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Sunday, 26 June 2022

Italian coastal torpedo boat 69 S 1885-1905

Schichau type 2nd class, original design with one pole mast. Displacement 80 tons and as dimensions 39.00 x 4.80 x 2.15 metres. Crew numbered 16 men including 2 officers. Range 300 nautical miles/15 knots and 1.000 nautical miles/10 knots. Speed 19-22 knots. Horsepower 1.000 hp. One locomotive boiler. Armament 2-35.6cm torpedo tubes and 2-3.7cm guns. Built by Cravero, Genoa, Italy. Laid down on 2 November 1885, launched in 1888, commissioned on 15 September 1888, between 1902-1903 used for training machinists and stricken on 15 August 1905.

Sources

AMM. Paolo M. Pollina. Le Torpediniere Italiane. Officio Storico della Marina Militare. Rome, 1964.

Several editions of Jane’s Fighting Ships

The Naval Annual 1913

http://warshipsresearch.blogspot.com/

Russian warships leaving Constantinople, Turkey bound for Bizterta, Tunisia according to the Weekly Intelligence Summary No. 23 dated 11 December 1920

An item referred to a statement of admiral De Born reporting that the main part of the Russian ships on short term would depart for Bizerta, Tunisia.(1) The General Alexieff (2) already departed on 9 December. On 11 December departed from Constantinople, Turkey towards Bizerta the Russian aged unarmed battleship George Pobyeonosetzi, torpedo boats Derzki, Puilki, Bazpokoini, Gnyevni, Buistri, Tcerigo, Kapitan Saken, Zvonki, Zbarki, Zorki, Zhivoi, submarines Tyulen, Outka, Boureviestnik and A.G. 22 and the gunboats Donetz and Grozni. The Commander-in-chief Mediterranean telegraphed on 12 December that except one under repair all Russian warships left Constantinople.

Notes

1. The fleet of the White Russians better known as Wrangel’s fleet was interned at Bizerta and the remnants became property of the Soviet Union in 1924, all ships were however beyond repair.

2. The former Imperator Aleksandr III, renamed 29 April 1917 and in 1920 General Alekseyev. Building ordered on 13 April 1912, laid down at the Russud Shipyard, Nikolayev on 30 October 1911, launched on 15 April 1914, renamed Volia on 29 April 1917, commissioned on 17 July 1917, in the hands of the Bolshviks, via German hands in 1918 in British hands, in 1919 handed over to the White Russians, interned at Bizerta, French Tunisia and broken up in 1936. Of the Imperatritsa Marya-class, preceded by Gangut-class, succeeded by Imperator Nikolai I.

3. The Georgii Pobedonosets of the Ekaterina II-class Georgii Pobedonosets-subclass, succeeded by Imperator Aleksander II-class. Building ordered on 27 March 1889, laid down by the ROPiT Shipyard, Sevastopol, Crimea on 5 May 1891, launched on 9 March 1892, commissioned in September 1893 and sold to be broken up between 1930-1936.

Source

The National Archives, Kew Gardens, England CAB/24/116/95

British defence vessel HMS Greenfly was towed to Nasiriya, Mesopotamia according to the Weekly Intelligence Summary No. 2 dated 15 January 1921

An item reported that the British defence vessel HMS Greenfly was towed to Nasiriya. Mesopotamia.

Note

1. Fly-class river gunboat, also called small China gunboat, especially designed for patrolling on the Tigris river, building ordered in February 1915, launched by Yarrow&Company in September 1915, paid off in March 1918 and sold at Basra, Iraq on 1 March 1923.

Source

The National Archives, Kew Gardens, England CAB/24/118/69

Finnish bulk carrier Arkadia 2012-




Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 14 May 2022

Finland-flagged, homeport Helsinki, Finland, IMO 9590797, MMSI 230624000 and call sign OJPB. Registered owner ESL Shipping Oy, Helsinki, Finland. Built by Hyundai Vinashin Shipyard, Ninh Phuoc, Vietnam in 2012. 

American whaler Charles Phelps visited Lahaina, Hawaii according to the newspaper The Polynesian dated 12 April 1851

An item reported the arrival at Lahaina, Hawaii on 29 March of the American whaler Charles Phelps master Burch of Stonington 225 barrels sperm oil.

American whaler Franklin visited Lahaina, Hawaii according to the newspaper The Polynesian dated 12 April 1851

An item reported the arrival at Lahaina, Hawaii on 27 March of the American whaler Franklin master Lamb of New Bedford 50 barrels sperm oil.

American whaler Ontario visited Lahaina, Hawaii according to the newspaper The Polynesian dated 12 April 1851

An item reported the arrival at Lahaina, Hawaii on 26 March of the American whaler Ontario master Slocum of New Bedford 176 barrels sperm oil.

German chemical tanker Nabucco 2015-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 23 June 2022

Cyprus-flagged, homeport Limassol, IMO 9771999, MMSI 209219000 and call sign 5BXQ4. Luxembourg-flagged,homeport Luxembourg City and call sign LXNB between 2016-2018. Owned and managed by GEFO Gesellschaft für Oeltransport mbH, Hamburg, Germany. Built by Tersan Tersanecilik Sanayo ve Ticaret A.S., Tuzla, Turkey. between 2015-2016. 

Spanish Ostend privateer St, Fransios-St. Francois 1703

Captain Thomas Gournay. Departed Ostend 3 January 1703, returned at Ostend 1 March 1703. Frigate, armed with 8 guns.

Source

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

Spanish Ostend privateer Het Serpent-Le Serpent

Captain Martinus Maes. Departed Ostend 30 November 1702, returned at Ostend 9 December 1702. Snow, armed with 4 guns 2 swivels and 48 men including 6 boys.

Source

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

Spanish Ostend privateer St. Franciscis-St. Francois 1702

Captain Thomas Gournaij. Departed Ostend 28 October 1702, returned at Ostend 8 December 1702. Snow armed with 8 guns. Frigate ship fitted out for war purposes.

Source

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

Dutch motor cutter (ex-Dina Cornelia 1986-1999, WR136 Wilhelmina 1999-2006, Endurance (GO 32) 2006-2009) Cornelia Adriana (ARM46) 2009-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 23 June 2022

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Arnemuiden, Netherlands , IMO 8505757, MMSI 244932000, NLD198600295 and call sign PDQJ. Built as Dina Cornelia (SL 6) as a hull by Coop. Verenigde Scheepswerf De Vooruit, Zaandam, Netherlands with yard number 372 and completed by Padmos, Stellendam, Netherlands between 1985-1986.

Catch results of the Dutch Greenland whaler de Hoop op de Walvis according to the Dutch newspaper Amsterdamse courant dated 23 August 1710

An item dated Amsterdam, Netherlands 22 August reported the arrival on the Elbe, Germany of the German Greenland whaler Witte Zee commandeur Riewert Fredriksz bringing with a list with the catch results of the Dutch Greenland whaler de Hoop op de Walvis 1 whale. 

Catch results of the Dutch Greenland whaler Jonge Jan according to the Dutch newspaper Amsterdamse courant dated 23 August 1710

An item dated Amsterdam, Netherlands 22 August reported the arrival on the Elbe, Germany of the German Greenland whaler Witte Zee commandeur Riewert Fredriksz bringing with a list with the catch results of the Dutch Greenland whaler Jonge Jan 1 whale.

Catch results of the Dutch Greenland whaler ’t Wapen Haerlem according to the Dutch newspaper Amsterdamse courant dated 23 August 1710

An item dated Amsterdam, Netherlands 22 August reported the arrival on the Elbe, Germany of the German Greenland whaler Witte Zee commandeur Riewert Fredriksz bringing with a list with the catch results of the Dutch Greenland whaler ’t Wapen Haerlem 3 whales. 

German chemical tanker Elsa Essberger 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 23 June 2022

Portugal/Madeira-flagged, IMO 9481001, MMSI 255805470 and call sign CQJA. Operated by John T. Essberger GmbH&Co. KG and owned by KG Fuenfzehnte Oceanie Schiffahrtsgesellschaft mnH&Co., both Hamburg, Germany. Built by Eregli Shipyard, Karandeniz Eregli, Turkey with yard number EREGLI 26 between 2010-2013. 

Portuguese ship Nossa Senhora da Penha de Franca 1717-1730

Launched at Lisbon, Portugal in January 1717, last mentioned in 1730, 70 guns.

Source

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

Portuguese ship Sao Lourenco 1716-1734

Of the Junta Geral do Comercio do Estado do Brasil, built at Lisbon, Portugal in 1716, last mentioned in 1734, 58 guns.

Source

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

Portuguese ship Nossa Senhora do Pilar or Padre Eterno 1715-1740

Built at Baia, Brazil in 1715, last mentioned in 1740, 70 guns.

Source

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

Friday, 24 June 2022

Belgian research-survey vessel RV Belgica 2019-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 23 June 2022

Belgium-flagged, homeport Zeebrugge, Belgium. IMO 9871294, MMSI 2051330000 and call sign ORCO. Dimensions 71,4 x 16,8 x 4,80 metres. Laid down by Freire Shipyard,Vigo, Spain on 27 March 2019, name Belgica chosen on 25 April 2019, launched on 11 February 2020 and delivered on 3 December 2021. Managed and operated by the French shipping company Genavir, owner Belgian government and auxiliary vessel of the navy. 

Portuguese sloops Republica and Carvalho Aranjo underway towards Portugal according to the Weekly Intelligence Summary No. 2 dated 15 January 1921

An item reported that the Portuguese sloops Republica and Carvalho Aranjo- the former British HMS Gladiolus (1) respectively Jonquil (2) -departed on 14 January Devonport, England bound for Lisbon, Portugal.

Notes

1. Arabis-class minesweeping sloop, preceded by Azalea-class, succeeded by Aubrietia class, launched by Charles Connell and Company, Scotsoun, Scotland on 25 October 1915, sold to Portugal on 10 March 1920, classified in Portuguese service as the cruiser NRP República and discarded in 1943.

2. Acacia-class minesweeping sloop, launched by Charles Connell and Company, Scotstoun, Scotland on 12 May 1915, sold in May 1920 to Portugal and served as the NRP Carvalho Araújo until she was discarded in 1959.

Source

The National Archives, Kew Gardens, England CAB/24/118/69

British block ship HMS Thetis salvaged at Zeebrugge, Belgium according to the Weekly Intelligence Summary No. 2 dated 15 January 1921

Apollo 2nd class protected cruisers

An item reported that finally the entrance to the harbour of Zeebrugge, Belgium was cleared on 11 January. Under supervision of the British commodore Sir Frederick W. Young was the wreck of the Thetis lifted and moved.(1)

Note

1. Apollo 2nd class protected cruiser, preceded by Pearl-class, succeeded by Astraea-class, laid down by J&G Thomson, Clydebank, Scotland on 29 October 1889, launched on 13 December 1890, commissioned in April 1892, sunk as block ship in the so-called Zeebrugge Raid on 23 April 1918.

Source

The National Archives, Kew Gardens, England CAB/24/118/69

Italian coastal torpedo boat 68 S 1885-1919

Schichau type 2nd class, original design with one pole mast. Displacement 80 tons and as dimensions 39.00 x 4.80 x 2.15 metres. Crew numbered 16 men including 2 officers. Range 300 nautical miles/15 knots and 1.000 nautical miles/10 knots. Speed 19-22 knots. Horsepower 1.000 hp. One locomotive boiler. Armament 2-35.6cm torpedo tubes and 2-3.7cm guns. Built by Cravero, Genoa, Italy. Laid down on 2 November 1885, launched on 23 August 1887, commissioned on 16 October 1888, pilot service since 1915? and stricken on 1 August 1919.

Sources

AMM. Paolo M. Pollina. Le Torpediniere Italiane. Officio Storico della Marina Militare. Rome, 1964.

Several editions of Jane’s Fighting Ships

The Naval Annual 1913

http://warshipsresearch.blogspot.com/

Former German light cruiser SMS Regensburg fitting out in France according to the Weekly Intelligence Summary No. 2 dated 15 January 1921


An item reported that the former German light cruiser SMS Regensburg (1) handed over to France and renamed Strasbourg was now being refitted at Brest, France and to be serviceable in the second quarter of 1921. Her voyage was to show the French flag in South American harbours during 2-3 months. Afterwards she was probably to replace the Jurien de la Gravière (2) as part of the Syrian Squadron.

Notes

1. Of the Graudenz-class, preceded by Karlsruhe-class, succeeded by Pillau-class, laid down by AG Weser, Bremen, Germany with yard number 197 on 12 November 1912, launched on 25 April 1914, commissioned on 3 January 1915, stricken on 10 March 1920, ceded to France on 4 June 1920, renamed Strasbourg, decommisioned on 14 June 1936, became a barrack ship and scuttled by German forces at Lorient as protection for the U-boat pens.

2. Laid down at Lorient, France on 15 November 1897 at Lorient, launched on 26 June 1899, completed in 1903, stricken on 27 July 1921 and broken up in 1922. Protected cruiser.

Source

The National Archives, Kew Gardens, England CAB/24/118/69

British light cruiser HMS Cardiff cruising in the Mediterranean according to the Weekly Intelligence Summary No. 2 dated 15 January 1921

An item reported that the British light cruiser HMS Cardiff would depart from Malta around 3 February bound for Smyrna [Izmir, Turkey], Lemnos, Greece and Constantinople and to arrive at Constantinople, Turkey on 11 February, then depart on 15 February for visiting the North Anatolian coast and Batoum, Georgia returning on 24 February.(1)

Note

1. C-class Ceres sub-class, Preceded by Arethusa-class, succeeded by Danae-class, building ordered in March-April 1915, laid down by Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Govan, Scotland on 22 July 1916, launched on 12 April 1917, completed on 25 June 1917, decommissioned on 3 September 1945 and sold to be broken up on 23 January 1946.

Source

The National Archives, Kew Gardens, England CAB/24/118/69

Greek bulk carrier Star Hydrus 2013-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 22 June 2022

Marshall Islands-flagged, homeport Majuro,IMO 9621778, MMSI 538004333 and call sign V7WL8. Registered owner Hydrus Shipping LLC.. Athens, Greece or owned/managed by Eagle Management Consultants, New York, USA. or owned by Star Bulk Carriers Corporation? Built by Jinagsu Hantong Ship Havy Industry, Tongzhou, China in 2013. 

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

An item reported the British whaler Eliza Frances 290 tons active in the sperm whaling on 5 January 1829. 

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

An item reported the British whaler Sarah Ann 232 tons active in the sperm whaling on 5 January 1829. 

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

An item reported the British whaler Recovery 420 tons active in the sperm whaling on 5 January 1829. 

Panamamian crude oil tanker Propontis 2006-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 20 June 2022

Greece-flagged, homeport Piraeus, IMO 9305623, MMSI 240565000 and call sign SZGY. Owned by Triton Triumph s.a. (Panama) and operated by Tsakos Columbia Shipmanagement (TCM) S.A., Athens, Greece. Built by Hyundau Heavy Industries Co. Ltd., Ulsan, South Korea in 2006. 

Japanese potential troop transport Tsuruga Maru in December 1921

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

Speed 12 miles, net tonnage 4.507 tons, gross tonnage 72.89 tons, transport capacity 2.450 men and owned by N.Y.K. Passenger ship. Coal-fuelled.

Source

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

Japanese potential troop transport Durban Maru in December 1921

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

Speed 12 miles, net tonnage 4.381 tons, gross tonnage 71.63 tons, transport capacity 2.400 men and owned by N.Y.K. Cargo ship. Coal-fuelled.

Source

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

Greece bulk carrier (ex-Navios Auroa 2005-2008, Navios Aurora I 2008-2009) Navios Hope 2009-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 20 June 2022

Panama-flagged, IMO 9328558, MMSI 371048000 and call sign 3EAX3. Built by Universal Shipbuilding, Kawasaki, Japan in 2005. Owned/managed by Navios Shipmanagement, Athens, Greece or Navios Corporation, Piraeus, Greece.

British Greenland whaler Dingwal returned home according to the Dutch newspaper Oprechte Nederlandsche courant dated 1 August 1787

Sailors arriving at Greenland to kill whales, their ships being out at sea. Aquatint by Robert Dodd, 1789.

An item reported the arrival at Tingmouth [Teignmouth], England of the British Greenland whaler Dingwal 5 whales 600 seals

British Davis Strait whaler Sarah returned home according to the Dutch newspaper Oprechte Nederlandsche courant dated 1 August 1787

Sailors arriving at Greenland to kill whales, their ships being out at sea. Aquatint by Robert Dodd, 1789.

An item reported the arrival at Liverpool, England of the British Davis Strait whaler Sarah 3 whales 

British Greenland whaler John returned home according to the Dutch newspaper Oprechte Nederlandsche courant dated 1 August 1787

Sailors arriving at Greenland to kill whales, their ships being out at sea. Aquatint by Robert Dodd, 1789.

An item reported the arrival at Liverpool, England of the British Greenland whaler John 6 whales

Greek bulk carrier Dayang Confidence 2017-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 20 June 2022

Marshall Islands-flagged, homeport Majuro, IMO 9723057, MMSI 538007401 and call sign V7LW6. Built by Sinipacific/Dayang Shipbuilding, Yanghzou, China in 2017. Owned/managed by Eurobulk, Athens, Greece or registered owner Banc of America Leasing, USA. 


Portuguese ship Nossa Senhora da Oliveira 1721-1737

Launched at Lisbon, Portugal on 21 November 1721, last mentioned in 1737, 50 guns.

Source

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

Portuguese ship Nossa Senhora da Vitoria 1720-1730

Launched at Lisbon, Portugal on 17 June 1720, lost in 1730, 64 guns.

Source

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

Portuguese ship Nossa Senhora da Atalaia 1719-1733

Launched at Lisbon, Portugal on 8 March 1719, last mentioned in 1733, 52 guns.

Source

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

Thursday, 23 June 2022

Dutch cargo ship (ex-Noord-stad 1931-1951, Olive 1951-1954 ) Heiloo 1954-1964 (Charles 1964-1979, Jesper 1969-1977, Helene Jansen 1977-1980)

Launched by N.V. Scheepswerf Foxhol/H.J.J. Muller&J.G. Broërken), Foxhol, Netherlands with yard number 38 as Noord-Stad on 23 July 1931, delivered on 5 October 1931, since 4 May 1954 owner Reder ‘Heiloo’, Sas van Gent and managed by Firma J.J. Onnes, Cargadoors-, Scheepvaart- en Bevrachtingsbedrijf, Groningen and since Danish owners, wrecked off Stord near Rubbestadneset on 11 March 1980 and total loss declared. Dimensions 38,29 (between perpendiculars)-41,97 (over all) x 7,15 (moulded) x 2,90 (moulded) x 2,744 (maximum) metres, deadweight 360 tons, gross tonnage 275 tons and net tonnage 180 tons.

Catch results of the Dutch Greenland whaler 3 Tortelduyven according to the Dutch newspaper Amsterdamse courant dated 23 August 1710

An item dated Amsterdam, Netherlands 22 August reported the arrival on the Elbe, Germany of the German Greenland whaler Witte Zee commandeur Riewert Fredriksz bringing with a list with the catch results of the Dutch Greenland whaler 3 Tortelduyven 1 whale.

Catch results of the Dutch Greenland whaler Watervliet according to the Dutch newspaper Amsterdamse courant dated 23 August 1710

An item dated Amsterdam, Netherlands 22 August reported the arrival on the Elbe, Germany of the German Greenland whaler Witte Zee commandeur Riewert Fredriksz bringing with a list with the catch results of the Dutch Greenland whaler Watervliet 1 whale.

Catch results of the Dutch Greenland whaler Notaris according to the Dutch newspaper Amsterdamse courant dated 23 August 1710

An item dated Amsterdam, Netherlands 22 August reported the arrival on the Elbe, Germany of the German Greenland whaler Witte Zee commandeur Riewert Fredriksz bringing with a list with the catch results of the Dutch Greenland whaler Notaris 1 whale.

Dutch screw steam tug Jan

 
Zeeuws Archief. In the canal Gent-Terneuzen off Sas van Gent around 1920

Catch results of the German Greenland whaler St. Nicolas according to the Dutch newspaper Amsterdamse courant dated 23 August 1710

An item dated Amsterdam, Netherlands 22 August reported the arrival on the Elbe, Germany of the German Greenland whaler Witte Zee commandeur Riewert Fredriksz bringing with a list with the catch results of the German Greenland whaler St. Nicolas of Bremen 1 whale.

German Greenland whalers returning home at Bremen, Germany according to the Dutch newspaper Amsterdamse courant dated 6 September 1710

An item dated 6 September reported the arrival of the German Greenland whalers of Bremen with 2 whales, delivering 70 respectively 40 quardelen blubber.

German Greenland whalers returning home at Hamburg, Germany according to the Dutch newspaper Amsterdamse courant dated 6 September 1710

An item dated 6 September reported the arrival on the Elbe river 12 German Greenland whalers with just 3 whales.

Dutch tug Willem

 

Zeeuws Archief. In the canal Gent-Terneuzen off Sas van Gent around 1920

Large numbers of Dutch Greenland whalers returned home according to the Dutch newspaper Amsterdamse courant dated 16 September 1710

An item dated Amsterdam, Netherlands 15 September reported that last Thursday 74 Dutch Greenland whalers arrived in the Vlie, Netherlands.

Several German Greenland whalers returned home at Hamburg, Germany according to the Dutch newspaper Amsterdamse courant dated 13 September 1710

An item dated Amsterdam, Netherlands 12 September reported the arrival on the Elbe river of 16 German Greenland whalers of Hamburg

Spanish Greenland whaler N.S. de Bourgondien returned home according to the Dutch newspaper Amsterdamse courant dated 16 October 1710

An item dated Amsterdam, Netherlands 15 October reported the arrival at Bilbao, Spain of the Spanish Greenland whaler N.S. de Bourgondien captain Lorenzo de Galandano.

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

Italian coastal torpedo boat 113 S 1889-1921

Schichau type 2nd class, original design with one pole mast. Displacement 80 tons and as dimensions 39.00 x 4.80 x 2.15 metres. Crew numbered 16 men including 2 officers. Range 300 nautical miles/15 knots and 1.000 nautical miles/10 knots. Speed 19-22 knots. Horsepower 1.000 hp. One locomotive boiler. Armament 2-35.6cm torpedo tubes and 2-3.7cm guns. Built by Pattison, Naples, Italy. Laid down on 4 April 1889, launched on 31 March 1890, commissioned on 17 December 1890, stricken on 10 November 1910, purchased on 15 January 1914 for the machinist training at Venice experimenting with Belluzo turbines and stricken on 15 May 1921.

Sources

AMM. Paolo M. Pollina. Le Torpediniere Italiane. Officio Storico della Marina Militare. Rome, 1964.

Several editions of Jane’s Fighting Ships

The Naval Annual 1913

http://warshipsresearch.blogspot.com/

British light cruiser HMS Castor arrived at Copenhagen, Denmark.according to the Weekly Intelligence Summary No. 1 dated 8 January 1921

An item reported the arrival of the British light cruiser HMS Castor on 7 January at Copenhagen, Denmark.(1)

Note

1. C-class Cambrian sub-class light cruiser, preceded by Arethusa-class, succeeded by Danae-class, laid down by Cammell Laird, Birkenhead, England on 28 October 1914, launched on 28 July 1915, completed and commissioned in November 1915. decommissioned in May 1935 and sold to be broken up on 30 July 1936.

British river gunboat HMS Greenfly in Mesopotamia refloated according to the Weekly Intelligence Summary No. 1 dated 8 January 1921

An item reported that in Mesopotamia the British defence vessel Greenfly was refloated. (1)

Note

1. Fly-class river gunboat, also called small China gunboat, especially designed for patrolling on the Tigris river, building ordered in February 1915, launched by Yarrow&Company in September 1915, paid off in March 1918 and sold at Basra, Iraq on 1 March 1923.

Source

The National Archives, Kew Gardens, England CAB/24/118/41

French protected cruiser Guichen visited Sabangg, Dutch East Indies in 1900

Guichen

The Dutch Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1900-1901 reported that the French cruiser 2nd class Guichen (1) visited Sabang, Dutch East Indies (2) between 20-23 September 1900. De locomotief dated 24 July 1900 reported that the French cruisers Guichen and the flagship Amiral Charnier at Brest received orders to prepare the departure to the Chinese waters with all possible means.(3) On 20 July was at Toulon started with fitting out of the Nixe and that the cabinet chartered the transport Uruguay to ship 2 battalions of marines. The Deli courant dated 1 August reported the arrival of the Guicen at Singapore leaving the next day towards China.

Notes

1. Protected cruiser preceded by D'Entrecasteaux succeeded by Châteaurenault, laid down by Ateliers et Chantiers de la Loire, France in October 1895, launched on 26 October 1897, completed in November 1899, stricken in 1921 and scrapped.

1. Sabang was an important coal bunker station in the Dutch East Indies used by Dutch and foreign warships and merchant ships.

3. As a result of the Chinese Boxer Rebellion in fact an anti-foreign, anti-colonial land anti-Christian uprising between 18 October 1899 and 7 September 1901 in which an large Allied force acted against the Chinese Boxers militia and the Imperial army.

French gunboat Zelée visited Macassar, Dutch East Indies in 1900


The Dutch Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1900-1901 reported that the French gunboat Zelée visited Macassar, Dutch East Indies on 20 October 1900.(1)

Note 

1. Surprise-class designed for colonial services. Launched at Arsenal de Rochfort, France on 18 October 1899, commissioned in 1900 and sunk during the bombardment by the German armoured cruisers SMS Scharnhorst and Gneisenau of Papeete, French Polynesia on 22 September 1914. 

German cruiser SMS Cormoran visited the Dutch East Indies in 1899


The Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1898-1899 reported that the German cruiser 3rd class SMS Cormoran visited Ternate, Dutch East Indies in March 1899. 1) The Dutch newspaper De Locomotief dated 28 April published an item dated 26 March reporting her visit for coal bunkering coming from Kiatshau, China and bound for Samoa.(2)

Notes

1. Unprotected cruiser of the Bussard-class consisting of the Bussard, Falke, Seeadler, Condor and Cormoran, preceded y the Schwalbe-class and succeeded by the Gefion. Laid down By Kaiserliche Werft, Kiel, Germany as Kreuzer IV. Classe E in November 1890, launched on 17 May 1892, commissioned on 25 July 1893 and scuttled at Tsingtau, China to prevent capture by the Japanese forces on 28 September 1914.

2. The western part of the Samoa archipelago was between 1990 and 1914 in German hands and the eastern part a territory of the USA as American Samoa since 1900.

Dutch crane-work vessel (ex-Wilhelmina Jeanine 1979-2007) Walrus 2007-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 16 June 2022

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Hansweert, Netherlands, IMO 7917202, MMSI 246208000 and call sign PIOW. Built by Scheepswerf Baars, Sliedrecht, Netherlands or B.V. Scheepsbouwwerf en Machinefabriek H. de Haas, Maassluis, Netherlands in 1979.