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Via Visser (2012). Fair use may apply.
|131 tons standard displacement
|103'7" by 17'7" by 6'
31.57m by 5.36m by 1.83m
|2 37mm/23 Hotchkiss AA guns
2 7.7mm machine guns
||1-shaft Werkspoor diesel (300 hp)
The Alors were
completed in 1938 at Priok (the port of Batavia).
They were designed to transport
amounts of goods or small numbers of persons around the East Indies
archipelago, but were
commandeered as minesweepers at the outbreak of hostilities.
All were scuttled on 1 or 2 March 1942 at Priok to
prevent their capture by the Japanese.
However, Bantam was salvaged by the Japanese and recommissioned
as Cha-117. She was torpedoed
on 23 July 1945 off Bali by Hardhead.
|Alor||Scuttled by 1942-3-2
|Aroe||Scuttled by 1942-3-2|
|Bantam||Scuttled by 1942-3-2.
Raised by the Japanese as Cha-117. Torpedoed 1945-7-23 off Bali by Hardhead
|Bogor||Scuttled by 1942-3-2|
|Ceram||Scuttled by 1942-3-2|
|Cheribon||Scuttled by 1942-3-2|
Gogin (2010; accessed 2012-12-1)
Visser (2012; accessed 2012-12-1)
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