12.6.11

Formation of Majapahit Sea Fleet

Formation of Majapahit Sea Fleet

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In the golden age of Majapahit kingdom in the fourteenth century the King Hayam Wuruk there are two genius military leaders that is Mahapatih Gajahmada and Admiral Mpu Nala. Admiral Mpu Nala as Commander Navy warship Majapahit placing group numbered a few dozen to keep the five important points oceans of the archipelago. Fleet first group served in the western island of Sumatra as a guard force of warships in the Indian Ocean under the command of Admiral who came from Central Java; Fleet warships guard the second group of South Sea or the south of Java Island under the command of an Admiral's from Bali. The third group in charge of keeping the fleet oceans of Makassar Strait and the area of Ternate, Tidore, and Halmahera under the leadership of a an Admiral's from Makassar. Fleet fourth group to keep the Straits of Malacca and the Natuna Islands, under the leadership of a Vice Admiral from West Java. Last Fleet fifth group to keep the Java Sea eastward to the spice islands of Maluku, Java fleet is flying the flag of the Majapahit in adding another gold flag of the Majapahit palace symbols are usually headed by a Rear Admiral originated from East Java.
      Each cluster fleet flag ships battleships are the locus of leadership of the supreme command for all the assailant ship, ship supplies, and protective flag ship itself. Of the five fleet of Majapahit was a heavy burden is keeping the Malacca Strait and South China Sea full of pirates based in the surrounding area Campa, Vietnam, and China. Fourth Fleet guarding the Straits of Malacca is usually assisted by the first fleet of the Indian Ocean if the pirates rangers fled to the northwest along the Strait of Malacca. Similarly, the South Sea Fleet Java usually assist in maintaining the security of merchant ships carrying spices through the Sunda Strait safer for India and the Middle East. Another task is to keep the South Sea fleet Bali Strait and the oceans south of Nusa Tenggara, even in the south island of Bali there are shipyard Majapahit ships are quite large.
       Third Fleet ships in charge of guarding the intruder from the Philippines Mindanao region while keeping the spice islands of Maluku if the fleet strength was concentrated in the Java Sea, Java to escort the King Hayam Wuruk visited the eastern coastal region of Java Island. Java Fleet Fleet is the largest force of warships Majapahit group because most heavy duty to keep the center of the Majapahit royal palace at once mastered the sea route to the spice islands of Maluku, which is located directly under the central government of Majapahit.
      Each warship armed with guns Javanese Majapahit called cetbang Majapahit. Blacksmith who made the cannon is located in Blambangan. Cetbang Majapahit is a work of invention Mahapatih Gajahmada which is said to have taken care of by the Mongols or Tartars who attacked the kingdom with the power of a thousand ships Singosari.
      All types of warships Majapahit supplies from ship to ship the flag is a genius creation from Mpu Nala that once a reliable Admiral Sea. Nala create similar boats from the giant timber which only grow in an undisclosed island. Giant trees and suitable for the ship that makes the Majapahit ships large enough size at the time.
      After Gajahmada and Mpu Nala died then gradually weakened the power of Majapahit was much less when the war paregreg Majapahit ships attack each other with each other and destruction is inevitable for the entire fleet. After a weak Majapahit Java Fleet only left that controls the waters of the Java Sea and the sea route to the spice islands. Then came the white people whose main goal is to master the spice-producing areas were the capital ships nimble and agile is not too large in size compared to the Majapahit ship but the ship is superior armed stranger who could spew cannon balls of iron with a range of further than the ability range cetbang Majapahit. ****
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