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Friday, 20 January 2017

Dutch schooner barque (ex-Jannetje 1974-1981, Margaretha 10981-1988, Deo Juvante 1988-2007, Maverick ?-?) Pedro Doncker

Wilhelmshaven, Germany 1 October 2016

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Amsterdam, Netherlands, IMO 8136154, MMSI 244897000 and call sign PGRP. Rebuilt as schooner barque in 2008. Built at the Scheepswerf Veldthuis, Zuidbroek, Netherlands in 1974. Ex-Jannetje renamed 1981, Margaretha renamed 1988, Deo Juvante renamed March 2007 and Maverick. Former fishing trawler.

French dredger Talcahuano launched at Schiedam, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Schiedamsche Courant dated 27 October 1910

An item reported the launching that morning at the shipyard Gusto (firm A.F. Smulders), Schiedam, Netherlands of the steam dredger Talcahuano destined towards Toong-gin, China. The newspaper Schiedamsche Courant dated 29th supplied different details. An item reported the launching a day earlier at the shipyard Gusto (firm A.F. Smulders), Schiedam, Netherlands the steel made hull of a steam suction dredger built for French account. Dimensions 41 x 7,50 x 3,30 metres.  To be fitted with two main engines ach of 250 hp and the necessary steam winches and further more 2 boilers, each with a heating surface of 90 square metres and 8 atmosphere pressure. Working depth 14 metres and using buckets with a capacity of 600 litres dredging capacity of 350 cubic metres/hour to be loaded in barges or pressed away. Complete electrically lightened. Named Talcahuano. After being completed was she bound for Talcahuano, Chile using her own engines.

Note
1. Yard number 402, built for Talcahuano Enterprises by Gusto (firm A.F. Smulders), Schiedam, Netherlands. 

French sea going torpedo boat Forban (1895) according to Brasseys’ naval annual 1912

Built at Normand, Le Havre, France in 1895, displacement 135 tons and as dimensions 144.2 x 15.2 x 10 feet. Number of screws 2, horsepower 3.200 ihp, trial speed 31.2 knots, an armament of 2-1pd guns and 2 torpedo tubes. 

Dutch 3-mast top sail schooner (Drot 1970-1982, Coalpit 1982-1983, Ramona 1983-1989, Sperling 1989-1990) Regina Maris 1990-

Wilhelmshaven, Germany 1 October 2016

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Amsterdam, Netherlands, call sign PGZM, IMO 7025126 and call sign 246501000. Dimensions 48,00 (over all) x 6,9 x 2,80 x 29,00 (height masts) metres, a displacement of 280 tons and 153 tons gross tonnage. Speed 9 (engine)-12 (sails) knots. Sail area 720 square metres with 11 sails. Ex-Drot renamed 1982, Coalpit renamed 1983, Ramona renamed January 1989 and Sperling renamed January 1990. Built by Soby Vaerft, Soby, Denmark in 1970. 

French sea going torpedo boat Flibustier (1894) according to Brasseys’ naval annual 1912

Built at Normand, Le Havre, France in 1894, displacement 132 tons and as dimensions 143 x 16.4 x 9.3 feet. Number of screws 2, horsepower 1.500ihp, trial speed 23.5 knots, an armament of 2-pd guns and 2 torpedo tubes, crew numbering 34 men and a coal bunker capacity of 16 tons. 

Japanese navy and army had very ambitious programs according to the Dutch newspaper Soerabaijasch handelsblad dated 2 May 1936

An item dated Tokyo, Japan 30th April reported that the Japanese emperor invited the Diet for an meeting on 4 May under the Martial law of 26 February. Commonly it was believed that this meeting was of great importance regarded the huge fleet and army programs. The Japanese press even predicted that the naval budget 1936-1937 would amounted more as 600 million yen, the 1937-1938 budget 700 million yen and then yearly to increase further. This had been come necessary for replacement of capital ships, modernizing naval armament and air force and strengthening of the stronghold on the Pacific islands while the navy believed that begin 1937 the ten year old status quo in the Pacific would be broken. 

Dutch top sail schooner (ex-Marie Gisela 1913, Emma&Willy 1913-1992) Banjaard 1992-

Wilhelmshaven, Germany 1 October 2016

Netherlands-flagged, IMO 9096959, MMSI 245898000 and call sign PCXV. Gross tonnage 100 tons. Built by Kroese Hendrik, Hoogezand, Netherlands in 1913. Ex-Marie Gisela renamed January 1913 and Emma&Willy renamed January 1992. Used as sailing freighter in the Baltic and later as motor inland vessel in the Netherlands and Germany.

French dredger launched at Schiedam, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Schiedamsche Courant dated 5 October 1907

An item reported the launching at the shipyard Gusto (firm A.F. Smulders), Schiedam, Netherlands that same day of the steel made hull for a dredger with press pump built for account of the French government. Electrically lightened, fitted out with 2 compound steam engines and a huge boiler and the necessary steam winches.(1)

Note
1. Yard number 336 the dredger Marsa built for account of Sousse&D. Fax, Tunisia?

German sailing vessel (ex-W43) Nordwind (Y834) (1944) 1956-

Wilhelmshaven, Germany 1 October 2016

Germany-flagged, MMSI 211450410 and call sign DMNJ. Displacement 100-110 (full load) tons and as d21,48 (between perpendiculars)-24,00 (hull)-27,00 x 6,39 x 2,94 metres. Built as a Kriegsfischkutter in 1944. In 1945 captured by the US Navy and converted into a 2-mast Bermuda ketch; reconverted into a ketch since she became property of the marine museum since November 2008. Training ship Y834 of the German navy between 1 July 1956-2006. 

Argentinean dredger launched at Schiedam according to the Dutch newspaper Schiedamsche Courant dated Friday 2 March 1906

An item reported that on Friday around 08.30 o’clock the launching at the shipyard Gusto (firm A.F. Smulders), Schiedam, Netherlands the launching was planned of a dredger built for account of the Buenos Ayres Pacific Railway Ltd. The  edition dated the 3rd reported the launching of the steel built hull of a seagoing bucket dredger built for British account, just like the seagoing hopper profile suction dredger built for British account to serve in South-America. Dimensions 41,50 x 7,80 x 3,30 depth) metres. Fitted out with a1-350 ihp triple expansion engine and 2 boilers with a total heating surface of 120 square metres and 12 atmosphere pressure the necessary steam winches for manoeuvres and using the dredging facilities. Able to dredger 550 tons/hour from a depth of 11 metres and to load in barges. Lighting on deck and in engine room and hold was electrically. Intention was to go using her own steam engines to her destination.(1)

Note
1. The seagoing dredger Tosca, yard number 312?

British dredger launched at Schiedam, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwe Schiedamsche Courant dated 2 March 1906

An item reported the launching that same morning at the shipyard Gusto (firm A.F. Smulders), Schiedam, Netherlands of a seagoing hopper and profile suction dredger built for British account to serve in South America. Dimensions 41,50 x 7,80 x 3,30 depth) metres. Fitted out with a1-350 ihp triple expansion engine and 2 boilers with a total heating surface of 120 square metres and 12 atmosphere pressure the necessary steam winches for manoeuvres and using the dredging facilities. Able to dredger 550 tons/hour from a depth of 11 metres and to load in barges. Lighting on deck and in engine room and hold was electrically. Intention was to go using her own steam engines to her destination.(1)

Note
1. The profile annex hopper dredger Cangrejo. yard number 311? 

Dutch sailing vessel (ex-Hermann 1913-1918, Lucie 1918-1939, Laksen 1913-1989, Atlantis 1989-1998) Abel Tasman 1998-

Wilhelmshaven, Germany 1 October 2016

Netherlands-flagged, IMO 5202794, MMSI 245877000 and callsign PCVM. Built in 1913 at the shipyard of Pattje, Waterhuizen, Netherlands as the sailing cargo vessel Hermann since 17 April 1913 of Peter Wilhelm Engellandt, Breiholz, Germany with a register tonnage of 119 gross and 101 net tons and as dimensions 26,37 x 6,45 x 2,27 metres. Between 15 April 1917 and 1918 property of the Schonerrreederei Heins, Hamburg, Germany. Renamed in 9181 Lucie with as homeport Flensburg and until 27 March 1926 owned by the Firm Matthias Nielsen GmbH, Apenrade, Germany. Since 27 March until October 1953 of Christopher  Meeder, Kiel, later Westerrönfeld, Germany). ). In 1927 at a shipyard at Flensburg lengthened with 8 metres. In the Secon d War used by the Kriegsmarine as victualler (transporting potatoes. In 1950 again lengthened now with 6 metres resulting in a measurement of 230 tons and a register tonnage of 160 gross and 121 net tons. Between October 1953-June 1956 property of George Peetersen and in this period also converted into a coaster. As a result of this conversion she now measured 270 tons, a register tonnage of 216 gross and 151 net tons and as dimensions 38,37 x 6,54 x 2,64 metres. Renamed in June 1956 Laksen. Winter 1989 converted into the passenger ship Atlantis and also shortened retaining original design. In 1998 renamed Abel Tasman. 

German minister of navy claimed increase of naval budget was a must according to the Dutch newspaper Soerabaijasch handelsblad dated 19 November 1907

An item dated Berling, Germany 17th reported that the German minister of navy defended the increased naval budget while it was necessary to improve the coastal defence, built new docks along the Elbe and there was more money needed for new building. 

French privateer le Grand Soleil of Dunkirk 1705

Commanding officer Mathieu de Wulf.

Source
H. Malo. La grande Guerre des Corsaires Dunkerque (1702-1715), published in 1925. 

French privateer le Jeune Jean of Dunkirk 1703-1794

Commanding officer Mathieu de Wulf, tonnage 30 tons, armament of 6 canons, 4 swivels and a crew numbering 54 men.

Source
H. Malo. La grande Guerre des Corsaires Dunkerque (1702-1715), published in 1925. 

Dutch sailing vessel (ex-Relinquenda 1980-1998) Thalassa 1998-

Wilhelmshaven, Germany 1 October 2016

Netherlands-flagged, IMO 8101276, MMSI 246329000 and call sign PHYD. Ex-Relinquenda renamed 1998. Gross tonnage 257 tons and as dimensions 457 (over all) x 8 x 3,90 metres. Horsepower 600 hp. Sail area 800 square metres. Mast height 35 metres. Built in 1980 at the Scheepswerf Haaks, Zaandam, Netherlands. 

American clipper Lookout arrived at San Francisco, USA coming from New York, USA according to the American newspaper Sacramento Daily Union dated 6 June 1857

An item dated San Francisco, USA 6th reported the arrival of the clipper Lookout captain Hamilton after a voyage of 116 days coming from New York, USA with a cargo for W.C. Annan&Co.(1)

Note
1. Launched at the shipyard of Chase&Davis, Warren, USA for account of E. Buckley&Sons, New York, USA on 4 October 1853. Sold in 1871. Master in 1859 F. Morewood. 1.299 Tons. 2 Decks. Draught 21 feet. Metalled in December 1858. 

American clipper Harriet Hoxie arrived in California, USA coming from New York, USA according to the American newspaper Sacramento Daily Union dated 1 September 1853

An item dated 31st August reported the arrival of the clipper Harriet Hoxie captain Manwaring after a voyage of 146 days coming from New York, USA with a cargo for R.E. Brewster&Co.(1)

Note
1. Built at the shipyard of Irons&Grinnell, Mystic, Connecticut, USA for account of Post, Smith&Co at Mystic in 1851. Sold to Callaux, Wattell&Co., Antwerp, Belgium in 1859. Tonnage 670 tons. 2 Decks, Draught 18 feet. Metalled in October 1854. 

American clipper bark Pathfinder arrived in California, USA coming from Hong Kong according to the American newspaper Sacramento Daily Union dated 10 June 1853

An item dated 9th reported the arrival of the clipper bark Pathfinder captain Macy after a voyage of 50 days coming from Hong Kong with a cargo for Ogden&Haines. 

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Dutch trawler (ex-St. Matthew (1991-2004) Wilhelmina (LT-60) 2004-

Inner harbour Den Heldern, Netherlands 9 February 2008-

British flagged- homeport Lowestoft, England, IMO 9021502, MMSI 232006050 and call sign MNDQ9. Ex-St. Matthew renamed October 2004. Built by Scheepswerf Maaskant, Stellendam, Netherlands in 1991. Owned and managed by Wilhelmina, Urk, Netherlands. 

Danish containership Margrethe Maersk 2015-

Wilhelmshaven, Germany 1 October 2016

Denmark International Register-flagged, IMO 9632131, MMSI 219629000 and call sign OWYZ2. Owned and managed by AP Moller Maersk, Copenhagen, Denmark. Built by Daewoo Shipbuilding&Marine Engineering, Geoje, South Korea in 2015. 

Dutch 3-mast bark (ex-Pol II 1926-1948, Lister 1948-1966) Artemis 1966-

Wilhelmshaven, Germany 1 October 2016

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Harlingen, Netherlands, IMO 5209699, MMSI 244875000 and call sign PFCB. Used nowadays as passenger ship. Built at Nylands Verksted, Oslo, Norway in 1926 to be used for whaling. Served later as cargo ship between Asia and South-America. Ex-Pol II renamed 1948 and Lister 1966). 

American frigate USS Mississippi transporting Hungarian refugees towards the USA according to the Dutch newspaper Zierikzeesche Courant dated 17 September 1851

An item dated Frankfurt, Germany 12th reported the arrival of the American frigate USS Mississippi (1) at Constantinople to pick up Kossuth (2) and other Hungarian refugees and transport them to the USA.

Notes
1. Paddle steam frigate laid down at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, USA in 1839, launched in 1842, commissioned on 22 December, destroyed the ra, CSS Manassas on 24 April 1862, run aground while passing Port Hudson, Lousiana  and scuttled on 14 March 1863. Sister ship of the USS Missouri.
2. Lajos (Louis) Kossuth de Udvard et Kossuthfalva (19 September 1802-20 March 1894, lawyer, journalist, politician and even governor-president of the Kingdom of Hungary in1848-1849 when Hungary seek for independence from Austria. 

British auxiliary cruiser Asturias persecuted French cargo ship Mendoza according to the Dutch newspaper Soerabijasch handelsblad dated 17 January 1941

An item dated Montevideo, Uruguay 16th reporting that the British auxiliary cruiser Asturias was persecuting the Mendoza. The Delftsche courant dated 24th reported that she was a French ship loaded with victuals and stopped by an anonymous British auxiliary cruiser. 

British auxiliary cruiser Forfar lost according to the Dutch newspaper De standaard dated 13 February 1941

An item referred to the Associated Press which reported that the British auxiliary cruiser Forafer [=Forfar] (1) which loss was announced by the British Admiralty in December 1940 was identified by shipping experts at New York, USA as the Montrose. This was a 16.402 tons passenger ship of the Canadian Pacific Line.

Note
1. Sunk by the German submarine U-99 500 nautical miles west of Ireland on 2 December 1940. Launched as the ss Montrose for account of the Canadian Pacific Steamship Company by Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Govan, Scotland on 14 December 1920. Operated by the Canadian Pacific Steamship Company. Acquired by the British Royal Navy on 4 September 1939. Pennant F30. Gross register tonnage 16.402 tons and as dimensions 167,x x 21,4 metres or 548’7” x 70’2”. Speed 17 knots. Crew numbered 193 men. Armament consisted of 8-15,2cm/6” guns and 3-7,6cm/3.0” guns. 

German passenger ship Etta von Dangast 1935-

Wilhelmshaven, Germany 1 October 2016

Germany-flagged. Built at Trondheim, Norway in 1935. 

German tug (ex-Asterix 2003-2015) Corvin 2015-

Wilhelmshaven, Germany 1 October 2016

Germany-flagged, homeport Brunsbüttel, IMO 9280433, MMSI 211696040 and call sign DNQA. Handed over on 17 June 2015 by her former Danish owner and after small conversions on 27 June stationed at Brunsbüttel. Gross tonnage 385 tons, net tonnage 115 tons, deadweight 300 tons and as dimensions 32,50 (over all) x 11,95 (over all) x 5,40 (aft) x 5,00 (depth main deck amidship) metres. Speed 10,0 (economic)-14,0 (maximum) knots. Dpuble Azimuth stern driven offshore tug. Owned and managed by Hans Schramm&Sohn Schleppschiffahrt, Brunsbüttel, Germany. Bollard pull 91,9 (ahead)-68,3 (astern) tons. Horsepower main diesel engines 2x22.030 kW. As the Danish Asterix of Dansk Bjergning Bugsering, Aarhus, Denmark. Denmark International Register-flagged, homeport Aarhus and MMSI 220227000. Built by Damen Shipyard Gorinchem, Gorinchem, Netherlands in 2003. 

British auxiliary cruiser Salopian lost according to the Dutch newspaper Limburger koerier dated 4 June 1941

An item dated Berlin, Germany 2nd referred to an official statement of the British Admiralty that the auxiliary cruiser Salokian [the Salopian] of 10.000 gross register tonnage was sunk. She was the former passenger ship Shropshire of the Bibby-Line. (1)

Note
1. Sunk by the German submarine U-98 in the North Atlantic on 13 May 1941. 

British auxiliary cruiser Asturias visiting Buenos Aires, Argentine according to th Dutch newspaper Het Vaderland dated 21 March 1941

An item reported that the British auxiliary cruiser Asturias part of the South Atlantic squadron arrived a day earlier at Buenos Aires, Argentina for a stop of 48 hours to load fuel and victuals. 

British auxiliary cruiser Camito lost according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwsblad van Friesland dated 23 May 1941

An item reported that the British Admiralty announced the loss of the British auxiliary cruiser Camito of 6.838 gross register tonnage. She was the 19th auxiliary cruiser lost since the outbreak of the Second World War. 

German tug Bugsier 3 2006-

Wilhelmshaven, Germany 1 October 2016

Germany-flagged, homeport Hamburg, Germany, IMO 9350135, MMSI 218003000 and call sign DDBD2. Built by Damen Shipyard Hardinxveld, Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Netherlands in 2006. Owned and managed by Bugsier Reederei, Hamburg, Germany. Gross tonnage 430 tons, net tonnage 129 tons, deadweight 160 tons and as dimensions 32,78 (over all) x 11,76 x 6,70 x 14,80 (air draft foldable mast). Bunker capacity 165 cbm. Speed 12 knots. Bollard pull 63 tons. Horsepower 4.050 kW. 

American light cruiser USS Vallejo (CL-146)

Fargo-class

Worcester-class

Part of the Worcester-class, planned 10 ships, completed Worcester and Roanoke, cancelled Vallejo, Gary and 6 anonymous, preceded by the Fargo-class. The Worcester-class to be used as conventional light cruisers or if needed as anti aircraft cruisers were just like the contemporary Des Moines-class heavy cruisers the last all-gun cruisers completed for account of the US Navy. The main armament of the Worcester-class proved in practice to be a failure lacking a sufficient fire rate. Furthermore didn’t the for anti aircraft fire control realize the expectations. Laid down by the New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, New Jersey, USA on 16 July 1945 and completion cancelled on 8 December 1945. The hull was afterwards broken up.

General design technical specifications.
Displacement 14.700 (standard)-17.997 (full load) and as dimensions 207,0 x 21,3 x 7,6 metres or 679.5 x 70.5 x 25 feet. The machinery consisted of 4 geared steam turbines and 4 Westinghouse 620 psi boilers suppling 125.000hp allowing with the 4 screws a speed of 33 knots. The crew numbered 1.560 men. The armour consisted of a 7,62cm/3”-12,7cm/5” belt, a 8,9cm/3.5” (maximum) thick deck with the turrets, barbettes and conning tower protected by respectively 5,08cm/2”-16,51cm/6.5”, 12,7cm/5” and 11,43cm/4.5”. The armament consisted of 6x2-15,2cm/6”/47 Mk1 dual purpose guns (3 fore, 3 aft), 11xdual 7,62cm/3” Mk33 guns and 2x1-7m62cm/3” /50 Mk34 on blisters fantail.

American light cruiser USS Roanoke (CL-145) 1945-1972

Fargo-class

Worcester-class

Part of the Worcester-class, planned 10 ships, completed Worcester and Roanoke, cancelled Vallejo, Gary and 6 anonymous, preceded by the Fargo-class. The Worcester-class to be used as conventional light cruisers or if needed as anti aircraft cruisers were just like the contemporary Des Moines-class heavy cruisers the last all-gun cruisers completed for account of the US Navy. The main armament of the Worcester-class proved in practice to be a failure lacking a sufficient fire rate. Furthermore didn’t the for anti aircraft fire control realize the expectations. Laid down by the New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, New Jersey, USA on 15 May 1945, launched by Miss Julia Ann Henebry on 16 June 1947, commissioned on 4 April 1949, decommissioned on 31 October 1958, stricken on 1 December 1970 and sold to the Levin Metals Corporation of San Jose, California, USA on 22 February 1972.

General design technical specifications.
Displacement 14.700 (standard)-17.997 (full load) and as dimensions 207,0 x 21,3 x 7,6 metres or 679.5 x 70.5 x 25 feet. The machinery consisted of 4 geared steam turbines and 4 Westinghouse 620 psi boilers suppling 125.000hp allowing with the 4 screws a speed of 33 knots. The crew numbered 1.560 men. The armour consisted of a 7,62cm/3”-12,7cm/5” belt, a 8,9cm/3.5” (maximum) thick deck with the turrets, barbettes and conning tower protected by respectively 5,08cm/2”-16,51cm/6.5”, 12,7cm/5” and 11,43cm/4.5”. The armament consisted of 6x2-15,2cm/6”/47 Mk1 dual purpose guns (3 fore, 3 aft), 24 7,62cm/3” Mk33 anti aircraft guns 12-2cm/0.78” anti aircraft guns.

American light cruiser USS Worcester (CL-144) 1945-1972

Fargo-class

Worcester-class

Part of the Worcester-class, planned 10 ships, completed Worcester and Roanoke, cancelled Vallejo, Gary and 6 anonymous, preceded by the Fargo-class. The Worcester-class to be used as conventional light cruisers or if needed as anti aircraft cruisers were just like the contemporary Des Moines-class heavy cruisers the last all-gun cruisers completed for account of the US Navy. The main armament of the Worcester-class proved in practice to be a failure lacking a sufficient fire rate. Furthermore didn’t the for anti aircraft fire control realize the expectations. Laid down by the New York Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation, Camden, New Jersey, USA on 29 January 1945, launched by Gloria Ann Sullivan on 4 February 1947, commissioned on 26 June 1948, decommissioned on 19 December 1958, in reserve since then, stricken on 1 December 1970 and sold to Zidell Explorations Incorporation, Portland, Oregon on 5 July 1972.

General technical specifications.
Displacement 14.700 (standard)-17.997 (full load) and as dimensions 207,0 x 21,3 x 7,6 metres or 679.5 x 70.5 x 25 feet. The machinery consisted of 4 General electric steam turbines and 4 Westinghouse 620 psi boilers suppling 125.000hp allowing with the 4 screws a speed of 33 knots. With a speed of 15 knots was the range 8.000 nautical miles. The crew numbered 1.401 men. The armour consisted of a 7,62cm/3”-12,7cm/5” belt, a 8,9cm/3.5” (maximum) thick deck with the turrets, barbettes and conning tower protected by respectively 5,08cm/2”-16,51cm/6.5”, 12,7cm/5” and 11,43cm/4.5”. The armament consisted of 6x2-15,2cm/6”/47 Mk1 dual purpose guns (3 fore, 3 aft), 24 7,62cm/3” Mk33 anti aircraft guns 12-2cm/0.78” anti aircraft guns. Carried between 1948-1949 a Curtiss SC-1 Seahawk Seaplane with her, after 1949 a Target Drone “Denny’ and a Sikorsky HO3-S Dragonfly helicopter.

American light cruiser USS Gary (CL-147) 1945

Fargo-class

Worcester-class

Part of the Worcester-class, planned 10 ships, completed Worcester and Roanoke, cancelled Vallejo, Gary and 6 anonymous, preceded by the Fargo-class. The Worcester-class to be used as conventional light cruisers or if needed as anti aircraft cruisers were just like the contemporary Des Moines-class heavy cruisers the last all-gun cruisers completed for account of the US Navy. The main armament of the Worcester-class proved in practice to be a failure lacking a sufficient fire rate. Furthermore didn’t the for anti aircraft fire control realize the expectations. Building by the New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, New Jersey, USA even never started but was cancelled on 12 August just before the intended begun.

General design technical specifications.
Displacement 14.700 (standard)-17.997 (full load) and as dimensions 207,0 x 21,3 x 7,6 metres or 679.5 x 70.5 x 25 feet. The machinery consisted of 4 geared steam turbines and 4 Westinghouse 620 psi boilers suppling 125.000hp allowing with the 4 screws a speed of 33 knots. The crew numbered 1.560 men. The armour consisted of a 7,62cm/3”-12,7cm/5” belt, a 8,9cm/3.5” (maximum) thick deck with the turrets, barbettes and conning tower protected by respectively 5,08cm/2”-16,51cm/6.5”, 12,7cm/5” and 11,43cm/4.5”. The armament consisted of 6x2-15,2cm/6”/47 Mk1 dual purpose guns (3 fore, 3 aft), 11xdual 7,62cm/3” Mk33 guns and 2x1-7m62cm/3” /50 Mk34 on blisters fantail. 

Dutch 3rd charter Pluto 1798-1807

Model NG-MC-272-2, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Netherlands. Original url

Of the department Vlissingen, built by P. Schuit jr. at Vlissingen, Netherlands in 1798, burnt by own crew in 1807, dimensions (Amsterdam foot) 180 x 48 x 21½, an armament of 68 guns. In 1803 with rear admiral Dekker to Dutch East Indies, 1807 captain Faber.

Dutch warship Vergulde Pelikaan 1652

Of the board Harlingen,Admiralty of Friesland, mentioned 1652, an armament of 28 guns and a crew numbering100 men. Departed under command of Adriaen Heeres ’t Cleijntje in May 1652 and in August 1652 with Tromp near Shetland Isles.  

Dutch galliot Pispot 1665

In September 1665 part of the fleet commanded by De Ruyter, after the council of war on the Delfland sent to find the yet not arrived ships from the homeward bound fleet commanded by Pieter de Bitter.

Dutch 3rd charter Pluto 1784-1797

Of the admiralty Noorderkwartier, built by J. Hand, on stocks at naval yard, Medemblik, Netherlands in 1784, almost completed in 1787, accommodation ship at Rotterdam, Netherlands 19 September 1793-28 October 1794 and at Nieuwediep, Nether;lands and 28 October-28 November 1796. Commanded by captain A. Holland 1 July 1794-28 October 1794, breaking up authorized on 16 October 1797, dimensions 167½ x 46 9/11 x 20½ feet and an armament of 60-68 guns.

Dutch fire ship Pelikaan 1652

Of the admiralty Zeeland, mentioned in 1672, with a crew numbering 8 men. A hooker ship, fitted out as fire ship.

Dutch inland yacht Oranje 1665

Of the admiralty Zeeland, mentioned in 1655, length 40 feet, an armament of 6 guns and a tonnage of 40 last.

Dutch transport Oost Vlieland 1705-1706

Of the admiralty Noorderkwartier, fluyt ship, victualler, mentioned 1705-1706.

Dutch 4th charter Ooststellingwerf 1691-1721

Of the admiralty Amsterdam, built by Hendrik Cardinaal or Jan van Rheenen at naval yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1691, sold (to be broken up for parts) for ƒ 12.000 on 25 July 1712, dimensions (Amsterdam foot) 135 (prow) x 35-35¾ x 14, 50-52 guns (1711: 22-18pd, 22-8pd, 8-4pd).

Dutch advice yacht Oost Souburg or Ooster Souburg 1666-1667

Of the admiralty Zealand, called a hooker, boat and advice yacht, mentioned 1666-1667, an armament of 6 guns and a crew numbering 13 men. Admiralty minute dated 9 January 1666 mentioned a boat Oostersouburg commanded by Frans Roijs.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

French privateer l’Intrépide of Dunkirk 1707

Commanding officer Jean Vroom of Nieuwpoort, tonnage 60 tons, armament 11 guns and a crew numbering 84 men.

Source
H. Malo. La grande Guerre des Corsaires Dunkerquw (1702-1715), published in 1925. 

French privateer of Dunkirk le Saint André 1709

Commanding officer Jean Vroom of Nieuwpoort, tonnage 70 tons, an armament of 8 guns and a crew numbering 75 men.

Source
H. Malo. La grande Guerre des Corsaires Dunkerque (1702-1715), published in 1925. 

French privateer la Revanche of Dunkirk 1703

Commanding officer Mathieu de Wulf. Tonnage 100 tons, armament of 16 guns, 4 swivels and a crew numbering 104men.

Source
H. Malo. La grande Guerre des Corsaires Dunkerque (1702-1715), published in 1925. 

French privateer of Dunkirk l’Intrépide 1707

Commanding officer Jean Vroom of Nieuwpoort.

Source
H. Malo. La grande Guerre des Corsaires Dunkerque (1702-1715), published in 1925. 

Chinese destroyers Hai Ching, Hai Hoah, Hai Ling and Hai Nju arrived at Singapore according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 29 May 1899

An item dated Rotterdam, Netherlands 27th reported that all four Chinese destroyers Hai Ching, Hai Hoah, Hai Ling and Hai Nju arrived before the 26th at Singapore coming from Rotterdam.(1)

Note
1. The Hai Ling-class laid down by Schichau, Elbing, Germany in 1897, launched and completed in 1898, all captured on 17 June 1900 and consisting of the Hai Hoa (became Russian Taku and later Leytenant Burakov), Hai Lung (became British Taku), Hai Hse (became French Takou) and the Hai Ying (became German Taku). Displacement 243 (normal)-284 (full load) tons and as dimensions 59.0 x 6,40 x 2,55 me metres. 

Scottish multi purpose accommodation support vessel ASV Pioneer 2007-

Wilhelmshaven, Germany 2 October 2017

MMSI 562954242 and call sign 9V9227. Built by Nantong Tongcheng Ship Manufacturing Company Limited China in 2007. Managed and operated by Dalby Offshore, Beverley, England and owned by ASV Pioneer Limited (Formerly Dunwilco (1824) Limited). Edinburgh, Scotland. Accommodation for 118-236 persons. Dimensions 96,56 (over all) x 30,48 x 6 (depth of hold) x 2,3 (normal operational)-4,8 (maximum) metres. Dec l capacity 15 tons/square metre. Free deck area 1.400 square metres. 

Merchant ship Falstoff underway from Chile towards England according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 12according to the Dutch newspaper December 1892

An item dated Amsterdam, Netherlands 9th reported that the cargo saltpetre on board of the Falstoff captain Thomas which left Iquique, Chile on 3 September towards Falmouth, England was destined for Rotterdam, Netherlands. 

Dutch ship Adriana loading saltpetre at Iquique, Chile according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 3 November 1894

An item dated Alblasserdam, Netherlands 1st referred to a telegram received by the shipping company reporting that the Dutch ship Adriana captain Bruin arrived on 30 October at Iquique, Chile to load saltpetre. Everything was well on board. 

Dutch ship California arrived at Valparaiso, Chile to load saltpetre for Europe according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 20 February 1880

An item dated Valparaiso, Chile 5th January reported that the Dutch ship California captain Köocke arriving a day earlier from Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia was to load saltpetre bound for Europe. 

Merchant ship Balthazar underway from the Sangir islands towards Portugal according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 20 February 1880

An item dated Hamburg, Germany 18th reported that the cargo of copra on board of the ship Balthazar captain Jantzen underway from the Sangir islands [Sangihe Islands, Dutch East Indies] towards Lisbon, Portugal was sold towards Nantes, France. 

Dutch schooner bark Kosmopoliet underway from England towards German lost according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 19 September 1878

An item dated Heligoland, Germany 17th reported that the Dutch schooner bark Kosmopoliet captain Hamburg loaded with guano underway from Falmouth, England towards Hamburg, Germany was leaking anchored off Sandinsel with huge problems signalling for a tug. A second item dated 2:30 o’clock reported her stranding with the loss of ship and cargo although the crew was saved. 

German self discharging bulk carrier (ex-Kari Arnhikd 1994-2002) Splittnes 2002-

Wilhelmshaven, Germany 4 October 2017

Antigua&Barbuda-flagged, homeport Saint John’s, IMO 9101730, MMSI 304219000 and call sign V2EA7. Ex-Kari Arnhild renamed March 2002. Owned and managed by HJH Shipmanagement, Cadenberge, Germany. Built by Loland Verft, Leirvik I Sogn, Norway in 1994. 

Merchant ship Bellaport bound for Rotterdam, Netherlands lost according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 28 September 1889

An item dated Valparaiso, Chile 17th August reported that the ship Bellaport bound for Rotterdam, Netherlands loaded with 35.000 quintales saltpetre was lost. 

Ship Imuncina burned at Pisagua, Chile according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 6 July 1889

An item dated Liverpool, England 3rd reported that at Pisagua, Chile the with 799 ton saltpetre loaded ship Imuncina was lost by fire. 

Leaking ship Cambridge arrived at Valparaiso, Chile according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 1 December 1887

An item reported the arrival at Valparaiso, Chile by the with saltpetre loaded leaking ship Cambridge. 

Dutch bark Ardjoeno forced to sell part of her cargo coal at Cape Town, South Africa according to the Dutch newspaper De locomotief dated 17 January 1888

An item dated Cape Town, South Africa 16th November 1887 reported the arrival on the 12th of the Dutch bark Ardjoeno captain Bart loaded with coal underway from Cardiff, England towards Amboina, Dutch East Indies. The temperature in the cargo had risen to unacceptable height and around 500 tons of coal were unloaded and sold in the morning of the 16th on a public auction.(1)

Note
1. Call sign NFRB, homeport Amsterdam, Netherlands as net capacity 3.879,51 cubic metres/1,369,47 tons of 2,83 cubic metres. 

Dutch ship Aria&Betsy sold at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 16 April 1876

An item dated Amsterdam, Netherlands 15th referred to a tiding received from Surabaya, Dutch East Indies reporting that the wreck of the Dutch ship Aria&Betsy captain Sorgdrager stranded in Street Bali was sold with her cargo on 3rd March at Surabaya for ƒ 480. The same day however she sunk. 

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Japan not interested in American fleet program according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviaasch nieuwsblad dated 18 February 1938

An item dated Tokyo, Japan 17th reported that the spokesman of the Japanese admiralty refused to comment the American fleet program when asked by a foreign correspondent. The program was not a Japanese affair. Regarded the two ocean policy of the US navy wondered he the parity between the British and American navies. Furthermore he stated that common sense in naval policy prescribed a navy necessary for the national defence despite the coastlines and surrounding seas while the mobility of naval forces was sufficient to solve problems on a distance. Japan was at all times amenable to join a conference to limit the navies. However Japan was forced to change her fleet programs if Japan was threatened by expanding navies of other countries. The fact that Japan had a military conflict with China had nothing to do with her non-aggression naval policy but Japan was the major stabilizing power in East Asia.(1)

Note
1. Japan and China were in war between 7 July 1937-9 September 1945. 

Dutch tall ship Avatar (1941) 2010-

Wilhelmshaven, Germany 1 October 2017

Originally built for the German Kriegsmarine in 1941 at Wolgast, Germany as a cutter with yard number 401. Composite-hull consisting of iron thrushes with a wooden hull. Appearance of a fishing cutter to mislead the enemy. In 1957 at Spaarndam, Netherlands was the wood replaced by steel and commissioned as a fishing vessel, at the end as the IJmuiden 64 or Grietje Maria on the North Sea until she was stricken during the of the fisheries rehabilitation. Then used for sport fishery until she was sold in 1998 to be converted into a charter ship. This project was however not completed and in 2010 again sold to André Hanzens. She was now converted into a top sail schooner which was in March 2014 commissioned. Dimensions nowadays 34,5 x 6,4 x 2,8 metres and a sail area of 310-450 square metres.

Japanese torpedo boat 1st class Hato (1903) according to Brasseys’ naval annual 1912

Built at Kure, Japan in 1903, displacement 150 tons and as dimensions 147.7 x 16.0 x 8.2 feet. Number of screws 1, horsepower 4.200 ihp, trial speed 27 knots, an armament of 1-6pd gun, 2-3pd guns, 3 torpedo tubes, a crew numbering 26 men and a coal bunker capacity of 30 tons. 

Japanese torpedo boat 1st class Hibari (1903) according to Brasseys’ naval annual 1912

Built at Kure, Japan in 1903, displacement 150 tons and as dimensions 147.7 x 16.0 x 8.2 feet. Number of screws 1, horsepower 4.200 ihp, trial speed 27 knots, an armament of 1-6pd gun, 2-3pd guns, 3 torpedo tubes, a crew numbering 26 men and a coal bunker capacity of 30 tons. 

Japanese torpedo boat 1st class Kari (1903) according to Brasseys’ naval annual 1912

Built at Kure, Japan in 1903, displacement 150 tons and as dimensions 147.7 x 16.0 x 8.2 feet. Number of screws 1, horsepower 4.200 ihp, trial speed 27 knots, an armament of 1-6pd gun, 2-3pd guns, 3 torpedo tubes, a crew numbering 26 men and a coal bunker capacity of 30 tons. 

Japanese torpedo boat 1st class Aotaka (1903) according to Brasseys’ naval annual 1912

Built at Kure, Japan in 1903, displacement 150 tons and as dimensions 147.7 x 16.0 x 8.2 feet. Number of screws 1, horsepower 4.200 ihp, trial speed 27 knots, an armament of 1-6pd gun, 2-3pd guns, 3 torpedo tubes, a crew numbering 26 men and a coal bunker capacity of 30 tons. 

Dutch tall ship Avatar (1941) 2010-


Wilhelmshaven, Germany 1 October 2017

Originally built for the German Kriegsmarine in 1941 at Wolgast, Germany as a cutter with yard number 401. Composite-hull consisting of iron thrushes with a wooden hull. Appearance of a fishing cutter to mislead the enemy. In 1957 at Spaarndam, Netherlands was the wood replaced by steel and commissioned as a fishing vessel, at the end as the IJmuiden 64 or Grietje Maria on the North Sea until she was stricken during the of the fisheries rehabilitation. Then used for sport fishery until she was sold in 1998 to be converted into a charter ship. This project was however not completed and in 2010 again sold to André Hanzens. She was now converted into a top sail schooner which was in March 2014 commissioned. Dimensions nowadays 34,5 x 6,4 x 2,8 metres and a sail area of 310-450 square metres.

German tugs Bär (1982) and Bugsier 3 (2006)-

Wilhelmshaven, Germany 1 October 2017

German tugs Bär 1982-
Germany-flagged, IMO 8116697, MMSI 211290750 and call sign DDMT. . Owned and managed by Bugsier Reederei, Hamburg, Germany. Gross tonnage 218 tons, net tonnage 65 tons, deadweight 102 tons and as dimensions 27,96 (over all0 x 8,85 x 4,35 metres. Bunker capacity 67 tons. Horsepowe 2.176 bhp. Bollard pull 25 tons. Built by Detlef Hegemann Rolandwerft, Berne, Germany in 1982.

German tug Bugsier 3 2006-
Germany-flagged, homeport Hamburg, Germany, IMO 9350135, MMSI 218003000 and call sign DDBD2. Built by damen Shipyard Hardinxveld, Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Netherlands in 2006. Owned and managed by Bugsier Reederei, Hamburg, Germany. Gross tonnage 430 tons, net tonnage 129 tons, deadweight 160 tons and as dimensions 32,78 (over all) x 11,76 x 6,70 x 14,80 (air draft foldable mast). Bunker capacity 165 cbm. Speed 12 knots. Bollard pull 63 tons. Horsepower 4.050 kW. 

Japanese torpedo boat 1st class Shirataka (1899) according to Brasseys’ naval annual 1912

Built at Elbing, Germany in 1899, displacement 150 tons and as dimensions 147.7 x 16.0 x 8.2 feet. Number of screws 1, horsepower 4.200 ihp, trial speed 27 knots, an armament of 1-6pd gun, 2-3pd guns, 3 torpedo tubes, a crew numbering 26 men and a coal bunker capacity of 30 tons. 

Japanese torpedo boat 1st class Chidori (1900) according to Brasseys’ naval annual 1912

Built by Chantiers et Ateliers Augustin Normand, France in 1900, displacement 150 tons and as dimensions 147.7 x 16.0 x 8.2 feet. Number of screws 2, horsepower ihp, trial speed 30 knots, an armament of 1-6pd gun, 2-3pd guns, 3 torpedo tubes, a crew numbering 26 men and a coal bunker capacity of 30 tons. 

Japanese torpedo boat 1st class Mamadzuru (1899) according to Brasseys’ naval annual 1912

Built by Chantiers et Ateliers Augustin Normand, France in 1899, displacement 150 tons and as dimensions 147.7 x 16.0 x 8.2 feet. Number of screws 2, horsepower ihp, trial speed 30 knots, an armament of 1-6pd gun, 2-3pd guns, 3 torpedo tubes, a crew numbering 26 men and a coal bunker capacity of 30 tons. 

Japanese torpedo boat 1st class Kasasagi (1899) according to Brasseys’ naval annual 1912

Built by Chantiers et Ateliers Augustin Normand, France in 1899, displacement 150 tons and as dimensions 147.7 x 16.0 x 8.2 feet. Number of screws 2, horsepower ihp, trial speed 30 knots, an armament of 1-6pd gun, 2-3pd guns, 3 torpedo tubes, a crew numbering 26 men and a coal bunker capacity of 30 tons. 

German tug Bär 1982-

Wilhelmshaven, Germany 1 October 2017

Germany-flagged, IMO 8116697, MMSI 211290750 and call sign DDMT. . Owned and managed by Bugsier Reederei, Hamburg, Germany. Gross tonnage 218 tons, net tonnage 65 tons, deadweight 102 tons and as dimensions 27,96 (over all0 x 8,85 x 4,35 metres. Bunker capacity 67 tons. Horsepowe 2.176 bhp. Bollard pull 25 tons. Built by Detlef Hegemann Rolandwerft, Berne, Germany in 1982. 

American bark Obed Baxter underway from Singapore towards the USA according to the Dutch newspaper Javabode dated 6 May 1889

An item dated 3rd reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer, Dutch East Indies by the American bark Obed Baxter underway from Singapore towards Boston, USA.(1)

Note
1. Master Chas. H. Colby, owned by W.A. Johnson, built by G.E. Currier ?, Newburyport, Massachusetts in 1876, tonnage 877 tons and as dimensions 180.2 x 34 x 19 (hold) metres. 

Dutch screw steamship Ariadne underway from the Netherlands towards the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Javabode dated 8 May 1889

An item dated 6th reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer, Dutch East Indies by the Dutch steamship Ariadne underway from Amsterdam, Netherlands towards Batavia, Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. Screw steamship, horsepower 120hp, homeport Rotterdam, Netherlands, call sign NFTS and net capacity 2.856,94 cubic metres/1.008,50 tons of 2,83 cubic metres. 

British bark Cyprus underway from the Philippines towards the USA according to the Dutch newspaper Javabode dated 6 May 1889

An item dated 4th reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer, Dutch East Indies by the British bark Cyprus underway from Manila, Philippines towards New York, USA.(1)

Note
1. Master Edwin Purdy, owned by Troop&Son, built by Young, Bridgeton, N.S in 1878, tonnage 1.091 tons and as dimensions 195 x 36.9 x 21.6 (depth) feet. 

German tug (ex-Föhr 1962-, Libau, Narwal, Burkana -2012) MWB-Föhr 2012-

Wilhelmshaven, Germany 1 October 2017

According to shipspotting: Honduras-flagged, homeport Wilhelmshaven, Germany, IMO 9068873 and call sign HQSE6. Built by Schichau Werke,  Elblag, Poland in 1962. Gross tonnage 153 tons and summer deadweight 47 tons. Ex-Fohr renamed March 1996. According to maritime Built by Schichau Werke,  Elblag, Poland in 1962. Gross tonnage 153 tons and simmer deadweight 47 tons. Ex-Fohr renamed March 1996 in Burkana. Geniusstrand.de reports built by Ferdinand Schichau Werft, Bremerhaven in 1962, Germany-flagged and dimensions 30,6 x 7,5 metres. Jadeweserport-cup.de calls her a harbour tug with as homeport Wilhelmshaven, Germant, built as Föhr by F. Schichau Werft, Bremerhaven and used as harbour tug until 1984. Pennant Y821. Several owners and times renamed in MS Libau, MS Narwal and MS Burkana, Since 2012 owned by MWB GmbH&Co. KG and renamed MWB Föhr). Dimensions 30,60 x 7,45 x 3,00 metres. Horsepower 1.000hp. Speed 12 knots. Bollard pull 18 tons. 

Dutch warship Vogel Phoenix 1600

Of the admiralty Zeeland, sold in 1600.

Dutch 4th charter Vlissingen 1733-1768

Of the admiralty Zealand, built by Hendrik Raas at Vlissingen, Netherlands in 1733, condemned >1759-1768<, dimensions (Amsterdam foot) 146 (prow) x 41½ x 17¼-17½, an armament of 58 guns and crew numbering 300 men.

Dutch guard ship Walcheren 1747

Of the admiralty Zeeland, a so-called uitlegger, mentioned 1747, an armament of 10 guns, an armament of 10 swivels and a crew numbering 63 men. Commanded in 1747 by commandeur Hontsloos, fitted out from Vlisisngen, Netherlands, served off Tholen, Netherlands.

Dutch 2nd charter Walcheren 1694-1713

Of the admiralty Zealand, built at Vlissingen, Netherlands by Adrian Janssen de Vriend in 1695, sold due of age in 1713, dimensions 152 (prow) x 42 x 17 feet, an armament of 72-74 guns and a crew numbering 400 men. In 1696 part of fleet lieutenant admiral Ph. van Almonde, captain La Palma, departed on 13 November 1696 as flagship vice admiral Gelyn Evertsen with merchant fleet to Cadiz, Spain, departed on 7 March 1697 departed Cadiz (a list claims only in 1696 in service). Two ships with the same serving between 1691 and 1713?

Dutch warship Zwolle 1628-1631

Of the, admiralty Amsterdam, mentioned 1628-1631, an armament of 26 guns (4-12 pd (with chambers) guns, 2-12 pd (bronze) guns, 8-8pdr (gotelingen), 6-5 pdr (gotelingen), 6 steenstukken/swivels) , a crew numbering 75-80 men and a tonnage of 100 last. Commanding officer in 1628 convoyer off (Trend of) France, captain Tomas Pieters and in 1631 captain Andries van Liedekercken.

Dutch 6th charter, Zwolle 1688-1697

Of the admiralty Amsterdam, built by Jan van Rheenen at naval yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1688, lost at sea in 1697, dimensions (Amsterdam foot) 125 x 29 x 11 and an armament of 34-36 guns.

Dutch advice yacht Zwolle (1661) 1665-1667


Of the admiralty Maze, built 1661, first mentioned in 1665, last mentioned in 1667, dimensions 88'10" (prow) x 22'10" (uitwatering) x 9'9" feet, an armament of 16-20 guns (1665: 16-6pd guns, 2-4pd guns) and crew numbering 68-75 men. Commanding officer 16 March 1665 captain Jacob Sijmonss de Wit and in May 1667, P. van Wijnbergen, part of squadron Van Nes, fleet M.A. De Ruyter.