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( Lightvessel ) Orion


      

Built in 1912 at Surabaya, East Java, for the Gouvernemental Dienst van bebakening en kustverlichting / Lighthouses & Buoys.
Some years before WW II she was rebuild into an unmanned lightvessel, on station near Balikpapan, East Borneo. On 22-01-1942 gunfire of the Dutch submarine K XVIII made her to sink down to keep her out of Japanese hands. She's also seen on one of the Zwaantjesdroogte pictures.
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Album name:Hans de Graaf / Indonesia
Current status (active, not active, museum etc):Dead
Construction details (year of built, shape etc):1912
Displayed:334 times
Date added:Nov 09, 2012
DateTime Original:2012:11:05 10:55:05
Keywords:Indonesia ; Lightship ; Java sea ; Java ; Historic
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