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Date Posted: 18:21:11 04/18/18 Wed
Author: Albert Parker
Subject: Re: Dutch east indies actions 1830-31
In reply to: Albert Parker 's message, "Re: Dutch east indies actions 1830-31" on 17:35:20 04/18/18 Wed

See p. 140 of The Dutch Navy of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries by Jaap R. Bruijn, for a mention of prize money in the very decentralized Dutch navy of that time.

The "United Netherlands" or Dutch Republic did not survive the French Revolution. The country was overrun by the French army early in 1795, and the French then created the "Batavian Republic." Later a "kingdom" of the Netherlands was created with one of Napoleon's brother as king; later still, I think in 1810, the Netherlands were incorporated into the French Empire. Only after the defeat of Napoleon in 1814 was the modern "Kingdom of the Netherlands" founded. This was the state from which the area now known as "Belgium" was trying to secede in 1830-31. Some of the institutions of the pre-1794 republic had been restored in 1814, but not all. In the case of the navy, the five regional admiralties that built and maintained ships and appointed officers were not re-established. It will be necessary to determine whether the Dutch naval prize system of the 17th and 18th centuries was resumed or not.

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