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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Spanish sailing training ship Juan Sebastian de Elcano 1925-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 28 June 2017

Four-masted topsail barqentine. Designed by Mr. C.E. Nicholson of Camper and Nicholson Limited, Southampton, England. Building ordered on 17 April 1925, laid down by Echevarrieta y Larringa yard, Cadiz, Spain on 21 November 1925, launched on 5 March 1927, commissioned in August 1928, maiden voyage started on 19 April 1928, homeport Cadiz, Spain. Was first to be named Minerva but by royal decision dated 17 April 1925 changed in Juan Sebastian de Elcano. Speed 13 (engine-17,5 (under sail) knots. Crew numbers 300 men excluded 90 midshipmen. Armament consists of 2-5,7cm ceremonial gun mounts. Displacement 3.673 tons, gross tonnage 2.478 tons, deadweight 3.750 tons and as dimensions 94,13 (without bowsprit)-113,1 x 48,5 x 7 x 48,5 (height) metres or 371 x 43.0 x 23 x 159 feet. sail area 2.870 square metres/30.900 square feet. IMO 8642567, MMSI 224977000 and call sign EBCB. 

Dutch tug Experience 2015-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 28 June 2017

Netherlands-flagged, IMO 9668037, ENI 03110180, MMSI 244830924 and call sign PCBI. Gross tonnage 294 tons, deadweight 145 tons, displacement 574 ton and as dimensions 28,67 x 10,443 x 4,60 x 4,94 metres, Total horsepower 4.935bhp/3.780bkW at 1.600 rpm. Bollard pull 58,5 (astern)-60,7 (ahead) tons. Built in 2015. Built by Damen Shipyard Gorinchem, Gorinchem, Netherlands with yard number 512320 in 2015. Damen ASD Tug 2810 Hybrid. Of Damen Marine Services for charter. Rumours claimed temporarily hired by Kotugsmit for a period of 2 months. 

British LPG tanker Navigator Ceres 2015-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 28 June 2017

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, IMO 9704518, MMSI 636016659 and call sign D5HE4. Owned and managed by Navigator Gas, London, United Kingdom. Built by Jiangnan Shipyard, Linhai, China as the Jiangnan H2555 in 2015

Dutch Euro cutter (ex-Elizabeth 1985-1999, Elisabeth 1999-2005) Elizabeth (YE-138)

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 28 June 2017

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Yerseke, Netherlands, IMO 8516938, MMSI 245571000 and call sign PDXB. Casco made by V.S.R., Made, Netherlands and completed by Maaskant, Bruinisse, Netherlands in 1985. Ex-Elizabeth renamed 4 June 1994 and Elisabeth renamed 4 March 2004. 

Dutch trawler Maatje Helena (YE-138) 1997-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 28 June 2017

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Yerseke, Netherlands, IMO 91688427, MMSI 245933000 and call sign PDAU. Built at the Van der Werff&Vossier, Imsum, Netherlands in 1997. 

Italian anchor handling tug (ex-Asso Trentadue 2014) A.H. Varazze 2014-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 22 January 2017

Italy-flagged, IMO 9665566, MMSI 247349900 and call sign IBHI. Gross tonnage 3.740 tons, displacement 2.921-2.874 (with maximum draught 7,82 metres) tons and as dimensions 79,90 (over all) x 19,20 (moulded) x 7,82 (included skeg). Speed 17,8 knots. Bollard pull 221 tons continuous. Built as the Asso Trentadue by Rosetti Marino, Ravenna, Italy in 2014 and owned and managed by Augustea Towage&Offshore, Augusta, Italy. Renamed November 2014. Rolls-Royce UT 712CD design . A 500tons winch. Now owned by Rimorchiatori Riuniti s.p.a., Genoa, Italy. 

Lloyds approved building non-propelled lighters and ferro-concrete boats according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 8 October 1917

An item dated London, England 26th September reported that the Committee of Lloyds Shipping Register approved the plans of building a number of lighters without screws, some with a deadweight of 500 tons. Furthermore was a design approved of a ferro-concrete motorboat for the British and Norwegian coastal trade. Plans of other designs for larger merchant ships of ferro-concrete were considered. 

British bark Colonial Empire wrecked according to the Dutch newspape Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 8 October 1917

An item dated Port Elizabeth 27th September reported that the British bark Colonial Empire was stranded and probably would be totally wrecked. The cargo was washed out by the sea. 

Canadian 3-mast schooner Hazel L. Myra abandoned by crew according to the Dutch newspaper Het Vaderland dated 11 July 1938

An item reported that the Canadian 3-mast schooner Hazel L. Myra was abandoned by her crew when her rudder broke and she was heavily leaking while underway from Turks Island towards Nova Scotia. 

American 5-mast schooner Edna Hoyt became coal hulk at Lisbon, Portugal according to the Dutch newspaper Het Vaderland dated 11 July 1938

An item reported that the American 5-mast schooner Edna Hoyt was condemned and lying in the harbour of Lisbon, Portugal where her a final fate as coal hulk awaited. She was built of wood in 1920 for the coastal trade. Despite lacking good sailing qualities was an economic ship. Recently she crossed the Atlantic Ocean and entered Lisbon on the return voyage while leaking.(1)

Note
1. Dimensions 224 x 41.1 x 20.8 (depth) feet. Built by Dunn and Elliot, Thomaston, Maine for account of the Superior Trading and Transportation Company. Towed in Lisbon by a Norwegian steamship in November 1937 and later sold to be broken up. Ship’s papers returned to her owner captain Harold G. Foss. 

Norwegian bark Flora collided in IJmuiden, Netherlands with coal hulk according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsche nieuwsblad dated 8 July 1902

An item dated Ijmuiden, Netherlands 5th reported that the Norwegian bark Flora master Christensen when nearing the ballast wharf rammed the moored coal hulk Time is money causing a heavily damaged coal hulk included the lost of her mast with the complete fore deck an winch destroyed. 

Dutch tjalk Waterploeg became coal hulk at Hamburg, Germany according to the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 3 October 1910

An item reported that the Dutch tjalk Waterploeg master Van Veen was sold to the firm Sternburg, Hamburg, Germany to be used as coal hulk.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Italian protected cruiser Stromboli visited Sabang, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Het nieuws van den dag voor Nederlandsch-Indië dated 11 December 1901

An item reported that the harbour of Sabang, Dutch East Indies was visited by for the Italian warship Stromboli (1) bunkering coal and water. (2)

Another Dutch East Indies newspaper De locomotief dated 5 November confirmed the visit of the Stromboli underway from Penang, Malaysia towards Colombo, Ceylon, but wondered if this visit was also a sort of reconnaissance if Sabang was useful in times of war.

Notes
1. Of the Etna-class protected cruiser, laid down on 27 September 1883, launched on 4 February 1896, commissioned on 21 March 1888 and sold to be broken up in 1911.
2. The Stromboli visited Sabang, Dutch East Indies between 8-11 October 1901 according to the Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1901-1902.  

French armoured cruiser Amiral Charner visited Sabang, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Het nieuws van den dag voor Nederlandsch-Indië dated 11 December 1901

An item reported that the harbour of Sabang, Dutch East Indies was visited by the French warship Amiral Charner (1) for bunkering coal and water. Another newspaper De locomotief dated 5 November confirmed the visit of the, but wondered if this visit of her underway from Saigon towards Colombo, Ceylon was also a sort of reconnaissance if Sabang was useful in times of war.(2)

Notes
1. Armoured cruiser of the Amiral Charner-class, laid down by Arsenal de Rochefort in June 1889, launched on 18 March 1893, commissioned in 26 August 1885 and sunk by the German submarine U-21 underway from Ruad Island, Syria towards Port Said, Egypt on 8 February 1916.
2. The Amiral Charner visited Sabang, Dutch East Indies between 6-8 October 1902 according to the Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1901-1902.  

American gunboat USS Isla de Luzon visited Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Het nieuws van den dag voor Nederlandsch-Indië dated 15 November 1902

An item reported that the American warship Isla de Luzon (1) arrived at Oleh-Leh, Aceh, Dutch East Indies on 25 September and departed on the 276h via Sabang, Dutch East Indies towards Colombo, Ceylon.(2)

Notes
1. Laid down by Sir WG Armstrong Mitchell&Company, Elswick, Tyne and Wear, England as a Spanish protected cruiser 2nd class on 25 February 1886, launched on 13 November 1886, completed on 22 September 1887, captured by the USA on 1 May 1898, commissioned as a gunboat on 31 January 1900, decommissioned on 23 July 1919 and sold to be come a merchant ship on 10 March 1920.
2. Called a gunboat visiting Oleh-leh, Dutch East Indies between 25-26 September 1902 according to the Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1901-1902

American store ship USS Celtic (AF-2) visited the Dutch East Indies in 1901

Called an auxiliary cruiser by the Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1901-1902 visiting Ambon, Dutch East Indies in October 1901.(1)

Note
1. Laid down as the steamship Celtic Cloud in 1891, purchased by the US Navy on 14 May 1898, commissioned as the USS Celtic on 27 May 1898, decommissioned between 18 September 1903-23 October 1908, decommissioned for the last time on 17 Mat 1922 and sold on 23 January 1923. 

Dutch general cargo ship (Prudence 2003-2014) H&S Prudence 2014-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 24 June 2017

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Delfzijl, Netherlands, IMO 9226188, MMSI 244402000 and call sign PBLF. Built by Damen Shipyard Bergum, Bergum, Netherlands in 2003. Owned and managed by Amasus Support, Farmsum, Netherlands. Ex-Prudence renamed November 2014. 

German container ship Valdivia 2006-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 24 June 2017

Marshall Islands-flagged, Majuro, IMO 9333395, MMSI 538090268 and call sign V7LJ5. Owned and managed by Dohle Schiffahrt, Hamburg, Germany. Built by JJ Sietas Schiffswerft, Hamburg, Germany in 2006. 

British LPG tanker Navigator Ceres 2015-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 24 June 2017

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, Liberia, IMO 9704518, MMSI 636016659 and call sign D5HEA4. Owned and managed by Navigator Gas, London, United Kingdom. Built as the Jiangnan H2555 by Jiangnan Shipyard, Linhai, China in 2015. 

LPG tanker Navigator Luga 2017-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 24 June 2017

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, Liberia, IMO 9761164, MMSI 636017417 and call sign D5KV9. Owned by Navigator Luga L.L.C. and operated by Northern Marine Management Limited. Built as the Hyundai Mipo 8194 in 1917. 

Dutch screw steamship Soenda arrived in the Dutch East Indies coming from Ceylon according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 3rd June 1889

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 3rd reported the arrival of the Dutch steamship Soenda master Bakker coming from Colombo, Ceylon, shipping agents J. Daendels&Co.(1)

Note
1. Screw steamship, call sign PSKB, homeport Amsterdam, Netherlands, horsepower 250hp and net capacity 4.182,79 cubic metres/1.476,53 tons of 2,83 cubic metres. 

Dutch East Indies steamship Gouverneur Generaal Mijer cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 3rd June 1889

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 3rd reported the arrival of the Dutch East Indies ship G.G. Mijer master Berghuis van Woortman, coming from Surabaya, Samarang via coastal towns, shipping agents N.I. St. Mij.(1)


Note
1. Homeport Batavia, call sign TDLW, horsepower 135hp and net capacity 1.250,84 cubic metres/441,71 tons of 2,83 cubic metres. 

Dutch East Indies bark Cornelia Elisabeth cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 11 June 1889

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 8th reported the arrival of the Dutch East Indies bark Cornelia Elisabeth master Hasselberg coming from Anjer, Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. Call sign TCMD, honeport Batavia, Dutch East Indies and net capacity 3.165,74 cubic metres/1.118,63 tons of 2,83 cubic metres. 

Dutch East Indies steamship Prins Alexander arrived in the Dutch East Indies coming from Singapore according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 13 June 1889

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 13th reported the arrival of the Dutch East Indies steamship Prins Alexander master Seepers coming from Singapore, shipping agents N.I. St. Mij.(1)

Note
1. Call sign THFJ, horsepower 281hp, homeport Batavia, Dutch East Indies and net capacity 2.218,40 cubic metres.783,88 tons of 2,83 cubic metres. 

Dutch East Indies gaff schooner Soeij Hin Lie cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-Bode dated 6 June 1889

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 6th reported the departure of the Dutch East Indies schooner Soeij Hin Lie master Sarmin towards Telok Betong, Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. Gaff schooner, call sign THRB, homeport Batavia, Dutch East Indies and net capacity 78,24 cubic metres/27,62 tons of 2,83 cubic metres. 

Dutch East Indies barque Noorhassim cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-Bode dated 7 June 1889

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 7th reported the departure of the Dutch East Indies barque Noorhassim master Moeksin bin Moehamad Sehab towards Pecalongan, Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. Bark ship Noer Hassim, call sign TGQN, homeport Palembang, Dutch East Indies and net capacity 975,10 cubic metres/344,55 tons of 2,83 cubic metres. 

Monday, 26 June 2017

French privateer le S. Pierre of Nieuwpoort 1712

Commanding officer Laurent Bartels, with an armament of 4 guns.

Source
H. Malo. La grande Guerre des Corsaires Dunkerque (1702-1715), published in 1925.

Dutch screw steamship 4th class Zr. Ms. Java executing trials according to the Dutch newspaper De Tijd dated 9 February 1886


Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. Original url

An item reported that the Dutch screw steamship Zr. Ms. Java lying at the shipyard Fijenoord, Netherlands was to be brought in the coming week towards Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands to execute her trials on the Haringvliet and to return towards Hellevoetsluis where she was to be commissioned.(1)

Note
1. Laid down by the Nederlandse Stoomboot Mij, Fijenoord, Netherlands in 1885, launched in 1885, commissioned at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands on 16 February 1886, decommissioned on 11 July 1904, handed over the Government Navy in the Dutch East Indies in 1905. Costs when first fitted out ƒ 600.000. Dimensions 62,60 x 9,50 x 4,30 metres and a displacement of 1.118 tons. Horsepower 1.050 ihp allowing a speed of 12,75 miles. Crew numbered 78 Europeans and 34 natives. Armament consisted of 1-15cm A, gun, 3-12cm K.A. guns, 1-7,5cm A gun and 3-3,7cm iron guns. Iron built, doubled with wood and coppered. 

Schooner ship Hoat Sing or Hap Gwan for sale at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Soerabaijasch handelsblad dated 17 November 1894

An announcement reported the public auction on Saturday 24th 10.00 o’clock at the auction house at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies of the in 1880 in Siam djati wood built 3-mast schooner ship Hoat Sing or Hap Gwan, 276,76 register tons on a public auction in August 1890 sold for ƒ 15.410. Complete with rigging. At the moment still used by the contractor for transporting government salt from Madura towards the north coast of Java and outer possessions. 

Dutch bark Dina for sale at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Soerabaijasch handelsblad dated 17 November 1894

An announcement reported the public auction on Saturday 24th 10.00 o’clock at the auction house at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies of the in 1877 at Broke djati wood built bark ship Dina, 586.80 registers tons and in February 1890 estimated to have a value of ƒ 16.000. Complete with rigging. At the moment still used by the contractor for transporting government salt from Madura towards the north coast of Java and outer possessions. 

Dutch bark Twee Vrienden for sale at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Soerabaijasch handelsblad dated 17 November 1894

An announcement reported the public auction on Saturday 24th 10.00 o’clock at the auction house at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies of the in 1874 at Elsfleth, Germany of oak and beechwood built bark ship Twee Vrienden, 308,82 register tons with a in January 1894 estimated value of ƒ 14.000. Complete with rigging. At the moment still used by the contractor for transporting government salt from Madura towards the north coast of Java and outer possessions. 

Siam built bark ship Goliath for sale at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Soerabaijasch handelsblad dated 17 November 1894

An announcement reported the public auction on Saturday 24th 10.00 o’clock at the auction house at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies of the in 1862 of Djati timber at Bangkok, Siam built bark ship Goliath of 557,56 register tons with a in January 1894 estimated value of ƒ 14.000. Complete with rigging. At the moment still used by the contractor for transporting government salt from Madura towards the north coast of Java and outer possessions. 

Dutch bark Prins Hendrik transporting horses in the Dutch East Iindies according to the Dutch newspaper Soerabaijasch handelsblad dated 7 July 1890

An announcement reported the public auction on Saturday 10th at Kampong Baroe, Dutch East Indies of 90 horses brought with the Dutch bark Prins Hendrik from Rotti [Roti], Dutch East Indies. The horses were bought out of 250 horses destined for Surabaya, Dutch East Indies. 

All prisoners of German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee released at Montevideo, Uruguay according to the Dutch newspaper Soerabaijsch handelsblad dated 15 December 1939


An item dated Montevideo, Uruguay 14th reported that the Uruguayan authorities promised the British representative that all prisoners of war on board of the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee were released. They all belonged to the crews of the sunk merchant ships.(1)

Note
1. Of the Deutschland-class armoured ships well known as pocket battleships later classified as heavy cruisers. Laid down by Reichsmarinewerft Wilhelmshaven, Germany on 1 October 1932, launched on 30 June 1934, commissioned on 6 January 1936, after the Battle of the River Plata with British/New Zealand cruisers on 13 December, scuttled by her own crew in the harbour of Montevideo, Uruguay on 17 December 1939

German battleships Bismarck and Tirpitz were to be earlier completed according to the Dutch newspaper Soerabaijsch handelsblad dated 15 December 1939


An item dated Amsterdam, Netherlands 14th referred to sources from Berlin, Germany reporting that Hitler ordered the naval experts to limit the time needed for completing the two 35.000 ton battleships Bismarck (1) and Tirpitz (2) even more.

Notes
1. Laid down by BlohmVoss, Hamburg, Germany on 1 July 1935, launched on 14 February 1939, commissioned on 20 August 1940 and sunk in a battle with the Royal British Navy on 27 May 1941. Her displacement was in fact 41.700 (standard)-50.300 (full load) tons.
2. Laid down by Kriegsmarinewerft, Wilhelmshaven, Germany on 2 November 1936, launched on 1 April 1939, commissioned on 25 February 1941 and sunk in an air attack at Tromsø, Norway on 12 November 1944. Her displacement was in fact 42.900 (standard)-52.600 (full load) tons. 

Swedish steamship Algol sunk after hitting a mine according to the Dutch newspaper Soerabaijsch handelsblad dated 15 December 1939

An item dated Stockholm, Sweden 13th reported that the Swedish steamship Algol hit south of Fasterbö in Swedish territorial waters a mine sunk. Seven men of her crew were wounded. At the time the incident occurred was a pilot on board of the ship. 

German general cargo ship Ocean Grand 2015-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 22 June 2017

USA-flagged, IMO 9681821, MMSI 367665030 and call sign WDH9141. Built by Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group, Shanghai, China in 2015. According to maritime connector Marshall Islands-flagged. Owned and managed by Rickmers Reederei, Hamburg, Germany. 

American bulk carrier (ex-Top Progress 1999-2015) Genco Progress 2015-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 22 June 2017

Hong Kong-flagged, homeport Hong Kong/China, IMO 9199830, MMSI 477088000 and call sign VRYH6. Ex-Top Progress renamed January 2015. Owned and managed by Genco Shipmanagement, New York, USA. Built by Oshima Shipbuilding, Saikai, Japan in 1999. 

Greek bulk carrier Red Sakura 2017-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 June 2017

Singapore-flagged, IMO 9781968, MMSI 563003200 and call sign 9V5162. Built by Oshima Shipbuilding, Oshima, Japan in 2017. 

British car carrier CSCC Shanghai 2008-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 June 2017

Bahamas-flagged, homeport Nassau, Bahamas, IMO 9361823, MMSI 311003600 and call sign C6XA5. Built by Uljanik Shipyard, Pula, Croatia in 2008. Owned by Ray Car Carriers, Douglas, Isle of Man, United Kingdom and managed by Stamco Shipmanagement, Athens, Greece. 

The floating dry docks of the Dutch naval establishment at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies according to the Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1914-1915

An item reported that the 14.000 floating dry dock built for account of the government was moored in the basin of the Dutch naval establishment at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies and now temporarily exploited by the naval establishment. A decision of the exploitation by a private company was awaited. It was now possible to dock all ships of the Dutch squadron. At the establishment was a new 1.500 tons pontoon dock under construction to replace the existing old 5.000 tons dock. 

Accommodation for personnel on Dutch naval establishment at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies increased according to the Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1914-1915

An item reported that larger accommodation for crews of ships undergoing repairs on the Dutch naval establishment at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies was needed, especially while also the personnel strength of the torpedo service was increased. An already existing house on the establishment was for this purpose fitted out. The encampment at Malang, Dutch East Indies was against used for recreation of these crews. 

British merchant ships fitted out with anti submarine armament according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviaasch nieuwsblad dated 2 September 1915

An item reported that the British merchant ships underway towards England, Colombo (Ceylon) and Port Said (Egypt) were fitted out with guns and gunners as protection against German submarines. 

British survey vessel HMS Fantome visited Tandjong-Priok, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Dutch newspaper Bataviaasch nieuwsblad dated 2 September 1915

An item reported the arrival that morning of the British gunboat Fantome (1) at Tandjong-Priok, Dutch East Indies. She anchored in the seaside. .(2)

Notes
1. Cadmus-class sloop, laid down by Sheerness Dockyard, Kent, England on 8 January 1900, launched on 23 March 1901, survey ship 1906-1914, serving in the Royal Australian Navy 27 November 1914-14 January 1919 and finally sold at Sydney, Australia on 30 January 1925.
2. The Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1914-1915 confirmed the visit at Tandjong Priok, Dutch East Indies on 2 September 1915 and called her a survey vessel. At that moment was the First World War 28 July 1914-11 November 1918 going on in which the Netherlands was neutral. 

Coal depots in the Dutch East Indies according to the Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1914-1915

Except for the navy coal depot at Bandjermasin, Dutch East Indies provided with Teweh (Borneo) coal under a contract for a year, were the other coal depots provided with Ombilin and Poeloe-Laoet coal or even Cardiff and American coal. Laoet coal was mainly used for the eastern depots. In some depots was Cardiff coal stored and due to the political situation (1) was Cardiff coal also stored on other points divided over the Archipelago. The coal depot at Merauke which already for a long time was no longer provided was closed. The contract with the Naamlooze Vennootschap “Zeehaven en Kolenstation Sabang” for the delivery of coal at Sabang was with one year lengthened.

Note
1. The First World War 28 July 1914-11 November 1918 in which the Netherlands was neutral. 

Sunday, 25 June 2017

German general cargo ship Svenja 2010-

Kiel, Germany 26 November 2016

Antigua&Barbuda-flagged, IMO 9458901, MMSI 305815000 and call sign V2FV7. Owned and managed by Sal Heavy Lift, Hamburg, Germany. Built by JJ Sietas Schiffswerft, Hamburg, Germany in 2010. 

German tug Torsten 2012-

Kiel, Germany 26 November 2016

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Rotterdam, Netherlands, IMO 9623142, MMSI 245439000 and call sign PCLE. Built by Gemsan Shipbuilding Industry, Istanbul, Turkey in 2012. Owned and built by Schramm&Sohn Schleppschiffahrt, Brunsbuettel, Germany. Gross tonnage 364 tons, net tonnage 109 tons, deadweight 295 tons and as dimensions 31,5 (over all) x 12,0 x 2,5-3,0  metres. Bollard pull 50 (steady)-54,44 (maximum) tons. Maximum speed 12,7 knots. Accommodation for 9 persons. Horsepower main engines 2x CAT 3512 B-HD 1.425 kW each. 

German general cargo ship Ilka 1985-


Kiel, Germany 26 November 2016

Germany-flagged, homeport Husum, IMO 8504947, MMSI 2181779000 and call sign DIZZ. Built by Husumer Dock&Reparatur, Husum, Germany in 1985. Owned and managed by ATR Landhandel, Husum, Germany. 

German motor hopper HH 204 1980-


Kiel, Germany 26 November 2016

Germany-flagged, homeport Hamburg, Germany, IMO 8995055, MMSI 211247340 and call sign DILY. Built by Centromost, Plock, Poland in 1980. Owned and managed by Hirdes Heinrich, Hamburg, Germany. 

Dutch East Indies steamship Gouverneur Generaal Mijer underway from the Dutch East Indies towards Singapore according to the Dutch newspaper dated 26 June 1889

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 26th reported the departure of the Dutch East Indies steamship G.G. Mijer master Berghuis van Woortman towards Singapore.(1)

Note
1. Homeport Batavia, call sign TDLW, horsepower 135hp and net capacity 1.250,84 cubic metres/441,71 tons of 2,83 cubic metres. 

Dutch screw steamship Soenda master underway from the Dutch East Indies towards the Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Java-Bode dated 8 June 1889

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 8th reported the departure of the Dutch steamship Soenda master Bakker via Padang, Dutch East Indies towards the Netherlands.(1)

Note
1. Screw steamship, call sign PSKB, homeport Amsterdam,Netherlands, horsepower 250hp and net capacity 4.182,79 cubic metres/1.476,53 tons of 2,83 cubic metres. 

Dutch East Indies bark Noer Hassim cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-Bode dated 8 June 1889

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 8th reported the departure of the Dutch East Indies bark Noorhassom to the east.(1)

Note
1. The bark ship Noer Hassim, call sign TGQN, homeport Palembang, Dutch East Indies and net capacity 975,10 cubic metres/344,55 tons of 2,83 cubic metres?

Dutch screw steamship Sumatra cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-Bode dated 28 June 1889

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 28th reported the departure of the Dutch steamship Sumatra master Drooglever Fortuijn towards Cheribon, Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. Screw steamship, homeport Amsterdam, Netherlands, horsepower400 hp, call sign PTFM and net capacity 5.493,91 cubic metres/1.939,36 tons of 2,83 cubic metres. 

Dutch East Indies barque Batavia cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-Bode dated 4 June 1889

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 3rd reported the departure of the Dutch East Indies barque Batavia master Said Moeksim bin Djin Alkaf towards Surabaya, Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. The Batavia, call sign TBVC, homeport Palembang, Dutch East Indies and net capacity  587,84 cubic metres/207,71 tons of 2,83 cubic metres?

Dutch East Indies steamship Karang cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-Bode dated 15 June 1889

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 15th reported the departure of the Dutch East Indies steamship Karang master Jansen towards Billiton and Pontianak, Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. Call sign TFLJ, homeport Batavia, Dutch East Indies and net capacity 586,12 cubic metres/207,10 tons of 2,83 cubic metres. 

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Singapore floating sheerleg Taklift 4 1981-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 24 June 2017

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Rotterdam, Netherlands, IMO 8010506, MMSI 244394000 and call sign PHWS. Owned by Smit Singapore, Singapore and managed by Smit Vessel Management Services, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Launched by De Hoop Scheepswerf, Heusden, Netherlands on 9 May 1981. Gross tonnage 5.685 tons, deadweight 4.625 tons and as dimensions 83,11 x 35,25 x 3 x 24,7 (height) metres. Lifting capacity 2.200 tons and with winches 3.000 ton to the waterline. 

Dutch tug Inge W 2014-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 24 June 2017

Netherlands-flagged, IMO 9712412, MMSI 244810083, ENI 2723791 and call sign PCGS. Built by Neptune Shipyard Aalst, Aalst, Netherlands with yard number NP 443in 2014. Owned by Stemat BV, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Horsepower 2x1.836hp Caterpillar. Gross tonnage 327 tons, summer deadweight 240 tons and as dimensions. 

German mine diver support vessel FGS Rottweil (M1061) 1990-


Kiel, Germany 26-11-2016

Germany-flagged, MMSI 211211160 and call sign DRET. Of the Frankenthal-class. Launched by Fr. Lürssen Werft GmbH&Co. KG, Vegesack, Germany and modernized by Peene-Werft, Wolgast, Germany&Marinearsenal, Kiel, Germany. Laid down on 17 April 1990, launched on 12 March 1992 and commissioned on 7 July 1993. Displacement 644 tons and as dimensions 54,40 (over all) x 9,20 (over all) x 4,85 (hold main deck)-6,44 (hold B-deck) x 2,50 (design)-2,60 (actual) metres. Total horsepower 5.550hp/4.080 kW (design)-6.090hp/4.440kW (maximum). Speed 2,0/6,0 (slow)-12,0 (cruise)18,0 (maximum knots). Crew numbers 35 persons. Able to accommodate 15 mine divers included equipment. General technical specifications of the Frankenthal-class type 332 coastal mine hunters, displacement 590-650 (full load) tons and as dimensions 51,00 (between perpendiculars)-54,40 (over all) x 9,20 x 2,60 metres. Armament consisted of 1-4cm 70cal Bofors anti aircraft guns, 2 Stingers and maximal 60 mines. 

Dutch screw steamship 4th class Zr. Ms. Java cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 28 June 1889


Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. Original url

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 28th reported the arrival of the Dutch screw steamship Zr. Ms. Java (1), captain Zegers Veeckens (2), coming from Padang, Dutch East Indies.

Notes
1. Laid down by the Nederlandse Stoomboot Mij, Fijenoord, Netherlands in 1885, launched in 1885, commissioned at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands on 16 February 1886, decommissioned on 11 July 1904, handed over the Government Navy in the Dutch East Indies in 1905. Costs when first fitted out ƒ 600.000. Dimensions 62,60 x 9,50 x 4,30 metres and a displacement of 1.118 tons. Horsepower 1.050 ihp allowing a speed of 12,75 miles. Crew numbered 78 Europeans and 34 natives. Armament consisted of 1-15cm A, gun, 3-12cm K.A. guns, 1-7,5cm A gun and 3-3,7cm iron guns. Iron built, doubled with wood and coppered.
2. Captain lieutenant Pieter Zegers Veeckens (9 December 1843 Breda, Netherlands-19 October 1902 Amsterdam, Netherlands), vice admiral since 2 June 1902. 

Dutch East Indies bark Balgis cuising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-Bode dated 2 July 1889

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 1st reported the arrival of the Dutch East Indies bark Balgis master said Hoesin Sehab coming from Pecalongan, Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. Call sign TBQH, homeport Palembang, Dutch East Indies and net capacity 989,16 cubic metres/349,52 tons of 2,83 cubic metres. 

Dutch screw steamship Noord-Holland cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-Bode dated 31 July 1889

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 30th reported the departure of the Dutch steamship Noord-Holland master Sprang van Lee towards Cheribon, Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. Screw steamship. Call sign PNBR, homeport Rotterdam, Netherlands, horsepower 220hp and net capacity 4.038,60 cubic metres/1.425,63 tons of 2,83 cubic metres. 

North Sea danger area for shipping due to Germans laying mines according to the Dutch newspaper De Tijd dated 29 October 1914

An item dated London, England 29th October reported that due to the laying of mines by the Germans in the North Sea the ultimate and in fact only reliable measure was to close the North Sea for neutral shipping. 

Crewmember of British battleship HMS Queen condemned to ímprisonment according to the Dutch newspaper Het nieuws van de dag voor Nederlandsch-Indië dated 25 May 1914

An item reported that a signalman of the British battleship Queen was condemned to 4 years prison while he stole the code of signals.(1)

Note
1. The Queen part of the London or Queen-class a sub-class of the Formidable-class, laid down at the Devonport Dockyard on 12 March 1901, launched on 8 March 1902, completed in march 1904, commissioned on 7 April 1904, decommissioned in November 1919 and sold to be broken up in 4 September 1920. 

British battleship HMS Venerable returned safely to England according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwe Tilburgsche Courant dated 3 November 1914

An item reported that the large British battleship Venerable returned to England. The German newspaper Berliner Tageblatt however reported that she was disabled by a fight off the Belgian coast or by a submarine attack.(1)

Note
1. Part of the London-class a sub-class of the Formidable-class battleships, laid down at the Chatham Dockyard on 2 January 1899, launched on 2 November 1899, commissioned on 12 November 1902, decommissioned end of December 1918 and sold to be broken up on 4 June 1920. 

Friday, 23 June 2017

Belgium-flagged drilling vessel (ex-Normand Draupne 1985-2015) Omalius 2015-



Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 16 June 2017

Belgium-flagged, IMO 8406470, MMSI 205682000 and call sign ORRS. As the anchor handling vessel Norman Draupne owned and managed by Solstad Rederi, Skudeneshavn, Norway, Norway International Register-flagged, homeport Skudeneshavn, call sign LNZJ and MMSI 25834400. Built by Hatlo Verksted, Ulsteinvik, Norway in 1985. Sold to G-tec in 2015 and converted into the drilling vessel Omalius. 

German LPG tanker Gaschem Arctic 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 16 June 2017

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, IMO 9371672, MMSI 636091782 and call sign A8SV7. Owned by Chemgas Schiffahrt and managed by Hartmann Reederei, both of Leer, Germany. Built by Santierul Naval Severnav, Severin, Romania in 2010. 

Dutch ro-ro cargo ship Bothniaborg 2004-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 15 June 2017

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Delfzijl, Netherlands, IMO 9267728, MMSI 245656000 and call sign PBIO. Owned and managed by Wagenborg Shipping, Delfzijl, Netherlands. Built by Volharding Shipyard, Hoogezand, Netherlands in 2004. 

Japanese general cargo ship Finch Arrow 2013-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 15 June 2017

Panama-flagged, IMO 9574860, MMSI 371129000 and call sign 3EYK5. Owned by Doun Kisen, Imabari, Japan and managed by Seaquest Oriental, Singapore. Built by Mitsui Ichihara Engineering&Shipbuilding, Ichihara, Japan in 2013. 

American bulk carrier Lake Deer 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 15 June 2017

Panama-flagged, IMO 9573921, MMSI 372401000 and call sign 3FTG7. Built by Imabari Shipbuilding, Imabari, Japan in 2011. Owned by Fairfield Chemical Carriers, Wilton, Connecticut, USA and managed by Misuga Kaiun, Tokyo, Japan. 

Gibraltar-flagged oil/chemical tanker (ex-Besiktas Scotland 2007-2015) Atlantic Mate 2015-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 15 June 2017

Gibraltar-flagged, IMO 9350745, MMSI 236683000 and call sign ZDPO7. Ex-Besiktas Scotland, owned and managed by the Besiktas Group, Istanbul, Turkey, Malta-flagged, homeport Valletta, call sign 9HYB8 and MMSI 256587000. Built by Cicek Shipyard Marine Industry, Istanbul, Turkey in 2007. Renamed in Decmber 2015. 

German tug (ex-Atlantic Spruce 1995-1997, Felix 1997-2017) Carl 2017-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 14 June 2017

Germany-flagged, IMO 9112739, MMSI 211749880 and call sign DKEY. As the Felix owned by Bugsertjeneste II c/o Ostensjo Rederi AS and managed by Ostensjo Rederi AS, both of Haugesund, Norway, Norway-flag, homeport Haugesund, MMI 259415000, call sign LIQK and built by East Isle Shipyard, Georgetown, Canada with yard number 62in 1995. Ex-Atlantic Spruce of Atlantic Towing Ltd./J.D. Irving Ltd, Charlottetown renamed August 1997. Gross tonnage 397 tons, net tonnage 110 tons, deadweight 580 tons and as dimensions 30,80 x 11,10 x 3,722 metres. Renamed Carl in 2017 and now owned bt J. Johannsen&Sohn, Luebeck, Germany. 

Dutch pilot boat Pioneer 2000-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 16 June 2017

Netherlands-flagged, MMSI 245711000 and call sign PCGX. Built by Engelaer, Beneden-Leeuwen, Netherlands in 2000. 

Belgian trawler (ex-Linquenda, 1996-, Volharding -2002) Job Senior (Z-201) 2002-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 16 June 2017

Belgium-flagged, homeport Zeebrugge, IMO 9056193, MMSI 205191000 and call sign OPHS. Built by Scheepswerf Maaskant, Stellendam, Netherlands in 1996. Ex-Linquenda renamed 30 November ? and Volharding renamed April 2002. 

Chinese heavy load carrier (ex-Eagle 1983, Fina Belgica 1983-1993, Sereno 1993-1998, Sereno 2 1998-2006) Zhen Hua 20 2006-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 16 June 2017

St. Vincent&Grenadines-flagged, homeport Kingstown, IMO 7826180, MSI 375541000 and call sign J8B3502. Owned by Zhenhua Heavy Industry and managed by Zhen Hua Shipping, both of Shanghai, China. Built by Gdynia Shipyard, Gdynia, Poland in 1983. Ex-Agle renamed 1983, Fina Belgica renamed July 1993, Sereno renamed June 1998 and Sereno 2 renamed September 2006. 

Japanese bulk carrier Furness Southern Cross 2014-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 16 June 2017

Singapore flagged, IMO 9606027, MMSI 564761000 and call sign 9V2076. Built by Ssaiki Heavy Industries, Saiki, Japan in 2014. Owned and managed by Nissen Kaiun, Imabari, Japan. 

Yacht support vessel Game Changer 2017-


Inner harbour of Vlissingen, Netherlands 13 June 2017

Marshall Islands-flagged, IMO 9778973, MMSI 538071183 and call sign V7WE4. Launched by Amels, Vlissingen, Netherlands on 17 February 2017. 

Dutch tug Sea Alfa 2008-


Inner harbour of Vlissingen, Netherlands 13 June 2017

Netherlands-flagged, IMO 9466271, MMSI 245168000, ENI 02721736 and call sign PHSA. Built by Damen Shipyard Kozle, Kedzierzyn Kozle, Poland (maritime connector) or Damen Shipyard, Hardinxveld, Netherlands (www.debinnenvaart.nl and Seacontractors site) in 2008. For account of Seacontractors, Vlissingen. Netherlands. Delivered in February 2008. Bollard pull 50 tons. Speed 11.0 knots. Gross tonnage 309 tons, net tonnage 92 tons, displacement 350 tons, summer deadweight 220 tons and as dimensions 30,08 x 9,10 x 4,40 (depth at sides) x 16 (maximum airdraft) x 2,90 (minimum)-3,00 (operating)-3,20 metres. Machinery consists of 2-1.672hp Caterpillar. Shoalbuster 3009.