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Sunday, 30 June 2019

Australian fleet minesweeper HMAS Bendigo 1940-1946, Chinese merchant ship Cheung Hing and later patrol vessel Luoyang until 1988


In the 1950s used by the Chinese Communist Navy after converting the merchant s.s. Cheung Hing back into an armed patrol vessel. She was the originally the Bathurst-class fleet minesweeper HMAS Bendigo (J187) dumped after the Second World War as no longer needed. She was laid down by Cockatoo Docks and Engineering Company, Australia on 12 August 1940, launched on 1 March 1941, commissioned on 10 May 1941, decommissioned on 27 September 1946, sold to the Ta Hing Company at Hong King and after conversion into a merchant ship renamed Cheung Hing and later in hands of the navy which renamed Luoyang and in service until 1988.

The Bathurst-class minesweepers were called corvettes and used for escort, patrol and minesweeping tasks. Displacement 815 (standard)-1.025 (full load) tons and as dimensions 162 (between perpendiculars)-186 (over all) x 31 x 8.5 feet. Crew numbered 85 men. With a oil fuel bunker capacity of 170 tons and a speed of 10 knots was her range 4.300 nautical miles. The 1.800 ihp horsepower supplied via 2 shaft allowed a speed of15 knots. Triple expansion steam machinery with 2 Admiralty 3-drum small tube type. Armament consisted of 2-5.1” guns and 2-3,7cm anti aircraft guns. 

Monday, 17 June 2019

Russian anchor handling annex supply vessel Yasnyy 1985-

Russia-flagged, homeport Bolshoy port of St. Petersburg, Russia, IMO 8422242, registration number 850346, call sign UGNB and MMSI 273428510. Supply vessel also called anchor handling vessel. Built by New Szczecin Shipyard, Szczecin, Poland with yard number 20 on 30 December 1985. Gross tonnage 2.737 tons, net tonnage 821 tons, deadweight 1.329 tons, displacement 4.013 tons and as dimensions 71,45 (rule)-81,16 (over all) x 16,30 x 7,20 (depth) x 4,90 metres. Speed 15,3 knots. Owned and managed by Baltic Basu, St. Petersburg, Russia or owned by Russian Federation, Moscow. Russia. 

Dutch tug Dian Kingdom 2015-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 12-5-2019

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Vlissingen, IMO 9660944, MMSI 244850975 and call sign PCTG. Gross tonnage 365 tons, net tonnage 109 tons, deadweight 200 tons, displacement 705 tons and as dimensions 30,66 (over all) x 11 (over all) x 4,60 9depth at sides) x 4,80 (minimum)-4,80 (operating)-5,20 (maximum after) metres. Bollard pull 70 tons. Speed 13 knots. Total power 3.680kW/4.934bhp. Maritime connector mentioned the Damen Gorinchem 511802, gross tonnage 380 tons, built by Damen Shipyard Gorinchem, Gorinchem, Netherlands in 2014, Saint Vincent&Grenadines-flagged and homeport Kingstown. Website of Seacontractors mentioned built in 2015 by Damen Vietnam. Owned and managed by Seacontractors, Middelburg, Netherlands. 

Azerbaijan crew boat Zafar 2016-

Azerbaijan-flagged, homeport Baku, IMO 9768497, registration number 140174 and call sign 4JQP. Built in Azerbaijan with yard number H-106 on 1 August 2016. Gross tonnage 315 tons, net tonnage 95 tons, deadweight 94 tons, displacement 270 tons and as dimensions 36,49 (rule)-38,22 (over all) x 8,20 x 4,18 (depth) x 2,40 metres. Speed 20 knots. Crew boat. Owned by Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping CJSC, Baku, Azerbaijan. 

Dutch inland tug (ex-Normandie 1942-1946, RP. 74 1946-1957, RP.22 1957-1960, RP.9 1960, Hollandia 1960-1963, Veronica 1963-1974, My Fair Lady 1974-1988, Glen 1988-1994) My Fair Lady 1994

Inner harbour Vlissingen. Netherlands 20 May 2019

Netherlands-flagged, ENI 02005977, MMSI 244650297 and call sign PH8190. Built by Bijlsma, Wartena, Netherlands in 1942. Displacement 9,6 metric tons and as dimensions 18,05 x 4,56 x 1,95 metres. Ex-Normandie salvaged at Vlissingen, Netherlands in 1945, as the RP 74 of the Rijkspolitie, Enkhuizen, Netherlands in 1946, renamed RP. 22 of the Rijksolitie, Harlingen, Netherlands in 1957, sold as the RP.9 at that moment part of the reserve of Rijkspolitie vessels in 1960, renamed Hollandia of Schroot, Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1960, renamed Veronica of S. Kuin, Haarlem on 13 June 1963, of H. van der Linden, Haarlem, Netherlands on 12 February 1974, renamed My Fair Lady of J. Hesseling, Groningen, Netherlands on 30 December 1974, renamed Glen of G. Gerrits, Apeldoorn, Netherlands on 23 December 1988, renamed My Fair Lady of G. Botter, Kampen/Arnhem on 17 May 1994 and since 14 August 2009 of H.J.G. de Kuijper, Velp, Netherlands. 

Kazakhstan supply vessel (Ex-Ronnie Roussel 1991-1994, H.O.S. Boss Hoss 1994-1996, Boss 1996-) Zhanna 2010-

IMO 9030321, registration number 906293, MMSI 436000154 and call sign UNAL. Kazakhstan-flagged, homeport Aktau, Ex-Boss. Built by Thomas Sea Shipbuilders, Locport, Louisiana, USA with yard number 1257 on 1 November 1991. Gross tonnage 1124 tons, net tonnage 337 tons, deadweight 1499 tons and as dimensions 61,97 (rule)-66,50 (over all) x 13,41 x 4,88 (depth) x 4,10 metres. Owned by GAC Marine Kazakhstan LLP, Almaty, Kazakhstan and managed by GAC Maritime Transports, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Ex-Ronnie Roussel renamed 1994, H.O.S. Boss Hoss renamed September 1996 and Boss renamed March 2010.

Dutch tug Multratug 27 2013-


Schelde off Buitenhaven, Vlissingen, Netherlands 22 May 2019

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Terneuzen, Netherlands, IMO 9667875, MMSI 244660818 and call sign PCWB. Dimensions 25,78 (between perpendiculars)-28,67 (over all) x 10,43 (over all) x 4.80 (maximum draft) x 15,00 9airdraft) metres, gross tonnage 294 tons, net tonnage 88 tons and deadweight 160 tons. Built at the Damen Shipyard Gorinchem, Gorinchem, Netherlands in 2013. Owned and managed by Multraship towage& salvage, Terneuzen, Netherlands. Bollard pull maximum 63,2 tons and maximum speed 13,4 knots. 

Azerbaijan supply ship (ex-Mari K 2009-2018, Neftqaz III 2018) Zira

Azerbaijan-flagged, homeport Baku, IMO 9416496, call sign 4JSA, registration number 071311. Anchor handling tug annex supply vessel. Owned by Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping CJSC, Baku, Azerbaijan. Ex-Neftqaz III. Ex-Marshall Islands-flagged anchor handling vessel Mari K, MMSI 538003448, call sign V7QV8 and owned and managed by Asian Offshore I, Oslo, Norway. Built by Batamex Shipyard, Batam, Indonesia with yard number P 097271 on 14 March 2009. Gross tonnage 1.763 tons, net tonnage 529 tons, deadweight 1.805 tons and as dimensions 54,10 (rule)-60,00 (over all) x 16,00 x 6,oo (depth) metres. 

British ro-ro/passenger ship Torino 2009-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 13 July 2013
United Kingdom-flagged, homeport Southampton, IMO 9398321, MMSI 235070707 and callsign 2BZH7. Gross tonnage 61.328 tons, summer deadweight 22.160 tons and as dimensions 198 x 33 x 9 metres. Built in 2009 at the MHI Nagasaki Shipyard&Engine Works, Nagasaki, Japan. Owned and managed by Wilhelmsen Lines Car Carriers, Southampton, England.

The French, Greek and the Turkish navies in the Mediterranean according to the Nederlandsche Staatscourant dated 6 July 1824

Marseille, 24 June. With a merchant ship arrived yesterday tidings that 23 May when the night fell in the frigate la Junon (1) and that the gabarre la Truite (2) anchored off Milo. The two ships transported lieutenant general count Guilleminot the new French ambassador at the Ottoman court towards Constantinople. They left Toulon 14 days earlier but due to lacking wind the voyage was delayed. A day earlier they were joined by the frigate la Galathé (3) captain Drouot who was to command the French station in the Levant. She came from Tunis with on board a representative of the Bey for Constantinople. In the evening of the 23 the la Junon was joined by the brig le Cuirassier (4) coming back from patrolling. Some hours before departure they were also joined by the frigate la Medée (5) captain Rigny which departed the French Levant station towards France. According to rumours defeated the Greek fleet the Turkish fleet, the latter cruising in the waters of Negroponte.

Notes
1. The frigate l'Amelie laid down at Toulon, France in 1807, launched in 1808, renamed La Junon in 1824 and last mentioned 1842?
2. Built at La Ciotat in 1811 and wrecked in 1832.
3. On stocks at Genes, France 1811, launched 1812, last mentioned 1838.
4. Laid down at Toulon, France in 1821, launched in 1822 and last mentioned in 1843.
5. Laid down at Genes, France in 1810, launched in 1811, renamed le Muiron in 1850 and sunk in 1882.

Loading and unloading facilities at Tandjong Priok, Dutch East Indies on 6 August 1946

In 1946 ordered the Dutch supreme commanding officer in the Far East by order no. 62 to investigate the harbours including shipyards in the Dutch East Indies and Netherlands New Guinea. In those so-called Sitraps (Situation reports) was information collected dealing with the available facilities, personnel and vessels/boats. The Dutch East Indies fell in Japanese hands in the Second World War when the Dutch forces surrendered on 8 March 1942 until Japan surrendered on her turn on 15 August 1945. On 17 August 1945 declared nationalistic leaders like Soekarno and Hadda the independence of what was called the Republic Indonesia. The result was a struggle for years before the Netherlands forced by international pressure accepted the Indonesian independence on 29 December 1949.

An item reported that at Tandjong Priok, Dutch East Indies the total length of available quays was the same as before the Second World War namely around 3.568 metres excluded the quays in the repair docks of the Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij (K.P.M.) and the Droogdok. Mij. The condition of the quays was good while there was none damage due to bombs or explosions. The oil jetty was damaged due to a collision by a LST but which with the use of a laid up Bailey bridge part of which freely protruded could be used again. Daily could maximum around 2.000 tons be handled included transhipment. Depending on the number of ships in the harbour were around 900 Japanese labourer and 2.400 native coolies available for loading, unloading or transferring from one ship to another ship. There 14 mobile portal cranes with a lifting capacity of 1,5-3 tons on land and 3 floating sheerlegs of respectively 15, 30 and 50 tons present. The Goedang capacity (storage) consisted of 11.860 square metres of covered sheds at the so-called diepzeekade (quay along deep water) and of closed sheds 56.270 square metres along the diepzeekade and another 15.400 square metres along shallow water.

Source
Archive Dutch Marinestaf (1942) 1945-1948 inventory number 197, National Archive, The Hague. 

French navy support vessel Rance (A618) 1964-1997 (2019)




Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 13 June 2019 
underway to the scrap yard at Gent, Belgium

Of the Rhin-class dept ships. Laid down by Loreint Naval Dockyard in August 1964, launched on 5 May 1965, commissioned on 5 February 1966, hospital ship since 1980, dismantled in January 1997, condemned by 30 May 1997, used as a breakwater at Saint Mandrier Toulon, France until she was sold in June 2018. Pennant since 1997 Q732.

Especially built for laboratory and radiological experimental service support for the Pacific Experimental Centre (CEP) carrying out nuclear tests in Tuamotus Archipelago, French Polynesia (Pacific).
Crew numbered 10 officers, 39 petty officers and 69 sailors. Displacement 2.074 (standard)-2.445 (full load) tons and as dimensions 101,50 x 13,10 x 4,25 metres. Fitted out with 2 SEMT-Pielstric diesels supplying .200hp and allowing a speed of 16,5 knots and a range of 13.000 nautical miles with a speed of 13 knots. Armament consisted of 2-12,7mm machineguns. Able to carry 3 Alouette helicopters in her hangar. 

American navy dry dock No. 2 at the navy yard at Brooklyn, USA heavy damaged according to the Dutch newspaper De grondwet dated 18 July 1899

An item reported that the navy dry dock No. 2 of the navy yard at Brooklyn was such heavy damaged by the latest storm that she probably could not be used for the next two years. The dock bottom moved over a length of around 50 feet and the rain probably caused sagged foundations. The Congress approved the sum of 300.000 US dollars for repairing her. Lucky enough left the cruiser USS Detroit the dock to prevent possible problems by the expected storm. 

Pilotage at Tandjong Priok, Dutch East Indies on 6 August 1946

In 1946 ordered the Dutch supreme commanding officer in the Far East by order no. 62 to investigate the harbours including shipyards in the Dutch East Indies and Netherlands New Guinea. In those so-called Sitraps (Situation reports) was information collected dealing with the available facilities, personnel and vessels/boats. The Dutch East Indies fell in Japanese hands in the Second World War when the Dutch forces surrendered on 8 March 1942 until Japan surrendered on her turn on 15 August 1945. On 17 August 1945 declared nationalistic leaders like Soekarno and Hadda the independence of what was called the Republic Indonesia. The result was a struggle for years before the Netherlands forced by international pressure accepted the Indonesian independence on 29 December 1949.

An item reported that the available number of local pilots at Tandjong Priok, Dutch East Indies varied most of the time between 3-5 men due to the personnel capacity problems of the Dienst van Scheepvaart.

Source
Archive Dutch Marinestaf (1942) 1945-1948 inventory number 197, National Archive, The Hague. 

Chinese cargo ship Da Tong Yun 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 22 July 2013

Hong Kong/China-flagged, homeport Hong Kong, IMO 9451343, MMSI 477108600 and call sign VRJL3. Gross tonnage 20.454 tons, summer deadweight 28.377 tons and as dimensions 166 x 27 x 9,6 metres. Built in 2011 by Huanghai Shipbuilding, Rongcheng, China. Owned by Cosco Guangzhou and managed by Coscol, both of , Guangzhou, China.

German oil products tanker Seacod 2006-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 23 July 2013

Germany-flagged, homeport Bremen, IMO 9352315, MMSI 218019000 and call sign DDPW. Gross tonange 26.548 tons, summer deadweight 40.558 tons and as dimensions 188,33 x 32,2 x 11,0 metres. Speed 16,5 knots. Double-hull tanker. Delivered on 31 October 2006 by the Lindenau Shipyard GmbH, Kiel, Germany. Owned and managed by German Tanker Shipping, Bremen, Germany.

Dutch bark ship Cornelia destined for the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 22 October 1875

An announcement reported that the fast bark ship Cornelia captain A.J. van Renten was to depart Amsterdam on 20 November towards Batavia and Surabaya. For more details could be asked at the shipping agents De Vries&Co. and Hoyman&Schuurman.

American armed steamship Petrolite destroyed by German submarine according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviasch nieuwsblad dated 15 June 1917

An item dated Washington the 13th reported that a German submarine destroyed the American armed steamship Petrolite. Two crewmembers reached safely the coast, two boats with the other crewmembers were still missing.

Dutch trawler Insulinde sold within the Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Courant dated 23 February 1925

An item dated IJmuiden 23 February reported that the steam trawler Insulinde HD 76 bought by P. Visser Rz. of IJmuiden retained her original name although now indicated as the IJ.M. 54.

Swedish vehicles carrier Fedora 2008-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 22 July 2013

Sweden-flagged, IMO 9332949, MMSI 266259000 and call sign SLKU. Gross tonnage 71.583 tons, summer deadweight 30.386 and a sdimensions 227,8 x 32,29 x 11,3 metres. Built in 2008 by Daewoo Shipbuilding&Marine Engineering, Goeje, South Korea, Owned by Wallsun AB c/0 Wallenius AB and managed by Wallenius AB, both of Stockholm.

Dutch tug Ameland sold within the Netherlands according to the Ducth newspaper Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Courant dated 3 December 1924

An item dated Delfzijl 2 December reported that the Dutch tug Ameland captain Boerema was private sold to J. de Waard te Farmsum.

German dredger Simson built at Haarlem, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch Nieuwsblad dated 20 July 1911

An item dated IJmuiden 19 July reported that the dredger Simson build by the yard Conrad at Haarlem on behalf of the Kölnische Tiefban Gesellschaft yesterday evening left for Hamburg towed by the Dutch tug Oostzee.

Dutch tug Breezand built at Vlaardingen, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 5 October 1929

An item reported that after a successful trial the shipyard of the N.V. Vlaardingsche Machinefabriek I.A. Kreber the steel-built tug Breezand was delivered. Built for account of the N.V. Reederij Gebrs. Roelofs te Rotterdam. Fitted out with a 190 ihp vertical tripe expansion engine.

Monaco-flagged oil products tanker STI Harmony 2007-

Schelde off Flushing, Netherlands 12 July 2013

Marshall Islands-flagged, homeport Majuro, IMO 9334557, MMSI 538004214 and call sign V7VU4. Ex-Sanko Harmony renamed June 2010. Gross tonnage 40.865 tons, summer deadweight 73.919 tons and as dimensions 229 x 32 x 8 metres. Built in 2007 at the Onomichi Dockyard, Onomichi, Japan. Owned and managed by Scorpio Commercial Management, Montecarlo, Monaco.

British tug Lettic built at Rotterdam, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Het nieuws van den dag dated 1 August 1914

An item reported the departure a day earlier from the Nieuwe Waterweg of the British tug Lettic underway to London. She was built by Burgerhout’s Machinefabriek en Scheepswerf, Rotterdam, Netherlands for account of the Thames Steamtug and Lighterage Co., at London, England.

Dutch tug Geertruida 14 built at Arnhem, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 12 December 1925

An item reported the launching at the shipyard Arnhemsche Stoomsleephelling Mij. at Arnhem, Netherlands of the seagoing tug Geertruida 14 built for account of L. Groenewegen, Dordrecht. Dimensions 28,50 (between perpendiculars) x 6,50 x 3,50 (hold) metres. Fitted out with a 450 hp vertical triple expansion engine with surface condensation and a boiler with 126 squar metres heating surface and 12,5 kg steam pressure. Immediately after the launching was the keel laid down of a Rhine tug for account of the N.V. Houtdienst Handels Mij. of Rotterdam.

Dutch tug Adriana built at Vlaardingen, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Het nieuws van den dag dated 16 December 1909

An item reported that at the shipyard of Gebrs. Van der Windt at Vlaardingen, Netherlands the tug Adriana was launched built for account of Gebrs. De Ruiter of Rotterdam, Netherlands. Afterwards was the keel laid down for a similar tug.

Japanese bulk carrier Royal Harmony 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 7 July 2007

Panama-flagged, IMO 9491678, MMSI 372308000 and call sign 3FTM4. Gross tonnage 22.863 tons, summer deadweight 37.238 tons and as dimensions 178 x 28 x 6,1 metres. Built in 2011 by Saiki Heavy Industries, Saiki, Japan. Owned by Daiichi Chuo Marine and managed by Koyo Line, both of Tokyo, Japan.

Italian bark Papa Risetto underway from the USA towards the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 3 January 1888

An item dated 1st reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer [nowadays Anyer, Indonesia] by the Italian bark Papa Risetto underway from New York, USA towards Anjer.

German bark Phönizia arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies coming from Argentina according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 3 January 1888

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 2nd reported the arrival of the German bark Phönizia captain Brauer coming from Buenos Aires, Argentina , shipping agents Borel&Co.

Sunday, 16 June 2019

German general cargo ship Stade 2011-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 May 2019

Antigua&Barbuda-flagged, homeport St. John’s, IMO 9535620, MMSI 305772000 and call sign V2QH3. Built by Damen Shipyard Gorinchem, Gorinchem, Netherlands in 2011. Owned and managed by Corleis Reeerei, Stade, Germany. 

Dutch bark Vijf Vrienden bound for the Dutch East Indies according to the Rotterdamsche courant dated 21 December 1864

An announcement reported that the extra ordinary fast coppered Dutch bark ship Vijf Vrienden captain C. Johan was bound for Samarang, Dutch East Indies with passengers and stores, Excellent passenger accommodation. For more details Kuyper, van Dam&Smeer and Hudig&Blokhuyzen.(1)

Note
1. Captain C. Johan, owned by Bos, Rotterdam-flagged no. 55, van Maanen en Co. , measurement 337 tons, built in 1860 and homeport Rotterdam, Netherlands. Source Staat der Nederlandsche Zeemagt en Koopvaardij-vloot op 1 Januarij 1864. 

Egyptian, Greek and Turkish navies in the Mediterranean according to the Nederlandsche Staatscourant dated 21 January 1826

Trieste, 4 January. According to tidings coming from Corfu was the steamship of the pasha of Egypt captured by the Greeks, in the fight between the latter and the Captain Pasha of Patras.

The reorganisation of the Spanish navy according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 24 February 1890

The new Spanish minister of navy developed a plan to reorganise the Spanish navy. This plan included to form a squadron consisting of 7 warships and 4 torpedo boats based at the Philippines. Another Dutch newspaper Vlissingse Courant dated 26 February confirmed this news item.

Norwegian oil/chemical tanker Golfstraum 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 May 2019

Norway International Register-flagged, homeport Bergen, IMO 9390991, MMSI 258849000 and call sign LAJK6. Owned and managed by Utkilen, Bergen, Norway. Built by Cantiere Navale de Poli, Venice, Italy 2011. 

Adjustment of the American naval shipbuilding program according to the Dutch newspaper Vlissingse Courant dated 28 July 1921

Lexington class battle cruisers

The Iowa was part of the South Dakota-classs battleships

Minister Denby (1) intended to propose the Congress to built at least one mother airplane ship. Original were some of these ships proposed but both chambers didn’t approve the building. Senator King (2) of Utah proposed for himself and his Democratic allies to convert 3 battle cruisers into mother airplane ships (3) and to stop at the same time the building of 6 warships of the Iowa-class as soon as the results of this disarmament conference became known. At the same time he wished to stop temporarily the further accomplishment of 3 battle cruisers still on stocks. He explained his proposal by referring to the bombing of former German warships which proved clearly that the value of capital ships was overestimated and that planes and submarines were more important to posses.

Notes
1. Edwin Denby (Evansville, Indiana 18 February 1870-Detroit, Michigan 8 February 1929), secretary of the Navy in 6 march 1921-10 March 1924.
2. William Henry King (Fillmore, Millard County 3 June 1863-Salt Lake City 27 November 1949).
3. The battle cruiser Lexington laid down on 8 January 1921 was although ordered in 1916 as a battle cruiser converted into an aircraft carrier. Together with her sister ship the Saratoga originally designed as a 7-funnelled battle cruiser of 35,900 tons.

French ship l’Heureux left Port Vendres towards Barcelona with Spanish government money according to the Nederlandsche Staatscourant dated 30 January 1823

Perignan, 14 January. Yesterday morning departed due a favourable wind the L’Heureux of Collioure Port-Vendres towards Barcelona with on board a considerable amount of money for the Spanish government loan. The departure was delayed due to contrary winds and other problems.

Dutch private fishing vessel (ex-Annie 1972-1978, Johannes 1978-1991( Neeltje Jans 1991-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 May 2019

Netherlands-flagged, IMO 8134156, MMSI 246022000 and call sign PGFI. Uilt by Scheepswerf Veldthuis, Zuidbroek, Netherlands in 1972. Called a yacht. Ex-Annie renamed 1978 and Johannes renamed 1991. Now owned by Sportvisserij Neeltje Jans, homeport Veere, Netherlands. 

American whaler Le Tour du Pin visited Solomon’s Islands according to the Australian newspaper The Sydney Morning Herald dated Tuesday 21 July 1863

An item reported that the whaler Le Tour du Pin which visited Solomon’s Islands and with a catch of 280 barrels sperm oil after a 26 months cruising was now bound northward. 

British offshore crew tender Orca III 2012-

Buitenhaven, Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 May 2019

United Kingdom-flagged, MMSI 235092223 and call sign 2FLI5. Wildcat 53. Part of the fleet of C.M.S. (Commercialmarine.services). Designed for multi operational tasks of Windfarm support and crew transport. Launched by Safehaven Marine in April 2012.

Dutch floating crane built at Schiedam, Netherlands for Werkspoor at Amsterdam, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwe Schiedamsche Courant dated 21 August 1929

An item reported the departure that morning at 08.15 o’clock of a large floating crane towards Amsterdam with an expected arrival between 16.00-18.00 o’clock. She was built at the shipyard Gusto firm A.F. Smulders, Schiedam, Netherlands for account of Werkspoor, Amsterdam. Lifting capacity 150 tons. Although the shipyard was very experienced in building large cranes, some even with a lifting capacity of 300 tons, was the standard design not suited. The pontoon on which the crane was to be fitted was to be of moderate dimensions. The first of the voyage was she towed by one tug, after reaching the North Sea was a second tug added. The Schiedamsche Courant dated 22nd reported her arrival at 18.00o’clock at Ijmuiden, Netherlands. The same evening was she toward towards Amsterdam.

Dutch inland tanker annex bunker vessel (ex-PAM 85 1964-1971, Vekoma 5 1971-1972, Calpam 105 1972-2009) Fiwado 6 2009-2018) Honteplus 2018-

Harbour Breskens, Netherlands 18 May 2019

Netherlands-flagged, homeport, Netherlands, ENI 02311803, MMSI 244670298 and call sign PD8740. Ex-PAM 85 1964-1971, Vekoma 5 1971-1972, Calpam 105 renamed Fiwado 6 in 2009.Built by Timmer, Overschie, Netherlands in 1964 for account of Vereenigde Kolenmaatschappij NV, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Later property of Fiwado BV, Zwijndrecht, Netherlands and in 1989 renamed Fiwado 6and 30 June 2018 Honteplus owned by Reinplus Fiwado. 

Belgian dredger Antwerpen III launched at Schiedam, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper ieuwe Schiedamsche Courant dated 24 February 1925

An item reported the launching that day at the shipyard Gusto firm A.F. Smulders at Schiedam, Netherlands of the seagoing self-unloading hopper sand suction dredger Antwerpen III built for foreign account under the highest class and supervision of Bureau Veritas. Dimensions 64,50 (between perpendiculars) x 10,90 (on midship section) x 5,35 (hold below deck 5,35 metres). Cargo hold capacity 800 cubic metres. 

Belgian cutter (ex-Noca Cura 1964-1976, Beatrix 1976-) Zeevonk (BOU.24)


Harbour Breskens, Vlissingen, 18 May 2019

Belgium-flagged, homeport Boekhoute, MMSI 205632000 and call sign OPAX. Ex-Nova Cura BR.20 renamed 1976 Beatrix. BOU 24 with as homeport Boekhoute, Belgium. Built by FA. Gebr. Van de Sande, Breskens, Netherlands with yard number in 1964. 

Dutch lugger Gerrit den Dulk(SCH 321) in 1897

Owned by Wouter den Dulk Gz.,, Scheveningen, Netherlands, master Arie Bal.

Source
Department Foreign Affairs (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands) A-files inventory number 234. Naamlijst der Nederlandsche Reederijen en Haringschepen, benevens de sloepen, welke de kabeljauwvisscherij in de Noordzee uitoefenen; published by Dorsman&Odé, Vlaardingen, 1897.

Belgian cutter (ex-Yvonne 1967-1989) Aquarius (Z-8) 1989-



Harbour Breskens, Vlissingen, 18 May 2019

Belgium-flagged, homeport Zeebrugge, MMSI 205264000 and call sign OPAH. Homeport in the past Kieldecht. Built by Werf Declerck, Kruispolderhaven, Netherlands in 1967. Ex-Yvonne K.8 renamed Aquarius K.8, between 1992-1993 Z.8, then K.8 and since 1994 Z.8. 

Dutch lugger de Hoop (SCH 307) in 1897

Owned by Jacs. den Dulk, Scheveningen, Netherlands, master Simon Roeleveld. With steam winch.

Source
Department Foreign Affairs (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands) A-files inventory number 234. Naamlijst der Nederlandsche Reederijen en Haringschepen, benevens de sloepen, welke de kabeljauwvisscherij in de Noordzee uitoefenen; published by Dorsman&Odé, Vlaardingen, 1897.

Dutch shell cutter (ex-BRU-40) Elja (YE-17) 1931-

Harbour Breskens, Vlissingen, 18 May 2019

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Yerseke, MMSI 244270494, call sign PL3524  and NLD193100731. Built at Alphen a/d Rijn, Netherlands in 1931. 

Dutch lugger Dirk van Duyne (SCH ) in 1897

Owned by Jacs. den Dulk, Scheveningen, Netherlands, master Simon van der Zwan.

Source
Department Foreign Affairs (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands) A-files inventory number 234. Naamlijst der Nederlandsche Reederijen en Haringschepen, benevens de sloepen, welke de kabeljauwvisscherij in de Noordzee uitoefenen; published by Dorsman&Odé, Vlaardingen, 1897.

Dutch trawler Cornelia (BR-14) 2004-



Harbour Breskens, Netherlands 18 May 2019

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Breskens, registration number NLD200402702, IMO 9316438, MMSI 246225000 and call sign PHBW. Casco built at Crist Yard, Gdansk, Poland and completed at Maaskant Shipyards BV, Stellendam, Netherlands in 2004. 

Dutch lugger Martina en Petronella (SCH 318) in 1897

Owned by G. van Leeuwen Hz., Scheveningen, Netherlands, master Gerrit de Ruiter.

Source
Department Foreign Affairs (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands) A-files inventory number 234. Naamlijst der Nederlandsche Reederijen en Haringschepen, benevens de sloepen, welke de kabeljauwvisscherij in de Noordzee uitoefenen; published by Dorsman&Odé, Vlaardingen, 1897.

Dutch shrimps cutter (ex-Limanda 1973-2009) Ben Oni UK 53 2009-2016) Geertruida (YE-238) 2016-

Inner harbour Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 May 2019

Netherlands-flagged, IMO 8432730, MMSI 244328000 and call sign PFOW Ex-Limanda renamed 2009 Benoni. Built at Scheepswerf De Klerk, Walsoorden, Netherlands in 1973. Sold by Kobus Post, Urk, Netherlands in October 2016 to A., M. en N. Sinke, Yerseke, Netherlands. 

Dutch lugger Maria (SCH 331) in 1897

Owned by P. Knoester jr., Scheveningen, Netherlands, master Arie G. Blok.

Source
Department Foreign Affairs (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands) A-files inventory number 234. Naamlijst der Nederlandsche Reederijen en Haringschepen, benevens de sloepen, welke de kabeljauwvisscherij in de Noordzee uitoefenen; published by Dorsman&Odé, Vlaardingen, 1897.

Dutch fishing vessel (ex-Zwerver 1983-1985, Biem 1985-1990, Reuzen Jan 199-1992, Giant John 1992-2004) Deo Volente (TH 119) 2004-


Inner harbour of Breskens, Netherlands 18 May 2019

Netherlands-flagged, MMSI 244620254 and call sign PBBQ. Casco built by Akkerman Scheepswerf, Nieuw Beerta, Netherlands and completed by Welgelegen, Zoutkamp, Netherlands in 1983. Ex-Zwerver LO.7 renamed 1985 Biem YE.25, renamed 1990 Reuzen Jan WK. 199, homeport Workum and same year WL. 119, renamed Giant John GY. 119 of G.J. Fishing Co.Ltd., Grimsby, United Kingdom, renamed Deo Volente GY. 119 of Deo Volente fishing Co. Ltd., Hull, United Kingdom and since the TH. 119. 

Dutch lugger Martina (SCH 255) in 1897

Owned by Cerard den Dulk Gz., Scheveningen, Netherlands, master Maarten Vrolijk. With steamwinch.

Source
Department Foreign Affairs (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands) A-files inventory number 234. Naamlijst der Nederlandsche Reederijen en Haringschepen, benevens de sloepen, welke de kabeljauwvisscherij in de Noordzee uitoefenen; published by Dorsman&Odé, Vlaardingen, 1897.

Dutch fishing vessel Astrid (KW.2) 1976-

Harbour Breskens, Vlissingen, 18 May 2019

Netherlands-flagged, MMSI 244090965 and call sign PF8373. Built at Trondheim, Norway in 1976. Ex-Sjarken 34?

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Dutch lugger Andijk (MA 142) in 1897

Owned by W. Richter Uitdenbogaardt, Maassluis, Netherlands, master A. Smit.

Source
Department Foreign Affairs (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands) A-files inventory number 234. Naamlijst der Nederlandsche Reederijen en Haringschepen, benevens de sloepen, welke de kabeljauwvisscherij in de Noordzee uitoefenen; published by Dorsman&Odé, Vlaardingen, 1897.

Polish bulk carrier Gdynia 2012-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 16 May 2019

Bahamas-flagged, homeport Nassau, IMO 9594248, MMSI 311055200 and call sign C6ZG9. Built by Tianjin Xingang Shipbuilding Heavy Industry Co. Ltd., Tianjin, China with yard number SB345-17 in 2012. Owned and managed by Polsteam, Szczecin, Poland. Ex-Gdyni renamed 2017 and Glovis Composer renamed 2018?

Dutch lugger Moordrecht (MA 138) in 1897

Owned by W. Richter Uitdenbogaardt, Maassluis, Netherlands, master B. Smit.

Source
Department Foreign Affairs (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands) A-files inventory number 234. Naamlijst der Nederlandsche Reederijen en Haringschepen, benevens de sloepen, welke de kabeljauwvisscherij in de Noordzee uitoefenen; published by Dorsman&Odé, Vlaardingen, 1897.

Ukrainian Ro-ro/container carrier (ex-Scan Bothnia 1998-2007, Bio Kelan 2007, BBC Kelan 2007-2013, Ocean Power 2013-2018) Adler 2018-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 17 May 2019

Russia-flagged, IMO 9179854, MMSI 273414440 and call sign UGPS. Owned and managed by Kaalbye Shipping, Odessa, Ukraine. Built by PS Werften Wolgast, Wolgast, Germany in 1998. Ex-Scan Bothnia renamed 16 June 2007, Rio Kelan renamed 17 September 2007, BBC Kelan (Liberia-flagged) renamed May 2013, Ocean Power (Liberia-flagged, call sign A8WD5, MMSI 636016012), renamed 2018. 

Dutch lugger Rozenburg (MA 123) in 1897

Owned by W. Richter Uitdenbogaardt, Maassluis, Netherlands, master A. Tuit.

Source
Department Foreign Affairs (National Archive, The Hague, Netherlands) A-files inventory number 234. Naamlijst der Nederlandsche Reederijen en Haringschepen, benevens de sloepen, welke de kabeljauwvisscherij in de Noordzee uitoefenen; published by Dorsman&Odé, Vlaardingen, 1897

Dutch standby safety vessel (ex-Maartje 1983-1997. Noorderlicht 1997, Annetje 1997, Advance 1997-2008) Glomar Advance 2008-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 May 2019




Inner harbour of Vlissingen,Netherlands 18 May 2019

Panama-flagged, IMO 8205814, MMSI 370048000 and call sign HO5178. Ex-Maartje renamed 1997, Noorderlicht renamed April 1997, Annetje renamed May 1997 and Advance renamed April 2008. Built at the Scheepswerf Maaskant, Stellendam, Netherlands in 1983. Owned and managed by Global Shipmanagement, Den Helder, Netherlands.