HNLMS Koning der Nederlanden was an iron-hulled ironclad
ramtorenschip (turret ram ship) built by the Rijkswerf at Amsterdam for
the Royal Netherlands Navy in the early 1870s. The ship was
converted to a barracks ship in the late 1890s and stationed in Surabaya
in the Dutch East Indies. Koning der Nederlanden was scuttled in
Surabaya on 2 March 1942, during the Battle of Java, to prevent her
capture by the Japanese.

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