Saturday, 24 June 2017

Dutch screw steamship 4th class Zr. Ms. Java cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 28 June 1889

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. Original url

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 28th reported the arrival of the Dutch screw steamship Zr. Ms. Java (1), captain Zegers Veeckens (2), coming from Padang, Dutch East Indies.

1. Laid down by the Nederlandse Stoomboot Mij, Fijenoord, Netherlands in 1885, launched in 1885, commissioned at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands on 16 February 1886, decommissioned on 11 July 1904, handed over the Government Navy in the Dutch East Indies in 1905. Costs when first fitted out ƒ 600.000. Dimensions 62,60 x 9,50 x 4,30 metres and a displacement of 1.118 tons. Horsepower 1.050 ihp allowing a speed of 12,75 miles. Crew numbered 78 Europeans and 34 natives. Armament consisted of 1-15cm A, gun, 3-12cm K.A. guns, 1-7,5cm A gun and 3-3,7cm iron guns. Iron built, doubled with wood and coppered.
2. Captain lieutenant Pieter Zegers Veeckens (9 December 1843 Breda, Netherlands-19 October 1902 Amsterdam, Netherlands), vice admiral since 2 June 1902.