Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Lithuanian reefer (Santiago 1993-2001, Santiago I 2001-2004, Prince of Sounds 2004-2012) Prince of Sound 2012-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 April 2014


German container ship Johanna 1999-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 April 2014


American ship William Nelson burned at sea according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwe Courant van Den Helder dated 22 July 1865

An item dated Den Helder, Netherlands the 21st referred to tidings from Dreischor the 16th reporting that the American ship William Nelson which left the 1st of June Antwerp, Belgium towards the USA with on board 26 immigrants of Dreischor was lost by fire on 27th June at full sea with until now just a few survivors included 7 from Dreischor which arrived safely with the Mercury at Le Havre, France. Survivors and missing persons were all related to each other.

New fishery company at Den Helder, Netherlands started successful according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwe Courant van Den Helder dated Saturday 12 August 1865

An item dated Den Helder, Netherlands the 11th reported that on last Tuesday the fishing launch recent fitted out returned with her first catch. The fish was immediately sold on an auction with a total value of around ƒ 1.200.

Norwegian bark Sophia sold at Den Helder, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwe Courant van Den Helder dated Saturday 12 August 1865

An item dated Den Helder, Netherlands the 11th reported that the evening before the bark ship Sophia with inventory was sold in the locality Tivoli, Den Helder for ƒ 4.525 to C. Former.(1)

Note
1. The newspaper Heldersche en Nieuwedieper Courant dated 1 October published an announcement in which C. Former asked for who was interested in shares of 500 guilders in a bark ship he owned suitable for the Baltic trade. Measurement 300 tonnen and as dimensions 31,55 x 4,76 x 4,50 (hold) metres. In the same time was could she also be bought. The newspaper Nieuwe Courant van Den Helder dated 4 November published an announcement of the Norwegian flagged bark ship Sophie win inventory on the 8th at Tivoli at 19.00 o’clock. She was then lying in the Koopvaarders Binnenhaven at Nieuwdiep, Netherlands.

Dutch frigate Antilope in 1879

Callsign NFHW, homeport Purmerend, Netherlands, 1.256 tons of 2,83 cubic metres.

Source
Lijst van de Nederlandsche oorlog- en koopvaardijschepen met hunne onderscheidings-seinen uit het Algemeen Seinboek ten dienst van alle Natien. Rotterdam, 1878.

Dutch frigate Auguste in 1879

Callsign NGBT, homeport Amsterdam, Netherlands, 3.706,70 cubic metres and 1.308,47 tons of 2,83 cubic metres.

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Lijst van de Nederlandsche oorlog- en koopvaardijschepen met hunne onderscheidings-seinen uit het Algemeen Seinboek ten dienst van alle Natien. Rotterdam, 1878.

Dutch frigate Anna in 1879

Callsign NDHS, homeport Krimpen a/d Lek, Netherlands, measurement 1.116 tons, cubic metres and tons of 2,83 cubic metres.

Source
Lijst van de Nederlandsche oorlog- en koopvaardijschepen met hunne onderscheidings-seinen uit het Algemeen Seinboek ten dienst van alle Natien. Rotterdam, 1878.

Dutch frigate Amstel in 1879

Callsign NDCQ, homeport Amsterdam, Netherlands, measurement 1.594 tons.

Source
Lijst van de Nederlandsche oorlog- en koopvaardijschepen met hunne onderscheidings-seinen uit het Algemeen Seinboek ten dienst van alle Natien. Rotterdam, 1878

Dutch frigate Amphitrite in 1879

Callsign NDCM, homeport Amsterdam, Netherlands, measurement 1.809 tons of 2,83 cubic metres.

Source
Lijst van de Nederlandsche oorlog- en koopvaardijschepen met hunne onderscheidings-seinen uit het Algemeen Seinboek ten dienst van alle Natien. Rotterdam, 1878.

Dutch frigate Admiraal de Ruiter in 1879

Callsign NBHM, homeport Amsterdam, Netherlands, measurement 998 tons.

Source
Lijst van de Nederlandsche oorlog- en koopvaardijschepen met hunne onderscheidings-seinen uit het Algemeen Seinboek ten dienst van alle Natien. Rotterdam, 1878.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

British bulk carrier AM Annaba 2013-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 April 2014

Marshall Islands-flagged, homeport Majuro, IMO 9669330, MMSI 538005216 and callsign V7BY3. Gross tonnage 41.254 tons, summer deadweight 76.079 tons and as dimensions 227 x 32 x 8,7 metres. AM stands for ArcelorMittal. Built in 2013 by the Huding Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group, Shanghai, China. Owned and managed by Arcelor Mittal Shipping, London, United Kingdom[according to Lloyd‘s List Marina Dorado Shipping Ltd.].

Japanese bulk carrier Oriente Gloria 2013-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 April 2014

Panama-flagged, IMO 9650822, MMSI 373981000 and callsign 3FAO2. Gross tonnage 34.800 tons, summer deadweight 61.425 tons and as dimensions 199 x 32 x 6,4 metres. Built in 2013 at the Shin Kasado Dockyard, Kudamatsu, Japan. Owned and managed by Toei Japan Co. Ltd. , Kobe, Japan.

Dutch pilot boat Lynx

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 April 2014
Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 April 2014

Dutch floating steam battery De Ruyter arrived at Den Helder, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwe Courant van Den Helder dated Saturday 12 August 1865

Halfmodel Rijksmuseum te Amsterdam, Netherlands. original url http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.244134

An item dated Den Helder, Netherlands the 11th reported the arrival the day before at 09.00 o’clock of the floating battery Zr.Ms. De Ruyter (1) escorted by the paddle steam ship Zr.Ms. Cycloop coming from Vlissingen, Netherlands anchoring on the roads. In the afternoon entered the Zr.Ms. Cycloop the harbour leaving the De Ruyter behind or some tests.(1)

Note
1. On stocks at the naval yard at Flushing, Netherlands 20 August 1831 as 74 guns ship of the line 2nd class. Built by August Elisa Tromp. Dimensions 54,16 x 14,30/14,70 x 6,46-7,32m, displacement 3000-3655 ton (maximum), sail area 237 M2. Crew numbered 650 men. As 54-gun frigate 1st class on stocks at the naval yard at Flushing 22 February 1850, launched 8 August 1853, commissioned 21 August 1854. Dimensions 54,16 x 14,30/14,70 x 6,10-6,80 metres, displacement 2770 ton, sail area 2170M2. Crew numbered 500 men. Rebuilt at naval yard at Hellevoetsluis and NSBM Fijenoord as a steam frigate. In dry dock at the naval yard at Hellevoetsluis 20-21 October 1859 and in the aft dock 25 October-1860-19 September 1861. In 1860 fitted out there with steam power and fitted out with 45 guns. Launched 19 September 1861. Commissioned 17 April 1862. Dimensions 60,30/63,50 x 14,30/14,70 x 6,10-6,80m, displacement 2828 ton, sail area 2450Ms. Crew numbered 500 men. Rebuilt as an armed floating battery at the naval yard at Vlisingen/NSBM Fijenoord. On stocks mid 1862, launched begun 1866, commissioned 21 July 1870. Dimensions 60,30/63,00 x 14,30/14,93 x 6,40-6,80m, displacement 2944-3050 ton (maximum). Crew numbered 250 men. Armed with 14-60pdr and served at the mouth of the Schelde. Decommissioned 9 October 1870. Sold at Willemsoord to be broken up 1874. Her figurehead was made of fir-wood representing a bust of the Dutch sea hero M.A. de Ruyter.

Dutch frigate Phoenix arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 30 July 1839

An item dated Middelburg, Netherlands the 29th reported the arrival on 23 March at Batavia, Dutch East Indies of the Dutch frigate ship Phoenix captain H. Eeltjes.

Dutch frigate Mercurius left Middelburg, Netherlands towards Batavia, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 1 June 1839

An item dated Middelburg, Netherlands 30 May reported the departure that day of the Dutch frigate ship Mercurius captain H.B. Esink bound for Batavia, Dutch East Indies.

Dutch frigate Europa laid down at Maassluis, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Zierikzeesche Courant dated 19 April 1839

An item reported that on the 11th at the shipyard of E. van der Hoog, Maassluis, Netherlands the keel was laid down of the frigate ship Europa of 600-700 lasten for account of A. van Hoboken&Zonen, Rotterdam with intended captain D.G. Niesen.

Dutch frigate Prins Frederik der Nederlanden launched at Amsterdam, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Zierikzeesche Courant dated Friday 30 March 1838

An item dated The Hague the 28th reported that on Tuesday afternoon at the shipyard Nachtegaal at Amsterdam, Groote Bikkerstraat Netherlands, was launched the coppered frigate ship Prins Frederik der Nederlanden built by Jan Nuveen for account of Jacob Hartsen.

Dutch bark Pictura laid down at Dordrecht, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Goeesche Courant dated Friday 30 March 1838

An item dated The Hague, Netherlands the 27th reported that in the afternoon of the Saturday before at Dordrecht the keel was laid down of the bark ship Pictura at the shipyard of B. van Limmen&Co. At Dordrecht, Netherlands. She was destined for the Dutch East Indies shipping.

Dutch frigate Lucia Maria launched at Amsterdam, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Goeesche Courant dated Friday 30 March 1838

An item dated The Hague, Nethrlands the 27th reported that in the afternoon of the Saturday before at Amsterdam, Netherlands the frigate ship Lucia Maria of 450 lasten was launched at the shipyard De Hoop by shipbuilders J. Meyjes&Zonen. She was built for account of J.P. Jeannete Walen with as intended captain H. Wente.

Dutch frigate Willem de Eerste laid down at Schiedam, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Zierikzeesche Courant dated 1 August 1837

An item reported that on 8 July at the shipyard de Nijverheid of Gips at Schiedam, Netherlands that immediately after the launching of the Eendracht the keel was laid down of the frigate ship Willem de Eerste of 500 lasten.

Dutch bark ship Eendracht launched at Schiedam, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Zierikzeesche Courant dated 1 August 1837

An item reported that on 8 July at the shipyard de Nijverheid of Gips at Schiedam, Netherlands the bark ship Eendracht of 500 lasten captain J.IJ. van der Zweep was launched.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Container ship Chaiten 2006-2912 (Anguila 2012-2013 and Allegoria 2013-)

Nieuwe Waterweg off Hoek van Holland, Netherlands 28 August 2007

As the Allegoria: Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, IMO 9295945, MMSI 636091048 and callsign A8IX5. Ex-Chaiten renamed July 2012 and Anguila renamed August 2013. Gross tonnage 66.280 tons, summer deadweight 68.228 tons and as dimensions 275 x 40 x 12,4 metres. Intake 20’5.5527 TEU, 40’:2.726 TEU and Homogeen 14: 4.200 TEU. 500 Reefer plugs. Speed maximum 24,0 knots. Built in 2006 by CSBC, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Owned and managed by Dohle Schiffahrts-KG, Hamburg, Germany.

Greek bulk carrier (ex-Lowlands Kamsar 2001-2004, Semeli 2004-2005, Atacama 2005-2006) Maganari 2006-


Nieuwe Waterweg off Hoek van Holland, Netherlands 28 August 2007

Malta-flagged, homeport Valletta, Imo 9223497, MMSI 256202000 and callsign 9HBZ8. Ex-Lowlands Kamsar 2001-September 2004, Semeli September 2004-February 2005, Atacama February 2005-May 2006. Gross tonnage 39.126 tons, net tonnage 25.373 tons, summer deadweight 75.941 tons and as dimensions 217 (between perpendiculars)-224,99 (over all) x 32,86 x 14,03 x 19,3 (depth0 x 5,320 9freeboard)  metres. Speed 14,5 knots. 7 Holds with a total capacity of 90.165,01. Built 30 March 2001 by Shin Kurushima Toyohashi Shipbuilding, Toyohashi, Japan with yard number 3533. Owned and managed by TMS Bulkers ltd., Athens, Greece.

Bottomry asked for Spanish bark Joven Rosario lying at Nieuwediep, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Heldersche en Nieuwedieper Courant dated 2 February 1865

An announcement reported that a bottomry of ƒ 14.000 was asked for the Spanish bark ship Joven Rosario captain Rafael de Urriz lying with damage at Nieuwediep, Netherlands and bound for Havana, Cuba. For more details ZurMuhulen&Co., ship brokers at Nieuwediep.

German bark Julie Michels safely arrived at Terschelling, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwe Courant van Den Helder dated 14 January 1865

An item dated Den Helder, Netherlands the 13th referred to tidings from Terschelling, Netherlands the 11th reporting that on the 10th the bark ship Julie Michels captain J.U. Dade jr. of Mecklenburg with the support of pilot vessels safely arrived in the harbour despite her draught of more as 4,1 metres. She was underway with a cargo of linseed from Taganrog, Russia towards Grimsby, England when she met a hurricane. The crew was forced to cut her masts and it was feared that her cargo was damaged and needed to be unloaded.

Dutch frigate Helena Anna disappeared according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwe Courant van Den Helder dated 14 January 1865

An item dated Den Helder, Netherlands the 13th reported that nothing was heard of the Dutch frigate ship Helena Anna since she left the 3rd England with a pilot on board towards Den Helder. Rumours that she was stranded off Terschelling could not be confirmed. It was possible that the storm caused her to sail to the north and that the south and west winds were troubling her coming back.(1)

Note
1. The Heldersche en Nieuwedieper Courant dated 9 February 1865 reported that her captain Lupcke jr. stated that the coastal light of Eijerland saved his ship and the crew.

Dutch ship Lichtstraal arrived at Brouwershaven, Netherlands coming from Batavia, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwe Courant van Den Helder dated 14 January 1865

An item dated Den Helder, Netherlands the 13th reported the arrival of the Dutch ship Lichtstraal at Brouwershaven, Netherlands after a voyage of 80 days coming from Batavia, Dutch East Indies.

Belgian tug Union Diamond 2001-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 20 April 2014

Belgium-flagged, IMO 9220548, call sign ORLK and MMSI 205349000. Gross tonnage 497 tons, net tonnage 149 tons and as dimensions 28,70 (between perpendiculars)-33,71 (over all) x 11,51 x 5,60 (maximum). Speed 13,0 knots. Single hull. Main horsepower 3.700 kW. Bollard pull 60 (astern)-65 (ahead) tons. Completed in June 2011 at the Astilleros Amon SA, Navia, Spain with yard number 511. Owned by Smit Transport Belgium N.V. and managed by Union De Remorquage Et De Sauvetage, both of Antwerp, Belgium. Previous owner Unie van Redding- en Sleepdienst N.V., Antwerp, Belgium.

Dutch tug Smit Barracuda 2006-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 20 April 2014

Cyprus-flagged, homeport Rotterdam, IMO 9345506, MMSI 210667000 and callsign 5BAB4. Gross tonnage 230 tons, summer deadweight 129 tons and as dimensions 25,80 (over all) x 10,05 x 3,17 (maximum) metres. Total power 1.492 kW. Bollard pull 28 ton (ahead0. Speed 9 (ahead-economic)-11 )maximum ahead) knots. Built in 2006 at the IHC Deltawerf, Sliedrecht, Netherlands. Owned by BosKalis Offshore/Marine Service.

Container ship (ex-Santa Christina 2001, P&O Nedlloyd Bantam 2001-2005) Santa Christina 2005-2010 Christina Star (2010-)

Nieuwe Waterweg off Hoek van Holland, Netherlands 28 August 2007

As the Christina Star: Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, IMO 9211098, MMSI 636091699 and callsign A8RQ8. Ex-Santa Christina May 2001, P&O Nedlloyd Bantam May 2001-December, Santa Christina December 2005-November 2010 and renamed Christina Star November 2010-. Built in 2001 by Samsung Shipbuilding&Heavy Industries, Geoje, South Korea with hull number 1318. Owned and managed by Metrostar Management, Athens, Greece. Gross register tonnage 37.113 tons, net tonnage 18.650 (register)-33.816 (Suez) tons, light ship 14.984 tons, summer deadweight 40.01839.978 tons and as dimensions 243,1 (over all) x 32,2 x 11,525 x 19,3 (depth) metres. Service speed 22,5 knots. Main horsepower 38.534 bhp. Capacity 3.430 TEU. Reefer plugs 800.

Dutch container ship Veersedijk 2001-

Nieuwe Waterweg off Hoek van Holland, Netherlands 28 August 2007

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Groningen, IMO 9246140, MMSI 244268000 and callsign PBCX. Gross tonnage 6.420 tons, summer deadweight 8.441 tons and as dimensions 132,3 x 19,4 x 7,36 metres. Speed 17 knots. 150 Refrigated containers. TEU capacity 14 tons: 426. TEU 707. Built in 2001 by Detlef Hegemann Rolandwerft, Berne, Germany. Owned and managed by Naviga Shipmanagement BV, Groningen, Netherlands.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Navy shipyard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands needed new steam engines and boilers according to the explanation of the Navy budget over 1882

The reconstructed pumphouse on 26 May 2007
An item reported that at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands the dry docks needed desperately new steam engines and boilers. The 80 year old balance steam engine needed to be replaced and for this reason were in the budget over 1882 the needed money requested.

Source
Kamerstuk Tweede Kamer 1881-1882 kamerstuknummer 2 VI ondernummer 2
Staatsbegrooting voor het dienstjaar 1882 (Departement van Marine). Mainly dealing with the year 1881.

Lifting device for torpedo boats at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands manufactured according to the explanation of the Navy budget over 1882

An item reported that a private firm was manufacturing the lifting device for torpedo boats needed for these boats laid up in conservation at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands.

Source
Kamerstuk Tweede Kamer 1881-1882 kamerstuknummer 2 VI ondernummer 2
Staatsbegrooting voor het dienstjaar 1882 (Departement van Marine). Mainly dealing with the year 1881.

Light ships built at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands according to the explanation of the Navy budget over 1882

An item reported that at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands two light ships for the pilots service were built. After being fitted out with the necessary equipment departed the first on 7 June towards Willemsoord, Netherlands. From there she would go to her destination. She was launched on 22 November 1880. The second one was launched on 29 March [1881] and would be continued on short notice.(1)

Note
1. This would be the No. 1 Terschellingerbank and the no. 2 Schouwenbank.

Source
Kamerstuk Tweede Kamer 1881-1882 kamerstuknummer 2 VI ondernummer 2
Staatsbegrooting voor het dienstjaar 1882 (Departement van Marine). Mainly dealing with the year 1881.

Steam launches at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands continued according to the explanation of the Navy budget over 1882

An item reported that the building of steam launches with a length of 30 and 25 British feet at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands was continued. The tests of the first in the Netherlands built ones were very promising. The commanding officer of the screw steamship 4th class Suriname reported satisfied about the steam launch with a length of 25 feet. The result was the decision that this kind of small boats also to supply to ships smaller as the screw steamships of the 1st class when bound for the foreign service.

Source
Kamerstuk Tweede Kamer 1881-1882 kamerstuknummer 2 VI ondernummer 2
Staatsbegrooting voor het dienstjaar 1882 (Departement van Marine). Mainly dealing with the year 1881.

Dutch bark Java Packet departed Den Helder, Netherlands towards the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Heldersche en Nieuwedieper Courant dated Sunday 2 October 1864

An item dated Den Helder, Netherlands the 1st reported the departure of the Dutch bark ship Java Packet captain D. Crap Hellingman the same day to the Dutch East Indies with on board 20 officers of the East Indies army.

Deadly accident on board of the Dutch bark Willem en Karel on the Groot Noordhollands Kanaal, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Heldersche en Nieuwedieper Courant dated Sunday 2 October 1864

An item dated Den Helder, Netherlands the 1st reported a dreadful accident on the Groot Noordhollands Kanaal on last Wednesday. The Dutch bark ship Willem en Karel captain Steenveld was underway from Amsterdam towards and intended to berth near the Stolperburg that evening to continue the voyage the next morning. A boat of her with 3 men on board however capsized killing two men. The boat was underway with the cable to the shore.

Deadly accident on board of the Dutch bark Marie en Pauline at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwe Courant van Den Helder dated 28 September 1864

An item dated Den Helder, Netherlands the 27th reported that on the 22nd at Hellevoetsluis the boatswain of the Dutch bark ship Marie en Pauline captain Poulsen mortally was wounded and finally died with a broken back leaving a wife and 4 children behind. The bark owned by W.J. Hidde Bok of Nieuwediep was underway with a cargo of timber from Riga, Latvia towards Dordrecht, Netherlands and was lowering her anchor when the boatswain was struck between the chain and the winch causing his injuries.

Russian submarine B-80 of the Zulu-class 1956




Amsterdam, Netherlands 25 October 2008

The Soviet Navy’s project 611 attack submarines were by the NATO known as the Zulu-class. The German type XXY U-boat built in 1943-1945 was used as a base for Project 611 which on her turn was succeeded by the Foxtrot-class. Between 1952 and 1957 were 25 units built at Leningrad or Severodvinsk. The B-80 was laid down on 1 February 1956 at Severodvinsk with yard number 402, accepted by the navy on 30 July and on the official navy list, under supervision of the navy on 26 January 1957 launched, on 13 July commissioned and stricken in April 1990. Bought in 1991 by merchants of Den Helder, Netherlands and since 2002 lying in the former NDSM-harbour, Amsterdam, Netherlands to be used for exhibitions and presentations. This initiative failed. With a displacement of 1.831 (surfaced)-2.400 (submerged) and as dimensions 90,5 z 7,5 x 5,1 metres. With a diving depth of 170-200 (test). The armament consisted of 10-53,3cm torpedo tubes (6 bow, 4 stern) and until 1959 were most of this class fitted out with machineguns. Their crew numbered 65 men. Speed 22 (surfaced)-9-10 (submerged) knots. .

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Russian warships visiting Batavia, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper De locomotief dated 17 December 1885

An item reported that on the roads of Batavia, Dutch East Indies [in fact Tandjong Priok] three Russian warships were lying. According to the newspaper Javabode arrived first the Rosboynik (1) and next the Opritchik firing 21 salute shots for the Dutch (Indies) government and another 15 for the admiral. After this salute went the Russian consul on board. In the morning of the 14th arrived the Russian admiral ship. There were none further details supplied about the destination and the purpose of the voyage supplied. The Java-bode of Friday the 18th reported that the Russian admiral on last Tuesday visited the Dutch commander in chief. It became known that the original destination had been Manila, Philippines. While there was no possibility for to be docked departed the ships via Singapore towards Batavia. The Rasboynik was to be docked at Onrust (3) and then the ships were bound via Cape of Good Hope towards Kronstadt. Yesterday at 14.00 o’clock left the admiral ship Wladimir Monarch (4) and the Opricnik to the North.

Notes
1. Sloop often called a clipper Razboinik, laid down at Nevski in 1877, launched in 1878, in 1880 and scuttled ion 2 January 1905. Of the Kresier-class with an armament of 3-6” guns, 4-4.2” guns, 4/6-1pd revolvers and 1 surfaced 15” torpedo tube.
2. Sloop often called a clipper Opritchnik, laid down at the Baltic Works in 1879, launched in 1880, completed a year later and in 1898 hulked. Of the Kresier-class with an armament of 3-6” guns, 4-4.2” guns, 4/6-1pd revolvers and 1 surfaced 15” torpedo tube.
3. According to the annual account of the Dutch Department of Colonies over 1886 were all three ships ‘repaired’ the Onrust.
4. Armoured cruiser Vladimir Monarch, laid on 1880 at the Baltic works, launched in 1882 and sunk after the battle of Tsushima on 28 May 1905. With a displacement of 5.593-6.000 (design) tons were her dimensions 90,30 x 15,85 x 8,0 metres. Speed 15,2 knots. Armament consisted of 4x1-8” guns, 12-6” guns, 4-3.4” guns, 4-3pd and 8-1pd revolvers and 3-15” surfaced torpedo tubes.

More torpedo boats available for the defence of Hong Kong according to the Dutch news bode Java-bode dated Friday 18 December 1885

An item referred to the newspaper Straight Times which reported that the number of torpedo boats for the defence of Hong Kong was to be increased from four to ten and of which eight boats were of the 1st class. At Singapore was men unsatisfied with this decision while there was even not a single torpedo boat 1st class for the defence available. The complaints were that Hong Kong as a war harbour always has more resources for her defence as Singapore had.

Dutch guard ship Gedeh at Batavia, Dutch East Indies harassed by termites according to the Colonial account over 1886

An item reported that the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Gedeh serving as guard ship at Batavia, Dutch East Indies was harassed by termites and which caused the replacement of the wooden masts by iron ones.(1)

Note
1. Flush-decked corvette laid down in 1872 at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies and launched in 1874/ Wood-built and coppered with a displacement of 1,420 tons and as dimensions 69,00 (between perpendiculars) x 17,00 (over all) x 3,75 (maximum aft) metres. and an armament of 6-12cm guns, 1-7,5cm gun and 2-3,7cm guns. Tonnage in tons of 2,83 cubic metres 1.710,3 gross and 1.625 net.  In 1885 consisted her crew of 122 Europeans and 35 natives. Her armament that year consisted of 10-30 pd guns no. 11. She was then guard ship at Batavia for the Indies Military Navy. In 1893 armed with 6 guns. She was docked in December 1893 at Tandjong Priok to be cleaned and repaired. In 1899 condemned and broken up.

Sources
Kamerstuk Tweede Kamer 1886-1887 kamerstuknummer 5 ondernummer 2. Account over 1886 for the Dutch East Indies. Dealing with the years 1885-1886.
Kamerstuk Tweede Kamer 1894-1895 kamerstuknummer 5 ondernummer 2. Account over 1894 for the Dutch East Indies.
B.J. Tideman. Memoriaal van de Marine. 1876-1880.
Jaarboek Koninklijke Marine 1885.

Dutch navy shipyard at Onrust, Dutch East Indies according to the Colonial account of 1886

The navy shipyard on the island Onrust, Dutch East Indies had less works in 1885 as the navy yard at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies. Totally of day services:
Free men: Craftsman 68.325 and coolies 37.657.
Forced labourers: craftsman 84.955 and coolies 2.231
Totally; crafts and 84.955 and coolies 39.999.
Wages:
Paid to the free men ƒ 186.403,00
Value services of forced labourers ƒ 15.519,00
Totally 201.922,00
Value of used material ƒ 134.025.
Overtime money  6.377
Medium daily wages ƒ 1,76.
Task work ƒ 11.149.
Among the free men were Chinese and natives and in the ateliers worked also some Europeans.
It was not difficult to obtain enough labourers although more skilled stokers and bench hands always were welcome. The number of deaths was quite lower as the year below 53 instead of the 94 in 1884/ This shipyard was mostly used for repairing 8 ships belonging to the auxiliary squadron, 15 of the Indies squadron, 9 of the government navy, 1 steam launch, 1 buoy layer, 10 private ships,2 hipper barges, 1 steam dredger and 3 Russian warships. Further more were 8 launches made and worked for ships in service or the storehouses and harbour departments. The 5.000 tons dry dock was less used compared to 1883-1884 and was in April 1886 brought to the dock pit at Surabaya to be inspected, repaired and painted. The buildings were in good condition with the quads intensively repaired and could be used for several years to come.. The coal shads on the island Kuiper required a lot of maintenance work.

Source
Kamerstuk Tweede Kamer 1886-1887 kamerstuknummer 5 ondernummer 2. Account over 1886 for the Dutch East Indies. Dealing with the years 1885-1886.

Chinese container ship Xin Shanghai 2006-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 April 2014

Hong Kong/China-flagged, homeport Hong Kong, IMO 9307231, MMSI 477282900 and callsign VRCC6. Gross tonange 108.069 tons, summer deadweight 111.737 tons and as dimensions 337 x 46 x 11,3 metres. Built by Samsung Shipbuildin&Heavy Industries, Geoje, South Korea. Owned and managed by China International Shipmanagement, Shanghai, China.

Japanese general cargo ship Eagle Arrow 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 April 2014

Panama-flagged, IMO 9529592, MMSI 353414000 and callsign 3FJA2. Gross register tonnage 37.046 tons, net register tonnage 18.298 tons, summer deadweight 61.860 tons and as dimensions 196,00 (between perpendiculars)-200 (over all) x 32,26 x 13,45 x 19,22 (depth0 x 5,770 (freeboard) metres. Horsepower 9.960 kW. Speed 14,00 knots. Ordered on 25 January 2008, laid down on 20 November 2009, launched on 21 October 2011 and delivered on the 22nd  by Oshima Shipbuilding, Saikai, Japan with hull number 10.617. Owned and managed by Daido Kaiun, Kobe, Japan.

Dutch general cargo ship Abis Dusavik 2014-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 April 2014

Netherlands-flagged, IMO 9671436, MMSI 244810418 and callsign PBDH. Gross tonnage 5.465 tons, summer deadweight 4.200 tons and as dimensions 102,00 (between perpendiculars)-111,60 (over all) x 16,80 x 5,80 x 12,70 (depth) metres. Main power 4.000 kW. Speed 17 knots. Two deck cranes with a SWL of 150 tons. Container capacity 261 TEU (included 137 on deck). Cargo hold capacity 240.000 cubic feet/11.892 cubic metres. Designed by C-Job, Hoofddorp, Netherlands. Casco built by Partner Sp. Z.o.o., Sczcecin, Poland and which arrived on 12 December 2013 at Harlingen towed by the tug Waterman. Built by Shipkits, Groningen, Netherlands in 2014 with yard number 118. Baptized on 17 January 2014 by Jane Petersen, spouse of Stefan Petersen, managing director of Ocean7Projects. Owned and managed by Abis Shipping, Harlingen, Netherlands.

Taiwan bulk carrier (ex-Lake Valor SW 2008-2011) Valor SW 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 April 2014

Panama-flagged. Ex-Lake Valor SW renamed June 2011, Gross tonnage 17.944 tons, summer deadweight 29.818 tons and as dimensions 170 x 28 x 5,6 metres. Built in 2008 at the Shikoku Shipyard, Takamatsu, Japan. Owned and managed by Shih Wei Navigation Co. Ltd., Taipei, Taiwan.

Dutch oil/chemical tanker Chem Hydra 2009-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 April 2014

Marshall Islands-flagged, homeport Majuro, IMO 9486180 MMSI 538003579 and callsign V7RU2. Gross tonnage 11.939 tons, summer deadweight 17.055 tons as dimensions 144,80 (over all) x 23,00 x 8,903 metres. 15 Tanks with a capacity of 18.994 cubic metres. Built in 2009 by Xinle Shipbuilding, Ningbo, China. Owned and managed by Ace Ships Management, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Chinese container ship (ex-P&O Nedlloyd Southampton 1998-2006) Maersk Kiel 2006-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 April 2014

Hong Kong/China-flagged, homeport Hong Kong, IMO 9153850, MMSI 477711600 and callsign VRGJ6. Gross tonnage 80.942 tons, summer deadweight 88.669 tons and as dimensions 299,00 (over all) x 42,50 (beam) x 14,0 (maximum0 metres. Horsepower 65.930 kW. Speed 24,5 (maximum) knots. Maximum TEU capacity 6.674. Reefer containers 710 TEU. Ex-&O Nedlloyd Southampton renamed February 2006, United Kingdom-flagged, owned by Blue Star Shipmanagement BG and operated by Maersk. Built in 1998 at the Ishikajima Harima Heavy industries Co.Ltd/ Kure Shipyard, Kure, Japan with hull number 3088. Owned and managed by Maersk Shipping Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.

American crude oil tanker Overseas Josefa Camejo 2001-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 April 2014

Marshall Islands-flagged, IMO 9213301, MMSI 538001512 and callsign V7CP4. Gross tonnage 62.385 tons, summer deadweight 112.200 tons and as dimensions 250 x 44 x 8,6 metres. Built in 2011 by Hyundai Heavy Industries, Ulsan, South Korea. Owned and managed by OSG Shipmanagement Greece, Athens, Greece.

Dutch bark ship Willem Hendrik arrived at Den Helder, Netherlands coming from Batavia, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwe Courant van Den Helder dated 21 September 1864

An item dated Den Helder, Netherlands the 20th reported the arrival on the evening of the 19th of the Dutch bark ship Willem Hendrik captain Beckkering coming from Batavia, Dutch East Indies. On board were more as 100 men belonging to the colonial troops which would depart the next morning at 08.00 o’clock via a screw steamboat towards Amsterdam and from there to Harderwijk for their dismissal. According to rumours died during the voyage 15 soldiers, the 2nd and 3rd mate, a female passenger and a young son of the captain.

Dutch bark Marnix arrived at Den Helder, Netherlands coming from the Dutch West Indies with former Chinese labourers according to the Dutch newspaper Heldersche en Nieuwedieper Courant dated 14 August 1864

An item dated Den Helder, Netherlands the 13th reported the arrival on the Thursday before of the Dutch bark ship Marnix captain L.P. Wassenaar with on board forty Chinese labourers in the past hired by the Dutch cabinet to work on the sugar plantations in the Dutch West Indies. Their contract was now served and they were travelling back to China.

French bark Duquesne temporarily grounded on outer ground off Terschelling, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwe Courant van Den Helder dated 6 August 1864

An item referred to a tiding from Terschelling. Netherlands dated the 1st reporting that on Sunday 31 July a French bark ship was grounded on the outer grounds. On the aft ship could be read Duquesne-Bordeaux. Her captain refused all support and even shot with a rifle on the approaching boats. With high tide she was refloated and continued her voyage.

Dutch ship Columbus lying at Harderwijk, Netherlands bound for Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwe Courant van Den Helder dated 6 August 1864

An item reported the intended departure from Harderwijk, Netherlands on the 23rd of the Dutch ship Columbus captain F.A. Wolking bound for Curacao with a detachment soldiers commanded by sergeant of the West Indies Infantry J. van Campen.

Dutch bark Zeenymph arrived at Den Helder, Netherlands coming from the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Heldersche en Nieuwedieper Courant dated Sunday 31 July 1864

An item dated Den Helder, Netherlands the 30th reported that the Thursday before the Dutch bark ship Zeenymph captain L.F. Graadt van Roggen arrived with on board a pair of wild boars, 1 East Indies squirrel, 1 porcupine, 2 forest chickens and 4 forest roosters coming from Java, Dutch East Indies and destined for Artis, Amsterdam.

Polish sail training ship Dar Mlodziezy 1982-



Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 19 April 2014



Oman navy sailing training ship Shebab Oman 2013-



Before the shipyard just out of the shipbuilding shed at Vlissingen, Netherlands 19 April 2014

Casco built at the Damen shipyard in Romania, now being completed at Damen shipyard at Vlissingen, Netherlands (Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding).

Belgian trailing suction hopper (ex-Schelde II 1979-1994) Jade River 1994-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 April 2014


Greek bulk carrier Angele N 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 April 2014

Hong Kong/China-flagged, homeport Hong Kong, IMO 9509528, MMSI 477634100 and callsign VRFI8. Gross tonnage 31.532 tons (register)-32.491 (Suez), net tonnage 18.765 (register)-26.155 (Panama)-29.975,35 (Suez) tons, deadweight (Panama at 12.03 metres tropical) around 50.000-55.804 (summer) tons and as dimensions 185,00 (between perpendiculars)-190 (over all) x 32,26 x 11,20 (design)-12,735 (scantling at summer draught) x 18,10 (moulded depth) metres. Main horsepower 7.110 kW (NOR) 8.890 kW (MCR). Speed at sea 14,00 (laden-14,50 (ballast) knots. Five holds, five hatches and grain bale capacity 72.626,46/67.062,27. Built in January 2010 at the IHI Marine United Inc., Yokohama Shipyard, Yokomaha, Japan. Owned and managed by Nomikos Transworld Maritime, Athens, Greece.

Singapore LPG tanker (ex-Camberley 2006-2014) Cambridge 2014-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 April 2014

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, IMO 9324734, MMSI 636012709 and callsign A8HD6. Ex-Camberley renamed March 2014. Gross tonnage 23.003 tons, summer deadweight 26.427 tons and as dimensions 174,20 (over all) x 28,00 x 10,42 metres. Cubic capacity (98%) 34.485 cubic metres. Built in 2007 by Hyundai Heavy Industries, Ulsan, South Korea. Owned and managed by Eastern Pacific Shipping, Singapore.

Canadian bulk carrier Federal Yukon 2000-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 April 2014

Hong Kong/China-flagged, homeport Hong Kong, IMO 9205897, callsign VRWL2 and MMSI 4777729000. Laker. Ice-class IC. Gross tonnage 20.659 (register), net tonnage 12.019 (register)-17.417 (Panama)-18.932 (Suez) tons, deadweight 35.591 (winter)-36.563 (summer)-37.537 (tropical) and as dimensions 199,99 (over all) x 23,76 x 10,53 (winter)-10,754 (summer)-10,978 (tropical) x 14,85 (depth) metres. Bunker tank capacity 183,00 (MDO)-1.627,00 (FDO) cubic metres. Speed 14 knots. Sister ships Federal Asahi, Federal Hudson, Federal Hunter, Federal Kivalina, Federal Kumano, Federal Nakagawa, Federal Oshima, Federal Rideau, Federal Seto, Federal Welland and Federal Yukina. Built in 2000 by Oshima Shipbuilding, Saikai, Japan. Owned and managed by Fednavy Group, Montreal, Canada.

Norwegian oil products tanker Navion Hispania 1999-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 April 2014

Bahamas-flagged, homeport Nassau, IMO 9168922, MMSI 311020100 and callsign C6XS2. Gross tonnage 72.753 tons, summer deadweight 126.183 tons and as dimensions 264 x 42 x 15,1 metres. Built in 1999 by Navantia Carenas Puerto Real, Puerto real, Spain. Owned by Navion Offshore Loading and managed by Teekay Shipping Norway both of Stavanger, Norway.

Friday, 18 April 2014

Dutch parliament member Ter Bruggen Hugenholtz asking on 25 November 1859 several questions about shipbuilding program for the Dutch East Indies

During a discussion with the Dutch minister of colonies Rochussen (1) asked parliament member Ter Bruggen Hugenholtz (1) what the intention of the minister was with the steamships built or being built and which were to replace the former Civil Navy. He did not deny the probably huge value of ships of such kind for the Dutch East Indies. However replacing the civil navy by steamships would urge huge expenses. He wonder if the minister discussed this with his counterpart of the navy. The navy was now building steam flotilla vessels which would be used in the Dutch territorial waters and in the colonies! He expected that vessels with a double use would be more expensive and in many ways inefficient. So if the minister of colonies intended to built some of these vessels he would like to hear this to be able to value future plans of the minister of navy. The minister of colonies knew that Ter Brugge Hugenholtz was interested in the navy and supplied more details There were in the Dutch East Indies 3 small ships with a shallow draught of djati wood built of a design which was expected to full fill all he needs in the colony and which was already proved. The engines were built in the Netherlands. In the Netherlands were as an experiment two ships of iron built with a very swallow draught comparable in some manner with the ships built by Rennie at London for the Spanish government on the Philippines for the war against Annam. In stead of a screw the Dutch vessels were fitted out with paddles, thicker hull plates to obtain a longer service and instead of none rigging some rigging to be used in emergency or with a favourable wind. Finally was as an experiment a small steamship built of steel to be used as patronesses (kruisboot). The results of these experiments were awaited especially for the iron built ships. If successful could the number of civil schooners and the number of dug-out canoes (in the meantime increased to 70) be decreased. This plan was expensive and influenced the positive balance.

Notes
1. Jan Jacob Rochussen (23 October 1797 Etten-21 January 1871 The Hague) who had been governor general of the Dutch Easy Indies. between 1845 and 1852.
2. Isaac Theodorus Ter Bruggen Hugenholtz 28 May 1801 IJsselstein-25 January 1871
Liberal politician and supporter of Thorbecke. Navy officer who resigned in in 1845 the rank of lieutenant 1st class. Since 1846 merchant at Dokkum becoming in the same year member of the local government, then of the provincial government and between 1849 and 1865 parliament member with as speciality naval affairs and between 1865 and 1871 member of the Council of State.

Source
Handelingen Tweede Kamer 1859-1860 meeting 25 november 1859. Discussion dealing with the positive balance of the colonial budget over 1857.

Dutch light ship Zeeburg (former British no. 94) 1937-

Het IJ, Amsterdam, Netherlands 25 October 2008

Her building as the Tinity House Light Vessel no. 94 was ordered in June 1937 at the British firm Philip&Son, Dartmouth United Kingdom. Delivered on 1 April 1939 and in service until 1990 off the coast of Shipwash. Sold on 23 October 1991 and later sold to the Netherlands. There she was rechristened Zeeburg and private property. Until 2006 part of the Open Haven Museum and again sold

German container ship (ex-Tokyo Express 2000, Antwerpen Express 2000-2012) Dallas Express 2012-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 April 2014

IMO 91933288, registration number 18750, callsign DGAF and MMSI 211311970. Register tonnage 23.876 (net)-54.437 (gross), deadweight 67.145 tons and as dimensions 203 (over all) x 32 (over all) x 12,4 metres. Ex-Tokyo Express renamed 2000 and Antwerpen Express renamed February 2012. Horsepower 28.600 kW. Speed 21,5 knots. TEU capacity 4.864. Reefer plus 370. Built in 2000 by Hyundai Heavy Industries, Ulsan, South Korea. Owned and managed by HAPAG-Lloyd, Hamburg, Germany.

South Korean LPG tanker Gas Friend 2005-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 April 2014

Panama-flagged, IMO 9321225, MMSI 371660000 and callsign 3EDU7. Gross register tonnage 46.129 tons, net register tonnage 13.839 tons, summer deadweight 49.997 tons and as dimensions 230 (over all) x 36,6 x 3,28 (light)-10,795 (summer) x 20,8 (depth) metres. Speed 16,5 (service) knots. Tank capacity 342 (DO)-386 (F>W>)-2.75,8 (F.O.) cubic metres. Built in December 2005 at the MHI Nagasaki Shipyard&Engine Works, Nagasaki, Japan. Owned and managed by KSS Line, Seoul, South Korea.

Cypriot oil/chemical tanker (ex-Mount Rainier 2004-2014) Hafnia Rainier 2014-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 April 2014

Cyprus-flagged, homeport Limassol, IMO 9263186, MMSI 210736000 and callsign P3SF9. Ex-Mount Rainier renamed March 2014. Gross tonnage 22.518 tons, deadweight 38.852 (winter)-39.817 9summer)-41.069 (tropical) tons and as dimensions 173 (between perpendiculars)-181,78 (over all) x 27,42 x 2,341 (lightship)-11,708 (winter)-11,913 (summer)-12.206 (tropical) x 16,90 (moulded depth) metres. Delivered on 30 March  2004 by Saiki Heavy Industries, Saiki, Japan. Owned and managed by Donnelly Tanker Management Ltd. , Limassol, Cyprus.

The sailing ships of the government navy in the Dutch East Indies according to the Parliament Papers of 1880

An item discussed the sailing ships of the government navy although without supplying abundant details. The buoy layer of Batavia was in quite well condition. A second one for Riouw was now being built with a so-called kruisboot temporarily was used for this purpose. The strength of 51 kruisboten was reduced to 49. Three were added to the fleet namely the as steam ship condemned Bennett and 2 boast until then kept in conservation. On the other hand were 5 boats stricken, 3 permanently and 2 which worth to be repaired. Temporarily. One reserve boat temporarily commissioned for survey duties in the fairways of Surabaya just was done in 1877 with 2 other boats of the reserve. Since 1 September 1879 were these boats no longer needed and again laid up in conservation. In fact was at the end of 1878 a  strength needed of 64 kruisboten however on 31 December 1879 were there 63 while one of the boats used to support the resident of Japara was called back. On both time points was the navy so lacking respectively 13 and 14 of those small sailing vessels. In 1879 was also decided that the two boats used for the residence (station) Riouw were no longer to be armed but just advice boats.  The strength had to be 49 armed and 14 advice boats of which on 31 December were available respectively 39 and 10 boats.

Source
Kamerstuk Tweede Kamer 1880-1881 kamerstuknummer 5 ondernummer 2. Colonial annual account over 1880 dealing with the Dutch East Indies. The account reported in fact over the events in 1879.

Folding boats perhaps of interest for expeditions in the Dutch East Indies according to the Parliament Papers of 1880

An item discussed the need for steam launches on board of the warships and referred to the recently purchased pair of folding boats of the Berthon design/ Just like the Royal British Navy were these non expensive boats to be tested while they could be of use during expeditions. One person could carry such a boat and in which 10-12 persons could be transported.(1)

Source
Kamerstuk Tweede Kamer 1880-1881 kamerstuknummer 5 ondernummer 2. Colonial annual account over 1880 dealing with the Dutch East Indies. The account reported in fact over the events in 1879.

Dutch navy lacking enough skilled native sailors according to the Parliament Papers of 1880

In the account was the lacking of enough trained and skilled native sailors discussed. So were 62 native non-commissioned officers and corporals needed. The training of native sailors in the Archipelago was a problem. The warships were based at one station and the European personnel usually lacked enough knowledge of the Malayan language. Native non-commissioned officer became in this manner for the training and they were lacking any regalement in a for them understandable language. Skilled sailors 1st and 2nd class were also hard to find while many of them had in not interest in serving longer caused by the stricter demands of the new regalement or wanted to work as stokers. With the Dutch Indies civil government was now deliberated how these problems could be solved to obtain a better school c.q. training system. One option was to create training possibilities on board of the guard ships.(1)

Source
Kamerstuk Tweede Kamer 1880-1881 kamerstuknummer 5 ondernummer 2. Colonial annual account over 1880 dealing with the Dutch East Indies. The account reported in fact over the events in 1879.

Chinese car carrier Dream Jasmine 2008-

Schelde off Vlisingen, Netherlands 12 April 2014

Panama-flagged, IMO 9334246, MMSI 370552000 and callsign 3ETG6. Gross tonnage 41.662 tons, summer deadweight 15.068 tons and as dimensions 186 x 28 x 7 metres. Built in 2008 at the Shin Kurushima Onishi Shipyard, Imabari, Japan. Owned by Cido Shipping Co.Ltd., Hong Kong, China and managed by Cido Shipping Korea Co.Ltd., Pusan, South Korea.

Danish reefer (ex-Edyth 1985-1990, Chiquita Burica 1990-1996) Summer Wind 1996-

Schelde off Vlisingen, Netherlands 12 April 2014

Bahamas-flagged (elsewhere mentioned Bermuda-flagged since 23 September 2002), homeport Nassau, IMO 8410574, MMSI 311119000 and callsign C6RN8. Ex-Edyth L renamed 28 August 1990 (Panama-flagged) and Chiquita Burica 1 September 1990-31 December 1995 (Bahamas-flagged). Gross tonnage 12.660 tons, net tonnage 6.755 tons, summer deadweight 13.636 tons and as dimensions 158,53 (between perpendiculars)-169,01 (over all) x 24,01 (over all) x 9,527 (summer) x 13,31 (depth0 x 3,6990 (freeboard) metres. Keel laid down on 11 June 1985, launched on 10 August and completed on 1 November  1985 at the Shin Kurushima Onishi Shipyard, Imabari, Japan with yard number 2392. Owned by Wind Shipping, Koge/Wind Shipping Corporation, Denmark/Marshall Islands and managed by Chartworld Shipping Coroporation, Athens, Greece. Operated by NYKCool AB, in the past by Lauritzen Cool AB Sweden. Between 1985-2003 owwed by Leif Hoegh&Co. Shipping AS, Oslo, Norway. Managed 1985-2002 by Hoëgh Fleet Services AS, Oslo, Norway ad 2002-2003 by Teekay Marine Services AS, Grimstad, Norway.

Greek bulk carrier (ex-Saraji Trader 1997-2011) Cape Mary 2011-


Schelde off Vlisingen, Netherlands 12 April 2014

Cyprus-flagged, homeport Limassol, IMO 9127124, MMSI 209648000 and callsign 5BFV3. Ex-Saraji Trader renamed March 2011. Gross tonnage 85.616 tons, summer deadweight 169.963 tons and as dimensions 289 x 45 x 17,2 metres. Built in 1997 by Daewoo Shipbuilding&Marine Engineering, Geoje, South Korea. Owned and managed by Cyprus Sea Lines Co. Ltd., Athens, Greece. 

Thursday, 17 April 2014

New torpedo boats no’s. 13-20 taken into conservation at navy yard at Willemsoord, Netherlands in 1882

At the navy yard at Willemsoord, Netherlands were the torpedo boats no.’s 13-20 by the shipbuilders delivered and after trials and approval taken into conservation and fitted out for war tasks.

Source
Kamerstuk Tweede Kamer 1882-1883 kamerstuknummer 2 VI ondernummer 2 Commentary Government Budget for 1883. With a review of the results in 1882.

New covered slipway for new torpedo boats large model Hekla and Etna made at navy yard at Willemsoord, Netherlands in 1882

At the navy yard at Willemsoord, Netherlands was started with making a covered slipway for the two torpedo boats large model Hekla and Etna for which the budget was approved. It was expected that she was to be completed on short notice. Both boats were built by Yarrow&Co., England. The first arrived in the meantime at Willemsoord where she was taken into conservation and fitted out for war tasks. The Hekla was nearly completed.

Source
Kamerstuk Tweede Kamer 1882-1883 kamerstuknummer 2 VI ondernummer 2 Commentary Government Budget for 1883. With a review of the results in 1882.

Tests with folding boats executed at navy yard at Willemsoord, Netherlands in 1882

At the navy yard at Willemsoord, Netherlands were tests executed with some so-called folding launches of the Berthon design and which were bought in England. The decision was to build vessels of this kind by Dutch navy shipyards. (1)

Note
1. Invented by Edward Lyon Berthon (20 February 1813 London-27 October 1899), an inventor and a clergyman.

Source
Kamerstuk Tweede Kamer 1882-1883 kamerstuknummer 2 VI ondernummer 2 Commentary Government Budget for 1883. With a review of the results in 1882.

New torpedo boats no’s 1-8 laid up in conservation laid up in conservation at navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands in 1882

The torpedo boats no.’s 1-8 were brought from the navy yard at Willemsoord, Netherlands to the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands and there laid up in conservation in pairs on board of the monitors there lying below the covers [caps]. The personnel strength responsible for the conservation at Hellevoetsluis was slightly increased.

Source
Kamerstuk Tweede Kamer 1882-1883 kamerstuknummer 2 VI ondernummer 2 Commentary Government Budget for 1883. With a review of the results in 1882.

Steam launches built in 1882 at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands according to Parliament papers

At the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands was the building of steam launches with a length of 9,14 metres continued. Further more was a steam launch with a length of 7,62 metres and of improved design ordered to be built by White, England with the intention to use this launch as model for launches to built at Dutch navy shipyards.

Source
Kamerstuk Tweede Kamer 1882-1883 kamerstuknummer 2 VI ondernummer 2 Commentary Government Budget for 1883. With a review of the results in 1882.

Cypriot DP 3 Diving Support Vessel (ex-Geco Sapphire 1991-2002) EDT Protea 2002-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 16 April 2014

Cyprus-flagged, IMO 9019107, MMSI 209255000 and call sign P3KR9. Build in 1991 at the shipyard of Flekkefjord Slip [Palmer Johnson Norway], Norway and in 2006 rebuilt at the Naval Shipyard of Poland. Gross tonnage 3,746 tonnes, deadweight 2,091 tonnes (summer deadweight 1,274 tons) and dimensions 91,20 (over all) x 14,80 (moulded) x 6,83 (maximum) metres. Ex-Geco Sapphire renamed 11 December 2002. Owned and managed by Edt Offshore [Shipmanagement], Limassol, Cyprus

Greek crude oil tanker Minerva Clara 2006-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 16 April 2014

Greece-flagged, homeport Athens, IMO 9297333, MMSI 240480000 and callsign SXGT. Gross register tonnage 58.165 tons, net register tonnage 31.033 tons, light ship displacement 18.910,50 tons, summer deadweight 103.231,60 tons and as dimensions 243,57 x 42,00 x 14,7 (draught summer load line) metres. Double hull. Main horsepower 19.460 kW. Cargo tank capacity 113.317,00 cubic metres (98% excluded slop tanks which had a capacity of 4.395,00 cubic metres). Built in 2006 by Samsung Shipbuilding&Heavy Industries, Geoje, South Korea. Owned and managed by Minerva Marine, Athens, Greece.

Polish bulk carrier Polska Walczaca 1992-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 16 April 2014

Vanatua-flagged, homeport Port Vila, IMO 9011923, MMSI  576761000 and callsign YJZJ9. Gross tonnage 41.220 tons, summer deadweight 73.505 tons and as dimensions 228 x 32 x 8,1 metres. Speed at least 13 knots. Built in 1992 at the B&W Skibsvaerft, Copenhagen, Denmark. Owned and managed by Polsteam, Szczecin, Poland.