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Thursday, 21 June 2018

German steam fishing vessel Schönebeck according to a list dated 1 July 1904

Germany-flagged, homeport Nordenham, Germany, pennant ON32 and call sign QGCJ.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands).

Maltese fishing vessel MFC 1795

Marsaxlokk, Malta 26 May 2018

German steam fishing vessel Leh according to a list dated 1 July 1904

Germany-flagged, homeport Nordenham, Germany, pennant ON58 and call sign QFRW.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands).

German steam fishing vessel Eversand according to a list dated 1 July 1904

Germany-flagged, homeport Nordenham, Germany, pennant ON45 and call sign NJSL.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands).

German steam fishing vessel Bremerhaven according to a list dated 1 July 1904

Germany-flagged, homeport Nordenham, Germany, pennant ON30 and call sign QFRT.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands).

Maltese fishing vessel MFA 233 VLT

Marsaxlokk, Malta 26 May 2018

German steam fishing vessel Bremen according to a list dated 1 July 1904

Germany-flagged, homeport Nordenham, Germany, pennant ON29 and call sign QFRH.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands).

German fishing vessel Ebenezer according to a list dated around April 1911

Germany-flagged, homeport Finkenwärder, Germany, pennant HF 54 and call sign RTMP. Stricken.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands). List No. XIII sent with a letter dated 27 April of the German embassy in the Netherlands and which was a follow-up to the list dated 1 July 1904.

German fishing vessel Cito according to a list dated around April 1911

Germany-flagged, homeport Finkenwärder, Germany, pennant HF 29 and call sign RTLH. Stricken.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands). List No. XIII sent with a letter dated 27 April of the German embassy in the Netherlands and which was a follow-up to the list dated 1 July 1904.

Maltese fishing vessel MFA 107

Marsaxlokk, Malta 26 May 2018

German steam fishing vessel Wulsdorf according to a list dated 1 July 1904

Germany-flagged, homeport Nordenham, Germany, pennant ON33 and call sign QGCN.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands).

German fishing vessel Emma according to a list dated 1 July 1904

Germany-flagged, homeport Geestemünde, Germany, pennant PG85 and call sign KRSJ.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands). 

German fishing vessel Frau Antje according to a list dated 1 July 1904

Germany-flagged, homeport Nessmersiel, Germany, pennant AQ1 and call sign KJCF.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands).

Maltese fishing vessel MFA 8697 VLT

Marsaxlokk, Malta 26 May 2018

German steam fishing vessel Rotesand according to a list dated 1 July 1904

Germany-flagged, homeport Nordenham, Germany, pennant ON46 and call sign NJSM.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands).

German fishing vessel Norderney according to a list dated around April 1911

Germany-flagged, homeport Emden, Germany, pennant AE 107 and call sign KJQP. Stricken.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands). List No. XIII sent with a letter dated 27 April of the German embassy in the Netherlands and which was a follow-up to the list dated 1 July 1904.

German fishing vessel Burwinkel according to a list dated around April 1911

Germany-flagged, homeport Elsfleth, Germany, pennant OE 17 and call sign NJGR. Stricken.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands). List No. XIII sent with a letter dated 27 April of the German embassy in the Netherlands and which was a follow-up to the list dated 1 July 1904.

Maltese fishing vessel St. Antnin 1

Marsaxlokk, Malta 26 May 2018

Homeport Valletta, Malta. 

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

The wages of the crews serving on board of the tugs of the Polish Central Administration of the Inland Waterways according to a CIA report dated 21 October 1955

An item reported that the Polish Central Administration of the Inland Waterways resorted under the Polish Ministry of Shipping. There were branch offices at Wroclaw (former Breslau), Szczecin (former Stettin), Bydgoszcz, Gdank (former Danzig), Warsaw and Krakow. The crewmembers earned the next monthly wages, the first figure for winter time, the second figure for summer time. Apprentice 550, able-bodied sailor 580-900, deck supervisor 660-1.000, steersman 760-1.100, mechanic 860-1.200 and captain 860-1.300 zloty.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP80-00810A007900950006-8

The barges of the Polish Central Administration of the Inland Waterways according to a CIA report dated 21 October 1955

An item reported that the Polish Central Administration of the Inland Waterways resorted under the Polish Ministry of Shipping. There were branch offices at Wroclaw (former Breslau), Szczecin (former Stettin), Bydgoszcz, Gdank (former Danzig), Warsaw and Krakow. The Wroclaw branch office at Ulica Kleczkowska 50 directed by Orlowski had 200 barges available consisting of 30 Plau size (Plauer Mass), 150 Breslau size (Breslauer Mass), 10 Berlin size (Berliner Mass and 10 canal size (Kanal Mass; Finow Mass?).

The Wrocklaw branch had 8 self-propelled barges serving between Worcklaw and Nowa Sol (Neusalz).

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP80-00810A007900950006-8

The tugs of the Polish Central Administration of the Inland Waterways according to a CIA report dated 21 October 1955

An item reported that the Polish Central Administration of the Inland Waterways resorted under the Polish Ministry of Shipping. There were branch offices at Wroclaw (former Breslau), Szczecin (former Stettin), Bydgoszcz, Gdank (former Danzig), Warsaw and Krakow. Complained was that a very poor grade of coal was used with disappointing results and so dissatisfying the tug crews. The crews numbered 16 men for a large Dutch type tug, 11 for a small Dutch type and 8 men for the diesel motor tugs.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP80-00810A007900950006-8

British pipelayer and heavy lift vessel (ex-Sembawang 2011, Acergy Borealis 2011-2012) Seven Borealis 2012-


Bahamas-flagged, homeport Nassau, IMO 9452787, MMSI 311031900 and call sign C6YG8. Built by Sembawang Shipyard, Singapore on 2012. Owned by Class 3UK, London, United Kingdom and managed by Subsea 7 International Contracting, Westhill, United Kingdom. Dimensions 182,2 (over all) x 46,2 x 8,5-11,35 (operating) 16,1 (depth main deck) metres. Transit speed around 11 knots. Endurance 45 days in transit with 220 persons and on DP with 399 persons. Ex-Sembawang renamed September 2011 and Acergy Borealis renamed February 2012. 

Soviet Union returning former Czechoslovakian tug Dniepr or Dnestr according to a CIA report dated 20 February 1953

An item reported that the SAG Oderschiffahrt (Soviet Shipping Co,) returned on 29 August 1952 the former Czechoslovakian 650 tons steam tug Dniepr (elsewhere called Dnestr) to the Czechoslovakian Elbe-Oder Navigation Company (CSPLO).

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP80-00810A000200210006-0

Soviet Union returning former Czechoslovakian tug Moskva according to a CIA report dated 20 February 1953

An item reported that the SAG Oderschiffahrt (Soviet Shipping Co,) returned on 29 August 1952 the former Czechoslovakian 40 tons steam tug Moskva to the Czechoslovakian Elbe-Oder Navigation Company (CSPLO).

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP80-00810A000200210006-0

Soviet Union returning former Czechoslovakian tug Amur according to a CIA report dated 20 February 1953

An item reported that the SAG Oderschiffahrt (Soviet Shipping Co,) returned on 29 August 1952 the former Czechoslovakian 750 tons steam tug Amur to the Czechoslovakian Elbe-Oder Navigation Company (CSPLO).

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP80-00810A000200210006-0

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

American training ship (ex-Tanner T Ags 40 1990-2000) State of Main





Rotterdam, Netherlands 2 June 2018

USA-flagged, homeport Castine, Maine, IMO 8835217, MMSI 368946000 and call sign WCAH. Training ship annex Public Nauical School Ship. Built by the Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Sparrows Point Yard, Maryland, USA and converted into a nautical school ship by Colonna’s Shipyard Inc. in June 1997. Owned by the United States of America, D.O.T. Maritime Administration, Houston, USA and managed by the Maine Maritime Academy, Castine, USA. 

German fishing vessel Bardewisch according to a list dated around April 1911

Germany-flagged, homeport Elsfleth, Germany, pennant OE 10 and call sign NGTW. Stricken.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands). List No. XIII sent with a letter dated 27 April of the German embassy in the Netherlands and which was a follow-up to the list dated 1 July 1904.

German fishing vessel Seeadler according to a list dated around April 1911

Germany-flagged, homeport Cranz a, E., Germany, pennant PC 25 and call sign KLGS. Stricken.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands). List No. XIII sent with a letter dated 27 April of the German embassy in the Netherlands and which was a follow-up to the list dated 1 July 1904.

German fishing vessel Catharine according to a list dated around April 1911

Germany-flagged, homeport Brake, Germany, pennant OB 11 and call sign NGRB. Stricken.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands). List No. XIII sent with a letter dated 27 April of the German embassy in the Netherlands and which was a follow-up to the list dated 1 July 1904.

German fishing vessel Johanna according to a list dated around April 1911

Germany-flagged, homeport Blankenese, Germany, pennant SB 77 and call sign LGMB. Stricken.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands). List No. XIII sent with a letter dated 27 April of the German embassy in the Netherlands and which was a follow-up to the list dated 1 July 1904.

American passenger ship Rotterdam 1997-



Rotterdam, Netherlands 2 June 2018

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Rotterdam Netherlands, IMO 9122552, MMSI 246167000 and call sign PDGS. Built by Fincantieri Marghera, Venice, Italy in 1997. Owned and managed by Holland America Line, Seattle, USA. 

Czechoslovakian steamship Bilina according to a CIA report dated 30 July 1951

An item reported that the Czechoslovak Elbe Navigation Company, Prague, Czechoslovakia operated on the Magdeburg-Usti nad Labem line the steamship Bilina, with a crew numbering 10 men, fitted out with 600-8100 coal fuelled machinery allowing a speed of 4 kilometres upstream. Tonnage 3.500 tons. Draft 0,8-1,2 metres.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R008200260013-3

Czechoslovakian steamship Vysehrad according to a CIA report dated 30 July 1951

An item reported that the Czechoslovak Elbe Navigation Company, Prague, Czechoslovakia operated on the Magdeburg-Usti nad Labem line the steamship Vysehrad, with a crew numbering 10 men, fitted out with 600-8100 coal fuelled machinery allowing a speed of 4 kilometres upstream. Tonnage 3.500 tons. Draft 0,8-1,2 metres.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R008200260013-3

Czechoslovakian steamship Brno according to a CIA report dated 30 July 1951

An item reported that the Czechoslovak Elbe Navigation Company, Prague, Czechoslovakia operated on the Hamburg-Magdeburg line the steamship Brno, with a crew numbering 11 men, fitted out with 900-1.100 coal fuelled machinery allowing a speed of 4 kilometres upstream. Tonnage 4.500 tons. Draft 1,1-1,3 metres.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R008200260013-3

Czechoslovakian steamship Melnik according to a CIA report dated 30 July 1951

An item reported that the Czechoslovak Elbe Navigation Company, Prague, Czechoslovakia operated on the Hamburg-Magdeburg line the steamship Melnik, with a crew numbering 11 men, fitted out with 900-1.100 coal fuelled machinery allowing a speed of 4 kilometres upstream. Tonnage 4.500 tons. Draft 1,1-1,3 metres.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R008200260013-3

Dutch inland motor tanker Nellie 2001-


IJmuiden, Netherlands 2 June 2018

Netehrlands-flagged, MMSI 244660891 and call sign PE8126, ENI 02325204. Built by De Hoop BV, Schiedam, Netherlands with yard number 198 in 200 for account of Oliehandelaar Klaas de Boer BV, Urk, Netherlands. Oil bunker ship. 

German fishing vessel Meta Auguste according to a list dated around April 1911

Germany-flagged, homeport Finkenwärder, Germany, pennant HF 127 and call sign RTMK. Stricken.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands). List No. XIII sent with a letter dated 27 April of the German embassy in the Netherlands and which was a follow-up to the list dated 1 July 1904.

German steam fishing vessel Witt&Bartels according to a list dated around April 1911

Germany-flagged, homeport Cranz a. E., Germany, pennant PC 18 and call sign KPGQ. Stricken.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands). List No. XIII sent with a letter dated 27 April of the German embassy in the Netherlands and which was a follow-up to the list dated 1 July 1904.

German steam fishing vessel Blankenese according to a list dated around April 1911

Germany-flagged, homeport Blankenese, Germany, pennant SB 15 and call sign LGDS. Stricken.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands). List No. XIII sent with a letter dated 27 April of the German embassy in the Netherlands and which was a follow-up to the list dated 1 July 1904.

Dutch motor cutter Jonge Jan (IJM-369) 1978-

IJmuiden, Netherlands 2 June 2018

Netherlands-flagged, IMO 245165000 and call sign PCCX. Built in 1978. 

Monday, 18 June 2018

German tugs Unterwesen 6, 13 and 15 sold towards the Netherlands according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 24 May 1929

An item reported that J. Pleyzier at Delfzijl, Netherlands bought the tugs Unterwesen 6, 13 and 15 which had as homeport Bremen, Germany. 

Dutch sail lugger Lemmer (IJM282) sold within the Netherlands according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 24 May 1929

An item reported that the Dutch steel sail lugger Lemmer (IJM282) of 118,89 gross register tons and built by the fa. Gebr. De Boer, Lemmer, Netherlands in 1916 of the Ver. Exploitatie Mij., Ijmuiden, Netherlands was sold to the shipping company N. Haasnoot, Katwijk aan Zee, Netherlands and to be fitted out with an engine

Dutch sail lugger Elsa (IJM85) sold within the Netherlands according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 24 May 1929

An item reported that the Dutch steel sail lugger Elsa (IJM85) of 113,95 gross register tons and built by the shipyards ‘s Lands Welvaren I.S. Figee, Vlaardingen, Netherlands in 1916 of the Ver. Exploitatie Mij., Ijmuiden, Netherlands was sold to the shipping company N. Haasnont, Katwijk aan Zee, Netherlands and to be fitted out with an engine. 

Dutch sail lugger Alma sold towards Germany according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 24 May 1929

An item reported that the Dutch steel sail lugger Alma of 115,57 gross register tons and built by fa. Gebr. Boot, Leiderdorp, Netherlands in 1916 was sold by the Expl. En Adm. Mij. Shamrock, Ijmuiden, Netherlands towards Germany. 

Panamanian bulk carrier (ex-Ince Marmara 2008-2010, Doris 2010) Geki Star 2010-




Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 10 July 2018

Marshall Islands-flagged, IMO 9470844, MMSI 538007470 and call sign V7JN8. Ex-Doris, Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, MMSI 636014606, call sign A8VG6 and owned and managed by Commercial Shipping&Trading, Athens, Greece. Built by Shimanami Shipyard, Imabari, Japan in 2008. In 2015 Panama-flagged, homeport Panama City and call sign 3EAU9. Turkey-flagged between 2008-2010. Ex-Ince Marmara renamed in July 2010. Owned by Ince denizcilik Ve Ticaret AS, Turkey between July 2008-July 2010 and July 2010-2015 by Thetis Shipping Enterprises SA, Liberia. Since 2015 owned by Sielmen S.A, Panama. and managed by Diligent Holdings SA, Athens, Greece.

Polish icebreaker Posejdon according to a CIA report dated 20 May 1954

An item reported the Polish icebreaker Posejdon with a gross register tonnage of 436 tons, built in 1884 and as homeport Szcezecin, Poland.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP80-00810A004001050003-8

Polish icebreaker according to a CIA report dated 20 May 1954

An item reported the Polish icebreaker without supplying more details.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP80-00810A004001050003-8

Polish icebreaker Drweca according to a CIA report dated 20 May 1954

An item reported the Polish icebreaker Drweca without supplying more details d.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP80-00810A004001050003-8

Polish icebreaker Chrobry according to a CIA report dated 20 May 1954

An item reported the Polish icebreaker Chrobry used as an icebreaker on the Oder river.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP80-00810A004001050003-8

Swedish oil/chemical tanker Fure Nord 2004-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 10 July 2018

Sweden-flagged, IMO 9271884, MMSI 266120000 and call sign SJKD. Owned and managed by Furetank Rederi. Donso. Sweden. Earlier Faeroe Islands-flagged with homeport Nolsoy. Built by Edwars Shipyard, Shanghai, China in 2004. 

German fishing vessel Nordsee according to a list dated around April 1911

Germany-flagged, homeport Blankenese, Germany, pennant SB 69 and call sign LGNP. Stricken.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands). List No. XIII sent with a letter dated 27 April of the German embassy in the Netherlands and which was a follow-up to the list dated 1 July 1904.

German fishing vessel Albatros according to a list dated around April 1911

Germany-flagged, homeport Blankenese, Germany, pennant SB 2 and call sign LGPJ. Stricken.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands). List No. XIII sent with a letter dated 27 April of the German embassy in the Netherlands and which was a follow-up to the list dated 1 July 1904.

German fishing vessel Auguste according to a list dated around April 1911

Germany-flagged, homeport Nebel a. Amrum, Germany, pennant SA 1 and call sign RTDB. Stricken.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands). List No. XIII sent with a letter dated 27 April of the German embassy in the Netherlands and which was a follow-up to the list dated 1 July 1904.

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Portugal opening registration of tenders for building submarines according to the magazine Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens dated 1913 No. 3

An item reported that the Portuguese navy department opened on 15 January the registration for tenders for the building of 3submarines with a displacement of around 300 tons, a maximum surfaced speed of 14 knots, two screws and an armament of 3-45cm/17.7” torpedo tubes. On 15 January was the registration for tenders opened and it were British and American companies who were interested. 

Greek battle cruiser Salamis under construction in Germany according to the magazine Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens dated 1913 No. 5


An item reported that the Greek battle cruiser under construction by Vulkan was to be named Salamis. When she was completed she was to be armed with 4x2-35,6cm guns on the keel line, 12-15 guns in a casemate and 12-7,5cm guns. The machinery consisting of turbines delivering 40.000 ehp and driving 3 screws were to allow a speed of 23 knots. Armament and armour was to be delivered by the Bethlehem Steel Company. Building costs 36 million mark.(1)

Note
1. Sometimes also called Vasilefs Georgias, building ordered in 1912, laid down by AG Vulkan, Hamburg, Germany on 23 July 1913, launched on 11 November 1914, never completed and broken up in 1932.

Italy building more warships according to the Dutch newspaper Nederlandsche staatscourant dated 16 August 1864

An item reported that on the 10th at the navy shipyard at Genoa, Italy a screw steamship of 400 hp and pierced for 22 guns was launched. She was laid down in March 1863. At the same yard were another two armoured ships being built just like a iron made yacht and further more was the building of an armoured battery prepared. 

German general cargo ship (ex-Kar Cengizhan 2007-2015, Vigoroso 2015-2017) Dragonera 2017-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 12 July 2018

Madeira/Portugal-flagged, IMO 9191943, MMSI 255805691 and cal sign CQEN. Owned by Roland Shipping&Trading GmbH&Co. KG, Germany and managed by Reederei Erwin Strahlmann GmbH&Co. KG, Brunsbütte, Germany. Built by Pendik Shipyard, Istanbul, Turkey in 2007. Ex-Kar Cengizhan renamed August 2007. Ex-Vigoro, Gibraltar-flagged, MMSI 236451000, call sign ZDIK3 and owned and managed by Shipcom, Duisburg, Germany and renamed 2017. 

The Otraco tugs in Belgian Congo according to a CIA report dated 30 April 1953

An item reported that the organisation Otraco (Office d’Expliation des Transports Coloniaux) recently purchased the new tug Kiri with a horsepower of 1.000hp and which in the meantime with success executed her trials and was to start within a week with her service on the Kongo River. Otraco already possessed the 1.000hp tugs Kisangani, Kwamougt and Kuzulu and the two tugs Kimpoko and Kikwit which now being fitted out and to enter on short notice the service. In the future were the tugs Kisantu and Katu to be added. Planned were another five K-type tugs. Characteristics of the K-class tugs were 65 x 10,5 x 1,20 metres. Their machinery consisted of 3x345hp at 350rpm Carels engines.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP80-00809A000700220274-9

The Yugoslavian Headquarters of the Naval Volunteers according to a CIA report dated 15 June 1948

An item reported that rear admiral D. Loncarevic (1) commanded since 1 March 1948 the new founded Headquarters of the Naval Volunteers which was responsible for the marine workshops at Solici. In the meantime came 150 military pontoons available supplied by the UNRRA to Yugoslavia although for civilian purposes and owned by the GDTM until recently. The pontoons were however converted for landing purposes and divided over the several Yugoslavian naval harbours as follows: Spit 30, Sibenik 18, Zara 40, Dubrovnik 12, Pola 20, Fiume 10 and finally Boka-Kotorska 20. Between end December 1947-end March 1948 arrived via Romania several transports naval armament material to be used.

Note
1. Similar to Duro Loncarevic (Gusinje 16 April 1920- Beograd 1 April 1987), who also was political commissary of the Yugoslavian navy?

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP83-00415R001000010021-5

Yugoslavian navy ordering all private owned motor vessels in the Adriatic to report to the Directorate General of the Merchant Navy according to a CIA report dated 15 June 1948

An item referred to an order of the vice admiral Josip Cerni (1) and rear admiral Duro Loncarevic (2) dated 19 March that all private owned motor vessels in the Adriatic were to gather at the reserve points of the Directorate General of the Merchant Navy (GDTM=Generalna Direkcija Trgovske Mornarice). After the order was published were GTDM inspectors active with examining the vessels. Part of the vessels -all guarded by sentries- were prepared to be fitted out with machineguns and light guns of different types. Officially was stated that the vessels were needed for the Yugoslavian youth summer camps to be organized along the Adriatic coastline.

Notes
1. Ending his career in the rank of admiral (Maribor 30 January 1903-4 April 1903 Reka).
2. Similar to Duro Loncarevic (Gusinje 16 April 1920- Beograd 1 April 1987), who also was political commissary of the Yugoslavian navy?

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP83-00415R001000010021-5

German reefer Emerald 2000-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 11 July 2018

Malta-flagged, homeport Valletta, IMO 9202857, MMSI 229981000 and call sign 9HA3770. Built to be operated by Armada Reefers but within short time taken over by Seatrade which bought the vessel in 2004. Later sold to Triton Schiffahrt, Germany which chartered her to Seatrade. Than Liberia-flagged with as homeport Monrovia and MMSI 636091015. Built by Iwagi Shipbuilding, Kamijima, Japan in 2000. 

German steam fishing vessel Fock&Hubert according to a list dated around April 1911

Germany-flagged, homeport Cranz a. E., Germany, pennant PC 17 and call sign LGCB. Stricken.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands). List No. XIII sent with a letter dated 27 April of the German embassy in the Netherlands and which was a follow-up to the list dated 1 July 1904.

German steam fishing vessel August Bröhan according to a list dated around April 1911

Germany-flagged, homeport Cranz a. E., Germany, pennant PC 15 and call sign KPGN. Stricken.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands). List No. XIII sent with a letter dated 27 April of the German embassy in the Netherlands and which was a follow-up to the list dated 1 July 1904.

German steam fishing vessel Glücksburg according to a list dated around April 1911

Germany-flagged, homeport Altona, Germany, pennant SD 44 and call sign LGFR. Stricken.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands). List No. XIII sent with a letter dated 27 April of the German embassy in the Netherlands and which was a follow-up to the list dated 1 July 1904.

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Canadian passenger ship (ex-Borinquen 1930-1949, Puerto Rico 1949-1954, Arosa Star 1954-1959) Bahama Star 1959-1969 (La Janelle 1969-1970)


Designer Theodore Ernest Ferris (17 August 1872-1953), laid down by the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts, USA on 20 January 1930, launched on 24 September 1930, handed over to the Atlantic, Gulf&West Indies Steamship Lines as the Borinquen on 20 February 1931, to be used by the subsidiary New York&Porto Rico Line on the route USA-Puerto Rico-Dominican Republic, requisitioned by the War Shipping Administration on 31 December 1941 from the Agwilnes, commissioned as the troop transport USAT Borinquen by the Transportation Corps, returned on 14 June 1946, sold to the American Bull Steamship Company on 25 April 1949, renamed Puerto Rico, acquired by the Arosa Line (Swiss owned Compania Internacional Transportadora), rebuilt and renamed Arosa Star and the end of her years used as immigrant ship, operated by the Canadian Western Steamship Company (McCormick Shipping), Toronto, Canada as the Panama-flagged Bahama Star on the route Florida, USA- Bahamas between 1959-1969, renamed La Janelle, and berthed at Port Hueneme, California, stranded in a storm on 13 April 1970 on Silver Strand Beach while berthed outside Port Hueneme when she lost in a storm her anchor still usually lying unused, partly broken up and scuttled filled with rocks as part of the breakwater. 

American clipper Atalante arrived in California according to the American newspaper Marysville Daily Herald dated 26 October 1853

An item dated 24th reported the arrival at San Francisco. USA of the clipper Atalante master Wallace coming in 124 days from New York, USA wit a cargo for Hussey, Bond&Hale. 

American clipper Aramingo arrived in California according to the American newspaper Sacramento Daily Union dated 26 July 1853

An item dated 23rd reported the arrival of the clipper Aramingo master Drinkwater coming in 133 days from New York, USA with a cargo for Lowe, Ebbets&Co. 

American clipper Star of the Union arrived in California according to the American newspaper Sacramento Daily Union dated 4 June 1853

An item dated 2nd reported the arrival of the clipper Star of the Union captain Willis coming in 124 days from New York, USA with a cargo for S.C. Shaw. 

American clipper Adelaide Wakeman arrived in California according to the American newspaper Sacramento Daily Union dated 30 September 1857

An item dated San Francisco, USA reported the arrival in the Bay of the clipper Adelaide Wakeman coming in 127 days from New York, USA with a cargo from D.L. Ross&Co. 

American clipper Nightingale for sale according to the American newspaper Daily Alta California dated Sunday 9 July 1876

An item reported that the clipper Nightingale of 722 tons register would be sold at the Merchants’ Exchange on next Wednesday. 

American clipper Atalante arrived in California according to the American newspaper Sacramento Daily Union dated 21 March 1854

An item dated Saturday 18th reported the arrival of the clipper Atalante master Wallace coming in 44 days from Talcahuano, Chilea with a cargo for Samuel Price. 

Dutch tug Smit Hudson 2008-



Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 10 July 2018

Malta-flagged, homeport Valletta, IMO 9402421, MMSI 249525000 and call sign 9HB4828. Gross tonnage 285 tons, deadweight 150 tons and as dimensions 25,79 (between perpendiculars)-28,67 (over all) x 10,43 x 4,60 x 4,74 metres. Machinery 2x16 cylinder Caterpillar 3516-TA with as horsepower 4.930ahp/3.256 kW. Bollard pull 59,2 ton. Speed 13,3 miles. Owned by Smit Internationale Sleepbootmaatschappij Smit Salvor BV, Rotterdam, Netherlands and managed by Smit Vessel Management BV, Rotterdam. Launched by Damen Shipyards Galati S.A., Galati, Romania with yard number 511535 on 1 March 2008. Damen ASD 2810.

Romanian motor tug Crisan active on the Danube according to a CIA report dated 31 July 1952

An item dealing with the merchant shipping traffic on the Danube between 25 February and 28 March 1952 between Vienna, Austria and Reni, Ukraine [45˚26’North and 28˚18’East] mentioned the Romanian motor tug Crisan towing 4 tank barges. This tug was also in the past reported.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R013800340010-5

Czechoslovakian motor tug Bradle active on the Danube according to a CIA report dated 31 July 1952

An item dealing with the merchant shipping traffic on the Danube between 25 February and 28 March 1952 between Vienna, Austria and Reni, Ukraine [45˚26’North and 28˚18’East] mentioned the Czechoslovakian motor tug Bradle towing 4 tank and 4 cargo barges.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R013800340010-5

Soviet Union confiscated Hungarian paddle tug Kekes according to a CIA report dated 27 June 1952

An item reported that the Soviet Union confiscated on 3 March 1952 the Hungarian paddle tug Kekes. She was built in 1900 and in 1950 overhauled and now in fairly good condition. Her machinery consisted of 1-650hp Joy-compound engine and 2 boilers.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R012500130008-5

Norwegian cargo-passenger ship ms Astrea 1939-1967 and Tjaldur 1967-1969


Of the Bergen Steamship Company/Det Bergenske Dampskibsselskab the so-called Bergen Line. Built by Crichton-Vulcan A/B, Turku, Finland in 1939 but completed on 1944 by the Finboda Varfs, bought from the Stockholms Rederi Svea and sold to Pf Skipafelagid Foroyard, Bergen, Norway in 1967 and then renamed Tjaldur, since February 1968 registered by this firm in Panama and finally sold to the Netherlands to be broken up in 1969. Gross register tonnage 3.190 tons, net tonnage 1.690 tons, deadweight 2.350 tons and dimensions 298.5-313.2 x 44.1 x 24 x 27.3 (moulded depth) foot. Call sign LLIC. 

German steam fishing vessel Rotesand according to a list dated around April 1911

Germany-flagged, homeport Nordenham, Germany, pennant ON 46 and call sign NJSM. Newly added.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands). List No. XIII sent with a letter dated 27 April of the German embassy in the Netherlands and which was a follow-up to the list dated 1 July 1904.

German steam fishing vessel Eversand according to a list dated around April 1911

Germany-flagged, homeport Nordenham, Germany, pennant ON 45 and call sign NJSL. Newly added.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands). List No. XIII sent with a letter dated 27 April of the German embassy in the Netherlands and which was a follow-up to the list dated 1 July 1904.

German steam fishing vessel Präsident Rose according to a list dated around April 1911

Germany-flagged, homeport Norddeich, Germany, pennant At 4 and call sign KSVW. Newly added.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands). List No. XIII sent with a letter dated 27 April of the German embassy in the Netherlands and which was a follow-up to the list dated 1 July 1904.

Friday, 15 June 2018

Dutch trawler Ora et Labora (GO-5) 2003-

IJmuiden, Netherlands 2 June 2018

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Goedereede, Netherlands, IMO 9255385, MMSI 244669000 and call sign PBKQ. Owned and managed by H. Tanis, Goedereede, Netherlands. Built by Scheepswerf Maaskant, Stellendam, Netherlands in 2003. 

German steam fishing vessel Fritz Homann according to a list dated around April 1911

Germany-flagged, homeport Geestemünde, Germany, pennant PG 152 and call sign KRSB. Newly added.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands). List No. XIII sent with a letter dated 27 April of the German embassy in the Netherlands and which was a follow-up to the list dated 1 July 1904.

German fishing vessel Seeadler according to a list dated around April 1911

Germany-flagged, homeport Finkenwärder, Germany, pennant HF 263 and call sign KLGS Newly added.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands). List No. XIII sent with a letter dated 27 April of the German embassy in the Netherlands and which was a follow-up to the list dated 1 July 1904.

German steam fishing vessel Senator Mumssen according to a list dated around April 1911

Germany-flagged, homeport Cuxhaven, Germany, pennant HC 23 and call sign RQMP. Newly added.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands). List No. XIII sent with a letter dated 27 April of the German embassy in the Netherlands and which was a follow-up to the list dated 1 July 1904.

Dutch trawler Cornelis Trijntje (UK-135) 2001-


IJmuiden, Netherlands 2 June 2018

Netherlands-flagged, IMO 9250103, MMSI 244810000 and call sign PFAY. Built by Luyt Machinefabriek, Den Oever, Netherlands in 2001.Gross tonnage 209 tons and as dimensions 27,1 x 7 metres. 

German steam fishing vessel Neuenfelde according to a list dated around April 1911

Germany-flagged, homeport Crans a.E., Germany, pennant PC 21 and call sign LKMJ. Newly added.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands). List No. XIII sent with a letter dated 27 April of the German embassy in the Netherlands and which was a follow-up to the list dated 1 July 1904.

German steam fishing vessel Friedrich Schröder according to a list dated around April 1911

Germany-flagged, homeport Bremen, Germany, pennant BX 99 and call sign QJTR. Newly added.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands). List No. XIII sent with a letter dated 27 April of the German embassy in the Netherlands and which was a follow-up to the list dated 1 July 1904. 

German steam fishing vessel Einswarden according to a list dated around April 1911

Germany-flagged, homeport Bremen, Germany, pennant BB 71 and call sign QJSM. Newly added.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands). List No. XIII sent with a letter dated 27 April of the German embassy in the Netherlands and which was a follow-up to the list dated 1 July 1904

British very large crude carrier Texaco North America 1969-1977 (Olympic Sky 1977-1979 and Kimberley 1979-1982)


Launched by Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft AG, Kiel, Germany with yard number 1209 on 30 October 1969 and completed on 1 December 1969. Breaking up at Lung Ching Steel Enterprise Company, Kaohsiung, Taiwan started on 14 January 1982. Owned by Texaco Overseas Tankship Limited, Kond, England, since 1977 by Dominion Naviera Panama SA. Piraeus, Greece and since 1979 by Bull Sg Limited. Monrovia, Liberia. United Kingdom-flagged, IMO 7000956. 

Czechoslovakian shipyard at Komarno building tugs and barges according to a CIA report dated 10 November 1953

An item reported that the shipyard at Komarno, Czechoslovakia built 800hp tugs and 670 tons barges which were used for the Oder river shipping. Furthermore built the same shipyard 3.000 tons self propelling sea-going barges for the Soviet Union.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP80-00810A002700680007-1

Portuguese firm bough tug still under construction in the Netherlands according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 15 March 1929

An item reported that the Lisbon Coal and Oilfuel Company bought a tug still under construction by Gusto v/h A.F. Smulder, Schiedam, Netherlands. To be fitted out with a around 300ihp machinery. 

Dutch motor tug A.R. 86 launched at Alkmaar, Netherlands according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 12 April 1929

An item reported that by Scheepswerf en Machinefabriek 't Hondsbosch, Alkmaar, Netherlands with yard number 667 the steel built motor tug A.R. 86 was launched. Built for Dutch account but to be used for board and salvage purposes abroad. Fitted out with 1-2 cylinder 44hp Kromhout crude ole engine. 

Belgian fishing vessel Jaidy (O-81) 1986-

IJmuiden, Netherlands 2 June 2018

Belgium-flagged, MMSI 205285000 and call sign OPFC. Built by N.V. West-Vlaamse Scheepswerven. Oostkamp, Belgium in 1986. 

Polish tug Miroslaw according to a CIA report dated 20 May 1954

An item reported the Polish tug Miroslaw with a gross register tonnage of 180 tons and built in 1949.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP80-00810A004001050003-8

Polish tug Los according to a CIA report dated 20 May 1954

An item reported the Polish tug Los with a gross register tonnage of 129 tons, a horsepower of 500 hp, built in 1941 and as homeport  Szcezecin, Poland. Also used as an icebreaker on the Oder river.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP80-00810A004001050003-8

Polish tug Konrad according to a CIA report dated 20 May 1954

An item reported the Polish tug Konrad built in 1950 and as homeport Gdansk, Poland.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP80-00810A004001050003-8

German trawler (ex-Doggersbank 1992-1997, Marijtje 1007-2011, Jelle Ras 2011-2014) Evert Snoek (SC-25) 2014-

IJmuiden, Netherlands 2 June 2018

Den Helder, Netherlands 23 May 2017

Germany-flagged, IMO 9044774, MMSI 211245890 and call sign DIRE. Built by Scheepswerf Maaskant, Stellendam, Netherlands in 1992. Gross tonnage 269 tons and as dimensions 32,9 x 7,62 metres. Ex-Doggersbank renamed January 1997, Marijtje renamed February 2011 and Jelle Ras renamed?

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Dutch merchant shipping statue

Vlissingen, Netherlands 11 June 2018

In the Second World War lost more as 3.500 Dutch merchant sailors their lives and were more as 500 ships destroyed. This statue is to remember those men. 

German fishing vessel Gadus according to a list dated 1 July 1904

Germany-flagged, homeport Hamburg, Germany, pennant HH11 and call sign RJPC.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands).

German fishing vessel Catharina according to a list dated 1 July 1904

Germany-flagged, homeport Finkenwärder, Germany, pennant HF117 and call sign RTBS.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands).