HNLMS Abraham Crijnssen was a Royal Netherlands Navy minesweeper. Built during the 1930s, she was based in the Netherlands East Indies when the Japanese invaded at the end of 1941. Ordered to retreat, the ship was disguised as a tropical island to avoid detection and attack, and was the last Dutch ship to escape from Java. On arriving in Australia in 1942, she was commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy as HMAS Abraham Crijnssen and operated as an anti-submarine escort.
|HNLMS Abraham Crijnssen disguised as a tropical island|