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Monday, 29 September 2014

American whaler Clara Bell lying in April at Talcahuano, Chile according to the Whalemen’s Shipping List dated Tuesday 14 June 1864

An item referred to a letter dated 20th April written by the first officer of the bark Clara Bell captain Fisher of Mattapolsett, USA lying at Talcahuano, Chile reported a catch of 100 barrels sperm oil during her last voyage. The next day was she expected to depart for a new voyage arriving in October at her homeport. Measurement 295 tons. Agent R.L. Barstow. Departed homeport on 24 June 1858 for the Pacific.

Large number of Duch warships decommissioned and stricken according to the Dutch newspaper Zierikzeesche Courant dated 13 April 1841

An item reported that the Dutch crown recently decided that the two guardships Zr.Ms. Amstel (1) at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands and Zr.Ms. Kenau Hasselaar (2) at Willemsoord, Netherlands were to be replaced by 2 of the 3 frigates no longer usuable for major sea voyages, namely the Zr.Ms. Schelde (3), Zaan (4) and Sambre (5). Further more were the accommodation ships Zr.Ms. Atalante (6) at Amsterdam, Netherlands and Zr.Ms. Kemphaan (7) at Rotterdam, Netherlands to be replaced by the corvette Zr.Ms. Hippomenes (8) and the brig Zr.Ms. Pegasus (9). Finally were the ship of the line Zr.Ms. Waterloo (10), frigates Zr.Ms. Amstel, Kenau Hasselaar and Maria Reygersbergen (11), corvettes Zr.Ms. Dolfijn (12) and Atalante, brig Zr.Ms. Kemphaan, 11 gaff gunboats and 12 row gunboats to be stricken, to be broken up for government account and sold in public excluded te non used materials.

Notes
1. On stocks at the navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands as l‘Amstel by P. Glavimans 1812, launched October 1814, coppered 1816 and 1822, sold at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands and broken up 1841, 1.460 tons displacement, dimensions 145 x 36,8 x 19 feet, an armament of 44 guns and a crew numbering 350 men.
2. Department Rotterdam, on stocks at navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands by P. Glavimans 1 June 1804, launched 30 December 1805, ex-Diana renamed <15 May 1807, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 15 May-6 June 1807, 1 July 1823-30 April 1824 and 16 November-7 December 1824, during the docking in 1823-1824 major repairs but not coppered while the intention was to use her as guard ship, guard ship at Willemsoord, Netherlands 1828, decommissioned 30 April 1841, sold at Willemsoord on 8 December 1841, dimensions 145’ (deck) x 40’ x 11'7½" (fore)-13’9½” (aft) x 15 (hold) and an armament of 32 guns.
3. On stocks as La Fidele at navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands 1 March 1813, renamed Schelde 1815, launched November 1817, guardship 1842, broken up py private persons at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 1853, 1460 tons displacementand an armament of 44 guns.
4. Laid down at the navy yard of Amsterdam by P. Schuijt jr. 1825, launched Saturday 23 July 1831, served also in the Dutch East Indies, already in worse condition in 1842, sold -while lying in the dock on the navy yard at Willemsoord, Netherlands- in the tavern Nieuwe Heeren-Logement of the widow H.G. Ihnen, Nieuwdiep, Netherlands on for ƒ 16.600,00 to M. Rezel of Nieuwediep, to be broken up on Tuesday 10.00 o‘clock 19 November 1850, dimensions 46,21 (loadline) x 11,91 (inner hull) x 5,17 (fore)-5,74 (aft) x 6,41 (depth below main deck) metres, displacement 1.422-1.460 tons and an armament of 44 guns (30 short 30 pd guns, 20-30pd guns and 2-8pd guns).
5. On stocks at navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands as Algiers in June 1818, launched 27 August 1821, coppered 1821, renamed Sambre 1828, guardship 1850, 1461 tons displacement and an armament of 44 guns.
6. ‘Kuil’corvette, on stocks at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1823, launched on 20 June 1826, stricken and broken up 1841, 776 tons displacement, 28 guns.
7. On stocks at the navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands by P. Glavimans in October 1818, launched 30 June 1821, accommodation 1845, coal hulk 1845, sold at Willemsoord, Netherlands to be broken up Thursday 9 August 1855, dimensions 29,8 (load line) x 9,2 (inner hull) 3,4 (fore)-4,5 (aft) x 4,5 (depth below main deck) metres, 465 tons displacement, 18 (16-30pd carronades, 2-6pd) guns and a crew numbering 100 men.
8. ‘Kuil’corvette, on stocks at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands by P. Schuijt jr. 1826, launched Thursday 22 April 1830, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 15-16 September 1837, accommodation at Amsterdam 1841, floating barracks ship for the 1st company of marines at Amsterdam 1844, condemned and sold on a public auction at he navy yard at Amsterdam to be broken up on 31 May 1854, dimensions 36,50 (between perpendiculars) x 10,0 (inner hull) x 4,25 (fore)-4,82 (aft) x 5,39 (depth below main deck) metres, 775 tons displacement and an armament of 28 guns (20-12pd guns/20-30pd carronades, 8-12pd carronades and 6-6pd guns).
9. On stocks at the navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands 1827 by P. Glavimans Jz., launched 1830, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 4 November -13 December 1836 and 9-12 September 1837 and again in 10 October-19 November 1840 and then condemned and fitted out as accommodation ship to replace the Zr.Ms. Kemphaan at Rotterdam, Netherlands, public auction on 2 September not successful, on Wednesday 8 October again an auction but apparently broken up at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis in 1851, dimensions 29,8 (load line) x 9,2 (inner hull) x 3,4 (fore)-4,5 (aft) x 4,5 (hold below maindeck) metres, 546 tons displacement and 18 guns (16-30pd carronades and 2-6pd guns).
10. Laid down at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands in September 1818, launched on 13 May 1824 at 14.00 o’clock, stricken and destined to be broken up in 1841, dimensions 54,16 (perpendiculars) x 14,70 x 6,46 (fore)-7,12 (aft) x 12,0 (depth) metres, a displacement of 3.000 tons, sailarea 2.327 square metres and an armament of 74 guns.
11. Frigate 2nd class, on stocks at navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands 14 May 1807, launched 7 June 1808, coppered 1809, hospital ship 1826, sold at Willemsoord, Netherlands on Wednesday 2 January 1842to be broken up when she was replaced by the navy hospital for ƒ 7.900,00 1842, dimensions 150 x 41 2/11 x 15 7/11 feet and an armament of 32 guns.
12. ‘Kuil’corvette, Department Amsterdam, on stocks at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands January or 13 February 1817, launched on 21 February 1818, coppered 1819, while floating in the harbour of Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands intensively repaired by deputy constructor Bakker in May-October 1821, accommodation ship 1825, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis and broken up 11 November 1842, served in the Dutch West and East Indies and an armament of 28 guns.

American whaler Endeauvour lying in April at Paita, Peru according to the Whalemen’s Shipping List dated Tuesday 14 June 1864

An item referred to a letter dated 19th April written by captain Fisher of the bark Endeauvour of New Bedford, USA lying at Paita, Peru reported that she was to depart the same day for the Western Ground (Atlantic Ocean). The intention was to return to her homeport in September. Measurement 252 ton. Agent Abraham Ashley. Departed on 30 October 1860 for the Pacific.

American whaler Mars in April lying at Talenhuano, Chile according to the Whalemen’s Shipping List dated Tuesday 14 June 1864

An item referred to a letter dated 25th April written by captain Barker on board of the bark Mars of New Bedford lying at Talenhuano, Chile reporting that 2.831 gallons sperm oil were loaded in the ship China bound for New Bedford. The Mars was again fitted out for a new season. Agents Gifford&Cummings. Departed on 2 October 1860 for the Pacific.

American whaler Robert Morrison in April lying at St. Helena according to the Whalemen’s Shipping List dated Tuesday 14 June 1864

An item referred to a letter dated 25 April written by Mrs. Walte on board of the bark Robert Morrison of New Bedford, USA lying at St. Helena with a cargo of 900 barrels sperm oil. Measurement 307 tons. Agents Thomas Knowles&Co., Departed on 5 June 1861 for the Indian Ocean.

American whaler Oliver Crockson cruising according to the Whalemen’s Shipping List dated Tuesday 14 June 1864

An item referred to a letter written by the steward of the bark Oliver Crockson of New Bedford reported that on 23rd May she was at sea on the position 40°30’North and 48° West. Four days after leaving her homeport were 4 sperm whales caught giving 50 barrels oil. Her captain was Lapham. Agents James B. Wood&Co. Departed on 19 (?) April 1864 for the North Pacific.

American whaler Java sold at New Bedford, USA according to the Whalemen’s Shipping List dated Tuesday 14 June 1864

An item reported that the bark Java of New Bedford, USA was acquired by Messrs. Charles Hitch&Son. Het new owners also decided to keep her in service as a whaler and she was now fitted out for a sperm whale voyage with as captain Nathan Smith. Smith was the former captain of the bark Newark which was reported as wrecked. She arrived on 13 April that year returning with a catch of 1.050 sperm (oil) and 100 whale (oil).

Chinese harbours closed for Confederate raider CSS Alabama according to the Whalemen’s Shipping List dated Tuesday 14 June 1864

An item reported that the Chinese government ordered that the so-called pirate Alabama not was allowed to enter Chinese harbours. (1)

Note
1. The famous screw steam sloop CSS Alabama, laid down in 1862 at the shipyard of John Laird Sons&Company, launched on 29 July, commissioned on 24 August and finally decommissioned on 19 June 1864.

American whaler Glacier built at Fairhaven, USA according to the Whalemen’s Shipping List dated Tuesday 7 June 1864

An item reported the launching of the schooner Glacier on last Tuesday afternoon at the shipyard of Moses H. Delano at Fairhaven, USA. She was especially built for the Hudson’s Bay whale fishery for account of Messrs. S. Thomas&Co.. of New Bedford with as intended captain George H. Taber, earlier captain of the bark Antelope. Her dimensions were 105’x 26’6”x 10’(depth of hold) with a measurement of 250 tons burthen. Her owners had already five vessels active in the Hudson’s Bay whaling.

American whaler Ohio lying in May at Fayal, Azores according to the Whalemen’s Shipping List dated Tuesday 7 June 1864

An item referred to a letter dated 18th May written by captain Flanders on board of the bark Ohio of New Bedford, USA reporting her lying at Fayal, Azores where 7.213 gallons sperm, 9.783 gallons whale oil and 2.200 lbs bone was unloaded to be sent to the USA. Agent Loum Snow. Departed on 4 October 1862 to the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

American whaler Ospray lying in May at Fayal, Azores according to the Whalemen’s Shipping List dated Tuesday 7 June 1864

An item referred to a letter dated 16th May written by captain Crapo on board of the bark Ospray of New Bedford, USA reported her lying at Fayal, Azores with a catch of 250 barrels sperm oil being everything well on board. She departed on 2 June 1863 towards the Atlantic. Agents Swift&Allen. Measured 235 (?) tons.

Dutch squadron lying in the roads for Vlissingen, Netherlands ready for departure for cruising according to the Dutch newspaper Vlissingse Courant dated 18 June 1841

An item dated Vlissingen, Netherlands the 17th reported the departure that same morning of a Dutch squadron lying in the roads consisting of the frigate Zr.Ms. Rijn (1) prince Hendrik der Nederlanden, frigate Palembang (2) commanded by H. Rietveld, corvette Juno (3) commanded by A. Klein, brig Zwaluw (4) commanded by W. Enslie and the steamship Hecla (5) commanded by J.F. Coertsen. The Rijn was to return back to Vlissingen to be present at the celebrations around the statue of De Ruyter. The other ships were bound for the Nieuwediep, Netherlands.

Notes
1. Rijn, also called Rhijn, laid down as the French La Vestale at the navy shipyard at Rotterdam, Netherlands by P. Glavimans in March 1813, handed over to the Netherlands in 1814 and renamed Rijn, launched on 5 October 1816, lengthened in 1825, conversion into a paddle steamship failed, shortened 1830, guard ship at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands and Willemsoord, Netherlands since 1852, broken up at Hellevoetsluis in 1875, dimensions 145 x 36,8 x 19 French feet or 55,25 x 12,3 x 5,75 metres and an armament of 44-54 guns (since 1830).
2. 2nd Class frigate, on stocks at navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands by P. Schuijt jr. in February 1822, launched on 28 April 1829, sold on Monday 2 November 1863 at 10.00 o’clock to be broken up, served also in the Dutch East Indies, dimensions 46,21 (load line) x 11,91 (inner hull) x 5,17 (fore)-5,74 (aft0 x 6,41 (hold below main deck), displacement 1.422 tons, an armament of 32-44 guns (30 short 30pd guns, 20-30pd guns, 2-8pd guns) and crew numbering 393 men.
3. Corvette 1st class , on stocks at the navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands by P. Glavimans 20 June 1833, launched 14 May 1839, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 29 March-17 April 1841, part of the Indies Military Navy since1 January 1868, guard ship at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies 18 September 1867-25 January 1870, sold at Surubaya on a public auction to the native Aridin for ƒ 16.700,00 on 2 July, dimensions 39,50 x 10,70 x 5,3 metres, 932 tons displacement, 22 (1869: 14 medium 30pd guns)-32 guns and a crew numbering 120 (1869) men.
4. Laid down at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands 1837, launched 1 August 1840, served also in the Dutch East Indies, last mentioned 1864, dimensions 32 x9,6 x 4,4 metres and an armament of 18 guns.
5. Paddle steamship 3rd class first called steam warship, on stocks at the navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands 8 September 1838, launched 16 or 18 April 1840, commissioned 1 October 1840, condemned in the Dutch East Indies in 1854, dimensions 43,00 (between perpendiculars) x 8,40 x 4,10 metres 7 guns, coal bunker capacity 11 days, daily coal consumption 11.500 Dutch ponds and a horsepower of 140 hp.

American whaler Sarah lying in April at St. Catherines according to the Whalemen’s Shipping List dated Tuesday 7 June 1864

An item referred to a letter dated 10th April written by captain Handy on board of the bark Sarah of Mattapolsett reported her lying at St. Catherines loaded with 400 barrels sperm oil of the a total catch of 635 barrels. She departed 11 months earlier and was next going back home while cruising. She departed on 11 May 1863 bound for the Pacific. Agents J.R.&W.L. Taber. Measured 400 tons.

American whaler Alto lying in May at Barbadoes according to the Whalemen’s Shipping List dated Tuesday 7 June 1864

An item referred to a letter dated 13th May written by captain Nye of the bark Alto of Fairhaven reported her lying at Barbadoes where 185 barrels of sperm oil was unloaded for transport to the USA. She herself was to depart within 3 days of a new voyage. Agents Damon&Judd. She departed on 10 November 1862 bound for the Atlantic. Measured 283 (?) tons.

Commanding officer of the Dutch brigantine Zr.Ms. Egmond returning from the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Vlissingse Courant dated 20 September 1841

An item dated Den Helder, Netherlands the 14th reported that lieutenant 1st class Steffens was dismissed on his own request of the command over the schooner of war Egmond (1) and returned to the Netehrlands on board of the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Nehalennia.(2)

Notes
1. Brigantine/schooner brig, on stocks at Amsterdam, Netherlands 1838, launched May 1839, bought by the Royal Netherlands Navy, guard ship at Surabaya later at Amboina, Dutch East Indies, 1 July 1850, stricken and sold while in Dutch East Indies 1857, dimensions 28,50 x 8,70 x ?, 252 tons displacement and an armament of 6 guns.
2. ‘Kuil’corvette, on stocks at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands, Netherlands 18/28 December 1824 door C. Soetermeer, launched 22 September 1827, guard ship 1847, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 4-6 July 1838 and 29 November 1841-11 May 1843 when decided was not to repair but prepare her for a voyage to the Dutch East Indies, to serve there for some time and then to be used as guard ship, guard ship 1847, sold on a public auction at Surabaya. Dutch East Indies where she was lying in the basin at the navy establishment on Saturday 22 November 1856, dimensions 36,50m x 10,30m x ?, 776 tons displacement and an armament of 28 guns.

American whaler Solon lying in April at Cape de Verde according to the Whalemen’s Shipping List dated Tuesday 7 June 1864

An item referred to a letter dated 12th April written by captain Barstow on board of the bark Solon of New Bedford, USA reported her lying at St. Nichols, Cape de Verde where 100 barrels of humpback oil was unloaded. She was now bound for the Western Ground. Agents J.&W.R. Wing. Measured 129 tons. Departed on 23 December 1863 to the Atlantic.

Dutch warships Zr.Ms. Palembang, Juno and Cerberus arrived in the roads of Vlissingen, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 3 June 1841

An item reported the arrival on the1std in the roads of Vlissingen, Netherlands of the Dutch frigate Zr.Ms. Palembang (1) captain H. Rietveld and corvette Zr.Ms. Juno (2) captain lieutenant A. Klein towed by the steamship Zr.Ms. Cerberus (3) lieutenant 1st class De Smit van den Broecke. The Cerberus departed on the 3rd back to sea.

Notes
1. 2nd Class frigate, on stocks at navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands by P. Schuijt jr. in February 1822, launched on 28 April 1829, sold on Monday 2 November 1863 at 10.00 o’clock to be broken up, served also in the Dutch East Indies, dimensions 46,21 (load line) x 11,91 (inner hull) x 5,17 (fore)-5,74 (aft0 x 6,41 (hold below main deck), displacement 1.422 tons, an armament of 32-44 guns (30 short 30pd guns, 20-30pd guns, 2-8pd guns) and crew numbering 393 men.
2. Corvette 1st class , on stocks at the navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands by P. Glavimans 20 June 1833, launched 14 May 1839, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 29 March-17 April 1841, part of the Indies Military Navy since1 January 1868, guard ship at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies 18 September 1867-25 January 1870, sold at Surubaya on a public auction to the native Aridin for ƒ 16.700,00 on 2 July, dimensions 39,50 x 10,70 x 5,3 metres, 932 tons displacement, 22 (1869: 14 medium 30pd guns)-32 guns and a crew numbering 120 (1869) men.
3. Paddle steamship, on stocks at Vlissingen, Netherlands, by C. Soetermeer 28 February 1834, launched 28 May 1836, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 24-30 January 1839, 25-26 March 1841, 6-12 February 1844, 26-31 July 1851, 4-11 November 1863 and 5-31 December 1856, coal hulk 1857, broken up 1863/dimensions 45,30 x 8,20 x 3,40 metres, 810 tons displacement, 8 guns (decision dated 17 April 1837 no. 51 fore 1-60pd grenade gun, aft 1-80pd gun, 170 hp horsepower.

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Russian steamship Ilmen in danger according to the Dutch newspaper De Gooi- en Eemlander dated 20 January 1937

An item dated Oslo, Norway of the same day reported that the Russian steamship Ilmen telegraphed that she was helpless since 09.00 o’clock due to the loss of her rudder and requested for help being predicament.

Anonymous Russian steamship in danger according to the Dutch newspaper Het Vaderland dated 8 February 1934

An item referred to a tiding received from Moscow, Russia reporting several Russian radio stations received SOS signals from an anonymous Russian steamship which hit a rock off Murmansk. On board were more as 180 persons.

Russian steamship Boeg in danger according to the Dutch newspaper Het Vaderland dated 14 January 1935

An item reported that the Russian steamship Boeg which was stranded in the Finnish Gulf on a distance of 50 miles from Leningrad, Russia was in seriously danger. Icebreakers took over in the meantime her crew.

Russian and British steamships Ziryanin and Canbian collided according to the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 4 July 1937

An item reported  the arrival at 06.00 o'clock on the 3rd of the Russian steamship Ziryanin at Hoek van Holland, Netherlands while towed by the Dutch tug Hoek van Holland. Underway from Odessa towards Rotterdam, Netherlands collided she in the Channel with the British steamship Canbian. Gross register tonnage 2.593 tons.

British steamship Clunepark arrived at Amsterdam, Netherlands coming from Russia according to the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 6 November 1931

 An item reported the arrival on the 5th at Amsterdam, Netherlands of the British steamship Clunepark coming from Jeisk loaded  with Russian wheat.

British steamship Dalworth arrived at Rotterdam, Netherlands coming from Russia according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviaasch nieuwsblad dated 21 May 1931

An item dated Rotterdam, Netherlands 20th reported the arrival of the British steamship Dalworth loaded with 71.000- bales Russian sugar coming from Nicolajev.

German general cargo ship (ex-Nanjing Shenghua 403 2011, Qingshang 403 2011-2012) Blue Master II 2012-




Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 28 September 2014

Marshall Islands-flagged, IMO 9465411, MMSI 538090451 and callsign V7ZQ4. Ex-Nanjing Shenghua 403 -November 2011 and Qingshang 403 November 2011-October 2012. 



Dutch OPV Zr.Ms. Friesland in inner harbour of Vlissingen, Netherlands 26 September 2014

Chinese container ship Nyk Helios 2013-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 September 2014

Hong Kong/China-flagged, IMO 9622588, MMSI 477182200 and callsign VRLJ2.

Danish oil/chemical tanker (Ex-Fiona Swan 2005-2007, Puli 2007-2008) Fionia Swan 2008-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 September 2014

Denmark International Register-flagged, homeport Middelfahrt, IMO 9328974, MMSI 220441000 and callsign OVJG2. Ex-Fiona Swan 2005-November 2007 and Puli November 2007-10 July 2008.

Greek bulk carrier Oxygen 2009-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 September 2014

Greece-flagged, homeport Athens, IMO 9478896, MMSI 240803000 and callsign SVAJ6.

German container ship (ex-Rio Thompson 2004-June 2004, P&O Nedlloyd Evita 2004-2006 and Nedlloyd Evita 2006-2012) Rio Thompson 2012-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 23 September 2014

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, IMO 9286786, MMSI 636091129 and callsign A8JS5. Ex-Rio Thompson renamed June 2004, P&O Nedlloyd Evita June 2004-January 2006 and Nedlloyd Evita January 2006-April 2012.

Greek oil products tanker Kihada 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 21 September 2014

Marshall Islands-flagged, homeport Majuro, IMO 9467811, MMSI 538003825 and callsign V7TL4.

Greek oil products tanker Energy Pioneer 2004-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 21 September 2014

Isle of Man-flagged, homeport Douglas, IMO 9281920, MMSI 235008050 and callsign MGHL8.

Taiwan bulk carrier bulk carrier KM Keelung 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 22 September 2014

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, IMO 9461087, MMSI 636014302 and callsign A8SV3.

Singapore oil products tanker High Beam 2009-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 21 September 2014

Panama-flagged, IMO 9400849, MMSI 354070000 and callsign 3FWP2.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

The never built German minefield breakers/pathmakers or sperrbrechers built at the Dutch shipyard Kon.Mij. De Schelde at Vlissingen, Netherlands in 1944-1945

Between 1940 and 1945 were the Netherlands occupied by Germany. One of the results was that Dutch shipyards were forced to work for the German government. This work consisted of repairs or rebuilding of ships, new building of warships or auxiliary ships and/or delivering engines, boilers and weapon systems. The Kon.Mij. De Schelde had for instance to built torpedo boats, destroyers, minesweepers and two Kriegssperrbrechers. Strangely enough she was not ordered to built submarines despite her experience and knowledge in the years before the Second World War. She was one of the two major Dutch shipyards building submarines and even built the first Dutch submarine ever.

The main purpose of a so-called sperrbrecher was to create safe passages through minefields for other ships to be used. For detonating magnetic mines they were fitted out with a kind of magnetic field generator.

There are yet none technical specifications and/or drawings traced dealing with the building of this Dutch-built sperrbrechers. On 31 May 1944 wrote the Oberwerftstab of the Kriegsmarine at Zeist, Netherlands that the two ships were to be named KSB 7 and 8. In the order for the building dated 24 August  was the amount of ƒ 5.200.000,00 for two ships mentioned. The yardnumbers were 258 and 259. If there was a third ship to be built at Vlissingen was this to be named KSB9.

The Dutch shipyard N.V. C. van der Giesen&Zonen’s Scheepswerven. Krimpen a/d IJssel, Netherlands was in fact the main contractor for the ships, the firm Werkspoor at Amsterdam, Netherlands for the engines and boilers and the firm Firma Rietspoor&Nauens at Rotterdam, Netherlands for the electronic parts. On 5 May 1944 wrote C. van der Giessen in a letter at the Oberwerftstab Verwaltungsabteiling that the boilers and the main and auxiliary engines were ordered at the pre shipyard the Stettiner Oderwerken. What the relation with Werkspoor was, was not mentioned in this letter. A calculation of the building costs referring to a not [preserved letter dated 1 May confirmed that the boilers, engines and dynamo’s  were to be delivered by German firms for an amount of ƒ 766.900,00. Werkspoor asked ƒ 1.086.000,00 for the complete enginery equipment including the above mentioned ƒ 766.900,00, including ƒ 7.500 for drawings and 6% profit.

The KSB7 was to be laid down on 1 October 1944, launched on 15 June 1945 and completed on 15 September 1945. For the KSB 8 were the corresponding dates respectively 1 October 1944, 14 July 1945 and 15 October 1945. According to a letter of Van der Giessen dated 23 June was mentioned as date of delivery 15 September and 15 October, put in pencil written were the dated 1 November and 1 December given. For the other Dutch shipyards which had to built this kind of vessels were the dates: Gusto (2) 15 November and 31 December 1945, Boele’s Scheepswerven (1) 15 December 1945 and Van der Giessen (3) 1 September, 1 November and 31 December 1945. The total range of 8 sperrbrechers was named KSB 5-12.

A yet unknown account of a meeting between Dutch shipyards and the German Oberwertstab at Zeist dated 14 February 1944 reveals that the De Schelde was to built 4 sperrbrechers to deliver before the end of 1945 with the Stettiner Oberwerke acting as pre shipyard. For each ship were 400.000 men hours and for the engines 100.000 man hours calculated. The single screw ships were to fitted out with just one machinery similar to the M 35. For each ship was 925 tons of material needed, with castings 1.090 ton. For pipelines was 50 ton material needed. Partly weld and partly riveted. The first part of the building material was already and would be delivered in May-June.

Source
Archive Kon.Mij. De Schelde 1875-1970 (T214) inv.nrs. 658 en 1274 (Municipality archive Vlissingen, Netherlands).

Dutch steam gunboat 1st class Zr.Ms. later Hr.Ms. Wodan 1876-1961

Original photo Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Laid down at the shipyard of Christie, Nolet&de Kuyper at Delfshaven, Netherlands on 14 September 1876, launched on 15 February 1877, trial 5 September, commissioned on 2 November, stricken 1919, converted into a floating hulk for fuel in 1924, commissioned 1927, stricken and sold as the tank vessel Y 8532 for ƒ 15.567,89 to G. Bootsman&Zoon, Amsterdam, Netherlands and 22 December 1961. With a displacement of 269 tons were her dimensions 27,86 x 8,20 x 2,40 metres. Speed 7,5 knots. Two screws. Her crew numbered 22-34 men. The original armament consisted of 1-28cm gun and 3-3,7cm (of which one revolver) guns; in 1907 rearmed and the 28cm gun replaced by a 1-12cm gun. Building costs ƒ 228.750,00.

American whaler Joshua Bragdon lying in May at Barbadoes according to the Whalemen’s Shipping List dated Tuesday 7 June 1864

An item referred to a letter dated 12th May written by captain Childs on board of the bark Josh(ua) Bragdon of Ned Bedford, USA reported her lying at Barbadoes. There was 300 barrels sperm and 420 barrels whale oil unloaded to be transported to the USA on very short notice. She was to depart for a voyage of five months on western ground and intended to enter at Fayal, Azores in July-August 1865. Childs also reported the barks Alto and Willis of respectively Fairhaven and Mattapolsett unloading at Barbadoes oil. Measured 270 (?) tons. Agent Charles S. Randall. Departed on 17 June 1861 to the Atlantic.

Dutch squadron arrived at Den Helder, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 19 August 1841

Dutch frigate Zr.Ms. Rijn or Rhijn 1813-1875. Appearance in the 50's

Frigate Palembang 1822-1863
Model Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

An item dated Den Helder, Netherlands the 15th reported the arrival a day earlier of the Dutch training squadron commanded by erar admiral Arriens and which consisted of the frigates Zr.Ms. Rijn (1) and Palembang (2) , the corvette Zr.Ms. Juno (3) and the brig Zr.Ms. Zwaluw (4). The next destination of the squadron was unkown.

Notes
1. Rijn, also called Rhijn, laid down as the French La Vestale at the navy shipyard at Rotterdam, Netherlands by P. Glavimans in March 1813, handed over to the Netherlands in 1814 and renamed Rijn, launched on 5 October 1816, lengthened in 1825, conversion into a paddle steamship failed, shortened 1830, guard ship at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands and Willemsoord, Netherlands since 1852, broken up at Hellevoetsluis in 1875, dimensions 145 x 36,8 x 19 French feet or 55,25 x 12,3 x 5,75 metres and an armament of 44-54 guns (since 1830).
2. 2nd Class frigate, on stocks at navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands by P. Schuijt jr. in February 1822, launched on 28 April 1829, sold on Monday 2 November 1863 at 10.00 o’clock to be broken up, served also in the Dutch East Indies, dimensions 46,21 (load line) x 11,91 (inner hull) x 5,17 (fore)-5,74 (aft) x 6,41 (hold below main deck), displacement 1.422 tons, an armament of 32-44 guns (30 short 30pd guns, 20-30pd guns, 2-8pd guns) and crew numbering 393 men.
3. Corvette 1st class , on stocks at the navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands by P. Glavimans 20 June 1833, launched 14 May 1839, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 29 March-17 April 1841, part of the Indies Military Navy since1 January 1868, guard ship at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies 18 September 1867-25 January 1870, sold at Surubaya on a public auction to the native Aridin for ƒ 16.700,00 on 2 July, dimensions 39,50 x 10,70 x 5,3 metres, 932 tons displacement, 22 (1869: 14 medium 30pd guns)-32 guns and a crew numbering 120 (1869) men.
4. Laid down at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands 1837, launched 1 August 1840, served also in the Dutch East Indies, last mentioned 1864, dimensions 32 x9,6 x 4,4 metres and an armament of 18 guns.

Austrian sailors assisted when Smyrna was harassed by fire according to the Dutch newspaper Goessche Courant dated 19 August 1841

An item referred to the newspaper of Smyrna dated 30 July dealing with the great fire which harassed that town destroying hundreds of houses. At that moment was the Austrian admiral Bandiera there present with the frigate Venere (1), corvette Lipsia (2) and the goelette Aurora (3). He responded with sending 200-300 sailors on shore to give support where necessary. The men were continious replaced by fresh men.

Notes
1. Oak-built, laid down at Venice in 1813, transferred from Italy to Austria in 1814, building continued in 1825, launched on 12 June 1832, renamed Venus in 1849, sold to be broken up in 1872, dimensions 47,0 x 11,9 metres, a measurement of 1.070-1,570 tons, an armament of 12-50 and a crew numbering 140-320 men.
2. Oak-built, launched as the brig Emo on 3 June 1846 at Venice, Austria, rebuilt as corvette 1827, renamed Lipsia, possessed by Venetian rebels as Independencia in 1848-1849, renamed Leipzig in 1849, sunk as blockship in 1859, broken up in 1860, dimensions 34,5 x 9,1 metres, measurement 450 tons, an armament of 16-25 guns and a crew numbering 168 men.
3. Oak-built, transferred from Italty to Austria in 1814, broken up in 1844, dimensions 25,6 x 6,3 metres, an armament of 10 guns and a crew of 43 men.

Dutch frigate Zr.Ms. Rupel arrived at Den Helder, Nethrlands returning from the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Vlissingse Courant dated 20 September 1841

An item dated Den Helder, Netherlands the 14h reported the arrival of the Dutch frigate Zr.Ms. Rupel (1) colonel captain O.J. Diemer after a service of three yeards in the Dutch East Indies. When she was keeled in the roads of  Batavia, Dutch East Indies she sunk. Just after 14 days was she salvaged. Despite being a very old ship and the accident she sailed in a rather short time of 105 days back home.

Note
1. Frigate 2nd class, Netherlands, on stocks at Amsterdam, Netherlands June 1818, launched September 1822, razed as 28 guns frigate 1836, sold to be broken up 1847 and an armament of 44 guns.

American whaler Johan Dawson bound for St. Catherines according to the Whalemen’s Shipping List dated Tuesday 7 June 1864

An item referred to a letter dated 1st April written by captain Cornell of the bark John Dawson of New Bedford, USA reporting a catch of 140 barrels sperm oil since his last letter. Her total catch was 1.070 barrels perm whale and another 15 whale. Her new destination was St. Catherines. Measured 237 (?) tons. Agents J&W.R. Wing. Departed on 12 May 1862 to the Atlantic.

Dutch training squadron prepared for cruising according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 6 May 1841

Dutch frigate Zr.Ms. Rijn or Rhijn 1813-1875. Appearance in the 50's

Frigate Palembang 1822-1863
Model Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

An item dated Middelburg, Netherlands the 5th reported that according to rumours between 1 June and the second half of August a Dutch training squadron would cruise in the Channel and on the Atlantic Ocean. It would consist of the frigates Zr.Ms. Rijn (1) en Palembang (2), corvette Juno (3) , brig Zwaluw (4) and the steam yacht Hekla (5) all to be united first at Vlissingen, Netherlands.

Notes
1. Rijn, also called Rhijn, laid down as the French La Vestale at the navy shipyard at Rotterdam, Netherlands by P. Glavimans in March 1813, handed over to the Netherlands in 1814 and renamed Rijn, launched on 5 October 1816, lengthened in 1825, conversion into a paddle steamship failed, shortened 1830, guard ship at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands and Willemsoord, Netherlands since 1852, broken up at Hellevoetsluis in 1875, dimensions 145 x 36,8 x 19 French feet or 55,25 x 12,3 x 5,75 metres and an armament of 44-54 guns (since 1830).
2. 2nd Class frigate, on stocks at navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands by P. Schuijt jr. in February 1822, launched on 28 April 1829, sold on Monday 2 November 1863 at 10.00 o’clock to be broken up, served also in the Dutch East Indies, dimensions 46,21 (load line) x 11,91 (inner hull) x 5,17 (fore)-5,74 (aft) x 6,41 (hold below main deck), displacement 1.422 tons, an armament of 32-44 guns (30 short 30pd guns, 20-30pd guns, 2-8pd guns) and crew numbering 393 men.
3. Corvette 1st class , on stocks at the navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands by P. Glavimans 20 June 1833, launched 14 May 1839, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 29 March-17 April 1841, part of the Indies Military Navy since1 January 1868, guard ship at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies 18 September 1867-25 January 1870, sold at Surubaya on a public auction to the native Aridin for ƒ 16.700,00 on 2 July, dimensions 39,50 x 10,70 x 5,3 metres, 932 tons displacement, 22 (1869: 14 medium 30pd guns)-32 guns and a crew numbering 120 (1869) men.
4. Laid down at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands 1837, launched 1 August 1840, served also in the Dutch East Indies, last mentioned 1864, dimensions 32 x9,6 x 4,4 metres and an armament of 18 guns.
5. Paddle steamship 3rd class first called steam warship, on stocks at the navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands 8 September 1838, launched 16 or 18 April 1840, commissioned 1 October 1840, condemned in the Dutch East Indies in 1854, dimensions 43,00 (between perpendiculars) x 8,40 x 4,10 metres 7 guns, coal bunker capacity 11 days, daily coal consumption 11.500 Dutch ponds and a horsepower of 140 hp.

American whaler Josephine lying in February at Mangoniu, New Zealand according to the Whalemen’s Shipping List dated Tuesday 7 June 1864

An item referred to a letter dated 7th February written by Chapman first officer of the Josephine of New Bedford, USA reporting her lying at Monganui [Mangoniu, New Zealand?] with a catch of 550 barrels whale oil and northwards bound. Agents Swift&Perry. Departed on 14 April 1863 to the North pacific.

Dutch training squadron dismantled lying in the roads of Den Helder, Netherlands dismantled according to the Dutch newspaper Vlissingse Courant dated 20 September 1841

Dutch frigate Zr.Ms. Rijn or Rhijn 1813-1875. Appearance in the 50's

Frigate Palembang 1822-1863
Model Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

An item dated Den Helder, Netherlands the 14th reported that the training squadron commanded by rear admiral Arriens lying in the roads was splitted on the morningof the 15th, The frigate Zr.Ms. Rijn (1) commanded by Prince Hendrik der Nederlanden was bound for Vlissingen, Netherlands. The Palembang (2) captain Rietveld and the corvette Juno (3) captain lieutenant Klein bound for Batavia, Dutch East Indies taking with them rear admiral J.P. Machielse who was to replace there rear admiral Lucas. The brig Zwaluw (4) captain lieutenant Enslie after she was caulked was bound for the Dutch West Indies.

Notes
1. Rijn, also called Rhijn, laid down as the French La Vestale at the navy shipyard at Rotterdam, Netherlands by P. Glavimans in March 1813, handed over to the Netherlands in 1814 and renamed Rijn, launched on 5 October 1816, lengthened in 1825, conversion into a paddle steamship failed, shortened 1830, guard ship at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands and Willemsoord, Netherlands since 1852, broken up at Hellevoetsluis in 1875, dimensions 145 x 36,8 x 19 French feet or 55,25 x 12,3 x 5,75 metres and an armament of 44-54 guns (since 1830).
2. 2nd Class frigate, on stocks at navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands by P. Schuijt jr. in February 1822, launched on 28 April 1829, sold on Monday 2 November 1863 at 10.00 o’clock to be broken up, served also in the Dutch East Indies, dimensions 46,21 (load line) x 11,91 (inner hull) x 5,17 (fore)-5,74 (aft) x 6,41 (hold below main deck), displacement 1.422 tons, an armament of 32-44 guns (30 short 30pd guns, 20-30pd guns, 2-8pd guns) and crew numbering 393 men.
3. Corvette 1st class , on stocks at the navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands by P. Glavimans 20 June 1833, launched 14 May 1839, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 29 March-17 April 1841, part of the Indies Military Navy since1 January 1868, guard ship at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies 18 September 1867-25 January 1870, sold at Surubaya on a public auction to the native Aridin for ƒ 16.700,00 on 2 July, dimensions 39,50 x 10,70 x 5,3 metres, 932 tons displacement, 22 (1869: 14 medium 30pd guns)-32 guns and a crew numbering 120 (1869) men.
4. Laid down at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands 1837, launched 1 August 1840, served also in the Dutch East Indies, last mentioned 1864, dimensions 32 x9,6 x 4,4 metres and an armament of 18 guns.

American whaler Rainbow lying in February at Auckland, New Zealand according to the Whalemen’s Shipping List dated Tuesday 7 June 1864

An item referred to a letter dated 18th February written by captain Nichols on board of the Rainbow of New Bedford, USA at Auckland, New Zealand homeward bound. Agent William Gifford. Departed on 12 November 1859 to the Pacific.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Austrian navy using half seasoned wood for her ironclads according to the Whalemen’s Shipping List dated Tuesday 21 June 1864

An item referred to a correspondent of the British newspaper London Times writing that the Austrian navy made serious mistakes while building their ironclads. For the last three was half seasoned wood used!

American whaler Pacific lost according to the Whalemen’s Shipping List dated Tuesday 21 June 1864

An item reported the loss of the American whaling schooner Pacific of New London, USA on 1 February on Hurd’s Island [Heard Island and McDonalds Islands, Australian Antarctic territory]. Her crew was saved. The catch was salvaged on the beach. Measurement 161 tons. Captain Turner. Agents Lawrewnce&Co. Left on 17 June 1862 from Desolation (South Shetlands Islands?).

American whaler Mary Wilder sold according to the Whalemen’s Shipping List dated Tuesday 21 June 1864

An item reported that the American whaler Mary Wilder of New Bedford, USA of 213 tons was sold on an auction on the 18th for 7.125 US dollars to Charles E. Hawes of New Bedford. Agent Charles E. Hawes.

American whaler Onward lying at Honoulu, Hawaii unloading her catch according to the Whalemen’s Shipping List dated Tuesday 21 June 1864

An item reported that the American whaler Onward of New Bedford, USA loaded at Honolulu, Hawaii 440 barrels in the American bark Aretle bound for Boston, USA. Another 850 barrels oil was to be sent home with the Lookout. Measured 431 tons. Captain Allen. Agent Edward W. Howland. Departed on 2 June 1863 to the North Pacific.

American ship Corinthian lying in April at Honolulu, Hawaii according to the Whalemen’s Shipping List dated Tuesday 21 June 1864

An item reported that the American ship Corinthian of New Bedford, USA unloaded on 15th April at Honolulu, Hawaii 1.000 barrels whale oil for transport towards New Bedford.

American bark Aretle departed Honolulu, Hawaii bound for the USA according to the Whalemen’s Shipping List dated Tuesday 21 June 1864

An item reported that the American bark Aretle left on 7th April Honolulu, Hawaii loaded with 603 galleons sperm, 62.665 galleons whale oil and 8.215 (or 6.215) lbs. bone.

Bark R.W. Wood left Hawaii towards Germany according to the Whalemen’s Shipping List dated Tuesday 21 June 1864

An item reported that the bark R.W. Wood left Honolulu, Hawaii towards Bremen, Germany loaded with 27.284 gallons oil and 13.858 lbs. bone.

British LPG tanker (ex-Dancing Brave 2009-2012) Navigator Phoenix 2012-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 21 September 2014

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, IMO 9407330, MMSI 636015597 and callsign D5BS9. Ex-Dancing Brave renamed April 2012.

Singapore LPG tanker Norgas Sonoma 2003-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 21 September 2014

Singapore-flagged, IMO 9240134, MMSI 565177000 and callsign 9V8457.

Danish oil/chemical tanker Baltic Swift 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 21 September 2014

Cyprus-flagged, homeport Limassol, IMO 9464376, MMSI 212132000 and callsign 5BPF2.

Norwegian oil/chemical tanker Jo Lotus 2014-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 21 September 2014

Norway International Register-flagged, homeport Bergen, IMO 9617648, MMSI 257937000 and callsign LAPP7.

Norwegian bulk carrier (ex-Vestnes 2010-2011) CSL Thames 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 September 2014

Malta-flagged, homeport Valletta, IMO 9440447, MMSI 249605000 and callsign 9HVS9. Ex-Vestnes renamed 18 May 2011.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Dutch frigate Zr.Ms. Juno and brig Zr.Ms. Zwaluw commissioned according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 25 March 1841

An item reported that on 1 April the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Juno (1) lying at Rotterdam, Netherlands was to be commissioned with a crew of 150 men to which an extra of 15 men was added and to be commanded by captain-lieutenant A. Klein. The at Amsterdam, Netherlands lying Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Zwaluw was to be commissioned with a crew of 100 men to which 10 men extra were added and as ommanding officer captain lieutenant W. Enslie was commanded. Both ships were to replace vessels serving abroad.

Notes
1. Corvette 1st class , on stocks at the navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands by P. Glavimans 20 June 1833, launched 14 May 1839, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 29 March-17 April 1841, part of the Indies Military Navy since1 January 1868, guard ship at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies 18 September 1867-25 January 1870, sold at Surabaya on a public auction to the native Aridin for ƒ 16.700,00 on 2 July, dimensions 39,50 x 10,70 x 5,3 metres, 932 tons displacement, 22 (1869: 14 medium 30pd guns)-32 guns and a crew numbering 120 (1869) men.
2. Laid down at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands 1837, launched 1 August 1840, served also in the Dutch East Indies, last mentioned 1864, dimensions 32 x9,6 x 4,4 metres and an armament of 18 guns.

Condemned British ship Pyramid sold at St. Catherines according to the Whalemen’s Shipping List dated Tuesday 7 June 1864

An item dated St. Catherines 16th April reported that the sale on the 15th of the condemned British ship Pyramid captain Agen recently arrived from New York, USA for 5.000 US dollars to the captains Emerson and Mantur, the first American, the latter Brazilian flagged, captain of the brig Valenen.

Spanish warship fired at American schooner Flash according to the Whalemen’s Shipping List dated Tuesday 7 June 1864

An item reported that a Spanish men of war fired twice at the American schooner Flash captain Gray on 26th April 7.:45 while off Isabella Bay underway from St. Martins towards Baracon, Cuba. Further more was she next boarded by an officer accompanied by six marines who took her papers for examination to his commanding officer. Afterwards were the papers given back and was the American schooner allowed to continue her voyage arriving on the28th at New York, USA.

American whaler Desdemona lying at Norfolk Island according to the Whalemen’s Shipping List dated Tuesday 7 June 1864

An item referred to a letter written by captain Bates on board of the Desdemona of New Bedford, USA while lying at Norfolk Island reporting none catch since his last letter. Measured 295 tons. Agent Thomas Nye Jr. Departed on 17 July 1860 to the Pacific.

American whaler Midas lying in March at Mangoniu, New Zealand according to the Whalemen’s Shipping List dated Tuesday 7 June 1864

An item referred to a letter written by captain  Howland on board of the bark Midas on the 5th March at Monganui [Mangoniu, New Zealand?] reporting  a catch of 175 barrels sperm oil last year. He sent 215 barrels sperm oil with the bark Courser. He was now bound for Ochotsk, Russia. Measured 326 tons. Agents James B. Wood&Co. Departed on 15 May 1861 to the Pacific.

American whaler Washington lying in March at Mangoniu, New Zealand according to the Whalemen’s Shipping List dated Tuesday 7 June 1864

An item referred to a letter written on 2nd March by captain Willard on board of the bark Washington of New Bedford, USA at Mouganui [Mangoniu, New Zealand?] reporting everything well on board and that she was bound Northwards. Measured 844 tons. Agent Jonathan Bourne jr. Departed on 23 July 1861 to the Indian Ocean and the Pacific.

American navy shipyard for building ironclads planned at Philadelphia, USA according to the Whalemen’s Shipping List dated Tuesday 7 June 1864

An item reported that the American House Naval Committee was to publish a report dealing with the founding of a navy yard for building ironclads with as favorable location League Island near Philadelphia, ISA.

American whaler Barnstable sold to New York, USA according to the Whalemen’s Shipping List dated Tuesday 7 June 1864

An item reported that the American bark Barnstable of New Bedford, USA of 373 tons was sold to Curtis&Co., of New York, USA to be used as a merchant ship.

Dutch frigate Zr.Ms. Euridice to be transferred from Vlissingen, Netherlands according to Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Vlissingse Courant dated 23 January 1841

An item dated the 17th reported that the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Euridice (1) lying in the Dokhaven as a guard ship was to be transported on short notice towards Hellevoetsluis to serve there as a guard ship according to the rumours. It was not known if she would be replaced by another ship. There was hardly any ice on the Schelde.

Note
1. Frigate, laid down at the navy yard of Rotterdam, Netherlands by P. Glavimans in December 1801, launched on 21 April 1802, used as training ship for midshipmen at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands since 19 April 1803, secret decision to use her as troop transport to the Dutch East Indies 23 July 1805, guard ship at Vlissingen, Netherlands since 1 April 1845, accommodation ship since 1 September 1842, sold on an auction at Vlissingen for ƒ 21.100 on 12 November 1847 and broken up 1847-1848, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis 27 May-12 July 1811, 7/13-14/20 September 1806, in 1803, 1 September 10 October 1828, 5 May-11 September 1829,made voyages to Surinam and the Dutch East and West Indies dimensions 145’ x 40’ x 17’9½ (fore)-19’(aft) x 15‘ (hold) and an armament of 32 guns.

American screw steam sloop USS Lancester bound for Peru to watch Spanish movements according to the Whalemen’s Shipping List dated Tuesday 7 June 1864

An item reported that the USS Lancaster left Panama bound for Callao, Peru to watch the Spanish movements in that area.(1)

Note
1. Screw steam sloop. Laid down at the Philadelphia navy Yard in December 1857, launched while sponsored by Miss Harriet Lane on 20 October 1858, commissioned on 12 May 1859, decommissioned on 1 May 1902 although not earlier stricken as on 31 December 1915 and finally broken up in 1933. Her armament consisted of 24-9”smoothbore Dahlgren guns, 1-2”smoothbore Dahlgren gun and 2-30pd Parrott rifles.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Russian corvette Bogatyr visited Vlissingen, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper De standaard dated 3 August 1877

An item dated Amsterdam, Netherlands the 2nd reported that the commissaries of police and water bailiffs of the several Dutch warships received instructions from the Department of Justice dealing with the supervision over the ships belonging to the warring powers (1) as a result of the Russian corvette Bogatyr at Vlissingen, Netherlands.(2)

Notes
1. The Russian and Ottoman empires were in war between 24 April 1877 and 3 March 1878.
2. Screw steam corvette, built in 1860 as part of the Bogatyr-class, hulked 1888 and broken up in 1900.

Russian corvette Ariadne arrived at Trieste, Italy according to the Dutch newspaper Utrechtse provinciale en stads-courant dated 10 August 1853

An item dated Trieste, Italy the 3rd reported the arrival of the Russian corvette Ariadne.

Spanish frigate Vengeance arrived in Spain coming from Cuba according to the Dutch newspaper Nederlandse staatscourant dated 13 October 1814

An item dated Cadiz, Spain 14th September reported the arrival of the Spanish frigate Vengeance arriving after a voyage of 51 days from Havana, Cuba with a cargo valued 4.539.275 real piasters.

French corvette Serieuse bound for the Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Utrechtse provinciale en stads-courant dated 11 March 1858

An item dated Marseille, France the 8th reported that orders were given to fit out at Brest, France the French corvette Serieuse for a voyage towards the Indies. (1)

Note
1. Laid down at Brest on 24 March 1847, launched on 1 August 1848, commissioned on 12 March 1849 and finally stricken on 15 February 1872. Spardeck corvette of the Galatee-class.

French revolutionary Armand Barbès transported by Spanish la Ville de Bilbao from Barcelona to Seville, Spain according to the Dutch newspaper Utrechtse provinciale en stads-courant dated 17 May 1856

An item dated Madrid, Spain the 14th reported that the Spanish government ordered the arrest of Barbes (1) at Barcelona, Spain and on Thursday he was embarked on board of the corvette la Ville de Bilbao which would transport him towards Seville, Spain where he was to stay.(1)

Note
1. The French Republican annex revolutionary Armand Barbès (Guadeloupe 18 September 1809-The Hague, Netherlands 20 June 1870).

British 5th rate HSM Doris arrived at Bombay coming from Madras, British Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java Government Gazette dated 4 November 1815

An item reported the arrival at Bombay, British Indies on the 11th of the British frigate HMS Doris commanded by Robert O’Brien coming from Madras.(1)

Note
1. 5th Rate, purchased as ex-East Indiaman Pitt 1808, sold at Valparaiso, Chile in April 1829, with a 870 tons builders measurement and an armament of 36 guns.

British brig sloop HMS Philomel arrived in Brits Indies coming from South Africa according to the Dutch newspaper Java Government Gazette dated 4 November 1815

An item reported the arrival at Madras, British Indies on the 13th of the British sloop HMS Philomel captain J.H. Plumridge leaving Cape of Good Hope, South Africa on 3rd June.(1)

Note
1. Brig sloop of the Cruizer-class, launched at the shipyard of Boole, Bridport, England on 11 September 1806, sold in 1817, with a 384 tons builders measurement and an armament of 18 guns.

British sloop HMS Samarang left the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java Government Gazette dated 29 February 1812

An item reported the departure from Batavia, Dutch East Indies on 4th February by the British HMS Samarang commanded by J. Eagleson.(1)

Note
1. Sloop, built 1781 in England, bought by the Dutch navy in 1785, rebuilt by P. Glavimans at naval yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands 1789, captured as Dutch Psyche 1 September 1807, commissioned as the Scipio, renamed Samarang circa 1808, sold 1814, dimensions 122 x 30 x 17¼ Dutch feet, 408 tons builders measurement, 18 guns.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

British 5th rate HSM Doris left Dutch East Indies for the British Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java Government Gazette dated 29 February 1812

An item reported the departure from Batavia, Dutch East Indies on 4th February by the British HMS Doris commanded by W. Lye. Apparently while elsewhere reported that she left on the 28th towards Bombay, British Indies.(1)

Note
1. 5th Rate, purchased as ex-East Indiaman Pitt 1808, sold at Valparaiso, Chile in April 1829, with a 870 tons builders measurement and an armament of 36 guns.

Dutch frigate ship Johanna arrived at Brouwershaven, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 27 December 1871

An item date Brouwershaven, Netherlands 17th November reported the arrival that afternoon of the Dutch frigate ship Johanna caused by contrary winds.

Dutch clipper frigate Kosmopoliet III launched at Dordrecht, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 19 May 1871

An item reported the launching on 5 April at the shipyard of C. Gips&Zonen at Dordrecht, Netherlands of the Dutch 3-decks clipper frigate Kosmopoliet III of 1.548 tons for account of the shipping company Gebr. Blussé.

French corvette Bayadere arrived at Curacao coming from Venezuela according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 17 June 1820

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on last Sunday of the French 20-gun corvette Bayadere captain Rossin coming from Puerto Cabello. Venezuela leaving on Friday morning towards Havana, Cuba.(1)

Note
1. Launched at Rochefort, France in 1811, last mentioned in 1833.

Dutch frigate ship Salatiga launched at Rotterdam, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper De locomotief dated 18 December 1871

An item reported that on 26th October at the shipyard of De Jong, Kortlandt&Anthony the Dutch frigate ship of around 1.300 tons Salatiga was launched for account of Charante&co. with as captain H.G. Biesthorst.

American frigate ship Enoch travelled in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviaasch handelsblad dated 6 November 1871

An item reported the arrival at Padang, Dutch East Indies on 26th October of the American frigate ship Enoch Train captain F. Lane coming from Poelo Pinang.

North German bark Ellida arrived at Pasoeroean, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviaasch handelsblad dated 6 November 1871

An item reported the arrival at Pasoeroean, Dutch East Indies of the North German bark Ellida captain J. Winters on 27th October.

Dutch offshore construction jack up Aeolus 2014-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 12 September 2014

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Rotterdam, IMO 9612636, MMSI 245179000 and callsign PCRR. Gross tonnage 14.800 tons and summer deadweight 6.500 tons.  Built in 2014 at the JJ Sietas Schiffswerft, Hamburg, Germany. Owned and managed by Van Oord, Rotterdam, Netherlands. To be used as transportation and installation vessel for installing turbines and foundations of wind farms. Dimensions 139 x 38 x 5,7 (design) metres. Speed 12 knots. One 900 tons crane with a radius of 30 metres. Can ne jacked up and able to work in maximum 55 metres deep water. Accommodation for 74 persons. Named on Saturday 21 June at Rotterdam, Netherlands by Mrs. K. Aboutaleb-Erahoutan spouse of the mayor of Rotterdam.

Greek tanker Novo 2012-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 12 September 2014

Malta-flagged, homeport Valletta, IMO 9633446, MMSI 2290069000 and callsign 9HA3042.

Monaco owned passenger ship (ex-Olympic Explorer 2001, Olympia Explorer 2001-2004) Explorer 2004-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 12 September 2014

Bahamas-flagged, homeport Nassau, IMO 9183518, MMSI 311705000 and callsign C6TN4. Ex-Olympic Explorer renamed 26 April 2001 and ex-Olympia Explorer 26 April 2001-June 2004.

Greek tanker (ex-Enjoy 2011-2013 Flagship Sage 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 11 September 2014

Marshall Islands-flagged, IMO 9471329, MMSI 538005300 and callsign V7CP6. Ex-Enjoy 2011-renamed 22 November 2011.

Greek oil products tanker (ex-W.O. Skol 2010) Arctic Char 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 11 September 2014

Marshall Islands-flagged, homeport Majuro, IMO 9332640, MMSI 538003524 and callsign V7RJ9. Ex-W.O. Skol renamed January 2010.

Chinese bulk carrier Rui Ning 7 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 11 September 2014

China-flagged, IMO 9538335, MMSI 413302090 and callsign BFAH7.

Russian bulk carrier (ex-Arctic Mariner 1996-1998, Kolocep 1998-2009) Ocean Rider 2009-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 11 September 2014

Malta-flagged, homeport valletta, IMO 9083823, MMSI 248003000 and callsign 9HA2119. Ex-Arctic Mariner 1996-February 1998, ex-Kolocep February 1998-August 2009.

Danish LPG tanker Sophia Kosan 2008-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 11 September 2014

Singapore-flagged, IMO 9374557, MMSI 565843000 and callsign 9VLP6.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Chinese general cargo ship Pine 2 2012-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 11 September 2014

Panama-flagged, IMO 9438353, MMSI 355640000 and callsign 3EVA4. Ex-Dakota Princess renamed February 2012

Norwegian general cargo ship Saga Sky 1996-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 11 September 2014

Hong Kong/China-flagged, homeport Hong Kong, IMO 9144354, MMSI 477108000 and callsign VRYB8.

American oil products tanker (ex-Maersk Pointer 2001-2007) SC Laura 2007-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 11 September 2014

Bahamas-flagged, IMO 9215048, MMSI 308068000 and callsign C6WF2.

Swedish corvette Norekoping visited the roads of Vlissingen, Netherlands bound for Antwerp, Belgium according to the Dutch newspapr Algemeen Handelsblad dated 10 April 1872

An item dated Vlissingen, Netherlands the 9th reported in the roads the Swedish corvette Norrkoping commanded by Landberg underway from Plymouth, England towards Antwerp, Belgium.

Tunisian corvette Monis visited Trieste, Italy according to the Dutch newspaper Utrechtse provinciale en steedelijk dagblad dated 17 August 1857

An item dated Trieste. Italy the 12th reported the arrival of the Tunisian corvette Monis with on board the Tunisian representative Sidi-Ismaïl-Sahtab with four followers. She had an armament of 6 guns and her crew numbered 92 men.

Brazilian sloop Primeiro de Março departed Surinam towards Demerara according to the Dutch newspaper De West-Indiër dated 30 November 1892

An item reported the departure from Paramaribo, Surinam on the 29th of the Brazilian corvette Primeiro de Março (1) captain lieutenant José Ramos da Fonseca towards Demerara.(1)

Notes
1. Sloop, built at the Rio Janeiro Dockyard in 1881, converted ingo a training ship 1904.
2. British Guiana nowadays Guyana.

Austrian corvette Dandolo visited Netherlands coming from England and bound for Scotland according to the Dutch newspaper Het nieuws van den dag dated 29 April 1872

An item dated Nieuwediep, Netherlands the 26th reported the arrival that same afternoon on the Austrian corvette Dandolo commanded by Stephenson coming from Sheerness, England. After loading coal was she bound for Edinburg, Scotland on her training voyage.(1)

Note
1. Of the Erzherzog Friedrich-class, laid down at the shipyard at Venice, Italy on 26 September 1854, launched on 7 August 1858, completed in February 1859, gunnery training ship in 1879, converted into an accommodation ship between 1881 and 1882, renamed Schwarzenberg and used as training ship at Sebenico (nowadays Sibevik), Croatia 1890 and finally stricken between 1900 and 1901.

British 5th rate HMS Leda arrived at Calcuttea, British Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java Government Gazette dated 23 March 1816

An item reported the arrival at Calcutta/Kedgeree, British Indies on 18th January of the British HMS Leda commodore Sayer.(1)

Note
1. 5th Rate, launched at the Woolwich dockyard, England on 9 November 1809, sold to be broken up in 1817, dimensions 145 x 38½ x ?, a 947 tons builders measurement and an armament of 36 guns.

North German bark ship Scharnhorst departed the Dutch East Indies towards the USA according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviasch handelsblad dated 6 November 1871

An item reported the arrival at Padang, Dutch East Indies on 14th October of the North German bark ship Scharnhorst captain Hollmann coming from Surabaya, Dutch East Indies. Departed on 31st October towards New York, USA.

North German ship Sydenham seized by French warship according to the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 21 August 1870

An item dated London, England the 17th reported that the North German ship Sydenham captain Hubenow of Cyprus, lately underway from Plymouth, England towards St. Petersburg, Russia was seized by a French warship off Cherbourg, France.(1)

Note
1. France-German war between 19 July 1870-10 May 1871.

Dutch bark Jan van Brakel departed the Dutch East Indies towards the USA according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviasch handelsblad dated 6 November 1871

An item reported the departure on 20th October from Padang, Dutch East Indies by the Dutch bark Jan van Brakel captain D. de Roever towards New York, USA.

Dutch bark Soerabaya Packet departed the Dutch East Indies towards the Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviasch handelsblad dated 6 November 1871

An item reported the departure on 31st October from Pasoeroean, Dutch East Indies by the Dutch bark Soerabaya Packet captain D.O. Rolff towards the Netherlands.

Russian sloop Razboinik arrived in the Dutch East Indies bound for China according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviaasch handelsblad dated 13 July 1880

An item reported the arrival at Anjer, Dutch East Indies of the Russian corvette Rabagnik underway from Cape Town, South Africa via Batavia, Dutch East Indies towards China.

Note
1. This must be the sloop Razboinik of the Kreiser-class laid down at the Nevskii shipyard in 1877, launched a year later, completed in 1879 and finally scuttled on 2 January 1905 during the war with Japan.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Dutch clipper frigate ship Utrecht bound for the Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 23 September 1871

An announcement reported the intended departure of the fast well known Dutch clipper frigate ship Utrecht of 2.000 tons captain J.W. Moller probably in October back to the Netherlands. For more details shipping agents G. Suermondt&Co. Batavia/Surabaya, Dutch East Indies or Int. Cred.- Handels Vereeniging Rotterdam, Samarang, Dutch East Indies.

Dutch frigate ship Staatsraad van Ewijck bound for the Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 23 September 1871

An announcement reported the intended departure of the well known Dutch frigate ship Staatsraad van Ewijck captain J.C. Ham in the beginning of October back to the Netherlands. Well skilled doctor on board. For more details Engelhard&Co., Batavia, Dutch East Indies or B. van Leeuwen&Co., Surabaya, Dutch East Indies.

Dutch clipper frigate ship India Packet bound for the Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 23 September 1871

An announcement reported the intended departure of the well known Dutch clipper frigate ship India Packet captain G. Diepering in begin October back to the Netherlands. Suitable passenger accommodation and skilled doctor on board. For more details her captain at Tagal or the shipping agents E. Moorman&Co.

British 5th rate Cornelia visited Batavia, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java Government Gazette dated 29 February 1812

An item reported the arrival at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on 14th February of the British HMS Cornelia commanded by J. Owen coming from Madras, British Indies. Departed on the 28th towards sea.(1)

Note
1. 5th Rate, launched at the shipyard of Temple, S. Shield, England on 26 July 1808, broken up in June 1814, dimensions 142½ x 38 x ?, a 909 tons builders measurement and an armament of 32 guns.

British 5th rate HMS Bucephalus visited Batavia, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java Government Gazette dated 29 February 1812

An item reported the arrival at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on 6th February of the British HMS Bucephalus commanded by J. Drury leaving Wilson’s Bay on the 5th. Departed on the 28th towards sea.(1)

Note
1. 5th Rate, launched at the shipyard of Rowe, Newcastle, England on 3 November  1808, troop transport 1814, broken up in 1834, a builders measurement of 976 tons and an armament of 32 guns.

British screw steam sloop HMS Wasp captured Arabian slaver according to the Dutch newspaper De Tijd dated 11 October 1865

An item reported that the armed boats of the British brig HMS Wasp captured off the Seychelles after a fierce fight an Arabian vessel with on board 287 slaves.(1)

Note
1. Wood-built screw steam sloop launched at the Deptford dockyard, England on 28 May 1850, sold on 2 December 1869 with a 973 tons builders measurement and an armament of 12 guns.

Belgian brig of war Duc de Brabant underway towards Africa according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwe Rotterdamsche courant dated 14 December 1854

An item dated Brussel, Belgium 14th reported the departure from Antwerp, Belgium of the Belgian brig of war Duc de Brabant heading for Africa. Bringing two native princes back to their own country. In the past she transport both princes towards Belgium for their education.(1)

Note
1. Of this ship exists a model in the Museum aan de Stroom at Antwerp. According to the specifications she was built in 1842-1845 at the shipyard of Van Geluwe, Brugge, Belgium as the Prince Royal, renamed 15 October 1845, fishery protection vessel 1846, used for voyages towards South America between 1847-1855, disarmed on 12 March 1862, used as target for submerged explosions and finally exploded off St. Maria fort on 18 August 1864. With a gross tonnage of 500 tons and as dimensions 33,60 x 9 x ,406 metres. Sailarea 1.118,819 square metres. Armed with 30-pd kobussen (?). Another Dutch newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 25 November reported that her departure was planned on 10th December.

French brig L’Alsacienne arrived at Surinam coming from French Guiana according to the Dutch newspaper Surinaamsche courant dated 29 September 1838

An item reported the arrival at Paramaribo, Surinam on the 28th of the French brig L’Alsacienne lieutenant De Kerouartz coming from Cayenne, French Guiana or Guiana.(1)

Note
1. Small brig with an armament of 4-8 guns, launched at Cherbourg on 13 April 1823 and finally stricken on 11 April 1851.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

British ship Flatworth travelling within the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 22 March 1871

An item reported the passing of Sunda Strait on the 20th of the British ship Flatworth captain Shepherd leaving Batavia, Dutch East Indies the same day bound for Anjer, Dutch East Indies.

British sloop HMS Hesper arrived at Madras, British Indies returning from cruising according to the Dutch newspaper Java Government Gazette dated 27 July 1816

An item reported the arrival at Madras, British Indies on 5th May of the British sloop HMS Hesper captain Campbell returning from cruising.(1)

Note
1. Launched at the shipyard of Tanner, Dartmouth, England on 3 July 1809, sold on 8 July 1817, with a 424 tons builders measurement and an armament of 18 guns.

British brig HMS Cameleon hailed Dutch merchant ship Amboina underway towards Japan according to the Dutch newspaper Javasche courant dated 12 November 1842

An tem reported that the brigs brig HSM Camelion hailed on 16th July on the position 25.38 North latitude and 120.43 east latitude the Dutch merchant ship Amboina captain Lourens underway from Batavia, Dutch East Indies towards Japan. Everything was well on board.(1)

Note
1. Also called Cameleon. Brig sloop of the Cherokee-class, launched at Bombay dockyard, India on 16 January 1816, broken up in April 1849, with a 240 tons builders measurement and an armament of 10 guns.

North German bark Scharnhorst departed the Dutch East Indies towards the USA according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviaasch handelsblad dated 22 September 1871

An item dated Surabaya, Dutch East Indies the 15th reported the departure of the North German bark Scharnhorst captain Hollman towards the USA.

Russian bark Veritas departed the Dutch East Indies towards the Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviaasch handelsblad dated 22 September 1871

An item dated Surabaya, Dutch East Indies the 15th reported the departure of the Russian bark Veritas captain Spolarden towards the Netherlands.

Greek brig of war Minerva arrived at Trieste, Italy coming from Greece according to the Dutch newspaper Utrechtse provinciale en stads-courant dated 29 March 1844

An item dated Trieste, Italy the 19th reported the arrival of the Greek brig of war Minerva with 118 Germans returning from Greece.

Austrian brig of war St. Marcus arrived at Trieste, Italy coming from Venice according to the Dutch newspaper Nederlandsche staatscourant dated 3 July 1826

An item dated Trieste, Italy 20th June reported the arrival on the 19th of the new Austrian brig of war St. Marcus frigate lieutenant count Corner coming from Venice.

Prussian frigate Gefion repaired at Vlissingen, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Groninger courant dated 24 September 1852

An item dated Middelburg, Netherlands the 17th reported that the Prussian frigate Gefion which was docked in the dry dock at Vlissinen, Netherlands on the Tuesday before was examined and repaired, was undocked on the 16th and entered the Dokhaven there.

Note
1. The former Danish 5th rate Gefion built in 1843 and on 5 April 1849 captured and entered Prussian naval service as the Eckernforde. Dimensions 165’4”(gundeck) x 41’1”x 18’9” (hold).

Prussian frigate Eckernförde bound for Vlissingen, Netherlands for repaires according to the Dutch newspaper Groninger courant dated 21 May 1852

An item dated Vlissingen, Netherlands the 16th reported that a day earlier a tiding received that the Prussian frigate Eckernförde would visit Vlissingen for repairs.(1)

Note
1. The former Danish 5th rate Gefion built in 1843 and on 5 April 1849 captured and entered Prussian naval service as the Eckernforde. Dimensions 165’4”(gundeck) x 41’1”x 18’9” (hold).

Russian frigate Polkan departed Croatia fro France according to the Dutch newspaper Utrechtse provinciale en stads-courant dated 23 September 1858

An item dated Trieste, Italy dated the 21st reported the departure of the Russian frigate Polkan from Gravosa [Gruz, Croatia] towards Toulon, France. She had been stationed at the first harbour for some time.

South Korean general cargo ship Macuru Arrow 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 10 September 2014

Bahamas-flagged, homeport Nassau, IMO 9443918, MMSI 311032500 and callsign C6YH3.

British bulk carrier AM Buchanan 2013-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 12 September 2014

Marshall Islands, IMO 9624110, MMSI 538005066 and callsign V7AT9.

Dutch tug (ex-Odin 2007-2010) Sea Echo 2010-


Inner harbour of Vlissingen, Netherlands 9 September 2014

Netherlands-flagged, IMO 9444663, MMSI 244905000 and callsign PHLP. Ex-Odin renamed April 2010. Gross tonnage 123 tons, net tonnage 37 tons, displacement 165 tons and as dimensions 23,35 (over all) x 8,00 (moulded) x 1,90 (minimum)-2,00 (operating)-2,20 (maximum) x 2,99 (depth at sides) metres. Bollard pull 23 tons. Horsepower 1.696 bhp. Casco built in 2007 at the shipyard Stocznia Kozie Servis, Kozle, Poland and finished at the Damen Shipyard Hardinxveld, Hardinxveld Giessendam, Netherlands. As the Odin property of S.T. Marine Support V.O.F., Harlingen. Nowadays of Sea Contractors with as homeport Vlissingen, Netherlands. Delivered in September 2007. 

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Portuguese corvette Bartholomés Diaz arrived at Ostend, Belgium to pick up the bride of the Portuguese king according to the Dutch newspaper Dagblad van Zuidholland en ‘s-Gravenhage dated 30 April 1858

An item dated Brussels, Belgium the 28th reported that princess Stéphanie van Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, the bride of the Portuguese king was expected to arrive begin next week. The Portuguese corvette Bartholomés Diaz which was to bring her towards Portugal arrived already at Ostend, Belgium.

French screw steam corvette 2nd class Caton captured German merchant ships Algemeen Handelsblad dated 21 August 1870

An item dated London, England the 17th reported that the French corvette Caton (1) captured off Cape Gate two North German merchant ships and brought these into the harbour of Mers-El-Kebir, Algeria.(2)

Notes
1. France-German war between 19 July 1870-10 May 1871.
2. Screw steam corvette 2nd class, laid down at Toulon, France pm 20 June 1844, launched on 1 May 1847, commissioned on 12 July and finally stricken on 30 January 1874 an broken up at Toulon, France a year later.

British brig sloop HMS Elk departed Madras, British Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java Government Gazette dated 27 July 1816

An item reported the departure from Madras, British Indies on 23 April of the British sloop HMS Elk captain J. Reynolds for cruising.(1)

Note
1. Brig sloop of the Cruizer-class, fir-built, launched at the shipyard of Barnard, Deptford, England on 22 August 1804, broken up 1812, a 382 tons builders measurement and an armament of 18 guns.

French ship Oma et Julie underway from France towards Cochin China according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 22 March 1871

An item reported the passing of Sunda Strait on the 20th of the French ship Oma et Julie captain Sabatier coming from Marseille, France bound for Saigon, Cochin China.

Russian ship Ystavat underway from England towards Hong Kong according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 22 March 1871

An item reported the passing of Sunda Strait on the 19th of the Russian ship Ystavat captain Blom leaving on 4 December 1870 Cardiff, England bound for Hong Kong.

American ship Hosea Rich underway from the Dutch East Indies towards the Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 22 March 1871

An item reported the passing of Sunda Strait on the 19th of the American ship Hosea Rich captain Pomroy leaving Batavia, Dutch East Indies on the 16th bound for Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Dutch bark Madura arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies coming from the Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 22 March 1871

An item reported the arrival at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on the 21st of the Dutch bark Madura captain Van den Kerkhoff coming from Brouwershaven, Netherlands agents Reynst&Vinju.

British bark Alexander travelling within the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 22 March 1871

An item dated Samarang, Dutch East Indies reported the arrival on the 15th of the British bark Alexander captain Dempster coming from Batavia, Dutch East Indies.

British sloop HMS Acorn leaving the British Indies for England according to the Dutch newspaper Java Government Gazette dated 27 July 1816

An item reported the departure from Madras, British Indies on 30 April of the British HMS Acorn captain Prior bound for England.(1)

Note
1. Sloop, launched at the shipyard of Crooker, Bideford, England on 30 October 1807, broken up in May 1819, with a 430 tons builders measurement and an armament of 18 guns.

British bark Agincourt arrived in the Dutch East Indies coming from Singapore according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 4 January 1871

An item reported the arrival at Padang, Dutch East Indies on 21st December 1870 of the British bark Agincourt captain Romm coming from Singapore.

American bark Rocket underway from the Dutch East Indies towards the USA according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 4 January 1871

An item reported the departure from Padang, Dutch East Indies on 23rd December 1870 of the American bark Rocket captain Dill towards New York, USA.

British sloop HMS Thais leaving Madras, British Indies for cruising according to the Dutch newspaper Java Government Gazette dated 27 July 1816

An item reported the departure from Madras, British Indies on 23rd April of the British HMS Thais captain Henry Weir for cruising.(1)

Note
1. Sloop, launched at the shipyard of Tanner, Dartmouth, England on 19 August 1806, also served as fire ship, sold on 13 August 1818, with a 431 tons builders measurement and an armament of 18 guns.

Swedish bark Hilda travelling within he Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 4 January 1871

An item reported the departure that day of the Swedish bark Hilda from Batavia, Dutch East Indies towards Samarang, Dutch East Indies.

False alarm about loss of German steam corvette SMS Stein according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 31 January 1885

An item dated Athens, Greece the 28th reported that near Zante a bottle was salvage out of the water containing a letter dated the 20th reporting that the German frigate of war Stein was lost at sea. The fate of her crew was yet unknown. The edition dated 1 February however referred to a telegram of the German admiralty shat she was lying safe at Trieste, Italy.

Note
1. At that moment served in the German screw steam corvette SMS Stein, laid down at the shipyard of Vulcan AG, Stettin, launched on 14 September 1879, completed on 3 October 1880 but was not earlier as in 1920 sold to be broken up.

Dutch bark Albert Victor departed the Dutch East Indies towards Australia according to the Dutch newspaper De locomotief dated 11 February 1871

An item dated Surabaya, Dutch East Indies on the 9th of the departure of the Dutch bark Albert Victor captain A. Hacking towards Australia.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Oman sail training vessel Shabab Oman II 2013-




Inner harbour of Vlissingen, Netherlands 14 Sepetmber 2014

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 14 September 2014

Laid down at Damen Shipyards, Galati, Romania in March 2013, launched on 2 December 2013, completed at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding/Amels Shipbuilding at Vlissingen, Netherlands in 2014 and departed on 14 September. Designed by Dykstra Naval Architects, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Gross tonnage 750 tons, summer deadweight 360 tons and as dimensions 87 x 11 x 50 (height) metres or 285’x 36’x 160’. Manned with 58 sailors and 34 trainees. Full-rigged ship. 


Algerian LPG tanker Reggane 1999-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 6 September 2014

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, IMO 9176357, MMSI 636011212 and callsign ELXO6.

Taiwanese general cargo ship (ex-Genius Star II 2007) Genius Star VII 2007-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 5 September 2014

Panama-flagged, IMO 9379856, MMSI 372370000 and callsign 3EIQ9. Ex-Genius Star II renamed 26 January 2007.

Greek crude oil tanker (ex-Singapore River 2002-2011) Aframax River 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 3 September 2014

Panama-flagged, IMO 9259173, MMSI 373722000 and callsign 3fCQ6. . Ex-Poseidon River renamed November 2011.

Greek bulk carrier (ex-Orient Singapore 2011-2014) Petra 2014-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 4 September 2014

Malta-flagged, homeport Valletta, IMO 9597630, MMSI 2298443000 and callsign 9HA3655. Ex-Orient Singapore renamed July 2014.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

British bark Fanny travelling within the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 16 January 1871

An item reported the arrival of the British bark Fanny captain [J.] Eaton on the 7th at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies coming from Samarang, Dutch East Indies. The newspaper De locomotief dated 11 February reported her departure on the 9th.

Dutch bark Julie travelling within the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 16 January 1871

An item reported the arrival of the Dutch bark Julie captain Cherpion on the 7th at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies coming from Samarang, Dutch East Indies.

Austrian brig of war Aeolus arrived at Trieste, Italy according to the Dutch newspaper Koninklijke courant dated 13 June 1808

An item dated Trieste, Italy 24th May reported that arrival on the 23rd of the Austrian brig of war Aeolus with on board the count of Kaunitz Rietberg, Austrian ambassador at the cour of Palermo with his whole family. The brig escorted 5 Austrian merchant ships coming in ballast from Malta.(1)

Note
1. Franz Wensel Graf of Kaunitz-Rietberg (2 July 1742 Vienna, Austria-19 December 1825 Vienna, Austria)?

Dutch bark Nijverheid arriving in the Dutch East Indies coming from Singapore according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 16 January 1871

An item reported the arrival of the Dutch bark Nijverheid captain Schaap at Samarang, Dutch East Indies coming from Singapore. The edition dated 22 March reported her departure on the 15th towards the Netherlands.

British brig HMS Gorgon captured Russian merchant ship according to the Dutch newspaper Utrechtse provinciale en stads-courant dated 24 November 1855

An item dated Memel, Lithuania the 18th reported the arrival in the roads that day of the British brig Gorgon (1) captain Crawford coming from Farosund bringing with a Russian prize loaded with rye, salt, iron and wheat. The prize was towed by the steamboat Jack into the harbour.(2)

Notes
1. The paddle steam frigate, being a rebuilt 5th rate, launched at Pembroke Dock, England on 31 August 1837, broken up in 1864, with a 1.111 tons builders measurement and an armament of 6 guns?
2. The Russian empire  was between October 1853 and February 1856 in war with the Ottoman, French and British empires and the kingdom of Sardinia; the so-called Crimean war.

British 5th rate HMS Africaine arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies coming from Madras, British Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java Government Gazette dated 14 July 1812

An item reported the arrival at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on 11th July but the British HMS Africaine captain Rodney coming Madras, British Indies.(1)

Note
1. 5th Rate, captured from France in 1801, broken up in 1816, with a 1085 tons builders measurement and an armament of 38 guns.

Norwegian/Swedish warships ordered to return home according to the Dutch newspaper Staatscourant dated 18 August 1818

An item dated Christiana, Norway 27th July reported that the crown ordered that the brig Lolland which left with sea cadets for a training voyage towards open sea had to return at Trondheim at the time of the coronation. The  corvette Zwaluwe [Dutch spelling] and brig of war Dolphijn [Dutch spelling] both cruising in the North Sea received similar orders.(1)

Note
1. Norway was since 1814 part of the Swedish kingdom. Since 1814 was that Charles XXX/III who died on 5 February 1818, since then reigned Charles XIV John (born as Jean Bernadotte 20 January 1763 Pau, France-8 March 1844 Stockholm, Sweden), crowned on 11 Mat as king of Sweden and 7 September of Norway.

British brig sloop HMS Zebra arrived at Madras, British Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java Government Gazette dated 27 July 1816

An item reported the arrival at Madras, British Indies on 26th April of the British sloop HMS Zebra captain P.H. Brydges returning from cruising.(1)

Note
1. Brig sloop, launched at Bombay dockyard, India on 18 November 1815, wrecked in the Levant on 2 December 1840, with a 385 tons builders measurement and armament of 18 guns.

British bark Woodbine travelling within the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 16 January 1871

An item reported the departure from Batavia, Dutch East Indies on the 15th of the British bark Woodbine captain Rave towards Cheribon, Dutch East Indies.

Thai bark Meridian arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies coming from Thailand according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 16 January 1871

An item reported the arrival at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on the 16th of the Thai bark Meridian captain Zetterlund leaving Bangkok, Thailand on 26 December 1870, agent Lim Hon.

French bark Periguy arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies coming from Thailand according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 16 January 1871

An item reported the arrival at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on the 16th of the French bark Periguy coming from Bangkok, Thailand, agents Maintz&Co.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Dutch mail-passenger-cargo ship Sibajak 1925-1959

Original drawing made by G.J. Frans Naerebout and published in Van Zee tot Zee

Ordered on 29 May 1925, steel ordered on 2June, steel arrived on 9 September, contract for her building was signed on 18/25 November, administration started on 19 November, laid down on South slip on 24 March 1926 with yard number 181, in thrushes on 5 October, plating fitted on 27 November, launched by Mrs. T. Mees-Bouvin on 2 April 1927, on 15-16 September main engine tested, on 20 and 23 December trial while berthed, technical trials 3-7 January 1928 and delivered the same day, maiden voyage begun 8 February, troop transport 1940, transport from Indonesia soldiers and civilians towards the Netherlands 1949-1950, emigrants towards South Africa and Australia 1950-1951, converted into a passenger ship at the Rotterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij 8 August-13 October 1951, finally sold in March 1959 to be broken up and arriving October at Hong Kong.

Dimensions 154,15 (between perpendiculars)-161,55 (over all) x 19,03 x 10’-10 2/16” x 8,4 (hold betweendeck)-11,58 (main deck) metres. Gross tonnage 12.040 tons, net tonnage 7.9087 tons, deadweight 8.319 ton and 6.023 (when launched) displacement 18.144 tons. 3-Decks and 4 cargo hatches. Ballast 706 tons. Fuel bunker capacity 1.709 tons. Her crew numbered 234 men. Passenger accommodation 212 1st class, 174 2nd class, 68 3rd class and 34 4th class. Contracted speed 5,25 miles. 

Source

Order administration Schelde (Municipality archive Vlissingen, Netherlands).