Friday, 30 June 2017

American destroyer USS Bainbridge visited Makassar Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper De Preanger-bode dated Thursday 29 July 1915

An item reported that on Saturday 13.00 o’clock the American destroyer Bainbridge (1) left Makassar, Dutch East Indies underway towards the Philippines.(2) She just visited Makassar making a trip with the sick governor of Joho on board. The newspaper reported that within some months an American flotilla would visit the Dutch East Indies included Makassar, if possible including the Bainbridge.(3)

The Bataviaasch nieuwsblad dated 22nd published an item dated Makassar, Dutch East Indies 20th reporting the arrival of the American destroyer USS Bainbridge destined for Borneo, Dutch East Indies and then back to the Philippines.

1. The DD-1, ordered in 4 May 1898, awarded on 1 October 1898, laid down by Neafie and Levy Ship and Engine Building Company on 15 August 1899, launched on 27 August 1901, several times commissioned and decommissioned and sold on 3 January 1920 to be converted into a fruit carrier.
2. The Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1914-1915 reported that she visited Makassar, Dutch East Indies between 20-26 June 1915.
3. She was not present in the visit between 13-19 August 1915. At that moment was the First World War 28 July 1914-11 November 1918 going on in which the Netherlands was neutral