Sunday, 22 January 2017

Building of Dutch dreadnought still not started according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviaasch nieuwsblad dated 18 April 1914

British Vickers design dated 1913

German Germaniawerft design dated 1913

German Blohm&Voss design dated 1913

An item dated The Hague, Netherlands 17the referred to unofficial statement reported that the Dutch minister of navy Rambonnet would propose to start with the building of one dreadnought (2) after vice admiral Tydeman (3) returned from the Dutch East Indies.

1. Jean Jacques Rambonnet (8 March 1864 Wijhe, Netherlands-3 August 1943 Rotterdam, Netherlands), served in the Royal Netherlands Navy between 1879-1922 ending in the rank of vice-admiral and minister of navy 29 August 1913-28 June 1918.
2. There was never a Dutch dreadnought built due to the outbreak of the First World War.
3. Gustaaf Frederik Tydeman (12 February 1858 Paramaribo, Surinam-1 May 1939 The Hague, Netherlands, ending his naval career since 1872 on 1 June 1915 as director and commanding officer at Amsterdam, Netherlands.