Thursday, 29 June 2017

British sloop HMS Vestal visited Tandjong-Priok, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviaasch nieuwsblad dated 5 July 1902

An item reported the arrival of the British warship Vestal (1) commanded by MacHutchin coming from Singapore. The edition dated 7th reported her departure towards Christmas Island. Her commanding officer was now called L.J. Hutchins.

1. Of the Condor-class sloops, launched by Sheerness Dockyard, England on 10 February 1900 and sold on 21 October 1921.
2. Called gunboat visiting Tandjong-Priok, Dutch East Indies between 5-7 July 1902 according to the Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1901-1902.