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Kota Gedé

Kota Gedé

Built by Feijenoord (309), Rotterdam.
Brt 7323 x Nt 4515 x Dw 9560.
137, 12 x 18,55 x 8.16 meters.
Engine-MAN, 5200 hp.
14 knots.
1928-Kota Gedè.
Owner-Rotterdamsche Lloyd.
1943-Troopship.
june-1958 with a cargo of fertilizer from Rotterdam to China.
oct-1958 arrived at Hongkong to be broken up.
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Thats a Dornier Do 24K flyboat from the Royal Netherlands Navy on her way to the Netherlands East Indies. Can not see if its a K-1 or K-2.

The number X-1 to X-30 were build in Germany, X-31 to X-36 were build in Holland. X-37 (The only K-2 type in the Navy) was build in Germany and X-38 to X 73 were to be build in Holland but due to the war this never took place.

All planes (X-1 to 37) were shipped to Netherlands East Indie and saw action against the Japanese. All but 2 were destroyed in those days, the two surviving planes were given to the RAAF, who kept them in the air untill 1944 when one of the two (X-10 / A49-5) crashed and the last one was decommisioned in 12-1944, due of lack of spare parts.

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Hello Brent and Hans, sorry Brent but there is always here on this web-site someone who gives another explanation and to Hans ,thank you very much for a good explanation, thank you both , all the best.
Regards.
Jan.
 

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