Thursday, 20 August 2015

Prussian naval officers on board of Dutch frigate Zr. Ms. Prins van Oranje and corvette Sumatra according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 15 April 1851

Prins van Oranje. Rijksmuseum at Amsterdam, Netherlands. Original url

Sumatra. Model NG-MC-348. Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Netherlands.Original url

An item dated Middelburg, Netherlands 14th reported that the Dutch frigate Zr. Ms. Prins van Oranje (1) captain D. Bijl de Vroe (2) bound for the Mediterranean and the corvette Zr.Ms. Sumatra (3)captain ‘t Hooft bound for Guinea would depart on 20 April. On each ship was a Prussian officer placed to be trained in seamanship. On board of the Sumatra was also the assistant-resident for the coast of Guinea mr. Nagtglas on board.(4)

1. Dirk Bijl de Vroe (22-12-1797 Bergen op Zoom, 14-5-1879 Netherlands-Haarlem, Netehrlands) ending his career in the rank of vice admiral.
2. Former Waal, frigate 1st class, call sign GQSB, on stocks at the navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands by P. Glavimans Jz.August 1828, launched 16 May 1840, renamed Prins van Oranje 1844, later guard ship, sold to be broken up 1897, dimensions 54 (load line) x 14 (inner hull) x 5,8-6,3 (aft) x 7,13 (hold below upper deck) metres, 2.481-2.485 tons displacement, 60 (peace:30-30pd guns, 30-30pd carronades, 2-12pd guns))-70 (war) guns and a sail area of 2.170m2.
Rijksmuseum at Amsterdam, Netherlands
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3. Sumatra also called Sumatraan, ‘kuil’corvette, on stocks at the navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands by C.J. Glavimans on 26 October 1843, launched on 18 May 1848, transferred to the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands on 28 August, there docked and coppered 9-23 October, commissioned on 1 May 1849, burned off Kema, Celebes on 16 May 1854, displacement 942 tons and as dimensions 39,5 (waterline) x 12,00 (inner hull) 12,30 x 5,00 (fore)-5,40 (aft) and a hold of 6,2 metres and an armament of 26 guns.
4. Cornelis Johannes Marius Nagtglas (16 May 1814-18 January 1897, who finally became governor of the Gold Coast (20 March 1869-8 June 1871.