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Re: Enigmatic Paul Koster

February 14 2009 at 11:00 AM
Jan Visser 


Response to Enigmatic Paul Koster

 

Hi all,

The comment from Nuyt about Koster being a naval officer prompted me to see what I have on this person. Here's what comes up:

Paul Koster
Born Delft December 11, 1868 - died Paris Januari 1, 1941.

Medals:
-- Ridder in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau.
-- Honorary seal for important military undertakings - Atjeh
-- Service cross for naval officers - 20 years of service.
-- Officer in the Order of the Crown of Italy.
-- Cross of Lombok.

Ranks:
-- Midshipman 1st class August 2, 1889 (equals sublieutenant)
-- Lieutenant July 21, 1892.
-- Lieutenant-Commander July 1, 1904.
-- honorable discharge May 1, 1907.
-- Lieutenant-Commander RNNR (special services) May 1, 1907.
-- Honorable discharge July 1, 1914.

Assignments:
-- supervisor during construction of first Dutch submarine "Luctor et Emergo" at N.V. "De Schelde" in Vlissingen (1904)
-- assigned to conduct trials (1906)
-- co-founder of Nederlandse Vereeniging "Onze Vloot" May 26, 1906.
-- Director, construction yard for submarines Whithead in Fiume (Italy) May 1, 1907 - 1910
-- Director, European continental ventures Electric Boat Company in Paris 1912-1931.
-- Director-General for Europe of the American Armament Corporation, Paris.

Hope this helps,
Jan

 
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