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Saturday, 30 May 2015

French bark Marie Alice underway from Dutch East Indies towards France according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 23 November 1893

An item dated 20th reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer [nowadays Anyer, Indonesia] by the French bark Marie Alice underway from Cheribon, Dutch East Indies towards Marseille, France.

French bark Ben Macdhui coming from USA arrived in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 20 November 1893

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 20th reported the arrival of the French bark Ben Macdhui captain Auld coming from New York, USA, shipping agents Frangenheim&Co

British bark Nor Wester underway from Dutch East Indies towards England according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 21 November 1893

An item dated 19th  reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer [nowadays Anyer, Indonesia] by the British bark Nor Wester underway from Cheribon, Dutch East Indies towards Plymouth, England.

French bark Marguerite underway from Argentina towards Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 21 November 1893

An item dated 20th reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer [nowadays Anyer, Indonesia] by the French bark Marguerite underway from Buenos Aires, Argentina towards Anjer.

Swedish bark Equator underway from South Africa towards Siam according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 25 November 1893

An item dated 22nd reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer [nowadays Anyer, Indonesia] by the Swedish bark Equator underway from Table Bay, South Africa towards Bangkok, Siam.

Italian bark Avanti Savoia underway from USA towards Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 25 November 1893

An item dated 23rd reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer [nowadays Anyer, Indonesia] by the Italian bark Avanti Savoia underway from New York, USA towards Anjer.

French bark ship Marguerite Alise bound towards Cheribon, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 25 November 1893

An item dated 23rd reported that the French bark ship Marguerite Alise was ordered to go towards Cheribon, Dutch East Indies.

Belgian hydrographic survey vessel Pierre Petit 2012-

Binnenhaven of Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 May 2015

Belgium-flagged, MMSI 205647000 and callsign ORBU. Owned by the Flemish [Belgian] Government and part of the shipping company DAB fleet, used by the Flemish Ministry of Mobility and Public Works, Agency for maritime and Coastal Services, Coastal Division, Flemish Hydrography.

American passengers ship Seabourn Quest 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 May 2015

Bahamas-flagged, IMO 9483126, MMSI 311038900 and callsign C6YZ5. Built at the Mariotti Yard, Genoa, Italy in 2010. Owned by Seabourn Cruise Line and managed hy Holland America Line, both of Seattle, USA.

British reefer Crown Ruby 1997-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 May 2015

Panama-flagged, IMO 9159103, MMSI 351662000 and callsign 3FUG7. Built by  Iwagi Shipbuilding, Kamijima, Japan in 1997. Owned by Nyk Reefers, London, England and managed by Nykcool, Stockholm, Sweden.

German general cargo ship (ex-BBC Peru 2012-2013, Thorco-Chile 2013-? BBC Peru 2015(?)-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 May 2015

Antigua&Barbuda-flagged, homeport Saint John’s, IMO 9549592, MMSI 305933000 and callsign V2QM5. Ex-BBC Peru renamed November 2013 in Thorco Chile retained her original name in? Built at the Damen Shipyard Gorinchem, Gorinchem, Netherlands in 2012. Owned and managed by Eckhoff Reederei, Jork, Germany.

Danish chemical tanker (ex-Geestestern 2004-2006, BRO Edgar 2006-2010) Maersk Edgar 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 May 2015

Denmark International Register-flagged, homeport Copenhagen, Denmark, IMO 9274630, MMSI 219397000 and callsign OUVW2. Ex-Geestern renamed 12 August 2006 and BRO Edgar renamed 29 November 2010. Built at the CSC Jinling Shipyard, Nanjing, China in 2004. Owned by Maersk Tankers and managed by AP Moller Maersk, both of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Latvian oil/chemical tanker Puze 2006-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 May 2015

Marshall Islands-flagged, IMO 9323338, MMSI 538002700 and callsign V7KY8. Built by 3 Maj Shipbuilding Industry, Rijeka, Croatia in 2006. Owned and managed by Latvian Shipping, Riga, Latvia.

German container ship (ex-P&O Nedlloyd Rio Taku 2004, P&O Nedlloyd Taku 2004, Rio Taku 2004, P&O Nedlloyd Susana 2004-2005, Maersk Nolanville 2005-2012) Rio Taku 2004-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25th May 2015

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, Liberia, IMO 9286774, MMSI 636091123 and callsign A8JR4. Built at the Hyundai Heavy Industries, Ulsan, South Korea in 2004, Owned by Ble Star Reederei and managed by Ahrenkiel Steamship, both of Hamburg, Germany. Ex-P&O Nedlloyd Rio Taku renamed March 2004, ex-P&O Nedlloyd Taku renamed on 6 April 2004, ex-Rio Taku renamed May 2004, ex-P&O Nedlloyd Susana renamed on 19 December 2005 and Maersk Nolanville renamed on 22 March 2012.

Friday, 29 May 2015

Japanese chemical tanker Chemroad Rose 2005-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25th May 2015

Panama-flagged, IMO 9317846, MMSI 371462000 and callsign 3ECT9. Built by Kitanihon Shipbuilding, Hachinohe, Japan in 2005. Owned and managed by Lino Marine Services, Tokyo, Japan.

French privateer captured offf Barcelona, Spain a Spanish ship returning from Argentina according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsche courant dated 16 March 1793

An item reported that a French privateer captured on 23rd February off Barcelona, Spain a Spanish ship underway from Buenos Aires, Argentina towards Barcelona. Spanish officials responded immediately by send an armed ship to purchase the privateer.

British warship recaptured Danish merchant brig from French privateer according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsche courant dated 16 March 1793

An item reported that a Danish brig loaded with timber underway towards London, England was captured on 23rd February off Yarmouth, England was captured by a French privateer but recaptured by a warship on the 28th which latter ship escort British troops towards the Netherlands.

British 6th rate Hinde sent to Downs, England the French privateer l’Aimable Marie according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsche courant dated 16 March 1793

An item reported that the British frigate Hinde sent to Downs, England the French 10-gun privateer l’Aimable Marie which left Havre de Grace, France two days earlier.(1)

Note
1. The 28-gun 6th rate Hinde launched at the shipyard of Clayton&Wilseon, Sandgate, England on 22 July 1785 and broken up in July 1811 at Deptford, England?

Spanish privateer arrived with a Neapolitan prize at Livorno, Italy according to the Dutch newspaper Oprechte Haerlemsche courant dated 31 August 1793

An item dated Livorno, Italy 14th reported the arrival of a Spanish privateer with a ship of Naples loaded with timber pretending to be bound for Genoa, Italy. Her papers were to be examined if the cargo was French owned.

British cutter Swallow captured the French privateer Friend of the Country according to the Dutch newspaper Oprechte Haerlemsche courant dated 4 May 1793

An item reported that the British cutter Swallow captured the French privateer Friend of the Country of 10 guns and 28 men and her prize Liverpool captain Lidle/Litle underway from Honduras towards London, England. The Amsterdamsche courant dated 4th called the French privateer just Coentry.

Dutch East Indies bark Nasroel Madjoed cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 31 October 1893

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 31st reported the departure of the Dutch East Indies bark Nasroel Madjoed captain Hadji Abas towards Cheribon, Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. Similar to the bark Naseroen, callsign TGNR, net capacity 1.138,51 cubic metres or 402,30 tons of 2,83 cubic metres and homeport Palembang, Dutch East Indies?

Dutch East Indies bark Borneo cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 17 November 1893

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 16th reported the arrival of the Dutch East Indies bark Borneo captain Said Hoesin Sahab coming from Samarang.(1)

Note
1. Callsign TCJB, net capacity 1.231,30 cubic metres or 435,08 tons of 2,83 cubic metres and homeport Bandjermasin, Dutch East Indies.

Dutch East Indies bark Jenoer cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 25 November 1893

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 25th reported the departure of the Dutch East Indies bark Jenoer captain Paulus towards Banka, Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. Callsign TFHG, net capacity 645,89 cubic metres or 225,22 tons of 2,83 cubic metres, homeport Palembang, Dutch East Indies.

German bark M.G.J.B. passing Nieuw Anjer [nowadays Anyer, Indonesia according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 20 November 1893

An item dated 18th reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer [nowadays Anyer, Indonesia] by the German bark M.G.J.B. sailing from eastwards to westwards.

German bark Emilie underway from Hong Kong towards Peru according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 11 November 1893

An item dated 10th reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer [nowadays Anyer, Indonesia] by the German bark Emilie underway from Hong Kong towards Callao, Peru.

British bark Assyria underway from Hong Kong towards USA according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 3 November 1893

An item dated 2nd reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer [nowadays Anyer, Indonesia] by the British bark Assyria underway from Hong Kong towards New York, USA.

French bark Henriette underway from Ceylon towards Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 7 November 1893

An item dated 6th reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer [nowadays Anyer, Indonesia] by the French bark Henriette underway from Colombo, Ceylon towards Tegal, Dutch East Indies.

Dutch hospital ship of the Dutch East Indies Company drived to open sea but saved by British fishermen according to the Dutch newspaper Diemer-of Watergraafsch-meersche courant dated 12 December 1781

An item dated Amsterdam, Netherlands 9th reported that the Dutch hospital ship of  hulk of the Dutch East Indies Company lost her anchors and cables and driven away by the strong Easter wind from the roads of Texel, Netherlands and run ashore at the inner Haaks. A pilot boat departed from behind Kijkduin in the evening to support her. A second item dated the 10th reported that she apparently during the night was refloated but driven towards open sea without he possibility to save any crewmember. The edition dated 28th reported however good news. A master arriving at Rotterdam, Netherlands coming from England reported that the hospital ship the Hulk which on Sunday 9th was driven towards open sea on the 13th by two fishermen of Gravesend was taken into the harbour of Blakeney, Engeland. The two involved fishery vessels were the Thomas and Sally master Mich. Cavenger and the Thomas and Mary master Th. Brown, On board of the Hulk were 74 men including 45 sick men. The Leydse courant of the 31st published an item dated Leyden, Netherlands 30th reporting that the survivors were well treated in England. (1) The men were however ill-fated. The Oprechte Haerlemsche Courant dated 14 February 1782 reported that they were released and on 13th January departed 35 of them on board of another vessel hack to the Netherlands. However their ship wrecked and just 10 men survived the disaster, 29 men drowned (included 4 British sailors). The Groninger courant dated 19th February supplied some more details dealing with this disaster, The hulk was no longer seaworthy and that was the reason the 32men returned on the 21st with the British sloop Swift manned by four British sailors. On the 29th runs she ashore and was totally wrecked. The 10 survivors were transported by a vessel over the flats towards Groningen.

Note
1. This seemed to be a strange remark but the Netherland and England were at that moment in war*the fourth Anglo-Dutch War 1780-1784).

Yemeni utility landing craft (LCU) Sab’a 1999-


Tropicalized NS-717 class or Deba-class. Built at the Stocznia Marynarki Wojenney, Gydinia, Poland. Ordered in October 1999, building started on 9 February 2000 and commissioned on 30 June 2001. Displacement 238 (full load) tons and as dimensions 37,00 (between perpendiculars)-41,10 x 6,60 (waterline)-7,20 x 1,65 metres. The armament consist of 1x2-23,cm anti aircraft gun, 2x1-12,7mm machineguns. Horsepower 3.150bhp. Range with a speed of 9 knots 1.150 nautical miles and with 14,5 knots 750 nautical miles. Crew numbers 10 men. Transport capacity 50 troops.

Iraq landing ship medium Atika (L72) 1976-1991


Russian Project 773K  (called by the NATO Polnocny-C Class. Built at the Stocna Shipyard, Gdansk, Poland. Handed over on 3 May 1986 and sunk by British aircraft in the Gulf War on 30 (?) January 1991. Dimensions 81,30 x 9,30 x 2,30 metres with a displacement of 1.192 (standard)-1.305 (full load) tons. The armament consisted of 2x2-3cmAK-230 anti aircraft guns and 2-12,2c WM-40-tubet launchers. Fitted out with 2 Type 40DM diesel engines with a total horsepower of 4.400 bhp, a speed of 16,3 knots and with a speed of 13 knots a range of 965 nautical miles. Her crew numbers 118 men. Transport capacity 180 troops and 350 ton cargo included 6 tanks.

Greek asphalt/bitumen tanker Ioli 2009-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 27 May 2015

Panama-flagged, IMO 9520431, MMSI 351272000 and callsign 3FVM3. Built by Zhejiang Hongguan Ship Industry, Linhai, China in 2009. Owned and managed by Harmonia Shipping Management, Athens, Greece.

Italian deck cargo barge AMT Venturer 2007-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 27 May 2015

Norway-flagged, homeport Norway. Built at the Nantong Tongde Shipyard, China in 2007. Gross tonnage 8.191 ton, net tonnage 2.457 tons, deadweight 17.400 tons, displacement 4.113 tons and as dimensions 120 (over all) x 33,5 x 1,23 (loaded light) x 7,6 (depth moulded) metres. Deck strength 20 tones/square metre. Owned by the Augustea Group, Naples, Italy.

Dutch East Indies bark Djeilania cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 14 December 1893

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 14th reported the departure of the Dutch East Indies bark Djeilania towards Palembang, Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. Callsign TCPH, homeport Palembang, Dutch East Indies and net capacity 743,95 cubic metres or 262,88 tons of 2,83 cubic metres.

German bark Jacobine coming from South Africa passing Nieuw Anjer, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 13 December 1893

An item dated 11th reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer [nowadays Anyer, Indonesia] by the German bark Jacobine coming from Table Bay, South Africa.

Dutch bark Joelnie cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 13 December 1893

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 13th reported the arrival of the Dutch bark Joelnie coming from Cheribon, Dutch East Indies.

Dutch East Indies bark De Twee Vrienden cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 11 December 1893

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 11th reported the departure of the Dutch East Indies bark De Twee Vrienden captain Sech Abdullah bin Achmad Fagie towards Indamajoe, Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. Callsign TJGR, homeport Surabaya, Dutch East Indies en net capacity 1.359,04 cubic metres or 480,54 tons of 2,83 cubic metres.

German bark Adolph underway from Hong Kong towards Peru according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 11 December 1893

An item dated 10th reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer [nowadays Anyer, Indonesia] by the German bark Adolph underway from Hong Kong towards Callao, Peru.

Dutch bark Martina Johanna underway from Netherlands towards Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 11 December 1893

An item dated 9th reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer [nowadays Anyer, Indonesia] by the Dutch bark Martina Johanna underway from Rotterdam, Netherlands towards Batavia, Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. Homeport Krimpen a/d Lek, Netherlands, callsign PLMV and net capacity3.825,29 cubic metres or 1.360 tons of2,83 cubic metres.

Italian bark Nemesi underway from Singapore towards USA according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 11 December 1893

An item dated 7th reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer [nowadays Anyer, Indonesia] by the Italian bark Nemesi underway from Singapore towards New York, USA.

British bark Austria underway from Singapore towards England according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 22 December 1893

An item dated 20th reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer [nowadays Anyer, Indonesia] by the British bark Austria underway from Singapore towards Liverpool, England.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Spanish privateer la Ferma captured British ship according to the Dutch newspaper Oprechte Haarlemse courant dated 28 February 1805

An item reported that the Spanish privateer la Ferma fitted out at Vigo, Spain captured after just being 48 hours at sea a ship underway from London, England towards Lisbon, Portugal. Its was believed that she was a Prussia-flagged British ship.

Spanish frigate la Rosa underway from Cuba towards Spain lost according to the Dutch newspaper Oprechte Haarlemse courant dated 28 February 1805

An item reported that the Spanish frigate la Rosa loaded with sugar underway from Havana, Cuba towards St. Andero, Spain was lost off the North American coast.

American privateer captured British ship Trial according to the Dutch newspaper Opregte Haarlemsche Courant dated 10 February 1814

An item reported that an American privateer of 5 guns and 60 men captured off Cape Nicolas Mole the British ship Trial underway from St. John towards Jamaica. The Trial was however plundered and released and arrived safely at Jamaica. The captain of the American privateer claimed that they were 40 days at sea and captured 11 British ships of which 4 were sent to the USA and the others released.

French privateer Le Pandour captured several British ships according to the Dutch newspaper Ommelander courant dated 20 December 1793

An item referred to tidings received from Elsinore, Denmark that on the 21st [of November?] at Bergen [Norway?] the French privateer the brig Le Pandour arrived with two British prizes and a third one, a pink loaded with timber was sent to Tonningen, Denmark. She was armed with 14-9pd guns, 26 swivels and a crew of 120-130 men commanded by captain Nicolas Hardouir. Hardouir stated that four privateers left Dunkirk, France towards sea. He captured in the Channel another 3 British prizes which were sent to Dunkirk.

French privateer le Pandour captured Prussian brig Jonge Zoon Gabriel Gotlich according to the Dutch newspaper Ommelander courant dated 13 December 1793

An item dated Elsinore, Denmark 30th November reported that the French privateer le Pandour captain Ant. Hardouin of 14 guns and 130 men captured on the 12th the brig Jonge Zoon Gabriel Gotlich master Chritt Groot of Danzig, Prussia [nowadays Gdansk, Poland] and which arrived on the 14th at Stavanger, Norway. She had been underway from Amsterdam, Netherlands towards Dantzig. The le Pandour sailed towards Bergen with a second prize.

French privateer Dumouriez captured British ship Manchester according to the Dutch newspaper Oprechte Haerlemsche courant dated 4 May 1793

An item reported that the French privateer Dumouriez captured the ship Manchester underway from Liverpool, England towards Lisbon, Portugal.

British frigates searching for French privateers according to the Dutch newspaper Groninger courant dated 22 February 1793

An item dated London, England 12th reported that the British Admiralty sent some frigates to cruise along the British coasts and in the Channel as protection against French privateers.

British ship Hope captured the French privateer La Fayette according to the Dutch newspaper Ommelander courant dated 31 May 1793

An item dated London, England 21st reported that the British ship Hope captain Peters captured the French privateer La Fayette after a long struggle costing many lives at both sides. The La Fayette armed with 16 guns and 6 swivels and a crew 70 men was send to Cork, Ireland, She was a beautiful new ship fitted out at Dunkirk, France and captured 4 British ships which were recaptured by the fleet commanded by admiral Cosby.

Danish ship Tre Brødre captured by a British privateer according to the Dutch newspaper Ommelander courant dated 18 June 1793

An item dated Copenhagen, Denmark 4th reported that the Danish ship De Drie Gebroeders [Danish spilling would be something like De Tre Brødre] loaded with victuals bound fro France was captured by a British privateer and taken to Alderney, England.

Dutch 8th charter Echo 1789-1796

Of the admiralty Amsterdam, also called brig, aunched at Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1789, wrecked and wreck sold in 1796, dimensions (Amsterdam foot) 100 x 31 x 17 9/11, an armament of 16-20 guns (1796: 18-8pd, 2-2pd) and a crew numbering 90-98 crew.

Dutch inland warship Duivel 1621-1631

Of the admiralty Maze, called a rondschip, built in 1621, still in service in 1631, an armament of 12-38 guns (1631: 8 iron guns, 10 steenstukken or swivels, 20 chambers), a crew numbering 30-33 men and a tonnage of 40 last. In 1628 lying on the Waal before Kekerdam, Netherlands, captain jonker Dirck van Briene and in 1631 lying on the Steenbergervliet, captain Sebastiaan de Munninck.

Dutch floating battery Duivelsmoer 1573

Fitted out by the city of Amsterdam, Netherlands t in 1573, an armament of 14 guns and a crew numbering 30 men. This city choose the Spanish side during the Dutch Revolt.

Dutch ASD 2810 hybrid tug Multratug 28 2014-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 27 May 2015

Netherlands-flagged, IMO 9668037, MMSI 244830924and callsign PCBI. Built at the Damen Shipyard Gorinchem, Gorinchem, Netherlands/Damen Shipyards Galati S.A., Galati, Romania with yard number 512320 in 2015. Owned by Multraship Towage&Salvage, Terneuzen, Netherlands. Speed 4,0 (battery pack)-8,8 (diesel electric)-13,4 (diesel) knots. Bollard pull 60,7 (ahead)-56,8 (astern) tons. Gross tonnage 294-295 tons, displacement 574 tons and as dimensions 28,67 (overall) x 10,43 (overall)( x 4,95 x 4,60 (depth at sides) metres. Horsepower 5.000 ahp/3.680kW. Baptized Multratug 28 on 3 February 2015.

British bark Rothiemay underway from Philippines towards England according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 30 November 1893

An item dated 29th reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer [nowadays Anyer, Indonesia] by the British bark Rothiemay underway from Manila, Philippines towards London, England.

French bark Ville de Redou underway from Saigon towards France according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 4 November 1893

An item dated 2nd reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer [nowadays Anyer, Indonesia] by the French bark Ville de Redou underway from Saigon towards Saint Louis du Rhone.

French bark Fernand Henri underway from Tonguin towards France according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 4 November 1893

An item dated 2nd reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer [nowadays Anyer, Indonesia] by the French bark Fernand Henri underway from Tonguin towards Fecamp.

Norwegian tug/supply vessel (ex-Stirling Iona 2000-2005, Havila Force 2005-2007, Viking Troll 2007-2010) BB Troll 2010-



Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 27 May 2015

Norway-flagged, homeport Haugesund, Norway, IMO 9203203, MMSI 258202000 and callsign LNML Ex-Stirling Iona renamed March 2005, Havila Force renamed 25 September 2007 and Viking Troll renamed September 2010. Built by Ferguson Marine/Ferguson Shipbuilders Ltd., Port Glasgow, United Kingdom in 2000. Owner BB Troll AS and managed by Bukser&BjergingAS, Oslo, Norway. Accommodation 16 persons. Main engines 2-7.500 bhp Wartsila 12V32 diesel engines. Bollard pull 165 (continuous)-178 (maximum) tons. Speed 10 (service)-16 (maximum) knots. Gross tonnage 2.528 tons, net tonnage 90 tons, summer deadweight 1.970 (5,60 metres draught)-2.881 (5,60 metres draught) tons and as dimensions 65,40 (between perpendiculars)-73,80 (over all) x 16,0 (moulded) x 6,60 maximum)-6,90 9scantling) x 7,60 9depth to first deck) metres.

German harbour tug Fairplay 1997-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 26 May 2015

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Rotterdam, Netherlands, IMO 9148752, MMSI 244619000 and call sign PFBY. Built at the shipyard Construcciones Navales Santodomingo, Vigo, Spain in 1997. Owned by Fairplay Towage, Hamburg, Germany and managed by Smit Vessel Management Services [Boskalis], Rotterdam, Netherlands. Gross tonnage 496 ton, net tonnage 148 tons, summer deadweight 260 tons and as dimensions 35,55 (over all0 x 10,80 (over all) x 5,00 maximum) metres. Accommodation for 8 persons. Two 2 Deutz SBA 8M 62B engines (main) and total horsepower 3.292kW. Bollard pull 55 (ahead)-50 9aastern) tons. Speed 11 (ahead economical)-14 (ahead maximum) knots.

Dutch East Indies bark Fathool Karim cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 30 November 1893

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 30th reported the departure of the Dutch East Indies bark Fathool Karim captain Said Aloei Alhabsie towards Pecalongan, Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. Similar to the schooner, callsign TDBY, homeport Bandjermassin, Dutch East Indies and net capacity 92,73 cubic metres or 32,76 tons of 2,83 cubic metres?

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Spanish privateer of Cadiz successful in harassing British merchant shipping according to the Dutch newspaper Ommelander courant dated 9 April 1805

An item dated Cadiz, Spain dated 12th March reported that a firm in the town fitted out a privateer which in the meantime captured 4 British vessels with a total estimated value of 1.100.000 piasters and which were taken into Malaga.

Spanish squadron waiting at Cadiz, Spain for orders according to the Dutch newspaper Ommelander courant dated 9 April 1805

An item dated Cadiz, Spain dated 12th March reported that a squadron consisting of 12 ships of the line and 2 frigates anchored in the roads was ready to depart immediately after receiving orders.

French privateer captured British merchant ship Nimble according to the Dutch newspaper Bataafsche Leeuwarder courant dated 2 May 1805

An item reported that a French privateer captured the British merchant ship Nimble underway from London, England towards Aberdeen, Scotland.

British privateer of Jersey captured Spanish ship America alias el Yedro according to the Dutch newspaper Oprechte Haerlemse courant dated 9 March 1805

An item reported that a British privateer of Jersey took into Plymouth, England the captured Spanish ship America alias el Yedro coming from Havana, Cuba.

British privateer Caroline captured merchant ship Aurora and Hoopende Zeeman according to the Dutch newspaper Oprechte Haerlemse courant dated 9 March 1805

An item reported that the British privateer Caroline of Whitehaven captured the merchant ship Aurora captain Carsten Bleer underway from Lisbon, Portugal towards Cherbourg, France and which was sent to Whitehaven. A second prize the Hoopende Zeeman captain J.K. Bakker coming from Lisbon was sent to Kinsale, Ireland.

Spanish privateer el Fueste captured British merchant ships Chesterfield and Hannah according to the Dutch newspaper Bataafsche Leeuwarder courant dated 2 May 1805

An item reported that the Spanish privateer el Fueste of Cadiz, Spain took the captured British merchant ships Chesterfield and Hannah into Malaga, Spain. The Chesterfield was underway from Naples, Italy towards London, England and the Hannah from Sicily towards London.

French privateer l’Intrepide captured British merchant ship loaded with tobacco according to the Dutch newspaper Bataafsche Leeuwarder courant dated 2 May 1805

An item reported that the French privateer l’Intrepide of Nizza, France took a captured British merchant ship loaded with tobacco into a Spanish harbour.

French privateer les Deux Freres captured British ship Albion according to the Dutch newspaper Bataafsche Leeuwarder courant dated 2 May 1805

An item reported that the French privateer les Deux Freres of Boulogne, France took into St. Vallery the British prize Albion which had been underway from Plymouth, England towards Sunderland.

French privateer le Glaneur captured British ship Hope according to the Dutch newspaper Bataafsche Leeuwarder courant dated 2 May 1805

An item reported that the French privateer le Glaneur of Calais, France took into Oostende, Belgium the British prize Hope of 71 ton ballast.

Dutch fishing vessel Jan Senior 1987-

Inner harbour of Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 May 2015

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Arnemuiden, Netherlands, IMO 8718938, MMSI 245441000 and callsign PFBT. Built at the Scheepswerf Maaskant, Stellendam, Netherlands in 1987. Owned by Grietje, Arnemuiden, Netherlands.

German general cargo ship Purple Beach 1998-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 24 May 2015

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 24 May 2015 coming from Antwerp, Belgium
Marshall Islands, IMO 9138135, MMSI 538090223 and callsign V7FK3. Built at the Shanghai Shipyard, Shanghai, China in 1998. Owned by MACS Shipping abd managed by Vineta, Hamburg, Germany. Dimensions 181 x 27 x 11,4 metres, gross tonnage 23.401 tons, net tonnage 13.150 tons and summer deadweight 33.722 tons.

Reported on 27th May that she was 30 miles from Helgoland and on fire. Her crew abandoned the ship. It was feared that the cargo of fertilizers would explode.

Dutch fishing vessel (ex-Anna 1949-2011, Albatros 2011-2014) Jennie (UK-92) 2014-


Inner harbour of Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 May 2015

Netherlands-flagged, IMO 8432259, MMSI 245106000 and callsign PCQS. Ex-Anna renamed 2011 and Albatros renamed April 2014. Built at the Seijmonsbergen Scheepswerf, Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1949.

Dutch fishing vessel (ex-Roglento 1988-1992, Røgnes 1992-2001, Eva Maria 2001-2009) Friendship (UK-155) 2009-

Inner harbour of Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 May 2015

Netherlands-flagged, MMSI 245554000, registration number NLD 198801104 and callsign PBRG. Built at the Sletta Batbyggeri Mjosundet, Norway with yard number 82 as the Roglento woth callsign LDZU in 1988 or in 1991. Owned by Ståle Johannessen BäStafford as the F-50-BD Røgnes in 1992, rebuilt in 1992, renamed M-2001 F-200-G Eva Maria of Braekken&son Fiskeriselskap, purchased by Havøj Kustfiske A/S Skoje with as homeport Trømso, rebuilt at Balk Shipyard Urk in 2009, renamed UK 155 Friendship of Boklaas Beheer BV Urk and again rebuilt for shrimp fishery in 2013-2014.

Singapore car carrier Arabian Breeze 1983-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 May 2015

Singapore-flagged, IMO 8202355, MMSI 563373000 and callsign S6FW. Built at the Shin Kurushima Onishi Shipyard, Imabari, Japan in 1983. Owned and managed by Wallenius Marine Singapore, Singapore.

Turkish bulk carrier (ex-Nord Mariner 2006-2007) Simge Aksoy 2007-

Schelde off Vlissingen 25 May 2015

Malta-flagged, homeport Valletta, IMO 9373618, MMSI 256761000 and callsign 9HBV9. Ex-Nord Mariner renamed Ausgust 2007. Built at the Chengxi Shipyard, Jiangyin, China. Owned and managed by Akmar Shippping&Trading, Istanbul, Turkey.

British brig Pursuit captured by the French privateer la Mouche arrived in the Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Haagsche courant dated 26 January 1801

An item reported the arrival in the Vlie, Netherlands on the 19th of the British brig Pursuit captain Richt underway from Newcastle, England towards London, England loaded with coal but captured by the French privateer la Mouche captain Warnier of Calais, France.

French privateer l’Eglé of Boulogne captured Swedish ship Hoppet and British ships Margaret, Mary and Mary according to the Dutch newspaper Oprechte Haarlemse courant dated 1 February 1806

An item reported that the French privateer l’Eglé of Boulogne, France took the Swedish ship Hoppet captain Johnson coming from St. Ubes and the British ships Margaret coming from Waterford, England, Mary coming from Cork, Ireland and the Mary coming from Poole, England all three bound for London, England.

French privateers captured six Swedish ships according to the Dutch newspaper Oprechte Haarlemse courant dated 1 February 1806

An item reported that French privateers captured six Swedish ships [loaded with fish?] coming from England and take them into Livorno, Italy.

French privateer le Bougainville captured off Liverpool, England the British corvette Hannah according to the Dutch newspaper Amsterdamse courant dated 6 March 1806

An item dated Paris, France 1st reported that the French privateer le Bougainville captain Rosse captured after a heavy fight off Liverpool, England the British corvette Hannah of 14-8/12 pd guns which was underway to Guinea.

French lugger l’Ami National captured the British cutter Venus according to the Dutch newspaper Amsterdamse courant dated 6 March 1806

An item dated Paris, France 1st reported that the French lugger l’Ami National captured in the Bay of Quiberon, France the British cutter Venus of 8 guns.

Italian privateer Tigre captain Busela arrived with prize at Ancona, Italy according to the Dutch newspaper Amsterdamse courant dated 2 January 1806

An item dated Ancona, Italy 11th December 1805 reported that the Italian privateer Tigre captain Busela arrived on the 6th at Ancona, Italy with a prize loaded with grain which was underway from Venice towards Dalmatia with stores of the Austrian government.

French and Italian privateers captured Austrian ships off Lissa according to the Dutch newspaper Amsterdamse courant dated 2 January 1806

An item dated Ancona, Italy 11th December 1805 reported the arrival in the harbour there of the French privateers le Massena captain Bavastro, le Verdier captain Prébois and the Italian privateer le Pinot captain Barthelemy Paul with their prizes consisting of 3 brigs and 2 polacres all Austrian-flagged. The Austrian ships Superbe with 6-8pd guns, Benéfico, Leopold and the Viggilant were both armed with 6-4 pd guns and the Libéral with 4-4pd guns were captured on the 5th off the island Lissa.after a heavy fight; just four names were supplied in the item.

French privateer le Chasseur captured British ship C Luister according to the Dutch newspaper Amsterdamse courant dated 9 December 1806

An item reported the arrival on the 6th at Texel, Netherlands of the British ship C Luister coming from St. Petersburg, Russia which was captured by the French privateer le Chasseur.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Spanish pinnace La Asuncion 1586-1588

Built in Cantabrica in 1586, part of the Armada squadron Guipozcao in 1588, toneles sueldo 60 toneles machos 50, dimensions 14,41 x 4,07 x 2,67 metres, an armament of 8 guns and a crew numbering 36 men.

More details will follow

Spanish nao La Anunciada 1588

Part of the Armada squadron Levant in 1588, toneles sueldo 703, toneles machos 586 tons, dimensions 27,58 x 10,06 x 6,61 metres , an armament of 24 guns and a crew numbering 275 men.

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Spanish galleon La Asuncion 1584-1588

Built in Cantabrica in 1584, part of the Armada, Squadron Castile  in 1588, dimensions 30,98 x 8,60 x 5,45 metres, toneladas sueldo 530, toneles machos 461, also claimed 530 ton, an armament of 24 guns and a crew numbering 313 men.

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Monday, 25 May 2015

Dutch transport Francois 1693-1695

Of the admiralty Maze, mentioned in 1693-1695 as ammunition transport/victualler.

Dutch yacht Fortuin 1654-1656

Of the admiralty Amsterdam, mentioned in 1654-1656, dimensions (Amsterdam foot) 90 x 22 x 10, an armament of 14 guns (1544: 8-4pd, 4-3pd, 2 draken) and a crew numbering 40-55 men.

Dutch fire ship Fortuin 1652

Of the admiralty Zeeland, mentioned in 1652.

Dutch warship Fortuin 1645

Of the board Amsterdam. part of fleet commanded by Witte Czn. de With in 1645, an armament of 28 guns and a crew numbering 100 men (included 10 boys), captain Jacob Schrieck.

Dutch ship Fontein also called Witte Fontein 1674-1675

Of the admiralty Amsterdam, hired in 1674, paid off on 11 January 1675. Monthely rental price ƒ 1.100.

Dutch goelette Flora 1785-1795

Of the admiralty Zealand, first mentioned >1785-1787<, captured by the French and burnt by them in 1795, dimensions 63 x 19 x 9¼ feet an armament of 10 guns and a crew numbering 40 men. Commanding officer in 1795 H. Westerholt, home base Veere, Netherlands.

British privateer Kent captured in the West Indies by Danish frigate according to the Dutch newspaper Bataafsche staats-courant dated 7 March 1806

An item reported that on 9 December 1805 the British privateer Kent of 14 guns which was for a long time active in the West Indies and chased or visited several Danish merchant ships was taken by the Danish frigate stationed in the West Indies and brought to St. Croix (1) where she was guarded by the guns of the fortress over there. The advocate of the Danish crown would start a lawsuit against the captain of the privateer.

Note
1. A former Danish colony nowadays part of the US Virgin Islands.

British privateer destroyed by Spanish navy according to the Dutch newspaper Bataafsche staats-courant dated 7 March 1806

An item dated Madrid, Spain 7th February reported that on 25th January off the harbour of Aguilas, Spain two feluccas of the Spanish navy destroyed a British privateer of 6 guns who earlier captured a large number of Spanish vessels. Of her crew were 26 men taken prisoner of war.

French privateer le Courier de la Manche captured the British ship Lord according to the Dutch newspaper Utrechtse courant dated 7 March 1806

An item reported that French privateer le Courier de la Manche captured the British ship Lord Middelton underway from Jamaica towards London, England. She was later recaptured by a British gun brig. The privateer also captured an West Indiaman and a prize of the frigate Diana.

French privateer la Confiance captured the British ship Bryan according to the Dutch newspaper Utrechtse courant dated 7 March 1806

An item reported that French privateer la Confiance captured the British ship Bryan underway from Dublin, Ireland to the West Indies. She was later recaptured by a British gun brig and taken to Guernsey.

French privateer captured the British ship Active according to the Dutch newspaper Utrechtse courant dated 7 March 1806

An item reported that a French privateer captured the British ship Active captain Silcock underway from Demerara [Guyana] towards Bristol, England. The Active was later recaptured by a British privateer of Guernsey and taken to Guernsey. The French privateer seemed to captured another three West Indiamen.

French privateer la Pucelle captured the British ship George according to the Dutch newspaper Utrechtse courant dated 7 March 1806

An item reported that the French privateer la Pucelle captured the British ship George underway from Bengal, British Indies to Prince of Edward Island. The George was later recaptured.

Spanish privateer San Pedro captured British ship Kidwelly Castle according to the Dutch newspaper Oprechte Haarlemse courant dated 1 February 1806

An item reported that the Spanish privateer San Pedro of 8 guns and 53 men captured after a fight of 2 hours the British ship Kidwelly Castle which was lost when she entered Viana.

British prize Supply of French privateer le Revange wrecked according to the Dutch newspaper Amsterdamse courant dated 18 December 1806

An item reported that the British prize Supply captain Pattison stranded at Texel, Netherlands underway with coal from Shield, England towards London, England and lost. She was captured by the French privateer le Revange captain Cornwinder. The price master and 4 men included two British came safely on land, 3 others drowned.

Norwegian car carrier (ex-Höegh Singapore 2011) Höegh Maputo 2011-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 24 May 2015

Norway International Register-flagged, homeport Oslo, Norway, IMO 9431850, MMSI 259917000 and callsign LAJS7. Ex-Höegh Singapore renamed 13 January 2011. Built by Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry, Xiamen, China in 2011. Owned by Hoegh Autoliners and managed by Hoegh Fleet Services. Oslo, Norway.

Dutch heavy load carrier (ex-Larsen&Toubro 81008 2011-2013) Happy Sky 2013-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 24 May 2015

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Amsterdam, Netherlands, IMO 9457220, MMSI 246714000 and callsign PCCH. Ex-Larsen&Toubro 81008 renamed January 2013. Built by Larsen&Toubro, Surat, India in 2008. Owned by Biglift Shipping and managed by Spliethoff’s Bevrachtingskantoor, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

German general cargo ship Bright Sky 2013-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 24 May 2015

Marshall Islands-flagged, IMO 9465435, MMSI 538090453 and callsign V7ZQ6. Built at the Qingshan Shipyard, Wuhan, China in 2013. Owned by MACS Shipping and managed by Vineta, Hamburg, Germany.

Singapore general cargo ship (ex-Elsborg 2009) Se Panthe 2009-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 24 May 2015

Singapore-flagged, IMO 9431434, MMSI 564217000 and callsign 9V8828. Ex-Elsborg renamed 28 December 2009. Built by Sanfu Ship Engineering, Taizhou Jiangsu, China in 2009. Owned and managed by Se Shipping Lines, Singapore.

Dutch 7th charter Arend 1768-1793

Of the admiralty Maze, also called frigate, launched by P. van Zwijndrecht at Rotterdam, Netherlands on 21 March 1768, ordered to be broken up for parts on 5 November 1793, dimensions 129 x 34 4/11 x 14 3/11, an armament of 20 (1786:20-8pd, 2-6pd, 2-4pd)-24 guns and a crew numbering 150-200 men. Commanding officers 1772-1774 J. Zegers, 1777-1779 J. Satink and M.J. Servat, 1779-1783 C.G. Knoll and A. Delvos, in the West Indies in October 1782, 1785 P. Masschop, voyage to Demeraire, 1788-1790 C.I. Bloys van Treslong, voyage to Smyrna, Greece [nowadays Izmir, Turkey], 1792-1793 J.A. Bloys van Treslong, 1791-1792 and 1794 AJ. van Halm., 1791-1923 guard ship at Hellevloetsluis, Hellevoetsluis.

Dutch yacht Arend 1789-1817

Of the admiralty Zealand, built at Vlissingen, Netherlands in 1789, sent to Amsterdam, Netherlands to served as powder hulk in the Nieuwe Diep, Netherlands in 1789,stayed in Amsterdam and served as a ‘buitenjacht’, 1802 completely renewed and served as royal yacht at Amsterdam, 1817 royal yacht at department van de Maze in 1817 and with dimensions 75½ x 20 10/11 x 8 4/11 feet.

Dutch brig Arend 1797-1804

Of the admiralty of Noorderkwartier/Department Hoorn, built bij Mooij at Medemblik, Netherlands or at Hoorn, Netherlands in 1797, sold to Morocco in 1804, dimensions 75 x 20 3/11 x 15 feet , an armament of 6 guns and a crew numbering 40 men. In 1801 lying off Texel, Netherlands, commanded by captain-lieutenant J. van Maren.

French privateer la Recipriocité captured British brig Providence transporting soldiers according to the Dutch newspaper Oprechte Haarlemse courant dated 27 November 1806

An item dated Paris, France 22nd reported that the French privateer la Recipriocité with a crew numbering 44 men captured on the 15th off the British coast the British brig Providence despite the fact the deck of the British deck was full British soldiers. Despite outnumbered the French succeeded in capturing the brig lacking any resistance of the shocked soldiers consisting of 120 men of the 35th Regiment. Of the British soldiers were 66 disembarked at Cherbourg, France, the remaining stayed on board lacking the opportunity to disembarked caused by a frigate of the enemy nearby.

French privateer l’Etoile captured British ships Parangon, Unité and Addison according to the Dutch newspaper Oprechte Haarlemse courant dated 27 November 1806

An item dated Paris, France 22nd reported that the French privateer l’Etoile sent on 30 October  her British prizes Parangon of 200 tons, Unité of 160 tons into the harbour of Dieppe, France and on the 15th the British prize Addison of 120 tons into Viperous [Wimereux?], France.

Swedish merchant ship Contenencia captured off Spanish coast by French privateer according to the Dutch newspaper Amsterdamse courant dated 6 March 1806

An item reported that a French privateer  sent the Swedish prize Contenencia captain Bork captured of the Spanish coast to Algerciras, Spain.

French privateer le Général Perignon captured three British merchant ships according to the Dutch newspaper Amsterdamse courant dated 6 March 1806

An item reported that the French privateer le Général Perignon of Saint Malo, France sent tow of her British prizes respectively of 400 and 300 tons and both loaded with rum, sugar, coffee and so on to this harbour. Furthermore captured she a 500 tons British ship with a similar cargo.

Privateer of Tripoli captured by Portuguese warship according to the Dutch newspaper Koninglyke staats-courant dated 11 August 1806

An item dated Lisbon, Portugal 9th July reported that the privateer of Tripoli which had earlier captured the ship Mercurius captain Henn of Hamburg of the Portuguese coast was now captured by a Portuguese warship. The Portuguese government decided not to release the privateer and crew until this was done with the Mercurius including her rich cargo.

British 5th Topaze captured French privateer le General Angereau according to the Dutch newspaper Oprechte Haerlemse courant dated 9 March 1805

An item reported that the British frigate Topaze (1) captured on 13th February the French privateer le General Angereau of 14-12pd guns and 87 men which had been fo seven weeks at sea however with no results.

Note
1. The 38-gun 5th rate handed over by the French Royalists at Toulon, France to British forces in December 1793 and finally sold on 1 September 1814?

British ship Endeavour captured Spanish ship Estrella Divina according to the Dutch newspaper Oprechte Haerlemse courant dated 9 March 1805

An item reported that the British ship Endeavour of Liverpool, England captured on 8 February the Spanish ship Estrella Divina underway from Vera Cruz, Mexico towards Barcelona, Spain loaded with a rich cargo and 268.950 piasters. She was the seized by the British frigate Egyptienne (1) and taken to Falmouth, England after the cash was handed over to the Egyptienne.

Note
1. The 40-gun 5th rate captured from the French at Alexandria, Egypt on 2 September 1801 and which was sold to be broken up on 30 April 1817?

British 5th rate Tribune took into Portsmouth, England captured Spanish ship el Metisaccording to the Dutch newspaper Oprechte Haerlemse courant dated 9 March 1805

An item reported that the British frigate Tribune (1) took into Portsmouth, England the captured rich loaded Spanish ship el Metis.

Note
1. The 36 gun 5th rate launched at the shipyard of Parsons, Bursledon, England on 5 July 1803 and wrecked near Tarragona, Spain on 28 November 1839?

British privateer of Liverpool England captured French merchant ship Occonomy [Economy] underway from Spain towards the Netherlands according to the Dutch Amsterdamsche courant dated 6 July 1793

An item reported that a British privateer of Liverpool, England recaptured from the French the merchant ship Occonomy [Economy] underway from Cadiz, Spain towards the Netherlands and which was taken into the harbour of Liverpool.

British privateer Loyal Ann forced off Brest, France a French ship to ran ashore according to the Dutch newspaper Amsterdamsche courant dated 6 July 1793

An item reported that the British privateer Loyal Ann forced off Brest, France a French ship to ran ashore. The French ship was probably returning from the West Indies.

British privateer Sukey and Polly of St. Kits captured French merchant ships according to the Dutch newspaper Amsterdamsche courant dated 6 July 1793

An item reported that the British privateer Sukey and Polly of St. Kits captured a merchant brig loaded with sugar, coffee and so underway from Martinique towards France and a brig loaded with slaves coming from Africa.

British 5th rate Aimable captured a French West Indiaman and French privateer according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsche courant dated 7 May 1793

An item dated London, England 3rd reported that the British frigate Aimable captured a French West Indiaman and took her with a French privateer towards Portsmouth, England.(1)

Note
1. 32-gun 5th Rate was a former French warship captured on 19 April 1782 and finally broken up in May 1814.

British 5th Juno (1) captured the French privateer le Palme according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsche courant dated 16 March 1793

An item reported that the British frigate Juno (1) captured the French privateer le Palme of 12 guns and 60 men and which was taken to Portsmouth, England.

Note
1. 32-gun 5th Rate launched at the shipyard of Batson, Limehouse on 30 September 1780 and broken up in July 1811.

Chinese heavy lift vessel (ex-Koyagi Spirit 1989-2005, Cerigo 2005-2009) Zhen Hua 15 2009-



Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25th May 2015 with part of the locks for Antwerp, Belgium

Hong Kong/China-flagged, homeport Hong Kong, IMO 8714970, MMSI 477661900 and callsign VRFE7. Ex-Koyagi Spirit renamed December 2005 and Cerigo renamed April 2009. Built by MHI Nagasaki Shipyard&Engine Works, Nagasaki, Japan in 1989. Owned by Zheng Hua Shipping and managed by Zhengua Heavy Industry, Shanghai, China.

Chinese bulk carrier (ex-Gong Yin 8 2010) Rui Ning 3 2010-



Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25th May 2015

China-flagged, homeport Tianjin, China, IMO 9538294, MMSI 412302830 and calsign BFAE9. Built at the Chengxi Shipyard, Jiangyin, China in 2010. Owned by ICBC Financial Leasing, Beijing, China and managed by Cosbulk Shipmanagement, Tianjin, China. Ex-Gong Yin 8 renamed March 2010.

Singapore crude oil tanker (ex-Megacore Pacifica 2011) SCF Pacifica 2011-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 May 2015

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, Liberia, IMO 9577068, MMSI 636015361 and callsign D5AE7. Ex-Megacore Pacifica renamed September 2011. Built at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, Ulsan, South Korea in 2011. Owned and managed by SCF Unicorn Singapore, Singapore.

Japanese car carrier Morning Cara 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25th May 2015

Panama-flagged, IMO 9574092, MMSI 355768000 and callsign 3FVC2. Built by Imabari Shipbuilding Marugame Yard, Marugame, Japan in 2010. Owned and managed by World Marine, Tokyo, Japan.

French privateers captured several British merchant ships off the Humber according to the Dutch newspaper Haagsche courant dated 26 January 1801

An item reported that the French privateers captured several British merchant ships off the Humber like the Edgar underway from London, England towards Shields, England, Providence underway from St. Petersburg, Russia towards Hull, England, Eagle underway from Memel [nowadays Klaipeda, Lithuania] towards Hull, Robert underway from Blyth , England towards London and the Themis coming from Sunderland.

British 5th rate Melampus supported by hired cutters captured nine gunboats according to the Dutch newspaper Oprechte Haarlemse courant dated 28 February 1805

An item reported that the British frigate Melampus (1) and some hired cutters captured off Saintes nine French gunboats part of a squadron of 25 units taken them to Falmouth, England and Plymouth, England.

Note
1. The 36-gun 5th rate launched at the shipyard of Hilhouse, Bristol, England on 8 June 1785 and which was sold to the Royal Netherlands navy in June 1815. See for instance the link Dutch frigate Diana

American privateer True Blooded Yankee captured British ship Askew according to the Dutch newspaper Opregte Haarlemsche Courant dated 19 March 1814

An item reported that the American privateer True Blooded Yankee captured the British ship Askew underway from Palermo, Italy towards Belfast, Ireland.

British privateer Alligator captured two Danish ships bound for France according to the Dutch newspaper Ommelander courant dated 26 November 1793

An item reported that the British privateer Alligator captured two Danish ships loaded with valuable war stores taking them to Jersey. The Alligator mislead the Danish ships by hoisting the French national flag suggesting that she was herself a French ship.

Algerian privateer captured Dutch brig ship Juffrouw Johanna according to the Dutch newspaper Oprechte Haerlemsche courant dated 20 April 1793

An item dated Amsterdam, Netherlands 19th reported that the Dutch brig ship Juffrouw Johanna captain Albert Fockes coming from Messina, Sicilia, Italy was captured by an Algerian privateer and taken into Algiers.

British privateer recaptured from French privateer the merchant ship Venus bound for England according to the Dutch newspaper Amsterdamsche courant dated 4 May 1793

An item reported that the merchant ship Venus captain Stewart underway from Lisbon, Portugal towards London, England was captured by a French privateer and then recaptured by a British privateer.

British captured French privateer Dumourier and her two Spanish prizes according to the Dutch newspaper Amsterdamsche courant dated 4 May 1793

An item reported that the French privateer Dumourier of 20 guns and 200 men captured the Spanish ships Nuestra Senora de la Conception coming from Vere Cruz, Mexico and a second one coming from Lima, Peru both bound for Cadiz, Spain. All three ships however were captured by the British and brought to England.

French privateers active between Denmark an Norway according to the Dutch newspaper Groninger courant dated 2 August 1793

An item dated Amsterdam, Netherlands 28th July referred to a tiding from Mandahl reporting that a French privateer captured in 15 days 17 prizes and that between Norway and Jutland, Denmark 5 French privateers were cruising.

British 5th rate Alarm captured the French privateers le Fils de la Patria and Chauvelin according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsche courant dated 7 May 1793

An item dated London, England 3rd reported that the British frigate Alarm captured the French privateers le Fils de la Patria of 6 guns and 25 men and the Chauvelin on 10 guns and 54 men taking both ships in Downs, England.(1)

Note
1. 32-gun 5th Rate launched at the shipyard of Barnard, Harwich on 19 September 1758 and which was broken up at Portsmouth, England in September 1812.

British 6th rate Hinde captured Swedish merchant ship Nepthune and a French privateer according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsche courant dated 7 May 1793

An item dated London, England 3rd reported that the British frigate Hinde captured the Swedish rich loaded ship Nepthune captain Deberque underway from Cadiz, Spain towards Le Havre, France sending her towards Portsmouth, England just like a French privateer.(1)

Note
1. The 28-gun 6th rate Hinde launched at the shipyard of Clayton&Wilson, Sandgate, England on 22 July 1785 and broken up in July 1811 at Deptford, England?

British privateer recaptured Danish merchant ship from French privateer according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsche courant dated 6 July 1793

An item reported that a French privateer captured a Danish ship captain A. Lorense Holdt underway from Cette [Sète], France towards Oostende, Belgium but which ship was recaptured by a British privateer and sent to Guernsey. On board of the Danish ship was the Dutch captain C. Doedes de Jong which ship coming from Cadiz, Spain was also captured by a French privateer but recaptured by a British privateer.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

French 14-gun privateer le Maringo captured the British merchant ships Plenry and Robert and Margaret according to the Dutch newspaper Haagsche courant dated 26 January 1801

An item reported that the French 14-gun privateer le Maringo captured the British merchant ships Plenry coming from Dantzig [Gdansk nowadays Poland] and the Robert and Margaret coming from Memel [nowadays Klaipeda, Lithuania], both bound for London, England. The first ships was taken into Stavanger, Norway.

French privateer le Grand Decidé captured British merchant ship Charlotte according to the Dutch newspaper Haagsche courant dated 26 January 1801

An item reported that the French 20-gun privateer le Grand Decidé taken into Ribadeo, Spain the captured British merchant ship Charlotte underway from Martinique towards London, England.

French privateer la Mouche captured the British ships Camilla, Elisabeth according to the Dutch newspaper Haagsche courant dated 26 January 1801

An item reported that the French privateer la Mouche captured the British ships Camilla underway from London, England towards Barbados, Defiance underway from Liverpool England underway towards Madera and the Elisabeth underway from Liverpool towards Demerary.

British merchant ship Castle underway from Surinam towards England temporarily in French hands according to the Dutch newspaper Haagsche courant dated 26 January 1801

An item reported that the French 18-gun privateer l’Arriege captured the British merchant ship Castle underway from Surinam towards London, England nut which was recaptured of la Rochelle by the British.

British armed cutter Constitution temporarily in French hands according to the Dutch newspaper Haagsche courant dated 26 January 1801

An item reported that the British armed cutter Constitution was captured in the Channel on the 9th by two 14-gun French cutters but recaptured the same day by the British and sent tp Weymouth, England.

Spanish ship Santissima Trinidad captured by British whalers and sent to South Africa according to the Dutch newspaper Haagsche courant dated 26 January 1801

An item reported that two British whalers captured the Spanish ship Santissima Trinidad underway from Vigo, Spain towards Rio de la Plata sending her to the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.

England restricting traffic of Oldenburg, Swedish and Danish merchant ships according to the Dutch newspaper Haagsche courant dated 26 January 1801

An item referred to a letter received from London, England dated 17th reported that the ships Oldenburg-flagged and ready for departure were not allowed to do so and further more the loading of other Oldenburg-flagged ships was stopped, On the 15th were at Downs, England several Danish and Swedish merchant ships halted.

Spanish privateer St. Jozef captured by British according to the Dutch newspaper Haagsche courant dated 26 January 1801

An item reported the arrival at Lisbon, Portugal of the Spanish privateer St. Zosef of Vigo, Spain captured by a British frigate.

Privateer le Duguay Trouin fitted out at Lubeck captured ships of Mecklenburg according to the Dutch newspaper Advertentiën, aankondigingen en verschillend dated 5 August 1813

An item reported that the privateer le Duguay Trouin captain Romain Godart fitted out at Lubeck in the waters around Fehmern two ships of Mecklenburg loaded with planks were captured. Another newspaper Dagblad van het department Vriesland dated 8 September reported that a Swedish ship of the line and a English brig were in the neighbourhood tried to capture both prizes. The Danish governor of Fehmern however interfered by sending artillery to the coast which fired at both ships forcing to retreat.

American privateer Decatur captured British schooner HMS Dominica according to the Dutch newspaper Staatkundig dagblad van the Departement der Zuiderzee dated 9 November 1813

An item dated Charleston, USA 21th August reported the arrival on the 20th of the American privateer Decatur after 85 days cruising taking with two prizes namely the British schooner HMS Dominica (1) captured the 5th off New England and the London Trader underway from Surinam towards London, England captured a day later.

Note
1. A 10-gun schooner which was captured in 1809 as the French Duc de Wagram, recaptured on 22 May 1814 and finally wrecked of Bermuda on 15 August 1815.

Merchant ship l’Adonis captured by French privateer Télémaque according to the Dutch newspaper Staatkundig dagblad van the Departement der Zuiderzee dated 11 November 1813

According to an announcement of the naval commissary were on 20 November to be sold at Dieppe, France 100.000 kilo St. Ubes-salt part of the cargo of the l’Adonis captured by the French privateer Télémaque owned by P. Boulen, Dunkirk, France and taken to Dieppe.

American privateer Comet captured the British ships Minerva and Enterprize according to the Dutch newspaper Opregte Haarlemsche Courant dated 19 March 1814

An item reported that the American privateer Comet of 12 guns and 120 men captured the British ships Minerva coming from London, England and the Enterprize underway from Bermuda and Grenada towards Guadeloupe. The latter ship was plundered, released and arrived at Nevis [Saint Kitts and Nevis].

American privateer Caroline captured several ships according to the Dutch newspaper Opregte Haarlemsche Courant dated 19 March 1814

An item reported that the American privateer Caroline of 5 guns and 50 men captured several ships among which the British brig Able loaded with 200 hogsheads sugar underway from Martinique towards Bermuda.

French privateer le Lion captured the British ship Henrietta according to the Dutch newspaper Opregte Haarlemsche Courant dated 19 March 1814

An item reported that the French privateer le Lion captured the British ship Henrietta underway from Lisbon, Portugal towards Belfast, Ireland. She was however recaptured by the mate and a sailor of the Henrietta and a Spaniard belonging to the privateer and brought into Baltimore, USA.

Dutch 3-cylinder submarine Hr.Ms. Dolfijn (S608) 1954-1985

RvM

Laid down at the shipyard RDM, Rotterdam, Netherlands on 30 December 1954, launched on 20 May 1959, commissioned on 16 December 1960, modernized between 4 March 1965-15 February 1967, decommissioned on 29 April 1982, kept in reserve and sol to be broken up to shipyard Heuvelman, Puttershoek on 22 July 1985. She was actually broken up at ‘s-Gravendeel, Netherlands. Displacement 1,520 (surfaced)-1.830 (submerged) and as dimensions 79,5 x 7,8 x 4,95 metres. Horsepower 2-1.250 diesel engines and 2-2.200 hp electro engines. Speed 14,5 (surfaced)-17 (submerged) knots. Her crew numbered 67 men. The armament consisted of 8-21” torpedo tubes.

Danish ship Vier Gezusters [Fire Søstre] released after she was captured by French privateer according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsche courant dated 6 July 1793

An item reported that the Danish ship Vier Gezusters [in Danish spelling probably Fire Søstre] captain M. Agustros underway from Naples, Italy was captured by a French privateer and sent to Toulon, France. However ship and cargo were released and she retained her voyage the 10th of June. Of her cargo were 35 hogsheads of wine sold but replaced by French wine.

British schooner of war Spitfire captured French privateer St. Jean according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsche courant dated 16 March 1793

An item reported that the British sloop of war Spitfire captured and sent towards Portsmouth the French privateer St. Jean and forced another three to run aground off Havre de Grace setting one in fire.(1)

Note
1. The 4-gun schooner purchased in 1793 and capsized in February 1894 off San Domingo?

German container ship (ex-Valentina Star 2004, P&O Nedlloyd Valentina 2004-2005, Nedlloyd Valentina 2005-2014) Cap Beatrice 2014-

Schelde off Vlissingen, 23rd May 2015

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, Liberia, IMO 9275062, MMSI 636090736 and callsign A8EG9. Ex-Valentina Star renamed February 2004, P&O Nedlloyd Valentina renamed 6 December 2005 and Nedlloyd Valentina renamed 19 December 2014. Built by Hyundai Heavy Industries, Ulsan, South Korea in 2004. Owned by Blue Star Reederei and managed by ER Schiffahrt, both of Hamburg, Germany.

General cargo ship (ex-Honda 1085) Thorco Luna 2014-

Schelde off Vlissingen, 23rd May 2015

Philippines-flagged, IMO 9699957, MMSI 548894000 and callsign DUGI. Built by Honda Heavy Industries, Saiki, Japan in 2014. As the Honda 1085 Panama-flagged.

German container ship (ex-Violetta 2007, MOL Drakensberg 2007, CMA CGM Providencia 2007-2008. Violettta 2008, Violetta 2008-2009, DAL Madagascar 2009-2011) Violetta 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, 23rd May 2015

Marshall Islands-flagged, IMO 9344710, MMSI 538090271 and callsign V7LR4. Built at the JJ Sietas Schiffswerft, Hamburg, Germany in 2007. Owned and managed by Dohle Schiffahrt, Hamburg, Germany. Ex-Violetta renamed March 2007, MOL Drakensberg renamed December 2007, CMA CGM Providencia renamed 18 November 2008. Violettta renamed 18 November 2008, Violetta renamed 14 January 2009 and DAL Madagascar renamed 11 March 2011.

Norwegian car carrier Verona 2000-

Schelde off Vlissingen, 23rd May 2015

Norway International Register-flagged, homeport Oslo, Norway, IMO 9190858, MMSI 258649000 and callsign LARI7. Built at the Uljanik Shipyard, Pula, Croatia in 2000. Owned by Siem Car carriers, Grimstad, Norway and managed by Star Reefers Poland, Gdynia, Poland.

Greek oil products tanker Hafnia Africa 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, 23rd May 2015

Singapore-flagged, IMO 9467811, MMSI 566242000 and callsign 9V3328. Built by STX Offshore&Shipbuilding Jinhae Shipyard, Jinhae, South Korea. Owned and managed by Prime Tanker management, Athens, Greece.

Greek oil/chemical tanker (ex-Russian Sea 1999) Lovely Lady 1999-

Schelde off Vlissingen, 23rd May 2015

Malta-flagged, homeport Valletta, IMO 9158161, MMSI 248536000 and callsign 9HIE6. Ex-Russian Sea renamed August 1999. Built at the Split Shipyard, Split, Croatia in 1999. Owned and managed by Eastern Mediterranean Maritime, Athens, Greece.

Greek bulk carrier Blacky 2008-

Schelde off Vlissingen, 23rd May 2015

Cyprus-flagged, homeport Limassol, Cyprus, IMO 9393149, MMSI 212337000 and callsign 5BBL2. Built by the Shanhaiguan Shipbuilding Industry, Quinhuangdao, China in 2008. Owned and managed by Navarone Marine Enterprise, Athens, Greece.

German LPG tanker Gammagas 1992-

Schelde off Vlissingen, 23rd May 2015

Antigua&Barbuda-flagged, homeport Saint John’s, IMO 9005493, MMSI 304271000 and callsign V2KA6. Built at the shipyard of Dunston Richard Hessle, Hessle, United Kingdom in 1992. Owned and managed by Sloman Neptun, Bremen, Germany.

British container ship MSC New York 2014-

Schelde off Vlissingen, 23rd May 2015

Panama-flagged, IMO 9606314, MMSI 352962000 and callsign HOFP. Built by STX Offshore&Shipbuilding Jinhae Shipyard, Jinhae, South Korea in 2014, Owned by Zodiac Maritime, London, England and managed  by Mediterranean Shipping, Sorrento, Italy.

Dutch workboat Orca 1976-

Dokhaven of Vlissingen, Netherlands 23rd May 2015

ENI 02328529, HN 11454 and FD number 93387. Owned and managed by Van der Straaten Aannemingsmaatschappij BV, Hansweert, Netherlands.