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818

NETHERLANDS

Displace- 1 Anuour ment, or i Thickness at Tonnase water-line

Koningin Wil- helmina

4,600

Holland . cr. 3,900 Zeeland . cr. ,,

inches 9^ (turret)

Steel deck

do.

Heaviest Guns

Number

Calibre

Friesland cr.

SJ

do

Evertsen

3,400

6

Kortenaei

> ;

5 J

Piet Heiii

) J

> 5

Prins Hendrik .

3,375

4i

Koning der

Nederlandeu .

5,400

8

Stier

2,069

6

Scliorpioen

2,175

8

ReirderClaeszeii

2,490

5

Draak

2,156

8

Matador .

1,935

H

Luipaard

1,525

H

Hijena .

1,566

H

Panter

1,566

H

Haai

1,566

5i

Wesp

1,566

5i

Krokodil .

1,530

5|

Heiligerlee

1,530

H

Tijger .

1,414

5J

Cerberus .

1,530

H

Bloedhond

1,530

5k

Rhenus .

367

5

Isala

367

5

Mosa

367

5

Merva

367

5

Vahalis .

340

4

{I {I

16

{I

3

r4

\4

centimetres 28 & 21 \

15| 12J 15| 12/

15| 12/

21 & 15

231

12/

28 28 28 21 & 17 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 12 12 12 12 7, 5

Indicated Horse- power

Nominal Speed- Knots

5,900

17-0

9,250

20

-

20

• )

20

20

5 >

>>

2,000

12-1

4,500 2,257 2,225 2,400 807

11-0 12-4 12-0 16-5 8-5

691

7-5

680

7-3

654

7-3

650

7-3

872

7-3

744

7-3

630

8-0

630

8-0

684

9-5

617

8-0

680

8-0

310

7-5

306

7-5

400

7-5

395

7-5

243

6-0

The navy is officered by 2 vice-admirals, 2 rear-admirals ('schouten- bijnaclit'), 25 captains, 35 commanders, and about 470 lieuteiiants and mid- shipmen, besides engineers, surgeons, &c. , and about 7,000 seamen. The marine infantry consists of 44 officers, and about 2,000 non-commissioned officers and privates. Both seamen and marines are recruited by enlistment, conscription being allowed, but not actually in force.

Production and Industry.

I. Agriculture,

The surface of the Netherlands was divided in 1896 (latest available statistics) as follows (in hectares, 1 hectare = 2 '47 acres): — Uncultivated land (heath), 600,484 ; water and morass, 124,426 ; dykes and roads, 60,086 ; untaxed land, 78,455 ; building land, houses, &c., 43,451. Total 896,902 h.a. Accordingto