The Antwerp draughtsman Jan Peeters was known for his ship drawings. This etching appeared in the volume: "Thooneel der Steden ende Sterckten van t'Vereenight Nederlandt met d'aengrensende Plaetsen soo in Brabandt Vlaenderen als enen Rhijn en elders verovert door de Waepenen der Groot-moghende Heeren Staeten onder het gheley vanande seer Edele Hooghghebore Princen van Oranien". Edited by Gaspar Bouttats at Antwerp. Antwerp; 1674
This is a gun from the German outpost boat "Dirk von Minden." This little ship left Borkum on November 29, 1917, in convoy with the three submarines UB-61, UB-64 and UB-75 and the minelayer UC-49. During heavy storms, which prevented the ships from using their minesweeping equipment, the UB-61 ran into a mine above Terschelling at nine o'clock in the evening. The submarine perished with all hands. The "Dirk von Minden" still tried to offer help, but then also hit a mine itself and went down. Nine of the 22 crew members could be saved.
A gun scope was presented by the Paardekoper family on March 29, 2015. This scope is part of the 88 mm ship's gun.
The gun was recovered by members of the Makkummer diving club "Noordzee" several miles above Terschelling in 1987 after having been underwater from the "Dirk von Minden" for some 70 years. The scope was kept as a souvenir by one of the divers. After his death, the family donated the scope to the Forteiland Pampus Foundation at the express request of the deceased.
Here I receive the gun scope from the Paardekoper family
German practice bomb and a chunk of the front armor of one of the gun turrets.
ZC 250-kg Concrete practice bomb (smoke)
These were dropped by bombers (Junkers) at an exercise area in the Kennemer dunes near Haarlem. In about 1997, a dozen practice bombs were dropped from the Kennemer dunes.
These bombs were also practiced at the Fort on Pampus.