Thursday, 13 July 2017

Royal Netherlands Navy bought several aircraft according to the Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1924-1925

Hr. Ms. Java

Hr. Ms. Sumatra

An item reported that the Royal Netherlands Navy air force bought 4 Fairey aircraft (1) to be used on board of the cruisers (2) and further more 2 Pander aircraft (3) and 6 Fokker CVC planes. In the reporting year in an incident the officer-pilot W.A. van Mourik and his observer G.A. van Dijk killed.

1. Built by the British Fairey Aviation Company Limited. For the Dutch East Indies were 4 floatplanes Fairey IIID bought.
2. The Dutch cruisers at that moment were the Hr. Ms. Java and Sumatra.
3. Dutch aircraft building firm at The Hague later at Rijswijk, Netherlands. The navy bought at least one Pander D.
4. Dutch aircraft building firm. The navy bought several types including floatplanes.