Over het goud, dat tot de lading behoorde, en waarschijnlijk bestemd was voor de Nederlandsch-Indische Handelsbank, schrijft the London Gazette van 13 oktober 1916:
NOTICE OF INTENDED DISTRIBUTION OF NAVAL SALVAGE MONEY.. Department of the Accountant-General of the Navy. Admiralty, llth October, 1916. Notice is hereby given to the Officers, Seamen, and Marines, and to all Persons interested therein, that the distribution of award for the salvage of gold from the S.S. " Batavier V. " by His Majesty's Ships between the 26th May and 1st June, 1916, will commence on Monday, the 16th October, 1916, in the Prize Branch of the Department of the Accountant-General of the Navy, Admiralty, S.W. All applications from persons entitled to share, -who are not serving afloat, should be addressed '' On Prize Business: —to the Accountant-General of the Navy, Admiralty, London, S.W." Such applications (except in the case of Commissioned Officers), should be accompanied by Certificates of Service.