Saturday, 20 May 2017

Dutch screw steamship 4th class Sambas undergoing heavy repairs according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1887-1888 no. 6

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Netherlands. Original source

An item dated Surabaya, Dutch East Indies 29 June 1887 reported that the Dutch Zr. Ms. Sambas lay in a extensive repair which was to be completed against October.(1)

1. Dutch screw steamship 4th class, composite-built, coppered, call sign GQTL, on stocks at the shipyard N.S.M., Fijenoord, Netherlands in 1873, launched in 1874, fitted out with new boilers 2 April-1 November 18777, decommissioned on 21 February 1896, condemned and sold at the naval establishment at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies for ƒ 10.000 on Monday 13 April 1896 , served in the Dutch East Indies, displacement 732 tons, dimensions 42 (between perpendiculars)-45 (over all) x 8,8 x 3,6 metres, horsepower 90 nhp/370 ehp, speed 9,5 miles, armament original: 1 rifled 18cm gun, 2-12cm guns, later increased with 1-7,5cm gun and 2-3,7cm guns and a crew numbering 100 men (76 Europeans and 24 natives).