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An item dated The Hague, Netherlands 28th February referred to tidings of 15th January dealing with the movements of the Dutch squadron in the Dutch East Indies. The Dutch steamship Zr. Ms. Merapi captain lieutenant R.L. de Haes was fitted out at the naval establishment at Onrust, Dutch East Indies for her voyage back to the Netherlands.(1)
1. Contract signed with the N.S.M. for of the engines and standard boilers for ƒ 152.500,00 to delivery before 15 April 1843 decision nr. 54 dated 31 July 1840, on stocks at navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands 20 October 1840, launched 2 November 1842, according to decision no. 131 dated 17 October commissioned with a crew of 100 men commanded by captain lieutenant Baars, 21 October 1843, departed 27 June 1844 towards the Dutch East Indies, arrived 13 November 1844 at Batavia, towed in the monsoon transports with infantry, artillery and Horses from Bali towards Bali for the expedition in 1846, returned towards the Netherlands on 21 October 1848, arrived at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands in 29 March 1849, decommissioned undergoing repairs at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands on 15 April 1849, commissioned on 16 March 1851, departed towards the Dutch East Indies on 1 June 1851, voyage towards Norway and Iceland captain lieutenant J.D. Wolterbeek between 3 July-20 September 1856, stricken in 1863, dimensions 52,00 x 10,00 x 4,80 metres, displacement of 546 tons and an armament of 8 guns, decision dated 31 July 1840 to sing contract with the Ned. Stoomboot Mij. to deliver on 15 April 1843engines and boilers for ƒ 152.500,00, barque-rigged and 220 hp horsepower.