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Battle of Java Sea - Imperial Fleet

Imperial heavy cruisers

Rear-Admiral Takeo Takagi was tasked with protecting the amphibious landings on Java from allied  surface vessels. He commanded a substantial force, two heavy cruiser, two lights cruisers and fourteen destroyers.

Battle of Java Sea - Allied Fleet

Allied Cruisers Java Sea

The speed of the Japanese advance though South East Asia astonished the allied forces. Very little time was available to muster a defence, fleets were thrown together with what was afloat from each of the allied nations. The result was a brave but inexperienced force.

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