Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Dutch paddle steamship 4th class Zr. Ms. Admiraal van Kinsbergen participated in the Boni expedition in the 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 steamship Zr. Ms. Admiraal van Kinsbergen lieutenant 1st class P. Roodsant arrived at Surabaya, Dutch East returning from the Boni expedition needing repairs.(1)

1. Paddle steamship 4th class, call sign GQBN, built at the shipyard of the Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij at Rotterdam, Netherlands but apparently disassembled and assembled at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies in 1853-1854, commissioned on 7 May 1853, docked at Bandjermassing, Dutch East Indies 21 August-15 September 1877, decommissioned 25 December 1877 at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies, condemned, displacement 293 tons and as dimensions 45,72 x 6,50-12,40 (over side wheels) x 1,70 metres, horsepower 70 hp, armament one 30 pd gun and a crew numbering 43 men (1877).