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Tuesday, 16 August 2022

Dutch inland motor tanker (ex-Rhenus 106 1958-1978) Metanoia 1978-2017 (Navia 2017-)


Amsterdam, Netherlands 26 August 2009

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Nijmegen, Netherlands, ENI 2315217, MMSI 244180471 and call sign PD3411. Owned by Fendel Schiffahrt AG, Mannheim, Germany 1956-1965 and Rhenus Schiffahrt AG, Basel, Switzerland 1965-1978, since Dutch owners. Built by Gustavsburg Schiffswerft, Mainz-Gustavsburg, Germany with yard number 312 in 1958. 

Hungarian armed steamship Una on 1 November 1918

Value 320,000  crowns, displacement 227 tons. Part of the Danube Flotilla of the former Austro-Hungarian Navy passing in Hungarian possession on 1 November 1918. Went down at Paks in June 1919.

Source

The Hungarian peace negotiations. An account of the work of the Hungarian peace delegation at Neuilly s/S from January to March, 1920, vol II. Published by the Royal Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Budapest, 1922

Hungarian armed steam ship Sámson on 1 November 1918

Value 469,000 crowns, displacement 467 tons. Part of the Danube Flotilla of the former Austro-Hungarian Navy passing in Hungarian possession on 1 November 1918. Disarmed in December 1918.

Note

1. Actual situation. Called an armed auxiliary steamship which was disarmed and the guns were carried away with the lighter S 7 following orders of the Commandement du Danube.

Source

The Hungarian peace negotiations. An account of the work of the Hungarian peace delegation at Neuilly s/S from January to March, 1920, vol II. Published by the Royal Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Budapest, 1922

German container ship (ex-Buxhai 2005, MSC Lausanne 2005-2015, Buxhai 2015-2020) MSC Lausanne 2020-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 20 April 2022

Malta-flagged, homeport Valletta, IMO 9320398, MMSI 229384000 and call sign 9HA3289. Owned and managed by NSB Niederelbe, Buxtehude, Germany. Built by Daewoo Shipbuilding&Marine Engineering Co. Ltd., Seoul, South Korea in 2005. 

Whaling barque Lady Emma visited Hobart, Tasmania according to the The Britannia and Trades’ Advocate dated Thursday 3 January 1850

An item reported the arrival at Hobart, Tasmania on 2 January the whaling barque Lady Emma master Young coming from the South Seas 320 barrels sperm oil.

American whaler Lancaster visited Hobart, Tasmania according to the The Britannia and Trades’ Advocate dated Thursday 3 January 1850

An item reported the arrival at Hobart, Tasmania on 1 January of the American whaler Lancaster master Ahery of New Bedford 1.200 barrels black oil 300 barrels sperm oil 10.000 lbs whale bone. 

Whaling barque Offley visited Hobart, Tasmania according to the The Britannia and Trades’ Advocate dated Thursday 3 January 1850

An item reported the arrival at Hobart, Tasmania on 31 December 1849 of the whaling barque Offley master Gay coming from the South Seas 350 barrels black oil 80 barrels sperm oil 2 tons bone. 

Dutch survey vessel Meermin III 1983-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 20 April 2022

Netherlands-flagged, IMO 8433966, MMSI 244858000 and call sign PFXN. Built by Damen Shipyard Gorinchem, Gorinchem, Netherlands in 1983. 

British whaler Wildman active in 1829 according to the newspaper The Sydney Monitor dated Saturday 27 March 1830

An item reported the British whaler Wildman 414 tons fitted out for the sperm whaling on 5 January 1829.  

British whaler Sir A. Hammond active in 1829 according to the newspaper The Sydney Monitor dated Saturday 27 March 1830

An item reported the British whaler Sir A. Hammond 282 tons active in the sperm whaling on 5 January 1829.(1)

Note

1. Sir Andrew Hammond or Sir Andrew Hamond, launched at Bermuda in 1800 for account of R. Sheedan/Sheddan as a West Indiaman, became in 1812 a whaler, temporarily in hands of the United States Navy 1813-1814 and again whaler until she run a sandbank off the Ecuadorian coast on 28 August 1841 and lost. Measured 282-301-302 tons and a crew numbered 30 men. Armed in 1800 with 2-9pd guns, 8-12pd guns, later changed.

British whaler Sir C. Price active in 1829 according to the newspaper The Sydney Monitor dated Saturday 27 March 1830

An item reported the British whaler Sir C. Price 282 tons active in the sperm whaling on 5 January 1829. 

Dutch inland pusher tug (ex-D 13 1921-, D 225 -1966, Trekvogel 1966-1992, Madi 3 1992-1996) Trekvogel 1996-



Inner harbour Vlissingen, Netherlands 23 July 2022

Netherlands-flagged, ENI 2312254, MMSI 244750301 and call sign PE3337. Until 1966 owned by Reichschleppbetrieb at Duisburg, Germany 1921-?, then until 1966 by Bundesschleppbetrieb, Duitsburg, in 1966 privater owner at Duisburg and since then Dutch owners. Built by Gebr. Wiemann, Brandenburg, Germany in 1921. The original 250 ihp steam engine is later replaced by 1-550hp 6 LAAM UTE Yanmar engine. Dimensions 22.68 x 6 x 1.85 (original)-2,05 (nowadays) metres. 

American steam tug Harley (1878) in 1910

Net tonnage 23 tons and as dimensions 40 (tonnage length) x 12 feet. Built in 1878. Owner D.W. Mills, Cleveland, Ohio.

Source

Beeson’s Marine Directory of the northwestern Lakes American and Canadian. Washington, 1910.

American steam tug Harold (1882) in 1910

Net tonnage 51 tons and as dimensions 41 (tonnage length) x 12 feet. Built in 1882. Owner Arthur O. Lewis, Middleport, New York.

Source

Beeson’s Marine Directory of the northwestern Lakes American and Canadian. Washington, 1910.

American tug Harold B (1902) in 1910

Net tonnage 9 tons and as dimensions 30 (tonnage length) x 9 feet. Built in 1902. Gasoline-fuelled. Owner Andrew Borg, Ludington, Michigan.

Source

Beeson’s Marine Directory of the northwestern Lakes American and Canadian. Washington, 1910.

Monday, 15 August 2022

Russian screw steam cargo ship (ex-Charles Wilkes) Kolhoznik or Kolkhosnik 1943-1977

Liberty ship. IMO 5191775. MC hull number 460. Laid down by Kaiser Richmond, Kaiser, USA on 2 January 1943, launched on 7 February 1943 and completed on 20 February 1943. Broken up in 1977. Owned by Far-Eastern Steamship Company. Deadweight 10,419 ton, deadweight cargo capacity 8,258 tons, gross tonnage 7,241 tons, net register tonnage 4,206 tons and as dimensions 126.67 (between perpendiculars)-134.57 (over all) x 17.37 (moulded) x 11.41 (depth to main deck) x 19.00 (height mast acorn above main deck) x 8.45 (fore loaded)-2.16 (fore light) x 8.45 (aft loaded)-3.0 (aft light) x 8.45 (mean loaded)-2.58 (mean light) metres. Total bale cargo capacity 13,016 cubic metres, total grain cargo capacity 14,573 cubic metres. Speed 11.2 (in ballast)-10.2 (full loaded) knots. Fitted out with 1-2.500 ihp triple expansion steam engine.

Japanese potential troop transport Arizona Maru in December 1921

On 22 May 1922 (!) received the Dutch naval staff at The Hague, Netherlands from the Dutch embassy at Tokyo, Japan a detailed specification of Japanese merchant ships of minimum 1.500 tons tonnage usable for troop transport over sea on 13 December 1921. If the transport was over a short distance for instance Japan-Philippines or Japan-Chinese harbours was the transport capacity increased with 10% and on a distance within 24 hours even doubled. The figures were supplied by non-Japanese experts, partly based on the troop transports between Japan-China and Japan-Siberia. The transports were kept secret. At that moment was Japan already considered as a potential enemy. For each ship was mentioned how many troops included equipment could be transported over a longer distance, for instance to an island belonging to the Dutch East Indies. In February-March 1942 invaded Japan indeed the Dutch East Indies.

Speed probably less then 10 miles, net tonnage 6,068 tons, gross tonnage 9,595 tons, transport capacity 3,200 men and owned by Osaka Shosen Kaisha. Coal-fuelled.

Laid down as cargo ship for account of the Osaka Shosen (OSK Line) K.K., Tokyo, Japan by Mitsubishi Zosensho, Nagasaki, Japan in 1919, launched in 1920, completed on 20 June 1920, temporarily requisitioned during the war with China by the Japanese Imperial Navy and converted into a hospital ship in 1937, in October 1941 at the Kure Naval Arsenal fitted out with crew accommodation, stables for horses and armed with 6-7.5cm Type 88 anti aircraft guns and 10-x1-2cm or 2.5cm anti aircraft machine guns, again (officially) requisitioned by the army on 26 November 1941 and became troopship No. 830, participated in the invasion of Java, Dutch East Indies in February-March 1942, Army Air Defense Ship since 14 November 1942 and sunk in an Allied air attack the same day down the “Slot” bound for Guadalcanal? Call sign JDZD. Gross register tonnage 9.684 ton, tonnage under deck 8.797 ton, net register tonnage 5.993 ton, deadweight 11.100 ton and as dimensions 475 (between perpendiculars) x 61 x 40.7 x 11 (light)-28 (loaded) feet. Reciprocating 995 nhp machinery with 1.300 ton oil and 2.000 ton coal bunker capacity allowing a range of 8.000 nautical miles/14 knots and a speed of 14 (cruising)-16 (maximum) knots.

Sources

Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 inventory number 137 (National Archive at The Hague, Netherlands

Warshipsresearch

Japanese potential troop transport Katori Maru in December 1921

On 22 May 1922 (!) received the Dutch naval staff at The Hague, Netherlands from the Dutch embassy at Tokyo, Japan a detailed specification of Japanese merchant ships of minimum 1.500 tons tonnage usable for troop transport over sea on 13 December 1921. If the transport was over a short distance for instance Japan-Philippines or Japan-Chinese harbours was the transport capacity increased with 10% and on a distance within 24 hours even doubled. The figures were supplied by non-Japanese experts, partly based on the troop transports between Japan-China and Japan-Siberia. The transports were kept secret. At that moment was Japan already considered as a potential enemy. For each ship was mentioned how many troops included equipment could be transported over a longer distance, for instance to an island belonging to the Dutch East Indies. In February-March 1942 invaded Japan indeed the Dutch East Indies.

Speed 15.5 miles, net tonnage 6,161 tons, gross tonnage 9,834 tons, transport capacity 3,300 men. Coal-fuelled. Passenger ship. Launched by Mitsubishi Dockyard&Engineering Works, Nagasaki, Japan with yard number 230 in September 1913 and sunk by the Dutch submarine Hr .Ms. K XIV on 23 December 1941.(1) Official number 16494 and call sign JKRD. Owned by Nippon Yusen Kaisha Line. Gross register tonnage 9.849 tons, under deck 8.060 tons, net tonnage 6.128 tons and as dimensions 149,4 x 18,6 x 11 metres or 499.8 x 59.9 x 33.9 feet.

Note

1. Laid down by Rotterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij on 31 May 1930, launched on 11 July 1931, commissioned on 6 July 1933, decommissioned on 23 April 1946 and stricken on 1 June 1946.

Sources

Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 inventory number 137 (National Archive at The Hague, Netherlands

Warshipsresearch


British HMS battleship Centurion with escort underway towards Turkey according to the Weekly Intelligence Summary No. 3 dated 22 January 1921

A selection of Ships' Badges of His Majesty's Royal Navies. Gutta Percha&Rubber Limited, 1942



King George V-class

An item reported that the British HMS battleship Centurion (1), flotilla leader Stuart (2) and 4 destroyers were to cruise towards Smyrna and Constantinople [Istanbul, Turkey] where the Centurion was to replace the King George V (3).  

Notes

1. Part of the King George V-class consisting of the King George V (ex-Royal George), Audacious, Centurion and Ajax, preceded by the Orion-class and succeeded by the Iron Duke-class. Laid down at the navy yard Portsmouth, England on 16 January 1911, launched in 18 November 1911, completed in May 1913, converted into a target ship in 1924, ideas to used her as block ship in the harbour of Tripoli, Libya declined in April 1941, converted with a false superstructure into a decoy for the HMS Anson in April 1941-1942 and finally sunk as a breakwater off Normandy in June 1944.

2. Part of the Scott-class flotilla leaders, laid down by Hawthorn Leslie and Company on 18 October 1917, launched on 22 August 1918, commissioned on 21 December 1918, decommissioned in May 1933, transferred to the Royal Australian Navy, commissioned on 11 October 1933, reserve since 1946 and sold to be broken up in beginning of 1947.

3. Part of the King George V-class consisting of the King George V (ex-Royal George), Audacious, Centurion and Ajax, preceded by the Orion-class and succeeded by the Iron Duke-class. Laid down by HM Dockyard at Portsmouth, England on 16 January 1911, launched on 9 October 1911, commissioned on 16 November 1912, decommissioned on 26 October 1926 and sold to be broken up in December 1926.

Source

The National Archives, Kew Gardens, England CAB-24-118-88

The Norwegian Naval Estimates for 1922 according to the Weekly Intelligence Summary No. 3 dated 22 January 1921

An item referred to the Norwegian press reporting that the Naval Estimates for 1922 were handed over to the Cabinet on 14 January asking for 18,614,00 krones which was an increase of 1,370,100 compared with the Budget year 1921. For 1921 was 1 million asked for new building, for 1922 1,750,000. A half million was needed for new building at the Naval Dockyard to be continued and 250,000 for replacing flying material.

Source

The National Archives, Kew Gardens, England CAB-24-118-88

British Red and Blue Fleets executing exercises according to the Weekly Intelligence Summary No. 3 dated 22 January 1921

An item reported that on 19 January the British Red and Blue Fleets proceeded from Torbay, England towards Falmouth, England for exercises.

Source

The National Archives, Kew Gardens, England CAB-24-118-88

Oman sail training vessel Shabab Oman II 2013-





Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 July 2022

Oman-flagged, IMO 9667215, MMSI 461000441 and call sign A4LB. Laid down at Damen Shipyards, Galati, Romania in March 2013, launched on 2 December 2013, completed at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding/Amels Shipbuilding at Vlissingen, Netherlands in 2014 and departed on 14 September. Designed by Dykstra Naval Architects, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Gross tonnage 750 tons, summer deadweight 360 tons and as dimensions 87 x 11 x 50 (height) metres or 285’x 36’x 160’. Manned with 58 sailors and 34 trainees. Full-rigged ship

Dutch Greenland commandeur Jacob C. Bakker returned home according to the Dutch newspaper Oprechte Haerlemsche courant dated 10 October 1750

An item dated Amsterdam, Netherlands 9 October reported the arrival on 7 October at Texel of the Dutch Greenland commandeur Jacob C. Bakker 2 whales 42 quardelen, anchored in the t Gat.

Dutch Greenland commandeur Pieter J. Dogger returned home according to the Dutch newspaper Oprechte Haerlemsche courant dated 10 October 1750

An item dated Amsterdam, Netherlands 9 October reported the arrival on 7 October at Texel of the Dutch Greenland commandeur Pieter J. Dogger 1 whale 42 quardelen

Dutch Greenland commandeur Broer Hendriks returned home according to the Dutch newspaper Oprechte Haerlemsche courant dated 8 October 1750

An item dated Amsterdam, Netherlands 7 October reported the arrival on 5 October at Texel of the Dutch Greenland commandeur Broer Hendriks 1 whale 70 quardelen

Dutch survey ship Hr.Ms. Hydrograaf 1910-1962 and nowadays museum ship annex passenger ship

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 26 July 2022

Netherlands-flagged, IMO 8650796, ENI 02508825 and call sign PC2201. Laid down by Maatschappij voor Scheeps- en Werktuigbouw Fijenoord, Rotterdam, Netherlands on 11 October 1909, launched in 26 January 1910, commissioned on 4 May 1910, served during the Second World War in the United Kingdom as accommodation for the mine service, decommissioned 16 October 1962, handed over to the Zeekadetkorps at Rotterdam and there since 1964 used, later by the Zeekadetkorpsen at Den Helder and Amsterdam, sold in 1983 and restored. Displacement 297 tons and as dimensions 40,5 x 6,70 x 1,80 metres. Passenger capacity maximum 200 persons. Originally fitted out with 2x4311hp steam engines, in 1985 replaced by 2x480hp Man diesels. Speed 10,5 knots. Not grey painted but with a black hull and yellow structure.

Spanish Ostend privateer Sta. Francois-St. Francois 1703

Captain Thomas Gournaeij. Departed Ostend 14 November 1703, returned at Ostend 21 November 1703.

Source

The Belgian Shiplover No. 80, March-April 1961, Shipslist 148. O. Lemaître. Liste des Corsaires Ostendais.

Spanish Ostend privateer Ste. Antoine de Padua-St. Antoine de Padoue 1703

Captain Pijeter Volckenijer. Departed Ostend 18 October 1703, returned at Ostend 23 December 1703.

Source

The Belgian Shiplover No. 80, March-April 1961, Shipslist 148. O. Lemaître. Liste des Corsaires Ostendais.

Spanish Ostend privateer Onse Lieve van Troost-Notre Dame de Consolation 1703

Captain Michiel Canon. Departed Ostend 6 September 1703, returned at Ostend 27 September 1703 and again 4-16 October 1703. Senau armed with 6 guns.

Source

The Belgian Shiplover No. 80, March-April 1961, Shipslist 148. O. Lemaître. Liste des Corsaires Ostendais.

Dutch tug Multratug 18 2009-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 26 July 2022

Netherlands-flagged, homeport, Terneuzen, Netherlands, IMO 9492880, MMSI 246566000 and call sign PBRY. Gross tonnage 499 tons, net tonnage 149 tons and as dimensions 30,54 (between perpendiculars)-35,70 (over all) x 11.50 (over all) x 5,80 (maximum) x 21,00 (air draft) metres. Bollard pull 70 tons. Speed 12,5 knots. Built by Vega Denizcilik Sanayi Ve Tic Ltd. Sti., Bandirma, Turkey in 2009. Owned by Multratug 18 B.V., Terneuzen, Netherlands. 


Whaling brig Maid of Erin visited Hobart, Tasmania according to the The Hobart Town Courier dated 28 July 1865

An item reported the arrival at Hobart. Tasmania on 6 July of the brig Maid of Erin 160 tons Edmunds from whaling agent Hedberg.

Whaling barque Aladdin visited Hobart, Tasmania according to the The Hobart Town Courier dated 6 May 1865

An item reported that on 4 May at Hobart, Tasmania the barque Aladdin 287 tons J. McArthur was cleared out for the whaling grounds.

American whaler Alpha visited Hobart, Tasmania according to the The Hobart Town Courier dated 18 February 1865

An item reported the arrival at Hobart, Tasmania the day before of the American whaler Alpha leaving Nantucket in 1860 lying in Australian harbours the last two years or so and in June still at Sydney. Had now 500 barrels sperm oil on board and having heard of the American commerce raider CSS Shenandoah and seeking a safe harbour. 

Dutch hopper dredger (ex-Maas 12 2007, New Vita 2007-2008, Louissa Elena 2008-2017) Middelburg 2017-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 26 July 2022

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Middelburg, Netherlands, IMO 9405370, MMSI 244150499 and call sign PBDR. Laid up since 2007? Transport on 11 October 2017 from Foxhol, Netherlands towards Delfzijl, Netherlands and rebuilt by Delfzijl Shipyard Royal Niestern Sander BV., Delfzijl, Netherlands. Former general cargo ship. Ex-Maas 12 renamed October 2008, ex-New Vita renamed May 2012 and ex-Louissa Elena since 11 October 2017. As the latter Owned and managed by Holland Tankfahrt, Leer, Germany, Antigua&Barbuda-flagged, homeport Saint John’s. Launched by Maas Waterhuizen Shipyard, Waterhuizen, Netherlands in 2007. 

Portuguese frigate Nossa Senhora das Merces 1740-1747

Launched at Lisbon , Portugal in April 1740, last mentioned in 1747.

Source

A. Marques Esparteira. Catalogo dos navios brigantinos (1640-1901). Lisboa, 1976. 

Portuguese frigate Sao Jose e Santa Teresa de Jesus 1726-1732

Built in India, launched in September 1726, last mentioned in 1732, 40 guns.

Source

A. Marques Esparteira. Catalogo dos navios brigantinos (1640-1901). Lisboa, 1976. 

Portuguese frigate Nossa Senhora do Pilar 1715-1720

Built at Baia, Brazil in 1715, last mentioned in 1720, 40 guns.

Source

A. Marques Esparteira. Catalogo dos navios brigantinos (1640-1901). Lisboa, 1976.

Saturday, 13 August 2022

British trawler (ex-Martha Lina SL 1980-2015) William of Ladram (E-33) 2015-





Vlissingen, Netherlands 19 April 2022

United Kingdom-flagged, homeport Exeter, MMSI 235114648 and call sign 2JCA4. Owner Waterdance of the Greendale Group. 

British whaler Clarence active in 1829 according to the newspaper The Sydney Monitor dated Saturday 27 March 1830

An item reported the British whaler Clarence 330 tons active in the sperm whaling on 5 January 1829.

British whaler Ann active in 1829 according to the newspaper The Sydney Monitor dated Saturday 27 March 1830

An item reported the British whaler Ann 426 tons active in the sperm whaling on 5 January 1829.  

British whaler Hope active in 1829 according to the newspaper The Sydney Monitor dated Saturday 27 March 1830

An item reported the British whaler Hope 234 tons active in the sperm whaling on 5 January 1829.  

Dutch cutter Pieternella (KG-9) 1985-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 July 2022

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Colijnsplaat, IMO 8516940, MMSI 245364000 and call sign PGTD. Built in 1985 by De Schroef, Sluiskil, Netherlands.

Catch results of the German Greenland seal hunter E. Carstens according to the Dutch newspaper Oprechte Haerlemsche courant dated 22 October 1750

An item dated Glückstadt, Germany 10 June referred to a list with the catch results of the German Greenland seal hunter E. Carstens of Hamburg 2,500 seals

Catch results of the German Greenland seal hunter P. Michels according to the Dutch newspaper Oprechte Haerlemsche courant dated 22 October 1750

An item dated Glückstadt, Germany 10 June referred to a list with the catch results of the German Greenland seal hunter P. Michels of Hamburg 3,000 seals

German Greenland whaler Witte Vos returned home according to the Dutch newspaper Oprechte Haerlemsche courant dated 29 September 1750

An item dated Hamburg, Germany 25 September reported the arrival on the Elbe of the German Greenland whaler Witte Vos 5 whales.

British offshore supply tender North Kittiwake 2012-

Vlissingen, Netherlands 29 March 2022

United Kingdom-flagged, MMSI 235095774 and call sign 2GAL7. Built in 2012. Owned by Njord Offshore. United Kingdom.

Whaler Runnymede arrived at Hobart, Tasmania according to the The Hobart Town Courier dated 28 January 1865

An item reported that the whaler Runnymede which arrived on Saturday saw a few days earlier the Victoria belonging to Mr. Hedberg trying out a whale on the same time the Runnymede tried out her own last whale. 

American whaler Alpha visited Hobart, Tasmania according to the The Hobart Town Courier dated 1 April 1865

An item reported that on 28 March at Hobart Town, Tasmania the American whaler Alpha 346 tons master W.H. Caswell was cleared out for the whaling ground leaving on 30 March. 

Dutch inland motor tanker (ex-Hans-Nico 2005-2009) Visioen 2009-


Amsterdam, Netherlands 26 August 2009

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Zwartsluis, Netherlands, EU 2327270, MMSI 244670040 and call sign PE5314. Built by Centromost Stocznia Rzeczna, Plock, Poland and completed by Bijlsma Shipyard, Lemmer, Netherlands in 2005.