Thursday, 30 March 2017

Dutch paddle steamship 4th class Onrust lieutenant 1st class stationed off Borneo, Dutch East Indies according to the Nederlandsche staatscourant dated 5 February 1867

An item referred to tidings dated 15th December 1866 dealing with the movements of the ships belonging to the Dutch squadron in the Dutch East Indies. The Dutch steamship 4th class Onrust (1) lieutenant 1st class D.A. Coomans de Ruiter departed on 14th December towards the waters of the South and East department of Borneo to replace the Dutch steamship Zr.Ms. Madura.

1. paddle steamship 4th class, call sign GQPN, iron-built. on stocks at the shipyard of Ned. Stoomboot Mij. Fijenoord, Rotterdam, Netherlands on 15 September 1860, launched in 1863 with yard number 62, disassembled, transported to the Dutch East Indies and in 1863 at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies  assembled, decommissioned on 1 September 1892, stricken 1892, sold for ƒ 8.400 to Kwee Hap Tik at the naval establishment at Surabaya at 10.00 o’clock on Saturday 4 March 1893, dimensions 45,72 x 6,50-12,4 (over paddle wheels) x 1,70m, 293 tons displacement, 3 (1-30pd, 2-12cm carronades)-4 (1885: 2-12cm, 2-7cm rifled )guns, horsepower 80 hp and a crew numbering 43-67 (45 Europeans and 22 natives) men.