Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Dutch flush deck corvette Zr. Ms. Pallas stationed in the Moluccas, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Nederlandsche Staatscourant dated 31 December 1859

An item dated The Hague, Netherlands 30th referred to tidings dated 7th November dealing with the movements of the Dutch squadron in the Dutch East Indies reporting that the Dutch corvette Zr. Ms. Pallas captain lieutenant H.F. Valentini was stationed in the water of the Moluccas, Dutch East Indies in the roads of Amboina.(1)

1. Flush deck corvette, call sign GQRC, on stocks at the navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands on 7 June 1839, launched on 19 June 1845, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands between 18 January-14 April 1853, last mentioned in 1873, dimensions 39,50 x 10,80 x 5,00 metres, 900 tons displacement and an armament of 18-22 guns.