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Thursday, 28 August 2014

Danish brig St. Jan arrived at Willemstad, Curacao coming from Venezuela according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 19 September 1829

An item reported the arrival on Monday of the Danish brig St. Jan captain Schultz coming from Puerto Cabello, Venezuela.(1)

Note
1. Laid down at Gammelholm 2 November 1819, launched on 6 June 1821, last mentioned 1843, dimensions 92'3" (prow) x 24 x 11'11¾” and an armament of 12 guns.

British 6th rate HMS Slaney arrived at Curacao coming from Belize according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 19 September 1829

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on last Saturday of the British corvette HMS Slaney coming from Belize.(1)

Note
1. 6th Rate of 460 tons, launched on 9 December 1813 at the shipyard of Brindley, Frindsbury, England, broken up at Bermuda in 1828 and armed with 20 guns.

British schooner of war HMS Viper visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 12 January 1850

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on 19 October 1849 the British schooner of war HMS Viper commanded by A.J. Bernard coming from Pto. Cabello, Venezuela.(1)

Note
1. Launched at the Pembroke Dock, England on  12 May 1831, broken up in May 1851 and with a builders measurement of 183 tons and an armament of 6 guns.

British frigate HMS Barham visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 26 September 1829

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on last Wednesday by the British ship of the line HMS Barham captain Sir John Louis flagship or vice admiral Fleeming to cruise although she was expected to return.(1)

Note
1. Former 3rd rate launched at the shipyard of Perry, Wells&Green, Blackwall, England on 8 July 1811, reduced to a 50-gun ship in December 1826, broken up in September 1840, original armament of 74 guns and a builders measurement of 1.761 tons. The edition dated 18 May 1844 mentioned that the British razeed ship of the line HMS Barham was repaired at the shipyard of H. van der Meulen&Co. on Curacao, Dutch West Indies without supplying the year, but probably in 1829 after she run aground at Bonaire, Dutch West Indies.

British squadron visited Grenada according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 18 July 1829

An item reported the arrival at St. George’s Granada on the day before of a British squadron entering the bay around 09.00 o’clock. It were the flagship of vice admiral Fleeming HMS Barham (1) sir John Louis, HMS Shannon (2) captain Clement, HMS Grasshopper (3) captain Dear and the Arachne (4) captain Smith, coming from Trinidad.

Notes
1. Former 3rd rate launched at the shipyard of Perry, Wells&Green, Blackwall, England on 8 July 1811, reduced to a 50-gun ship in December 1826, broken up in September 1840, original armament of 74 guns and a builders measurement of 1.761 tons. The edition dated 18 May 1844 mentioned that the British razeed ship of the line HMS Barham was repaired at the shipyard of H. van der Meulen&Co. on Curacao, Dutch West Indies without supplying the year, but probably in 1829 after she run aground at Bonaire, Dutch West Indies.
2. 5th Rate, launched at the shipyard of Brindley, Frindsbury, England 5 May 1806, receiving ship 1832, renamed Saint Lawrence 11 March 1844, broken up at Chatham, England 1859,with an armament of 38 guns.
3. Grasshopper, brig-sloop, of the Cruizer-class, launched at the Portsmouth Dockyard, England on 17 May 1813, sold in 1832, with an armament of 18 guns.
4. Brig sloop of the Cruizer-class, launched at the shipyard of Hills, Sandwich, England on 18 February 1809, sold in 1837 and with an armament of 18 guns.

Nobody interested in salvaging guns and anchors of British ship of the line HMS Barham according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 27 June 1829

In an announcement referred the commanding officer of the British ship of the line HMS Barham on the 26th to the fact that apparently nobody was interested in a contract to salvage the guns and anchors of the Barham dropped into sea off the Oostpunt of Bonaire. He now asked if anyone would lease a vessel fitted out with sails, anchors and so on daily basis. The necessary hoists and other equipment necessary for hoisting guns and anchors out of the water and the labourers were supplied by the Barham. The insurance costs and rent were paid by the British government. Tenders were within 8 days awaited by the skipper Cole.(1)

Note
1. Former 3rd rate launched at the shipyard of Perry, Wells&Green, Blackwall, England on 8 July 1811, reduced to a 50-gun ship in December 1826, broken up in September 1840, original armament of 74 guns and a builders measurement of 1.761 tons. The edition dated 18 May 1844 mentioned that the British razeed ship of the line HMS Barham was repaired at the shipyard of H. van der Meulen&Co. on Curacao, Dutch West Indies without supplying the year, but probably in 1829 after she run aground at Bonaire, Dutch West Indies.

The strength of the Royal Netherlands Navy according to the Dutch newspaper Vlissingse Courant dated 7 April 1838

An item reported that the Royal Netherlands Navy consisted op 1 April of the next ships and vessels: 2-84 gun (Zeeuw, Neptunus), 6-74 (Waterloo, Kortenaar, Jupiter, Tromp, De Ruyter and Piet Hein, 1-64 (Zeeland), 2-60 (Waal, Doggersbank), 1-54 (Rijn, 14-44 (Diana, Amstel, Schelde, Sambre, Maas, Bellona, Rotterdam, Palembang, Jason, Zaan, Ceres, IJssel, Lek, Holland), 5-32 (Euridice, Kena Hasselaar, Maria Reigersbergen, Juno and Argo), 11-28 (Rupel, razed frigate Algiers, razed frigate Dolfyn, Pollux, Triton, Atalante, Nehallennia, Hippomenes, Ajax, Boreas and Castor), 2-20 (Eendraft en razeed corvette Amphitrite), 10-18 (Kemphaan, Valk, Panter, Echo, Pegasus, Meermin, Merkuur, Venus, Koerier and Zwaluw), 4-14 (Vliegende Visch, Postillon, Snelheid and Arend), 1-12 (Windhond), 3-8 (Gier, Pellikaan and Brak), 12-gun training vessel (Urania), 1-8 gun steamship (Cerberus), 3-7 gun steamships (Curacao, Phoenix and Etna), 3 transports (Dordrecht, Merwede and Prins Willem Frederik Hendrik), 10 gaff gunboats armed with 1 mortar and 3 guns of which 5 were in service, 33 gaff gunboats large model of 5 guns of which 14 were in service, 46 gaff gunboats small model of 3 guns of which 21 were in service and 15 row gunboats of 2 guns.

In actual service were 5-44 (Diana, Amstel, Maas, Bellona and Zaan), 2-32 (Euridice and Kenau Hasselaar), 8-28 (Rupel, Algiers, Triton, Atalante, Hippomenes, Ajax, Boreas and Castor), 1-20 (Amphitrite), 4-18 (Kemphaan, Valk, Pegasus and Merkuur), 1-14 (Snelheid), 1-12 (Windhond), the training vessel, the 3-7 guns steamships, 3 transports and the gunboats as above reported.

Further more were several ships being built: 3-74 (Tromp, De Ruyter and Piet Hein), 2-60 (Waal and Doggersbank), 2-32 (Juno and Argo), 3-18 (Venus, Koerier and Zwaluw), 1-14 (Arend) and 1 steamship (Etna).

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Norwegian oil/chemical tanker Jo Betula 2003-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 29 July 2014

Norway International Register-flagged, IMO 9266267, MMSI 258755000 and callsign LAWQ5.

Danish oil/chemical tanker Nordic Agnetha 2009-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 29 July 2014

Singapore-flagged, IMO 9422639, MMSI 564390000 and callsign 9V2535.

American oil/chemical tanker Fairchem Birdie 2009-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 28 July 2014

Marshall Islands-flagged, IMO 9423724, MMSI 538003667 and callsign V7SJ7.

Norwegian general cargo ship Canelo Arrow 1997-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 28 July 2014

Bahamas-flagged, homeport Nassau, IMO 9107318, MMSI 309761000 and callsign C6OM8.

Canadian bulk carrier Federal Skeena 2012-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 27 July 2014

Marshall Islands-flagged, IMO 9595890, MMSI 538004381 and callsign V7WS5.

American oil/chemical tanker (ex-JBU Oslo 2010-2013) Bochem Oslo 2013-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 27 July 2014

Panama-flagged, IMO 9420710, MMSI 372066000 and  callsign 3EWI5. Ex- JBU Oslo renamed May 2013.

British passenger ship (ex-Astor 1981-1985, Arkona 1985-2002, Astoria 2002-2010, Saga Pearl II 2010, Quest for Adventure 2010-2013) Saga Pearl II 2013-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 27 July 2014

Malta-flagged, homeport Valletta, IMO 8000214, MMSI 256878000 and callsign 9HA2950. Ex-Astor renamed September 1985, Arkona renamed February 2002, Astoria renamed February 2010, Saga Pearl II renamed May 2010 and Quest for Adventure renamed November 2013.

Dutch frigate Zr.Ms. Algiers bound for the West and the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Triton bound for the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 24 October 1837

An item reported the departure on the 19th from Den Helder, Netherlands of the Dutch frigate Zr.Ms. Algiers (1) captain Machielsen and the corvette Zr.Ms. Triton (2) captain lieutenant Edeling, the first towards the Dutch West Indies, the latter to the Dutch East Indies.

Notes 
1. The former Sambre, frigate 2nd class, on stocks at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands June 1821, launching planned for Wednesday 26 October around 13.00-13.30 o’clock 1825, 1828 razeed as 28 guns frigate and renamed Algiers, stricken 1853, 1460 tons displacement 44 guns.
2. ‘Kuil’corvette, on stocks at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands July 1822, launched on 19 April 1825, guard ship at Batavia, Dutch East Indies 1842, intended sale on Friday 9 April at 11.00 o’clock lying at the east side outside the river of Batavia and an armament of 28 guns.

British brig sloop HMS Primrose visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 1 October 1825

An item reported the departure on Monday morning the 3rd of the British corvette HMS Primrose captain lieutenant Jackson towards La Guayra, Venezuela.(1)

Note
1. Brig-sloop of the Cruizer-class launched at Portsmouth dockyard, England 22 January 1810, broken up August 1832 and with a builders measurement of 383 tons and an armament of 18 guns.

Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Triton visited Norway bound for the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 21 November 1837

An item referred to a tiding received from Hamburg, Germany reporting that the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Triton captain lieutenant Edeling which left the roads of Texel, Netherlands two weeks ago bound for Java, Dutch East Indies forced by storms entered the harbour of Christiansand, Norway on the 1st.(1)

Note
1. ‘Kuil’corvette, on stocks at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands July 1822, launched on 19 April 1825, guard ship at Batavia, Dutch East Indies 1842, intended sale on Friday 9 April at 11.00 o’clock lying at the east side outside the river of Batavia and an armament of 28 guns.

British screw steam gun vessel HMS Mullet visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 14 November 1868

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao in the morning of the 13th of the British steam warship HMS Mullet commanded by Edw. Kelly coming from Puerto Cabello, Venezuela.(1)

Note
1. screw steam gun vessel of the Philomel-class launched at Lungley, Deptford, England on 13 February 1860, sold 1872 and an armament of 1-68pd gun, 2-24 pd guns and 2-20pd guns.

Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Hippomenes departed the Netherlands towards the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 16 November 1837

An item dated Vlissingen, Netherlands the 15th reported the departure the same day by the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Hippomenes captain lieutenant J.W. Moll towards the Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1.‘Kuil’corvette, on stocks at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands by P. Schuijt jr. 1826, launched Thursday 22 April 1830, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 15-16 September 1837, accommodation at Amsterdam 1841, floating barracks ship for the 1st company of marines at Amsterdam 1844, condemned and sold on a public auction at he navy yard at Amsterdam to be broken up on 31 May 1854, dimensions 36,50 (between perpendiculars) x 10,0 (inner hull) x 4,25 (fore)-4,82 (aft) x 5,39 (depth below main deck) metres, 775 tons displacement and an armament of 28 guns (20-12pd guns/20-30pd carronades, 8-12pd carronades and 6-6pd guns).

British brig HMS Hound visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 9 June 1849

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on the 2nd of the British brig HMS Hound commanded by Granville Hamilton Wood coming from Santo Domingo with on board the former president of the Dominican Republic general Manuel Jimenes and 17 other refugees. Departing Monday 4th towards Santo Domingo.(1)

Note
1. Originally ordered to be built at Woolwich dockyard, England 1840, cancelled June 1844, building order transferred to Deptford, England, launched at Deptford dockyard 23 May 1846, breakwater 1872, sold to Castle, Charlton, England November 1887, with a builders measurement of 358 tons and an armament of 8-18pdr.

Dutch warships Zr.Ms. Hippomenes and Phoenix arriving in the roads of Vlissingen, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 11 November 1837

An item dated Vlissingen, Netherlands the 10th reported that in the evening of the 8th the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Hippomenes (1) captain lieutenant J.W. Moll arrived in the roads towed by the Dutch steamship Zr.Ms. Phoenix (2) captain lieutenant J. le Jeune. In the morning of the 9th departed the Phoenix towards open sea.

Notes
1.‘Kuil’corvette, on stocks at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands by P. Schuijt jr. 1826, launched Thursday 22 April 1830, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 15-16 September 1837, accommodation at Amsterdam 1841, floating barracks ship for the 1st company of marines at Amsterdam 1844, condemned and sold on a public auction at he navy yard at Amsterdam to be broken up on 31 May 1854, dimensions 36,50 (between perpendiculars) x 10,0 (inner hull) x 4,25 (fore)-4,82 (aft) x 5,39 (depth below main deck) metres, 775 tons displacement and an armament of 28 guns (20-12pd guns/20-30pd carronades, 8-12pd carronades and 6-6pd guns).
2. Paddle steamship, on stocks at the navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands 1834 by P. Glavimans, launched 1836, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 28-29 August 1838, departed 3 October 1838 to the Dutch East Indies as a sail ship with her Morgan paddle wheels removed, arrived at Batavia on 5 February 1839 and at Surabaya were her paddle wheels again assembled, lenghtened 1845-1847, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis 28 March-8 June 1854, stricken and broken up in the Dutch East Indies in 1863, dimensions 39,00m x 8,40m x ?, draught 4,00m, 7 guns, 120 ph horsepower delivered by engines manufactured by Paul van Vlissingen, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

British brig sloop HMS Grasshopper visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 16 May 1829

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao of the British 20-gun corvette HMS Grasshopper captain Charles Deare coming from La Guayra, Venezuela.(1)

Note
The edition dated 18 May 1844 mentioned that she was repaired at the shipyard of H. van der Meulen&Co. on Curacao, Dutch West Indies without supplying the year. Brig-sloop of the Cruizer-class launched at the Portsmouth Dockyard, England on 17 May 1813, sold in 1832, with a builders measurement of 385 tons and an armament of 18 guns.

Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Triton departed the Netherlands towards the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 2 November 1837

An item dated Den Helder, Netherlands 26th October reported that the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Triton captain lieutenant Edeling departed a day earlier for the Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. ‘Kuil’corvette, on stocks at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands July 1822, launched on 19 April 1825, guard ship at Batavia, Dutch East Indies 1842, intended sale on Friday 9 April at 11.00 o’clock lying at the east side outside the river of Batavia and an armament of 28 guns.

Monday, 25 August 2014

Ship Barham sighted notorious sea monster according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 3 June 1854

An item referred to the newspaper U.S. Gazette Madras dated 5 October 1853 reporting that the crew of the Barham while underway from the British Indies towards England saw the famous sea monster, a snake with a length of 130-150 feet which however came not closer as 350-400 feet.

Death figures on board of the British ships erving on the West indies Station according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 26 June 1830

An item dated London 19 April referred to the last tidings received from the HMS Barham, flagship of vice admiral Fleeming dealing with the death figures among the sailors serving on the West Indies Station caused by the climate. On board of the Barham exceeded the number of deaths not the number of 20 and dealing with the 2.700 men serving on the ships of the squadron in the last 3 years not the number of 200 men.(1)

Note
1. 3rd Rate launched at the shipyard of Perry, Wells&Green, Blackwall, England on 8 July 1811, reduced to a 50-gun ship in December 1826, broken up in September 1840, original armament of 74 guns and a builders measurement of 1.761 tons. The edition dated 18 May 1844 mentioned that the British razeed ship of the line HMS Barham was repaired at the shipyard of H. van der Meulen&Co. on Curacao, Dutch West Indies without supplying the year, but probably in 1829 after she run aground at Bonaire, Dutch West Indies.

British account of what happened when the British ship of the line HMS Barham run aground at Bonaire according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 16 May 1829

An item referred to an account written by a officer of the Britihs ship of the line HMS Barham explaining what exactly happened. She had left Jamaica on 17th January visiting most of the islands to windward an now returning from la Guayra, Venezieal where left on the afternoon of Tuesday 28th April. Underway she hit with a speed of 6 knots a rock. With daylight it became clear that the she run aground on a distance of half a mile of the South East point of Bonaire. To come clear it was decided to throw the 22 guns on the forecastle and quarter deck weighting between 48 and 50 cwt and 15 guns of the main deck weighing 60-64 cwt overboard. The Dutch warships Zr.Ms. Courier (2) captain Van Straaten and Zr.Ms. Pallas (3) assisted her and she was able to reach a reliable anchorage on Monday at 11.00 o’clock. He damage was still unknoWn but feared to be considerable.(1)

Notes
1. 3rd Rate launched at the shipyard of Perry, Wells&Green, Blackwall, England on 8 July 1811, reduced to a 50-gun ship in December 1826, broken up in September 1840, original armament of 74 guns and a builders measurement of 1.761 tons. The edition dated 18 May 1844 mentioned that the British razeed ship of the line HMS Barham was repaired at the shipyard of H. van der Meulen&Co. on Curacao, Dutch West Indies without supplying the year, but probably in 1829 after she run aground at Bonaire, Dutch West Indies.
2. The first survey vessel in the Dutch East Indies, on stocks at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands 10 July 1817, launched 20 June 1818, sold at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands to be broken up Wednesday 12 December 1834 and an armament of 18 guns.
3. used for training duties, on stocks at the navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands November 1822 by P. Glavimans Jz., launched 29 November 1824, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 17 July-1September 1837 for examination, found further repaired unworthy and sold on a public auction for ƒ 5.000, dimensions 130 x 34½ x 17 8/11 (hold) feet and an armament of 28 guns.

British 5th rate HMS Forte visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated Saturday 17 May 1823

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on last Monday of the British frigate Forte captain sir Thomas Cochrane coming from Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, sending a boat to the shore and later departing again.(1)

Note
1. A 5th rate launched at the Woolwich Dockyard on 21 May 1814, broken up in October 1844 and with an armament of 38 guns.

British brig sloop HMS Grasshopper visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 12 December 1829

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao in Tuesday 8th of the British corvette Grasshopper captain coming from Puerto Cabello. Left on Thursday towards Jamaica.(1)

Note
The edition dated 18 May 1844 mentioned that she was repaired at the shipyard of H. van der Meulen&Co. on Curacao, Dutch West Indies without supplying the year. Brig-sloop of the Cruizer-class launched at the Portsmouth Dockyard, England on 17 May 1813, sold in 1832, with a builders measurement of 385 tons and an armament of 18 guns.

American sloop USS Falmouth visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 16 July 1842

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Tuesday afternoon the 12th of the American corvette USS Falmouth captain James McIntosh coming from Puerto Cabello, Venezuela. On board was the W.M. Blackford representative for the USA at the Republic of New Granada. She left on Thursday morning towards Santa Martha.(1)

Note
1. Launched at the Boston Navy Yard on 3 November 1827, completed on 19 January 1828, commissioned on 24 May 1859 and finally sold in October 1863. With a displacement of 714 tons/703 long tons were her dimensions 39 x 10,29 x 4,9 metres or 127’x 33’9” x 16’. With a crew numbering 190 men and an armament consisting of 24-24 pd guns.

Danish brig St. Jan visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 26 September 1829

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on last Sunday by the Danish brig of war St. Jan captain Schultz towards Puerto Cabello, Venezuela.(1)

Note
1. Laid down at Gammelholm 2 November 1819, launched on 6 June 1821, last mentioned 1843, dimensions 92'3" (prow) x 24 x 11'11¾” and an armament of 12 guns.

American screw steam sloop USS Shenandoah visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 6 April 1882

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on Saturday the 1st of the American steam warship USS Shenandoah commanded by Kirkland towards Savanilla, Colombia.(1)

Note
1. Wood-built screw steam sloop. Launched at the Philadelphia Navy yard by Miss Selina Pascoe on 8 December 1862, commissioned on 20 June 1863, decommissioned on 23 October 1886 and sold to W.T. Garratt&Company, San Francisco, USA on 30 July 1887. Displacement of 1.397 tons/1.375 long tons were the dimensions 69 x 11,68 x 4,83 metres or 225’ x 38’4” x 15’10”. With a speed of 15 knots, a crew numbering 175 men and an armament of 1-150pd Parrott rifle, 2-28cm/11” Dahlgren smoothbore guns, 1-30pd Parrott rifle, 2-24pd rifled howitzers, 2-12pd rifles and 2 heavy 12pd smoothbore howitzers.

Colombian brig Pichincha repaired at Curacoa according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 18 May 1844

An item reported that she was repaired at the shipyard of H. van der Meulen&Co. on Curacao, Dutch West Indies without supplying the year.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Dutch LPD Zr.Ms. Rotterdam (L800) 1998-

Schelde passing Vlissingen, Netherlands 24 August 2014 12.30 o'clock

Ordered on 25 April 1994, laid down on 25 January 1998, launched on 22 February 1997 and commissioned on 15 April 1998. An amphibious transport or landing platform dock able to transport a complete battalion marines with equipment.

Chinese bulk carrier Interlink Equity 2013-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Nether;lands 18 August 2014

Marshall Islands-flagged, IMO 9577628, MMSI 538004181 and callsign V7VP7

Costa Rican reefer Dole Asia 1994-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Nether;lands 18 August 2014

Bahamas-flagged, homeport Nassau, IMO 9046526, MMSI 311295000 and callsign C6FS4.

Indian bulk carrier Prabhu Sumat 2012-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 August 2014

India-flagged, homeport Mumbai, IMO 9590814, MMSI 419000202 and callsign AVIP.

Singapore oil/chemical tanker (ex-Chemroad Luna 2000-2010) MTM Hong Kong 2001-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 17 August 2014

Hong Kong/China-flagged, IMO 9228320, MMSI 477959800 and callsign VRHM5. Ex-Chemroad Luna renamed October 2010.

German general cargo ship Green Mountain 2013-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 17 August 2014

Marshall Islands-flagged, IMO 9502312, MMSI 538090454 and callsign V&ZQ7.

Danish LPG tanker (ex-Henriette Maersk 1994-2007) Nordic Gas 2007-

Schelde of Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 August 2014

Singapore-flagged, IMO 9034729, MMSI 565430000 and callsign S6BE2. Ex-Henriette Maersk renamed June 2007.

Italian oil/chemical tanker Valverde 2008-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 17 August 2014

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 19 August 2014

Italy-flagged, homeport Trieste, IMO 9391490, MMSI 247227900 and callsign ICHJ.

Greek oil/chemical tanker (ex-Gulf Grace 2000-2008) Conger 2008-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 17 August 2014

Marshall Islands-flagged, IMO 9198771, MMSI 538003287 and callsign V7PU3. Ex-Gulf Grace renamed August 2008.

Arab oil/chemical tanker NCC Amal 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 16 August 2014

Saudi Arabia-flagged, homeport Dammam, IMO 9411317, MMSI 403513001 and callsign HZEE.

Japanese bulk carrier Donau K 2012-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 16 August 2014

Cayman Islands-flagged, hoemport George Town, IMO 9615755, MMSI 319043400 and callsign ZGCQ5.

Chinese bulk carrier (Tinker Bell 1995-2003, Jobst Oldendorff 2003-2008,African Grace 2008-2010) Birch 1 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 15 August 2014

Hong Kong-flagged, IMO 9122899, MMSI 477044100 and callsign VRDP8. Ex-Tinker Bell renamed January 2003, Jobst Oldendorff renamed January 2008 and African Grace renamed March 2010.

Norwegian anchor handling vessel Island Vanguard 2007-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 16 August 2014

Norway-flagged, homeport Aalesund, IMO 9356189, MMSI 259121000 and callsign LNVU. Gross tonnage 5.733 tons, summer deadweight 4.229 tons and as dimensions 86,30 (over all) x 22,00 x 7 metres. Built in 2007 at the Aker Yards, Langsten, Tomrefjord, Norway. Owned and managed  by Island Offshore Management, Ulsteinvik, Norway.

Dutch bulk carrier (ex-Harmonious 2007-2011) Falcon Confidence 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 16 August 2014

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, IMO 9308871, MMSI 636015417 and callsign D5AP3. Ex-Harmonious renamed October 2011. Gross tonnage 88.853 tons, summer deadweight 174.350 tons and as dimensions 289 x 45 x 17,2 x 24,50 (depth) metres. Built in January 2007 by Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding, Shanghai, China. Owned by Falcon Confidence Shipping Ltd., Monaco. and managed by J. Bekkers Co. B.V., Rotterdam, Netherlands.

German oil products tanker (Ex-Roy Maersk 2001-2003, Maersk Riga renamed 2003-2011) Chemtrans Riga 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 15 August 2014

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, IMO 9214745, MMSI 636013195 and callsign A8JC4. Ex-Roy Maersk renamed June 2003 and Maersk Riga renamed May 2011.

Japanese car carrier Athens Highway 2008-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 15 August 2014

Japan-flagged, IMO 9443073, MMSI 432930000 and callsign 7JPL.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Chilean multipurpose dry cargo carrier (ex-Taagborg 2013-2014) CCNI Bilbao 2014-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 15 August 2014

Netherlands-flagged, IMO 9546461, MMSI 246912000 and callsign PCSZ. Ex-Taagborg rebamed January 2014. Built in 2013 by the Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group, Shanghai, China. Owned and managed by CCNI, Santiago, Chile. Deadweight 21.350, gross tonnage 14.695 tons, net tonnage 6.695 tons and as dimensions 172,428 (over all) x 21,49 x 9,382 metres. Two holds. TEU capacity 1.221. Chartered by Royal Wagenborg to CCNI?

American side wheel steam frigate USS Powhatan visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 7 September 1861


An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on Monday the 2nd of the steam warship USS Powhatan commanded by D.D. Porter which saluted was answered by the Waterfort.(1)

Note
1. Side-wheel steam frigate. Laid down at the Norfolk Navy Shipyard, Portsmouth/Gosport, Virginia, USA on 6 August 1847, launched on 14 February 1850, commissioned on 2 September 1852, decommissioned on 2 June 1886, sold to Burdette Pond, Merden, Connecticut, USA on 30 July and broken up 5 August 1887. Hull designed by F. Grice. Building costs complete 795.221 US Dollard (hull 281.400, engines 242.819, boilers 136.394 US dollars) With a tonnage of 2.415 tons and a displacement of 3.765 3.825 tons/long tons were her dimensions 77,32 x 14 x 5,64 metres or 253’8” x 45’ x 18’6”. The engine(s) and boilers from (both designed by Chas H. Haswell) were manufactured by A. Haffy&Co., Gosport and delivered 1.500 hp allowing a speed of 11 knots. With a crew of 289 men consisted her armament of 1-238m/11” Dahlgren smoothbore gun, 10-23cm/9” Dahlgren smoothbore guns and 5-12pd guns.

Dutch ram turret Zr.Ms. Koning der Nederlanden harassed by termites and her crew by fever according to the Dutch newspaper De standaard dated 26 January 1885

Model Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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drawing Ron van Maanen

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 19th December 1884 partly corrected the outbreak of cholera on board of the Dutch Zr.Ms. ram turret Koning der Nederlanden. On the Friday before two recently from the Netherlands arrived sailors were transported to the hospital dying the next day. The crew thought that the men became ill of eating too much inland fruit something what happened more often with newcomers. However what caused the problems , on the morning of the 19th were an inland and an European stoker brought towards the hospital caused by a severe fever. The ram turret was stilling in the roads but hoisted early afternoon the quarantine flag. A soon she was declared to be clean of the danger for contamination was she to depart towards Onrust to get rid of the termites which harassed her.(1)

Note
1. Laid down in 1871 at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands, launched on 28 October 1874, commissioned on 16 February 1867, decommissioned on 1 April 1895, converted into a guard ship stationed at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies and commissioned on 1 December 1899 and finally scuttled on 2 March 1942 to prevent capture by the Japanese. Her main armament consisted of 2x2-28xm guns and foremother 4x1-12cm guns. Designed by B,J. Tideman.

The Austrian naval strength on 1 May 1849 according to Dutch magazine Verhandelingen en berigten betrekkelijk het zeewezen en de zeevaartkunde 1850

An item referred to the Soldaten Freund which reported that on 1 May 1849 the Austrian navy consisted of 3 frigates, 2 corvettes, 5 brigs, 2 schooners, 2 war steamships, 2 gunboats, 7 trabakels, 1 aragozzo, 2 gun barges and 27 peniches excluded the vessels captured from the Venetians. The minister of navy decided that the fleet was to be transferred from Pola, Italy towards Trieste, Italy. Orders were no longer to be given in the Italian language but in standard German.

Just five old British gunboats already in worse condition according to the Dutch newspaper Nederlandsche Staatscourant 11 may 1860

An item referred to an examination ordered by the British Admiralty of two gunboats at Chatham, England with as result that it was discovered that the wood was completely decayed and immediately was decided to break them both up. Both gunboats were together with the other gunboats of the Chatham flotilla just built around five years ago during the war with the Russian empire [the Crimean war] by private shipyards. Using worthless timber and worse craftsmanship resulted in already completely useless gunboats. The expectation was that many of the other gunboats were in a similar condition. In the meeting in the House of Commons of the British Parliament on the 7th two members announced that they would ask for answers/explanations if necessary even demanding for an inquiry. Already many people thought that all this was an example to let warships not be built by private shipyards.

American USS screw steam sloop Canadaigua visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 1 February 1873

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on Thursday 30 January of the USS Canandaigua commanded by Ronekindoff towards Sta. Martha.(1)

Note
1. Screw steam sloop. Launched at Boston Navy Yard, USA on 28 march 1862, commissioned on 1 August, temporarily renamed Detroit 15 May-10 August 1869, decommissioned on 8 November 1875 and finally broken up in 1884. With a displacement of 1,417 tons/1,395 long tons were her dimensions 69 x 11,71 x 4,6 metres or 228’x 38’5” x 15’. Speed 10 knots and an armament consisting of 2-28cm/11” smoothbore guns, 1-20cm/8” smoothbore gun and 3-20pd rifles.

Austrian navy experimenting with electric telegraphs according to Dutch magazine Verhandelingen en berigten betrekkelijk het zeewezen en de zeevaartkunde 1850

An item referred to the magazine Stoompost no. 23 reporting that on board of the main Austrian warships experiments with electric telegraphs to replace oral orders were executed. The intention was to get a simple and cheap device with as main profit that orders despite the any kind of weather conditions could be received.

British iron-built brig HMS Recruit failure according to Dutch magazine Verhandelingen en berigten betrekkelijk het zeewezen en de zeevaartkunde 1850

A small item on page 480 reported that the iron-built 10 gun brig Recruit recently arrived at Blackwall, England coming from Portsmouth, England where she was given back by the Royal navy to the shipyard. The newly built brig made just one trials but was considered to be a failure. However there were doubts if the trial was executed in a good reliable manner while the experts of the royal shipyards had a (probably correct) prejudice against iron-built ships.(1)

Note
1. In the Royal Navy served between 1846 and 1849 a iron-hulled brig HMS Recruit. Her building by the Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Company (Thomas J. Ditchburn&Charles Mare), Bow Creek-River Thames at Leamouth Wharf also known as Blackwall was ordered on 6 May 1844, tender accepted 22 June, named 20 July, she was launched on 10 June 1846, fitted out at Sheerness, England 17 June-29 August, and already sold back to her builders for 4.500 pond, on 28 August 1849. Three years later sold to the General Screw Steam Shipping Company was she converted into the merchant screw steamship Harbinger used as a mail packet. Her original specifications were an armament of 12 guns consisting of 2-18pd and 10-32pd guns, a builders measurement of 461 63/94 tons and as dimensions  92’5” (keel)-114’5” (gundeck) x 30’7¾”(for tonnage) 30’8.5” (over all)x 13‘10“ x 7‘11“(fore)-12‘3“ (aft). She was in fact the only sea-going British iron-built wars sailing vessel.

Ships of the Spanish squadron commanded by La Borde arrived at Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 16 February 1828

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Friday afternoon at Willemstad, Curacao of a part of the Spanish squadron commanded by Angel La Borde consisting of the 74-gun ship of the line Guerrero captain Manuel de Cañas showing the flag of a rear admiral, 44-gun frigate Yberia captain José Maria Cleason and the 22-gun brig Herkules captain lieutenant Antonio Valero. These ships were coming from Puerto Cabello, Venezuela where 3 prizes were taken. Another 84-gun ship of the line and a heavy 60-gun frigate were expected.

Ships of the Spanish squadron commanded by La Borde were cruising off Puerto, Cabello according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 9 February 1828

An item reported that according to a vessel coming from Puerto Cabello, Venezuela a ship of the line and a brig belonging to the squadron of La Borde were cruising off this port capturing the schooner Helena Eltino.

Spanish squadron commanded by La Borde left Cuba towards Puerto Rico according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 3 November 1827

An item referred to tidings from Cuba that on 20 October commodore La Borde left Havana, Cuba towards Puerto Rico with a squadron consisting of 1 ship of the line, 6 frigates, 4 brigs and some smaller vessels. The finally destination was not known although it was suggested to join at Puerto Rico other warships.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Panter departed Curacao towards St. Eustatius according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 14 March 1829

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on Thursday the 12th by the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Panter captain lieutenant Buis towards St. Eustatius.(1)

Note
1. Brig 1st class Panter/Panther, laid down at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands by C. Soetermeer, on 24 June 1823, launched on 8 April 1826, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 9 May-11 July 1837, sold on public auction at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies on Saturday 3 May 1845, dimensions 31,5 x 9,3 x 4,5 (depth of hold) metres and an armament 18 guns.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Panter arrived at Curacao coming from St. Eustatius according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 24 January 1829

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Wednesday the 21st of the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Panter captain lieutenant Buys coming from St. Eustatius. On board was surgeon 2nd class Schorrenberg now stationed at Curacao.(1)

Note
1. Brig 1st class Panter/Panther, laid down at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands by C. Soetermeer, on 24 June 1823, launched on 8 April 1826, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 9 May-11 July 1837, sold on public auction at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies on Saturday 3 May 1845, dimensions 31,5 x 9,3 x 4,5 (depth of hold) metres and an armament 18 guns.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Panter arrived at Curacao coming from ccording to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 6 December 1828

An item reported the arrival at Curacao coming from Surinam on Friday the 5th of the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Panter captain lieutenant Buis coming from Surinam.(1)

Note
1. Brig 1st class Panter/Panther, laid down at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands by C. Soetermeer, on 24 June 1823, launched on 8 April 1826, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 9 May-11 July 1837, sold on public auction at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies on Saturday 3 May 1845, dimensions 31,5 x 9,3 x 4,5 (depth of hold) metres and an armament 18 guns.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Panter departed Curacao towards Surinam according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 3 April 1828

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on Wednesday the 2nd at 14.00 o’clock by the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Panter captain lieutenant Buis towards Surinam with on board rear admiral P.R. Cant’laar governore general of the Dutch West Indies possessions with spouse and children.(1)

Note
1. Brig 1st class Panter/Panther, laid down at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands by C. Soetermeer, on 24 June 1823, launched on 8 April 1826, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 9 May-11 July 1837, sold on public auction at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies on Saturday 3 May 1845, dimensions 31,5 x 9,3 x 4,5 (depth of hold) metres and an armament 18 guns.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Panter arrived at Curacao coming from Bonaire according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 16 February 1828

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Tuesday afternoon of the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Panter captain lieutenant Buis coming from Bonaire. On board was general major J. van den Bosch.(1)

Note
1. Brig 1st class Panter/Panther, laid down at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands by C. Soetermeer, on 24 June 1823, launched on 8 April 1826, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 9 May-11 July 1837, sold on public auction at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies on Saturday 3 May 1845, dimensions 31,5 x 9,3 x 4,5 (depth of hold) metres and an armament 18 guns.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Panter departed Curacao towards Bonaire according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 9 February 1828

An item reported the departure early in the morning from Willemstad, Curacao by the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Panter captain lieutenant Buis towards Bonaire with on board general major J. van den Bosch, commissary general for the Dutch West Indies possessions.(1)

Note
1. Brig 1st class Panter/Panther, laid down at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands by C. Soetermeer, on 24 June 1823, launched on 8 April 1826, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 9 May-11 July 1837, sold on public auction at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies on Saturday 3 May 1845, dimensions 31,5 x 9,3 x 4,5 (depth of hold) metres and an armament 18 guns.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Panter departed Curacao towards Aruba according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 22 September 1827

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on Saturday morning of the 15th by the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Panter captain lieutenant Buis towards Aruba returning on Wednesday the 19th.(1)

Note
1. Brig 1st class Panter/Panther, laid down at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands by C. Soetermeer, on 24 June 1823, launched on 8 April 1826, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 9 May-11 July 1837, sold on public auction at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies on Saturday 3 May 1845, dimensions 31,5 x 9,3 x 4,5 (depth of hold) metres and an armament 18 guns.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Panter departed Curacao towards Aruba according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 3 November 1827

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on Monday the 29th October by the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Panter captain lieutenant Buis towards Aruba with on board J.F.W. Gravenhorst appointed as commander of this island.(1)

Note
1. Brig 1st class Panter/Panther, laid down at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands by C. Soetermeer, on 24 June 1823, launched on 8 April 1826, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 9 May-11 July 1837, sold on public auction at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies on Saturday 3 May 1845, dimensions 31,5 x 9,3 x 4,5 (depth of hold) metres and an armament 18 guns.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Panter arrived at Curacao coming from Venezuela according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 27 October 1827

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Sunday morning the 21st of the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Panter captain lieutenant Buis coming from Puerto Cabello, Venezuela.(1)

Note
1. Brig 1st class Panter/Panther, laid down at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands by C. Soetermeer, on 24 June 1823, launched on 8 April 1826, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 9 May-11 July 1837, sold on public auction at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies on Saturday 3 May 1845, dimensions 31,5 x 9,3 x 4,5 (depth of hold) metres and an armament 18 guns.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Panter arrived at Curacao coming from Bonaire and later leaving for Venezuela according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 6 October 1827

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Sunday 30th of the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Panter captain lieutenant Buis coming from Bonaire. On Thursday the 4th she left towards Puerto Cabello and La Guayra, Venezuela.(1)

Note
1. Brig 1st class Panter/Panther, laid down at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands by C. Soetermeer, on 24 June 1823, launched on 8 April 1826, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 9 May-11 July 1837, sold on public auction at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies on Saturday 3 May 1845, dimensions 31,5 x 9,3 x 4,5 (depth of hold) metres and an armament 18 guns.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Panter departed Curacao towards Bonaire according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 29 September 1827

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on the Saturday morning of the 22nd towards Bonaire by the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Panter captain lieutenant Buis with on board Mr. Bergraad Stifft and inspector for the mines Franz Wirtz. From there she was bound for a cruising voyage.(1)

Note
1. Brig 1st class Panter/Panther, laid down at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands by C. Soetermeer, on 24 June 1823, launched on 8 April 1826, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 9 May-11 July 1837, sold on public auction at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies on Saturday 3 May 1845, dimensions 31,5 x 9,3 x 4,5 (depth of hold) metres and an armament 18 guns.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Panter departed Curacao towards Bonaire according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 28 July 1827

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on Saturday the 21st by the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Panter captain lieutenant Buis towards Bonaire with on board Mr. Claas Schotborgh who was appointed as commodore of the islandBonaire.(1)

Note
1. Brig 1st class Panter/Panther, laid down at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands by C. Soetermeer, on 24 June 1823, launched on 8 April 1826, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 9 May-11 July 1837, sold on public auction at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies on Saturday 3 May 1845, dimensions 31,5 x 9,3 x 4,5 (depth of hold) metres and an armament 18 guns.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Panter arrived at Curacao coming from Venezuela according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 7 July 1827

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Sunday the 1st of the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Panter captain lieutenant Buiscoming from Puerto Cabello. Venezuela.(1)

Note
1. Brig 1st class Panter/Panther, laid down at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands by C. Soetermeer, on 24 June 1823, launched on 8 April 1826, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 9 May-11 July 1837, sold on public auction at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies on Saturday 3 May 1845, dimensions 31,5 x 9,3 x 4,5 (depth of hold) metres and an armament 18 guns.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Panter departed Curacao towards Aruba and Venezuela according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 23 June 1827

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on the 16th towards Aruba by the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Panter captain lieutenant Buis with on board Mr. Bergraad Stifft and inspector for the mines Franz Wirtz. From there she was bound for La Guayra and Puerto Cabello, Venezuela.(1)

Note
1. Brig 1st class Panter/Panther, laid down at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands by C. Soetermeer, on 24 June 1823, launched on 8 April 1826, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 9 May-11 July 1837, sold on public auction at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies on Saturday 3 May 1845, dimensions 31,5 x 9,3 x 4,5 (depth of hold) metres and an armament 18 guns.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Panter arrived at Curacao coming from Venezuela according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 21 April 1827

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Thursday 9th of the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Panter captain lieutenant Buis coming via Aruba from Maracaibo, Venezuela. Of the two citizens (Mr. Pardo) seemed to be released after his vessel sold by the local government. Mr. Senior was still locked up while nothing of his possessions was sold and he refused a pledge refused.(1)

Note
1. Brig 1st class Panter/Panther, laid down at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands by C. Soetermeer, on 24 June 1823, launched on 8 April 1826, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 9 May-11 July 1837, sold on public auction at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies on Saturday 3 May 1845, dimensions 31,5 x 9,3 x 4,5 (depth of hold) metres and an armament 18 guns.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Panter departed Willemstad towards Venezuela according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 31 March 1827

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on Wednesday by the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Panter captain lieutenant Buis towards the Gulf of Maracaibo to support two citizens of Curacao who were there held prison for unfair motives.(1)

Note
1. Brig 1st class Panter/Panther, laid down at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands by C. Soetermeer, on 24 June 1823, launched on 8 April 1826, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 9 May-11 July 1837, sold on public auction at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies on Saturday 3 May 1845, dimensions 31,5 x 9,3 x 4,5 (depth of hold) metres and an armament 18 guns.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Panter departed Curacao towards Aruba according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 27 January 1827

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao in the afternoon of the26th towards Aruba by the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Panter captain lieutenant Buiswith on board S. Plats former captain quartermaster of the garrison in Surinam and now appointed as commodore of the island Aruba and further more G.B. Bosch..(1)

Note
1. Brig 1st class Panter/Panther, laid down at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands by C. Soetermeer, on 24 June 1823, launched on 8 April 1826, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 9 May-11 July 1837, sold on public auction at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies on Saturday 3 May 1845, dimensions 31,5 x 9,3 x 4,5 (depth of hold) metres and an armament 18 guns.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Panter commissioned for service at the station Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 17 June 1826

An item reported that the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Panter captain lieutenant Buis was to be commissioned on 1 May to be stationed at Willemstad, Curacao.(1)

Note
1. Brig 1st class Panter/Panther, laid down at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands by C. Soetermeer, on 24 June 1823, launched on 8 April 1826, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 9 May-11 July 1837, sold on public auction at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies on Saturday 3 May 1845, dimensions 31,5 x 9,3 x 4,5 (depth of hold) metres and an armament 18 guns.

Cypriot crane ship Stanislav Yudin 1985-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 21 August 2014

Cyprus-flagged, homeport Limassol, IMO 8219463, MMSI 210334000 and callsign 5BYM2. Gross tonnage 24.822 tons, summer deadweight 5.600 tons and as dimensions 173,2 (between perpendiculars)-183,3 (over al) x 36,00 x 5,5-8,9 x 13 (depth from deck) metres. Free deck height 20 metres. 2.600 tons full revolving crane. Deck space 2.560 square metres. 500 tons Auxiliary hook. Main hook stretch 78,4 metres and on the auxiliary 100,8 metres. Transit speed 9 knots. Built in 1985 by Wartsila/STX Finland Turku, Turku, Finland. Owned and managed by ,Seaway Heavy Lifting Contracting Ltd.,  Limassol. Cyprus.

The condition of the Dutch Zr.Ms. screw steamship 2nd class Admiraal Koopman serving in the Dutch East Indies as described in a letter to the editor published in the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 17 April 1873

Model Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

In a letter published in this newspaper an anonymous  Dutch navy officer described the miserable condition of the Dutch warships serving at that moment in the Dutch East Indies. He was quite cynical in his comment dealing with the condition of the ships ending with the phrase Happy Indies! Happy Navy! Poor Netherlands!

Of the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Vice Admiraal Koopman was the shaft torn while her aft ship was too weak and bended so that it even became necessary to remove one of her guns. It was very doubtful if she would ever to be used for properly steaming.(1)

Note
1. Vice-Admiraal Koopman, screw steamship 2nd class, ex-Leeuwarden, on stocks at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands by H.A. van der Speck Obreen 18 October 1856, renamed Vice Admiraal Koopman 20 May 1857, launched 29 April 1858, served in the Dutch East Indies, already reported in worse condition with a broken shaft and a weak aft ship with doubts about her decommissioned being condemned and not worth to be repaired 7 August 1876, sold to be broken up 1877, displacement 1.600 ton, dimensions 56,00 x 11,25 x 5,40 metres, horsepower 250nph/700 ehp allowing a speed of 9 knots, an armament of 11 guns (6 long 30pd guns, 5 rifled 16cm guns) and a crew numbering 140 men.

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Screw steamship 4th class Zr.Ms. Vesuvius arrived at Curacao returning from the islands St. Eustatius and St. Maarten according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 6 December 1862

Model Rijksmusem, Amsterdam, Netherlands

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Tuesday 2nd of the Dutch steamship Zr.Ms. Vesuvius lieutenant 1st class A. Schotborgh returning from the islands St. Eustatius and St. Martin [St. Maarten].(1)

Note
1. Screw steamship 4th class, laid down at the navy yard of Vlissingen, Netherlands by L.K. Turk on Friday 9th October 1857, launched on Monday 11.00 o’clock 6 July 1858, condemned and sold at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies probably to the Arab Sech Hassim bin Said Habis for ƒ 11.886,00 on 8th June 1872, a displacement of 586 tons, dimensions 43,00 (between perpendiculars) x 9 (inner hull on loadline) x 3,5 (fore)-4,0 (aft) x 4,80 (depth below main deck) metres , horsepower 80 bhp-119 hp, an armament of 8 guns (4 long 12 pd, 4 short 30pd) and a crew numbering 75 men.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Zwaluw arrived at Curacao returning from cruising according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 21 September 1822

An item reported the arrival on Sunday evening of the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Zwaluwe captain Bodel returning from patrolling.(1)

Note
1. Laid down at the navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands by P. Glavimans June 1816, launched September 1817, coppered 1817, commissioned by royal order 16 October, served in the West and Dutch East Indies, condemned and sold on a public auction at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands Wednesday 12.00 o’clock 28 December 1836, dimensions 31,50 x 9,50 metres of 108 x 32,6 x 16 (hold) feet, 500 tons displacement, an armament of 18-21 guns and a crew numbering 90-102 men.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Kemphaan arrived at Curacao returning from Venezuela according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 21 September 1822

An item reported the arrival on Saturday afternoon of the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Kemphaan captain ad interim Hodsen coming from La Guayra, Venezuela. (1)

Note
1. On stocks at the navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands by P. Glavimans in October 1818, launched 30 June 1821, accommodation 1845, coal hulk 1845, sold at Willemsoord, Netherlands to be broken up Thursday 9 August 1855, dimensions 29,8 (load line) x 9,2 (inner hull) 3,4 (fore)-4,5 (aft) x 4,5 (depth below main deck) metres, 465 tons displacement, 18 (16-30pd carronades, 2-6pd) guns and a crew numbering 100 men.

American screw steam sloop USS Vandalia visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 4 February 1882


An item reported the departure on Tuesday 31st January of the steam warship USS Vandalia commanded by R.W. Meade towards Savanilla, Colombia.(1)

Note
1. Screw steam sloop. Laid down at the Boston Navy yard, Massachusetts USA  in 1872, commissioned on 10 January 1876 and wrecked during the so0called Apia cyclone at Apia, Samoa on 16 March 1889. With a displacement of 2.066 tons/2.033 long tons were her dimensions(between perpendiculars) x 12 x 6,1 metres or 216’x 29’x 20’. The armament consisted of 8 guns.

American corvette USS Cyane departed Curacao towards Venezuela according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated Saturday 23 November 1822

An item reported the departure from Willemstad. Curacao on Monday evening of the American 32-gun corvette USS Cyane captain R.T. Spence towards Puerto Cabello and La Guayra, Venezuela.(1)

Note
1. Her building as the British 6th rate HMS Columbine at the shipyard of John Bass, Topsham, Exeter was ordered on 30 January 1805, renamed Cyane, laid down in August, launched on 14 October 1806, commissioned March 1807, completed 13 July, captured by the USA on 20 February 1815, commissioned the same year, finally laid up at the Philadelphia Navy yard, sunk in 1835 and salvaged and broken up in 1836. With a builders measurement of 539 39/94 tons were her dimensions 30,1 keel)-36,0 (over all) x 9,8 x 3,2 metres or 98’7¼”-118’2” x 32’0½”x 10’6” with in US service an armament of 20-32pd carronades, 8-18pd carronades and 4-12 pd guns.

American sloop USS Natchez visited Willemstad, Curaca according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 8 August 1829

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on Monday the 3rd of the American corvette USS Natchez captain Claxton towards Maracaibo.(1)

Note
1. Sloop. Launched at the Norfolk Navy Shipyard, Portsmouth, Virginia, USA in 1827 and broken up at the New York Navy yard in 1840. With a displacement of 203 tons/200 long tons were her dimensions 39 (between perpendiculars) x 10,21 x 5,03 metres or 127’x 33’6” x 16’6”. A crew of 190 men and an armament consisting of 18 guns.

American sloop USS Germantown visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 9 June 1849

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on the 2nd of the American corvette USS Germantown commanded y Charles Lowndes coming from Puerto Cabello. Departing Wednesday 6th towards Santo Domingo.(1)

Note
1. Sloop, launched at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on 22 August 1846 by Mrs. Lavinia Fanning Watson, brought to the Norfolk Navy Yard to prevent damage by ice on 18 December, commissioned on 9 March 1847, scuttled at the Gosport Navy Yard by retreating Union forces 20 April 1861, salvaged by the Confederate forces and converted into a floating battery station near Craney Island to defend the harbour of Norfolk, scuttled by Southern forces in the Elizabeth River on 10 May 1862, salvaged by the Union forces on 22 April 1863, never commissioned again and her hull was sold on an auction held at Norfolk on 8 February a year later. With a displacement of 954 tons/939 long tons were her dimensions 46 x 11 x 5,08 metres or 150’x 36’x 16’8”, a speed of 11 knots, a crew numbering 210 men and an armament consisting of 4-20cm/8” guns and 18-32pd guns.

British officer mentioned the capture of the Dutch-flagged frigate Shawfield in the East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 13 March 1819

An item referred to a letter dated Port St. Louis 14th July 1819 [?] written by an officer of the British HMS Magicienne stationed in the East Indies reported the capture of a large ship Netherlands-flagged with false papers. He called her the frigate Shawfield of 750 tons built at Batavia, Dutch East Indies and pierced for 40 guns with gun ports completely fitted out. She was condemned for violating the Navigation Act for loading a forbidden cargo while she was not English-flagged. All officers were British and it was her maiden voyage. Building costs 24.000 British ponds, value of the cargo estimated to be 60.000-70.000 British ponds of which the price money was to be 30.000 British ponds and the share of the officer would be 800 British ponds.

Tiding received dealing with the arrival of warships and transports at from Rio-de-la-Hacha, Colombia according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 21 September 1822

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Monday afternoon of the schooner Sally commanded by Lazarre coming after a voyage of 16 days from Rio-de-la-Hacha, Colombia with the tiding that there a corvette and 2 brigs of war arrived with 4 battalions military on board.

Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Eendracht departed Curacao towards Aruba according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated Saturday 4 June 1825

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on Wednesday morning of the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Eendragt captain lieutenant Schroder towards Aruba.(1)

Note
1. Eendracht or Eendracht, ex-Bellona, ex-La Nyade, corvette, on stocks at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands December 1811, handed over by Treaty to the Netherlands 1814, launched April 1814, coppered 1814, serving in the Dutch West Indies 1824-1826, public auction at Willemsoord, Netherlands on Tuesday 15 September 1840, dimensions 120½ x 30 x 15½ feet with an armament of 20 guns.

Dominican schooner of war Seperacion visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 31 January 1846

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on 3 January 1845 of the Dominican schooner of war Seperacion commanded by colonel J.B. Cambiazo coming from Santo Domingo.

German steam warship Viktoria visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 13 February 1869

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao of the German steam warship Viktoria commanded by Kinderling towards Maracaibo. While passing the Waterfort were salutes exchanged. Belonged to the North German Confederation.(1)

Note
1. Correct spelling Victoria, Laid down as the shipyard of Armand Fréres, Bordeaux, France with the imaginary Japanese name Osakka for account of the Confederate States and to be commissioned as the Lousiana and launched in 1864. The French emperor Napoleon III however forbade her delivery and she was sold on 13 May to Prussia and renamed the 31th Victoria. Stricken on 14 April 1891 and finally sold at Hamburg, Germany the next year. With a displacement of 1.827 (design)-2.272 (maximum) tons were her dimensions 75,20 (waterline)-81,50 (over all) x 11,1 x 5,03 (fore)-5,62 (aft) metres. Maximum speed 13, 5 knots, a crew numbering maximum223 men and an origin al armament consisting of 8-24pd guns, 6 long 12 pd guns (later replaced by 4-15cm guns), 6-12cm guns and 1-8cm gun.

American corvette USS Erie visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 24 December 1828


An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on Saturday 17th of the American corvette USS Erie captain Turner towards Maracaibo, Venezuela. On board was general Harrison.(1)

Note
1. Wood-built sloop which was launched at the shipyard of Thomas Kemp, Baltimore, Maryland on 3 November 1813. The USA and England were at time at war and although she departed on 20 March a year later for open sea she went on 7 April back to Boston caused by the British navy blockading Hampton Roads. There she lied anchored almost a year without be manned. Returning to New York on 20 January 1820 was she decommissioned to be repaired and lengthened. With a measurement of 509 tons were her original dimensions 117’11” x 31’6” x 14’6” hold (35,94 x 9,60 x 4,42 metres). After 1823 she measured 611 tons and was her length increased to 122’/37 metres. Her crew numbered 140 men and the original armament consisted of 2-18pd cannons and 20-32pd carronades. She was at Boston in July 1840-February 1843 rebuilt into an armed store ship. Sold on 26 November 1850 at New York for 13.000 US dollars. G.F. Emmons who wrote The navy of the United States, from the commencement , 1775 to 1853...’ published a list of the ships in service of the US navy and gave as her dimensions 117’ x 32’4” x 17.10” (maximum) and a hold of 14.6”, a ballast of 25-400 (without cargo) and a water capacity of 7.500 galleons. Her maximum speed was 9 (by wind)-12 (free) knots.

German steam warship Victoria visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 18 March 1876

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Saturday the 11th of the German steam warship Victoria commanded by C. Donner coming from La Guayra. While anchoring in the Schottegat she saluted which was answered by the Waterfort.(1)

Note
1. Laid down as the shipyard of Armand Fréres, Bordeaux, France with the imaginary Japanese name Osakka for account of the Confederate States and to be commissioned as the Lousiana and launched in 1864. The French emperor Napoleon III however forbade her delivery and she was sold on 13 May to Prussia and renamed the 31th Victoria. Stricken on 14 April 1891 and finally sold at Hamburg, Germany the next year. With a displacement of 1.827 (design)-2.272 (maximum) tons were her dimensions 75,20 (waterline)-81,50 (over all) x 11,1 x 5,03 (fore)-5,62 (aft) metres. Maximum speed 13, 5 knots, a crew numbering maximum223 men and an origin al armament consisting of 8-24pd guns, 6 long 12 pd guns (later replaced by 4-15cm guns), 6-12cm guns and 1-8cm gun.

Spanish steam warship Hernan Cortez visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 24 June 1871

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on the Thursday the 22nd of the Spanish steam warship Hernan Cortez commanded by de la Punet y Sedano coming from St. Jago de Cuba.

French unprotected cruiser d’Estrées visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 30 January 1869

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Saturday the 23rd of the French steam warship d’Estrées captain lieutenant Varannes coming from Sta. Martha and departing on Tuesday the 26th towards La Guayra, Venezuela.(1)

Note
1. Wood-hulled. Of the Limier-class with as general specifications a displacement of 1.323 tons and as dimensions 63,40 (waterline) x 10,36 x 4,47 (fore)-4,85 9aft) metres or 208’x 34’x 14’8”-15’11”, a speed pf 12-12,5 knots, a crew numbering 154 men and an armament consisting of 1-6.4’ gun and 4-5.5” guns. Laid down at Cherbourg in 1864. Launched in 1867, completed in 1869 and finally stricken in 1891.

British 6th rate HMS Slaney visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated Saturday 12 April 1828

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on last Saturday of the British corvette HMS Slanny [=Slaney] captain Campbell coming from Puerto Cabello. Venezuela. On board was the governor of the island Trinidad. She departed on Tuesday afternoon towards St. Martha and Jamaica.(1)

Note
1. 6th Rate of 460 tons, launched on 9 December 1813 at the shipyard of Brindley, Frindsbury, England, broken up at Bermuda in 1828 and armed with 20 guns.

Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Eendragt arrived at Curacao coming from St. Eustatius according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated Saturday 11 March 1826

An item reported the arrival on last Saturday of the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Eendragt captain lieutenant Schröder coming from St. Eustatius, Dutch West Indies.(1)

Note
1. Eendracht or Eendragt, ex-Bellona, ex-La Nyade, corvette, on stocks at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands December 1811, handed over by Treaty to the Netherlands 1814, launched April 1814, coppered 1814, serving in the Dutch West Indies 1824-1826, public auction at Willemsoord, Netherlands on Tuesday 15 September 1840, dimensions 120½ x 30 x 15½ feet with an armament of 20 guns.

German steam warship Viktoria visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 1 April 1876

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on Saturday the25th of the German steam warship Victoria commanded by C. Donner towards St. Thomas.(1)

Note
1. Correct spelling Victoria, Laid down as the shipyard of Armand Fréres, Bordeaux, France with the imaginary Japanese name Osakka for account of the Confederate States and to be commissioned as the Lousiana and launched in 1864. The French emperor Napoleon III however forbade her delivery and she was sold on 13 May to Prussia and renamed the 31th Victoria. Stricken on 14 April 1891 and finally sold at Hamburg, Germany the next year. With a displacement of 1.827 (design)-2.272 (maximum) tons were her dimensions 75,20 (waterline)-81,50 (over all) x 11,1 x 5,03 (fore)-5,62 (aft) metres. Maximum speed 13, 5 knots, a crew numbering maximum223 men and an origin al armament consisting of 8-24pd guns, 6 long 12 pd guns (later replaced by 4-15cm guns), 6-12cm guns and 1-8cm gun.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

American screw steam sloop USS Iriquois visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 9 November 1861


An item reported the arrival at Willemstad. Curacao on yesterday morning of the American steam warship USS Iriquois commanded by James S. Palmer coming from Puerto Cabello.(1)

Note
1. Launched at the New York navy Yard, USA on 12 April 1859, commissioned in 24 November 1859, decommissioned and handed over to the Marine Hospital Service 12 May 1892, decommissioned on 13 December 189, decommissioned 30 June 1899, transferred to the marine Hospital Service and renamed Inoie on 30 November 1904 and finally stricken on 26 August 1910. With a displacement of 1.032 tons/1.016 long tons were her dimensions 60,63 x 10,31 x 4,22 metres or 198’11” x 33’10”x 13’10”. With a speed of 11 knits and an armament consisting of 1-50pd gun, 4-32pd guns and 1-12pd howitzer.

American steam warship USS Powhatan visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 6 April 1882


An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on the 5th of the American steam warship USS Powhatan captain Matthews coming from Barbados. While anchoring in the Schottegat she exchanged salutes with the Waterfort. The edition dated the 14th reported her departure towards Colon, Panama on Sunday the 9th.(1)

Note
1. Side-wheel steam frigate. Laid down at the Norfolk Navy Shipyard, Portsmouth/Gosport, Virginia, USA on 6 August 1847, launched on 14 February 1850, commissioned on 2 September 1852, decommissioned on 2 June 1886, sold to Burdette Pond, Merden, Connecticut, USA on 30 July and broken up 5 August 1887. Hull designed by F. Grice. Building costs complete 795.221 US Dollard (hull 281.400, engines 242.819, boilers 136.394 US dollars) With a tonnage of 2.415 tons and a displacement of 3.765 3.825 tons/long tons were her dimensions 77,32 x 14 x 5,64 metres or 253’8” x 45’ x 18’6”. The engine(s) and boilers from (both designed by Chas H. Haswell) were manufactured by A. Haffy&Co., Gosport and delivered 1.500 hp allowing a speed of 11 knots. With a crew of 289 men consisted her armament of 1-238m/11” Dahlgren smoothbore gun, 10-23cm/9” Dahlgren smoothbore guns and 5-12pd guns.

American screw steam sloop USS Enterprise visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 6 April 1882


An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Friday 31st March of the American steam warship USS Enterprise commanded by Schepard coming from Barbados.(1)

Note
1. Barque rigged screw steam sloop built by the private contractor John W. Grffiths at the Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, Maine, USA on 13 June 1874, commissioned on 16 March 1877, for the last time decommissioned on 4 May 1908, sold on 1 October. With a displacement of 1.375 tons were her dimensions 56 x 11 x 4,34 metres or 185’x 35’x 14’3”, with a speed of 11 knots, a crew numbering 184 men consisted her armament of 1-28cm/11”smooth bore gun, 4-23 cm/9” guns and 1-60pd gun.

American sloop USS Albany visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 27 January 1849

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on 24 May 1848 of the American corvette USS Albany commanded by J. Kelly coming from La Guayra.(1)

Note
1. A sloop laid down at the New York Navy Yard in 1843, launched on 27 June 1846, commissioned on 6 November 1846, disappeared at sea after she was sighted on 29 September 1854. With a displacement of 1.081 tons/1.064 long tons were her dimensions 49,83 x 9,80 x 4,0 metres or 163’6” x32’2”x 13’. With a crew numbering 210 men and an armament consisting of 4-20cm/8” guns and 18-32pd guns.

British admirals too old according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 5 April 1856

An item reported that the often heard complaint that the British admirals were too old was not a fairytale. It mentioned the ages of them in December 1855: sir G. Hammond 77 years, earl of Dundonald 80 years (1), J. White 79 years, W.H. Wanlett 82 years, sir J.W. Deaus Dundas 70 years, J.F. Mainwaring 72 years and finally A. Ferris 79 years. (1)

Note
1. This was the famous Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, 1st Marques of Maranhão (14 December 1775 Hamilton, Scotland-31 October 1860 London, England), who was flag officer in the Royal Navy and the navies of Chile, Brazil and Greece.

French navy experimenting with new kind of grenades according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 5 April 1856

An item reported that the French navy executed experiments at Cherbourg and French with conical steel-pointed shells and filled with gunpowder which even the hardest stone could not resist.

Dutch dredger Solorivier II for sale according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviaasch nieuwsblad 15 February 1904

An announcement referred to the announcement published in the Javasche Courant dated 29th January and later edition dealing with the public auction on Saturday 5th March on which the steam dredger Solorivier II would be sold.

German steam warship Luise visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 11 February 1882

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on the 10th of the German steam warship Louise commanded by Stempel coming from Puerto Cabello. She saluted while anchoring in the Schottegat which was answered by the Waterfort.

Note
1. This must be the flush deck corvette Luise of the Ariadne-class, launched at the Imperial Dockyard, Danzig on 16 December 1872, commissioned on 4 June 1874, training ship since 1885, harbour ship at Kiel, Germany 1891, stricken on 19 December 1896 and finally sold for 54.187 German marks to be broken up at Hamburg, Germany 1897. General specifications of this class are with a displacement og 1.692 (design)-2.072 (maximum) tons were the dimensions 65,80 (waterline)-68.16 (over all) x 10,8 x 4,80 (fore)-5,70 9aft) metres, a maximum speed of 14,1 knots and an armament consisting of 6-15cm guns, 2-12cm guns and after 1882 were 4 machineguns added.

Spanish screw steam frigate Gerona visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 26 September 1874

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao of the Spanish steam warship Gerona commanded by F. Martinez coming from Puerto Cabello. While anchoring in the Schottegat were salutes exchanged with the Waterfort. She departed on Wednesday the 30th towards Sta. Martha.(1)

Note
1. Wood-built screw steam frigate with a displacement of 3.917 tons and as dimensions 69,55 (between perpendiculars)-80,77 (over all) x 15,42 x 6,33 metres or 228’2”-265’x 50’6” x 20’8”. With a crew numbering 800 men, a speed of 9 knots and an armament consisting of 21 smoothbore guns (original)19-6” breech loading guns, 4-5.9” breech loading guns and 3 machineguns (1885). Launched in 1864 at Cartagena, Spain.

Spanish frigate Las Cortes visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 31 January 1846

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on 28 August 1845 of the Spanish frigate Las Cortes commanded by Don Joaquin d'Santolalla coming from La Guayra.

Danish brig of war St. Thomas visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 12 January 1850

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on 5 September 1849 the Danish brig of war St. Thomas commanded by M. Suenson coming from Pto. Cabello, Venezuela.(1)

Note
1. Called Sanct Thomas, laid down at Gammelholm, Denmark on 6 May 1825, launched on 22 June 1827, last mentioned 1864 with as dimensions 101’4’ (prow) x 26’9”x 13’2” and an armament of 16 guns.

French steam sloop Diamant visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 13 January 1872

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao of the French war steamship Diamant (1)commanded by Carrey coming from St. Martha.(2)

Notes
1. Wood-hulled sloop. Of the Curieux-class with general specifications: with a displacement of 856 tons and as dimensions 56,18 (waterline) x 9,68 x 3,96 metres or 184’4” x 31’9” x 13’, a speed of 10 knots, a crew numbering 87 men and an armament consisting of 6-4.7” guns. Launched at Bordeaux, France in 1861 and finally stricken in 1878.
2. Santa Marta, nowadays capital of the department of Magdalena, Colombia?

Danish brig Ørnen of war visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 12 January 1850

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on 23 January 1849 the Danish brig Ornen of war commanded by J. Irminger coming from Puerto Cavello.(1)

Note
1. Laid down at Copenhagen on 21 May 1839, launched 8 June 1842, commissioned on 1 May 1843, decommissioned on 7 December 1866, a measurement of 203 5/6 last, dimensions 101'4" (prow) x 28 x 13'4" and an armament of 16-18 pd guns. Designed by A. Schifter.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Greek bulk carrier Petalon 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 15 August 2014

Greece-flagged, homeport Andros, IMO 9469041, MMSI 241016000 and callsign SVAZ8.

Chinese general cargo ship Kraszewski 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 15 August 2014

Cyprus-flagged, homeport Limassol, IMO 9432153, MMSI 209355000 and callsign 5BKF3.

Norwegian ro-ro/passenger ship Höegh Manila 2007-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 15 August 2014

Norway International register-flagged, homeport Oslo, IMO 9368912, MMSI 259709000 and callsign LAEC7.

The condition of the Dutch Zr.Ms. paddle steamship 2nd class Zr.Ms. Cycloop as described in a letter to the editor published in the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 17 April 1873

In a letter published in this newspaper an anonymous  Dutch navy officer described the miserable condition of the Dutch warships serving at that moment in the Dutch East Indies. He was quite cynical in his comment dealing with the condition of the ships ending with the phrase Happy Indies! Happy Navy! Poor Netherlands!

The Zr.Ms. Cycloop was although decommissioned still not be condemned probably to pretend she was still part of the naval strength. It was however possible to repair her for a ‘civilian’ price of ƒ 450.000!

Note
1. Paddle steamship 2nd class, on stocks at navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands by A.E. Tromp on 23 July 1840, launched 13 June 1843, refitted to be used as transport for royalties 1845, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 11-14 September 1850, 13-February-2 September and 15 Novemner-1 December 1856 and 29 July-1 August 1861, condemned and stricken 1873, dimensions 47,00 (on load lone between perpendiculars) x 8,95 (inner hull) x 3,5 (medium0 x 5,36 (hold amidships to main deck) metres, 875 tons displacement, 6 guns (consisting of 1-20cm grenade gun, 1 rifled 16cm gun, 4-30 pd carronades, according to Obreen in wartime 2-20“grenade guns, 4 medium 30pd guns, in peace time 2lomng 30pd guns, 2-medium 30pd guns and 10-1pd swivels)), 220 hp horsepower and a crew numbering 90-100 men.

Spanish convoy with troop transports underway from Spain towards Cuba according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 23 October 1819

An item dated Philadelphia, USA reported the departure on 18th July from Cadiz, Spain towards Havana, Cuba of a large convoy with around 3.000 military embarked. The convoy was escorted by the frigate Sabina (1) and the brig of war Ligergo. The transports consisted of 7 Spanish, 1 French, 2 British and 2 Russian ships.

Note
1. Probably the Santa Sabina launched in 1781 at El Ferrol, Spain using a French design, commissioned 1781, broken up 1828, and an armament of 40 guns (1796: 28-18pd guns, 12-6pd guns) and a crew numbering 307 men.

Spanish frigate Santa Sabina arrived with troop transports at Cuba, havan according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 23 October 1819

An item referred to the captain of the Sarah Ann Glashune who arrived on 18th September at Baltimore, USA after a voyage of 9 days coming from Havana, Cuba reporting the arrival of the Spanish frigate Sabine (1) escorting 12 troop transports. The convoy arrived after a voyage of 40 days from Cadiz Spain with on board 3.000 military commanded by the newly governor don Juan Manuel Cajigal.

Note
1. Probably the Santa Sabina launched in 1781 at El Ferrol, Spain using a French design, commissioned 1781, broken up 1828, and an armament of 40 guns (1796: 28-18pd guns, 12-6pd guns) and a crew numbering 307 men.

Mexican navy hardly prepared for action against Spain according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 12 April 1828

An item referred to tidings of the British packet Redpole reporting that Mexico was in a complete (financial) disorder. The Asia could not depart for sea lacking sailors. Commodore Porter (1) was able to leave with the Libertad and Brabo. It was common believed that he would do anything to get revenge for the loss of the Guerrero, the death of his nephew and his son now being a prisoner. The officers of the Guerrero were well treated on board of the [Spanish] guard ship, the sailors were brought to the fortress Principe, about a distance of 2-3 miles form the coast.

Notes
1. The 3rd rate Asia also called San Jeronimo, launched at Havana, Cuba in 1789, after mutiny handed over to Mexico on 10 March  1825, renamed Congreso Mexicano, just used as a (prison) hulk, broken up in 1830, burthen 1.541 tons, dimensions 160’3” (keel)-181’0” (gundeck) x 49’6” x24’0” (aft) x 23’11” (depth in hold) Burgos feet and with an armament of 64 guns.
2. David Porter (1 February 1780-3 March 1843), served in the US Navy and in the Mexican navy (as commander-in-chief between 1826-1829). The nephew was David Henry Porter. He took both his sons with him namely David Dixon and Thomas (who died of yellow fever soon after arrival). The son taken prisoner must be the later admiral in the US Navy David Dixon Porter (8 June 1813 Chester, Pennsylvania, USA-13 February 1891 Washington, D.C. USA)). The brig Guerrero commanded hy his nephew was lost in a battle with the Spanish frigate Lealtad on 10 February 1828 off Mariel, Cuba.

Spain sending warships and troop transports towards Havana, Cuba according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 12 April 1828

An item referred to a ding dated Havana, Cuba 15th February received from the newspaper Baltimore American reporting that the Spanish ship Veloz Passagero arrived that same day after a voyage of 34 days from Cadiz, Spain. She reported the departure on 9th January of the 74-gun ship of the line El Soberano (1) with 5 transports from Cadiz bound for Havana and that several frigates with the same destination were waiting for orders to depart.

Note
1. The 3rd rate San Pablo, designed by Francisco Gautier, launched at Ferrol, Spain in 1771, renamed Soberano in 1814, broken up in 1854, measurement 1.600 tons, dimensions 173’ (keel)-196’4” (gundeck) x 51’4” x 25’8” x 25’1” (depth0  and with an armament of 74 guns (1828: 58-24pd guns, 24-18pd guns).

The Venezuelan naval force commanded by Gregor MacGregor according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 17 April 1819

An item reported that M’Gregors (1) naval force consisted of the 16-gun brig Hero Commodore Hodgson theformer British HMS brig Achates (2) on board his staff was embarked, the 18-gun ship Monarch with 40 men, the 2-gun ship Onyx with 30 men and the 3-gun brig Petersburgh packet with 30 men. The land forces numbered 600 men the remaining of 3 regiments which fought in the Peninsular War. Colonel O’Hara of the Royal York foreigners was second in command and further more were a number of French and German officers part of the staff.

Notes
1. Gregor MacGregor (24 December 1786 Stirlingshire, Scotland-4 December 1845 Caracas, Venezuela) soldier, adventurer and active in the struggle of the Spanish South American colonies to retain independence.
2. Captured on 30 October 1809 as the French brig Le Milan in the Atlantic, fitted out at Deptford, England March-30 June 1810, already commissioned in May, sold to John Small Sedger at Plymouth for 1,100 pond on 11 June 1818. Was built in March 1806. With a builders measurement of 327 39/94 tons and as dimensions 76’10’¾” (keel)-97’4½” (gundeck) x 27’9½“ (moulded)-28’3½” (maximum) x 13’2” (depth), a crew numbering 95 men and an armament of 16 guns (14-24pd carronades and 2-6pd guns).

Venezuelan war- and merchant ships underway from La Guayra towards Cumana according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 17 April 1819

An item reported that according to the schooner Jannette which arrived at Willemstad, Curacao coming from La Guayra, Venezuela that on the 8th 8 warships departed consisting of 2 corvettes, 3 brigs (of which one a so-called hermaphrodite) and 3 schooners escorting merchant ships lying outside the harbour. The latter vessels arrived that same morning. It was believed that the came from Puerto Cabello, Venezuela and bound to Cumana, Venezuela.

Spanish warships and troop transports arriving in Callao Peru returning from Talcahuano, Chile according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 17 April 1819

An item referred to the Santa Fe Gazette dated 5th January reporting the arrival on the 23rd [December 1818] of the Spanish frigate Esmeralda, corvette Presidentia and brig Pezuela in the harbour of Callao, Peru together with the transports Beaver, Candelaria and Thomas with on board 700 military, 34 guns and a huge amount of stores, all coming from Talcahuano [Chile]. A few days earlier arrived the armed ship Cleopatra and the brig Potrillo with the ships Aguila and Malagro after visiting Quilca to embark there a battalion grenadiers and a squadron chasseurs of Arequipa [Peru]. The Lima Courant dated 30th September 1812 mentioned the arrival on the 24th of the Thomas and that every moment a small bark and another vessel were expected to arrive there.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Dutch work boat M.P.R.4 2011-


Inner harbour of Vlissingen, Netherlands 14 August 2014

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Rotterdam, IMO 9616577, MMSI 246478000 and callsign PBZR. Gross tonnage 135 tons, net tonnage 40 tons, summer deadweight 187 tons and as dimensions 21,60 x 9,04 x 1,80-2,40 x 3,00 (depth) metres. Speed 9,0 knots. Built in 2001 by the Neptune Shipyards BV, Aalst, Netherlands with yard number 397. Steel built. Owned by Multicat Marine Projects Rotterdam BV, Rotterdam and managed by Marine Project Rotterdam BV, Vlaardingen , Netherlands. 

Danish container ship (ex-P&O Nedlloyd Auckland 1998-2000, Lykes Pioneer 2000-2002, P&O Nedlloyd Auckland 2002-2006) Maersk Palermo 2006-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 14 August 2014

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Rotterdam, IMO 9168207, MMSI 244118000 and callsign PDHW. Ex-P&O Nedlloyd Auckland (1998-October 2000), Lykes Pioneer October 2000-January 2002) and P&O Nedlloyd Auckland (January 2002-January 2006).

Dutch work boat Orca

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 14 August 2014

Netherlands-flagged, Europe number 02328529, FD-no. 93387, callsign PD4840. Dimensions 24,50 x 6 x 1,10-1,52 (maximum) x 1,80 (hold) x 5,60 (height) metres.
Owned and managed by Van der Straaten Aannemingsmaatschappij B.V..

Japanese bulk carrier Tomorrow 2013-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 14 August 2014

Marshall islands-flagged, IMO 9679282, MMSI 5380054148 and callsign V7BI7.

Cypriot crude oil tanker Moscow River 1999-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 14 August 2014

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, IMO 9165542, MMSI 636011007 and callsign ELWE7.

Dutch heavy load carrier Happy Ranger 1998-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 14 August 2014

Dutch-flagged. Homeport Amsterdam. IMO 9139311, MMSI 245539000 and call sign PCER. Gross tonnage 10.990 tons, summer deadweight 12.950 tons and as dimensions 138 x 22 x 7,5 metres. Built in 1998 at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding, Flushing, Netherlands. Owned and managed by Spliethoff’s Bevrachtingskantoor, Amsterdam, Netherlands.