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Friday, 31 October 2014

Dutch general cargo ship Happy River 1997-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 17 September 2014

Netherlands-flagged, IMO 9139294, MMSI 244559000 and callsign PCAW.

British reefer Toledo Carrier 1994-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 17 September 2014

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, IMO 9078476, MMSI 636014596 and callsign A8VE9.

British bulk carrier Araya 2001-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 19 September 2014

Malta-flagged, homeport Valletta, IMO 9224843, MMSI 215046000 and callsign 9HAP7.

Monaco passenger ship (ex-Olympic Explorer 2001, Olympia Explorer 2001-2004) Explorer 2004-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 17 September 2014

Bahamas-flagged, homeport Nassau, IMO 9183518, MMSI 311705000 and callsign C6TN4. Ex Olympic Explorer renamed 26 April 2001, Olympia Explorer 26 April 2001-June 2004.

German reefer (ex-Frost Express 1997, Eastern Express 1997-2005) Eastern Bay 2005-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 17 September 2014

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, IMO 9143752, MMSI 636091013 and callsign A8IO9. Ex-Frost Express renamed March 1997 and Eastern Express March 1997-July 2005.

Swiss bulk carrier Western Aida 2012-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 14 September 2014

Cyprus-flagged, homeport Limassol, IMO 9609677, MMSI 210263000 and callsign 5BPY3.

Danish oil/chemical tanker Baltic Swift 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 14 September 2014

Cyprus-flagged, homeport Limassol, IMO 9464376, MMSI 212132000 and callsign 5BF2.

Norwegian cargo/containership Saga Falcon 2012-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 14 September 2014

China/Hong Kong-flagged, homeport Hong Kong, IMO 9613848, MMSI 477914600 and callsign VRKX7.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Just one Dutch coast defence ship in active service in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf dated 29 June 1920

Hertog Hendrik. Drawing by Alexander Mariy van Maanen


CC-BY-SA Gemeentearchief Vlissingen-Archief Machinefabriek/Ketelmakerij De Schelde Kon.Mij. De Schelde 1876-1938 inv.nr.306. 

M.H. Tromp Drawing by Alexander Mariy van Maanen

An item reported that the intention was to decrease the Dutch squadron in the Dutch East Indies with one coast defence ship. The result was however that the squadron would be separated and the squadron command disbanded. Strangely enough would the coast defence ship -yet unknown if this was the Hr.Ms. Hertog Hendrik (1) or Tromp (2) would stay in the Dutch East Indies as a reserve for the ship in service.

Notes
1. On stocks at the navy yard at Amsterdam 13 October 1900 and launched 7 June 1902 by the Dutch prince Hendrik (after which she was named) which was married with queen Wilhelmina. Trials found place 9 September 1903 and she was commissioned 5 January 1904. Building costs were 4.300.000 Dutch guilders, in euro’s 1.951.255,-. Displacement 4.950 tons and dimensions 96,60 x 15,20 x 5,70m. Her 2 vertical triple compound engines delivered 6.282 hp allowing a speed of 16,5 miles. Armour consisted of a 150-100mm belt, 250mm gun turrets, 50mm deck and 250mm conning tower. Originally armed with 2-24cm guns, 4-15cm guns, 8-7.5cm guns, 4-3.7cm guns, 1 torpedo tube and 2 torpedo guns. In 1926 were the aft 24cm gun and the torpedo armament removed. In 1937 were 4-40mm machineguns placed and 2-7.5cm guns removed. After the rebuilding in 1926 was she commissioned 2 May 1927 but in the summer a year later was she fitted out with a crane for two-four floating planes. After 1935 the crane was removed. In the Spanish Civil War used for escort duties. In 1938 she was decommissioned but at the outbreak of the Second World War again in service as the battery ship Vliereede serving off Texel. Decommissioned 11 November 1939 and  laid up at the navy yard at Den Helder. She was sunk by own personnel May 1940, salvaged by the Germans and rebuild at Antwerp as the floating battery Ariadne. In May 1945 found back at Wilhelmshafen and rebuilt at the Wilton-Fijenoord yard as an accommodations hip. Commissioned 21 October 1947 at Amsterdam as Wachtschip Amsterdam and later at Willemsoord still called Hertog Hendrik (A 888). Decommissioned 27 September 1968 and sold 28 August 1972 to be broken up.
2. Coast defence ship Marten Harpertsz Tromp, often referred to as just Tromp. She was laid down at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands 2 May 1903, launched 15 June 1904, trial 17 November 1905 and commissioned 5 April 1906. The two triple expansion engines and boilers were built at the yard Koninklijke Maatschappij De Schelde at Flushing, Netherlands. They provided 6.405 ihp driving two screws allowing a speed of 16,66 miles. Her crew numbered 345 men. The armament consisted of 2-24cm guns, 4-15cm guns, 8-7.5cm guns, 4-3.7cm guns, one submerged torpedo tube and two submerged torpedo guns. The armour consisted of a 100-150mm belt, 200mm gun turrets, 50mm deck and a 200mm conning tower. Costs for first fitting out for sea duty were ƒ 4.700.000,00. According to the annual budget account for 1910 was she repaired in the period 5 March-17 October and laid up still being in service. Total costs for that year amounted ƒ 365.919,37 for the hull and ƒ 138.773,63½ for (consumption) articles. According to Vermeulen was she decommissioned in the period 5 March-18 October. She was commissioned 18 October 1910 and departed towards the Dutch East Indies. She departed 4 August 1916 Surabaya towards the Netherlands via Japan, San Francisco and New York. She arrived 2 December at the Nieuwediep (Den Helder). Just after her arrival at the Nieuwediep was she visited by the Dutch queen Wilhelmina. After some voyages for instance again towards the Dutch East Indies was she decommissioned 2 May 1927, stricken 1932 and leaving 6 December 1933 Den Helder towards Pernis to be broken up. Part of her armour was used to strengthen in 1933 the fortress Kijk Uit at Den Helder.

Commanding officer of Dutch squadron in the Dutch East Indies received compensation for his stay ashore according to the Dutch newspaper Leydse courant dated 29 June 1838

An item referred to tidings received from Batavia, Dutch East Indies reporting that the Governor General decided on 14th January to pay the commanding officer of the Dutch squadron there a compensation of ƒ 1.000 monthly when this officer decided to stay ashore.

Dutch navy exercise squadron planned to cruise in the Baltic according to the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf dated 31 March 1925

An item reported that the intention was to sent in June a Dutch exercise squadron towards the Baltic with as supreme commander rear admiral K.F. Sluijs now chief naval staff.

Dutch naval squadron visited Oslo, Norway according to the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf dated 28 May 1927

Hertog Hendrik. Drawing Ron van Maanen


CC-BY-SA Gemeentearchief Vlissingen-Archief Machinefabriek/Ketelmakerij De Schelde Kon.Mij. De Schelde 1876-1938 inv.nr.306. 

Java. Drawing Ron van Maanen

An item dated Oslo, Norway the 27th reported that arrival there of the Dutch squadron commanded by captain Keyser. It consisted of the Hr.Ms. Hertog Hendrik (1) supported by four torpedo boats and two submarines. It was the first visit that year at Oslo of foreign warships. The new torpedo boats and submarines were highly admired. Further more was much respect for the behaviour of the sailors. The year before visited the cruiser Hr.Ms. Java (2) Oslo.

Another Dutch newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 23 May supplied the names of the other Dutch ships, namely the torpedo boats Hr.Ms. Z5-8 and the submarines O 10 en O 11.

Dutch naval squadron visited Oslo, Norway according to the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf dated 28 May 1927
An item dated Oslo, Norway the 27th reported that arrival there of the Dutch squadron commanded by captain Keyser. It consisted of the Hr.Ms. Hertog Hendrik (1) supported by four torpedo boats and two submarines. It was the first visit that year at Oslo of foreign warships. The new torpedo boats and submarines were highly admired. Further more was much respect for the behaviour of the sailors. In 1925 visited for instance the Dutchcruiser Hr.Ms. Java (2) Oslo.

Another Dutch newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 23 May supplied the names of the other Dutch ships, namely the torpedo boats Hr.Ms. Z5-8 and the submarines O 10 en O 11.

Notes
1.On stocks at the navy yard at Amsterdam 13 October 1900 and launched 7 June 1902 by the Dutch prince Hendrik (after which she was named) which was married with queen Wilhelmina. Trials found place 9 September 1903 and she was commissioned 5 January 1904. Building costs were 4.300.000 Dutch guilders, in euro’s 1.951.255,-. Displacement 4.950 tons and dimensions 96,60 x 15,20 x 5,70m. Her 2 vertical triple compound engines delivered 6.282 hp allowing a speed of 16,5 miles. Armour consisted of a 150-100mm belt, 250mm gun turrets, 50mm deck and 250mm conning tower. Originally armed with 2-24cm guns, 4-15cm guns, 8-7.5cm guns, 4-3.7cm guns, 1 torpedo tube and 2 torpedo guns. In 1926 were the aft 24cm gun and the torpedo armament removed. In 1937 were 4-40mm machineguns placed and 2-7.5cm guns removed. After the rebuilding in 1926 was she commissioned 2 May 1927 but in the summer a year later was she fitted out with a crane for two-four floating planes. After 1935 the crane was removed. In the Spanish Civil War used for escort duties. In 1938 she was decommissioned but at the outbreak of the Second World War again in service as the battery ship Vliereede serving off Texel. Decommissioned 11 November 1939 and  laid up at the navy yard at Den Helder. She was sunk by own personnel May 1940, salvaged by the Germans and rebuild at Antwerp as the floating battery Ariadne. In May 1945 found back at Wilhelmshafen and rebuilt at the Wilton-Fijenoord yard as an accommodations hip. Commissioned 21 October 1947 at Amsterdam as Wachtschip Amsterdam and later at Willemsoord still called Hertog Hendrik (A 888). Decommissioned 27 September 1968 and sold 28 August 1972 to be broken up.
2. Laid down at the Koninklijke Maatschappij De Schelde at Flushing, Netherlands on 31 May 1916, launched on 9 August 1921 and lost on 27 February 1942 during the battle in the Java Sea. Due to lacking material caused by the First World War and enough budget was her launching and completion delayed. After the approval of the budget for 1919 was the building of the Java and her sister ship Sumatra continued. During the trials in June-July 1924 suffered she from fire. Despite the damage were the trials very succesful and afterwards was she finally repaired. Commissioned on 1 May 1925. The ships were built based on a Krupp-design but in fact were both ships all altered before they even were commissioned. With a displacement of 6,670 tons were her dimensions 155,30 x 16,00 x 5,50 metres. The two turbines and eight boilers driven 3 screws supplied 72,000 ahp allowing a speed of 31 miles. The armour consisted of a 25-50mm deck, a 75mm belt while the conning tower was protected by 100-125mm. The armament consisted of 10-15cm guns, 4-40mm machineguns, 6-12,7mm machine guns and 2 rails for each 5 depth charges. Her crew numbered 525 men.



Dutch screw steamship 4th class Zr.Ms. Stavoren stationed at Celebes, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Nederlandsche staatscourant dated 5 February 1867

An item referred to tidings dated 15th December 1866 dealing with the movements of the ships belonging to the Dutch squadron in the Dutch East Indies. The Dutch screw steamship 4th class Zr.Ms. Stavoren lieutenant 1st class G.F. Servatius was stationed in the waters of Celebes and environment.

Note
1. Call sign GQVK, building put out contract on public auction 27 June 1859, laid down at the shipyard of K. Kater, Groningen in July 1859, launched 10 August 1860, commissioned on 14 January 1862, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 25-27 March 1861 and 13-16 January 1863, survey vessel in 1872, supervisors during building A.J.H. Beeloo and ir. 2nd class L.C.P.W. Visser, building costs ƒ 227.021,97, decommissioned on 4 March 1873, dimensions 38,00-40,70 (over all) x 8,16 x 3,20 metres, displacement of 586 tons, horsepower 80 nhp/200 ehp, speed 6-7 knots, a crew numbering 75 men and an armament of 6 guns.

Dutch screw steamship 3rd class Zr.Ms. Bali stationed at Celebes according to the Dutch newspaper Nederlandsche staatscourant dated 5 February 1867

An item referred to tidings dated 15th December 1866 dealing with the movements of the ships belonging to the Dutch squadron in the Dutch East Indies. The Dutch screw steamship 3rd class Zr.Ms. Bali lieutenant 1st class jhr. A.R.A.M. Clifford Kocq van Breugel stationed in the waters of Celebes and environment.(1)

Note
1. Call sign, GQHM, laid down at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands on 29 December 1858, launched on 31 October 1860, commissioned on 1 June 1861 (?) and finally sold at sold at Cape Town/Simonstad, South Africa for 1.765 pond in 1874. The intention was to remove her engine and to convert her into a sailing vessel. With a displacement of 2.030 tons (A.J. Vermeulen) or a tonnage of 1.083 tons (Parliament papers) were her dimensions 58.00-62,84 x 12,25 x 5,50 metres. Wood-built. The coal bunker capacity of 340 tons allowed a range of 11 days. The horsepower was 250 hp allowing a speed of 8,5 knots. With a crew numbering 212-250 men consisted the armament of 8 long 30 pd guns and 8 rifled 16cm guns. The navy budget discussions for 1867 called her a large flush deck screw steam corvette. The ships of her type were suitable in times of war to secure an open connection between the Netherlands and her colonies, to act as commerce raiders and in the colonies successful act against troop transports and joined by our ironclads to prevent enemy landings. The design was described as a quite heavy armament, sufficient horsepower and good sailing qualities.

Dutch paddle steamship 3rd class Zr.Ms. Cycloop stationed at the West coast of Sumatra, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Nederlandsche staatscourant dated 5 February 1867

An item referred to tidings dated 15th December 1866 dealing with the movements of the ships belonging to the Dutch squadron in the Dutch East Indies. The Dutch paddle steamship 3rd class Zr.Ms. Cycloop lieutenant 1st class C.A.L.H. baron van Heeckeren was stationed at the West coast of Sumatra, Dutch East Indies.

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

The Dutch screw steamship 1st class Zr.Ms. Zoutman being fitted out for her homeward bound voyage from the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Nederlandsche staatscourant dated 5 February 1867

An item referred to tidings dated 15th December 1866 dealing with the movements of the ships belonging to the Dutch squadron in the Dutch East Indies. The Dutch screw steamship 1st class Zr.Ms. Zoutman captain lieutenant N.M.J. Kroef returned from her station at the West coast of Sumatra, Dutch East Indies at Onrust, Dutch East Indies and was now being prepared for the homeward bound voyage to the Netherlands.(1)

Note
1. Call sign GRDH, laid down at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands on 15 November 1859, launched in the afternoon of 20 September 1861 and condemned/stricken in 1871. Wood-built. Displacement 2.030 tons, as dimensions 58,00-62,84 x 12,25 x 5,50 metres, horsepower of 250 hp, a crew numbering 250 men and an armament consisting of 8 long 30 pd guns and 8-16 cm rifled guns. Her engines seemed in 1874 to be used for the Zr.Ms. Van Galen.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Dutch East Indiaman Duivenbrug bound for the Dutch East Indies in 1767

She left on 24 November 1767 Texel, Netherlands with as captain Jakob de Vries, visited Cape of Good Hope, South Africa between 8-22 March 1768 and arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on 8 June. Her crew numbered 189 (arrival)-262 (departure) sailors and further more 13 (arrival) soldiers. Tonnage 850 tons. Built in 1766 at Enkhuizen, Netherlands and sailed for account of the Chamber Enkhuizen.

Sources
-J.R. Bruijn, F.S. Gaastra and I. Schöffer. Dutch-Asiatic Shipping in the 17th and 18th Centuries. Vol II. Outward-bound voyages from the Netherlands to Asia and the Cape 1595-1794. The Hague, 1979.
-Kort gevat Jaarboek van de Edele Geoctroyeerde oost-indische compagnie der vereenigde Nederlanden ter kamer van Zeeland. Middelburg, 1759.
-Archive V.O.C. 1602-1811 inv.no. 11048. Kort gevat Jaarboek van de Edele Geoctroyeerde Oost-Indische Compagnie tec. Christiaan Sigismund Matthaeus, Jan Dane, Middelburg, 1759.
-F.W. van Stapel. Beschrijving van de O.I. Compagnie.
-Collectie Hudde 1627-1697 no. 21 (National Archive at The Hague)
-Collectie Hope 1602-1782 no. 77 (National Archive at The Hague).
-Archive Family Mathias-Pous Tak van Poortvliet no. 60 (Zeeuws Archive at Middelburg).

Dutch East Indiaman Bovenkerker Polder bound for the Dutch East Indies in 1767

She left on 24 November 1767 Texel, Netherlands with as captain Frederik Kelger, visited Cape of Good Hope, South Africa 2-29 April 1768 between and arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on 15 July. At the departure were 280 persons on board. Tonnage 850 tons. Built in 1765 at Amsterdam, Netherlands and sailed for account of the Chamber Amsterdam.

Sources
-J.R. Bruijn, F.S. Gaastra and I. Schöffer. Dutch-Asiatic Shipping in the 17th and 18th Centuries. Vol II. Outward-bound voyages from the Netherlands to Asia and the Cape 1595-1794. The Hague, 1979.
-Kort gevat Jaarboek van de Edele Geoctroyeerde oost-indische compagnie der vereenigde Nederlanden ter kamer van Zeeland. Middelburg, 1759.
-Archive V.O.C. 1602-1811 inv.no. 11048. Kort gevat Jaarboek van de Edele Geoctroyeerde Oost-Indische Compagnie tec. Christiaan Sigismund Matthaeus, Jan Dane, Middelburg, 1759.
-F.W. van Stapel. Beschrijving van de O.I. Compagnie.
-Collectie Hudde 1627-1697 no. 21 (National Archive at The Hague)
-Collectie Hope 1602-1782 no. 77 (National Archive at The Hague).
-Archive Family Mathias-Pous Tak van Poortvliet no. 60 (Zeeuws Archive at Middelburg).

Dutch East Indiaman Ridderkerk bound for the Dutch East Indies in 1767

She left on 12 October 1767 Goeree, Netherlands with as captain Marten Hakker, visited Cape of Good Hope, South Africa between 8-22 March 1768 and arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on 12 June. Her crew numbered 163 (arrival)-285 (departure) sailors and further more 49 (arrival) soldiers. Tonnage 850 tons. Built in 1766 at Rotterdam, Netherlands and sailed for account of the Chamber Rotterdam.

Sources
-J.R. Bruijn, F.S. Gaastra and I. Schöffer. Dutch-Asiatic Shipping in the 17th and 18th Centuries. Vol II. Outward-bound voyages from the Netherlands to Asia and the Cape 1595-1794. The Hague, 1979.
-Kort gevat Jaarboek van de Edele Geoctroyeerde oost-indische compagnie der vereenigde Nederlanden ter kamer van Zeeland. Middelburg, 1759.
-Archive V.O.C. 1602-1811 inv.no. 11048. Kort gevat Jaarboek van de Edele Geoctroyeerde Oost-Indische Compagnie tec. Christiaan Sigismund Matthaeus, Jan Dane, Middelburg, 1759.
-F.W. van Stapel. Beschrijving van de O.I. Compagnie.
-Collectie Hudde 1627-1697 no. 21 (National Archive at The Hague)
-Collectie Hope 1602-1782 no. 77 (National Archive at The Hague).
-Archive Family Mathias-Pous Tak van Poortvliet no. 60 (Zeeuws Archive at Middelburg).

Dutch East Indiaman Pauw bound for the Dutch East Indies in 1767

She left on 12 October 1767 Goeree, Netherlands with as captain Gerrit Harmeyer, visited Cape of Good Hope, South Africa between 8-22 March 1768 and arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on 8 June. At the departure were 277 persons on board. From Batavia she sailed in towards China. Tonnage 850 tons. Built in 1767 at Delfshaven, Netherlands and sailed for account of the Chamber Delft.

Sources
-J.R. Bruijn, F.S. Gaastra and I. Schöffer. Dutch-Asiatic Shipping in the 17th and 18th Centuries. Vol II. Outward-bound voyages from the Netherlands to Asia and the Cape 1595-1794. The Hague, 1979.
-Kort gevat Jaarboek van de Edele Geoctroyeerde oost-indische compagnie der vereenigde Nederlanden ter kamer van Zeeland. Middelburg, 1759.
-Archive V.O.C. 1602-1811 inv.no. 11048. Kort gevat Jaarboek van de Edele Geoctroyeerde Oost-Indische Compagnie tec. Christiaan Sigismund Matthaeus, Jan Dane, Middelburg, 1759.
-F.W. van Stapel. Beschrijving van de O.I. Compagnie.
-Collectie Hudde 1627-1697 no. 21 (National Archive at The Hague)
-Collectie Hope 1602-1782 no. 77 (National Archive at The Hague).
-Archive Family Mathias-Pous Tak van Poortvliet no. 60 (Zeeuws Archive at Middelburg).

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Wesp cruising with boatswain trainees off Vlissingen, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated Saturday 11 June 1859

An item reported that on Thursday morning the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Wesp started cruising in the roads of Vlissingen, Netherlands with the boatswain trainees.(1)

Note
1. Call sign GRCK, on stocks at the navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands on 4 September 1843, launched on 21 October 1844, stricken 1868, dimensions 27,00 x 8,30 x 3,20 metres, displacement 198 tons displacement and an armament of 3 guns.

Dutch screw steamship 3rd class Zr.Ms. Bali departed Malta according to the Dutch newspaper De Tijd dated 29 September 1883

An item referred to a telegram that the Dutch screw steamship Zr.Ms. Bali lieutenant 1st class H.. Hildebrandt departed on the 27th from Malta.(1)

Note
1. Screw steamship 3rd class, call sign GQCR, laid down at the shipyard of F. Smit, Kinderdijk, Netherlands September 1855, launched 8 October 1856, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 8-13 may 1857, 28 April 1863-6 September 1864 and 5-9 August 1865, condemned and sold to be broken up 1877, displacement 620 tons, dimensions 38,00 (over all) x 8,74 x 3,90 metres, horsepower 100 nhp supplied by engines manufactured by Fijenoord, an armament of 10 guns (2 light 12pd guns, 8-30pd carronades) and a crew numbering 85 men.

Dutch screw steamship 1st class Zoutman arrived at Yokohama, Japan coming from the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsche courant dated 19 September 1865

An item reported the arrival on 7th April at Yokohama, Japan by the Dutch screw steamship 1st class Zoutman captain J. van der Meersch coming from Batavia, Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. screw steamship 1st, call sign GRDH, laid down at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands on 15 November 1859, launched in the afternoon of 20 September 1861 and condemned/stricken in 1871. Wood-built. Displacement 2.030 tons, as dimensions 58,00-62,84 x 12,25 x 5,50 metres, horsepower of 250 hp, a crew numbering 250 men and an armament consisting of 8 long 30 pd guns and 8-16 cm rifled guns. Her engines seemed in 1874 to be used for the Zr.Ms. Van Galen.

Dutch screw steamship 1st class Zr.Ms. Djambi departed Hong Kong towards Batavia, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsche courant dated 19 September 1865

Collection Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Original url

An item reported the departure from Hong Kong on 26th April by the Dutch screw steamship 1st class Zr.Ms. Djambi captain lieutenant P.A. van Rees bound for Batavia, Dutch East Indies returning from Japan.(1)

Note
1. Screw steamship 1st class, call sign, GQHM, laid down at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands on 29 December 1858, launched on 31 October 1860, commissioned on 1 June 1861 (?) and finally sold at sold at Cape Town/Simonstad, South Africa for 1.765 pond in 1874. The intention was to remove her engine and to convert her into a sailing vessel. With a displacement of 2.030 tons (A.J. Vermeulen) or a tonnage of 1.083 tons (Parliament papers) were her dimensions 58.00-62,84 x 12,25 x 5,50 metres. Wood-built. The coal bunker capacity of 340 tons allowed a range of 11 days. The horsepower was 250 hp allowing a speed of 8,5 knots. With a crew numbering 212-250 men consisted the armament of 8 long 30 pd guns and 8 rifled 16cm guns. The navy budget discussions for 1867 called her a large flush deck screw steam corvette. The ships of her type were suitable in times of war to secure an open connection between the Netherlands and her colonies, to act as commerce raiders and in the colonies successful act against troop transports and joined by our ironclads to prevent enemy landings. The design was described as a quite heavy armament, sufficient horsepower and good sailing qualities.

Dutch screw steamship 4th class Zr.Ms. Bonaire arrived at London, England according to the Dutch newspaper De Tijd dated 29 September 1883

Dry dock Den Helder, Netherlands some years ago. Still bearing hr last name Abel Tasman

An item reported the arrival at London, England on the 27th of the Dutch screw steamship Zr.Ms. Bonaire.(1)

Note
1. Screw steamship 4th class, laid down at the shipyard of the Nederlandse Stoomboot Maatschappij Fijenoord, Netherlands with yard number 98 on 27 September 1876, launched in the afternoon 0f 12 May 1877, trial on the Haringvliet on Wednesday 26th September, commissioned on 1 May 1880, converted into accommodation ship for the torpedo service at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 1902, fitted out at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis to be used for the engineers school at Dordrecht, Netherlands, brought back to Hellevoetsluis August 1923, stricken, handed over to the boarding school of the marine academy at Delfzijl, Netherlands and renamed Abel Tasman, out of service in 1988, brought to Den Helder, Netherlands 1996 and since then being restored to retain her original appearance, dimensions 45,00-53,60 x 9,00 x 3,60 metres and a displacement of  850 ton, iron-built and wood-planked and zinc plated, horsepower 90 nhp/410 ehp allowing a speed of 9,2 miles, her crew numbered 84 men and her main armament consisted of 1-15cm gun and 3-12cm guns to which 2-3,7cm revolver guns and 1-12cm mortar were added.

Dutch screw steamship 1st class Zr.Ms. Zoutman arrived at Texel, Netherlands returning from the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsche courant dated 25 April 1867

An item reported that the screw steamship Zr.Ms. Zoutman captain lieutenant N.M.J. Kroef arrived on the 24th at Texel, Netherlands returning from the Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. Screw steamship 1st, call sign GRDH, laid down at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands on 15 November 1859, launched in the afternoon of 20 September 1861 and condemned/stricken in 1871. Wood-built. Displacement 2.030 tons, as dimensions 58,00-62,84 x 12,25 x 5,50 metres, horsepower of 250 hp, a crew numbering 250 men and an armament consisting of 8 long 30 pd guns and 8-16 cm rifled guns. Her engines seemed in 1874 to be used for the Zr.Ms. Van Galen.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

The Dutch squadron in the Dutch East Indies in 1910 according to the Dutch newspaper Het nieuws van den dag voor Nederlandsch-Indië dated 22 November 1909

An item reported that the Dutch squadron in the Dutch East Indies would consist in the period 1910 of the next named ships unless yet unknown circumstances changed the situation: coast defence ships Koningin Regentes (1), De Ruyter (2), Hertog Hendrik (3), protected cruisers Noord-Brabant (4) and Holland (5) and further more destroyers.

Koningin Regentes. Drawing Alexander Mariy van Maanen

Source Gemeentearchief Vlissingen-Archief Machinefabriek/Ketelmakerij De Schelde Kon.Mij. De Schelde 1876-1938 inv.nr.713. CC-BySa. Waterpipeboilers 35-40
Hertog Hendrik. Drawing Ron van Maanen
Noord-Brabant. Drawing Alexander Mariy van Maanen

Notes
1. She was laid down at the navy yard at Amsterdam 3 December 1898, launched 24 April 1900, trial 9 October 1901, commissioned at Amsterdam 3 January 1902, 1919 decommissioned, stricken 1920 and in 1921 at Willemsoord prepared to be sold. Displacement of 4.950 tons with as dimensions 96,60 x 15,20 x 5,70m. Her engines provided 7.291 ihp allowing a speed of 16,91 miles. The coal capacity was 765 ton. She was armed with 2-24cm guns, 4-15cm guns, 8-7.5cm guns, 4-3.7cm guns, 1 torpedo tune and 2 torpedo guns. Her crew numbered 342 men. Her armour existed of 150-100mm belt, 250mm gun turrets, 250m conning tower and 50mm deck. Building costs fl. 4.300.000,-.Between 4 March 1911-15 October 1913 decommissioned for repairs. Served most of her career in the South Asian area.
2. Laid down at the shipyard of the Maatschappij voor Scheeps- en Werktuigbouw Fijenoord at Rotterdam, Netherlands in 1900, launched on 28 September 1901, trials 12 en 21 July 1902, commissioned on 29 October, disarmed at the navy yard at Willemsoord, Netherlands and prepared for sale in 1923 while the public auction was announced on 27 August 1924. With a displacement of 4.950 tons and as dimensions 96,60 x 15,20 x 5,70 metres. The Krupp made armour of nickel steel consisted of a 10-15cm thick belt, a 5cm thick deck with the gun turrets and conning tower protected by respectively 25 cm thick armour. Costs when first fitted out ƒ 4.300.000,00. The armament consisted of 2-24 cm guns, 4-15cm guns, 8-7,5cm guns, 4-3,7cm guns, 1 torpedo tube and 2 torpedo guns.
3. On stocks at the navy yard at Amsterdam 13 October 1900 and launched 7 June 1902 by the Dutch prince Hendrik (after which she was named) which was married with queen Wilhelmina. Trials found place 9 September 1903 and she was commissioned 5 January 1904. Building costs were 4.300.000 Dutch guilders, in euro’s 1.951.255,-. Displacement 4.950 tons and dimensions 96,60 x 15,20 x 5,70m. Her 2 vertical triple compound engines delivered 6.282 hp allowing a speed of 16,5 miles. Armour consisted of a 150-100mm belt, 250mm gun turrets, 50mm deck and 250mm conning tower. Originally armed with 2-24cm guns, 4-15cm guns, 8-7.5cm guns, 4-3.7cm guns, 1 torpedo tube and 2 torpedo guns. In 1926 were the aft 24cm gun and the torpedo armament removed. In 1937 were 4-40mm machineguns placed and 2-7.5cm guns removed. After the rebuilding in 1926 was she commissioned 2 May 1927 but in the summer a year later was she fitted out with a crane for two-four floating planes. After 1935 the crane was removed. In the Spanish Civil War used for escort duties. In 1938 she was decommissioned but at the outbreak of the Second World War again in service as the battery ship Vliereede serving off Texel. Decommissioned 11 November 1939 and  laid up at the navy yard at Den Helder. She was sunk by own personnel May 1940, salvaged by the Germans and rebuild at Antwerp as the floating battery Ariadne. In May 1945 found back at Wilhelmshafen and rebuilt at the Wilton-Fijenoord yard as an accommodations hip. Commissioned 21 October 1947 at Amsterdam as Wachtschip Amsterdam and later at Willemsoord still called Hertog Hendrik (A 888). Decommissioned 27 September 1968 and sold 28 August 1972 to be broken up
4. She was laid down at the Koninklijke Maatschappij De Schelde at Flushing, Netherlands 31 August 1897, launched 17 January 1899, commissioned 1 March 1900, disarmed at the navy yard at Willemsoord in 1920 and stricken. It was the intention to fit her out as an accommodationship for infants of which was taken care by the goverment (Department of Justice). Lacking enough funds this idea was temporarily stopped in August 1921, definitive in 1922 and she was laid up in conservation. She was transferred to the navy 23 December 1923 which fitted her out as a guardship to serve at Flushing to replace the nowadays still at Rotterdam existing Buffel. October 1926 was she brought to Flushing where she was used as guard ship and as training ship for sailors. She was set by her own crew in fire 17 May 1940 when Germany attacked the Netherlands and the wreck was later sold. Building costs ƒ 3.045.607,00. Displacement of 4.033 tons with as dimensions 94,70 x 14,82x 5,50 meter. The engines and 12 water tube boilers supplied 10.067 ihp allowing with the two screws a speed of 20,08 miles. Coal capacity was 850 tons. Her crew numbered when she for the first time was commissioned 325 men. The original armament consisted of 2-15cm guns, 6-12cm guns, 6-7.5cm guns, 12-3.7cm guns, 2-7.cm mortars, 2 torpedo guns and 2 torpedo tubes. In 1911 the all ready in 1906 changed armament was again changed and consisted now of 10-12cm guns, 2-7.5cm guns, 4-3.7cm guns and 1-7.5cm mortar. The armour consisted o 50mm deck and 100mm conning tower.
5. Laid down at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands on 6 May 1895, launched on 4 October 1896, commissioned on 1 July 1908, stricken in 1920 and sold to be broken up,
With a displacement of 3.900 tons and as dimensions 93,30 x 14,81 x 5,40 metres. The armour consisted of a 5cm thick deck with the conning tower protected by 10cm thick armour. Crew 325 men when commissioned. For her design was that of the British cruiser HMS Apollo of 1891 used. Costs when first fitted out ☼ 2.990.470,00 (equivalent of 2.900,740,00 euro’s). Original armament consisted of 2-15cm guns, 6-12cm guns, 4-7,5cm guns, 8-3,7cm guns, 4-3,7cm revolver guns, 2-7,5cm A. guns, 2-7,5cm mortars, 2 torpedo tubes and 2 torpedo guns. Between 1907 and 1908 were 4-3,7 cm guns, 1-7,5cm A gun and  1 mortar removed. In 1914 was her armament changed and consisted then of 10-12cm guns, 2-7,5cm mortars, 4-,37cm guns, 1-7,5cm mortar, 2 torpedo tubes and 2 torpedo guns.

Dutch corps marines was to be founded in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Leydse courant dated 29 June 1838

An item referred to tidings received from Batavia, Dutch East Indies reporting that the Governor General decided on 22 January to promote chief mate M.L. Moggestorm to the rank of 2nd lieutenant in the corps marines which was to be founded on short notice.

Dutch Defence budget 1930 exceeded according to the Dutch newspaper De Indische courant dated 16 November 1931


An item dated The Hague, Netherlands the 14th reported that the Defence budget for 1930 was increased partly because ƒ 430.000 were more spent for the Dutch squadron in the Dutch East Indies. This exceeding was mainly caused by repairing the fire damage on board of the cruiser Hr.Ms. Sumatra. (1)

Note
1. Laid down at the yard of the Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw Maatschappij at Amsterdam on 15 July 1916, launched 19 December 1920, scuttled as a block ship off Quistreham, France as part of an artificial harbour which was never realized. The wreck was sold in February 1951 to Persia [Iran] to be broken up. Due to lacking material caused by the First World War, enough budget and the loss of her turbines by fire was her launching and completion delayed. After the approval of the budget for 1919 was the building of the Sumatra and her sister ship Java continued. The ships were built based on a Krupp-design but in fact were both ships all altered before they even were commissioned. With a displacement of 6,670 tons were her dimensions 155,30 x 16,00 x 5,50 metres. The two turbines and eight boilers driven 3 screws supplied 72,000 ahp allowing a speed of 31 miles. The armour consisted of a 25-50mm deck, a 75mm belt while the conning tower was protected by 100-125mm. The armament consisted of 10-15cm guns, 4-40mm machineguns, 6-12,7mm machine guns and 2 rails for each 5 depth charges. Her crew numbered 525 men.

Dutch training squadron returning homewards from the Dutch East Indie according to the Dutch newspaper Leeuwarder courant dated 13 June 1881

An item dated Gibraltar 10th reported the passing of the Dutch training squadron commanded by captain Binkes underway from the Dutch East Indies back to the Netherlands.

Monday, 27 October 2014

British merchant ship Mary destroyed to prevent reuse by the Spanish according to the Dutch newspaper Haagsche courant dated 20 April 1807

An item dated London, England the 11th reported that according to a letter received from the British squadron off Cadiz, Spain was the  British ship Mary captain Drysdale wrecked on the Spanish coast an captured by the Spanish. The gun brig HMS Eagle succeeded to set fire in the wreck preventing that the Spanish could use her or her cargo partly consisting of war stores. The Mary had been part of a convoy escorted by the Spartan.(1)

Note
1. 5th rate, launched at the shipyard of Ross, Rochester, England on 16 August 1806. broken up in 1822, dimensions154’ x 40’, a 1084 tons builders measurement and an armament of 38 guns.

British East Indiamen and South Sea whalers safely arrived in England according to the Dutch newspaper Haagsche courant dated 20 April 1807

An item dated London, England the 11th reported that the same day tidings were received dealing with the arrival of the British East Indies fleet consisting of 15 ships and further more 12 South Sea whalers.

British warships active in the Baltic according to the Dutch newspaper Ommelander courant dated 24 July 1801

An item referred to a letter dated Helsingør or Elsinore, Denmark dated the 11th reporting that on the 5th a large British fleet of more as 100 merchant ships escorted by a frigate arrived around the evening coming out of the North Sea. On the 6th arrived 2 gun brigs with 2 British merchant ships coming from England and a British gun brig coming from the Baltic. On the 7th arrived in the evening in the roads a British fleet consisting of 12 ships of the line, 4 large and 7 smaller frigates, 21 gun brigs and 1 schooner, totally 45 ships and vessels. This fleet commanded by admiral Graves left the next morning the Sont towards the Kattegat. A part of the British fleet stayed behind in the Baltic and was sill cruising between Bornholm, Denmark and Carlskroon [Karlskrona, Sweden?].

British privateer Elize captured Dutch East Indiaman Rendier according to the Dutch newspaper Opregte Haarlemse courant 17 January 1804

An item dated London, England the 11th reported that on 28th December 1803 the British privateer Elize of Liverpool captured the Dutch East Indiaman Rendier which was sent to Cork, Ireland. The Dutch ship was returning from Batavia, Dutch East Indies which town she left on 18th May with a rich cargo of colonial products.

British fleet returning from the Dutch coast off Texel according to the Dutch newspaper Groninger Courant dated 4 June 1805

An item dated London, England 23rd May reported that in the afternoon of the 18th at admiral Russell arrived at Yarmouth, England returning from the Dutch coast off Texel. He brought with him 6 ships of the line,1 frigate and 1 gun brig. The British thought to have noticed a buzzing of activity that on board of the Dutch warships.

Rebels fighting to obtain Mexican independence from Spain according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsche courant dated 10 November 1825

An item dated London, England the 5th referred to tidings received from Alvarado reporting the squadron of the Independents still blockaded the harbour of St. Juan d’Ulloa capturing some vessels. The guns of the castle bombarded the town Vera Cruz. Officers were appointed to bring the former Spanish ship of the line Asia and the gun brig Constantia to the Gulf of Mexico and according to rumours were a corvette and a frigate expected from England.

Dutch gun brig Adder temporarily grounded according to the Dutch newspaper Amsterdamse courant dated 22 October 1805

An item reported that the Dutch gun brig Adder that night [of the19th?] was refloated and brought to Den Helder, Netherlands.(1)

Note
1. This must be the gunboat Adder of the department Harlingen, built at naval yard at Harlingen, Netherlands in 1796, sold to be broken up in 1810, dimensions 70 x 19 4/11 x 7 4/11, an armament of 3-5 guns and a crew numbering 16-20 men.

British convoy underway from Portsmouth, England towards Cork, Ireland according to the Dutch newspaper Opregte Haarlemsche Courant dated 18 December 1813

An item reported that on the 9th the British ship of the line HMS Leviathan (1), sloops Talbot (2) and Echo (3) and the gun brig Protector (4) left Portsmouth, England towards Cork, Ireland escorting a fleet of ships. Among the latter ships were the Adeona captain Wilson and the Canada captain Crawleij both bound for Demerara.(5)

Notes
1. 3rd Rate Leviathan, launched at Chatham dockyard, England on 9 October 1790, convict ship in 1816, target in 1846, sold in 1848 and with an armament of 74 guns.
2. Sloop, launched at the shipyard of Heath, Teignmouth, England on 22 July 1807, sold on 23 November 1815, with an armament of 18 guns.
3. Brig sloop, Cruizer-class, launched at the shipyard of Pelham, Frindsbury England on 1 July 1809, broken up in 1817, with an armament of 18 guns.
4. Gun brig, launched at the shipyard of Warren, Brightlingsea, England on 1 February 1805, survey vessel in 1817, sold to be broken up in 1833 and an armament of 12 guns.
5. Since 1815 was Demerara part of the British colony British Guiana nowadays Guyana. Until 1815 a Dutch colony.

British brig of war arrived with her American prize Nanina at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil according to the Dutch newspaper Opregte Haarlemsche Courant dated 18 December 1813

An item reported that at Rio de Janeiro a British brig of war arrived taking with her as prize American brig Nanina coming from the Moluccas, Dutch East Indies.

Greek oil products tanker (W.O. Salute 2009) Arctic Flounder 2009-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 20 September 2014

Marshall Islands-flagged, homeport Majuro, IMO 9332638, MMSI 538003523, callsign V7RJ8 and ex-W.O. Salute renamed April 2009.

Japanese oil products tanker Nord Obtainer 2008-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 21 September 2014

Panama-flagged, IMO 9367671, MMSI 353084000 and callsign 3EOV6.

Belgian survey&support vessel Geosurveyor VIII 2012-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 14 September 2014

United Kingdom-flagged, homeport London, MMSI 235094317 and callsign 2FUH9.

Huge sale of former Dutch/French flotilla vessels at Antwerp, Belgium according to the Dutch newspaper Nederlandsche Staatscourant dated 27 October 1814

An item dated The Hague, Netherlands the 26th announced the intended public auction on Monday 31st 10.00 o’clock at Antwerp, Belgium of a large quantity flotilla vessels despite their condition and without any guarantee. Within 48 hours were the buyers to pay.

The schooner Krekel, lying in the large basin (1)

Gun brigs
No. 7, lying in the large Basin
No. 12, lying off the Chantier
No. 36, lying in the Basin
No. 22, lying in the Basin
No. 28, lying off the Stakketsel
No. 29, lying off the Chantier
No. 85, lying in the Basin
No. 264, lying off the Chantier
No. 324, lying in the Basin
No. 4, lying in the Basin
No. 5, lying in the Basin
No. 7, sunk in the large Basin
No. 9, lying in the Basin
No. 27, lying on the Chantier
No. 31, lying on the Chantier
No. 26, lying on the Chantier
No. 34, lying off the Chantier
No. 82, lying off the Chantier
No. 150, lying off the Chantier
No. 212, lying off the Chantier
No. 299, lying off the Chantier
No. 525, lying off the Chantier

Flat bottomed gunboats
No. 14, lying in the Basin
No. 14, lying in the Basin
No. 16, lying outside the Basin off the Zuiderhoofd
No. 139, lying off the Chantier
No. 13, lying off the Chantier
No. 151, lying off the Chantier
No. 241, lying off the Chantier
No. 246, lying in the Basin
No. 255, lying off the Chantier
No. 379, lying off the Chantier
No. 245, lying off the Chantier
No. 445, lying off the Chantier

Note
1. Also called gunboat of 7 guns, built in 1800 by P. Glavimans with as dimensions 75 x 19 x 9 feet.

Public auction at Rembang, Dutch East Indies of ships’ frames and other materials according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviasche courant dated 9 January 1819

An announcement dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 12th December 1818 announced the public auction at Rembang and Lassam on 15th February of the properties of the late mr. Peter Neff. It consisted of a quantity of timber, several boats and prows, marine stores and further more the frames for a 250 tons burthen ship, 80 tons burthen brig and 60 tons burthen schooner. For more details at A.E. Soesman, Batavia or John Dixon, Rembang.

USA building ships of the line to obtain powerful naval force according to the Dutch newspaper Nederlandsche staatscourant dated 15 August 1818

An item dated New York, USA 11th July reported that huge quantities of timber coming from Florida arrived at the American navy yards. The intention was to built 2-74 gun ships at Philadelphia and further more at Washington and the harbours of Norfolk, New York, Boston and Portsmouth similar ships. As a result should the USA obtain within a year a naval force able to protect her merchant shipping and sea ports.

American schooner Catharina en Joanna was plundered by South American privateer according to the Dutch newspaper Nederlandsche staatscourant dated 15 August 1818

An item dated New York, USA 11th July reported close to the island Cuba that the schooner Catharina en Joanna was plundered by a privateer of Carthagena. The schooner was underway from St. Thomas and the USA. Around 6.000 dollars was stolen, mainly property of a French passenger. The waters around Cuba were harassed by privateers although by the journalist called pirates and he wished that the US navy took measures.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Huge sale of Dutch warships and vessels after ending of the Napoleonic wars according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsche Cournat dated 19 November 1814

An item reported that the vice admiral Verdooren, commanding officer and director of the navy at the Northern Department ordered the sale of warships in the presence of (deputy) equipage masters and constructors.
On 21 November were to be sold at Medemblik, Netherlands, 15 brigs, 1 schooner, 3 gunboats and one so-called Brabantsche poon.
On 28 November were to be sold at Harlingen, Netherlands 1 schooner, 1 gunboat and 4 French chaloupes.
On 28November were to be sold at the Nieuwediep, Netherlands 3 gunboats.
On 28 November were to be sold at Enkhuizen, Netherlands 1 launch and 1 yawl.
On 5 December were to be sold at Amsterdam, Netherlands 5 schooners, 8 gunboats and 4 landing crafts.

Dutch East Indiaman Huis ter Meijen bound for the Dutch East Indies in 1767

She left on 25 September 1767 Texel, Netherlands with as captain Jurriaan Molensteen, visited Cape of Good Hope, South Africa between 9 February-5 March 1768 and arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on 9 June. At the departure were 364 persons on board. Tonnage 1.150 tons. Built in 1767 at Amsterdam, Netherlands and sailed for account of the Chamber Amsterdam.

Dutch East Indiaman Huis Om bound for the Dutch East Indies in 1767

She left on 23 September 1767 Texel, Netherlands with as captain Jan van Dalen, visited Cape of Good Hope, South Africa between 3 February-15 March 1768 and arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on 6 June. At the departure were 364 persons on board, Sailed for account of the Chamber Amsterdam. Tonnage 1.150 ton. With building no. 226, on stocks by Willem Udemans at the E.I.C. yard at Middelburg, Netherlands on 3 March 1761, launched on 10 May 1762, sold for ƒ 600,- 17 May 1781, dimensions 150 x ? x ?

Dutch East Indiaman Woestduin bound for the Dutch East Indies in 1767

She left on 21 September 1767 Texel, Netherlands with as captain Jan Och, visited Cape of Good Hope, South Africa between 5-19 January 1768 and arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on 23 April. From Batavia she went on towards China. Built in 1767 at Amsterdam, Netherlands and sailed for account of the Chamber Amsterdam. Tonnage 1.150 tons. At the departure were 370 persons on board.

Dutch East Indiaman Jonge Thomas bound for the Dutch East Indies in 1767

She left on 21 September 1767 Texel, Netherlands with as captain Wopke Popta, visited Cape of Good Hope, South Africa between 24 December-9 January 1768and arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on 27 March. At the departure were 358 persons on board. Built in 1764 at Amsterdam and sailed for account of the chamber Amsterdam. Tonnage 1.150 tons.

Dutch East Indiaman Schagen bound for the Dutch East Indies in 1767

She left on 21 September 1767 Texel, Netherlands with as captain Laurens Sprengler, visited Cape of Good Hope, South Africa between 25 December-27 January 1768 and arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on 6 May. On board were at the departure 278 persons. Built in 1753 at Hoorn, Netherlands and sailing for account of the Chamber Amsterdam. Tonnage 880 tons.

Dutch East Indiaman Willem de Vijfde bound for the Dutch East Indies in 1767

She left on 20 September 1767, Rammekens, Netherlands with as captain Jan Canvas, visited Cape of Good Hope, South Africa between 18 January-20 February 178 and arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on 7 May. On board were at the departure 368 persons. From Batavia she went on to China. Of the Chamber Zeeland, sailing for the account of the account of the chamber/ Measured tonnage 1.180 tons. With building no. 234, on stocks by Willem Udemans at the E.I.C. yard at Middelburg, Netherlands 16 July 1766, launched 2 March 1767, sold at Flushing, Netherlands for ƒ 701,- 25 March 1781, dimensions 150 x ? x ?

Dutch general cargo ship Skylge 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 27 September 2014

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Harlingen, IMO 9508809, MMSI 246630000 and callsign PBVJ.

Singapore bulk carrier Golden Strength 2009-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 27 September 2014

Hong Kong/China-flagged, homeport Hong Kong, IMO 9413420, MMSI 477207100 and callsign VRFA7.

German LPG tanker Sloman Ariadne 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 27 September 2014

Antigua&Barbuda-flagged, homeport saint John’s, IMO 9586679, MMSI 305759000 and callsign V2FQ7.

Canadian bulk carrier Federal Kushiro 2004-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 26 September 2014

Marshall Islands-flagged, IMO 9284702, MMSI 538004060 and callsign V7UY9.

Danish oil/chemical tanker (ex-United Anton 1999-2000) BRO Anton 2000-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 26 September 2014

Denmark International Register-flagged, homeport Copenhagen, IMO 9150614, MMSI 219242000 and callsign OZFK2. Ex-United Anton renamed May 2000.

Danish bulk carrier Clipper Triumph 2009-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 26 September 2014

Bahamas-flagged, homeport Nassau, IMO 9406025, MMSI 311008100 and callsign C6V2056.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Norwegian oil/chemical tanker Stavfjord 2009-

Stranded off the boulevard of Vlissingen, Netherlands 24 October 2014

Norway-International Register-flagged, homeport Stavanger, IMO 9401544, MMSI 259888000 and callsign LAHA7. Gross tonnage 11.935 tons, net tonnage 5.133 tons, summer deadweight 16.635 tons and as dimensions 144,1 (over all) x 23,204 x 8,889 (summer) metres. Cargo capacity 98% included slop tanks 19.239 cubic metres. Built in 2009 by the Jiangnan Shipyard Group, Shanghai, China. Owned and managed by DSD Shipping, Stavanger, Norway.

Dutch paddle steamship Zr.Ms. Ardjoeno being repaired at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Nederlandsche staatscourant dated 10 August 1869

An item referred to an official tiding dated 15 June dealing wit the movements of the Dutch warships serving in the Dutch East Indies. The Dutch paddle steamship 1st class Zr.Ms. Ardjoeno captain lieutenant G.H. Bakkers was undergoing repairs at Surabaya.(1)

Note
1. Steam warship, call sign GQCK, on stocks at Amsterdam, Netherlands 4 February 1849 as Pluto, launched on 1 or 2 September 1849, renamed Ardjoeno in December 1849, engines manufactured by the N.S.M. (decided 26 August 1847 for ƒ 210.979,00 to deliver on 15 March 1849), trial on 28 April 1850, departed on 28 December 1850 towards the Dutch East Indies, arrived there on 26 May 1851, stricken 1873, dimensions 56,00 x 10,70 x 4,80 metres, displacement 1.486 tons and a horsepower of 300 hp.

Dutch row gunboat Zr.Ms. No. 14 served at Samarang, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Nederlandsche staatscourant dated 10 August 1869

An item referred to an official tiding dated 15 June dealing wit the movements of the Dutch warships serving in the Dutch East Indies. The row gunboat Zr.Ms. No. 14 lieutenant 1st class F.C. Engelbrecht served as guard ship in the roads of Samarang.

French depot ship Rhône (A622) and submarine Marsouin (S 632) in 1970 at Amsterdam, Netherlands

Visiting Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1970

Source Beeldbank Nationaal Archief. CC-BySa. Photographer Bert Verhoeff/Anefo, 22 January 1970. Original link

The Rhône (A 622) was part of the Rhin-class depot ships with as sister ships the Rhin, Garonne, Loire and Rance, Laid down at the Lorient Arsenal. France on 23 February 1962, launched on 8 December, commissioned on 1 December 1964, decommissioned as a mine counter measure support ship on 17 March 1997 and afterwards sunk as breakwater. Her crew numbered 148 men. With a displacement of 2.075 (standard)-2.445 (full load) were her dimensions 91,1 (between perpendiculars)-101,1 (over all) x 13,1 x 3,7 metres or 302’0”-331’5” x 43’0’ x 12’1”. Her armament consisted of 3-4cm guns. Speed 16,5 knots.

The Marsouin (S632) . Of the Narval-class (based on a improved design of the German XXI type) with as sister ships the Narval, Dauphin, Requin, Espadon and Morse. Laid down at the Cherbourg Dockyard, France with hull number Q 232 in September 1951, launched on 21 May 1955, commissioned on 1 October 1967, decommissioned in November 1982 and in February 1986 sold to be broken up. With a displacement of 1.320 (standard)-1.635 (surfaced)-1.910 (submerged) with as dimensions 77,6 x 7,8 x 5,4 metres or 257’2”x 25’6”x 18’5”. Speed 15 (surfaced)-18 (submerged) knots. Her crew numbered 63 men. Her armament consisted of 6-55cm/21’7” torpedo tubes in the bow for which she could carry 14 reloaded torpedoes with her. She could also be used as a submarine minelayer.

American submarine USS Trumpet Fish (SS-425) 1943-1973 and Brazilian Goias (S-15) 1973-1990

Visiting Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1972
Source Beeldbank Nationaal Archief. CC-BySa. Photographer Punt/Anefo, 28 September 1972, no.925-9170. Original url Original link

Laid down as part of the Balao-class diesel-electric submarines at the shipyard of Cramp Shipbuilding Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA on 23 August 1943, launched by Mrs. Oswald S. Colclough on 13 May 1945, commissioned on 29 January 1946, converted into a Guppy 3 in 1961. decommissioned in USN service on 15 October and transferred to the Brazilian navy where she was commissioned as the Goias (S-15) and finally stricken on 16 April 1990.

Specifications when she was completed. With a displacement of 1.550 tons/1.526 long tons (surfaced)-2.463 tons/2.424 long tons (submerged) were her dimensions 95,02 x 8,31 x 5,13 (maximum) or 311’9” x 27’3” x 16’10”. Speed 8,85 (submerged)-20,25 (surfaced) knots. Diving depth during test was 120 metres or 400 feet. Her crew numbered 90-91 men while her armament consisted of 6-21” torpedo tubes forward and 4-21” torpedo tubes aft for which she could carry 24 torpedoes with her and furthermore 1-12,7cm/5” deck gun, 1-4cm Bofors and 1-2cm Oerlikon guns. During her conversion into a Guppy III version was her length increased to 99,6 metres or 327 feet.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Dutch ram turret Zr.Ms./Hr.Ms. Stier 1867-1925

Model Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Netherlands. Probably the model gifted by the shipyard.

Drawing Ron van Maanen

Call sign GQVL. Laid down at the shipyard of Laird Brother, Birkenhead, England on 7 June 1867, launched on 9 April 1868, trial on 18 August, rebuilt and rearmed at the navy yard of Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1882, laid up with armament removed in 1908,  used as a magazine at the navy yard at Willemsoord, Netherlands since 1915, sunk in the Malzwin near Den Helder, Netherlands by bombs thrown by an airplane during tests in 1925 while divers used explosives to remove some parts of her in 1930. Designed for home waters and never used for a voyage abroad. Building costs: contracted for hull, engines and so on ƒ 1.076.400, supervision ƒ 1.798, for her guns ƒ 58.272,00 make a total when she arrived at the Netherlands of ƒ 1.136.470.00.

Source: Memoriaal van de Marine. B.J. Tideman

The two deckhouses on deck fore and aft the gun turrets were connected by a gangway. The single funnel was placed above the last deckhouse. Her freeboard of 0,95 metres was in fact a huge failure and cause tremendous problems during a battle. With deckhouses which became smaller towards the gun turret were fire angles of 10 degrees created for firing forwards. Fitted out with a ram prow while the aft ship had a cruiser shaped stern with a balance rudder.

The two 2-cylinder trunk engines and four boilers delivered 2.257 hp making a maximum speed of 12,46 miles possible. Originally rigged, which was removed to improve her seaworthiness. She was able to turn around in a circle with a diameter of 150 metres in 03.35 minutes with her engines working contrariwise.

Source: Memoriaal van de Marine. B.J. Tideman

With a displacement of 2.112 tons were her dimensions 59,43 )on loadline between perpendiculars)-62,48 (over all without rudder) x 11,58 (outside on armour) x 4,57 (fore maximum loaded) 4,87 (aft maximum loaded)x 5,08 (double bottom-lower part beams amidships)-6,20 (hold amidships lower part keel-upper side main deck) metres. Lower part of portholes of the turret above the water level with maximum loaded draught 2,00 metres.

The armour consisted of a 7,6-15,2cm thick belt, a 1,9-2,5cm thick belt while gun turrets and conning tower were protected by respectively 20m3-28cm and 11,4cm thick armour.

The original armament consisted of 1x2-rifled muzzle loading guns in a turret which could be turned a complete circle in one minute with the used of steam or 11 minutes with manual force. In 1882 was she completely rearmed and now fitted out with 1-28cm gun, 5-3,7xm guns and 2-3,7cm revolver guns. Originally numbered her crew 110 men, later 137 men.

Movements of the Dutch warships Zr.Ms. Juno, Etna and Curacao and Bellona decommissioned according to the Dutch newspapers Vlissingse Courant dated 24 August 1842


An item dated Den Helder, Netherlands the 17th reported that on 15th September the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Juno (1) captain Moll was to depart towards Surinam with on board the newly appointed governor general B. Elias. The Dutch steamship Zr.Ms. Etna (2) lieutenant 1st class Baars was also bound for Surinam to replace there the recently returned war steamship Zr.Ms. Curacao (3) lieutenant 1st class A. Bolken. The officers of the Dutch frigate Zr.Ms. Bellona (4) were since 31st August non active.

Notes
1. Corvette 1st class , on stocks at the navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands by P. Glavimans 20 June 1833, launched 14 May 1839, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 29 March-17 April 1841, part of the Indies Military Navy since1 January 1868, guard ship at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies 18 September 1867-25 January 1870, sold at Surabaya on a public auction to the native Aridin for ƒ 16.700,00 on 2 July, dimensions 39,50 x 10,70 x 5,3 metres, 932 tons displacement, 22 (1869: 14 medium 30pd guns)-32 guns and a crew numbering 120 (1869) men.
2. Paddle steamship 3rd class, on stocks at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands by C. Soetermeer on 18 September 1837, contract with the (Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (NSM) at Fijenoord for engines, boilers and spare parts for ƒ 152.541,48 according to decision 25 May 1838 no. 1, launched 30 April 1839, commissioned 1 November 1839, departed towards the Dutch West Indies 1 October 1842, returned at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 16 July 1844, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis 20 June17 July 1845, departed towards Rotterdam, Netherlands for maintenance engines, docked at Hellevoetsluis 3 December 1846-6 February 1847,fitted out with a raised keel 1846, departed towards the Dutch East Indies 7 March 1847, decommissioned and condemned in the Dutch East Indies being in an extremely worse condition and just serving around Java 31 December 1863, reported her sale for ƒ 24.500 to W. Cores de Vries on Saturday morning 2 April 1864, dimensions 47,00 (between perpendiculars) x 9,00 (inner hull)x 3,45 (armed) x 5,04 (hold below main deck) metres, an armament of 4 guns (peace time 2 long and 2 short 30pd guns, in wartime 2-30pd bomb guns and 2-short 30pd guns), 178 hp horsepower and a crew numbering 100 men.
3. Frigate 2nd class, laid down at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands in July 1819, launched on 1 October 1823, commissioned 1 June 1825, decommissioned 31 August 1842, examined in 1843, broken up at Willemsoord, Netherlands in May-September 1850, displacement 1.460 tons and an armament of 44 guns.
4. Paddle steamship, built in 1825 at Dover as the Calpe for the American and Colonial Steam Navigation Company, purchased in 1826 by the Dutch government, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis 21 August-21 September 1827, 27 October 1829-12 March 1830, 28 December 1833-9 April 1834, 9-10 October 1835, 28 October-1 November 1836, 22 December 1836-14 January 1837, 10-19 August 1842 , 11-14 May and 2-23 September 1844 and in 1846 sold to be broken up. Dimensions 37,5 (Asmus)-38,8 (naval deputy engineer A. Bakker) x 8,05 x 4,96 metres, horsepower 106 hp and speed 8 knots.

Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Juno bound for the Dutch West and East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 27 July 1842

An item dated Den Helder, Netherlands the 20th reported that the with all haste the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Juno (1) captain lieutenant A. Klein was fitted out to bring the newly appointed governor general B. Elias towards the Dutch West Indies. From there was the Juno to depart immediately towards the Dutch East Indies.

Note
1. Corvette 1st class , on stocks at the navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands by P. Glavimans 20 June 1833, launched 14 May 1839, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 29 March-17 April 1841, part of the Indies Military Navy since1 January 1868, guard ship at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies 18 September 1867-25 January 1870, sold at Surabaya on a public auction to the native Aridin for ƒ 16.700,00 on 2 July, dimensions 39,50 x 10,70 x 5,3 metres, 932 tons displacement, 22 (1869: 14 medium 30pd guns)-32 guns and a crew numbering 120 (1869) men.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Dutch ram monitor 2nd class Zr.Ms./Hr.Ms. Hyena 1869-1906

Collectie Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Original link

Call sign GQKS. Laid down at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands on 25 November 1869, launched on 22 December 1870, trial on the IJ on 16 September 1872, commissioned on 1 April 1874, renamed and fitted out with a search light between 1 September 1886-6 October 1887, stricken in 1905 and sold at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands to the firm J.Ph. Malta at Hof van Delft, Netherlands on 11 July 1906.

Displacement 1.566 tons and as dimensions 56,76 (loadline)-59,56 (over all without rudder) x 13,40 (outside on the armour) x 2,71 (loaded fore)-2,72 (loaded aft) x 2,54 (hold double bottom-beneath the beam)-3,53 (hold keel-deck amidships) metres. Building costs ƒ 790.567,00. Draught during trial 2,60 (fore and aft) metres, horsepower 656 ihp and 144 stroke. Weight hull unfinished, armoured with turret 1.015 tons. Built for the defence of the southern waters. The direct working 2 cylinder steam engines and 4 boilers delivered 656 hp allowing wit the two Griffith screws a speed of maximum 7 miles. Coal bunker capacity of 85 tons.

Her crew numbered 113-134 men. According to regulations consisted the 113 men of 1 commanding officer, 6 officers, 15 non-commissioned officers, 10 sailors 1st of 2nd class, 45 sea recruits, 7 boys. 3 engineers,2 trainees,, 10 firemen, 1 corporal, 1 drummer and 12 marines.

The Krupp armour consisted of a 11,4-14cm thick belt, a 1,9-2,5 cm thick deck while gun turret and the conning tower were protected by respectively 20,3-28 cm and 14 cm thick armour.

The armament consisted of a wrought iron ram and originally 2 Armstrong rifled 23cm guns in one gun turret. In 1886-1887 was her armament changed into 1-28cm Krupp gun, 1-7,5cm Krupp gun to which 2-3,7cm guns and 2-3,7cm revolver guns were added.

With the Hyena were tests executed how fast she could turn with engines full power (120 strokes a minute), stir turned to board to improve the turning. The results were:
One engine forwards, one backwards working, diameter circle 86 metres, to turn 360 degrees to port side 7’45” and 7’22” starboard.
Both engines working forwards, 182 metres and respectively 6’31” and 5’24”.
One engine stopped, one working forwards 160 metres and respectively 5’35” and 5’19”.

Norwegian general cargo ship (ex-Lisa Heeren 1985-1989, Santa Paula 1989-1990, Lisa Heeren 1990-1992, Rangitikei 1992-1996, Tucana 1996-2005 and Heimglimt 2005-2007) Dyna Bulk 2007-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 19 October 2014

Denmark International Register-flagged, homeport Nyborg, IMO 8403545, MMSI 220524000 and callsign OXTG2. Ex-Lisa Heeren 1985-1989, Santa Paula 1989-November 1990, Lisa Heeren November 1990-May 1992, Rangitikei May 1992-August 1996, Tucana August 1996-March 2005 and Heimglimt March 2005-March 2007.

Dutch deck cargo pontoon (ex-H 40 2008-2008) H-406 2009-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 19 October 2014

Panama-flagged and IMO 9509657. Ex-H 40 renamed May 2009. Built in 2008 by Sainty Yangzhou Shipbuilding, Yangzhou, China. Owned and managed by Heerema Marine Contractors, Leiden, Netherlands. Gross tonnage 9.119 tons and as dimensions 122,0 x 36,6 x 7,6 metres or 400‘x 120‘x 25‘.  Maximum load capacity 20.170 tons.

American bulk carrier Lone Star 2012-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 20 October 2014

Marshall Islands-flagged, IMO 9626601, MMSI 538004656 and callsign V7YG6.

Dutch paddle steamship 4th class Zr.Ms. Onrust 4th being repaired at Surabaya Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Nederlandsche staatscourant dated 10 August 1869

An item referred to an official tiding dated 15 June dealing wit the movements of the Dutch warships serving in the Dutch East Indies. The Dutch paddle steamship 4th class Zr.Ms. Onrust 4th class lieutenant 1st class J.C.H. Beeloo was being repaired at Surabaya.(1)

Note
1. Paddle steamship 4th class, on stocks at the shipyard of Ned. Stoomboot Mij. Fijenoord, Rotterdam, Netherlands on 15 September 1860, launched in 1863 with yard number 62, disassembled, transported to the Dutch East Indies and in 1863 at Surabaya assembled, decommissioned on 1 September 1892, stricken 1892, sold for ƒ 8.400 in 1893, dimensions 45,72 x 6,50-12,4 (over paddle wheels) x 1,70m, 293 tons displacement, 3 (1-30pd, 2-12cm carronades)-4 (1885: 2-12cm, 2-7cm rifled )guns, horsepower 80 hp and a crew numbering 43-67 (45 Europeans and 22 natives) men.

French corvette l’Aube ordered to stay at New Zealand according to the Dutch newspaper Zierikzeesche Courant dated 12 March 1841

An item referred to the Moniteur reporting that the French corvette l’Aube was ordered to stay at New Zealand. Apparently seemed the French government still intending to found there a colony despite the fact that England stated that she now controlled New Zealand.

Dutch paddle steamship 3rd class Zr.Ms. Celebes stationed at Borneo Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Nederlandsche staatscourant dated 10 August 1869

An item referred to an official tiding dated 15 June dealing wit the movements of the Dutch warships serving in the Dutch East Indies. The Dutch paddle steamship 3rd class Zr.Ms. Celebes lieutenant 1st class F.M. Parker Verboom was stationed in the South and Eastern Department of Borneo.(1)

Note
1. Paddle steamship 3rd class, iron-built, on stocks at the shipyard of Ned. Stoomboot Mij, Fijenoord, Rotterdam, Netherlands for account of the Department of Colonies with yard number 28 1851, launched 1851, commissioned 1 February 1852, decommissioned 24 December 1870, stricken 1872, 2 funnels placed side by side, dimensions 51,36 x 9,45 x 1,90 metres, 425 tons displacement, 8 guns, 80hp horsepower and a crew consisting of navy personnel.

French corvette l’Aube returning from New Zealand according to the Dutch newspaper Zierikzeesche Courant dated 9 March 1841

An item reported that the founding of a French colony in New Zealand seemed to have failed. According to tidings returned the French corvette l’Aube being unsuccessful while the British government in the meantime occupied all locations of importance on the islands.

Dutch screw steamship 4th class Zr.Ms. Haarlemmermeer stationed at Borneo, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Nederlandsche staatscourant dated 10 August 1869

An item referred to an official tiding dated 15 June dealing wit the movements of the Dutch warships serving in the Dutch East Indies. The Dutch screw steamship 4th class Zr.Ms. Haarlemmermeer lieutenant 1st class G.W.C. Voorduyn was stationed in the South and Eastern Department of Borneo.(1)

Note
1. Sscrew steamship 4th class, on stocks at navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands 9 July 1859, launched Friday afternoon 23 March 1860, commissioned 16 August 1860, condemned and ordered 8 June 1870 no. 15 to sell hull with rigging and useless inventory, engines stored at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies, building costs ƒ 255.916,53½, dimensions 38,00-40,70 x 8,16 x 3,20 metres, 586 tons displacement, tonnage 285 tons, coal bunker capacity 50 ton or 5 days full speed, 6 guns (2 medium 30 pd guns, 4-30pd carronades), 25-75 men, 80/200 nph horsepower and maximum speed under steam 6-7 knots.

French brig le Lancier departed with Portuguese prize Poche towards France according to the Dutch newspaper Zierikzeesche Courant dated 9 April 1841

An item referred to a letter dated St. Denis, Bourbon [Réunion] 17th December 1840 reporting the intended departure on short notice of the French brig le Lancier towards France together with the Portuguese brig Poche. The latter was seized in the Street of Mozambique by a French warship while she was active as a pirate. On board were 200 slaves discovered which were to be sold at Havana, Cuba. When St. Juan de Ulloa was captured she became French but was later sold at Havana. Her captain was quilt of fraud in the slavery and also plundered a North American whaler. When she was captured had she a crew of 65 well armed sailors on board. She was thought to be an excellent sailing vessel.

Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Juno serving as guard ship at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Nederlandsche staatscourant dated 10 August 1869

An item referred to an official tiding dated 15 June dealing wit the movements of the Dutch warships serving in the Dutch East Indies. The Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Juno captain Jhr. J.E.W.F. van Raders served as guard ship in the roads of Surabaya.(1)

Note
1. Corvette 1st class , on stocks at the navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands by P. Glavimans 20 June 1833, launched 14 May 1839, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 29 March-17 April 1841, part of the Indies Military Navy since1 January 1868, guard ship at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies 18 September 1867-25 January 1870, sold at Surabaya on a public auction to the native Aridin for ƒ 16.700,00 on 2 July, dimensions 39,50 x 10,70 x 5,3 metres, 932 tons displacement, 22 (1869: 14 medium 30pd guns)-32 guns and a crew numbering 120 (1869) men.

Accidentally rocket explosion on board of French corvette l’Embuscade according to the Dutch newspaper Vlissingse Courant dated 6 August 1841

An item referred to tidings recived from Athens, Greece reporting an explosion on board of the French corvette l’Embuscade when a quartermaster of the artillery accidentally a rocket activated with as result that 20 cartouches each filled with 2 kg gunpowder lying on deck to dry exploded. The quartermaster was immediately killed, three other killed or heavily mutilated, 2 heavy wounded and 7 or 8 less seriously injured.

Dutch frigate Zr.Ms. Prins Alexander der Nederlanden serving as guard ship at Batavia, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Nederlandsche staatscourant dated 10 August 1869

An item referred to an official tiding dated 15 June dealing wit the movements of the Dutch warships serving in the Dutch East Indies. The Dutch frigate Zr.Ms. Prins Alexander der Nederlanden captain lieutenant W.C. Klis served as guard ship in the roads of Batavia.(1)

Note
1. The former Lek, frigate 2nd class, in stocks at Amsterdam, Netherlands 1832, launched 3 September 1844, renamed Prins Alexander der Nederlanden 1844 , guard ship 1871, last mentioned 1874, 1460 tons displacement, 44 guns.

British naval expedition against the Chinese according to the Dutch newspaper Zierikzeesche Courant dated 15 October 1841

An item dated London England the 8th referred to letters and tidings receiving dealing with the vents in China. On 15th May was ordered that the British expedition would go upwards the Canton river. On the 20th was she attacked by Chinese forces wit guns and fireships. The fortress Shaming was forced to surrender after a bombardment by 3 British ships. The steamship HMS Nemesis (1) destroyed with her 32-pdrs  40 forty junks. She was decorated with the flags of those junks and her crew was wearing the clothes of the Chinese crewmembers of the junks.

Note
1. Paddle steam frigate of the British East India Company launhced in 1839 at the shipyard of Birkenhead Iron Works/John Laird, Liverpool, England, commissioned in March 1840, serving until the late 50’s  with a builders measurement of 660 tons burthen and as dimensions 56 x 8,8 x 1,8 metres or 184’ x 29’ x 6’. Fitted out with two Forrester steam engines supplying a total horsepower of 120 hp.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Dutch screw steamship 1st class Zr.Ms. Djambi lying at Batavia, Dutch East Indies waiting for orders according to the Dutch newspaper Nederlandsche staatscourant dated 10 August 1869

Model Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Netherlands. Original link

An item referred to an official tiding dated 15 June dealing wit the movements of the Dutch warships serving in the Dutch East Indies. The Dutch screw steamship 1st class Zr.Ms. Djambi captain J.E. Ruys was lying in the roads of Batavia ready for duty.(1)

Note
1. Laid down at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands on 29 December 1858, launched on 31 October 1860, commissioned on 1 June 1861 (?) and finally sold at sold at Cape Town/Simonstad, South Africa for 1.765 pond in 1874. The intention was to remove her engine and to convert her into a sailing vessel. With a displacement of 2.030 tons (A.J. Vermeulen) or a tonnage of 1.083 tons (Parliament papers) were her dimensions 58.00-62,84 x 12,25 x 5,50 metres. Wood-built. The coal bunker capacity of 340 tons allowed a range of 11 days. The horsepower was 250 hp allowing a speed of 8,5 knots. With a crew numbering 212-250 men consisted the armament of 8 long 30 pd guns and 8 rifled 16cm guns. The navy budget discussions for 1867 called her a large flush deck screw steam corvette. The ships of her type were suitable in times of war to secure an open connection between the Netherlands and her colonies, to act as commerce raiders and in the colonies successful act against troop transports and joined by our ironclads to prevent enemy landings. The design was described as a quite heavy armament, sufficient horsepower and good sailing qualities.

Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Juno bound for the Dutch West Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 2 June 1842

An item dated Den Helder, Netherlands the 28th reported that the same afternoon the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Juno captain lieutenant A. Klein arrived returning from the Dutch West Indies. On board was the director general J.C. Rijk with his family.(1)

Note
1. Corvette 1st class , on stocks at the navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands by P. Glavimans 20 June 1833, launched 14 May 1839, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 29 March-17 April 1841, part of the Indies Military Navy since1 January 1868, guard ship at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies 18 September 1867-25 January 1870, sold at Surabaya on a public auction to the native Aridin for ƒ 16.700,00 on 2 July, dimensions 39,50 x 10,70 x 5,3 metres, 932 tons displacement, 22 (1869: 14 medium 30pd guns)-32 guns and a crew numbering 120 (1869) men.

Naples stopped fitting out warships according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 29 May 1842

An item dated Naples, Italy the 11th reported that the fitting out of the warships except for one corvette was stopped. The reason was that the problems with the Netherlands was nearly solved.

Proposed strength of the Spanish navy according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 28 May 1842

An item reported that the Spanish representatives were concept laws discussing dealing with the strength of the navy and the army. The ministers proposed that that the Spanish navy should consist of 1 ship of the line, 4 frigates, 1 corvette, 9 brigs, 8 goelettes, 4 steamboats and 9 smaller vessels. The corps marines was to number 3.360 men and the corps naval artillerists 2.400 men.

Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Castor arrived at Surinam coming from the Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 12 May 1842

An item dated Middelburg, Netherlands the 11th reported the arrival of the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Castor captain lieutenant F.A. Söhngen at Surinam coming from Texel, Netherlands.(1)

Note
1. ‘Kuil’corvette, on stocks at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands 1830 by P. Schuijt jr., launched 1835, training battery 1849, stricken as an training battery at Willemsoord, Netherlands 1866, public tenders on 30 May 11.00 o’clock at Willemsoord asked for breaking her up, dimensions 36,50 (between perpendiculars) x 10,0 (inner hull) x 4,25 (fore)-4,82 (aft) x 5,39 (depth below main deck), 775 tons displacement and an armament of 28 guns (20-12pd guns or 20-30pd carronades, 8-12pd carronades and 2-6pd guns.