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Re: Vessels: Tegelberg, Toba, Soedoe

March 2 2010 at 5:16 AM
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Hi Visje,

According to Johan Fabricius, JAN CARSTENZ was one of a number of vessels regularly employed between New Guinea and the Moluccas before the war (along with SOEDOE, MOEARA, MINJAK TINAH, CASUARIS & BOELIAN) keeping the remote Babo station supplied and communications open among the Nederlandsche Nieuw- Guinee Petroleum Maatschappij (NNGPM) employees, in New Guinea and the rest of the East Indies, etc.

After the war began, oil installations in the eastern NEI required destruction also, and JAN CARSTENZ was returning members of Bataafsche Petroleum Maatschappij (BPM) from demolition operations at Bula on the northern coast of Ceram to Amboyna at the end of January when news of the imminent arrival of Japanese forces led to her sinking...



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