukaze
    Commanding officer: Comm. Kameshirou Takahashi

Ammunition Expenditure

First hour

Up to 1720 on 27 February 1942
Type Fired Hits
8in (20.3 cm) 1,271 5
5.5in (14 cm) 141 0
Torpedoes 39 1

Second hour

Type Fired Hits
8in (20.3 cm) 304 0
5.5in (14 cm) 50 Possibly 1 (on Electra)
5in (12.7 cm) 515 0
Torpedoes 98 0


Type Fired Hits
8in (20.3 cm) 46 0
Torpedoes 12 (from Haguro and Nachi) DeRuyter and Java sunk


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