In 1941, the Pacific War started after the Japanese air attack on Pearl Harbor. After Pearl Harbor, the Japanese started to development in the Pacific and involved Hong Kong, Singapore, New Guinea and Rabaul. The Allies had been not able to end the Japanese armed forces ashore, and now they would be tried adrift.
Java was the following focus for Japan, and the American-British-Dutch-Australian (ABDA) maritime strengths were composed under ABDA charge trying to shield the Java and whatever is left of the Dutch East Indies. By and large, this multinational naval force was at a numerical drawback; and the Japanese additionally had general air predominance.
What ABDA did have they pulled together in a to some degree urgent endeavor to protect Java from the Japanese transport escorts heading towards it. ABDA’s war fleet for the Battle of Java Sea included substantial cruisers, light cruisers and destroyers that gave the spine of the Allied armada. Be that as it may, the Japanese had up to 14 destroyers for the fight, which agreeably overshadowed the ABDA downright.
Given that, winning the Battle of Java Sea was no simple errand for ABDA and their leader Admiral Doorman. As the ABDA armada moved to catch the caravans, they went under substantial torpedo fire from the Imperial Japanese Navy. Amid this salvo the overwhelming cruiser Exeter was hit, and the Japanese armada sank a destroyer.
As the fight proceeded with, ABDA made further endeavors to achieve the Japanese transport escorts. On the other hand, each one time the Japanese blocked; and further torpedo strikes expanded ABDA misfortunes. Amid these torpedo strikes Admiral Doorman’s boat was hit and sank.
The rest of the ABDA armada started to withdraw. Be that as it may, they were sought after by the Japanese; and the Exeter was done off before it could escape from the fight. Just a couple of American destroyers figured out how to withdraw from the Battle of Java Sea in place.
Accordingly, the fight was an unequivocal Japanese triumph. While the intrusion of Java was deferred, it couldn’t be counteracted by ABDA as Java tumbled to Japan. ABDA maritime misfortunes were likewise substantial, losing one overwhelming cruiser, two light cruisers and up to five destroyers.
With those misfortunes the ABDA barrier of the Dust East Indies everything except disintegrated. The Imperial Japanese Navy won further triumphs at the Battle of Sunda Strait amid the Dutch East Indies Campaign, along these lines whatever remains of Indonesia tumbled to Japan. Most importantly else, the Imperial Japanese Navy had again exhibited its intensity in the Pacific War at the Battle of Java Sea. In any case, their naval force was smashed months after the fact at the Battle of Midway.