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Saturday, 28 March 2015

German submarine U 28 sunk British steamship Southpoint according to the Dutch newspaper Het nieuws van den dag voor Nederlandsch-Indië dated 3 April 1915

An item dated Lisbon, Portugal 2nd reported that the German submarine U 28 sunk the British steamship Southpoint 60 miles from Cape Finisterre. Her crew of 30 men was brought by a British steamship to Lisbon.

Norwegian bark sunk by German submarine on North Sea according to the Dutch newspaper Het nieuws van den dag voor Nederlandsch-Indië dated 3 April 1915

An item dated Amsterdam, Netherlands 2nd reported that a German submarine torpedoed at the North Sea a Norwegian bark of which 11 crewmembers were landed at Hoek van Holland, Netherlands.

German government denies losses of submarines according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 25 November 1914

An item referred to a statement of the German government that the rumours dealing with the sinking of some German submarines around 8 days earlier were false. None German submarine was missing.

German submarine U 18 sunk by British patrol vessel according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 25 November 1914

An item referred to a statement of the British Admiralty reporting that a British patrol vessel off the Scottish North coast at the German submarine U 18 rammed and sunk.

German submarine stranded near Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper De tribune dated 14 March 1917

An item reported that near Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands a German submarine was stranded. (1)

Note
1. At Hellevoetsluis was at that moment still a small establishment of the Royal Netherlands Navy existing.

French warships seized German submarine off Ferrol, Spain according to the Dutch newspaper Het nieuws van den dag voor Nederlandsch-Indië dated 20 March 1919

An item reported that French warships seized a German submarine which tried to escape out of Ferrol, Spain.

Dutch trawler Tres Fatres torpedoed by German submarine according to the Dutch newspaper Het nieuws van den dag voor Nederlandsch-Indië dated 3 April 1917

An item reported that the Dutch steam trawler Tres Fratres of Ijmuiden, Netherlands was torpedoed by a German submarine.

German cargo submarine Deutschland departed Baltimore, USA according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 3 August 1915

An item dated Baltimore, USA 2nd reported the departure in the afternoon the day before of the German cargo submarine Deutschland.

German submarine Deutschland arrived at Bremen, Germany according to the Dutch newspaper Het nieuws van den dag voor Nederlandsch-Indië dated 25 August 1915

An item dated Amsterdam, Netherlands 24th reported that the German cargo submarine Deutschland arrived at Bremen, Germany.

Norwegian steamship Greenland seized by German submarine according to the Dutch newspaper Het nieuws van den dag voor Nederlandsch-Indië dated 23 December 1915

An item reported that the Norwegian steamship Greenland was stopped by a German submarine and forced to go to Swinemünde, Germany.

Russian forces destroyed two Turkish motor gunboats according to the Dutch newspaper De Tijd dated 23 December 1916

An item dated Petrograd, Russia 22nd reported that Russian forces destroyed near the Bosporus two Turkish motor gunboats.

German submarine sunk during trials according to the Dutch newspaper Het nieuws van den dag dated 3 August 1915

An item dated Copenhagen, Denmark 2nd reported that a newly built German submarine which left on 24th July for her trial sunk with the loss of 12 men.

German submarine U 8 guarded by Dutch navy at Terschelling, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwsblad ban Friesland dated 5 November 1915

An item reported that the German submarine U 8 was thrown over the banks near Terschelling, Netherlands north of the Brandaris and damaged. She signalled for support which was given by the Dutch motor rescue boat of Terschelling which towed her to a safe anchorage. Until further orders were the submarine and her crew guarded. The Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad of the same dated confirmed this item adding that she was guarded by tow torpedo boats.

German submarine U 22 heavily damaged Het nieuws van den dag voor Nederlansch-Indië dated 26 May 1916

An item dated London, England 25th May reported that the German submarine U 22 hit a mine near Zeebrugge, Belgium and was was heavily damaged towed towards Oostende, Belgium.

German submarine U3 sunk according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviaasch nieuwsblad dated 18 January 1911

An item reported that the German submarine U 3 sunk with the loss of her complete crew in the Kieler Bocht.

German submarine U 46 lost according to the Dutch newspaper De Tijd dated 23 December 1916

An item dated Berlin, Germany 22nd reported that the German submarine U 46 seemed to be destroyed in the Bay of Biscay/ The loss was not officially confirmed.

Russian flag of 3rd admiral around 1848

Source
J.W. Norie/J.S. Hobbs. Three hundred and six illustrations of the maritime flags off all nations. London, 1848.

Steamship Heemskerck arrived at Rotterdam, Netherlands coming from England according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 5 June 1902

An item dated Rotterdam, Netherlands 4th reported the arrival that morning of the steamship Heemskerck coming from Stockton at Blyth.

Steam hopper Rhin arrived at Bahia, Brazil coming from the Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 5 June 1902

An item dated Rotterdam, Netherlands 4th reported that on Sunday evening the 1st the steam hopper Rhin underway from Rotterdam towards Valparaiso, Chile safely arrived at Bahia, Brazil. The planning was to departed on Monday 2nd.

Swedish lightships redrawn from the Gulf of Bothnia according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 17-12-1902

An item dated Stockholm, Sweden 12th reported that the lightships Vestra Banken, Tinngrundet and Grepen, normally lying in the Gulf of Bothnia were brought into the harbour. The steamship Gö which arrived on the evening before via the Södertelje canal coming from Norrköping needed the assistance of the new icebreaker Styrbjörn to reach her destination.

Russian flag of 2nd admiral around 1848

Source
J.W. Norie/J.S. Hobbs. Three hundred and six illustrations of the maritime flags off all nations. London, 1848.

British steamship Florence Pile collided with Russian mailer Potemkin and grounded near Otchakoff, Russia according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 17-12-1902

An item dated Nikolajev, Russia 14th reported that the British steamship Florence Pile while bound for Hull, England collided with the Russian mailer Potemkin and grounded in the ice near Otchakoff Russia in 15 feet deep water. The damage was still unknown.

British bark Broughton underway from Germany towards Scotland stranded according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 17-12-1902

An item dated Lochmaddy, Scotland 15th reported that the British bark ship Broughton underway from Hamburg, Germany towards Glasgow, Scotland hit a rock at Hammersea Island and was now half filled with water. Her crew all of Hamburg was saved although one men was severe wounded. It was feared that she could not be refloated.

Steamship Gaika repaired at Las Palmas, Canary Islands and ready for departure according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 17-12-1902

An item dated Las Palmas, Canary Islands 13th reported that the steamship Gaika was repaired and after an examination find seaworthy. She was to depart the same day.

Russian flag of 1st admiral around 1848

Source
J.W. Norie/J.S. Hobbs. Three hundred and six illustrations of the maritime flags off all nations. London, 1848.

British bark Pomona wrecked underway from England to the Algoa Bay, South Africa according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 17-12-1902

An item dated Madeira, 12th reported that the British bark Pomona captain Patterson underway from London, England towards the Algoa Bay South Africa sunk on the 9th at the position 39 degrees north and 17 degrees west. Her crew was saved and arrived at Madeira.

Ship Shirley wrecked at the Cardiff Sands according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 17-12-1902

An item dated Cardiff, England 15th reported that the ship Shirley underway towards Penrhyn loaded with coal stranded that morning at the Cardiff Sands in heavy storm, capsized to port board and totally lost. Her crew was saved.

Steamship Hatfield arrived with storm damage at Cardiff, England according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 17-12-1902

An item dated Cardiff, England 15th reported that the steamship Hatfield arrived with a heavily damaged deck and the loss of her lifeboats caused by terrible weather in the Bay of Biscay.

Friday, 27 March 2015

British tug MTS Valiant 2008-


Inner harbour Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 March 2015

United Kingdom-flagged, IMO 9476044, MMSI 235063155 and callsign 2VA4. Built at the Damen Shipyard Hardinxveld, Hardinxveld Giessendam, Netherlands in 2008. Damen 2709 Shoalbuster. Of Marine&Towage Services (MTS), Brixham, England. Gross tonnage 221 tons, summer deadweight 200 tons and as dimensions 27,02 (over all) x 9,65 (over all) x ,260 (aft) x 3,60 (depth at sides) metres. Maximum speed 12,3 knots. Bollard pull 40 tons.

German general cargo ship Regine 2009-

Schelde off Vlissingen 24 March 2015

Antigua&Barbuda-flagged, homeport St.Jonhn’s, IMO 9393242, MMSI 305984000 and callsign V2GL&. Built at the JJ Sietas Schifswerft, Hamburg, Germany in 2009. Owned and managed by SAL Heavy Lift, Hamburg, Germany.

Luxembourg hopper dredger Sebastiano Caboto 2011-

Inner harbour Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 March 2015

Luxembourg-flagged, IMO 9505364 and callsign LXIO> Built by the Xinhe Shipbuilding Heavy Industry, Tianjin, China in 2011. Owned by Codralux and managed by Dredging&Maritime Management, Luxembourg.

Dutch general cargo ship Andesborg 2011-

Inner harbour Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 March 2015

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Delfzijl, IMO 9466324, MMSI 246797000 and callsign PCLC. Built by the Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group, Shanghai, China in 2011. Owned and managed by Wagenborg Shipping, Delfzijl, Netherlands.

Dutch submarine Hr.Ms. K I 1910-1920




Building number 142. Her building at the Kon.Mij. De Schelde, Vlissingen, Netherlands was ordered on 19 October 1910 although the contract was not earlier signed as in December that year. Her keel was laid down on 16 September 1911 in the barrack at the North side, plating fitted on 12 January 1913, launched on 25 May 1913, technical trial on 29 October 1913 and 12 June 1914 (at the same time the official trial), on 19 June 1914 the diving test and delivered on 12 July and the 20th departed she towards Den Helder. Commissioned on 15 July. Departed on 12 September 1916 towards the Dutch East Indies. Finally stricken on 1 October 1927. Building time 45 months in weeks of 60 hours. Costs completely fitted out when she was for the first time commissioned ƒ 1.330.000,--. Designed by Whitehead=Hay at Fiume. Dimensions 44,80 (between perpendiculars)-45,20 (waterline)-48,645 metres (over all) x 4,32 x 4,22 (hold) metres, a tonnage of 3.024 tons, deadweight of 72,8 tons and as displacement 332,8 (surfaced)-385,9 (submerged). Fitted out with 2x8 cylinder MAN (Maschinenfabriek Augsburg-Nürnberg) diesel engines supplying 2x850 ahp allowing a surfaced speed of 16,775 knots (trial) and 2x157 ahp electric engines allowing a submerged speed of 11 8-knots further more she ahd 144 batteries. Fuel bunker capacity 16,1 tons. Range with a speed of 11 knots 1.700-2.250 miles and submerged was she able to continue for 3¾ hours a speed of 8,9 miles. Her crew numbered 17 men. Her armament consisted of 2-45cm torpedo tubes in the bow and one 45cm stern torpedo tube and she could carry with her 45cm torpedoes. Decommissioned in 1928.

Paid by the Dutch Department of Colony using the Dutch East Indies where she was to serve but to be manned by the Royal Netherlands Navy. Towed by the Dutch tug Witte Zee in 1916 to her final destination.

Dutch submarine (Luctor et Emergo) Hr.Ms. O1 1904-1920


Laid down at the shipyard Kon.Mij. De Schelde at Vlissingen, Netherlands for own account on 1 June 1904, launched on 8 July 1905, commissioned on 21 December 1906 and decommissioned in 1920. Broken up afterwards but her conning tower was preserved.

First submarine of the Royal Netherlands Navy and with her commissioning on 21 December 1903 was the submarine service of the Royal Netherlands Navy a fact.

Plaque, still called a suvmerged torpedo boat


Lieutenant Paul Koster, photo published in te Dutch magazine De Prins dated 29 September 1906

More details to follow soon.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Russian signal for a pilot around 1848

Source
J.W. Norie/J.S. Hobbs. Three hundred and six illustrations of the maritime flags off all nations. London, 1848.

Russian Admiralty flag around 1848

Source
J.W. Norie/J.S. Hobbs. Three hundred and six illustrations of the maritime flags off all nations. London, 1848.

Russian Imperial flag around 1848

Source
J.W. Norie/J.S. Hobbs. Three hundred and six illustrations of the maritime flags off all nations. London, 1848.

Russian standard around 1848

Source
J.W. Norie/J.S. Hobbs. Three hundred and six illustrations of the maritime flags off all nations. London, 1848.

Steam tug Red Rose towing barges Useful and Spiteful from Dover, England towards Plymouth, England according to the newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 17 December 1903

An item dated Dover, England 14th reported that the barges Useful and Spiteful underway from Rotterdam, Netherlands towards Plymouth, England departed the same day towed by the tug Red Rose after undergoing repairs.

British steam trawler Sir Galahad was towed into the Nieuwediep, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 20 November 1903

An item dated Nieuwediep, Netherlands 18th reported that the leaking British steam trawler Sir Galahad was towed in the harbour by the trawlers Brederode and Caledonia. She had been grounded at the Haaksgronden loosing her screw and was refloated with the assistance of the Dutch tug Titan.

Steamship Heemskerck refloated with assistance of the tug Hector according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 20 November 1903

An item dated 19th reported that the steamship Heemskerck with the assistance of the tug Hector was refloated and arrived at Hamburg, Germany without visible damage.

Steamship Wipper refloated with assistance of Dutch tug Kinderdijk according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 20 November 1903

An item dated Maassluis, Netherlands 18th reported that the steamship Wipper was refloated with the assistance of the Dutch tug Kinderdijk and now underway towards Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Dutch tug Voorwaarts ordered to tow the Valborg towards Nieuwediep, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 29 October 1903

An item dated Texel, Netherlands 26th reported that there was an agreement signed dealing with the towing of the Valborg from Cockdorp, Netherlands towards the Nieuwediep, Netherlands by the Dutch tug Voorwaarts capatin Lipjes of Harlingen, Netherlands.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Ship Irishman collided with steamship Tartary at Liverpool, England according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 17-12-1902

An item dated Liverpool, England 15th reported that the ship Irishman collided with the steamship Tartary coming from Cape Town, South Africa. Both ships were damaged and now docked.

Cause of fire on board of steamship Bergedorff unknown according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 17-12-1902

An item dated Hamburg, Germany 15th reported that the Seeamt on the 13th concluded that the cause of the fire on board of the steamship Bergedorf wasstill unknown and that her captain had done everything to extinguish it. She was underway from the Dutch East Indies towards Amsterdam, Netherlands when in the morning of the 5th November three days after the departure from Port Said, Egypt a fire was discovered. She was forced to enter Messina, Italy where the fire was extinguished although cargo and ship were heavily damaged.

Bark Carl Hindrix arrived at Cuxhaven, Germany coming from the USA according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 17-12-1902

An item dated Hamburg, Germany 15th reported that the bark ship Carl Hindric which departed 8th September Savannah, USA towards Hamburg arrived that day at Cuxhaven, Germany. She was towed until Borkum by the tug Hercules. In the meantime was reassurance until 25% already paid at London, England.

French torpedo boat No. 8 stranded in Whitsand Bay according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 17-12-1902

An item dated Cherbourg, France 15th reported that on Thursday afternoon a French destroyer towed the French torpedo boat No. 108 towards Brest, France when off Cape La Hogue the towing line sudden broke and the torpedo boat out of sight disappeared. There was no crew on board of her. From Plymouth, England were tidings received that the torpedo boat was stranded in Whitsand Bay and that several efforts to refloat her failed.

Bark Birkdale arrived at Cette, France according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 17-12-1902

An item dated London, England 15th reported the safe arrival of the bark ship Birkdale on the evening of the 14th at Cette, France.

Steamship Kilmore stranded of Ismael Tchatal Romania according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 17-12-1902

An item dated London, England 15th referred to tidings from Galatz, Romania reporting that the steamship Kilmore bound for Rotterdam, Netherlands was stranded off Ismael Tchatal, Romania. She was partly loaded with grain and wood.

Dutch sail vessels Nieuwe Zorg, Emmanuel Concurrent forced by the ice to enter Hamburg, Germany according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 17-12-1902

An item dated Rotterdam, Netherlands 16th reported that the Dutch sail vessels Nieuwe Zorg captain Arbeider underway from Rudkobing, Denmark towards Stralsund, Germany the Emmanuel captain Gols underway from Holmstrand, Sweden towards Bremerhaven, Germany and the Concurrent captain Scholten underway from Landskrona, Sweden towards Hamburg, Germany entered Kiel on the 12th caused by the ice.(1)

Note
1. All three ships were so-called tjalks.

Crew of the abandoned sinking ship Norrskenet saved according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 17-12-1902

An item dated Rotterdam, Netherlands 16th reported that the crew of the abandoned sinking ship Norrskenet was saved and brought to St. Michaels by the British ship Ocean Ranger.

German tug Krautsand with lighter Saale underway from Netherlands towards Germany according to the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 24 September 1903

An item dated Maassluis, Netherlands 24th reported the departure of the lighter Saale with the tug Krautsand towards Hamburg, Germany.

Tug Tresfares arrived at Delfzijl, Netherlands coming from germany according to the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 24 September 1903

An item dated Delfzijl, Netherlands 23rd reported the arrival of the tug Tresfares coming from Emden, Germany.

Tug Kerkerak arrived at Delfzijl, Netherlands coming from Germany according to the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 24 September 1903

An item dated Delfzijl, Netherlands 23rd reported the arrival of the tug Kerkerak towing two barges coming from Emden, Germany.

Tug Vigilant crushed between two other ships in harbour Marseille, France according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 22 April 1903

An item dated Marseille, France 19th reported that the tug Vigilant was crushed between two steamships caused by the worse weather.

Goods salvaged out the wreck of the steamship Vrijheid according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 9 February 1903

An item dated IJmuiden, Netherlands 6th reported that divers succeeded in salvaging some goods out of the wreck of the steamship Vrijheid. A second item dated the 7th reported that the same morning the Dutch tug Simson with a diver on board departed towards the wreck.

German tug Brema sunk at Bremen, Germany according to te Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 9 February 1903

An item dated Bremen, Germany 4th reported that the German tug Brema hit an unknown object near the entrance of the new harbour and sunk causing the drowning of her captain.

Efforts to refloat steamship Finland not successful according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 23 December 1903

An item dated Vlissingen, Netherlands 22nd reported that efforts of 8 tugs and the steamship Vaterland which arrived coming from New York, USA to refloat the steamship Finland were unsuccessful. The passengers 1st and 2nd class of the Finland were taken over by the Vaterland to return to Antwerp, Belgium.

Russian maritime merchant flag around 1848

Source
J.W. Norie/J.S. Hobbs.Three hundred and six illustrations of the maritime flags off all nations. London, 1848.

Russian maritime flag the so-called Jack around 1848

Source
J.W. Norie/J.S. Hobbs.Three hundred and six illustrations of the maritime flags off all nations. London, 1848.

Russian maritime flag of war around 1848

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J.W. Norie/J.S. Hobbs.Three hundred and six illustrations of the maritime flags off all nations. London, 1848.

Russian maritime flag for yachts around 1848

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J.W. Norie/J.S. Hobbs.Three hundred and six illustrations of the maritime flags off all nations. London, 1848.

Russian maritime flag for packets around 1848

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J.W. Norie/J.S. Hobbs.Three hundred and six illustrations of the maritime flags off all nations. London, 1848.

Russian maritime flag for transports around 1848

Source
J.W. Norie/J.S. Hobbs.Three hundred and six illustrations of the maritime flags off all nations. London, 1848.

Dutch 3 cylinder 900 ton submarines project 2075 of 1949

After the Second World War was the Dutch submarine fleey almost reduced to nothing. In the next period depended the navy on submarines of British and American origin. In the meantime were designs made to produce an own submarine using a so-called 3 cylinder design. The N.V. Nederlandsche Vereenigde Scheepsbouw Bureaux [Netherlands United Shipbuilding Offices] in which the Royal Netherlands navy and the major Dutch shipyards were represented made some potential designs including project 2075, a 900 ton 3-cylinder submarine. The dimensions were to be 72,75 (over all) x 7,70 (outside thrush) x 6,73 (hold below upper side superstructure) metres and a displacement of 874,4 (empty)-900 (standard)-1.236,9 (trimmed)-1.6001,9 (submerged) tons. The crew was to number 61 men. Diving depth 180-200 metres. The armament consisted of 8 torpedo tubes. Speed 17 (surfaced)-17,5/19 (submerged) knots. The choice to offer this smaller submarine in contrary to what the Royal Netherlands Navy wished was the available budget 1949. A second project was a 1.450 tons submarine.

Source
Kon.Mij. De Schelde 1875-1970 (T214) inventory number 1622 (Municipality Archive of Vlissingen, Netherlands).

Crew of the abandoned sinking Dutch bark ship Helen saved according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 17-12-1902

An item dated Rotterdam, Netherlands 16th reported that the crew of the abandoned sinking Dutch bark ship Helen was saved and brought to Naples, Italy by the British steamship Calabria.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

3-mast schooner Voorzorg underway from Queenstown towards Penhyn, England according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 17-12-1902

An item dated Rotterdam, Netherlands 16th reported that the 3 mast schooner Voorzorg captain Oldenburger departed on the 15th from Queenstown towards Penryn, England.

Ships Lord Salisbury and Eustace forced by the ice to enter Zierikzee, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 17-12-1902

An item dated Rotterdam, Netherlands 16th reported that the ships Lord Salisbury captain Marshall and Eustace captain Porter underway from London, England towards Prussia arrived on the 14th respectively 15th at Zierikzee, Netherlands anchoring in the harbour while the ice on the river prevented that they could continue their voyage.

Dutch steamship Alide arrived at IJmuiden, Netherlands coming from Sundsvall, Sweden according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 17-12-1902

An item dated Rotterdam, Netherlands 16th reported that the Dutch steamship Alide arrived on the 16th at Ijmuiden, Netherlands underway from Sundsvall Sweden towards Amsterdam, Netherlands. Underway she (partly?) lost her cargo stored on deck.(1)

Note
1. Screw steamship, homeport Harlingen, Netherlands callsign NCMB and a net capacity of 2.779,35 cubic metres or 628,11 tons of 2,83 cubic metres.

Dutch schooner Hoogezand I arrived at Cuxhaven, Germany coming from Morrison’s Haven, Scotland according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 17-12-1902

An item dated Rotterdam, Netherlands 16th reported that the steel built Dutch schooner Hoogezand I captain Wyrdeman on the 16th arrived at Cuxhaven, Germany coming from Morrison’s Haven, Scotland.(1)

Note
1. Homeport Hoogezand, Therlands callsign PBSK and a net capacity of  624,28 cubic metres or 220,37 tons of 283 cubic metres.

Dutch steamship Leonora temporarily in huge problems at Holyhead, England according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 17-12-1902

An item dated Rotterdam, Netherlands 16th reported that the Dutch steamship Leonora underway from Fleetwood towards Barry entered Holyhead England and started there drifting. The latest tidings were that she was lying safely anchored in the roads. While she struck the ground it was feared that the engine was damaged. The crew of the local lifeboat assisted the crew of the Leonora.(1)

Note
1. The screw steamship Leonora, homeport Rotterdam, Netherlands, callsign PJDK and a net capacity of 3.119,39 cubic metres or 2.041,91 tons of 2,83 cubic metres?

Dutch steamship Alpha lying at Tenerife, Canary Islands for further examination according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 17-12-1902

An item dated Rotterdam, Netherlands 16th reported that on board of the Dutch steamship Alpha which arrived on the 13th at Tenerife, Canary Islands coming from Cardiff, England an explosion found place in her cargo coal. After an investigation was the advice to unload her for further investigations. There were no casualties.(1)

Note
1. The screw steamship Alpha with as homeport Amsterdam, Netherlands, callsign NCTF and a net capacity of 1.355,22 cubic metres or 1.591,12 tons of 283 cubic metres?

Steamship Vianna underway from Portugal towards Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 17-12-1902

An item dated Rotterdam, Netherlands 16th reported the departure on the 18th of the steamship Vianna from Lisbon, Portugal towards Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Steamship Tromp passed Pantellaria underway from Egypt towards England according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 17-12-1902

An item dated Rotterdam, Netherlands 16th reported the passing of the island Pantellaria, Italy on the 15th by the steamship Tromp underway from Alexandria, Egypt towards Hull, England.

Stranded Dutch bark Nijenstein lost according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 25 June 1902

An item dated Stockholm, Sweden 20th reported that the near the lighthouse of Söderarm stranded Dutch barkship Nijenstein was totally lost. Her homeport was Delfzijl, Netherlands, built in 1869 and with a measurement of 548 tons.(1)

Note
1. In 1893 callsign PNCQ and a capacity of 1.553,73 cubic metres or 548,47 tons of 283 cubic metres.

Tug Concurrent with cylinder problems towed by tug Cosmopolite towards Antwerp, Belgium according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 25 June 1902

An item dated Hansweert, Netherlands 23rd reported that the cylinder of the tug Concurrent was damaged after an explosion of the cover while being near Oude Tonge, Netherlands. On the 23rd was she towed by the tug Cosmopolite towards Antwerp Belgium.

Dutch tug Simson temporarily acting as pilot boat according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 2 January 1902

An item dated IJmuiden, Netherlands 31 December 1901 reported that due to the south west storm the pilot cutters stayed in the harbour and that the Dutch tug Simson now was used as pilot boat.

Danish tanker Harbour Progress 2010-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 22 March 2014

Madeira-flagged, IMO 9572745, MMSI 255804920 and callsign CQNY. Built at the Zhousan Shipyard, Zhousan, China in 2010. Owned by Nordic Tankers Marine, Copenhagen, Denmark and managed by TB Marine Shipmanagement, hamburg, Germany.

Greek tanker Athina M 2013-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 22 March 2014

Greece-flagged, homeport Athens, Greece, IMO 9644237, MMSI 241294000 and callsign SVBW9. Built at the SPP Shipbuilding Tongyoung Shipyard, Tongyoung, South Korea. Owned and managed by Eastern Mediterranean Maritime, Athens, Greece.

Norwegian cargo/containership Star Herdla 1994-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 22 March 2014

Norway International Register-flagged, homeport Bergen, Norway, IMO 9071557, MMSI 258954000 and callsign LAVF4. Built by Mitsui Tamano Engineering&Shipbuilding, Tamano, Japan in 1994. Owned by Grieg Shipping and managed by Grieg Star Shipping, both of Bergen, Norway.

Italian chemical tanker Acquamarina 2004-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands

Italy-flagged, homeport Ancona, Italy, IMO 9268631, MMSI 247102500 and callsign IBJJ. Built at the shipyard Cantieri Navala Morini, Ancona, Italy in 2004. Owned and managed by Finbeta, Savona, Italy.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Dutch 7th charter Welvaren van het land 1747-1775

Of the admiralty Maze, built by Paulus van Zwijndrecht at naval yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands in 1747, broken up in 1775, dimensions 120 x 33 x 13 feet and an armament of 20-24 guns (1756 24-8pd, 16-1pd swivels). commanding officers 1759-1760 captain P. van Hoogwerff, as convoyer to Cape de la Hogue, 1760-1761 captain Andries de Bruijn, voyages to North Sea and Mediterranean, 1762-1763 captain J.J. van Hoeij, voyage to Mediterranean and Algeria, 1765-1766 captain G.C. de Prato, voyage to Cadiz, Spain and Lisbon, Portugal and cruiser for homeward bound E.I.C. fleet, 1769-1770 voyage to Tripoli. Letter dated 20 January 1749: fitting out excluding guns and anchors costs ƒ 60.305:04:00. Admiralty minutes dated 11 May 1756: armament 24 iron 8pdr and 16-1pdr swivels.

Dutch 6th charter Zephier 1786-1796

Of the admiralty Amsterdam, launched at the naval yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands on 2 October 1786, in British embargo on 20 January 1795, seized on 4 March 1796, dimensions (Amsterdam foot) 139 8/11 (lower deck) x 37 8/11 x 15 8/11 and an armament of 36 guns. Commanding officers 1787 captain Aberson in the Mediterranean, 36 guns. {4} 1788 built at naval yard at Amsterdam, frigate, 1788-1789 captain lieutenant J.O. Vaillant and in October 1793 M. Allier.

Dutch uitlegger Welstand 1747

Of the admiralty Maze, gaffschuyt, mentioned in 1747, an armament consisting of 8 guns and 4 swivels and a crew numbering, 35 men. Commanding officer in 1747 commanding officer W. Buys, served on waters of Zealand.

Dutch tin dredger Rambat underway from Netherlands towards Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviaasch nieuwsblad dated 27 July 1927

An item reported the departure a day earlier of the Dutch tin dredger Rambat from Ijmuiden, Netherlands towards Muntok, Dutch East Indies.

Note
1. Built at the shipyard of Conrad, Haarlem, Netherlands.

Dutch tug Zwarte Zee with tin dredger Soerabaja arrved at Blinjoe, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper De Sumatra post dated 11 June 1927

An item dated Blinjoe, Dutch East Indies 11th reported the arrival on the 10th of the Dutch tug Zwarte Zee towing the tin dredger Soerabaja.

Dutch tin dredger Doejoeng underway to the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper De Indische Courant dated 15 October 1937

An item reported that the Dutch tin dredger Doejoeng underway to the Dutch East Indies arrived on the 12th at Colombo, Ceylon.

Dutch tin dredger Soengei Liat arrived in the roads of Soengei Liat (Banka), Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper De Sumatra post dated Wednesday 12 October 1938

An item reported that on Tuesday morning before the Dutch tin dredger Soengei Liat arrived in the roads of Soengei Liat (Banka), Dutch East Indies coming from Surabaya, Dutch East Indies.

Dutch tin dredger Soengei Liat built at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper De Indische Courant dated 23 August 1938

An item reported that the Dutch tin dredger Soengailiat [Soengei Liat] was at moment just completed by the Droogdok Maatschappij ‘Soerabaia” for account of the Dutch East Indies Government to be used for tin mining at Banka. In fact was her building via the Technical Office of the Department for Colonies at The Hague, Netherlands ordered at the shipyard Gusto, Schiedam, Netherlands. The pontoon was complete built at Surabaya using the drawings of Gusto while the other parts were manufactured in the Netherlands and fitted by the Droogdok Maatschappij ‘Soerabaia”. She was electrically powered feed by a 6.000 volt cable from the shore. The dredger was able to dredge separated in soil layers with and without ore. Her buckets were driven with an adjustable speed a 400hp electro motor. The buckets had a capacity of 425 litres. Maximum working depth below the water level was 28 metres. The ore was at the aft ship in a special washing device further cleaned from sand and so on. The necessary powerful pumps were located in two separated pump rooms. The electrical equipment was delivered by the N.V. Electro-Slikkerveer. The shipyard Gusto sent chief engineer V. Gerosa to act as supervisor during the assembling at Surabaya. The dredger would probably be towed in the first half of October towards Banka.

Dutch tin dredger Doejoeng passed Yemen underway to the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Soerabaijasch handelsblad dated 21 September 1937

In item reported the passing of Aden, Yemen by the Dutch tin dredger Doejoeng a day earlier underway to the Dutch East Indies.

British bulk carrier Cape Cross 2014-




Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 22 March 2015

United Kingdom-flagged, homeport London, England, IMO 9698305, MMSI 235102465 and callsign 2HCI3. Built by Dayang Shipbuilding, Yangzhou, China in 2014. Owned by Pontefract Shipping Limited and managed by Norbulk Shipping UK, Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Maritime flag of Pegu [Bago, Myanmar] around 1858


Source
J.W. Norie/J.S. Hobbs. Three hundred and six illustrations of the maritime flags off all nations. London, 1848.

Maritime flags of Persia [Iran] around 1858




Source
J.W. Norie/J.S. Hobbs. Three hundred and six illustrations of the maritime flags off all nations. London, 1848.

Abandoned French bark Jeanne d’Arc towed into harbour of Madeira according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 12 September 1903

An item dated Madeira, 4th reported that the French bark Jeanne d’Arc captain Bonhomme underway from Marseille, France towards St. Denis was abandoned by her crew 50 miles distance from Madeira picked up by the steamship Obidense and towed into the harbour. In the cargo was 14 feet water. Her crew arrived with their own life boats.

Floating coal depot planned in outer harbour of Bilbao, Spain according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 12 September 1903

An item dated London, England 10th referred to an official statement of the British consul at Bilbao, Spain reporting that a company there proposed the founding of a floating coal depot in in the outer harbour. Passing ships which were lacking coal could bunker for 2,5 peseta’s less as at Bilbao and with no other expenses as to pay for pilot age.

German tug Krautsand with lighter Donau bound for Germany according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 12 September 1903

An item dated Nieuwe Waterweg, Netherlands 11th reported the return from sea by the lighter Donau underway from Rotterdam, Netherlands with the tug Krautsand towards Hamburg, Germany.

Tug Roland with lighter Nation underway from Latvia towards Netherland according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 12 September 1903

An item dated Nieuwe Waterweg, Netherlands 11th reported the arrival of the lighter Nation underway from Riga, Latvia towards Terneuzen, Netherlands towed by the tug Roland.

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Dutch tug Wodan with tow underway from Netherlands towards Denmark according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 14 September 1893

An item dated Nieuwediep, Netherlands 12th reported that the same day the Dutch tug Wodan towing four mud barges passed the lightship Haaks underway from Rotterdam, Netherlands towards Tonningen Denmark.

Grain elevator built for harbour of Antwerp, Belgium according to the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf dated 17 June 1925

An item dated Amsterdam, Netherlands 17th reported that the Dutch shipyard N.V. Verschure &Co. Scheepswerf en Machinefabriek at Amsterdam completed the building of a floating pneumatic grain elevator for account of the town Antwerp, Netherlands. Dimensions 30 x 10,5 x 3,30 hold) x zround 25 (height) metres. She was to be used in the harbour of Antwerp for over loading of the cargoes of sea hips into lighters with a maximum capacity of 300 ton/hour. The grain was via four suction pipes from the cargo holds transport to a collect space placed on a height of 24 metres above the waterline. There was the grain automatically separated from the dust an via a lock collected in a double tank, weighed manually [to prevent problems with the personnel in the harbour of Antwerp] and not automatically and further transported to the lighters. For stabilizing the elevator was below in the pontoon 200.000 kg ballast stored. Both vertical vacuum pumps driven by a 300hp compound steam engine, boiler and auxiliary engines were made by the shipyard. In the pontoon was a house for her master and further more accommodation for the crew. The was electrically lightened and steam heated. She was the first of her design manufactured in Netherlands. The Dutch shipyard got the ordered despite heavy competition of British and German firms. Until now were all elevators in Antwerp made in Germany. She was to be towed that day towards Ijmuiden, Netherlands and with favourable weather over sea towards Antwerp while she was too huge to pass inland fairways. Built in 7 months was she to be delivered on 25th June ant Antwerp and there to undergo her final tests.

Grain elevator built for harbour of Rotterdam, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Het Vader land dated 13 March 1939

An item reported that the Dutch shipyard N.V. Verschure &Co. Scheepswerf en Machinefabriek at Amsterdam, Netherlands as ordered by the N.V. Graanelevator Maatschappij at Rotterdam, Netherlands to built a new modern floating gain elevator. She was to be fitted out with as a diesel-electric engine aggregate as the first grain elevator of the world, completely electric welded and with the latest technique in pneumatics and overloading of grain.

Grain elevator built for harbour of Rotterdam, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 11 November 1913

An item reported that the Dutch shipyard N.V. Verschure &Co. Scheepswerf en Machinefabriek at Amsterdam, Netherlands was ordered by Gebr. Seck, Dresden, Germany to built a pontoon with the superstructure for a grain levator with a capacity of around 300 tons/hour which was to be used by the Onafhankelijk Graanelevator Mij., Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Grain elevator built for harbour of Amsterdam, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 17 June 1931

An item reported that the Dutch shipyard N.V. Verschure &Co. Scheepswerf en Machinefabriek at Amsterdam, Netherlands started with the building of a new floating grain elevator for account of the Nederlandsche Silo Elevator en Graanfactor Maatschappij to serve in the harbour of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Maritime flag of Sandwich Islands around 1848

Source
J.W. Norie/J.S. Hobbs. Three hundred and six illustrations of the maritime flags off all nations. London, 1848.

Maritime flag of Japan around 1848

Source
J.W. Norie/J.S. Hobbs. Three hundred and six illustrations of the maritime flags off all nations. London, 1848.

Dutch warship Dolfijn 1628-1631

Of the admiralty Zealand, mentioned in 1628, wrecked in or before 1631, with an armament of 16 guns (2 bronze guns, 6 iron guns, 8 steenstukken)and a crew numbering, 37 men. In 1628 convoyer, commanded by Nicolaes Jansz Gau.

Dutch yacht Dolfijn 1628-1631

Of the admiralty Amsterdam, mentioned in 1628-1631, an armament of 14 guns (2-5pdr gotelingen, 8-4pdr gotelingen, 4 steenstukken), a crew numbering 60 men and a measurement of 60 last. sources: {59} Serving off the Flemish coast, captain Egbert Niekercken.

Dutch frigate Dolfijn 1626-1631

Of the admiralty Maze, built in 1626, last mentioned in 1631, an armament of 13 guns (1 bronze gun, 4 iron guns, 8 steenstukken/swivels. Commanding officer in 1629-1631: captain Antonij van Schuijlenborch, serving in the Stoutersgat.

Dutch warship Dolfijn 1597

Of the admiralty Amsterdam, mentioned in 1597 with a crew of 70 men and a measurement of 100 last. Cruising off the Flemish coast.

Maritime flag of Siam around 1848

Source
J.W. Norie/J.S. Hobbs. Three hundred and six illustrations of the maritime flags off all nations. London, 1848.

Dutch warship Dolfijn 1594

Of the admiralty Maze, mentioned in 1594, ordered 26 July to sail for the Veerse Gat, Netherlands to bring the ambassadors Brederode and Valkcke from there to Scotland.

Dutch warship Doesburg 1655-1667

Of the ship, admiralty Amsterdam, first mentioned in 1655, chartered to Denmark in 1666-1667, dimensions (Amsterdam foot) 130 x 32 x 13, an armament of 40-50 guns (1665: 4-18pd, 18-12pd, 20-8pd, 6-3pd) and a crew numbering 175-222 (latter included 30 soldiers) men. Commanding officer in March 1665 captain IJsbrant de Vries.

Dutch yacht Dieshoek 1665-1667

Of the admirality van Zealand, yacht annex advice boat, mentioned in 1665-1667, an armament of 6-3pd iron guns and a crew numbering 14-20 (included 6 soldiers) men. Commanding officers in 1665 captain Jan Pietersen Tant and 1666 captain Gilles Gelijnsz.

Maritime flag of New Zealand in 1848

Source
J.W. Norie/J.S. Hobbs. Three hundred and six illustrations of the maritime flags off all nations. London, 1848

Dutch 6th charter Dieren 1757-1782

Of the admiralty Noorderkwartier, built in 1757, stricken in 1782, an armament of 36 guns and a crew numbering 230 men.

Dutch 3rd charter Dieren 1694-1708

Of the admiralty Amsterdam, built at navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1694, sold as useless in 1708, dimensions (Amsterdam foot) 145-150 x 38½ x 15, an armament of 64 guns and a crew numbering 325 men.

Dutch 5th charter Diepenheim 1700-1725

Of the admiralty Amsterdam, built by Hendrik Cardinaal at naval yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1700, (sold for ƒ 2.723 to be ) broken up on 3 April 1724, dimensions (Amsterdam foot) 130-134 (prow) x 34½ 14, draught 8½-12½ and an armament of 44-46 guns.

Italian bulk carrier Hispanic G 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 21 March 2015

Italy-flagged, homeport Napoli, Italy, IMO 9457842, MMSI 247300600 and callsign ICOX. Built by Jiangsu New Yangzijang Shipbuilding, Jingiang, China in 2010. Owned and managed by Gesama, Ravenna, Italy.

Chinese bulk carrier (ex-Cape Challenger) AM Port Cartier 2013-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 21 March 2015

Panama-flagged, IMO 9546801, MMSI 354124000 and callsign 3FVJ6. Owned by MK Shipmanagement, Hong Kong, China and managed by Hachiuma Steamship, Kobe, Japan, Built by JMU, Tokyo, Japan in 2013.

Swedish oil products tanker (ex-Daedalos 2005-2008) Stena Chiron 2008-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 21 March 2015

Bahamas-flagged, homeport Nassau, IMO 9282625, MMSI 311708000 and callsign C6TN7. Built by the Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group, Shanghai, China in 2005. Owned by Stena Bulk, Gothenburg, Sweden and managed by Paradise Navigation, Athens, Greece.

British crude oil tanker (ex-Cape Endeauvour 2010-2013) Seletar Spirit 2013-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 22 March 2015

Marshall Islands-flagged, IMO 9484077, MMSI 538006174 and callsign V7UV7. Built by the Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group, Shanghai, China in 2010. Owned and managed by Taurus Tankers, London, England. Ex-Cape Endeauvour renamed 13 February 2013.

German steamship Prussia stranded off Katwijk, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 23 December 1903

An item dated Maassluis, Netherlands 22nd reported that the German steamship Prussia underway from Memel [Klaipeda, Lithuania] towards Rotterdam, Netherlands with a cargo timber was stranded off Katwijk, Netherlands. Tugs were underway to assist her.

Dutch tug Titan towing Italian bark Erasmo from USA towards Italy according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 29 October 1903

An item reported the arrival of the Dutch tug Titan towing the mastless Italian bark Erasmo on the 27th at Genoa, Italy coming from Philadelphia, USA. Everything was well on board.

Dutch tugs Zwarte Zee and Oceaan underway with dry dock for Durban, South Africa according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 23 October 1903

An item dated Rotterdam, Netherlands 22nd referred to a statement of the captain of the steamship Carisbrook Castle which arrived at Southampton, England coming from cape Town, South Africa that he on the 13th saw the dry dock bound for Durban, South Africa on the position 32° North and 17° West towed by the Dutch tugs Zwarte Zee and Oceaan.

Maltese maritime flags around 1848



Source
J.W. Norie/J.S. Hobbs. Three hundred and six illustrations of the maritime flags off all nations. London, 1848.

British steamsihp Kathleen Mavourneen towed from England towards the Netherlands to be broken up according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 23 October 1903

An item reported the arrival on the Nieuwe Waterweg, Netherlands on the 22nd of the steamship Kathleen Mavourneen (1) from Liverpool, England to be broken up. She was towed by the tug Hollander.

Note
1. Paddle steamer passenger ship built at the shipyard of A. Jack&Co. Seacombe, in 1885 for account of the Drogheda Steam Packet Company and in 1902 handed over to the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway. Gross register tonnage 988 tons and as dimensions 79,4 x 9,5 x 4,7 metres or 260.5’ x 31.1’ x 15.4’.

Dutch tug Noordzee towed damaged steamship Buccleuch into IJmuiden, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 23 October 1903

An item dated IJmuiden, Netherlands 21st reported that the steamship Buccleuch was involved in a collision in the Channel was towed into Ijmuiden by the Dutch tug Noordzee.

German tug Assecuradeur underway from Netherlands towards Germany according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 178 August 1903

An item reported the departure from Rotterdam, Netherlands on the 17th the by the German tug Assecuradeur bound for Hamburg, Germany.

Chinese maritime flags around 1848




Source
J.W. Norie/J.S. Hobbs. Three hundred and six illustrations of the maritime flags off all nations. London, 1848.