This photo purports to show USS WHIPPLE (DD-217) in the floating drydock at Tjilatjap after her collision at Prigi Bay in Feb. 1942 with HNMS DERUYTER...
1) Can any of our Dutch/RNN experts verify this?
2) Is there a better version of this image available?
3) Are there any other images of this drydock at Tjilatjap?
There was a floating drydock in Tjilatjap, towed there in December, 1941 (escorted by the destroyer Van Nes), arriving December 21. I found a description of the dock, owned by the N.V. Droogdok-Maatschappij Tandjong Priok in Batavia. The characteristics were as follows:
Length: 156 m
Width (bottom): 21,40 m
Width (top): 23 m
For ships with a draught of 7,5 m
Lifting capacity 8000 tons.
Never seen this photo before, thanks for sharing.
Hope this helps,