I have recently received this YOUTUBE File from the Dutch Ministry of Defense with the following note to explain.

In commemoration of the 75th Battle of the Java Sea, the Netherlands Institute of Military History (NIMH) made a animation of that battle in Dutch. Due to the great attention we decided to make an international (English)  edition and placed this on our Youtube channel:

This animation could be interesting for you so we decided to contact you.

The NIMH is a Dutch historical institute of the Ministry of Defence.


The two Facebook pages, HMS Jupiter Association and I Served on HMS Jupiter have now merged into One to make life easier, so now join us at HMS JUPITER.

Harold Lock Funeral

Hi All, update as follows: -

Funeral Date: March 1st

Time: 1415hrs

Place: There will be a Cremation in West Suffolk Crematorium, Risby, Bury St Edmunds, IP28 6RR

Wake: The Bull Hotel

Hall Street, Long Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9JG.

Time: 1530approx.

Dress: Medals and Jupiter Tie please.


If anyone would like to stay at the Bull for a night, I have penciled in a few bedrooms for us, but I need to know very soon if you would like to use them, I have thought about staying the night after the wake, The Admiral and Lady Jane will be staying for 2 nights.


Rooms are: Single @ £60 B&B, Double/Twin @ £75 B&B


Please let me know if you will attending as I need to inform the family of potential numbers for catering purposes.

Harold Lock - AB - Crossed the Bar.

It is with great sadness that we report the death on Sunday 29th January 2017 of Harold Lock, last know survivor of the sinking of HMS JUPITER F85 on February 27th 1942.

On the sinking of Jupiter, Harold along with others were captured by the Japanese on February 28th and imprisoned until the end of the War. His story is told in his Book THE FORGOTTEN MEN, a copy of which is available from the Association to read.

There will be a funeral in Bury St. Edmunds to which the Association will be attending with the Association Standard, date yet to be announced.

Anniversary of JUPITER F85 loss in Java Sea

February 27th 2017 is the 75th Anniversary of the sinking by Mine of F85, in the Java Sea, a wreath laying at the Jupiter's Memorial Tree in the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, near Lichfield, Staffordshire will take place at 1200 to mark this event.

Prior to the wreath laying we attend The Millennium Chapel of Peace and Forgiveness at the Remembrance Centre and is the only place in the country where the Act of Remembrance is observed daily at 11 am.

Would those wishing to attend please contact me as I have to inform the NMA if large groups are attending any official event, dress is Medals/Jupiter Ties/Blazers/Jackets/Berets if at all possible please as we are respecting our former Jupiter shipmates. Please meet in the NMA reception area at 1040 prior to going into the Chapel.

Ken Williams