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Monday, 26 January 2015

Canadian tug (ex-Caltex Pandu 1958-1978, Euphoric 1978-1979, Larain 1979-1997), General Jackson 1997-

IMO 5058674, official number 392760  and callsign VG6166. Steel built. Carvel/flush design. Built by Gulfport Shipbuilding, Port Arthur, Texas, USA with yard number 531 in 1958. Sold by the Caltex Tanker Company, Hong Kong to the  Kaddish Line Navigation Company and renamed Euphoric (Panama-flagged) in 1978. Rebuilt in 2008. Horsepower 1.500-1.700 bhp. Speed 13 knots. Single screw. Gross tonnage 237,3 tons, net tonnage 27,5 tons and as dimensions 29,11-29,3 x 8,23-8,4 x 3,84-3,9 (depth) metres 96’x 27.5’ x 13’. Of the Amix-Group, Canada. Ex-Laurain renamed May 1997.

Hong Kong tug (ex-Grace Moran 1949-1954/1956, Caltex Bintang 1954/1956-1979) Towell Power 1979-

As the Towell Power Panama-flagged, IMO 5058272 and callsign HO8512. Designer was Joe Hack. Diesel-electric tug delivered by Levingston Shipbuilding Company, Orange, Texas, USA for Moran with yard number 441 as the Grace Moran for account of the Moran Towing Company, New York, USA on 14 April 1949. With the Carol Moran, Barbara Moran, Doris Moran and the Moira Moran was she part of the so-called Moran de Cadillacs. Sold in 1954 or 1956 and renamed Caltex Bintang. Sold by the Caltex Tanker Company, Hong Kong to the Yovatt Company, Hong Kong and renamed Towell Power in 1979. Horsepower 1.747 bhp. Ggross tonnage 238 tons. Length 105’.

Pictures Tallship Race 2014 Bergen

 

Photos made by Silje Kittilsen, thanks for allowing us to publish

Pictures Tallship Race 2014 Bergen







 
Photos made by Silje Kittilsen, thanks for allowing us to publish

German bulk carrier (Ex-Glorious Future 1994-1999, Aliacmon River 1999-2005, Theotokos 2005-2006) Barbara 2006-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 January 2015

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, IMO 9066760, MMSI 636092335 and callsign D5AO6. Built bi IHI Aichi Works, Chita, Japan. Owned and managed by Mineralien Schiffahrt Spedition&Transport, Schnaittenbach, Germany. Ex-Glorious Future renamed April 1999, Aliacmon River June 2005 and Theotokos November 2006.

Japanese bulk carrier CMB Chikako 2014-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 January 2015

Panama-flagged, IMO 9701190, MMSI 357320000 and callsign 3FEV8. Built at the Shin Kasado Dockyard, Kudamatsu, Japan in 2014. Owned and managed by Imecs, Tokyo, Japan.

Dutch tug (ex-Ierland 1954-1978, Dolcat 5 1978) Bravo 1978-


Inner harbour of Vlissingen, Netherlands 26 January 2015

Built at the shipyard of Bodewes, Millingen a/d Rijn, Netherlands with yard number 481 as the Ierland for account of the P. Smit Jr. Stoomsleepdienst NV of Rotterdam, Netherlands in 1954. Owned by Smit Spido NV, Rotterdam since 1971, Piet Smit Sleepdienst BV, Rotterdam since 1973, Smit Vos BV, Rotterdam since 1975, since 1978 Dolderman BV, Dordrecht, Netherlands as the Docat 5, since 1978 as Bravo of Amsterdam Towing Company BV, Amsterdam, Netherlands, since 1983 of L. Polderman, Hansweert, Netherlands and now of E.&H.C. Polderman, Schore, Netherlands. ENI 02309048. MMSI 244700654 and callsign PD6722. Tonnage 18 tons and as dimensions 22,55 x 5,70 x 2,10 metres.

Spanish zabra San Cristóbal 1583

Part of the squadron commanded by don Álvaro de Bazán which conquered the isle Tercera in 1583, from Castro, maestre R. Morro and a crew numbering 19 men.

Spanish zabra San Antón 1583

Part of the squadron commanded by don Álvaro de Bazán which conquered the isle Tercera in 1583, from Castro, maestre Domingo Castro Colnia and a crew numbering 23 men.

Spanish patache María de la Cruz 1583

Part of the squadron commanded by don Álvaro de Bazán which conquered the isle Tercera in 1583, from Guipozcao, maestre Juan de la Corostola and a crew numbering 27 men.

Spanish patache Isabel 1583

Part of the squadron commanded by don Álvaro de Bazán which conquered the isle Tercera in 1583, from Guipozcao, maestre Juanes de Velasco and a crew numbering 30 men.

Spanish patache Maria 1583

Part of the squadron commanded by don Álvaro de Bazán which conquered the isle Tercera in 1583, from Guipozcao, maestre Juanes de Aramburu and a crew numbering 25 men.

Spanish patache Santa María del Juncal 1583

Part of the squadron commanded by don Álvaro de Bazán which conquered the isle Tercera in 1583, from Guipozcao, maestre Lorenzo de Artaleto and a crew numbering 28 men.

Spanish patache Nuestra Señora del Videyo 1583

Part of the squadron commanded by don Álvaro de Bazán which conquered the isle Tercera in 1583, from Castro, maestre Juan de la Puebla and a crew numbering 26 men.

Spanish patache San Juan 1583

Part of the squadron commanded by don Álvaro de Bazán which conquered the isle Tercera in 1583, from Castro, maestre Domingo de Yáñez and a crew numbering 31 men.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Dutch screw steamship 4th class Zr.Ms. Vesuvius bound for the Moluccas, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Nederlandsche staatscourant dated 10 August 1869



An item referred to an official tiding dated 15 June dealing wit the movements of the Dutch warships serving in the Dutch East Indies. The Dutch screw steamship 3rd class Zr.Ms. Vesuvius captain lieutenant  J.H.K. Croes was underway to the Moluccas.(1)

Note
1. Screw steamship 4th class, call sign GRBP, laid down at the navy yard of Vlissingen, Netherlands by L.K. Turk on Friday 9th October 1857, launched on Monday 11.00 o’clock 6 July 1858, condemned and sold at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies probably to the Arab Sech Hassim bin Said Habis for ƒ 11.886,00 on 8th June 1872, a displacement of 586 tons, dimensions 43,00 (between perpendiculars) x 9 (inner hull on loadline) x 3,5 (fore)-4,0 (aft) x 4,80 (depth below main deck) metres , horsepower 80 bhp-119 hp, an armament of 8 guns (4 long 12 pd, 4 short 30pd) and a crew numbering 75 men.

Dutch screw steamship 3rd class Zr.Ms. Reteh stationed at the Moluccas, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Nederlandsche staatscourant dated 10 August 1869

An item referred to an official tiding dated 15 June dealing wit the movements of the Dutch warships serving in the Dutch East Indies. The Dutch screw steamship 3rd class Zr.Ms. Reteh captain lieutenant A.W. Keuchenius was stationed in the waters of the Moluccas.(1)

Note
1. Screw steamship 3rd class, callsign GQSR laid down at the navy yard at Amsterdam Netherlands as Sprinkhaan on 18 March 1858, launched on 19 April 1860, renamed Reteh in 1859, condemned in 1871, dimensions 43,00 x 9,20 x 4,30 metres, a displacement  of 759 tons, horsepower 119nhp/250 ehp speed 7 knots, an armament of 6 guns and a crew numbering 100 men.

Dutch screw steamship 1st class Zr.Ms. Prinses Amelia lying docked at Onrust according to the Dutch newspaper Nederlandsche staatscourant dated 10 August 1869

An item referred to an official tiding dated 15 June dealing wit the movements of the Dutch warships serving in the Dutch East Indies. The Dutch screw steamship 1st class Zr.Ms. Prinses Amelia captain lieutenant Jhr. M.W. Bowier was lying in the dry dock at Onrust to be examined.

Note
1. Borneo, ‘kuil’corvette, on stocks at the navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands 30 August 1845, designed by K. Turk, disassembled and transported to the navy yard of Vlissingen, Netherlands August 1850, laid down by P.A. Bruin 29 July 1853, launched as Princes Amelia as corvette with steam power afternoon Friday 12 October 1855, guard ship at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies 1872-1875, condemned and sold on auction at Surabaya for ƒ 20.000 to be broken up on 9 October 1875, dimensions 36,50 x 10,3metres as Borneo and as Prinses Amelia 51 x 11,5 x 5-5,6 (1874) metres, displacement, 776 (Borneo)-1.350 (Prinses Amelia) tons, 807 tonnage (Prinses Amelia 1874), 16-19 (Prinses Amelia)-28 (Borneo) guns, crew as Prinses Amelia numbering 178 (1874)-207 men, maximum speed under steam 6-7knots and a horsepower of 150 hp.

Italian steam tug (ex-Empire Katy 1945-1948, Sir Bernard Reilly 1948-1963) Mar Siculo 1963-1979

IMO 5329425. Launched  by Goole Shipbuilding&Repairing Co.Ltd., Goole, England for account of the British Ministry of Shipping with yard number 402 on 18 December 1945, completed on June 1945. And sold by Societa di Navigazion Rim Capiechi, Messina, Italy to ship scrappers at Milazzo in 19790 to be broken up. Horsepower 1.400 hp. Gross tonnage 261-298 tons and as dimensions 106 x 30 feet. Ex-Empire Katy 1945-1948 and Sir Bernard Reilly owned by Aden Port Trust, 1948-1963.

Spanish tug Sertosa Veinte 1980-2015 still in service

Spain-flagged, homeport Ferrol. IMO 7905455, MMSI 224084960 and callsign EHVV. Gross tonnage 162-199 tons, summer deadweight 80 tons and dimensions 26,8 x 7,92 x 3,95 metres. Bollard pull 32 ton. Horsepower 2.400 hp. Launched at the shipyard of Astilleros Balenciaga, Zumaia, Spain with yard number 297 for account of Sertosa on 4 October 1979. Still property of Sertosa Norte S.L. Towing and Salvage. Coruna, Spain.

Maltese steam tug (ex-Empire Rita 1945-1959, Frisky 1959-1970) Creo 1970-1979

IMO 7634795. Launched at the shipyard of Ferguson Brothers Ltd., Port Glasgow, Scotland on Saturday 15 December 1945, completed in May 1946, handed over to the British Admiralty/Ministry of War Transport in 1946, renamed Frisky in 1959, sold to SO Mar, Malta in 1970 and finally sold by Creo Ltd and broken up at Salvatore Palermo Cia, Naples, Italy in March 1979. Horsepower 900 ihp. Gross register tonnage 292-295 tons and as dimensions116’ x 27.6’ x12.7’. 

Canadian bulk carrier Federal Mayumi 2012-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 24 January 2015

Marshall islands-flagged. IMO 9529578, MMSI 538004646 and callsign V7YF2. Built by Oshima Shipbuilding, Saikai, Japan in 2012. Owned by Fednav Group, Montreal, Canada and managed by Anglo Eastern Shipmanagement, Hong Kong, China.

Greek oil products tanker Amazon Brilliance 2005-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 24 January 2015

Greece-flagged, homeport Chios, IMO 9294678, MMSI 240296000 and callsign SYMS. Built by Hyundai Heavy Industries, Ulsan, South Korea. Owned and managed by Sun Enterprise, Athens, Greece.

Dutch tug (ex-Claus 2006-2013) En Avant 20 2006-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 24 January 2015

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Dordrecht, IMO 9408645, MMSI 244790685 and callsign PCUZ (earlier DKQP). Built at the Lindenau GmbH Schiffswerftt&Maschinenfabrik, Kiel, Germany in 2006. Owned and managed by Muller Zwaar Transport, Dordrecht, Netherlands. Ex-Claus renamed 18 June 2013. Speed 12,7 knots. Dimensions 32,50 (over all)x 11,64 (over all)x 4,25 (aft-empty bunkers)-4,95 (aft-full bunkers) x 22,39 9air draught0metres, gross tonnage 448 tons, net tonnage 134 tons and summer deadweight 254 tons. Bollard pull 70 tons.

Dutch general cargo ship Elandsgracht 1995-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 24 January 2014

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Amsterdam, IMO 9081332, MMSI 244826000 and callsign PDYI. Built at the IHC Merwede Scheepswerf, Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Netherlands in 1995. Owned and managed by Spliethoff’s Bevrachtingskantoor, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

German ro-ro cargo ship (ex-Este Submerger 1984-1992, Submerger I 1992-1994) Condock V 1994- Outer harbour of Vlissingen, Netherlands 24 January 2015


Outer harbour of Vlissingen, Netherlands 24 January 2015

Antigua&Barbuda-flagged, homeport Saint John’s, IMO 8404991, MMSI 305951000 and callsign C2DG2. Built at the Nobiskrug Yard, Rendsburg, Germany. Owned and managed by Harren&Partner Shipmanagement, Bremen, Germany. Ex-Este Submerger renamed 28 October 1992 and Submerger I renamed 25 February 1994.

British containership (ex-Kaethe C. Rickmers 2004, Maersk Djibouti 2004-2010) Kaethe C. Rickmers 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 24 January 2014

Marshall Islands-flagged, IMO 9287912, MMSI 538002862 and calsign V7MB9. Built by Hanjin Heavy Industries, Pusan, South Korea in 2004. Owned and managed by Rickmers Shipmanagement Sindapore, Douglas, Isle of Man, United Kingdom. Ex-Kaethe C. Rickmers 2004 and Maersk Djibouti 2004-16 January 2010

Canadian bulk carrier Federal Swift 2012-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 23 January 2014

Marshall Islands-flagged, homeport Majuro, IMO 9595905, MMSI 538004382 and callsign V7SW6. Built by Zhejiang Ouhua Shipbuilding, Zoushan, China. Owned by Fednav Group, Montreal, Canada and managed by Anglo Eastern Shipmanagement, Hong Kong, China.

Latvian oil/chemical tanker Ance 2006-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 21 January 2014

Marshall Islands-flagged, IMO 9323314, MMSI 538002614 and callsign V7KF2. Built by 3 Maj Shipbuilding Industry, Rijeka, Croatia. Owned and managed by Latvian Shipping, Riga, Latvia.

Dutch research/survey vessel (ex-Andries Jenne 1969-1977) Octans 1977-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 21 January 2014

Netherlands-flagged, IMO 7013898, MMSI 244043000 and callsign PLGU. Ex-Andries Jenne renamed 1977. Built at the Scheepswerf Metz, Urk, Netherlands in 1969.

Norwegian car carrier (ex-Hoegh London 2008-210, Alliance Charleston 2010-2013) Hoegh London 2013-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 21 January 2014

Norway International Register-flagged, hoemport Oslo, IMO 9342205, MMSI 258981000 and callsign LAPY7. Ex-Hoegh London renamed 16 February 2010 and Alliance Charleston renamed 25 February 2013. Built by Daewoo Shipbuilding&Marine Engineering, Geoje, South Korea. Owned by Hoegh Autoliners and managed by Hoegh Fleet Service, both of Oslo, Norway.

Malaysian LPG tanker Kodaijisan 2003-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 24 January 2015- 

Panama-flagged, IMO 9249049, MMSI 354453000 and callsign HPLL. Built by Hyundai Heavy Industries, Ulsan, South Korea in 2003. Owned and managed by Wilhelmsen Shipmanagement Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Swedish reefer Hansa Lubeck 1990-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 24 January 2015- 

Barbados-flagged, homeport Bridgetown, IMO 8909068, MMSI 314012000 and callsign 8PLL. Built at the shipyard Bremer Vulkan, Bremen, Germany. Owned and managed by Holy House Shipping, Stockholm, Sweden.

Japanese bulk carrier Ken Kon 2013-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 24 January 2015- 

Panama-flagged, IMO 9510929, MMSI 372260000 and callsign 3FVZ4. Built by Saiki Heavy Industries, Saiki, Japan. Owned by Inui Steamships and managed by Inui Global Logistics, both of Tokyo, Japan.

Japanese bulk carrier King Sugar 2010-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 24 January 2015- 

Panama-flagged, IMO 9574183, MMSI 355883000 and callsign 3FIP2. Built at the IS Shipyard, Imabari, Japan. Owned and managed by Santoku Shipping, Osaka, Japan.

Cypriot oil/chemical tanker (ex-Arkhangelsk 2008) RN Arkhangelsk 2008-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 24 January 2015- 

Cyprus-flagged, homeport Limassol, IMO 9384435, MMSI 212097000 and callsign 5BJQ2. Ex-Arkhangelsk renamed 26 June 2008. Built at the shipyard Navantia Carenas Puerto Real, Puerto Real, Spain. Owned and managed by Unicom Management Services. Limassol, Cyprus.

Chinese bulk carrier Maple Glory 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 January 2015

Hong Kong/China-flagged, IMO 9587180, MMSI 477514900 and callsign VRGV4. Built by Taizhou Mapple Leaf Shipbuilding, Linhai, China. Owned and managed by Taizhou Zgejiang, China.

British tug Smit Elbe 2007-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 January 2015

Bahamas-flagged, homeport Liverpool, EU 9355317, IMO 9389484, MMSI 311014600 and callsign C6XN2. Casco built at Damen Shipyard, Gdansk. Poland and completed at Damen Shipyard Gorinchem, Gorinchem, Netherlands for account of Smit harbour Towage Co., Rotterdam, Netherlands with yard number 511534 in 2007. Now property of Smit Harbour Towage UK Ltd., London, England. Gross tonnage 289 tons and as dimensions 28,75 x 9,80 x 4,60 metres.

Spanish patache Concepción 1583

Part of the squadron commanded by don Álvaro de Bazán which conquered the isle Tercera in 1583, from Castro, maestre Sancho de Sornorriba and a crew numbering 28 men.

Spanish patache San Pedro 1583

Part of the squadron commanded by don Álvaro de Bazán which conquered the isle Tercera in 1583, from Castro, maestre Simó de la Sierra and a crew numbering 29 men.

Spanish patache San Juan 1583

Part of the squadron commanded by don Álvaro de Bazán which conquered the isle Tercera in 1583, from Castro, maestre Mateo de Llano and a crew numbering 25 men.

Spanish patache Trinidad 1583

Part of the squadron commanded by don Álvaro de Bazán which conquered the isle Tercera in 1583, from Castro, maestre Pedro de Rada and a crew numbering 30 men.

Spanish patache Concepción 1583

Part of the squadron commanded by don Álvaro de Bazán which conquered the isle Tercera in 1583, from Castro, maestre Hernando Gordón and a crew numbering 24 men.

Spanish patache San Juan 1583

Part of the squadron commanded by don Álvaro de Bazán which conquered the isle Tercera in 1583, from Castro, maestre Juan Gordó and a crew numbering 26 men.

Spanish ship Santa Marta 1583

Part of the squadron commanded by don Álvaro de Bazán which conquered the isle Tercera in 1583, belonged to the ships from Guipuzcoa and Vizcaya, commanding officer Sebastián de Uresti, tonnage 324 tone Ladas and a crew numbering 187 men (47 sailors, 140 soldiers).

Dutch 6th charter Hector 1758-1772

Of the admiralty Amsterdam, built at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1758, condemned in 1772, dimensions (Amsterdam foot) 138 3/11-138¾ (lower deck) x 33 x 17 2/11 and an armament of 36 guns.

Dutch 5th charter Harlingen or Bisdom van Harlingen 1782-1796

Of the admiralty Friesland, built by J. Swerius at admiralty yard at Harlingen, Netherlands in 1781-1782, special commission advices to break her on 29 July 1793, hulk 1794-1795, used as accommodation barrack at Vlissingen, Netherlands in?, sold fot ƒ 16.000 in ?, to be used as keel lighter in 1795, broken up 1796-1797, dimensions 154 x 44 x 17, 40-46 guns (upper deck 28-18pd guns, half deck 10-12pd, poop 2-7pd guns, one gun deck) and a crew numbering 270 men. Commanding officer in 1782-1784 captain Christiaan Lodwijk, Graaf van Rechteren.

Dutch frigate Harderwijk 1658-1688

Of the admiralty Maze, built by Jan Salomonsz van den Tempel at naval yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands in 1659, last mentioned in 1688, dimensions 112¼’-113’(prow) x 27’3”-27½’ x 10’4”-10½’, height verdeck 6'6", an armament of 30-34 guns and a crew numbering 150 men.

Dutch transport Harderin 1688

Of the admiralty Amsterdam, hired at Amsterdam as part of the fleet which brought king-stadholder Willem III to England, rental price ƒ 1.350, master Ariaen Martss, appraised value of ship ƒ 4.600 in October 1688.

Dutch 5th charter Hardenbroek 1708-1709

Of the admirality Maze, built at the navy at Rotterdam in 1708, captured by French privateer (Esperance?) in 1709, sold to Russia and renamed Esperans in 1712, dimensions 126 x 34½ x 14 ½ feet and an armament of 40 guns.

Dutch 4th charter Hardenbroek 1698-1706

Of the admirality Amsterdam, built at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1698, captured by French in 1706, dimensions (Amsterdam foot) 139 (prow) x 37½ x 14¾ feet, an armament of 50-52 guns and a crew numbering 230-311 men.

Dutch galliot Harcourt 1702-1703

Of the admirality Maze, hired in 1702-1703, dimensions 88 x ? x ? and a crew numbering 8 men.

Dutch uitlegger Handelaars 1747

Of the admiralty Maze, mentioned in 1747.

Dutch fireship Hammetje or Het Hammeken 1653

Of the admiralty Zeeland, lost at sea in 1653.

Dutch transport Halve Maan 1688

Of the admiralty Maze, hired at Rotterdam to bring king-stadholder William III to England, rental price ƒ 700, master Huyg Arnoutse, appraised value of ship ƒ 4.400 in October 1688 with as dimensions 78 x 22 x 11½.

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Icelandic lifeboat Gisli J. Johnsen 1956-1999 (still existing)

Photo made by Pétur Guðmundur Ingimarsson, with our thanks for allowing us to publish 

Steel-built at the Djupvik Baatvarf, Sweden in 1956. Stationed at Reykjavik. Stricken in 1999.

Icelandic trawler Ottó N. Porláksson (RE 203) 1981-

Photo made by Pétur Guðmundur Ingimarsson, with our thanks for allowing us to publish 

Iceland-flagged, IMO 7811214, MMSI 251151000 and callsign TFAI. Built at Stavik, Gardabaer, Iceland in 1981. Owned and managed by HB Grandi, Reykjavik, Iceland, Gross register tonnage 1.411 tons and as dimensions 66,8 x 11 x 8 metres.

Icelandic fishing vessel (ex-Gardar 2001-2006) Solborg (RE 270) 2006-

Photo made by Pétur Guðmundur Ingimarsson, with our thanks for allowing us to publish 

Iceland-flagged, IMO 9224245, MMSI 251603110 and callsign TFUS. Ex-Gardar renamed October 2006. Built by Fishing Vessel Shipbuilding, Dalian, China in 2001.

Icelandic trawler (ex-Brettingur 1973-2007, Samphire 2007-2010) Brettingur (RE 508) 2010-

Photo made by Pétur Guðmundur Ingimarsson, with our thanks for allowing us to publish 

Iceland-flagged, IMO 7302392, MMSI 251196000 and callsign TFTE. Gross tonnage 901 tons and summer deadweight 367 tons. Built by Niigata Shipbuilding&Repair, Niigata, Japan in 1973. Ex-Brettingur renamed October 2007 and Samphire (Beliz-flagged, callsign V3JR3) renamed July 2010. Former pennant KE 50.

Indonesian seagoing tug Sampang 1957-

Launched at the shipyard pf Scheepswerf ‘De Waal’ N.V., Zaltbommel, Netherlands with yard number 667 for account of the Perusahaan Garam Dan Soda Negeri, Kalinget, Indonesia on 23 November 1957 and commissioned on 31 March 1958. Originally fitted out with a 750hp at 271 rpm T.M.A.S. 396 Werkspoor engine. Speed 11 knots. Dimensions 37,00 (between perpendiculars)-40,77 (over all) x 8,70 x 3,30 x 4,35-5,05 (depth) metres, a displacement of 573 tons, deadweight 183 ton and a register tonnage of 369 gross and 31 net tons. Bollard pull 9 tons.

Venezuelan tug Rio Chama 1958-

Designed by Bureau Ir. E. van Dieren, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Built at the shipyard N,V. Machinefabriek&Reparatiebedrijf J.H. Keller, Rotterdam, Netherlands for account of C.A. Constructora Heerema,, Macaibo, Venezuela. Trial on 20 March and commissioned on 1 March 1958. Speed 20 knots. Dimensions 13,50 (between perpendiculars)-15,48 (over all) metres x 5,44 x 1,60 (maximum) metres. Fitted out with an air-cooled 2x150 hp at 500 rpm single acting Deutz 12L614 engine. Speed 20 knots. Very well manoeuvrable. Expected was that she in May would be transported with the Dutch motor ship Breda of the K.N.S.M. to Maracaibo.

Indonesian seagoing tug Ragung 1958-still existing 2015

Indonesia-flagged, IMO 5289273 and callsign YBCS. Partly electrically welded. Launched at the shipyard pf Scheepswerf ‘De Waal’ N.V., Zaltbommel, Netherlands with yard number 668 for account of the Perusahaan Garam Dan Soda Negeri, Kalinget, Indonesia on 15 March and commissioned on 14 June 1958. Originally fitted out with a 750hp at 271 rpm T.M.A.S. 396 Werkspoor engine. Speed 11 knots. Dimensions 37,00 (between perpendiculars)-40,77 (over all) x 8,70 x 3,30 x 4,35-5,05 (depth) metres, a displacement of 573 tons, deadweight 183 ton and a register tonnage of 369 gross and 31 net tons. Bollard pull 9 tons.

Icelandic tug Jötunn 2008-

Photo made by Pétur Guðmundur Ingimarsson, with our thanks for allowing us to publish 

Iceland-flagged, homeport Grundartangi, IMO 9518737, MMSI 251547110 and callsign TFFH. Gross tonnage 96 tons, net tonnage 28 ton, summer deadweight 1 ton and as dimensions 20 x 6 x 2,57-2,7 metres. Built at the DTSG Novi Sad Shipyard, Novi Sad, Serbia.

Egyptian harbour tug Morgan 1957-

Launched at the shipyard of L. Smit&Zoon’s Scheeps- en Werktuigbouw NV, Kinderdijk, Netherlands with yard number CO 365 for account of the Suez Canal Authority on 14 December 1957 and commissioned on 3 March 1958. In 1958 was she fitted out with a 1.600 hp GMC engine. Gross register tonnage 143 tons with as dimensions 25,00 (between perpendiculars)-27,20 (over all) x 7,25 x 2,90-3,,5 (aft) x 3,80 metres. Brought by Redwijs towards Egypt.

Burmese patrol vessel M.L.S. 807 1957-

Launched at the shipyard N.V. Sleephelling Mij. ‘Scheveningen’, Scheveningen, Netherlands with yard number 136 for account of the government of Burma, Rangoon on 11 November 1957 and companioned on 19 April 1958. Main engines in 1958 were 2-110hp by 1.210 rpm Deutz RV8M engines. Speed 11,5 knots. Register tonnage 87 gross and 17 net tons and as dimensions 23,68 (between perpendiculars)-25,80 (over all) x 5,50 x 1,50 x 2.33 (depth) metres.

German cutter and suction dredger Kim 1958-? and Dutch Holland XXIV ?->1995

Launched at the shipyard N.V. Sleephelling Mij. ‘Scheveningen’, Scheveningen, Netherlands with yard number 142 for account of Dr.Ing. Joachim Rathens, Hamburg-Altona, Germany on 26 March and commissioned on 15 November 1958. With a 1.500 hp at 275 rpm Deutz BVGM 366 as main engine. Register tonnage 442 gross tons, 343 net tons and as dimensions 10,00 (over all) x 8,95 x 1,76 x 3,30 (depth) metes. Later bought by the Baggermaantschappij Holland BV and renamed Holland XXIV and since 1995 under this name owned by Koninklijke Boskalis Westminster BV.

Indian patrol vessel Jawahar 1958-

Wood-built. Launched at the shipyard De Noord N.V., Alblasserdam, Netherlands for the Indian government on 13 February and commissioned on 10 March 1958. Main engines were 2-12 cylinder 830 hp Mercedes Benz engines. Speed 20 knots. Dimensions 27,40 (between perpendiculars)-30,00 (over all) x 6,10 x 1,38 metres and a deadweight of 62 tons.

Tonga tug Hifofua 1958-

Partly welded, steel built. Launched at the shipyard of Gebroeders Niestern Scheepswerven N.V., Delzijl, Netherlands with yard number 255 for account of Tonga Government, NukuÁlofa, Tonga on Tuesday 12 August and commissioned on 2 December 1958. Main engine in 1958 was a 100hp M.W.M. engine. Speed 12 knots. Bollard pull 6,5 ton maximum. Tonnage 228 gross, net 70 tons, deadweight 127 tons and as dimensions 31,06 (between perpendiculars)-34,93 (over all) x 7,80 x 2,85 x 3,35 (depth) metres. Bale capacity 2.000 cubic feet.

The Dutch newspaper De Tijd dated Wednesday 13 August 1958 reported that she was christened by Miss C. Kamp daughter of the confidant of prince Tungi of Tonga at Groningen, Netherlands. She was to be delivered in October and to be used as a government vessel between the islands around Tonga. Except for the cabin accommodation for 6 passengers was she able to transport a huge number of so-called deck passengers. Another Dutch newspaper Nieuwsblad van het Noorden dated 20 January 1959 reported that she was underway to her fin al destination. On Sunday a week earlier passed she the Panama canal. Her crew consisted of 5ive Dutchmen including captain A.P. Velinf of Groningen and 3 sailors from New Zealand.

Greek tug (ex-Cleddia 1958-1962, Falgarth 1962-1981, Aetos 1981-1998, DifefalosAetos 1998-2004, Milos 2004-? As Kapetan Napoleon laying laid up in 2013?

Greece-flagged, IMO 5112066 and callsign SV5001. Gross tonnage 95 tons and as dimensions 23,00 (between perpendiculars)-25.00 (over all0 x 6,40 x 2,90 x 3,10 9depth) metres. Launched at the shipyard of N.V. Scheepswerf ‘Alphen’, P. de Vries Lentsch, Alphen a/d Rijn, Netherlands with yard number 192 on 3 July 1958 and commissioned on 19 November 1958. Speed 10 knots. Main engine was in 1958 a 100 hp at 180 rpm Deutz.

French sea going tug Cauderan 1958-

Panama-flagged (anno 2015). IMO 8330085. Launched at the shipyard of Handel- en Scheepsbouw Mij. Kramer en Booy N.V., Kootsertille, Netherlands with yard number 106 for account of Union de Remorquers de l’Ocean, Société ARLParis, France on 2 July and commissioned in August 1958. Speed 12 knots. Main engine original a four stroke single acting y cylinder 1.000 hp as 380 rpm Deutz engine. With a gross register tonnage of 100-151 (anno 2015) tons and as dimensions 27,99 (between perpendiculars)-30,00 (over all) x 7,34 x 3,10 metres.

Nigerian utility barge Brass Island 1958-

Welded hull with a wood-built superstructure. Launched at the shipyard N.V. Werf Timmer, Delft, Netherlands for account of Shell B.P. Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd, Port Harcourt, Nigeria on 16 June 1958 and commissioned on 21 August. With as dimensions 21,00 (between perpendiculars)-21,20 (over all) x 6,20 x 1,40 x 1,80 (depth) metres.

Iranian non-propelled floating crane Borzou 1958-

Diesel-electric. Launched at the shipyard of N.V. Nederlandse Kraanbouw Mij., Utrecht, Netherlands for account of the Imperial government of Iran Ministry of Roads on 22 March and commissioned in July 1958. Main engine was a 3 cylinder F240 Kroumhout diesel. With a gross register tonnage of 99 tons, a deadweight of 9 tons and as dimensions 20,00 between perpendiculars) x 8,50 x 2,30 (depth )metres.

Iraq grab hopper dredger Al Mosul 1958-

Steel-built. Launched at the shipyard Verschure&Co.’s Scheepswerf en Machinefabriek N.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands with yard number CO 375 for account of the Directorate of Ports and Navigation, Basrah, Iraq on 15 February and commissioned on 8 September 1958. Dimensions 63,20 (over all) x 12,10 x 4,88 (depth) metres, deadweight 1.200 ton and a register tonnage of 1.141 gross and 192 net tons. Hold capacity 166 cubic metres. Dredging depth 16,15 metres. Main engine 3x870 hp. Speed 11 knots. IMO no. 5007637.

Friday, 23 January 2015

Slovenian bulk carrier (ex-Pacific Premier 1995-2003) Lucija 2003-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 17 January 2015

Marshall Islands-flagged, homeport Majuro, IMO 9114141, MMSI 5380010-7 and callsign V7FC8. Built by Hyundai Heavy Industries, Ulsan, South Korea in 1995. Owned and managed by Splosna Plovba International Shipping&Chartering, Portoroz, Slovenia. Ex-Pacific Premier renamed November 2003.

German bulk carrier Fitnes 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 20 January 2015

Anrigua&Barbuda-flagged, homeport Saint John‘s, IMO 9490105, MMSI 30553000 and callsign V2ER8. Built at the JJ Sietas Schiffswerft, Hamburg, Germany in 2010. Owned and managed by HJH Shipmanagement, Cadenberge, Germany.

Dutch pusher tug (ex-Crismar 1987-2001) Scaldis 2001-


Inner harbour Vlissingen, Netherlands underway towards to the Schelde locks

ENI no. 02318173. Built at the shipyard Alblas, Hendrik ido Ambacht, Nederland with yard number 8613 for account of P. Heuvelman, Krimpen a/d Ijssel, Netherland in 1982. Ex-Crismar renamed 2001 by new owner VOF Kole Hage, Scherpenisse, Netherlands. Tonnage 15,2 ton and as dimensions 16,86 x 4,90-5,20 x 1,80-2,06 x 9,50 (viewing height) metres.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Cypriot tug Bulbash 2008-

St. Kitts and Nevis-flagged, Homeport Basseterre, IMO 9548706, registration number 0706615 and callsign V4CQ. Built at the Kherson Shipyard, Kherson, Ukraine with yard number 003 on 26 December 2008. Gross tonnage 127 tons, net tonnage 38 tons, deadweight 38 tons, displacement 168 tons and as dimensions 17,46 (rule)-19,8 (over all) x 7,4 (moulded)-7,5 x 3,0 x 3,7 (height) metres. Owned by Ugtrans Terminal Co. Ltd., Cyprus.

Azerbaijan tug (ex-SS3200 2007, Sea Royal 2007-2009) C.M. Heather 2009-

Kazakhstan-flagged, homeport Aktau, IMO 9431927, registration no. 070963, MMSI 436000246 and callsign UNDZ. Built at the Forward marine Enterprise, Sibu, Malaysia with yard number FM-29 on 4 October 2007. Gross tonnage 298 tons, net tonnage 90 tons, deadweight 319 tons, displacement 576 tons and as dimensions 28,92 (rule)-31,1 (over all) x 9,5 x 1,0 x 4,2 (height) metres. Speed 5,0 knots. Ex-SS3200 renamed November 2007 and Sea Royal renamed October 2009. Owned by CMI Caspian Ltd., Azerbaijan.

Panamanian tug Azov Star 1991-

Belize-flagged, homeport Belize city, IMO 9052551, registration number 9052551, MMSI 312232000 and calsign V3RH4. Built at the Gorokhovets shipyard, Gorokhovets, USSR with yard number 253 on 23 September 1991. Gross tonnage 176 ton, net tonnage 52 ton, deadweight 57 ton, displacement 364 tons and as dimensions 28,45 (rule)-29,3 (over all) x 8,3 (moulded)-8,6 x 3,4 x 4,3 (height) metres. Speed 11,5 knots. Owned by Calisto Enterprise Ltd. Inc., Panama.

Russian tug (ex-Kotlin 1982-2000) Yakhont 2000-

Homeport Saint Petersburg, Russia, registration number 810620 and IMO 8929862. Built at the Gorokohovets Shipyard, Gorokhovets, USSR with yard number 411 on 8 May 1982. Gross tonnage 187 tons, deadweight 46 tons, displacement 303 tons and as dimensions 27,0 (rule)-29,3 (over all) x 8,49 x 3,09 x 4,35 (height) metres. Speed 11,4 knots. Ex-Kotlin renamed 2000. Owned by Kontur Co. Ltd., Russia.

Russian screw steam sloop Kreiser visited Batavia, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 21 February 1887

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 19th reported the arrival of the Russian steam warship Crasser [Dutch spelling] coming from the North.(1)

Note
1. Probably the screw steam sloop Kreiser, laid down 1873, launched in 1875, completed in 1876 and stricken in 1908. Her armament consisted of 3-6” guns, 4-4.2” guns, 4/6-1pd revolvers and 1-15” torpedo tube. 

Russian screw steam sloop Djigith visited Batavia, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 21 February 1887

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 19th reported the arrival of the Russian steam warship Djigith captain Nedelof coming from Singapore.(1)

Note
1. Screw steam sloop of the Kreiser-class, laid down 1874, launched in 1876, completed in 1877 and scuttled on 2 January 1905. Her armament consisted of 3-6” guns, 4-4.2” guns, 4/6-1pd revolvers.

British screw steam gunboat HMS Redpole underway from the Cocos Islands towards Singapore according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 25 July 1890

An item reported the passing on 22nd of Nieuw Anjer, Dutch East Indies [nowadays Anyer] by the British steam warship Redpole underway from the Cocos islands towards Singapore.(1)

Note
1. Composite screw steam gunboat of the Redbreast-class. Launched at the Pembroke dockyard on 13 June 1889, sold to Cox to be broken up at Falmouth, England on 15 May 1906. Her crew numbered 76 men. The armament consisted of 6-4”/10,16cm breech loading guns and 4 machineguns.

Austrian screw steam sloop Fasana arrived Batavia, Dutch East Indies coming from Singapore according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 5 February 1894

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 5th reported the arrival of the Austrian war steamship Fasana captain Adamovic coming from Singapore. (1)

Note
1. Sloop, laid down at the Navala Adriatico, Trieste, Italy on 9 October 1869, launched on 1 September 1870, completed on 5 May 1871, stricken on 7 August 1897, hulked, renamed Gamma as mine storage ship on 7 August 1902, final fate not clear probably broken up in 1920. Armament at the time she visited Batavia 4-15cm guns and 3-7cm guns.

British screw steam gunboat HMS Firebrand arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies coming from Singapore according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 28 June 1888

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 28th reported the arrival of the British war steamship Firebrand captain Denison coming from Singapore. The edition 2 July reported the departure on the 1st of the British steam warship Firebrand captain Denison towards the Cocos Islands.(1)

Note
1. Composite screw steam gunboat, launched at Thomson on 30 April 1866, sold in 1905 and renamed Hoi Tin. The armament consisted of 2-64pd guns and 2-20pd guns. Of the Forester-class. Her crew numbered 60 men.

British screw steam gunboat HMS Redpole visited Batavia, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 3 July 1890

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 2nd reported the arrival of the British steam warship Redpole captain Freeman coming from Singapore. She departed on the 12th towards the Christmas and Cocos islands.(1)

Note
1. Composite screw steam gunboat of the Redbreast-class. Launched at the Pembroke dockyard on 13 June 1889, sold to Cox to be broken up at Falmouth, England on 15 May 1906. Her crew numbered 76 men. The armament consisted of 6-4/10,16cm breech loading guns and 4 machineguns.

British screw steam gunboat HMS Firebrand departed Batavia, Dutch East Indies towards Singapore according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 24 July 1888

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 24th reported the departure of the British steam warship Firebrand captain Denison towards Singapore.(1)

Note

1. Composite screw steam gunboat, launched at Thomson on 30 April 1866, sold in 1905 and renamed Hoi Tin. The armament consisted of 2-64pd guns and 2-20pd guns. Of the Forester-class. Her crew numbered 60 men. 

British screw steam gunboat HMS Redpole arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies coming from Singapore according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 3 July 1890

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 2nd reported the arrival of the British steam warship Redpole captain Freeman coming from Singapore.(1)

Note
1. Composite screw steam gunboat of the Redbreast-class. Launched at the Pembroke dockyard on 13 June 1889, sold to Cox to be broken up at Falmouth, England on 15 May 1906. Her crew numbered 76 men. The armament consisted of 6-4/10,16cm breech loading guns and 4 machineguns.

British yacht Vava II 2012-


Inner harbour Vlissingen, Netherlands 17 January 2015

Leaving the locks at Vlissingen, Netherlands towards the Schelde on 26 January 2015

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 26 January 2015

Returning from the Schelde towards the inner harbour of Vlissingen, Netherlands on 26 January 2015

Caymans Islands-flagged, homeport Georgetown, IMO 1010387, MMSI 319808000 and callsign ZGBG9. Built by Devonport Engineering Consultancy, Plymouth, United Kingdom in 2012. Owned and managed by Lighthouse marine, St. Helier, Jersey.