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Monday, 1 September 2014

Danish bulk carrier (ex-Atlantic Island 1997-2005, Castle Peak 2005-2007) Baltic ID 2007-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 23 August 2014

Hong Kong/China-flagged, homeport Hong Kong, IMO 9180011, MMSI 477997100 and callsign VRBC7. Ex-Atlantic Island renamed July 2005 and Castle Peak renamed October 2007.

Dutch cargo/launch barge H-591 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 21 August 2014

IMO 9567312 and Panama-flagged. Also called a deck cargo pontoon. Gross tonnage 27.106, summer deadweight 52.034 and as dimensions 180,0 x 46,0 x 11,7 (depth) metres or 590’ x 150’ x 38'. Maximum load capacity 69.000 tons and maximum launch capacity 24.000 tons. Built in 2011 by Daewoo Shipbuilding&Marine Engineering, Geoje, South Korea.

Norwegian anchor handling vessel KL Sandefjord 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 22 August 2014

Norway-flagged, homeport Arendal, IMO 94704, MMSI 257576000 and callsign LFXC. Gross tonnage 8.360 tons, net tonnage 2.508 tons, summer deadweight 4.246 tons and as dimensions 84,8 (between perpendiculars)-95,2 (over all) x 24,00 x 7,80 (summer, at mark)-8,85 (summer extreme) x 9,8 (depth main deck) x 44,5 (height keel to antenna) metres. STX AH 12CD design. Speed 10,00 (economical)-18,5 (maximum) knots. Deck area around 750 square metres. Delivered on 7 January  2011 at the Vard Langsten, Tomrefjord, Norway. Owned by K Line Offshore at Arendal. Norway and managed by OSM Offshore, Kristiansand, Norway.

British E.I.C. ship Princess Charlotte of Wales departed British Indies towards England according to the Dutch newspaper Java Government Gazette dated 27 July 1816

An item reported the departure from Madras, British Indies on 2nd May of the British E.I.C. ship Princess Charlotte of Wales captain John Craig bound for England.

British E.I.C. cruiser Thetis arrived at Madras, British Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java Government Gazette dated 4 November 18154 November 1815

An item reported the arrival at Madras, British Indies on the12th July of the E.I.C. cruiser Thetis lieutenant R. Reynold leaving Vizagapatam on 25th June.

British brig sloop HMS Procris visited Batavia, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java Government Gazette dated 29 February 1812

An item reported the arrival at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on 4th February of the British sloop HMS Procris commanded by Roberts esquire. She departed on the 10th.(1)

Note
1. Brig sloop of the Cruizer-class, launched at the shipyard of Custance of Yarmouth, England on 27 December 1806m sold in 1815 an armament of 18 guns.

British E.C.I. brig Mary Ann visiting Batavia according to the newspaper Java Government Gazette dated 29 February 1812

An item reported the arrival at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on 5th February of the brig Mary Ann captain N. Buchanan of the E.I.C. coming from Bantam, Dutch East Indies in ballast with dispatches for the government. She departed on the 26th towards Samarang, Dutch East Indies although with as captain Ramsay.

British 4th rate HMS Salisbury visited St. Thomas according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 17 June 1820

An item reported the arrival at St. Thomas on 6 June of the British HMS Salisbury flagship of rear admiral William Charles Fahie coming from the Windwards Isles.(1)

Note
1. 4th Rate, launched at the Deptford dockyard, England on 21 June 1814, sold to be broken up in January 1837, a 1199 tons builders measurement and an armament of 58 guns.

British 5th rate HMS Euryalus visited St. Thomas according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 17 June 1820

An item reported the arrival at St. Thomas on 1 June of the British frigate HMS Euryalus captain Huskinson coming from St. Kitts and departing the next morning towards England.(1)

Note
1. 5th rate, England, launched at Adams, Bucklers Hard, England 6 June 1803, prison ship 1826, renamed Africa 1859, sold at Gibraltar on 16 August 1860, 946 tons builders measurement and an armament of , 36 guns.

Tenders asked for supplying British frigate HMS Barham at Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 9 May 1829

An announcement dated Curacao the 9th asked for tenders for the daily delivery of around 420 pound fresh beef of the best quality, around 550 pounds fresh bread and around 450 pound sea biscuit son behalf of the British frigate HMS Barham.(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 brig sloop Icarus arrived at Curacao coming from St. Thomas according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 29 August 1829

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on last Tuesday of the British brig HMS Icarus (1) captain Mayue coming from St. Thomas.(1).

Notes
1. Brig sloop of the Cherokee-class, launched at Portsmouth dockyard, England on 18 August 1814, coastguard 1839, sold on 4 April 1861 and armament of 10 guns.
2. Danish colony, nowadays part of the US Virgin Islands.

British schooner tender HMS Kangoroor visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 29 August 1829

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Saturday the 22nd of the British schooner HMS Cangoroo lieutenant Collins coming from Jamaica. She left on Tuesday 25th towards Bonaire returning on Friday 28th from Bonaire.(1)

Note
1. Kangaroo, ex-Las Damas Argentinas, schooner tender, purchased in Jamaica 1829, sold in January 1834, with a 84 tons builders measurement and an armament of 3 guns.

Sunday, 31 August 2014

British LPG tanker Rhourd Enouss 2004-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 31 August 2014

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, IMO 9284025, MMSI 636012378 and callsign A8FD3.

Singapore LPG tanker Morston 2013-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 31 August 2014

Singapore-flagged, IMO 9608300, MMSI 566693000 and callsign 9V9144. Delivered on 26 March 2013 by the Hyundai Heavy Industries. Owned by Morston Shipping Pte.Ltd., commercial managed by Petredec Services (Asia) Pte. Ltd. and technically managed by Anglo Eastern Ship MGMT Pte., Ltd.

Chinese heavy lift vessel (ex-Granite 1991-2001, Front Granite 2001-2008) Trustee 2008-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 30 August 2014

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 31 August 2014

Curacao-flagged, IMO 8902955, MMSI 306009000 and callsign PJIZ. Gross tonnage 42.515 tons, summer deadweight 54.013 tons and as dimensions 207,87 (between perpendiculars)-216,81 (over all) x 45,00 (moulded maximum0 x 10,44 (maximum)-23,00 (submerged at FPP and APP) x 14,00 9depth) metres. Water-depth above main deck main deck 9,00 metres (FPP and APP). Deck space 13,00 (length) x 44,50 (beam) metres. Speed 14,5 knots. Ex-Granite renamed April 2001 and Front Granite renamed March 2008. Built in 1991 as the crude oil tanker Granite at the Split Shipyard, Split, Croatia. Owned and managed by Anglo Eastern Shipmanagement, Hong Kong, China according to shipspotting. Mentioned on the site of Dockwise, Netherlands as part of her fleet.

Dutch general cargo ship Happy Dragon 2011-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 30 August 2014

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Amsterdam, IMO 9551961, MMSI 246661000 and callsign PBXI. Gross tonnage 14.784 tons, summer deadweight 18.103 tons And as dimensions 156,93 (over all) x 25,60 (moulded) x 10,32 (summer) x 13,55 (height in hold) metres. 2x400mt cranes, 1-120 mt crane, combinable 800 mt. Built in 2011 by Zhejiang Ouhua Shipbuilding, Zhoushan, China. Owned and managed by Biglift Shipping, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Norwegian car carrier Höegh Copenhagen 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 30 August 2014

Norway International register-flagged, homeport Oslo, IMO 9420058, MMSI 27736 and callsign LAIJ7.

Danish oil product tanker (ex-Maersk Richmond 2003-2006) Maersk Riesa 2006-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 30 August 2014

Bahamas-flagged, homeport Nassau, IMO 9252292, MMSI 308986000 and callsign C6VT3. Ex-Maersk Richmond renamed August 2006

Greek bulk carrier (ex-Gabriele 2011) Denita Wave 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 30 August 2014

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 31 August 2014

Cyprus-flagged, homeport Limassol, IMO 9476458, MMSI 209282000 and callsign 5BHB3. Ex-Gabriele renamed April 2011.

German bulk carrier (ex-Glorious Future 1994-1999, Aliacmon River 1999-2005, Theotokos 2005-2006) Barbara 2006-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 30 August 2014

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, IMO 9066760, MMSI 636092335 and callsign D5AO6. Ex-Glorious Future renamed April 1999, ex-Aliacmon River renamed June 2005 and Theotokos renamed November 2006.

Greek oil products tanker (ex-Perseverance 2005-2014) River Shiner 2014-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 30 August 2014

Marshall Island-flagged, IMO 9289752, MMSI 538005422 and callsign V7DR3. Ex-Perseverance renamed January 2014.

Dutch joint support ship Zr.Ms. Karel Doorman 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 30 August 2014

Of the Karel Doorman-class consisted just of one ship. She is the largest warships the Royal Netherlands Navy ever possessed and is name after rear admiral Karel Doorman who was killed during the battle of the Java Sea on 28 February 1942 while commanding an allied squadron against a Japanese fleet. With a displacement of 28.246 tons/27.800 long tons (full load) and as dimensions 204,7 x 30,4 x 7,8 metres or 671’7”x 99’9” x 25’7’, Her speed is 18 knots and with a speed of 12 knots the range is 9.800 nautical miles. Her crew numbers 150 men/women to which 150 enlisted men/women are added belonging to helicopter-crews and medical teams. Her armament consist of 2 Goalkeepers CIWS, 2-3cm guns, 4-12,7mm machineguns and between 6 and 8 7,62mm machineguns. Further more she carries with her 2 lading crafts vehicle personnel and 2 RHIBS. She carriers with six NH90 helicopters with their blades folded or 2 Chinook helicopters with their blades spread. The hull is laid down at the Damen shipyard at Galati, Romania on 7 June 2011 and launched on 17 October 2012. She arrived on 16 August at 2013 at Flushing-East to be completed and fitted out. The planning is to commission her in 2015

British schooner tender HMS Kangaroo departed Curacao towards Venezuela according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 19 September 1829

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on Thursday of the British schooner HMS Cangaroo towards Maracaibo. Venezuela.(1)

Note
1. The schooner tender Kangaroo, ex-Las Damas Argentinas, purchased in Jamaica 1829, sold in January 1834 with an armament of 3 guns

British brig sloop HMS Grasshopper departed Curacao towards Jamaica according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 19 September 1829

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on Thursday of the British corvette HMS Grasshopper towards Jamaica.

Note
1. 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.

British brig sloop HMS Arachne departed Curacao towards Jamaica according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 20 June 1829

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao by the British corvette HMS Arachne captain Smith towards Jamaica.(1)

Note
1. 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.

British 5th rate HMS Shannon departed Curacao towards Antigua according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 20 June 1829

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao by the British frigate HMS Shannon captain Clementi towards Antigua.(1)

Note
1. 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.

British 5th rate HMS Druid arrived at Curacao coming from Jamaica according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 18 July 1829

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on last Saturday at Willemstad, Curacao of the British frigate Druid captain Sandom coming from Jamaica.(1)

Note
1 5th Rate, launched at Pembroke Dock, England on 1 July 1825, sold in 1863 and with an armament of 46 guns.

British brig sloop HMS Arachne arrived at Curacao coming from Jamaica according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 30 May 1829

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Wednesday morning the 27th at Willemstad Curacao of the British corvette Arachne captain Smith coming from Jamaica.(1)

Note
1. 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.

British brig sloop HMS Espiegle arrived at Curacao coming from Jamaica according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 30 May 1829

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Wednesday morning the 27th at Willemstad Curacao of the British corvette Espiegle captain Drinkwater coming from Jamaica.(1)

Note
1. Brig sloop of the Cruizer-class, launched at the shipyard of Bailey, Ipswich, England 10 August 1812, sold in 1832 with an armament of 18 guns.

British brig sloop HMS Arachne visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 13 June 1829

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on Monday the 8th by the British corvette HMS Arachne captain Smith.(1)

Note
1. 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.

British brig sloop HMS Espiegle departed Curacao towards St. Thomas according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 12 September 1829

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on Tuesday 8th of the British corvette HMS Espiegle (1) towards St. Thomas.(2)

Notes
1. Brig sloop of the Cruizer-class, launched at the shipyard of Bailey, Ipswich, England 10 August 1812, sold in 1832 with an armament of 18 guns.
2. Former Danish colony, nowadays part of the US Virgin Islands.

British brig sloop HMS Harpy arrived at Curacao coming from Jamaica according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 12 September 1829

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Monday 7th of the British brig HMS Harpy captain J.J.D. Lurcom coming from Jamaica.(1)

Note
1. Brig sloop of the Cherokee-class, launched at Chatham dock yard, England on 16 July 1825, sold in 1841 with an armament of 10 guns.

British schooner HMS schooner tender Kangaroo left Curacao towards Bonaire according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 5 September 1829

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on Wednesday the 2nd of the British schooner HMS Cangoroo lieutenant Collins towards Bonaire.(1)

Note
1. The schooner tender Kangaroo, ex-Las Damas Argentinas, purchased in Jamaica 1829, sold in January 1834 with an armament of 3 guns.

Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Boreas entered inner harbour of Vlissingen, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Vlissingse Courant dated 30 March 1829

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An item dated Vlissingen, Netherlands the 29th reported that on the 28th the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Boreas G. Paling entered the Dokhaven coming from the roads.(1)

Note
1. ‘Kuil’corvette later called a corvette 1st class, on stocks at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands 1828 by C. Soetermeer, launched on 22 March 1833, sold in the Dutch East Indies in 1857, displacement 776 tons, dimensions 36,5 (between perpendiculars) x 10,0 (inner hull) x 4,25 (fore)-4,82 (aft) x 5,39 (depth below maindeck) metres and an armament of 28 guns:20-12pd guns of 20-30pd carronades, 8-12pd carronades and 2-6pd guns.

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Boreas arrived at Netherlands returning from the Dutch East according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 23 March 1839

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An item dated Vlissingen, Netherlands the 22nd reported the arrival on the 21st of the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Boreas commanded by G. Paling coming from Batavia, Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. ‘Kuil’corvette later called a corvette 1st class, on stocks at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands 1828 by C. Soetermeer, launched on 22 March 1833, sold in the Dutch East Indies in 1857, displacement 776 tons, dimensions 36,5 (between perpendiculars) x 10,0 (inner hull) x 4,25 (fore)-4,82 (aft) x 5,39 (depth below maindeck) metres and an armament of 28 guns:20-12pd guns of 20-30pd carronades, 8-12pd carronades and 2-6pd guns.

Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Boreas switiching the harbour for the roads of Vlissingen, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 6 April 1839

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An item dated Vlissingen, Netherlands 5 April reported that the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Boreas left the Dokhaven there.(1)

Note
1. ‘Kuil’corvette later called a corvette 1st class, on stocks at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands 1828 by C. Soetermeer, launched on 22 March 1833, sold in the Dutch East Indies in 1857, displacement 776 tons, dimensions 36,5 (between perpendiculars) x 10,0 (inner hull) x 4,25 (fore)-4,82 (aft) x 5,39 (depth below maindeck) metres and an armament of 28 guns:20-12pd guns of 20-30pd carronades, 8-12pd carronades and 2-6pd guns.

Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Amphitrite bound for Surinam according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 11 April 1839

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An item dated Middelburg, Netherlands the 10th reported that in April the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Amphitrite (1)captain lieutenant Tengbergen would leave Nieuwediep, Netherlands towards Surinam with on board rear admiral J.C. Rijk which was appointed as governor-general for the Dutch West Indies.

Note
1. Flush-decked corvette, on stocks at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands by C. Soetermeer 1827, launched 22 June 1830, commissioned 16 August 1830, reduced to 20-gun ‘kuil’-corvette 1837, decommissioned November-December 1851 at Curacao due to worse condition and not able to return homewards, sold to be broken up at Curacao 13 April 1852, with as dimensions 39 (between perpendiculars) x 10,5 (inner hull) x 4,10 (fore)-4,70 (aft) x 5,37 (hold below deck) metres and a displacement of <850 tons, an armament consisted of 18 short 30pd guns and 2-12pd guns after 1837 and a crew numbering 300 men (1830).

Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Boreas lying at Batavia, Dutch East Indies bound for the Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 14 March 1839

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An item reported that the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Boreas bound for the Netherlands was lying at ready at Batavia, Dutch East Indies to depart on 8 November 1838.(1)

Note
1. ‘Kuil’corvette later called a corvette 1st class, on stocks at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands 1828 by C. Soetermeer, launched on 22 March 1833, sold in the Dutch East Indies in 1857, displacement 776 tons, dimensions 36,5 (between perpendiculars) x 10,0 (inner hull) x 4,25 (fore)-4,82 (aft) x 5,39 (depth below maindeck) metres and an armament of 28 guns:20-12pd guns of 20-30pd carronades, 8-12pd carronades and 2-6pd guns.

Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Boreas expected at Den Helder, Netherlands returning from the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Vlissingse Courant dated 9 March 1839

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An item referred to tidings received from Den Helder, Netherlands reported that the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Boreas captain Paling daily expected to return from the Dutch East Indies was to enter instead of this port Vlissingen, Netherlands to be stationed before the fortresst Bath along the Schelde.(1)

Note
1. ‘Kuil’corvette later called a corvette 1st class, on stocks at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands 1828 by C. Soetermeer, launched on 22 March 1833, sold in the Dutch East Indies in 1857, displacement 776 tons, dimensions 36,5 (between perpendiculars) x 10,0 (inner hull) x 4,25 (fore)-4,82 (aft) x 5,39 (depth below maindeck) metres and an armament of 28 guns:20-12pd guns of 20-30pd carronades, 8-12pd carronades and 2-6pd guns.

Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Amphitrite departed Vlissingen, Netherlands towards Texel, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Vlissingse Courant dated 2 April 1839

An item dated Vlissingen, Netherlands the 1st reported the departure a day earlier of the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Amphitrite commanded by H.F. Tengbergen towards Texel, Netherlands.(1)

Note
1. Flush-decked corvette, on stocks at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands by C. Soetermeer 1827, launched 22 June 1830, commissioned 16 August 1830, reduced to 20-gun ‘kuil’-corvette 1837, decommissioned November-December 1851 at Curacao due to worse condition and not able to return homewards, sold to be broken up at Curacao 13 April 1852, with as dimensions 39 (between perpendiculars) x 10,5 (inner hull) x 4,10 (fore)-4,70 (aft) x 5,37 (hold below deck) metres and a displacement of <850 tons, an armament consisted of 18 short 30pd guns and 2-12pd guns after 1837 and a crew numbering 300 men (1830).

Dutch schooner Sylph bound for the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Vlissingse Courant dated 26 March 1839

An item dated The Hague, Netherlands the 22nd reported that the Dutch schooner Sylph 2nd lieutenant Faber van Riemsdijk with a detachment of 30 military and the surgeon 3rd class L.J. Wagner would departed on 3 April from Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands towards the Dutch Indies.

Dutch warships Zr.Ms. Amphitrite, Merkuur and Snelheid arrived at Vlissingen, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 23 February 1839

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An item dated Vlissingen, Netherlands the 22nd reported the arrival on the 20th in the roads of the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Amphitrite (1) captain lieutenant H.F. Tengbergen and the brigs Zr.Ms. Merkuur and Snelheid respectively captain lieutenants H.J. Tuning and H.J. Ferguson.

Notes
1. Amphitrite, flush-decked corvette, on stocks at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands by C. Soetermeer 1827, launched 22 June 1830, commissioned 16 August 1830, reduced to 20-gun ‘kuil’-corvette 1837, decommissioned November-December 1851 at Curacao due to worse condition and not able to return homewards, sold to be broken up at Curacao 13 April 1852, with as dimensions 39 (between perpendiculars) x 10,5 (inner hull) x 4,10 (fore)-4,70 (aft) x 5,37 (hold below deck) metres and a displacement of <850 tons, an armament consisted of 18 short 30pd guns and 2-12pd guns after 1837 and a crew numbering 300 men (1830).
2. Mercuur or Merkuur, on stocks at the navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands 1830 by P. Glavimanss Jz., launched 6 April 1833, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 14-19 December 1837&15-19 January 1839, 1-15 September 1849 and finally to be broken on 18 November 1853, dimensions 29,8 (load line) x 9,2 (inner hull) x 3,4 (fore)-4,5 (aft) x 4,5 (hold below maindeck) metres, 546 tons displacement and 18 guns (16-30pd carronades and 2-6pd guns).
3. Advice brig, launched at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands on 22 March 1833 door C. Soetermeer, scrapped 1849, sold 1850, dimensions 28,00 (load line)x 7,70 (inner hull) x 2,9 (fore)-3,70 (aft) x 3,86 (depth below gun deck) metes and an armament of 14 guns (12-12pd carronades and 2-6pd guns).

Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Boreas bound for Terneuzen, Netehrlands according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 9 April 1839

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An item dated Vlissingen, Netherlands the 8th reported that the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Boreas sailed on the Schelde upstream towards Terneuzen, Netherlands.(1)

Note
1. ‘Kuil’corvette later called a corvette 1st class, on stocks at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands 1828 by C. Soetermeer, launched on 22 March 1833, sold in the Dutch East Indies in 1857, displacement 776 tons, dimensions 36,5 (between perpendiculars) x 10,0 (inner hull) x 4,25 (fore)-4,82 (aft) x 5,39 (depth below maindeck) metres and an armament of 28 guns:20-12pd guns of 20-30pd carronades, 8-12pd carronades and 2-6pd guns.

Transports arrived at Cadiz, Spain with on board Italian and French prisoners of war according to the Dutch newspaper Arnhemsche Courant dated 19 April 1817

An item dated Paris 8 April reported that a telegraphic message from Cadiz was received that on 7 April there some transports arrived with on board 450 French and Italian prisoners of war who had been in British service and now were paid off.

British brig sloop HMS Fly and schooner Whitting underway from England towards France according to the Ducth newspaper Arnhemsche Courant dated Saturday 2 April 1814

An item dated London 25 March reported that on Monday the brig of war Fly (1) and the schooner Whittig (?) left Plymouth towards Bordeaux escorting a convoy of 40 transports with fresh troops and war stores for Lord Wellington.

Note
1. A brig sloop of the Cruizer-class at the shipyard of Bailey, Ipwich, England on  16 February 1813 and finally sold at Bombay, British Indies on 10 May 1828.

Chinese container ship CSCL Mars 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 29 August 2014

Hong Kong/China-flagged, homeport Hong Kong, IMO 9467287, MMSI 477424600 and callsign VRJG2.

Chinese bulk carrier (ex-Jin Glory 2010) Sam Panther 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 29 August 2014

Hong Kong/China-flagged, homeport Hong Kong, IMO 9467952, MMSI 477986100 and callsign VRHS9. Ex- Jin Glory renamed November 2010.

Swiss bulk carrier AS Elbia 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 27 August 2014

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, IMO 9485887, MMSI 636015153 and callsign A8YY4.

Singapore oil products tanker Torm Sofia 2005-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 28 August 2014

Singapore-flagged, IMO 9295085, MMSI 563472000 and callsign 9VDG9.

Dutch general cargo ship Floragracht 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 27 August 2014

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Amsterdam, IMO 9509968, MMSI 246519000 and callsign PBUS.

Explosion on board of the Spanish ammunition transport Isleno according to the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf dated 5 January 1926

An item dated Gibraltar the 5th reported that on board of the Spanish ammunition transport Isleno lying at Algeciras grenades were exploded costing the lives of three crewmembers and for 1.000.000 pesetas damage.

Explosion on board of the French ammunition ship Saint Brieux according to the Dutch newspaper Tilburgsche Courant dated 9 October 1925

An item dated Berlin, Germany the 8th reported the explosion on board of the ammunition transport Saint Brieux lying on the roads of Bordeaux, France bound for Morocco. Her crew of 40 sailors was killed either wounded. It was expected that it was a result of a communistic attempt.

Japanese oil products tanker Holy Victoria 2008-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 August 2014

Panama-flagged, IMO 9409467, MMSI 370730000 and callsign 3FUB4.

Chinese general cargo ship (ex-Dakota Princess 2010-2012) Pine 2 2012-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 August 2014

Panama-flagged, IMO 9438353, MMSI 355640000 and callsign 3EVA4. Ex-Dakota Princess renamed February 2012.

Japanese general cargo ship Puffin Arrow 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 27 August 2014

Panama-flagged, IMO 9566605, MMSI 354360000 and callsign 3FIZ6.

Turkish bulk carrier (ex-Mermaid Dream 1998-2007) M. Emir Aksov 2007-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 27 August 2014

Malta-flagged, homeport Valletta, IMO 9163001, MMSI 215772000 and callsign 9HAF8. Ex-Mermaid Dream renamed April 2007.

Dutch warships Zr.Ms. Amphitrite, Merkuur and Snelheid ordered to go immediately towards Vlissingen, Netherlands Middelburgsche Courant dated 16 February 1839

An item dated Middelburg, Netherlands the 15th reported that the commanding officers of ships and vessels in de territoraila dn inland waters were ordered to give no permission for leave until otherwise was decided. It seemed that the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Amphirite (1) captain lieutenant Tengbergen and the brig Zr.Ms. Snelheid (2) captain lieutenant Ferguson lying in the roads of Texel, Netherlands and brig Zr.Ms. Merkuur (3) lying at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands received orders to depart immediately towards the Schelde to join the 2nd division of the 1st line of defence on this river commanded by captain Courrier dit Dubicart. The cabinet seemed also to have sent a telegram to the commander-in-chief on the Schelde to keel the gunboats in service and station these in such a manner that the communication with the fortress was not disturbed.(4)

Notes
1. Flush-decked corvette, on stocks at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands by C. Soetermeer 1827, launched 22 June 1830, commissioned 16 August 1830, reduced to 20-gun ‘kuil’-corvette 1837, decommissioned November-December 1851 at Curacao due to worse condition and not able to return homewards, sold to be broken up at Curacao 13 April 1852, with as dimensions 39 (between perpendiculars) x 10,5 (inner hull) x 4,10 (fore)-4,70 (aft) x 5,37 (hold below deck) metres and a displacement of <850 tons, an armament consisted of 18 short 30pd guns and 2-12pd guns after 1837 and a crew numbering 300 men (1830).

Model Amphitrite Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Netherlands after she was razeed

2. Advice brig, launched at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands on 22 March 1833 door C. Soetermeer, scrapped 1849, sold 1850, dimensions 28,00 (load line)x 7,70 (inner hull) x 2,9 (fore)-3,70 (aft) x 3,86 (depth below gun deck) metes and an armament of 14 guns (12-12pd carronades and 2-6pd guns).
3. Mercuur or Merkuur, on stocks at the navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands 1830 by P. Glavimanss Jz., launched 6 April 1833, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 14-19 December 1837&15-19 January 1839, 1-15 September 1849 and finally to be broken on 18 November 1853, dimensions 29,8 (load line) x 9,2 (inner hull) x 3,4 (fore)-4,5 (aft) x 4,5 (hold below maindeck) metres, 546 tons displacement and 18 guns (16-30pd carronades and 2-6pd guns).
4. This measures were taken during the so-called Belgian Revolution which ended on 19 April 1939 with the Treaty of London, England resulting in the independence of Belgium.

British schooner HMS Speedwell arrived at Curacao coming from Bonaire according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 5 September 1829

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Sunday 30th August of the British schooner HMS Speedwell lieutenant Baddus coming from Bonaire.(1)

Note
1. Purchased 1815, sold in Jamaica in January 1834 and with an armament of 5 guns.

Dutch transport Zr.Ms. Merwede arrived in the Netherlands returning from Guinea according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 23 October 1838

An item reported the arrival of the Dutch transport Zr.Ms. Merwede (1)lieutenant 1st class Stort on the18th in the roads of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Everything was was well on board. She participated in the expedition towards Guinea. (2)

Notes
1. On stocks at the shipyard of Jan Schouten, Dordrecht, Netherlands 1832, launched 28 July 1835, commissioned 1 March 1838, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 19-21 June 1839, 20-22 July 1840, 7-9 April and 13-15 December 1841, 13 July-8 August 1842, 23-29 January and 18-22 September 1845, 15-18 July 1846, for extensive repairs 27 July 1847-26 August 1848, 30 April 1 May 1850, 19 April 1852, 21 August 1854-1- August 1855, 4 August-? 1856, 28 November-9 December 1857, 4-8 January 1858, sale in the Dutch East Indies for an unknown period delayed in 1860, dimensions 33,70 x 9,1 x 3,80 metres, 8 guns.
2. Guinea or Dutch Gold Coast is nowadays Ghana.

British 5th rate HMS Shannon departed Curacao towards Bonaire according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 25 July 1829

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on Thursday the 23rd of the British frigate HMS Shannon captain Clement towards Bonaire.(1)

Note
1. 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.

Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Amphitrite arrived in the Netherlands returning from Guinea according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 23 October 1838

Model Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Netherlands after she was razeed

An item dated Vlissingen, Netherlands the 22nd reported that on the 17th the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Amphitrite (1) captain lieutenant Tengbergen arrived at Den Helder, Netherlands returning from the coast of Guinea.(2)

Notes
1. Flush-decked corvette, on stocks at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands by C. Soetermeer 1827, launched 22 June 1830, commissioned 16 August 1830, reduced to 20-gun ‘kuil’-corvette 1837, decommissioned November-December 1851 at Curacao due to worse condition and not able to return homewards, sold to be broken up at Curacao 13 April 1852, with as dimensions 39 (between perpendiculars) x 10,5 (inner hull) x 4,10 (fore)-4,70 (aft) x 5,37 (hold below deck) metres and a displacement of <850 tons, an armament consisted of 18 short 30pd guns and 2-12pd guns after 1837 and a crew numbering 300 men (1830).
2. Guinea or Dutch Gold Coast is nowadays Ghana.

British brig sloop HMS Arachne arrived at Curacao coming from Barbados according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 8 August 1829

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Wednesday 5th of the British corvette HMS Arachne captain Smith coming from Barbados. Departed on Thursday the 6th towards Jamaica.(1)

Note
1. 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.

Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Hippomenes arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 26 July 1838

An item referred to a private tiding reported that the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Hippomenes captain lieutenant Moll arrived on 2th April in the roads of Batavia, 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 schooner HMS Speedwell visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 8 August 1829

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Sunday 2nd of the British schooner HMS Speedwell lieutenant Beddoes coming from Jamaica. Departed on Wednesday the 5th towards Bonaire.(1)

Note
1. Purchased 1815, sold in Jamaica in January 1834 and with an armament of 5 guns.

Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Nehalennia bound for open sea according to the Dutch newspaper Vlissingse Courant dated 1 May 1838

Model Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Netherlands

Model figurehead Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Netherlands

An item dated Vlissingen, Netherlands 30th April reported that on 14th May the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Nehalennia now lying at Hellevoetsluis, Netehrlands would depart towards open sea.(1)

Note
1. ‘Kuil’corvette, on stocks at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands on 18/28 December 1824 door C. Soetermeer, launched 22 September 1827, guard ship 1847, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 4-6 July 1838 and 29 November 1841-11 May 1843 when decided was not to repair but prepare her for a voyage to the Dutch East Indies, to serve there for some time and then to be used as guard ship, guard ship 1847, sold on a public auction at Surabaya. Dutch East Indies where she was lying in the basin at the navy establishment on Saturday 22 November 1856, dimensions 36,50m x 10,30m x ?, 776 tons displacement and an armament of 28 guns.

Japanese bulk carrier Eibhlin 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 24 August 2014

Panama-flagged, IMO 9479204, MMSI 355568000 and callsign HOCB.

German bulk carrier E.R. Bornholm 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 24 August 2014

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, IMO 9483267, MMSI 636092153 and callsign A8XQ8.

Irish oil/chemical tanker Cielo di New York 2014-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 24 August 2014

Malta-flagged, homeport Valletta, IMO 9669665, MMSI 229631000 and callsign 9HA3466.

Friday, 29 August 2014

British 5th rates HMS Druid and Shannon departed Curacao towards Jamaica according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 8 August 1829

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao towards Jamaica on Sunday 2nd of the British frigates HMS Druid captain Sandom towards England and HMS Shannon Clement towards Jamaica.(1)

Note
1. 5th Rate, launched at Pembroke Dock, England on 1 July 1825, sold in 1863 and with an armament of 46 guns.
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.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Pelikaan decommissioned at Willemsoord, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 19 April 1838

An item reprted that the on 20 March the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Pellikaan (1)lieutenant 1st class W. Stort lying at Willemsoord, Netherlands was decommissioned and her officers and crew was transferred to the Dutch transport Zr.Ms. Merwede (2) lying at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands which ship was commissioned on 21th March.

Notes
1. Pelikaan also called Pellikaan, Department Amsterdam, building ordered 15 January 1819, on stocks at navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands August 1819 by P. Schuijt jr., 11 January 1820 ordered to be completed, launched 15 June 1821, coppered 1821, order 11 February 1822 to be completed in 1822, commissioned 1 March 1823, condemned 1844,sold at Paramaribo, Surinam for ƒ 1.000, 00 to be broken up 11 June 1845,displacement 191 tons, dimensions 22,6 (load line) x 7,1 (inner hull) x 2,7 (fore)-3,4 (aft) X 3,6 (below maindeck) metres and an armament of 8 guns consisting of 6-12pd carronades and 2-6pd guns.
2. On stocks at the shipyard of Jan Schouten, Dordrecht, Netherlands 1832, launched 28 July 1835, commissioned 1 March 1838, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 19-21 June 1839, 20-22 July 1840, 7-9 April and 13-15 December 1841, 13 July-8 August 1842, 23-29 January and 18-22 September 1845, 15-18 July 1846, for extensive repairs 27 July 1847-26 August 1848, 30 April 1 May 1850, 19 April 1852, 21 August 1854-1- August 1855, 4 August-? 1856, 28 November-9 December 1857, 4-8 January 1858, sale in the Dutch East Indies for an unknown period delayed in 1860, dimensions 33,70 x 9,1 x 3,80 metres, 8 guns.

British brig sloop HMS Espiegle arrived at Curacao coming from Trinidad according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 5 September 1829

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Tuesday 1st of the British corvette HMS Espiegle captain Drinkwater coming from Trinidad.

Note
1. Brig sloop of the Cruizer-class, launched at the shipyard of Bailey, Ipswich, England 10 August 1812, sold in 1832 with an armament of 18 guns.

Dutch warships Zr.Ms. Amphitrite, Mercuur and Merwede added to the Guinea-expedition according to the Dutch newspaper Vlissingse Courant dated 27 March 1838

An item reported that in the end of March of begin April the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Amphitrite (1) captain lieutenant Tengbergen, brig Zr.Ms. Mercuur (2) captain lieutenant Tuning and the transport Zr.Ms. Merwede (3) 1st lieutenant Stort were to transport the expedition commanded by general Verveer to Guinea [nowadays Guinea] to act against the ‘Hantijnsch’ chief.(4) The ships were to ve fitted out around 20th March.

Notes
1. Flush-decked corvette, on stocks at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands by C. Soetermeer 1827, launched 22 June 1830, commissioned 16 August 1830, reduced to 20-gun ‘kuil’-corvette 1837, decommissioned November-December 1851 at Curacao due to worse condition and not able to return homewards, sold to be broken up at Curacao 13 April 1852, with as dimensions 39 (between perpendiculars) x 10,5 (inner hull) x 4,10 (fore)-4,70 (aft) x 5,37 (hold below deck) metres and a displacement of <850 tons, an armament consisted of 18 short 30pd guns and 2-12pd guns after 1837 and a crew numbering 300 men (1830).
2. Mercuur or Merkuur, on stocks at the navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands 1830 by P. Glavimanss Jz., launched 6 April 1833, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 14-19 December 1837&15-19 January 1839, 1-15 September 1849 and finally to be broken on 18 November 1853, dimensions 29,8 (load line) x 9,2 (inner hull) x 3,4 (fore)-4,5 (aft) x 4,5 (hold below maindeck) metres, 546 tons displacement and 18 guns (16-30pd carronades and 2-6pd guns).
3. On stocks at the shipyard of Jan Schouten, Dordrecht, Netherlands 1832, launched 28 July 1835, commissioned 1 March 1838, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 19-21 June 1839, 20-22 July 1840, 7-9 April and 13-15 December 1841, 13 July-8 August 1842, 23-29 January and 18-22 September 1845, 15-18 July 1846, for extensive repairs 27 July 1847-26 August 1848, 30 April 1 May 1850, 19 April 1852, 21 August 1854-1- August 1855, 4 August-? 1856, 28 November-9 December 1857, 4-8 January 1858, sale in the Dutch East Indies for an unknown period delayed in 1860, dimensions 33,70 x 9,1 x 3,80 metres, 8 guns.
4. King Bonsoe of the Hanta’s or Ahanta’s. Generaal major Verveer himself died on 22 August 1838 during this expedition. Guinea or Dutch Gold Coast is nowadays Ghana.

British 5th rate HMS Shannon visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 13 June 1829

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Saturday 6th of the British ship HMS Shannon captain B. Clementi returning from cruising.(1)

Note
1. 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.

Dutch warships Zr.Ms. Amphitrite, Pelikaan and Dordrecht added to the Guinea-expedition according to the Dutch newspaper Vlissingse Courant dated 3 March 1838

An item reported that the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Amphitrite (1) captain lieutenant Tengbergen, the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Pellikaan (2) and the transport Zr.Ms. Dordrecht (3) were to support the expedition commanded by general major Verveer to the coast of Guinea.(4)

Notes
1. Flush-decked corvette, on stocks at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands by C. Soetermeer 1827, launched 22 June 1830, commissioned 16 August 1830, reduced to 20-gun ‘kuil’-corvette 1837, decommissioned November-December 1851 at Curacao due to worse condition and not able to return homewards, sold to be broken up at Curacao 13 April 1852, with as dimensions 39 (between perpendiculars) x 10,5 (inner hull) x 4,10 (fore)-4,70 (aft) x 5,37 (hold below deck) metres and a displacement of <850 tons, an armament consisted of 18 short 30pd guns and 2-12pd guns after 1837 and a crew numbering 300 men (1830).
2. Pelikaan also called Pellikaan, Department Amsterdam, building ordered 15 January 1819, on stocks at navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands August 1819 by P. Schuijt jr., 11 January 1820 ordered to be completed, launched 15 June 1821, coppered 1821, order 11 February 1822 to be completed in 1822, commissioned 1 March 1823, condemned 1844,sold at Paramaribo, Surinam for ƒ 1.000, 00 to be broken up 11 June 1845,displacement 191 tons, dimensions 22,6 (load line) x 7,1 (inner hull) x 2,7 (fore)-3,4 (aft) x 3,6 (below maindeck) metres and an armament of 8 guns consisting of 6-12pd carronades and 2-6pd guns.
3. On stocks at the shipyard of Jan Schouten at Dordrecht, Netherlands 1828, launched afternoon at 16.30 o’clock (planned) 29 April 1829, docked at the navy yard of Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 1-2 April 1830& 26-12 December 1831&28 August 1832; 22-26 November 1833&7 August-1 November 1834&12-14 March 1838, 3-10 September 1838&9 November 1839-22 June 1840, 12-15 December 1841&15-19 April 1842 and 16-18 August 1843, decommissioned 15 July 1847, brought to Amsterdam, Netherlands on 22 July 1848, handed over to the Institute for sailors van de Zeil- en Roeivereniging KNZRV 1848, replaced by the former Zr.Ms. Venus in 1862was coppered, with an armament of 8 guns.
4. Dutch Gold Coast nowadays Ghana.

British 6th rate HMS Slaney departed Curacao towards Jamaica according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 25 July 1829

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on Monday 20th of the British corvette HMS Slaney captain O’Brien towards 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. Hippomenes Triton underway from England towards the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 15 December 1837

An item reported that the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Hippomenes captain lieutenant Moll underway from Vlissingen, Netherlands towards Batavia, Dutch East Indies left Falmouth, England on 25th November.(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).

Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Triton underway from the Netherlands towards the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 15 December 1837

An item reported that the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Triton captain lieutenant Edeling underway from Texel, Netherlands towards Batavia, Dutch East Indies entered on 26th November the harbour of Plymouth, England.(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.

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.