Most of David's record I can read and understand, but the handwriting, the Dutch language, and the navy jargon and abbreviations give me much trouble understanding the entries in 2 columns: "Overplaatsingen" and "Aanmerkingen." I would be very grateful if someone could interpret and explain each of the entries for David Tans in those 2 columns.
Note: Many of the place names in the column Overplaatsingen are cities in the Dutch East Indies that I am familiar with. There are some place names that appear to be in the Netherlands or other places -- it is these that I need help with.
I conclude from the entry "Br. Medaille" that he received a medal. What is the significance of this type of medal?
Hermanus Leonardus Fans(!), geboren op 25.4.1818 in Heusden, zoon van Leonardus Fans en Johanna Dientjes, huwt in Veen op 16.7.1846 met Marianna Dammers, geboren op 9.1.1824 in Veen, dochter van Matijs Dammers en Pieternella van Rijthoven.
The Hermanus "Fans" that you point to is indeed the father of David Tans. The name "Fans" is definitely incorrect both for Hermanus and his father Leonardus. It is the result of either a writing error or a misreading of a record. The surname is Tans (or Thans) in all other records of the family.