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Thursday, 31 July 2014

Dutch ram turret Schorpioen (1867) in 1985 at Vlissingen, Netherlands

During the restoration at Vlissingen, Netherlands spring 1985. She was later transferred to Middelburg, Netherlands and nowadays lying at Den Helder, Netherlands as part of the Marinemuseum as a splendid example of past times.







Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Echo arrived at Willemstad, Curacao coming Surinam according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 15 October 1836

An item reported the arrival on Thursday 13th of the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Echo lieutenant 1st class Bouricius coming from Surinam.(1)

Note
1. On stocks at the navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands by P. Glavimans 1824, launched 28 March 1827, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 25 October 1837-9 November 1839 & 7-14 February and 21 November 1846, conclusion in November 1846 was that she could be used for a voyage on the North Sea to train ordinary seamen and sailors, public auction at Hellevoetsluis on Wednesday 8 October 13.00 o’clock 1851, dimensions 31,50 x 9,50 x 4,50 metres, 546 tons displacement and an armament of 18 guns.

Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Pallas arrived at Willemstad, Curacao coming from Surinam according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 12 December 1829

An item reported the arrival on Sunday afternoon 6th of the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Pallas captain lieutenant Van de Velde coming from Surinam.(1)

Note
1. Used for training duties, on stocks at the navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands November 1822 by P. Glavimans Jz., launched 29 November 1824, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 17 July-1September 1837 for examination, found further repaired unworthy and sold on a public auction for ƒ 5.000, dimensions 130 x 34½ x 17 8/11 (hold) feet and an armament of 28 guns.

Venezuelan schooner of war La Fama visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 27 January 1849

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on 9 July 1848 of the Venezuelan schooner of war La Fama commanded by B. Ferrer coming from Puerto Cabello.

Venezuelan schooner of war Trimmer visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 27 January 1849

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on 9 August 1848 of the Venezuelan schooner of war Trimmer commanded by M. Salsedo coming from Puerto Cabello.

Dominican brig of war Venite siete Febrero visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 27 January 1849

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on 24 October 1848 of the Dominican brig of war Venite siete Febrero commanded by J.A. Acosta coming from Santo Domingo.

Venezuelan war steamship Libertador visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 27 January 1849

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on 13 November 1848 of the Venezuelan war steamship Libertador commanded by F.C. Gillet coming from Puerto Cabello.

Dominican schooner of war Merces vivisted Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 27 January 1849

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on 25 November 1848 of the Dominican schooner of war Merces commanded by S. Vicioso coming from Santo Domingo.

Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Eendragt underway from Willemstad, Curacao towards La Guayra, Venezuela according to the newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated Saturday 26 April 1823

An item reported the departure on Sunday [20th] of the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Eendragt captain Schröder towards La Guayra, Venezuela.(1)

Note
1. Ex-Bellona, ex-La Nyade, corvette, on stocks at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands December 1811, handed over by Treaty to the Netherlands 1814, launched April 1814, coppered 1814, serving in the Dutch West Indies 1824-1826, public auction at Willemsoord, Netherlands on Tuesday 15 September 1840, dimensions 120½ x 30 x 15½ feet with an armament of 20 guns.

Spanish brig Herkules and schooner Constitution visited Willemstad, Curaca according to the newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated Saturday 26 April 1823

An item reported that the Spanish brig of war Herkules captain Gayaso and the schooner Constitution lieutenant Montojo which recently departed from Willemstad, Curacao arrived at Cuba,  Havana.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Zwaluw active with escorting around Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated Saturday 26 April 1823

An item reported that the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Zwaluw captain Bodel which was at that moment already a longer period stationed at Curacao was now repaired at the local shipyard of H. van der Meulen&Co. and again good condition. Before that made she 17 voyages to escort the trade between Curacao and the Spanish and Colombian harbours.(1)

Note
1. Laid down at the navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands by P. Glavimans June 1816, launched September 1817, coppered 1817, commissioned by royal order 16 October, served in the West and Dutch East Indies, condemned and sold on a public auction at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands Wednesday 12.00 o’clock 28 December 1836, dimensions 31,50 x 9,50 metres of 108 x 32,6 x 16 (hold) feet, 500 tons displacement, an armament of 18-21 guns and a crew numbering 90-102 men.

Mexican naval force conquered Yucatan according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 29 October 1842

An item reported that the Mexican expedition which left in the end of August Vere Cruz bound for Yucatan consisted of the schooner Liberty, the steamship City of Dublin, a brig of war, the iron-built steamship Guadeloupe, 2 bark ships and 2 schooners as transports with around  2.000 men troops. Begin September were at Laguna 1.300 men disembarked. Mexico managed to get the control over Yucatan. According to rumors were the Mexican vessels for the main part manned with American and British sailors and that all officers were British. Recently arrived 200 British sailors at Vera Cruz coming from England and paid in advance with the promise that their wages in the future also were paid in the same manner.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Dominican navy expected to be strengthened with abroad purchased ships according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 31 January 1846

An item referred to the newspaper Le manifest published at Port-au-Prince, Haiti dated 18 December 1845 reporting the returning of the flotilla after four months crossing. This was presumably caused by the arrival of general Pradère returning from the USA with the news that the navy was to be strengthened on short notice with a steamship, 1 corvette and 2 schooners.

Venezuelan schooner of war Astromelia visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 1 October 1859

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on 30 September of the Venezuelan schooner of war Astromelia commanded by Gallegas coming from Puerto Cabello.

Venezuelan schooner of war Mariscal visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 4 July 1868

An item reported An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Sunday the 28th of the Venezuelan schooner of war Mariscal commanded by L. Sardi returning on Wednesday towards Puerto Cabello.

Dominican schooner of war La Merced visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 19 August 1854

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Saturday 12th of the Dominican schooner of war La Merced commanded by J.A. Sanabria coming from Santo Domingo and leaving in the early morning of the 18th towards Santo Domingo.

Dutch steamship Zr.Ms. Curacao ordered to tow corvette Zr.Ms. Dolfijn from Veere, Netherlands towards Hellevoetysluis, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 23 March 1837

An item dated Middelburg, Netherlands the 22nd reported the arrival of the Dutch steamship Zr.Ms. Curacao (1) commanded by Lejeune on the 19th at Veere, Netherlands coming from Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands. She was ordered to tow the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Dolphijn (2) from Veere towards Hellevoetsluis. The Dolpijn in the meantime was expected the same day at Vere coming from Vlissingen, Netherlands via the Sloe on tow of the steamboat Schelde. The Vlissingse Courant of the same dated reported that she left on the 20th the Dokhaven at Vlissingen and to depart Vlissingen in the afternoon of the 22nd.

Notes
1. Paddle steamship, built in 1825 at Dover as the Calpe for the American and Colonial Steam Navigation Company, purchased in 1826 by the Dutch government, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis 21 August-21 September 1827, 27 October 1829-12 March 1830, 28 December 1833-9 April 1834, 9-10 October 1835, 28 October-1 November 1836, 22 December 1836-14 January 1837, 10-19 August 1842 , 11-14 May and 2-23 September 1844 and in 1846 sold to be broken up. Dimensions 37,5 (Asmus)-38,8 (naval deputy engineer A. Bakker) x 8,05 x 4,96 metres, horsepower 106 hp and speed 8 knots.
2. “Kuil’corvette, Department Amsterdam, on stocks at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands January or 13 February 1817, launched on 21 February 1818, coppered 1819, while floating in the harbour of Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands intensively repaired by deputy constructor Bakker in May-October 1821, accommodation ship 1825, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis and broken up 11 November 1842, served in the Dutch West and East Indies and an armament of, 28 guns.

Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Hippomenes and brig Zr.Ms. Pelikaan expected from the Mediterranean according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 15 April 1837

An item reported that on short time the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Hippomenes (1)captain lieutenant Moll and the aviso brig Zr.Ms. Pelikaan lieutenant 1st class Rengers were expected to return from the Mediterranean.

Notes
1. ‘Kuil’corvette, on stocks at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands by P. Schuijt jr. 1826, launched Thursday 22 April 1830, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 15-16 September 1837, accommodation at Amsterdam 1841, floating barracks ship for the 1st company of marines at Amsterdam 1844, condemned and sold on a public auction at he navy yard at Amsterdam to be broken up on 31 May 1854, dimensions 36,50 (between perpendiculars) x 10,0 (inner hull) x 4,25 (fore)-4,82 (aft) x 5,39 (depth below main deck) metres, 775 tons displacement and an armament of 28 guns (20-12pd guns/20-30pd carronades, 8-12pd carronades and 6-6pd guns).
2. Pelikaan also called Pellikaan, Department Amsterdam, building ordered 15 January 1819, on stocks at navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands August 1819 by P. Schuijt jr., 11 January 1820 ordered to be completed, launched 15 June 1821, coppered 1821, order 11 February 1822 to be completed in 1822, commissioned 1 March 1823, condemned 1844,sold at Paramaribo, Surinam for ƒ 1.000, 00 to be broken up 11 June 1845,displacement 191 tons, dimensions 22,6 (load line) x 7,1 (inner hull) x 2,7 (fore)-3,4 (aft) X 3,6 (below maindeck) metres and an armament of 8 guns consisting of 6-12pd carronades and 2-6pd guns.

Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Amphitrite departed Vlissingen, Netherlands towards Texel, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 25 April 1837

An item dated Vlissingen, Netherlands the 24th reporting the departure of the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Amphitrite captain lieutenant H.F. Tengbergen towards Texel.(1)

Note
1. Flush-decked corvette, on stocks at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands by C. Soetermeer 1827, launched 22 June 1830, commissioned 16 August 1830, reduced to 20-gun ‘kuil’-corvette 1837, decommissioned November-December 1851 at Curacao due to worse condition and not able to return homewards, sold to be broken up at Curacao 13 April 1852, with as dimensions 39 (between perpendiculars) x 10,5 (inner hull) x 4,10 (fore)-4,70 (aft) x 5,37 (hold below deck) metres and a displacement of <850 tons, an armament consisted of 18 short 30pd guns and 2-12pd guns after 1837 and a crew numbering 300 men (1830).

Dutch frigate Zr.Ms. Zaan via Brazil underway towards the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 25 April 1837

An item dated Middelburg, Netherlands the 24th referred to a letter dated 2nd February of captain A. de Monyé commanding officer of the Dutch frigate Zr.Ms. Zaan reporting that he left Den Helder, Netherlands on 24 December 1836 and arrived on 1 February at Rio Janeiro, Brazil.(1)

Note
1. Frigate 2nd class, laid down at the navy yard of Amsterdam by P. Schuijt jr. 1825, launched Saturday 23 July 1831, served also in the Dutch East Indies, already in worse condition in 1842, sold -while lying in the dock on the navy yard at Willemsoord, Netherlands- in the tavern Nieuwe Heeren-Logement of the widow H.G. Ihnen, Nieuwdiep, Netherlands on for ƒ 16.600,00 to M. Rezel of Nieuwediep, to be broken up on Tuesday 10.00 o‘clock 19 November 1850, dimensions 46,21 (loadline) x 11,91 (inner hull) x 5,17 (fore)-5,74 (aft) x 6,41 (depth below main deck) metres, displacement 1.422-1.460 tons and an armament of 44 guns (30 short 30 pd guns, 20-30pd guns and 2-8pd guns).

Dutch ship De Zeeuw with troops towards the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 20 April 1837

An item dated Middelburg, Netherlands the 19th reported the departure on the 18th of the Dutch ship De Zeeuw captain J.J. ter Hofstede with 214 military included 8 officers commanded by major Egter van Wissekerke bound for the Dutch East Indies.

Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Amphitrite arrived on the roads at Vlissingen, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 20 April 1837

An item dated Vlissingen, Netherlands the 17th reported that on the 18th the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Amphitrite captain lieutenant Tengbergen left the Dokhaven at Vlissingen towards the roads.(1)

Note
1. Flush-decked corvette, on stocks at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands by C. Soetermeer 1827, launched 22 June 1830, commissioned 16 August 1830, reduced to 20-gun ‘kuil’-corvette 1837, decommissioned November-December 1851 at Curacao due to worse condition and not able to return homewards, sold to be broken up at Curacao 13 April 1852, with as dimensions 39 (between perpendiculars) x 10,5 (inner hull) x 4,10 (fore)-4,70 (aft) x 5,37 (hold below deck) metres and a displacement of <850 tons, an armament consisted of 18 short 30pd guns and 2-12pd guns after 1837 and a crew numbering 300 men (1830).

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Dutch merchant ship J. Nienhuys bough by Dutch government to be used as ammunition ship in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Het nieuws van den dag dated 5 May 1904

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies dated 7 April reported that as result of the situation in East Asia the Dutch government want to prepare for all emergency scenarios.(1) One of the results was the purchase of the steamship Nienhuys of the Koninklijke Paketvaartmaatschappij to rebuilt it as an ammunition ship for the navy.(1) She measured 515 tons and was built in 1889. She was earlier sold to Mr. v.E., Surabaya, Dutch East Indies who however dispended the sale.

Notes
1. The war between the Russian and the Japanese empires 8 February 1904-5 September 1905.
2. Callsign TGPS. The J. Nienhuys with a horsepower of 600 hp. Built in 1889 at the Kon. Fabriek van Stoom&Andere Werktuigen, Amsterdam, Netherlands and bought by the KPM form the Stoomvaart Maatschappij Deli, Medan. Scuttles in 1915 during navy exercises. Het nieuws van den dag dated 18 March 1889 reported that her speed during the trial on the Nort Sea slightly loaded was 11 knots.

American oil/chemical tanker (ex-JB Oslo 2010-2013) Bochem Oslo 2013-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 27 July 2014

Panama-flagged, IMO 9420710, MMSI 372066000 and callsign 3WI5. Ex-JB Oslo renamed May 2013. Gross tonnage 19.910 tons, summer deadweight 33.655 tons and as dimensions 170 x 26 x 6,6 metres. Built in 2010 by Kitanihon Shipbuilding, Hachinohe, Japan. Owned and managed by Fairfield Chemical Carriers, Wilton, Connecticut, USA (shipspotting); q88: owned by HAK Maritime S.A. and operated by Fleet Managament Ltd.

Dutch multi purpose barge Stemat 89 2012-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 27 July 2014

IMO 24475087. Unrestricted trading area maximum 60 P.O.B. Gross tonnage 3.665 tons and as dimensions 80,0 x 24,0 x 1,95 (empty)-3,89 (maximum. Winches 6-60 tons at 1st layer, 120 ton hold at 1st layer and full ct. drum capacity each winch up to 1 kilometres. With a cargo capacity of 2.800 (with maximum consumables)-4.500 ton. Deck laod capacity 15 ton/square metres. Accommodation for 60 persons. To be primarily used of cable laying jobs. Converted in 20102 within 5 months from an already pontoon in to a cable layer at the Neptune Shipyard, Hardinxveld Giessendam, Netherlands. Owned and managed by Stemat Marine Services.

Dutch utility vessel Fenna B 2013-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 27 July 2014

IMO 9675963, MMSI 246918000 and callsign PCTE. Main purpose vessel Eurocarrier 2611. Gross tonnage 255 tons and as dimensions 26,5 x 11,0 x 2,9 (minimum operational)-3,7 metres. Total horsepower 2x1.044 kW. Bollard pull around 34 tons. Speed (free running) 10 knots. Towing/anchor handling winch 1x100 ton and 1x50 ton. Built in 2013 at the Neptune Shipyard, Hardinxveld Giessendam, Netherlands. Owned and managed by Stemat Marine Services.

Cypriot bulk carrier Federal Leda 2003-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 27 July 2014

Marshall Islands-flagged, homeport Majuro, IMO 9229996, MMSI 538005611 and callsign V7FL3. Gross tonnage 22.654 (international) tons, net tonnage 12.073 (international)-19.176 (Suez/Panama) tons. 35.994,1 (winter)-37.180 (summer)-38.084,9 (tropical) tons and as dimensions 199,99 x 23,76 x 11,035 (winter)-11,27 (summer)-1,505 (tropical) x 15,30 depth) metres. 6 holds, grain capacity 42.778 cubic metres. 4-40metric ton cranes. Laker. Speed 14,5 knots. Built in 2003 by New Century Shipbuilding, Jinjiang, China. Owned and managed by Athena Marine Co.Ltd., Limassol, Cyprus. Mentioned on the fleet of the Canadian company Fednav.

Dutch oil/chemical tanker (ex-Jo Miro D 2002-200) Miro D 2005-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 27 July 2014

Malta-flagged, homeport Valletta, IMO 9243382, MMSI 229535000 and callsign 9HA3388. Ex-Jo Miro D renamed March 2005. Gross tonnage 11.191 tons, deadweight 16.322 (winter)-16.882 (summer)-17.444 (tropical) tons and as dimensions 138,11 (over all) x 23 x 9,106 (winter)-9,3 (summer)-9,494 (tropical) metres. 23 Tanks. Total cargo capacity (98%) 16.846,7 cubic metres. Built in 2002 at the shipyard Cantieri Navale De Poli, Venezia, Italy. Owned and managed by Maritime Performances (De Poli Tankers BV), Barendrecht, Netherlands.

British brig sloop HMS Thracian visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated Saturday 28 May 1825

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Thursday of the British corvette HMS Thracian commanded by captain Andrew Forbes coming from Puerto Cabello, Venezuela. The edition dated Saturday 4 June 1825 reported the departure on Tuesday morning 1)

Note
1. A 18-gun brig sloop of the Cruizer-class launched at the shipyard of Brindley, Frindsbury, England on 15 July 1809, breaking up completed on 6 June 1829.

Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Pallas arrived at Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 31 July 1830

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Wednesday the 28th of the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Pallas captain lieutenant Van de Velde.(1)

Note
1. Used for training duties, on stocks at the navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands November 1822 by P. Glavimans Jz., launched 29 November 1824, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 17 July-1September 1837 for examination, found further repaired unworthy and sold on a public auction for ƒ 5.000, dimensions 130 x 34½ x 17 8/11 (hold) feet and an armament of 28 guns.

Venezuelan steam warship Monagas visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 7 November 1868

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Thursday the 5th of the Venezuelan steam warship Monagas captain R. Winckler coming from La Guayra.

Venezuelan steam warship Maparari visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 1 August 1868

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on Saurday 25th July of the Venezuelan steam warship Maparari commanded by L. Sardi towards Puerto Cabello.

Venezuelan steam warship Federacion arrived at Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 18 December 1869

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Thursday the 17th of the Venezuelan steam warship Federacion commanded by N. Loaiza coming from La Guayra.

Venezuelan steam warship Maparari arrived at Willemstad, Curacao according to the De Curacaosche courant dated 18 December 1869

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Thursday the 17th of the Venezuelan steam warship Maparari.

Venezuelan steam warship Maparari departed Willemstad, Curacao according to the Curacaosche courant dated 31 October 1863

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on Sunday the 25th of the Venezuelan steam warship Maparari towards Coro. On board was general M.E. Bruzual minister of war and navy of the Republic Venezuela.(1)

Note
1. Manuel Ezequiel Bruzual (1832 Santa Marta, Colombia-15 August 1868 Curacao), a Liberal politician, 1864 minister of navy and army and in 1868 designated provisional president and finally died due this wounds he suffered in a battle on 14 August where he was defeated.

Venezuelan steam warship Monagas visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 14 November 1868

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on Monday 9th of the Venezuelan steam warship Monagas commanded by R. Winckler towards La Guayra.

Venezuelan steam warship Bolivar arrived at Willemstad Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 14 November 1868

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Sunday the 8th of the Venezuelan steam warship Bolivar commanded by M.J. Armas coming from Maracaibo. On board was the governor of the state Maracaibo general J. Sutherland.(1)

Note
1. Jorge or George Sutherland (Maracaibo, Venezuela 1823-Curacao 1873) , president of the Independent state Zulia (the former province Maracaibo) since 22 April 1864, in 1866 known as the Republic Zúlia. Sutherland was forced to fled to Curacao where he became owner the plantation Groot Piscadera.

Colombian steamship Colombia blockading Rio Hacha according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 24 August 1867

An announcement of the governor secretary stated that the president of the sovereign state of Magdalena (United States of Columbia) closed the harbour of Rio Hacha for in- and export and blockaded the harbour with the aid of the Colombian steam warship Colombia.(1)

Note
1. Magdalena is nowadays a province in the north of Colombia but was originally as Magdalena State one of the states which founded the United State of Columbia in 1863.

Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Amphitrite lying at Vlissingen, Netherlands to be commissioned on short notice according to the Dutch newspaper Vlissingse Courant dated 3 December 1836

An item dated Vlissingen, Netehrlands dated the 3rd reported that the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Amphitrite still lying there in the Dokhaven was to be commissioned on short notice The Middelburgsche Courant dated 29 December reported that she would be commissioned on 1 January 1837.(1)

Note
1. Flush-decked corvette, on stocks at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands by C. Soetermeer 1827, launched 22 June 1830, commissioned 16 August 1830, reduced to 20-gun ‘kuil’-corvette 1837, decommissioned November-December 1851 at Curacao due to worse condition and not able to return homewards, sold to be broken up at Curacao 13 April 1852, with as dimensions 39 (between perpendiculars) x 10,5 (inner hull) x 4,10 (fore)-4,70 (aft) x 5,37 (hold below deck) metres and a displacement of <850 tons, an armament consisted of 18 short 30pd guns and 2-12pd guns after 1837 and a crew numbering 300 men (1830).

Movements of the Dutch transport Zr.Ms. Prins Frederik Hendrik, corvette Zr.Ms. Hippomnes and brig Zr.Ms. Pelikaan according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 26 November 1836

An item dated Middelburg, Netherlands the 25th reported the arrival on the 16th at Deal, England of the Dutch transport Zr.Ms. Prins Frederik Hendrik (1) captain lieutenant C. van der Hart underway from Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands towards Surinam. At Gibraltar arrived the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Hippomenes (2) and the brig Zr.Ms. Pelikaan (3) coming from Texel, Netherlands.

Notes
1. Launched at the shipyard of the Commercie Compagnie at Middelburg, Netherlands by F. Haverkamp on 10 September 1832, bought 1832, docked at the navy yard of Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 20-25 November 1835, 24 October 1838-15 January 1839, 10-11 August 1840, 14-16 November 1843, 24-26 July 1844, 29 May-18 June 1845, 22-25 June 1847, 14 September-25 October 1849, 12-15 August 1851 and 20 September-14 October 1852, returning with damage from the Dutch East Indies condemned and sold lying in the Simonsbay, South Africa 1857, dimensions 33,70 x 9,14 x 3,80 metres and an armament of 8 guns.
2. ‘Kuil’corvette, on stocks at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands by P. Schuijt jr. 1826, launched Thursday 22 April 1830, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 15-16 September 1837, accommodation at Amsterdam 1841, floating barracks ship for the 1st company of marines at Amsterdam 1844, condemned and sold on a public auction at he navy yard at Amsterdam to be broken up on 31 May 1854, dimensions 36,50 (between perpendiculars) x 10,0 (inner hull) x 4,25 (fore)-4,82 (aft) x 5,39 (depth below main deck) metres, 775 tons displacement and an armament of 28 guns (20-12pd guns/20-30pd carronades, 8-12pd carronades and 6-6pd guns).
3. Pelikaan also called Pellikaan, Department Amsterdam, building ordered 15 January 1819, on stocks at navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands August 1819 by P. Schuijt jr., 11 January 1820 ordered to be completed, launched 15 June 1821, coppered 1821, order 11 February 1822 to be completed in 1822, commissioned 1 March 1823, condemned 1844,sold at Paramaribo, Surinam for ƒ 1.000, 00 to be broken up 11 June 1845,displacement 191 tons, dimensions 22,6 (load line) x 7,1 (inner hull) x 2,7 (fore)-3,4 (aft) X 3,6 (below maindeck) metres and an armament of 8 guns consisting of 6-12pd carronades and 2-6pd guns.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Venezuelan schooner of war Trece Diciembre visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 16 July 1853

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao of the Venezuelan schooner of war Trece Diciembre commanded by M. Paula in the afternoon of the 15 July with the other Venezuelan warships.

Venezuelan war steamship Purureche visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 4 July 1868

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Sunday the 28th of the Venezuelan war steamship Purureche commanded by P. Sardi coming from  Pt. Cabello returning on Tuesday evening.

Dominican schooner of war Anita visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 25 November 1865

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on the 24th of the Dominican schooner of war Anita commanded by J. Las Nieve Gonzales coming from Santo Domingo with on board a commissioned leaded by general Cabral to bring the new elected president of the Dominican republic Baez to Santo Domingo.

Venezuelan schooner of war La Consitution supporting recapture of Rio Chico according to the Dutch newspaper Curacaosche courant dated 10 October 1846

An item reported that the Venezuelan schooner of war La Consitution left la Guayra to assist general Zamora to recapture the village Rio Chico from a gang of around 400 facieses consisting of free men and slaves.

Venezuelan schooner of war Reforma visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 25 November 1865

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Saturday the 18th of the Venezuelan schooner of war Reforma commanded by S. Fernandez coming from Vela de Coro and the departure on the 22nd back to Vela de Coro.

Dominican schooner of war Libertador visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 3 May 1856

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Thursday the 1st of the Dominican schooner of war Libertador commanded by J. Sanabia coming from Santo Domingo.

Dominican schooner of war Capotillo visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 16 December 1876

An item reported that the Dominican schooner of war Capotillo commanded by Isidoro Roberto transported a commission which want to negotiate/discuss with Baez the future of the Dominican Republic.

Dominican schooner of war Capotillo according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 18 April 1868

An item dated Havana, Cuba 23rd March reported the expected arrival of the Dominican schooner of war Capotillo with on board general Baez coming from Curacao.

Dutch armed schooner Guillermito visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 11 September 1869

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Monday the 5th of the Dutch armed schooner Guillermito commanded by lieutenant 2nd class H.A. Sirks coming from Maracaibo.

Upraising on board of Dutch ship Elise Susanna underway with troops to the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 11 July 1857

An item reported that in July or August a Dutch warship would be sent to Rio Janeiro, Brazil to pick up there the soldiers and sailors kept in captivity for the upraising on board of the Dutch bark ship Elise Susanne captain Jan Kuijt. The men were to be brought to Batavia, Dutch East Indies for their trial.

Dutch ship Stad Enschedé transported troops to the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 11 July 1857

An item reported the intended departure of a detachment of 150 non-commissioned officers and sailors on the 9th from Harderwijk, Netherlands towards Nieuwediep, Netherlands and to embark on the 11th the Dutch ship Stad Enschedé captain M.J.B. Noordhoek Regt bound for the Dutch East Indies. The detachment was commanded by the retired captain of the Dutch East Indies army J.E. Scheltens accompanied by 2nd artillery lieutenant G.G. Bernie and officer of health 3rd class C.F. Erdbrink.

Dutch ship Grootmeester Nationaal transported troops to the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper De Oostpost dated 19 November 1857

An item reported the intended departure from Harderwijk, Netherlands on 5th October of a detachment non-commissioned officers and soldiers to embark on the 6th at Rotterdam, Netherlands the Dutch ship Grootmeester Nationaal captain A.F. Giesse bound for the Dutch East Indies. The detachment was commanded by captain of the Dutch East Indies infantry W.A. Asmus accompanied by 2nd infantry lieutenants J.F. Rausch en N.J. Tiedeman and officer of health3rd class J.W. Ravesteyn Medemblik.

Dutch ship Kosmopoliet transported troops to the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Samarangsch advertentie-blad dated 8 January 1858

An item reported the arrival on 28 December 1857 at Batavia, Dutch East Indies of the Dutch ship Kosmopoliet captain J. Bouten after a voyage coming from the Netherlands in 71 days to Sunda Strait and 74 days to Batavia. On board was a detachment of 125 non-commissioned officers and soldiers of which jumped over board off the island Amsterdam probably due to mental illness. The detachment was commanded by lieutenant colonel Engelenburg accompanied by 1st infantry lieutenant Schwartz, 2nd artillery lieutenant Geij van Pittius, 2nd engineer lieutenant Carlier and officer of health 3rd class Visscher. On the 29th was the detachment disembarked and marched to Weltevreeden.

Dutch ship Loevestein transported troops to the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Samarangsch advertentie-blad dated 8 January 1858

An item reported the arrival on 29 December 1857 at Batavia, Dutch East Indies of the Dutch ship Loevestein captain Vonck with a detachment of 200 non-commissioned officers and soldiers commanded by infantry captain Rijkens accompanied bt 2nd infantry lieutenant Van Briem and 2nd engineer lieutenant Leers. During the voyage died 2 men underway and one in the harbour of Batavia. On the 30th was the detachment disembarked and marched to Weltevreeden.

Dutch ship J.C. Tromp transported troops to the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Samarangsch advertentie-blad dated 8 January 1858

An item reported the departure by a detachment of 150 non-commissioned officers and soldiers on the 6 November 1857 from Harderwijk, Netherlands and embarked on the 7th at Rotterdam, Netherlands the Dutch ship J.C. Tromp bound for the Dutch East Indies. The detachment was commanded by major of the Dutch East Indies infantry K.T. van Steijn van Hensbroek accompanied by 1st infantry lieutenant J.F.J. Strengnart, 2nd engineer lieutenant R.O. Heijligers and officer of health 3rd class J.W. Ravestein Medemblik.

Dutch ship Stad Assen transported troops to the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Samarangsch advertentie-blad dated 8 January 1858

An item reported the departure on the 2nd [November 1857?] from Nieuwediep, Netherlands by the Dutch ship Stad Assen captain Haverbult bound for Batavia, Dutch East Indies with a detachment of 100 non-commissioned officers and soldiers commanded by 1st infantry lieutenant J.J. G. Hennequin accompanied by 1st lieutenant C. Metzeler and 2nd lieutenant L.M.H. Berkey and officers 3rd class Sinnighe and C.W.F. Foreman.

Dutch ship Philips van Marnix transported troops to the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 12 June 1857

N item reported the intended departure of a detachment of 170 non-commissioned officers and soldiers from Harderwijk, Netherlands to embark on 1 May on board of the Philips van Marnix captain E. van Duijn lying at Nieuwediep, Netherlands bound for the Dutch East Indies. The detachment was commanded by 1st lieutenant of the 4th regiment infantry Gertner accompanied by 2nd lieutenants of the Dutch east Indies infantry P. v.d. Weijde and W.H. Rijnders.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

German oil/chemical tanker (ex-Euro Song 2003-2004) Port Said 2004-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 July 2014

Marshall islands-flagged, IMO 9246475, MMSI 538090298 and callsign V7EJ7. Ex-Euro Song renamed August 2004. Gross tonnage 29.998 tons, summer deadweight 46.211 tons and as dimensions 183,00 x 32,20 x 12,17 metres. Capacity 53.544 cubic metres. Built in 2003 at the STX Offshore&Shipbuilding, Jinhae, South Korea. Owned and managed by Stella Marine Services GmbH&Co. KG, Hamburg, Germany.

South Korean geared bulk carrier Glovis Maria 2012-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 July 2014

Bahamas-flagged, homeport Nassau, IMO 9543615, MMSI 311064700 and callsign C6ZS4. Gross tonnage 32.545 tons, summer deadweight 55.705 tons and as dimensions 183 x 32 x 18 metres. Main horsepower 9.960 kW.Built in 2012 at the Hyundai MIPO Dockyard, Ulsan, South Korea. Owned and managed by Hyundai Glovis Co. Ltd. , Seoul, South Korea. Other sources claimed Maria Maritime Limited, Lodnon, England as owner and managed by Anglo-Eastern Glasgow, Scotland.

Cypriot general cargo ship (ex-Atlantic Pendant 2003-2005, BBC Korea 2005-2008, Federal Pendant 2008-2010, HAL Pendant 2010-2013) Atlantic Pendant 2013-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 July 2014

Cyprus-flagged, homeport Limassol, MMSI 209250000, IMO 9223899 and callsign P3KP9. Ex-Atlantic Pendant 2003-April 2005, BBC Korea April 2005-May 2008, Federal Pendant May 2008-June 2010 and HAL Pendant June 2010-June 2013. Gros tonnage 12.993 tons, lightweight 6.788 tons, deadweight 16.876 (winter)-17.472 (with 9,72 metres summer draught)-18.067 (tropical) tons and as dimensions 133,00 (between perpendiculars)-143,15 (over all) x 23,13 x 8,30 (design)-9,524 (winter)-8,70 (ice)-9,72 (maximum)-9,929 (tropical)-10,130 (tropical fresh water) x13,30 (depth to main deck) metres. Speed at designed draught (=8,3) metres) around 15,50 knots. Built in 2003 at the Jingjiang Shipyard, Jingjiang, China. Owned and managed by Mastermind Shipmanagement Ltd. , Limassol, Cyprus.

Dutch oil/chemical tanker Stolt Sandpiper 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 July 2014

United Kingdom-flagged, homeport Cardiff, IMO 9566758, MMSI 23508284 and callsign 2EYO8. Gross tonnage 3.327 tons, summer deadweight 4.449 tons and as dimensions 91 x 16 x6,3 metres. Built in 2011 by Chongqing Chuangdong Shipbuilding Industry, Fuling, China. Owned and managed by Stolt Tankers, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

British LPG tanker (ex-Sunny Fellow 1992-1995) Happy Fellow 1995-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 July 2014

United Kingdom-flagged, homeport Douglas, Isle of Man, IMO 9005481, MMSI 235073614, callsign 2CIV5 and ex-Sunny Fellow renamed June 1995. Gross tonnage 3.703 tons, net tonnage 1.144 tons, summer deadweight 4.437 tons and as dimensions 90,9 (between perpendiculars)-99,34 (over all) x 15 x 4,9 metres. Built at the shipyard of Dunston Richard (Hessle) Ltd., Hull, United Kingdom in 1992. Owned and managed by BSM UK, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom. On the site of Unigas is reported as commercial manager Unigas International BV and as technical manage Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement UK.

German oil/chemical tanker Heinrich 2002-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 July 2014

Gibraltar-flagged, IMO 9242730, MMSI 236165000 and callsign ZDFF7. Gross tonnage 4.401 tons, summer deadweight 6.711 tons and as dimensions 114 (over all) x 16,90 x 6,80 metres. Capacity 7.286 cubic metres. Built in 2002 at the Setah Shipyard, Istanbul, Turkey. Owned and managed by  Carl F. Peters GmbH&Co. KG, Hamburg, Germany.

Venezuelan brig of war Rey de los Araguatos visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 16 July 1853

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao of the Venezuelan brig of war Rey de los Araguatos commanded by H. Blanchard in the afternoon of the 15 July with the other Venezuelan warships.

Dominican schooner of war Capotillo visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 9 September 1871

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on Sunday 3rd of the Dominican schooner of war Capotillo commanded by D. Gäerste Jz. to Santo Domingo. On board was Leopoldo Ángel Santanché de Aguasanta archbishop of Santa Domingo and apostolic vicar of Haiti and the USA.

Venezuelan bark of war Taratara visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 16 July 1853

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao of the Venezuelan bark of war Taratara commanded by J. Marot in the afternoon of the 15 July with the other Venezuelan warships.

Venezuelan steam warship Libertador visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant courant dated 17 May 1851

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao of the Venezuelan steam warship Libertador commanded by captain lieutenant Domingo Dias, coming van Maracaibo with as last stop Coro.  The edition dated 18 October reported a second visit on the 17th coming from Maracaibo.

Venezuelan schooner of war General Monagas visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 16 July 1853

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on the 12th of the Venezuelan schooner of war General Monagas commanded by H. Todd coming from Puerto Cabello. She left in the afternoon of the 15 July with the other Venezuelan warships.

Venezuelan schooner of war General Sucre visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 16 July 1853

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on the 13th of the Venezuelan schooner of war General Sucre commanded by L. Coranado coming from Coro. She left in the afternoon of the 15 July with the other Venezuelan warships.

Venezuelan schooner of war Veinte Cuatro de Enero visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 16 July 1853

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on the 14th of the Venezuelan schooner of war Veinte Cuatro de Enero commanded by M. Lopez coming from Maracaibo. She left in the afternoon of the 15 July with the other Venezuelan warships.

Venezuelan schooner of war Venite Cuatro de Enero visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 16 July 1853

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao of the Venezuelan schooner of war Venite Cuatro de Enero commanded by M. Lopez in the afternoon of the 15 July with the other Venezuelan warships.

Venezuelan schooner of war Mariscal stranded on Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 25 July 1868

An item reported that on Thursday the 23rd at 02.00 o’clock the Venezuelan schooner of war Mariscal coming from Puerto Cabello bound for Willemstad stranded at the east point of the island Curacao and was totally lost. Sails, rigging and so on could be salvaged was the expectation.

Danish oil/chemical tanker (ex-Baltic Maria 2007-2009, Brovig Fjord 2009-2013) OW Pacific 2013-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 July 2014

Denmark International Register-flagged, homeport Aalborg, IMO 9308900, MMSI 219018272 and callsign OBWNO2. Ex-Baltic Maria 2007-March 2009 and Brovig Fjord March 2009-May 2013). Gross tonnage 5.445 tons, net tonnage 4.777 tons, summer deadweight 7.858 (winter)-8.129 (summer) tons and as dimensions 114,65 (over all)  x 17,32 x 7,25 (winter)-7,41 (summer) metres. Cubic capacity (98%0 8.486 cubic metres, slop tanks (98%) 228,138 cubic metres. Built in 2007 by Volgograd Shipbuilding, Volgograd, Russia. Owned and managed by OW Tankers A/S, Noerresundby, Denmark.

German oil/chemical tanker Cape Blanc 1998-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 July 2014

Marshall Islands-flagged, IMO 9179127, MMSI 538003709 and callsign V7SR6. Gross tonnage 21.165 tons, summer deadweight 33.540 tons and as dimensions 179 x 25 x 7,2-12 metres. Horsepower 11.471kW. Speed 15 knots. Intake 35.684 cubic metres. Built at the admiralty wharves, St. Petersburg, Russia in 1998. Owned and managed by Columbia Shipmanagement GmbHDeutschland, Hamburg, Germany.

Chinese bulk carrier Gadwall 2007-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 24 July 2014

Hong Kong/China-flagged, homeport Hong Kong, IMO 9358369, MMSI 477633700 and callsign VRCJ6. Gross tonnage 22.790 tons, summer deadweight 37.249 tons and as dimensions 200 x 24 x 8,7 metres. Built in 2007 by Xingang Shipbuilding Heavy Industry, Tianjin, China. Owned (by Gadlwall Shipping?) and managed by Parakou Shipping, Hong Kong, China.

Japanese bulk carrier AM Contrecoeur 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 24 July 2014

Panama-flagged, IMO 9583184, MMSI 373765000, official no. 43308-11 and callsign 3FBX4. Gross tonnage 43.022 (registered) tons, net tonnage 27.239 tons, summer deadweight 82.177 tons and as dimensions 222 (moulded)-222,540 (registered)-228,990 (over all) x 32,260 (moulded) x 14,429 (summer) x 20,050 (depth) metres. Laid down on by Tsuneishi Group (Zhoushan) Shipbuilding, Fukuyama, Japan with hull number 103 on 16 December 2010, launched on 27 September 2011 and delivered on 1 December. Owned (registered) by Compania Flor de Vapores, S.A. and managed by Mitsubishi Ore Transport Co. Ltd. , Tokyo, Japan.

Venezuelan schooner of war Constitucion visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 10 December 1859

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Tuesday the 7th of the Venezuelan schooner of war Constitucion commanded by F. Arrocha coming from Maracaibo.

Venezuelan schooner of war Regeneracion visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 10 December 1859

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Saturday the 3rd of the Venezuelan schooner of war Regeneracion commanded by Celis coming from La Vela de Coro. She left the 5th towards La Vela de Coro.

Venezuelan schooners of war Sutherland and Bruzual visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated Saturday 7 November 1863

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Sunday 1st coming via Coro from Maracaibo the Venezuelan schooners of war Sutherland commanded by H. Todd and Bruzual commanded by D. Gaerste. Both ships left on Thursday towards Pto. Cabello.

Venezuelan schooner of war General Monagar visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 30 June 1865

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Friday the 29th of the Venezuelan schooner of war General Monagar commanded by Leon Coronado coming from La Guayra with as last stop Pt. Cabello.

Venezuelan schooner of war 5 de Marzovisited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 7 May 1859

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Friday 29 April of the Venezuelan schooner of war 5 de Marzo commanded by J.F. Peniche coming van Coro. She left on Tuesday 2 May.

Venezuelan schooner of war Regeneracionvisited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 10 September 1859

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on the 8th (?) of the Venezuelan schooner of war Regeneracion commanded by T. Celis coming from Puerto Cabello.

Venezuelan schooner of war Venezolana visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 3 September 1859

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Wednesday 31 August of the Venezuelan schooner of war Venezolana commanded by P. Villasmil leaving the same day.

Venezuelan war steamship Maparari visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 25 July 1868

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Tuesday the 21st of the Venezuelan war steamship Maparari commanded by L. Sardi coming from Puerto. Cabello.

Venezuelan schooner of war Libertad temporarily stranded in the bay of St. Micheil according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 11 September 1869

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Tuesday the 7th of the Venezuelan schooner of war Libertad commanded by M. Guerra. She stranded the Saturday in the Bay of St. Michiel in the heavy southern winds but was refloated with the assistance of the Dutch schooner Adelaida captain Van Grieken.

South Korean car carrier Morning Linda 2008-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 24 July 2014

Panama-flagged, IMO 9383106, MMSI 370567000 and callsign eETI. Gross tonnage 68.071 tons, summer deadweight 28.061 tons and as dimensions 232,37 x 32,3 x 8,5 metres. Capacity 8.011. Built in 2008 by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries, Samho, South Korea. Owned by Eukor Car Carriers, Seoul, South Korea and managed by Haeyoung Maritime Services Co. Ltd., Pusan, South Korea. Maiden voyage started on 9 November.

British car carrier Violet Ace 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 24 July 2014

Bahamas-flagged, homeport Nassau, IMO 9395630, MMSI 3110088600 and callsign C6XG3. Gross tonnage 49.708, summer deadweight 13.370 tons and as dimensions 185,6-189,3 x 32,29 x 8,9 x 36,10 (height) metres. Speed 19,8 miles. Built in 2011at the Vinashin Ha Long Shipyard, Halong, Vietnam. Owned and managed by Ray Car Carriers Ltd., Douglas, Isle of Man, United Kingdom. The website www.vietnambreakingnews.com reported that on 25 March that Ha Long Shipbuilding being a affiliate of Vinashin her delivered to the Israeli firm Ray Shipping calling her the HL02-Violet Ace with a unit car capacity of 4.900. Designed by Naval Progetti Design Institute, Italy and approved&supervised by Society DNV, Norway.

Japanese car carrier Miraculous Ace 2006-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 23 July 2014

Cayman islands-flagged (until 29 March 2006 Panama-flagged), homeport Georgetown, IMO 9293521, MMSI 319149000 and callsign ZCOY4. Gross tonnage 59.422 tons, summer deadweight 19.381 tons and as dimensions 192,00 (between perpendiculars)-199,97 (over all) x 32,26 (over all) x 10.017 (summer) x 14,70 (depth) metres. Speed 18,0 knots. Cargo capacity 6.500 ceu. Keel laid at the  Imabari Shipbuilding Marugame Yard, Marugame, Japan on 24 May 2005, with yard number 1434, launched 27 January 2006 and completed 26 March. Mentioned op the website of Höegh Autoliners. Owned and operated by Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), Tokyo, Japan and Managed by New Asian Shipping, Hong Kong, China.

Danish LPG tanker Scali del Pontino 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 27 July 2014

Malta-flagged, homeport Valletta, IMO 9566306, MMSI 256755000 and callsign 9HA2924. Gross tonnage 3.430 tons, summer deadweight 3.811 tons and as dimensions 88,40 x 14,80 x 4,9 meytes. Capacity 3.338 cubic metres. Two tanks. Minimum temperature -48 degrees Celsius. Maximum pressure 9,97 bar. Built in 2011 at the Besiktas Shipyard, Altinova, Turkey. Owned and managed by Lauritzen Kosan, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Omanian navy training ship Shabab Oman II 2013-


Passing Vlissingen, Netherlands towards North Sea for trials 27 July 2014

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Dutch ship Kosmopoliet transported troops to the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 7 March 1857

An item reported the arrival in the afternoon of the 6th at Batavia, Dutch East Indies of the Dutch ship Kosmopoliet with on board a detachment of 176 non-commissioned officers and soldiers commanded by infantry captain Dekker accompanied by 2nd infantry lieutenant of the Dutch army Aithon, 2nd artillery lieutenant Beibel and 2nd cavalry lieutenant Lenkering, the latter two both of the military academy at Breda, Netherlands  and officer of health 3rd class Cochius. The detachment would disembark in the afternoon of the 7th. It consisted mainly of soldiers earlier belonging to the so-called British Foreign Legion (2)who behaved excellent on board. None was even punished.

Notes
1. Source Staat der Nederlandsche Zeemagt en Koopvaardij-vloot op 1 Januarij 1864 mentioned a clipper frigate, captain J. Koning (earlier Bouten), Dordrecht no. 14-flagged, owned by Gebr. Blussé, tonnage 753 tons, built in 1854 and homeport Dordrecht, Netherlands.
2. Probably the British German Legion consisting of German soldiers recruited by England for service in the Crimean War October 1853-February 1856).

Dutch ship Helena Anna transported troops to the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 13 May 1857

An item dated Harderwijk, Netherlands 6 March reported the intended departure on the 16th of a detachment of 150 non-commissioned officers and soldiers towards Nieuwediep, Netherlands to depart on the 18th the Dutch ship Helena Anna bound for the Dutch East Indies. The detachment was commanded by retired captain G. Poolman accompanied by 2nd infantry lieutenants F.P.J. Rochell and J.T. Peuchem.

Dutch ship Amphitrite transported troops to the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 7 March 1857

An item reported that a detachment of 125 non-commissioned officers and soldiers went from Harderwijk, Netherlands towards Java, Dutch East Indies with the Dutch ship Amphitrite captain Grim. The detachment was commanded by major jhr. F.J.H. Gevers accompanied by 2nd lieutenants J.W. Themmen and F.F. Mohr and officers of health 3rd class J.E.N. Buning and K.W. Hamilton of Silvertonhil.

Dutch ship Elise Susanna transported troops to the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 7 March 1857

An item reported that a detachment of 110 non-commissioned officers and soldiers went from Harderwijk, Netherlands towards Java, Dutch East Indies with the Dutch ship Elise Susanna captain J. Kuyt. A second item reported that a detachment of 110 non-commissioned officers and soldiers went from Harderwijk, Netherlands towards Java, Dutch East Indies with the Dutch ship Elise Susanna 1st infantry lieutenant J.C. Hamakers accompanied by 2nd infantry lieutenants J.N. Maquiné and J.J.W.E. Verstegen and officer of health 3rd class K.G. Bakker.

British 5th rate HMS Mersey visited Willemstad, Curcaao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 25 July 1829

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on Wednesday the 22nd of the corvette HMS Mercey captain Courtenay towards Bonaire, Dutch West Indies.(1)

Note 
1. The 5th rate Mersey of 451 tons, launched in March 1814 at the shipyard of Courtney, Chester, England, broken up in July 1852 and armed with 18-32pd carronades, 8-12pd carronades and 2-6pd guns.

American paddle steam gunboat USS Mackinaw visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 10 November 1866

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on Wednesday the 7th of the American steam warship USS Mackinaw commanded by A.J. Drake towards Aspinwall, USA.(1)

Note
1. Sidewheel steamship launched at New York, USA on 22 April 1863, commissioned on 23 April 1864, decommissioned on 4 May 1867 and sold on a public auction held at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA on 3 October. With a displacement of 974-1.173 tons were her dimensions 206’x 35’x 9’, Speed 14 knots. Her armament consisted of 2-25,4cm/10” guns, 4-22,9 cm/9” guns , 2-24” guns and 1 heavy 12 pd guns.

American commerce raider CSS Sumter visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 20 July 1861

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Wednesday evening the 17th at 19.00 o’clock of the CSS steamship Sumter (1) commanded by Raphael Semmes coming from Cuba. At 19.30 o’clock was a signal given for a pilot. The pilot was told that she was a warship of the Confederate States and that he wanted to enter the harbour. The pilot returned and informed the governor. The latter told the pilot that the Dutch cabinet ordered that privateers and their prizes were not to allow the harbour unless a disaster at sea was to be feared. The next day sent Semmes the governor a letter writing that he had a proper commission of the government of the Southern States. With this letter and the statement that he was not a privateer received Semmes permission to enter the harbour.

Note
1. Screw steamship rigged like a bark which was originally built at the merchant steamship Haban for account of McConnell’s New Orleans at Philadelphia in 1859, purchased by the Confederate States at New Orleans in April 1861, commissioned as a commerce raider 3 June, after capturing several prizes (18) entered she Cadiz to undergo repairs on 4 January 1862, forced to go to Gibraltar, laid up in April, disarmed and sold on an auction on 19 December, renamed Gibraltar or Gibraltar of London sunk in 1867. Displacement 473 tons and as dimensions 56 x 9,1 x 3,7 metres or 184’x 30’x 12’. Speed 10 knots. She was slightly armed with 1-8” shell gun and 4-32pd guns and a small crew of 18 men.

USS steamship Keystone State searching for the CSS Sumter visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 17 August 1861

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao in the afternoon of Thursday the 8th of the American steamship USS Keystone State (1) commanded by G.H. Scott after visiting St. Thomas and Barbados and now destined for the coast of New Granada. According to rumours was she to find the CSS Sumter which recently visited Trinidad to load coal.

Notes
1. Wood-built sidewheel paddle steam gunboat built at the shipyard of J.W. Lynn, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA in 1853, chartered by the Union navy from the Ocean Steam navigation Co., Philadelphia on 19 April 1861, acquired 10 June, commissioned at the Philadelphia Navy yard 19 July, de commissioned 26 March 1865, sold on a public auction at Washington, D.C. to M.O. Roberts and afterwards renamed San Francisco on 15 September and served until 1879. With a displacement of 1.364 long tons/1.386 tons were her dimensions 67 x 11 x 4,42 x 6,65 (depth of hold) metres or 220’x 35’x 14’6”x 21’10”. Speed 9,5 knots, a crew numbering 163 men and armed with 4-12pd guns (2 light, 2 heavy).
2. Screw steamship rigged like a bark which was originally built at the merchant steamship Haban for account of McConnell’s New Orleans at Philadelphia in 1859, purchased by the Confederate States at New Orleans in April 1861, commissioned as a commerce raider 3 June, after capturing several prizes (18) entered she Cadiz to undergo repairs on 4 January 1862, forced to go to Gibraltar, laid up in April, disarmed and sold on an auction on 19 December, renamed Gibraltar or Gibraltar of London sunk in 1867. Displacement 473 tons and as dimensions 56 x 9,1 x 3,7 metres or 184’x 30’x 12’. Speed 10 knots. She was slightly armed with 1-8” shell gun and 4-32pd guns and a small crew of 18 men.

Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Pallas departed Willemstad, Curacao according to thr Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 8 May 1830

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on Thursday the 6th pf the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Pallas captain lieutenant H. van de Velde escorting two schooners of Curacao towards Tinidad de Cuba, Cuba.

Note
1. Used for training duties, on stocks at the navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands November 1822 by P. Glavimans Jz., launched 29 November 1824, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 17 July-1September 1837 for examination, found further repaired unworthy and sold on a public auction for ƒ 5.000, dimensions 130 x 34½ x 17 8/11 (hold) feet and an armament of 28 guns.

Venezuelan schooner of war Mariscal de Avacucho visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 23 November 1861

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao of the Venezuelan schooner of war Mariscal de Avacucho commanded by Negron on Saturday the 6th coming from Coro. She departed in Momday the 18th towards Coro.

Venezuelan steamship of war la Federacion visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 2 October 1869

An item reported the arrival on Monday the 27th September at Willemstad, Curacao of the Venezuelan steamship of war la Federacion commanded by M.J. Armas.

Venezuelan schooner of war Caracas visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 23 November 1861

An item reported the departure on Monday the 18th from Willemstad, Curacao of the Venezuelan schooner of war Caracas commanded by Pocaterra towards La Guayra.

Venezuelan schooner of war Mariscal de Avacucho visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 1 February 1862

An item reported  the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on Tuesday the 28th January of the Venezuelan schooner of war Mariscal de Avacucho commanded by Negron.

Venezuelan schooner of war Monagas visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 4 August 1856

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on Wednesday the 1st of the Venezuelan schooner of war Monagas commanded by J.L. Coronado towards La Guayra.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Echo arrived at Willemstad. Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 28 January 1837

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Friday evening 20th of the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Echo lieutenant 1st class Bouricius coming from La Guayra, Venezuela.(1)

Note
1. On stocks at the navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands by P. Glavimans 1824, launched 28 March 1827, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 25 October 1837-9 November 1839 & 7-14 February and 21 November 1846, conclusion in November 1846 was that she could be used for a voyage on the North Sea to train ordinary seamen and sailors, public auction at Hellevoetsluis on Wednesday 8 October 13.00 o’clock 1851, dimensions 31,50 x 9,50 x 4,50 metres, 546 tons displacement and an armament of 18 guns.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Windhond arrived at Willemstad. Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 28 January 1837

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Saturday morning 21st of the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Windhond captain lieutenant Kist coming from Bonaire.(1)

Note
1. Brigantine laid down at the navy yard of Vlissingen, Netherlands by C. Soetermeer 7 June 1826, launched in 1828, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 26-27 July 1832 and 10 October-2 December 1840, during docking in 1840 rerigged as schooner brig and armament changed in 1-30pd gun on pivot and 4 long 6pd guns, guard ship at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies 1849, decommissioned 1 July 1850, sold being useless, served also in the Dutch West Indies, dimensions 26,5 x 7,5 x 3,8 (hold) metres and an armament of 8-12 guns.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Koerier arrived at Willemstad. Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 17 September 1831

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Monday 12th of the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Koerier captain lieutenant Van der Straaten coming from Surinam.(1)

Note
1. On stocks at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands 10 July 1817, launched 20 June 1818, sold at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands to be broken up Wednesday 12 December 1834 and an armament of 18 guns.

Dutch transport Zr.Ms. Dordrecht arrived at Willemstad. Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 17 September 1831

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Sunday 11th of the Dutch transport Zr.Ms. Dordrecht captain lieutenant F. Jonker coming from Surinam. On board were 50 soldiers for the garrison.(1)

Note
1. On stocks at the shipyard of Jan Schouten at Dordrecht, Netherlands 1828, launched afternoon at 16.30 o’clock (planned) 29 April 1829, docked at the navy yard of Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 1-2 April 1830& 26-12 December 1831&28 August 1832; 22-26 November 1833&7 August-1 November 1834&12-14 March 1838, 3-10 September 1838&9 November 1839-22 June 1840, 12-15 December 1841&15-19 April 1842 and 16-18 August 1843, decommissioned 15 July 1847, brought to Amsterdam, Netherlands on 22 July 1848, handed over to the Institute for sailors van de Zeil- en Roeivereniging KNZRV 1848, replaced by the former Zr.Ms. Venus in 1862was coppered, with an armament of 8 guns.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Valk arrived at Willemstad. Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 11 November 1837

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Tuesday 7th of the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Valk commanded by captain lieutenant Van Lennep Coster coming from la Guayra, Venezuela.(1)

Note
1. On stocks at navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands by P. Glavimans in August 1822, launched 9 August 1824, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 1820 October 1824&11-21 June 1827, 2 October 1832-4 August 1834 and 22 June-10 October 1840,condemned and stricken 1840, hospital ship to replace the Zr.Ms. Daphne 1841, served also in the Dutch West Indies, dimensions 29,8 (load line) x 9,2 (inner hull) x 3,4 (fore)-4,5 (aft) x 4,5 (depth below main deck) metres, displacement 465 tons displacement and an armament of 18 guns (16-30pd carronades, 2-6pd guns).

Swedish cruiser Göta Lejon 1943-1970 and Chilean Almirante Latorre July 1971-1986


Drawing of G.J. Frans Naerebout, earlier published in Op de lange deining

Sister ship Tre Kronor. Laid down at the shipyard Eriksbergs Mekaniska Verkstads AB, Gothenburg, Sweden on 27 September 1943, launched on 17 November 1945, commissioned on 15 December 1947, decommissioned 1 July 1960, sold to Chile and renamed Almirante Latorre 1July 971, commissioned 15 September, stricken 1984, sold to be broken up at Taiwan 1984. With a displacement of 8.332 tons/8.200 long tons (standard-9.348 tons/9.200 long tons (full laod) were her dimensions 182 x 16,7 x 5,7 metres or 597’1”x 54’9” x 18’8”. Her crew numbered her crew 445 (Swedish)-610 (Chilean) men. Speed 33 knost. Original armament 7-15,2/6”cm Bofors guns (1x3 foreward, 2x2 aft), 20-4cm Bofors guns, 9-2cm guns and 6 torpedo tubes. In 1950 was her armament changed in 7-15,2/6”cm Bofors guns, 21-4cm Bofors guns, 6-2cm guns and 6 torpedo tubes. In Chilean service in 1979 7-15,2/6” guns, 4-5,7cm, 1-4cm guns and 6-21” torpedo tubes. She was slightly armoured consisting of a 7cm/2.8” thick belt, 3cm/1,2” deck while the conning tower and the turrets were protected by 12,7cm/5” thick armour.

Friday, 25 July 2014

German heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper 1934-1952

Drawing of G.J. Frans Naerebout, earlier published in Op de lange deining

Of the Admiral Hipper-class with as sister ship Blücher and Prins Eugen. Her building at the shipyard of Blohm&Voss, Hamburg, Germany was ordered on 30 October 1934, laid down on 6 July 1935, launched on 6 February 1937, commissioned on 25 April 1939, scuttled on 3 May 1945, salvaged and finally broken up between 1948 and 1952. Building costs 85.860.000 German Mark. During her building was her bow renewed just like the funnel main structure. With a displacement of 14.050 9standrad) 16.180-18.491 (maximum) long tons were her dimensions 19,50 (between perpendiculars)-20,500 (over all) x 21,3 x 7,2 (maximum) metres. The 3 steam turbines delivered 133.691hp/98.285 kW. allowing a speed of 32,6 knots with a range of 6.500 nautical miles by a speed of 17 knots. Her crew numbered 1.382-15.99 men. Her armament consisted of 4x2-20,3cm/8” guns, 12-10.5cm guns, 8/12-3,7cm anti aircraft guns, 8/32-2cm anti aircraft machineguns, 12-53,3cm torpedo tubes, 96 sea mines and she could take 3 Arado Ar 196 aircraft with her. She was also armoured consisted of on the upper deck 1,2-3,cm upper deck, main deck 2-5cm, main belt 7-8cm while the turrets and the conning tower were protected by 7-10,5cm respectively 5-15cm thick armour.

American light cruiser USS Spokane (CL-120) 1944-1972

Drawing of G.J. Frans Naerebout, earlier published in  Op de lange deining

Off the Juneau-class. Laid down at the shipyard of the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, Kearny, New Jersey, USA on 15 November 1944, sponsored by Miss Patrice Munsel launched on 22 September 1945, commissioned 17 May, reclassified CLAA-120 on 18 March 1946, reclassified AG-191 on 1 April 1966, decommissioned and in reserve at New York 27 February 1950, stricken on 15 April 1972 and finally sold to Luria Brothers&Company Inc. to be broken up on 17 May 1973. General specifications of her class are a displacement of 6.096 tons/6.000 long tons (light)-8.332 tons/8.200 long tons (full load) with as dimensions 165 x 16,21 x 7,90 metres or 541’x 53’2” x25’1’. The two geared steam turbines supplied 75.000 ho allowing a speed of 31,8 knots. Her crew numbered 801 men. The armament consisted of 2x6-12,7cm/5” guns, 7x4-4cm Bofors guns and 16 2cm Oerlikon guns.

Dutch ship Prins Maurits transported troops to the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche courant dated 27 December 1856

An item reported the intended departure of a detachment of 150 non-commissioned officers and soldiers on the 29th from Harderwijk, Netherlands towards Nieuwediep, Netherlands to embark the Dutch ship Prins Maurits captain J.J. Bart and bound for the Dutch East Indies. The detachment was commanded by 1st lieutenant of the grenadiers and hunters H.M.F. Landelot accompanied by the 2nd lieutenants of the infantry J.H. van Roijen and G.S.C. Klerk and officer of health 3rd class P.J.A. van Dura.

Dutch ship Admiraal Jan Evertsen transported troops to the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche courant dated 13 November 1856

An item reported the intended departure on the 19th of a detachment of 150 non-commissioned officers and soldiers from Harderwijk, Netherlands to embark on the 21st at Nieuwediep, Netherlands the Dutch ship Admiraal Jan Evertsen bound for the Dutch East Indies. The detachment was commanded by captain H.J. Doorman accompanied by 2nd lieutenants W.A.J.J. Kraal, G.C.E. van Daalen and H.J. Kuipers and the officer of health 3rd class E. van Hengel.

Dutch ship Johanna Christinia transported troops to the Dutch West Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche courant dated 27 December 1856

An item reported the intended departure of a detachment of 50 non-commissioned officers and soldiers commanded by 2nd lieutenant F.B.A. Grooss on the 29th from Harderwijk, Netherlands towards Nieuwediep, Netherlands to embark the Dutch ship Johanna Christian captain J.A. de Lang bound for the Dutch West Indies.

Venezuelan steam warship Monagas visited Willemstad, Curcao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 7 November 1868

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Thursday the 5th of the Venezuelan steam warship Monagas captain R. Winckler coming from La Guayra.

Venezuelan steam warship La Federacion and schooner of war Libertad visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 2 October 1869

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Monday 27th September of the Venezuelan steam warship La Federacion commanded by M.J. Armas coming from Vela de Coro. She left on Thursday 30th September of the Venezuelan steam warship Federacion commanded by M.J. Armas together with the schooner of war Libertad commanded by M. Guerra.

American paddle steamship USS De Soto visited Willemstad according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 23 May 1868

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao by the American steam warship USS De Soto commanded by Wilson towards St. Thomas.(2)

Notes
1. Wood-built side-wheel steamship launched on 25 June 1859 at the shipyard of Lawrence&Foulks, Brooklyn, New York, purchased by the US navy in 1861, stricken in 1868, sold to Livingston, Fox&Co. (her original owners) and on 25 December 1870 destroyed by fire. Displacement 1.675 tons and as dimensions 77 x 12 x 4,9 metres or 253’x 38’x 16’. Her crew numbered in naval service 130 men. Speed 12 knots. Her armament was originally 8-32pd guns and 1-30pd Parrott rifle, replaced in 1863 by 1-11” Dahlgren, 1-30pd Parrott rifle, 6-32pd rifles and 2-12pd smoothbores.
2. The island Sankt Thomas is part of the of the United States Virgin islands.

Spanish steam warship El Primero launched in England according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 23 October 1852

An item referred to the New York Herald dated 29th September containing tidings from Liverpool until 18th September reporting the launching on 11 September on a shipyard along the Thames of the Spanish 32-gun steam warship El Primero for the defence of the island Cuba.

Dutch gunboats Nickerie and Coppename broken up according to a spot fresh in the Dutch newspaper Surinaamsch weekblad 27 October 1861

A spot fresh dealing with a conversation between two persons said that the whole coppered en galvanized colonial navy was gone. The subject were the Niekeri [Nickerie] and the Coppename built in Surinam as a en experiment a year of what earlier. Costs more as 100.000 guilders and now sold for just 2.000 to be broken up.(1)

Note
1. Both were gunboats laid down at Amsterdam in 1851, launched in 1853, an armament of 2 guns and as dimensions 18,50 x 5,80 x 1,40 metres for service in the Dutch West Indies. So they were older as was suggested in the spot fresh. The newspaper Surinaamsche courant en Gouvernements advertentieblad dated 26 September published an announcement that on 1 October auction master A. Salomons would sell at Paramaribo the coppered gunboat Coppename with inventory/ The Surinaamsche weekblad dated 6 October reported that she was sold for ƒ 790 to Gebrs. Van Praag. The annual account dealing with the Dutch possessions in the West Indies over 1861 reported that she was repaired and again available for service. Elsewhere is reported that her sale was authorized. The Nickerie was although still mentioned in the account over 1857. The account over 1858 report that’s she was sold to be broken up.

Haitian steam warship Salnave seized French merchant ships according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 20 February 1869

An item referred to tidings dated Havana, Cuba 31st January reporting that the steam warship Salnave of Haiti captured two French merchant ships in the have of St. Marc while they run the blockade. The French admiral forced the Haitian government to return the vessels while the blockaded of the Haitian coast. The appearance of a warships now and then in a harbour was not a blockade and so they were not allowed to seize ships in a harbour if Haiti could not secure a blockade.

Venezuelan steam warship Purureche visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 24 March 1866

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on the 23rd of the Venezuelan steam warship Purureche commanded by Monteverde towards Coro.

American bark Venus visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 6 May 1874

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao in the afternoon of the 4th of the American bark ship Venus captain Atkinson coming from New York, USA after a voyage of 11 days. She intended to return to New York about 12 days.

British screw steam gun vessel HMS Mullet visited Wilelmstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 21 November 1868

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on Tuesday the17th of the British steam warship HMS Mullet commanded by Kelly towards Maracaibo, Venezuela.(1)

Note
1, Of the Philomel-class, Her building at the shipyard of Charles Lungley, Rotherhithe was ordered on 14 June 1859, laid down on 29 June,launched on 3 February 1860, commissioned on 30 April 1862 and on 25 April 1872 sold at Hong Kong. Her engines were removed by her owner W. Walker&Co., London n and as the Formosa became she a sailing ship with a barque-rigging. In the 80’s was she bought by the government of Victoria, Australia to be used as a block ship. On 30 March 1885 captured the Russian empire Afghan territory at Pandjdeh nearly resulting in a war with the British Empire. The state Victoria, Australia fearing the outbreak wanted to blockade the south and west channels fearing. In 1890 converted into a magazine.

American gunboat USS Saco visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 12 January 1867

An item reported the departure of Willemstad, Curacao on Saturday the 5th of the steam warship USS Saco commanded by H. Wilson towards Aspinwall, USA.(1)

Note
1. Launched at the Boston Navy Yard, Massachusetts, USA on 28 August 1863, commissioned on 11 July 1864, decommissioned at the Mare Island Navy Yard, San Francisco, California, USA on 13 July 1876 and finally sold to William E. Mighell on 20 November 1883. With a displacement of 603 tons/593 long tons were her dimensions 54,71 x 9,30 x 3,51 metres or 179’6” x 30’6”x 11’6”. Speed 9,5 knots and a crew numbering 127 men. The armament consisted of 1-100 pd gun, 1-30pd Parrott rifle, 6-32pd guns, 1-32pd smoothbore gun, 1-24pd howitzer and 1-12pd rifle.

Dutch steamboat Stad Vlissingen no. 1 transported troops towards Rotterdam, Netherlands destined for the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche courant dated 19 June 1858

An item reported the arrival on Wednesday at 21.00 o’clock at Vlissingen, Netherlands of a detachment of 153 military coming from Harderwijk, Netherlands and from Rotterdam, Netherlands transported on the steamboat Stad Vlissingen no. 1 to embark on board of the Dutch frigate Zr.Ms. De Ruyter bound for the Dutch East Indies.

Dutch ship Tollens transported troops to the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Samarangsch advertentie-blad dated 8 January 1858

An item reported the intended departure on 13 November 1857 by a detachment of 150 non-commissioned officers and soldiers from Harderwijk, Netherlands to embark the 14th at Rotterdam, Netherlands lying Dutch ship Tollens captain T. van Rossum. The detachment was commanded by infantry colonel J.A. Waleson accompanied by 1st infantry P.E. Perk, 2nd artillery lieutenant G.F.W. Borel 2nd engineer lieutenants J.P. van der Eb and C.G.H. Coster and officers of health 3rd class E. Benjamins and J.D. van Roggen.

Dutch ship Californie transported troops to the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode 19 January 1859

An item reported the intended departure on 5 December 1858 of a detachment of 125 non-commissioned officers and soldiers from Harderwijk, Netherlands to embark the Dutch ship Californie captain M. de Wijn bound for the Dutch East Indies. The detachment was commanded by infantry captain E.C. van Daalen accompanied by 2nd infantry lieutenant C.J.C. Hamming, 2nd engineering officer A.W. Nolthenius and officers of health 3rd class J.A. Eindhoven and H. van Lokhorst.

Dutch ship Australië transported troops to the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode 19 January 1859

An item reported the arrival on 14 November 1858 at Nieuwediep, Netherlands of a detachment of 125 military coming by steamboat from Harderwijk, Netherlands and since embarked on board of the Dutch ship Australië departed towards the Dutch East Indies. The detachment was commanded by infantry captain H.A.M. Latour accompanied by 2nd infantry lieutenant J.L. Beijens and officers of health 3rd class J. Arendsen de Wolff and R. Deibel.

Dutch ship De Vrede transported troops to the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviaasch Handelsblad dated 24 December 1859

An item reported the intended departure on 2 November from Harderwijk, Netherlands of a detachment of 125 non-commissioned officers and soldiers to embark the Dutch merchant ship De Vrede captain L. van der Plas lying in the Nieuwediep, Netherlands bound for the Dutch East Indies. The detachment was commanded by the retired captain of the Dutch East Indies infantry T.M. Bielen accompanied by 2nd infantry lieutenant L. Benze and officer of health 3rd class A.J.H. van der Mijll Dekker.

Dutch ship Jason transported troops to the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviaasch Handelsblad dated 24 December 1859

An item reported the arrival on 8 November at Rotterdam, Netherlands of a detachment of 160 military command by lieutenant colonel W.E. Kroesen to embark the Dutch ship Jason captain J.H. Lammerts van Bueren bound for Java, Dutch East Indies.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Venezuelan steamship Maparari visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 6 June 1868

An item reported the arrival on Thursday the 4th of the Venezuelan steam warship Maparari commanded by R. Todd coming from Coro and returning the same afternoon. On board was the president of the United States of Venezuela marshal J.C. Falcon.(1) The edition dated 13 June reported the arrival in Saturday the 6th coming from Coro with the family of the president. She left on Tuesday the 9th towards La Guayra.

Note
1. Juan Cristómo Falcón, (27 January 1820 Hato Tabe, Falcón, Venezuela -29 April 1870 Fort de France, Martinique), president in August 1859 during a rebellion and recognized 15 June 1863-25 April 1868, liberal politician.

American bark Rocket visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 9 January 1875

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Wednesday the 6th of the American bark ship Rocket captain Atkinson coming from New York, USA.

Danish brig Wilheminine Brodersen visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 20 July 1867

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Wednesday the 17th of the Danish brig Wilhelmine Brodersen captain Barm coming from Hamburg, Germany.

Spanish screw steam frigate Navas de Tolosa held Columbian steamship Rayo in captivity according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 25 May 1867

An item referred to a letter received from Cartagena reporting that since 21 April the Spanish 52-gun steam warship Navas de Toloza (1) was lying there in the harbour. It stopped the Columbian war steamship El Rayo and forced to hand over the most important parts of the engines, rigging etc. until the government of Bogota proved that’s she was no a property of the Chilean government. The El Rayo arrived there coming from New York, USA showing the USA-flag and which was replaced by the Colombian flag one hour after her arrival. The Spanish consul at New York officially complained  that she was a Chilean privateer and the people who fitted her out had to give guarantees. President Mosquera (1) said in the chamber of representatives that the ship was his property and that he expected another two ships which he would supply his country without asking any costs.

Notes
1. Wood-built screw steam frigate Navas de Tolosa launched in 1885, before 1890 decommissioned. With a displacement of 4.460 tons and as dimensions 81,04 x 15,02 x 6,82 metres or 265’9” x 49’3” 22’4”. The horsepower of 600 nhp allowed a steam of 7 knots while under steam. The armament in 1885 consisted of 22-6’4” rifled muzzle lading guns, 4-6.4” smoothbore guns and 4 smaller guns.
2. Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera (1798-1878) was president of the United States of Colombia between 14 May 1863-8 April 1864 and 22 May 1866-1 November 1867.

American paddle steamship USS De Soto visit Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 24 November 1866

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao in the morning of the 23rd of the USS De Soto (1) commanded by commodore Charles S. Boggs coming from Aspinwall, USA. The edition dated 15 December reported the departure  on Saturday the 8th towards St. Croix.(2)

Notes
1. Wood-built side-wheel steamship launched on 25 June 1859 at the shipyard of Lawrence&Foulks, Brooklyn, New York, purchased by the US navy in 1861, stricken in 1868, sold to Livingston, Fox&Co. (her original owners) and on 25 December 1870 destroyed by fire. Displacement 1.675 tons and as dimensions 77 x 12 x 4,9 metres or 253’x 38’x 16’. Her crew numbered in naval service 130 men. Speed 12 knots. Her armament was originally 8-32pd guns and 1-30pd Parrott rifle, replaced in 1863 by 1-11” Dahlgren, 1-30pd Parrott rifle, 6-32pd rifles and 2-12pd smoothbores.
2. 1. Danish colony sold on 12 December 1916 to the USA and nowadays part of the United States Virgin Islands.

Dominican schooner of war Capotillo used for transporting war stores according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 11 September 1880

An item reported that the Dominican schooner of war Capotillo transported stores towards the government troops along the frontiers.

German bark ship Beatus visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 19 October 1861

An item reported the arrival on Saturday the 12th of the German bark ship Beatus captain Hauschildt coming from Hamburg, Germany with as last post visited Deal, England.

Norwegian oil/chemical tanker (ex-Jo Sypress 1998-2010) Sypress 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 22 July 2014

Singapore International register -flagged, IMO 9150315, MMSI 564917000 and callsign 9V2640. Ex-Jo Sypress renamed August 2010. Totala capacity 39.874 cubic metres, 40 Tanks. Gross tonnage 22.626 (ITC69)-22.834 *Suez) tons, net tonnage 11.688 (ITC69)-18.681 (Panama)-19.296 (Suez), summer deadweight 36,677 tons and as dimensions 176,10 (between perpendiculars)-182,3 (over all) x 32,05 (moulded) x 10,3 (summer loadline) x 14,00 (depth moulded to main deck) metres. Built in 1998 by Bae Systems Surface Ships Govan, Glasgow, Scotland. Owned and managed by Jo Tankers, Kokstad, Norway.

Singapore crude oil tanker (ex-Cape Avon 2010) V8 Stealth II 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 22 July 2014

Marshall islands-flagged, IMO 9436020, MMSI 538003868 and callsign V7TR8. Ex-cape Avon renamed 2010. Gross tonnage 62.775 tons, summer deadweight 112.871 tons and as dimensions 240,00 (between perpendiculars)-250,00 (over all) x 44,04 (moulded) x 14,8 (scantling/designed) x 21,00 (moulded depth) metres. Double hull. Her crew numbers 28-34 (+Suez crew). Built in 2010 by New Times Shipbuilding, Jingjaing, China. Owned by Siva Ships International, Singapore and managed by Stealth Maritime Inc., Athens, Greece.

Japanese car carrier Leo Spirit 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 22 July 2014

Panama-flagged, IMO 9620695, 373057000, official no. 43947-12 and callsign 3FAQ. Gross tonnage 60.825 tons, net tonnage 18.594 tons, summer deadweight 16.758 tons and as dimensions 192.230-199,990 (over all)  x 32,26 x 9,725 (summer) metres. Standard car capacity 5.300. RT car capacity 7.400. Laid down by Shin Kurushima Toyohashi Shipbuilding, Tokoyashi, Japan with hull number 3652 on 19 November 2010, launched on 28 November 2011 and delivered 12 June 2012. Owned by Mizuho Sangyo, Imabari, Japan and managed by Nissan Motor Car Carrier Co.Ltd. , Tokyo, Japan according to shipspotting and registered owner Fair Wind navigation S.A. and managed by World Marine Co.Ltd. According to www,classnk.or.jp

Venezuelan schooner of war Sutherland visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 12 December 1863

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Wednesday 9th of the Venezuelan schooner of war Sutherland commanded D. Gaerste coming from Maracaibo. The edition dated the 19th reported departure on the 18th towards Puerto Cabello.

Venezuelan schooner of war 13 de Decembre visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 26 November 1863

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao of the Venezuelan schooner of war 13 de Decembre commanded by J. Vale coming from Puerto Cabello.

The Federal Venezuelan schooner of war General Bruzual visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 20 June 1863

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Monday the 15th of the Federal Venezuelan schooner of war General Bruzual commanded by Joaquin Vale coming from Maracaibo and departing in the afternoon towards Core.

Venezuelan schooner of war Carabobo visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 18 April 1863

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao of the Venezuelan schooner of war Carabobo commanded by Sibilly again towards La Guayra.

Venezuelan schooner of war General Paez visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 18 April 1863

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Saturday the 11th of the Venezuelan schooner of war General Paez commanded by Jimon coming from Vela de Coro. On board were the governor of the province Coro, the garrison commander, officers and some soldiers belonging to the garrison of the town Coro which was fallen in hands of the Federals. She departed Sunday 12th again towards La Guayra.

Venezuelan schooner of war Carabobo visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 28 February 1863

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on the 27th of the Venezuelan schooner of war Carabobo commanded by Sibilly coming from Vela de Coro.

Venezuelan schooner of war Carabobo visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 31 January 1863

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on the 29th of the Venezuelan schooner of war Carabobo commanded by Sivielie and who left a day later again.

Venezuelan schooner of war General Paez visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 31 January 1863

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Wednesday the 28th of the Venezuelan schooner of war General Paez commanded by Jimon coming from Vela de Coro.

Dutch ship Palembang transported troops to the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 4 June 1856

An item reported the intended departure on 9 April of a detachment of 100 non-commissioned officers and soldiers from Harderwijk, Netherlands towards Nieuwediep, Netherlands to embark on the 11th the Dutch ship Palembang bound for the Dutch East Indies. The detachment was commanded by artillery major Feuillet de Bruin accompanied by 2nd artillery lieutenants Berail and Van Zijll de Jong and apothecary 3rd class Van Gorkum.

Dutch ship Nijverheid transported troops to the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper De Oostpost dated 1 February 1854

An item reported the departure of a detachment of 130 military from Harderwijk, Netherlands on 18 December 1853 to embark on the 20th at Nieuwediep, Netherlands the Dutch ship Nijverheid captain Kerkstra bound for the Dutch East Indies. The detachment was commanded by lieutenant colonel L.J. Kroll, 2nd lieutenants Vos and Docters van Leeuwen and officers of health 3rd class De Vogel, Hessig and Eisinger.

Dutch ship Noord-Holland transported troops to Surinam according to the Dutch newspaper De Oostpost dated 1 February 1854

An item reported the intended departure on the 30th of a detachment of 56 non-commissioned 56 military from Harderwijk, Netherlands towards Rotterdam, Netherlands. There they were to embark on board of the Dutch ship Noord-Holland captain F.C. Overeem bound for Surinam. The detachment was commanded by 2nd infantry lieutenant N.F. Spencer accompanied by officer of health 2nd class F.W.L. Tydeman and 3rd class apothecary A. Andriessen.

Dutch bark Bezoeki transported troops to the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Leydse courant dated 29 August 1853

An item dated Rotterdam, Netherlands the 26th reported the arrival on the 25th of a detachment of 120 officers and soldiers which were immediately embarked on board of the newly built Dutch bark Bezoeki captain A. Schaap berthed along the Willemskade and bound for the Dutch East Indies. She was owned by A. van Hoboken en Zonen. The detachment travelled from Harderwijk, Netherlands via Amsterdam, Netherlands by train.

Huge floating dock arrived safely at St. George, Bermuda according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 11 September 1869

An item reported the arrival of the huge floating dock nicknamed ‘the mammoth dock’ on 29 July in the harbour of St. George, Bermuda.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

American bark Eagle visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 6 April 1861

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on the 2nd of the American bark ship Eagle captain Baker with news about the Civil War.

Haitian navy destroyed Dominican flotilla according to the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 15 November 1845

An item reported that a Haitian squadron of 1-18 guns corvette, 1 brig and 3 schooners attacked a Dominican flotilla of 3 schooners, destroying 2 schooners and capturing the third one. Haiti bought also a brigantine to enforce her navy.

The naval strength of the Dominican Republic according t the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 28 November 1859

An item reported that the navy of the Dominican Republic consisted of just a few armed schooners.

Dutch schooner Nueval Clara seized by a Venezuelan schooner according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 24 January 1863

An item reported the rumours that the Dutch schooner Nueval Clara underway from Maracaibo towards La Guayra was stopped by a Venezuelan schooner of war in the Gulf of Maracaibo and brought to Guayra. The schooner was fulfilling an order of the government of Maracaibo destined for the government of Caracas.

Dominican corvette Cibalo visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 26 November 1853

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Wednesday the 23rd of the Dominican corvette Cibao commanded by captain J. Naar coming from Santo Domingo. On board was minister Manuel J. Delmonte with the mission to sign a treaty of friendship, commerce and shipping between the Dominican Republic and the Kingdom of the Netherlands between him and the governor as was allowed by the Dutch crown. The Cibalo exchanged gun salutes with the fortress Amsterdam and the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Koerier (1) commanded by W.H. Dittlof Tjassens. Also on board was the admiral of the Dominican navy Juan Bautista Cambiaso (2)who left in the morning of 25th November on board of the Dutch schooner Esther captain J. Capriles towards St. Thomas. The Cibalo left the same morning back to Santo Domingo.

Notes
1. Koerier, also called Courier, brig, on stocks at the navy yard at Vlissingen,  Netherlands by C. Soetermeer on13 June 1835, launched 4 or 5 February 1840, docked at the navy at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 22-24 May 1844, while condemned tenders asked on 31 March at the navy yard at Vlissingen to break her up 1858, dimensions 31,50 (loadline) x 9,50 (inner hull) x 3,6 (fore)-4,5 (aft) x 4,9 (depth below main deck) metres, 546 tons displacement and an armament of 18 guns (16-30pd carronades,2-6pd guns).
2. Born in Genoa, Italy 1820 and founder of the navy of the Dominican Republic, died in 1886.

Spanish warship (s) fought with American schooner USS Frebrand according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 9 November 1816

An item dated New Orleans, USA 11th September reported that according a tiding van a mister living on Balize [Belize?] the 9-gun schooner of the USA Firebrand commanded by lieutenant Cunningham was attacked by a Spanish warship accompanied by a second one a few days before leaving Balize. One American sailor was killed. When she answered the gunfire fled the Spanish. In the item was suggested that perhaps these Spanish warships belonged to a small squadron fitted out at Havana, Cuba to act against South American privateers.

Dominican schooner of war Capotillo ordered to seize Samana according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 9 May 1874

An item reported that on 26 March the Dominican schooner of war Capotillo left St. Domingo to seize Samana as a result of a decision dated 25 March dealing that the contract with the company was expired lacking the payment of the second year lease. She arrived next day although the agents of the company protested. After the military disembarked was the flag of the Domincac Republic hoisted ending the existence of the company.

American bark Venus visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 6 April 1861

An item reported the arrival on the 2nd of the American bark ship Venus captain Atkinson with news about the Civil War. She was to depart on Saturday the 13th back to New York, USA. Her captain announced that no credits were to be given to her crew as he would refuse to pay any debts. The rate of freight from New York to Curacao was raised with 16 2/3%. The price on goods until now reckoned to te 35 cent each cubic foot was raided to 40 cents. Freight prices Willemstad-New York were not changed.

Spanish merchants at Havana, Cuba fitted out warships to act against Columbian privateers according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 9 November 1816

An item dated New Orleans, USA 11th September reported that according a tiding van a mister living on Balize [Belize?] that the captain general of Cuba fitted out a small squadron to act against the privateers of Cartagena, Columbia active of Havana and the Gulf of Mexico. He was able to do this with money supplied by merchants of Havana. For this purpose he bought three former American privateers, namely the Young wasp of 500 tons and pierced of 22 guns, the brig Reintous of 385 tons and pierced of 20 guns and the schooner Chasseur [in Spanish service the Cazador] of 275 tons and pierced of 18 guns all extra ordinary fast sailing ships. Together with a traditionally sloop of war and a brig were to depart for sea mid August. It was suggested that one of these ships was involved in a gun fight with the schooner USS Firebrand.

Body of Venezuelan general Bruzual transported from Willemstad, Curacao to Venezuela according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 28 September 1872

An item reported that on Saturday thee 21st body of general Manuel E. Bruzual (10 buried on the protestant cemetery at Pietermaai was transported to and taken board of the Venezuelan schooner of war Bermudez Cousin commanded by Camacho. The cortege was accompanied by officers of the local militia and the Royal Netherlands Navy and Army and citizens. On Sunday morning 0.00 o’clock she left towards La Guayra saluted with so-called minute shots by the Waterfort which was answered when she was outside the harbour.

Note
1. Manuel Ezequiel Bruzual (1832 Santa Marta, Colombia-15 August 1868 Curacao), a Liberal politician, 1864 minister of navy and army and in 1868 designated provisional president and finally died caused by his wounds he suffered in a battle on 14 August during which he was defeated.

Dutch bark Silinia nearly lost at Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated Saturday 15 June 1861

An item reported that on Thursday early in the morning the Dutch bark Silania captain Gomez coming van Aruba stranded west of the Lazarushuis on Curacao. A launch of the Dutch steamship Zr.Ms. Cornelis Dirks (1) captain lieutenant J.F. Koopman was sent to assist her with as result that she was refloated and able to sail towards the bay of Piscadera for repairs.

Note
1. Screw steamship 3rd class, on stocks at Krimpen aan de Lek, Netherlands 1 May 1858, launched 11 January 1859, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 23-26 July 1859, 23-27 August 1860, 23 October-8 November 1862, 30 October-4 November 1863, 17 July 1868-7 March 1871, 5-14 June 1872, 11-14 June 1873, 17-19 June 1874, 20-30 October 1874, condemned 1880, stricken 1811, dimensions 43,00 x 9,20 x 4,30 metres, 759 tons displacement, 6 guns, 100 men, 119nph/250epk horsepower, speed 7 knots.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Chinese bulk carrier Zheng Jun 2013-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 21 July 2014
Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 25 July 2014

Pamama-flagged, IMO 9593804, MMSI 355124000 and callsign 3FNM2. Gross tonnage 43.951 tons, summer deadweight 81.810 tons and as dimensions 229 x 32 x 9,2 metres. Built in 2013 by Xinlian Shipping, Wuhi, China. Owned by Fujian Ocean Shipping, Fuzhou, China and managed by Cosco Wallem Shiipmanagement, Qingdao, China.

Japanese bulk carrier Queen Flower 2013-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 21 July 2014

Panama-flagged, IMO 9673604, MMSI 373337000 and callsign 3FFT5. Gross tonnage 29.109 tons, summer deadweight 50.477 tons and as dimensions 183 x 32 x 9,1 metres. Built in 2013 by Oshima Shipbuilding, Saikai, Japan. Owned by Yamamoto Kisen, Kure and managed by Toei Japan, Kobe, Japan.

British reefer Crown Topaz 1998-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 21 July 2014

Panama-flagged, IMO 9191498, MMSI357144000 and callsign 3FAS9. Gross tonnage 10.527 tons, net tonnage 5.406 tons, summer deadweight 10.318 tons and as dimensions 139,40 (between perpendiculars)141,15 (registered)-142,61 (over all) x 23m00 x 8,668 x 13,00 (hold) metres. Speed 21,0 (service)-22,8 (trial) knots. Keel laid down by Iwagi Shipbuilding, Kamijima, Japan with yard number 180 11 June 1998, launched 3 October and maiden voyage 13 January 1999. Owner La Darien Navegacion, Panama, registered owner NYK Reefers Ltd. , London, United Kingdom and managed by Shoei Kisen, Imabari, Japan. Other sources claimed operated by NYK Lauritzen Kool and managed by Norbulk Shipping U.K. Ltd.

Polish reefer (ex-Costa Rican Star 1998, Hornwind 1998-2002) Costa Rican Star 2002-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 20 July 2014

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, IMO 9150822, MMSI 636013073 and callsign A8KK4. Ex-Costa Rican Star October 1998, Hornwind October 1998-December 2002. Gross tonnage 15.058 (international)-12.246,51 (Suez) tons, net tonnage 5.901,00 (international)-9.789,00 (Panama)-10.167,12 (Suez) tons, summer deadweight 10.350 tonnes with a draught of 9,018 metres and as dimensions 154,00 (over all) x 24,oo (extreme) x 7,2 metres. Speed 19 (banana laden)-around 21 (maximum) knots. Built in January 1998 at the Shikoku Dockyard, Takamatsu, Japan. Owned by Star Reefers Poland, Gdynia, Poland and managed by Star Reefers UK, London, United Kingdom.