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Thursday, 28 April 2016

British bark Strathome cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 12 December 1888

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 12th reported the departure of the British bark Strathome captain Urguhart towards Surabaya, Dutch East Indies.

Italian bark Stefano Repetto cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 12 December 1888

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 12th reported the departure of the Italian bark Stefano Repetto captain Pastorino towards Samarang, Dutch East Indies.

Chinese container ship OOCL Brussels 2013-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 24 April 2016

Hong Kong/China-flagged, homeport Hong Kong, China, IMO 9622590, MMSI 477182300 and call sign VRLJ3. Built by Samsung Shipbuilding&Heavy Industries, Geoje, South Korea in 2013. Owned and managed by OOCL, Hong Kong, China.

Italian LPG tanker Solaro 1996-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 24 April 2016

Italy-flagged, homeport Genova, IMO 9108099, MMSI 247080000 and call sign IBJS. Built by Fincantieri Sestri, Genova, Italy in 1996. Owned by Carbonor and managed by Carbogin, both at Genova, Italy.

German load carrier (ex-Beluga Constellation 2006, Beluga Constitution 2006-2011) HR Resolution 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 24 April 2016

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, Liberia, IMO 9273791, MMSI 636092484 and call sign D5DR2. Built at the Volharding Shipyard, Hoogezand, Netherlands in 2006. Owned and managed by Hammonia Reederei, Hamburg, Germany. Ex-Beluga Constellation renamed 14 February 2006 and Beluga Constitution renamed March 2011.

Dutch research and survey vessel (ex-Seifu Maru 1992-2010, Kaiko Maru no. 8 2010-2012, New Atlantis 2012) Sam Simon 2012-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 April 2016

Netherlands-flagged, IMO 90532452, MMSI 244810415 and call sign PA6615.
Laid down by Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Inudstries Co. Ltd. With yard number 3035 as the marine meteorological and oceanographic observation ship Seifu Maru on 6 April 1992, launched on 11 August 1993, baptized in 1993, completed on 22 January 1993 and sold in 2010. Homeport Maizury, Kyoto, Japan. Owned by the Japan Meteorological Agency and operated by the Maizuru Marine Observatory. Renamed Kaiko Maru No. 8 while owned by the Offshore Operation Co. Ltd. Japan-flagged, MMSI 572490210 and call sign JIVB. Sold to the New Atlantis Adventures in September 2010 and renamed New Atlantis, Tuvalu-flagged, homeport Funafuti, MMSI 572490210 and call sign T2FS4. In December 2012 became the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and now as the Sam Simon Australia-flagged, homeport Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, call sign VJN4108 and in 2013 again reflagged and with homeport Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Japanese light cruiser Furutake in 1923

Displacement 7.100 ton, horsepower 100.000 hp and armament of 6-8” guns, 3-12pd anti aircraft guns and 4 (or 8?) torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at the Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

Japanese light cruiser Kako in 1923

Displacement 7.100 ton, horsepower 100.000 hp and armament of 6-8” guns, 3-12pd anti aircraft guns and 4 (or 8?) torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at the Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

Japanese light cruiser Yubari in 1923

Displacement 3.300 ton and armament of 6-5.5” guns and 4 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at the Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

Dutch screw steamship 1st class Zr.Ms. Metalen Kruis arrived at Ascension underway towards the Netherlands Middelburgsche courant dated 14 May 1868


Portrait of Jan Vos. Original source

An item reported that the Dutch screw steamship 1st class Zr. Ms. Metalen Kruis (1) captain J. Vos (2) underway towards the Netherlands arrived on 15 April 1868 at Ascension [Island]. Everything was well on board.

Notes
1. Screw steamship 1st class also called frigate, call sign GQNT, wood-built, laid down at the navy yard at Amsterdam on 21 March 1860, launched on 29 July 1862, ex-Soerabaja renamed in 1863, commissioned on 17 September 1863, building costs ƒ 752.588,82, decommissioned and condemned at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies on 20 September 1878, dimensions 58,00 (between perpendiculars) x 12,25 x 5,50 metres, a displacement of 2.030 tons, horsepower 700 hp, speed 8,5 knots, an armament of 16 guns (8 long 30pd, 8 rifled 16cm) and a crew numbering 225 men.
2. Jan Vos (9 October 1817 Vlissingen, Netherlands-4 August 1884 Utrecht, Netherlands), retired on 1 May 1874, promoted to the rank of rear admiral in 1878.

Japanese light cruiser Jindzu in 1923

Kinu-class. Displacement 5.570 tons, horsepower 90.000 hp, coal-oil fired turbine, all geared machinery and armament of 7-5.5” guns, 2-12pd anti aircraft guns and 8 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at the Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

Dutch screw steamship 1st class Zr.Ms. Metalen Kruis arrived at Dutch Gold Coast according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche courant dated 8 February 1868


Portrait of Jan Vos. Original source

An item reported the arrival of the Dutch screw steamship 1st class Zr. Ms. Metalen Kruis (1) captain J. Vos (2) on 26 December 1867 in the roads of St. George d’Elmina [nowadays Ghana]. Everything was well on board.

Notes
1. Screw steamship 1st class also called frigate, call sign GQNT, wood-built, laid down at the navy yard at Amsterdam on 21 March 1860, launched on 29 July 1862, ex-Soerabaja renamed in 1863, commissioned on 17 September 1863, building costs ƒ 752.588,82, decommissioned and condemned at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies on 20 September 1878, dimensions 58,00 (between perpendiculars) x 12,25 x 5,50 metres, a displacement of 2.030 tons, horsepower 700 hp, speed 8,5 knots, an armament of 16 guns (8 long 30pd, 8 rifled 16cm) and a crew numbering 225 men.
2. Jan Vos (9 October 1817 Vlissingen, Netherlands-4 August 1884 Utrecht, Netherlands), retired on 1 May 1874, promoted to the rank of rear admiral in 1878.

Japanese light cruiser Sendai in 1923

Kinu-class. Displacement 5.570 tons, horsepower 90.000 hp, coal-oil fired turbine, all geared machinery and armament of 7-5.5” guns, 2-12pd anti aircraft guns and 8 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at the Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.


Commanding officer of the Dutch screw steamship 1st class Zr.Ms. Metalen Kruis replaced according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche courant dated 27 April 1867


Portrait of Jan Vos. Original source

An item reported that captain lieutenant A.L. Palm (1) on 15 May would be with all honours be dismissed as commanding officer of the Dutch screw steamship 1st class Zr. Ms. Metalen Kruis (2) and to be replaced on the 16th by captain lieutenant J. Vos (3).

Notes
1. Aart Lodewijk Palm (21 November 1822 Surabaya, Dutch East Indies-27 July 1893 The Hague, Netherlands), retired in the rank of captain lieutenant.
2. Screw steamship 1st class also called frigate, call sign GQNT, wood-built, laid down at the navy yard at Amsterdam on 21 March 1860, launched on 29 July 1862, ex-Soerabaja renamed in 1863, commissioned on 17 September 1863, building costs ƒ 752.588,82, decommissioned and condemned at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies on 20 September 1878, dimensions 58,00 (between perpendiculars) x 12,25 x 5,50 metres, a displacement of 2.030 tons, horsepower 700 hp, speed 8,5 knots, an armament of 16 guns (8 long 30pd, 8 rifled 16cm) and a crew numbering 225 men.
3. Jan Vos (9 October 1817 Vlissingen, Netherlands-4 August 1884 Utrecht, Netherlands), retired on 1 May 1874, promoted to the rank of rear admiral in 1878.

Japanese light cruiser Naka in 1923

Kinu-class. Displacement 5.570 tons, horsepower 90.000 hp, coal-oil fired turbine, all geared machinery and armament of 7-5.5” guns, 2-12pd anti aircraft guns and 8 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at the Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

Dutch screw steamship 1st class Zr.Ms. Metalen Kruis arrived at Cape Town, South Africa coming from the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsche courant dated 29 March 1867


An item reported that the Dutch screw steamship 1st class Zr. Ms. Metalen Kruis (1) captain lieutenant A.L. Palm (2) underway from the Dutch East Indies towards the Netherlands arrived on 13th February 1867 in the Table Bay, Cape Town, South Africa. Everything was well on board.

Notes
1. Screw steamship 1st class also called frigate, call sign GQNT, wood-built, laid down at the navy yard at Amsterdam on 21 March 1860, launched on 29 July 1862, ex-Soerabaja renamed in 1863, commissioned on 17 September 1863, building costs ƒ 752.588,82, decommissioned and condemned at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies on 20 September 1878, dimensions 58,00 (between perpendiculars) x 12,25 x 5,50 metres, a displacement of 2.030 tons, horsepower 700 hp, speed 8,5 knots, an armament of 16 guns (8 long 30pd, 8 rifled 16cm) and a crew numbering 225 men.
2. Aart Lodewijk Palm (21 November 1822 Surabaya, Dutch East Indies-27 July 1893 The Hague, Netherlands), retired in the rank of captain lieutenant.

Japanese light cruiser Isuzu (1921) in 1923

Kinu-class. Launched in 1921, displacement 5.570 tons, horsepower 90.000 hp, coal-oil fired turbine, all geared machinery and armament of 7-5.5” guns, 2-12pd anti aircraft guns and 8 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at the Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

Dutch screw steamship 1st class Zr.Ms. Metalen Kruis arrived in the Netherlands coming from South Africa according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsche courant dated 11 April 1867


An item reported the arrival in the afternoon of the 19th in the roads of Texel, Netherlands of the Dutch screw steamship 1st class Zr. Ms. Metalen Kruis (1) captain lieutenant A.L. Palm (2) coming from Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. The Middelburgsche courant dated 13th reported that her etat major consisted of captain lieutenant A.L. Palm, lieutenant 1st class W.M. Visser, lieutenants 2nd class M.J.C. Lucardi, F.W. Hudig, J. van Herwaarden, E.J. Hoos, H.J. de Wal and W.C.A. Ziegenhirt von Rosenthal, officers of health 1st class W. Ruisch and 3rd class J. Meijers and officer of administration 1st class H.S. Bosschart.

Notes
1. Screw steamship 1st class also called frigate, call sign GQNT, wood-built, laid down at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands on 21 March 1860, launched on 29 July 1862, ex-Soerabaja renamed in 1863, commissioned on 17 September 1863, building costs ƒ 752.588,82, decommissioned and condemned at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies on 20 September 1878, dimensions 58,00 (between perpendiculars) x 12,25 x 5,50 metres, a displacement of 2.030 tons, horsepower 700 hp, speed 8,5 knots, an armament of 16 guns (8 long 30pd, 8 rifled 16cm) and a crew numbering 225 men.
2. Aart Lodewijk Palm (21 November 1822 Surabaya, Dutch East Indies-27 July 1893 The Hague, Netherlands), retired in the rank of captain lieutenant.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Japanese light cruiser Isuzu (1921) in 1923

Kinu-class. Launched in 1921, displacement 5.570 tons, horsepower 90.000 hp, coal-oil fired turbine, all geared machinery and armament of 7-5.5” guns, 2-12pd anti aircraft guns and 8 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at the Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

Japanese light cruiser Abukuma (1922) in 1923

Kinu-class. Launched in 1922, displacement 5.570 tons, horsepower 90.000 hp, coal-oil fired turbine, all geared machinery and armament of 7-5.5” guns, 2-12pd anti aircraft guns and 8 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at the Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

Japanese light cruiser Yahagi (1911) in 1923

Launched in 1911, completed in 1912, displacement 4.950 tons, horsepower 22.500 hp, coal-oil turbine direct drive machinery and armament of 8-6” guns, 6 smaller and machineguns and 3 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at the Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

Japanese light cruiser Chikuma (1911) in 1923

Launched in 1911, completed in 1912, displacement 4.950 tons, horsepower 22.500 hp, coal-oil turbine direct drive machinery and armament of 8-6” guns, 6 smaller and machineguns and 3 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at the Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

Japanese light cruiser Hirado (1911) in 1923

Launched in 1911, completed in 1912, displacement 4.950 tons, horsepower 22.500 hp, coal-oil turbine direct drive machinery and armament of 8-6” guns, 6 smaller and machineguns and 3 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at the Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

Japanese light cruiser Tone (1907) in 1923

Launched in 1907, completed in 1909, displacement 4.100 tons, horsepower 15.000 hp, coal-oil fired reciprocating machinery and armament of 2-6” guns, 10-4.7” guns, 4 smaller guns and machineguns and 3 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at the Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

Japanese light cruiser Tatsuta (1918) in 1923

Tenryu-class, Launched in 1918, completed in 1919, displacement 3.500 ton, horsepower 51.000 hp, coal-oil fired turbine all geared machinery and armament of 4-5.5” guns, 1-12pd gun and 6 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at the Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

Japanese light cruiser Tenryu (1918) in 1923

Tenryu-class, Launched in 1918, completed in 1919, displacement 3.500 ton, horsepower 51.000 hp, coal-oil fired turbine all geared machinery and armament of 4-5.5” guns, 1-12pd gun and 6 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at the Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

Offshore tug and supply ship (Markusturm 1972-1980, OSA 409 Markusturm 1980-1988, Markusturm 1988, Diamond Way 1988-1990, Nice Turtle 1990-1991, Safe Turtle 1991, Seaboard Snipe 1991-1996, Hornbeck Snipe 1996-1998) Global Snipe 1998-2011


Gross tonnage 749 tons, net tonnage 299 ton, summer deadweight 956 tons and as dimensions 50,60 (between perpendiculars)-56,39 (over all) x 12,22 (over all) x 4,56 x 5,11(hold) metres. 2-12cylinder 4tact MannheimTBD 441 V12 3.400 hp diesels. Bollard pull 56 tons. Crew numbered 10 men with accommodation for 12 passengers. Built in 1972. IMO 7223027. 4500 Class Anchor handling tug supply vessel.

Launched at Batservices Verft A/S, Arendal, Norway with yard number 604 for account of Deutsche Dampfschiffahrts-Gesellschaft “Hansa”, Bremen, Germany in June 1972. Building costs 5.964.000 Deutsche mark. Delivered to the hansa Offshore (S.E.A.) Pte. Ltd., Singapore on 25 October 1972. Managed by Offshore Supply Association (OSA), London.Aberdeen, United Kingdom. Sold to the VVG Versorgungsschiff Verwaltungs-Gesellschaft  m.b.H., Singapore and managed by VTG Versorgungsschiffahrt G.m.b.H., Bremen on 1 September 1980. Call sign 9V2280. Renamed OSA 409 Markusturm. Transferred to the VTG Supply Boat Liberia Incorporation, Monrovia, Liberia in April 1981 although with same manager. Call sign ELAI5.  Manger since 1 January 1988 OSA Marine Services G.m.b.H., Bremen. Sold to the St. Maarten Antillean Towage N.V., Willemstad, Aruba, Netherlands Antilles for 464.287 German mark on 28 March 1988?. Manager became Rederij De Bruinvis, Ijmuiden, Netherlands. Renamed Diamond Way in 1988. Sold to the Abwardy Marine Engineering S.A, Dubai/United Arab Emirates on 27 June 1990. Transferred to the Abwardy Marine Engineering S.A, Panama and renamed Nice Turtle in 1990. Sold to the Venus Trading Ltd., Port Vila, Vanatua on 21 January 1991. Manager became Seascot Shiptrading Ltd. Renamed Safe Turtle in 1991 when she was sold Sunset Shipping Ltd., Douglas, Isle of Man and managed by Seabord Offshore Limited. She was now converted into a Standby-Safety Ship. Renamed the same year in July Seaboard Pipe with as call sign MNFU9. Sold to the Parktor Shipping N.V., Douglas, Isle of Man on 7 February 1996. Manager became Tidewater Marine North Sea Limited. At that moment a gross register tonnage of 947 ton, net register tonnage 284 ton and deadweight 956 tons. In 1996 renamed Hornbeck Snipe. Sold to Global Shipping No. 10, Douglas, Isle of Man on 17 August 1998 and renamed Global Snipe. Manager became Global Marine Services. Sold to Recycled Refuse International Limited, Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Call sign J8XV7. Transferred to Global Marine Shipping Limited Jersey, Channel Islands, United Kingdom in 2005 while managed by Recycled Refuse International Limited, Jersey. Remained St. Vincent and the Grenadines-flagged. Breaking her up at Marsaxlokk, Malta started on 24 April 2011.

Greek reefer (ex-Irma M 1985-1990, Chiquita Bocas 1990-1996) Summer Meadow 1996-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 26 April 2016

Bahamas-flagged, homeport Nassau, Bahamas, IMO 8407814, MMSI 311121000 and call sign C6RN9. Built at the Shin Kurushima Onishi Shipyard, Imabari, Japan in 1985. Owned and managed by Chartworld Shipping, Athens, Greece. Ex-Irma M renamed June 1990 and Chiquita Bocas renamed January 1996.

Greek oil products tanker Chance 1999-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 26 April 2016

Malta-flagged, homeport Valletta, Malta, IMO 9178068, MMSI 249189000 and call sign 9HIL6. Owned and managed by Eastern Mediterranean Maritime, Athens, Greece. Built at the Onomichi Dockyard, Onomichi, Japan in 1999.

German bulk carrier (ex-E.R. Brest 2010-?) Clarke Quay 2016-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 26 April 2016

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, Liberia, IMO 9483231, MMSI 636091985 and call sign A8VD5. Built at the Hyundai Vinashin Shipyard, Ninh Phuox, Vietnam in 2010. Owned and managed by E.R. Schiffahrt GmbH&Cie. KG, Hamburg, Germany.

German bulk carrier Conti Selenit 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 26 April 2016

Portugal-flagged, IMO 9473315, MMSI 255805586 and call sign CQHK. Other sources claiming Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia and MMSI 636091953. Built by Jinglu Ship Industry, Penglai, China in 2010. Owned and managed by BBG International Shipmanagement, Bremen, Germany

Italian oil/chemical tanker Indian Point 2008-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 26 April 2016

Malta-flagged, homeport Valletta, Malta, IMO 9379325, MMSI 256076000 and call sign 9HA3805. Built by STX Offshore&Shipbuilding, Jinhae, South Korea in 2008. Owned and managed by PB Tankers, Palermo, Italy.

American ship Big Bonanza underway from the Philippines towards the USA according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 24 December 1888

An item dated 22nd reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer [nowadays Anyer, Indonesia] by the American ship Big Bonanza underway from Manila, Philippines towards New York, USA.

Italian screw steamship Vincenzo Accam underway from the Dutch East Indies towards Queenstown according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 24 December 1888

An item dated 24th reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer [nowadays Anyer, Indonesia] by the Italian screw steamship Vincenzo Accam underway from Batavia, Dutch East Indies towards Queenstown.

British ship Barbadian the USA towards the Dutch East Indiesaccording to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 24 December 1888

An item reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer [nowadays Anyer, Indonesia] by the British ship Barbadian loaded with petroleum underway from Philadelphia, USA towards Batavia, Dutch East Indies.

Swedish bark Harmonie underway from the Dutch East Indies towards Siam according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 18 December 1888

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 18th reported the departure of the Swedish bark Harmonie captain Lundström towards Bangkok, Siam.

Italian bark Guiseppe underway from Australia towards Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 18 December 1888

An item dated 16th reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer [nowadays Anyer, Indonesia] by the Italian bark Guiseppe underway from Adelaide, Australia towards Merak, Dutch East Indies.

Creusot diesel engines of French submarine Joessel performed very well according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad 1919-1920 no. 4


An item referred to the magazine le Yacht reporting that the problems with the 2 tact diesel engines Creusot type seemed to be solved regarded the excellent performance on board of the French submarine Joessel. (1) The 2-15.00 hp engines allowed a speed of 18 miles. The armament consisted of 7 torpedo launchers and 2-7,5cm guns.

Note
1. The Q110 of the Joessel-class with as sister ship Fulton, ordered on 26 September 1913, laid down in 2 January 1914 at the Arsenal de Cherbourg, France, launched on 21 July 1917, commissioned on 1 February 1919, condemned at Saigon, Indochina on 14 May 1936 and sold to be broken up at Saigon on 16 October 1935.

American Raleigh-class cruisers built for escort duties according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad 1919-1920 no. 4

An item reported that the new cruisers of the Raleigh-class would have a displacement of 10.000 ton, 70.000 hp horsepower and a maximum speed above the 30 miles and a armament consisting of 7-19cm guns of which 6 were able to fire straight ahead and some 7,5cm anti aircraft guns. The cruisers were especially built for escort duties along the shipping routes.(1)

Note
1. The USS Raleigh was a light cruiser of the Omaha-class, building ordered on 29 August 1916, contracted on 21 August 1917 and laid down on 16 August 1920. Originally classified as scout cruisers.

Continuously increasing calibre of main armament of destroyers and flotilla leaders disapproved according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad 1919-1920 no. 4

An item in the The Naval and Military Record dated 6 August disapproved the intention of increasing the calibre of the guns o board of the large destroyers and flotilla leaders. If their displacement was not above the 2.000 ton was the maximum calibre 12cm to prevent handling problems with too heavy ammunition on board of these ships which were not such stabile gun platforms like battleships. Guns of this calibre were also sufficient heavy enough for the main purpose of such vessels namely anti torpedo boat warfare.

Belgian support jack up (ex-Vidar 2011-2016) Vole au Vent 2016-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 27 April 2016

Germany-flagged, homeport Hamburg, Germany, IMO 9655315, MMSI 218657000 and call sign DDWP2. Laid down by Crist, Gdingen Poland with yard number NB130 on 22 December 2011, launched in 28 August 2013 and baptized on 12 December 2013. Originally owned and managed by Hochtief Solutions, Essen, Germany as the Vidar. Now property of the Belgian firm Jan de Nul since 2015. Speed 10,2 (service)-12 maximum) knots. Four legs suitable to a depth of 50 metres, with a length of 90 metres and a diameter of 4,8 metres, Horsepower 32.621hp/24.000kW. Four Schottel-propeller gondola’s. Gross tonnage 18.886 tons, net tonnage 5.665 tons, displacement 8265 ton and as dimensions 133,22 (between perpendiculars)-140,29 (over all) x 41,24 x 6,60 (maximum) x 9,50 (height sides) metres. metres. Ex-Vidar renamed 2016. Accommodation for 90men.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Italian armoured cruiser Amalfi performed very well during trial according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1909-1910 no.5


An item referred to the magazine le Yacht reporting that the Italian armoured cruiser with success executed a trial achieving during 12 hours a speed of 21 miles despite the high seas. Total horsepower 12.940hp and a coal consumption of 0,71kg/hp/hour. Contracted speed and consumption was respectively 20 miles and 0,85 kilo. She was fitted out with French made Belleville-boilers.

Note
1. Of the Pisa-class with as sister ship the Pisa and the Greek cruiser Georgios Averof. Laid down at the Odero, Sestri Ponente, Italy, Italy on 24 July 1905, launched on 5 May 1908, completed on 1 September 1909 and sunk by the Austrian submarine U-26 (the Austria-flagged German submarine UB-14) on a distance of around 20 nautical miles from Venice on 7 July 1915.

Austrian protected cruiser Kaiserin Elisabeth was to be rearmed according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1905-1906 no. 10


An item referred to the magazine Marine Rundschau reporting that the Austrian protected cruiser Kaiserin Elisabeth was to be rearmed. The 2-24cm turret guns were to be replaced by 2-15cm L40 quick firing guns. The idea behind the rearmament was that the reduce of weight of the superstructure would improve the seaworthiness just like by the Kaiser Franz Joseph I. The number of 4,7cm guns would be increased to compensate the loss of total weight of shells which could be fired.(1)

Note
1. Laid down at the Seearsenal, Polo [Pula, Croatia on 1 July 1888, launched on 25 September 1890, commissioned on 24 January 1892 and scuttled at the German naval base Tsingtao, China to prevent capture by the Japanese on 2 November 1914.

British large warships Orion, Invincible and Defence to be armed with 30,5cm guns according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1905-1906 no. 10

Invincible battle cruisers-class

An item referred to the magazine Le Yacht reporting that the British armoured cruisers Orion (1), Invincible (2) and Defence (3) built under the budget 1905-1906 were to be armed with 4-30,5cm guns and 10-23,4cm guns.

Notes
1. Armoured cruiser, projected in 1904 but never built.
2. Battle cruiser of the Invincible-class, ordered under the 1906 Naval Program, laid down at the Armstrong Whitworth on 2 April 1906, launched on 13 April 1907, commissioned on 20 March 1909 and sunk during the Battle of Jutland against the German fleet on 31 May 1916.
3. Of the Minotaur-class, laid down at the Pembroke Dockyard on 22 February 1905, launched on 24 April 1907, completed on 9 February 1909 and sunk during the Battle of Jutland against the German fleet on 31 May 1916.

German ocean going torpedo boats performing very well during trials according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1909-1910 no.5

 An item referred to the Army and Navy Journal reporting that until then the trials with the German ocean going torpedo boats  of the program 1908 were all excellent executed. Some of the vessels were fitted out wilt oil fuelled machinery and 2 built at the Germania shipyard even achieved a speed of 33,75 miles. The displacement was around 615 tons and the armament much heavier as the British Cossack-design.(1) With the Germans forcing the boilers far more as allowed in the Royal British Navy to achieve such a speed with a relative small displacement and heavy armament, thought the Engineer that the hull strength was nearing the limit.

Note
1. HMS Cossack of the Tribal-class, laid down on 13 November 1905 at Cammell Laird, Birkenhead, England, displacement 899 (normal)-991 (full load) tons, speed 33 knots.

American coastal defence ram USS Katahdin used as target according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1909-1910 no. 5


An item reported that the American coastal defence ram USS Katahdin was used as target at Indian Head. For this purpose were armour plates with a thickness of 15cm tightened to her main armour.

Note
1. Launched at Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine on 4 February 1893, launched on 20 February 1896, commissioned on 8 October 1898, stricken on 9 July 1909 and sunk as a target in September 1909 off Rappahannock Spit, Virginia. Built according to the ideas of  Daniel Ammen (15 May 1820 Brown County, Ohio-11 July 1898 Washington) served in the US navy during the Civil War and afterwards leaving in 1878 actual service in the rank of rear admiral. He was also author of maritime oriented publications. For the Katahdin-design he used the designs of the British torpedo ram HMS Polyphemus.

Italian 6 years naval shipbuilding program according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1909-1910 no.5

Dante Alighieri

An item reported that with the Italian naval budget a building proposal was sent which included the building of 4 battleships of the Dante Alighieri-design, 3 small cruisers, several torpedo boats and submarines and the completion of the coastal defence works. The battleships were to be completed within 3 years, building costs each 44-48 million Mark, the small cruisers each 6,4 million, torpedo boats and submarines together 49 million and the coastal defence works 16 million. The total costs were divided over 6 budgetary years. These expenses were not included in the ordinary budgets with other words in the next 6 years was totally 294, million mark available for new building and purchases.

Turkish extra ordinary budget for army and navy according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1909-1910 no.5

 An item reported that the Turkish representatives approved an extra ordinary budget of 62,5 million Dutch guilders for the army and navy of which however just 20 million for the navy.

Japanese naval budget 1908-1910 according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1909-1910 no.5

An item reported that the Japanese naval budget 1908-1910 was totally 189 million francs, including 47.702.235 francs for personnel, 28.783.265 for arsenals, 1.305.180 health care service, 43.601.777 for new building and 47.472.681 for armament. The complete fleet program was to be completed in 1916. The minister van navy stated when and if the Japanese economy allowed it, he would propose a new shipbuilding program.

Monday, 25 April 2016

Japanese containership Maersk Windhoek 2009 (Windhoek since?)

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 17 April 2016

Panama-flagged, IMO 9515591, MMSI 370431000 and call sign 3FWJ3. Built by Imabari Shipbuilding, Imabari, Japan in 2009. Owned by Tokyo Kaiun, Imabari, Japan and managed by Misuga Kaiun, Tokyo, Japan.

German oil/chemical tanker Hornisse 1998-



Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 17 April 2016

Germany-flagged, homeport Bremen, Germany, IMO 9186728, MMSI 211472000 and call sign DDPU. Built at the Lindenau shipyard, Kiel, Germany in 1998. Owned and managed by Buttner Shipmanagement, Bremen, Germany.

Norwegian oil/chemical tanker Bow Faith 1997-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 17 April 2016

Norway-flagged, homeport Bergen, Norway, IMO 9114232, MMSI 259773000 and call sign LAZM4. Built by STX Norway Floro, Floro, Norway. Owned by Odfjell, Bergen, Norway and managed by Odfjell Asia, Singapore.

Dutch screw steamship Burgemeester den Tex underway from the Dutch East Indies towards the Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 24 December 1888

An item dated 22nd reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer [nowadays Anyer, Indonesia] by the Dutch steamship Burgemeester den Tex underway from Batavia, Dutch East Indies towards Amsterdam, Netherlands.(1)

Note
1. Screw steamship. Call sign NHMQ, homeport Amsterdam, Netherlands, horsepower 500 hp and net capacity 5.854,44 cubic metres/2.066,62 tons of 2,83 cubic metres.

British ship Kingsport underway from Singapore towards England according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 24 December 1888

An item dated 23rd reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer [nowadays Anyer, Indonesia] by the British ship Kingsport underway from Singapore towards London, England.

American bark Governor Goodwin underway from Hong Kong towards USA according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 22 December 1888

An item dated 20th reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer [nowadays Anyer, Indonesia] by the American bark Governor Goodwin underway from Hong Kong towards New York, USA.

Dutch bark Willem Eggerts underway from England towards the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 27 December 1888

An item reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer [nowadays Anyer, Indonesia] by the Dutch ship Willem Eggerts loaded with coal coming from Penarth, England towards Batavia, Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. Bark, call sign QCSD, homeport Purmerend, Netherlands and net capacity 1.275.56 tons of 2,83 cubic metres.

Dutch East Indies bark Barendina Osiria arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 29 December 1888

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 29th reported the arrival of the Dutch East Indies bark Barendina captain Ossaria.(1)

Note
1. Identical to the bark Barendina Osiria, call sign TBRW, homeport Batavia and net capacity 4.041,66 cubic metres or 1.428,14 tons of 2,83 cubic metres.

British brig L’Avveuire underway from Singapore towards Mauritius according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 29 December 1888

An item dated 28th reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer [nowadays Anyer, Indonesia] by the British brig L’Avveuire underway from Singapore towards Mauritius.

British bark Stanfield arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies coming from England according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 29 December 1888

An item reported the passing of Anjer, Dutch East Indies by the British ship Stanfield loaded with coal underway from Sunderland, United Kingdom towards Batavia, Dutch East Indies. An item dated Batavia 29th reported the arrival of the British bark Stanfield captain Clarx.

Sunday, 24 April 2016

German containership Hansa Europe 2012-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 27 March 2016

Germany-flagged, homeport Hamburg, Germany, IMO 9459412, MMSI 211626970 and call sign DISM2. Owned and managed by Leonhardt&Blumberg, Hamburg, Germany. Built at the Shanghai Shipyard, Shanghai, China in 2012.

Panama-flagged containership (ex-Imabari Hiroshima 2533) Munchen Bridge 2015-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 27 March 2016

Panama-flagged, IMO 9706750, MMSI 373911000 and call sign 3FIZ.Owned and managed by Shoei Kisen, Imabari, Japan. Built by Imabari Shipbuilding Hiroshima Shipyard, Mihara, Japan in 2015. Ex-Imabari Hiroshima 2533.

American destroyer USS Fuller (1918) in 1923

Launched at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Co., Union Plant, San Francisco, USA in 1918, completed in 1920, displacement 1.215 tons, horsepower 27.000hp, all geared turbine oil fuelled machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns, 1-14pd anti aircraft gun and 4x3-21” torpedo tubes.

American destroyer USS John Francis Burnes (1918) in 1923

Launched at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Co., Union Plant, San Francisco, USA in 1918, completed in 1920, displacement 1.215 tons, horsepower 27.000hp, all geared turbine oil fuelled machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns, 1-14pd anti aircraft gun and 4x3-21” torpedo tubes.

American destroyer USS Percival (1918) in 1923

Launched at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Co., Union Plant, San Francisco, USA in 1918, completed in 1920, displacement 1.215 tons, horsepower 27.000hp, all geared turbine oil fuelled machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns, 1-14pd anti aircraft gun and 4x3-21” torpedo tubes.

Dutch crane ship Oleg Strashnov 2009-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 26 March 2016

The crane ship Oleg Stranshov was 07.15 o'clock launched at the yard of IHC Merwede at Krimpen aan den IJssel without any ceremony but with a large audience. Her building nr. is 9452701. Dimensions 183,00 meter (over all but excluded crane and anchors)-171,60 meter (between perpendiculars) x 37,80 (sailing or serving as a pipe layer)-47,00 (serving as a crane/lifting weights) x 8,50 (sailing)-13,84 (while lifting) x14,50m (while scantling) and with a hold below the main deck (working platform) of 18,20. When launched her weight was 20.000 tons. She is fitted out with two removable azipods (each of 5.000 kW) aft, amidships two DP thursters which could be drawn (2 x 3.500 kW) in and finally two bow thrusters in funnels (2 x 1./012 kW) driven by 6 diesel generators of each 4.500 kW. To be fitted out with a helicopter platform suitable for Sikorsky S 61 N helicopters. Her casco was completed at Rotterdam where the crane was. This the second crane ship for this company, she all ready possesed the crane ship Stanislav Yudin.Cyprus-flagged, homeport Limassol. IMO 9452701, MMSI 212905000 and callsign 5BNL2.

Norwegian timber carrier Plover Arrow 1997-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 26 March 2016

Bahamas-flagged, homeport Nassau, Bahamas, IMO 9144407, MMSI 309823000 and call sign C6OT4. Built by Dalian New Shipbuilding Heavy Industry, Dalian, China in 1997. Owned and managed by Gearbulk Norway, Bergen, Norway.

German reefer (ex-Wild Heather 1998-2012) Baltic Heather 2012-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 3 April 2016

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, Liberia, IMO 9181144, MMSI 636015904 and call sign D5DK5. Built by Iwagi Shipbuilding, Kamijiha, Japan in 1998. Ex-Wild Heather renamed December 2012. Owned and managed by Ost West Handel&Schifaahrt, Bremen, Germany.

American destroyer USS Farragut (1918) in 1923

Launched at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Co., Union Plant, San Francisco, USA in 1918, completed in 1920, displacement 1.215 tons, horsepower 27.000hp, all geared turbine oil fuelled machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns, 1-14pd anti aircraft gun and 4x3-21” torpedo tubes.

American destroyer USS Somers (1918) in 1923

Launched at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Co., Union Plant, San Francisco, USA in 1918, completed in 1920, displacement 1.215 tons, horsepower 27.000hp, all geared turbine oil fuelled machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns, 1-14pd anti aircraft gun and 4x3-21” torpedo tubes.

American destroyer USS Reno (1918) in 1923

Launched at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Co., Union Plant, San Francisco, USA in 1918, completed in 1920, displacement 1.215 tons, horsepower 27.000hp, all geared turbine oil fuelled machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns, 1-14pd anti aircraft gun and 4x3-21” torpedo tubes.

American destroyer USS Stoddert (1918) in 1923

Launched at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Co., Union Plant, San Francisco, USA in 1918, completed in 1920, displacement 1.215 tons, horsepower 27.000hp, all geared turbine oil fuelled machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns, 1-14pd anti aircraft gun and 4x3-21” torpedo tubes.

American destroyer USS Farquhar (1918) in 1923

Launched at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Co., Union Plant, San Francisco, USA in 1918, completed in 1920, displacement 1.215 tons, horsepower 27.000hp, all geared turbine oil fuelled machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns, 1-14pd anti aircraft gun and 4x3-21” torpedo tubes.

Quatar oil/chemical tanker Dukhan 2003-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 27 March 2016

Quatar-flagged, homeport Doha, Quatar, IMO 9251286, MMSI 466217000 and call sign A7LL. Owned and managed by Quatar Shipping, Doha, Quatar. Built at the Shinasb Yard, Tongyoing, South Korea.

Turkish oil/chemical tanker (ex-Carry 2007-2013) Silent 2013-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 26 March 2016

Malta-flagged, homeport Valletta, IMO 9377652, MMSI 256716000 and call sign 9HBF9. Ex-Carry renamed 22 August 2013. Gross tonnage 17.789 (reduced)-23.248-24.753,19 (Suez Canal) tons, net tonnage 9.915-19,366 (Panama Canal)-23.723,51 (Suez Canal) tons, displacement 26.3098 (normal ballast condition)-8.659 (lightship)-45.476 (winter)-46.547 (summer)-47.647 (tropical) tons, deadweight 17.288 (normal ballast condition)-36.817 (winter)-37.847-38.988 (tropical) tons and as dimensions 176 (between perpendiculars)-184,32 (over all) x 27,45 (extreme) x 2,949 (lightship)-6,84 (normal ballast condition)-11,275 (winter)-11,515 (summer)-11,7555 (tropical) x 17,2 (moulded depth) metres. Built in 2007 at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, Ulsan, South Korea. According to a news item on www.tradwindsnews.com dated 2 May 2014 chartered for one year for 14.000 dollars per day by the Danish company Norden. According to the website of Norden: registered owner full style Silent Shipping, Majuro, Marshall Islands. Technical operated Genel Denizcilik Nakliyati, Istanbul, Turkey. Commercial operated Norient Product Pool AS and disponent owned full style by Dampskibsselskabet Norden A/S, the latter two of Hellerup, Denmark.

American preliminary design S584-086 for a fuel ship dated 1915


Design S584-086 (Spring Styles Book 1911-1925) dated from September 1915 and was to be approved by the Fiscal Year 1917 and was similar to the tankers of the Kanawha-class. With a displacement of 14.500 tons and as dimensions 455 (waterline) x 56 (waterline) x 26’2” feet. Speed 14 knots. With a speed of 10 knots was the designed range 8.000 nautical miles. The armament consisted of 4-5” guns.

American preliminary design S 584-177 for a scout cruiser dated 24 March 1921


Design S584-175 (Spring Styles Book 1911-1925) dated from 24 March 1921 and was based on the design S584-177 of 28 February 1921 for what became the Pensacola (CL-24) class (1) designs handed over to the General Board in March 1921. Design not executed. Displacement 10.000 tons and as dimensions 600 (waterline) 55‘0“ x 20’00”. Freeboard maximum at stem 29’, A.P. 14’and total depth at M.P. measured at of uppermost strength DK 35‘. Metacenter above base 24,15, C. of G. above base 19,90 and G.M. 4,25. Speed 34,5 knots and with a speed of 10 knots a range of 8.000 nautical miles. The horsepower delivered by red. gear turbines and the 12 boilers divided over 5 boiler rooms was 459000 ehp. The armament was to consist of 4x2-8” guns, 4-5” short anti aircraft guns and 2x3-21” torpedo tubes. Barbettes not protected by armour, a 1” protective deck and a 1.5” thick splinter deck above the magazines.

Displacement 10.000 tons: hull no protection 4.241 ton, hull fittings 492 ton, protection (all) 591 ton, steam engineering 2.010 ton, 2/3 reserved feed 123 ton, battery 400 ton, ammunition 270 ton, equipment 229 ton, outfit and 2/3 full supply 300 ton, fuel oil 2/3 full supply 951 ton and margin 434 ton. Coefficients at normal displacement: longitudinal 0,58, midship 0,914 and displacement: length 46,2.

Note
1. Laid down at the New York Navy Yard on 27 October 1926, launched on 25 April 1929, commissioned on 6 February 1930 and used as target ship in 1948. Classified as heavy cruiser with a standard displacement of 9.200 and an armament of 2x3+2x2-20,3cm/8” guns.

American preliminary design S 584-175 for a scout cruiser dated 14 March 1921


Design S584-175 (Spring Styles Book 1911-1925) dated from 14 March 1921 and was based on the design S584-174 of 28 February 1921 for what became the Pensacola (CL-24) class (1) designs handed over to the General Board in March 1921. Design not executed. Displacement 10.750 tons and as dimensions 610 (waterline) 57‘0“ x 20’75”. Freeboard maximum at stem 29’, A.P. 14’and total depth at M.P. measured at of uppermost strength DK 37‘. Metacenter above base 25,00, C. of G. above base 20,71 and G.M. 4,29. Speed 33 knots and with a speed of 10 knots a range of 8.000 nautical miles. The horsepower delivered by red. gear turbines and the 12 boilers divided over 4 boiler rooms was 48.000 ehp. The armament was to consist of 4x2-8” guns, 4-5” short anti aircraft guns and 2x3-21” torpedo tubes. Barbettes not protected by armour, a 3” protective deck and a 3” thick splinter deck above the magazines.

Displacement 12.750 tons: hull no protection 4.465 ton, hull fittings 528 ton, protection (all) 1.335 ton, steam engineering 1.632 ton, 2/3 reserved feed 100 ton, battery 400 ton, ammunition 247 ton, equipment 242 ton, outfit and 2/3 full supply 322 ton, fuel oil 2/3 full supply 950 ton and margin 529 ton. Coefficients at normal displacement: longitudinal 0,58, midship 0,915 and displacement: length 47,4.

Note
1. Laid down at the New York Navy Yard on 27 October 1926, launched on 25 April 1929, commissioned on 6 February 1930 and used as target ship in 1948. Classified as heavy cruiser with a standard displacement of 9.200 and an armament of 2x3+2x2-20,3cm/8” guns.

American preliminary design S 584-174 for a scout cruiser dated 28 February 1921


Design S584-174 (Spring Styles Book 1911-1925) dated from 28 February 1921 and used as start document for the Pensacola (CL-24) class (1) designs handed over to the General Board in March 1921. Design considered to be too large for being affordable. Displacement 12.000 tons and as dimensions 635’ (waterline) 57‘6“ x 21’6”. Freeboard maximum at stem 29’, A.P. 14’and total depth at M.P. measured at of uppermost strength DK 37‘. Metacenter above base 25,00, C. of G. above base 20,71 and G.M. 4,29. Speed 34,5 knots and with a speed of 10 knots a range of 8.000 nautical miles. The horsepower delivered by red. gear turbines and the 12 boilers divided over 5 boiler rooms was 62.500 ehp. The armament was to consist of 4x2-8” guns, 4-5” short anti aircraft guns and 2x3-21” torpedo tubes. Barbettes not protected by armour, a 3” protective deck and a 3” thick splinter deck above the magazines.

Displacement 12.000 tons: hull no protection 4.800 ton, hull fittings 590 ton, protection (all) 1.450 ton, steam engineering 2.125 ton, 2/3 reserved feed 130 ton, battery 400 ton, ammunition 270 ton, equipment 275 ton, outfit and 2/3 full supply 360 ton, fuel oil 2/3 full supply 1.025 ton and margin 575 ton. Coefficients at normal displacement: longitudinal 0,582, midship 0,92 and displacement: length 46,9.

Note
1. Laid down at the New York Navy Yard on 27 October 1926, launched on 25 April 1929, commissioned on 6 February 1930 and used as target ship in 1948. Classified as heavy cruiser with a standard displacement of 9.200 and an armament of 2x3+2x2-20,3cm/8” guns.

American destroyer USS Woodbury (1919) in 1923

Launched at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Co., Union Plant, San Francisco, USA in 1919, completed in 1920, displacement 1.215 tons, horsepower 27.000hp, all geared turbine oil fuelled machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns, 1-14pd anti aircraft gun and 4x3-21” torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at the Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

American destroyer USS Thompson (1918) in 1923

Launched at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Co., Union Plant, San Francisco, USA in 1918, completed in 1920, displacement 1.215 tons, horsepower 27.000hp, all geared turbine oil fuelled machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns, 1-14pd anti aircraft gun and 4x3-21” torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at the Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

American destroyer USS Kennedy (1918) in 1923

Launched at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Co., Union Plant, San Francisco, USA in 1918, completed in 1920, displacement 1.215 tons, horsepower 27.000hp, all geared turbine oil fuelled machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns, 1-14pd anti aircraft gun and 4x3-21” torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at the Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

American destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (1919) in 1923

Launched at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Co., Union Plant, San Francisco, USA in 1919, completed in 1920, displacement 1.215 tons, horsepower 27.000hp, all geared turbine oil fuelled machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns, 1-14pd anti aircraft gun and 4x3-21” torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at the Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

American destroyer USS William Jones (1919) in 1923

Launched at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Co., Union Plant, San Francisco, USA in 1919, completed in 1920, displacement 1.215 tons, horsepower 27.000hp, all geared turbine oil fuelled machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns, 1-14pd anti aircraft gun and 4x3-21” torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at the Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

American destroyer USS S.P. Lee (1919) in 1923

Launched at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Co., Union Plant, San Francisco, USA in 1919, completed in 1920, displacement 1.215 tons, horsepower 27.000hp, all geared turbine oil fuelled machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns, 1-14pd anti aircraft gun and 4x3-21” torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at the Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

Greek air-cushioned landing craft (LCAC) (ex-Ivan Bohun, U421) Ithaki (L181) 2001-

Pennant in Greek service L181. Built by Morye Zavod, Feodorsiya, Ukraine as the Ivan Bohun) in 1992. Commissioned in the Hellenic navy in March 2011. Ordered in June 1999, contracted on 24 January 2000. Modernized 2000-2001.

Of the Zubr-class/ Project 1232.2 which was called by the NATO Pomornik. World largest hovercraft for military purposes built for the Russian, Ukrainian, Chinese and Greek navies. General technical specifications are a displacement of 340 (light)-415 (normal)-555 (full load) tons and as dimensions 57 x 25,6 x 1,6 metres ot 187 x 84 x 5.2 feet. The 5-11.836 hp Kuznetsov NK-12MV gas turbines (2 lift, 3 propulsion) allowed a speed of 55 (continuous)-63 (maximum) and a range with a speed of 55 knots a of 300 nautical miles.. The crew numbers 31 men. The armament consisted of 4-Strela 3 man-portable air defence missile system launchers for which 32 missiles were taken with them or instead 2-Strela 2 qua launchers, further more 2-3cm AK-630 machineguns, 2-14cm Ogon launchers or 2-12,2cm retractable rocket launchers and 20-80 mines. Able to transport 3 main battle tons of 10 armoured personnel carriers with 140 soldiers or 500 soldiers.

Greek air-cushioned landing craft (LCAC) Acanthus or Zakynthos 2001-


Pennant in Greek service L 182. Commissioned in the Greek navy September 2001. Built by Sudostroitel’noye Obedoniye Almaz, Dekabristov shipyard, St. Petersburg, Russia. Ordered in June 1999, contracted on 24 January 2000. Originally completed for the Russian Black Sea Fleet, modernized and launched for the second time on 28 May 2001 and delivered in July 2001.

Of the Zubr-class/ Project 1232.2 which was called by the NATO Pomornik. World largest hovercraft for military purposes built for the Russian, Ukrainian, Chinese and Greek navies. General technical specifications are a displacement of 340 (light)-415 (normal)-555 (full load) tons and as dimensions 57 x 25,6 x 1,6 metres ot 187 x 84 x 5.2 feet. The 5-11.836 hp Kuznetsov NK-12MV gas turbines (2 lift, 3 propulsion) allowed a speed of 55 (continuous)-63 (maximum) and a range with a speed of 55 knots a of 300 nautical miles.. The crew numbers 31 men. The armament consisted of 4-Strela 3 man-portable air defence missile system launchers for which 32 missiles were taken with them or instead 2-Strela 2 qua launchers, further more 2-3cm AK-630 machineguns, 2-14cm Ogon launchers or 2-12,2cm retractable rocket launchers and 20-80 mines. Able to transport 3 main battle tons of 10 armoured personnel carriers with 140 soldiers or 500 soldiers.

Greek air-cushioned landing craft (LCAC) (ex-Horlivka, U 423) Kerkira or Kerkyra 2001-

Pennant in Greek service L 183. Commissioned in the Greek navy in 2001. Ordered in June 1999, contracted on 24 January 2000. Modernized Morye Zavod, Feodorsiya, Ukraine between 2000-2001. Other sources claims that she as launched at St. Petersburg, Russia in June 2004 and commissioned in the Greek navy in January 2005.

Of the Zubr-class/ Project 1232.2 which was called by the NATO Pomornik. World largest hovercraft for military purposes built for the Russian, Ukrainian, Chinese and Greek navies. General technical specifications are a displacement of 340 (light)-415 (normal)-555 (full load) tons and as dimensions 57 x 25,6 x 1,6 metres ot 187 x 84 x 5.2 feet. The 5-11.836 hp Kuznetsov NK-12MV gas turbines (2 lift, 3 propulsion) allowed a speed of 55 (continuous)-63 (maximum) and a range with a speed of 55 knots a of 300 nautical miles.. The crew numbers 31 men. The armament consisted of 4-Strela 3 man-portable air defence missile system launchers for which 32 missiles were taken with them or instead 2-Strela 2 qua launchers, further more 2-3cm AK-630 machineguns, 2-14cm Ogon launchers or 2-12,2cm retractable rocket launchers and 20-80 mines. Able to transport 3 main battle tons of 10 armoured personnel carriers with 140 soldiers or 500 soldiers.

Greek air-cushioned landing craft (LCAC) (ex-MDK-50) Cephalonia or Kefallinia 2001-

Pennant in Greek service L180. Built by Sudostroitel’noye Obedoniye Almaz, Dekabristov shipyard, St. Petersburg, Russia. Ordered in June 1999, contracted on 24 January 2000. Originally completed for the Russian Black Sea Fleet in 1993, modernized and launched for the second time on 27 October 2000 arriving on 18 January 2001 at Salamis, Greece.

Of the Zubr-class/ Project 1232.2 which was called by the NATO Pomornik. World largest hovercraft for military purposes built for the Russian, Ukrainian, Chinese and Greek navies. General technical specifications are a displacement of 340 (light)-415 (normal)-555 (full load) tons and as dimensions 57 x 25,6 x 1,6 metres ot 187 x 84 x 5.2 feet. The 5-11.836 hp Kuznetsov NK-12MV gas turbines (2 lift, 3 propulsion) allowed a speed of 55 (continuous)-63 (maximum) and a range with a speed of 55 knots a of 300 nautical miles.. The crew numbers 31 men. The armament consisted of 4-Strela 3 man-portable air defence missile system launchers for which 32 missiles were taken with them or instead 2-Strela 2 qua launchers, further more 2-3cm AK-630 machineguns, 2-14cm Ogon launchers or 2-12,2cm retractable rocket launchers and 20-80 mines. Able to transport 3 main battle tons of 10 armoured personnel carriers with 140 soldiers or 500 soldiers.

Ukrainian air-cushioned landing craft (LCAC) (ex-MDK-93, U 424) Artemivsk 1989-2000


Of the Zubr-class/ Project 1232.2 which was called by the NATO Pomornik. World largest hovercraft for military purposes built for the Russian, Ukrainian, Chinese and Greek navies. General technical specifications are a displacement of 340 (light)-415 (normal)-555 (full load) tons and as dimensions 57 x 25,6 x 1,6 metres ot 187 x 84 x 5.2 feet. The 5-11.836 hp Kuznetsov NK-12MV gas turbines (2 lift, 3 propulsion) allowed a speed of 55 (continuous)-63 (maximum) and a range with a speed of 55 knots a of 300 nautical miles.. The crew numbers 31 men. The armament consisted of 4-Strela 3 man-portable air defence missile system launchers for which 32 missiles were taken with them or instead 2-Strela 2 qua launchers, further more 2-3cm AK-630 machineguns, 2-14cm Ogon launchers or 2-12,2cm retractable rocket launchers and 20-80 mines. Able to transport 3 main battle tons of 10 armoured personnel carriers with 140 soldiers or 500 soldiers.

American destroyer USS Litchfield (1919) in 1923

Launched at Navy Yard Mare Island in 1919, completed in 1920, displacement 1.215 tons, horsepower 27.000hp, all geared turbine oil fuelled machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns, 1-14pd anti aircraft gun and 4x3-21” torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at the Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

American destroyer USS Brucue (1920) in 1923

Launched at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Co., Union Plant, San Francisco, USA in 1920, completed in 1920, displacement 1.215 tons, horsepower 27.000hp, all geared turbine oil fuelled machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns, 1-14pd anti aircraft gun and 4x3-21” torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at the Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

American destroyer USS Young (1919) in 1923

Launched at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Co., Union Plant, San Francisco, USA in 1919, completed in 1920, displacement 1.215 tons, horsepower 27.000hp, all geared turbine oil fuelled machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns, 1-14pd anti aircraft gun and 4x3-21” torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at the Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

American destroyer USS Nicholas (1919) in 1923

Launched at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Co., Union Plant, San Francisco, USA in 1919, completed in 1920, displacement 1.215 tons, horsepower 27.000hp, all geared turbine oil fuelled machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns, 1-14pd anti aircraft gun and 4x3-21” torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at the Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

American destroyer USS Hulbert (1919) in 1923

Launched at Norfolk Navy Yard in 1919, completed in 1920, displacement 1.215 tons, horsepower 27.000hp, all geared turbine oil fuelled machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns, 1-14pd anti aircraft gun and 4x3-21” torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at the Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

American destroyer USS William B. Preston (1919) in 1923

Launched at Norfolk Navy yard in 1919, completed in 1920, displacement 1.215 tons, horsepower 27.000hp, all geared turbine oil fuelled machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns, 1-14pd anti aircraft gun and 4x3-21” torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at the Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

American destroyer USS Preble (1919) in 1923

Launched at Bath Iron Works in 1919, completed in 1920, displacement 1.215 tons, horsepower 27.000hp, all geared turbine oil fuelled machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns, 1-14pd anti aircraft gun and 4x3-21” torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at the Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

American destroyer USS Sicard (1919) in 1923

Launched at Bath Iron Works in 1919, completed in 1920, displacement 1.215 tons, horsepower 27.000hp, all geared turbine oil fuelled machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns, 1-14pd anti aircraft gun and 4x3-21” torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at the Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

Friday, 22 April 2016

Chinese research/survey vessel Hai Yang Shi You 720 2011-




Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 20 April 2016

China-flagged, homeport Tianjin, IMO 9567829, MMSI 413303640 and call sign BFAQ5. Displacement 5.380 ton, gross tonnage 13.061 ton, net tonnage 3.918 ton and as dimensions 107,4 x 28 x 7,4 metres. Built ay the Shanghai Shipyard, Shanghai, China in May 2011. Ex-COSL 720. Owned and managed by China Oilfield Services, Being, China. A 12-streamer seismic vessel?

Greek oil/chemical tanker (ex-Saint Petersburg 1999-2006, Shakhdag 2006-2007, Stavrodromi 2007-2012) Ice Hawk) 2012-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 20 April 2016
Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, Liberia, IMO 9169768, MMSI 636015601 and call sign D5BT7. Built a the Nordic Yards Wismar, Wismar, Germany in 1999. Ex-Saint Petersburg 1999-April 2006, Shakhdag April 2006-November 2007, Stavrodromi November 2007-March 2012.