Thursday, 25 May 2017

Dutch paddle steamship 1st class Zr. Ms. Banka docked at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1886-1887 no. 6

An item reported that at the navy establishment at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies in 1885 the Zr. Ms. Banka of the Indies Military Navy was docked, cleaned and painted with Rathjens paint.(1)

1. Paddle steamship 3rd class, call sign GQDB, iron-built, on stocks at the shipyard of the Kon. Fabriek etc., Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1866, launched in 1867, decommissioned on 18 August 1886, converted into a pilot station ship for the Oostervaarwater of Surabaya, Dutch East Indies as replacement of the Timor, displacement 1.070 tons, dimensions 52,9 x 8,8-15,28 (over paddle wheels) x 5,6 metres, horsepower 200 hp, an armament of 2 medium 30pd guns and 2-rifled 16cm guns and a crew numbering 100-122 men (1885: 92 Europeans, 30 natives).