Saturday, 20 May 2017

Dutch Zr. Ms. screw steamship 4th class Bandjermasin undergone heavy repairs according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1887-1888 no. 6

An item dated Surabaya, Dutch East Indies 29 June 1887 reported that the Dutch Zr. Ms. Bandjermasin was broken up to her thrushes, then fitted out with a new hull and launched again.(1)

1. Bandjermassin, ex-Bandhermassing renamed 1880, screw steamship 4th class, call sign GQCT, composite-built and coppered, on stocks at the shipyard of the Kon. Fabriek van stoom- en andere werktuigen, Amsterdam, Netherlands in July 1873, launched on 7 April 1874, commissioned on 16 June 1874, dimensions 42-45 (over all) x 8,8 x 3,6 metres, a displacement of 730 tons, horsepower 90 hp/400 ehp, speed 9,5 miles, an armament of 3 guns (1879: 1 rifled 18cm gun, 2-12cm guns) and a crew numbering 80 men (1879). Decommissioned on 1 September 1894, stricken, condemned and sold for ƒ 10.000.