Commodore Yosaphat "Yos" Sudarso (24 November 1925 - 15 January 1962) was an

Indonesian naval officer killed at the Battle of Arafura Sea. At the time of his death, Yos Sudarso
was deputy chief of staff of the Indonesian Navy and in charge of an action to infiltrate Dutch
New Guinea.[1]
The Battle near Vlakke Hoek (Etna Bay) of the Arafura Sea stopped an attempt by the
Indonesian Navy to drop off 150 soldiers in Kaimana in Dutch New Guinea for sabotage and to
incite the local population against the Dutch government. Sudarso was in charge of the
operation at sea, while colonel Murshid commanded the infiltrants. Three torpedo boats left
the Aru Islands in the middle of the night but were intercepted by a Dutch reconnaissance plane,
as the Dutch had anticipated the action for weeks. The torpedo boats responded to the flares
sent off by the plane by shooting at it. The Dutch frigate HMS Evertsen then joined the scene
and sunk the KRI Macan Tutul, commanded by Sudarso. The other two ships, KRI Macan
Kumbang and KRI Harimau, fled, but one hit a reef and the other was disabled by shooting.
The Evertsen was able to save most occupants of the Macan Tutul, but at least three sailors
died, among whom was commodore Sudarso.[2]
The action itself was an abject failure and General Nasution even refused to relay the bad news
to Sukarno, forcing colonel Murshid to do this in person.[2] However, the small battle was
partially responsible for the subsequent involvement of the Soviet Union and United States in
the case of Dutch New Guinea, and it is honored in Indonesia by "Sea Sacrifice Day," an annual
nationwide day of remembrance. Twelve years after his death, Yos Sudarso was officially added
to the register of Indonesian heroes of the Revolution. Indonesia issued a special postage stamp
to commemorate his service to his country, while the KRI Harimau was made into a monument
in Taman Mini Indonesia Indah.[3]

Indonesia's Yos Sudarso Island and Yos Sudarso Bay are named in his honor. There is also an
ex-Dutch warship named KRI Yos Sudarso (ship number 353) in honor of him. It is still active
in the fleet today.