Allied Forces

  • CA Houston (sunk)(sunk)
    Commanding officer: Captain Albert H. Rooks
    Notes: United States Navy. 696 killed, 368 saved.
  • CL Perth (sunk)(sunk)
    Commanding officer: Captain Hec Waller
    Notes: Royal Australian Navy. 375 killed, 307 saved.
  • DD Evertsen (sunk)(sunk)
    Commanding officer: Lt. Cdr. W.M. de Vries
    Notes: Royal Netherlands Navy.


After the sinking of the Houston and Perth, the Dutch Destroyer Evertsen was caught by the IJN Destroyers Murakumo & Shirakumo as she tried to avoid contact with the IJN forces in the Sunda Strait. The Evertsen was caught in searchlights just off the island of Dwars in de Weg in the Sunda Strait at 2:00 AM on March 1st, 1942. The IJN DD's hit her seven times causing a fire in the after magazines which caused her Captain to order the destroyer beached.

Japanese Forces

Sentai 7, Section 2

  • Captain Shakao Sukiyama
  • CA Mikuma
    Commanding officer: Captain Sukiyama
    Notes: 6 killed, 11 injured. Launched 6 torpedoes
  • CA Mogami
    Notes: Launched 12 torpedoes.

Destroyer Squadron 3

Part of 1st Fleet
  • Rear Admiral Kenzaburo Hara
    Position: Escort Commander
  • CL Natori (flagship)(flagship)
    Notes: Launched 4 torpedoes.

Destroyer Division 12

  • DD Shirakumo
    Commanding officer: Commander Toyoji Hitomi
    Notes: Launched 9 torpedoes
  • DD Murakumo
    Commanding officer: Commander Hideo Azuma
    Notes: Launched 9 torpedoes

Destroyer Division 11

  • DD Fubuki
    Commanding officer: Commander Masao Yamashita
    Notes: Launched 9 torpedoes.
  • DD Shirayuki
    Commanding officer: Commander Rokorou Sugawara
    Notes: 1 killed, 11 injured. Launched 9 torpedoes.
  • DD Hatsuyuki
    Commanding officer: Commander Junnari Kamiura
    Notes: Launched 9 torpedoes.

Destroyer Division 19

  • DD Shikinami
    Commanding officer: Commander Akifumi Kawahashi
    Notes: Launched 1 torpedo.

Destroyer Division 5

Part of Destroyer Squadron 5, 3rd Fleet
  • DD Asakaze
    Notes: Launched 6 torpedoes.
  • DD Hatakaze
    Notes: Launched 6 torpedoes.
  • DD Harukaze
    Notes: 3 killed, 15 injured. Launched 5 torpedoes

Torpedo Boat Division 21

  • TB Hatsukari
  • TB Chidori

2nd Base Force

  • ML Shirataka

1st Minesweeper Division

  • MS W2 (sunk)(sunk)

Transport Force

Western Java Invasion Force

Landing Area C

  • Trans. Sakura Maru (sunk)(sunk)
    Notes: 7167 tons.
  • Trans. Ryujo Maru (sunk)(sunk)
    Notes: Also known as Shinshu Maru. 8370 tons. Later refloated. Embarked General Imamura (Commander in Chief, 16th Army.)
  • Trans. Horai Maru (sunk)(sunk)
    Notes: 9192 tons.
  • Trans. Tatsuno Maru (sunk)(sunk)
    Notes: 6960 tons.Later refloated.
  • 23 other transports
    Notes: Embarked 2nd Infantry Division, 16th Army, No. 3 Sentai.

Landing Area B

Southwest of St. Nicolaas Pt.

These ships were just out of sight of the Allied cruisers.

  • 6 transports
    Notes: Embarked 2nd Infantry Division, 16th Army, No. 2 Sentai.


  • 23 transports


  • The Battle of the Java Sea by F. C. Van Oosten
  • Chronology of the War at Sea 1939-1945 by J. Rohwer & G. Hummelchen
  • A Battle History of the Imperial Japanese Navy (1941-1945) by P. Dull
  • "Long Lancers" by Allyn D. Nevitt, at the Nihon Kaigun website.
  • Sea Battles in Close-Up, WWII, Vol. 2, Java Sea by E. Grove
  • Japanese Cruisers of the Pacific War by E. LaCroix & L. Wells III
  • The US Navy Against the Axis: Surface Combat 1941-1945 by Vincent P. O'Hara