Abraham Crijnssen

bridge of the Abraham Crijnssen, almost totally obscured by the layers of concealing foliage. (Credits: Wikimedia Commons)

When the Dutch Warship Abraham Crijnssen pretended to be an Island

Sometimes in life, the guy with the drunken, so-crazy-it-just-might-work ideas hits one out of the park and saves the day. This is clearly what happened in 1942 aboard the HNLMS Abraham Crijnssen, the last Dutch warship standing after the Battle of the Java Sea. Originally planning to escape to Australia with three other warships, the …

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