Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Former Dutch paddle steamship Bromo for sale according to the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 3 July 1916

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Netherlands. Original url

An item reported that the aged Bromo the last six years used as coal hulk at Merauke, Dutch East Indies was towed towards Surabaya, Dutch East Indies probably to be used by the Dutch navy as target.(1)

1. Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Marine 1916-1917 reported that she was brought back from Merauke at Surabaya and there laid up waiting for a decision what to do with her. The 1917-1918 edition reported that was to be sold on a public auction at the naval establishment in November. The newspaper Het nieuws van den dag voor Nederlandsch-Indië dated 23 November 1917 mentioned that the former government steamship Bromo was bought bij de K.P.M. Public auction was on Monday 12 November 1917 at 09.00 o’clock. Paddle steamship 2nd class, call sign GQDF, iron-built with wood-planked, rigged but very worse sail performance, on stocks at the shipyard of the Kon. Fabriek etc., Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1873, launched in 1874.