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Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group 1 (SNMCMG1)

Amsterdam, Netherlands 21 August 2011

Consisting of the Estonian diving vessel Tasuja (A 432), Norwegian minesweeper Maaløy (M 342) and the German minehunter Überherrn (M 1095) and the Dutch minehunter Hr.Ms. Vlaardingen (M 863).

Japanese ro/ro-passenger ship (ex-Orion 1973-1980) Nishiki Maru 1980-? (Orion, View of Nagasaki -1989, Daedalus 1989-2005, Riviera Adriatica 2005-2012, Af Claudia Prima 2012-?, Caribbean Galaxy)


IMO 7302342. As Daedalus Greece-flagged, owned and managed by Minoan Lines SA, Heraklion, Greece. Built by Hayashikane Dockyard Co. Ltd., Nagasaki, Japan in 1973. Ex-Orion renamed 1980, ex-Ferry Nishiki Maru, ex-Orion, ex-View of Nagasaki renamed August 1989, ex- Daedalus renamed September 2005, ex-Riviera Adriatica renamed January 2012 Af Claudia Prima, Italy-flagged, homeport Naples, MMSI 247313900, call sign ICTE owned by AFH, Ancona, Italy and renamed Caribbean Galaxy and now laid up. 

Greek ro-ro/passenger ship (ex-Sun Flower Tsukuba 1997-2997, Ferry Tsukuba) Elyros 2007-


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Greece-flagged, homeport Ghania, IMO 9178599, MMSI 240685000 and call sign SVOM. Ex-Sun Flower Tsukuba renamed January 2007 and Ferry Tsukuba renamed July 2007. Owned and managed by Anek Lines, Chania, Greece. Built by MHI Shimonoseki Shipyard&Machinery Works, Shimonoseki, Japan in 1998. 

Taiwanese container ship YM Essence 2014-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 14 July 2018

Taiwan-flagged, homeport Kaohsiung, IMO 9496599, MMSI 416491000 and call sign BLHO. Built by CSBC, Kaohsiung, Taiwan in 2014. Owned and managed by Yang Ming Marine Transport, Keelung, Taiwan. 

East German tug No. 569 according to a CIA report dated 14 December 1953

An item reported that after 1 May 1953 was added to the fleet of the East German Deutsche Schiffahrts- und Umschlagsbetreibe (DSU) and stationed at DSU-Berlin the open tug with as number 569 and capacity of 226 tons.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP81-01036R000100070044-6

East German tug No. 566 according to a CIA report dated 14 December 1953

An item reported that after 1 May 1953 was added to the fleet of the East German Deutsche Schiffahrts- und Umschlagsbetreibe (DSU) and stationed at DSU-Berlin the open tug with as number 566 and capacity of 201 tons.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP81-01036R000100070044-6

Dutch shrimps cutter (ex-Limanda 1973-2009) Ben Oni UK 53 2009-2016) Geertruida (YE-238) 2016-


Inner harbour of Vlissingen, Netherlands 16 May 2018

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Yerseke, IMO 8432730, MMSI 244328000 and call sign PFOW Ex-Limanda renamed 2009 Benoni. Built at Scheepswerf De Klerk, Walsoorden, Netherlands in 1973. Sold by Kobus Post, Urk, Netherlands in October 2016 to A., M. en N. Sinke, Yerseke, Netherlands. 

Hungarian tug Bodrogkoz became Yugoslavian according to a list dated 2 August 1921

After the First World War (1914-1918) lost by the German, Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empires was Walker D. Hines appointed as international arbitrator responsible for the ceding of tugs and other inland vessels by Germany, Bulgaria, Austria and Hungary to the Allied Powers. For Austria respectively Hungary were the Treaties of St. Germain and Trianon leading. Lists were made of the involved vessels including some details and what their fate was to be.

A list dated Paris, France 2 August 1921 reported that the Hungarian MFTR (1) tug Bodrogkoz with a horsepower of 250hp was seized and of which the nationality and ownership was confirmed to be the Serb-Croat-Slovene-Kingdom.(2)

Notes
1. MFTR= Magyar Kirälyi Folyam- es Tengerhajözäsi Reszvenytärsasäg (Mahart).
2. The Kingdom of Yugoslavia was formed on 1 December 1918 with merging the provisional State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs (officially proclaimed on 29 October 1918) with the formerly independent Kingdom of Serbia. The latter kingdom was since 28 November 1918 united with the Kingdom of Montenegro. The Kingdom of Yugoslavia was until 3 October 1929 officially titled the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.

Source
Reports of International Arbitral Awards. Navigation on the Danube, 2 August 1921, volume 1. UN, 2006.

Hungarian tug Wilhelm became Yugoslavian according to a list dated 2 August 1921

After the First World War (1914-1918) lost by the German, Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empires was Walker D. Hines appointed as international arbitrator responsible for the ceding of tugs and other inland vessels by Germany, Bulgaria, Austria and Hungary to the Allied Powers. For Austria respectively Hungary were the Treaties of St. Germain and Trianon leading. Lists were made of the involved vessels including some details and what their fate was to be.

A list dated Paris, France 2 August 1921 reported that the Hungarian MFTR (1) tug Wilhelm with a horsepower of 380hp was seized and of which the nationality and ownership was confirmed to be the Serb-Croat-Slovene-Kingdom.(2)

Notes
1. MFTR= Magyar Kirälyi Folyam- es Tengerhajözäsi Reszvenytärsasäg (Mahart).
2. The Kingdom of Yugoslavia was formed on 1 December 1918 with merging the provisional State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs (officially proclaimed on 29 October 1918) with the formerly independent Kingdom of Serbia. The latter kingdom was since 28 November 1918 united with the Kingdom of Montenegro. The Kingdom of Yugoslavia was until 3 October 1929 officially titled the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.

Source
Reports of International Arbitral Awards. Navigation on the Danube, 2 August 1921, volume 1. UN, 2006.

Dutch chemical tanker (ex-Multitank Brasilia 1995-2005) Bow Brasilia 2005-2015) Stolt Seagull 2015-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 16 May 2018

United Kingdom-flagged, homeport Cardiff, IMO 9125645 and call sign 2ITA2. Owned by Stolt Seagull B.V., Rotterdam, Netherlands, operated by Stolt-Nielsen Inter-Europe Service (SNIES) and managed by Stolt Tankers B.V., Rotterdam. Ex-Germany flagged 1997, Liberia-flagged 1997-2010, Norway-flagged, homeport Bergen and call sign  LAJQ7 and Portugal-flagged 2015.Ex-Multitank Brasilia renamed 2005 and Bow Brasilia renamed May 2015. Owned by Tankreederei Ahenrenkiel GmbH 1997, Partenreederei MT “Multitank Brasilia” 1997-2005, Odfje;; Chemical Tankers (Germany) GmbH 2005-2010, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (Deutschland) GmbH&Co. KG 2010-2015 and Odfjell Chemical Tankers AS 2015. Built by Estaleiron Navais de Viana do Castelo S.A., Viana do Castelo, Portugal with yard number 191 in 1997. 

Russian ocean going steam tug Kommunist sighted at Odessa, Ukraine according to a CIA report dated 13 March 1956

An item reported that at Odessa, Ukraine was sighted the Russian ocean going steam tug Kommunist of 500 tons and moored in berth No. 18. She was described as being not very old and with a black painted hull and a white superstructure.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP83-00418R003100090001-6

Russian steam tug Karagel sighted at Odesa, Ukraine according to a CIA report dated 13 March 1956

An item reported that at Odessa, Ukraine was sighted the Russian modern steam tug Karagel of around 350 tons and fitted out with a moveable-antenna RDF. The hull was black and the superstructure white painted.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP83-00418R003100090001-6

Norwegian offshore supply ship Olympus Taurus 2012-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 14 July 2018

IMO 9628465, MMSI 257959000 and call sign LDXA. Gross tonnage 7.600 tons, summer deadweight 4.857 tons and as dimensions 102 x 24 x 5,5 metres. Built in 2012 at the Kleven Verft, Ulsteinvik, Norway. Owned and managed by Olympic Shipping, Fosnavaag, Norway. 

Polish diesel tug Diezno active on the Oder according to a CIA report dated 28 March 1956

An item reported that the Polish Oder Shipping Company possessed the diesel tug Duezno with a horsepower of 90 hp and which served on the Oder between Cleiwitz and Cosel/Klodnirz Canal.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP83-00418R003300180001-4

Polish diesel tug Nottic active on the Oder according to a CIA report dated 28 March 1956

An item reported that the Polish Oder Shipping Company possessed the diesel tug Nottic captain Theo Reinert with a horsepower of 120 hp and which served on the Oder between Cleiwitz and Cosel/Klodnirz Canal.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP83-00418R003300180001-4

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

American fortress USS Fort Drum nicknamed the concrete dreadnought 1909-



Named after the American brigade general Richard C. Drum (1825-1909). The fortress was built between April 1909 and 1916 on the island El Fraile, Philippines as part of defence line which blockaded the entrance to the Bay of Manila. First intention was to use Fort Drum as a mine control and mine casemate station but then  to make a real fortification of it. This was accomplished by building a concrete made structure above the island fitted out with x-14”/36cm guns placed in armoured rotating turrets to which 2x2-6”/15cm guns in armoured casemates and 2-3”/7,6cm mobile anti aircraft guns were added. Fort Drum was involved in the Second World War and finally handed over to the Japanese. In April 1945 was she recaptured by the American forces but damaged beyond repairs was the fort taken out of service. 

Dutch general cargo ship Voornedijk 2009-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 16 May 2018

Netherlands-flagged, IMO 9346706, MMSI 244971000 and call sign PBOW. Registered owner by Beheermaatschappij MS “Voornedijk”B.V, Groningen and managed by Navigia Shipmanagement, Groningen, Netherlands. Built by Chowgule&Company Pvt. Shipbuilding Division Loutulim, Goa, India in 2009

Russian old steam tug Poltava sighted at Odessa, Ukraine according to a CIA report dated 13 March 1956

An item reported that at Odessa, Ukraine was sighted the Russian old steam tug Poltava of around 150-200 tons with the hull black, the superstructure white and the funnel yellow painted.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP83-00418R003100090001-6

Russian tug Fedor Litke sighted at Kherson, Ukraine according to a CIA report dated 13 March 1956

An item reported that at Kherson, Ukraine the new Russian tug Fedor Litke was sighted, a sister ship of the 500-500 tons Khanriton Laptev.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP83-00418R003100090001-6

Chinese container ship Cosco Shipping Aries 2018-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 16 May 2018

Hong Kong-flagged, IMO 9783497, MMSI 477148800 and call sign VRRB4. Built by Nantong Coscoi KHI Ship Engineering NE231 in 2018. 

Hungarian river tug Komárom handed over to Meshart according to a CIA report dated 2 November 1954

An item reported that the Meszhart also known as the Hungarian-Soviet Shipping Company received the 1.100hp strong river tug Komárom which was rebuilt at Korneuburg using an old Hungarian hull in 1945 left behind in Austrian waters. A sister ship her which was sunk at the end of the Second World War was salvaged and refitted again at the Meszhart shipyard.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP80-00810A005200350007-2

Announced sale of the Dutch steam tug Maros according to the Dutch newspaper Het dagblad dated 6 March 1947

An announcement reported the intended sale of the tug Maros basically to be broken up although the engine and boiler could be reused. Written tenders were to be sent before 15 March to the Harbourmaster of Tandjong-Priok, Dutch East Indies.

Belgian fishing cutter (ex-Thorn 1986-2010) Warrior (N. 79) 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 15 May 2018

Belgian-flagged, homeport Niewpoort, IMO T01000001, MMSI 205291000 and call sign OPDA. Casco made by Centraal Staal Groningen, Netherlands and completed by Scrap, Oostende, Belgium. 

Polish diesel tug Ner active on the Oder according to a CIA report dated 28 March 1956

An item reported that the Polish Oder Shipping Company possessed the diesel tug Ner captain Malec with a horsepower of 250-300 hp active on the Oder between Kozle and Wroclaw.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP83-00418R003300180001-4

Polish diesel tug Odmuchow active on the Oder according to a CIA report dated 28 March 1956

An item reported that the Polish Oder Shipping Company possessed the diesel tug Odmuchow/Otmuchow captain Kordowa with a horsepower of 300 hp active on the Oder between Kozle and Wroclaw.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP83-00418R003300180001-4

Monday, 19 November 2018

British oil/chemical tanker Med Baltic 2011-



Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 16 May 2018

Malta-flagged, homeport Valletta, IMO 9462304, MMSI 215194000 and call sign 9HA2670. Owned and managed by Bridge Tankers, London, United Kingdom. Built by Medyilmaz Shipyard, Karadeniz Eregli, Turkey in 2011. 

The Chinese Kuang Chou Shipyard Tung Lang according to a CIA report dated November 1969

An item reported that the Chinese Kuang Chou Shipyard Tung Lang was now the largest yard in the so-called South Sea Fleet region and where except for merchant ships for the navy the destroyer escort Kiangnan and the fleet oiler Fuchou (1) were built.

Note
1. The Type 626 tankers called by NATO the Fuzhou-class built between 1964-1970 at the Guangzhou Shipyard as the Bey-You 560, 563. 573, Dong-Shui 643-644, Dong-You 606, 626, 629, Nan-Shui 928 and Nan-You 940-941.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP78T04759A009500010030-0

The Chinese Hsin Chiang Shipyard according to a CIA report dated November 1969

An item reported that the Chinese Hsin Chiang Shipyard at Tang Ku, China mainly was used for repairing cargo ships visiting Tang Ku although there was some modest building capacity available.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP78T04759A009500010030-0

The Chinese Shanghai Shipyard Hutung according to a CIA report dated November 1969


An item reported that the Chinese Shanghai Shipyard Hutung was the major Chinese shipyard for building navy and merchant ships including the OSA guided missile patrol boats, Huchwan hydrofoil torpedo boats, Shantung hydrofoil gunboats but also the merchant Ta Ching 18-class tankers. Except for construction were also repairs above the waterline executed. For dry docking of navy ships was the Shanghai Shipyard East used.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP78T04759A009500010030-0

Chinese Kuang Chou Shipyard Tung Lang building Hung Chi class coastal cargo ships according to a CIA report dated November 1969


An item reported the building at the Chinese Kuang Chou Shipyard Tung Lang of the Hung Chi class coastal cargo ships of which 3-4 seemed to be built

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP78T04759A009500010030-0

Chinese Hsin Chiang Shipyard building a yet unique costal tanker according to a CIA report dated November 1969


An item reported the building at the Chinese Hsin Chiang Shipyard at Tang Ku, China of a coastal tanker with a length of 215 feet and which seemed to be of an unique type and design and not similar to other coastal tanker designs and as far as known at that moment without sister ships.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP78T04759A009500010030-0

The Chinese Luta Shipyard built the cargo ship Kao Yang according to a CIA report dated November 1969


An item reported the building at the Luta Shipyard at Dairen, China of the cargo ship called Kao Yang with a length of 530 feet. She was similar to the Chao Yeng which was built by the Shanghai Shipyard Kiangnan except for some minor differences in the superstructure.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP78T04759A009500010030-0

Chinese Huang Pu Boatyard Hshin Chou building coastal cargo ships according to a CIA report dated November 1969


An item reported the building at the Chinese Huang Pu Boatyard Hshin Chou of 6 small coastal cargo ships, probably in the covered building way. Usually was this shipyard used for building/repairing small merchant liking fishing boats of inland river barges.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP78T04759A009500010030-0

The Chinese Shanghai Shipyard Kiangnan according to a CIA report dated November 1969

An item reported that the Chinese Shanghai Shipyard Kiangnan was a combination of a construction, repair and maintenance shipyard and built several warships for the Chinese navy like W and R classes submarines and Kiangnan-class destroyer escorts and further more merchant ships including harbour crafts. The shipyard was able to build large merchant ships.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP78T04759A009500010030-0

Chinese Huang Pu Shipyard Nordeast probably building hydrographic survey vessel according to a CIA report dated November 1969


An item reported the fitting at the Chinese Huang Pu Shipyard Nordeast at the north bank of the Peal river of a ship which could be a so-called AGS or a hydrographic survey vessel. There was a possibility that she was built in the large four-bay construction hall of the Kuang Chou Shipyard Honan Tao East and brought to Huang Pu for completing.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP78T04759A009500010030-0

Chinese Shanghai Shipyard Hutung built hydrographic survey ship Shijian according to a CIA report dated November 1969


An item reported the building at the Chinese Shanghai Shipyard Hutung of the hydrographic survey ship Shijian.(1)

Note
1. Fitted out with 2x4.000bhp/200rpm diesels. Now as the Xin Shi Jian operated by the East China Sea Branch S.O.A., Shanghai, China. Active in the East China Sea. Dimensions 94,73 x 14,00 x 5 metres, deadweight 1.478 tons and gross tonnage of 2.576-2.955 tons.  China-flagged, IMO 8326723, MMSI 412920000 and call sign BNRC. By AIS called Xiang Yang Hong 20.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP78T04759A009500010030-0

Chinese Shanghai Shipyard Hutung building cargo ships according to a CIA report dated November 1969


An item reported the building at the Chinese Shanghai Shipyard Hutung of the Chan Tou 81 series medium sized dry cargo ships of which the Chan Tou 81 and 81 already were launched. Fitted out with 3 hatches and the machinery positioned in the aft ship.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP78T04759A009500010030-0

Chinese Shanghai Shipyard Hutung building costal tankers according to a CIA report dated November 1969


An item reported the building at the Chinese Shanghai Shipyard Hutung of the Ta Ching 18 series coastal tankers of which around 7 were built with similar hull dimensions but varying shaped superstructures.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP78T04759A009500010030-0

Chinese Kuang Chou Shipyard Tung Lang building Hung Chi class coastal cargo ships according to a CIA report dated November 1969


An item reported the building at the Chinese Kuang Chou Shipyard Tung Lang of the Hung Chi class coastal cargo ships of which 3-4 seemed to be built

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP78T04759A009500010030-0

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




Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 15 May 2018

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. 

Chile wanted to increase her fleet according to the magazine Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens dated 1910 No. 1


An item reported that the Chilean parliament was a law proposal presented with a budget of 74 million crones needed for building 1-20.000 tons battleship, 4 destroyers and 2 submarines.(1)

Note
1. The Almirante Latorre was laid down by Armstrong Whitworth, Elswick, United Kingdom on 27 November 1911, launched on 27 November 1913, acquired on 9 September 1914 by United Kingdom, commissioned on 15 October 1915 in the British Royal Navy as HMS Canada, decommissioned in March 1919, resold to Chile in April 1920, commissioned on 1 August 1920, refitted in 1929-1931, decommissioned in October 1958 and broken up in Japan in 1959. Displacement 25.401 (standard)-32.514 (full load) tons and as main armament 10-35,6cm/14” /45 cal breech loading guns. 

German prisoners of war training Russian sailors how to handle former German torpedo boats according to a CIA report dated 20 September 1947

An item reported that German prisoners of war held captive in a camp at Azov Bataysk trained during six months Soviet naval personnel how to handle former German repaired torpedo boats. Rumours claimed that there were more men trained than needed and that they were to be sent towards Poti. They were a quick release promised but at the end only sick men were actually released. The shipyards at Rostov had by the end of May 1947 80 torpedo boats built similar to the German type. A boat was within five weeks built and it was possible to have four boats at the same time under construction. The building seemed to be continued after May but the shipyards were however not enlarged to increase the production to more boats. Their length was 18 metres. The armament consisted of 2 torpedo tubes (1 starboard, 1 x port) and furthermore 1-2cm quick firing anti aircraft machinegun. Machine plants at Kharkov and Nikolayev produced parts for the diesel engines. The crew numbered 15 men.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R000900510009-1

Hungarian tug Torontal became Yugoslavian according to a list dated 2 August 1921

After the First World War (1914-1918) lost by the German, Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empires was Walker D. Hines appointed as international arbitrator responsible for the ceding of tugs and other inland vessels by Germany, Bulgaria, Austria and Hungary to the Allied Powers. For Austria respectively Hungary were the Treaties of St. Germain and Trianon leading. Lists were made of the involved vessels including some details and what their fate was to be.

A list dated Paris, France 2 August 1921 reported that the Hungarian MFTR (1) tug Torontal with a horsepower of 475hp was seized and of which the nationality and ownership was confirmed to be the Serb-Croat-Slovene-Kingdom.(2)

Notes
1. MFTR= Magyar Kirälyi Folyam- es Tengerhajözäsi Reszvenytärsasäg (Mahart).
2. The Kingdom of Yugoslavia was formed on 1 December 1918 with merging the provisional State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs (officially proclaimed on 29 October 1918) with the formerly independent Kingdom of Serbia. The latter kingdom was since 28 November 1918 united with the Kingdom of Montenegro. The Kingdom of Yugoslavia was until 3 October 1929 officially titled the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.

Source
Reports of International Arbitral Awards. Navigation on the Danube, 2 August 1921, volume 1. UN, 2006.

Hungarian tug Isza Kalman became Yugoslavian according to a list dated 2 August 1921

After the First World War (1914-1918) lost by the German, Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empires was Walker D. Hines appointed as international arbitrator responsible for the ceding of tugs and other inland vessels by Germany, Bulgaria, Austria and Hungary to the Allied Powers. For Austria respectively Hungary were the Treaties of St. Germain and Trianon leading. Lists were made of the involved vessels including some details and what their fate was to be.

A list dated Paris, France 2 August 1921 reported that the Hungarian MFTR (1) tug Isza Kalman with a horsepower of 160hp was seized and of which the nationality and ownership was confirmed to be the Serb-Croat-Slovene-Kingdom.(2)

Notes
1. MFTR= Magyar Kirälyi Folyam- es Tengerhajözäsi Reszvenytärsasäg (Mahart).
2. The Kingdom of Yugoslavia was formed on 1 December 1918 with merging the provisional State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs (officially proclaimed on 29 October 1918) with the formerly independent Kingdom of Serbia. The latter kingdom was since 28 November 1918 united with the Kingdom of Montenegro. The Kingdom of Yugoslavia was until 3 October 1929 officially titled the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.

Source
Reports of International Arbitral Awards. Navigation on the Danube, 2 August 1921, volume 1. UN, 2006.

Yacht Volpini 2 2018-

Inner harbour of Vlissingen, Netherlands 16 May 2018

Cayman Islands-flagged, IMO 9777668, MMSI 319134300 and call sign ZGHJ8. 

East German DSU tug Woronesch according to a CIA report dated 14 December 1953

An item reported that after 1 May 1953 was added to the fleet of the East German Deutsche Schiffahrts- und Umschlagsbetreibe (DSU) and stationed at DSU-Stralsund  the originally private owned screw tug Woronesch with as number 787 and horsepower 250hp.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP81-01036R000100070044-6

East German DSU tug-annex tankship Osedo according to a CIA report dated 14 December 1953

An item reported that after 1 May 1953 was added to the fleet of the East German Deutsche Schiffahrts- und Umschlagsbetreibe (DSU) and stationed at DSU-Berlin the originally private owned motor tug-tankship Osedo with as number 814 and horsepower 90hp.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP81-01036R000100070044-6

Dutch trailing suction hopper dredger HAM 317 2000-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 16 May 2018

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Rotterdam, Netherlands, IMO 9208497, MMSI 246016000 and call sign PCHP. Owned and managed by Van Oord, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Built by IHC Dredgers, Kinderdijk, Netherlands in 2000.

Russian harbour motor tug Dofinavka sighted at Odessa, Ukraine according to a CIA report dated 13 March 1956

An item reported that at Odessa, Ukraine was sighted the Russian modern harbour service motor tug Dofinavka of around 70 tons. The hull was black and the superstructure yellow painted.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP83-00418R003100090001-6

Russian harbour motor tug Kiyev sighed at Kherson, Ukraine according to a CIA report dated 13 March 1956

An item reported that at Kherson was sighted the new Russian harbour motor tug Kiyev with a black painted hull with a yellow superstructure.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP83-00418R003100090001-6

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Dutch inland motor tanker (ex-Albert 1961-1993) Almere 7 1993-

Den Helder, Netherlands 1 July 2011

Netherlands-flagged, ENI 3051576, MMSI 244730276 and call sign PG9994. Built by Hakvoort, Urk, Netherlands with yard number 107 in 1961/1962. Ex-Albert renamed Almere 7 in 1993. 

Norwegian offshore supply ship North Challenger 1997-

Den Helder, Netherlands 1 July 2011

Norway-flagged, Imo 9169677, MMSI 259462000 and callsign LISD. Gross tonnage 1.968 tons, summer deadweight 3.115 tons and as dimensions 67 x 16 x 4,6 metres. Built in 1997 by STX OSV Brevik, Brevik, Norway. Owned and managed by Gulf Offshore Norge, Sandnes, Norway. 

French floating plane or flying boat LAT 521 Lieutenant d Vaisseau Paris

The photo was published in the Dutch magazine De Prins dated 5 January 1935 and showed her during the building. She was to transport 70 passengers.

Opponent of the Sikorsy S-42 and Martin M-130 Flying Clippers in her time. Able to transport passengers and cargo and had for this purpose accommodation for maximum 72 passengers. There were 12 private bathrooms each connected to 12-double bedded cabins and 20 seats for 2nd class passengers. Further more there was a bar and a kitchen. Her crew numbered 7 men. Fitted out with 6 engines with four tractor and 2 pusher propellers and a horsepower of 5.100 hop achieved she in 1939 on one trans-Atlantic flight a average speed of 127 mile over the 3.651 miles distance. She was designed to perform the flight in 20 hours. Gross weight 37 tons, wingspan 162 feet, height double-decked hull 30 feet and a length of 104 feet. 

British ship 1st rate HMS Victory 1759-



Photo published in The Dutch magazine De Prins dated 8 April 1922 page 164 while being docked.

Building ordered on 14 July 1758, laid down by Chatham Dockyard on 23 July 1759, launched on 7 May 1765, commissioned in 1778, flagship of Nelson during the battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805.

Displacement 3.500 tons, builder measurement 2.142 tons and as dimensions 57 (gundeck)-69,34 (over all) x 15,80 x 8,76 (draught) x 6,55 (depth) metres or 186-227.6 x 51.10 x 28.9 x 21.6 feet. Sail area 5.440 square metres allowing a speed of 11 knots. Crew numbered around 850 men. Armament during the Battle of Trafalgar was 30-32 pd (gundeck), 29-24pd guns (middle gun deck), 30-12pd guns (upper gundeck), 12-12pd guns (quarterdeck) and forecastle 2-12 pd guns and 2-68pad carronades. 

Dutch ironclad Hr. Ms. Hertog Hendrik (1900-1972) and as the German anti aircraft battery Ariadne (1940-1945)

The phot0 was published in the Dutch magazine De Prins dated 31 March 1928 page 160 when she arrived at Nieuwediep coming back from Surinam.



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 torpedoguns. 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.

Israeli type 540 Gal-class submarines 1976-2002

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Totally three planned and built by Vickers, Barrow in Furnes, United Kingdom and which was a modified German HDW Type 206 submarine, preceded by the S and T classes and succeeded by the Dolphin-class. Consited of the Gal launched on 2 December 1975, commissioned in June 1976, decommissioned in 2000 and since 2007 museum ship, the Tanin (ex-Gur), launched on 25 October 1976, commissioned in June 1977 and decommissioned in 2002 and the Rahav launched on 8 May 1977, commissioned on 18 December 1977 and decommissioned in 1997. 

General technical details. Displacement 420 (surfaced)-600 9(submerged) tons and as dimensions 45 x 4,7 x 3,7 metres or 148 x 15 x 12 feet. Propulsion consisted of 2x1.200hp MTU diesels and AEG Generator and one 1.800hp elect motor allowing a speed of 11 (surfaced)-17 9submerged) knots. Crew numbered 32 men. Armament consisted of 8-53,3cm torpedo tubes, Sub-Harpoon Missiles NT37E torpedoes and a SAM launcher. 

American battleship USS Arizona (BB-39) 1913-1942

Photo was published in the Dutch magazine De Prins dated 10 February 1917 page 63,  trial passing the Brooklyn bridge in 1917




Part of the Pennsylvania-class consisting of the Pennsylvania and Arizona, preceded by the Nevada-class and succeeded by the New Mexico-class. To be built under the 1913 fiscal year was a design asked with 4x3-14” guns, 22-12,7cm/5” guns and a speed of 21 knots and a armour comparable with that of the Nevada-class. At least 10 preliminary designs were proposed of which the 7th was chosen and further worked out. Building ordered on 4 March 1913, laid down at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on 16 March 1914, launched on 19 June 1915, commissioned on 17 October 1916, modernized at the New York Navy Yard in 1929-1931, including replacing her turbines, sunk during the Japanese aircraft on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7 December 1941, decommissioned on 20 December 1941 and stricken on 1 December 1942. Her wrecks is still visible. Building costs 16.000.000 US dollars.

Displacement 28.626 (standard)-32.429 (deep load-38.258 (after modernisation) tons and as dimensions 182,9-185,3 x 29,72 (waterline x 9,9 (deep load) metres or 600-608 x 97.6 x 29.3 feet. The 4 sets Parsons steam turbines and 12 Babcock&Wilcox water tube boilers supplied 33.376 (trials)-34.000 (design)-35.081 (after modernisation) via 4 screws allowing a speed of 20,7 (after modernisation)-21 (design)-21,5 (trials) knots and a range of 6.070 nautical miles with a speed of 12 knots. Fuel oil bunker capacity 1.573 (normal)-2.342 (maximum) tons. Crew numbered on 7 December 1941 1.512 men of which 1.177 were killed. The armour consisted of a 20,3-34,3cm/8-13.8” thick belt, 3,8-7,6cm/1.5-3” thick decks. 20,3-33cm/8-13” thick bulkheads and the barbettes, gun turrets and conning tower protected by 20,3-33cm/8-13”, 12,7-45,7cm/5-18” and 40m6cm/16”. The armament consisted of 4x3-35,6cm/14” /45 guns, 22x1-12,7cm/5” /51 guns, 4-x1-7,6cm/3” /50 anti aircraft guns and 2-53,3cm/21” torpedo tubes.

American battleship USS Louisiana (BB-19) 1903-1923

Photo was published in the Dutch magazine De Prins dated 17 February 1917 page 88.


Connecticut-class consisting Connecticut, Louisiana, Kansas, New Hampshire, Minnesota and Vermont, preceded by the Virginia-class and succeeded by the Mississippi-class. Laid down by Newport News Shipbuilding Company on 7 February 1903, launched on 27 August 1904, commissioned on 2 June 1906, reserved and training ship for midshipmen and naval militia after 24 September 1915, training ship for gunners and engine room personnel since 6 April 1917, decommissioned on 20 October 1920 and sold on 1 November 1923 to be broken up.

General technical specifications of this class. Displacement 16.000 (design)-17.949 (full load) tons and as dimensions 140 (waterline)-139,09 (overall) x 23,42 x 7,47 metres or 450’-456’4” x 76’10” x 24’6”. The machinery consisted of 2 shaft triple expansion steam engines and 12 coal fired Babcock&Wilcox boilers supplying 16,500 ihp allowing a speed of 18 knots. Coal bunker capacity 910 (normal)-2.444 (maximum) tons allowing a range of 7.590  nautical miles with a speed of 10 knots. The crew numbered 827 men. The armour consisted of a 15,2cm/6”-27,9cm/11” thick belt, with the barbettes main gun turrets, secondary gun turrets and conning tower protected by respectively 15,2cm/6”-25,4cm/10”, 20,3cm/8”-30,5cm/12”, 17,8cm/7” and 22,9cm/9”. The armour consisted of 2x2-30.5cm/12” /45cal Mark 5 guns (fore and aft), 8-20,3cm/8” /45 cal guns, 12-17,8cm/7” /45 cal guns, 20-7,6cm/3”/50 cal guns, 12-3pd guns, 4-1pd guns and 4-53cm,/21” submerged torpedo tubes (broadsides), for which 16 torpedoes were carried.