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Wednesday, 22 June 2022

French gunboat Zelée visited Macassar, Dutch East Indies in 1900


The Dutch Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1900-1901 reported that the French gunboat Zelée visited Macassar, Dutch East Indies on 20 October 1900.(1)

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1. Surprise-class designed for colonial services. Launched at Arsenal de Rochfort, France on 18 October 1899, commissioned in 1900 and sunk during the bombardment by the German armoured cruisers SMS Scharnhorst and Gneisenau of Papeete, French Polynesia on 22 September 1914. 

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