Ship disguised as island…

Quality post from BoingBoing today…

This camouflaged Dutch ship successfully disguised itself as a small tropical island and avoided the Japanese Navy after the Battle of the Java Sea.


HNLMS Abraham Crijnssen was stationed in the Dutch East Indies when WW II began. After the destruction of the Allied Fleet by the Japanese during the Battle of the Java Sea in February 1942, Crijnssen’s captain was ordered to escape with his ship to Australia. Covered with tree branches, the minesweeper crossed the Japanese naval lines camouflaged as a tropical island.

HNLMS ABRAHAM CRIJNSSEN (A925) (via Make)

[blog originally posted by Cory Doctorow at BoingBoing]

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