Monday, 19 February 2018

Dutch survey vessel Zr. Ms. Blommendal cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-Bode dated 20 August 1889

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 19th reported the arrival of the Dutch survey vessel Zr. Ms. Blommendal captain Krayenhoff van de Leur coming from Banca, Dutch East Indies.(1)

1. Sail schooner brig, building costs ƒ 119.000,00, on stocks at the shipyard of Huygens&van Gelder, Amsterdam, Netherlands on 10 July 1881, launched 1882, commissioned at Onrust, Dutch East Indies on 11 January 1883, decommissioned on 29 August 1899, became pilot station ship on the river of Palembang, Dutch East Indies, displacement 300 tons and as dimensions 28,5 x 8,5 x 4,22 metres, an armament of 2 medium rifles 7cm guns and a crew numbering 71 men (1888: 29 Europeans, 42 natives).