Thursday, 13 July 2017

British sloop HMS Cornflower visited the Dutch East Indies in 1929

An item reported that the British flotilla vessel Cornflower visited the Dutch East Indies harbours Menado between 29 September-2 October 1929, Ternate between 4-7 October 1929, Ambon between 9-15 October 1929, Timor Koepang between 18-22 October 1929, Bima between 24-27 October, Banjoewangi between 29 October-3 November 1929 and Samarinda between 12-15 November 1929.(1)

1. Of the Arabic-class minesweeping sloops built under the Emergency War Programme, preceded by the Azalea-class and succeeded by the Aubretia-class. Launched at Barclay Curle and Company, Whiteinch, Glasgow, Scotland with yard number 537 on 30 March 1916, lent to the Hong Kong Government to be used as a Royal Navy Naval Resere drillship on 31 March 1934, sold at Hong Kong and renamed Tai Hing in 1940, bought back in Septemver 1940 and retained her original name and lost when Japanese aircraft attacked Hong Kong on 15 December 1941 or scuttled on 19 December 1941.

Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1929-1930.