Built in 1952 by H.C. Stulcken & Sohn Hamburg, West Germany, and Launched on January 24, 1953. The Ship was sailed to Indonesia by the Indonesian naval officers and Cadets.
Ever since, the ship has been utilized as training ship in the Indonesian Naval Academy based in Surabaya, for which she has cruised both inland waters and overseas.
About The NAME
Most of Javanese Philosophies of life follow the Hindu epic, Ramayana and Mahabharata, former from India. The epic always render good and evil characteristics of people and considered as guidance of life. However, the Javanese have their own versions, which are some sort of sub stories of the epic, written according to their own value system. One of such is episode of Dewaruci, as performed in the shadow-puppet play.
Dewaruci is the God of truth and courage. The play conveys a deep philosophy of the life, represented by a good character called Bima or Bratasena, the second of the five brother of Pandawa from Amerta Kingdom. Bima’s cousins from Astina Kingdom, the one hundred Kurawa’s brothers, representing the evil, are always jealous of the Pandawa who exceed them in all aspects. Both families, the Pandawa and Kurawa have one Guru ( the man who hold position as a spiritual advisor and teacher), the great priest Dorna. Since Dorna live in Astina, the Kurawa has stronger influence on him than the Pandawa and request him to give an imposible assignment to Bima to find “Tirta Amerta”, because Bima always strives for the best of all human beings.
Being obedient to his Guru, Bima start searching for the “Tirta Amerta”, the water of life. In his journey, when he is about to faint after fighting a gigantic dragon, he sees Dewaruci and tell him that he has been ordered by Guru to find “Tirta Amerta”.
He has to enter dewaruci’s body that is very small compared to his own. Finally, within the body of Dewaruci, Bima found the truth, which is Dewaruci himself. Dewaruci is, in fact, the transformation of Sang Hyang Wenang, the Supreme God.
In his strive for truth, Bima has to over came an enormous number of barriers, but because of his devotion and courage, he can achieve what he searches for.
By using the name Dewaruci, for the Indonesian Navy training ship, the crew and cadets would, wishfully, follow the noble character of Bima.
MISSION of KRI DEWARUCI
KRI Dewaruci’s Overseas sailing has a mission of :
1. Avenue for sea training of theIndonesia Naval cadets.
2. An Ambassador of goodwill in tourism, culture and information about Indonesia.
3. International Relationship.
Type : Barquentine.
Sail : 16 Sails, area 1091 m2.
1. Flying jib.
2. Outer jib.
3. Middle jib.
4. Inner jib.
5. Royal sail.
6. Top gallant sail.
7. Upper top sail.
8. Lower top sail.
9. Fore sail.
1. Main top gallant sail.
2. Main top mast stay sail.
3. Mai stay sail.
4. Main top sail.
5. Main sail.
1. Mizzen top sail.
2. Mizzen sail.
• Dimension Length : 58.30 meters.
• Propultion : One 986 HP Diesel Engine 4 blades propeler.
• Beam : 9.50 meters.
• Draft : 4.50 meters.
• Speed Engine : 10.5 knots.
• Weight : 847 tons.
• Under Sail : 9 knots.
• Crew 81 and sailors, in addition, she carries a total 75 cadets.