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Saturday, 23 June 2018

Polish naval tugs BG-2, BG-2, BG-3 and BG-4 according to a CIA report dated 8 October 1951

An item reported that the Polish navy possessed 4 tugs BG-2, BG-2, BG-3 and BG-4.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R008900070011-9

Problems with the Polish destroyers O.R.P. Blyskawica and Burza according to a CIA report dated 8 October 1951

An item reported that the Polish destroyer O.R.P. Blyskawica had no commanding officer since summer 1950 lieutenant commander Waclaw Welglarz was relieved from duty following his dismissal from the Polish navy. He was temporarily replaced by a Soviet naval officer who was within short time relieved returning to the Soviet Union to recover after he was injured while at sea. The destroyer O.R.P. Burza returned on 21 July from England although in such a worse condition that she was towed back with disabled machinery and damaged guns. What caused the problems was not mentioned.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R008900070011-9

Russian destroyers for the Polish navy according to a CIA report dated 8 July 1955

An item reported that the Polish navy at Gdynia, Poland was preparing the taking over in the near future of several Soviet destroyers and was now mustering the necessary men for the crews.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP80-00810A007200680003-8

Polish naval personnel available for service on board of the ships according to a CIA report dated 20 June 1955

An item reported that the Polish destroyer Blyskawica had a crew numbering 270 (peace)-350 (war) men but at the moment just 220-225 men. For the minesweepers, motor torpedo boats, control boats and submarines were respectively around 360, 300, 150 and 380 men serving. Some of the submarine crews were stationed on land.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP80-00810A006900880007-6

Dutch tug (ex-Uranus 2009-2014) Alp Guard 2014-

Buitenhaven Vlissingen, Netherlands 20 June 2018

Netherlands-flagged, IMO 9398539, MMSI 244830812 and call sign PCYY. Gross tonnage 3.732 ton, deadweight 3.226 ton and dimensions 66,65 (between perpendiculars)-74,36 (over all) x 20,90 x 8,25 (maximum) x 9,50 (depth to main deck) metres. Cargo deck area 315 square metres. DP II Anchor Handling Salvage Tug. Bollard pull 285 (continue)-300 (maximum) tons, Speed 11,8 (service)-16,7 (maximum) knots. Since 1 December 2014 of Alp Guard/Alp maritime Services B.V., Rotterdam, Netherlands. Former anchor handling vessel Uranus of Harms Bergung Transport&Heavylift, Hamburg, Germany, Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia and MMSI 636092459, renamed 1 December 2014. Built by Mutzelfeldtwerft Nord, Cuxhaven, Germany with yard number 280in 2009. 

Polish tug Dolny Slask of the Wroclaw branch of the Polish Central Administration of the Inland Waterways according to a CIA report dated 21 October 1955

An item reported that the Polish Central Administration of the Inland Waterways resorted under the Polish Ministry of Shipping. There were branch offices at Wroclaw (former Breslau), Szczecin (former Stettin), Bydgoszcz, Gdansk (former Danzig), Warsaw and Krakow. The Wroclaw branch office at Ulica Kleczkowska 50 directed by Orlowski operated the tug Dolny Slask with a horsepower of 1.200 hp and 2 funnels between Wroclaw and Szczecin.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP80-00810A007900950006-8

Polish tug Opole of the Wroclaw branch of the Polish Central Administration of the Inland Waterways according to a CIA report dated 21 October 1955

An item reported that the Polish Central Administration of the Inland Waterways resorted under the Polish Ministry of Shipping. There were branch offices at Wroclaw (former Breslau), Szczecin (former Stettin), Bydgoszcz, Gdansk (former Danzig), Warsaw and Krakow. The Wroclaw branch office at Ulica Kleczkowska 50 directed by Orlowski operated the tug Opole with a horsepower of 350 hp and one funnel between Wroclaw and Szczecin.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP80-00810A007900950006-8

Polish tug Gliwice of the Wroclaw branch of the Polish Central Administration of the Inland Waterways according to a CIA report dated 21 October 1955

An item reported that the Polish Central Administration of the Inland Waterways resorted under the Polish Ministry of Shipping. There were branch offices at Wroclaw (former Breslau), Szczecin (former Stettin), Bydgoszcz, Gdansk (former Danzig), Warsaw and Krakow. The Wroclaw branch office at Ulica Kleczkowska 50 directed by Orlowski operated the tug Gliwice with a horsepower of 280 hp and one funnel between Wroclaw and Szczecin.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP80-00810A007900950006-8

Friday, 22 June 2018

Japanese car carrier Lake Geneva 2015-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 June 2018

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, IMO 9713882, MMSI 636016445 and call sign D5GF5. Built by Imabari Shipbuilding Marugame Yard, Marugame, Japas ans the Imabari Mauguma 1601 in 2015. Registered owners Imabari Senpaku Co. Ltd. And I.M.A. Lines S Co. S.A. Managed by Eastern Pacific Shipping Pte. Ltd., Singapore. 

British whaler Jane in 1827

Homeport Hull, England, captain Madison, sailed on 30 March, arrived on 30 October, catches 16 whales and 230 tons.

Source 
Original pamphlet The whale fisheries 1827

British whaler Lord Wellington in 1827

Homeport Hull, England, captain Harrison, sailed in March towards Greenland, arrived on 5 September, catches 13 whales and 100 tons.

Source 
Original pamphlet The whale fisheries 1827

British whaler Ellison in 1827

Homeport Hull, England, captain Spence, sailed in March, arrived on 30 October, catches 13 whales and 120 tons.

Source 
Original pamphlet The whale fisheries 1827

German bulk carrier (ex-Merganser 2011) Lady Doris 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 20 June 2018

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, IMO 9459955, MMSI 636092195 and call sign A8YI4. Ex-Merganser renamed February 2011. Owned and managed by Mineralien Schiffahrt Spedition&Transport, Schnaittenbach, Germany. Built by Avic Weihai Shipyard, Weihai, China in 2011. 

Dutch warship Witte Leeuw, also called Leeuw in het Bosch 1692-1695

Of the admiralty Maze, mentioned between 1692-1695.Voyage under the command of 1692 commandeur L. Hollaer to Cadiz, Spain. 

Dutch guard ship Ijzervarken 1706

Of the admiralty Maze, a so-called uitlegger, mentioned in 1706, commanded by commandeur W. van Zeijl, voyage from Rotterdam to Lillo, Belgium and return.

Dutch guard ship Hyena 1782

Of the admiralty Noorderkwartier, a so-called uitlegger, also called a hulk, built at Medemblik, Netherlands in 1782, dimensions 140 x 39 x 8 feet and an armament of 20 guns. 

Dutch LPG tanker Happy Pelican 2012-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 June 2018

Isle of Man-flagged, homeport Douglas, IMO 9618850, MMSI 235094449 and call sign 2FUW7. Built by STX Shipbuilding Busan, Pusan, South Korea in 2012. Owned by Unigas International, Rotterdam, Netherlands and managed by BSM UK, Newcastle upon Tune, England. 

British whaler Eliabeth in 1827

Homeport Hull, England, captain Braham, sailed on 17 March to Greenland, arrived in September, catches 5 whales and 45 tons.

Source 
Original pamphlet The whale fisheries 1827

British whaler Ariel in 1827

Homeport Hull, England, captain Rdogers, sailed in March towards Greenland, arrived on 14 September, catches 11 whales and 60 tons.

Source
Original pamphlet The whale fisheries 1827

British whaler Everthorp in 1827

Homeport Hull, England, captain Johnson, sailed on 29 March, arrived on 11 October, catches 21 whales and 230 tons.

Source 
Original pamphlet The whale fisheries 1827

Greek LPG tanker Kithnos 2016-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 June 2018

Greece-flagged, homeport Piraeus, IMO 9711523, MMSI 241410000 and call sign SVCH5. Owned by Kithnos Special Maritime Enterprise and operated by Eletson Corporation, Piraeus, Greece. Built by the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Ulsan Shipyard, South Korea 21 January 2016. 

Clipper Flying Dutchman arrived in California according to the American newspaper Sacramento Daily Union dated 8 October 1853

An item dated 7th reported the arrival of the clipper Flying Dutchman coming in 106 days from New York, USA with a cargo for D.L. Ross&Co. 

Clipper Flying Dutchman arrived in California according to the American newspaper Sacramento Daily Union dated 20 September 1856

An item dated San Francisco, USA 19th reported the arrival that afternoon at San Francisco of the clipper Flying Dutchman coming from New York, USA. 

American clipper Shenandoah arrived in California according to the American newspaper San Francisco Call dated Wednesday 12 April 1905

An item reported that the American big clipper Shenandoah which left San Francisco, USA on 2nd February bound for New York, USA entered on Monday the harbour of Valparaiso, Chile lacking enough fresh water. 

Clipper Tornado arrived in California according to the American newspaper Sacramento Daily Union dated 4 May 1853

An item dated 2nd reported the arrival of the clipper Tornado master Mumford coming in 108 days from New York, USA. 

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Clipper Messenger arrived in California according to the American newspaper Sacramento Daily Union dated 8 October 1853

An item dated 7th reported the arrival of the clipper Messenger master Smith coming in 125 days from Philadelphia, USA with a cargo for Ritchie, Osgood&Co. 

Clipper Gazelle arrived in California according to the American newspaper Sacramento Daily Union dated 8 October 1853

An item dated 7th reported the arrival of the clipper Gazelle master Stoddard coming in 199 days from New York, USA with a cargo for Geo. Howes. 

Panamanian crude oil tanker Captain Spiro 2014-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 June 2018

Malta-flagged, homeport Valletta, IMO 9692856, MMSI 229715000 and cal sign 9HA3543. Ex-Hyundai Samho 5698. Built by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries, Samho, South Korea in 2014. Owned by Wegelia Corporation, Panama and managed by Consolidated Marine Management, Athens, Greece.

Express tug Kaukasus lying in reserve at Ismail, Ukraine according to a CIA report dated 21 May 1952

An item reported that at Ismail, Ukraine part of the port was not accessible and guarded by Soviet military and where a large number of Hungarian, Czechoslovakian, Rumanian, Bulgarian and Yugoslavian ships were anchored apparently ready to be used at one although nothing was known more about this reserve. From Vienna was the Express tug Kaukasus sent to this reserve.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R011900230009-0

Czechoslovakian steamship Praha according to a CIA report dated 30 July 1951

An item reported that the Czechoslovak Elbe Navigation Company, Prague, Czechoslovakia operated on the Hamburg-Magdeburg line the steamship Praha, with a crew numbering 11 men, fitted out with 900-1.100 coal fuelled machinery allowing a speed of 4 kilometres upstream. Tonnage 4.500 tons. Draft 1,1-1,3 metres.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R008200260013-3

Demagnetization stations alongside the Danibe according to a CIA report dated 26 February 1952

An item reported that in August 1949 was ordered that the complete fleet of the Soviet Danube Navigation Company was to be demagnetized. To realize this were at least three demagnetization stations alongside the river erected. The one on the Obuda Shipyard Island (Obuda Hajosgyari Sziget), Budapest, Hungary was manned by six men of the Soviet Danube Flotilla and commanded by the Soviet officer Skobilov. A second one was at Ruse, Bulgaria manned by an officer and 10 men of the Soviet Danube Flotilla and the third one in the winter port of Braila, Romania, although this seemed to be a temporarily station with just the cables lying permanently in the water. River authorities were responsible for certificating and checking if a ship was demagnetized. Ships which crossed Yugoslavian territories were especially controlled.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R006000650009-8

South Korean bulk carrier Global Brave 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 20 June 2018

Panama-flagged, IMO 9434606, MMSI 354440000 and call sign 3FXH4. Built by STX Dalian Shipbuilding, Dalian, China in 2010. Owned and managed by Korea Line, Seoul, South Korea. 

British whaler Kiero in 1827

Homeport Hull, England, captain Colquhoon, sailed on 17 March, arrived on 16 September, catches 13whales and 130 (?) tons.

Source 
Original pamphlet The whale fisheries 1827

British whaler Brunswick in 1827

Homeport Hull, England, captain Blyth, sailed on 14 March, arrived on 11 October, catches 12 whales and 205 tons.

Source 
Original pamphlet The whale fisheries 1827

British whaler Lee in 1827

Homeport Hull, England, captain Lee, sailed on 16 February, arrived on 11 November, catches 12 whales and 180tons.

Source 
Original pamphlet The whale fisheries 1827

British whaler William in 1827

Homeport Hull, England, captain Hawkins, sailed on 15 February, arrived on 13 October , catches 3 whales and 48 tons.

Source 
Original pamphlet The whale fisheries 1827

German steam fishing vessel Schönebeck according to a list dated 1 July 1904

Germany-flagged, homeport Nordenham, Germany, pennant ON32 and call sign QGCJ.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands).

Maltese fishing vessel MFC 1795

Marsaxlokk, Malta 26 May 2018

German steam fishing vessel Leh according to a list dated 1 July 1904

Germany-flagged, homeport Nordenham, Germany, pennant ON58 and call sign QFRW.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands).

German steam fishing vessel Eversand according to a list dated 1 July 1904

Germany-flagged, homeport Nordenham, Germany, pennant ON45 and call sign NJSL.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands).

German steam fishing vessel Bremerhaven according to a list dated 1 July 1904

Germany-flagged, homeport Nordenham, Germany, pennant ON30 and call sign QFRT.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands).

Maltese fishing vessel MFA 233 VLT

Marsaxlokk, Malta 26 May 2018

German steam fishing vessel Bremen according to a list dated 1 July 1904

Germany-flagged, homeport Nordenham, Germany, pennant ON29 and call sign QFRH.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands).

German fishing vessel Ebenezer according to a list dated around April 1911

Germany-flagged, homeport Finkenwärder, Germany, pennant HF 54 and call sign RTMP. Stricken.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands). List No. XIII sent with a letter dated 27 April of the German embassy in the Netherlands and which was a follow-up to the list dated 1 July 1904.

German fishing vessel Cito according to a list dated around April 1911

Germany-flagged, homeport Finkenwärder, Germany, pennant HF 29 and call sign RTLH. Stricken.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands). List No. XIII sent with a letter dated 27 April of the German embassy in the Netherlands and which was a follow-up to the list dated 1 July 1904.

Maltese fishing vessel MFA 107

Marsaxlokk, Malta 26 May 2018

German steam fishing vessel Wulsdorf according to a list dated 1 July 1904

Germany-flagged, homeport Nordenham, Germany, pennant ON33 and call sign QGCN.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands).

German fishing vessel Emma according to a list dated 1 July 1904

Germany-flagged, homeport Geestemünde, Germany, pennant PG85 and call sign KRSJ.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands). 

German fishing vessel Frau Antje according to a list dated 1 July 1904

Germany-flagged, homeport Nessmersiel, Germany, pennant AQ1 and call sign KJCF.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands).

Maltese fishing vessel MFA 8697 VLT

Marsaxlokk, Malta 26 May 2018

German steam fishing vessel Rotesand according to a list dated 1 July 1904

Germany-flagged, homeport Nordenham, Germany, pennant ON46 and call sign NJSM.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands).

German fishing vessel Norderney according to a list dated around April 1911

Germany-flagged, homeport Emden, Germany, pennant AE 107 and call sign KJQP. Stricken.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands). List No. XIII sent with a letter dated 27 April of the German embassy in the Netherlands and which was a follow-up to the list dated 1 July 1904.

German fishing vessel Burwinkel according to a list dated around April 1911

Germany-flagged, homeport Elsfleth, Germany, pennant OE 17 and call sign NJGR. Stricken.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands). List No. XIII sent with a letter dated 27 April of the German embassy in the Netherlands and which was a follow-up to the list dated 1 July 1904.

Maltese fishing vessel St. Antnin 1

Marsaxlokk, Malta 26 May 2018

Homeport Valletta, Malta. 

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

The wages of the crews serving on board of the tugs of the Polish Central Administration of the Inland Waterways according to a CIA report dated 21 October 1955

An item reported that the Polish Central Administration of the Inland Waterways resorted under the Polish Ministry of Shipping. There were branch offices at Wroclaw (former Breslau), Szczecin (former Stettin), Bydgoszcz, Gdank (former Danzig), Warsaw and Krakow. The crewmembers earned the next monthly wages, the first figure for winter time, the second figure for summer time. Apprentice 550, able-bodied sailor 580-900, deck supervisor 660-1.000, steersman 760-1.100, mechanic 860-1.200 and captain 860-1.300 zloty.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP80-00810A007900950006-8

The barges of the Polish Central Administration of the Inland Waterways according to a CIA report dated 21 October 1955

An item reported that the Polish Central Administration of the Inland Waterways resorted under the Polish Ministry of Shipping. There were branch offices at Wroclaw (former Breslau), Szczecin (former Stettin), Bydgoszcz, Gdank (former Danzig), Warsaw and Krakow. The Wroclaw branch office at Ulica Kleczkowska 50 directed by Orlowski had 200 barges available consisting of 30 Plau size (Plauer Mass), 150 Breslau size (Breslauer Mass), 10 Berlin size (Berliner Mass and 10 canal size (Kanal Mass; Finow Mass?).

The Wrocklaw branch had 8 self-propelled barges serving between Worcklaw and Nowa Sol (Neusalz).

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP80-00810A007900950006-8

The tugs of the Polish Central Administration of the Inland Waterways according to a CIA report dated 21 October 1955

An item reported that the Polish Central Administration of the Inland Waterways resorted under the Polish Ministry of Shipping. There were branch offices at Wroclaw (former Breslau), Szczecin (former Stettin), Bydgoszcz, Gdank (former Danzig), Warsaw and Krakow. Complained was that a very poor grade of coal was used with disappointing results and so dissatisfying the tug crews. The crews numbered 16 men for a large Dutch type tug, 11 for a small Dutch type and 8 men for the diesel motor tugs.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP80-00810A007900950006-8

British pipelayer and heavy lift vessel (ex-Sembawang 2011, Acergy Borealis 2011-2012) Seven Borealis 2012-


Bahamas-flagged, homeport Nassau, IMO 9452787, MMSI 311031900 and call sign C6YG8. Built by Sembawang Shipyard, Singapore on 2012. Owned by Class 3UK, London, United Kingdom and managed by Subsea 7 International Contracting, Westhill, United Kingdom. Dimensions 182,2 (over all) x 46,2 x 8,5-11,35 (operating) 16,1 (depth main deck) metres. Transit speed around 11 knots. Endurance 45 days in transit with 220 persons and on DP with 399 persons. Ex-Sembawang renamed September 2011 and Acergy Borealis renamed February 2012. 

Soviet Union returning former Czechoslovakian tug Dniepr or Dnestr according to a CIA report dated 20 February 1953

An item reported that the SAG Oderschiffahrt (Soviet Shipping Co,) returned on 29 August 1952 the former Czechoslovakian 650 tons steam tug Dniepr (elsewhere called Dnestr) to the Czechoslovakian Elbe-Oder Navigation Company (CSPLO).

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP80-00810A000200210006-0

Soviet Union returning former Czechoslovakian tug Moskva according to a CIA report dated 20 February 1953

An item reported that the SAG Oderschiffahrt (Soviet Shipping Co,) returned on 29 August 1952 the former Czechoslovakian 40 tons steam tug Moskva to the Czechoslovakian Elbe-Oder Navigation Company (CSPLO).

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP80-00810A000200210006-0

Soviet Union returning former Czechoslovakian tug Amur according to a CIA report dated 20 February 1953

An item reported that the SAG Oderschiffahrt (Soviet Shipping Co,) returned on 29 August 1952 the former Czechoslovakian 750 tons steam tug Amur to the Czechoslovakian Elbe-Oder Navigation Company (CSPLO).

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP80-00810A000200210006-0

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

American training ship (ex-Tanner T Ags 40 1990-2000) State of Main





Rotterdam, Netherlands 2 June 2018

USA-flagged, homeport Castine, Maine, IMO 8835217, MMSI 368946000 and call sign WCAH. Training ship annex Public Nauical School Ship. Built by the Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Sparrows Point Yard, Maryland, USA and converted into a nautical school ship by Colonna’s Shipyard Inc. in June 1997. Owned by the United States of America, D.O.T. Maritime Administration, Houston, USA and managed by the Maine Maritime Academy, Castine, USA. 

German fishing vessel Bardewisch according to a list dated around April 1911

Germany-flagged, homeport Elsfleth, Germany, pennant OE 10 and call sign NGTW. Stricken.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands). List No. XIII sent with a letter dated 27 April of the German embassy in the Netherlands and which was a follow-up to the list dated 1 July 1904.

German fishing vessel Seeadler according to a list dated around April 1911

Germany-flagged, homeport Cranz a, E., Germany, pennant PC 25 and call sign KLGS. Stricken.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands). List No. XIII sent with a letter dated 27 April of the German embassy in the Netherlands and which was a follow-up to the list dated 1 July 1904.

German fishing vessel Catharine according to a list dated around April 1911

Germany-flagged, homeport Brake, Germany, pennant OB 11 and call sign NGRB. Stricken.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands). List No. XIII sent with a letter dated 27 April of the German embassy in the Netherlands and which was a follow-up to the list dated 1 July 1904.

German fishing vessel Johanna according to a list dated around April 1911

Germany-flagged, homeport Blankenese, Germany, pennant SB 77 and call sign LGMB. Stricken.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands). List No. XIII sent with a letter dated 27 April of the German embassy in the Netherlands and which was a follow-up to the list dated 1 July 1904.

American passenger ship Rotterdam 1997-



Rotterdam, Netherlands 2 June 2018

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Rotterdam Netherlands, IMO 9122552, MMSI 246167000 and call sign PDGS. Built by Fincantieri Marghera, Venice, Italy in 1997. Owned and managed by Holland America Line, Seattle, USA. 

Czechoslovakian steamship Bilina according to a CIA report dated 30 July 1951

An item reported that the Czechoslovak Elbe Navigation Company, Prague, Czechoslovakia operated on the Magdeburg-Usti nad Labem line the steamship Bilina, with a crew numbering 10 men, fitted out with 600-8100 coal fuelled machinery allowing a speed of 4 kilometres upstream. Tonnage 3.500 tons. Draft 0,8-1,2 metres.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R008200260013-3

Czechoslovakian steamship Vysehrad according to a CIA report dated 30 July 1951

An item reported that the Czechoslovak Elbe Navigation Company, Prague, Czechoslovakia operated on the Magdeburg-Usti nad Labem line the steamship Vysehrad, with a crew numbering 10 men, fitted out with 600-8100 coal fuelled machinery allowing a speed of 4 kilometres upstream. Tonnage 3.500 tons. Draft 0,8-1,2 metres.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R008200260013-3

Czechoslovakian steamship Brno according to a CIA report dated 30 July 1951

An item reported that the Czechoslovak Elbe Navigation Company, Prague, Czechoslovakia operated on the Hamburg-Magdeburg line the steamship Brno, with a crew numbering 11 men, fitted out with 900-1.100 coal fuelled machinery allowing a speed of 4 kilometres upstream. Tonnage 4.500 tons. Draft 1,1-1,3 metres.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R008200260013-3

Czechoslovakian steamship Melnik according to a CIA report dated 30 July 1951

An item reported that the Czechoslovak Elbe Navigation Company, Prague, Czechoslovakia operated on the Hamburg-Magdeburg line the steamship Melnik, with a crew numbering 11 men, fitted out with 900-1.100 coal fuelled machinery allowing a speed of 4 kilometres upstream. Tonnage 4.500 tons. Draft 1,1-1,3 metres.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R008200260013-3

Dutch inland motor tanker Nellie 2001-


IJmuiden, Netherlands 2 June 2018

Netehrlands-flagged, MMSI 244660891 and call sign PE8126, ENI 02325204. Built by De Hoop BV, Schiedam, Netherlands with yard number 198 in 200 for account of Oliehandelaar Klaas de Boer BV, Urk, Netherlands. Oil bunker ship. 

German fishing vessel Meta Auguste according to a list dated around April 1911

Germany-flagged, homeport Finkenwärder, Germany, pennant HF 127 and call sign RTMK. Stricken.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands). List No. XIII sent with a letter dated 27 April of the German embassy in the Netherlands and which was a follow-up to the list dated 1 July 1904.

German steam fishing vessel Witt&Bartels according to a list dated around April 1911

Germany-flagged, homeport Cranz a. E., Germany, pennant PC 18 and call sign KPGQ. Stricken.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands). List No. XIII sent with a letter dated 27 April of the German embassy in the Netherlands and which was a follow-up to the list dated 1 July 1904.

German steam fishing vessel Blankenese according to a list dated around April 1911

Germany-flagged, homeport Blankenese, Germany, pennant SB 15 and call sign LGDS. Stricken.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands). List No. XIII sent with a letter dated 27 April of the German embassy in the Netherlands and which was a follow-up to the list dated 1 July 1904.

Dutch motor cutter Jonge Jan (IJM-369) 1978-

IJmuiden, Netherlands 2 June 2018

Netherlands-flagged, IMO 245165000 and call sign PCCX. Built in 1978. 

Monday, 18 June 2018

German tugs Unterwesen 6, 13 and 15 sold towards the Netherlands according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 24 May 1929

An item reported that J. Pleyzier at Delfzijl, Netherlands bought the tugs Unterwesen 6, 13 and 15 which had as homeport Bremen, Germany. 

Dutch sail lugger Lemmer (IJM282) sold within the Netherlands according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 24 May 1929

An item reported that the Dutch steel sail lugger Lemmer (IJM282) of 118,89 gross register tons and built by the fa. Gebr. De Boer, Lemmer, Netherlands in 1916 of the Ver. Exploitatie Mij., Ijmuiden, Netherlands was sold to the shipping company N. Haasnoot, Katwijk aan Zee, Netherlands and to be fitted out with an engine

Dutch sail lugger Elsa (IJM85) sold within the Netherlands according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 24 May 1929

An item reported that the Dutch steel sail lugger Elsa (IJM85) of 113,95 gross register tons and built by the shipyards ‘s Lands Welvaren I.S. Figee, Vlaardingen, Netherlands in 1916 of the Ver. Exploitatie Mij., Ijmuiden, Netherlands was sold to the shipping company N. Haasnont, Katwijk aan Zee, Netherlands and to be fitted out with an engine. 

Dutch sail lugger Alma sold towards Germany according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 24 May 1929

An item reported that the Dutch steel sail lugger Alma of 115,57 gross register tons and built by fa. Gebr. Boot, Leiderdorp, Netherlands in 1916 was sold by the Expl. En Adm. Mij. Shamrock, Ijmuiden, Netherlands towards Germany. 

Panamanian bulk carrier (ex-Ince Marmara 2008-2010, Doris 2010) Geki Star 2010-




Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 10 July 2018

Marshall Islands-flagged, IMO 9470844, MMSI 538007470 and call sign V7JN8. Ex-Doris, Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, MMSI 636014606, call sign A8VG6 and owned and managed by Commercial Shipping&Trading, Athens, Greece. Built by Shimanami Shipyard, Imabari, Japan in 2008. In 2015 Panama-flagged, homeport Panama City and call sign 3EAU9. Turkey-flagged between 2008-2010. Ex-Ince Marmara renamed in July 2010. Owned by Ince denizcilik Ve Ticaret AS, Turkey between July 2008-July 2010 and July 2010-2015 by Thetis Shipping Enterprises SA, Liberia. Since 2015 owned by Sielmen S.A, Panama. and managed by Diligent Holdings SA, Athens, Greece.

Polish icebreaker Posejdon according to a CIA report dated 20 May 1954

An item reported the Polish icebreaker Posejdon with a gross register tonnage of 436 tons, built in 1884 and as homeport Szcezecin, Poland.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP80-00810A004001050003-8

Polish icebreaker according to a CIA report dated 20 May 1954

An item reported the Polish icebreaker without supplying more details.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP80-00810A004001050003-8

Polish icebreaker Drweca according to a CIA report dated 20 May 1954

An item reported the Polish icebreaker Drweca without supplying more details d.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP80-00810A004001050003-8

Polish icebreaker Chrobry according to a CIA report dated 20 May 1954

An item reported the Polish icebreaker Chrobry used as an icebreaker on the Oder river.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP80-00810A004001050003-8

Swedish oil/chemical tanker Fure Nord 2004-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 10 July 2018

Sweden-flagged, IMO 9271884, MMSI 266120000 and call sign SJKD. Owned and managed by Furetank Rederi. Donso. Sweden. Earlier Faeroe Islands-flagged with homeport Nolsoy. Built by Edwars Shipyard, Shanghai, China in 2004. 

German fishing vessel Nordsee according to a list dated around April 1911

Germany-flagged, homeport Blankenese, Germany, pennant SB 69 and call sign LGNP. Stricken.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands). List No. XIII sent with a letter dated 27 April of the German embassy in the Netherlands and which was a follow-up to the list dated 1 July 1904.

German fishing vessel Albatros according to a list dated around April 1911

Germany-flagged, homeport Blankenese, Germany, pennant SB 2 and call sign LGPJ. Stricken.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands). List No. XIII sent with a letter dated 27 April of the German embassy in the Netherlands and which was a follow-up to the list dated 1 July 1904.

German fishing vessel Auguste according to a list dated around April 1911

Germany-flagged, homeport Nebel a. Amrum, Germany, pennant SA 1 and call sign RTDB. Stricken.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands). List No. XIII sent with a letter dated 27 April of the German embassy in the Netherlands and which was a follow-up to the list dated 1 July 1904.

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Portugal opening registration of tenders for building submarines according to the magazine Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens dated 1913 No. 3

An item reported that the Portuguese navy department opened on 15 January the registration for tenders for the building of 3submarines with a displacement of around 300 tons, a maximum surfaced speed of 14 knots, two screws and an armament of 3-45cm/17.7” torpedo tubes. On 15 January was the registration for tenders opened and it were British and American companies who were interested. 

Greek battle cruiser Salamis under construction in Germany according to the magazine Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens dated 1913 No. 5


An item reported that the Greek battle cruiser under construction by Vulkan was to be named Salamis. When she was completed she was to be armed with 4x2-35,6cm guns on the keel line, 12-15 guns in a casemate and 12-7,5cm guns. The machinery consisting of turbines delivering 40.000 ehp and driving 3 screws were to allow a speed of 23 knots. Armament and armour was to be delivered by the Bethlehem Steel Company. Building costs 36 million mark.(1)

Note
1. Sometimes also called Vasilefs Georgias, building ordered in 1912, laid down by AG Vulkan, Hamburg, Germany on 23 July 1913, launched on 11 November 1914, never completed and broken up in 1932.

Italy building more warships according to the Dutch newspaper Nederlandsche staatscourant dated 16 August 1864

An item reported that on the 10th at the navy shipyard at Genoa, Italy a screw steamship of 400 hp and pierced for 22 guns was launched. She was laid down in March 1863. At the same yard were another two armoured ships being built just like a iron made yacht and further more was the building of an armoured battery prepared. 

German general cargo ship (ex-Kar Cengizhan 2007-2015, Vigoroso 2015-2017) Dragonera 2017-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 12 July 2018

Madeira/Portugal-flagged, IMO 9191943, MMSI 255805691 and cal sign CQEN. Owned by Roland Shipping&Trading GmbH&Co. KG, Germany and managed by Reederei Erwin Strahlmann GmbH&Co. KG, Brunsbütte, Germany. Built by Pendik Shipyard, Istanbul, Turkey in 2007. Ex-Kar Cengizhan renamed August 2007. Ex-Vigoro, Gibraltar-flagged, MMSI 236451000, call sign ZDIK3 and owned and managed by Shipcom, Duisburg, Germany and renamed 2017. 

The Otraco tugs in Belgian Congo according to a CIA report dated 30 April 1953

An item reported that the organisation Otraco (Office d’Expliation des Transports Coloniaux) recently purchased the new tug Kiri with a horsepower of 1.000hp and which in the meantime with success executed her trials and was to start within a week with her service on the Kongo River. Otraco already possessed the 1.000hp tugs Kisangani, Kwamougt and Kuzulu and the two tugs Kimpoko and Kikwit which now being fitted out and to enter on short notice the service. In the future were the tugs Kisantu and Katu to be added. Planned were another five K-type tugs. Characteristics of the K-class tugs were 65 x 10,5 x 1,20 metres. Their machinery consisted of 3x345hp at 350rpm Carels engines.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP80-00809A000700220274-9

The Yugoslavian Headquarters of the Naval Volunteers according to a CIA report dated 15 June 1948

An item reported that rear admiral D. Loncarevic (1) commanded since 1 March 1948 the new founded Headquarters of the Naval Volunteers which was responsible for the marine workshops at Solici. In the meantime came 150 military pontoons available supplied by the UNRRA to Yugoslavia although for civilian purposes and owned by the GDTM until recently. The pontoons were however converted for landing purposes and divided over the several Yugoslavian naval harbours as follows: Spit 30, Sibenik 18, Zara 40, Dubrovnik 12, Pola 20, Fiume 10 and finally Boka-Kotorska 20. Between end December 1947-end March 1948 arrived via Romania several transports naval armament material to be used.

Note
1. Similar to Duro Loncarevic (Gusinje 16 April 1920- Beograd 1 April 1987), who also was political commissary of the Yugoslavian navy?

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP83-00415R001000010021-5

Yugoslavian navy ordering all private owned motor vessels in the Adriatic to report to the Directorate General of the Merchant Navy according to a CIA report dated 15 June 1948

An item referred to an order of the vice admiral Josip Cerni (1) and rear admiral Duro Loncarevic (2) dated 19 March that all private owned motor vessels in the Adriatic were to gather at the reserve points of the Directorate General of the Merchant Navy (GDTM=Generalna Direkcija Trgovske Mornarice). After the order was published were GTDM inspectors active with examining the vessels. Part of the vessels -all guarded by sentries- were prepared to be fitted out with machineguns and light guns of different types. Officially was stated that the vessels were needed for the Yugoslavian youth summer camps to be organized along the Adriatic coastline.

Notes
1. Ending his career in the rank of admiral (Maribor 30 January 1903-4 April 1903 Reka).
2. Similar to Duro Loncarevic (Gusinje 16 April 1920- Beograd 1 April 1987), who also was political commissary of the Yugoslavian navy?

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP83-00415R001000010021-5

German reefer Emerald 2000-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 11 July 2018

Malta-flagged, homeport Valletta, IMO 9202857, MMSI 229981000 and call sign 9HA3770. Built to be operated by Armada Reefers but within short time taken over by Seatrade which bought the vessel in 2004. Later sold to Triton Schiffahrt, Germany which chartered her to Seatrade. Than Liberia-flagged with as homeport Monrovia and MMSI 636091015. Built by Iwagi Shipbuilding, Kamijima, Japan in 2000. 

German steam fishing vessel Fock&Hubert according to a list dated around April 1911

Germany-flagged, homeport Cranz a. E., Germany, pennant PC 17 and call sign LGCB. Stricken.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands). List No. XIII sent with a letter dated 27 April of the German embassy in the Netherlands and which was a follow-up to the list dated 1 July 1904.

German steam fishing vessel August Bröhan according to a list dated around April 1911

Germany-flagged, homeport Cranz a. E., Germany, pennant PC 15 and call sign KPGN. Stricken.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands). List No. XIII sent with a letter dated 27 April of the German embassy in the Netherlands and which was a follow-up to the list dated 1 July 1904.

German steam fishing vessel Glücksburg according to a list dated around April 1911

Germany-flagged, homeport Altona, Germany, pennant SD 44 and call sign LGFR. Stricken.

Source
Archive Department Foreign Affairs inventory number 235 (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands). List No. XIII sent with a letter dated 27 April of the German embassy in the Netherlands and which was a follow-up to the list dated 1 July 1904.