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Friday, 20 October 2017

Dutch inland cargo vessel Entreprise 1927-

Inner harbour of Den Helder, Netherlands 24 May 2017

Aak built in 1927 by L. Wolthui, Veendam, Netherlands. 

Dutch torpedo boat Hr. Ms. G 8 or Cornelis Janssen de Haan 1905-1919

Marinemuseum Den Helder, Netherlands

Built under the budget year 1905. Laid down by Mij voor Scheeps- en Werktuigbouw Fijenoord, Rotterdam, Netherlands in 1905, launched in 1906, trial on 22 August 1906. commissioned on 8 October 1906 and stricken in 1919. Displacement 140 tons and as dimensions 46,48 x 4,686 x 1,25=2,37 metres. The horsepower of 2.157 ihp allowed a speed of 24,227 miles. Crew numbered 25 men. Armament consisted of 2-5cm guns, 2 torpedo guns and 1-45cm torpedo tube. 

Dutch tug (ex-Antoinette W. Goedkoop 1904-1937, Hendrika Aaltje 1937-1950, Phoenix 1950-1954, Thakla 1954-1956, Berkel 1956-1969, Marga (1969-1970, Noordster 1970-1984, Assistant V 198401996, Assistant 2 1995-1996, Maurice 1996-1997) Brutus 2 1997-

Inner harbour of Den Helder, Netherlands 24 May 2017

EU no. 2001659. Built in 1904 at the shipyard of Kromhout, Amsterdam, Netherlands with yard number 420 as the Antoinette W. Goedkoop for account of Goedkoop NV, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Dimensions 19,48 x 4,27 x 1,82cm. Originally fitted out with a 160hp Goedkoop steam engine, later replaced by a Bolnes 300 hp engine. Ex-Antoinette W. Goedkoop 1904-1937, Hendrika Aaltje 1937-1950, Phoenix 1950-1954, Thakla 1954-1956, Berkel 1956-1969, Marga 1969-1970, Noordster 1970-1984, Assistent V 1984-1995, Assistant 2 1995-1996, Maurice 1996-1997, Brutus 2 1997-. Various owners in her existence although all Dutch. 

British crew boat Marineco Mariah 2011-


Inner harbour of Den Helder, Netherlands 24 May 2017
United Kingdom-flagged, homeport Leith, Scotland, IMO 9638240, MMSI 235089035 and call sign 2EXU3. Built by Damen Shipyard Gorinchem, Gorinchem, Netherlands in 2011. Part of the fleet of Marineco UK, Edinburgh, Scotland. 

French cruiser light cruiser Duguay Trouin visited the Dutch East Indies in 1931


An item reported that the French cruiser Duguay Trouin visited the Dutch East Indies harbours Tandjong Priok 6-8 October 1931, Surabaya 9-12 October 1931 and Bali 12 October 1931.(1)

Note
1. Of the Duguay-Trouin-class,consisting of the Duguay-Trouin, Lamotte=Piquet and Primauget, preceded by the planned but not realized La Motte-Piquet-class and succeeded by the Jeanne d’Arc. Laid down by Arsenal de Brest, France on 4 August 1922, launched on 14 August 1923, commissioned on 2 November 1928,de commissioned on 19 March 1952

Source
Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1931-1932. 

British heavy cruiser Kent visited Batavia, Dutch East Indies in 1936

An item reported that the British cruiser Kent, flagship of the China Station visited the Dutch East Indies harbour Batavia between 11-16 March 1936.(1)

Note
1. County-class heavy cruiser. Laid down by Chatham Dockyard, England on 15 November 1924, launched on 16 March 1926, commissioned on 25 June 1924 and sold to be broken up on 22 January 1948.

Source
Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1935-1936. 

French aviso Amiral Charner visited the Dutch East Indies in 1936

An item reported that the French aviso Amiral Charner visited the Dutch East Indies harbours Tarakan between 23-25 November 1936, Larantoeka between 28 November-1 December 1936, Bali between 2-6 December 1936, Batavia between 8-14 December 1936 and Surabaya between 15-18 December 1936.(1)

Note
1. Bougainville-class aviso designed for service in the French Asian and African colonies, laid down under the budget year 1930 by Forget et Chantiers de la Gironde, Bordeaux, France in 1931, launched in October 1932 and scuttled at Mytho [My Tho, Vietnam?] on 9 March 1945.

Source
Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1936-1937. 

French aviso Rigault de Genouilly visited the Dutch East Indies in 1936

An item reported that the French aviso Rigault de Genouilly visited the Dutch East Indies harbours Semarang between 13-18 November 1936, Macassar between 20-23 November 1936 and Ternate between 26-29 November 1936.(1)

Note
1. Bougainville-class aviso designed for service in the French Asian and African colonies, laid down by Forget et Chantiers de la Gironde, Bordeaux, France on 7 July 1931, launched on 18 September 1932, commissioned in March 1934 and sunk by the British submarine HMS Pandora on 4 July 1940.

Source
Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1936-1937. 

Japanese navy tanker Erimo visited the Dutch East Indies harbour Tarakan in 1936

An item reported that the Japanese navy tanker Erimo visited the Dutch East Indies harbour Tarakan between 24-25 November 1936.

Source
Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1936-1937.

Japanese navy tanker Sata visited the Dutch East Indies harbour Tarakan in 1936

An item reported that the Japanese navy tanker Sata visited the Dutch East Indies harbour Tarakan between 22-23 November 1936.

Source
Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1936-1937. 

Japanese navy tanker Ondo visited the Dutch East Indies harbour Tarakan in 1936

An item reported that the Japanese navy tanker Ondo visited the Dutch East Indies harbour Tarakan between 24-25 November 1936.

Note
1. Japanese navy tanker of the Ondo-class, laid down by Kawasaki-Kobe Shipyard, Japan on 15 March 1922, launched on 21 October 1922, completed on 12 March 1923 and sunk during an air attack in the Manila Bay, Philippines on 13 November 1944.

Source
Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1936-1937. 

German light cruiser Emden visited the Dutch East Indies in 1937

An item reported that the German cruiser Emden visited the Dutch East Indies harbours Padang between 20-24 February 1937, Belawan between 9-16 December 1937 and Surabaya between 21-28 December 1937.(1)

Note
1. Building ordered as Ersatz Niobe in 1921, laid down at Reichsmarinewerft, Wilhelmshaven, Germany on 8 December 1921, launched on 6 January 1925. Commissioned on 15 October 1925, scuttled on 3 May 1945 and broken up in 1949.

Source
Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1936-1937. 

Maltese galley San Giovanni 1534

Owned by the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem. Mentioned (date commissioned?) in 1534 with as commanding officer Giovanni de la Valette.

Source
Ubaldino Mori Ubaldini. La Marine del Sovrano Militare Ordino de San Giovannni di Gerusalemme di Radi e di Malta. Romo, 1971, p. 566-595. 

Maltese galley San Filippo 1534

Owned by the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem. Mentioned (date commissioned?) in 1534 with as commanding officer Francesco Giron.

Source
Ubaldino Mori Ubaldini. La Marine del Sovrano Militare Ordino de San Giovannni di Gerusalemme di Radi e di Malta. Romo, 1971, p. 566-595. 

Maltese galley Santa Croce 1534

Owned by the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem. Mentioned (date commissioned?) in 1534 with as commanding officer Luigi Broglia.

Source
Ubaldino Mori Ubaldini. La Marine del Sovrano Militare Ordino de San Giovannni di Gerusalemme di Radi e di Malta. Romo, 1971, p. 566-595. 

Maltese galley Santa Caterina 1535

Owned by the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem. Mentioned (date commissioned?) April 1535 in with as commanding officer Giacomo d’Aspremont.

Source
Ubaldino Mori Ubaldini. La Marine del Sovrano Militare Ordino de San Giovannni di Gerusalemme di Radi e di Malta. Romo, 1971, p. 566-595. 

Maltese galley Santa Maria de Vittorosia 1537

Owned by the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem. Mentioned (date commissioned?) in July 1537 with as commanding officer Tristan de Melo.

Source
Ubaldino Mori Ubaldini. La Marine del Sovrano Militare Ordino de San Giovannni di Gerusalemme di Radi e di Malta. Romo, 1971, p. 566-595. 

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Building of the Dutch bark ship Van de Werf at Alblasserdam, Netherlands according to the Nederlandsche Staatscourant dated 4 June 1841

Yesterday was at the yard of Cornelis Smit at Alblasserdam, Netherlands with success the bark ship van der Werf of circa 400 lasten launched. She was built for account of Mrs. Boissevain&Co at Amsterdam, Netherlands and destined for the Dutch East Indies trade.

Venetian galley Palla in 1572

Part of the Holy League fleet commanded by Don Juan de Austria gathered off Gumenizas on 9 September 1572. Part of the linker wing commanded by Soranzo. Commanding officer Jorgse Sanguinazo.

Source
Armada española desde la union de los reinos de castilla y aragon. C. Fernandez Duro, volume 2, 1896, 176-180. 

Venetian galley Dos Cruces in 1572

Part of the Holy League fleet commanded by Don Juan de Austria gathered off Gumenizas on 9 September 1572. Part of the linker wing commanded by Soranzo. Commanding officer Jorge Colerge.

Source
Armada española desde la union de los reinos de castilla y aragon. C. Fernandez Duro, volume 2, 1896, 176-180. 

Venetian galley Angel in 1572

Part of the Holy League fleet commanded by Don Juan de Austria gathered off Gumenizas on 9 September 1572. Part of the linker wing commanded by Soranzo. Commanding officer Juan de Meco.

Source
Armada española desde la union de los reinos de castilla y aragon. C. Fernandez Duro, volume 2, 1896, 176-180. 

Dutch passenger ship (ex-Frans Naerebout 1956-2011) Mercuur 2001-

Inner harbour of Den Helder, Netherlands 23 May 2017

Netherlands-flagged, IMO 8432974, MMSI 244167000 and call sign PEDP. Ex-Frans Naerebout renamed 2011. Also called training ship. Built by Smit&Zoon Scheepswerven, Hoogezand, Netherlands in 1956. 

Dutch fishing vessel (ex-Semper Confidens 1988-1995, Dolfijn 1995-2007) Johan Prins (WR-10) 2007-

Inner harbour of Den Helder, Netherlands 23 May 2017

Netherlands-flagged, IMO 8804464, MMSI 244592000 and call sign PCDP. Built by Scheepswerf Gebroeders Kooiman, Zwijndrecht, Netherlands in 1988. Ex-Semper Confidens renamed January 1995 and Dolfijn renamed March 2007. 

Dutch tug (ex-Picor 1921-1929, Elta 1929-1965, Dolfijn 1965-1977) Gar 1977-

Inner harbour of Den Helder, Netherlands 23 May 2017

ENI 2508946 and EU 2003138. Built by Rijnstroom, Leiden, Netherlands in 1921. Dimensions 16,17 x 3,50 x 1,80 metres and 6 tons. One 150hp Werkspoor engine. Ex-Picor of C.J.L. Berk&P. Baljet, Amsterdam, Netherlands and 1923 of C.J.L. Berk, renamed Elta in 1929 of W.L. van Bentum, Amsterdam, renamed Dolfijn in 1965 of J.C. Botter, Amsterdam and since 1977 the Gar of D. Uitzetter, Amsterdam. 

Dutch tug (1952, ex-TK 10 1950s, Alca 1991-1993, Corbina 1993-2000) Hercules 2000-



Inner harbour of Den Helder, Netherlands 23 May 2017

Built by Johannes Slichting, Yacht und Bootswerft, Travemünde, West Germany with yard number 1218 in 1952. Displacement 182 tons and as dimensions 26,00 x 7,30 x 1,90metres. Ex-TK 10 renamed 1991 Alca of Kooiman&Zn. BV, Harlingen, Netherlands, in 1993 renamed Corbina, laid up in 1994 in the so-called bewaarhaven at Amsterdam, Netherlands, since 24 November 1998 of I. Strothmann&J. van der Linden, Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands, since 4 December 1998 of Bergings- en Sleepdienst G.A.C. Theunisse vof, Dinteloord, Netherlands, since 3 April 2000 of BST Dinstelsas of R. van der Zee, Dinteloord, Netherlands, renamed Hercules in 2000 of J. Robijn, Lelystad, Netherlands and became in 2009 a houseboat. 

Dutch inland tug (ex-Huub 1939-1960, Actief 1960-1993, Drakar 1993-1996, Revenir 1996-1999) Jutter 1999-


Inner harbour of Den Helder, Netherlands 23 May 2017

Netherlands-flagged and ENI 02001756. Dimensions 13,28 x 3,88 x 1,60 metres. The original 100hp Kromhout engine is later replaced by a 400hp Volvo Pentax TAMD 122A. Built by De Hoop, Leiden, Netherlands in 1939. Ex-Huub of Th. Bruijninckx, Egelen, since 1955 of G.W. van Keulen-van Aalst, Rotterdam, Netherlands, renamed Actief in 1960 of S. Zoer, Zwolle, Netherlands, since 1990 of H. Oostland, Giesbeek, renamed Drakar in 1993 of N. Wildenbeest, Wwarnsveld, Netherlands, renamed Revenir in 1996 of H.J. Wesselius, Maassluis, Netherlands, renamed Jutter in 1999 of Coastal Shipping BV, Workum, Netherlands, since 2004 of rederij Waterweg BV, Den Helder, Netherlands and since 2007 of Waterweg Acta Marine, Den Helder. 

French cabinet allowed to built fast battleship Strasbourg according to the Dutch newspaper Haagsche courant dated 16 July 1934

French Bretagne-class

French Dunkerque. 
Dutch magazine Onze Vloot dated June 1935, p. 80, after a drawing of Adriaan van Sorge

French Dunkerque

French Richelieu-class

German Admiral Graf Spee

An item reported that the French cabinet published a law allowing the department of navy to start immediately with the building of a second 26.500 tons battleship to be called Strasbourg (1) and commissioned in 1937. Naval sources claimed that the building of the battleships Dunkerque (2) and Strasbourg became necessary after the news that Germany intended have 4-10.000 tons armoured cruisers in service.

Notes
1. Of the Dunkerque-class fast battleships. This class was preceded by the Bretagne-class, succeeded by the Richelieu-class and an answer to the German so-called pocket battleships of the Deutschland-class (for instance the Graf Spee!). The Strasbourg was laid down in November 1934, launched on 12 December 1936, scuttled at Toulon on 27 November 1942, refloated on 17 July 1943 by the Italian navy but after Italy capitulated in German hands, handed over to France on 1 April 1944, sunk as a result of an American air attack on 18 August 1944, refloated on 1 October 1944 and used as a target for trials with underwater explosives, renamed Q45 on 22 March 1955 and sold on 27 May of the same year to be broken up.
2. Of the Dunkerque-class of battleships. Laid down at the navy yard at Brest, France on 24 December 1932, launched on 2 October 1935, commissioned on 1 May 1937, scuttled at Toulon, France on 27 November 1942 and finally broken up in 1958. Displacement 26.900/26.500 long tons (standard)-35.500 tons/34.900 tons (full load), a main armament of 8-33cm/13” guns and a maximum speed of 31,06 knots.
3. The Deutschland-class consisting of the Admiral Scheer, Admiral Graf Spee and Deutschland (l940 renamed Lützow). 

German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee launched according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviaasch nieuwsblad dated 29 June 1934


An item dated Berlin, Germany 27th referred to a official statement that on 30th June the third 10.000 tons German pocket battleship was to be launched. The new building was possible under the Treaty of Versailles allowing the replacement of 4 aged battleships by new ships. (1)

Note
1. This must be the Admiral Graf Spee. Of the Deutschland-class armoured ships well known as pocket battleships later classified as heavy cruisers. Laid down by Reichsmarinewerft Wilhelmshaven, Germany on 1 October 1932, launched on 30 June 1934, commissioned on 6 January 1936, after the Battle of the River Plata with British/New Zealand cruisers on 13 December, scuttled by her own crew in the harbour of Montevideo, Uruguay on 17 December 1939. 

American battleships USS Arkansas and Wyoming planning visit to the United Kingdom according to the Dutch newspaper De banier dated 22 February 1934

Wyoming-class

An item reported that for the first time in 4 years American warships would visited the United Kingdom. For the summer was a 10 days visit planned of the battleships Arkansas (1) and Wyoming to arrived on 15th June. The Wyoming was as a result of the Naval Treaty of London changed into training ship.

Notes
1. Laid down at New York Shipbuilding Corporation on 25 January 1910, launched by Mary Louise Macon on 14 January 1911, commissioned on 17 September 1912,sunk as part of the Operation Crosssroads (nuclear weapon test) at the Bikini Atol on 25 July 1946, decommissioned on 29 July 1946 and stricken on 15 August 1946. Of the Wyoming-class with as sister ship Arkansas (BB-33), preceded by the Florida-class and succeeded by the New York-class. There were 3 preliminary designs for this class drawn on base if the preceding Florida-class of which design 601 was chosen with a main armament of 12-30,5cm/12” guns. The building was approved on 3 March 1909.
2. Laid down at William Cramp&Sons, Philadelphia, USA on 9 February 1910, launched by Dorothy Eunice Knight on 25 May 1911, commissioned on 25 September 1912, converted into a training ship between 1931-1932, gunnery training ship since November 1941, decommissioned on 1 August 1947, stricken on 16 September 1947 and sold to be broken up on 30 October 1947 which was executed by Lipsett Incorporated at Newark after her arrival at New York on 5 December 1947. Of the Wyoming-class with as sister ship Arkansas (BB-33), preceded by the Florida-class and succeeded by the New York-class. There were 3 preliminary designs for this class drawn on base if the preceding Florida-class of which design 601 was chosen with a main armament of 12-30,5cm/12” guns. The building was approved on 3 March 1909.

American battleship USS Arizona and merchant steamship Matilla collided according to the Dutch newspaper Bredasche courant dated 28 July 1934


Pennsylvania-class

An item referred to a radio message of the American battleship Arizona in foggy weather of the coast near Seattle with the American steamship Matilla of the Purse Line collided using the death of two men. (1)

Note
1. Part of the Pennsylvania-class consisting of the Pennsylvania and Arizona, preceded by the Nevada-class and succeeded by the New Mexico-class. To be built under the 1913 fiscal year was a design asked with 4x3-14” guns, 22-12,7cm/5” guns and a speed of 21 knots and a armour comparable with that of the Nevada-class. At least 10 preliminary designs were proposed of which the 7th was chosen and further worked out. Building ordered on 4 March 1913, laid down at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on 16 March 1914, launched on 19 June 1915, commissioned on 17 October 1916, modernized at the New York Navy Yard in 1929-1931, including replacing her turbines, sunk during the Japanese aircraft on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7 December 1941, decommissioned on 20 December 1941 and stricken on 1 December 1942. Her wrecks is still visible. Building costs 16.000.000 US dollars. 

Wreck of scuttled Russian battleship Svobodnaya Rossiia discovered according to the Dutch newspaper De Sumatra Post dated 27 August 1928

An item dated Moscow, Russia 26th reported that a Russian salvage company discovered the wreck of the Russian battleship Vrij Rusland (1)lost in the Black Sea in June 1918. She was lying on the bottom with the keel pointing towards the surface.

Note
1, The Ekaterina II laid down at the ONZIV Shipyard, Nikolayev [Ukraine] on 30 October 1911, launched on 6 June 1914, commissioned on 18 October 1915, renamed Imperatritsa Ekaterina Velikaya on 27 June 1915, renamed Svobodnaya Rossiia on 29 April 1917 and scuttled on 18 June 1918. Of the Imperatritsa Mariyal-class battleships although somewhat larger than the other ships. 

Maltese galley Santa Caterina 1541

Owned by the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem. Mentioned (date commissioned?) in April 1541 with as commanding officer Ponce de Balaguer.

Source
Ubaldino Mori Ubaldini. La Marine del Sovrano Militare Ordino de San Giovannni di Gerusalemme di Radi e di Malta. Romo, 1971, p. 566-595. 

Maltese galley Santa Petronilla 1541

Owned by the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem. Mentioned (date commissioned?) in April 1541 with as commanding officer Louis du Pont.

Source
Ubaldino Mori Ubaldini. La Marine del Sovrano Militare Ordino de San Giovannni di Gerusalemme di Radi e di Malta. Romo, 1971, p. 566-595. 

Maltese galley Santa Croce 1541

Owned by the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem. Mentioned (date commissioned?) in April 1541 with as commanding officer Francesco de Azevedo.

Source
Ubaldino Mori Ubaldini. La Marine del Sovrano Militare Ordino de San Giovannni di Gerusalemme di Radi e di Malta. Romo, 1971, p. 566-595. 

Maltese galley San Giovanni 1539

Owned by the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem.
Mentioned (date commissioned?) in 1539 with as commanding officer Antonio Turcetto.

Source
Ubaldino Mori Ubaldini. La Marine del Sovrano Militare Ordino de San Giovannni di Gerusalemme di Radi e di Malta. Romo, 1971, p. 566-595. 

Maltese galley Santa Caterina 1542

Owned by the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem. Mentioned (date commissioned?) in August 1542 with as commanding officer Giovanni de Barrientos.

Source
Ubaldino Mori Ubaldini. La Marine del Sovrano Militare Ordino de San Giovannni di Gerusalemme di Radi e di Malta. Romo, 1971, p. 566-595. 

Maltese galley Santa Maria Maddalena 1545

Owned by the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem. Mentioned (date commissioned?) in July 1545 with as commanding officer Francesco Beccuti.

Source
Ubaldino Mori Ubaldini. La Marine del Sovrano Militare Ordino de San Giovannni di Gerusalemme di Radi e di Malta. Romo, 1971, p. 566-595. 

Maltese galley San Giovanni 1545

Owned by the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem. Mentioned (date commissioned?) in July 1545 with as commanding officer Pasqual du Broc.


Source
Ubaldino Mori Ubaldini. La Marine del Sovrano Militare Ordino de San Giovannni di Gerusalemme di Radi e di Malta. Romo, 1971, p. 566-595. 

Maltese galley Santa Petronilla 1545

Owned by the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem. Mentioned (date commissioned?) in July 1545 with as commanding officer Girolamo de Guete/


Source
Ubaldino Mori Ubaldini. La Marine del Sovrano Militare Ordino de San Giovannni di Gerusalemme di Radi e di Malta. Romo, 1971, p. 566-595. 

Maltese galley San Giovanni 1550

Owned by the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem. Mentioned (date commissioned?) in March 1550 with as commanding officer Francesco de Gozon Melacc.

Source
Ubaldino Mori Ubaldini. La Marine del Sovrano Militare Ordino de San Giovannni di Gerusalemme di Radi e di Malta. Romo, 1971, p. 566-595. 

Maltese galley Santa Croce 1539


Owned by the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem. Mentioned (date commissioned?) in 1539 with as commanding officer Ponce de Balaguer.

Source

Ubaldino Mori Ubaldini. La Marine del Sovrano Militare Ordino de San Giovannni di Gerusalemme di Radi e di Malta. Romo, 1971, p. 566-595. 

Maltese galley Santa Caterina 1537

Owned by the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem. Mentioned (date commissioned?) in July 1537 with as commanding officer Gaspard de Villiers.

Source
Ubaldino Mori Ubaldini. La Marine del Sovrano Militare Ordino de San Giovannni di Gerusalemme di Radi e di Malta. Romo, 1971, p. 566-595. 

Maltese galley Santa Croce 1537

Owned by the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem. Mentioned (date commissioned?) in July 1537 with as commanding officer Pietro de Noè.

Source
Ubaldino Mori Ubaldini. La Marine del Sovrano Militare Ordino de San Giovannni di Gerusalemme di Radi e di Malta. Romo, 1971, p. 566-595.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Germany-flagged trawler (ex-Cornelis Maria 1983-2004) Jacob Grietje (ST-27) 2004-

Inner harbour Den Helder, Netherlands 23 May 2017

Germany-flagged, homeport Tönning, IMO 8304543, MMSI 211411630 and call sign DJMA. Ex-Cornelis Maria (TX49)renamed July 2004. Built by Scheepswerf Haak, Zaandam, Netherlands in 1983. 

Dutch research-survey vessel Kennemer 1995-

Inner harbour Den Helder, Netherlands 23 May 2017

Netherlands-flagged, IMO 9104732, MMSI 246322000 and call sign PBZQ. Built by Damen Shipyard Bergum, Bergum, Netherlands in 1995. Owned and managed by Rijkswaterstaat Noord-Holland. 

Dutch fishery research vessel Isis 1983-

Inner harbour Den Helder, Netherlands 23 May 2017

Netherlands-flagged, IMO 8318180, MMSI 244767000, registration number 2524 and call sign PBXD. Built by Damen Shipyard Hardinxveld, Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Netherlands in 1983. Owned and managed by Department of Agriculture and Fishery, The Hague, Netherlands. 

British battleship HMS Nelson temporarily grounded according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwe Tilburgsche Courant dated 16 May 1934


An item reported that the British battleship Nelson which grounded in January at Portsmouth, England now grounded at Portland although this time was she refloated 45 minutes. (1)

Note
1. Sister ship Rodney. Pennant 28. A simplified design of the N-3 battleships which was cancelled by the British Royal navy as a result of the Washing Naval Treaty of 1922. She was to able to compete with the USS Colorado and the Japanese Nagato battleship classes. Her building was ordered in 1922, laid down on 28 December at Armstrong-Whitworth, Newcastle launched on 3 September 1925, commissioned on 15 August 1927, 1941-1942 extensively repairs needed as a result of an Italian torpedo, decommissioned in February 1948 and on 15 March a year begun her breaking up. 

Typhus broken out on board of British aircraft carrier HMS Furious according to the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated Saturday 20 January 1934


An item dated Gibraltar 20th reported that the British aircraft carrier Furious which left on the Wesdnesday before towards Malta returned when discovered was that several crewmembers had typhus fever. The ship was now under quarantine and the such men would be brought to the military hospital on land.(1)

Note
1. Originally a very lightly armoured and armed battle cruiser of a modified Courageous-design especially built to support the so-called Baltic Project of admiral Lord Fisher which was an invasion on the German coast of Pomerania, She was to support the landing. Laid down at the shipyard of Armstrong Whitworth, Wallsend, England on 8 June 1915, launched on 15 August 1916, commissioned on 26 June 1917, trials on 2 August 1917, first landing of an aircraft on a moving ship on 2 August 1917, returned to the dockyard for removal of her aft turret and instead fitting her out with a landing deck and 2 lifts for the hangars, decommissioned on 15 March 1918, laid up, converted into an aircraft carrier fitted out with a continuous flight deck of 175,6 x 28 metres between June 1921-September 1925, between 1 July 1930 and February 1932 again modernized, decommissioned in May 1932, deck landing training carrier since 1937, resevce since 15 September 1944, paid off and berthed at Loch Striven in April 1945 and finally sold to be broken up in 1948, which was completed at. Troon, Scotland in 1954. Pennant number 47. Nicknamed Spurious.

French aviso Savorgnan de Brazza visited the Dutch East Indies in 1935

An item reported that the French aviso Savorgnan de Brazza visited the Dutch East Indies harbours Batavia between 7-12 November 1935, Surabaya between 14-18 November 1935, Laboean Amoek between 19-22 November 1935 and Larantoeka between 24-26 November 1935.(1)

Note
1. Of the Bougainville-class, laid down by At,&Ch, Maritime Sud-Ouest, Bordeaux, France on 6 December 1929, launched on 18 June 1931, commissioned on 21 February 1933 and broken up on 20 March 1957. Especially built to serve in the Asian and African colonies.

Source
Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1935-1936. 

Japanese navy tanker Ondo visited Tarakan, Dutch East Indies in 1935

An item reported that the Japanese navy tanker Ondo visited Tarakan, Dutch East Indies between 5-7 October 1935.(1)

Source
Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1935-1936. 

Note
1. Japanese navy tanker of the Ondo-class, laid down by Kawasaki-Kobe Shipyard, Japan on 15 March 1922, launched on 21 October 1922, completed on 12 March 1923 and sunk during an air attack in the Manila Bay, Philippines on 13 November 1944. 

French aviso Dumont d‘Urville visited the Dutch East Indies in 1935

An item reported that the French aviso Dumont d‘Urville visited the Dutch East Indies harbour Sabang 29-31 July 1935.(1)

Source
Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1934-1935. 

Note
1. Bougainville-class sloop, launched by Atelier et Chantiers Maritime Sud-Ouest, Bordeaux, France on 21 March 1931 and broken up on 26 March 1958. 

Venetian galley Galera in 1572

Part of the Holy League fleet commanded by Don Juan de Austria gathered off Gumenizas on 9 September 1572. Part of the linker wing commanded by Soranzo. Commanding officer Nicolo Traga Piera.

Source
Armada española desde la union de los reinos de castilla y aragon. C. Fernandez Duro, volume 2, 1896, 176-180. 

Venetian galley Bandera in 1572 Part of the Holy League fleet commanded by Don Juan de Austria gathered off Gumenizas on 9 September 1572. Part of the linker wing commanded by Soranzo. Commanding officer Felipe Lione. Source Armada española desde la union de los reinos de castilla y aragon. C. Fernandez Duro, volume 2, 1896, 176-180.

Part of the Holy League fleet commanded by Don Juan de Austria gathered off Gumenizas on 9 September 1572. Part of the linker wing commanded by Soranzo. Commanding officer Felipe Lione.

Source
Armada española desde la union de los reinos de castilla y aragon. C. Fernandez Duro, volume 2, 1896, 176-180. 

Venetian galley Falcón in 1572

Part of the Holy League fleet commanded by Don Juan de Austria gathered off Gumenizas on 9 September 1572. Part of the linker wing commanded by Soranzo. Commanding officer Nicolo Lipomani.

Source
Armada española desde la union de los reinos de castilla y aragon. C. Fernandez Duro, volume 2, 1896, 176-180. 

Venetian galley Galera in 1572

Part of the Holy League fleet commanded by Don Juan de Austria gathered off Gumenizas on 9 September 1572. Part of the linker wing commanded by Soranzo. Commanding officer Marco Antonio Quirini.

Source
Armada española desde la union de los reinos de castilla y aragon. C. Fernandez Duro, volume 2, 1896, 176-180. 

Venetian galley Aguila in 1572

Part of the Holy League fleet commanded by Don Juan de Austria gathered off Gumenizas on 9 September 1572. Part of the linker wing commanded by Soranzo. Commanding officer Theodoro Payale.

Source
Armada española desde la union de los reinos de castilla y aragon. C. Fernandez Duro, volume 2, 1896, 176-180. 

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Dutch inland tug (ex-Jan Buzink 1929-1945, G.B. VIII 1945-1947, Cornelia I 1947-1963, Gerja 1963-1989m Eemshorn-B 1989-2008) Eemshorn 2008-


Inner harbour, Den Helder, 23 Netherlands May 2017

Netherlands-flagged, ENI 2304703, MMSI 244710354 and call sign PH2390. Dimensions 17,97 x 4,90 x 2,09cm and tonnage 12 tons. Machinery consisted of a 155hp Krupp engine later replaced by a 365hp Caterpillar. Ex-Jan Buzink of C.J. Buzink, Waspik, Netherlands, as G,B. VIII since 1945 of the Koninklijke Marechaussee Grensbewaking, Rotterdam, Netherlands and by same owner renamed in 1947 Cornelia I, renamed Gerja in 1963 by J. Brink, Groningen, Netherlands, renamed Eemshorn-B in 1989 by H.J. Postma&L.A. Logeman (Eemshorn Berging), Enkhuizen, Netherlands and renamed Eemshorn in 2008 by J. Krul, Slootdorp, Netherlands. Built by De Hoop, Hardinxveld, Netherlands in 1929. 

Danish fishing vessel Enhiørningen (E95) 1966-


Inner harbour, Den Helder, 23 Netherlands May 2017

Denmark-flagged, homeport Esbjerg, MMSI 220067000, EU number DNK000007542 and call sign OZTQ. Built in 1966 by Lemvig Scheepswerf I/S. In service since 1967. 

Dutch light cruiser Hr.Ms. Tromp 1936-1968

Dutch magazine Onze Vloot dated May 1936, front page , drawing by Th.J. Verheij

Dutch magazine Onze Vloot dated November 1935, p. 148, drawing by Adriaan van Sorge


Alexander van Maanen

Laid down at the yard of the N.V. Scheepsbouwmaatschappij at Amsterdam on 17 January 1936 with building number 240, launched on 24 May 1937, commissioned on 18 August 1938, stricken on 20 December 1968 and sold to be broken up. Her pennants were D 28, KL2, C 804 and at the end of her career A 878 when she served as an accommodation ship. Built according to the Vlootplan Deckers Naval shipbuilding program of Deckers) and called flotilla leader to prevent political discussion when called cruiser.

With a displacement of 3,450-4,025 tons full load were her dimensions 131,95 x 12,43 x 4,32 metres. The 2 Parsons turbines and 4 Yarrow boilers supplied 56,000 ahp driving 2 screws allowing a speed of 32,5 knots. Her crew numbered 298 men later increased to 380 men. The original armament consisted of 3x2-15cm guns, 2x2-40mm machine guns, 1x2-12,7mm machine guns and 2x3-53,cm torpedo tubes and a float plane. The armour consisted of a 15mm belt (amidships), 15 and 25mm decks, 20 and 30mm bulkheads while the turrets were protected by 12-25mm.

Her sister ship was the Jacob van Heemskerck which was just prepared for her trials when the German forces invaded the Netherlands. She managed to escape to England  and was there fitted out as an air defence cruiser.

Venetian galley Mujer in 1572

Part of the Holy League fleet commanded by Don Juan de Austria gathered off Gumenizas on 9 September 1572. Part of the linker wing commanded by Soranzo. Commanding officer Paulo Nani.

Source
Armada española desde la union de los reinos de castilla y aragon. C. Fernandez Duro, volume 2, 1896, 176-180. 

Venetian galley Caballo Sierpe in 1572

Part of the Holy League fleet commanded by Don Juan de Austria gathered off Gumenizas on 9 September 1572. Part of the linker wing commanded by Soranzo. Commanding officer Antonio Canale.

Source
Armada española desde la union de los reinos de castilla y aragon. C. Fernandez Duro, volume 2, 1896, 176-180. 

Venetian galley Palma in 1572

Part of the Holy League fleet commanded by Don Juan de Austria gathered off Gumenizas on 9 September 1572. Part of the linker wing commanded by Soranzo. Commanding officer Lucas Chiatuech.

Source
Armada española desde la union de los reinos de castilla y aragon. C. Fernandez Duro, volume 2, 1896, 176-180. 

Venetian galley Cristo Resucitado in 1572

Part of the Holy League fleet commanded by Don Juan de Austria gathered off Gumenizas on 9 September 1572. Part of the linker wing commanded by Soranzo. Commanding officer Antonio Pasqualigo.

Source
Armada española desde la union de los reinos de castilla y aragon. C. Fernandez Duro, volume 2, 1896, 176-180. 

Venetian galley Fortuna in 1572

Part of the Holy League fleet commanded by Don Juan de Austria gathered off Gumenizas on 9 September 1572. Part of the linker wing commanded by Soranzo. Commanding officer Hierónimo Cornell.

Source
Armada española desde la union de los reinos de castilla y aragon. C. Fernandez Duro, volume 2, 1896, 176-180. 

Dutch monitor 2nd class Zr. Ms. Krokodil 1867-1906

Den Helder, Netherlands in 1871. 
Foto Rijksmusem Amsterdam, Netherlands. Original linh

Laid down at Laird, Birkenhead, England, Netherlands on 3 July 1867, launched on 7 January 1868, trial on 30 May 1868, modernized including fitting out with a metal superstructure in 1884, conning tower fitted out with a steel roof in 1890, commissioned on 16 March 1900, stricken and sold to J.G. van der Linden, Woerden, Netherlands on 1906. Costs when first fitted out for sea ƒ 765.115,00.

Displacement 1.530 tons and as dimensions 54,00 (loadline between perpendiculars)-56,60 (over all without rudder) x 13,33 (outside armour)-3,06-4,08 (hold) x 2,85 (maximum loaded fore)-2,95 (maximum loaded aft) metres. The machinery consisted of 2-2cylinder engines. Two 4-bladed screws, Horsepower 140hp and in the beginning also fitted out with small sail rigging. Maximum speed 9 miles and a coal bunker capacity of 150 tons. Armour consisted of a 11,4-14cm thick belt, a 1,9-2,5cm thick deck and with the gun turrets and conning tower protected by respectively 20,3-28cm and 14cm. Call sign GQMD. The armament consisted originally of 2-23cm Armstrong rifled guns replaced in 1884 by 1-28cm Krupp rifled gun, 1-7,5cm Krupp gun, 2-3,7cm guns and 2-3,7cm revolvers. Crew numbered 75 men.