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Thursday, 18 September 2014

Dutch clipper frigate ship Utrecht bound for the Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 23 September 1871

An announcement reported the intended departure of the fast well known Dutch clipper frigate ship Utrecht of 2.000 tons captain J.W. Moller probably in October back to the Netherlands. For more details shipping agents G. Suermondt&Co. Batavia/Surabaya, Dutch East Indies or Int. Cred.- Handels Vereeniging Rotterdam, Samarang, Dutch East Indies.

Dutch frigate ship Staatsraad van Ewijck bound for the Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 23 September 1871

An announcement reported the intended departure of the well known Dutch frigate ship Staatsraad van Ewijck captain J.C. Ham in the beginning of October back to the Netherlands. Well skilled doctor on board. For more details Engelhard&Co., Batavia, Dutch East Indies or B. van Leeuwen&Co., Surabaya, Dutch East Indies.

Dutch clipper frigate ship India Packet bound for the Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 23 September 1871

An announcement reported the intended departure of the well known Dutch clipper frigate ship India Packet captain G. Diepering in begin October back to the Netherlands. Suitable passenger accommodation and skilled doctor on board. For more details her captain at Tagal or the shipping agents E. Moorman&Co.

British 5th rate Cornelia visited Batavia, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java Government Gazette dated 29 February 1812

An item reported the arrival at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on 14th February of the British HMS Cornelia commanded by J. Owen coming from Madras, British Indies. Departed on the 28th towards sea.(1)

Note
1. 5th Rate, launched at the shipyard of Temple, S. Shield, England on 26 July 1808, broken up in June 1814, dimensions 142½ x 38 x ?, a 909 tons builders measurement and an armament of 32 guns.

British 5th rate HMS Bucephalus visited Batavia, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java Government Gazette dated 29 February 1812

An item reported the arrival at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on 6th February of the British HMS Bucephalus commanded by J. Drury leaving Wilson’s Bay on the 5th. Departed on the 28th towards sea.(1)

Note
1. 5th Rate, launched at the shipyard of Rowe, Newcastle, England on 3 November  1808, troop transport 1814, broken up in 1834, a builders measurement of 976 tons and an armament of 32 guns.

British screw steam sloop HMS Wasp captured Arabian slaver according to the Dutch newspaper De Tijd dated 11 October 1865

An item reported that the armed boats of the British brig HMS Wasp captured off the Seychelles after a fierce fight an Arabian vessel with on board 287 slaves.(1)

Note
1. Wood-built screw steam sloop launched at the Deptford dockyard, England on 28 May 1850, sold on 2 December 1869 with a 973 tons builders measurement and an armament of 12 guns.

Belgian brig of war Duc de Brabant underway towards Africa according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwe Rotterdamsche courant dated 14 December 1854

An item dated Brussel, Belgium 14th reported the departure from Antwerp, Belgium of the Belgian brig of war Duc de Brabant heading for Africa. Bringing two native princes back to their own country. In the past she transport both princes towards Belgium for their education.(1)

Note
1. Of this ship exists a model in the Museum aan de Stroom at Antwerp. According to the specifications she was built in 1842-1845 at the shipyard of Van Geluwe, Brugge, Belgium as the Prince Royal, renamed 15 October 1845, fishery protection vessel 1846, used for voyages towards South America between 1847-1855, disarmed on 12 March 1862, used as target for submerged explosions and finally exploded off St. Maria fort on 18 August 1864. With a gross tonnage of 500 tons and as dimensions 33,60 x 9 x ,406 metres. Sailarea 1.118,819 square metres. Armed with 30-pd kobussen (?). Another Dutch newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 25 November reported that her departure was planned on 10th December.

French brig L’Alsacienne arrived at Surinam coming from French Guiana according to the Dutch newspaper Surinaamsche courant dated 29 September 1838

An item reported the arrival at Paramaribo, Surinam on the 28th of the French brig L’Alsacienne lieutenant De Kerouartz coming from Cayenne, French Guiana or Guiana.(1)

Note
1. Small brig with an armament of 4-8 guns, launched at Cherbourg on 13 April 1823 and finally stricken on 11 April 1851.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

British ship Flatworth travelling within the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 22 March 1871

An item reported the passing of Sunda Strait on the 20th of the British ship Flatworth captain Shepherd leaving Batavia, Dutch East Indies the same day bound for Anjer, Dutch East Indies.

British sloop HMS Hesper arrived at Madras, British Indies returning from cruising according to the Dutch newspaper Java Government Gazette dated 27 July 1816

An item reported the arrival at Madras, British Indies on 5th May of the British sloop HMS Hesper captain Campbell returning from cruising.(1)

Note
1. Launched at the shipyard of Tanner, Dartmouth, England on 3 July 1809, sold on 8 July 1817, with a 424 tons builders measurement and an armament of 18 guns.

British brig HMS Cameleon hailed Dutch merchant ship Amboina underway towards Japan according to the Dutch newspaper Javasche courant dated 12 November 1842

An tem reported that the brigs brig HSM Camelion hailed on 16th July on the position 25.38 North latitude and 120.43 east latitude the Dutch merchant ship Amboina captain Lourens underway from Batavia, Dutch East Indies towards Japan. Everything was well on board.(1)

Note
1. Also called Cameleon. Brig sloop of the Cherokee-class, launched at Bombay dockyard, India on 16 January 1816, broken up in April 1849, with a 240 tons builders measurement and an armament of 10 guns.

North German bark Scharnhorst departed the Dutch East Indies towards the USA according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviaasch handelsblad dated 22 September 1871

An item dated Surabaya, Dutch East Indies the 15th reported the departure of the North German bark Scharnhorst captain Hollman towards the USA.

Russian bark Veritas departed the Dutch East Indies towards the Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviaasch handelsblad dated 22 September 1871

An item dated Surabaya, Dutch East Indies the 15th reported the departure of the Russian bark Veritas captain Spolarden towards the Netherlands.

Greek brig of war Minerva arrived at Trieste, Italy coming from Greece according to the Dutch newspaper Utrechtse provinciale en stads-courant dated 29 March 1844

An item dated Trieste, Italy the 19th reported the arrival of the Greek brig of war Minerva with 118 Germans returning from Greece.

Austrian brig of war St. Marcus arrived at Trieste, Italy coming from Venice according to the Dutch newspaper Nederlandsche staatscourant dated 3 July 1826

An item dated Trieste, Italy 20th June reported the arrival on the 19th of the new Austrian brig of war St. Marcus frigate lieutenant count Corner coming from Venice.

Prussian frigate Gefion repaired at Vlissingen, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Groninger courant dated 24 September 1852

An item dated Middelburg, Netherlands the 17th reported that the Prussian frigate Gefion which was docked in the dry dock at Vlissinen, Netherlands on the Tuesday before was examined and repaired, was undocked on the 16th and entered the Dokhaven there.

Note
1. The former Danish 5th rate Gefion built in 1843 and on 5 April 1849 captured and entered Prussian naval service as the Eckernforde. Dimensions 165’4”(gundeck) x 41’1”x 18’9” (hold).

Prussian frigate Eckernförde bound for Vlissingen, Netherlands for repaires according to the Dutch newspaper Groninger courant dated 21 May 1852

An item dated Vlissingen, Netherlands the 16th reported that a day earlier a tiding received that the Prussian frigate Eckernförde would visit Vlissingen for repairs.(1)

Note
1. The former Danish 5th rate Gefion built in 1843 and on 5 April 1849 captured and entered Prussian naval service as the Eckernforde. Dimensions 165’4”(gundeck) x 41’1”x 18’9” (hold).

Russian frigate Polkan departed Croatia fro France according to the Dutch newspaper Utrechtse provinciale en stads-courant dated 23 September 1858

An item dated Trieste, Italy dated the 21st reported the departure of the Russian frigate Polkan from Gravosa [Gruz, Croatia] towards Toulon, France. She had been stationed at the first harbour for some time.

South Korean general cargo ship Macuru Arrow 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 10 September 2014

Bahamas-flagged, homeport Nassau, IMO 9443918, MMSI 311032500 and callsign C6YH3.

British bulk carrier AM Buchanan 2013-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 12 September 2014

Marshall Islands, IMO 9624110, MMSI 538005066 and callsign V7AT9.

Dutch tug (ex-Odin 2007-2010) Sea Echo 2010-


Inner harbour of Vlissingen, Netherlands 9 September 2014

Netherlands-flagged, IMO 9444663, MMSI 244905000 and callsign PHLP. Ex-Odin renamed April 2010. Gross tonnage 123 tons, net tonnage 37 tons, displacement 165 tons and as dimensions 23,35 (over all) x 8,00 (moulded) x 1,90 (minimum)-2,00 (operating)-2,20 (maximum) x 2,99 (depth at sides) metres. Bollard pull 23 tons. Horsepower 1.696 bhp. Casco built in 2007 at the shipyard Stocznia Kozie Servis, Kozle, Poland and finished at the Damen Shipyard Hardinxveld, Hardinxveld Giessendam, Netherlands. As the Odin property of S.T. Marine Support V.O.F., Harlingen. Nowadays of Sea Contractors with as homeport Vlissingen, Netherlands. Delivered in September 2007. 

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Portuguese corvette Bartholomés Diaz arrived at Ostend, Belgium to pick up the bride of the Portuguese king according to the Dutch newspaper Dagblad van Zuidholland en ‘s-Gravenhage dated 30 April 1858

An item dated Brussels, Belgium the 28th reported that princess Stéphanie van Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, the bride of the Portuguese king was expected to arrive begin next week. The Portuguese corvette Bartholomés Diaz which was to bring her towards Portugal arrived already at Ostend, Belgium.

French screw steam corvette 2nd class Caton captured German merchant ships Algemeen Handelsblad dated 21 August 1870

An item dated London, England the 17th reported that the French corvette Caton (1) captured off Cape Gate two North German merchant ships and brought these into the harbour of Mers-El-Kebir, Algeria.(2)

Notes
1. France-German war between 19 July 1870-10 May 1871.
2. Screw steam corvette 2nd class, laid down at Toulon, France pm 20 June 1844, launched on 1 May 1847, commissioned on 12 July and finally stricken on 30 January 1874 an broken up at Toulon, France a year later.

British brig sloop HMS Elk departed Madras, British Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java Government Gazette dated 27 July 1816

An item reported the departure from Madras, British Indies on 23 April of the British sloop HMS Elk captain J. Reynolds for cruising.(1)

Note
1. Brig sloop of the Cruizer-class, fir-built, launched at the shipyard of Barnard, Deptford, England on 22 August 1804, broken up 1812, a 382 tons builders measurement and an armament of 18 guns.

French ship Oma et Julie underway from France towards Cochin China according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 22 March 1871

An item reported the passing of Sunda Strait on the 20th of the French ship Oma et Julie captain Sabatier coming from Marseille, France bound for Saigon, Cochin China.

Russian ship Ystavat underway from England towards Hong Kong according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 22 March 1871

An item reported the passing of Sunda Strait on the 19th of the Russian ship Ystavat captain Blom leaving on 4 December 1870 Cardiff, England bound for Hong Kong.

American ship Hosea Rich underway from the Dutch East Indies towards the Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 22 March 1871

An item reported the passing of Sunda Strait on the 19th of the American ship Hosea Rich captain Pomroy leaving Batavia, Dutch East Indies on the 16th bound for Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Dutch bark Madura arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies coming from the Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 22 March 1871

An item reported the arrival at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on the 21st of the Dutch bark Madura captain Van den Kerkhoff coming from Brouwershaven, Netherlands agents Reynst&Vinju.

British bark Alexander travelling within the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 22 March 1871

An item dated Samarang, Dutch East Indies reported the arrival on the 15th of the British bark Alexander captain Dempster coming from Batavia, Dutch East Indies.

British sloop HMS Acorn leaving the British Indies for England according to the Dutch newspaper Java Government Gazette dated 27 July 1816

An item reported the departure from Madras, British Indies on 30 April of the British HMS Acorn captain Prior bound for England.(1)

Note
1. Sloop, launched at the shipyard of Crooker, Bideford, England on 30 October 1807, broken up in May 1819, with a 430 tons builders measurement and an armament of 18 guns.

British bark Agincourt arrived in the Dutch East Indies coming from Singapore according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 4 January 1871

An item reported the arrival at Padang, Dutch East Indies on 21st December 1870 of the British bark Agincourt captain Romm coming from Singapore.

American bark Rocket underway from the Dutch East Indies towards the USA according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 4 January 1871

An item reported the departure from Padang, Dutch East Indies on 23rd December 1870 of the American bark Rocket captain Dill towards New York, USA.

British sloop HMS Thais leaving Madras, British Indies for cruising according to the Dutch newspaper Java Government Gazette dated 27 July 1816

An item reported the departure from Madras, British Indies on 23rd April of the British HMS Thais captain Henry Weir for cruising.(1)

Note
1. Sloop, launched at the shipyard of Tanner, Dartmouth, England on 19 August 1806, also served as fire ship, sold on 13 August 1818, with a 431 tons builders measurement and an armament of 18 guns.

Swedish bark Hilda travelling within he Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 4 January 1871

An item reported the departure that day of the Swedish bark Hilda from Batavia, Dutch East Indies towards Samarang, Dutch East Indies.

False alarm about loss of German steam corvette SMS Stein according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 31 January 1885

An item dated Athens, Greece the 28th reported that near Zante a bottle was salvage out of the water containing a letter dated the 20th reporting that the German frigate of war Stein was lost at sea. The fate of her crew was yet unknown. The edition dated 1 February however referred to a telegram of the German admiralty shat she was lying safe at Trieste, Italy.

Note
1. At that moment served in the German screw steam corvette SMS Stein, laid down at the shipyard of Vulcan AG, Stettin, launched on 14 September 1879, completed on 3 October 1880 but was not earlier as in 1920 sold to be broken up.

Dutch bark Albert Victor departed the Dutch East Indies towards Australia according to the Dutch newspaper De locomotief dated 11 February 1871

An item dated Surabaya, Dutch East Indies on the 9th of the departure of the Dutch bark Albert Victor captain A. Hacking towards Australia.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Oman sail training vessel Shabab Oman II 2013-




Inner harbour of Vlissingen, Netherlands 14 Sepetmber 2014

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 14 September 2014

Laid down at Damen Shipyards, Galati, Romania in March 2013, launched on 2 December 2013, completed at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding/Amels Shipbuilding at Vlissingen, Netherlands in 2014 and departed on 14 September. Designed by Dykstra Naval Architects, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Gross tonnage 750 tons, summer deadweight 360 tons and as dimensions 87 x 11 x 50 (height) metres or 285’x 36’x 160’. Manned with 58 sailors and 34 trainees. Full-rigged ship. 


Algerian LPG tanker Reggane 1999-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 6 September 2014

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, IMO 9176357, MMSI 636011212 and callsign ELXO6.

Taiwanese general cargo ship (ex-Genius Star II 2007) Genius Star VII 2007-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 5 September 2014

Panama-flagged, IMO 9379856, MMSI 372370000 and callsign 3EIQ9. Ex-Genius Star II renamed 26 January 2007.

Greek crude oil tanker (ex-Singapore River 2002-2011) Aframax River 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 3 September 2014

Panama-flagged, IMO 9259173, MMSI 373722000 and callsign 3fCQ6. . Ex-Poseidon River renamed November 2011.

Greek bulk carrier (ex-Orient Singapore 2011-2014) Petra 2014-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 4 September 2014

Malta-flagged, homeport Valletta, IMO 9597630, MMSI 2298443000 and callsign 9HA3655. Ex-Orient Singapore renamed July 2014.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

British bark Fanny travelling within the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 16 January 1871

An item reported the arrival of the British bark Fanny captain [J.] Eaton on the 7th at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies coming from Samarang, Dutch East Indies. The newspaper De locomotief dated 11 February reported her departure on the 9th.

Dutch bark Julie travelling within the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 16 January 1871

An item reported the arrival of the Dutch bark Julie captain Cherpion on the 7th at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies coming from Samarang, Dutch East Indies.

Austrian brig of war Aeolus arrived at Trieste, Italy according to the Dutch newspaper Koninklijke courant dated 13 June 1808

An item dated Trieste, Italy 24th May reported that arrival on the 23rd of the Austrian brig of war Aeolus with on board the count of Kaunitz Rietberg, Austrian ambassador at the cour of Palermo with his whole family. The brig escorted 5 Austrian merchant ships coming in ballast from Malta.(1)

Note
1. Franz Wensel Graf of Kaunitz-Rietberg (2 July 1742 Vienna, Austria-19 December 1825 Vienna, Austria)?

Dutch bark Nijverheid arriving in the Dutch East Indies coming from Singapore according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 16 January 1871

An item reported the arrival of the Dutch bark Nijverheid captain Schaap at Samarang, Dutch East Indies coming from Singapore. The edition dated 22 March reported her departure on the 15th towards the Netherlands.

British brig HMS Gorgon captured Russian merchant ship according to the Dutch newspaper Utrechtse provinciale en stads-courant dated 24 November 1855

An item dated Memel, Lithuania the 18th reported the arrival in the roads that day of the British brig Gorgon (1) captain Crawford coming from Farosund bringing with a Russian prize loaded with rye, salt, iron and wheat. The prize was towed by the steamboat Jack into the harbour.(2)

Notes
1. The paddle steam frigate, being a rebuilt 5th rate, launched at Pembroke Dock, England on 31 August 1837, broken up in 1864, with a 1.111 tons builders measurement and an armament of 6 guns?
2. The Russian empire  was between October 1853 and February 1856 in war with the Ottoman, French and British empires and the kingdom of Sardinia; the so-called Crimean war.

British 5th rate HMS Africaine arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies coming from Madras, British Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java Government Gazette dated 14 July 1812

An item reported the arrival at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on 11th July but the British HMS Africaine captain Rodney coming Madras, British Indies.(1)

Note
1. 5th Rate, captured from France in 1801, broken up in 1816, with a 1085 tons builders measurement and an armament of 38 guns.

Norwegian/Swedish warships ordered to return home according to the Dutch newspaper Staatscourant dated 18 August 1818

An item dated Christiana, Norway 27th July reported that the crown ordered that the brig Lolland which left with sea cadets for a training voyage towards open sea had to return at Trondheim at the time of the coronation. The  corvette Zwaluwe [Dutch spelling] and brig of war Dolphijn [Dutch spelling] both cruising in the North Sea received similar orders.(1)

Note
1. Norway was since 1814 part of the Swedish kingdom. Since 1814 was that Charles XXX/III who died on 5 February 1818, since then reigned Charles XIV John (born as Jean Bernadotte 20 January 1763 Pau, France-8 March 1844 Stockholm, Sweden), crowned on 11 Mat as king of Sweden and 7 September of Norway.

British brig sloop HMS Zebra arrived at Madras, British Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java Government Gazette dated 27 July 1816

An item reported the arrival at Madras, British Indies on 26th April of the British sloop HMS Zebra captain P.H. Brydges returning from cruising.(1)

Note
1. Brig sloop, launched at Bombay dockyard, India on 18 November 1815, wrecked in the Levant on 2 December 1840, with a 385 tons builders measurement and armament of 18 guns.

British bark Woodbine travelling within the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 16 January 1871

An item reported the departure from Batavia, Dutch East Indies on the 15th of the British bark Woodbine captain Rave towards Cheribon, Dutch East Indies.

Thai bark Meridian arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies coming from Thailand according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 16 January 1871

An item reported the arrival at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on the 16th of the Thai bark Meridian captain Zetterlund leaving Bangkok, Thailand on 26 December 1870, agent Lim Hon.

French bark Periguy arrived at Batavia, Dutch East Indies coming from Thailand according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 16 January 1871

An item reported the arrival at Batavia, Dutch East Indies on the 16th of the French bark Periguy coming from Bangkok, Thailand, agents Maintz&Co.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Dutch mail-passenger-cargo ship Sibajak 1925-1959

Original drawing made by G.J. Frans Naerebout and published in Van Zee tot Zee

Ordered on 29 May 1925, steel ordered on 2June, steel arrived on 9 September, contract for her building was signed on 18/25 November, administration started on 19 November, laid down on South slip on 24 March 1926 with yard number 181, in thrushes on 5 October, plating fitted on 27 November, launched by Mrs. T. Mees-Bouvin on 2 April 1927, on 15-16 September main engine tested, on 20 and 23 December trial while berthed, technical trials 3-7 January 1928 and delivered the same day, maiden voyage begun 8 February, troop transport 1940, transport from Indonesia soldiers and civilians towards the Netherlands 1949-1950, emigrants towards South Africa and Australia 1950-1951, converted into a passenger ship at the Rotterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij 8 August-13 October 1951, finally sold in March 1959 to be broken up and arriving October at Hong Kong.

Dimensions 154,15 (between perpendiculars)-161,55 (over all) x 19,03 x 10’-10 2/16” x 8,4 (hold betweendeck)-11,58 (main deck) metres. Gross tonnage 12.040 tons, net tonnage 7.9087 tons, deadweight 8.319 ton and 6.023 (when launched) displacement 18.144 tons. 3-Decks and 4 cargo hatches. Ballast 706 tons. Fuel bunker capacity 1.709 tons. Her crew numbered 234 men. Passenger accommodation 212 1st class, 174 2nd class, 68 3rd class and 34 4th class. Contracted speed 5,25 miles. 

Source

Order administration Schelde (Municipality archive Vlissingen, Netherlands). 

French whaler le Dunquerquois active in Australian waters according to the Dutch newspaper Goessche Courant dated 21 january 1841

An item reported that the French whaler le Dunquerquois captain le Cozamet was successful. She left Le Havre, France on 30 May 1839, visited Cape of Good Hope and within 5 months was her cargo filled near the coast of Nieuw Holland [Australia]. The ship returned via Cape Horn arriving after one year and 8 days with 2.000 barrels of train oil.

French whaler la Ville de Bordeaux active in Australian waters according to the Dutch newspaper Goessche Courant dated 21 january 1841

An item reported that 4 years before the La Ville de Bordeaux captain Largeteau, a beautiful merchant ship fitted out for as a whaler to be active in the Australian waters. Since then there not been any official communication with her owners. They just received information via via that she was still active as a whaler selling train oil in harbours pretending that they needed victuals and other stores. They finally gave an order to hold her when she appeared again. Letters from Nieuw Holland [Australia] reported that when she entered Sydney her captain sold her for just 50.000 or 80.000 francs while the new owner sold her the next day for 240.000 francs. Her crew was in an astonishing condition lacking anything and the citizens were obliged to collect money for them.

Movements of Dutch warships in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Goessche Courant dated 21 January 1841

An item reported that the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Nehalennia (1) and the brig Zr.Ms. Panter (2) left on 4 May the roads of Batavia, Dutch East Indies, the first towards Riouw, Dutch East Indies to replace the Zr.Ms. corvette Hippomenes (3), the latter towards the East coast of Borneo, Dutch East Indies. The Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Postillon (4) lieutenant 1st class J. Schröder which arrived at Batavia coming from Riouw departed towards the island Onrust, Dutch East Indies for repairs. The Dutch Zr.Ms. steamship Phoenix lieutenant 1st class J.W. Stoll arrived on 13 June at Batavia returning from the West coast of Sumatra, Dutch East Indies departed some days later to Surabaya for repairs of the paddle wheels. In the same month was the at Rembang built Dutch steamship Koningin der Nederlanden commissioned while the Dutch steamship Baron van der Capellen was sold to the king of Siam.

Notes
1. ‘Kuil’corvette, on stocks at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands, Netherlands 18/28 December 1824 door C. Soetermeer, launched 22 September 1827, guard ship 1847, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 4-6 July 1838 and 29 November 1841-11 May 1843 when decided was not to repair but prepare her for a voyage to the Dutch East Indies, to serve there for some time and then to be used as guard ship, guard ship 1847, sold on a public auction at Surabaya. Dutch East Indies where she was lying in the basin at the navy establishment on Saturday 22 November 1856, dimensions 36,50m x 10,30m x ?, 776 tons displacement and an armament of 28 guns.
2. Brig 1st class Panter/Panther, laid down at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands by C. Soetermeer, on 24 June 1823, launched on 8 April 1826, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 9 May-11 July 1837, sold on public auction at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies on Saturday 3 May 1845, dimensions 31,5 x 9,3 x 4,5 (depth of hold) metres and an armament 18 guns.
3. ‘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).
4. Laid down at the navy yard of Rotterdam, Netherlands by P. Glavimanss Jz. 1830, launched on 6 April 1833, sold 1850, dimensions 26,5 (load line) x 8,2 (inner hull) x 3,2 (fore)-3,2 (aft) x 4,26 (hold below upperdeck), displacement 352 tons and an armament of 14 guns (12-12pd carronades, 2-6pd guns).
5. Paddle steamship, on stocks at the navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands 1834 by P. Glavimans, launched 1836, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 28-29 August 1838, departed 3 October 1838 to the Dutch East Indies as a sail ship with her Morgan paddle wheels removed, arrived at Batavia on 5 February 1839 and at Surabaya were her paddle wheels again assembled, lenghtened 1845-1847, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis 28 March-8 June 1854, stricken and broken up in the Dutch East Indies in 1863, dimensions 39,00m x 8,40m x ?, draught 4,00m, 7 guns, 120 ph horsepower delivered by engines manufactured by Paul van Vlissingen, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
6. See for instance on this weblog the note The Dutch steamship van der Capellen (1825) served in Dutch naval service and finally or in the navy of Siam [Thailand] or that of Cochin China in 1840.

Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Argo and brig Zr.Ms. Courier leaving Deal, England towards the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 24 December 1840

An item reported the departure on the 11th from Deal, England of the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Argo (1)  captain lieutenant Den Berger and the brig Zr.Ms. Courier captain lieutenant Willinck bound for the Dutch East Indies.

Notes
1. Laid down at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1833, launched on 12 April 1838, target 1851, last mentioned 1854, 900 tons displacement and 32 guns.
2. 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).

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Zr.Ms. Venus off Portland, England underway to Surinam according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 24 December 1840

An item reported the Dutch brig Zr.Ms.Venus captain lieutenant Jöhr on the 10th off Portland, England bound for Surinam.(1)

Note
1. On stocks at navy yard at Rotterdam by P. Glavimans Jz. In 1833, launched 23 May 1838, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 1 December 1845-16 May 1846 and 3 October 1851-afternoon 19 April 1852, free loan to the institute of sailors of the KNZRV at Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1862, stricken 1867, 29,8 (loadline) x 0,2 (inner hull) x 3,4 (fore)-4,5 (aft) x 4,5 (hold below main deck) metres, 565 tons displacement, and an armament of 18 guns (16-30pd carronades, 2-6pd guns).

Dutch warships Argo, Courier and Venus departed Texel, Netherlands bound for respectively the Dutch East Indies and Surinam according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 8 December 1840

An item reported the departure from Texel, Netherlands on the 3rd of the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Argo (1) captain lieutenant Den Berger and the brig Zr.Ms. Courier (2) captain lieutenant Willinck both towards Batavia, Dutch East Indies and the brig Zr.Ms. Venus (3) captain lieutenant Jöhr towards Surinam.

Notes
1. Laid down at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1833, launched on 12 April 1838, target 1851, last mentioned 1854, 900 tons displacement and 32 guns.
2. 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).
3. On stocks at navy yard at Rotterdam by P. Glavimans Jz. In 1833, launched 23 May 1838, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 1 December 1845-16 May 1846 and 3 October 1851-afternoon 19 April 1852, free loan to the institute of sailors of the KNZRV at Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1862, stricken 1867, 29,8 (loadline) x 0,2 (inner hull) x 3,4 (fore)-4,5 (aft) x 4,5 (hold below main deck) metres, 565 tons displacement, and an armament of 18 guns (16-30pd carronades, 2-6pd guns).

Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Hippomenes decommissioned according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 21 November 1840

An item dated Amsterdam, Netherlands the 18th reported that the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Hippomens (1) would be decommissioned on the 20th and her etat major placed on non-active.

Note
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).

Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Hippomenes arrived at Den Helder, Netherlands returning from the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 5 November 1840

An item dated Middelburg, Netherlands 4th reporting the arrival on 31th October in the roads of Den Helder, Netherlands of the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Hippomenes (1) captain lieutenant Mol coming from Batavia, Dutch East Indies.

Note
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).

South Korean car carrier Glovis Sunrise 2014-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 3 September 2014

Marshall Islands-flagged, IMO 9702405, MMSI 538005503 and callsign V7EO2.

Chinese container ship Cosco Spain 2014-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 3 September 2014

Hong Kong/China-flagged, homeport Hong Kong, IMO 9516442, MMSI 477776200 and callsign VRMX. 

Dutch heavy load carrier Stella Prima 1991-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 3 September 2014

Netherlands-flagged, IMO 8912326, MMSI 246460000 and PHEA. Gross tonnage 6.902-7.089 (Suez Canal)-7.181 (Panama) tons, net tonnage 2.0704.559 (Panama)-5.894 (Suez) tons, summer deadweight 7.572 tons and as dimensions 100,78 (over all) x 20,98 (over all) x 5 metres. Built in 1991 at the YVC Ysselwerf, Capelle a/d IJssel, Netherlands in 1991. Hold capacity bale 10.902 cbm. Free deckspace 1.374 square metres. 1x250t SWL crane, 1x400 SWL crane, combined 650 tons. Speed 13 knots. Jumbo E-class. Owned and managed by Jumbo Shipping/Kahn Shipping, Schiedam, Netherlands.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Windhond arrived at Den Helder, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 13 June 1840

An item reported the arrival on the 6th in the roads of Den Helder, Netherlands of the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Windhond (1) captain lieutenant Kist coming from Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands to join the exercise squadron which was now complete. It consisted further more of the Dutch frigate Zr.Ms. Sambre (2) captain Buis also commanding the squadron, the corvette Zr.Ms. Argo (3) captain lieutenant Den Berger and the brigs Zr.Ms. Courier (4) captain lieutenant Willink and Venus (5) captain lieutenant Jhor.

Notes
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 East Indies, dimensions 26,5 x 7,5 x 3,8 (hold) metres and an armament of 8-12 guns.
2. Ex-Algiers, frigate 2nd class, on stocks at navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands June 1818, launched 27 August 1821, coppered 1821, renamed Sambre 1828, guard ship 1850, 1461 tons displacement and an armament of 44 guns.
3. Laid down at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1833, launched on 12 April 1838, target 1851, last mentioned 1854, 900 tons displacement and 32 guns.
4. 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).
5. On stocks at navy yard at Rotterdam by P. Glavimans Jz. In 1833, launched 23 May 1838, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 1 December 1845-16 May 1846 and 3 October 1851-afternoon 19 April 1852, free loan to the institute of sailors of the KNZRV at Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1862, stricken 1867, 29,8 (loadline) x 0,2 (inner hull) x 3,4 (fore)-4,5 (aft) x 4,5 (hold below main deck) metres, 565 tons displacement, and an armament of 18 guns (16-30pd carronades, 2-6pd guns).

French bark Barentin travelling in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviaasch handelsblad dated 22 September 1871

An item reported the departure from Batavia, Dutch East Indies on the 22nd of the French bark Barentin captain Boulene towards Indramajoe, Dutch East Indies.

Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Hippomenes serving in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Goessche Courant dated 1 June 1840

An item reported that the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Hippomenes captain J.W. Moll departed on 28 November 1839 Padang, Dutch East Indies arriving on 15th December in the roads of Batavia, Dutch East Indies and later departed towards the island Onrust, Dutch East Indies to be repaired.(1)

Note
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).

French bark Chasseur departed the Dutch East Indies towards Australia according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviaasch handelsblad dated 22 September 1871

An item reported the departure from Batavia, Dutch East Indies on the 22nd of the French bark Chasseur captain La Lièvre towards Australia.

Dutch warships Zr.Ms. Courier, Venus, Argo, Sambre and Windhond forming an exercise squadron according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 21 May 1840

An item dated Middelburg, Netherlands the 10th reported that on the 1st the Dutch brigs Zr.Ms. Venus (1), Courier (2) and Windhond (3) were to join the Dutch frigate Zr.Ms. Sambre (4) and the corvette Argo (5) to cruise in the summer on the Nort Sea.

Notes
1. On stocks at navy yard at Rotterdam by P. Glavimans Jz. In 1833, launched 23 May 1838, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 1 December 1845-16 May 1846 and 3 October 1851-afternoon 19 April 1852, free loan to the institute of sailors of the KNZRV at Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1862, stricken 1867, 29,8 (loadline) x 0,2 (inner hull) x 3,4 (fore)-4,5 (aft) x 4,5 (hold below main deck) metres, 565 tons displacement, and an armament of 18 guns (16-30pd carronades, 2-6pd guns).
2. 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).
3. 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 East Indies, dimensions 26,5 x 7,5 x 3,8 (hold) metres and an armament of 8-12 guns.
4. Ex-Algiers, frigate 2nd class, on stocks at navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands June 1818, launched 27 August 1821, coppered 1821, renamed Sambre 1828, guard ship 1850, 1461 tons displacement and an armament of 44 guns.
5. Laid down at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1833, launched on 12 April 1838, target 1851, last mentioned 1854, 900 tons displacement and 32 guns.

French bark Frédéric lying at Batavia, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviaasch handelsblad dated 22 September 1871

An item reported the lying at Batavia, Dutch East Indies of the French bark Frédéric captain Bandrouet, agents Houghton&Co.

German bark Anita lying at Batavia, Dutch East Indies bound for the Channel according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviaasch handelsblad dated 22 September 1871

An item reported the lying at Batavia, Dutch East Indies of the German bark Anita captain Bruhn bound for the Channel, agents Houghton&Co.

Dutch frigate Zr.Ms. Waal launched at the navy yard Rotterdam, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated Thursday 21 May 1840

An item reported the launching on last Saturday at the navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands of the Dutch 60-gun frigate Zr.Ms. Waal, which was the first large frigate of this design.(1)

Note
1. frigate 1st class, Department Rotterdam, on stocks at the navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands by P. Glavimans Jz.August 1828, launched 16 May 1840, renamed Prins van Oranje 1844, later guard ship, sold to be broken up 1897, dimensions 54 (load line) x 14 (inner hull) x 5,8-6,3 (aft) x 7,13 (hold below upper deck) metres, 2.481-2.485 tons displacement, 60 (peace:30-30pd guns, 30-30pd carronades, 2-12pd guns))-70 (war) guns and a sail area of 2.170m2.

Swedish bark Amazon lying at Batavia, Dutch East Indies bound for the Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviaasch handelsblad dated 22 September 1871

An item reported the lying at Batavia, Dutch East Indies of the Swedish bark Amazon captain Sviachufoud bound for Rotterdam, Netherlands. Agents C. Bahre&G. Kinder.

Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Argo commissioned according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 14 May 1840

An item dated Middelburg, Netherlands the 13rd reported that on the 11th the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Argo captain lieutenant G. den Berger lying at Willemsoord, Netherlands was to be commissioned with a crew of 70 men excluded an additional number of 17 men.(1)

Note
1. Laid down at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1833, launched on 12 April 1838, target 1851, last mentioned 1854, 900 tons displacement and 32 guns.

German bark Chloris lying at Batavia, Dutch East Indies bound for the Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviaasch handelsblad dated 22 September 1871

An item reported the lying at Batavia, Dutch East Indies of the German bark Chloris captain Oberg bound for Rotterdam, Netherlands, agents Houghton&Co.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

British HMS brig sloop Philomel arrived at Calcutta, British Indies coming from Madras, British Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java Government Gazette dated 23 March 1816

An item reported the arrival at Calcutta/Kedgeree, British Indies on 18th January of the British sloop HMS Philomel captain Plumridge coming from Madras.(1)

Note
1. brig sloop of the Cruizer-class, launched at the shipyard of Boole, Bridport, England on 11 September 1806, sold in 1817, with a 384 tons builders measurement and an armament of 18 guns.

British brig sloop HMS Zebra departed Bombay, British Indies towards the Gulf of Kutch according to the Dutch newspaper Java Government Gazette dated 23 March 1816

An item reported the departure from Bombay, British Indies on 27 December 1815 of the British sloop HMS Zebra commanded by Bridges towards the Gulph of Kutch.(1)

Note
1. Brig sloop, England, launched at the Bombay dockyard, British Indies on 18 November 1815, wrecked in the Levant on 2 December 1840, a 385 tons builders measurement and an armament of 18 guns.

The condition of the Dutch Zr.Ms. corvette Van Speijk as described in a letter to the editor published in the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 17 April 1873

In a letter published in this newspaper an anonymous  Dutch navy officer described the miserable condition of the Dutch warships serving at that moment in the Dutch East Indies. He was quite cynical in his comment dealing with the condition of the ships ending with the phrase Happy Indies! Happy Navy! Poor Netherlands!

The corvette Van Speijk served as a guard ship at Surabaya with 2 masts with the third one half cut down.(1)

Note
1. On stocks at Amsterdam 1838 as the Medusa, launched 21 June 1843, renamed Van Speyk 1841, stricken 1878, 900 tons displacement and an armament of 26 guns.

British sloop HMS Elk arrived at Prince of Wales Iland, Malaysia according to the Dutch newspaper Java Government Gazette dated 23 March 1816

An item reported the arrival at Prince of Wales Island [Penang Island. Malaysia] in December 1815 of the British sloop HMS Elk commanded by J. Reynolds coming from Malacea.(1)

Note
1. Brig sloop of the Cruizer-class, fir-built, launched at the shipyard of Barnard, Deptford, England on 22 August 1804, broken up 1812, a 382 tons builders measurement and an armament of 18 guns.

The condition of the Dutch guard ship Zr.Ms. Prins Alexander der Nederlanden as described in a letter to the editor published in the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 17 April 1873

In a letter published in this newspaper an anonymous  Dutch navy officer described the miserable condition of the Dutch warships serving at that moment in the Dutch East Indies. He was quite cynical in his comment dealing with the condition of the ships ending with the phrase Happy Indies! Happy Navy! Poor Netherlands!

The Prins Alexander der Nederlanden was condemned.(1)

Note
1. Frigate 2nd class, in stocks at Amsterdam, Netherlands 1832 as the Lek, launched 3 September 1844, renamed Prins Alexander der Nederlanden 1844 , guard ship 1871, last mentioned 1874, 1460 tons displacement and an armament of 44 guns.

British LPG tanker Happy Bee 1997-

Harbour of Vlissingen, Netherlands 8 September 2014

United Kingdom-flagged, homeport Douglas, Isle of Man, IMO 9143506, MMSI 235192000 and callsign ZNBJ6.

Dutch OPV's Zr.Ms. Friesland and Groningen


Inner harbour of Vlissingen, Netherlands 8 September 2014. In the background left is a part of the Omanian sailing vessel Shahab of Oman II

Dutch passenger ship (ex-Royal Viking Sun 1988-1999, Seabourn Sun 1999-2002) Prinsendam 2002-

Harbour of Vlissingen, Netherlands 8 September 2014

Curacao-flagged, homeport Rotterdam, Netherlands, IMO 8700280, MMSI 2441626000 and callsign PBGH. Ex-Royal Viking Sun renamed November 1999 and ex-Seabourn Sun renamed June 2002.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Dutch frigate ship Eva Johanna for sale at Rotterdam, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviaasch handelsblad dated 20 March 1871

An item reported the intended auction around 25th February of the Dutch frigate ship Eva Johanna at Rotterdam, Netherlands.

French ship Ville Grenade passed on the 16th Sunda Strait bound for Peru according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviaasch handelsblad dated 20 March 1871

An item reported the passing of Sunda Strait by the French ship Ville Grenade captain Chansel on the 15th leaving Macau on 31st January bound for Callao, Peru.

British ship Belle passed Sunda Strait on the 15th bound for Burma according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviaasch handelsblad dated 20 March 1871

An item reported the passing of Sunda Strait by the British ship Belle captain Wake on 17th March leaving Batavia, Dutch East Indies on the 15th bound for Rangoon, Burma.

Swedish ship Sjöfröken passed Sunda Strait on the 17th bound for the Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviaasch handelsblad dated 20 March 1871

An item reported the passing of Sunda Strait by the Swedish ship Sjöfröken captain Landström on 17th March leaving Batavia, Dutch East Indies on the 11th bound fro Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Dutch frigate ship President van Rijckvorsel arriving at New York, USA coming from the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper De locomotief dated 3 October 1871

An item dated Rotterdam, Netherlands 19th August reported the arrival of the Dutch frigate ship President van Rijckvorsel captain A. Bemolt jr., on the 18th at New York, USA coming from Batavia, Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. The Dutch newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 14 December reported her sale on Tuesday 12th in a locality at the Scheepmakershaven, Rotterdam, Netherlands for ƒ 26.200.

American frigate ship Enoch Train departed Dutch East Indies towards the USA Java-bode dated 7 December 1871

An item dated Padang, Dutch East Indies 18th November reported the departure of the American frigate ship Enoch Train captain Lane towards New York, USA.(1)

Note
1. The Dutch newspaper Sumatra-courant dated 28th October reported her arrival on the 26th coming from Poelo Pinang.

American frigate ship Fearless arriving in the Dutch East Indies coming from Singapore according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviaasch handelsblad dated 22 September 1871

An item dated Padang, Dutch East Indies the 6th reported the arrival of the American frigate ship Fearless captain Frank Jelton coming from Singapore.

French steamship Capiyole leaving Dutch East Indies towards Singapore according to the Dutch newspaper De lomocotief dated 22 July 1871

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies the 18th reported the departure of the French steamship Capitole captain Marmarino towards Singapore.

American ship Herald arriving at Batavia, Dutch East Indies coming from Singapore according to the Dutch newspaper De lomocotief dated 22 July 1871

An item dated Batavia, Dutch east Indies the 17th reported the arrival of the American ship Herald captain Gardner coming from Singapore.

Dutch frigate ship India Packet arriving in the Dutch East Indies coming from the Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper De lomocotief dated 22 July 1871

An item dated Macassar, Dutch East Indies the 11th reported the arrival of the Dutch frigate ship India Packet captain G. Dieperink coming from Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Dutch frigate ship Kortenaer travelling in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviaasch handelsblad dated 22 December 1871

An item dated Makassar, Dutch East Indies the 11th reported the departure of the Dutch frigate ship Kortenaer captain Pot towards Surabaya, Dutch East Indies.

Dutch frigate ship Sliedrecht arrived in Dutch East Indies coming from England according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviaasch handelsblad dated 22 December 1871

An item dated Makassar, Dutch East Indies the 12th reported the arrival of the Dutch frigate ship Sliedrecht captain Willemse coming from Birkenhead, England.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Dutch trenching support vessel (ex-Stakhanovets Yermolenko 1978-1998, Tyco Provider 1998-2003, Provider 1 2003-2005) Calamity Jane 2005-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 2 September 2014

Panama-flagged, IMO 7616779, MMSI 357592000 and callsign HOYN. Ez-Stakhanovets Yermolenko 1978- renamed March 1998, Tyco Provider March 1998-2003, Provider 1 2003-June 2005. Gross tonnage 10.643 tons, summer deadweight 5.717 tons and as dimensions 117 (between perpendiculars)-151 (over all) x 20 x 7,4 metres or 384‘-495‘x 66‘. Accommodation for 72 persons. Maximum speed 9 knots. Fitted out with the remote controlled and diverless trench named Digging Donald with as dimensions 17,7 x 9,6 x 6,7 (height) metres or 58’x 32’x 22’. Maximum water depth 450 metres or 1.476 feet. Maximum speed 500 metres/hour. Built in 1978 by Hollming, Rauma, Finland. Owned and managed by Allseas Engineering, Delft, Netherlands.

Danish oil/chemical tanker (ex-Nyborg Maersk 2007-2011) Bro Nyborg 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 2 September 2014

Denmark International Register-flagged, homeport Nyborg, IMO 9322695, MMSI 220479000 and callsign OVXR2. Ex-Nyborg Maersk renamed November 2011.

British brig sloop HMS Elk arrived at Madra, British Indies coming from Malaysia according to the Dutch newspaper Java Government Gazette dated 23 March 1816

An item reported the arrival at Madras, British Indies on 31 December 1815 of the British brig HMS Elk commanded by J. Reynolds leaving Penang, Malaysia on the 23rd.(1)

Note
1. Brig sloop of the Cruizer-class, fir-built, launched at the shipyard of Barnard, Deptford, England on 22 August 1804, broken up 1812, a 382 tons builders measurement and an armament of 18 guns.

British E.I.C. ship William Pitt departed British Indies towards England according to the Dutch newspaper Java Government Gazette dated 23 March 1816

An item reported the departure from Saugor, British Indies on 21 January of the British E.I.C. ship William Pitt captain Charles Graham towards England.

British E.I.C. ship Northumberland arrived at Madras, East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java Government Gazette dated 23 March 1816

An item reported the arrival at Madras, British Indies on 29th December 1815 of the British E.I.C. ship Northumberland captain J.R. Franklin leaving Calcutta on the 24th and Ganjam on the 26th.

British E.I.C. ship Lord Eldon arrived at Madras, British Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java Government Gazette dated 23 March 1816

An item reported the arrival at Madras, British Indies on 29th December 1815 of the British E.I.C. ship Lord Eldon captain Jacob Cowies leaving Calcutta on the 24th.

British E.I.C. ship Apollo arrived at Bombay, British Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java Government Gazette dated 23 March 1816

An item reported the arrival at Bombay, British Indies on 1 January of the British E.I.C. ship Apollo captain C.B. Tarbutt coming from Bengal.

British E.I.C. ship Carnatic departed British Indies towards England according to the Dutch newspaper Java Government Gazette dated 23 March 1816

An item reported the departure from Saugur, British Indies on 18th January of the British E.I.C. ship Carnatic captain J. Blanchard bound for Madras and England.

British brig sloop HMS Haroy departed Curacao towards Jamaica according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 19 September 1829

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on last Saturday of the British brig HMS Harpy towards Jamaica.(1)

Note
1. Brig sloop of the Cherokee-class, launched at Chatham dock yard, England on 16 July 1825, sold in 1841 and with an armament of  10 guns.

British. paddle steam sloop HMS Vesuvius visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 27 January 1849

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on 11 March 1848 of British. steamship HMS Vesuvius commanded by H.G. Austin coming from Puerto Cabello, Venezuela.(1)

Note
1. Wood-built paddle steam sloop launched at the Sheerness Dockyard, England on 11 July 1839, sold in June 1865 and with a builders measurement of 970 tons and an armament of 4-6 guns.

British 6th rate HMS Slaney departed Curacao towards Venezuela according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated Saturday 10 October 1829

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on last Thursday of the British corvette HMS Slaney captain Parker towards La Guayra.(1)

Note
1. 6th Rate of 460 tons, launched on 9 December 1813 at the shipyard of Brindley, Frindsbury, England, broken up at Bermuda in 1828 and armed with 20 guns.

British 6th rate HMS Slaney departed Curacao towards Jamaica according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 25 July 1829

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on Monday the 20th of the British corvette HMS Slaney captain O’Brien towards Jamaica.(1)

Note
1. 6th Rate of 460 tons, launched on 9 December 1813 at the shipyard of Brindley, Frindsbury, England, broken up at Bermuda in 1828 and armed with 20 guns.

British brig sloop HMS Rifleman visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated Saturday 14 March 1818

An item reported arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on last Monday of the British brig HMS Rifleman captain Duff coming from Jamaica aver escorting a schooner to Maracaibo, Venezuela. She entered Willemstad to repair the damage of her rigging caused by heavy weather. On Wednesday she departed towards St. Martha and Jamaica.

American whaler Sacramento lying of the Galapagos Islands according to the Whalemen’s Shipping List dated Tuesday 17 December 1861

A letter written by captain Defriez of the American bark Sacramento of Westport, USA reported her on 26th September of the Galapagos Islands with 200 barrels sperm oil on board, apparently with a total catch of 500 barrels. Everything was on board. In November she would visit Tombez.

British screw steam gun vessel HMS Bullfinch visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 27 November 1875

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on Tuesday 23rd of the British steam warship HMS Bullfinch commanded by R.M. Lloyd towards Puerto Cabello, Venezuela.(1)

Note
1. A wood-built screw steam gun vessel launched at Sheerness Dockyard, England on 13 February 1868, sold in June 1885 and with an armament of 1-7” muzzle loading gun and 2-40 pd guns.

American whaler Sea Breeze in November lying off the Cape Verde Islands according to the Whalemen’s Shipping List dated Tuesday 24 December 1861

A letter written by captain Weeks of the American bark Sea Breeze reported her on 6th November at St. Jago, Cape de Verde loaded with 50 barrels sperm oil. Everything was well on board.

British 6th rate HMS Sapphire visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 14 April 1832

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on Saturday the7th of the British corvette HMS Sapphire commanded by William Wellesley towards Jamaica.(1)

Note
1. 6th Rate launched at the Portsmouth dockyard, England on 31 January 1827, sold at Trincomalee, Ceylon on 5 November 1864 with a builders measurement of 604 tons and an armament of 28 guns.

American whaler Adeline Gibbs lying on 3 November off the Cape Verde Islands according to the Whalemen’s Shipping List dated Tuesday 24 December 1861

A letter written by captain Davis of the American bark Adeline Gibbs of New Bedford, USA reported that she was lying on 3rd November at Bravo, Cape de Verde. Everything was well on board.

Share part in American whaler Sea Fox sold according to the Whalemen’s Shipping List dated Tuesday 31 December 1861

An item reported that 1/16 part in the bark Sea Fox was sold on an auction at New Bedford, USA on Saturday for 200 US dollars to Andrew Hicks.

British frigate HMS Barham visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 31 October 1829

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao of the British frigate HMS Barham captain Sir John Luis flagship of vice admiral C. Fleeming coming from la Guayra, Venezuela.(1)

Note
1. 3rd Rate launched at the shipyard of Perry, Wells&Green, Blackwall, England on 8 July 1811, reduced to a 50-gun ship in December 1826, broken up in September 1840, original armament of 74 guns and a builders measurement of 1.761 tons. The edition dated 18 May 1844 mentioned that the British razeed ship of the line HMS Barham was repaired at the shipyard of H. van der Meulen&Co. on Curacao, Dutch West Indies without supplying the year, but probably in 1829 after she run aground at Bonaire, Dutch West Indies.

American whaler Philips of New London sold at Hawaii according to the Whalemen’s Shipping List dated Tuesday 31 December 1861

dated An item reported the sale of the bark Philips of New London measuring 293 tons at an auction at Honolulu, Hawaii on 18th October with inventory for 5.200 US dollars to Messrs. Wilcox, Richards&Co.

The condition of the Dutch steam warship Zr.Ms. Ardjoeno as described in a letter to the editor published in the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 17 April 1873

In a letter published in this newspaper an anonymous  Dutch navy officer described the miserable condition of the Dutch warships serving at that moment in the Dutch East Indies. He was quite cynical in his comment dealing with the condition of the ships ending with the phrase Happy Indies! Happy Navy! Poor Netherlands!

The Zr.Ms. Ardjoeno could not longer go to sea without an escort. Her main task was the defence of Macassar and Celebes in the Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. Steam warship, on stocks at Amsterdam, Netherlands 4 February 1849 as Pluto, launched on 1 or 2 September 1849, renamed Ardjoeno in December 1849, engines manufactured by the N.S.M. (decided 26 August 1847 for ƒ 210.979,00 to deliver on 15 March 1849), trial on 28 April 1850, departed on 28 December 1850 towards the Dutch East Indies, arrived there on 26 May 1851, stricken 1873, dimensions 56,00 x 10,70 x 4,80 metres, displacement 1.486 tons and a horsepower of 300 hp.

British frigate HMS Barham visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 12 December 1829

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao in Tuesday 8th of the British frigate Barham captain Sir John Louis, flagship of vice admiral Fleeming coming from Puerto Cabello. Left on Thursday towards Jamaica.(1)

Note
1. 3rd Rate launched at the shipyard of Perry, Wells&Green, Blackwall, England on 8 July 1811, reduced to a 50-gun ship in December 1826, broken up in September 1840, original armament of 74 guns and a builders measurement of 1.761 tons. The edition dated 18 May 1844 mentioned that the British razeed ship of the line HMS Barham was repaired at the shipyard of H. van der Meulen&Co. on Curacao, Dutch West Indies without supplying the year, but probably in 1829 after she run aground at Bonaire, Dutch West Indies.

American whaler Harrison of New Bedford sold according to the Whalemen’s Shipping List dated Tuesday 31 December 1861

An item reported the sale of the American whaler Harrison of New Bedford measuring 371 tons for 6.800 US dollars to D.C. Waterman*Co. at Honolulu, Hawaii.

British 6th rate HMS Ranger visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 16 May 1829

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao of the British frigate HMS Ranger captain W. Walpla coming from Antigua.(1)

Note
1. 6th Rate launched at the Portsmouth dockyard, England on 7 December 1820, sold to J. Jackson in November 1832 and with a builders measurement of 502 tons tons and an armament of 28 guns.

American whaler Coriolanus condemned at Mauritius according to the Whalemen’s Shipping List dated Tuesday 31 December 1861

An item referred to letters received from Mauritius dated 5th November reporting that the American bark Coriolanus of Mystic was condemned being unseaworthy.

The condition of the Dutch screw steam ship 4th class Zr.Ms. Stavoren as described in a letter to the editor published in the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 17 April 1873

In a letter published in this newspaper an anonymous  Dutch navy officer described the miserable condition of the Dutch warships serving at that moment in the Dutch East Indies. He was quite cynical in his comment dealing with the condition of the ships ending with the phrase Happy Indies! Happy Navy! Poor Netherlands!

The Zr.Ms. Stavoren was although decommissioned still not be condemned probably to pretend she was still part of the naval strength. She had to be decommissioned, being tortional and not able to conduct any service.(1)

Note
1. Screw steamship 4th class, building put out contract on public auction 27 June 1859, laid down at the shipyard of K. Kater, Groningen in July 1859, launched 10 August 1860, commissioned on 14 January 1862, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 25-27 March 1861 and 13-16 January 1863, survey vessel in 1872, supervisors during building A.J.H. Beeloo and ir. 2nd class L.C.P.W. Visser, building costs ƒ 227.021,97, decommissioned on 4 March 1873, dimensions 38,00-40,70 (over all) x 8,16 x 3,20 metres, displacement of 586 tons, horsepower 80 nhp/200 ehp, speed 6-7 knots, a crew numbering 75 men and an armament of 6 guns.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

British E.C.I. cruiser Psyche departed Ceylon for Malaysia according to the Dutch newspaper Java Government Gazette dated 23 March 1816

An item reported the departure from Trincomalee, Ceylon of the British E.C.I. cruiser Psyche lieutenant F. Faithful towards Prince of Wales Island [Penang Island. Malaysia].

British 3rd rate HMS Wellesley arrived at Point de Galle, Ceylon according to the Dutch newspaper Java Government Gazette dated 23 March 1816

An item reported the arrival at Point de Galle, Ceylon on 8 December 1815 of the British HMS Wellesley commanded by J. Bayley coming from Trincomalee.(1)

Note
1. 3rd Rate, building ordered on 3 September 1812, laid down at the Bombay Dockyard, British Indies in May 1813, launched on 24 February 1815, guard ship 1854, renamed as training ship Cornwall in 1868, sunk during a German air attack 20 September1940, salvaged in 1948, broken up, dimensions 145’11½“ (keel)-175’10 ¾”(over all) x 47’5” z 21 (hold). a 1745 75/94 tons builders measurement and an armament of 74 guns.

American whaler Active lying at Paita according to the Whalemen’s Shipping List dated Tuesday 2 December 1862

A letter written by captain Blake on board of the bark Active of New Bedford lying at Paita [Peru?] on 1 November with a catch of 325 barrels of sperm oil.

British frigate HMS Shannon visited Curacao coming from Antigua according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 11 July 1829

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Sunday the 5th of the British frigate HMS Shannon captain B. Clement coming from Antigua.(1)

Note
1. 5th rate, launched at the shipyard of Brindley, Frindsbury, England 5 May 1806, receiving ship 1832, renamed Saint Lawrence 11 March 1844, broken up at Chatham, England completed 12 November 1859, a 1066 tons builders measurement and an armament of 38 guns.

American whaler Mary&Susan lying at Paita according to the Whalemen’s Shipping List dated Tuesday 2 December 1862

A letter written captain Howland on board of the bark Mary&Susan of New Bedford, USA lying at Paita [Peru?] on 31 October with a catch of 1.400 barrels of sperm oil.

British E.I.C. cruiser Sylph left Bombay towards Goa ac cording to the Dutch newspaper Java Government Gazette dated 27 July 1816

An item reported the departure from Bombay, British Indies on 27th April by the British E.I.C. cruiser Sylph lieutenant James Arthur towards Goa.

American whaler Ocean off Tahiti, French Polynesia according to the Whalemen’s Shipping List dated Tuesday 2 December 1862

A letter written by captain Gifford on board of the ship Ocean of New Bedford, USA reported her being around Tahiti, French Polynesia on 23 August with a catch of 1.50 barrels of sperm oil.

British brig sloop HMS Hecate arrived in British coming from Macau and Malysia according to the Dutch newspaper Java Government Gazette dated 23 March 1816

An item reported the arrival at Saugur, British Indies on 21 January of the British brig HMS Hecate coming from Macau and Penang, Malaysia.(1)

Note
1. Brig sloop of the Cruizer-class, launched at the shipyard of King, Upnor, England on 30 May 1807, probably sold to what became the Chilean navy in 1817, with a builders measurement of 385 tons and an armament of, 18 guns.

Mutiny on board of Dutch merchant ship Pieter Floriszoon at Rio Janeiro ends with support of the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Boreas according to the Dutch newspaper Zierikzeesche courant dated 3 July 1840

An item referred to tidings received from Rio Janeiro reporting the arrival on 5th April of the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Boreas (1) and the the Dutch 3-master Pieter Floriszoon both bound for the Dutch East Indies. On the latter was a detachment of 120 men of the colonial troops embarked who started with deserting the first night after the arrval resuling in a complete uprising on the 8th. The crew of the Boreas helped in ending the uprising. Nine military were transferred to the Boreas to stay there on board during the rest of the voyage. The Pieter Floriszoon continued her voyage on the 14th without leaving one single deserter behind.

Note
1. ‘Kuil’corvette later called a corvette 1st class, on stocks at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands 1828 by C. Soetermeer, launched on 22 March 1833, sold in the Dutch East Indies in 1857, displacement 776 tons, dimensions 36,5 (between perpendiculars) x 10,0 (inner hull) x 4,25 (fore)-4,82 (aft) x 5,39 (depth below maindeck) metres and an armament of 28 guns:20-12pd guns of 20-30pd carronades, 8-12pd carronades and 2-6pd guns.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Greek bulk carrier Navios Avior 2012-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 1 September 2014-

Panama-flagged, IMO 9590084, MMSI 373188000 and callsign 3FFI2.

Singapore general cargo ship (ex-Star Okiana 2004-2009) Okiana 2009-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 31 August 2014

Isle of Man/United Kingdom-flagged, homeport Douglas, IMO 9253868, MMSI 235102348 and callsign 2HBU3. Ex-Star Okiana renamed January 2009.

Turkish bulk carrier Yasa H. Mehmet 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 31 August 2014

Turkey-flagged, IMO 9442500, MMSI 271042805 and callsign TCMT2.

Bulk carrier Ansac Phoenix 2014-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 31 August 2014

Hong Kong/China-flagged, IMO 9706334, MMSI 477133100 and callsign VRMZ4.

Norwegian crude oil tanker Karavas 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 31 August 2014

Panama-flagged, IMO 9420631, MMSI 355600000 and callsign 3EYL9.

Japanese oil/chemical tanker Chembulk Minneapolis 2007-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 31 August 2014

Panama-flagged, IMO 9335824, MMSI 372894000 and callsign 3ELA7.

Liberian oil products tanker Amazon Victory 2014-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 31 August 2014

Greece-flagged, IMO 9660358, MMSI 241292000 and callsign SVBW7.

Austrian, British, French and Sardinian warships stationed at Alexandria, Egypt according to the Dutch newspaper Goesche Courant dated 27 April 1840

According to a tiding dated Aleandria, Egypt 27 March was the there recently arrived British steamboat Gorgone (1) now stationed just like the British corvette HMS Daphne which later arrived. Most foreign consuls asked their governments to sent warships for protection as they an attack feared. In the meantime arrived a Sardinian and an Austrian corvette with a French corvette lying in the harbour since two months.

Notes
1. Probably the paddle steam frigate Gorgon, a former 5th rate, launched at Pembroke Dock, England on 31 August 1837, broken up in 1864 and with an armament of 6 guns
2. Launched at Pembroke Dock, England on 6 August 1838, sold to Castle on 7 October 1864 and with an armament of 18-32pd guns.

British sloop HMS Pearl bound for China according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated Tuesday 31 March 1840

An item dated London, England the 25h reported that on last Monday the British corvette HMS Pearl left Chatham towards Portsmouth from where she was bound for China. With a crew of 160 men consisted her armament of 20 long 32pd guns. Further more was she to take 2-42pd guns on board. The Goessche Cournt dated 6 April reported that she bound for the West Indies.(1)

Note
1. A sloop, England launched at the shipyard of Sainty, Wivenhoe, England on 17 March 1828, her completion was cancelled on 11 July 1825, resumed however on 23 February 1826 and finally broken up in June 1851.

Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Boreas departed England towards the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 29 February 1840

An item reported that on the 17th the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Boreas captain lieutenant Boelens Jz. Left Plymouth, England to continue her voyage towards the Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. ‘Kuil’corvette later called a corvette 1st class, on stocks at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands 1828 by C. Soetermeer, launched on 22 March 1833, sold in the Dutch East Indies in 1857, displacement 776 tons, dimensions 36,5 (between perpendiculars) x 10,0 (inner hull) x 4,25 (fore)-4,82 (aft) x 5,39 (depth below maindeck) metres and an armament of 28 guns:20-12pd guns of 20-30pd carronades, 8-12pd carronades and 2-6pd guns.

Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Boreas departed the Netherlands towards the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Vlissingse Courant dated 11 January 1840

An item dated Vlissingen, Nethelands 10th reported the departure a day earlier of the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Boreas commanded by J. Boelens Jz. Towards the Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. ‘Kuil’corvette later called a corvette 1st class, on stocks at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands 1828 by C. Soetermeer, launched on 22 March 1833, sold in the Dutch East Indies in 1857, displacement 776 tons, dimensions 36,5 (between perpendiculars) x 10,0 (inner hull) x 4,25 (fore)-4,82 (aft) x 5,39 (depth below maindeck) metres and an armament of 28 guns:20-12pd guns of 20-30pd carronades, 8-12pd carronades and 2-6pd guns.

Movements of several Dutch warships according to the Dutch newspapers Middelburgsche Courant dated 9 November 1839

An item dated Middelburg, Netherlands 8th reported that the king decided that the at Willemoord, Netherland lying razeed frigate Zr.Ms. Algiers (1) would be laid up on the 20nd and decommissioned to be repaired and fitted out. To replace her would be on the 21st the also at Willemsoord lying razeed frigate Zr.Ms. Rotterdam (2) to be commissioned with as far as possible the crew of the Algiers strengthened with other sailors to a crew of 250 men. Captain H.J. Tunninh now commanding the Algiers was transferred to the Rotterdam and she was bound for the Dutch East Indies. On 1 December was the at Vlissingen, Netherlands lying corvette Zr.Ms. Boreas (3) to be commissioned with a crew of 160 men, captain lieutenant J. Boelen and bound for the Dutch East Indies to replace there one of the two corvettes Zr.Ms. Triton (4) or Hippomenes (5) . The supreme commander there was to decided which corvette and to sent her immediately back to the Netherlands. The Dutch steamship Zr.Ms. Curacao (6) would probably sent to the Dutch West Indies under command of lieutenant 1st class Bolken.

Notes
1. Frigate 2nd class, on stocks at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands June 1821, launching planned for Wednesday 26 October around 13.00-13.30 o’clock 1825, 1828 razeed as 28 guns frigate and renamed Algiers, stricken 1853, 1460 tons displacement and an armament of 44 guns.
2. Frigate 2nd class, on stocks at the navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands December 1821 by P. Glavimans Jz, launched 8 June 1826, razeed as a 38 guns frigate 1838, stricken 1862, dimensions 46,21 (loadline) x 11,91 (inner hull) x 5,17 (fore)-5,74 (aft) x 6,41 (depth below maindeck) metres, a displacement of 1.422 Dutch tons and an armament of 38-44-52 (30 short 30pd, 20-30 pd, 2-8pd) guns.
3. ‘Kuil’corvette later called a corvette 1st class, on stocks at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands 1828 by C. Soetermeer, launched on 22 March 1833, sold in the Dutch East Indies in 1857, displacement 776 tons, dimensions 36,5 (between perpendiculars) x 10,0 (inner hull) x 4,25 (fore)-4,82 (aft) x 5,39 (depth below maindeck) metres and an armament of 28 guns:20-12pd guns of 20-30pd carronades, 8-12pd carronades and 2-6pd guns.
4. ‘Kuil’corvette, on stocks at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands July 1822, launched on 19 April 1825, guard ship at Batavia, Dutch East Indies 1842, intended sale on Friday 9 April at 11.00 o’clock lying at the east side outside the river of Batavia and an armament of 28 guns.
5. ’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).
6. 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.

Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Boreas ordered to be fitted out and commissioned according to the Dutch newspaper Vlissinge Courant dated 5 November 1839

An item dated Vlissingen, Netherlands the 4th reported that all efforts were done to complete the rigging and fitting out of the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Boreas lying in the Rijks dok (Dokhaven) and that she would be commissioned on short notice.(1)

Note
1. ‘Kuil’corvette later called a corvette 1st class, on stocks at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands 1828 by C. Soetermeer, launched on 22 March 1833, sold in the Dutch East Indies in 1857, displacement 776 tons, dimensions 36,5 (between perpendiculars) x 10,0 (inner hull) x 4,25 (fore)-4,82 (aft) x 5,39 (depth below maindeck) metres and an armament of 28 guns:20-12pd guns of 20-30pd carronades, 8-12pd carronades and 2-6pd guns.

Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Boreas ordered to be commissioned and paddle steamship 3rd class Zr.Ms. Etna stationed at Vlissingen, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 10 October 1839

An item reported that the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Boreas (1) lying in the Rijks dok [Dokhaven] at Vlissingen, Netherlands was to be fitted out around the 15th to be commissioned. Further more was the Dutch steamboat Zr.Ms. Etna captain lieutenant Van Frank to be stationed at Vlissingen.

Notes
1. ‘Kuil’corvette later called a corvette 1st class, on stocks at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands 1828 by C. Soetermeer, launched on 22 March 1833, sold in the Dutch East Indies in 1857, displacement 776 tons, dimensions 36,5 (between perpendiculars) x 10,0 (inner hull) x 4,25 (fore)-4,82 (aft) x 5,39 (depth below maindeck) metres and an armament of 28 guns:20-12pd guns of 20-30pd carronades, 8-12pd carronades and 2-6pd guns.
2. Paddle steamship 3rd class, on stocks at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands by C. Soetermeer on 18 September 1837, contract with the (Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (NSM) at Fijenoord for engines, boilers and spare parts for ƒ 152.541,48 according to decision 25 May 1838 no. 1, launched 30 April 1839, commissioned 1 November 1839, departed towards the Dutch West Indies 1 October 1842, returned at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 16 July 1844, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis 20 June17 July 1845, departed towards Rotterdam, Netherlands for maintenance engines, docked at Hellevoetsluis 3 December 1846-6 February 1847,fitted out with a raised keel 1846, departed towards the Dutch East Indies 7 March 1847, decommissioned and condemned in the Dutch East Indies being in an extremely worse condition and just serving around Java 31 December 1863, reported her sale for ƒ 24.500 to W. Cores de Vries on Saturday morning 2 April 1864, dimensions 47,00 (between perpendiculars) x 9,00 (inner hull)x 3,45 (armed) x 5,04 (hold below main deck) metres, an armament of 4 guns (peace time 2 long and 2 short 30pd guns, in wartime 2-30pd bomb guns and 2-short 30pd guns), 178 hp horsepower and a crew numbering 100 men.

Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Castor decommissioned and Dutch frigate Zr.Ms. Belllona destined for the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 27 August 1839

An item dated Den Helder, Netherlands the 22nd reported that the same morning the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Castor (1) captain lieutenant De Raadt arrived in the roads. Her crew as far as available was to be transferred to the Dutch frigate Zr.Ms. Bellona (2) bound for the Dutch East Indies. The Castor would be laid up at the navy yard at Willemsoord. Her etat major became non active according to the edition dated 19th September.

Notes
1. ‘Kuil’corvette, on stocks at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands 1830 by P. Schuijt jr., launched 1835, training battery 1849, stricken as an training battery at Willemsoord, Netherlands 1866, public tenders on 30 May 11.00 o’clock at Willemsoord asked for breaking her up, dimensions 36,50 (between perpendiculars) x 10,0 (inner hull) x 4,25 (fore)-4,82 (aft) x 5,39 (depth below main deck), 775 tons displacement and an armament of 28 guns (20-12pd guns or 20-30pd carronades, 8-12pd carronades and 2-6pd guns.
2. Frigate 2nd class, laid down at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands July 1819, launched 1 October 1823, commissioned 1 June 1825, decommissioned 31 August 1842, examined in 1843, broken up at Willemsoord, Netherlands May-September 1850, displacement 1.460 tons and an armament of 44 guns.

Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Boreas anchored in Dokhaven, Vlissingen, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 27 July 1839

An item dated Vlissingen, Netherlands the 26th reported that the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Boreas commanded by Baars entered the Rijks dok (Dokhaven).(1)

Note
1. ‘Kuil’corvette later called a corvette 1st class, on stocks at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands 1828 by C. Soetermeer, launched on 22 March 1833, sold in the Dutch East Indies in 1857, displacement 776 tons, dimensions 36,5 (between perpendiculars) x 10,0 (inner hull) x 4,25 (fore)-4,82 (aft) x 5,39 (depth below maindeck) metres and an armament of 28 guns:20-12pd guns of 20-30pd carronades, 8-12pd carronades and 2-6pd guns.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

German suction dredger Brittannia Beaver 1991-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 24 August 2014

United Kingdom-flagged, IMO 9001667, MMSI 232000840 and callsign MNEV2.

German bulk carrier (ex-Blue Aries 1998-2009) Voge Lena 2009-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 23 August 2014

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, IMO 9175913, MMSI 636091871 and callsign A8TZ9.

Danish oil/chemical tanker (ex-Athenian Horizon 2004, Horizon 2004-2008) Torm Horizon 2008-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 23 August 2014

Denmark International Register-flagged, homeport Copenhagen, IMO 9283710, MMSI 220566000 and callsign OYNM2. Ex-Athenian Horizon renamed July 2004 and Horizon renamed June 2008.

Greek LPG tanker Symi 2012-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 23 August 2014

Greece-flagged, homeport Athens, IMO 9406269, MMSI 241107000 and callsign SVBH3.

Greek crude oil tanker Amazon Gladiator 2001-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 23 August 2014

Greece, homeport Chios, IMO 9222132, MMSI 239814000 and callsign SYZC.

British brig sloop HMS Grasshopper arrived at Curacao coming from Jamaica according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 1 August 1829

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Thursday of the British corvette HMS Grasshopper captain C. Deare coming from Jamaica.(1)

Note
1. Grasshopper, brig-sloop, of the Cruizer-class, launched at the Portsmouth Dockyard, England on 17 May 1813, sold in 1832, with an armament of 18 guns.

British 5th rate HMS Shannon arrived at Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 1 August 1829

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Wednesday of the British frigate HMS Shannon captain B. Clement.(1)

Note
1. 5th Rate, launched at the shipyard of Brindley, Frindsbury, England 5 May 1806, receiving ship 1832, renamed Saint Lawrence 11 March 1844, broken up at Chatham, England 1859,with an armament of 38 guns.

Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Boreas departed Terneuzen, Netherlands towards Vlissingen, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 25 July 1839

An item dated Terneuzen, Netherlands 23rd reported the departure at 03.30 o’clock of the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Boreas lieutenant 1st class. Since her return from the Dutch East Indies more as 3 months ago served she on he Schelde. She was the evening before ordered to return to Vlissingen, Netherlands where she was to be laid up and her etat major placed on non-activity.(1)

Note
1. ‘Kuil’corvette later called a corvette 1st class, on stocks at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands 1828 by C. Soetermeer, launched on 22 March 1833, sold in the Dutch East Indies in 1857, displacement 776 tons, dimensions 36,5 (between perpendiculars) x 10,0 (inner hull) x 4,25 (fore)-4,82 (aft) x 5,39 (depth below maindeck) metres and an armament of 28 guns:20-12pd guns of 20-30pd carronades, 8-12pd carronades and 2-6pd guns.

Dutch naval squadron on the Schelde split up according to the Dutch newspaper Vlissingse Courant dated 11 June 1839

Model figurehead Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

An item reported that immediately after the ratification the squadron on the Schelde would be split up. The corvette Zr.Ms. Boreas was to be laid up at Vlissingen, Netherlands while the brigs Zr.Ms. Mercuur and Snelheid were to depart towards respectively Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands and Texel, Netherlands.

Notes
1. ‘Kuil’corvette later called a corvette 1st class, on stocks at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands 1828 by C. Soetermeer, launched on 22 March 1833, sold in the Dutch East Indies in 1857, displacement 776 tons, dimensions 36,5 (between perpendiculars) x 10,0 (inner hull) x 4,25 (fore)-4,82 (aft) x 5,39 (depth below maindeck) metres and an armament of 28 guns:20-12pd guns of 20-30pd carronades, 8-12pd carronades and 2-6pd guns.
2. Mercuur or Merkuur, on stocks at the navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands 1830 by P. Glavimanss Jz., launched 6 April 1833, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 14-19 December 1837&15-19 January 1839, 1-15 September 1849 and finally to be broken on 18 November 1853, dimensions 29,8 (load line) x 9,2 (inner hull) x 3,4 (fore)-4,5 (aft) x 4,5 (hold below maindeck) metres, 546 tons displacement and 18 guns (16-30pd carronades and 2-6pd guns).
3. Advice brig, launched at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands on 22 March 1833 door C. Soetermeer, scrapped 1849, sold 1850, dimensions 28,00 (load line)x 7,70 (inner hull) x 2,9 (fore)-3,70 (aft) x 3,86 (depth below gun deck) metes and an armament of 14 guns (12-12pd carronades and 2-6pd guns).
4. The so-called Belgian Revolution ended on 19 April 1839 with the Treaty of London resulting in the independence of Belgium.

Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Amphitrite departed from the Netherlands towards the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 30 May 1839

Model Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Netherlands

An item dated Den Helder, Netherlands 26th reported that at 10.00 o’clock rear admiral Rijk governor general in the Dutch West Indies accompanied by family boarded the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Amphitrite. (1) At 11.00 o’clock was she towed outside the harbour by the Dutch steam warship Zr.Ms. Curacao (2)end departed she towards her destination.

Notes
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).
2. 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.

Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Amphitrite replaced Dutch frigate Zr.Ms. Algiers in the Dutch West Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Vlissingse Courant dated 30 April 1839

Model Amphitrite Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Netherlands

Model Algiers Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Netherlands

An item dated Vlissingen, Netherlands the 29th reported that the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Amphitrite (1) captain lieutenant H.F. Tengbergen bound for the Dutch West Indies was there to be stationed. The Dutch frigate Zr.Ms. Algiers captain J.P. Machielsen was to return to the Netehrlands. Machielsen at that moment supreme commander of the Dutch naval force in the Dutch West Indies was to hand over this command to the eldest officer at Surinam under supervision of rear admiral Rijk at that moment governor general.

Notes
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).
2. Frigate 2nd class, on stocks at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands June 1821, launching planned for Wednesday 26 October around 13.00-13.30 o’clock 1825, 1828 razeed as 28 guns frigate and renamed Algiers, stricken 1853, 1460 tons displacement and an armament of 44 guns.

Dutch warships Amphitrite and Merwede together with the Dutch merchant ship Rhoon en Pendrecht bound for Guinea according to the Dutch newspaper Goessche Courant dated Monday 23 April 1839

Model Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Ntherlands
An item reported the departure by general major Verveer on last Saturday from The Hague, Netherlands towards Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands to embark there the Dutch merchant ship Rhoon en Pendrecht. This ship was to depart with the first favourable weather condition with the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Amphitrite (1) and the transport Zr.Ms. Merwede (2) towards St. George d’Elmina (3) and visited underway Santa Cruz, Tenerife.

Notes
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).
2. On stocks at the shipyard of Jan Schouten, Dordrecht, Netherlands 1832, launched 28 July 1835, commissioned 1 March 1838, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 19-21 June 1839, 20-22 July 1840, 7-9 April and 13-15 December 1841, 13 July-8 August 1842, 23-29 January and 18-22 September 1845, 15-18 July 1846, for extensive repairs 27 July 1847-26 August 1848, 30 April 1 May 1850, 19 April 1852, 21 August 1854-1- August 1855, 4 August-? 1856, 28 November-9 December 1857, 4-8 January 1858, sale in the Dutch East Indies for an unknown period delayed in 1860, dimensions 33,70 x 9,1 x 3,80 metres, 8 guns.
3. Dutch Gold Coast or Guinea, nowadays Ghana.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Danish bulk carrier (ex-Atlantic Island 1997-2005, Castle Peak 2005-2007) Baltic ID 2007-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 23 August 2014

Hong Kong/China-flagged, homeport Hong Kong, IMO 9180011, MMSI 477997100 and callsign VRBC7. Ex-Atlantic Island renamed July 2005 and Castle Peak renamed October 2007.

Dutch cargo/launch barge H-591 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 21 August 2014

IMO 9567312 and Panama-flagged. Also called a deck cargo pontoon. Gross tonnage 27.106, summer deadweight 52.034 and as dimensions 180,0 x 46,0 x 11,7 (depth) metres or 590’ x 150’ x 38'. Maximum load capacity 69.000 tons and maximum launch capacity 24.000 tons. Built in 2011 by Daewoo Shipbuilding&Marine Engineering, Geoje, South Korea.

Norwegian anchor handling vessel KL Sandefjord 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 22 August 2014

Norway-flagged, homeport Arendal, IMO 94704, MMSI 257576000 and callsign LFXC. Gross tonnage 8.360 tons, net tonnage 2.508 tons, summer deadweight 4.246 tons and as dimensions 84,8 (between perpendiculars)-95,2 (over all) x 24,00 x 7,80 (summer, at mark)-8,85 (summer extreme) x 9,8 (depth main deck) x 44,5 (height keel to antenna) metres. STX AH 12CD design. Speed 10,00 (economical)-18,5 (maximum) knots. Deck area around 750 square metres. Delivered on 7 January  2011 at the Vard Langsten, Tomrefjord, Norway. Owned by K Line Offshore at Arendal. Norway and managed by OSM Offshore, Kristiansand, Norway.