Confinement, a monument to a sailor

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Confinement, a monument to a sailor
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Confinement, a monument to a sailor

Not many people on the street but I met this person, Karel Willem Frederik Marie Doorman. He was a Dutch rear admiral in WWII. The English name for his rank is Rear Admiral. Known to the Allies as Admiral Doorman. Doorman died during the Battle of the Java Sea aboard the light cruiser De Ruyter. To commemorate him the Dutch Royal Navy, named a ship after him, four times, in 1946, 1948, 1991 and 2015.

Note: K. Doorman, Utrecht, April 23, 1889 – Javazee, February 28, 1942. 

Author: Richard

Born in Rotterdam, Kralingen. Living there now for more then 55 years. Working in public transport so I enjoy the city everyday...

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