Wednesday, 15 February 2017

French war steamship Saône underway from the Dutch East Indies towards New Caledoniaaccording to the Dutch newspaper Javabode dated 20 March 1889

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 19th reported the departure of the French war steamship Saône captain Rigaud towards New Caledonia.

1. An aviso laid down by the arsenal of Toulon, France on 12 February 1877, launched on 15 January 1880 and finally for sale at Brest, France in 1914. Displacement 1.600 tons and as dimensions 64 x 10,5 x 4,9 metres. Speed 10 knots. An armament of 4-14cm/5.5” guns.