Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Dutch brig Zr. Ms. Sylph participated in blockading Boni, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Nederlandsche Staatscourant dated 8 July 1859

An item dated The Hague, Netherlands 7th dealing with the movements of the Dutch squadron in the Dutch East Indies reported that the Dutch brig Zr. Ms. Sylph lieutenant 1st class J.H. van de Kruyse Pilaar was part of the blockade fleet in the Bay of Boni.(1)

1. Brigantine, laid down at the shipyard of De Jongh, Kortland en Anthony at Rotterdam, Netherlands in 1837, launched on 6 May 1837, bought by the navy in 1841, sold in the Dutch East Indies in 1842, rebought in May 1846, mostly renewed at the towing slip at Onrust, Dutch East Indies in 1850, probably sold on public auction on Saturday 28 April 1861, dimensions 28,5 x 8,7 x 3,15 metres, displacement 252 tons and an armament of 5 guns.