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VOC Batavia (1995 replica of a 1628 ship, which had been shipwrecked off Western Australia) LOA 186′ / 56.7 m TDISP 1,200 tons at Lelystad. Although the original vessel did not belong to the Dutch Navy, the Dutch East Indies Company (VOC) was, in its own right, a powerful navy operating in the Far East in the 17th and 18th Centuries. This ship is pierced for 24 guns.
VOC Amsterdam (1748 ship) LOA 158′ / 48.2 m TDISP 1,100 tons. The ship was wrecked in 1749 on Bulverhythe Beach, England. The shipwreck exists today, and the lower portions of the hull are well-preserved, due to being encased in mud. A replica was constructed for display and completed in 1990. It is at the Netherlands Maritime Museum, Amsterdam. This heavily-armed ship had ports for 42 cannon.
HNLMS Schorpioen monitor (1868-1909) LOA 214′ / 65.2 m TDISP 2,200 tons. Built in France, used as an accommodation ship after 1909, and briefly acquired and used as such by Germany during the Second World War. Preserved as a museum ship since 1982 at the Dutch Naval Museum, Den Helder.
HNLMS Buffel ironclad ram (1868-1896) LOA 196′ / 59.7 m TDISP 2,400 tons from 1896 until 1973 she was an accomodation ship. Restored and displayed for many years at Rotterdam, she is now on display in Hellevoetsluis.
HNLMS Bonaire screw-steamship, rigged as a barquentine (1877-1995) LOA 174′ / 53 m TDISP: 830 tons deadweight