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Monday, 27 April 2015

German tug Bugsier 20 1997-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 26 April 2015

Germany-flagged, homeport Hamburg, IMO 9158484, MMSI 211264190 and callsign DPDP. Gross tonnage 359 tons, net tonnage 107 tons, summer deadweight 160 tons and as dimensions 30,54 x 11,00 x 5,18 x 15,35 (minimum airdraft) metres. Speed 12,0 knots. Bollard pull 50,7 tons. Built at the Hitzler Werft, Lauenburg, Germany in 1997. Owned and managed by Bugsier Reederei, Hamburg, Germany.

Sunday, 26 April 2015

French submarine Turquoise stranded and captured in the sea of Marmora by Turkish forces according to the Dutch newspaper Het nieuws van den dag dated 5 November 1915

An item dated Paris, France 4th reported that according to an official announcement the French submarine Turquoise was sunk by gunfire in the sea of Marmora and that her crew of 2 officers and 24 sailors became prisoners of war.(1)

Note 
1. Designed by Gabriel-Marie-Emile Maugus. Hull number Q 046. Ordered on 24 November 1903, laid down at Toulon, France on 24 November 1903, launched on 8 March 1908, commissioned on 10 December 1910, stranded and captured by Turkish forces on 30 October 1915, renamed Mustadieh Ombashi, returned to France on 11 December 1919 and finally sold at Toulon to on 14 April 1920. Diving depth 40 metres/ Speed 11,50 (surfaced)-9,2 ( submerged) knots. Tonnage 392 (surfaced)-425 9submerged) tons and as dimensions 44,90 x 3,90 x 3,76 metres.

French submarine Pluvoise salvaged according to the Dutch newspaper De Sumatra post dated 8 June 1910

An item reported that the wrecked French submarine Pluvoise was partly salvaged and set on a sand bank. The salvage was since then stopped.(1)

Note
1. Hull number Q 051. Sign PE. Ordered on 26 August 1905, laid down on 8 October 1905, launched on 27 May 1907, commissioned on 5 October 1908, later condemned and used for decompression tests and finally sold at Cherbourg, France to Mr. Paris and Malaterre on 4 September 1925. Designed by Maxime Laubeuf. Tonnage 398 (surfaced)-550 (submerged) tons and as dimensions 51,12 x 4,97 c 3,04 metres. Speed 12,30 (surfaced)-8 (submerged) knots. Diving depth 35 metres.

British warships Ringarooma, Mildura and Boomerang visiting Batavia, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 21 July 1891

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 20th reported the arrival of the British warships Ringarooma (1) captain Bourke coming from Singapore, the Mildura (2) captain Wallaston and the Boomerang (3) captain Jonton, the latter two both from England via Colombo, Ceylon.

Notes
1.A Pearl 2nd class, cruiser, launched at the shipyard of J.&G. Thomson, Glasgow, Scotland as Psyche on 10 December 1889, renamed on 2 April 1890, sold to be broken up on 15 May 1906, armament of 8-4.7” quick firing guns, 8-3pd guns, 4 machineguns and 2-14“/35,6cm torpedo tubes.
2. A Pearl 2nd class, cruiser, laid down as Pelorus at the shipyard of Armstrong Whitworth, Elswick, Tyne and Wear on 15 August 1888, launched on 27 November 1889, renamed Mildura in April 1890, completed on 20 December 1890 and sold to be broken up on 3 April 1906, an armament of 8-4,7”/12cm quick firing guns, 8-3-d guns and 4-14”/35,6cm torpedo tubes.
3. A Sharpshooter-class torpedo gunboat, launched as Whiting at the shipyard of Armstrong Whitworth, Elswick, Tyne and Wear on 24 July 1889, renamed Boomerang on 24 April 1890, sold in July 1905, an armament of 2-4.7”/12cm quick firing guns, 4-3pd guns and 5-14”/36cm torpedo tubes.

British screw steam gun vessel HMS Espoir underway from the Dutch East Indies towards the Cocos Islands. according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 17 August 1885

An item reported the departure from Batavia, Dutch East Indies on the 16th of the British HMS Espoir captain Adams towards the Cocos Islands.(1)

Note
1. Composite built screw steam gun vessel launched at the shipyard Barrow SB (Vickers) on 2 November 1880. Tug since 1895 and in 1903 available for sale.

American screw steam frigate USS Niagara passed Vlissingen, Netherlands bound for Antwerp, Belgium according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche courant dated 28 June 1864

An item reported the passing of Vlissingen, Netherlands a day earlier by the American frigate 1st class Niagara commodore C. Craver towards Antwerp, Belgium. She was described as an armoured frigate of more as 4.000 tons, 2.400 hp horsepower and a crew numbering 650 men.(1)

Note
1. Screw steam frigate, launched at the New York Navy Yard on 23 February 1855, commissioned on 6 April 1857, decommissioned on 28 September 1864 and sold on 6 May 1855. The armament consisted of 12-11/29cm smoothbore Dahlgren guns.

Turkey ordered building ironclad Mahmoud according to the Dutch newspaper Algemeen dagblad dated 5 July 1861

An item dated Paris, France Wednesday 3rd referred to the French newspaper Patrie reporting that the Turkish sultan ordered the building of a armoured frigate to be named Mahmoud.

Dutch East Indiaman Boswijk bound for the Dutch East Indies in 1685

She left on 13 May 1685, Wielingen Netherlands with as captain Jeroen Rijkwaart, visited Cape of Good Hope, South Africa between 19 October-9 November 1685 and arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on 4 February 1686. Her crew numbered  60(arrival)-64 (departure) sailors and further more 61 (arrival)-59 (departure) soldiers. Dimensions 112-112’10”(prow) x 28 x 11, lenghth hold 81’90”, Dutch measurement cargo capacity 171 last, measurement at Batavia, Dutch East Indies cargo capacity 140 last. Yacht/Pinnace. Measured on 18 April 1689 capacity of hold gross 20756.64½ cubic feet, gross 19114.78 cubic feet. Chamber Zealand, on stocks by Penne at E.I.C-yard at Middelburg, Netherlands with yard number 114, in 1683, launched on 23 August 1685, dimensions 112 x 27½ x 12 feet.

Dutch East Indiaman Den Helder bound for the Dutch East Indies in 1685

Fluyt. She left on 13 May 1685, Texel, Netherlands with as captain Gijsbert van Kraaienstein, visited Cape of Good Hope, South Africa between 8-28 October 1685 and arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on 26 January 1686. Her crew numbered  80 (arrival)-77 (departure) sailors and further more 26 (arrival)-24 (departure) soldiers. Chamber Amsterdam, built at Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1684, dimensions 130 x 31¾ x x14 feet.

Dutch East Indiaman Moerkapelle bound for the Dutch East Indies in 1685

She left on 13 May 1686 Goeree, Netherlands with as captain Jan van Velzen, visited S. Tiago, Cape Verde Islands between 13-17 June 1685 and Cape of Good Hope, South Africa between 17 September-13 October 1685 and arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on 30 December 1685. Her crew numbered  111 (arrival)-106 (departure) sailors and further more 64 (arrival)-63 (departure) soldiers. Chamber Rotterdam, built at Rotterdam, Netherlands in >1684-1685<, dimensions 135-136½ x 35-37 x 14½ feet, Dutch measurement cargo capacity 366 last, measurement at Batavia, Dutch East Indies cargo capacity 300 last.

Dutch East Indiaman Waalstroom bound for the Dutch East Indies in 1685

She left on 13 May 1685 Texel, Netherlands with as captain Jakob Kool, visited S. Tiago, Cape Verde Islands between 13-17 June 1685 and Cape of Good Hope, South Africa between 17 September-13 October 1685 and arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on 1 January 1686. Her crew numbered 111 (arrival)-106 (departure) sailors and further more 64 (arrival)-63 (departure) soldiers. Tonnage 648 metric tons. Chamber Amsterdam, built at Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1684, dimensions 150 x 37’1”-37½ x 15-16’3”, Dutch measurement cargo capacity 422 last, measurement at Batavia, Dutch East Indies cargo capacity 400 last.

Dutch East Indiaman Land van Schouwen or Schouwen bound for the Dutch East Indies in 1685

She left on 13 May 1685 Texel, Netherlands with as captain Kornelis Klaasz, visited Cape Lopez, Gabon 25-29 July 1685 and Cape of Good Hope, South Africa between 17 September-13 October 1685 and arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on 24 December 1685. Her crew numbered 139 (arrival)-146 (departure) sailors and further more 103 (arrival)-109 (departure) soldiers. For this voyage fitted out by the chamber Amsterdam. Tonnage 1.140 metric tons. Dutch measurement cargo capacity 556/551, measurement at Batavia, Dutch East Indies cargo capacity 500/600 last. Chamber Zealand, on stocks by Cornelis Speldernieuw jr. at E.I.C-yard at Middelburg, Netherlands in 1675, dimensions 160 x 39 x 18¼ feet. Also called Schouwen.

Dutch East Indiaman Westerwijk bound for the Dutch East Indies in 1685

She left on 13 May 1685 Texel Netherlands with as captain Michiel Jansz de Vries van Flensburg, visited Cape of Good Hope, South Africa between 5 September-4 November 1685, arrived for slave trade at Madagascar on 16 February 1686 and captured by British pirates while lying on the Mamegar, Madagascar in February 1686. At her departure were 80 persons on board. Pinnace also called yacht. Built at Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1683. Chamber Amsterdam. Tonnage 434 metric tons. Dimensions 115 x 29 x 13 feet.

Dutch East Indiaman Prins Willem Hendrik bound for the Dutch East Indies in 1685

She left on 13 May 1685 Wielingen, Netherlands with as captain Adriaan van Kreuningen, visited Cape of Good Hope, South Africa between 6 September-3 October 1685 and arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on 24 December 1685. Her crew numbered 181 (arrival)-190 (departure) sailors and further more 119 (arrival)-128 (departure) soldiers. Wrecked on 18 September 1686 in Banka Street when underway towards Siam. Tonnage 1.094 metric tons. Chamber Zealand, on stocks by Cornelis Speldernieuw sr. at E.I.C-yard at Middelburg, Netherlands in 1669, launched on 13 March 1669, dimensions 165? x 38 x 18 feet.

Paraguayan pusher tug Zonda IV


Yet not built. Dutch design. Specifications 45,90 (over all) x 19,03 (over all0 x 1,96 (design)-2,28 (maximum) x 3,20 9depth at sides) metres or 153.10 x x 62.5 x 6.5-7.6 x 10.6 feet and a displacement of 1,.275 metric tons. Accommodation for 17 persons. Speed 8 knots at 30.000 ton deadweight. Tank capacities at 98% in cubic metres: fuel oil 480.40-ballast water 121.20-fresh water 46.00-dirty oil 8.30-sewage 29.00 and bilge water 10.30. Of the Ultrapetrol American Barge Line Paraguay S.A.

Paraguayan AT Herkules XVII Damen Pusher tug 4619 Design


Yet not built. Dutch design. Specifications 45,90 (over all) x 19,03 (over all0 x 1,96 (design)-2,28 (maximum) x 3,20 9depth at sides) metres or 153.10 x x 62.5 x 6.5-7.6 x 10.6 feet and a displacement of 1,.275 metric tons. Accommodation for 17 persons. Speed 8 knots at 30.000 ton deadweight. Tank capacities at 98% in cubic metres: fuel oil 480.40-ballast water 121.20-fresh water 46.00-dirty oil 8.30-sewage 29.00 and bilge water 10.30. Of the Imperial Shipping Paraguay S.A./Imperial reederei Gruppe Paraguay.

Dutch East Indiaman Nierop bound for the Dutch East Indies in 1685

Fluyt. She left on 26 May 1685 Texel, Netherlands with as captain Dirk Gijsz Slob, visited Cape of Good Hope, South Africa between 11-28 October 1685 and arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on 24 January 1886. Her crew numbered 71 (arrival)-93 (departure) sailors and further more 47 (arrival)-57 (departure) soldiers. Dimensions 130 x 29 x 13, cabin below, height at mainmast 5½ feet, Dutch measurement cargo capacity 236 last, measurement at Batavia, Dutch East Indies cargo capacity 250 last, measurement 494 metric tons. Built at the E.I.C.-yard at the Wierdijk, Enkhuizen, Netherlands in 1784. Chamber Enkhuizen.

Dutch East Indiaman Pijlswaart bound for the Dutch East Indies in 1685

She left on 26 May 1685 Texel, Netherlands with as captain Hendrik Plechtman, visited Cape of Good Hope, South Africa between 11-28 October 1685 and arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on 23 January 1686. Her crew numbered 110 (arrival)-117 (departure) sailors and further more 59 (arrival)-65 (departure) soldiers. Built at Hoorn, Netherlands in 1684. Chamber Hoorn. Dimensions 133½-134 x 33-34½ x 13½, tonnage 600 metric tons,Dutch measurement cargo capacity 311 last, measurement at Batavia, Dutch East Indies cargo capacity 260 last.

Dutch East Indiaman Wapen van Alkmaar or Alkmaar bound for the Dutch East Indies in 1685

Pinnace. She left on 5 July1685 Texel, Netherlands with as captain Marten Wildvang visited Cape of Good Hope, South Africa between 11 November-3 December 1685 and arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on 11 March 1686. Her crew numbered 144 (arrival)-147 (departure) sailors and further more 52 (arrival)-53 (departure) soldiers. Built at Enkhuizen, Netherlands 1671. Fitted out by the chamber Amsterdam for this voyage. Dimensions 160 x 38¼-40 x 13-15½, height orlopdeck 5 feet, tonnage 892 metric tons, Dutch measurement cargo capacity 556/499 last, measurement at Batavia, Dutch East Indies cargo capacity 500/600 last.

Dutch East Indiaman Langewijk bound for Ceylon in 1685

Fluyt. She left on 30 October 1685 Texel, Netherlands, sailed via England, visited Cape of Good Hope, South Africa between 9 March-21 April 1686 and arrived at Ceylon on 15 July 1686. At the departure were 150 persons on board. Fitted out by the chamber Amsterdam for this voyage. Launched by Seger Potter at the E.I.C.-yard at the Wierdijk, Enkhuizen, Netherlands for account of the chamber Enkhuizen in 1682, dimensions 130 x 29 x 13 feet, tonnage 544 metric tons, Dutch measurement cargo capacity 278 last, measurement at Batavia, Dutch East Indies cargo capacity 250 last.

Dutch East Indiaman Huis te Spijk bound for the Dutch East Indies in 1685

Fluyt. She left on 30 October 1685 Texel, Netherlands with as captain Jan Speelman, visited Cape of Good Hope, South Africa between 26 March-24 April 1686 and arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on 5 July 1686. Her crew numbered 109 (arrival)-112 (departure) sailors and further more 60 (arrival)-76 (departure) soldiers. Sold at Batavia in October 1697. Built at Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1674. Chamber Amsterdam. Dimensions 142½-144 x 33¼-35½ x 14-14¾, height above 6¾ feet. Dutch measurement cargo capacity 358 last, measurement at Batavia, Dutch East Indies cargo capacity 350 last, tonnage 700 metric tons.

Dutch East Indiaman Prinseland or Princelant bound for the Dutch East Indies in 1685

Fluyt. She left on 23 November 1685 Goeree, Netherlands with as captain Gerrit Kornelisz Kriek of Delfshaven, visited Cape Verde island between 13-19 January 1686 and arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on 6 June 1686. Her crew numbered 102 (arrival)-103 (departure) sailors and further more 47 (arrival)-48 (departure) soldiers. Built at Delfshaven, Netherlands in 1681. Chamber Delft. Tonnage 710 metric tons. Dimensions 140 x 34½ x 14½ feet.

Dutch East Indiaman Oosterland bound for the Dutch East Indies in 1685

She left on 25 November 1685 Wielingen, Netherlands, returned in the Wielingen on 8 December 1685, departed again on 3 February 1686, visted S. Tago, Cape Verde Islands between 12-23 March 1686, visited Cape of Good Hope, South Africa between 17 May-8 June 1686 and arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on 31 July 1686. Her crew numbered 154 (arrival)-164 (departure) sailors and further more 94 (arrival)-98 (departure) soldiers. Chamber Zealand, on stocks by Penne at E.I.C-yard at Middelburg, Netherlands in 1684, launched on 6 October 1685, dimensions 160 x 38-39 x 17-18’2½”, Dutch measurement cargo capacity 556/517 last, measurement at Batavia, Dutch East Indies cargo capacity 500/600 last. Tonnage 1.123 metric tons.

Battle between the American protected cruiser USS Charleston and the Chilean protected cruiser Esmeralda threatened according to the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad 20 May 1891

An item reported that the negotiations between the Chilean president Balmaceda and the leaders of the Congress party totally failed. Mediation by England or Germany was refused. At the meantime the battle between the American cruiser USS Charleston and the Chilean Esmeralda had yet nor found place. The USS Charleston arrived at Acapulco, Mexico without have found the Itata. Both vessels were lying peaceful next each other although the guns were prepared for action. Their captains met each other and discussed the situation. The captain of the Esmeralda stated that he would refuse to hand over the Itata as long as his ship floated while the American captain stated to do anything to get the Itata in hands although he had no problem with the Esmeralda. It was still unknown where the Itata was. The USS Charleston steamed with a speed of 16 knots from San Francisco, USA towards Acapulco while underway the crew undergone gun exercises. It was known that the Itata had not much coal on board and so she would be forced on short notice to visit a harbour. The Esmeralda herself was in the meantime also lacking coal. The Mexican cabinet was not able to deliver colas while she belonged to a country involved in a war. Her captain however succeeded in obtaining a small quantity of coal from passing ships. The USS Charleston was allowed to load coal at Acapulco, Mexico.

Notes
1. Pennant C-1. Protected cruiser laid down at the shipyard of Union Iron Works, San Francisco, USA on 20 January 1887, launched on 19 July 1888, commissioned on 26 December 1889, decommissioned on 27 July 1896, decommissioned on 5 May 1898 and wrecked on 2 November 1899. Her armament consisted of 2-20,3cm/8” guns and 6-15,2cm/6” guns.
2. Protected cruiser laid down at the shipyard of Armstrong Whitword, United Kingdom on 5 April 1881, launched on 6 June 1883, completed on 15 July 1884, commissioned on 16 October 1884, sold to Japan on 15 November 1894, renamed Izumi and finally broken up in 1912. Original armament 2-10” breech loading guns, 6-6” breech loading guns, 2-6pd quick firing Hotch kiss guns, 5-2pd quick firing guns and 1 Gardner machine gun.

Chilean minister of war and navy Blanco Viel resigned according to the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 3 March 1892

An item dated New York, USA the 2d reported that the Chilean minister of war and navy Blanco Viel (1) resigned just like the minister of foreign affaires presumable to be followed by other ministers. Their decisions were caused by conflicting opinions how to deal with the proposals to reorganize the Chilean finance.

Note
1. Similar to Ventura Blanco Viel (2 May 1846 Santiago, Chile-21 March 1930 Graneros, Chile)?

Peruvian frigate San Lorenzo according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuw Amsterdamsch handels- en effectenblad dated 19 November 1860

An item referred to tidings received from Valparaiso that Peru neglected the American ultimatum. In the meantime was the Peruvian frigate San Lorenzo sunk with 150 men killed.

Greek blockade runner Arkadion fired at a Turkish cruiser according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwe Rotterdamsche courant dated 26 July 1867

An item reported that the Greek blockade runner Arkadion fired at a Turkish cruiser which was against international law. However the Turkish cruiser entered Greek national waters so she violated also international laws. The British cabinet did not intent to interfere.

Dutch paddle steamship Zr.Ms. Curacao ready for executing trial according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 11 July 1878

Model NG-MC-1400 Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Original url

An item mentioned that the Dutch paddle steamship Zr.Ms. Curacao built by the Koninklijke Fabriek van stoom-en andere werktuigen at Amsterdam, Netherlands would leave for the Nieuwediep, Netherlands for a trial. Afterwards she would return towards Amsterdam. She was built as a transport for the Dutch West Indies.

Singapore tanker Maersk Misaki 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 April 2015

Singapore-flagged, IMO 9573658, MMSI 565861000 and callsign 9V3222. Built by Iwagi Shipbuilding, Kamijima, Japan in 2011. Owned and managed by Maersk tankers Singapore, Singapore.

Japanese car carrier Oregon Highway 2007-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 April 2015

Panama-flagged, IMO 9381665, MMSI 352929000 and callsign 3ENO7. Built by Shin Kurushima Toyohashi Shipbuilding, Toyohashi, Japan in 2007. Owned and managed by Taiyo Nippon Kisen, Kobe, Japan.

Greek bulk carrier (ex-Conrad Oldendorff 2002-2006) Mendocino 2006-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 April 2015

Malta-flagged, homeport valletta, ex-Conrad Oldendorff renamed November 2006, Imo 9231298, MMSI 215948000 and callsign 9HGD8. Built at the Imabari Shipbuilding Marugame Yard, Marugama, Japan in 2002. Owned and managed by TMS Bulkers, Athens, Greece.

Singapore tanker World Navigator 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 April 2015

Singapore-flagged, IMO 9422225, MMSI 5669322000 and callsign 9V2133. Built at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, Ulsan, South Korea in 2010. Owned and managed by Nyk Bulkship Asia, Singapore.

Belgian general cargo ship (ex-Aletis 1996-1999) Fast Sus 1999-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 April 2015

Belgium-flagged, homeport Antwerp, Belgium. Ex-Aletis renamed September 1999, IMO 9136096, MMSI 205482000 and callsign ONEO. Built by Bakrmeijer Stroobos, Stroobos, Netherlands in 1996. Owned by Fast Lines, Antwerp, Belgium and managed by Fast Baltc, Szczecin, Poland.

South African oil/chemical tanker Energy Protector 2004-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 April 2015

Isle of Man-flagged, homeport Douglas, Isle of Man, IMO 9278064, MMSI 23500740 and callsign MESN4. Built by STX Shipbuilding Busan, Pusan, South Korea in 2004. Owned by South Africa Marine, Cape Town, South Africa and managed by Enterprise Shipping&Trading, Athens, Greece.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Norwegian cargo annex container ship Lysefjord 2014-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 April 2015

Norway-flagged, homeport Bergen, IMO 9616840, MMSI 258005000 and callsign LAQQ7. Built at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, Ulsan, South Korea in 2014. Owned by Grieg Shipping and managed by Grieg Star Shipping, both of Bergen, Norway.

Dutch salvage/rescue vessel (ex-Salvage Chief 1991-2001, Union Beaver 2001-2014) Offshore Beaver 2014-



Inner harbour of Vlissingen, Netherlands underway to the Schelde river bound for Liverpool, England 25 April 2015

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 April 2015

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Rotterdam, Netherlands, IMO 8918564, MMSI 244820406 and callsign PCXR. Built by Fulton Marine Shipbuilding, Ruisbroek, Belgium in 1991. Owned and managed by Workships Contractor, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Dutch East Indiaman Huis te Bijweg bound for the Dutch East Indies in 1768

She left on 13 November 1768, Texel, Netherlands with as captain Michiel Hendrik Kerk, visited Cape of Good Hope, South Africa between 11 April-8 May 1769 and arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on 7 August 1769. At the departure were 352 persons on board. Tonnage 1.100 metric tons.

Dutch East Indiaman Ritthem bound for the Dutch East Indies in 1768

She left on 2 October 1768 Goeree, Netherlands with as captain Abraham van der Weide, visited Cape of Good Hope, South Africa between 22 January-15 February 1769 and arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on 4 June 1769. Her crew numbered at the arrival 150 sailors and further more 30 soldiers, 18 craftsmen and 6 passengers. Tonnage 880 metric tons. Fitted out for this voyage by the Chamber Delft. Of the Chamber Zealand, building no. 231, on stocks by Willem Udemans at the E.I.C. yard at Middelburg, Netherlands on 1 May 1765, launched on 24 February 1766, dimensions 140 x ? x ?

Dutch East Indiaman Zon bound for the Dutch East Indies in 1768

Hooker. She left on 10 December 1768 Texel, Netherlands with as captain Jan Daniel van de Boogaard, arrived at Cape of Good Hope, South Africa on 13 April 1769. At the departure were 158 persons on board. She departed already on 13 November 1768 but returned just 16 days later. Built at Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1768. Of the chamber Amsterdam. Tonnage 450 metric tons.

Dutch East Indiaman Compagnies Welvaren bound for the Dutch East Indies in 1768

She left on 10 December 1768 Texel, Netherlands with as captain Jan Berghuis, visited Cape of Good Hope, South Africa between 19 March-28 April 1769 and arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on 21 July 1769. At the departure were 354 persons on board. Built at Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1764. Of the chamber Amsterdam. Tonnage 1.150 metric tons.

Dutch East Indiaman Ouderamstel bound for the Dutch East Indies in 1768

She left on 2 October 1768 Texel, Netherlands with as captain Christiaan Blom, visited Cape of Good Hope, South Africa between 23 January-15 February 1769 and arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on 4 June 1769. At the departure were 354 persons on board. Tonnage 1.100 metric tons. Built in 1765. Chamber Amsterdam.

Dutch East Indiaman Pallas bound for the Dutch East Indies in 1768

She left on 13 November 1768 Texel, Netherlands with as captain Frans Overzee, visited Cape of Good Hope, South Africa between 21 pril-20 May 1769 and arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on 7 August 1769. At the departure were 352 persons on board. Fitted out by the chamber Amsterdam for this voyage. Of the chamber Zealand, building no. 228, 3-decker, on stocks by Willem Udemans at the E.I.C. yard at Middelburg, Netherlands in June 1762, launched on 16 February 1764, dimensions 150 x ? x ?

Dutch East Indiaman Ganzenhoef bound for the Dutch East Indies in 1768

She left on 2 October 1768, Texel Netherlands with as captain Gerrit de Waal, visited Cape of Good Hope, South Africa between 18 February-5 March 1769 and arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on 4 June 1769. At the departure were 360 persons on board. Tonnage 880 metric tons. Built at Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1765. Of the Chamber Amsterdam.

Dutch East Indiaman Vreeburg bound for the Dutch East Indies in 1768

She left on 1 October 1768 Texel, Netherlands with as captain Jan Houtwijk, visited Cape of Good Hope, South Africa between 27 March-14 April 1769 and arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on 19 July 1769. At the departure were 266 persons on board. Tonnage 850 metric tons. Built at Delft, Netherlands in 1764. Chamber Amsterdam.

Dutch East Indiaman Noord Nieuwland bound for the Dutch East Indies in 1768

She left on 1 October 1768 Texel, Netherlands with as captain Leendert van Koopstad, visited Cape of Good Hope, South Africa between 3-21 March 1769 and arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on 14 June 1769. Her crew numbered 157 (arrival)- 262 (departure) sailors. Tonnage 880 metric tons. Built in 1749 at Rotterdam, Netherlands. Chamber Hoorn.

Dutch East Indiaman ’t Loo bound for the Dutch East Indies in 1768

She left on 1 October 1768 Texel, Netherlands with as captain Kornelis Pietersen, visited Cape of Good Hope, South Africa between 2 January-7 February 1769 and arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on 30 April 1769. At the departure were 360 persons on board. Tonnage 1.150 tons. Built at Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1768. Of the Chamber Amsterdam.

Dutch East Indiaman Oud Haarlem bound for the Dutch East Indies in 1768

She left on 1 October 1768 Texel, Netherlands with as captain Pieter Sijbrandsz Flout, visited Cape of Good Hope, South Africa between 2-15 February 1769 and arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on 5 May 1769. From there she departed towards China. At the departure were 359 persons on board. Built at Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1768. Of the Chamber Amsterdam. Tonnage 1.150 metric tons.

Dutch East Indiaman Tempel bound for the Dutch East Indies in 1768

She left on 20 September 1768 Goeree, Netherlands with as captain Wouter Marquelin, visited Cape of Good Hope, South Africa between 9-24 January 1769 and arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on 6 May 1699. Her crew numbered 154 (arrival) sailors and further more 74 (arrival) soldiers. At the departure were 297 persons on board. Built at Rotterdam, Netherlands in 1767. Chamber Rotterdam, Tonnage 850 metric tons.

Greek crude oil tanker (ex-Ottawa 2003-2008, Torm Ottawa 2008-2010, Ottawa 2010-2014, Walleye 2014, Ottawa 2014) Walleye 2014-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 22 April 2015

Marshall Islands-flagged, IMO 9256626, MMSI 538005764 and callsign V7GU7.
Ex-Ottawa renamed 20 May 2008, Torm Ottawa renamed March 2010, Ottawa renamed 4 August 2014, Walleye renamed 5 August 2014 and Ottawa renamed 19 August 2014. Built by Daewoo Shipbuilding&Marine Engineering, Geoje, South Korea in 2003. Owned and managed by Prime Tanker Management, Athens, Greece.

Dutch tug Norne 2011-


Inner harbour of Vlissingen, Netherlands 23 April 2015

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Delfzijl, Netherlands, IMO 9612806, MMSI 24546000 and callsign PCJR. Built at the Scheepswerf Gebroeders Kooiman, Zwijndrecht, Netherlands in 2001. Owned and managed by Koerts International Towage, Service Delfzijl, Netherlands. Gross tonnage 422 tons, net tonnage 126 tons, summer deadweight 580 tons and as dimensions 34,10 (over all) x 11,50 (over all) x 4,25 (maximum) x 5,00 (depth at sides) metres. Bollard pull 83,1 ton. Speed 13,5 knots.

German crude oil tanker (ex-King David 2007-2008) King Dorian 2008-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 22 April 2015

Marshall Islands-flagged, IMO 9374844, MMSI 538090253 and callsign V7KQ4. Ex-Koning David renamed 21 April 2008. Built by New Times Shipbuilding, Jingiang, China in 2007. Owned and managed by Scorship Navigation, Hamburg, Germany.

Taiwan bulk carrier Nord Yilan 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 22 April 2015

Panama-flagged, IMO 9573907, MMSI 355857000 and callsign 3FIP. Built by Imabari Shipbuilding, Imabari, Japan in 2010. Owned and managed by Sincere Industrial, Taipei, Taiwan.

Singapore bulk carrier (ex-Yasa H. Mulla 2001-2010) Thor Infinity 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 21 October 2015

Singapore-flagged, IMO 9238466, MMSI 564724000 and callsign 9V9071. Ex-Yasa H. Mulla renamed December 2010. Built by Tsuneishi Heavy Industries, Balamban, Philippines in 2001. Owned by Thoresen Shipping Singapore, Singapore and managed by Thoresen Thai, Bangkok, Thailand.

Japanese general cargo ship (ex-Saiki 587 2015) Western Callao 2015-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 21 April 2015

Singapore-flagged, IMO 9606041, MMSI 565114000 and callsign 9V2566.
Ex-Saiki 587. Built by Saiki Heavy Industries, Saiki, Japan in 2015. Pwned and managed by Nissen Kaiun, Imabari, Japan.

German LPG tanker Rhogas 2012-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 21 April 2015

Antigua&Barbuda-flagged, homeport Saint John’s, IMO 9618848, MMSI 305793000 and callsign V2FT7. Built by STX Shipbuilding Busan, Pusan, South Korea in 2012. Owned and managed by Sloman Neptun, Bremen, Germany.

Turkish tanker Ovit 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 21 April 2015

Malta-flagged, IMO 9466611, MMSI 256661000 and callsign 9HA2899. Built at the Yardimci Gemi Insaat, Istanbul, Turkey in 2011. Owned and managed by Ayder Tankers, Istanbul, Turkey.

Friday, 24 April 2015

Dutch submarine Hr.Ms. O 3 performing her trials according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwsblad van het Noorden dated 2 November 1912


An item dated Vlissingen, Netherlands 2nd reported that the trials of the Dutch submarine 3 built by the shipyard Kon. Mij. De Schelde ended the day before. The contracted demands dealing with speed, seaworthiness, torpedo devices were without any problems achieved and she was now hasty fitted out for actual service.(1)

Note
1. The O 3, ordered on 18 March 1910, laid down at the shipyard Kon.Mij. De Schelde at Vlissingen, Netherlands with yard number 138 on 31 December 1910, in the thrushes in June 1911, plating fitted in December 1911, launched on 30 July 1912, trial on 22 October 1912, delivered on 11 Februay 1913 and sold to be broken up in May 1933. Whitehead-Hay design.

Greek cabinet intended to order the building of several warships according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 17 May 1902

An item reported that the Greek cabinet intended to order on short notice the building of a battleship of more as 10.000 ton, 2 destroyers, 6 torpedo boats and 2 submarines.

German emperor Wilhelm II condoled French ambassador with the loss of the submarine Vendémaire according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviaasch Nieuwsblad dated 11 June 1912

Dutch newspaper Nieuwsblad van het Noorden dated 11 June 1912

An item dated Berlin, Germany reported that the German emperor Wilhelm II condoled the French ambassador with the loss of the submarine Vendémaire.(1)

Note
1. Pennant Q59. Of the Pluviôse-class designed by Maxime Laubeuf. Ordered on 26 August 1905, laid down at Cherbourg, France on 8 October 1905, launched on 7 July 1910, commissioned on 4 February 1911 and sunk on 8 June 1912. Displacement 398 (surfaced)- 550 (submerged) tons and as dimensions 51,12 x 4,97 x 3,04 metres. Speed 12,30 (surfaced)-8 (submerged) knots. Diving depth 35 metres. Her crew numbered 25 men. The armament consisted of 1-45cm/17.7” bow torpedo tube and 4 external launching cradles and 8 torpedoes.

American submarine dived to a depth of 283 feet according to the Dutch newspaper Het nieuws van den dag voor Nederlandsch-Indië dated 9 September 1912

An item reported that an American submarine dived to a depth of 283’ which was a new record.

Dutch submarine Hr.Ms. O 3 launched according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwsblad van het Noorden dated 30 July 1912


An item dated Vlissingen, Netherlands 30th reported that the same afternoon at the shipyard Kon.Mij. De Schelde at Vlissingen, Netherlands the Dutch submarine III was launched for account of the department of navy. She was similar to the submarine II in 1911 built at the same shipyard.(1)

Note
1. The O3, ordered on 18 March 1910, laid down at the shipyard Kon.Mij. De Schelde at Vlissingen, Netherlands with yard number 138 on 31 December 1910, in the thrushes in June 1911, plating fitted in December 1911, launched on 30 July 1912, trial on 22 October 1912, delivered on 11 Februay 1913 and sold to be broken up in May 1933. Whitehead-Hay design.

Dutch naval establishment at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies preparing for maintenance submarines according to the Dutch newspaper Het nieuws van den dag voor Nederlandsch-Indië dated 19 April 1912


An item referred to the newspaper Java Bode which reported that within short time the first submarine would arrive in the Dutch East Indies. To be able to load her batteries was at the naval establishment at Surabaya a charging device under construction.(1)

Note
1. The K I of the Whitehad-Hay design was ordered on 18 March 1910, laid down with yard number 142 at the shipyard Kon.Mij. De Schelde at Vlissingen, Netherlands on 16 September 1911, plating fitted on 12 January 1913, launched on 20 May 1913, trial on 12 June 1910, dive test to a depth of 40 metres on 19 June and was towed towards the Dutch East Indies between 12 September-6 November 1916 and finally stricken on 1 October 1927. Built for account of the Department of Colonies by manned by the Royal Netherlands Navy.

Small explosion on board of the Dutch submarine Hr.Ms. O3 according to the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf dated 5 November 1912


An item reported that in the afternoon on the day before on board of the Dutch submarine no. III at Vlissingen, Netherlands a small explosion found place in the  batteries although causing just small damage and none casualties. What caused the explosion was not known.(1)

Note
1. The O3, ordered on 18 March 1910, laid down at the shipyard Kon.Mij. De Schelde at Vlissingen, Netherlands with yard number 138 on 31 December 1910, in the thrushes in June 1911, plating fitted in December 1911, launched on 30 July 1912, trial on 22 October 1912, delivered on 11 Februay 1913 and sold to be broken up in May 1933. Whitehead-Hay design.

British tug (ex-Paolo Parente 1997-?, ex-Orion ?-2011) Osprey Fearless 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 21 April 2015

United Kingdom-flagged, IMO 9161912, MMSI 235106917 and callsign 2HVG3. Built by Astilleros Armon, Navia, Spain in 1997. Owned and managed y Osprey Maritime, Bristol, United Kingdom. Gross tonnage 360 tons, net tonnage 108 ton, summer deadweight 285 tons and as dimensions 30 x 10 x 4,5 metres. Bollard pull 47,7 ton.

British barge Osprey Trader 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 21 April 2015

England-flagged, homeport Newcastle. Dimensions 76,2 x 24,4 metres, gross tonnage 3.265,88 tons, net tonnage 709 tons and a deadweight of 5.240 tons.

Japanese tanker Chemroad Polaris 2014-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 21 April 2015

Cayman Islands-flagged, homeport George Town, IMO 9536923, MMSI 319057500 and callsign ZGDM4. Built at the Shin Kurushima Onishi Shipyard, Imabari, Japan in 2014. Owned and managed by Lino Marine Services, Tokyo, Japan.

Norwegian car carrier Hoegh Jeddah 2014-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 21 April 2015

Norway International register-flagged, homeport Oslo, Norway. IMO 9673381, MMSI 258975000 and callsign LASZ7. Built by Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries, Mangalia, Romania in 2014. Owned by Hoegh Autoliners and managed by Hoegh Fleet services, both of Oslo, Norway.

German container ship Elbfeeder 2008-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 21 April 2015

Anitgua&Barbuda-flagged, homeport Saint John’s, IMO 9388522, MMSI 305272000 and callsign V2DN7. Built at the Detlef Hegemann Rolandwerft, Berne, Germany in 2008. Owned and managed by Elbdeich Reederei, Drochtersen, Germany.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Dutch screw steamship 4th class Stavoren serving in the waters of Celebes, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Nederlandsche staatscourant dated 5 February 1867

An item referred to tidings dated 15th December 1866 dealing with the movements of the ships belonging to the Dutch squadron in the Dutch East Indies. The Dutch screw steamship 4th class Stavoren lieutenant 1st class C.J. Smith lying in the waters of Celebes, Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. Call sign GQVK, building put out contract on public auction 27 June 1859, laid down at the shipyard of K. Kater, Groningen in July 1859, launched 10 August 1860, commissioned on 14 January 1862, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 25-27 March 1861 and 13-16 January 1863, survey vessel in 1872, supervisors during building A.J.H. Beeloo and ir. 2nd class L.C.P.W. Visser, building costs ƒ 227.021,97, decommissioned on 4 March 1873, dimensions 38,00-40,70 (over all) x 8,16 x 3,20 metres, displacement of 586 tons, horsepower 80 nhp/200 ehp, speed 6-7 knots, a crew numbering 75 men and an armament of 6 guns.

Dutch paddle steamship 3rd class Celebes stationed in the Southern and Eastern Department of Borneo, Dutch East Indies.(Nederlandsche staatscourant dated 5 February 1867

An item referred to tidings dated 15th December 1866 dealing with the movements of the ships belonging to the Dutch squadron in the Dutch East Indies. The Dutch paddle steamship 3rd class Celebes lieutenant 1st class F.M. Parker Verboom stationed in the Southern and Eastern Department of Borneo, Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. Callsign GQFH, iron-built, on stocks at the shipyard of Ned. Stoomboot Mij, Fijenoord, Rotterdam, Netherlands for account of the Department of Colonies with yard number 28 1851, launched 1851, commissioned 1 February 1852, decommissioned 24 December 1870, stricken 1872, 2 funnels placed side by side, dimensions 51,36 x 9,45 x 1,90 metres, 425 tons displacement, 8 guns, 80hp horsepower and a crew consisting of navy personnel.

Dutch screw steamship 3rd class Reteh stationed in the waters of Celebes, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Nederlandsche staatscourant dated 5 February 1867

An item referred to tidings dated 15th December 1866 dealing with the movements of the ships belonging to the Dutch squadron in the Dutch East Indies. The Dutch screw steamship 3rd class Reteh lieutenant 1st class H. Schokker was stationed in the waters of Celebes and environment.(1)

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

Dutch row gunboat Zr.Ms. No. 14 stationed at Samarang, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Nederlandsche staatscourant dated 5 February 1867

An item referred to tidings dated 15th December 1866 dealing with the movements of the ships belonging to the Dutch squadron in the Dutch East Indies. The Dutch row gunboat Zr.Ms. No. 14 lieutenant 2nd class D.J.A.D. van den Steen guard ship in the roads of Samarang, Dutch East Indies.

Dutch screw steamship 4th class Haarlemmermeer stationed at the East coast of Sumatra, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Nederlandsche staatscourant dated 5 February 1867

Model NG-MC-1145, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Netherlands. Original url

An item referred to tidings dated 15th December 1866 dealing with the movements of the ships belonging to the Dutch squadron in the Dutch East Indies. The Dutch screw steamship 4th class Haarlemmermeer lieutenant 1st class J.W.F. Frucht stationed at the East coast of Sumatra, Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. Screw steamship 4th class, call sign GQKD, on stocks at navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands 9 July 1859, launched Friday afternoon 23 March 1860, commissioned 16 August 1860, condemned and ordered 8 June 1870 no. 15 to sell hull with rigging and useless inventory, engines stored at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies, building costs ƒ 255.916,53½, dimensions 38,00-40,70 x 8,16 x 3,20 metres, 586 tons displacement, tonnage 285 tons, coal bunker capacity 50 ton or 5 days full speed, 6 guns (2 medium 30 pd guns, 4-30pd carronades), 25-75 men, 80/200 nph horsepower and maximum speed under steam 6-7 knots.

Dutch screw steamship 3rd class Reteh decommissioned according to the Dutch newspaper Nederlandsche staatscourant dated 5 February 1867

An item referred to tidings dated 15th December 1866 dealing with the movements of the ships belonging to the Dutch squadron in the Dutch East Indies. The Dutch screw steamship 3rd class Reteh was temporarily decommissioned.(1)

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

Dutch screw steamship 4th class Haarlemmermeer under repairs at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Nederlandsche staatscourant dated 5 February 1867

Model NG-MC-1145, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Netherlands. Original url

An item referred to tidings dated 15th December 1866 dealing with the movements of the ships belonging to the Dutch squadron in the Dutch East Indies. The Dutch screw steamship 4th class Haarlemmermeer lieutenant 1st class J.W.F. Furcht was on 1 December at the navy establishment at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies for repairs.(1)

Note
1.screw steamship 4th class, call sign GQKD, on stocks at navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands 9 July 1859, launched Friday afternoon 23 March 1860, commissioned 16 August 1860, condemned and ordered 8 June 1870 no. 15 to sell hull with rigging and useless inventory, engines stored at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies, building costs ƒ 255.916,53½, dimensions 38,00-40,70 x 8,16 x 3,20 metres, 586 tons displacement, tonnage 285 tons, coal bunker capacity 50 ton or 5 days full speed, 6 guns (2 medium 30 pd guns, 4-30pd carronades), 25-75 men, 80/200 nph horsepower and maximum speed under steam 6-7 knots.

Dutch paddle steamship 2nd class Zr.Ms. Cycloop under repairs at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Nederlandsche staatscourant dated 10 August 1869

Model NG-MC-480 Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Netherlands. Original url

Model NG-MC-541 Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Netherlands. Paddle-box with about a life-boat.

An item referred to an official tiding dated 15 June dealing wit the movements of the Dutch warships serving in the Dutch East Indies. The Dutch paddle steamship 2nd class Zr.Ms. Cycloop lieutenant 1st class D. Schuurman was undergoing repairs at Surabaya.(1)

Note
1. paddle steamship 2nd/3rd class, call sign GQHB, on stocks at navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands by A.E. Tromp on 23 July 1840, commissioned on 1 June 1843, launched on 13 June, refitted to be used as transport for royalties in 1845, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 11-14 September 1850, 13-February-2 September and 15 November-1 December 1856 and 29 July-1 August 1861, transferred to the Indische Militaire Marine in 1867, condemned and stricken 1873, dimensions 47,00 (on load lone between perpendiculars) x 8,95 (inner hull) x 3,5 (medium) x 5,36 (hold amidships to main deck) metres, 875 tons displacement, 2 masts,1 funnel, 6 guns (consisting of 1-20cm grenade gun, 1 rifled 16cm gun, 4-30 pd carronades, according to Obreen in wartime 2-20“grenade guns, 4 medium 30pd guns, in peace time 2 long 30pd guns, 2-medium 30pd guns and 10-1pd swivels)), 220 hp horsepower and a crew numbering 90-100 men.

British 5th rate HMS Owen Glendower lying at Saugor, British Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java Government Gazette dated 1 July 1815

An item reported that the British warship HMS Owen Glendower was lying at Saugor on 13 March. Her captain was captain Hodson.(1)

Note
1. 5th Rate, launched at the shipyard of Steemson, Paul near Hull, England on 21 November 1808, convict ship since October 1842 and sold to F. Danino at Gibraltar in 1884, with an armament of 38 guns.

British 5th rate HMS Hussar bound for Macassar, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java Government Gazette dated 29 February 1812

An item reported the British warship HMS Hussar lying off Sidayo bound for Macassar ordered to transport the James Drummond with a detachment of troops embarked for the last destination.(1)

Note 
1. 5th Rate, launched at the shipyard of Adams, Buckler’s Hard on 23 April 1807, target in June 1861 and accidentally burnt at Shoeburyness in 1861, with an armament of 38 guns.

British 3rd rate HMS Minden arrived at Madras, British Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java Government Gazette dated 1 July 1815

An item reported the arrival on 12 February of the British ship HMS Minden captain D.H. Mackay at Madras, British Indies.(1)

Note
1. 3rd rate ship of the line, ordered on 9 July 1801, laid down at the Bombay Dockyard, British Indies on28 March 1807, building commenced on 10 December 1807, Silver Nail Ceremony on 1 January 1808, launched on 19 June 1910, hospital ship at Hong Kong in 1842-1846, store ship at Hong Kong since 1846 and finally sold to be broken up on 1861. Armament consisted of 74 guns.

Belgian hydrographic survey vessel Hondius 2011-



Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 20 April 2015

Belgium-flagged, homeport Belgium. MMSI 205616000 and casing ORBR. Serving on behalf of the Flemish Ministry of Mobility and Public Works, Agency for Maritime and Coastal Services, Coastal Division and managed by DAB. Delivered by the shipyard IDP, Oostende/Antwerp, Belgium on 5 March 2012 and baptized on 7 May 2912.

Marshall Islands-flagged container ship (ex-Antje Helen Wulff 2002, P&O Nedlloyd Dammam 2002-2003, CMA CGM Seagull 2003-2005, Ibn Abdoun 2005-2010, Antje Wulff 2010-2014, CMG CGM Montreal 2014-2015) Colette 2015-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 19 April 2015

Marshall islands-flagged, homeport Majuro, IMO 9232761, MMSI 538006066 and callsign V7JL2. Built at the Gdynia Shipyard, Gdynia, Poland in 2002. As the CMA CGM Montreal owned by Midocean IOM, Dougla,es Isle of Man, United Kingdom. Ex-Antje Helen Wulff renamed 16 May 2002, P&O Nedlloyd Dammam renamed 15 July 2003, CMA CGM Seagull renamed 9 September 2005, Ibn Abdoun renamed 7 July 2010, Antje Wulff renamed May 2014 and CMG CGM Montreal renamed 2015?

American car carrier (ex-Otello 199-2005) Integrity 2005-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 19 April 2015

USA-flagged, homeport Wilimngton, Deleware, USA,IMO 8919934, MMSI 367063310 and callsign WDC6925. Built by Hitachi Shipbuilding Maizuru, Maizuru, Japan in 1992. Owned and managed by American Roll On Roll Of Carrier, Park Ridge, New Jersey, USA. Ex-Otello renamed September 2005.

Dutch inland warship Neptunus 1623-1632

Of the admiralty Maze, built in 1623, last mentioned in 1632, an armament of 16-38 guns (1631: 6-4pdr (iron), 2-2½pdr (iron), 10 steenstukken/swivels, 20 chambers), a crew numbering 30-31 men and a measurement of 30 last. Commanding officers in 1628: guard vessel on Maas near Bommel, captain jonker Gijsbert van Heerd and 1631: lying off Batenburg, captain Cornelis Adriaensz de Jonge.

Dutch warship Neptunus 1616-1617

Of the admiralty Zeeland, mentioned in 1616-1617.

Dutch 7th charter Nehalennia 1794-1796

Of the admiralty Zeeland, on stocks at the naval yard at Vlissingen , Netherlands in 1794, in the thrushes broken up in 1795,  material used for the Atalante in 1796, dimensions 130 (prow) x 33½ x 12 9/11 feet and an armament of 20-24 guns.

Dutch warship Nassau or Wapen van Nassau 1652-1653

Of the admiralty Maze?, hired from the Dutch East Indies Company Chamber Rotterdam in 1652-1653, dimensions 130 (prow) x 43 x 12, height above hold 6¼, an armament of 32-36 guns (1653: 12-12pd, 10-8pd, 8-6pd, 2-3pd) and a crew numbering 118-137 men.

Dutch 3rd charter Nassau/Nassouw 1698-1740

Of the admiralty Zeeland, built by Adriaen Janssen de Vriend(t) at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands in 1698, rebuilt by Hendrik Raas according to a list dated 1740 in 1738, last mentioned in 1740, dimensions 147½ (prow) x 41½ x 16½ feet, an armament of 60-64 guns and a crew numbering 380 men. Incapable built.

Dutch warship Nassau 1652

Of the board Amsterdam, hired in 1652, dimensions 130 x 32 x 12, height below orlopdeck 7 feet, an armament of 34 guns and a crew numbering 112 men.

Dutch warship Naarden 1653

Of the admiralty Amsterdam, mentioned in 1653, dimensions (Amsterdam foot) 130 (prow) x 32 x 12¼, draught 15, height below overloop 6¼, an armament of 30 guns (4-18pd, 10-12pd, 4-8pd, 10-6pd, 2-4pdr) and a crew numbering 163 men (included 40 soldiers) . Of the Dutch Indies Company chamber Amsterdam which refused to dispose the ship unloaded and heavier armed until De Witt ordered so.

German destroyer rammed in the Sont according to the Dutch newspaper Het nieuws van den dag voor Nederlandsch-Indië dated 28 November 1914

An item referred to a German tiding which confirmed that a German destroyer was heavily damaged after she was rammed in the Sont.

German destroyer in fight with British warships off Lowestoft, England according to the Dutch newspaper Het nieuws van den dag dated 7 August 1914

An item dated London, England 7th reported that British warships fought with a German destroyer on a distance of 40 miles from Lowestoft, England.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Dutch inland war ship Vos 1628-1631

Of the admiralty Zealand, mentioned 1628-1631 and an armament of 18 guns (10 iron guns, 8 steenstukken/swivels) and a crew numbering 35 men. Commanding officer captain Cornelis Janss Lantschot.

Dutch guard ship Vos 1781-1785

Of the admiralty Amsterdam, 10th charter/hooker, bought, one deck, bought in 1781, condemned >1783-1785< and an armament of 10-12 guns. Commanding officers in 1781-1782 H. v.d. Meij, uitlegger at Terschelling.

Dutch lugger Vos 1785-1787

Of the admiralty Amsterdam, mentioned in 1785-1787.

Dutch warship Vrede 1650-1667

Of the admiralty Amsterdam, built in 1650, last mentioned in 1667, dimensions (Amsterdam foot) 131½ x 32¼-32½ x 13-13½, height above hold 7, an armament of 32-46 guns (1651: 4-24pd, 22-12pd, 14-8pd, 4-6pd; 1654; 4-24pd, 4-6pd, iron: 18-12pd, 6-8pd; 1665: 4-18pd, 18-12pd, 20-8pd, 8-3pd) and a crew numbering 90-205 (included 30 soldiers) men. On 11 May 1653 lying off Texel came Tromp on board and she became temporarily his flagship, when Witte Czn. de With begin 1653 the Vreede choose as his flagship refused her crew  him coming aboard, negotiations failed and the ship was by 3 other ships surrounded, two days later the crew tried to escaped but was made prisoner and brought into Amsterdam. Commanding officer in 1651-1653 Gideon de Wildt, in 1654 Isaac Sweerts and on 31 march 1665:captain Hendrick Godtskens.

Dutch warship Vrede 1652-1653

Of the admiralty Amsterdam, from the Dutch East Indies Company chamber Amsterdam which was forced by the Raadspensionaris ] to dispose her in 1652-1653, dimensions (Amsterdam foot) 155 x 38 x 12, draught 19, height below verdeck 6¼ feet, an armament of 30 (1653: 6-18pd, 14-12pd, 12-8pd) guns and a crew numbering 236 men (included 30 soldiers). Because the crew refused to fight anymore at the battle against the British fleet between 8-9 October 1652 she left the battle scene, part of fleet commanded by Witte Czn. de With.

Irish oil/chemical tanker NAVIG8 Almandine 2015-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 19 April 2015

Marshall Islands-flagged, IMO 9714068, MMSI 538005770 and callsign V7GV9. Built at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, Ulsan, South Korea in 2015. Owned and managed by Ardmore Shipping, Cork, Ireland.

Norwegian oil products tanker SKS Demini 2012-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 19 April 2015

Norway International register-flagged, homeport Bergen, Norway, IMO 9531636, MMSI 2599885000 and callsign LAND7. Built by Hyundau Samho Heavy Industries, Samho, South Korea in 2012. Owned and managed by KGJ Obo&Tankers Fleet Management, Bergen, Norway.

Dutch general cargo ship (ex-Moravia, Grace 2005, Bohemia 2005-2008, CFL Racer 2008-2010) Maxime 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 19 April 2015

Curacao-flagged, IMO 9198446, MMSI 3067672000 and callsign PJMV. Built by Lodenice Chvaletice, Chvaletice, Czech Republic in 2005. Owned by Overtoom Scheepvaart, Rhoon, Netherlands and managed by Powedermill Navigation, Athens, Greece. Ex-Moravia renamed 13 November 2000, Ex-Grace renamed September 2005, ex-Bohemia renamed 19 August 2008 and CFL Racer renamed September 2010.

German general cargo ship (ex-Houmersiel 2006) BBC Elbe 2006-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 19 April 2015

Antigua&Barbuda-flagged, homeport Saint John’s, IMO 9347059, MMSI 304034000 and callsign V2GP2. Ex-Houmersiel renamed 2006. Built by Xingang Shipbuilding Heavy Industry, Tianjin, China in 2006. Owned and managed by Briese Schiffahrt, Leer, Germany.

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

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 19 April 2015

Denmark International Register-flagged, IMO 9274630, MMSI 219397000 and callsign OUVW2. Ex-Geestestern 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, Copenhagen, Denmark.