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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

American screw steam sloop USS Iriquois visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 9 November 1861


An item reported the arrival at Willemstad. Curacao on yesterday morning of the American steam warship USS Iriquois commanded by James S. Palmer coming from Puerto Cabello.(1)

Note
1. Launched at the New York navy Yard, USA on 12 April 1859, commissioned in 24 November 1859, decommissioned and handed over to the Marine Hospital Service 12 May 1892, decommissioned on 13 December 189, decommissioned 30 June 1899, transferred to the marine Hospital Service and renamed Inoie on 30 November 1904 and finally stricken on 26 August 1910. With a displacement of 1.032 tons/1.016 long tons were her dimensions 60,63 x 10,31 x 4,22 metres or 198’11” x 33’10”x 13’10”. With a speed of 11 knits and an armament consisting of 1-50pd gun, 4-32pd guns and 1-12pd howitzer.

American steam warship USS Powhatan visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 6 April 1882


An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on the 5th of the American steam warship USS Powhatan captain Matthews coming from Barbados. While anchoring in the Schottegat she exchanged salutes with the Waterfort. The edition dated the 14th reported her departure towards Colon, Panama on Sunday the 9th.(1)

Note
1. Side-wheel steam frigate. Laid down at the Norfolk Navy Shipyard, Portsmouth/Gosport, Virginia, USA on 6 August 1847, launched on 14 February 1850, commissioned on 2 September 1852, decommissioned on 2 June 1886, sold to Burdette Pond, Merden, Connecticut, USA on 30 July and broken up 5 August 1887. Hull designed by F. Grice. Building costs complete 795.221 US Dollard (hull 281.400, engines 242.819, boilers 136.394 US dollars) With a tonnage of 2.415 tons and a displacement of 3.765 3.825 tons/long tons were her dimensions 77,32 x 14 x 5,64 metres or 253’8” x 45’ x 18’6”. The engine(s) and boilers from (both designed by Chas H. Haswell) were manufactured by A. Haffy&Co., Gosport and delivered 1.500 hp allowing a speed of 11 knots. With a crew of 289 men consisted her armament of 1-238m/11” Dahlgren smoothbore gun, 10-23cm/9” Dahlgren smoothbore guns and 5-12pd guns.

American screw steam sloop USS Enterprise visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 6 April 1882


An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Friday 31st March of the American steam warship USS Enterprise commanded by Schepard coming from Barbados.(1)

Note
1. Barque rigged screw steam sloop built by the private contractor John W. Grffiths at the Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, Maine, USA on 13 June 1874, commissioned on 16 March 1877, for the last time decommissioned on 4 May 1908, sold on 1 October. With a displacement of 1.375 tons were her dimensions 56 x 11 x 4,34 metres or 185’x 35’x 14’3”, with a speed of 11 knots, a crew numbering 184 men consisted her armament of 1-28cm/11”smooth bore gun, 4-23 cm/9” guns and 1-60pd gun.

American sloop USS Albany visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 27 January 1849

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on 24 May 1848 of the American corvette USS Albany commanded by J. Kelly coming from La Guayra.(1)

Note
1. A sloop laid down at the New York Navy Yard in 1843, launched on 27 June 1846, commissioned on 6 November 1846, disappeared at sea after she was sighted on 29 September 1854. With a displacement of 1.081 tons/1.064 long tons were her dimensions 49,83 x 9,80 x 4,0 metres or 163’6” x32’2”x 13’. With a crew numbering 210 men and an armament consisting of 4-20cm/8” guns and 18-32pd guns.

British admirals too old according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 5 April 1856

An item reported that the often heard complaint that the British admirals were too old was not a fairytale. It mentioned the ages of them in December 1855: sir G. Hammond 77 years, earl of Dundonald 80 years (1), J. White 79 years, W.H. Wanlett 82 years, sir J.W. Deaus Dundas 70 years, J.F. Mainwaring 72 years and finally A. Ferris 79 years. (1)

Note
1. This was the famous Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, 1st Marques of Maranhão (14 December 1775 Hamilton, Scotland-31 October 1860 London, England), who was flag officer in the Royal Navy and the navies of Chile, Brazil and Greece.

French navy experimenting with new kind of grenades according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 5 April 1856

An item reported that the French navy executed experiments at Cherbourg and French with conical steel-pointed shells and filled with gunpowder which even the hardest stone could not resist.

Dutch dredger Solorivier II for sale according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviaasch nieuwsblad 15 February 1904

An announcement referred to the announcement published in the Javasche Courant dated 29th January and later edition dealing with the public auction on Saturday 5th March on which the steam dredger Solorivier II would be sold.

German steam warship Luise visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 11 February 1882

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on the 10th of the German steam warship Louise commanded by Stempel coming from Puerto Cabello. She saluted while anchoring in the Schottegat which was answered by the Waterfort.

Note
1. This must be the flush deck corvette Luise of the Ariadne-class, launched at the Imperial Dockyard, Danzig on 16 December 1872, commissioned on 4 June 1874, training ship since 1885, harbour ship at Kiel, Germany 1891, stricken on 19 December 1896 and finally sold for 54.187 German marks to be broken up at Hamburg, Germany 1897. General specifications of this class are with a displacement og 1.692 (design)-2.072 (maximum) tons were the dimensions 65,80 (waterline)-68.16 (over all) x 10,8 x 4,80 (fore)-5,70 9aft) metres, a maximum speed of 14,1 knots and an armament consisting of 6-15cm guns, 2-12cm guns and after 1882 were 4 machineguns added.

Spanish screw steam frigate Gerona visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 26 September 1874

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao of the Spanish steam warship Gerona commanded by F. Martinez coming from Puerto Cabello. While anchoring in the Schottegat were salutes exchanged with the Waterfort. She departed on Wednesday the 30th towards Sta. Martha.(1)

Note
1. Wood-built screw steam frigate with a displacement of 3.917 tons and as dimensions 69,55 (between perpendiculars)-80,77 (over all) x 15,42 x 6,33 metres or 228’2”-265’x 50’6” x 20’8”. With a crew numbering 800 men, a speed of 9 knots and an armament consisting of 21 smoothbore guns (original)19-6” breech loading guns, 4-5.9” breech loading guns and 3 machineguns (1885). Launched in 1864 at Cartagena, Spain.

Spanish frigate Las Cortes visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 31 January 1846

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on 28 August 1845 of the Spanish frigate Las Cortes commanded by Don Joaquin d'Santolalla coming from La Guayra.

Danish brig of war St. Thomas visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 12 January 1850

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on 5 September 1849 the Danish brig of war St. Thomas commanded by M. Suenson coming from Pto. Cabello, Venezuela.(1)

Note
1. Called Sanct Thomas, laid down at Gammelholm, Denmark on 6 May 1825, launched on 22 June 1827, last mentioned 1864 with as dimensions 101’4’ (prow) x 26’9”x 13’2” and an armament of 16 guns.

French steam sloop Diamant visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 13 January 1872

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao of the French war steamship Diamant (1)commanded by Carrey coming from St. Martha.(2)

Notes
1. Wood-hulled sloop. Of the Curieux-class with general specifications: with a displacement of 856 tons and as dimensions 56,18 (waterline) x 9,68 x 3,96 metres or 184’4” x 31’9” x 13’, a speed of 10 knots, a crew numbering 87 men and an armament consisting of 6-4.7” guns. Launched at Bordeaux, France in 1861 and finally stricken in 1878.
2. Santa Marta, nowadays capital of the department of Magdalena, Colombia?

Danish brig Ørnen of war visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 12 January 1850

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on 23 January 1849 the Danish brig Ornen of war commanded by J. Irminger coming from Puerto Cavello.(1)

Note
1. Laid down at Copenhagen on 21 May 1839, launched 8 June 1842, commissioned on 1 May 1843, decommissioned on 7 December 1866, a measurement of 203 5/6 last, dimensions 101'4" (prow) x 28 x 13'4" and an armament of 16-18 pd guns. Designed by A. Schifter.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Greek bulk carrier Petalon 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 15 August 2014

Greece-flagged, homeport Andros, IMO 9469041, MMSI 241016000 and callsign SVAZ8.

Chinese general cargo ship Kraszewski 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 15 August 2014

Cyprus-flagged, homeport Limassol, IMO 9432153, MMSI 209355000 and callsign 5BKF3.

Norwegian ro-ro/passenger ship Höegh Manila 2007-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 15 August 2014

Norway International register-flagged, homeport Oslo, IMO 9368912, MMSI 259709000 and callsign LAEC7.

The condition of the Dutch Zr.Ms. paddle steamship 2nd class Zr.Ms. Cycloop 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. Cycloop was although decommissioned still not be condemned probably to pretend she was still part of the naval strength. It was however possible to repair her for a ‘civilian’ price of ƒ 450.000!

Note
1. Paddle steamship 2nd class, on stocks at navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands by A.E. Tromp on 23 July 1840, launched 13 June 1843, refitted to be used as transport for royalties 1845, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 11-14 September 1850, 13-February-2 September and 15 Novemner-1 December 1856 and 29 July-1 August 1861, condemned and stricken 1873, dimensions 47,00 (on load lone between perpendiculars) x 8,95 (inner hull) x 3,5 (medium0 x 5,36 (hold amidships to main deck) metres, 875 tons displacement, 6 guns (consisting of 1-20cm grenade gun, 1 rifled 16cm gun, 4-30 pd carronades, according to Obreen in wartime 2-20“grenade guns, 4 medium 30pd guns, in peace time 2lomng 30pd guns, 2-medium 30pd guns and 10-1pd swivels)), 220 hp horsepower and a crew numbering 90-100 men.

Spanish convoy with troop transports underway from Spain towards Cuba according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 23 October 1819

An item dated Philadelphia, USA reported the departure on 18th July from Cadiz, Spain towards Havana, Cuba of a large convoy with around 3.000 military embarked. The convoy was escorted by the frigate Sabina (1) and the brig of war Ligergo. The transports consisted of 7 Spanish, 1 French, 2 British and 2 Russian ships.

Note
1. Probably the Santa Sabina launched in 1781 at El Ferrol, Spain using a French design, commissioned 1781, broken up 1828, and an armament of 40 guns (1796: 28-18pd guns, 12-6pd guns) and a crew numbering 307 men.

Spanish frigate Santa Sabina arrived with troop transports at Cuba, havan according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 23 October 1819

An item referred to the captain of the Sarah Ann Glashune who arrived on 18th September at Baltimore, USA after a voyage of 9 days coming from Havana, Cuba reporting the arrival of the Spanish frigate Sabine (1) escorting 12 troop transports. The convoy arrived after a voyage of 40 days from Cadiz Spain with on board 3.000 military commanded by the newly governor don Juan Manuel Cajigal.

Note
1. Probably the Santa Sabina launched in 1781 at El Ferrol, Spain using a French design, commissioned 1781, broken up 1828, and an armament of 40 guns (1796: 28-18pd guns, 12-6pd guns) and a crew numbering 307 men.

Mexican navy hardly prepared for action against Spain according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 12 April 1828

An item referred to tidings of the British packet Redpole reporting that Mexico was in a complete (financial) disorder. The Asia could not depart for sea lacking sailors. Commodore Porter (1) was able to leave with the Libertad and Brabo. It was common believed that he would do anything to get revenge for the loss of the Guerrero, the death of his nephew and his son now being a prisoner. The officers of the Guerrero were well treated on board of the [Spanish] guard ship, the sailors were brought to the fortress Principe, about a distance of 2-3 miles form the coast.

Notes
1. The 3rd rate Asia also called San Jeronimo, launched at Havana, Cuba in 1789, after mutiny handed over to Mexico on 10 March  1825, renamed Congreso Mexicano, just used as a (prison) hulk, broken up in 1830, burthen 1.541 tons, dimensions 160’3” (keel)-181’0” (gundeck) x 49’6” x24’0” (aft) x 23’11” (depth in hold) Burgos feet and with an armament of 64 guns.
2. David Porter (1 February 1780-3 March 1843), served in the US Navy and in the Mexican navy (as commander-in-chief between 1826-1829). The nephew was David Henry Porter. He took both his sons with him namely David Dixon and Thomas (who died of yellow fever soon after arrival). The son taken prisoner must be the later admiral in the US Navy David Dixon Porter (8 June 1813 Chester, Pennsylvania, USA-13 February 1891 Washington, D.C. USA)). The brig Guerrero commanded hy his nephew was lost in a battle with the Spanish frigate Lealtad on 10 February 1828 off Mariel, Cuba.

Spain sending warships and troop transports towards Havana, Cuba according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 12 April 1828

An item referred to a ding dated Havana, Cuba 15th February received from the newspaper Baltimore American reporting that the Spanish ship Veloz Passagero arrived that same day after a voyage of 34 days from Cadiz, Spain. She reported the departure on 9th January of the 74-gun ship of the line El Soberano (1) with 5 transports from Cadiz bound for Havana and that several frigates with the same destination were waiting for orders to depart.

Note
1. The 3rd rate San Pablo, designed by Francisco Gautier, launched at Ferrol, Spain in 1771, renamed Soberano in 1814, broken up in 1854, measurement 1.600 tons, dimensions 173’ (keel)-196’4” (gundeck) x 51’4” x 25’8” x 25’1” (depth0  and with an armament of 74 guns (1828: 58-24pd guns, 24-18pd guns).

The Venezuelan naval force commanded by Gregor MacGregor according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 17 April 1819

An item reported that M’Gregors (1) naval force consisted of the 16-gun brig Hero Commodore Hodgson theformer British HMS brig Achates (2) on board his staff was embarked, the 18-gun ship Monarch with 40 men, the 2-gun ship Onyx with 30 men and the 3-gun brig Petersburgh packet with 30 men. The land forces numbered 600 men the remaining of 3 regiments which fought in the Peninsular War. Colonel O’Hara of the Royal York foreigners was second in command and further more were a number of French and German officers part of the staff.

Notes
1. Gregor MacGregor (24 December 1786 Stirlingshire, Scotland-4 December 1845 Caracas, Venezuela) soldier, adventurer and active in the struggle of the Spanish South American colonies to retain independence.
2. Captured on 30 October 1809 as the French brig Le Milan in the Atlantic, fitted out at Deptford, England March-30 June 1810, already commissioned in May, sold to John Small Sedger at Plymouth for 1,100 pond on 11 June 1818. Was built in March 1806. With a builders measurement of 327 39/94 tons and as dimensions 76’10’¾” (keel)-97’4½” (gundeck) x 27’9½“ (moulded)-28’3½” (maximum) x 13’2” (depth), a crew numbering 95 men and an armament of 16 guns (14-24pd carronades and 2-6pd guns).

Venezuelan war- and merchant ships underway from La Guayra towards Cumana according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 17 April 1819

An item reported that according to the schooner Jannette which arrived at Willemstad, Curacao coming from La Guayra, Venezuela that on the 8th 8 warships departed consisting of 2 corvettes, 3 brigs (of which one a so-called hermaphrodite) and 3 schooners escorting merchant ships lying outside the harbour. The latter vessels arrived that same morning. It was believed that the came from Puerto Cabello, Venezuela and bound to Cumana, Venezuela.

Spanish warships and troop transports arriving in Callao Peru returning from Talcahuano, Chile according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 17 April 1819

An item referred to the Santa Fe Gazette dated 5th January reporting the arrival on the 23rd [December 1818] of the Spanish frigate Esmeralda, corvette Presidentia and brig Pezuela in the harbour of Callao, Peru together with the transports Beaver, Candelaria and Thomas with on board 700 military, 34 guns and a huge amount of stores, all coming from Talcahuano [Chile]. A few days earlier arrived the armed ship Cleopatra and the brig Potrillo with the ships Aguila and Malagro after visiting Quilca to embark there a battalion grenadiers and a squadron chasseurs of Arequipa [Peru]. The Lima Courant dated 30th September 1812 mentioned the arrival on the 24th of the Thomas and that every moment a small bark and another vessel were expected to arrive there.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Dutch work boat M.P.R.4 2011-


Inner harbour of Vlissingen, Netherlands 14 August 2014

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Rotterdam, IMO 9616577, MMSI 246478000 and callsign PBZR. Gross tonnage 135 tons, net tonnage 40 tons, summer deadweight 187 tons and as dimensions 21,60 x 9,04 x 1,80-2,40 x 3,00 (depth) metres. Speed 9,0 knots. Built in 2001 by the Neptune Shipyards BV, Aalst, Netherlands with yard number 397. Steel built. Owned by Multicat Marine Projects Rotterdam BV, Rotterdam and managed by Marine Project Rotterdam BV, Vlaardingen , Netherlands. 

Danish container ship (ex-P&O Nedlloyd Auckland 1998-2000, Lykes Pioneer 2000-2002, P&O Nedlloyd Auckland 2002-2006) Maersk Palermo 2006-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 14 August 2014

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Rotterdam, IMO 9168207, MMSI 244118000 and callsign PDHW. Ex-P&O Nedlloyd Auckland (1998-October 2000), Lykes Pioneer October 2000-January 2002) and P&O Nedlloyd Auckland (January 2002-January 2006).

Dutch work boat Orca

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 14 August 2014

Netherlands-flagged, Europe number 02328529, FD-no. 93387, callsign PD4840. Dimensions 24,50 x 6 x 1,10-1,52 (maximum) x 1,80 (hold) x 5,60 (height) metres.
Owned and managed by Van der Straaten Aannemingsmaatschappij B.V..

Japanese bulk carrier Tomorrow 2013-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 14 August 2014

Marshall islands-flagged, IMO 9679282, MMSI 5380054148 and callsign V7BI7.

Cypriot crude oil tanker Moscow River 1999-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 14 August 2014

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, IMO 9165542, MMSI 636011007 and callsign ELWE7.

Dutch heavy load carrier Happy Ranger 1998-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 14 August 2014

Dutch-flagged. Homeport Amsterdam. IMO 9139311, MMSI 245539000 and call sign PCER. Gross tonnage 10.990 tons, summer deadweight 12.950 tons and as dimensions 138 x 22 x 7,5 metres. Built in 1998 at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding, Flushing, Netherlands. Owned and managed by Spliethoff’s Bevrachtingskantoor, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Dutch frigate Zr.Ms. Euridice departed Curacao towards the Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 3 April 1819

Model Rijksmuseum Amsterdan, Netherlands

An item reported the departure on Monday morning of the Dutch frigate Zr.Ms. Euridice to Vlissingen, Netherlands.

Note
1. She was laid down at the navy yard of Rotterdam, Netherlands by P. Glavimans in December 1801, launched on 21 April 1802, used as training ship for midshipmen at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands since 19 April 1803, secret decision to use her as troop transport to the Dutch East Indies 23 July 1805, guard ship at Vlissingen, Netherlands since 1 April 1845, accommodation ship since 1 September 1842, sold on an auction at Vlissingen for ƒ 21.100 on 12 November 1847 and broken up 1847-1848, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis 27 May-12 July 1811, 7/13-14/20 September 1806, in 1803, 1 September 10 October 1828, 5 May-11 September 1829,made voyages to Surinam an d the Dutch East and west Indies dimensions 145’ x 40’ x 17’9½ (fore)-19’(aft) x 15‘ (hold) and an armament of 32 guns.

Dutch frigate Zr.Ms. Euridice arrived at Willemstad, Curacao coming from the Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 15 November 1817


An item reported the arrival on Monday morning of the Dutch 36-gun frigate Zr.Ms. Euridice captain Polders after a voyage of 47 days coming from Vlissingen, Netherlands underway visiting Tenerife (Canaray Islands).(1)

Note
1. She was laid down at the navy yard of Rotterdam, Netherlands by P. Glavimans in December 1801, launched on 21 April 1802, used as training ship for midshipmen at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands since 19 April 1803, secret decision to use her as troop transport to the Dutch East Indies 23 July 1805, guard ship at Vlissingen, Netherlands since 1 April 1845, accommodation ship since 1 September 1842, sold on an auction at Vlissingen for ƒ 21.100 on 12 November 1847 and broken up 1847-1848, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis 27 May-12 July 1811, 7/13-14/20 September 1806, in 1803, 1 September 10 October 1828, 5 May-11 September 1829,made voyages to Surinam an d the Dutch East and west Indies dimensions 145’ x 40’ x 17’9½ (fore)-19’(aft) x 15‘ (hold) and an armament of 32-36 guns.

British ships Congo and Dorothy surveying the rivers Congo and Niger according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 14 June 1817

An item referred to a newspaper published in London, England reporting that the British schooner HMS Congo and the transport Dorothy returned from Bahia, Brazil at Portsmouth, England. They surveyed the river Congo with the intention to find out if there was connection with the river Niger. The expedition was force to go at land while the schooner was not able to pass the river lacking good anchorages.

American squadron expected at St. Thomas according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 25 September 1819

An item referred to an item dated St. Thomas 9th July reporting that daily a American squadron was expected and to be stationed there. It consisted of the 36-gun Constellation flagship of commodore Perry, 32-gun John Adams, the Ontario captain Ridgely and the 14-gun schooner Nonsuch.(1)

Note
1. Sankt Thomas then a Danish colony nowadays part of the US Virgin Islands.

French screw steam aviso 2nd class Salamandre revisited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 27 January 1849

An item reported the arrival Willemstad, Curacao on 17 March 1848 of the French transport Salamandre commanded by L. Dupont coming from Puerto Cabello.(1)

Note
1. Screw steam aviso 2nd class. Laid down at Toulon in November 1844, launched on 2 October 1847, commissioned on 14 September and stricken 2 June 1871. With a displacement of 242 tons and as dimensions 35,00 (waterline) x 6,50 x 2,73 metres. With a speed of 9,5 knots, a crew numbering 74 men and an armament of 2-12 shll guns

French brig of war Cassard visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 31 January 1846

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on 5 August 1845 of the French brig of war Cassard commanded by Rocquemorel coming from Puerto Cavello.(1)

Note
1. Of the Cygne-class with a crew of 113 men, a displacement of 548 tons and as dimensions 33,60 (waterline)-34,15 (deck) x 9,00 (moulded)-9,20 (extreme) x 4,05 (mean)4,55- (maximum) x 3,65 (depth) metres. Original armament 18-24pd carronades and 2-18/12 pd guns. Laid down at Lorient in 1830, launched on 10 September 1832, commissioned on7 December 1835 and stricken on 23 November 1850.

French brig of war Cygne visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 12 January 1850

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on 23 January 1849 the French brig of war Cygne commanded by De La garde Chambonnas coming from Puerto Cavello.(1)

Note
1. Of the Cygne-class with a crew of 113 men, a displacement of 548 tons and as dimensions 33,60 (waterline)-34,15 (deck) x 9,00 (moulded)-9,20 (extreme) x 4,05 (mean)4,55- (maximum) x 3,65 (depth) metres. Original armament 18-24pd carronades and 2-18/12 pd guns. Laid down at Lorient on 26 August 1824, launched on 28 July 1825, commissioned on 19 October ans stricken on 14 August 1851.

French screw spar deck steam corvette Le Du Chayla visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 9 December 1865

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Saturday 2nd of the French screw steamship Le Du Chayla captain du Rousseau de Fayolle coming van Sta. Martha and leaving in the afternoon of the 8th to Puerto Cabello, Venezuela.(1)

Note
1. Screw spar deck steam corvette 1st class, laid down at Lorient, France on 2 January 1852, launched on 19 March 1855, ex le Volta renamed 16 May, commissioned 12 October and stricken 4 November 1875. Wood-built. With a displacement of 1.945 tons and as dimensions 60,60 (waterline)-63,52 (deck) x 10,90 (moulded)-11,14 (maximum) x 4,91 (mean)-5,51 (maximum) x 4,52 (depth) metres. Speed 10,36 knots. Her crew numbered 251 men and with an original armament of 14-30 pd guns and2-22cm shell guns. Designer Guieysse.

Dutch government owned money to the widow of Henry Basden for providing French frigate La Vengance and privateers in 1800 according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 6 March 1824

An announcement dated Curacao 1st of the rear admiral at the same time governor reported that the debt of the colony to the widow of Henry Basden born Reuvenhagen was liquidated. The debt was caused by repairing of and delivering stores to the French frigate La Vengeance and French privateers in 1800.

French cruiser Sané visited Willemstad, Curacao according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 24 June 1876

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Wednesday 21st June of the French steam warship Sané commanded by Beausalé coming from Puerto Cabello, Venezuela.(1)

Note
1. Wood-built cruiser of the Sané-class, laid down at Toulon, launched in 1869, completed in 1872 and stricken 1892. With a displacement of 2.017 tons were her dimensions 79,38 (waterline) x 11,00 x 5,59 (fore)-5,87 (aft) metres or 260’5” x 36’1” x 18’4” (fore)-19’3” (aft), a speed of 1,49-15 knots, a crew numbering 203 men and an armament of 6-5.5” guns to which later 6/8-1pd revolvers were added.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Norwegian offshore supply vessel Troms Castor 2009-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 15 August 2014

Norway International Register-flagged, homeport Tromso, IMO 9422213 and callsign LALC. Gross tonnage 4.366 tons, deadweight 5.549 tons (at maximum draught) tons and as dimensions 77,70 (between perpendiculars)-85 (over all) x 20 (moulded0 x 6,825 (maximum0 x 8,60 (depth moulded) metres. Deck area 1.005 square metres, useable deck area 940 square metres, deck cargo capacity 2.800 tons and deck strength 10 tons/square metre. Speed 11 (economical)-12 (service)-15 (full) knots. Built at the Nur Istanbul Shipyard, Istanbul, Turkey (shipspotting, according to their own site the Hellesø Verft). Owned Troms Offshore Fleet 1 AS and operated by Troms Offshore ManagementAS, Tromsø, Norway.

Dutch seegoing floating sheerleg Matador 3 2003-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 15 August 2014

Dimensions 70,00 x 32,00 x 2,50 (empty)-5,80 (maximum) x 6,00 (hold) metres. Gross tonnage 3.898 tons, net tonnage 1.169 tons. Accommodation for 8 persons. Lifting capacity 1.800 tons.2x400 kW stern thrusters and 1x800 kW bow thruster. 1x26 ton anchor winch, 6-30 ton anchor/mooring winches. Netherlands-flagged, homeport Rotterdam,IMO 9272137, MMSI 246300000 and  callsign PBHF. Built in 2003 by Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries, Mangalia, Romania. Owned and managed by Bonn&Mees Drijvende Bokken BV, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Dutch tug (ex-Janus 1967-1977, Eerland 26 1977-2010) Jan Leenheer 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 15 August 2014

IMO 6807591, MMSI 245569000 and callsign PDWU. Gross tonnage 138tons and as original dimensions 24,255 x 8,46 x 3,25 and nowadays 33,98 x 8,46 x 3,25 metres.  Built in 1967 at the shipyard of Howaldtswerke, Kiel, Germany.for account of Ulrich Harms, Hamburg, Germany as the Janus with yard number 501293. Since 1977 as the Eerland 26 from G.J. Eerland BV, since 2002 from Smit Transport Europe BV and since 2010 as the Jan Leenheer (renamed in May) from Bonn&Mees Drijvende Bokken BV, all in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Dutch paddle steamship 1st class Zr.Ms. Gedeh examined in dry dock at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 26 June 1852

An item dated Vlissingen, Netherlands 16th May reported that the Dutch steamship Zr.Ms. Gedeh lying in the dry dock was examined what the damage was after hitting the reef at Curacao. There were no main problems except that the copper had to be retightened.(1)

Note
1. Paddle steamship 1st class, first called steam warship, on stocks at the navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands 25 October 1846, launched 26 April 1850, commissioned 16 April 1851, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 13-30 January 1857, in worse condition laid up at Surabaya and sold at the navy establishment on Saturday 29 November 1862 to be broken up, dimensions 56.00 (between perpendiculars) x 10.70 x 4.80 metres, displacement of 1.486 tons, an armament of 8 guns and 300 hp horsepower.

French dockyards at Cherbourg ordered to fit out as soon as possible nine gunboats according tio the Dutch newspaper De Curacosche Courant dated 14 May 1859

An item referred to the French newspaper Le Journal de Cherbourg reporting that that the directors of the docks there received orders to fit out as soon as possible nine gunboats. The gunboats were to form the first division of a squadron of gunboats to serve in the swallow waters of the Adriatic Sea.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer arrived at Surinam according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 16 July 1859

An item reported the arrival on the 26th June at Surinam of the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer captain lieutenant O.A. Uhlenbeck.(1)

Note
1. Brig 1st class, laid down at the navy yard at Vlisingen, Netherlands on 13 May 1840, launched on 9 May 1845, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 13-18 April 1849, 10-18 June 185225 February-4 March 1857, 1-4 June 1860 and 13-16 October 1868, stricken 1873, displacement of 546 tons and as dimensions 31,50 x 9,50 x 4,50 metres, an armament of 18 guns and a crew of 100 men.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer departed Curacao towards Surinam according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 25 June 1859

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on the 2nd by the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer captain lieutenant O.A. Uhlenbeck towards Surinam. Visited the 9th St. Eustatius and the 10th St. martin [=St. Maarten].(1)

Note
1. Brig 1st class, laid down at the navy yard at Vlisingen, Netherlands on 13 May 1840, launched on 9 May 1845, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 13-18 April 1849, 10-18 June 185225 February-4 March 1857, 1-4 June 1860 and 13-16 October 1868, stricken 1873, displacement of 546 tons and as dimensions 31,50 x 9,50 x 4,50 metres, an armament of 18 guns and a crew of 100 men.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer departed Curacao towards Santo Domingo and Haiti according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 19 February 1859

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on the 18th by the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer captain lieutenant J.C. Baar towards Santo Domingo and Port-au-Prince, Haiti.(1)

Note
1. Brig 1st class, laid down at the navy yard at Vlisingen, Netherlands on 13 May 1840, launched on 9 May 1845, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 13-18 April 1849, 10-18 June 185225 February-4 March 1857, 1-4 June 1860 and 13-16 October 1868, stricken 1873, displacement of 546 tons and as dimensions 31,50 x 9,50 x 4,50 metres, an armament of 18 guns and a crew of 100 men.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer departed Netherlands towards Surinam according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 23 May 1857

An item reported the departure from Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands by the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer captain lieutenant J.C. Baar towards Surinam.(1)

Note
1. Brig 1st class, laid down at the navy yard at Vlisingen, Netherlands on 13 May 1840, launched on 9 May 1845, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 13-18 April 1849, 10-18 June 185225 February-4 March 1857, 1-4 June 1860 and 13-16 October 1868, stricken 1873, displacement of 546 tons and as dimensions 31,50 x 9,50 x 4,50 metres, an armament of 18 guns and a crew of 100 men.

Part of crew of the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer transferred to the Dutch frigate Zr.Ms. Doggersbank according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 10 July 1852

An item dated Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 31st May reported the arrival on the morning a day earlier by the Dutch steamship Zr.Ms. Cycloop to embark 47 men of the crew of the Zr.Ms. Sperwer to be added to the crew of the Dutch frigate Zr.Ms. Doggersbank.(1)

Note
1. Brig 1st class, laid down at the navy yard at Vlisingen, Netherlands on 13 May 1840, launched on 9 May 1845, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 13-18 April 1849, 10-18 June 185225 February-4 March 1857, 1-4 June 1860 and 13-16 October 1868, stricken 1873, displacement of 546 tons and as dimensions 31,50 x 9,50 x 4,50 metres, an armament of 18 guns and a crew of 100 men.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer decommissioned at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 26 June 1852

An item reported the arrival at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands on 14th May of the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer captain lieutenant J.W.F. Frucht. An item dated Hellevoetsluis 22 May reported that she was to be decommissioned on 1 June and her officers non-active.(1)

Note
1. Brig 1st class, laid down at the navy yard at Vlisingen, Netherlands on 13 May 1840, launched on 9 May 1845, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 13-18 April 1849, 10-18 June 185225 February-4 March 1857, 1-4 June 1860 and 13-16 October 1868, stricken 1873, displacement of 546 tons and as dimensions 31,50 x 9,50 x 4,50 metres, an armament of 18 guns and a crew of 100 men.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer nearly back home at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 12 June 1852

An item referred to letters of the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer captain lieutenant J.W.F. Frucht dated 13th May 1852 while sailing in the British canal expected to arrive the next day at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands. Everything was well on board. She left Willemstad, Curacao on 11 April at 16.00 o’clock.(1)

Note
1. Brig 1st class, laid down at the navy yard at Vlisingen, Netherlands on 13 May 1840, launched on 9 May 1845, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 13-18 April 1849, 10-18 June 185225 February-4 March 1857, 1-4 June 1860 and 13-16 October 1868, stricken 1873, displacement of 546 tons and as dimensions 31,50 x 9,50 x 4,50 metres, an armament of 18 guns and a crew of 100 men.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 24 January 1852

An item reported the arrival at Paramaribo, Surinam on 14th December 1851 of the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer captain lieutenant J.W.F. Frucht.(1)

Note
1. Brig 1st class, laid down at the navy yard at Vlisingen, Netherlands on 13 May 1840, launched on 9 May 1845, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 13-18 April 1849, 10-18 June 185225 February-4 March 1857, 1-4 June 1860 and 13-16 October 1868, stricken 1873, displacement of 546 tons and as dimensions 31,50 x 9,50 x 4,50 metres, an armament of 18 guns and a crew of 100 men.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer arrived at Curacao returning from Venezuela according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 22 November 1851

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Thursday afternoon of the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer captain lieutenant J.W.F. Frucht coming via Kleine Curacao from Puerto Cabello, Venezuela and departed Friday morning towards Surinam.(1)

Note
1. Brig 1st class, laid down at the navy yard at Vlisingen, Netherlands on 13 May 1840, launched on 9 May 1845, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 13-18 April 1849, 10-18 June 185225 February-4 March 1857, 1-4 June 1860 and 13-16 October 1868, stricken 1873, displacement of 546 tons and as dimensions 31,50 x 9,50 x 4,50 metres, an armament of 18 guns and a crew of 100 men.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer departed Curacao towards Venezuela according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 15 November 1851

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on Sunday morning 9th of the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer captain lieutenant J.W.F. Frucht towards Klein Curacao and Puerto Cabello, Venezuela.(1)

Note
1. Brig 1st class, laid down at the navy yard at Vlisingen, Netherlands on 13 May 1840, launched on 9 May 1845, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 13-18 April 1849, 10-18 June 185225 February-4 March 1857, 1-4 June 1860 and 13-16 October 1868, stricken 1873, displacement of 546 tons and as dimensions 31,50 x 9,50 x 4,50 metres, an armament of 18 guns and a crew of 100 men.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer arrived at Curacao returning from Surinam De Curacaosche courant dated 14 June 1851

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao  on Thursday of the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer captain lieutenant J.W.F. Frucht coming from Surinam.(1)

Note
1. Brig 1st class, laid down at the navy yard at Vlisingen, Netherlands on 13 May 1840, launched on 9 May 1845, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 13-18 April 1849, 10-18 June 185225 February-4 March 1857, 1-4 June 1860 and 13-16 October 1868, stricken 1873, displacement of 546 tons and as dimensions 31,50 x 9,50 x 4,50 metres, an armament of 18 guns and a crew of 100 men.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer arrived at Curacao returning from Venezuela according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 25 January 1851

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on the 23rd of the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer captain lieutenant J.W.F. Frucht returning from La Guayra, Venezuela.(1)

Note
1. Brig 1st class, laid down at the navy yard at Vlisingen, Netherlands on 13 May 1840, launched on 9 May 1845, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 13-18 April 1849, 10-18 June 185225 February-4 March 1857, 1-4 June 1860 and 13-16 October 1868, stricken 1873, displacement of 546 tons and as dimensions 31,50 x 9,50 x 4,50 metres, an armament of 18 guns and a crew of 100 men.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer departed Curacao towards Venezuela according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 18 January 1851

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on the 15th of the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer captain lieutenant J.W.F. Frucht towards La Guayra, Venezuela.(1)

Note
1. Brig 1st class, laid down at the navy yard at Vlisingen, Netherlands on 13 May 1840, launched on 9 May 1845, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 13-18 April 1849, 10-18 June 185225 February-4 March 1857, 1-4 June 1860 and 13-16 October 1868, stricken 1873, displacement of 546 tons and as dimensions 31,50 x 9,50 x 4,50 metres, an armament of 18 guns and a crew of 100 men.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer departed Curacao towards Venezuela according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 16 November 1850

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on Wednesday morning 13th of the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer captain lieutenant J.W.F. Frucht towards La Guayra, Venezuela.(1)

Note
1. Brig 1st class, laid down at the navy yard at Vlisingen, Netherlands on 13 May 1840, launched on 9 May 1845, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 13-18 April 1849, 10-18 June 185225 February-4 March 1857, 1-4 June 1860 and 13-16 October 1868, stricken 1873, displacement of 546 tons and as dimensions 31,50 x 9,50 x 4,50 metres, an armament of 18 guns and a crew of 100 men.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer arrived at Willemstad returning from Venezuela according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 23 November 1850

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Wednesday the 20th of the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer captain lieutenant J.W.F. Frucht returning from La Guayra, Venezuela.(1)

Note
1. Brig 1st class, laid down at the navy yard at Vlisingen, Netherlands on 13 May 1840, launched on 9 May 1845, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 13-18 April 1849, 10-18 June 185225 February-4 March 1857, 1-4 June 1860 and 13-16 October 1868, stricken 1873, displacement of 546 tons and as dimensions 31,50 x 9,50 x 4,50 metres, an armament of 18 guns and a crew of 100 men.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer arrived at Curacao returning from Panama, Haiti and Venezuela according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 28 September 1850

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on he 23rd of the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer captain lieutenant J.W.F. Frucht after visiting Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Chagres (Panama), Cartagena (Colombia) and Santa Martha. (Colombia).(1)

Note
1. Brig 1st class, laid down at the navy yard at Vlisingen, Netherlands on 13 May 1840, launched on 9 May 1845, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 13-18 April 1849, 10-18 June 185225 February-4 March 1857, 1-4 June 1860 and 13-16 October 1868, stricken 1873, displacement of 546 tons and as dimensions 31,50 x 9,50 x 4,50 metres, an armament of 18 guns and a crew of 100 men.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer underway from Panama towards Venezuela according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 14 September 1850

An item referred to tidings from the Dutch schooner Esther coming from Chagres (Panama) that the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer captain lieutenant J.W.F. Frucht left Chagres on 14 August bound for Carthagena, Venezuela. She arrived the 13th of 14th at Chagres coming from Port-au-Prince and Haiti. Everything was well on board. (1)

Note
1. Brig 1st class, laid down at the navy yard at Vlisingen, Netherlands on 13 May 1840, launched on 9 May 1845, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 13-18 April 1849, 10-18 June 185225 February-4 March 1857, 1-4 June 1860 and 13-16 October 1868, stricken 1873, displacement of 546 tons and as dimensions 31,50 x 9,50 x 4,50 metres, an armament of 18 guns and a crew of 100 men.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer dedparted Curacao towards Panama, Haiti and Colombia according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 20 July 1850

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on Wednesday 17th of the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer captain lieutenant J.W.F. Frucht towards Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Chagres (Panama), Cartagena (Colombia) and Santa Martha. (Colombia).(1)

Note
1. Brig 1st class, laid down at the navy yard at Vlisingen, Netherlands on 13 May 1840, launched on 9 May 1845, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 13-18 April 1849, 10-18 June 185225 February-4 March 1857, 1-4 June 1860 and 13-16 October 1868, stricken 1873, displacement of 546 tons and as dimensions 31,50 x 9,50 x 4,50 metres, an armament of 18 guns and a crew of 100 men.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer departed Curacao towards Venezuela according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 1 June 1850

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on Monday 27th May of the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer captain lieutenant J.W.F. Frucht towards La Guayra, Venezuela.(1)

Note
1. Brig 1st class, laid down at the navy yard at Vlisingen, Netherlands on 13 May 1840, launched on 9 May 1845, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 13-18 April 1849, 10-18 June 185225 February-4 March 1857, 1-4 June 1860 and 13-16 October 1868, stricken 1873, displacement of 546 tons and as dimensions 31,50 x 9,50 x 4,50 metres, an armament of 18 guns and a crew of 100 men.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer arrived at Curacaa returning from Venezuela according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 27 April 1850

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on the 25th of the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer captain lieutenant J.W.F. Frucht returning from La Guayra, Venezuela.(1)

Note
1. Brig 1st class, laid down at the navy yard at Vlisingen, Netherlands on 13 May 1840, launched on 9 May 1845, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 13-18 April 1849, 10-18 June 185225 February-4 March 1857, 1-4 June 1860 and 13-16 October 1868, stricken 1873, displacement of 546 tons and as dimensions 31,50 x 9,50 x 4,50 metres, an armament of 18 guns and a crew of 100 men.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer switching between St. Thomas, Curacao and Venezuela according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 13 April 1850

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao in the afternoon of  Saturday 6th of the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer (1) captain lieutenant J.W.F. Frucht returning from St. Thomas (2) and departing to La Gueyra, Venezuela on the 12th.()

Notes
1. Brig 1st class, laid down at the navy yard at Vlisingen, Netherlands on 13 May 1840, launched on 9 May 1845, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 13-18 April 1849, 10-18 June 185225 February-4 March 1857, 1-4 June 1860 and 13-16 October 1868, stricken 1873, displacement of 546 tons and as dimensions 31,50 x 9,50 x 4,50 metres, an armament of 18 guns and a crew of 100 men.
2. The island Sankt Thomas than former Danish colony nowadays part of the of the United States Virgin islands.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer departed Curacao towards St. Thomas according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 23 March 1850

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on Saturday the 16th of the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer (1) captain lieutenant J.W.F. Frucht towards St. Thomas.(s)

Notes
1. Brig 1st class, laid down at the navy yard at Vlisingen, Netherlands on 13 May 1840, launched on 9 May 1845, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 13-18 April 1849, 10-18 June 185225 February-4 March 1857, 1-4 June 1860 and 13-16 October 1868, stricken 1873, displacement of 546 tons and as dimensions 31,50 x 9,50 x 4,50 metres, an armament of 18 guns and a crew of 100 men.
2. The island Sankt Thomas than former Danish colony nowadays part of the of the United States Virgin islands.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer arrived at Curacao returning from according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 23 February 1850

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Thursday of the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer captain lieutenant J.W.F. Frucht coming from Surinam. (1)

Note
1. Brig 1st class, laid down at the navy yard at Vlisingen, Netherlands on 13 May 1840, launched on 9 May 1845, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 13-18 April 1849, 10-18 June 185225 February-4 March 1857, 1-4 June 1860 and 13-16 October 1868, stricken 1873, displacement of 546 tons and as dimensions 31,50 x 9,50 x 4,50 metres, an armament of 18 guns and a crew of 100 men.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer arrived at Curacao returning from Surinam according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 8 December 1849

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao of the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer captain lieutenant Bruining returning Surinam.(1)

Note
1. Brig 1st class, laid down at the navy yard at Vlisingen, Netherlands on 13 May 1840, launched on 9 May 1845, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 13-18 April 1849, 10-18 June 185225 February-4 March 1857, 1-4 June 1860 and 13-16 October 1868, stricken 1873, displacement of 546 tons and as dimensions 31,50 x 9,50 x 4,50 metres, an armament of 18 guns and a crew of 100 men.

Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer departed Curacao towards Surinam according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 22 September 1849

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on 3 August from Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands of the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer captain lieutenant Bruining towards Surinam. (1)

Note
1. Brig 1st class, laid down at the navy yard at Vlisingen, Netherlands on 13 May 1840, launched on 9 May 1845, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 13-18 April 1849, 10-18 June 185225 February-4 March 1857, 1-4 June 1860 and 13-16 October 1868, stricken 1873, displacement of 546 tons and as dimensions 31,50 x 9,50 x 4,50 metres, an armament of 18 guns and a crew of 100 men.

The etat-major of the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 21 April 1849

An item reported that the Dutch brig Zr.Ms. Sperwer captain lieutenant Bruining had further as officers lieutenant 1st class Van Meeteren (1st officer), lieutenants 2nd class S.H. Binkes, C.A.L.H. van Heeckeren and De Vrij, midshipmen 1st class Mansvelt and officer of administration Vogel. Her crew numbered 100 men.(1)

Note
1. Brig 1st class, laid down at the navy yard at Vlisingen, Netherlands on 13 May 1840, launched on 9 May 1845, dry docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 13-18 April 1849, 10-18 June 185225 February-4 March 1857, 1-4 June 1860 and 13-16 October 1868, stricken 1873, displacement of 546 tons and as dimensions 31,50 x 9,50 x 4,50 metres, an armament of 18 guns and a crew of 100 men.

Screw steamship 4th class Bonaire departed Curacao towards Bonaire according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 14 January 1882


Den Helder, Netherlands 13 August 2004

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on Friday 6th pf the Dutch steamship Zr.Ms. Bonaire captain lieutenant H.P. König towards Bonaire.(1)

Den Helder, Netherlands 7 July 2012

Note
1. Screw steamship 4th class, laid down at the shipyard of the Nederlandse Stoomboot Maatschappij Fijenoord, Netherlands with yard number 98 on 27 September 1876, launched in the afternoon 0f 12 May 1877, trial on the Haringvliet on Wednesday 26th September, commissioned on 1 May 1880, converted into accommodation ship for the torpedo service at the navy yard at Hellevoetsuis, Netherlands 1902, fitted out at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis to be used for the engiineers school at Dordrecht, Netherlands, brought back to Hellevoetsluis August 1923, stricken, handed over to the boarding school of the marine academy at Delfzijl, Netherlands and renamed Abel Tasman, out of service in 1988, brought to Den Helder, Netherlands 1996 and since then being restored to retain her original appearance, dimensions 45,00-53,60 x 9,00 x 3,60 metres and a displacement of  850 ton, iron-built and wood-planked and zinc plated, horsepower 90 nhp/410 ehp allowing a speed of 9,2 miles, her crew numbered 84 men and her main armament consisted of 1-15cm gun and 3-12cm guns to which 2-3,7cm revolver guns and 1-12cm mortar were added.

The condition of the Dutch Zr.Ms. screw steamship 1st class Djambi serving in the Dutch East Indies 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!
Model Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The boilers of the Zr. Ms. Djambi were in a quite worse condition. If she would not depart on short notice to the Netherlands were extensive repairs needed to be executed by the plant at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies. The plant was cynical called cheap.(1)

Note
1. Screw steamship 1st class. Laid down at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands on 29 December 1858, launched on 31 October 1860, commissioned on1 June 1861 (?) and finally sold at Simonstad/Cape Town, South Africa for 1.765 pond in 1874. The intention was to remover her engine and convert her into a sailing vessel. With a displacement of 2.030 tons (A.J. Vermeulen) or a tonnage of 1.083 tons (Parliament papers) were her dimensions 58.00-62,84 x 12,25 x 5,50 metres. Wood-built. The coal bunker capacity of 340 tons allowed a range of 11 days. The horsepower was 250 hp allowing a speed of 8,5 knots. With a crew numbering 212-250 men consisted the armament of 8 long 30 pd guns and 8 rifled 16cm guns. The navy budget discussions for 1867 called her a large flush deck screw steam corvette. The ships of her type were suitable in times of war to secure an open connection between the Netherlands and her colonies, to act as commerce raiders and in the colonies successful act against troop transports and joined by our ironclads to prevent enemy landings. The design was described as a quite heavy armament, sufficient horsepower and good sailing qualities.

Steamships and sailing vessels used as troop transport in the Persia expedition according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 13 December 1856

An item referred to the newspaper Bengal Hurkaru dated 20th November reporting that on the 8th six steamships and seven sailing ships left Bombay, British Indies. The steamships Precursor and Pottinger arrived with the transports Maria Gray and Resuit at Fingoria where the 64th regiment was embarked on the 4th on board of the steamships to be followed the next day on board of the 20th regiment on the sailing ships. The troop transport was part of the Persia-expedition.

Dutch screw steamship 4th Zr.Ms. Vesuvius arrived at Curacao returning from Venezuela according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 22 March 1862

Model Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Sunday 16th of the Dutch steamship Zr.Ms. Vesuvius lieutenant 1st class A. Schotborgh coming from La Guayra, Venezuela and returning on Friday 21st.(1)

Note
1. Screw steamship 4th class, laid down at the navy yard of Vlissingen, Netherlands by L.K. Turk on Friday 9th October 1857, launched on Monday 11.00 o’clock 6 July 1858, condemned and sold at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies probably to the Arab Sech Hassim bin Said Habis for ƒ 11.886,00 on 8th June 1872, a displacement of 586 tons, dimensions 43,00 (between perpendiculars) x 9 (inner hull on loadline) x 3,5 (fore)-4,0 (aft) x 4,80 (depth below main deck) metres , horsepower 80 bhp-119 hp, an armament of 8 guns (4 long 12 pd, 4 short 30pd) and a crew numbering 75 men.

Freight costs in England continues increasing according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 15 October 1853

An item gave an example of the huge freight costs in England at that moment. The newspaper Times reported that for a 2.000 ton clipper lying at Liverpool 12.000 l. st was paid for just for one return voyage to Australia. It was also difficult to find British sailors which asked extra ordinary high wages despite that foreign sailors were active on the British labour market. However the newspaper admitted that as a result of the more as ever full loading of the ships, the comfort for the sailors even more decreased.

Crew of Italian bark Providenza disappeared according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 5 October 1868

An item dated Hong Kong 18th September referred to tidings received from Macau that the Italian bark Providenza which left from there on 24th April towards Callao, Peru with 380 Chinese coolies on board arrived on 19th August in a very worse condition at Hakodadi, Japan. It was believed that she had undergone the same fate as the Theresa as her captain with wife and children and her crew disappeared and just 42 coolies remained.

British Indies navy reorganized according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 6 October 1868

An item referred to the newspaper Times of India which reported that the British Indies navy was to be reorganized on a huge scale. As soon as possible would a fleet of gunboats and transports be built and in this manner obtaining a complete independent own navy.

Dutch steam hopper barge Japara built in the Netherlands for the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 15 April 1878

An item reported the launching at the shipyard of the firm Christie, Nolet&De Kuyper, Delfshaven, Netherlands of the steam hopper barge Japara No. 9 to be used at the harbour works at Batavia, Dutch East Indies. The steam compound engines, boilers and other machinery were by the same firm manufactured. Horsepower 350/360 ihp. After she was completed would she travel via the Suez canal to her new destination.

Friday, 15 August 2014

Dutch steamship Zr.Ms. Soembing screw steam 3rd class Zr.Ms. Soembing departed Curacao towards Bonaire according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 14 March 1868

Model Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Netherlands

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on Monday the 9th by the Dutch steamship Zr.Ms. Soembing captain lieutenant J.J.A.D. Phaff towards Bonaire.(1)

Note
1. Screw steamship 3rd class, on stocks at navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands by L.K. Turk 17 June 1856, launched Saturday 29 November 1856, condemned  and converted into a coal hulk 1872, dimensions 41,00 (loadline)-43,73(loadline front bow-back rudder) x 8,40 (inner hull) x 3,5 (fore)-3,9 (aft) x 4,80 (depth) metres, 618 tons displacement, an armament of 6 guns (4 long 12 pd guns, 4 short 30 pd guns), a crew numbering 100 men and 100 hp horsepower.

Dutch paddle steamship 4th class Zr.Ms. Curacao towed Dutch bark Cortgene to roads of Paramaribo, Surinam according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 7 August 1852

An item reported the arrival at Paramaribo, Surinam on 19 June around the evening of the Dutch bark ship Cortgene in the roads while towed by the Dutch steamship Zr.Ms. Curacao. On board of the Cortgene was the new governor of Surinam Johr. J.G.O.S. von Schmidt auf Altenstadt.(1)

Note
1. Paddle steamship 4th class but first called war steamship, on stocks at navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands 19 August 1845, launched 15 August 1848, commissioned 16 March 1849, docked at the navy yard at Hellevloetsluis, Netherlands 30 June-20 August 1853, 31 December 1856-8 January 1857 and 22 October-20 November 1858 when her wreck was broken up, length 40,5 metres, 250hp horsepower delivering by the engines originally placed in the Curacao of 1825.

Dutch screw steamship 3rd class Zr.Ms. Cornelis Dirks left Curacao towards Venezuela according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 15 March 1862

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on Sunday 9th of the Dutch steamship Zr.Ms. Cornelis Dirks captain lieutenant J.F. Koopman towards La Guayra, Venezuela.(1)

Note
1. Screw steamship 3rd class, on stocks at Krimpen aan de Lek, Netherlands 1 May 1858, launched 11 January 1859, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 23-26 July 1859, 23-27 August 1860, 23 October-8 November 1862, 30 October-4 November 1863, 17 July 1868-7 March 1871, 5-14 June 1872, 11-14 June 1873, 17-19 June 1874, 20-30 October 1874, condemned for service abroad in October 1880, stricken 1881, dimensions 43,00 x 9,20 x 4,30 metres, 759 tons displacement, 6 guns, 100 men, 119nph/250epk horsepower and a speed of 7 knots.

Screw steamship 4th class Zr.Ms. Vesuvius arrived at Curacao coming from Venezuela according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 11 October 1862

Model Rijksmuseum, AMsterdam, Netherlands

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Tuesday 7th of the Dutch steamship Zr.Ms. Vesuvius lieutenant 1st class A. Schotborgh coming from Cartagena [Colombia?}.(1)

Note
1. Screw steamship 4th class, laid down at the navy yard of Vlissingen, Netherlands by L.K. Turk on Friday 9th October 1857, launched on Monday 11.00 o’clock 6 July 1858, condemned and sold at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies probably to the Arab Sech Hassim bin Said Habis for ƒ 11.886,00 on 8th June 1872, a displacement of 586 tons, dimensions 43,00 (between perpendiculars) x 9 (inner hull on loadline) x 3,5 (fore)-4,0 (aft) x 4,80 (depth below main deck) metres , horsepower 80 bhp-119 hp, an armament of 8 guns (4 long 12 pd, 4 short 30pd) and a crew numbering 75 men.

Chinese container ship Cosco England 2013-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 12 August 2014

Hong Kong/China-flagged, homeport Hong Kong, IMO 9516428, MMSI 477652300 and callsign VRML8.

Polish bulk carrier Roztocze 2008-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 12 August 2014

Bahamas-flagged, homeport Nassau, IMO 9346835, MMSI 311379000 and callsign C6WU3.

Polish bulk carrier Koszalin 2012-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 10 August 2014

Bahamas-flagged, homeport Nassau, INO 9594236, MMSI 311055300 and callsign C6ZH2.

Chinese bulk carrier Song Hai 1998-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 10 August 2014

China-flagged, IMO 9155327, MMSI 412212000 and callsign BOHO.

Norwegian car carrier (ex-Hual Trader 1998-2006) Höegh Trader 2006-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 10 August 2014

Norway International register-flagged, IMO 917280, MMSI 258882000 and callsign LASK7.

Norwegian auto carrier Autoprestige 1999-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 11 August 2015

Madeira/Portugal-flagged, IMO 9190157, MMSI 255801580 and callsign CQQG.

The Chilean squadron as commanded by Lord Cochrane according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 6 November 1819

In an item was a list dated 9th April published of the Chilean revolutionary squadron. It consisted of
40-gun Frigate O’Higgins, former Spanish, flagship Lord Cochrane. Captain Forster with 330 men mostly British
60-gun St. Martin, former East India man Cumberland, captain Wilkinson former in service of the British East India Company, 480 men consisting of British, Americans and Chileans (1)
52-gun frigate La Java, former East India man Windham, captain Guise former officer in the Royal Navy, 350 men consisting of British, Americans and Chileans (2)
24-gun corvette Chacabouca, captain Garter, earlier lieutenant in the Royal Navy, 200 men consisting of British, Americans and Chileans
10-gun brig Aricano, captain Ramsay, former 2nd mate in the Royal Navy, 120 men consisting of British, Americans and Chileans
18-gun brig Golvereno, captain Speigh former serving in the Royal Navy, 93 men consisting of British, Americans and Chileans
Corvette Rosa, a former British vessel yet without crew and officers
16-gun brig Pulceton, without a crew and a captain
10-gun schooner Chilano, captain Gull former lieutenant in the Royal Navy

Notes
1. The San Martin. Launched at Dudman, Deptford for William Borradaile/British E.I.C. 11 November 1802, sold as ex-East Indiaman Cumberland to Chilean navy and departed for Chile 12 February 1818, arrived at Valparaiso 22 May 1818, rebuilt at 60 guns 3rd rate San Martin, wrecked in Bay of Chorillos, Chile August 1821, dimensions 133’10”x 31’1” x 17’2”, 1260.69/96 tons builders measurement, 60 guns. sources:
2. In fact the Lautaro. Launched at Perry, Wells& Green as East Indiaman Windham for Robert Wigram 3 November 1800, sold by Joseph Andrews to Chile and fitted out as 52-gun 3rd rate Lautaro 1818, dimensions 118’10” x 36’2”x 14’10”, 823.47/94 tons builders measurement.

The Spanish naval strength in the roads of Lima, Peru according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 6 November 1819

An item published of the Spanish force lying in the roads off Lima, Peru on 14th February. The ships were badly manned and in worse condition. There was a large number of gunboats to be manned with sailors from the ships. It consisted of:
50-gun frigate Venganzar, 360 men
50-gun frigate Esmeralda, 360 men
35-gun frigate Resolution, 240 men
30-gun corvette Cleopatra, 240 men
26-gun corvette St. Sebastian, 200 men
18-gun brig Pezuela 145 men
19-gun Maypo, 95 men, recently captured in a fiercely fight with the frigate Resolutie (=Resolution).

The Colombian or Argentinean flotilla commanded by Aury according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 6 November 1819

An item referred to a tiding received from Old Providence dealing with the squadron commanded by Aury.(1) All ships were well manned, some even overmanned. It was common believed that the squadron intended to cruise in the Gulf of Mexico. It consisted of:
Brigantine Congreso, 10 carronades,1 long 18pdr, 120 men
Brigantine America Libre, captain Juan B. Luzlalet, 6 carronades, 1 long 12-pdr, 90 men
Brigantine Bellona, captain Henrique Alauze, 6 carronades, 1 long 12pdr, 90 men
Brig Marzo, captain Severe Cortois, 6 carronades, 6-8 pdrs, 100 men
Schooner Atrevida, captain Jose Lange, 6pdrs,1-2pdr, 50 men
Feluche Corregidor, captain Jose Poras, 1-6pdr, 1-4pdr, 40 men
Schooner Cazador, captain Nicolas Limberg, 1-8pdr, 4 carronades, 73 men
Schooner Diane, 1-8pdr, 2 carronades, 70 men
Schooner Victoria, captain Juan Fabiany, 4 carronades, 60 men
Schooner Gurrera captain Dominique Yole, 2long 9pdrs, 25 mwn
Schooner Indiana, captain Pedro Horaco, 1l long 6 pdrs, 2-4prs, 40 men
Schooner La Emprezam captain Peter Bradford, 1long 12pdr, 2-4pdrs, 40 men
Above mentioned vessels were part of a flotilla commanded by Louis Aury, in service of the States of Buenos Aires.

Note
1. Louis Michel Aury 1788 Pairs, France030 August 1821, Providence) was active in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, who supported the struggle of the Spanish colonies in South America to obtain independence. The flotilla is other sources indicated as Colombian.

Large number of foreign ships hired for Spain to be used as transports in the South America expeditionary force according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 22 May 1819

An item reported that the Spanish government hired 30 ships from merchants at London, England to be used as transports for expedition force bound for South America now prepared at Cadiz. Elsewhere is in the newspaper reported that the hired British, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Prussian, Swedish and Danish merchant ships were to gather end April at Cadiz to embark 20.000 military.

The Venezuelan naval force according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 17 October 1835

An item reported that the Venezuelan navy seemed to consist of 7 schooners and a number of flecheras (gunboats). Four schooners left La Guayra and 3 schooners with four flecheras left the island Margaritha to attack the flotilla which left on the 3rd Puerto Cabello.

Spanish naval preparations to retain calmness in Peru according to the Dutch newspapers De Curacaosche courant dated 11 January 1823

An item referred to a letter dated Puerto Rico 25th December 1822 reporting the arrival on the 14th of a Spanish corvette at Cartagena, Spain after a voyage of 30 days with tidings dealing with the satisfying situation in the South American colonies after genera; Mina defeated the rebels. In the meantime borrowed the Spanish government 15 million ’patience [=peso’s] from France of which 10 million was to be used for fitting out warships. At Barcelona were already 600 marines enlisted and it was expected that in Spain 12.000 sailors could be enlisted. At Ferrol was the 50 gun frigate Iberia launched which was to be fitted as soon as possible, all to strengthen the naval force at Puerto Cabello to which also the new arrived corvette was destined.. On very hort notice were two ships of the line and four frigates to leave Spain bound for Lima, Peru.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Ecuadorian cargo ship Ciudad de Quito 1949-1985

Drawn by G.J. Frans Naerebout. Earlier published in Van Zee tot Zee

According to www.EllisIsland was she Venezuela-flagged, according Van Zee tot Zee was she Ecuador-flagged but www.shipbuildinghistory.com claims Colombia. Renamed Rio Guayas in 1979, then sold  and renamed Pichincha and finally broken up at Mamonal in 1985. Completed at the shipyard of Canadian Vickers Limited, Montreal, Canada with hull number 241 in November 1949 for account of Flota Mercanta Grancolombiana at Guayaquill to be used on the line Central America-North America. . Gross register tonnage 3.952 (Elllis Island)-4.300 tons (Van Zee tot Zee) and as dimensions 396’ (between perpendiculars) x 55‘. Horsepower 4.275 hp, one screw and a speed of 14,5-15 knots. Her crew numbered 51 men and original there was accommodation for 4 passengers.

British reefer Port Auckland 1949-1976 (Mashaallah 1976-1979)

Drawing made by G.J. Frans Naerebout. Earlier published in Van Zee tot Zee

IMO 5282262 and registration number  183007. Renamed 1975 Mashaallah. Gross register tonnage 11.945 tons, deadweight 12.017 tons and as dimensions 160,6 (between perpendiculars)-170,6 (over all) x 21,4 x [8,78] or 50ó x 70,0 x 29,0 feet. metres. Two screws speed 20,7 knots. Launched on 4 October 1948 at the shipyard of Clark Hawton, South Tyneside/Newcastle, United Kingdom with yard number 693to transport refrigerated meat on the line Australia-England. Completed in April 1949. Owned by the Port Line Ltd., GBR London, England. Sold on 1976 to Gulf Fisheries Co., Kuwait, converted into a livestock carrier with a gross register tonnage of 10,244 tons and renamed Mashaallah an finally broken up by Chien Iron&Steel Co., Kaohsiung, Taiwan on 30 September1979.

Spanish reefer-passenger ship Monte Udala 1948-1971

Drawing made by G.J. Frans Naerebout. Earlier published in Van Zee tot Zee

IMO 52540722. Registry number 589. With a gross register tonnage 10.170 tons, net register tonnage 7.233 tons, displacement 14,750 tons, deadweight 8.557 tons and as dimensions 148,5 x 19,0 metres. With a horsepower of 7.300 hp, one screw and a speed of 16,5-17 knots. Her crew numbered 65. Built at the shipyard of Cia. Euskalduna/Naval de Sestao, Bilbao Spain in 1948 with yard number 133 for the Naviera Aznar S.A., Bilbao Spain on the line Spain-east coast of South America. Sunk on 8 September 1971 off San Salvador de Bahia after her engine-room started leaking due to a hole in her hull.

Panamanian whale floating factory Olympic Challenger 1943-11975

Drawing made by G.J. Frans Naerebout and published in Op de Lange Deining

IMO 5199442. Completed as the t2-tanker Oregon Trail in 1943 at the Kaiser Company, Swan Island yard, Portland, Oregon, USA with hull number 34 and USMC number 826,. T2-SE-A1 design with as dimensions 523 (over all) x 68 x 30 feet, a gross register tonnage of 10.448 tons and a loaded displacement of 21.880 tons. The horsepower of 6.000 shp allowed a speed of 14,5-16 knots. Cargo capacity 141.200 barrels. Origin was a deadweight of 16.613 tons recorded. Renamed Herman F. Whiton 1949. In 1950 converted into a whaling factory Olympic Challenger with as dimensions 172,4 (over all) metres, a gross register tonnage of 13.019 tons and a deadweight of 16.920 tons. Renamed in Japanese service Kyokuyo Maru II, converted into a oil sludge vessel and renamed Ocean Greem 1974 and finally broken up by Korea Iron&Steel Co. Ltd. at Masan 26 December 1975.

She operated as a floating whaling factory processing between 1950-1956 a staggering number of more as 22.000 whales. She was property of the Greek Aristoteles Socrates Onassis and managed the first three seasons by the Erste Deutsche Walfang Gesellschaft, Hamburg, Germany and the last two by Olympic Maritime Agency, Hamburg. In the season 1953-1954 she was not employed. In 1956 was she sold to Japan and renamed Kyokuyo Maru II. The Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf dated 20 April reported her passing Hoek van Holland, Netherlands that morning at 10.30 o’clock underway to Rotterdam, Netherlands to be revised. Another Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 3 September 1951 reported that a whaling fleet was to leave Kiel, Germany on short notice towards the South Pacific. The Olympic Challenger was even fitted out with a helicopter with floats to search for whales.

Dutch pilot tender Zilvermeeuw (A914) 1953-1996 (Dageraad 1996-)

Drawing made by G.J. Frans Naerebout. Earlier published in Van Zee tot Zee

As the Dageraad IMO 8928624, MMSI 244793000 and callsign PCCS. Laid down at the navy yard at Willemsoord, Netherlands on 3 June 1953. Launched on 10 October and commissioned on 11 April 1954. In 1980 transferred to the Pilotage department Rotterdam. Since 1988 trainings vessel for the Pilots Register. Between December 1991-1997 owned by Jansen Offshore,  Vlaardingen, Netherlands as pleasure craft. Since 1996 owned by the family Drijver and used as the recreation fishery vessel Dageraad with homeport Lauwersoog, Netherlands. Displacement 232 ton, gross register tonnage 156 tons,  and as dimensions 31,88 (over all) x 6,52 (maximum) x 2,63 (medium) metres. With a horsepower of 430 hp and one screw was her speed of 12,1 knots. Stationed at Vlissingen, Netherlands. Used for transporting pilots to the pilot boats lying at sea.

Dutch pilot boat (1943) Arcturus 1948-1967

Drawing made by G.J. Frans Naerebout. Earlier published in Van Zee tot Zee

With a gross register tonnage of 670 ton and a displacement of 1.024 ton were her dimensions 50,25 9between perpendiculars)-56,22 (over all) x 9,16 x 4,19 x 4,98 (depth). Her crew consisted of 22 men with accommodation for 30-pilots (included 6 trainees). Speed 12 knots. Served on the Westerschelde. Laid down on 28 march 1943 at the shipyard of RDM with yard number 254and launched on 23 December 1944as the German Vorpostenboot ss Koblenz for account of the Deutsche Schiff- und Maschinenbau A.G/ (Deschimag), Seebeck, Germany. During the Second World War taken away by the Germans and after the war found back and transported to the shipyard Nieuwe Waterweg, Schiedam, Netherlands and there completed as the steam pilot vessel Arcturus. Sold on 9 February 1967 to Simon’s Sleepssloperij Fijenoord, Rotterdam, Netherlands to be broken up.

The Spanish naval force at Havana, Cuba according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 21 February 1846

An item reported that the Spanish naval force at Havana, Cuba on 3rd January consisted of the 74-gun ship of the line Soberano (1), 50-gun frigate Christina (2), 44-gun frigate Cortes (3), 24-gun corvette Maria Luiza Fernanda, 20gun brigs Patriota, Tacon and Havanero, steamships Bazan and Congrese, 7 schooners and 3 barques.

Notes
1. The 3rd rate San Pablo, designed by Francisco Gautier, launched at Ferrol 1771, renamed Soberano in 1814, broken up 1854 with an armament of74 guns.
2. The 52-gun frigate Reina Maria Christina, launched at Ferrol in 1837 and which later became a hulk?
3. Launched in 1836 and stricken in 1865.

Chilean rebels buying ships in England according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 14 November 1818

An item referred to a letter dated London, England 7th August reporting that the Independents bought the British ship Cumberland (1) of 1.200 ton and 60 guns and that she was to be expected to arrive in Valparaiso, Chile in May 1819. The Chilean government also bough the British ship Wyndham (2) of 840 ton and 40 guns and which was already underway to pursuit the Spanish frigate Esmeralda. Further more were 2-22 gun former British brigs (3)sent from Buenos Aires towards Valparaiso. The result was that the naval force of the Independents at the Pacific coast was much stronger as the Spanish. The two ships built by Don Manuel Aguire in the USA would not arrive on time to participate in the coming events.

Notes
1. The San Martin. Launched at Dudman, Deptford for William Borradaile/British E.I.C. 11 November 1802, sold as ex-East Indiaman Cumberland to Chilean navy and departed for Chile 12 February 1818, arrived at Valparaiso 22 May 1818, rebuilt at 60 guns 3rd rate San Martin, wrecked in Bay of Chorillos, Chile August 1821, dimensions 133’10”x 31’1” x 17’2”, 1260.69/96 tons builders measurement, 60 guns. sources:
2. The Lautaro. Launched at Perry, Wells& Green as East Indiaman Windham for Robert Wigram 3 November 1800, sold by Joseph Andrews to Chile and fitted out as 52-gun 3rd rate Lautaro 1818, dimensions 118’10” x 36’2”x 14’10”, 823.47/94 tons builders measurement.
3. Probably the Musquito and Sapphire.

Algerian navy retained her strength according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 13 December 1817

An item referred to a letter dated Algiers 22nd August reporting that the Algerian navy despite her defeat in 1816 retained her strength and now was consisting of 11-12 vessels namely 1-44 gun frigate, 5 corvettes of 18-24 guns, 5 fast brigs and one schooner. The smaller vessels had already cruised with as results 5 prizes, one ship of Hamburg, one of Russia and 3 Spanish lacking the necessary passports.(1)

Note
1. In 1816 bombarded a British-Dutch squadron Algiers with the intention to end the piracy activities.

South American independents buying ships and a supreme commander in England according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 13 December 1817

An item referred to the Trinidad Courant dated 29th November which latter newspaper reported the arrival in England by a general of the Independents with the intention to buy large ships to be converted into warships and so obtaining their own navy for their struggle against Spain. There were also negations between the patriots and a certain Lord famous for his naval career to command their fleet. He seemed to be interested but wanted to have at least the supreme command. (1)

Note
1. That certain Lord was Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, 1st marques of Maranhão (14 December 1775 Annsfield, Lanarkshire, Scotland-31 October 1860 Kensington, London, England), flag officer in the Royal British Navy and the navies of Chile (1818-1822), Brazil (1823-1825) and Greece (1827-1828).

Belgian tug DN 61 1995-

Lying in canal at Terneuzen, Netherlands 13 August 2014

Belgium-flagged, EU number 6504023. Built at Damen Shipyard, Hardinxveld, Netherlands in 1995 for account of Jan de Nul n.v., Hofstade-Aalst, Belgium. 2x255 hp Caterpillar. Tonnage 31 ton and as dimensions 15,20 x 4,79 x 2,35 metres.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Norwegian oil products tanker SKS Demini 2012-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 13 August 2014

Norway International Register-flagged, homeport Bergen, IMO 9531636, MMSI 259985000 and callsign LAND7.

Greek bulk carrier Cape Alexandros 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands underway to Antwerp, Belgium 12 August 2014

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 13 August 2014

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, IMO 9489302, MMSI 636014481 and callsign A8BUF2.

Dutch transport Zr.Ms. Merwede arrived at Curacao coming from Surinam according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 11 November 1843

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Monday 6th of the Dutch transport Zr.Ms. Merwede lieutenant 1st class W. Steffens coming from Surinam.(1)

Note
1. 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 in the Dutch East Indies for an unknown period delayed in 1860, dimensions 33,70 x 9,1 x 3,80 metres, 8 guns.

Dutch transport Zr. Ms. Heldin arrived at Curacao coming from Surinam according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 25 June 1859

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Thursday 23rd of the Dutch transport Zr. Ms. Heldin lieutenant 1st class P. Toutenhooft coming from Surinam.(1)

Note
1. one-deck flush-decked corvette, laid down at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands 31 July 1839 by C. Soetermeer/A.E. Tromp, launched 26 May 1842, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 20-28 September 1854 and 15 December 1856-12 April 1858, store ship for projectiles in the harbour of Nieuwediep, Netherlands, training battery until 30 November 1907, accommodation ship for the Hr.Ms. Marnix 1908, accommodation for the ‘vuurwerkmakerij’ with materials transferred from Vlissingen, Netherlands towards Willemsoord, Netherlands January 1915, displacement 775 tons and as dimensions 36,5 (between perpendiculars) x 10,00 (inner hull) x 4,25 (fore)-4,82 (aft) x 5,39 (hold below main deck) and an original armament of 20-12pd guns or 20-30pd carronades, 8-12pd carronades and 2-6pd guns, later reduced to 10 guns (included 12cm guns). Figurehead female torso in roman armour decorated with ribbons.

Dutch transport Zr.Ms. Dordrecht left Curacao bound for the Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 22 July 1837

An item reported the departure on Thursday the 20th pf the Dutch transport Zr.Ms. Dordrecht captain lieutenant H.H.T. Coops towards the Netherlands.(1)

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

Dutch transport Zr.Ms. Prins Willem Frederik Hendrik arrived Surinam according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 31 May 1851

An item reported the arrival on the 10th at Surinam of the Dutch transport Zr.Ms. Prins Willem Frederik Hendrik lieutenant 1st class B.G. Escher with on board embarked naval captain W. Stort with 50 military for the Dutch West Indies/; (1)

Note
1. Launched at the shipyard of the Commercie Compagnie at Middelburg, Netherlands by F. Haverkamp on 10 September 1832, bought 1832, docked at the navy yard of Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 20-25 November 1835, 24 October 1838-15 January 1839, 10-11 August 1840, 14-16 November 1843, 24-26 July 1844, 29 May-18 June 1845, 22-25 June 1847, 14 September-25 October 1849, 12-15 August 1851 and 20 September-14 October 1852, returning with damage from the Dutch East Indies condemned and sold lying in the Simonsbay, South Africa 1857, dimensions 33,70 x 9,14 x 3,80 metres and an armament of 8 guns.

The condition of the Dutch paddle steamship Zr.Ms. Madura serving in the Dutch East Indies described as being extremely worse 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. paddle steamship Madura was in an extremely worse condition probably caused by the continuous lifting of her anchors!

Note
1. Paddle steamship, laid down at the shipyard of the Ned. Stoomboot Mij. Fijenoord, Rotterdam, Netherlands in 1855 with yard number 52, launched in 1856, trials 17-23 August, disassembled to the Dutch East Indies and assembled at Surabaya, stricken 1875, dimension 51,36 (between perpendiculars) x 9,45-14,83 (over paddle wheels) x 1,85 metres, displacement 425 tons, an armament of 3 guns, and a crew numbering 50 men.

The condition of the Dutch Zr.Ms. gunboat No. 14 serving in the Dutch East Indies 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 Dutch gunboat Zr.Ms. No. 14 was expected to arrive at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies to be repaired.

Dutch screw steam packet schooner Paramaribo underway from Netherlands towards Surinam according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 15 April 1854

An item reported the departure from Nieuwediep, Netherlands on 12 March of the newly built Dutch screw steam schooner Paramaribo captain H.H. Zeylstra towards Paramaribo, Surinam to be used there as a packet.

Dutch schooner brig Zr.Ms. Ternate departed Curacao towards Surinam according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 25 October 1851

An item reported the departure Willemstad, Curacao on Sunday the 19th Tuesday of the Dutch schooner brig Zr.Ms. Ternate lieutenant 1st class A. Klinkert towards Surinam.(1)

Note
1. Brigantine/schooner brig, wood-built, on stocks at navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands June 1846, launched 1849, docked at the navy yard of Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 25 October-7 December 1852 and 16-19 May 1859, training ship 1876, stricken 1893, condemned 1904, dimensions 28,50 x 8,70 x 3,30 metres, 252 tons displacement, an armament of 4 (1877: medium:30-pd guns)-6 guns and a crew numbering 96 men (1 October 1877).

Dutch schooner brig Zr.Ms. Ternate arrived at Curacao coming from Surinam according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 13 September 1851

An item reported the arrival at Willemstad, Curacao on Saturday 6th Tuesday of the Dutch schooner brig Zr.Ms. Ternate lieutenant 1st class A. Klinkert coming from Surinam.(1)

Note
1. Brigantine/schooner brig, wood-built, on stocks at navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands June 1846, launched 1849, docked at the navy yard of Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 25 October-7 December 1852 and 16-19 May 1859, training ship 1876, stricken 1893, condemned 1904, dimensions 28,50 x 8,70 x 3,30 metres, 252 tons displacement, an armament of 4 (1877: medium:30-pd guns)-6 guns and a crew numbering 96 men (1 October 1877).

Dutch schooner brig Zr.Ms. Ternate departed Curacao towards Surinam according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 4 January 1851

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on Sunday 29th December 1850 of the Dutch schooner brig Zr.Ms. Ternate lieutenant 1st class Jhr. H.J.L.T. de Vaynes van Brakell via de islands St. Eustatius and St. Martin/St. Maarten towards Surinam.(1)

Note
1. Brigantine/schooner brig, wood-built, on stocks at navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands June 1846, launched 1849, docked at the navy yard of Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 25 October-7 December 1852 and 16-19 May 1859, training ship 1876, stricken 1893, condemned 1904, dimensions 28,50 x 8,70 x 3,30 metres, 252 tons displacement, an armament of 4 (1877: medium:30-pd guns)-6 guns and a crew numbering 96 men (1 October 1877).

Dutch schooner brig Zr.Ms. Ternate departed Curacao towards Venezuelacaccording to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 24 August 1850

An item reported the departure from Willemstad, Curacao on Sunday 18th Tuesday of the Dutch schooner brig Zr.Ms. Ternate lieutenant 1st class Jhr. H.J.L.T. de Vaynes van Brakell towards Puerto Cabello and L a Guayra, Venezuela.(1)

Note
1. Brigantine/schooner brig, wood-built, on stocks at navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands June 1846, launched 1849, docked at the navy yard of Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 25 October-7 December 1852 and 16-19 May 1859, training ship 1876, stricken 1893, condemned 1904,  dimensions 28,50 x 8,70 x 3,30 metres, 252 tons displacement, an armament of 4 (1877: medium:30-pd guns)-6 guns and a crew numbering 96 men (1 October 1877).

Dutch schooner brig Zr.Ms. Ternate arrived at Curacao coming from the Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 8 December 1849

An item reported the arrival on Tuesday of the Dutch schooner brig Zr.Ms. Ternate lieutenant 1st class Jhr. H.J.L.T. de Vaynes van Brakell leaving Texel, Netherlands on 25th October.(1)

Note
1. Brigantine/schooner brig, wood-built, on stocks at navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands June 1846, launched 1849, docked at the navy yard of Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 25 October-7 December 1852 and 16-19 May 1859, training ship 1876, stricken 1893, condemned 1904, dimensions 28,50 x 8,70 x 3,30 metres, 252 tons displacement, an armament of 4 (1877: medium:30-pd guns)-6 guns and a crew numbering 96 men (1 October 1877).

The Spanish naval force stationed at Cuba according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 23 October 1852

An item referred to the Guia de Forasteros dated 1852 reporting that the Spanish navy force stationed at Cuba consisted of 1-44 gun frigate, 1-32 gun frigate, 1-18 gun brig, 4-16 gun brigs, 2-12 gun brigs, 4 steam ships of respectively 1 of 6, 2 of 5 and 1 of 2 guns, 4 schooners of respectively 1 of 8 and 3 of 1 gun and 2 pilot boats armed with respectively 5 and 1 gun.

La Guayra, Venezuela harassed by a hurricane on 21-22 October according to the Dutch newspaper De Curacaosche courant dated 22 November 1817

An item reported that La Guayra, Venezuela was harassed by a hurricane on 21 and 22 October with as result that several vessels were wrecked including the Spanish brig Palomo, the Spanish bark Caraqueno and the Spanish bomb galliots General Morillo and Sacra Familia.