Wednesday, 19 July 2017

German unprotected cruiser SMS Seeadler visiting the Dutch East Indies in 1905

An item reported that the German cruiser 3rd class Seeadler visited Tandjong, Priok, Dutch East Indies between 19-27 February 1905, Surabaya, Dutch East Indies between 1-12 March 1905, Makassar, Dutch East Indies between 16-21 March 1905 and Manado, Dutch East Indies on 25 March 1905.(1)

Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1904-1905. 

1. Of the Bussard-class unprotected cruisers consisting of the Bussard, Falke, Condor, Cormoran, Seeadler and Geier, succeeded by the Schwalbe-class and succeeded by the Gefion. Laid down as Ersatz Adler at the Kaiserliche Werft Danzig, Germany in 1890, launched on 2 February 1892, commissioned on 17 August 1892 and blown up while used as a mine hulk lying in the Jade, Wilhelmshaven, Germany on 19 April 1917.