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Friday, 15 February 2019

German cargo ship Centa 2006-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 22 February 2013

Antigua&Barbuda-flagged, homeport St. John’s, IMO 9306419, MMSi 304940000 and call sign V2BV9. Owned and managed by Dohle Schiffahrt, Hamburg, Germany. Built in 2006 at the Jiangsu Yangzijang Shipyard, Jiangyin, China. Gross tonnage 5.581 tons, summer deadweight 7.561 tons and as dimensions 108 x 18 x 6,8 metres.

Polish bulk carrier Drawsko 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 27 April 2013

Bahamas-flagged, homeport Nassau, IMO 9393450, MMSI 311017900 and call sign C6XP2. Gross tonnage 20.603 tons, summer deadweight 29.978 tons and as dimensions 190 x 23 x 6,4 metres. Built in 2010 by Mingde Heavy Industry, Nantong, China. Owned and managed by Polsteam, Szczecin, Poland.

Greek containership MSC Athens 2013-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 27 April 2013

Greek-flagged, homeport Athens. IMO 9618305, MMSI 241239000 and call sign SVBR7. Ex-Sungdong 4010 renamed February 2013. Gross tonnage 92.500 tons, summer deadweight 110.875 tons and as dimensions 300 x 48 x 10,7 metres. Speed at least 16,3 knots. Owned and managed by Costamare Shipping, Athens, Greece. Built in 2013 by Sungdong Shipbuilding& Marine Engineering, Tongyoung, South Korea.

German Greenland whaler Goude Leeuw returned according to the Dutch magazine Maandelyksche Nederlandsche Mercurius dated November 1759

Director widow Martin Hullen, whaler Goude Leeuw, commandeur Riewert Jacobs, 4,5 whale, 150 barrels of whale blubber, arrival 14 August. 

German Greenland whaler Juffrouw Maria returned according to the Dutch magazine Maandelyksche Nederlandsche Mercurius dated November 1759

Director Pieter Kramer, whaler Juffrouw Maria, commandeur Jan Barents, 1,5 whale, 60 barrels of whale blubber, arrival 31 August. 

German Greenland whaler Hoop op de Walvis returned according to the Dutch magazine Maandelyksche Nederlandsche Mercurius dated November 1759

Director Pieter Kramer, whaler Hoop op de Walvis, commandeur Jan Gerritsz. 1,5 whale, 60 barrels of whale blubber, arrival 31 August. 

Dutch tug (ex-Smit Bronco 2006-2015) Sea Bronco 2015-


Binnenhaven Vlissingen, Netherlands 13 February 2019

IMO 9345491, MMSI 246526000 and call sign PHFS. Built in 2006 at the IHC Deltawerf, Sliedrecht, Netherlands with yard number 11016 for account of Smit Transport Europe BV, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Gross tonnage 230 tons, summer deadweight 120 tons, displacement 350 tons and as dimensions 25,90 (over all) x 10,05 (over all) x 2,50 (minimum)-2,72 (aft maximum) x 3,45 (depth at sides) x 8,00 (airdraft) metres. Deck area 50 square metres. Bollard pull 28 tons. Speed 11 knots. Owned and managed by Seacontractors, Middelburg, Netherlands. In 2015 (announced 13 July) taken over from Koninklijke Boskalis Westminster N.V., Papendrecht, Netherlands as the Smit Bronco. 

Polish steam tug Leszno active on the Oder according to a CIA report dated 27 January1953

An item reported that on the section Kozle-Wroclaw-Redzin [the former German places Cosel-Breslau-Ransern] the Polish steam tug Leszno master (fnu) Wernike was active. Horsepower 270hp.

A new river convoy was formed with below the last sluice near Redzonthe small tug Podhalanin especially used there for the local formation. Some barges were from there towed to their destination, others went on own power when the cargo was to be delivered according to a time schedule. If so such a barge needed minimal 8 days to go from Redzin to Szczecin, when towed maximum 5 days. The travel time for this section was just 48 hours. Were all the locks in full operation, the entrance to the sluice in Katy near Opole, the lock entrance at Groszowice [Groschowitz] and the point blow the bridge in Olava (alluvial sand deposits) were still potential problem areas.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP80-00926A005900840001-6

Polish steam tug Gorzow active on the Oder according to a CIA report dated 27 January 1953

An item reported that on the section Kozle-Wroclaw-Redzin [the former German places Cosel-Breslau-Ransern] the Polish steam tug Gorzow master (fnu) Iwa was active. A former German tug acquired after the end of the Second World War.

A new river convoy was formed with below the last sluice near Redzonthe small tug Podhalanin especially used there for the local formation. Some barges were from there towed to their destination, others went on own power when the cargo was to be delivered according to a time schedule. If so such a barge needed minimal 8 days to go from Redzin to Szczecin, when towed maximum 5 days. The travel time for this section was just 48 hours. Were all the locks in full operation, the entrance to the sluice in Katy near Opole, the lock entrance at Groszowice [Groschowitz] and the point blow the bridge in Olava (alluvial sand deposits) were still potential problem areas.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP80-00926A005900840001-6

Polish steam tug Mieszko I active on the Oder according to a CIA report dated 27 January 1953

An item reported that on the section Kozle-Wroclaw-Redzin [the former German places Cosel-Breslau-Ransern] the Polish steam tug Mieszko I master Piotr Fresser was active. A former German tug acquired after the end of the Second World War.

A new river convoy was formed with below the last sluice near Redzonthe small tug Podhalanin especially used there for the local formation. Some barges were from there towed to their destination, others went on own power when the cargo was to be delivered according to a time schedule. If so such a barge needed minimal 8 days to go from Redzin to Szczecin, when towed maximum 5 days. The travel time for this section was just 48 hours. Were all the locks in full operation, the entrance to the sluice in Katy near Opole, the lock entrance at Groszowice [Groschowitz] and the point blow the bridge in Olava (alluvial sand deposits) were still potential problem areas.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP80-00926A005900840001-6

Swedish cargo vessel Lurö 2003-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 13 February 2019

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Delfzijl, IMO 9263588, MMSI 244059000 and call sign PEAE. Gross tonnage 2.556 tons, net tonnage 1.406 tons, summer deadweight 4.919 tons and as dimensions 84,99 (between perpendiculars)-89,00 (over all) x 13,35 (moulded) x 5,85 (maximum) x 7,50 metres. Hold volume 5.120 cbm/180.919 cbft. Single-decked, box-shaped. Built in 2003 by Ferus Smit Leer, Leer, Germany. Owned and managed by Erik Thun AB-ETAB Thunbolaget/Thun Shipmanagement, Lidkoping, Sweden.

Dutch trawler Wilhelmina (UK-112) 2006-

Inner harbour of Vlissingen, Netherlands 11 February 2018

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Urk, Netherlands, IMO 9405590, MMSI 246557000 and call sign PHHF.Built by Scheepwerf Maaskant, Stellendam, Netherlands in 2006. 

The Soviet Volzhskiy Shipyard according to a CIA report dated September 1967

An item reported the Soviet Volzhskiy Shipyard with as geographic coordinates 48.49.30 north and 44.43.20 east and located 1 nautical mile north west of Volzhisky on the east bank of the Volga. The shipyard possessed 1 side-haul marine railway with 2 transverse slipways, 1 quay and 3 shop and 16 support building. It was confirmed that the buildings belonged to the shipyard while the way was partially fenced away.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP78T04759A007300010035-9

The Soviet Kalach-Na-Donu Shipyard according to a CIA report dated September 1967

An item reported the fenced and rail served Soviet Kalach-Na-Donu Shipyard with a geographic coordinates 48.40.20 north and 43.32.30 east located in the south part of Kalach-Na-Donu on the east bank of the Don. The shipyard possessed a side-haul marine railway with 2 transverse slipways for newbuilding and repairs, 2 piers, 1 fabrication, 4 shop and 10 support buildings.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP78T04759A007300010035-9

The Soviet shipyards at Kiyev according to a CIA report dated September 1967

An item reported the fenced and rail served Soviet Kiev Shipyard Leninskaya Kuznitsa, Ukraine with as geographic coordinates 50.28.50 north and 30.30.25 east in a basin on the north border of Kiev on the west bank of the Dnepr used for building barges. The shipyard possessed 2 side-hail marine railways with 3 transverse slipways for newbuilding/repairs for which 2 cranes were available and 1 fabrication, 2 shop and 12 support buildings.

A second item mentioned the Kiev Shipyard Stalin with as geographic coordinates 50.28.40 north and 30.31.40 east located on the north border of Kiev on the Dnepr used for building trawlers and barges. The shipyard possessed a side-haul marine railway, an open building way for which 3 cranes were available, a quay served by a crane, 2 piers, a floating crane, 4 floating docks and 1 fabrication, 1 assembly, 6 shop and 16 support buildings.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP78T04759A007300010035-9

The Soviet Ulan Ude shipyard according to a CIA report dated September 1967

An item reported the fenced and rail served Soviet Ulan Ude shipyard with as geographic coordinates 51.50.00 north and 107.34.30 east in the west central part of Ula Ude on the east bank of the Selenga for building barges regarded the rectangular sub-sections of the slipways. The shipyard possessed a side-haul marine railway with 2 transverse slipways for which a large bridge crane was available and 1 fabrication and 23 support buildings.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP78T04759A007300010035-9

Danish tanker Christian Holm (1927)1930-1953 (1960)


Built in 1927 at the Christian at the shipyard of A/S Burmeister&Wain, Copenhagen, Denmark with yard number 358 for D/S A/S Myren (Holm&Wonsild), Copenhagen, Denmark. With a gross register tonnage of 9.119 tons and as dimensions 471'1" x 64’3” x 12' (fore)-17' (aft) x 33'2". Complete revited. In 1930 renamed Christian Holm for the Det Dankse Petroleum A/S (C.H. Holm) of Nyborg. In April 1940 entered she St. Thomas, Virgin Islands and on 5 February 1941 surrendered she to the Dutch artillery training ship Van Kinsbergen at the entrance of the Gulf of Paria. The Bataviaasch nieuwsblad dated 29 March 1941 supplied more details what happened that day. The Christian Holm was one of the two Danish tankers (the other was the 8.571 tons Scandia) captured by two armed Canadian patrol vessels and the Dutch ship which commanding officers was senior in ranking and for that reason led the operation. She was transferred to the Ministry of Shipping/M.o.W.T. at London and managed by the Anglo-American Company. Returned on 1945 to her owner. In 1952 was she at the shipyard of the Kon.Mij. De Schelde, Vlissingen, Netherlands where her hull was repaired with a double plate. (arrived on Saturday morning 14 June coming from Copenhagen and departing the 15th). In 1953 acquired by Nazim Kalkavan, Istanbul, Turkey. In Turkish service was she renamed Riza Kaaptan. Finally broken up in the 3rd quarter of 1959/1960 by Nazim Kalkavan&Muhmut Kijlkaya, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Thursday, 14 February 2019

The Soviet Vitebsk ship repair yard according to a CIA report dated September 1967

An item reported the fenced and road served Soviet Vitebsk ship repair yard with as geographic coordinates 55.11.00 north and 30.11.40 east located in the centre of Vitebsk, Belarus on the west bank of the Dvina used for repairing minor craft. The shipyard possessed a side-haul marine railway and 11 support buildings.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP78T04759A007300010035-9

The Soviet Kaunas shipyard according to a CIA report dated September 1967

An item reported the Soviet Kaunas shipyard [with as geographic coordinates 54.54.40 north and 23.55.00 east located in the centre of Kaunas, Lithuania on the north bank of the Neman and used for repairs. The shipyard possessed a side-haul marine railway with 2 slipways and 10 support buildings.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP78T04759A007300010035-9

The Soviet Gomel shipyard according to a CIA report dated September 1967

An item reported the fenced and rail served Soviet Gomel shipyard with as geographic coordinates 52.26.20 north and 31.01.20 located east at the east central border of Gomel [Belarus] on the west bank of the Sozh seemed to be used for repairs although newbuilding seemed to be possible. The shipyard possessed a side-haul marine railway with 4 transverse slipways, 2 quays, 2 fabrication, 2 shop and 13 support buildings.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP78T04759A007300010035-9

Philippines-flagged bulk carrier Aston Trader 2017-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 3 February 2019

Philippines-flagged, IMO 9808675, MMSI 548966000 and call sign DUJL. Built in China in 2017. Operated by St. Vincent Shipping Inc. 

Maltese galley San Giovanni 1661

Owned by the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem. Mentioned (date commissioned?) 6 September 1661 with as commanding officer Kuigi de Fay Gerlanden.

Source
Ubaldino Mori Ubaldini. La Marine del Sovrano Militare Ordino de San Giovannni di Gerusalemme di Radi e di Malta. Rome, 1971, p. 566-595. 

Maltese galley San Guiseppe 1644

Owned by the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem. Mentioned (date commissioned?) 24 November 1644 with as commanding officer Sforza Gattinara.

Source
Ubaldino Mori Ubaldini. La Marine del Sovrano Militare Ordino de San Giovannni di Gerusalemme di Radi e di Malta. Rome, 1971, p. 566-595.

Maltese galley San Lorenzo 1643

Owned by the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem. Mentioned (date commissioned?) 11 July 1643 with as commanding officer Don Nicolo Coloner.

Source
Ubaldino Mori Ubaldini. La Marine del Sovrano Militare Ordino de San Giovannni di Gerusalemme di Radi e di Malta. Rome, 1971, p. 566-595.

Spanish chemical/oil tanker (ex-Mar Daniela 2003-2018, Fure Ferder 2018, Upbe Ferder 2018, Fure 2018) Fure Ferder 2018-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 9 February 2019

Faroe Islands-flagged, homeport Nolsoy, IMO 9268423, MMSI 231695000 and call sign OZ2154. Built by Factorias Vulcano, Vigo, Spain in 2003. Owned by Naviera Marot, Madrid, Spain and managed by Unicom Management Services, Limassol, Cyprus. Ex-Mar Daniel, Spain-flagged, renamed Fure Ferder in 2018, Upbe Ferder in 2018, Fure in 2018 and finally Fure Ferder in 2008, all Faroe Islands-flagged. 

Polish single screw steam tug Sedziwoj active on the Oder according to a CIA report dated 27 January 1953


An item reported that on the section Kozle-Wroclaw-Redzin [the former German places Cosel-Breslau-Ransern] the Polish single screw steam tug Sedziwoj master Jan Reinert was active. Dutch built. Horsepower 250hp.(1)

A new river convoy was formed with below the last sluice near Redzonthe small tug Podhalanin especially used there for the local formation. Some barges were from there towed to their destination, others went on own power when the cargo was to be delivered according to a time schedule. If so such a barge needed minimal 8 days to go from Redzin to Szczecin, when towed maximum 5 days. The travel time for this section was just 48 hours. Were all the locks in full operation, the entrance to the sluice in Katy near Opole, the lock entrance at Groszowice [Groschowitz] and the point blow the bridge in Olava (alluvial sand deposits) were still potential problem areas.

Note
1. Single screw steam tug. The dimensions are then given as 26,50-28,00 x 5,70 (thrushes changed in 5,94)-5,76 (maximum beam altered in 6,00) x 1,30 (with 10 ton colas and boiler willed with water) x 2,1 metres. The machinery consisted of 1-250ihp triple expansion steam engine and a boiler with a heating surface of 83 square metres. The Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw Export Centrale acted as an intermediary between Dutch shipyards and the Polish organisation Polimex (Polsike Towarzystwo Eksporto-Importowe Maszyn i Marzedzi), Warszawa, Poland. Built with yard number 461 by Hendriks, Dodewaard, Netherlands in 1949.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP80-00926A005900840001-6

Polish single screw steam tug Swiatopelk active on the Oder according to a CIA report dated 27 January 1953

An item reported that on the section Kozle-Wroclaw-Redzin [the former German places Cosel-Breslau-Ransern] the Polish single screw steam tug Swiatopelk master Piotr Bekisz was active. Dutch built. Horsepower 250hp.

A new river convoy was formed with below the last sluice near Redzonthe small tug Podhalanin especially used there for the local formation. Some barges were from there towed to their destination, others went on own power when the cargo was to be delivered according to a time schedule. If so such a barge needed minimal 8 days to go from Redzin to Szczecin, when towed maximum 5 days. The travel time for this section was just 48 hours. Were all the locks in full operation, the entrance to the sluice in Katy near Opole, the lock entrance at Groszowice [Groschowitz] and the point blow the bridge in Olava (alluvial sand deposits) were still potential problem areas.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP80-00926A005900840001-6

Romanian government taken over Greek vessels on the Danube according to a CIA report dated 25 March 1949

An item reported that the Romanian state company Rumanian Danubian Societ (S.R.D.) intended to take over the administration of the Greek owned and Greece-flagged vessels active on the Danube of which the owners were not able to pay salaries and upkeep of their crews. The crews asked for legal action. The government was to pay salaries and the maintenance resulting in fact in taken over the vessels.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number IA-RDP82-00457R002700460011-4

South Korean bulk carrier Hanjin New Orleans 1994-

Schelde off V;issingen, Netherlands 22 May 2013

Panama-flagged, IMO 9079133, MMSI 357222000 and call sign 3FSQ4. Gross tonnage 37.550 tons, summer deadweight 70.337 tons and as dimensions 225 x 32 x 6,9 metres. Built in 1994 by Daewoo Shipbuilding&Marine Engineering, Goeje, South Korea. Owned and managed by Hanjin Shipping, Seoul, South Korea.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Dutch transport Eendracht 1688

Of the admiralty Amsterdam, hired for ƒ 1.080 at Amsterdam, Netherlands as part of the fleet which brought king-stadtholder Willem III to England1688. Master Joost Mons, appraised value of ship ƒ 3.200. 

Dutch transport Eendracht 1702

Of the admiralty Amsterdam, mentioned in 1702 as part of Dutch-British fleet, commandeur Simon J. de Jongh. 

Dutch fire ship Eendracht 1711

Of the admiralty Amsterdam, mentioned in 1711, length 105 feet. 

Dutch guard ship Eendracht 1747

Of the admiralty Maze, gaff schuyt, a so-called uitlegger, hired for ƒ 200 monthly in 1747, an armament of 8-4pdguns, 4 swivels and a crew numbering 35-50 men. Commanded by R. Smith in 1747. Identical with the De Nieuwe Eendragt, 1746 commandeur Gorter, voyage off the coast between Goeree and Scheveningen? 

Turkish general cargo ship (ex-Melfi Venezuela 1996-1998, Arktis Maflower 1998-2001, CEC Mayflower 2001-2006, Papuan Gulf 2006, CEC Mayflower 2006-2007, Caribbean Carrier 2007-2009, Clipper Mayflower 2009-2013, Harrison M 2013-?) Medkon Gemlik

Sevilla, Spain, October 2016

Marinetraffic: Panama-flagged, IMO 9103350, MMSI 354602000 and call sign 3EED3. Balticshipping.com: Ex-Melfi Venezuela renamed 1998, Arktis Maflower renamed 2001, Papuan Gulf renamed 2006, CEV Mayflower renamed 2007, Caribbean Carrier (Bahamas-flagged) renamed 2009, Clipper Mayflower (Bahamas-flagged) renamed 2013, Harrison M (Bahamas-flagged, MMSI 354602000 and call sign 3EED3) renamed 2013 and Medco (Panama-flagged) renamed 2018. Owned and managed by Okyanus Ege Denizilik, Istanbul, Turkey. Built by Euroflex Marine, Aarhus, Denmark in 1996. Shipspotting.com: Ex-Melfi Venezuela renamed 1998, Arktis Maflower renamed March 2001, CEC Mayflower renamed May 2006, Papuan Gulf renamed December 2006, CEC Mayflower renamed July 2007, Caribbean Carrier (Bahamas-flagged) renamed November 2009, Clipper Mayflower (Bahamas-flagged) renamed June 2013, Harrison M (Bahamas-flagged, MMSI 354602000 and call sign 3EED3) renamed Medkon Gemlik. Mtelegraph.com: Shipspotting.com: Ex-Melfi Venezuela renamed 1998, Arktis Maflower renamed March 2001, CEC Mayflower renamed May 2006, Papuan Gulf renamed December 2006, CEC Mayflower renamed July 2007, Caribbean Carrier (Bahamas-flagged) renamed November 2009, Clipper Mayflower (Bahamas-flagged) renamed June 2013, Harrison M (Bahamas-flagged, MMSI 354602000 and call sign 3EED3). 

German Greenland whaler 3 Gebroeders returned according to the Dutch magazine Maandelyksche Nederlandsche Mercurius dated November 1759

Director Borgeest and Luders, whaler 3 Gebroeders, commandeur J.J. Knuttek, 10 barrels of seal bacon, arrival 14 August. 

German Greenland whaler Waackende Kraan returned according to the Dutch magazine Maandelyksche Nederlandsche Mercurius dated November 1759

Director Berend Roosen, whaler Waackende Kraan, commandeur Gerrit Eyssen, zero results, arrival 12 September. 

German Greenland whaler Jonge Catharina returned according to the Dutch magazine Maandelyksche Nederlandsche Mercurius dated November 1759

Director Berend Roosen, whaler Jonge Catharina, commandeur Geeld Gerrits, zero results, arrival 12 September. 

German container ship OPDR Cadiz 2001-2018 (SAI HU 2 2018)-

Sevilla, Spain, October 2016

Shipspotting: Spain-flagged, IMO 9216858, MMSI 224505000 and as call sign EBWM. Laid down by Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding Cp. Fuzhou 437-3 on 1 June 2001, launched on 16 May 2002 and completed on 25 March 2003. Scheepvaartwest.be: Spain-flagged, homeport Santa Cruz de Tenerife, call sign EBWM between 2003-2015 and since than Portugal-flagged, homeport Maderia and call sign CQCM. Owned 2002 Velazques Shipping Co. Ltd, 2003, Bernhard Schulta Canaria, S.A.U., 2003-2015, Oldenburg-Portugiesische Dampgschiff-Rhederei GmbH, 2015 by Bernhard Schulte GmbH&Co. KG and now Perses Vermögendsverwaltings GmnH&Co. KG, Hamburg, Germany. Managed 2003-2015 Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (Deutschland) GmbH&Co, KG, 2015 Bernhard Schulte GmbH&Co. KG and since then Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (Deutschland) GmbH&Co, KG. Marinetraffic: the Hai SU 2Hong Kong-flagged, MMSI 477045600 and call sign VRQU3. Balticshipping.com: Ex-OPDR Cadiz (Spain-flagged) renamed 2015, HAISU2 (Hong Kong-flagged) renamed Hai Su 2 in 2018. Owned and managed by OPDR Shipping, Hamburg, Germany=Oldenburg-Portugiesische Dampfschiffs-Rhederei GmbH. 

German seal hunter St. Michael according to the Dutch magazine Europische Mercurius dated October 1730

Homeport Hamburg, Germany. Director Johan Desenbroek, St. Michael, commandeur Hans Michelsen, catch 70 barrels.

German seal hunter Rebecca according to the Dutch magazine Europische Mercurius dated October 1730

Homeport Hamburg, Germany. Director Jurgen Christiaan Wuurman, Rebecca, Hans Cornelisz, catch 88 barrels.

German seal hunter St. Pieter Galley according to the Dutch magazine Europische Mercurius dated October 1730

Homeport Hamburg, Germany. Director Jurgen Christiaan Wuurman, St. Pieter Galley, commandeur Gerrit Jaspersz, catch 156 barrels. 

Danish general cargo ship (ex-Hermann 2006, Hermann Scann 2006-2007, Strong Whale 2007-2010, Hermann Scan 2010- 2011, Industrial Houston 2011-2013, Hermann 2013-2015) Thorco Hilde 2015-2017 (FWN Hilde 2017, Hilde 2017-)

Sevilla, Spain, October 2016

Marinetraffic: Hilde, Antigua&Barbuda-flagged, homeport St. John’s, IMO 9413456, MMSI 305046000 and call sign V2CM8. Balticshipping.com: Ex-Thorco Hilde, ex MV Hermann Scan renamed 2009, Strong Whale renamed 2011, Hermann Scan renamed 2012, Industrial Houston renamed 2013 and Hermann renamed 2015 Hilde, all Antigua&Barbuda-flagged, homeport Saint John‘s, MMSI 305046000. Built by Bodewes Shipyard, Hoogezand, Netherlands in 2007. Owned and managed by Buss Reederei, Leer, Germany. Vesselsvalue.com: 784 Hull renamed January 2004, ex-Hermann renamed November 2006, Hermann Scann in May 2007, Strong Whale in December 2010, Hermann Scan in November 2011, Industrial Houston in January 2013, Hermann in October 2013, Thorco Hilde in May 2015, FWN Hilde in March 2017 into Hilde. Thb.info.nl: item dated 28 August 2015 reported a sale of the Hermann by Reederei Hermann Buss, Leer, Germany to Thorco Shipping A/S, Copenhagen, Hellerup, Denmark and as the Antigua&Barbuda-flagged Thorco Hilde managed by Thorco Shipping Holland, Winschoten, Netherlands. 

Spanish privateer Babillon captured by the British Royal Navy in 1807

Armed with 2 guns and 45 men, captured by the brig Morne Fortune (12 guns), commanded by J.T. Rorie, at the Jamaica Station 8 July 1807. A letter dated 17 July 1807, written by J.T. Rorie described the destroying of the schooner armed with 2-6pdr and 45 men, which 3 days earlier Caro but still without prizes. She was first seen at 8 a.m. Point Tunacas South East in the SouthWest and grounded ashore 11 a.m. to be destroyed by British gunfire. Rorie wrote that the Babillon was a real danger for the Curacao trade.

Sources
The spelling of the names is English so mighty not exactly correspond with the original Spanish spelling. The list published in the Naval Gazetteer was not complete, compared with the The Naval Chronicle.
The Naval Gazetteer, published by J.W. Norris&Co., 1827, p. 529-530. Digitalized version.
The Naval Chronicle vol XVIII, July-December 1807, p. 227, 345-346, 432, 510 and 514-515. Digitalized version. 

Spanish privateer De Bon Vassallop captured by the British Royal Navy in 1807

Armed with 3 guns and 42 men, captured by the Scout (18 guns), commanded by W. Raitt and the sloop Redwing (18 guns), commanded by F. Usjer, at the Mediterranean station 13 June 1807.

Sources
The spelling of the names is English so mighty not exactly correspond with the original Spanish spelling. The list published in the Naval Gazetteer was not complete, compared with the The Naval Chronicle.
The Naval Gazetteer, published by J.W. Norris&Co., 1827, p. 529-530. Digitalized version.
The Naval Chronicle vol XVIII, July-December 1807, p. 227, 345-346, 432, 510 and 514-515. Digitalized version

Spanish privateer Victoria captured by the British Royal Navy in 1807

Armed with 2 guns and 25 men, captured by the gunbrig Dexterous (14 guns), commanded by Lieutenant R. Tomlinson, at the Mediterranean station 23 June 1807.

Sources
The spelling of the names is English so mighty not exactly correspond with the original Spanish spelling. The list published in the Naval Gazetteer was not complete, compared with the The Naval Chronicle.
The Naval Gazetteer, published by J.W. Norris&Co., 1827, p. 529-530. Digitalized version.
The Naval Chronicle vol XVIII, July-December 1807, p. 227, 345-346, 432, 510 and 514-515. Digitalized version

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Italian general cargo ship (ex-Cassandra 2005-2015) Josephine Prima 2015-



Sevilla, Spain, October 2016

Shipspotting: Josephina Prima, homeport Valletta, IMO 9306380, MMSI 229987000 and call sign 9HA3776, ex-Cassandra renamed Sepetmber 2014. Marinetraffic: Irena, Malta-flagged, homeport Valletta, IMO 9306380, MMSI 229987000 and call sign 9HA3776. Balticshipping: ex-Cassandra, Antigua&Barbuda-flagged renamed 2013 and BBCephine Prima, Portugal-flagged, renamed 2018 Josephine Prima, Portugal-flagged. Owned and managed by Dohle Schiffahrt, Hamburg, Germany, homeport Saint John’s. Built by Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Jiangyin, China in 2005. Mtelegraph.com: Ex-Cassandra renamed September 2015, Malta-flagged, Josephine Prima, owned and managed by Navitecno Services, Naples, Italy. Built by Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Jiangyin, China in 2005. Marinelike.com: Cassandra, Antigua&Barbuda-flagged, homeport Saint John’s, owned and managed by Dohle Schiffahrt, Hamburg, Germany. Thb. Infor: Owned and managed by Dohle Schiffahrt, Hamburg, Germany as Cassandra and sold in 2015 to Navitecno Services, Naples, Italy and renamed Josephine Prima. Myshiptracking.com: Irena, Portugal-flagged, homeport Madeira, MMSI 255805800 and call sign 9HA3776. Shiplocation.com Josephine Prima, Madeira-flagged, MMSI 255805800 and call sign CQDY; confirmed by veristar.com owned by Sud Shipping S.R.L., Naples. Italy, Portugal-flagged and homeport Madeira. 

Anonymous Spanish privateer captured by the British Royal Navy in 1807

Rowboat of which the name is unknown, with 10 men, captured by the schooner Eclair (10 guns), commanded by Lieutenant Evelyn, off the Leeward Islands 9 June 1807. A report of the Admiralty Office dated 29 August 1807 described the capture of the rowboat by the cutter of the Eclair off Point Cedar. Her crew fled ashore after a fight of an hour.

Sources
The spelling of the names is English so mighty not exactly correspond with the original Spanish spelling. The list published in the Naval Gazetteer was not complete, compared with the The Naval Chronicle
The Naval Gazetteer, published by J.W. Norris&Co., 1827, p. 529-530. Digitalized version.
The Naval Chronicle vol XVIII, July-December 1807, p. 227, 345-346, 432, 510 and 514-515. Digitalized version. 

Spanish privateer Mercede captured by the British Royal Navy in 1807

Armed with 2 guns, 2 swivels and 30 men, captured by the sloop Port d'Espagne (16 guns), commanded by Lieutenant Stewart, off the Leeward Islands 6 June 1807. A report of the Admiralty Office dated 29 August 1807 described the capture of the Mercede, armed with 2 guns and 2 swivels with 30 men in the Golf of Paria by the Port d'Espagne. The Mercede was disguised as a neutral schooner, of her crew were 3 killed, 1 drowned and 3 wounded due to the fight.

Sources
The spelling of the names is English so mighty not exactly correspond with the original Spanish spelling. The list published in the Naval Gazetteer was not complete, compared with the The Naval Chronicle
The Naval Gazetteer, published by J.W. Norris&Co., 1827, p. 529-530. Digitalized version.
The Naval Chronicle vol XVIII, July-December 1807, p. 227, 345-346, 432, 510 and 514-515. Digitalized version. 

Spanish privateer La Determinando captured by the British Royal Navy in 1807

Armed with 3 guns and 29 men, captured by the Scout (18 guns), commanded by W. Raitt, at the Mediterranean station 20 May 1807.

Sources
The spelling of the names is English so mighty not exactly correspond with the original Spanish spelling. The list published in the Naval Gazetteer was not complete, compared with the The Naval Chronicle
The Naval Gazetteer, published by J.W. Norris&Co., 1827, p. 529-530. Digitalized version.
The Naval Chronicle vol XVIII, July-December 1807, p. 227, 345-346, 432, 510 and 514-515. Digitalized version. 

Dutch general cargo ship Loenerdiep 2007-2017 (Loenerborg 2017-2018) Manisa Kate 2018-

Sevilla, Spain, October 2016

Wssrotterdam.nl: Laid down 18 October 2077, launched 16 July 2008, delivered as Loenerdiep to Beheermaatschapij m.s. Loenerdiep B.V., Groningen, Netherlands 12 November 2008, cal sign PBON, Liberia-flagged sinsce 7 July 2011, sold to Wagenborg Shipping B.V., Delfzijl, Netherlands on 12 October 2016, renamed Loenerborg, call sign PCHH 22 February 2017 and Manisa Kate on 11 April 2018. Marinetraffic: Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, IMO 9421099, MMSI 636015264 and call sign A8ZO8. Shipspotting.com: Manisa Kate, Netherlands-flagged, MMSI 244710117 and call sign PCHH. Balticshipping.com: Manisa Kate, Netherlands-flagged, homeport Delfzijl. MMSI 244710117, owned and managed by Feederliness, Groningen, Netherlands. Loenerdiep renamed 2012, Liberia-flagged, renamed Loenerborg Netherlands-flagged in 2018. Built by Huatai Shipbuilding, Nanjing, China in 2008. Myship.com: Loenerdiep, Netherlands-Antilles, flagged, MMSI 636015264 and call sign PBOG. Owned by ATL Reederei, Leer, Germany. Thb.info: Loenerdiep, in 2016 bought by Wagenborg, Delfzijl, Netherlands from Hartmann Group, Leer, Germany. 

Polish screw steam tug Bozymir active on the Oder according to a CIA report dated 27 January 1953


An item reported that on the sectionsingle  Kozle-Wroclaw-Redzin [the former German places Cosel-Breslau-Ransern] the Polish screw steam tug Bozymir master Pietr Ptok was active. Dutch built. Horsepower 250hp.(1)

A new river convoy was formed with below the last sluice near Redzonthe small tug Podhalanin especially used there for the local formation. Some barges were from there towed to their destination, others went on own power when the cargo was to be delivered according to a time schedule. If so such a barge needed minimal 8 days to go from Redzin to Szczecin, when towed maximum 5 days. The travel time for this section was just 48 hours. Were all the locks in full operation, the entrance to the sluice in Katy near Opole, the lock entrance at Groszowice [Groschowitz] and the point blow the bridge in Olava (alluvial sand deposits) were still potential problem areas.

Note
1. Single screw steam tug. The dimensions are then given as 26,50-28,00 x 5,70 (thrushes changed in 5,94)-5,76 (maximum beam altered in 6,00) x 1,30 (with 10 ton colas and boiler willed with water) x 2,1 metres. The machinery consisted of 1-250ihp triple expansion steam engine and a boiler with a heating surface of 83 square metres. The Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw Export Centrale acted as an intermediary between Dutch shipyards and the Polish organisation Polimex (Polsike Towarzystwo Eksporto-Importowe Maszyn i Marzedzi), Warszawa, Poland. Built by Boot, Leiden, Netherlands with yard number 148 in 1949.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP80-00926A005900840001-6

Polish tug Buczek active on the Oder according to a CIA report dated 27 January 1953

An item reported that on the section Kozle-Wroclaw-Redzin [the former German places Cosel-Breslau-Ransern] the Polish tug Buczek was active. American type tug, now being repaired, horsepower 220hp.

A new river convoy was formed with below the last sluice near Redzonthe small tug Podhalanin especially used there for the local formation. Some barges were from there towed to their destination, others went on own power when the cargo was to be delivered according to a time schedule. If so such a barge needed minimal 8 days to go from Redzin to Szczecin, when towed maximum 5 days. The travel time for this section was just 48 hours. Were all the locks in full operation, the entrance to the sluice in Katy near Opole, the lock entrance at Groszowice [Groschowitz] and the point blow the bridge in Olava (alluvial sand deposits) were still potential problem areas.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP80-00926A005900840001-6

Polish tug Obra active on the Oder according to a CIA report dated 27 January 1953

An item reported that on the section Kozle-Wroclaw-Redzin [the former German places Cosel-Breslau-Ransern] the Polish tug Obra master Frantisek Komander was active. American type tug.

A new river convoy was formed with below the last sluice near Redzonthe small tug Podhalanin especially used there for the local formation. Some barges were from there towed to their destination, others went on own power when the cargo was to be delivered according to a time schedule. If so such a barge needed minimal 8 days to go from Redzin to Szczecin, when towed maximum 5 days. The travel time for this section was just 48 hours. Were all the locks in full operation, the entrance to the sluice in Katy near Opole, the lock entrance at Groszowice [Groschowitz] and the point blow the bridge in Olava (alluvial sand deposits) were still potential problem areas.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP80-00926A005900840001-6

Russian dry cargo timber carrier Spartak 1968-1989


Call sign UOVF and IMO 6921701. Sunk on 8 May 1989 when hitting the Krasnoflostky bridge (Arkhangelsk). Built by Angyalfold Shipyard, Hungarian Ship&Crane Works, Budapest, Hungary in 1968. Also called a coaster. Single-deck two-island. Deadweight 1.683 (general cargo)-1.718 (timber) tons, deadweight cargo capacity 1.234 (general cargo)-1.494 (timber) tons, gross register tonnage 1.505 tons, net register tonnage 684 tons and as dimensions 69,74 (between perpendiculars)-77,81 over all) x 11,50 (moulded) x 5,60 (depth to main deck)-19,00 (height mast acorn above main deck)-draught fore 4,14 (loaded) general cargo)/4.79 (timber)-mean 43,35 (general cargo)/4,73 (timber)-aft 4,57 (general cargo)-4,68 (timber) metres. Nautical range 5.000 nautical miles and speed 12,5 (full load)-13,0 (ballast). Total cargo capacity 2.289 (bale)-2.453 (grain) cubic metres. 

German Greenland whaler Abraham of Hamburg anno 1669

Director Sr. H.G. Backer de Jongen, commandeur Roloff Volkers, arrival on 19 July and catch whale 13 and 630 quardelen whale blubber.

Source
M. Lindeman, Die arktische Fischerei der Deutschen Seestädte 1620-1868. Perthes, 1869. 

German Greenland whaler Liefde of Hamburg anno 1669

Director Sr. H.G. Backer de Ouden, commandeur Jan Pieters, arrival on 21 August and catch whale 5 and 260 quardelen whale blubber.

Source
M. Lindeman, Die arktische Fischerei der Deutschen Seestädte 1620-1868. Perthes, 1869. 

German Greenland whaler St. Jan Baptist of Hamburg anno 1669

Director Sr. H.G. Backer de Ouden, commandeur Jacob Ericks, arrival on 25 July and catch whale 12 and 570 quardelen whale blubber.

Source
M. Lindeman, Die arktische Fischerei der Deutschen Seestädte 1620-1868. Perthes, 1869. 

German container ship (ex-Sound 1996-1997, Rachel Bourchard 1997-2001, Kalina 2001-2017) Alina-2017

As the Kalina Sevilla, Spain, October 2016

According to marine traffic and vesselfinder: Alina, Tanzania-flagged, IMO 9130444, MMSI 677080100 and call sign 5IM901. Built by JJ Sietas Schiffswerft, Hamburg, Germany in 1996. According to shipspotting: Cyprus-flagged, homeport Limassol, MMSI 212903000 and call sign 5BEB2. Ex-Kalina renamed 2 August 1996, Sound renamed 21 February 1997 and Rachel Borchard renamed December 2001. According to Baltic shipping: Ex-Sound renamed 1997, renamed Rachel Bourchard in 2001 in the Cyprus-flagged Kalina renamed in 2017 Alina, Tanzania-flagged, IMO 9130444, MMSI 677080100 and call sign 5IM901. Owned and managed by Nagel Reederei, Drochtersen, Germany. 

Monday, 11 February 2019

German seal hunter Jonge Jan hunter according to the Dutch magazine Europische Mercurius dated October 1730

Homeport Hamburg, Germany. Directors Pieter and Gerrit Beets, Jonge Jan, commandeur Carsten Hansz, catch 35 barrels. 

German seal hunter Sara Galley according to the Dutch magazine Europische Mercurius dated October 1730

Homeport Hamburg, Germany. Directors Pieter and Gerrit Beets, Sara Galley, commandeur Teunis Jaspersz, lost.

German seal hunter Maria Galley according to the Dutch magazine Europische Mercurius dated October 1730

Homeport Hamburg, Germany. Directors Pieter and Gerrit Beets, Maria Galley, commandeur Jan Jaspersz, catch 84 barrels of blubber. 

Greek crude oil tanker (ex-Polar Marine 2007-2008) Minerva Libra 2008-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 9 February 2019

Malta-flagged, homeport Piraeus, IMO 9317951, MMSI 248716000 and call sign 9HA4775. Built by Hyundai Heavy Industrie Co. Ltd., Ulsan, South Korea 2007. Owned and managed by Minerva Marine, Athens, Greece. Earlier Greece-flagged, MMSI 240766000 and call sign SVAA7. 

Spanish privateer Jesus Maria captured by the British Royal Navy in 1807

Lugger, armed with 14 guns and 120 men, captured by the Virginia (38 guns), commanded by E. Brace, at sea 28 September 1807. A letter dated 28 September 1807, written by E. Brace described the capture of the lugger Jesus Maria Josef, armed with 14-12pdr and 120 men, when she left St. Sebastian 1 September when she was captured just 45 men left and some Spanish prisoners in the morning of the 27th. She was well appointed and armed 'and to have been commanded by a dashing enterprising character, too well acquainted with our coast, having captured '35 prizes of which 9 on his last voyage. Her captain was killed in this action.

Sources
The spelling of the names is English so mighty not exactly correspond with the original Spanish spelling. The list published in the Naval Gazetteer was not complete, compared with the The Naval Chronicle
The Naval Gazetteer, published by J.W. Norris&Co., 1827, p. 529-530. Digitalized version.
The Naval Chronicle vol XVIII, July-December 1807, p. 227, 345-346, 432, 510 and 514-515. Digitalized version. 

Spanish privateer Nuestra Senora del Carmen captured by the British Royal Navy in 1807

Armed with 2 guns and 63 men, captured by the gunbrig Attentive (16 guns), commanded by Lieutenant Carr, off the Leeward Islands 17 October 1807.

Sources
The spelling of the names is English so mighty not exactly correspond with the original Spanish spelling. The list published in the Naval Gazetteer was not complete, compared with the The Naval Chronicle
The Naval Gazetteer, published by J.W. Norris&Co., 1827, p. 529-530. Digitalized version.
The Naval Chronicle vol XVIII, July-December 1807, p. 227, 345-346, 432, 510 and 514-515. Digitalized version. . 

Spanish privateer Amor de la Patria captured by the British Royal Navy in 1807

Armed with 3 guns and 63 men, captured by the Bacchante (20 guns), commanded by S.W. Inglefield, at the Jamaica station 13 September 1807.

Sources
The spelling of the names is English so mighty not exactly correspond with the original Spanish spelling. The list published in the Naval Gazetteer was not complete, compared with the The Naval Chronicle
The Naval Gazetteer, published by J.W. Norris&Co., 1827, p. 529-530. Digitalized version.
The Naval Chronicle vol XVIII, July-December 1807, p. 227, 345-346, 432, 510 and 514-515. Digitalized version. 

Egyptian general cargo ship (ex-OPDR Casablanca 1998-2008, Jansum 2008-2016) Amira Amina 2011-

Sevilla, Spain, October 2016

Comores-flagged, IMO 9155420, MMSI 620451000 and call sign D6A2541, homeport Funafuti. According to AIS called Haya and before Jansum with MSI 620451000 and call sign D6A2451. Ex-OPDR Casablanca renamed 19 January 2008?, Jansum renamed 2016?, renamed AE, PY Tuvalu-flagged and renamed in 2018 Amira Amina? Built by Jiangsu Yangzijang Shipyard, Jiangyin, China with yard number A448 in 1998. As Jansum Antigua&Barbuda-flagged., homeport St. John’s, MMSI 305216000 and call sign V2OL2. As the OPDR Casablanca built for St. Alouysius Shipping Co. Ltd., Limassol, Cyprus, sold ot Oldenburg-Portugiesische Dampfschiffs Rhederei GmbH&Co. KG, Hamburg, Germany, sold 2008 to Briese Schiffahrts GmbH&Co. KG MS Blersum, Leer, Germany and renamed Jansum. Sold in 2016 to El-Amira Maritime Agencie Company/El Laya Shippinf Co. SA, Alexandria, Egypt in 2016 and renamed Amira Amina and Tuvalu-flagged, VRS Maritime Service DMCC , Dubai, United Arab Emirates managed. 

Polish tug Widawa active on the Oder according to a CIA report dated 27 January 1953

An item reported that on the section Kozle-Wroclaw-Redzin [the former German places Cosel-Breslau-Ransern] the Polish tug Widawa master Alfred Mnich was active. American type tug.

A new river convoy was formed with below the last sluice near Redzonthe small tug Podhalanin especially used there for the local formation. Some barges were from there towed to their destination, others went on own power when the cargo was to be delivered according to a time schedule. If so such a barge needed minimal 8 days to go from Redzin to Szczecin, when towed maximum 5 days. The travel time for this section was just 48 hours. Were all the locks in full operation, the entrance to the sluice in Katy near Opole, the lock entrance at Groszowice [Groschowitz] and the point blow the bridge in Olava (alluvial sand deposits) were still potential problem areas.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP80-00926A005900840001-6

Polish single screw steam tug Chwalisaw active on the Oder according to a CIA report dated 27 January 1953


An item reported that on the section Kozle-Wroclaw-Redzin [the former German places Cosel-Breslau-Ransern] the Polish single screw steam tug Chwalisaw master Jozef Fesser was active. Dutch built. Horsepower 250hp.(1)

A new river convoy was formed with below the last sluice near Redzonthe small tug Podhalanin especially used there for the local formation. Some barges were from there towed to their destination, others went on own power when the cargo was to be delivered according to a time schedule. If so such a barge needed minimal 8 days to go from Redzin to Szczecin, when towed maximum 5 days. The travel time for this section was just 48 hours. Were all the locks in full operation, the entrance to the sluice in Katy near Opole, the lock entrance at Groszowice [Groschowitz] and the point blow the bridge in Olava (alluvial sand deposits) were still potential problem areas.

Note
1. According to a contract signed between the Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw Export Centrale, Rotterdam, Netherlands and the N.V. Koninklijke Maatschappij De Schelde, Vlissingen, Netherlands as result of the treaty between the Netherlands and Poland dated 18 December 1946 was the shipyard to built 3 single screw steam tugs with a horsepower of 350hip for the building costs of each ƒ 354.839,99. The dimensions are then given as 26,50-28,00 x 5,70 (thrushes changed in 5,94)-5,76 (maximum beam altered in 6,00) x 1,30 (with 10 ton colas and boiler willed with water) x 2,1 metres. The machinery consisted of 1-250ihp triple expansion steam engine and a boiler with a heating surface of 83 square metres. The Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw Export Centrale acted as an intermediary between Dutch shipyards and the Polish organisation Polimex (Polsike Towarzystwo Eksporto-Importowe Maszyn i Marzedzi), Warszawa, Poland. Built at the Ysselwerf Fa. Byker, Gorinchem, Netherlands with yard number 114 (Kon. Mij. De Schelde yard number 265), contract signed on 10 July 1947, ordered on 30 April 1947, laid down on 24 May 1948, launched on 27 January 1949, official trial on 24 May 1949 and delivered on 27 May 1949.

Sources
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP80-00926A005900840001-6
Archive Kon.Mij. De Schelde 1875-1970 214.661 and card system(Towns Archive Vlissingen, Netherlands). 

Polish single screw steam tug Scibor active on the Oder according to a CIA report dated 27 January 1953


An item reported that on the section Kozle-Wroclaw-Redzin [the former German places Cosel-Breslau-Ransern] the Polish single screw steam tug Scibor master Josef Josek was active. Dutch built. Horsepower 250hp.

A new river convoy was formed with below the last sluice near Redzonthe small tug Podhalanin especially used there for the local formation. Some barges were from there towed to their destination, others went on own power when the cargo was to be delivered according to a time schedule. If so such a barge needed minimal 8 days to go from Redzin to Szczecin, when towed maximum 5 days. The travel time for this section was just 48 hours. Were all the locks in full operation, the entrance to the sluice in Katy near Opole, the lock entrance at Groszowice [Groschowitz] and the point blow the bridge in Olava (alluvial sand deposits) were still potential problem areas.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP80-00926A005900840001-6

Sunday, 10 February 2019

Dutch harbour of IJmuiden in November 1926

The photo was published in the Dutch magazine De Prins dated 9 April 1927 page 171.

Dutch navy tug Breezand (Y 8018) 1989-

Den Helder, Netherlands 1 July 2011

Built at the Deltawerf, Sliedrecht, Netherlands with yard number 00505 in 1989. Dimensions 16 x 5 x 1,80 metres. Fitted out with 2-380hp Volvo Pentax engines. 

Russian submarine Yakobinetz or Yakobinets (No. 11 or D 6) 1927-1941

Designer was B.M. Malinin. Laid down at the Marti yard at Nikolayev on 14 April 1927, launched on 12 May 1930, commissioned on 12 June 1931, probably on 15 September 1934 called D 6 (other source mentioned No. 11) and destroyed during an aircraft attack while lying in the drydock at Sevastopol on 12 November 1941. Sister ships were the Dekabrist, Narodovolyets, Krasnogvardyets, Revolyutsioner and Spartakovets.


With a displacement of 923.8 (surfaced)-1,353.8 (submerged) tons were her dimensions 76,0 (over all) x 6,4 x 3,81 metres or 249'4" x 21'x 12'6". The 2 diesel engines provided 2,200 bhip, the electric engines 1,000 shp+50 ship allowing a speed of 14 (surfaced)-9 (submerged) knots with a surfaced range of 3,600 nautical miles by maximum speed or 7,500 nautical miles with 9 knots and a submerged range of 132 nautical miles by 2 knots. The maximum diving depth was 90 metres of 295' and she dived from the surface to the periscope depth in 30 seconds. The crew numbered 53 men. The armament consisted of 1-100mmm gun, 1-45mm anti aircraft gun, 1-7,62mm machinegun and 6-21" torpedo tubes in the bow and 2-21" torpedo tubes in the stern.

German seal hunter Bloeiende Hoop returned home according to the Dutch magazine Maandelyksche Nederlandsche Mercurius dated November 1759

Director Jan Abraham Willink and Company, ship Bloeiende Hoop, commandeur Carsten Andriesse Witt, 105 seals, 138 barrels of whale blubber, arrival 30 July. Homeport Hamburg, Germany. 

German seal hunter Jonge Pieter returned home according to the Dutch magazine Maandelyksche Nederlandsche Mercurius dated November 1759

Directors Jan Abraham Willink and Company, ship Jonge Pieter, commandeur Teunis Pieters, 98 seals, 120 barrels of seal bacon, arrival 25 July. Homeport Hamburg, Germany. 

German seal hunter Martin returned home according to the Dutch magazine Maandelyksche Nederlandsche Mercurius dated November 1759

Director Widow Martin Hullen, ship Martin, commandeur Pieter Teunies,1 40 seals, 186 barrels of seal bacon, arrival 25 July. Homeport Hamburg, Germany

German general cargo ship RMS Twisteden 2002-


Sevilla, Spain, December 2016

Antigua&Barnuda-flagged, homeport Saint John’s, IMO 9195468, MMSI 304347000 and call sign V2DN. Built by Bodewes Shipyard, Hoogezand, Netherlands in 2002. Owned by BWK Schiffinvest and managed by Rhenus Maritime Services, both at Duisburg, Germany. 

Spanish privateer Galliard captured by the British Royal Navy in 1807

Armed with 4 guns and 36 men, captured by the gun brig Richmond (14 guns), commanded by Lieutenant S.S. Heminga, off the Spanish coast 19 April 1807.

Sources
The spelling of the names is English so mighty not exactly correspond with the original Spanish spelling. The list published in the Naval Gazetteer was not complete, compared with the The Naval Chronicle
The Naval Gazetteer, published by J.W. Norris&Co., 1827, p. 529-530. Digitalized version.
The Naval Chronicle vol XVIII, July-December 1807, p. 227, 345-346, 432, 510 and 514-515. Digitalized version. 

Spanish privateer Admiral of Tariffa captured by the British Royal Navy in 1807

Armed with 20 guns and 90 men, captured by the sloop Scout (18 guns), commanded by Wm. Raitt, off the Spanish coast 27 March 1807.

Sources
The spelling of the names is English so mighty not exactly correspond with the original Spanish spelling. The list published in the Naval Gazetteer was not complete, compared with the The Naval Chronicle
The Naval Gazetteer, published by J.W. Norris&Co., 1827, p. 529-530. Digitalized version.
The Naval Chronicle vol XVIII, July-December 1807, p. 227, 345-346, 432, 510 and 514-515. Digitalized version. 

Spanish privateer Isabella captured by the British Royal Navy in 1807

Armed with 3 guns and 64 men, captured by the sloop Hunter (18 guns), commanded by S.H. Inglefield, at the Jamaica station 25 January 1807.

Sources
The spelling of the names is English so mighty not exactly correspond with the original Spanish spelling. The list published in the Naval Gazetteer was not complete, compared with the The Naval Chronicle
The Naval Gazetteer, published by J.W. Norris&Co., 1827, p. 529-530. Digitalized version.
The Naval Chronicle vol XVIII, July-December 1807, p. 227, 345-346, 432, 510 and 514-515. Digitalized version. 

Danish general cargo ship Nina Bres 2007-


Sevilla, Spain, December 2016

Antigua&Barbuda-flagged, IMO 9394260, MMSI 304244000 and call sign V2HC5. Earlier Denmark International Register-flagged, homeport Faaborg, owned and managed by Nielsen&Bresling Rederiet, Faaborg, Denmark, call sign OYIM2 and MMSI 220540000. Hull built by Maine Projects, Gdansk, Poland and completed by Bodewes Shipyard, Hoogezand, Netherlands in 2007. Ex-NG9R?

German gunboat SMS Jaguar was launched at Danzig according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1898-1899 no. 9

An item referred to the magazine Le Yacht reporting that the German gunboat Jaguar was launched at Danzig. Loaded with 160 ton coal had she a displacement of 935 ton. Speed 13,5 miles. The armament consisted of 4-10cm guns, 4-7,5cm guns and 2 machineguns.(1)

Note 
1. Laid down by Schichau-Werke, Danzig with yard number 231 in begin 1898, launched on 19 September 1898. Commissioned on 4 April 1899. Scuttled on 7 November 1914 at the German colony in the Klautschou-Bay concession in China to prevent capture by the Japanese forces. Of the Iltis-class consisting of the Iltis, Jaguar, Luchs, Tiger, Eber and Panther

Austrian tug Alfold became Yugoslavian according to a list dated 2 August 1921

After the First World War (1914-1918) lost by the German, Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empires was Walker D. Hines appointed as international arbitrator responsible for the ceding of tugs and other inland vessels by Germany, Bulgaria, Austria and Hungary to the Allied Powers. For Austria respectively Hungary were the Treaties of St. Germain and Trianon leading. Lists were made of the involved vessels including some details and what their fate was to be.

A list dated Paris, France 2 August 1921 reported that of the Austrian MBR tug Alfold with a horsepower of 400hp handed over under the military convention of 13 November 1918 the nationality and ownership was confirmed to be the Serb-Croat-Slovene-Kingdom.(1)

Note
1. The Kingdom of Yugoslavia was formed on 1 December 1918 with merging the provisional State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs (officially proclaimed on 29 October 1918) with the formerly independent Kingdom of Serbia. The latter kingdom was since 28 November 1918 united with the Kingdom of Montenegro. The Kingdom of Yugoslavia was until 3 October 1929 officially titled the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.

Source
Reports of International Arbitral Awards. Navigation on the Danube, 2 August 1921, volume 1. UN, 2006. 

Brazilian river gunboats Marrapatta and Mercedes completed by British shipyard Yarrow according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1899-1900 no. 6

An item referred to the magazine le Yacht reporting that the British shipyard Yarrow was completing the Brazilian river gunboats Marrapatta and Mercedes. Length 27 metres. Speed 12 miles. 

German ethylene tanker Thetagas 2008-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 3 February 2019

Antigua&Barbuda-flagged, homeport St. John’s, IMO 9368792, MMSI 305178000 and call sign V2DD7. Gross tonnage 9.110 tons, net tonnage 2.734 tons, summer deadweight 10.309 tons and as dimensions 112,58 (between perpendiculars)-120,40 (over all) x 19,80 x 8,53metres. Speed about 16 knots. Cargo capacity (2 tanks) 9.107 cubic metres. Built in 2008 by STX Shipbuilding Busan, Pusan, South Korea. Owned by Partenreederij MT Thetagas, operated by Unigas BV, Rotterdam, Netherlands and managed by Sloman Neptun Schiffahrts Aktiengesellschaft, Bremen, Germany. 

The Soviet Zelenodolsk Shipyard 340 according to a CIA report dated September 1967


An item reported the Soviet fenced and rail served Zelenodolsk Shipyard 340 with as geographic coordinates 55.50.20 north and 48.30.20 east located on the south centre part of Zelenodolsk on the north bank of the Volga used for newbuilding of Poti PC (1) and small passenger hydrofoils. The shipyard possessed 1 side-haul marine railway with 3 transverse building slipways, 2 piers, 1 large fabrication, 4 shop and 15 support buildings.

Note
1. Project 204 anti-submarine warfare corvettes called by the NATO the Poti-class of which totally 66 units were built between 1960-1968 (11 by the Zelenodolsk Shipyard] serving on the navies of the Soviet Union, Bulgaria and Romania, preceded by the Kronshtadt-class and succeeded by the Pauk-class. The last one [in Bulgarian service} was not earlier decommissioned in 2005.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP78T04759A007300010035-9

The Soviet Komsomolskiy Shipyard according to a CIA report dated September 1967

An item reported the Soviet rail served and fenced Komsomolskiy Shipyard with as geographic coordinates 53.28.00 north and 49.31.20 east and located at Komsimolskiy just east of the Zhigulevsk in the lock basin and probably used for repairs although newbuilding was a possibility. The shipyard possessed 1 side-haul marine railway with 4 transverse slipways for construction and repairs, 2 quays, 1 fabrication, 1 ship and 4 support buildings.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP78T04759A007300010035-9

The Soviet Kuybyshev Ship Repair Yard according to a CIA report dated September 1967

An item reported the Soviet fenced and road served Kuybyshev Ship Repair Yard with as geographic coordinates 53.09.10 north and 50.01.00 east located at the west border of Kuybyshev [Samara] on the east bank of the Volga and seemed to be used for repairing river craft. The shipyard possessed 1 side-haul marine railway, 2 short piers and 4 small support buildings.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP78T04759A007300010035-9

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Norwegian CO2 tanker (ex-Flinterboreas 2005-2011, Boreas 2011-2011) Yara Froya (2005) 2011-

23 November 2013 Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands

Norway International Register-flagged, honmeport Oslo, IMO 9345350, MMSI 257081000 and call sign LANS7. Ex-Flinterboras renamed June 2011 and ex-Boreas renamed November 2011. Gross tonnage 2.506 tons, summer deadweight 3.486 tons and as dimensions 81 x 11 x 5,2 metres. Built in 2005 by Marine Projects, Gdansk, Poland and owned and managed by Larvik Shipping, Larvik, Norway.

The British and French navies in the Mediterranean according to the Nederlandsche Staatscourant dated 8 January 1850

According to tidings from Constantinople dated 15 December 1849 published in newspapers of Paris was the British fleet still cruising off the Dardanelles. The French fleet was still at Vourla and should if necessary cooperate with the British. The rumours that the French fleet was called back was not still confirmed.

Russian dry cargo timber carrier Sovetskiy Voin 1968-1998 (Mohamed R 1998-2002, Lemozend II 2002, Afak 2002-2003)


IMO 6908929. Project 1574. Call sig ULZF. Renamed Mohaned R in June 1998, Lemozen II in June 2002 and Afak (Cambodia-flagged) in April 2003. Broken up at Alang, India on 26 April 2003. Sister ship Konstantin Shestakov.

Single-deck two island type. Deadweight 2.230 (general cargo)-2.360 (timber cargo and 110 tons liquid ballast) tons, deadweight cargo capacity 2.000 (general cargo)-2.130 (timber cargo and 110 tons liquid ballast) tons, gross register tonnage 1.912,96 tons, net register tonnage 758,18 tons and as dimensions 74,9 (between perpendiculars)-81,9 (over all) x 12,5 (moulded) x 6,0 (depth to main deck) and draught fore 5,12 (general cargo)-5,32 (timber cargo and 110 tons liquid ballast)-mean 5,12 (general cargo)-5,43 (timber cargo and 110 tons liquid ballast) metres. Total cargo capacity 2.870 (bale)-2.980 (grain) cubic metres. Deck space for timber 1.370 cubic metres. Range 4.000 nautical miles and speed 14,2 (in ballast)-13,1 (full loaded) knots. 

Russian inland tug Arnulf active on the Danube according to a CIA report dated 17 May 1948

An item reported that the one of the most important Russian tugs active on the Danube was the German built oil-fuelled Arnulf with a displacement of 150 tons and totally 1.600hp supplied by three engines. In 1945 salvaged lying sunk at Tiganasi and now under repair at Budapest, Hungary.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R001500460010-8

Russian inland tug Volga active on the Danube according to a CIA report dated 17 May 1948

An item reported that the one of the most important Russian tugs active on the Danube was the oil-fuelled (ex-Romanian Bistrita) Volga with 550 tons displacement, 800hp horsepower and active between Turnu Severin, Romania and Braila.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R001500460010-8

Russian inland tug Nipru active on the Danube according to a CIA report dated 17 May 1948

An item reported that the one of the most important Russian tugs active on the Danube was the oil-fuelled (ex-Romanian Ziu) Nipru with a displacement of 550 tons, 800hp horsepower and active between Moldova Veche and Komarom.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R001500460010-8

British general cargo ship (ex-Fair Floriana 2002-2002, Oporto 2002-2015) Celtic Mariner 2015-


Sevilla, Spain, December 2016

United Kingdom-flagged, IMO 9197387, MMSI 232013665 and call sign MCNA9. Part of the fleet of Charles M. Willie&Co. (Shipping) Ltd., Cardiff, England. Ex-Oporto, renamed November 2015, Antigua&Barbuda-flagged, homeport Saint John’s, MMSI 305924000, call sign V2GF8, managed by Portline, Lisbon and owned by Banco Espirito Santo, Lisbon, Portugal. Ex-Fair Floriana renamed December 2002. Built by Slovenske Lodenice, Komarno, Slovakia with yard number 2048 in 2001. 

German seal hunter Liefde according to the Dutch magazine Europische Mercurius dated October 1730

Homeport Antona, Germany. Director Jacob Linnich, ship Liefde, commandeur Jurgen Carstens, catch 79 barrels. 

German seal hunter ‘t Vergulde Hart according to the Dutch magazine Europische Mercurius dated October 1730

Homeport Antona, Germany. Director Jacob Linnich, ship ‘t Vergulde Hart, commandeur Teys Evers, catch 53 barrels.

German seal hunter Kreyer according to the Dutch magazine Europische Mercurius dated October 1730

Homeport Bremen, Germany. Director Jan Lange, ship Kreyer, commandeur Hendrik Bekeman, catch 42 barrels. 

Russian dry cargo timber carrier Konstantin Shestakov 1968-1998 (Miso 1998-2002, Cirrus 2002-2003, Kairos 2003-2007, Ara Atun 2007-2008, Edro II 2008-2010)


IMO 6908864. Renamed Miso February 1998, Cirro in 2002, Kairos in June 2003, Ara Atun in May 2007 and finally Edro II (Sierra Leone-flagged. homeport Freetown, owned by Edro Shpk) in January 2008. As Kairos owned by Split Ship Man Ltd. Split, Croatia and Saint Vincent&Grenadines-flagged. In 2004 owned by Sirius Shipping Company, Kingstown, Saint Vincent&Grenadines-flagged. In 2007 owned by Su-Ta Denizcilik Ltd., Turkey. Sister ship Sovetskiy Voin. Broken up at Aliage, Turkey 25 June 2010. Built by Vyborg Shipyard, Vyborg, Russia in 1968.

Single-deck two island type. Deadweight 2.230 (general cargo)-2.360 (timber cargo and 110 tons liquid ballast) tons, deadweight cargo capacity 2.000 (general cargo)-2.130 (timber cargo and 110 tons liquid ballast) tons, gross register tonnage 1.912,96 tons, net register tonnage 758,18 tons and as dimensions 74,9 (between perpendiculars)-81,9 (over all) x 12,5 (moulded) x 6,0 (depth to main deck) and draught fore 5,12 (general cargo)-5,32 (timber cargo and 110 tons liquid ballast)-mean 5,12 (general cargo)-5,43 (timber cargo and 110 tons liquid ballast) metres. Total cargo capacity 2.870 (bale)-2.980 (grain) cubic metres. Deck space for timber 1.370 cubic metres. Range 4.000 nautical miles and speed 14,2 (in ballast)-13,1 (full loaded) knots. 

The Russian screw steamship Tambow according to the magazine Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens 1896 no. 8

Part of the Russian Voluntary Fleet. Dimensions 128 x 13.7. Displacement 8.635 tons. Horsepower 2.500 ihp. Speed 12.5 knots. Launched in 1893. Cargo capacity 4.544 tons or 840 men.(1)

Note
1. The Tambov, part of the navy between 1904-1905, managed by the The Shipping Controller, London, England in 1918 and after she given back to the Soviet Union in 1923 was she broken up. 

The Russian screw steamship Yaroslawl according to the magazine Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens 1896 no. 8

Part of the Russian Voluntary Fleet. Dimensions 128 x 13.7 metres. Displacement 8.635 tons. Horsepower 2.500 ihp. Speed 12.5 knots. Cargo capacity 4.544 tons or 820 men.