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KONINKLIJK INSTITUUT
voor de
MARINE


ROYAL NETHERLANDS
NAVAL ACADEMY


K I M


[Ben Oostdam's
Autobiography
Years 1950-1952]


Some Pages of my KIM- Notebook

(left):
Various ranks of the MWO (Military Willem's Order)
the highest military decoration in the Netherlands

(right):
Location sketch of the Harbor of Den Helder

at the top, the "Nieuwe Diep", the tidal inlet between North Holland and Texel.

Buildings near the North arrow represent the "Palace" and the KIM Naval Academy complex
My signature appears where a new harbor was under development - which has since been completed.

SCALE: a good hour's march all the way around...


Some Dutch Naval Vessels:
(left top): CRUISERS
"Seven Provinces"
and "De Ruyter"

(left bottom): DESTROYERS,
e.g. "Piet Hein"

(right):
miscellaneous smaller vessels
incl. submarines,
gunboats
and minesweepers
My Naval Family Tree:
1946: J.Terpstra,(Admin)
1947: J.Burlage, (Deck) # 33282, b.June 15, 1925;
1948: L.C.Baron v.d.Feltz, (Deck) #33387, b.May 22, 1928;
---- P.Smit, (Deck) # 33418, b.May 4, 1928;
---- G.Lindner,(Admin) # 33467, b.Aug. 5, 1928;
1949: de Jonge, (Deck) left to study for minister
---- D.Pardjaman, (Deck) #65305, b.Dec.25, 1926 (Indon)
1950: B.L. Oostdam, (Deck) # 33630, b.Aug.13, 1932,
---- J.P. Heck, (Tech) # 33659, b.Sept.15, 1929
---- R.J. Sardjono, (Deck) # 33720, b.Aug.12, 1928
1951: Satmoko & ---- Rustam Azim (Indon)
Dutch Military Decorations:
(left, top to bottom):
Military Willems Order,
Bronze Lion,
Order of Dutch Lion,
Order of Orange-Nassau,
House Order of Orange


(right, top to bottom):
Bronze Cross,
Flyers Cross,
Merit Cross,
War Commemorative Cross,
Order and Peace


to return to KIM
to continue to next page:
cruise on the Aircraft Carrier "Karel Doorman" - 1950.