Government Navy

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The Government Navy (Gouvernementsmarine or GM) was a Dutch naval force which stemmed from the Colonial Navy in the former Dutch East Indies. It existed from 1861 to 1949 and operated in a civil-administrative role alongside the Royal Netherlands Navy.

Commander of the Government Navy (Gezaghebbers)[edit]

Name Term of Service Ship
Wink, W. 1 January 1900 – 19 May 1912
Kaan, J. 1 January 1900 – 26 October 1909 Cycloop
Crans, J.V. 25 January 1900 – 17 March 1905 Hazewind
Hondius van Herwerden, J.H 28 March 1900 – 7 April 1903
Vorster, H. 28 March 1900 – 19 June 1900 Zwaluw
Have, D.C. ten 8 Aug.1900 - 22 April 1911 Raaf
Steffens, W. 25 February 1901 – 11 March 1914
Koesveld, P.C. van 14 April 1901 – 16 February 1915 Brak
Berlijn, A.P. 12 October 1901 – 11 June 1904 Bellatrix
Rothmeijer, H.J.F. 4 January 1902 – 2 May 1914 Glatik
Hendriksen, A. 17 January 1902 – 22 March 1912 Albatros
Nix, F.L. 17 January 1902 - 30 Juli 1904 Java
Wetselaar, H.K. 3 September 1904 – 1 August 1913 Pelikaan
Hooghwinkel, J.G.C. 30 July 1904 (?) Canopus
Overgauw, W.J.J. 26 February 1905 – 16 April 1910
Resner, L.J. 11 April 1905 – 11 December 1906 Zwaan
Ykema, H.C. 22 July 1906 (?)
Kieviet, H. 22 May 1908 – 6 December 1911 Hazewind
Meijer, D.J. 2 Mei 1913 (?)
Ham, P.J. van der 2 April 1909 – 2 June 1915 Edi
Weel, K.M. van 18 March 1909 (?)
Bijleveld, W.P. 7 June 1909 – 2 September 1915
Stikkel, S.N. 22 August 1909 – 4 November 1915 Aldebaran
Holthuis, B. 20 November 1909 – 26 March 1912 Telegraaf
Groot, J.W. 1 July 1911 – 20 August 1914 Speurder
Doesburg, J.J. van 21 May 1913 (?) Valk
Kruyt, J.C. 1 May 1913 (?)
Eerde, J.R. van 21 May 1913 (?)
Drijver, W.C. 10 June 1913 (?) Flamingo
Wijchers, J.A. 17 June 1913 (?) Spits
Boer, A.J.L. de 14 July 1914 (?) Argus
Elbers, G.M.A. 15 December 1915 (?)
Molenaar, J. 15 December 1915 (?) Zwaluw
Staudenmayer, J.L. 18 December 1915 (?)
Heide, G.J. van der 14 June 1916 (?) Zeeduif
Fenenga, T. 18 December 1918 (?) Dog
Vooren, J.M.P. 21 December 1918 (?) Hazenwind
Rozenkrantz, X.W. 23 April 1919 (?) Argus
Muzerie, C.F. 29 June 1919 (?) Glatik