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Saturday, 30 July 2016

Portugal increasing her torpedo fleet according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1907-1908 no. 5

An item reported that the Portuguese government wanted to enlarge the torpedo fleet including 2 Holland type submarines. Costs 6million Dutch guilders.

The French naval budget for 1908 according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1907-1908 no. 5

An item referred to the magazine Le Yacht reporting that for 1908 the French navy asked for approval of a budget of 321,9 million francs which was 9,7 million more as the year before. In 1906 however was the naval budget even 325 million francs. The minister of navy stated that France had a regularly naval budget and that until 1911 or 1012 320 million should be sufficient. Germany in contrary raised the naval budget within 10 years from115 to 348 million francs and England even from 574 tot 846 million. There were none capital ships to be built. The proposal was to built 10 destroyers and 5 submarines. Further more was proposed he raise the wages of the personnel, costs nearly 2 million.

The German naval budget for 1908 according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1907-1908 no. 5

An item referred to the Austrian magazine Mittheulingen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens that the German navy asked for 278 million marks or 26 million more as the year before. The regularly expenses were 121 million. For expenses at one was 128 million asked included 65 million for building ships, 4 million for repairs/conversion, 14 million for building torpedo boats and 3 million for submarines. For artillery 37,5 million, torpedo armament 5 million and for mines 340.000 marks. The Marine Rundschau reported that on 14th May the German parliament the budget approved for 277,8 million marks, refusing just 81.000 mark of what was asked for.

Brazil ordering building warships in England according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1907-1908 no. 5

An item reported that the Brazilian cabinet ordered the building of 3 cruisers. 3 destroyers and some other vessels, totally numbering 27, by a British shipyard. The British firm Armstrong was ordered to built battleships.

British Bellerophon-class battleships fitted out with heavier anti torpedo boats guns according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1907-1908 dated no.5

Bellerophon-class

An item referred to the magazine Le Yacht reporting that the 3 British battleships of the enlarged Dreadnought design namely the Bellerophon, Temeraire and Superbe were to be armed with 10,1cm in stead of 7,6cm guns as anti torpedo boats armament. The four dreadnoughts of the next series were probably to be armed with 34,3cm instead of 30,5cm guns.

Conning towers of British Minotaur-class armoured cruisers protected by armour according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1907-1908 dated no.5

Minotaur-class

An item referred to the magazine Artilleristische Monatshefte reporting that the British armoured cruisers of the Minotaur-class now being built, were fitted out with conning towers of which the entrance consisted of an armoured shaft. The circular conning tower forward 30,5cm thick armour, the ellipse shaped conning tower aft by 7,5cm.

Japan still fabricating large quantities of ammunition according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1907-1908 dated no.5

An item referred to the Mitteilungen aus dem Giebiete des Seewesens reporting that after the peace treaty between Japan and Russia was signed (1), was the ammunition production in Japan not decreased. At Tokyo were 3 large arm plants with 7.316 labourers excluded 1.027 men active, 2 more arm plants were being built, the gun factory at Osaka considerable enlarged and four other gunpowder and projectiles plants increased.

Whitehead torpedo plant at Weymouth, England became British property according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1907-1908 no. 5

An item referred to the Marine Rundschau reporting that the torpedo plant at Weymouth, England earlier property of the firm Whitehead at Fiume, Hungary [nowadays Rijeka, Croatia] became property of a British firm. Robertson, secretary of the Parliament stated that a third of the torpedoes needed by the British Royal Navy was delivered by this plant, the other 2/3 by the naval workshops at Woolwich, England.

Turkish central battery ironclad Memduhieh [Mahmûdiye] according to the magazine Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens 1875 no. 11

Armament consisted of 12-10” Armstrong guns and 2-7”Armstrong guns. Horsepower 1.200nhp. Dimensions 350 x 59 x 25 (fore)-26 (aft) feet and 5.349 tons tonnage. Being built at Thames Iron Works and Shipbuilding Company, Blackwall in 1873, England. Crew was to number 640 men.

Turkish casemate ironclad Feth i Bulend according to the magazine Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens 1875 no. 11

Armament consisted of 4-9“ Armstrong guns in a casemate with gun ports in the corners allowing a shooting range fore and aft. Horsepower 500 nhp. Dimensions 235 x 28 x 30 hold) x 17.6 (fore)-18 (aft) feet and 1.601 tons tonnage. Speed 13  knots. Armour thickness 6-9” with 10” teak. Schooner-rigged. Built at Thames Iron Works and Shipbuilding Company, Blackwall, England in 1869. Crew numbered 145 men (included 16 officers), should be 219 men.

Turkish sailing galliot Hezr-Ellias according to the magazine Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens 1875 no. 11

Armament 4 guns. Tonnage 50 tons.

Turkish sailing schooner Nef-Esser according to the magazine Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens 1875 no. 11

Used as transport. Tonnage 339 tons.

Turkish steam frigate Selimié according to the magazine Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens 1875 no. 11

Stationed at Crete. Armament 54 guns. Horsepower 600 nhp. Dimensions 280 x 59.1 x 25 (fore)-25.6 (aft) feet. Built at Constantinople, Turkey in 1865. Crew numbered 35 men (included 24 officers), should be 581 men.

Turkish steam frigate Muhbir Surur according to the magazine Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens 1875 no. 11

Armament 22 guns. Horsepower 450 nhp. Dimensions 210 x 38 x 17 (fore)-17.5 (aft) feet and a tonnage of 1.477 tons. Built in England in 1849. Crew numbered 206 men (included 83 officers), should be 581 men. In 1874 with cades towards Bomaby, British Indies and in August 1875 part of the squadron.

Friday, 29 July 2016

France building dry docks for 18.000 ton battleships according to the magazine Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens dated 1906 no. 7

An item reported that at Point-du-Jour, Brest, France a new dock was built to be used for docking the new 18.000 armoured ships. Dock No. 2 in the arsenal at Lorient, France was also to be enlarged for docking 18.000 ton ships. A commission proposed to make a third dock with the dimensions 188,6 x 33,5 metres, which were the same dimensions which Dock No. 2 after the enlarging would have.

German navy establishing torpedo testing station near Schiksee-Strander Burch according to the magazine Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens dated 1906

 An item reported that the German navy started with the building of a torpedo testing station with workshops, houses and coal bunkers near the villages Schilksee and Strander Bucht on the western bank of the Kieler Föhrede between Friedrichsort and Bülk. Length of the shooting range was 4-5 kilometres enough for the future was expected. The German company Berliner Maschinenbau-Akitengeschellschaft the former L. Schwartzkopff acquired near Hörnphaff at Alsen an area of 4 hectares to build there her own shooting range.

Six more torpedo boats being built at Kure, Japan according to the magazine Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens dated 1901 no. 3

An item reported that at the navy yard at Kuré, Japan six ocean going torpedo boats with a displacement of 120 tons were being built. Their names were Awataka, Hato, Hibari, Kari, Kiji and Tsubame.

Floating dry dock at Cuba sold towards Mexico according to the magazine Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens dated 1900 no. 1

An item reported that the floating dry dock at Havana, Cuba was sold for 600.000 dollars to a private company at Vera Cruz, Mexico.

Turkish galliot Zibaïeh-Deria according to the magazine Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens dated 1875 no. 11

Armament 4 guns. Stationed at Basra (Bassorah).

Turkish sailing galliot Savni Schatt according to the magazine Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens dated 1875 no. 11

Armament 3 guns. Stationed at Basra (Bassorah).

Turkish sailing cutter Taïri-nehr according to the magazine Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens dated 1875 no. 11

Armament 5 guns. Tonnage 180 tons. Stationed at Basra (Bassorah).

Turkish sailing schooner Dschurani-nehr according to the magazine Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens dated 1875 no. 11

Armament 8 guns. Tonnage 260 tons. Stationed at Basra (Bassorah).

Turkish sailing brig Salihijé according to the magazine Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens dated 1875 no. 11

Armament 12 guns. Stationed at Basra (Bassorah).

Greek crude oil tanker Maran Atlas 2009-


Sloehaven, Vlissingen, Netherlands 28 July 2016

Greece-flagged, homeport Athens, Greece, IMO 9414022, MMSI 240891000 and call sign SVQ7. Built by Hyundai Heavy Industries, Ulsan, South Korea in 2009. Owned by Anangel Maritime Services and managed by Maran Tankers Management, both at Athens, Greece.

Libyan crude oil tanker (ex-Spike 2006-2009) Samraa Alkhaleej 2009-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 1 July 2016

Libya-flagged, IMO 9331141, MMSI 64122021 and call sign 5AXG. Ex-Spike renamed January 2009. Owned by General National Maritime Transport, Tripoli, Libya and managed by Executive Shipmanagement, Hong Kong, China. Built by Samsung Shipbuilding&Heavy Industries, Geoje, South Korea in 2006.

Japanese bulk carrier Atlantic Bulker 2014-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 2 July 2016

Panama-flagged, IMO 9674799, MMSI 354532000 and call sign 3EML4. Owned and managed by Masumoto Shipping, Akashi, Japan. Built by Shikoku Dockyard, Takamatsu, Japan in 2014.

Dutch ro-ro cargo ship Slingeborg 2000-

Sloehaven, Vlissingen, Netherlands 28 July 2016

Netherlands-flagged, Delfzijl, Netherlands, IMO 9188245, MMSI 245745000 and call sign PCHB. Owned and managed by Wagenborg Shipping, Delfzijl, Netherlands. Built by Flender Werft, Lubeck, Germany in 2000.

Chinese bulk carrier Jia Hui Shan 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 3 July 2016

Hong Kong-flagged, homeport Hong Kong, China, IMO 9602966, MMSI 477317200 and call sign VRIE2. Owned and managed by China Shipping Tanker, Shanghai, China. Built by China Shipping Industry Jiangsu, Jiangsu, China in 2011.

Dutch heavy load carrier Jumbo Javelin 2004-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 3 July 2016

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Curacao, IMO 9243837, MMSI 246481000 and call sign PHEG, Owned and managed by Kahn Shipping, Schiedam, Netherlands. Built by Damen Shipyard Hoogezand, Hoogezand, Netherlands in 2004.

Belgian trailing suction dredger Victor Horta 2011-

Sloehaven, Vlissingen, Netherlands 28 July 2016

Belgian-flagged, homeport Antwerp, IMO 9525704, MMSI 205604000 and callsign ORQA. Gross tonnage 5.682 tons, summer deadweight 8.198 tons and as dimensions 100 x 21 x 8,5 metres. Built in 2011 at the shipyard of IHC Dredgers, Kinderdijk, Netherlands. Owned by Dredging International, Zwijndrecht, Belgium and managed by Deme, Zwijndrecht, Belgium.

Japanese cargo ship Pelican Arrow 2011-

Sloehaven, Vlissingen, Netherlands 28 July 2016

Panama-flagged, IMO 9495923, MMSI 354726000 and callsign 3FNQ4. Gross tonnage 36.925 tons, summer deadweight 62.942 tons and as dimensions 200 x 32 x 9,7 metres. Built in 2011 at the shipyard of Oshima Shipbuilding, Saikaa, Japan. Owned and managed by Lino Marine Services, Tokyo, Japan

Dutch inland tanker Chamsin 2000-

Sloehaven, Vlissingen, Netherlands 28 July 2016

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Rotterdam, Netherlands and ENI 02324743. Built De Kaap BV, Meppel, Netherlands and completed by Schram&van Beek bv, Bolnes, Netherlands with yard number 233 in 2000. Ownedby Chemgas Shipping BV, Rotterdam.

Dutch cable layer Nexus 2014-

Sloehaven, Vlissingen, Netherlands 28 July 2016

Netherlands-flagged, IMO 9715505, MMSI 244820968 and call sing PCHR. Built at the Damen Shipyards Bergum. Bergum, Netherlands in 2014. Owned and managed by Van Oord Nederland, Gorinchem, Netherlands. Offshore Carrier 8500. Delivered on 22 December 2014.

Dutch inland pusher tug (ex-Viro 1990-1997, Brazabel 1997-2010) Ertepeller 2010-

Sloehaven, Vlissingen, Netherlands 28 July 2016

Netherlands-flagged, ENI 08060011, MMSI 244690302 and callsign PB4343. Casco built at the Plocka Stocznia Rzeczna, Polck, Poland and completed at the shipyard of Kampers, Puttershoek, Netherlands in 1990. Fitted out with 2-1.200 hp Caterpillar. Tonnage 85 tons and as dimensions 19,00 x 11,20 x 1,60 metres. Ex-Viro of Kamar BV, Zwijndrecht, Netherlands in 1990-1997, renamed 1997 Barzabel of E. Verstraete, Merksem, Belgium and since 1997 of Votus Shipping, Stadt Bredimus, Luxemburg and renamed Ertepeller in 2010 of Phoenix BV, Ridderkerk, Netherlands.

Dutch inland pusher tug (ex-Noszorozec S-03 1975-1999, Savannah IV 1999-2014) Bonanza 2014-

Sloehaven, Vlissingen, Netherlands 28 July 2016

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Terneuzen, Netherlands, ENI 02320354
Dimensions 22,24 x 11,00 x 2 metres. Built by Kozelska Stocznia Rzeczna, Kozle, Poland for account of P.P. Zegluga, Szczecin, Poland in 1975. Renamed Savannah IV in 1999 of Vof. Fa. L.W. de Bruijn&Zonen, Terneuzen, Netherlands, 2005 of CNB Holding BV, Terneuzen, 2008 of Sabrutrans, BV, Terneuzen and renamed Bonanza in 2014 of Bruzo Shipping BV (Leo de Bruin), Terneuzen.

Dutch general cargo ship Tucana 2008-

Sloehaven, Vlissingen, Netherlands 28 July 2016

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Heerhugowaard, Netherlands, IMO 9455674, MMSI 245050000 and callsign PBAQ. Built by Nevsky Shipbuilding&Shiprepair Plant, Shlisselburg, Russia in 2008. Owned and managed by Toucan Maritime, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands.

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Mexican naval shipbuilding program according to the magazine Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens dated 1901 no. 3

An item reported that the new Mexican shipbuilding program to be executed within 5 years with an available budget of 1 million pesos consisted of the building of 8 gunboats (for each coastline 4), with a speed of 16 knots and a displacement of 1.000 tons and further more 2 torpedo boats and several guard vessels.

New 8.500 tons Italian battleship designed according to the magazine Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens dated 1900 no. 7

An item reported that the designs introduced by admiral Bettólo (1) for the new Italian battleships were mainly accepted by the naval staff. The building of 2 of such ships was to be started. The displacement was 8.500 tons and as dimensions 134,7 x 19,1 metres. The armour consisted of a Terni steel made 15,2cm thick belt and an over all armoured deck. Design maximum speed was 20 knots. The range was to be acceptable. The main armament consisted of 12-20cm quick firing guns to be mounted in casemates and not turrets as was until now believed and further more a large number of 7,6cm and smaller guns.

Note
1. Admiral Giovanni Bettólo (25 May 1846 Genoa, Italy-14 April 1916 Rome, Italy), chief naval staff 1907-1911 and minister of navy between 1899-1900, 1903 and 1909-1910.

USA wanted to found a flotilla on the Canadian Lakes according to the magazine Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens dated 1899 no. 1

An item reported that the US cabinet intended to create a flotilla on the Canadian lakes. While this was not allowed under the regular treaties was to be negotiated with the British-Canadian government. The number, dimensions and armament of the ships to be maintained by both government were yet to be discussed, the building to be regulated and personnel to be engaged. The USA wanted 2 ships with a minimum displacement of 1.000 tons and an armament sufficient for police service and a limited number of crew. The draught was to be relative small able to enter to the canals which connected the lakes with the Atlantic Ocean.

British destroyer HMS Valkyrie (1917) in 1923

V-class. Launched at Denny Bros, Dumbarton, Scotland, completed at Portsmouth, England, commissioned in 1917, displacement 1.325 tons, horsepower 27.000 hp, oil-fuelled geared turbine machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns, 6-2pd guns and machine guns and 2x2 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at The Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

British destroyer HMS Valorous (1917) in 1923

V-class. Launched at Denny Bros, Dumbarton, Scotland, completed at Portsmouth, England, commissioned in 1917, displacement 1.325 tons, horsepower 27.000 hp, oil-fuelled geared turbine machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns, 6-2pd guns and machine guns and 2x3 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at The Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

British destroyer HMS Valentine (1917) in 1923

V-class. Launched at Cammell Laird&Co., Birkenhead, England in 1917, commissioned in 1917, displacement 1.325 tons, horsepower 27.000 hp, oil-fuelled geared turbine machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns, 1-3” gun anti aircraft gun, 5 machine guns and 2x2 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at The Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

Chinese bulk carrier Glory Mercy 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 3 July 2016

Hong Kong/China-flagged, IMO 9486568, MMSI 477661700 and call sign VRGF2. Owned and managed by Global Marine Shipmanagement, Qingdao, China. Built by Huatai Heavy Industry, Nantong, China in 2010.

Dutch general cargo ship Abis Cardiff 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 3 July 2016

Netherlands-flagged, IMO 9548299, MMSI 246669000 and call sign PBYA. Owned and managed by Abis Shipping, Harlingen, Netherlands. Built by Dongfeng Shipbuilding, Hangzhou, China in 2011.

Dutch tug-multi cat Nero 2013-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 3 July 2016

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Harlingen, Netherlands, IMO 9641481, MMSI 246925000 and call sign PCTM. Built by Damen Shipyard Hardinxveld, Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Netherlands in 2013. Gross tonnage 341 en net tonnage 102 tons and dimensions 29,90 x 12,50 x 2,6 metres. Bollard pull 38,2 tons. Maximum speed 9,6 knots. Owned and managed by ST (Switijnk en Tammes) Marine Support, Harlingen, Netherlands.

Cypriot container ship (ex-King Andrew 2007, CSAV Tubul 2007-2009) Cape Mayor 2009-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 3 July 2016

Marshall Islands-flagged, IMO 9360271, MMSI 538004461 and call sign V7XE8. Ex-King Andrew renamed October 2007 and CSAV Tubul renamed September 2009. Owned and managed by Columbia Shipmanagement. Limassol, Cyprus. Built at Nordic Yards Wismar, Wismar, Germany in 2007.

Monaco bulk carrier Bulk Switzerland 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 3 July 2016

Panama-flagged, IMO 9446441, MMSI 355552000 and call sign 3FZK2. Owned and managed by C Transport Maritime, Monaco. Built by Imabari Shipbuilding Saijo Dockyard, Saijo, Japan in 2010.

Singapore-flagged bulk carrier Capricorn Sigma 2015-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 2 July 2016

Singapore-flagged, IMO 9747962, MMSI 564633000 and call sign 9V3114.

German ocean going submarine SM U-22 1913-1920


Building ordered on 25 November 1910, laid down at the Kaiserliche Werft Danzig with yard number 16 on 14 November 1911, launched on 6 March 1913, launched on 25 November 1913, handed over to England on 1 December 1918 and broken up at Blyth between 1919-1920. Sunk during the First World War 44 merchant ships with a total gross tonnage of 46.365 tons and the British 7.940 tons auxiliary cruiser HMS India.

Double hulled project type 20 submarine wit as sister ships U 20, U 21 and U-22 which were the first German submarines fitted out with diesel engines. Displacement 650 (surfaced)-873 (submerged) tons and as dimensions 64,15 x 6,10 x 3,58 metres or 210.6 x 20.0 x 11.9 feet. Maximum diving depth 50 metres. Machinery consisted of 2-6 cylinder 850 hp MAN diesel engines and 2-600 hp AEG double Motordynamos allowing a speed of 15,4 (surfaced)-9,3 (submerged) knots. Crew numbered 35 men included 4 officers. Original armament 4-50cm torpedo tubes (bow 2, stern 2) or which she carried 9 torpedoes and 1-8,8cm gun (later 2?).

German ocean going submarine SM U-21 1910-1919


Building ordered on 25 November 1910, laid down at the Kaiserliche Werft Danzig with yard number 15 in 1910, launched on 8 February 1913, commissioned on 22 October 1913, commissioned in the Austrian-Hungarian navy as SM U-36 on 21 September 1915, decommissioned on 1 October 1916, commissioned again in German navy and accidentally sunk underway towards England on 22 February 1919. Destroyed during the First World War 36 merchant ships with a total gross tonnage of 79.005 tons and the British warships HMS cruiser Pathfinder, battleships Majestic and Triumph and the French auxiliary cruiser Carthage and armoured cruiser Amiral Charner.

Double hulled project type 20 submarine wit as sister ships U 20, U 21 and U-22 which were the first German submarines fitted out with diesel engines. Displacement 650 (surfaced)-873 (submerged) tons and as dimensions 64,15 x 6,10 x 3,58 metres or 210.6 x 20.0 x 11.9 feet. Maximum diving depth 50 metres. Machinery consisted of 2-6 cylinder 850 hp MAN diesel engines and 2-600 hp AEG double Motordynamos allowing a speed of 15,4 (surfaced)-9,3 (submerged) knots. Crew numbered 35 men included 4 officers. Original armament 4-50cm torpedo tubes (bow 2, stern 2) or which she carried 9 torpedoes and 1-8,8cm gun until 1916. Since then 2-8,8cm guns.

German ocean going submarine SM U 20 1910-1915


Building ordered on 25 November 1910, laid down at the Kaiserliche Werft Danzig with yard number 14 on 7 November 1911, launched on 18 December 1912, commissioned on 5 August 1913, sunk the British passenger ship RMS Lusitania on 7 May 1915, grounded on the Danish coast on 4 November 1915 and scuttled by her own crew 5 November 1915. Destroyed during the First World War 36 ships with a total gross tonnage of 144.300 tons.

Double hulled project type 20 submarine wit as sister ships U 20, U 21 and U-22 which were the first German submarines fitted out with diesel engines. Displacement 650 (surfaced)-873 (submerged) tons and as dimensions 64,15 x 6,10 x 3,58 metres or 210.6 x 20.0 x 11.9 feet. Maximum test diving depth 50 metres/164.1‘. Machinery consisted of 2-6 cylinder 850 hp MAN diesel engines and 2-600 hp AEG double Motordynamos allowing a speed of 15,4 (surfaced)-9,3 (submerged) knots. Range surfaced with a speed of 8 knots 9.700 nautical miles and submerged with a speed of 5 knots 80 nautical miles. Crew numbered 35 men included 4 officers. Original armament 4-50cm torpedo tubes (bow 2, stern 2) or which she carried 9 torpedoes and 1-8,8cm gun until 1916. Since then 2-8,8cm L/30 quick firing guns and 1-3,7cm/1.5” Hotchkiss gun.

German ocean going submarine SM U 19 1911-1920

based on block sketch dated May 1917 sent to the Dutch naval staff

Building ordered on 25 November 1910, laid down at the Kaiserliche Werft Danzig with yard number 13 on 20 October 1911, launched on 10 October 1912, commissioned on 6 July 1913 and handed over to England on 24 November 1918, and at Blyth broken up 1919-1920. Destroyed during the First World War 55 ships with a total gross tonnage of 101.389 tons included the British auxiliary cruiser Calgarian.

Double hulled project type 20 submarine wit as sister ships U 20, U 21 and U-22 which were the first German submarines fitted out with diesel engines. Displacement 650 (surfaced)-873 (submerged) tons and as dimensions 64,15 x 6,10 x 3,58 metres or 210.6 x 20.0 x 11.9 feet. Maximum diving depth 50 metres. Machinery consisted of 2-6 cylinder 850 hp MAN diesel engines and 2-600 hp AEG double Motordynamos allowing a speed of 15,4 (surfaced)-9,3 (submerged) knots. Crew numbered 35 men included 4 officers. Original armament 4-50cm torpedo tubes (bow 2, stern 2) or which she carried 9 torpedoes and 1-8,8cm gun until 1916. Since then 2-8,8cm guns and 1-10,cm gun.

Turkish sailing corvette Fera Numa according to the magazine Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens 1875 no. 11

Used as transport. Armament 2 guns. Tonnage 836 tons.

Turkish sailing corvette Haidani-bahri according to the magazine Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens 1875 no. 11

Used as transport. Armament 2 guns. Tonnage 863 tons.

Turkish sailing corvette Adeischi-deria according to the magazine Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens 1875 no. 11

Used as transport. Armament 2 guns. Tonnage 925 tons.

Turkish steam corvette Mansurah according to the magazine Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens 1875 no. 11

Armament 12 guns. Horsepower 150 nhp. Dimensions 175 x 30.8 x 12.9 *fore)-15 9aft) feet and 800 tons tonnage. Built at Ismid, Turkey in 1863. Crew numbered 192 men (included 5 officers), should be 197 men. In August 1874 flagship of squadron of C.A. Hassan-Pasha.

British light cruiser HMS Achilles 1931-1936 and 1946-1948, HMNZS Achilles 1941-1946 and Indian HIMS Delhi 1948-1978

Leander-class

Building ordered on 16 February 1931, launched at Cammell Laird, Birkenhead, England on 11 June 1931. Launched on 1 September 1932, commissioned on 10 October 1933, loaned to New Zealand in 1936, participated in the Battle of the River Plata against the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee on 13 December 1939, served in the Royal New Zealand Navy as HMNZS Achilles 1941- 17 September 1946, then again part of the Royal British Navy 1946-194, sold to India in 1948 becoming the HIMS Delhi, commissioned on 5 July 1948, decommissioned on 30 June 1978 and finally broken up in 1978.

Pennant 70. Of the Leander-class light cruisers consisting of the Leander, Orion, Neptune, Ajax, Achilles, Amphion, Apollo and Sydney (ex-Phaeton). With the Leander and the Amphion-Perth-Sydney forming sub classes. Preceded by the Emerald class and succeeded by the Arethusa-class.

Displacement 7.270 (standard)-9.740 (full load) tons and as dimensions 169,1 x 17 x 5,8 metres or 554.9 x 56 x 19.1 feet. The 4 Parsons geared steam turbines and 6 Admiralty 3-drum oil-fired boilers supplied 72.000 shp allowing a speed of 32,5 knots and a with a speed of 13 knots a range of 5.730 nautical miles. Crew numbered 550 (peace)-680 (war). The original armament consisted of 4x2-16,2cm/6” Mk XXIII naval guns, 4x1-10,2cm/4” guns (since 1937 2x2), 12-0.5 Vickers machineguns, 8-53,3cm/ 21” torpedo tubes. In 1945 armed with 4x2-16,2cm 6” guns, 8-10,2cm/4” guns, 16-4cm Bofors guns and 2x4-53.3cm/21” torpedo tubes. Fitted out with one plane. Originally a Fairey Seafox later replaced by a Supermarine Walrus. The armour consisted of a 6,4cm (end)-10,2cm/2.5”- 4” thick belt, a 6,4cm/2.5”, a 3,2-5,1cm/1.25-2” thick deck with the turrets protected by 2,5cm/1” thick armour.

British light cruiser HMS Ajax 1932-1949

Leander-class

Building ordered on 1 October 1932, laid down at Vickers Armstrong, Barrow-in-Furness, England on 7 February 1933, launched on 1 March 1934, commissioned on 12 April 1935, participated in the Battle of Rio de Plata against the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee on 13 December 1939, decommissioned in February 1948, a sale to India was cancelled by Winston Churchill, after temporarily being grounded arrived she at Cashmore’s, Newport, England to be broken up on 18 November 1949.

Pennant 22. Of the Leander-class light cruisers consisting of the Leander, Orion, Neptune, Ajax, Achilles, Amphion, Apollo and Sydney (ex-Phaeton). With the Leander and the Amphion-Perth-Sydney forming sub classes. Preceded by the Emerald class and succeeded by the Arethusa-class.

Displacement 7.270 (standard)-9.740 (full load) tons and as dimensions 169,1 x 17 x 5,8 metres or 554.9 x 56 x 19.1 feet. The 4 Parsons geared steam turbines and 6 Admiralty 3-drum oil-fired boilers supplied 72.000 shp allowing a speed of 32,5 knots and a with a speed of 13 knots a range of 5.730 nautical miles. Crew numbered 550 (peace)-680 (war). The original armament consisted of 4x2-16,2cm/6” Mk XXIII naval guns, 4x1-10,2cm/4” guns (since 1937 2x2), 12-0.5 Vickers machineguns, 8-53,3cm/ 21” torpedo tubes. In 1945 armed with 4x2-16,2cm 6” guns, 8-10,2cm/4” guns, 16-4cm Bofors guns and 2x4-53.3cm/21” torpedo tubes. Fitted out with one plane. Originally a Fairey Seafox later replaced by a Supermarine Walrus. The armour consisted of a 6,4cm (end)-10,2cm/2.5”- 4” thick belt, a 6,4cm/2.5”, a 3,2-5,1cm/1.25-2” thick deck with the turrets protected by 2,5cm/1” thick armour.

British light cruiser HMS Orion 1931-1949

Leander-class

Building ordered on 24 March 1931, laid down on the Navy Dockyard at Devonport, England on 26 September 1931, launched on 24 November 1932, commissioned on 18 January 1934, decommissioned in 1947, sold to Arnott Young, Dalmuir, Scotland to be broken up on 19Juy 1949 and which was executed in August 1949.

Pennant 85. Of the Leander-class light cruisers consisting of the Leander, Orion, Neptune, Ajax, Achilles, Amphion, Apollo and Sydney (ex-Phaeton). With the Leander and the Amphion-Perth-Sydney forming sub classes. Preceded by the Emerald-class and succeeded by the Arethusa-class.

Displacement 7.270 (standard)-9.740 (full load) tons and as dimensions 169,1 x 17 x 5,8 metres or 554.9 x 56 x 19.1 feet. The 4 Parsons geared steam turbines and 6 Admiralty 3-drum oil-fired boilers supplied 72.000 shp allowing a speed of 32,5 knots and a with a speed of 13 knots a range of 5.730 nautical miles. Crew numbered 550 (peace)-680 (war). The original armament consisted of 4x2-16,2cm/6” Mk XXIII naval guns, 4x1-10,2cm/4” guns, 12-0.5 machineguns, 8-53,3cm/ 21” torpedo tubes. In 1945 armed with 4x2-16,2cm 6” guns, 8-10,2cm/4” guns, 16-4cm guns and 2x4-53.3cm/21” torpedo tubes. Fitted out with one plane. Originally a Fairey Seafox later replaced by a Supermarine Walrus. The armour consisted of a 6,4cm (end)-10,2cm/2.5”- 4” thick belt, a 6,4cm/2.5”, a 3,2-5,1cm/1.25-2” thick deck with the turrets protected by 2,5cm/1” thick armour.

British light cruiser HMS Neptune 1931-1941

Leander-class

Building ordered on 2 March 1931, laid down on the Navy Dockyard at Portsmouth, England on 24 September 1931, launched on 31 January 1933, commissioned on 23 February 1934 and sunk after hitting 4 mines in a minefield off Tripoli, Libya on 9 December 1941. Of her crew just one men was found back alive by the Italian torpedo boat Achille Papa.

Pennant 20. Of the Leander-class light cruisers consisting of the Leander, Orion, Neptune, Ajax, Achilles, Amphion, Apollo and Sydney (ex-Phaeton). With the Leander and the Amphion-Perth-Sydney forming sub classes. Preceded by the Emerald-class and succeeded by the Arethusa-class.

Displacement 7.270 (standard)-9.740 (full load) tons and as dimensions 169,1 x 17 x 5,8 metres or 554.9 x 56 x 19.1 feet. The 4 Parsons geared steam turbines and 6 Admiralty 3-drum oil-fired boilers supplied 72.000 shp allowing a speed of 32,5 knots and a with a speed of 13 knots a range of 5.730 nautical miles. Crew numbered 550 (peace)-680 (war). The original armament consisted of 4x2-16,2cm/6” Mk XXIII naval guns, 4x1-10,2cm/4” guns, 12-0.5 machineguns, 8-53,3cm/ 21” torpedo tubes. Fitted out with one plane. Originally a Fairey Seafox later replaced by a Supermarine Walrus. The armour consisted of a 6,4cm (end)-10,2cm/2.5”- 4” thick belt, a 6,4cm/2.5”, a 3,2-5,1cm/1.25-2” thick deck with the turrets protected by 2,5cm/1” thick armour.

Dutch screw steamship 4th class Madura in 1880 according to the Colonial Account [Dutch East Indies] over 1881

Iron built with wood planked, launched in 1880, draught 3,5 metres, armament of 4 guns, horsepower 90 nhp, maximum speed during a watch of 4 hours 6-7 geographic miles and a tonnage of 323 tons. Crew numbered on 31 December 1880 83 Europeans (should be 74)  and 15 natives (should be 24). Arrived on 29 October 1880 at Batavia, Dutch East Indies coming from the Netherlands and at the end of the year stationed at Atjeh. Undergone repairs at Onrust, Dutch East Indies between November-December 1880 and departed on 1 January 1891 towards the station Northern Sumatra to replace the Amboina.(1)

Note 
1. On stocks 13 June 1879, launched on 21 March 1880, departed the shipyard on 29 June 1880, commissioned on 1 July 1880.

Source
Dutch House of Representatives. Colonial Account [Dutch East Indies] over 1881.5.8 Attachment F. Royal Netherlands Navy in the Dutch East Indies in 1880.

Dutch screw steamship 4th class Benkoelen in 1880 according to the Colonial Account [Dutch East Indies] over 1881

Iron built with wood planked, launched in 1879, draught 3,5 metres, armament of 4 guns, horsepower 90 nhp, maximum speed during a watch of 4 hours 6-7 geographic miles and a tonnage of 383 tons. Crew umber on 31 December 1880 75 Europeans and 24 natives and stationed at Ajeh. Arrived at Olel leh, Dutch East Indies coming from the Netherlands on 29 July 1880. Departed Olel leh on 30 July 1880 towards Onrust, Dutch East Indies, some machinery repairs between 9 August-27 September and arrived on 5th October at the station Northern Sumatra to replace the Sambas. (1).

Note
1. Iron-built wood-planked and zinced, on stocks at the shipyard of Ned. Stoomboot Mij, Fijenoord, Netherlands with yard number 106 on 5 April 1879, launched on 30 October 1879, departed the shipyard on 13 April 1880, commissioned on 21 April 1880, building costs ƒ  380.000,00, unsuccessful attempt to get rid of termites using steam and sulphur in 1885, served in the Dutch East Indies, dimensions 45-53,6 (over all) x 9 x 3,6 metres, a displacement of 850 tons, speed 9-9,9 miles with 487,5 hp at trial, coal bunker capacity 99 tons, sail area 742,6 square metres, horsepower 500 ihp, an armament of 4 guns (1885: 1-15 cm gun, 3-12cm guns) and a crew numbering 104 men (76 Europeans, 28 natives).

Source
Dutch House of Representatives. Colonial Account [Dutch East Indies] over 1881.5.8 Attachment F. Royal Netherlands Navy in the Dutch East Indies in 1880.

Dutch screw steamship 4th class Padang in 1880 according to the Colonial Account [Dutch East Indies] over 1881

Iron built with wood planked, launched in 1878, draught 3,5 metres, armament of 4 guns, horsepower 90 nhp, maximum speed during a watch of 4 hours 6-7 geographic miles and a tonnage of 323 tons. Crew consisted on 31 December 1880 of 67 (missing 3)  Europeans and 23 natives (missing .Arrived on 3 April 1879. Stationed at the end of the year at Atjeh. Stationed until 11 February 1880 at Celebes, between 18 February-19 May at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies for repairing boilers etc. and to be docked, arrived on 5th June at the station Northern Sumatra to replace the Deli.

Source
Dutch House of Representatives. Colonial Account [Dutch East Indies] over 1881.5.8 Attachment F. Royal Netherlands Navy in the Dutch East Indies in 1880.

Dutch screw steamship 4th class Batavia in 1880 according to the Colonial Account [Dutch East Indies] over 1881

Iron-frame with wood planked. Launched in 1876. Armed with 3 guns. Draught 3,5 metres. Horsepower 90nhp. Tonnage 323 tons. Maximum speed during a watch of 4 hours 6-7 geographic miles while under steam. Arrived on 3 September 1877 in the Dutch East Indies. Between 24 August and 20 November 1880 at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies to be docked and repaired. Stationed in the Moluccas. Her crew numbered on 31 December 1880 56 (fixed 60) Europeans and 35 (fixed 37) natives. Call sign GQDC.

Source
Dutch House of Representatives. Colonial Account [Dutch East Indies] over 1881.5.8 Attachment F. Royal Netherlands Navy in the Dutch East Indies in 1880.

British destroyer HMS Valhalla (1917) in 1923

V-class. Launched at Cammell Laird&Co., Birkenhead, England in 1917, completed at Portsmouth, England, commissioned in 1917, displacement 1.325 tons, horsepower 27.000 hp, oil-fuelled geared turbine machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns, 1-3” gun Anti aircraft gun, 5 machine guns and 2x3 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at The Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

British destroyer HMS Vampire(1917) in 1923

V-class. Launched at J.S. White&Co., Cowes, England in 1917, completed at Portsmouth, England, commissioned in 1917, displacement 1.325 tons, horsepower 27.000 hp, oil-fuelled geared turbine machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns, 1-3” gun Anti aircraft gun, 5 machine guns and 2x3 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at The Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

British destroyer HMS Vanessa (1918) in 1923

V-class. Launched at W. Beardmore&Co., Dalmuir, Scotland in 1918, completed at Portsmouth, England, commissioned in 1918, displacement 1.300 tons, horsepower 27.000 hp, oil-fuelled geared turbine machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns, 1-3” anti aircraft guns, 5 machineguns and 2x3 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at The Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

British destroyer HMS Vanity (1918) in 1923

V-class. Launched at W. Beardmore&Co., Dalmuir, Scotland in 1918, completed at Portsmouth, England, commissioned in 1918, displacement 1.300 tons, horsepower 27.000, oil-fuelled geared turbine machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns, 6-2pd guns and machineguns and 2x3 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at The Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Alternatives for changing French naval shipbuilding program according to the magazine Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens dated 1900 no. 3

Jeanne d'Arc; drawing is not similar to her actual appereance

Jeanne d'Arc

Dupetit-Thouars

An item reported that the French minister of navy (1) sent two shipbuilding programs to the budget commission. In both programs was the original proposed large armoured cruiser stricken. As compensation were the Henri IV (2), Jeanne d’Arc (3) and Dupetit-Thouars (4) to be considerable earlier built. In the second program was the immediately laying down at Cherbourg of two submarines, the Henri IV to be earlier built and to be started with an armoured cruiser.

Note
1. Jean-Marie Antoine de Lanessan (13 July 1843 Saint André de Cubzac, France-7 November 1919 Ecouen, France), minister of marine between 22 June 1899-7 June 1902.
2. Pre-dreadnought battleship laid down at Cherbourg, France on 15 July 1897, launched on 23 August 1899, commissioned in September 1903, stricken in 1920 and broken up in 1921.
3. Armoured cruiser, laid down at Toulon, France October 1896, launched June 1899 and finally completed 1902. Fitted out with a ram and six funnels. According to one source a poorly armed cruiser, while another source indicated her in 1903 being the largest and mightiest French cruiser. Since 1912/1913 the school ship of the École Navale. Decommissioned 1928 or February 1933 (sources differs) and broken up in 1934.
4. Belonged to the Gueydon-class armoured cruisers with as sister ships the Gueydon and Montcalm. She was laid down at Toulon in April 1899, launched in July 1901, completed in 1905 and torpedoed by the German submarine U 62 off Brest on 7 August 1918.

Condemned French 170 tons gunboat Tromblon used target according to the magazine Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens dated 1899 no. 1

An item reported that the condemned French 170 tons gunboat Tromblon was used as a target for a coast battery at Toulon. The French minister of navy Lockroy was present when this happened. The tug Utile towed the Tromblon to a distance of 4-5 kilometres form the coast line when the battery Peyras fired at her with 24cm Melinit shells. The first shot hit her fore, obviously was she afterwards lying fore deeper in the water. The eight shell hitting her aft caused her sinking.

Liberian gunboat Rockton executing trials on Nieuwe Waterweg, Netherlands according to the magazine Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens dated 1896 no. 9

An item reported that the Liberian gunboat Rocktown recently executed her speed and gun testing trials between Rotterdam and Hoek van Holland, Netherlands with success. The medium speed was about 12 knots. Dimensions 30,5 (between perpendiculars) x 3 x 2,1 metres. Hull of Siemens-Martin steel made and divided into 7 watertight compartments. Compound steam engines and surface condensers and a return steel made tube boiler with a pressure of 7 kilo/square centimetres. The armament consisted of 1.5,7cm Nordenfelt quick firing gun forecastle and 3x1-8cm breech loading guns (sides 2, aft 1).

Italian navy reclassified her torpedo boats according to the magazine Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens dated 1896 no. 9

An item reported that the Italian navy reclassified her ships with as result that the minimum displacement of a torpedo boat 1st class was 120 in stead of 100 tons and the displacement of 2nd class torpedo boats varied between 100-120 tons.

Belgian NH90 helicopter RN-02 2014-

Vlissingen, Netherlands 27 July 2016

Built by Nhindustries as multi-role NATO frigate helicopter of the Belgian Arrmy Air Component. With as dimensions 19,56 x 3,63 x 5,23 (height) and an empty weight of 6,400 kilo and maximum weight 10.600 kilo. . Load capacity 2.600 kilo. Able to transport 20 men or 12 stretchers. Maximum start weight 10.600 kilo. Speed 215 (cruising)-305 (maximum) kilometres.

Turkish sailing corvette Dschejhun according to the magazine Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens dated 1875 no. 11

Used as transport. Armament 2 guns. Tonnage 925 tons.

Turkish sailing corvette Ferat according to the magazine Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens dated 1875 no. 11

Used as transport. Armament 2 guns. Tonnage 950 tons.

Turkish steam frigate Nars el Aziz according to the magazine Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens dated 1875 no. 11

Armament 50 guns. Horsepower 450 nhp. Dimensions 250 x 50 x 22 (fore)-22.6 (aft) feet and 2.897 tons tonnage. Built at Hemlik, Turkey in 1861. Crew numbered 271 men (included 6 officers), should be 581 men.

Turkish steam frigate Hudavendikiar according to the magazine Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens 1875 no. 11

Stationed at Smyrna. Armament 41 guns. Horsepower 600 nhp. Dimensions 240 x 50 x 22 (fore0-22.6 (aft) feet and 2.897 tons tonnage. Built at Ismid, Turkey in 1860. Crew numbered 358 men (included 7 officers), should be 581 men.

Belgian patrol vessel BNS Pollux (P902) 2014-


Schelde of Vlissingen, Netherlands 27 July 2016 Rescue Vlissingen

Belgium-flagged, homeport Zeebrugge, Belgium, MMSI 205661000 and call sign ORJU. Of the Castor-class consisting of the Castor and the Pollux. Maximum speed 21 knots due to 2-2.880Kw diesel engines. Launched at Socarenam, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France on 22 December 2014, baptized on 6 May 2015. The armament consists of 1-12,7mm/0.50" FN Herstal machinegun and 2-37 knots RIBs. Maximum displacement 448 tons and as dimensions 53,5 x 9,5 x 3,19 metres. Crew numbers 15 men with accommodation for another 20 men. To be used for North Sea coast guard duties. Building ordered in February 2013.

Dutch trawler Zeeland (SCH 123) 1989-



Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 July 2016

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Scheveningen, IMO 8901913, MMSI 244583000 and call sign PIWT. Gross tonnage 6.128 tons, summer deadweight 5.162 tons and as dimensions 115 x 14 x 8 metres. Built in 1989 at the YVC Ysselwerf, Capelle a/d IJssel, Netherlands. Owned and managed by Jaczon, Den Haag, Netherlands.

Russian general cargo ship (ex-Priscilla 2010) Jade 2010-


Buitenhaven, Vlissingen, Netherlands 26 July 2016

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Amsterdam, Netherands, IMO 9411769, MMSI 246724000 and call sign PCDI. Ex-Priscilla renamed July 2010. Owned and managed by C Shipping, Novorossiysk, Russia. Built by Bijlsma Shipyard, Lemmer, Netherlands.

Dutch trawler Cornelia (BR14) 2001-

Harbour of Breskens, Netherlands 27 July 2016

Netherlands-flagged, IMO 9316438, MMSI 246225000 and call sign PHBW. Built by Crist Yard, Gdansk, Poand in 2004 and completed by Maaskant, Stellendam, Netherlands. Launched on 4 August 2004

Dutch trailing suction hopper dredger Pieter Hubert 1962-

Schelde off Breskens, Netherlands 26 July 2016

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Zwolle, Netherlands, ENI 02103632, MMSI 244710846 and call sign PH8245. Built at the Scheepswerf Bijker NV, Gorinchem for account of H. van der Kamp, Zwolle, Netherlands in 1962. Owned by Van der Kamp Beton NV, Zwolle since 1963 and since 1976 by Van der Kamp Beheer B, Zwolle.

Belgian pilot boat Honte 2013-


Schelde off Breskens, Netherlands 26 July 2016

Belgium-flagged, homeport Oostende, Belgium, IMO 9680138, MMSI 205651000 and call sign ORBW. Built by Baltic Workboat Shipyard, Nasva, Estonia in 2013.

Belgian shrimps cutter (ex-Yvonne 1967-1989) Aquarius (Z8) 1989-


Schelde off Breskens, Netherlands 26 July 2016

Belgium-flagged, registration number BEL000081967, MMSI 420526410 and call sign OPAH. Built by Scheepswerf De Klerk, Kruispolder, Belgium in 1967. Ex-Yvonne (K8) renamed Aquarius in 1989 with pennant K8 and since 1994 Z8.

Chinese container ship Maersk Niteroi 2009-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 27 July 2016

Hong Kong/China-flagged, homeport Hong Kong, IMO 9434943, MMSI 477634900 and call sign VRFW5. Built by Hyundai Heavy Industry, Ulsan, South Korea in 2009. Owned by Fair Hope, Hong Kong, China and managed by Anglo Eastern Deutschland, Bremen, Germany.

Dutch crane ship Oleg Strashnov 2009-

Schelde off Breskens, Netherlands 25 July 2016

The crane ship Oleg Stranshov was 07.15 o'clock launched at the yard of IHC Merwede at Krimpen aan den IJssel without any ceremony but with a large audience. Her building nr. is 9452701. Dimensions 183,00 meter (over all but excluded crane and anchors)-171,60 meter (between perpendiculars) x 37,80 (sailing or serving as a pipe layer)-47,00 (serving as a crane/lifting weights) x 8,50 (sailing)-13,84 (while lifting) x14,50m (while scantling) and with a hold below the main deck (working platform) of 18,20. When launched her weight was 20.000 tons. She is fitted out with two removable azipods (each of 5.000 kW) aft, amidships two DP thursters which could be drawn (2 x 3.500 kW) in and finally two bow thrusters in funnels (2 x 1./012 kW) driven by 6 diesel generators of each 4.500 kW. To be fitted out with a helicopter platform suitable for Sikorsky S 61 N helicopters. Her casco was completed at Rotterdam where the crane was. This the second crane ship for this company, she all ready possesed the crane ship Stanislav Yudin.Cyprus-flagged, homeport Limassol. IMO 9452701, MMSI 212905000 and callsign 5BNL2.

German car carrier (ex-CSAV Rio Bueno 2010-2012) Pagna 2012-

Schelde off Breskens, Netherlands 25 July 2016

Gibraltar-flagged, IMO 9427952, MMSI 236111884 and call sign ZDNC5. Ex-CSAV Rio Bueno renamed November 2012. Owned and managed by Laeisz Reederei, Rostock, Germany. Built by Zhoushan Shipyard, Zhoushan, China in 2010.