Sunday, 20 April 2014

Dutch bark Java Packet departed Den Helder, Netherlands towards the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Heldersche en Nieuwedieper Courant dated Sunday 2 October 1864

An item dated Den Helder, Netherlands the 1st reported the departure of the Dutch bark ship Java Packet captain D. Crap Hellingman the same day to the Dutch East Indies with on board 20 officers of the East Indies army.

Deadly accident on board of the Dutch bark Willem en Karel on the Groot Noordhollands Kanaal, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Heldersche en Nieuwedieper Courant dated Sunday 2 October 1864

An item dated Den Helder, Netherlands the 1st reported a dreadful accident on the Groot Noordhollands Kanaal on last Wednesday. The Dutch bark ship Willem en Karel captain Steenveld was underway from Amsterdam towards and intended to berth near the Stolperburg that evening to continue the voyage the next morning. A boat of her with 3 men on board however capsized killing two men. The boat was underway with the cable to the shore.

Deadly accident on board of the Dutch bark Marie en Pauline at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwe Courant van Den Helder dated 28 September 1864

An item dated Den Helder, Netherlands the 27th reported that on the 22nd at Hellevoetsluis the boatswain of the Dutch bark ship Marie en Pauline captain Poulsen mortally was wounded and finally died with a broken back leaving a wife and 4 children behind. The bark owned by W.J. Hidde Bok of Nieuwediep was underway with a cargo of timber from Riga, Latvia towards Dordrecht, Netherlands and was lowering her anchor when the boatswain was struck between the chain and the winch causing his injuries.

Russian submarine B-80 of the Zulu-class 1956




Amsterdam, Netherlands 25 October 2008

The Soviet Navy’s project 611 attack submarines were by the NATO known as the Zulu-class. The German type XXY U-boat built in 1943-1945 was used as a base for Project 611 which on her turn was succeeded by the Foxtrot-class. Between 1952 and 1957 were 25 units built at Leningrad or Severodvinsk. The B-80 was laid down on 1 February 1956 at Severodvinsk with yard number 402, accepted by the navy on 30 July and on the official navy list, under supervision of the navy on 26 January 1957 launched, on 13 July commissioned and stricken in April 1990. Bought in 1991 by merchants of Den Helder, Netherlands and since 2002 lying in the former NDSM-harbour, Amsterdam, Netherlands to be used for exhibitions and presentations. This initiative failed. With a displacement of 1.831 (surfaced)-2.400 (submerged) and as dimensions 90,5 z 7,5 x 5,1 metres. With a diving depth of 170-200 (test). The armament consisted of 10-53,3cm torpedo tubes (6 bow, 4 stern) and until 1959 were most of this class fitted out with machineguns. Their crew numbered 65 men. Speed 22 (surfaced)-9-10 (submerged) knots. .

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Russian warships visiting Batavia, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper De locomotief dated 17 December 1885

An item reported that on the roads of Batavia, Dutch East Indies [in fact Tandjong Priok] three Russian warships were lying. According to the newspaper Javabode arrived first the Rosboynik (1) and next the Opritchik firing 21 salute shots for the Dutch (Indies) government and another 15 for the admiral. After this salute went the Russian consul on board. In the morning of the 14th arrived the Russian admiral ship. There were none further details supplied about the destination and the purpose of the voyage supplied. The Java-bode of Friday the 18th reported that the Russian admiral on last Tuesday visited the Dutch commander in chief. It became known that the original destination had been Manila, Philippines. While there was no possibility for to be docked departed the ships via Singapore towards Batavia. The Rasboynik was to be docked at Onrust (3) and then the ships were bound via Cape of Good Hope towards Kronstadt. Yesterday at 14.00 o’clock left the admiral ship Wladimir Monarch (4) and the Opricnik to the North.

Notes
1. Sloop often called a clipper Razboinik, laid down at Nevski in 1877, launched in 1878, in 1880 and scuttled ion 2 January 1905. Of the Kresier-class with an armament of 3-6” guns, 4-4.2” guns, 4/6-1pd revolvers and 1 surfaced 15” torpedo tube.
2. Sloop often called a clipper Opritchnik, laid down at the Baltic Works in 1879, launched in 1880, completed a year later and in 1898 hulked. Of the Kresier-class with an armament of 3-6” guns, 4-4.2” guns, 4/6-1pd revolvers and 1 surfaced 15” torpedo tube.
3. According to the annual account of the Dutch Department of Colonies over 1886 were all three ships ‘repaired’ the Onrust.
4. Armoured cruiser Vladimir Monarch, laid on 1880 at the Baltic works, launched in 1882 and sunk after the battle of Tsushima on 28 May 1905. With a displacement of 5.593-6.000 (design) tons were her dimensions 90,30 x 15,85 x 8,0 metres. Speed 15,2 knots. Armament consisted of 4x1-8” guns, 12-6” guns, 4-3.4” guns, 4-3pd and 8-1pd revolvers and 3-15” surfaced torpedo tubes.

More torpedo boats available for the defence of Hong Kong according to the Dutch news bode Java-bode dated Friday 18 December 1885

An item referred to the newspaper Straight Times which reported that the number of torpedo boats for the defence of Hong Kong was to be increased from four to ten and of which eight boats were of the 1st class. At Singapore was men unsatisfied with this decision while there was even not a single torpedo boat 1st class for the defence available. The complaints were that Hong Kong as a war harbour always has more resources for her defence as Singapore had.

Dutch guard ship Gedeh at Batavia, Dutch East Indies harassed by termites according to the Colonial account over 1886

An item reported that the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Gedeh serving as guard ship at Batavia, Dutch East Indies was harassed by termites and which caused the replacement of the wooden masts by iron ones.(1)

Note
1. Flush-decked corvette laid down in 1872 at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies and launched in 1874/ Wood-built and coppered with a displacement of 1,420 tons and as dimensions 69,00 (between perpendiculars) x 17,00 (over all) x 3,75 (maximum aft) metres. and an armament of 6-12cm guns, 1-7,5cm gun and 2-3,7cm guns. Tonnage in tons of 2,83 cubic metres 1.710,3 gross and 1.625 net.  In 1885 consisted her crew of 122 Europeans and 35 natives. Her armament that year consisted of 10-30 pd guns no. 11. She was then guard ship at Batavia for the Indies Military Navy. In 1893 armed with 6 guns. She was docked in December 1893 at Tandjong Priok to be cleaned and repaired. In 1899 condemned and broken up.

Sources
Kamerstuk Tweede Kamer 1886-1887 kamerstuknummer 5 ondernummer 2. Account over 1886 for the Dutch East Indies. Dealing with the years 1885-1886.
Kamerstuk Tweede Kamer 1894-1895 kamerstuknummer 5 ondernummer 2. Account over 1894 for the Dutch East Indies.
B.J. Tideman. Memoriaal van de Marine. 1876-1880.
Jaarboek Koninklijke Marine 1885.

Dutch navy shipyard at Onrust, Dutch East Indies according to the Colonial account of 1886

The navy shipyard on the island Onrust, Dutch East Indies had less works in 1885 as the navy yard at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies. Totally of day services:
Free men: Craftsman 68.325 and coolies 37.657.
Forced labourers: craftsman 84.955 and coolies 2.231
Totally; crafts and 84.955 and coolies 39.999.
Wages:
Paid to the free men ƒ 186.403,00
Value services of forced labourers ƒ 15.519,00
Totally 201.922,00
Value of used material ƒ 134.025.
Overtime money  6.377
Medium daily wages ƒ 1,76.
Task work ƒ 11.149.
Among the free men were Chinese and natives and in the ateliers worked also some Europeans.
It was not difficult to obtain enough labourers although more skilled stokers and bench hands always were welcome. The number of deaths was quite lower as the year below 53 instead of the 94 in 1884/ This shipyard was mostly used for repairing 8 ships belonging to the auxiliary squadron, 15 of the Indies squadron, 9 of the government navy, 1 steam launch, 1 buoy layer, 10 private ships,2 hipper barges, 1 steam dredger and 3 Russian warships. Further more were 8 launches made and worked for ships in service or the storehouses and harbour departments. The 5.000 tons dry dock was less used compared to 1883-1884 and was in April 1886 brought to the dock pit at Surabaya to be inspected, repaired and painted. The buildings were in good condition with the quads intensively repaired and could be used for several years to come.. The coal shads on the island Kuiper required a lot of maintenance work.

Source
Kamerstuk Tweede Kamer 1886-1887 kamerstuknummer 5 ondernummer 2. Account over 1886 for the Dutch East Indies. Dealing with the years 1885-1886.

Chinese container ship Xin Shanghai 2006-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 April 2014

Hong Kong/China-flagged, homeport Hong Kong, IMO 9307231, MMSI 477282900 and callsign VRCC6. Gross tonange 108.069 tons, summer deadweight 111.737 tons and as dimensions 337 x 46 x 11,3 metres. Built by Samsung Shipbuildin&Heavy Industries, Geoje, South Korea. Owned and managed by China International Shipmanagement, Shanghai, China.

Japanese general cargo ship Eagle Arrow 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 April 2014

Panama-flagged, IMO 9529592, MMSI 353414000 and callsign 3FJA2. Gross register tonnage 37.046 tons, net register tonnage 18.298 tons, summer deadweight 61.860 tons and as dimensions 196,00 (between perpendiculars)-200 (over all) x 32,26 x 13,45 x 19,22 (depth0 x 5,770 (freeboard) metres. Horsepower 9.960 kW. Speed 14,00 knots. Ordered on 25 January 2008, laid down on 20 November 2009, launched on 21 October 2011 and delivered on the 22nd  by Oshima Shipbuilding, Saikai, Japan with hull number 10.617. Owned and managed by Daido Kaiun, Kobe, Japan.

Dutch general cargo ship Abis Dusavik 2014-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 April 2014

Netherlands-flagged, IMO 9671436, MMSI 244810418 and callsign PBDH. Gross tonnage 5.465 tons, summer deadweight 4.200 tons and as dimensions 102,00 (between perpendiculars)-111,60 (over all) x 16,80 x 5,80 x 12,70 (depth) metres. Main power 4.000 kW. Speed 17 knots. Two deck cranes with a SWL of 150 tons. Container capacity 261 TEU (included 137 on deck). Cargo hold capacity 240.000 cubic feet/11.892 cubic metres. Designed by C-Job, Hoofddorp, Netherlands. Casco built by Partner Sp. Z.o.o., Sczcecin, Poland and which arrived on 12 December 2013 at Harlingen towed by the tug Waterman. Built by Shipkits, Groningen, Netherlands in 2014 with yard number 118. Baptized on 17 January 2014 by Jane Petersen, spouse of Stefan Petersen, managing director of Ocean7Projects. Owned and managed by Abis Shipping, Harlingen, Netherlands.

Taiwan bulk carrier (ex-Lake Valor SW 2008-2011) Valor SW 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 April 2014

Panama-flagged. Ex-Lake Valor SW renamed June 2011, Gross tonnage 17.944 tons, summer deadweight 29.818 tons and as dimensions 170 x 28 x 5,6 metres. Built in 2008 at the Shikoku Shipyard, Takamatsu, Japan. Owned and managed by Shih Wei Navigation Co. Ltd., Taipei, Taiwan.

Dutch oil/chemical tanker Chem Hydra 2009-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 April 2014

Marshall Islands-flagged, homeport Majuro, IMO 9486180 MMSI 538003579 and callsign V7RU2. Gross tonnage 11.939 tons, summer deadweight 17.055 tons as dimensions 144,80 (over all) x 23,00 x 8,903 metres. 15 Tanks with a capacity of 18.994 cubic metres. Built in 2009 by Xinle Shipbuilding, Ningbo, China. Owned and managed by Ace Ships Management, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Chinese container ship (ex-P&O Nedlloyd Southampton 1998-2006) Maersk Kiel 2006-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 April 2014

Hong Kong/China-flagged, homeport Hong Kong, IMO 9153850, MMSI 477711600 and callsign VRGJ6. Gross tonnage 80.942 tons, summer deadweight 88.669 tons and as dimensions 299,00 (over all) x 42,50 (beam) x 14,0 (maximum0 metres. Horsepower 65.930 kW. Speed 24,5 (maximum) knots. Maximum TEU capacity 6.674. Reefer containers 710 TEU. Ex-&O Nedlloyd Southampton renamed February 2006, United Kingdom-flagged, owned by Blue Star Shipmanagement BG and operated by Maersk. Built in 1998 at the Ishikajima Harima Heavy industries Co.Ltd/ Kure Shipyard, Kure, Japan with hull number 3088. Owned and managed by Maersk Shipping Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.

American crude oil tanker Overseas Josefa Camejo 2001-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 April 2014

Marshall Islands-flagged, IMO 9213301, MMSI 538001512 and callsign V7CP4. Gross tonnage 62.385 tons, summer deadweight 112.200 tons and as dimensions 250 x 44 x 8,6 metres. Built in 2011 by Hyundai Heavy Industries, Ulsan, South Korea. Owned and managed by OSG Shipmanagement Greece, Athens, Greece.

Dutch bark ship Willem Hendrik arrived at Den Helder, Netherlands coming from Batavia, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwe Courant van Den Helder dated 21 September 1864

An item dated Den Helder, Netherlands the 20th reported the arrival on the evening of the 19th of the Dutch bark ship Willem Hendrik captain Beckkering coming from Batavia, Dutch East Indies. On board were more as 100 men belonging to the colonial troops which would depart the next morning at 08.00 o’clock via a screw steamboat towards Amsterdam and from there to Harderwijk for their dismissal. According to rumours died during the voyage 15 soldiers, the 2nd and 3rd mate, a female passenger and a young son of the captain.

Dutch bark Marnix arrived at Den Helder, Netherlands coming from the Dutch West Indies with former Chinese labourers according to the Dutch newspaper Heldersche en Nieuwedieper Courant dated 14 August 1864

An item dated Den Helder, Netherlands the 13th reported the arrival on the Thursday before of the Dutch bark ship Marnix captain L.P. Wassenaar with on board forty Chinese labourers in the past hired by the Dutch cabinet to work on the sugar plantations in the Dutch West Indies. Their contract was now served and they were travelling back to China.

French bark Duquesne temporarily grounded on outer ground off Terschelling, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwe Courant van Den Helder dated 6 August 1864

An item referred to a tiding from Terschelling. Netherlands dated the 1st reporting that on Sunday 31 July a French bark ship was grounded on the outer grounds. On the aft ship could be read Duquesne-Bordeaux. Her captain refused all support and even shot with a rifle on the approaching boats. With high tide she was refloated and continued her voyage.

Dutch ship Columbus lying at Harderwijk, Netherlands bound for Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwe Courant van Den Helder dated 6 August 1864

An item reported the intended departure from Harderwijk, Netherlands on the 23rd of the Dutch ship Columbus captain F.A. Wolking bound for Curacao with a detachment soldiers commanded by sergeant of the West Indies Infantry J. van Campen.

Dutch bark Zeenymph arrived at Den Helder, Netherlands coming from the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Heldersche en Nieuwedieper Courant dated Sunday 31 July 1864

An item dated Den Helder, Netherlands the 30th reported that the Thursday before the Dutch bark ship Zeenymph captain L.F. Graadt van Roggen arrived with on board a pair of wild boars, 1 East Indies squirrel, 1 porcupine, 2 forest chickens and 4 forest roosters coming from Java, Dutch East Indies and destined for Artis, Amsterdam.

Polish sail training ship Dar Mlodziezy 1982-



Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 19 April 2014



Oman navy sailing training ship Shebab Oman 2013-



Before the shipyard just out of the shipbuilding shed at Vlissingen, Netherlands 19 April 2014

Casco built at the Damen shipyard in Romania, now being completed at Damen shipyard at Vlissingen, Netherlands (Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding).

Belgian trailing suction hopper (ex-Schelde II 1979-1994) Jade River 1994-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 April 2014


Greek bulk carrier Angele N 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 April 2014

Hong Kong/China-flagged, homeport Hong Kong, IMO 9509528, MMSI 477634100 and callsign VRFI8. Gross tonnage 31.532 tons (register)-32.491 (Suez), net tonnage 18.765 (register)-26.155 (Panama)-29.975,35 (Suez) tons, deadweight (Panama at 12.03 metres tropical) around 50.000-55.804 (summer) tons and as dimensions 185,00 (between perpendiculars)-190 (over all) x 32,26 x 11,20 (design)-12,735 (scantling at summer draught) x 18,10 (moulded depth) metres. Main horsepower 7.110 kW (NOR) 8.890 kW (MCR). Speed at sea 14,00 (laden-14,50 (ballast) knots. Five holds, five hatches and grain bale capacity 72.626,46/67.062,27. Built in January 2010 at the IHI Marine United Inc., Yokohama Shipyard, Yokomaha, Japan. Owned and managed by Nomikos Transworld Maritime, Athens, Greece.

Singapore LPG tanker (ex-Camberley 2006-2014) Cambridge 2014-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 April 2014

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, IMO 9324734, MMSI 636012709 and callsign A8HD6. Ex-Camberley renamed March 2014. Gross tonnage 23.003 tons, summer deadweight 26.427 tons and as dimensions 174,20 (over all) x 28,00 x 10,42 metres. Cubic capacity (98%) 34.485 cubic metres. Built in 2007 by Hyundai Heavy Industries, Ulsan, South Korea. Owned and managed by Eastern Pacific Shipping, Singapore.

Canadian bulk carrier Federal Yukon 2000-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 April 2014

Hong Kong/China-flagged, homeport Hong Kong, IMO 9205897, callsign VRWL2 and MMSI 4777729000. Laker. Ice-class IC. Gross tonnage 20.659 (register), net tonnage 12.019 (register)-17.417 (Panama)-18.932 (Suez) tons, deadweight 35.591 (winter)-36.563 (summer)-37.537 (tropical) and as dimensions 199,99 (over all) x 23,76 x 10,53 (winter)-10,754 (summer)-10,978 (tropical) x 14,85 (depth) metres. Bunker tank capacity 183,00 (MDO)-1.627,00 (FDO) cubic metres. Speed 14 knots. Sister ships Federal Asahi, Federal Hudson, Federal Hunter, Federal Kivalina, Federal Kumano, Federal Nakagawa, Federal Oshima, Federal Rideau, Federal Seto, Federal Welland and Federal Yukina. Built in 2000 by Oshima Shipbuilding, Saikai, Japan. Owned and managed by Fednavy Group, Montreal, Canada.

Norwegian oil products tanker Navion Hispania 1999-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 April 2014

Bahamas-flagged, homeport Nassau, IMO 9168922, MMSI 311020100 and callsign C6XS2. Gross tonnage 72.753 tons, summer deadweight 126.183 tons and as dimensions 264 x 42 x 15,1 metres. Built in 1999 by Navantia Carenas Puerto Real, Puerto real, Spain. Owned by Navion Offshore Loading and managed by Teekay Shipping Norway both of Stavanger, Norway.

Friday, 18 April 2014

Dutch parliament member Ter Bruggen Hugenholtz asking on 25 November 1859 several questions about shipbuilding program for the Dutch East Indies

During a discussion with the Dutch minister of colonies Rochussen (1) asked parliament member Ter Bruggen Hugenholtz (1) what the intention of the minister was with the steamships built or being built and which were to replace the former Civil Navy. He did not deny the probably huge value of ships of such kind for the Dutch East Indies. However replacing the civil navy by steamships would urge huge expenses. He wonder if the minister discussed this with his counterpart of the navy. The navy was now building steam flotilla vessels which would be used in the Dutch territorial waters and in the colonies! He expected that vessels with a double use would be more expensive and in many ways inefficient. So if the minister of colonies intended to built some of these vessels he would like to hear this to be able to value future plans of the minister of navy. The minister of colonies knew that Ter Brugge Hugenholtz was interested in the navy and supplied more details There were in the Dutch East Indies 3 small ships with a shallow draught of djati wood built of a design which was expected to full fill all he needs in the colony and which was already proved. The engines were built in the Netherlands. In the Netherlands were as an experiment two ships of iron built with a very swallow draught comparable in some manner with the ships built by Rennie at London for the Spanish government on the Philippines for the war against Annam. In stead of a screw the Dutch vessels were fitted out with paddles, thicker hull plates to obtain a longer service and instead of none rigging some rigging to be used in emergency or with a favourable wind. Finally was as an experiment a small steamship built of steel to be used as patronesses (kruisboot). The results of these experiments were awaited especially for the iron built ships. If successful could the number of civil schooners and the number of dug-out canoes (in the meantime increased to 70) be decreased. This plan was expensive and influenced the positive balance.

Notes
1. Jan Jacob Rochussen (23 October 1797 Etten-21 January 1871 The Hague) who had been governor general of the Dutch Easy Indies. between 1845 and 1852.
2. Isaac Theodorus Ter Bruggen Hugenholtz 28 May 1801 IJsselstein-25 January 1871
Liberal politician and supporter of Thorbecke. Navy officer who resigned in in 1845 the rank of lieutenant 1st class. Since 1846 merchant at Dokkum becoming in the same year member of the local government, then of the provincial government and between 1849 and 1865 parliament member with as speciality naval affairs and between 1865 and 1871 member of the Council of State.

Source
Handelingen Tweede Kamer 1859-1860 meeting 25 november 1859. Discussion dealing with the positive balance of the colonial budget over 1857.

Dutch light ship Zeeburg (former British no. 94) 1937-

Het IJ, Amsterdam, Netherlands 25 October 2008

Her building as the Tinity House Light Vessel no. 94 was ordered in June 1937 at the British firm Philip&Son, Dartmouth United Kingdom. Delivered on 1 April 1939 and in service until 1990 off the coast of Shipwash. Sold on 23 October 1991 and later sold to the Netherlands. There she was rechristened Zeeburg and private property. Until 2006 part of the Open Haven Museum and again sold

German container ship (ex-Tokyo Express 2000, Antwerpen Express 2000-2012) Dallas Express 2012-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 April 2014

IMO 91933288, registration number 18750, callsign DGAF and MMSI 211311970. Register tonnage 23.876 (net)-54.437 (gross), deadweight 67.145 tons and as dimensions 203 (over all) x 32 (over all) x 12,4 metres. Ex-Tokyo Express renamed 2000 and Antwerpen Express renamed February 2012. Horsepower 28.600 kW. Speed 21,5 knots. TEU capacity 4.864. Reefer plus 370. Built in 2000 by Hyundai Heavy Industries, Ulsan, South Korea. Owned and managed by HAPAG-Lloyd, Hamburg, Germany.

South Korean LPG tanker Gas Friend 2005-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 April 2014

Panama-flagged, IMO 9321225, MMSI 371660000 and callsign 3EDU7. Gross register tonnage 46.129 tons, net register tonnage 13.839 tons, summer deadweight 49.997 tons and as dimensions 230 (over all) x 36,6 x 3,28 (light)-10,795 (summer) x 20,8 (depth) metres. Speed 16,5 (service) knots. Tank capacity 342 (DO)-386 (F>W>)-2.75,8 (F.O.) cubic metres. Built in December 2005 at the MHI Nagasaki Shipyard&Engine Works, Nagasaki, Japan. Owned and managed by KSS Line, Seoul, South Korea.

Cypriot oil/chemical tanker (ex-Mount Rainier 2004-2014) Hafnia Rainier 2014-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 April 2014

Cyprus-flagged, homeport Limassol, IMO 9263186, MMSI 210736000 and callsign P3SF9. Ex-Mount Rainier renamed March 2014. Gross tonnage 22.518 tons, deadweight 38.852 (winter)-39.817 9summer)-41.069 (tropical) tons and as dimensions 173 (between perpendiculars)-181,78 (over all) x 27,42 x 2,341 (lightship)-11,708 (winter)-11,913 (summer)-12.206 (tropical) x 16,90 (moulded depth) metres. Delivered on 30 March  2004 by Saiki Heavy Industries, Saiki, Japan. Owned and managed by Donnelly Tanker Management Ltd. , Limassol, Cyprus.

The sailing ships of the government navy in the Dutch East Indies according to the Parliament Papers of 1880

An item discussed the sailing ships of the government navy although without supplying abundant details. The buoy layer of Batavia was in quite well condition. A second one for Riouw was now being built with a so-called kruisboot temporarily was used for this purpose. The strength of 51 kruisboten was reduced to 49. Three were added to the fleet namely the as steam ship condemned Bennett and 2 boast until then kept in conservation. On the other hand were 5 boats stricken, 3 permanently and 2 which worth to be repaired. Temporarily. One reserve boat temporarily commissioned for survey duties in the fairways of Surabaya just was done in 1877 with 2 other boats of the reserve. Since 1 September 1879 were these boats no longer needed and again laid up in conservation. In fact was at the end of 1878 a  strength needed of 64 kruisboten however on 31 December 1879 were there 63 while one of the boats used to support the resident of Japara was called back. On both time points was the navy so lacking respectively 13 and 14 of those small sailing vessels. In 1879 was also decided that the two boats used for the residence (station) Riouw were no longer to be armed but just advice boats.  The strength had to be 49 armed and 14 advice boats of which on 31 December were available respectively 39 and 10 boats.

Source
Kamerstuk Tweede Kamer 1880-1881 kamerstuknummer 5 ondernummer 2. Colonial annual account over 1880 dealing with the Dutch East Indies. The account reported in fact over the events in 1879.

Folding boats perhaps of interest for expeditions in the Dutch East Indies according to the Parliament Papers of 1880

An item discussed the need for steam launches on board of the warships and referred to the recently purchased pair of folding boats of the Berthon design/ Just like the Royal British Navy were these non expensive boats to be tested while they could be of use during expeditions. One person could carry such a boat and in which 10-12 persons could be transported.(1)

Source
Kamerstuk Tweede Kamer 1880-1881 kamerstuknummer 5 ondernummer 2. Colonial annual account over 1880 dealing with the Dutch East Indies. The account reported in fact over the events in 1879.

Dutch navy lacking enough skilled native sailors according to the Parliament Papers of 1880

In the account was the lacking of enough trained and skilled native sailors discussed. So were 62 native non-commissioned officers and corporals needed. The training of native sailors in the Archipelago was a problem. The warships were based at one station and the European personnel usually lacked enough knowledge of the Malayan language. Native non-commissioned officer became in this manner for the training and they were lacking any regalement in a for them understandable language. Skilled sailors 1st and 2nd class were also hard to find while many of them had in not interest in serving longer caused by the stricter demands of the new regalement or wanted to work as stokers. With the Dutch Indies civil government was now deliberated how these problems could be solved to obtain a better school c.q. training system. One option was to create training possibilities on board of the guard ships.(1)

Source
Kamerstuk Tweede Kamer 1880-1881 kamerstuknummer 5 ondernummer 2. Colonial annual account over 1880 dealing with the Dutch East Indies. The account reported in fact over the events in 1879.

Chinese car carrier Dream Jasmine 2008-

Schelde off Vlisingen, Netherlands 12 April 2014

Panama-flagged, IMO 9334246, MMSI 370552000 and callsign 3ETG6. Gross tonnage 41.662 tons, summer deadweight 15.068 tons and as dimensions 186 x 28 x 7 metres. Built in 2008 at the Shin Kurushima Onishi Shipyard, Imabari, Japan. Owned by Cido Shipping Co.Ltd., Hong Kong, China and managed by Cido Shipping Korea Co.Ltd., Pusan, South Korea.

Danish reefer (ex-Edyth 1985-1990, Chiquita Burica 1990-1996) Summer Wind 1996-

Schelde off Vlisingen, Netherlands 12 April 2014

Bahamas-flagged (elsewhere mentioned Bermuda-flagged since 23 September 2002), homeport Nassau, IMO 8410574, MMSI 311119000 and callsign C6RN8. Ex-Edyth L renamed 28 August 1990 (Panama-flagged) and Chiquita Burica 1 September 1990-31 December 1995 (Bahamas-flagged). Gross tonnage 12.660 tons, net tonnage 6.755 tons, summer deadweight 13.636 tons and as dimensions 158,53 (between perpendiculars)-169,01 (over all) x 24,01 (over all) x 9,527 (summer) x 13,31 (depth0 x 3,6990 (freeboard) metres. Keel laid down on 11 June 1985, launched on 10 August and completed on 1 November  1985 at the Shin Kurushima Onishi Shipyard, Imabari, Japan with yard number 2392. Owned by Wind Shipping, Koge/Wind Shipping Corporation, Denmark/Marshall Islands and managed by Chartworld Shipping Coroporation, Athens, Greece. Operated by NYKCool AB, in the past by Lauritzen Cool AB Sweden. Between 1985-2003 owwed by Leif Hoegh&Co. Shipping AS, Oslo, Norway. Managed 1985-2002 by Hoëgh Fleet Services AS, Oslo, Norway ad 2002-2003 by Teekay Marine Services AS, Grimstad, Norway.

Greek bulk carrier (ex-Saraji Trader 1997-2011) Cape Mary 2011-


Schelde off Vlisingen, Netherlands 12 April 2014

Cyprus-flagged, homeport Limassol, IMO 9127124, MMSI 209648000 and callsign 5BFV3. Ex-Saraji Trader renamed March 2011. Gross tonnage 85.616 tons, summer deadweight 169.963 tons and as dimensions 289 x 45 x 17,2 metres. Built in 1997 by Daewoo Shipbuilding&Marine Engineering, Geoje, South Korea. Owned and managed by Cyprus Sea Lines Co. Ltd., Athens, Greece. 

Thursday, 17 April 2014

New torpedo boats no’s. 13-20 taken into conservation at navy yard at Willemsoord, Netherlands in 1882

At the navy yard at Willemsoord, Netherlands were the torpedo boats no.’s 13-20 by the shipbuilders delivered and after trials and approval taken into conservation and fitted out for war tasks.

Source
Kamerstuk Tweede Kamer 1882-1883 kamerstuknummer 2 VI ondernummer 2 Commentary Government Budget for 1883. With a review of the results in 1882.

New covered slipway for new torpedo boats large model Hekla and Etna made at navy yard at Willemsoord, Netherlands in 1882

At the navy yard at Willemsoord, Netherlands was started with making a covered slipway for the two torpedo boats large model Hekla and Etna for which the budget was approved. It was expected that she was to be completed on short notice. Both boats were built by Yarrow&Co., England. The first arrived in the meantime at Willemsoord where she was taken into conservation and fitted out for war tasks. The Hekla was nearly completed.

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Kamerstuk Tweede Kamer 1882-1883 kamerstuknummer 2 VI ondernummer 2 Commentary Government Budget for 1883. With a review of the results in 1882.

Tests with folding boats executed at navy yard at Willemsoord, Netherlands in 1882

At the navy yard at Willemsoord, Netherlands were tests executed with some so-called folding launches of the Berthon design and which were bought in England. The decision was to build vessels of this kind by Dutch navy shipyards. (1)

Note
1. Invented by Edward Lyon Berthon (20 February 1813 London-27 October 1899), an inventor and a clergyman.

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Kamerstuk Tweede Kamer 1882-1883 kamerstuknummer 2 VI ondernummer 2 Commentary Government Budget for 1883. With a review of the results in 1882.

New torpedo boats no’s 1-8 laid up in conservation laid up in conservation at navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands in 1882

The torpedo boats no.’s 1-8 were brought from the navy yard at Willemsoord, Netherlands to the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands and there laid up in conservation in pairs on board of the monitors there lying below the covers [caps]. The personnel strength responsible for the conservation at Hellevoetsluis was slightly increased.

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Kamerstuk Tweede Kamer 1882-1883 kamerstuknummer 2 VI ondernummer 2 Commentary Government Budget for 1883. With a review of the results in 1882.

Steam launches built in 1882 at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands according to Parliament papers

At the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands was the building of steam launches with a length of 9,14 metres continued. Further more was a steam launch with a length of 7,62 metres and of improved design ordered to be built by White, England with the intention to use this launch as model for launches to built at Dutch navy shipyards.

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Kamerstuk Tweede Kamer 1882-1883 kamerstuknummer 2 VI ondernummer 2 Commentary Government Budget for 1883. With a review of the results in 1882.

Cypriot DP 3 Diving Support Vessel (ex-Geco Sapphire 1991-2002) EDT Protea 2002-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 16 April 2014

Cyprus-flagged, IMO 9019107, MMSI 209255000 and call sign P3KR9. Build in 1991 at the shipyard of Flekkefjord Slip [Palmer Johnson Norway], Norway and in 2006 rebuilt at the Naval Shipyard of Poland. Gross tonnage 3,746 tonnes, deadweight 2,091 tonnes (summer deadweight 1,274 tons) and dimensions 91,20 (over all) x 14,80 (moulded) x 6,83 (maximum) metres. Ex-Geco Sapphire renamed 11 December 2002. Owned and managed by Edt Offshore [Shipmanagement], Limassol, Cyprus

Greek crude oil tanker Minerva Clara 2006-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 16 April 2014

Greece-flagged, homeport Athens, IMO 9297333, MMSI 240480000 and callsign SXGT. Gross register tonnage 58.165 tons, net register tonnage 31.033 tons, light ship displacement 18.910,50 tons, summer deadweight 103.231,60 tons and as dimensions 243,57 x 42,00 x 14,7 (draught summer load line) metres. Double hull. Main horsepower 19.460 kW. Cargo tank capacity 113.317,00 cubic metres (98% excluded slop tanks which had a capacity of 4.395,00 cubic metres). Built in 2006 by Samsung Shipbuilding&Heavy Industries, Geoje, South Korea. Owned and managed by Minerva Marine, Athens, Greece.

Polish bulk carrier Polska Walczaca 1992-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 16 April 2014

Vanatua-flagged, homeport Port Vila, IMO 9011923, MMSI  576761000 and callsign YJZJ9. Gross tonnage 41.220 tons, summer deadweight 73.505 tons and as dimensions 228 x 32 x 8,1 metres. Speed at least 13 knots. Built in 1992 at the B&W Skibsvaerft, Copenhagen, Denmark. Owned and managed by Polsteam, Szczecin, Poland.

American sloop USS Sacramento temporarily anchored off Vlissingen, Netherlands bound for Antwerp, Belgium according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwe Courant van Den Helder dated 23 July 1864

An item dated Den Helder, Netherlands the 22nd referred to tidings received from Vlissingen (1) dated the 18th that there a day earlier the USS Sacramento (1) anchored on the roads and departing that morning to Antwerp, Belgium. She chased without success for more as a year the CSS Alabama which latter finally destroyed by the USS Kearsage.

Notes
1. The Dutch newspaper Zierikzeesche Courant dated 23 July 1864 reported her arrival on the 18th at Antwerp where she would stay for some days. She left 14 days earlier Cherbourg, France to cruise in the North Sea. Described as a frigate, a length of 247’, 10 guns, a crew of 230 men and a horsepower of 500 hp. She lacked her bowsprit while her bow was under water fitted out with a strong device for destroying ships. The Zierikzeesche Nieuwsbode called her a iron built ram or corvette commanded by commodore Todd. The edition dated the 27th reported her passing Vlissingen in the afternoon of the 15th.
2. Launched on 28 April 1862 at the Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, Main, USA, commissioned on 7 January of the next year and finally on 19 June 1867 grounded and wrecked. With a displacement of 2.100 long tons/2.100 tons and as dimensions 69,95 x 2,69 x 5,05 metres or 229’6” x 38’x 8’10’, speed 12,5 knots, a crew numbering 161 men and an armament of 1-150 pd rifled gun, 2-11”/28cm smooth bore guns, 1 rifled 30pd gun,2-24pd howitzers, 2 rifled 12pd guns and 2-12 smoothbore guns.

Prussian brig Paul Gerhard towed safely into Nieuwediep, Den Helder according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwe Courant van Den Helder dated 23 July 1864

An item dated Den Helder, Netherlands the 22nd reported that in the afternoon a day earlier the steamship Texel towed the Prussian brig Paul Gerhard into the Nieuwediep. During the storm of 3-4 December 1863 was she by high tided stranded off Wieringen. Just after many efforts was she with success refloated. Still in very good condition and suitable to be used again.

Prussian navy sailor of gunboat died in Dutch hospital at Den Helder, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwe Courant van Den Helder dated 21 May 1864

An item dated Den Helder, Netherlands the 20th reported that one of the sailors left behind by the recently departed Prussian gunboats died in the navy hospital at Den Helder and that day was buried in the presence of Austrian and Dutch officers and sailors and the Prussian vice-consul.(1)

Note
1. Between Denmark at one side and at the other side Prussia, Austria an the Northern League was between 1 February and 30 October 1864 the Second Schleswig War going on.

Norwegian bark capsized at Den Helder, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwe Courant van Den Helder dated 21 May 1864

An item dated Den Helder, Netherlands the 20th reported that the Norwegian bark Haldez captain Cappelen capsized in the Binnenhaven caused by her rankness. She was unloaded and prepared to be keeled by the firm Lastdrager&Co. The heavy braces fitted to the masts to protect/support the rigging were partly to blame for this accident. All efforts were done get the masts out of the water.

Crew and passengers of burned Dutch ship Nieuwe Holland saved according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwe Courant van Den Helder dated 23 July 1864

An item dated Den Helder, Netherlands the 22nd reported that captain F.J. Cherpion of the bark ship Joan underway from Rotterdam, Netherlands towards Padang, Dutch East Indies after his arrival at Bahia, Brazil reported that in the morning of 15 June they sighted a burning ship on 2.30 North latitude and 27.30 East longitude. Theu approached the ship which was the Nieuw Holland captain W. Witting underway from Amsterdam, Netherlands towards Batavia, Dutch East Indies with a crew of 24 men and furthermore two passengers and a woman from Java, Dutch East Indies. With a boat were the passengers and part of the crew transported to the Joan. Her captain stayed behind with the rest of the crew trying to save his ship. At 14.00 o’clock they were also forced to abandon the ship. Just after they left it the mainmast fell overboard and she was completely burned. The Joan arrived the 25th at Bahia to set the crew of the Nieuw Holland on land and departed the 28th with the 2 passengers and the woman of Java towards Batavia.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Russian bulk carrier (ex-Fesco Smolensk 2012-2013) Smolensk 2013-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 11 April 2014

Marshall Islands-flagged, IMO 9466893, MMSI 538004089 and calsign V7VC8. Ex-Fesco Smolensk renamed May 2013. Gross tonnage 33.044 tons, summer deadweight 57.000 tons and as dimensions 189 x 32 x 7,7 metres. Built in 2012 at the Qingshan Shipyard, Wuhan, China. Owned and managed by Fesco, Moscow, Russia.

German general cargo ship (ex-Spiekeroog 1999, Industrial Accord 1999-2002) BBC Iceland 2002-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 11 April 2014

Antigua&Barbuda-flagged, homeport Saint John’s, IMO 9173331, MMSI 304697000 and callsign V2OT8. Ex-Spierkeroog renamed 25 March 1999 and Industrial Accord renamed September 2002. Gross tonnage 4.086 tons, summer deadweight 4.798 tons and as dimensions 100,60 (0ver all) x 16,60 x 6,40 metres. TEU capacity 390. Cargo capacity 240.140 cubic feet. 2x60 tons cranes. One hold. Delivered in April 1999 by the Xingang Shipbuilding Heavy Industry, Tianjin, China. Owned by BBC Chartering&Logistic, Leer, Germany and managed by Briese Schiffahrts GmbH&Co.KG, Leer, Germany.

German chemical tanker Dutch Emerald 2000-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 11 April 2014

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Dordrecht, IMO 9191668, MMSI 246436000 and callsign PCIP. Gross tonnage 4.670 tons, summer deadweight 6.470 tons and as dimensions 118 x 16 x 5,2 metres. Cubic capacity 6.871. Steel-built. Built in 2000 at the Bijlsma Shipyard, Lemmer, Netherlands. Owned and managed by John T. Essberger, Hamburg, Germany.

Norwegian oil/chemical tanker Eli Knutsen 2009-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 11 April 2014

United Kingdom-flagged, homeport Aberdeen, IMO 9409261, MMSI 235072088 and callsign 2CEN8. Gross tonnage 11.889 tons, summer deadweight 16,544 tons and as dimensions 144,18 (over all) x 23 x 8,4 (design) metres. Speed 15,8 knots. Main horsepower 6.300 kW.Built in 2009 at the Jiangnan Shipyard Group, Shanghai, China. Owned and managed by Knutsen OAS Shipping, Haugesund, Norway.

Dutch frigate ship Zwijger launched at Dordrecht, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Zierikzeesche Courant dated 25 November 1835

An item reported that at the shipyard of shipbuilder Jan Schouten the keel was laid down of the Dutch frigate ship de Zwijger.

Dutch frigate ship Broedertrouw launched at Dordrecht, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Zierikzeesche Courant dated 25 November 1835

An item reported that at the shipyard of shipbuilder Jan Schouten the Dutch frigate ship Broedertrouw was launched, She was destined for the Dutch East trade ship with as captain J.H. Hazewinkel.

Dutch frigate ship Oud Alblas launched at Dordrecht, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Zierikzeesche Courant dated Friday 2 September 1836

An item reported the launching at the shipyard of C. Gips&Zonen, Dordrecht, Netherlands on the Saturday before of the Dutch frigate ship Oud Alblas.

Dutch frigate ship Admiraal Zoutman launched at Rotterdam, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated Thursday 1 September 1836

An item dated Rotterdam, Netherlands 29 August reported the keel laid down on the Saturday afternoon before at the shipyard St. Joris of the 800 ton Dutch frigate ship Admiraal Zoutman. Built by shipbuilders De Jong, Kortelandt en Anthony for account of C. en A. Vlierboom.

Dutch frigate ship Maasstroom launched at Rotterdam, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated Thursday 1 September 1836

An item dated Rotterdam, Netherlands 29 August reported the launching on the Saturday afternoon before at the shipyard St. Joris of the 800 ton Dutch frigate ship Maasstroom. Built by shipbuilders De Jong, Kortelandt en Anthony for account of C. en A. Vlierboom.

Dutch frigate ship Generaal van den Bosch launched at Rotterdam, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated Thursday 1 September 1836

An item dated Rotterdam, Netherlands 29 August reported the launching on the Friday before at the shipyard of wed. E. Visser of the Dutch frigate ship Generaal van den Bosch. Destined for the Dutch East trade shipping. Intended captain was Jacob Parlevliet Fz.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Greek container ship (ex-Donata Schulte 2001-2006, Maersk Nairobi 2006-2013) EM Corfu 2012-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 15 April 2014

Cyprus-flagged, homeport Limassol, IMO 9231494, MMSI 209351000 and callsign P3CF9. Ex-Donata Schulte renamed November 2006 and Maersk Nairobi renamed March 2013. Gross register tonnage 26.582-27.589 (Suez) tons, net register tonnage 12.715 tons-22.566,89 (Suez)-23.521 (Panama), light ship 11.071 tons, DISPLACEMENT 45.725 tons, summer deadweight 34.649 tons and as dimensions 199,00 (between perpendiculars)-210,7 (over all) x 30,27 (moulded) x 3,581 (light)-11,518 (summer) x 16,70 (moulded depth) metres. Selfsustained cellular container vessel. Delivered on 1 October 2001 by Hyundai Heavy Industries, Ulsa, South Korea. Owned and managed by Eurobulk, Athens, Greece.

German oil/chemical tanker Conti Humboldt 2008-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 15 April 2014

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, IMO 9391414, MMSI 636091633 and callsign A8QQ5. NSB-nr. 154. Gross tonnage 23.403 tons, summer deadweight 37.599-37.602 tons and as dimensions 184,32 (over all) x 27,4 x 11,3 metres. Speed 15 knots. Delivered on 10 December 2008 at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, Ulsan, South Korea. Owned by Conti Holding, Munchen and managed by NSB Niederelbe, Buxtehude, both of Germany.

Monaco crude oil tanker Orange Stars 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 14 April 2014

Marshall Islands-flagged, homeport Majuro, IMO 9433597, MMSI 538004145 and callsign V7VK8. Gross register tonnage 61,314 tons, net register tonnage 35.877 tons, light ship displacement 18.583,6 tons. summer deadweight 115.756 tons and as dimensions 249,971 x 43,8 x 15,023 metres. Aframax-LR2 type. Double hull. Total cargo cubic capacity 123.643,8 cubic metres. Built in 2011 by Samsung Shipbuilding&Heavy Industries, Geoje, South Korea. Owned and managed by International Andromeda Shipping, Monaco.

Swiss oil/chemical tanker (ex-Osstank Norway 2009-2012) Adfines Sea 2012-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 13 April 2014

Malta-flagged, homeport Valletta, IMO 9580962, MMSI 229004000 and callsign 9HA2981. Ex-Osttank Norway renamed September 2012. Gross tonnage 13.239 tons, net tonnage 6.093 (register)-14,141,58 (Suez) tons, summer deadweight 19.118 tons and as dimensions 150,80 (between perpendiculars)-161,68 (over all) x 23 x 7,9 x 12,4 (moulded depth) metres. Speed 12,00 (economical)-14,0 (laden/ballast cond) knots. Double hull. Keel laid down September 2009, completed and February 2011 at the Zhoushan Shipyard, Zhoushan, China with hull no. 2005. Owned and managed by ABC Maritime, Nyon, Switzerland.

Singapore trailing suction hopper dredger Gerardus Mercator 1997-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 15 April 2014

Mauritius-flagged, IMO 9119335, MMSI 645309000 and callsign 3BRF. Gross tonnage 18.972 tons, summer deadweight 20.333 tons and as dimensions 152,9 (over all) x 29,0 x 11,85 (loaded) metres. Maximum dredging depth 112 metres. Bunker capacity 18.000 cubic metres. Accommodation for 40 persons. Speed 15,2 knots. Built in 1997 at IHC Dredgers, Kinderdijk, Netherlands. Owned and managed by De Nul Singapore [Jan de Nul Group], Singapore.

Dutch bark Gerhardus loading timber at Riga, Latvia bound for Middelburg, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 11 May 1892

An item dated Vlissingen the 10th reported that Dutch bark ship Gerhardus (1) captain W. Bruijn of De Groof&Co., Vlissingen, Netherlands was to load timber at Riga, Latvia bound from Middelburg, Netherlands.

Note
1. Former German Gerhard (built in 1860) and renamed Gerhardus. Since 1892 (?) property of H.R. Engelsman, Stadskanaal, Netherlands. The newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 25 January 1897 published an item dated London the 24th reporting that a telegram from New Orleans, USA was received reporting that she was stranded and lost on Timbilier Island. At that moment was she loaded with timber. Her captain Engelsman and his crew were saved. She arrived on 16 November 1896 at Sabina Pas coming from Rotterdam. Lijst van de Nederlandsche Oorlogs- en koopvaardijschepen met hunne onderscheidingsseinen uit het Internationaal Seinboek ten dienste van alle Natiën. Rotterdam, 1890. Callsign NTCB. Net tonnage 2.510,69 cubic metres or 887,17 tons of 2,83 cubic metres

Dutch bark Gerhardus underway from Pensacola, USA towards Boulogne, France according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 17 March 1892

An item reported that the Dutch bark ship Gerhardus (1) captain W. Bruijn of De Groof&Co., Vlissingen, Netherlands passed in the morning of the 16th St. Catherine underway from Pensacola, USA towards Boulogne, France.

Note
1. Former German Gerhard (built in 1860) and renamed Gerhardus. Since 1892 (?) property of H.R. Engelsman, Stadskanaal, Netherlands. The newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 25 January 1897 published an item dated London the 24th reporting that a telegram from New Orleans, USA was received reporting that she was stranded and lost on Timbilier Island. At that moment was she loaded with timber. Her captain Engelsman and his crew were saved. She arrived on 16 November 1896 at Sabina Pas coming from Rotterdam. Lijst van de Nederlandsche Oorlogs- en koopvaardijschepen met hunne onderscheidingsseinen uit het Internationaal Seinboek ten dienste van alle Natiën. Rotterdam, 1890. Callsign NTCB. Net tonnage 2.510,69 cubic metres or 887,17 tons of 2,83 cubic metres.

Dutch bark Gerhardus lying at Pensacola, USA ready for departure towards Europe according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 9 January 1892

An item reported that the Dutch bark ship Gerhardus (1) captain W. Bruijn of De Groof&Co., Vlissingen, Netherlands on the 6th was lying ready at Pensacola, USA bound for Europe.

Note
1. Former German Gerhard (built in 1860) and renamed Gerhardus. Since 1892 (?) property of H.R. Engelsman, Stadskanaal, Netherlands. The newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 25 January 1897 published an item dated London the 24th reporting that a telegram from New Orleans, USA was received reporting that she was stranded and lost on Timbilier Island. At that moment was she loaded with timber. Her captain Engelsman and his crew were saved. She arrived on 16 November 1896 at Sabina Pas coming from Rotterdam. Lijst van de Nederlandsche Oorlogs- en koopvaardijschepen met hunne onderscheidingsseinen uit het Internationaal Seinboek ten dienste van alle Natiën. Rotterdam, 1890. Callsign NTCB. Net tonnage 2.510,69 cubic metres or 887,17 tons of 2,83 cubic metres.

Dutch bark Gerhardus arrived at Pensacola, USA coming from Antwerp, Belgium according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated Wednesday 16 December 1891

An item reported that the Dutch bark ship Gerhardus (1) captain W. Bruijn of De Groof&Co., Vlissingen, Netherlands arrived in Monday afternoon at Pensacola, USA coming from Antwerp, Belgium. Everything was well on board.

Note
1. Former German Gerhard (built in 1860) and renamed Gerhardus. Since 1892 (?) property of H.R. Engelsman, Stadskanaal, Netherlands. The newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 25 January 1897 published an item dated London the 24th reporting that a telegram from New Orleans, USA was received reporting that she was stranded and lost on Timbilier Island. At that moment was she loaded with timber. Her captain Engelsman and his crew were saved. She arrived on 16 November 1896 at Sabina Pas coming from Rotterdam. Lijst van de Nederlandsche Oorlogs- en koopvaardijschepen met hunne onderscheidingsseinen uit het Internationaal Seinboek ten dienste van alle Natiën. Rotterdam, 1890. Callsign NTCB. Net tonnage 2.510,69 cubic metres or 887,17 tons of 2,83 cubic metres.

Dutch bark Gerhardus underway from Antwerp, Belgium towards Pensacola, USA according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 9 October 1891

An item reported the passing on the 5th of Dungeness by the Dutch bark ship Gerhardus (1) captain W. Bruijn of De Groof&Co., Vlissingen, Netherlands underway from Antwerp, Belgium towards Pensacola, USA.

Note
1. Former German Gerhard (built in 1860) and renamed Gerhardus. Since 1892 (?) property of H.R. Engelsman, Stadskanaal, Netherlands. The newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 25 January 1897 published an item dated London the 24th reporting that a telegram from New Orleans, USA was received reporting that she was stranded and lost on Timbilier Island. At that moment was she loaded with timber. Her captain Engelsman and his crew were saved. She arrived on 16 November 1896 at Sabina Pas coming from Rotterdam. Lijst van de Nederlandsche Oorlogs- en koopvaardijschepen met hunne onderscheidingsseinen uit het Internationaal Seinboek ten dienste van alle Natiën. Rotterdam, 1890. Callsign NTCB. Net tonnage 2.510,69 cubic metres or 887,17 tons of 2,83 cubic metres.

Dutch bark Gerhardus underway from Antwerp, Belgium towards Pensacola, USA according to the Dutch newspaper Midelburgsche Courant dated Monday 28 September 1891

An item reported that the Dutch bark ship Gerhardus (1) captain W. Bruijn of De Groof&Co., Vlissingen, Netherlands was lying on the roads of Vlissingen due to contrary winds. She came from Antwerp, Belgium and was bound for Pensacola, USA.

Note
1. Former German Gerhard (built in 1860) and renamed Gerhardus. Since 1892 (?) property of H.R. Engelsman, Stadskanaal, Netherlands. The newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 25 January 1897 published an item dated London the 24th reporting that a telegram from New Orleans, USA was received reporting that she was stranded and lost on Timbilier Island. At that moment was she loaded with timber. Her captain Engelsman and his crew were saved. She arrived on 16 November 1896 at Sabina Pas coming from Rotterdam. Lijst van de Nederlandsche Oorlogs- en koopvaardijschepen met hunne onderscheidingsseinen uit het Internationaal Seinboek ten dienste van alle Natiën. Rotterdam, 1890. Callsign NTCB. Net tonnage 2.510,69 cubic metres or 887,17 tons of 2,83 cubic metres.

Dutch bark Gerhardus departed Husum, Sweden towards Antwerp, Belgium according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 17 July 1891

An item reported that the Dutch bark ship Gerhardus (1) captain W. Bruijn of De Groof&Co., Vlissingen, Netherlands departed in the afternoon of the 15th from Husum, Sweden towards Antwerp, Belgium.

Note
1. Former German Gerhard (built in 1860) and renamed Gerhardus. Since 1892 (?) property of H.R. Engelsman, Stadskanaal, Netherlands. The newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 25 January 1897 published an item dated London the 24th reporting that a telegram from New Orleans, USA was received reporting that she was stranded and lost on Timbilier Island. At that moment was she loaded with timber. Her captain Engelsman and his crew were saved. She arrived on 16 November 1896 at Sabina Pas coming from Rotterdam. Lijst van de Nederlandsche Oorlogs- en koopvaardijschepen met hunne onderscheidingsseinen uit het Internationaal Seinboek ten dienste van alle Natiën. Rotterdam, 1890. Callsign NTCB. Net tonnage 2.510,69 cubic metres or 887,17 tons of 2,83 cubic metres

Dutch bark Gerhardus departed Liverpool, England towards Pensacola, USA according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 23 May 1891

An item reported that the Dutch bark ship Gerhardus (1) captain G. Bruijn of De Groof&Co., Vlissingen, Netherlands departed in the morning of the 22nd from Liverpool, England towards Pensacola, USA.

Note
1. Former German Gerhard (built in 1860) and renamed Gerhardus. Since 1892 (?) property of H.R. Engelsman, Stadskanaal, Netherlands. The newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 25 January 1897 published an item dated London the 24th reporting that a telegram from New Orleans, USA was received reporting that she was stranded and lost on Timbilier Island. At that moment was she loaded with timber. Her captain Engelsman and his crew were saved. She arrived on 16 November 1896 at Sabina Pas coming from Rotterdam. Lijst van de Nederlandsche Oorlogs- en koopvaardijschepen met hunne onderscheidingsseinen uit het Internationaal Seinboek ten dienste van alle Natiën. Rotterdam, 1890. Callsign NTCB. Net tonnage 2.510,69 cubic metres or 887,17 tons of 2,83 cubic metres.

Dutch bark Gerhardus underway from Pensacola, USA towards Liverpool, England according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 13 April 1891

An item reported that the Dutch bark ship Gerhardus (1) captain W. Bruijn of De Groof&Co., Vlissingen, Netherlands that she passed a day earlier Crookhaven. Ireland underway from Pensacola, USA towards Liverpool, England.

Note
1. Former German Gerhard (built in 1860) and renamed Gerhardus. Since 1892 (?) property of H.R. Engelsman, Stadskanaal, Netherlands. The newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 25 January 1897 published an item dated London the 24th reporting that a telegram from New Orleans, USA was received reporting that she was stranded and lost on Timbilier Island. At that moment was she loaded with timber. Her captain Engelsman and his crew were saved. She arrived on 16 November 1896 at Sabina Pas coming from Rotterdam. Lijst van de Nederlandsche Oorlogs- en koopvaardijschepen met hunne onderscheidingsseinen uit het Internationaal Seinboek ten dienste van alle Natiën. Rotterdam, 1890. Callsign NTCB. Net tonnage 2.510,69 cubic metres or 887,17 tons of 2,83 cubic metres.

Dutch bark Gerhardus underway from Cardiff, England towards Montevideo, Uruguay according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 29 June 1890

An item reported that the the Dutch bark ship Gerhardus (1) captain W. Bruijn of De Groof&Co., Vlissingen, Netherlands was sighted on the 16th on 43 degrees North latitude and 10 degrees West longitude underway from Cardiff, England towards Montevideo, Uruguay.

Note
1. Former German Gerhard (built in 1860) and renamed Gerhardus. Since 1892 (?) property of H.R. Engelsman, Stadskanaal, Netherlands. The newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 25 January 1897 published an item dated London the 24th reporting that a telegram from New Orleans, USA was received reporting that she was stranded and lost on Timbilier Island. At that moment was she loaded with timber. Her captain Engelsman and his crew were saved. She arrived on 16 November 1896 at Sabina Pas coming from Rotterdam. Lijst van de Nederlandsche Oorlogs- en koopvaardijschepen met hunne onderscheidingsseinen uit het Internationaal Seinboek ten dienste van alle Natiën. Rotterdam, 1890. Callsign NTCB. Net tonnage 2.510,69 cubic metres or 887,17 tons of 2,83 cubic metres.

Dutch bark Gerhardus arrived at Vlissingen, Netherlands coming from Cardiff, England according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 11 May 1890

An item reported the arrival of the Dutch bark ship Gerhardus (1) captain W. Bruijn of De Groof&Co., Vlissingen, Netherlands on the 6th at Rotterdam, Netherlands coming from Cardiff, England.

Note
1. Former German Gerhard (built in 1860) and renamed Gerhardus. Since 1892 (?) property of H.R. Engelsman, Stadskanaal, Netherlands. The newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 25 January 1897 published an item dated London the 24th reporting that a telegram from New Orleans, USA was received reporting that she was stranded and lost on Timbilier Island. At that moment was she loaded with timber. Her captain Engelsman and his crew were saved. She arrived on 16 November 1896 at Sabina Pas coming from Rotterdam. Lijst van de Nederlandsche Oorlogs- en koopvaardijschepen met hunne onderscheidingsseinen uit het Internationaal Seinboek ten dienste van alle Natiën. Rotterdam, 1890. Callsign NTCB. Net tonnage 2.510,69 cubic metres or 887,17 tons of 2,83 cubic metres.

Dutch bark Gerhardus departed Pensacola, USA according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 31 January 1890

An item reported that the Dutch bark ship Gerhardus (1) captain W. Bruijn of De Groof&Co., Vlissingen, Netherlands departed on the 26th Pensacola, USA towards the Channel.

Note
1. Former German Gerhard (built in 1860) and renamed Gerhardus. Since 1892 (?) property of H.R. Engelsman, Stadskanaal, Netherlands. The newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 25 January 1897 published an item dated London the 24th reporting that a telegram from New Orleans, USA was received reporting that she was stranded and lost on Timbilier Island. At that moment was she loaded with timber. Her captain Engelsman and his crew were saved. She arrived on 16 November 1896 at Sabina Pas coming from Rotterdam. Lijst van de Nederlandsche Oorlogs- en koopvaardijschepen met hunne onderscheidingsseinen uit het Internationaal Seinboek ten dienste van alle Natiën. Rotterdam, 1890. Callsign NTCB. Net tonnage 2.510,69 cubic metres or 887,17 tons of 2,83 cubic metres.

Dutch bark Gerhardus arrived at Pensacola, USA coming from Montevideo, Uruguay according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 14 December 1889

An item reported that the Dutch bark ship Gerhardus (1) captain W. Bruijn of De Groof&Co., Vlissingen, Netherlands arrived on the 11th at Pensacola, USA coming from Montevideo, Uruguay. Everything was well on board.

Note
1. Former German Gerhard (built in 1860) and renamed Gerhardus. Since 1892 (?) property of H.R. Engelsman, Stadskanaal, Netherlands. The newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 25 January 1897 published an item dated London the 24th reporting that a telegram from New Orleans, USA was received reporting that she was stranded and lost on Timbilier Island. At that moment was she loaded with timber. Her captain Engelsman and his crew were saved. She arrived on 16 November 1896 at Sabina Pas coming from Rotterdam. Lijst van de Nederlandsche Oorlogs- en koopvaardijschepen met hunne onderscheidingsseinen uit het Internationaal Seinboek ten dienste van alle Natiën. Rotterdam, 1890. Callsign NTCB. Net tonnage 2.510,69 cubic metres or 887,17 tons of 2,83 cubic metres.

Dutch bark Gerhardus arrived at Montevideo, Uruguay coming from Cardiff, England according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 19 September 1889

An item reported that the Dutch bark ship Gerhardus (1) captain W. Bruijn of De Groof&Co., Vlissingen, Netherlands arrived on the 17th at Montevideo, Uruguay coming from Cardiff, England.

Note
1. Former German Gerhard (built in 1860) and renamed Gerhardus. Since 1892 (?) property of H.R. Engelsman, Stadskanaal, Netherlands. The newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 25 January 1897 published an item dated London the 24th reporting that a telegram from New Orleans, USA was received reporting that she was stranded and lost on Timbilier Island. At that moment was she loaded with timber. Her captain Engelsman and his crew were saved. She arrived on 16 November 1896 at Sabina Pas coming from Rotterdam. Lijst van de Nederlandsche Oorlogs- en koopvaardijschepen met hunne onderscheidingsseinen uit het Internationaal Seinboek ten dienste van alle Natiën. Rotterdam, 1890. Callsign NTCB. Net tonnage 2.510,69 cubic metres or 887,17 tons of 2,83 cubic metres.

Dutch bark Gerhardus underway from cCardiff, England towards Montevideo, Uruguay according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 12 August 1889

An item reported that the Dutch bark ship Gerhardus (1) captain W. Bruijn of De Groof&Co., Vlissingen, Netherlands was sighted on 26th July on 11 degrees North latitude and 24.50 West longitude underway from Cardiff, England towards Montevideo, Uruguay.

Note
1. Former German Gerhard (built in 1860) and renamed Gerhardus. Since 1892 (?) property of H.R. Engelsman, Stadskanaal, Netherlands. The newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 25 January 1897 published an item dated London the 24th reporting that a telegram from New Orleans, USA was received reporting that she was stranded and lost on Timbilier Island. At that moment was she loaded with timber. Her captain Engelsman and his crew were saved. She arrived on 16 November 1896 at Sabina Pas coming from Rotterdam. Lijst van de Nederlandsche Oorlogs- en koopvaardijschepen met hunne onderscheidingsseinen uit het Internationaal Seinboek ten dienste van alle Natiën. Rotterdam, 1890. Callsign NTCB. Net tonnage 2.510,69 cubic metres or 887,17 tons of 2,83 cubic metres.

Dutch bark Gerhardus arrived at Vlissingen, Netherlands coming from Cardiff, England according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 13 June 1889

An item reported the arrival of the Dutch bark ship Gerhardus captain W. Bruijn of De Groof&Co., Vlissingen, Netherlands that day at Cardiff, England coming from Middelburg.

Note
1. Former German Gerhard (built in 1860) and renamed Gerhardus. Since 1892 (?) property of H.R. Engelsman, Stadskanaal, Netherlands. The newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 25 January 1897 published an item dated London the 24th reporting that a telegram from New Orleans, USA was received reporting that she was stranded and lost on Timbilier Island. At that moment was she loaded with timber. Her captain Engelsman and his crew were saved. She arrived on 16 November 1896 at Sabina Pas coming from Rotterdam. Lijst van de Nederlandsche Oorlogs- en koopvaardijschepen met hunne onderscheidingsseinen uit het Internationaal Seinboek ten dienste van alle Natiën. Rotterdam, 1890. Callsign NTCB. Net tonnage 2.510,69 cubic metres or 887,17 tons of 2,83 cubic metres.

Dutch bark Gerhardus underway from Middelburg, Netherlands towards Riga, Latvia according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 8 June1889

An item dated Vlissingen the 7th reported the departure of the Dutch bark ship Gerhardus (1) captain W. Bruijn of De Groof&Co., Vlissingen, Netherlands from Middelburg, Netherlands towards Riga, Latvia.

Note
1. Former German Gerhard (built in 1860) and renamed Gerhardus. Since 1892 (?) property of H.R. Engelsman, Stadskanaal, Netherlands. The newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 25 January 1897 published an item dated London the 24th reporting that a telegram from New Orleans, USA was received reporting that she was stranded and lost on Timbilier Island. At that moment was she loaded with timber. Her captain Engelsman and his crew were saved. She arrived on 16 November 1896 at Sabina Pas coming from Rotterdam. Lijst van de Nederlandsche Oorlogs- en koopvaardijschepen met hunne onderscheidingsseinen uit het Internationaal Seinboek ten dienste van alle Natiën. Rotterdam, 1890. Callsign NTCB. Net tonnage 2.510,69 cubic metres or 887,17 tons of 2,83 cubic metres

Dutch bark Gerhardus underway from Pensacola, USA towards Rotterdam, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 31 March 1889

An item reported that the Dutch bark ship Gerhardus (1) captain W. Bruijn of De Groof&Co., Vlissingen, Netherlands reported that she passed Dungeness on the 28th underway from Pensacola, USA towards Rotterdam, Netherlands. She arrived in the afternoon of the 29th (?) at Brouwershaven, Netherlands. Everything was well on board.

Note
1. Former German Gerhard (built in 1860) and renamed Gerhardus. Since 1892 (?) property of H.R. Engelsman, Stadskanaal, Netherlands. The newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 25 January 1897 published an item dated London the 24th reporting that a telegram from New Orleans, USA was received reporting that she was stranded and lost on Timbilier Island. At that moment was she loaded with timber. Her captain Engelsman and his crew were saved. She arrived on 16 November 1896 at Sabina Pas coming from Rotterdam. Lijst van de Nederlandsche Oorlogs- en koopvaardijschepen met hunne onderscheidingsseinen uit het Internationaal Seinboek ten dienste van alle Natiën. Rotterdam, 1890. Callsign NTCB. Net tonnage 2.510,69 cubic metres or 887,17 tons of 2,83 cubic metres

Dutch bark Gerhardus lying at Pensacola, USA bound for the Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Midelburgsche Courant dated 31 January 1889

An item reported that the Dutch bark ship Gerhardus (1) captain W. Bruijn of De Groof&Co., Vlissingen, Netherlands was lying on the 26th at Pensacola, USA ready for departure towards the Netherlands.

Note
1. Former German Gerhard (built in 1860) and renamed Gerhardus. Since 1892 (?) property of H.R. Engelsman, Stadskanaal, Netherlands. The newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 25 January 1897 published an item dated London the 24th reporting that a telegram from New Orleans, USA was received reporting that she was stranded and lost on Timbilier Island. At that moment was she loaded with timber. Her captain Engelsman and his crew were saved. She arrived on 16 November 1896 at Sabina Pas coming from Rotterdam. Lijst van de Nederlandsche Oorlogs- en koopvaardijschepen met hunne onderscheidingsseinen uit het Internationaal Seinboek ten dienste van alle Natiën. Rotterdam, 1890. Callsign NTCB. Net tonnage 2.510,69 cubic metres or 887,17 tons of 2,83 cubic metres

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Dutch bark Gerhardus arrived at Pensacola, USA coming from Middelburg, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 9 January 1889

An item reported that the Dutch bark ship Gerhardus (1) captain W. Bruijn of De Groof&Co., Vlissingen, Netherlands arrived on the 7th safely at Pensacola, USA coming from Middelburg, Netherlands.

Note
1. Former German Gerhard (built in 1860) and renamed Gerhardus. Since 1892 (?) property of H.R. Engelsman, Stadskanaal, Netherlands. The newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 25 January 1897 published an item dated London the 24th reporting that a telegram from New Orleans, USA was received reporting that she was stranded and lost on Timbilier Island. At that moment was she loaded with timber. Her captain Engelsman and his crew were saved. She arrived on 16 November 1896 at Sabina Pas coming from Rotterdam. Lijst van de Nederlandsche Oorlogs- en koopvaardijschepen met hunne onderscheidingsseinen uit het Internationaal Seinboek ten dienste van alle Natiën. Rotterdam, 1890. Callsign NTCB. Net tonnage 2.510,69 cubic metres or 887,17 tons of 2,83 cubic metres.

Dutch bark Gerhardus arrived at Vlissingen, Netherlands coming from Riga, Latvia according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 3 October 1888

An item dated Vlissingen the 2nd reported the arrival of the Dutch bark ship Gerhardus (1) captain W. Bruijn of De Groof&Co., Vlissingen, Netherlands the evening before coming from Riga, Latvia bound for Middelburg, Netherlands.

Note
1. Former German Gerhard (built in 1860) and renamed Gerhardus. Since 1892 (?) property of H.R. Engelsman, Stadskanaal, Netherlands. The newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 25 January 1897 published an item dated London the 24th reporting that a telegram from New Orleans, USA was received reporting that she was stranded and lost on Timbilier Island. At that moment was she loaded with timber. Her captain Engelsman and his crew were saved. She arrived on 16 November 1896 at Sabina Pas coming from Rotterdam. Lijst van de Nederlandsche Oorlogs- en koopvaardijschepen met hunne onderscheidingsseinen uit het Internationaal Seinboek ten dienste van alle Natiën. Rotterdam, 1890. Callsign NTCB. Net tonnage 2.510,69 cubic metres or 887,17 tons of 2,83 cubic metres.

Dutch bark Gerhardus arrived at Lavia, Riga according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 16 August 1888

An item reported that the Dutch bark ship Gerhardus (1) captain Bruijn, property of De Groof&Co., Vlissingen, Netherlands arrived on the morning of the 15th safely at Riga, Latvia.

Note
1. Former German Gerhard (built in 1860) and renamed Gerhardus. Since 1892 (?) property of H.R. Engelsman, Stadskanaal, Netherlands. The newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 25 January 1897 published an item dated London the 24th reporting that a telegram from New Orleans, USA was received reporting that she was stranded and lost on Timbilier Island. At that moment was she loaded with timber. Her captain Engelsman and his crew were saved. She arrived on 16 November 1896 at Sabina Pas coming from Rotterdam. Lijst van de Nederlandsche Oorlogs- en koopvaardijschepen met hunne onderscheidingsseinen uit het Internationaal Seinboek ten dienste van alle Natiën. Rotterdam, 1890. Callsign NTCB. Net tonnage 2.510,69 cubic metres or 887,17 tons of 2,83 cubic metres.

Dutch bark Gerhardus arrived at Pensacola, USA coming from Middelburg, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Midelburgsche Courant dated 12 April 1888

An item reported that the Dutch bark ship Gerhardus (1) captain W. Bruijn of De Groof&Co., Vlissingen, Netherlands arrived on the 10th at Pensacola, USA coming from Middelburg, Netherlands. Everything was well on board.

Note
1. Former German Gerhard (built in 1860) and renamed Gerhardus. Since 1892 (?) property of H.R. Engelsman, Stadskanaal, Netherlands. The newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 25 January 1897 published an item dated London the 24th reporting that a telegram from New Orleans, USA was received reporting that she was stranded and lost on Timbilier Island. At that moment was she loaded with timber. Her captain Engelsman and his crew were saved. She arrived on 16 November 1896 at Sabina Pas coming from Rotterdam. Lijst van de Nederlandsche Oorlogs- en koopvaardijschepen met hunne onderscheidingsseinen uit het Internationaal Seinboek ten dienste van alle Natiën. Rotterdam, 1890. Callsign NTCB. Net tonnage 2.510,69 cubic metres or 887,17 tons of 2,83 cubic metres.

Dutch bark Gerhardus lying at Middelburg, Netherlands bound for Pensacola, USA according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 14 February 1888

An item reported that the Dutch bark ship Gerhardus (1) captain Bruijn was lying at Middelburg, Netherlands ready for departure towards Pensacola, USA.

Note
1. Former German Gerhard (built in 1860) and renamed Gerhardus. Since 1892 (?) property of H.R. Engelsman, Stadskanaal, Netherlands. The newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 25 January 1897 published an item dated London the 24th reporting that a telegram from New Orleans, USA was received reporting that she was stranded and lost on Timbilier Island. At that moment was she loaded with timber. Her captain Engelsman and his crew were saved. She arrived on 16 November 1896 at Sabina Pas coming from Rotterdam. Lijst van de Nederlandsche Oorlogs- en koopvaardijschepen met hunne onderscheidingsseinen uit het Internationaal Seinboek ten dienste van alle Natiën. Rotterdam, 1890. Callsign NTCB. Net tonnage 2.510,69 cubic metres or 887,17 tons of 2,83 cubic metres.

Dutch bark Gerhardus lying at Middelburg, Netherlands bound for Pensacola, USA according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 21 January 1888

An item reported that the Dutch bark ship Gerhardus (1) captain Bruijn lying at Middelburg, Netherlands would be inspected in the dry dock and then departed for Pensacola, USA for a cargo of timber destined for Middelburg, Netherlands.

Note
1. Former German Gerhard (built in 1860) and renamed Gerhardus. Since 1892 (?) property of H.R. Engelsman, Stadskanaal, Netherlands. The newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 25 January 1897 published an item dated London the 24th reporting that a telegram from New Orleans, USA was received reporting that she was stranded and lost on Timbilier Island. At that moment was she loaded with timber. Her captain Engelsman and his crew were saved. She arrived on 16 November 1896 at Sabina Pas coming from Rotterdam. Lijst van de Nederlandsche Oorlogs- en koopvaardijschepen met hunne onderscheidingsseinen uit het Internationaal Seinboek ten dienste van alle Natiën. Rotterdam, 1890. Callsign NTCB. Net tonnage 2.510,69 cubic metres or 887,17 tons of 2,83 cubic metres.

Dutch bark Gerhardus underway from Riga, Latvia towards Middelburg, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 1 December 1887

An item reported that the Dutch bark ship Gerhardus (1) loaded with timber would soon arrive at Middelburg coming from Riga, Latvia. On 24 November passed she Dragor, Denmark.

Note
1. Former German Gerhard (built in 1860) and renamed Gerhardus. Since 1892 (?) property of H.R. Engelsman, Stadskanaal, Netherlands. The newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 25 January 1897 published an item dated London the 24th reporting that a telegram from New Orleans, USA was received reporting that she was stranded and lost on Timbilier Island. At that moment was she loaded with timber. Her captain Engelsman and his crew were saved. She arrived on 16 November 1896 at Sabina Pas coming from Rotterdam. Lijst van de Nederlandsche Oorlogs- en koopvaardijschepen met hunne onderscheidingsseinen uit het Internationaal Seinboek ten dienste van alle Natiën. Rotterdam, 1890. Callsign NTCB. Net tonnage 2.510,69 cubic metres or 887,17 tons of 2,83 cubic metres.

German bark Gerhard bought by Dutch firm De Groof&Co. at Vlissingen, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 28 September 1887

An item reported that De Groof&Co. at Vlissingen, Netherlands bought the in 1860 built and 909 register tons large bark ship Gerhard from J.H. Rachmann, Bremen, Germany. The Vlissingse Courant of the 29th reported that they paid 19.000 mark for the ship now lying at Geestemünde.(1) She was to become Netherlands-flagged for their own account.

Note
1. Renamed Gerhardus. Since 1892 (?) property of H.R. Engelsman, Stadskanaal, Netherlands. The newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 25 January 1897 published an item dated London the 24th reporting that a telegram from New Orleans, USA was received reporting that she was stranded and lost on Timbilier Island. At that moment was she loaded with timber. Her captain Engelsman and his crew were saved. She arrived on 16 November 1896 at Sabina Pas coming from Rotterdam. Lijst van de Nederlandsche Oorlogs- en koopvaardijschepen met hunne onderscheidingsseinen uit het Internationaal Seinboek ten dienste van alle Natiën. Rotterdam, 1890. Callsign NTCB. Net tonnage 2.510,69 cubic metres or 887,17 tons of 2,83 cubic metres

Austrian squadron visiting Dutch naval base at Den Helder, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwe Courant van Den Helder dated 21 May 1864

An item dated Den Helder the 20th reported the presence of an Austrian squadron on the roads and that a day earlier the gunboat Seehund entered the harbour for necessary repairs. On the other ships were also a large number of ships carpenters and blacksmiths active. Many merchants at Den Helder earning good money were so pleased with the squadron that Austrian coins were accepted by everyone as a legal tender. Daily came large numbers of Austrian sailors on land and according to the rumours was on coming Sunday the half of the crews of the six ships with a total of 1.500 men would get shore leave. Until then went very well.(1)

Note
1. Between Denmark at one side and at the other side Prussian Austria an the Northern League was between 1 February and 30 October 1864 the Second Schleswig War going on.

Dutch bark ship Anna en Sophia destined for the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Heldersche en Nieuwedieper Courant dated 17 December 1863

An item dated Den Helder the 16th referred to a tiding reindoceived a day earlier that the Dutch bark ship Anna en Sophia sailed on the 13th off Wight. Everything was well on board. Embarked on board was detachment troops bound for the Dutch East Indies.

Ship carpenters transferred from navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands to the one at Willemsoord, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Heldersche en Nieuwedieper Courant dated 6 March 1862

An item referred to another newspaper Nieuwe Dagblad van ‘s-Gravenhage which published an item as requested by the navy yard at Williamsport [=Den Helder]. There departed a day earlier the steamship Zr. Ms. Cycloop to transport ship carpenters from the navy yard at Vlissingen towards the one at Willemsoord while the men no longer were needed at Vlissingen. The reported wondered why this decision was taken while as he was well informed the men from Vlissingen were to replace carpenters at Willemsoord. Strangely enough were the carpenters of Vlissingen just like the ones just in temporarily service. The ship carpenters in temporarily service at Willemsoord requested the minister of navy to taken measures and hoped not to be dismissed in favour of the men coming from Vlissingen. They also had households depending on them and they left in the past their earlier employers in the hope to get permanent employment.(1)

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1. The navy yard at Vlissingen was at that moment still working although continuous plans were made to close it which finally happened in 1867.

Gun tests on board of Dutch gunboat Zr.Ms. According to the Dutch newspaper Weekblad van Den Helder en het Nieuwediep dated 20 April 1846

An item dated Den Helder, Netherlands the 18th reported that a commission of navy officers on board of the Dutch gunboat Zr.Ms. No. 31 lieutenant Machielsen was during 14 days experimenting with the elevation of 60 pd grenade guns while shooting on a target.

Dutch corvette Zr. Ms. Castor returning to Den Helder, Nieuwediep while leaking according to the Dutch newspaper Weekblad van Den Helder en het Nieuwediep dated 28 August 1843

An item dated Den Helder, Netherlands the 26th reported that on the 23rd the brig Zr.Ms. Castor captain lieutenant Söhngen returned while she was leaking.(1) She was part of the recently departed trainings squadron. The edition dated 18 March 1844 reported that’s he was to be decommissioned at the end of the month.

Note
1. This was a so-called ‘kuilcorvette‘, laid down at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands 1830, launched 1835, training battery 1849, stricken 1866, dimensions 36,50m x 10,30m x ?, 776 tons displacement, 28 guns.

Belgian tug Union 11 1997-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 13 April 2014

Belgium-flagged, homeport Antwerp, Belgium, IMO 9120190, callsign ORKQ and MMSI 205233000. Dimensions 28,50 (between perpendiculars)-30,54 (over all0 x 11,52 (over all) x 3,34 metres, deadweight 2555 tons, net tonnage 119 tons snd gross tonnage 398 tons. Speed 12,5 knots. Bollard pull 42,2 tons. Horsepower 2x1.550kW totally 3.000 kW or 4.080 bhp. Built in 1997 by Astilleros Armon, Navia, Spain with yard number 373. Owned and managed by the N.V. Unie van redding- en Sleepdienst, Antwerp, Belgium.

Minerva 1812-1813 floating barracks (‘kazerneschip‘) at Vlissingen, in 1818-1820 and 1823-1835 guard ship at Vlissingen


Dit halfmodel maakt deel van de collectie van het Rijksmuseum object NG-MC-316 en is afkomstig uit de voormalige modellenkamer van het departement van marine.

Frigate 2nd class. The Dutch newspaper Amsterdamsche Courant dated 28 August 1804 reported that the order to built her was received with huge enthusiasm at Vlissingen. On stocks at Flushing, Netherlands 7 October 1804, launched on 20 December 1805, coppered in the dry dock at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis in 10-27 May 1806, in 10-14 February 1811 again dry docked at Hellevoetsluis for cleaning and inspecting the copper, guard ship 1823, sold to be broken up at Flushing, Netherlands 1835 for ƒ 4.600, dimensions 145’x 40’x 15 ‘(depth of hold) x 12 3/11’(fore)-14 2/4” (aft). 32 guns. {140} 1823 guardship. {14} frigate, on stocks at Flushing, Netherlands October 1804, launched December 1805, guard hip at Flushing 1823, 1835 sold to be broken up at Flushing, Netherlands for ƒ 4.600, 32 guns, coppered 1806.

Commanding officers
J.H. Bolken 20 December 1821-18 October 1824
C.A. Bodel 18 October 1824-15 February 1826
J.C. Rijk 15 February 1826-April 1827
J.R. Machielsen 1 May 1828-16 August 1830
L.L. Spengler 16 August 1830-1 April 1835

Bron :Vlissingse Courant d.d. 11 april 1834

Croatian midget submarine (ex-Soca P 914 1985-1991) Velebit (P 01) 1991-

A modified Una-class midget submarine of type C-11. Built at Brodosplit, Split, Yugoslavia and in 1991 captured when Yugoslavia collapsed. Modified at Split by adding a section to the M-100D hull tube and fitting out with a diesel generator set. Original specification displacement 76 (surfaced)-88 (submerged) tons, an overall length of 18,8 metres and a dive depth of 105 (working0-120 (test)-182 (collapse) metres. After the modification are the specification a displacement of 88 (surfaced)-99 (submerged) tons and a dimensions 20,92 x 2,70 x 4,42 (moulded depth). Speed 8,0 (surfaced0-11,0 (submerged) knots. Able to transport (fitted externally) 6-500 kg mines or 4 R1 swimmer transport units. Her crew numbers 4 sailors extended with 6 swimmers. Range is 500 nautical miles and a speed of 8 knots using the snorkel or 135 nautical miles with a speed of 3 knots when submerged.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Dutch frigate ship Sara Lydia built at Rotterdam, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Vlissingse Courant dated 2 July 1836

An item dated Rotterdam, Netherlands 28th June reported that the immediately after the launching of the Hendrika at 15.00 o’clock at the shipyard Rotterdamsch Welvaren the keel was laid down of the Dutch frigate ship Sara Lydia of more as 450 lasten. She was built by shipbuilder B. de Hoog for account of A., van Hoboken en Zonen for the Dutch East Indies shipping.

Dutch frigate ship Jakob Cats arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies coming from Dordrecht, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Zierikzeesche Courant dated 12 February 1836

An item reported that the Dutch frigate ship Jakob Cats captain Jan Ingerman which left Dordrecht, Netherlands towards Batavia, Dutch East Indies arrived there on 12 October 1835 without any losses during the voyage. On board was captain Cleerens (1) with his household and a detachment soldiers.

Note
1. Johannes Baptista Cleerens (27 August 1785 Antwerp, Belgium-15 April 1850 Ambon, Dutch East Indies). Since 27 May 1835 promoted to the rank of general major titular, in 1837 retired with the rank of colonel and between 1846 and 1850 governor of the Moluccas.

Dutch frigate ship Antoinetta Maria built at Rotterdam, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Vlissingse Courant dated Saturday 27 July 1835

An item reported that on last Wednesday morning the keel was laid down at the shipyard de Naarstigheid, at Rotterdam of the Dutch frigate ship Antoinetta Maria of around 900 tons. Built by De Jong, Kortelant&Anthony for account of L.F. de Bruyn. Intended captain was H.B.C.H. Ruysch.

Dutch frigate ship Neerlands Indie built at Amsterdam, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Vlissingse Courant dated Saturday 6 June 1835

An item dated Amsterdam, Netherlands the 2nd reported the launching on the Friday before at the shipyard De Zwarte Rave of the Dutch frigate ship Neerlands Indie built by shipbuilder J. Knol for account of Trakranen&Comp.

Dutch frigate ship Middelburg built at Middelburg, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Zierikzeesche Courant dated 15 May 1835

An item reported that around 14.00 o’clock on the 13th at the shipyard of the Commercie Compagnie at Middelburg, Netherlands the Dutch frigate ship Middelburg of 500 was launched built by shipbuilder F. Haverkamp and destined for the Dutch East Indies trade shipping.

Dutch frigate ship Hendrika built at Rotterdam, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Zierikzeesche Courant dated 25 November 1834

An item reported the keel was laid down of the Dutch frigate ship Hendrika of more as 500 lasten at the shipyard Rotterdams Welvaren, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Built by shipbuilder B. de Hoogh for account of A. van Hoboken en Zonen. The newspaper Vlissingse Courant dated 2 July 1836 published an item dated Rotterdam, Netherlands 28th June reporting her launching that the same day at 15.00 o’clock. Built for the Dutch East Indies shipping