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Monday, 25 May 2015

Chinese heavy lift vessel (ex-Koyagi Spirit 1989-2005, Cerigo 2005-2009) Zhen Hua 15 2009-



Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25th May 2015 with part of the locks for Antwerp, Belgium

Hong Kong/China-flagged, homeport Hong Kong, IMO 8714970, MMSI 477661900 and callsign VRFE7. Ex-Koyagi Spirit renamed December 2005 and Cerigo renamed April 2009. Built by MHI Nagasaki Shipyard&Engine Works, Nagasaki, Japan in 1989. Owned by Zheng Hua Shipping and managed by Zhengua Heavy Industry, Shanghai, China.

Chinese bulk carrier (ex-Gong Yin 8 2010) Rui Ning 3 2010-



Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25th May 2015

China-flagged, homeport Tianjin, China, IMO 9538294, MMSI 412302830 and calsign BFAE9. Built at the Chengxi Shipyard, Jiangyin, China in 2010. Owned by ICBC Financial Leasing, Beijing, China and managed by Cosbulk Shipmanagement, Tianjin, China. Ex-Gong Yin 8 renamed March 2010.

Singapore crude oil tanker (ex-Megacore Pacifica 2011) SCF Pacifica 2011-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 May 2015

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, Liberia, IMO 9577068, MMSI 636015361 and callsign D5AE7. Ex-Megacore Pacifica renamed September 2011. Built at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, Ulsan, South Korea in 2011. Owned and managed by SCF Unicorn Singapore, Singapore.

Japanese car carrier Morning Cara 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25th May 2015

Panama-flagged, IMO 9574092, MMSI 355768000 and callsign 3FVC2. Built by Imabari Shipbuilding Marugame Yard, Marugame, Japan in 2010. Owned and managed by World Marine, Tokyo, Japan.

French privateers captured several British merchant ships off the Humber according to the Dutch newspaper Haagsche courant dated 26 January 1801

An item reported that the French privateers captured several British merchant ships off the Humber like the Edgar underway from London, England towards Shields, England, Providence underway from St. Petersburg, Russia towards Hull, England, Eagle underway from Memel [nowadays Klaipeda, Lithuania] towards Hull, Robert underway from Blyth , England towards London and the Themis coming from Sunderland.

British 5th rate Melampus supported by hired cutters captured nine gunboats according to the Dutch newspaper Oprechte Haarlemse courant dated 28 February 1805

An item reported that the British frigate Melampus (1) and some hired cutters captured off Saintes nine French gunboats part of a squadron of 25 units taken them to Falmouth, England and Plymouth, England.

Note
1. The 36-gun 5th rate launched at the shipyard of Hilhouse, Bristol, England on 8 June 1785 and which was sold to the Royal Netherlands navy in June 1815. See for instance the link Dutch frigate Diana

American privateer True Blooded Yankee captured British ship Askew according to the Dutch newspaper Opregte Haarlemsche Courant dated 19 March 1814

An item reported that the American privateer True Blooded Yankee captured the British ship Askew underway from Palermo, Italy towards Belfast, Ireland.

British privateer Alligator captured two Danish ships bound for France according to the Dutch newspaper Ommelander courant dated 26 November 1793

An item reported that the British privateer Alligator captured two Danish ships loaded with valuable war stores taking them to Jersey. The Alligator mislead the Danish ships by hoisting the French national flag suggesting that she was herself a French ship.

Algerian privateer captured Dutch brig ship Juffrouw Johanna according to the Dutch newspaper Oprechte Haerlemsche courant dated 20 April 1793

An item dated Amsterdam, Netherlands 19th reported that the Dutch brig ship Juffrouw Johanna captain Albert Fockes coming from Messina, Sicilia, Italy was captured by an Algerian privateer and taken into Algiers.

British privateer recaptured from French privateer the merchant ship Venus bound for England according to the Dutch newspaper Amsterdamsche courant dated 4 May 1793

An item reported that the merchant ship Venus captain Stewart underway from Lisbon, Portugal towards London, England was captured by a French privateer and then recaptured by a British privateer.

British captured French privateer Dumourier and her two Spanish prizes according to the Dutch newspaper Amsterdamsche courant dated 4 May 1793

An item reported that the French privateer Dumourier of 20 guns and 200 men captured the Spanish ships Nuestra Senora de la Conception coming from Vere Cruz, Mexico and a second one coming from Lima, Peru both bound for Cadiz, Spain. All three ships however were captured by the British and brought to England.

French privateers active between Denmark an Norway according to the Dutch newspaper Groninger courant dated 2 August 1793

An item dated Amsterdam, Netherlands 28th July referred to a tiding from Mandahl reporting that a French privateer captured in 15 days 17 prizes and that between Norway and Jutland, Denmark 5 French privateers were cruising.

British 5th rate Alarm captured the French privateers le Fils de la Patria and Chauvelin according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsche courant dated 7 May 1793

An item dated London, England 3rd reported that the British frigate Alarm captured the French privateers le Fils de la Patria of 6 guns and 25 men and the Chauvelin on 10 guns and 54 men taking both ships in Downs, England.(1)

Note
1. 32-gun 5th Rate launched at the shipyard of Barnard, Harwich on 19 September 1758 and which was broken up at Portsmouth, England in September 1812.

British 6th rate Hinde captured Swedish merchant ship Nepthune and a French privateer according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsche courant dated 7 May 1793

An item dated London, England 3rd reported that the British frigate Hinde captured the Swedish rich loaded ship Nepthune captain Deberque underway from Cadiz, Spain towards Le Havre, France sending her towards Portsmouth, England just like a French privateer.(1)

Note
1. The 28-gun 6th rate Hinde launched at the shipyard of Clayton&Wilson, Sandgate, England on 22 July 1785 and broken up in July 1811 at Deptford, England?

British privateer recaptured Danish merchant ship from French privateer according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsche courant dated 6 July 1793

An item reported that a French privateer captured a Danish ship captain A. Lorense Holdt underway from Cette [Sète], France towards Oostende, Belgium but which ship was recaptured by a British privateer and sent to Guernsey. On board of the Danish ship was the Dutch captain C. Doedes de Jong which ship coming from Cadiz, Spain was also captured by a French privateer but recaptured by a British privateer.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

French 14-gun privateer le Maringo captured the British merchant ships Plenry and Robert and Margaret according to the Dutch newspaper Haagsche courant dated 26 January 1801

An item reported that the French 14-gun privateer le Maringo captured the British merchant ships Plenry coming from Dantzig [Gdansk nowadays Poland] and the Robert and Margaret coming from Memel [nowadays Klaipeda, Lithuania], both bound for London, England. The first ships was taken into Stavanger, Norway.

French privateer le Grand Decidé captured British merchant ship Charlotte according to the Dutch newspaper Haagsche courant dated 26 January 1801

An item reported that the French 20-gun privateer le Grand Decidé taken into Ribadeo, Spain the captured British merchant ship Charlotte underway from Martinique towards London, England.

French privateer la Mouche captured the British ships Camilla, Elisabeth according to the Dutch newspaper Haagsche courant dated 26 January 1801

An item reported that the French privateer la Mouche captured the British ships Camilla underway from London, England towards Barbados, Defiance underway from Liverpool England underway towards Madera and the Elisabeth underway from Liverpool towards Demerary.

British merchant ship Castle underway from Surinam towards England temporarily in French hands according to the Dutch newspaper Haagsche courant dated 26 January 1801

An item reported that the French 18-gun privateer l’Arriege captured the British merchant ship Castle underway from Surinam towards London, England nut which was recaptured of la Rochelle by the British.

British armed cutter Constitution temporarily in French hands according to the Dutch newspaper Haagsche courant dated 26 January 1801

An item reported that the British armed cutter Constitution was captured in the Channel on the 9th by two 14-gun French cutters but recaptured the same day by the British and sent tp Weymouth, England.

Spanish ship Santissima Trinidad captured by British whalers and sent to South Africa according to the Dutch newspaper Haagsche courant dated 26 January 1801

An item reported that two British whalers captured the Spanish ship Santissima Trinidad underway from Vigo, Spain towards Rio de la Plata sending her to the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.

England restricting traffic of Oldenburg, Swedish and Danish merchant ships according to the Dutch newspaper Haagsche courant dated 26 January 1801

An item referred to a letter received from London, England dated 17th reported that the ships Oldenburg-flagged and ready for departure were not allowed to do so and further more the loading of other Oldenburg-flagged ships was stopped, On the 15th were at Downs, England several Danish and Swedish merchant ships halted.

Spanish privateer St. Jozef captured by British according to the Dutch newspaper Haagsche courant dated 26 January 1801

An item reported the arrival at Lisbon, Portugal of the Spanish privateer St. Zosef of Vigo, Spain captured by a British frigate.

Privateer le Duguay Trouin fitted out at Lubeck captured ships of Mecklenburg according to the Dutch newspaper Advertentiën, aankondigingen en verschillend dated 5 August 1813

An item reported that the privateer le Duguay Trouin captain Romain Godart fitted out at Lubeck in the waters around Fehmern two ships of Mecklenburg loaded with planks were captured. Another newspaper Dagblad van het department Vriesland dated 8 September reported that a Swedish ship of the line and a English brig were in the neighbourhood tried to capture both prizes. The Danish governor of Fehmern however interfered by sending artillery to the coast which fired at both ships forcing to retreat.

American privateer Decatur captured British schooner HMS Dominica according to the Dutch newspaper Staatkundig dagblad van the Departement der Zuiderzee dated 9 November 1813

An item dated Charleston, USA 21th August reported the arrival on the 20th of the American privateer Decatur after 85 days cruising taking with two prizes namely the British schooner HMS Dominica (1) captured the 5th off New England and the London Trader underway from Surinam towards London, England captured a day later.

Note
1. A 10-gun schooner which was captured in 1809 as the French Duc de Wagram, recaptured on 22 May 1814 and finally wrecked of Bermuda on 15 August 1815.

Merchant ship l’Adonis captured by French privateer Télémaque according to the Dutch newspaper Staatkundig dagblad van the Departement der Zuiderzee dated 11 November 1813

According to an announcement of the naval commissary were on 20 November to be sold at Dieppe, France 100.000 kilo St. Ubes-salt part of the cargo of the l’Adonis captured by the French privateer Télémaque owned by P. Boulen, Dunkirk, France and taken to Dieppe.

American privateer Comet captured the British ships Minerva and Enterprize according to the Dutch newspaper Opregte Haarlemsche Courant dated 19 March 1814

An item reported that the American privateer Comet of 12 guns and 120 men captured the British ships Minerva coming from London, England and the Enterprize underway from Bermuda and Grenada towards Guadeloupe. The latter ship was plundered, released and arrived at Nevis [Saint Kitts and Nevis].

American privateer Caroline captured several ships according to the Dutch newspaper Opregte Haarlemsche Courant dated 19 March 1814

An item reported that the American privateer Caroline of 5 guns and 50 men captured several ships among which the British brig Able loaded with 200 hogsheads sugar underway from Martinique towards Bermuda.

French privateer le Lion captured the British ship Henrietta according to the Dutch newspaper Opregte Haarlemsche Courant dated 19 March 1814

An item reported that the French privateer le Lion captured the British ship Henrietta underway from Lisbon, Portugal towards Belfast, Ireland. She was however recaptured by the mate and a sailor of the Henrietta and a Spaniard belonging to the privateer and brought into Baltimore, USA.

Dutch 3-cylinder submarine Hr.Ms. Dolfijn (S608) 1954-1985

RvM

Laid down at the shipyard RDM, Rotterdam, Netherlands on 30 December 1954, launched on 20 May 1959, commissioned on 16 December 1960, modernized between 4 March 1965-15 February 1967, decommissioned on 29 April 1982, kept in reserve and sol to be broken up to shipyard Heuvelman, Puttershoek on 22 July 1985. She was actually broken up at ‘s-Gravendeel, Netherlands. Displacement 1,520 (surfaced)-1.830 (submerged) and as dimensions 79,5 x 7,8 x 4,95 metres. Horsepower 2-1.250 diesel engines and 2-2.200 hp electro engines. Speed 14,5 (surfaced)-17 (submerged) knots. Her crew numbered 67 men. The armament consisted of 8-21” torpedo tubes.

Danish ship Vier Gezusters [Fire Søstre] released after she was captured by French privateer according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsche courant dated 6 July 1793

An item reported that the Danish ship Vier Gezusters [in Danish spelling probably Fire Søstre] captain M. Agustros underway from Naples, Italy was captured by a French privateer and sent to Toulon, France. However ship and cargo were released and she retained her voyage the 10th of June. Of her cargo were 35 hogsheads of wine sold but replaced by French wine.

British schooner of war Spitfire captured French privateer St. Jean according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsche courant dated 16 March 1793

An item reported that the British sloop of war Spitfire captured and sent towards Portsmouth the French privateer St. Jean and forced another three to run aground off Havre de Grace setting one in fire.(1)

Note
1. The 4-gun schooner purchased in 1793 and capsized in February 1894 off San Domingo?

German container ship (ex-Valentina Star 2004, P&O Nedlloyd Valentina 2004-2005, Nedlloyd Valentina 2005-2014) Cap Beatrice 2014-

Schelde off Vlissingen, 23rd May 2015

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, Liberia, IMO 9275062, MMSI 636090736 and callsign A8EG9. Ex-Valentina Star renamed February 2004, P&O Nedlloyd Valentina renamed 6 December 2005 and Nedlloyd Valentina renamed 19 December 2014. Built by Hyundai Heavy Industries, Ulsan, South Korea in 2004. Owned by Blue Star Reederei and managed by ER Schiffahrt, both of Hamburg, Germany.

General cargo ship (ex-Honda 1085) Thorco Luna 2014-

Schelde off Vlissingen, 23rd May 2015

Philippines-flagged, IMO 9699957, MMSI 548894000 and callsign DUGI. Built by Honda Heavy Industries, Saiki, Japan in 2014. As the Honda 1085 Panama-flagged.

German container ship (ex-Violetta 2007, MOL Drakensberg 2007, CMA CGM Providencia 2007-2008. Violettta 2008, Violetta 2008-2009, DAL Madagascar 2009-2011) Violetta 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, 23rd May 2015

Marshall Islands-flagged, IMO 9344710, MMSI 538090271 and callsign V7LR4. Built at the JJ Sietas Schiffswerft, Hamburg, Germany in 2007. Owned and managed by Dohle Schiffahrt, Hamburg, Germany. Ex-Violetta renamed March 2007, MOL Drakensberg renamed December 2007, CMA CGM Providencia renamed 18 November 2008. Violettta renamed 18 November 2008, Violetta renamed 14 January 2009 and DAL Madagascar renamed 11 March 2011.

Norwegian car carrier Verona 2000-

Schelde off Vlissingen, 23rd May 2015

Norway International Register-flagged, homeport Oslo, Norway, IMO 9190858, MMSI 258649000 and callsign LARI7. Built at the Uljanik Shipyard, Pula, Croatia in 2000. Owned by Siem Car carriers, Grimstad, Norway and managed by Star Reefers Poland, Gdynia, Poland.

Greek oil products tanker Hafnia Africa 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, 23rd May 2015

Singapore-flagged, IMO 9467811, MMSI 566242000 and callsign 9V3328. Built by STX Offshore&Shipbuilding Jinhae Shipyard, Jinhae, South Korea. Owned and managed by Prime Tanker management, Athens, Greece.

Greek oil/chemical tanker (ex-Russian Sea 1999) Lovely Lady 1999-

Schelde off Vlissingen, 23rd May 2015

Malta-flagged, homeport Valletta, IMO 9158161, MMSI 248536000 and callsign 9HIE6. Ex-Russian Sea renamed August 1999. Built at the Split Shipyard, Split, Croatia in 1999. Owned and managed by Eastern Mediterranean Maritime, Athens, Greece.

Greek bulk carrier Blacky 2008-

Schelde off Vlissingen, 23rd May 2015

Cyprus-flagged, homeport Limassol, Cyprus, IMO 9393149, MMSI 212337000 and callsign 5BBL2. Built by the Shanhaiguan Shipbuilding Industry, Quinhuangdao, China in 2008. Owned and managed by Navarone Marine Enterprise, Athens, Greece.

German LPG tanker Gammagas 1992-

Schelde off Vlissingen, 23rd May 2015

Antigua&Barbuda-flagged, homeport Saint John’s, IMO 9005493, MMSI 304271000 and callsign V2KA6. Built at the shipyard of Dunston Richard Hessle, Hessle, United Kingdom in 1992. Owned and managed by Sloman Neptun, Bremen, Germany.

British container ship MSC New York 2014-

Schelde off Vlissingen, 23rd May 2015

Panama-flagged, IMO 9606314, MMSI 352962000 and callsign HOFP. Built by STX Offshore&Shipbuilding Jinhae Shipyard, Jinhae, South Korea in 2014, Owned by Zodiac Maritime, London, England and managed  by Mediterranean Shipping, Sorrento, Italy.

Dutch workboat Orca 1976-

Dokhaven of Vlissingen, Netherlands 23rd May 2015

ENI 02328529, HN 11454 and FD number 93387. Owned and managed by Van der Straaten Aannemingsmaatschappij BV, Hansweert, Netherlands.

Greek bulk carrier Dionysus 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, 23rd May 2015

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, Liberia, IMO 9696515, MMSI 536016498 and callsign D5GL8. Built at the CSC Junling Shipyard, Nanjing, China in 2015. Owned and managed by Laskaridis Shipping, Athens, Greece.

Greek LPG tanker Gas Cobia 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, 23rd May 2015

Marshall islands-flagged, homeport Majuro, IMO 9451991, MMSI 538004119 and callsign V7VG8. Built by Hyundai Heavy Industries, Ulsan, South Korea in 2011. Owned and managed by Prime Gas Management, Athens, Greece.

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Dutch 7th charter Arend 1741-1779

Of the admiralty Amsterdam, also called 6th charter, built by Charles Bentam at naval yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1741, stricken >1779, dimensions (Amsterdam foot) 120 x 32 x 12, draught 6½-9½, an armament of 20-22 guns and a crew numbering 150 men. In 1742-1743 voyage to coast of Morocco and Mediterranean and in 1748 voyage to North Sea. Commanding officers in 1742 Martinus Lambrechts, in 1745 G. Bost, in 1746 P.H. Reynst, in 1748 Jan Hinlopen and in 1754 C.A. Fronchin.

Dutch warship Zwarte Arend, also called Zwarte Reiger and Sint Francisco 1652-1653

Of the board Amsterdam, first mentioned in 1652, captured by British in 1653, dimensions (Amsterdam foot) 133 x 28¼ x 13¼, height below orlopdeck 6½, an armament of 28 guns and a crew numbering 100 men. Departed in December 1652 Texel, Netherlands arrived at Goeree, Netherlands, left Goereeon the 27th, arrived in January 1653 in the Trend of France, commanded by Christoffel Jurriaensz, present at the Three Days Battle against the British, lost the mainmast, was captured and brought into Dover, England.

Dutch warship Zwarte Arend, also called Arent 1652-1654

Of the admiralty Amsterdam, hired from Jeremia van Collen 1652-1654, hire contract dated 3 April 1653, then 10 years old, fitted out at Venice with a new heavy ‘huytken’, monthly rental price ƒ 5000, appraised value, ƒ 33.500,, order of the admiralty to pay off 30 January 1654, dimensions (Amsterdam foot) 130 (prow) x 28½ (inner hull) x 13, height above 6½?, 28 (minimum number and a minimum calibre of 4/8pd)-30 (actually 6-12pd, 12-8pd, 10-4pd) guns, 100 men (contracted 75 experienced sailors, 20 experienced soldiers and 5 boys). Fitted out at Venice and in 1653 part of squadron commander Adriaen Roothaes in the Mediterranean, 19 February 1654 arrived the order of the admiralty (dated 30 January) to pay her off. Captain Pieter Janss van Bonttebotter.

Dutch warship Sint Pieter 1626-1631

Of the admiralty Maze, built in 1626, last mentioned in 1631, a crew numbering 70 men an a tonnage of 100 last. In 1631 serving as: fishery patrol for small fishery.

Dutch warship Sint Pieter 1638

Of the admiralty Zeeland, hired in 1638, an armament of at least 6 guns and a crew numbering 60-70 men. Master Jan Gauw.

Dutch warship Sint Pieter 1652-1654

Of the admiralty Amsterdam, hired merchant ship in 1652, paid off in 1654, an armament of 28 guns and a crew numbering 100 men. Part of squadron commandeur Adriaen Roothaes in Mediterranean, in July 1653 captured by British on voyage Venetia towards Amsterdam in July 1653, on 5 July recaptured by Tromp off Trapani, arrived on 16 July at Livorno, Italy, on 17 September left behind at Livorno due to condition hull, captain Pieter van Bree, on 19 February 1653 arrived at Livorno order from Admiralty Amsterdam (dated 30 January) to pay her off, end May 1654 confiscated by Tuscany an sold on public auction to compensate the in April by the Dutch warship Witte Oliphant destroyed British ship St. Joris.

Dutch warship Sint Pieter 1652

Of the board Rotterdam, fluytship, lost at sea 1652, an armament of 28 (4-24 pd from the state, 12-8pd, 6-6pd, 4-4pd, 2-2pd)-29 guns and a crew numbering 122 men.

Dutch warship Sint Pieter 1652-1653

Of he board Rotterdam, fluyt, mentioned in 1652-1653, an armament of 24-28 guns and a crew numbering 100-122 men. Present at battle at Terheide 10 August 1653 and arrived mastless at Goeree, captain Simon Cornelisz.

Dutch warship Sint Pieter 1653

Of the board Amsterdam, hired in 1653, dimensions (Amsterdam foot) 123 x 28'7" x 12½, height below orlopdeck 6½, an armament of 28 guns and a crew numbering 110 men.

British bark Grace Harwar underway from USA bound for Japan according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 25 October 1893

An item reported the arrival at Anjer [nowadays Anyer, Indonesia] of the British bark Grace Harwar coming from New York, USA bound for Yokohama, Japan for drinking water and victuals. Her captain passed away.

Dutch East Indies bark Célène en Marie cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 7 October 1893

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 7th reported the departure of the Dutch East Indies bark Célène en Marie captain Van Alphen towards Banka, Dutch East Indies.

American bark John D. Brewer cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 14 October 1893

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 13th reported the arrival of the American bark John D. Brewer captain Josselijn coming from Lassem, Dutch East Indies. Shipping agents J. Daendels&Co.

Norwegian bark Eidswa underway from Siam towards England according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 14 October 1893

An item dated 12th reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer [nowadays Anyer, Indonesia] by the Norwegian bark Eidswa underway from Bangkok, Siam towards Falmouth, England.

American bark Foohng Suey underway from Hong Kong towards USA according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 14 October 1893

An item dated 12th reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer [nowadays Anyer, Indonesia] by the American bark Foohng Suey underway from Hong Kong towards New York, USA.

French bark Yvonne et Marie underway from Phaeton towards Belle Isle according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 14 October 1893

An item dated 12th reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer [nowadays Anyer, Indonesia] by the French bark Yvonne et Marie underway from Phaeton towards Belle Isle.

Bulgarian bulk carrier Belasitza 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 23rd May 2015

Malta-flagged, homeport Valletta, Malta, IMO 9498262, MMSI 256675000 and callsign (HA2903, Built by Shanhaiguan Shipbuilding Industry, Qinhuangdo, China in 2011. Owned and managed by Navibulgar, Varna, Bulgaria.

Chinese bulk carrier Darya Chand 2015-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 22 May 2015

Hong Kong/China-flagged, homeport Hong Kong, IMO 9720328, MMSI 477699700 and callsign VRNY0. Built as the Cosco Zhoushan N638 by COSCO, Beijing, China in 2015. Owned and managed by KC Maritime, Hong Kong, China.

Norwegian car carrier Höegh Xiamen 2010-

Schelde of Vlissingen, Netherlands 21 May 2016

Norway International Register-flagged, homeport Oslo, Norway, IMO 9431848, MMSI 259025000 and callsign LAJM7. Built by Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry, Xiamen, China in 2010. Owned by Hoegh Autoliners and managed by Hoegh Fleet Services, Oslo, Norway.

Lebanon car carrier (ex-Wolfsburg 1998-2003, Dyvi Adriatic 2003-2012) Silver Sun 1988-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 23 May 2015

Panama-flagged, IMO 8519710, MMSI 373207000 and callsign 3FAU2. Ex-Wolfsburg renamed 24 November 2003 and Dyvi Adriatic renamed 27 March 2012. Built by the Jiangnan Shipyard Group, Shanghai, China in 1988. Owned and managed by Maritime Management Services, Beirut, Lebanon.

Norwegian general cargo ship Star Gran 1986-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 23 May 2015

Norway International Register-flagged, homeport Bergen, Norway, IMO 8420799, MMSI 257314000 and callsign LADR4. Built by Mitsui Ichihara Engineering&Shipbuilding, Ichihara, Japan in 1986. Owned by Grieg Shipping and managed by Grieg Star Shipping, Bergen, Norway.

South Korean car carrier Morning Carol 2008-

Inner harbour of Vlissingen, Netherlands 20 May 2016

Panama-flagged, IMO 9336086, MMSI 356136000 and callsign 3EQI7. Built by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries, Samho, South Korea in 2008. Owned by Eukor Car Carriers, Seoul, South Korean and managed by Wilhelmsen Shipmanagement Korea, Pusan, South Korea.

Dutch government vessel Dr.Ir. De Blocq van Kuffeler 1957-


Inner harbour of Vlissingen, Netherlands 20 May 2016

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Huizen, Netherlands. ENI 103-57 or 2509656. Built at the shipyard of Schouten, Nuiden, Netherlands in 1957 for the Department of V&W Rijkwaterstaat Flevoland.

British captured French privateer l’ Hirondelle sent to Downs, England according to the Dutch newspaper Oprechte Haerlemsche courant dated 4 April 1793

An item reported that the by the British captured French privateer l’ Hirondelle of 16 guns and 85 men was taken into the harbour of Downs, England. She had herself captured the merchant ship el Paquette de Porto underway from St. Miguel [Azores?] towards St. Petersburg, Russia.

British transports arriving at Oostende, Belgium according to the Dutch newspaper Oprechte Haerlemsche courant dated 13 June 1793

An item dated Oostende, Belgium 9th reported the arrival on the 7th of another two British transports coming from England with victuals for the army.

French count of Artois travelling with Russian warships towards Netherlands underway towards Germany according to the Dutch newspaper Oprechte Haerlemsche courant dated 13 June 1793

An item dated The Hague, Netherlands 11th reported that the two Russian warships which were earlier lying at Hull, England arrived at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands with on board the count of Artois (1) which anonymous travelled via Rotterdam, Netherlands towards Hamm, Westfalen, Germany.

Note
1. Charles Philippe (9 October 1757-6 November 1836) who became king of France as Charles X between 16 September 1824-2 August 1830.

French privateer captured the Dutch merchant ship Helena Maria bound for Germany according to the Dutch newspaper Leydse courant dated 3 May 1793

An item dated Amsterdam, Netherlands 30th reported that off Scilly a 24-gun French privateer captured the Dutch merchant ship Helena Maria underway from Charleston, USA towards Bremen, Germany sending her to Saint Malo, France.

French privateers capturing British and Dutch ships according to the Dutch newspaper Leydse courant dated 3 May 1793

An item dated Amsterdam, Netherlands 30th referred to a statement made by captain Chambers at his arrival at Hull, England reporting that several French privateers were cruising along the northern coast and 14 ships were captured by them, two British and the others Dutch.

Spanish privateer Chebeck captured British privateer Maria according to the Dutch newspaper Haagsche courant dated 3 June 1801

An item dated Malaga, Spain 22nd April reported the arrival on the 17th of the Spanish privateer of San Francisco de Paulo Chebeck armed with 4-8pd captain Peterz Beniderme with the by her captured British privateer polcacre Marie armed with 12-8/6pd guns. On board of the British privateer were the captain and 16 sailors wounded, on board of the Chebeck just four lightly.

Spanish privateers captured British privateer bound fro Gibraltar according to the Dutch newspaper Haagsche courant dated 3 June 1801

An item dated Algeciras, Spain 20th April reported that the Spanish privateers Laitance, San Francisco Xavier (gunboat) and El Mystico de Gibralter arrived on the 17th with a captured 10-12pd gun British frigate fitted out for war- and merchant purposes, captain Thomas Bishople underway with salted meat, corn and other victuals towards Gibraltar.

French privateer brigs la Loire and la Dorade captured by British according to the Dutch newspaper according to the Dutch newspaper Haagsche courant dated 15 May 1801

An item reported that the French privateer brigs la Loire of 18 guns and 65 men and la Dorade of 14 guns and 62 men were captured by the British and taken into Plymouth, England. The latter privateer was just six hours at sea.

French privateer l’Intrepoids captured the British ship Guernsey according to the Dutch newspaper Haagsche courant dated 15 May 1801

An item reported that the French privateer l’Intrepoids of Boulogne, France captured the British merchant ship Guernsey underway from Ipswich, England towards Liverpool, England and which was taken to Dieppe, France.

Entrance to Portuguese and Spanish harbours for British merchant ships limited according to the Dutch newspaper Haagsche courant dated 10 October 1801

An item dated Lisbon, Portugal 15th September referred to a decision of the Prince Regent that since 30 September the entrance in Portuguese and Spanish harbours for British merchant ships was limited. As a result tried the British merchant ships to take as much as possible back to England  and to use all available ships for that purpose. It was estimated that for instance 34.000 hogsheads wine were to be transported towards England.

British merchant frigate Mercury captured by Spanish privateers according to the Dutch newspaper Haagsche courant dated 10 October 1801

An item dated Algeciras, Spain 8th September reported that on 28 August the two Spansh privateers el Poderoso and el Gibraltar both of that harbour were at sea when gunfire from the coast of Barbary was heard. When the arrived at the location they sighted the British frigate Mercury of 214 last, coppered, 18 guns and 42 men fighting with the Spanish privateer Perla of Cadiz. The latter was forced to retreat after a battle of 1,5 hours. The other Spanish privateers attacked the British frigate damaging her heavy and forcing to surrender. She was towed to Algeciras where she arrived on 31 August. On board was some merchandise stored.

British merchant ship Elisabeth captured by French privateer le Pitit de Dunkerque arrived in the Netherland according to the Dutch newspaper Utrechtse courant dated 4 March 1801

An item dated Amsterdam, Netherlands 2nd reported the arrival at Texel, Netherlands of the British merchant ship Elisabeth captain B. van der Cruyse captured by the French privateer le Petiet de Duinkerken [le Pitit de Dunkerque] captain Joly.

Greek oil products tanker (ex-Volvograd 1998-2006, Dmitry Laptev 2006-2007, Anefani 2007-2011) Ierax 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 19 May 2015

Russia-flagged, IMO 9156498, MMSI 273345680 and callsign UBZL3. Ex-Volvograd renamed April 2006, Dmitry Laptev renamed November 2007 and Anefani renamed December 2011. Built at the Nordic Yards Wismar, Wismar, Germany in 1998. Owned and managed by Roswell Tankers, Athens, Greece.

Belgian LPG tanker Waasmunster 2014-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 19 May 2015

Belgium-flagged, IMO 9659103, MMSI 205655000 and callsign ONHS. Built at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, Ulsan, South Korea in 2014. Owned and managed by Exmar, Antwerp, Belgium.

Polish training ship Kapitan Glowacki 1944-

MMSI 261378000 and callsign SPS2477. Built in 1944 as a German Kriegsfischkutter and in 1945 transferred to the National Centre for Maritime Education. Since 1967 of the National Defence League at Jastarnia and 1970 of the Centra PYA at Trzeblez. Decommissioned in 1976 due to worse condition of the hull. In the 80’s of the 20th century  at Wladyslawowo extensively repaired.

Polish ketch SY Olander 1931-

MMSI 261017350 and callsign SPS2831. Gaff ketch. Built as a Danish fishing boat in 1931. In the 70’s of the 20th century started a conversion into a so-called tall ship as a gaff ketch.

Friday, 22 May 2015

German bark Smidt underway from Singapore towards England according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 31 October 1893

An item dated 29th reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer [nowadays Anyer, Indonesia] by the German bark Smidt underway from Singapore towards London, England.

Dutch East Indies bark Fathool Karim cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 31 October 1893

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 31st reported the arrival of the Dutch East Indies bark Fathool Karim coming from the East.(1)

Note 
1. Callsign TDGW, homeport Palembang, Dutch East Indies en net capacity 887,70 cubic metres or 313,67 tons of 2,83 cubic metres.

Dutch East Indies bark Banka cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 31 October 1893

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 31st reported the departure of the Dutch East Indies bark Banka captain Landolt towards Banka, Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. Callsign TBRD, homeport Batavia and net capacity 1.501,63 cubic metres or 530,31 tons of 2,83 cubic metres.

Italian bark Luigi L. underway from Dutch East Indies towards the Channel according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 10 October 1893

An item dated 7th reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer [nowadays Anyer, Indonesia] by the Italian bark Luigi L. underway from Batavia, Dutch East Indies towards the Channel.

Italian bark Garibaldi underway from Dutch East Indies towards the Channel according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 10 October 1893

An item dated 7th reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer [nowadays Anyer, Indonesia] by the Italian bark Garibaldi underway from Batavia, Dutch East Indies towards the Channel.

Dutch warship Ark van Delft 1574

A paddle ship consisted of two combined ships driven by a paddle-wheel, in 1574. {62} heavily armed, part of the fleet to free the besieged city Leiden, Netherlands in 1574, on way to Leiden stranded on the shallows, after removal of the guns refloated, the paddle-wheel was completely enclosed and protected against musket bullets, 50 soldiers and 12 men to served at the paddle wheel, unknown if the ship actually practical served.

Dutch East Indies bark Ong Sinjo cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 10 October 1893

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 9th reported the arrival of the Dutch East Indies bark Ong Sinjo captain Said Ismail bin Hoesin Bagraf coming from Tagal, Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. Callsign TGVC, homeport Pekalongan, Dutch East Indies and net capacity 751,65 cubic metres or 265,59 tons of 2,83 cubic metres.

British bark Fleetwood underway from Dutch East Indies towards Ireland temporarily stranded off Anjer, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 16 October 1893

An item reported that the British bark Fleetwood loaded with sugar underway from Kraksaän, Dutch East Indies towards Cork, Ireland stranded in the roads of Anjer  Anjer [nowadays Anyer, Indonesia] was refloated.

Dutch 6th charter Argo 1789-1796

Of the admiralty Amsterdam, built according establishment 36 guns dated 30 September 1782, launched at Amsterdam, Netherlands on 28 January 1790, captured by British on North Sea 12 May 1796, dimensions 140 x 37½ x 15½, height between decks 5'8", captured by British on North Sea on 12 May 1796, in British service as Phoenix, dimensions (Amsterdam foot) 139 8/11 x 37½-37 8/11 x 15½-15 8/11, height between decks 5'8", an armament of 36-40 guns (26-12pd guns, 6-6pd guns, 4-18pd carronades), a crew numbering 230 men and a 704 tons British builders measurement. Lying at Den Helder, Netherlands on the moment of the decision dated 27 February 1795 by which the admiralties were closed entried. Aegidius van Braam on 20 december 1792 appointed as commanding officer, departed to North Sea and waters of Zealand, still in charge in 1795.

Dutch 5th charter Argo 1771-1787

Of the admiralty Amsterdam, first frigate with one gundeck,on stocks by May at naval yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands 14 December 1771, launched 9 December 1772, sold >1785-1787<, dimensions (Amsterdam foot) dimensions 140’2’(keel)-149'8" (lower deck)-153'7" (on deck) x 40'4" (inner board) x 11'6" (‘in de pompzode’), height between decks 6, height below bak 6'2", height below half deck 6'7, an armament of 40-44 guns and a crew numbering 270-300 men. Commanding officers 1775-1776 rear admiral Andries Hartsinck, 1777 William May, 1777 J.H. Kinsbergen, voyage towards the Mediterranean in 1777-1780, 1780 E. Staaring, 1781 Jacob Pieter van Braam, 1782-1785 H. Reijntjes, voyage 1783-1785 voyage coast of Guinea and West Indies.

Dutch fire ship Arend 1673

Of the admiralty Zeeland, expended in 1673.

Dutch warship Arend 1652-1653

Of the board Vlissingen, dimensions 112 x 26 x 12, height below deck 6 feet, an armament of 26 guns (2-12pd, 10-8pd, 10-6pd, 4-4pd) and a crew numbering 98-118 men.

German container ship (ex-P&O Nedlloyd Dalian 2005, Maersk Driscoll 2005-2010) Santa Paola 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 8 May 2012

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, IMO 9290402 and MMSI 636091053. Built by Hyundai Heavy Industries, Ulsan, South Korea in 2005. Owned and managed by Offen Reederei, Hamburg, Germany. Renamed around 2014 Felixstowe Bridge, IMO 9290402, MMSI 352688000 and callsign 3EER9 and owned and managed by Felixstowe Bridge, Panama? Ex-P&O Nedlloyd Dalian renamed November 2005 and Maersk Driscoll renamed February 2010.

Dutch fishing vessel De Volente (ARM-25) 1995-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 9 May 2012

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Arnemuiden, Netherlands, IMO 9115963, MMSI 246327000, registration number NLD199501910 and callsign PDPH. Casco built at the Scheepswerf Metz, Urk, Netherlands and completed Padmos Scheepswerf, Stellendam, Netherlands with yard number 1995.

Indian landing ship medium (LSM) Cheerah (L18) 1983-


Soviet Union Polnochny C-design project 773 I. Launched at the Stocznia Marynarki Wojennej, Gdynia, Poland on 19 August 1983 and delivered in December 1984. Displacement 1.192 (standard)-1.305 (full load) tons and as dimensions 76,00 between perpendiculars)-81,30 x 8,61 (waterline)-9.30 x 1,22 (forward)-2,30 9aft, loaded) feet. Two diesels with 5.000 bhp and a speed of 16,3 knots while with a speed of 12 knots was her range 2.000 nautical miles. Crew numbered 116 men. Transport capacity 350 tons. 140 troops. The armament consisted of 2x2-3cm guns, 2-18 tubed 14cm rocket launchers.

Indian landing ship medium (LSM) Sharabh (L17) 1975-


Soviet Union Polnochny C-design project 773 I. Launched at the Stocznia Marynarki Wojennej, Gdynia, Poland on 4 September 1975 and delivered in February 1976. Displacement 1.192 (standard)-1.305 (full load) tons and as dimensions 76,00 between perpendiculars)-81,30 x 8,61 (waterline)-9.30 x 1,22 (forward)-2,30 9aft, loaded) feet. Two diesels with 5.000 bhp and a speed of 16,3 knots while with a speed of 12 knots was her range 2.000 nautical miles. Crew numbered 116 men. Transport capacity 350 tons. 140 troops. The armament consisted of 2x2-3cm guns, 2-18 tubed 14cm rocket launchers.

East German guided missile vessel Sassnitz 1990-


Built in the former DDR as part of the Sassnitz--class or Balcom-10 class (project 151) as a replacement of the Osa-class. All 7 units were built at the Peenewerf, Wolgast, East Germany of which were built for Poland (the Orkan-class corvettes). Commissioned on 31 July 1990. Pennat 591 later P6165. Of the four East German boat were just three completed, the fourth was still uncompleted when the DDR was no longer existing. The Sassnitz was handed over to the coast guard squadron of the Marinekommandos Rostock, in 1993 rebuilt and transferred as the BG-22 Neustreltiz to the BGS (what became later the Bundespolizei; apparently in 2010 still in existence. Yard number 151.0. Displacement 369 tons and as dimensions 45 (waterline)-48,9 (over all) x 8,65 x 2,15-2,22 metres of 147.6-160.4 x 28.5 x 7.2 feet. Fitted out with 3diesel engines and 3 screws and with a total horsepower of 11.910 kW a speed of 37 knots. Range with a speed of 20 knots was 2.200 nautical miles. Crew numbered 33-34 men. The armament consisted of 1-7, 62cm gun, 1-6 barrels 3cm Flak machinegun, missile launchers and 2-16 tubed Chaff launchers.

Italian bark Battinin Accance underway from Vietnam towards France according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 7 October 1893

An item dated 5th reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer [nowadays Anyer, Indonesia] by the Italian bark Battinin Accance underway from Saigon towards Dunkirk, France.

Dutch East Indies bark Nasroel Madjid cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 24 October 1893

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 23rd reported the arrival of Dutch East Indies bark Nasroel Madjid captain Hadjie Abas coming from Palembang, Dutch East Indies.

Dutch East Indies bark Toealip Hairoel Karim cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 24 October 1893

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 24th reported the departure of Dutch East Indies bark Toealip Hairoel Karim captain Sech Salim bin Oesman Bahasoean towards Grissee, Dutch East Indies. (1)

Note
1, The Toealeb Hairal Karim, callsign TJGF. Homeport Surabaya, Dutch East Indies and net capacity 384,78 cubic metres or 135,96 tons of 2,83 cubic metres?

Dutch East Indies bark Albertine Beatrice cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 24 October 1893

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 23rd reported the arrival of Dutch East Indies bark Albertine Beatrice captain Vliedorp coming from Banka, Dutch East Indies, shipping agents E. Giersberger&Co.(1)

Note
1. Callsign TBDG, homeport Batavia, Dutch East Indies and net capacity 1.336,79 cubic metres and 472,36 tons of 2,83 cubic metres.

Norwegian bark Carte Blanche underway from Dutch East Indies towards England according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 24 October 1893

An item dated 20th reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer [nowadays Anyer, Indonesia] by the Norwegian bark Carte Blanche underway from Samarang, Dutch East Indies towards East London, England.

Dutch frigate Zwarte Arend, also called Arend 1628-1632

Of the admiralty Maze, called frigate and yacht, first mentioned (?) in 1628, sold in 1632, an armament of 34 guns (2-18-pd bronze chamber guns, 2-12pd bronze chamber guns, 2-6pdr iron guns, 4-5pd iron guns, 4-4pd iron guns, 6 swivels, 2 chambers), a crew numbering 50 men and a tonnage of 80(in 1631)-100 (in 1628) last. Served in 1631 off coast Flanders, captain Jan van Nes.

Dutch warship Arend 1628-1631

Of the admiralty Zeeland, mentioned in 1628-1631, an armament of 20 guns (4 bronze guns, 10 iron gotelingen, 6 swivels), a crew numbering 70 men and tonnage of 70 last. Served as conveyor in 1628-1631 captain Jacob Danielsz Blokmaker.

Dutch yacht Arend 1622-1625

Of the admirality Amsterdam, built at Amsterdam, Netherlands, bought in 1622, sold in 1625, an armament of 28 guns (12 bronze, 16 iron), a crew numbering 144 (included 55 soldiers) men and a tonnage of 200 last. Departed on 29 April 1623 Goeree with Nassause fleet commanded by L’Hermite, 28 August 1624 captain Meyndert Egbertsz died, on 9 September master Pieter Kornelisz Hartloop, arrived on 29 August 1625 at Batavia, Dutch East Indies, sold to E.I.C. chamber Amsterdam, lost near Cape Mauritius.

Dutch East Indies bark Argo cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper 30 October 1893

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 29th reported the departure of the Dutch East Indies bark Argo captain Sech Mohamad ibn Abdul Rachman Saleh towards Sumanap, Dutch East Indies.(10

Note
1. Similar to the frigate of the same name, callsign TBLS, homeport Surabaya, Dutch East Indies and net capacity 1.663,12 cubic metres or 587,67 tons of 2,83 cubic metres?

Dutch warship Vliegende Arend 1622-1632

Of the admiralty Maze, built in 1622, last mentioned in 1632, an armament of 20-24 guns (1628: 2-18pd (bronze chambered guns and in 1631: 2-18pd bronze chambered guns, 2-12pd bronze field guns, 2-8pd iron guns, 2-6pd iron guns, 4-5pd iron guns, 8-4pd iron guns), 2-12pd field guns, 2-8pd (iron), 10 swivels, 8 chambers), a crew numbering 75-115 (included 30 musketeers) men and a tonnage of 120 last. Blockaded in 1628 Flemish coast, captain Pieter Jansz Aersgat and in 1631 bush-convoyer, captain Leendert Adriaensz Haechswant.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

French mine route survey craft Altair (M 771) 1993-





Inner harbour of Vlissingen, Netherlands 20 May 2015



Leaving inner arbour of Vlissingen, Netherlands to the locks on 23rd May 2015

Modified Glycine-class. Lai down at the shipyard Socarenam, Boulogne, France on 15 November 1993, launched in February 1994 and commissioned on 15 March 1995. Displacement 295-340 (full load) tons and as dimensions 24,50 (between perpendiculars)-28,30 x 7,70 x 3,80 metres. Speed. Armament consist of 1-12,7mm machine gun. Speed 10 knots.

British Cory Environmental tug Resource 2010-




Inner harbour of Vlissingen, Netherlands 20 May 2015

United Kingdom-flagged, homeport London, MMSI 235078638 and callsign 2DGB3. Managed by Cory Riverside on the Thames lighterage. Designed by the Damen Shipyard Hardinxveld, Netherlands as the Shoalbuster 2208S and delivered in 21 June 2010. Dimensions 22,65 (over all) x 8,00 (moulded) x 2,00 (full load) x 2,99 (depth at sides) x 4,30 (air draft) metres. Fitted out two Caterpillar 3412E TA/A main engines with total horsepower of 1.200 bhp at 1.800 rpm. Free running speed 10,9 knots. Bollard pull 16 ton.