Sunday, 19 February 2017

Dutch merchant steamship Gouverneur-Generaal ‘s Jacob hired to be used as hospital ship according to the Dutch newspaper Soerabaijsch handelsbladr dated 27 September 1894

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 27th reported that the government in the Dutch East Indies hired from the Dutch shipping company K.P.M. the ship Gouverneur-Generaal ‘s Jacob to be used as second hospital ship for the sick men of the Lombok expedition and to bring them perhaps towards Surabaya, Dutch East Indies.(1)

1. Dutch East Indies-flagged, homeport Batavia, horsepower 200hp, call sign TDMB and net capacity 4.440,33 cubic metres/1.569,02 tons of ,2,83 cubic metres.