Sunday, 18 February 2018

Dutch ocean going tug (ex-Gelderland) Java Zee sold towards the Soviet Union according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 22 March 1934

An item reported that the Dutch ocean going tug (ex-Gelderland) Java Zee built by Jonker&Stans, Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, Netherlands in 1921 with a horsepower of 1.000ihp was sold by L. Smit&Co,’s Internationale Sleepdienst, Rotterdam, Netherlands to Sovtorgflot, Russia.(1) According to the edition dated 17th May renamed Chernomor.

1. Call sign PFJQ/PFCF, 449 gross tons, 66 net tons and as dimensions 144.10 x 27.4 x 13.5 (hold) feet.