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Title:FOUR DUTCH SUBMARINES IN BATAVIA [Allocated Title]
Film Number:JFU 391
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: With the surrender of Japanese forces, four submarines of the Royal Netherlands Navy are based at Batavia in the Dutch East Indies (Jakarta, Indonesia).
Description: Four berthed submarines. Dutch tricolours flying at the sterns of the subs. An awning erected on the deck of one of the submarines with members of the crew on deck. Men on deck. A 3-pounder gun on the deck of HNLMS Tijgerhaai ('Tigershark'). Men on conning tower. Name 'Tijgerhaai' on conning tower. Two sailors pass a 20mm Oerlikon cannon.
Production Details: War Office Directorate of Public Relations (Production sponsor)
SEAC Film Unit (Production company)
Davis, Desmond (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Netherlands Navy, TIJGERHAAI (HNLMS), submarine (regiment/service)
Royal Netherlands Navy, O 23, submarine (regiment/service)
Royal Netherlands Navy, O 24, submarine (regiment/service)
Royal Netherlands Navy, K XV, submarine (regiment/service)
Keywords: Batavia, Java, Netherlands East Indies (geography)
Allied Occupation of the Netherlands East Indies, Allied Occupation of South East Asia post-August 1945 (event)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 102 ft; Running time: 2 mins
Notes: The dopesheet identifies the submarines as Tijgerhaai, O-23, O-24 and K XV. Dopesheet remarks that O-23 had sunk 75,000 tons of Japanese shipping on a recent patrol.
Tijgerhaai was formerly the Vickers-built Royal Navy T Class submarine HMS Tarn. She was not commissioned into the Royal Navy and was commissioned to the Royal Netherlands Navy on 28 March 1945. Details of the other boats can be found at the reference below.