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Thursday, 18 January 2018

British fishing vessel Fleurbaix sold towards the Netherlands to be broken up according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 4 August 1939

An item reported that the British fishing vessel Fleurbaix of 97 gross and 41 net tons tonnage and built at Oulton Broad, England in 1919 was sold by the British firm Jack Breoh Limited, Lowestoft, England towards the Netherlands to be broken up. 

British fishing vessel Victor and Mary sold towards the Netherlands to be broken up according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 4 August 1939

An item reported that the British fishing vessel Victor and Mary of 81 gross and 36 net tons tonnage and built at Lowestoft, England in 1912 was sold by the Exploration Limited, Lowestoft, England towards the Netherlands to be broken up. 

Dutch steam trawler Eemmond (IJM 76) sold in the Netherlands and renamed Zeeland according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 4 August 1939

An item reported that the laid up Dutch steam trawler Eemmond (IJM 76) was bought by the Visscherij Maatschappij Limburgia, Ijmuiden, Netherlands and as the Zeeland to be recommissioned. 

Dutch motor lugger Aurora sold towards the Free City of Danzig according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 1 September 1939

An item reported that the Dutch motor lugger Aurora was sold by the shipping company D. de Mos, Scheveningen, Netherlands to the recently founded Nederlandsch-Danziger Visscherij Maatschappij Kormoran, Free City of Danzig. She was reflagged and renamed Hobenstein (D.Z.G. 15), although still with a Dutch crew and as homeport Scheveningen used for the herring fishery.(1)

Note
1. The Danziger Hochseefischerei-Gesellschaft Kormoran m.b.H. founded on 10 June 1939. Preceded by the Visscherij Maatschappij Neptune also named N.V. Zeevaart Maatschappij voor Overzeevisscherij Neptun or Hochseefischerei und Fischindustrie m.b.H., Gdynia, Poland. 

Japanese river gunboat Atami 1928-1945, Taiwanese Yong Pin 1945-1949 and Chinese Wuu Jiang 1949-1960s


Part of the Atamai-class consisting of the Atami and Futami, preceded by the Seta. Built under the 1927 Fiscal Year, laid down by Mitsui Shipyards, Tama, Japan on 6 November 1928, laid down on 30 March 1929, completed on 30 June 1929, decommissioned on 30 September 1945, handed over to the Republic of China/Taiwan an renamed Yong Ping in 1946, captured by China on 30 November 1949, renamed Wu Jiang and broken up in the 1960s.

Displacement  249 tons and as dimensions 45,90 (over all) x 5,56 x 1,1 metres or 150.7 x 17.4 x 3.7 feet. Machinery consisted geared turbines with  Kampon boilers supplying 1.300hp allowing a speed of 16 knots and a range of 1.000 nautical miles and a speed of 54 knots. Crew numbered 54 men. Armament consisted of 1-8cm/3.1” /45 cal gun, 5-Lewis machineguns and since 1941 1-Hotchkiss M1929 anti aircraft machine gun. 

Dutch tug Hercules sold towards Singapore according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 18 October 1935

An item reported that the Dutch tug Hercules of 190 gross tons and built by Scot&Sons, Bowling in 1907 was sold to Chop Hock Kee Hoc, Singapore.(1)

Note
1. Owned by the Ned. Ind. Tank Stoomboot Maatschappij, The Hague, Netherlands, dimensions 107.1 x 23.2 x 11.1 (hold) feet, coal bunker capacity 103 tons, horsepower 450ihp, steel built, screw steam tug  and call sign TCNF.

British steamship (ex-Highland Laddie) Jamaica Settler sold to be broken up in Scotland according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 18 October 1935

An item reported that the British steamship (ex-Highland Laddie) Jamaica Settler of 7.256 gross tons and built at Birkenhead, England in 1910 was sold by the Jamaica Banana Producers S.S. Company Limited (Kayem Son&Company Limited), London, England to a Scottish scrap yard. She transported for a long time bananas from Jamaica towards Rotterdam, Netherlands and arrived in the meantime at London. 

British passenger and banana boat Patucasold towards the Netehrlands to be broken up according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 17 May 1935

An item reported that the Dutch scrap yard Frank Rijsdijk’s Industrieele Ondernemingen N.V., Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, Netherlands bought the British passenger and banana boat Patuca from the firm Elders&Fyffes Limited, London, England of 6.103 gross register tons, built in 1913 to be broken up. 

Dutch motor lugger Miek (SCH 140) sold within the Netherlands according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 28 June 1935

An item reported that the Dutch motor lugger Miek (SCH 140) of Scheveningen was sold towards Katwijk, Netherlands, fitted out for the trawl fishery and arrived with her new pennant KW 46 at Ijmuiden, Netherlands. 

Dutch motor lugger Jan (SCH 170) sold within the Netherlands according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 28 June 1935

An item reported that the Dutch motor lugger Jan (SCH 170) was sold by the shipping company M. v.d. Toorn den Dulk, Scheveningen, Netherlands to a new owner at Katwijk, Netherlands. She arrived in the meantime at Woubrugge, Netherlands to be examined and would be afterwards used for the trawl fishery with as homeport Ijmuiden, Netherlands. 

German tug Edzard sold towards the Netherlands according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 28 June 1935

An item reported that the German tug Edzard of 23 ton and 1-230hp engine lying at Emden, Germany was sold by master J. Meinen, Emden to master J. de Cock, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 

German oil products tanker Seacod 2006-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 16 January 2018

Germany-flagged, homeport Bremen, Germany, IMO 9352315, MMSI 218019000 and call sign DDPW. Built at the Lindenau Shipyard, Kiel, Germany in 2006. Owned and managed by German Tanker Shipping, Bremen, Germany. 

Canadian containership (ex-Cosco Vietnam 2011-2012, Alianca Itapoa 2012-2013) Cosco Vietnam 2013-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 16 January 2018

Hong Kong/China-flagged, homeport Hong Kong, IMO 9448815, MMSI 477266900 and call sign VRID5. Ex-Cosco Vietnam renamed March 2012 and Alianca Itapoa renamed June 2013. Owned and managed by Seaspan Shipmanagement, Vancouver, Canada. Built by Hyundai Heavy Industries, Ulsan, South Korea in 2011. 

British fish freighter Dogger Bank sold to the Netherlands to be broken up according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 11 December 1936

An item reported that the British Hull Steam Fishing and Ice Company Limited, Hull, England at that moment in liquidation sold her fish freighter Dogger Bank of 274 gross and 117 net tons and built at Selby, England in 1913 to the N.V. Holland, Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, Netherlands to be broken up. 

Dutch steam trawler Vios III (IJM 134) sold to be broken up according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 11 December 1936

An item reported that the Dutch steam trawler Vios III (IJM 134) with as homeport Ijmuiden, Netherlands all for a long time taken  out of service was sold to a Dutch scrap yard. 

British tug Ajax sold towards the Netherlands to be broken up according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 11 December 1936

An item reported that the British tug Ajax of 267 gross tons, 1.200 ihp horsepower and built at Glasgow, Scotland in 1894 was sold by the Southampton Isle of Wight&South of England Royal Mail Stea, Packet Company Limited, Southampton, England to the shipyard De Koophandel, Nieuw-Lekkerland, Netherlands to be broken up. 

Dutch steam drifter IJM 224 sold in the Netherlands according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 11 December 1936

An item reported that the Dutch steam drifter IJM 224 built in 1914 was sold by the N.V. Exploitatie Maatschappij Zuiderhaaks, Ijmuiden, Netherlands to the N.V. Gebr. Den Dulk’s Handelsmaatschappij, Katwijk aan Zee, Netherlands. Her homeport remained Ijmuiden and she would still participate in the trawl fishery. 

British steam trawler Lord Chelmsford sold towards the Netherlands according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 11 December 1936

An item reported that the Dutch shipping company Firma Wed. S.I. Groen, Ijmuiden, Netherlands bought at Hull, England the British steam trawler Lord Chelmsford built in 1925. With her 339 gross tons and a length of 138 feet was she the largest trawler in the fleet of Ijmuiden. 

Chinese bulk carrier Jin Wen Feng 2012-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 14 January 2018

Hong Kong/China-flagged, IMO 9532666, MMSI 477552500 and call sign VRKZ4. Owned and managed by SDIC, Beijing, China. Built as the Guo Tou 303 by Shanhaiguan Shipbuilding Industry, Qinhuangdao, China in 2012. 

Yugoslavian steamship Preradovic sold towards England according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 29 March 1940

An item reported that the Yugoslavian 9.000 steamship Preradovic arrived from Buenos Aires, Argentina at Antwerp, Belgium where she was sold by the South Slavic Lloyd to a British shipping company. Her crew numbering 36 men refused to enter the service of the British company and was forced to leave the ship. The edition dated 12 April 1940mentioned 5.341 gross register tons. 

Dutch East Indies steamship Gouverneur Generaal Mijer cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-Bode dated 28 August 1889

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 28th reported the departure of the Dutch East Indies steamship Gouverneur Generaal Mijer master Berghuis van Woortman towards Padang, Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. Call sign TDLW, homeport Batavia, horsepower 135hp and net capacity 1.250,04 cubic metres/441,71 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 26 August 1889

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 25th August reported the departure of the Dutch East Indies steamship Karang master Jansen towards Muntok, Palembang and Djambi, Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. Call sign TFLJ, homeport Batavia, horsepower 60hp and net capacity 586,12 cubic metres/207,10 tons of 2,83 cubic metres. 

Dutch government steamship Lucifer cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-Bode dated 26 August 1889

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 26th August reported the arrival of the Dutch government steamship Lucifer master Hakker coming from Surabaya, Dutch East Indies. 

Dutch East Indies steamship Karang cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-Bode dated 15 August 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, horsepower 60hp and net capacity 586,12 cubic metres/207,10 tons of 2,83 cubic metres. 

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Luxembourg cutter suction dredger Fernao de Magalhaes 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 8 January 2018

Luxembourg-flagged, IMO 9466697, MMSI 253414000 and call sign LXFD. Owned by Codralux, Luxembourg and managed by Jan de Nul Group, Luxembourg. Built by Uljanik Shipyard, Pola, Croatia in 2011. 

Dutch East Indies bark Albertine Beatrice cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-Bode dated 8 August 1889

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 8th reported the departure of the Dutch East Indies bark Albertine Beatrice master De Bruijn towards the Eiland Amsterdam, Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. Call sign TBDG, homeport Batavia and net capacity 1.336,79 cubic metres/472,36 tons of 2,83 cubic metres. 

Dutch East Indies schooner Api Maas cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-Bode dated 6 August 1889

An item 5th dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies reported the arrival of the Dutch East Indies schooner Api Maas master Mohamad Djoet coming from Muntok, Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. Or Apie Maas, call sign TBLN, homeport Muntok and net capacity 212,87 cubic metres/75,21 tons of 2,83 cubic metres. 

Dutch East Indies schooner Maschoor Balgair cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-Bode dated 6 August 1889

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 6th reported the arrival of the Dutch East Indies schooner Maschoor Balgair coming from Sumbawa, Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. Similar to the brig with call sign TGKL, homeport Surabaya, Dutch East Indies and net capacity 314,31 cubic metres/85,62 tons of 2,83 cubic metres?

Dutch screw steamship Prinses Amalia underway from the Dutch East Indies towards the Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Java-Bode dated 6 August 1889

An item dated 3rd reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer, Dutch East Indies by the Dutch steamship Prinses Amalia underway from Batavia, Dutch East Indies towards Amsterdam, Netherlands.(1)

Note
1. Screw steamship, call sign PQND, homeport Amsterdam, Netherlands, horsepower 400hp and net capacity 2.399 tons, 7.473,74 cubic metres/2.638,22 tons of 2,83 cubic metres. 

Dutch East Indies steamship Gouverneur Generaal Mijer cruising on the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-Bode dated 5 August 1889

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 5th reported the departure of the Dutch East Indies steamship Gouverneur Generaal Mijer master Berghuis van Woortman towards Samarang and Surabaya, Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. Call sign TCDM, homeport Batavia and net capacity 490,24 cubic metres/173,22 tons of 2,83 cubic metres. 

Dutch East Indies bark Kasbolhair cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-Bode dated 5 August 1889

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 5th reported the departure of the Dutch East Indies bark Kasbolhair towards the east.(1)

Note
1. The bark Kas Balgair, call sign TFLP, homeport Palembang, Dutch East Indies and net capacity 1.132,70 cubic metres/400,24 tons of 2,83 cubic metres?

Swedish car carrier Baltic Bright 1996-



Rostock, Germany 11 August 2016

Sweden-flagged, homeport Skarhamn, IMO 9129263, MMSI 265425000 and call sign SIHZ. Owned and managed by Charterfrakt Baltic Carrier, Gothenburg, Sweden. Built by Karlskronavarvet, Karlskrona, Sweden in 1996. 

French steam trawler Aubepine sold towards the Netherlands to be broken up according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 9 July 1937

An item reported that the French steam trawler Aubepine of 181 tons gross tonnage and built in 1899 was sold by Soc. La Pèche Francaise, Fécamp, France to the N.V. Frank Rijsdijk’s Industrieele Ondernemingen, Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, Netherlands to be broken up. 

French steam trawler Francette sold towards the Netherlands to be broken up according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 9 July 1937

An item reported that the French steam trawler Francette of 173 tons gross tonnage and built in 1895 was sold by Merrienne Frères, Fécamp. France to the N.V. Frank Rijsdijk’s Industrieele Ondernemingen, Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, Netherlands to be broken up. 

French trawler D 1039 sold towards the Netherlands to be broken up according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 9 July 1937

An item reported that the French trawler D 1039 was sold to the N.V. Frank Rijsdijk’s Industrieele Ondernemingen, Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, Netherlands to be broken up. 

French trawler D 794 sold towards the Netherlands to be broken up according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 9 July 1937

An item reported that the French trawler D 794 was sold to the N.V. Frank Rijsdijk’s Industrieele Ondernemingen, Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, Netherlands to be broken up. 

French trawler Adrien sold towards the Netherlands to be broken up according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 9 July 1937

An item reported that the French trawler Adrien of 225 tons gross tonnage and built in 1900 was sold by Fourny-Duval, Boulogne, France to the N.V. Frank Rijsdijk’s Industrieele Ondernemingen, Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, Netherlands to be broken up. 

Dutch steam trawler Vier Gebroeders (ZK 65) sold to be broken up according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 9 July 1937

An item reported that the Dutch steal built steam trawler Vier Gebroeders (ZK 65) was sold by the N.V. Visscherij Maatschappij Marie, Zoutkamp, Netherlands to a Dutch shipyard to be broken up. 

Dutch steam trawler Hoop op Zegen (ZK 6) sold to be broken up according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 9 July 1937

An item reported that the Dutch steal built steam trawler Hoop op Zegen (ZK 6) was sold by the N.V. Visscherij Maatschappij Marie, Zoutkamp, Netherlands to a Dutch shipyard to be broken up. 

German sailing vessel (ex-Vilm 1952-1992) Roald Amundsen 1992-

Rostock, Germany 11 August 2016

Germany-flagged, homeport Eckfernförde, IMO 8994489, MMSI 211215170 and call sign DARG. Ex-Vilm renamed January 1992. Built by Elbewerft Boizenburg, Boizenburg, Germany in 1952. 

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Russia buying merchant ships in Sweden according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 19 April 1935

An item reported that the Russian trade representative in Sweden bought at Göteborg, Sweden 6 quite new Swedish merchant ships on behalf of the Russian merchant marine. Negotiations for buying more ships were still going on. 

Dutch shipyard at Amsterdam, Netherlands received order for building Russian timber carrier according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 17 May 1935

An item reported that the Dutch shipyard Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw Maatschappij, Amsterdam, Netherlands received from Machino Import, Moscow, Russia the order to built a third timber carrier of 3.635 tons cargo capacity to be livered in March 1936. Of this type were already 2 (ordered end February 1935) under construction. 

Norwegian steamship (ex-Stokka) Damptre sold to Russia and renamed Amur according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 17 May 1935

An item reported that the Norwegian steamship (ex-Stokka) Damptre of 1,931 gross and 1.104 net tons and built at Rotterdam, Netherlands in 1921 was sold by the Rederi A/S Mascot (director Arthur H. Mathiesen), Oslo, Norway towards the Soviet Union. The edition dated 28 June reported that she was renamed Amur and departed on 1o June from Sarpsborg towards Archangel. 

British ferry (ex-Brocklesby) Highland Queen sold towards the Netherlands to be broken up according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 24 December 1936

An item reported that the British ferry (ex-Brocklesby) Highland Queen of 508 gross tons and built at Hull, England in 1912 was sold by the Redcliffe Shipping Company Limited, Hull to the N.V. De Koophandel, Nieuw-Lekkerland, Netherlands to be broken up. 

British ferry Hampton sold towards the Netherlands to be broken up according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 24 December 1936

An item reported that the British ferry Hampton was sold to the N.V. De Koophandel, Nieuw-Lekkerland, Netherlands to be broken up. 

British steam tanker British Admiral sold towards the Netherlands to be broken up according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 24 December 1936

An item reported that the British steam tanker British Admiral of 6.842 gross and 4.232 net tons and built at Newcastle, England in 1917 was sold to the Frank Rijsdijk‘s Industrieele Ondernemingen, Hendrk-Ido-Ambacht, Netherlands to be broken up. 

Dutch steam trawler Zwarte Zee (IJM27) sold towards England according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 27 December 1935

An item reported that the Dutch steam trawler Zwarte Zee (IJM27) was sold by the shipping company J. Frater Smid&G. Prins, Rotterdam, Netherlands to B. Ramster, Lowestoft, England and renamed Alvazar. 

Polish bulk carrier (ex-Wadowice 2010) Wadowice II 2010-




Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 14 January 2018

Bahamas-flagged, homeport Nassau, IMO 9488102, MMSI 311024300 and call sign C6XW7. Ex-Wadowice renamed March 2010. Built by Xingang Shipbuilding Heavy Industry, Tianjin, China in 2010. Onwned and managed by Polsteam, Szczecin, Poland. 

Belgian steam trawler Jean Claude sold in Belgium according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 18 August 1938

An item reported that the Belgian steam trawler Jean Claude of 260 tons gross tonnage and built in 1907 was sold by the Transport en handel Maatschappij, Antwerpen, Belgium to the Etablissements Van Heyghen Frères, Gen, Belgium [to be broken up?]. 

Dutch motor tug Eems executed with success trial according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 18 August 1938

An item reported the successful trial on 5 August on the Eems by the new Dutch motor tug Eems designed by the Scheepsbouwkundig Bureau Het Noorden, Groningen, Netherlansds for account of the Wed. J. v.d. Luit, Delfzijl, Netherlands. Fitted out with 1--250hp 5-cylinder H.M.G. diesel. 

Dutch steam trawler Hercules not to be broken up but again active in the fishery according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 1 September 1939

An item reported that the Dutch steam trawler Hercules of the Visscherij Onderneming De Vem, Ijmsuiden, Netherlands was decommissioned and probably to be sold for breaking up. The edition dated 2 February 1940 hwoever reported that she was not broken up by undergone major repairs at a shipyard at Amsterdam, Netherlands and to be used on short notice for the North Sea fishery again with as homeport Ijmuiden

British fishing vessel Familiar Friend sold to the Netherlands to be broken up according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 1 September 1939

An item reported that the British fishing vessel Familiar Friend of 92 tons gross tonnage and built at Lowestoft, England in 1911 was sold by the firm James J. Solbq, Lowestoft, England to a Dutch shipyard to be broken up. 

Belgian Compagnie Maritime Belge bought Norwegian tanker Ronald and renamed her Mafuta according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 24 November 1939

An item reported that the Belgian shipping company Compagnie Maritime Belge bought the Norwegian tanker Ronald now used as a whaler, Owned by the company Hektor, managed by N. Brugge as shipping agent the firm Grisar&Marily, Antwerp, Belgium. Homeport was Tonsberg, Norway but usually Oslo, Norway. Owned by the company Hektor, managed by N. Brugge as shipping agent the firm Grisar&Marily, Antwerp, Belgium. Homeport was Tonsberg, Norway but usually Oslo, Norway. She was to be renamed Mafuta in Belgian service and to be used for the transport of palm oil from Congo towards Belgium. Deadweight 10.500 tons, gross tonnage 6.322 tons, net tonnage 3.663 tons and built by R. Duncan, Port Glasgow, Scotland in 1920. Was to be delivered in December to her new Belgian owner and in January was her first voyage towards Congo to be made. 

Dutch tug Woelwater sold within the Netherlands according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 24 November 1939

An item reported that the Dutch tug Woelwater was sold by J. van Wijk and R. Koller, Delfzijl, Netherlands to N.V.E. Wagenborg Scheepvaart en Expeditiebedrijf, Delfzijl. Built by Bijlsma, Wartena, Netherlands in 1938. 

Dutch motor fishing vessel Eendracht III sold to the Free City of Danzig according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 24 November 1939

An item reported that the Dutch motor fishing vessel Eendracht III of 112 tons gross tonnage and built by Gebr. V.d. Meer, Vlaardingen, Netherlands in 1915 was sold by the N.V. v/h C. van den Dulk, Katwijk, Netherlands to thec Hocheedf. G.m.b.H. Kormoran, Danzig and renamed Kalthof.(1)

Note
1. The Danziger Hochseefischerei-Gesellschaft Kormoran m.b.H. founded on 10 June 1939, Free City of Danzig. Preceded by the Visscherij Maatschappij Neptune also named N.V. Zeevaart Maatschappijvoor Overzeevisscherij Neptun or Hochseefischerei und Fischindustrie m.b.H., Gdynia, Poland. 

Dutch oil/chemical tanker (ex-Jo Laguna D 2000-2005) Laguna D 2005-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 13 January 2018

Netherlands-flagged, IMO 9192375, MMSI 246580000 and call sign PBSH. Ex-Jo Laguna D renamed March 2005. Built by Cantiere Navale de Poli, Venezia, Italy in 2000. Owned and managed by Maritime Performances, Barendrecht, Netherlands. 

Dutch East Indies steamship Karang cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-Bode dated 5 August 1889

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 5th reported the departure of the Dutch East Indies steamship Karang master Jansen towards Muntok and Palembang, Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. Call sign TFLJ, homeport Batavia, horsepower 60hp and net capacity 586,12 cubic metres/207,10 tons of 2,83 cubic metres. 

Dutch East Indies steamship Vice President Prins cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-Bode dated 5 August 1889

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 5th reported the departure of the Dutch East Indies steamship Vice President Prins master Heddes towards Surabaya and Bandjermasin, Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. Call sign TJHG, homeport Batavia, horsepower 130hp and net capacity 880,89 cubic metres/311,26 tons of 2,83 cubic metres. 

Dutch East Indies schooner Kan Tjeng Soen cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-Bode dated 5 August 1889

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 4th reported the departure of the Dutch East Indies schooner Kan Tjeng Soen towards Telok Betong, Dutch East Indies. 

Dutch East Indies steamship Billiton cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-Bode dated 5 August 1889

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 4th reported the arrival of the Dutch East Indies steamship Billiton master Meijer coming from Billiton, Dutch East Indies, shipping agents N.I. Handelsbank.(1)

Note
1. Call sign TCDM, homeport Batavia and net capacity 490,24 cubic metres/173,22 tons of 2,83 cubic metres. 

Dutch East Indies bark Kasbalhair cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-Bode dated 5 August 1889

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 3rd reported the arrival of the Dutch East Indies bark Kasbalhair coming from the West.(1)

Note
1. The bark Kas Balgair, call sign TFLP, homeport Palembang, Dutch East Indies and net capacity 1.132,70 cubic metres/400,24 tons of 2,83 cubic metres?

Dutch East Indies steamship Minister Fransen van de Putte cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-Bode dated 1 August 1889

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 1st reported the departure of the Dutch East Indies steamship Minister Fransen van de Putte master Harthoorn towards Cheribon, Tegal and Surabaya, Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. Call sign TGMQ, homeport Batavia, horsepower 125 hp and net capacity 1.531,12 cubic metres/541,03 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 1 August 1889

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 1st reported the arrival of the Dutch East Indies steamship Gouverneur Generaal Mijer master Berghuis van Woortman coming from Palembang and Muntok. Dutch East Indies. Shipping agents N.I. Stoomvaart Maatschappij.(1)

Note
1. Call sign TDLW, homeport Batavia, horsepower 135hp and net capacity 1.250,04 cubic metres/441,71 tons of 2,83 cubic metres. 

Monday, 15 January 2018

Brazilian oil products tanker (ex-Verona I 2006-2010) FSL Singapore 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 13 January 2018

Singapore-flagged, IMO 9311725, MMSI 564187000 and call sign 9VVN2. Ex-Verona I renamed June 2010. Owned by Petrobras, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and managed by Columbia Shipmanagement Singapore, Singapore. Built by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, Ulsan, South Korea in 2006. 

French Tourville-class battleships to be fitted out with a Janney-gear for rotating the gun turrets according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1914-1915 no. 3

Lyon-class

An item referred to the Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens reporting that the French Tourville-class battleships were to be fitted out with a so-called Janney gear making it possible to convert electric power into hydraulic for rotating the gun turrets.(1)

Note
1. The Lyon-class consisting of the Lyon, Lille, Duquesne and Tourville which was an improved Normandie-class but cancelled when the First World War broke out. The Dunkerque-class of the 1930’s were in fact the successors of the Normandie-class. 

Former French monitor Fulminant to be broken up in the Netherlands according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1913-1914 no. 4

An item reported that the former French target ship Fulminant which was sold to the Dutch firm Jan van Rijsdijk, Hendrik Ido Ambacht, Netherlands was towed to the Netherlands to be broken up was berthed for some time at the quay of the super phosphate plant Holland at Pernis, Netherlands. One of the editors of the Dutch magazine was permitted to visit the ship. The Fulminant with a displacement of 5.651 tons was a so-called citadel ship with just one gun turret (with 2-27cm guns) in the middle of the ship. She was deep lying in the water and resembled a large armoured monitor except for the turret hardly proving a surfaced target. The turret was extreme large. Despite looking for it were no special alterations for her new task as target ship found. All what could be removed from the superstructures lake deck houses was already removed. Underway towards the Netherlands and on the river Maas was the breaking up continued/ Regarded the condition of armour belt and turret had she been the target of a large number of gun exercises with as only results visible blows in the 30-33cm thick old armour. Visible was also that the deck with a bam of 17 metres many times was hit. The all over conclusion however was that all these exercises did not damaged the ship self. Apparently were during exercises also modern armour piercing shells although with reduced explosives filling used while large pieces of the armour were smashed away. The editor got the impression that if the turret had been not so corroded she still could have been turned despite the fact that very close nearby a shell pierced the outside board armour and exploded behind it. The Fulminant was already replaced by a new old ironclad although better armoured. He hoped that within short time the Royal Netherlands Navy also could exercise using old warships as targets. There were enough suitable target ships available and if not, the earlier mentioned firm bought regularly old warships in the United Kingdom, USA and elsewhere.

Note
1. Belonged to the Tonnerre-class with as sister ship the Tonnerre. This single turret (1x2-10’8” guns) breastwork monitor was laid in January 1875 at Cherbourg, launched in August two years later, completed in 1882 and finally stricken in 1908. 

Brazilian steam tanker (ex-Florianopolis) Ivahy was sold in Brazil to be broken up according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 27 November 1936

An item reported that the Brazilian steam tanker (ex-Florianopolis) Ivahy of 1.491 gross and 985 net tons and  built by Gebr. Pot, Bolnes, Netherlands in 1912 was sold by the Cia. Commercio e Navagacao, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to be broken up. 

Dutch steam trawler (ex-Argo) Fram sold to be broken up in the Netherlands according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 29 May 1936

An item reported that the Dutch steam trawler (ex-Argo) Fram of 174 tons gross register tonnage, built in 1903 by Smith’s Dock Cp. Ltd., North-Shields, England was sold by the Reederij Erenst&Weimar, Ijmuiden, Netherlands to a Dutch company to be broken up. 

Dutch motor tug Lohengrin launched at Alkmaar, Netherlands according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 2 October 1936

An item reported the successful launching of the Dutch motor tug Lohengrin by the Scheepswerf en Machinefabriek ‘t Hondsbosch voorheen C. Bosman, Alkaamr, Netherlands with yard number 704 for account of the Bataafsche Petroleum Maatschappij to be used in the Dutch East Indies. She was to be fitted out with 1-40hp 2 cylinder Kromhout diesel. Sister ship was Tristan built by the same shipyard. 

Steamship (ex-Helder, Sirius, Madura) Arctic Prince sold to the Soviet Union and renamed Komsomoltez Arktiki according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 2 October 1936

An item reported that the steamship (ex-Helder, Sirius, Madura) Arctic Prince of 3.450 and 2.310 net tons was sold to the Soviet Union and renamed Komsomoltez Arktiki. Built in 1907 by the Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw Maatschappij, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 

Belgian twin screw steamship Topaze sold to the Netherlands to be broken up according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 2 October 1936

An item reported that via intermediation of shipbrokers Jacques Pierot Jr.&Zonen, Rotterdam, Netherlands the Belgian twin screw steamship Topaze of 634 gross tons built by the Société Anonyme J. Cockerill, Hoboken, Belgium and owned by the Société Anonyme John Cockerill, Seraing, Belgium was sold to the N.V. Holland Scheepswerf en Machinefabriek, Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, Netherlands to be broken up. 

Belgian twin screw steamship Rubis sold to the Netherlands to be broken up according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 2 October 1936

An item reported that via intermediation of shipbrokers Jacques Pierot Jr.&Zonen, Rotterdam, Netherlands the Belgian twin screw steamship Rubis of 634 gross tons built by the Société Anonyme J. Cockerill, Hoboken, Belgium and owned by the Société Anonyme John Cockerill, Seraing, Belgium was sold to the N.V. Holland Scheepswerf en Machinefabriek, Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, Netherlands to be broken up. 

German crude oil tanker HS Tosca 2004-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 13 January 2018

Malta-flagged, homeport Valletta, IMO 9288851, MMSI 229272000 and call sign 9HA3190. Owned and managed by V.Ships Germany, Hamburg, Germany. Built by Samsung Shipbuilding&Heavy Industries, Geoje, South Korea in 2004. 

Singapore oil tanker (ex-Arctic Char 2010-2015) Hafnia Arctic 2015-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 14 January 2018

Singapore-flagged, IMO 9332640, MMSI 566230000 and call sign 9V3326. Ex-Arcti Char renamed 19 February 2015. Delivered by Brodosplit, Split, Croatia on 12 January 2010. Registered owner Hafnia Tanker Shipholding 2 Singapore Pte. Ltd., Singapore, technically operated by Donnely Tankers Management Ltd., Athens, Greece and commercially operated by Strait Tankers Pte. Ltd. As agent to desponent owner, Singapore. 

British trawler Raven sold to the Netherlands to be broken up according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 27 November 1936

An item reported that the British trawler Raven of about 200 gross tons was sold by the Hull Steam Fishing&Ice Company Limited, Hull, England to the N.V. Holland, Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, Netherlands to be broken up. She was expected to arrive on short notice coming from Hull. 

British trawler Beatrice sold to the Netherlands to be broken up according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 27 November 1936

An item reported that the British trawler Beatrice of about 200 gross tons was sold by the Hull Steam Fishing&Ice Company Limited, Hull, England to the N.V. Holland, Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, Netherlands to be broken up. She was expected to arrive on short notice coming from Hull. 

Dutch steam trawler Olfa (IJM 20) sold to be broken up according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 27 November 1936

An item reported that the Dutch steam trawler Olfa (IJM 20) of 155 gross tons and built in 1895 was sold by the N.V. Exploitatie Maatschappij Zuider Haaks, Ijmuiden, Netherlands to the Frank Rijsdijks; Industrieele Ondernemingen, Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, Netherlands to be broken up. 

Dutch steam trawler Inie (IJM 5) sold to broken up according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 27 November 1936

An item reported that the Dutch steam trawler Inie (IJM 5) of 145 gross tons and built in 1891 was sold by the N.V. Exploitatie Maatschappij Zuider Haaks, Ijmuiden, Netherlands to the Frank Rijsdijks; Industrieele Ondernemingen, Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, Netherlands to be broken up. 

British tug (ex-Graham Menzies) Redesdale sold within the United Kingdom according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 27 November 1936

An item reported that the British tug (ex-Graham Menzies) Redesdale of 71 gross tons and built at Geertruidenberg, Netherlands in 1912 was sold by Richard Abel and Sons Ltd., Liverpool, England to Messrs. Kay and Dennitt, Rock Ferry, England. 

Dutch tug-trawler Zeemeeuw (ZK 32) sold to be broken up according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 13 November 1936

An item reported that the Dutch tug-trawler Zeemeeuw (ZK 32) of 100 gross tons and built in 1892 was sold by the N.V. Visscherij Maatschappij Praxis, IJmuiden, Netherlands to the Frank Rijsdijks; Industrieele Ondernemingen, Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, Netherlands to be broken up. 

Dutch tug-trawler Noordzee (ZK 35) sold to be broken up according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 13 November 1936

An item reported that the Dutch tug-trawler Noordzee (ZK 35) of 71 gross tons and built in 1909 was sold by the N.V. Visscherij Maatschappij Praxis, IJmuiden, Netherlands to the Frank Rijsdijks; Industrieele Ondernemingen, Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, Netherlands to be broken up. 

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Russian general cargo ship (ex-Alexandergracht 1991-2012) Georgy Sedov 2012-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 14 January 2018

Russia-flagged, homeport Murmansk, IMO 8811950, MMSI 273380850 and call sign UBQO3, part of the fleet of the Leasing Company Vega LLC, Krasnoyarsk, Russia. The former Dutch general cargo ship Alexandergracht, MMSI 244781000, owned and managed by Spliethoff’s Bevrachtingskantoor, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Netherlands-flagged, homeport Amsterdam and built by Tille Scheepsbouw, Kootstertille, Netherlands in 1991. 

Dutch steam trawler (ex-Ecliptica) Juliana (IJM 63) sold to be broken up according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 18 September 1936

An item reported that the Dutch steam trawler (ex-Ecliptica) Juliana (IJM 63) in the past also used as cargo ship was sold towards Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, Netherlands to be broken up. 

US Government subsiding building merchant ships according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 18 September 1936

An item reported that on behalf of the US Merchant fleet in 6 years 35 cargo and passenger ships were to be built which in time of war could be used as auxiliary ships. The US government intended to pay 35-50% of the 500 million US dollars building costs. 

Dutch sailing lugger VL. 181 sold towards Denmark according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 4 September 1936

An item reported that the Dutch sailing lugger VL. 181 already for some years out of service was sold by N.V. Van Toor’s Bisscherij Maatschappij, Vlaardingen, Netherlands to C.G. Schumann, Egernsund, Denmark. 

Chilean steamship (ex-B.W. III) Castilla sold to new Chilean owner according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 4 September 1936

An item reported that the Chilean steamship (ex-B.W. III) Castilla, built by the shipyard Noordster, Groningen, Netherlands in 1920 was by the shipping company Gildemeister&Co., Valparaiso, Chile was sold to the shipping company Martinez, Pereira&Compañia Limited, San Antonio, Chile. 

Dutch steam trawler IJM 175 sold to be broken up according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 4 September 1936

An item reported that the Dutch steam trawler IJM 175 of the Exploitatie en Administratie Maatschappij Shamrock, Ijmuiden, Netherlands already laid up for a long time was sold to a Dutch scrap yard to be broken up. 

Dutch steam trawler IJM 151 sold to be broken up according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 4 September 1936

An item reported that the Dutch steam trawler IJM 151 of the Visscherij Maatschappij Forward, Ijmuiden, Netherlands already laid up for a long time was sold to a Dutch scrap yard to be broken up. 

Dutch steam trawler IJM 9 sold to broken up according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 4 September 1936

An item reported that the Dutch steam trawler IJM 9 of the Algemeen Visschers Maatschappij, Ijmuiden, Netherlands already laid up for a long time was sold to a Dutch scrap yard to be broken up. 

Dutch utility vessel Yvonne W 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 14 January 2018

Netherlands-flagged, IMO 9631498, MMSI 246690000 and call sign PCMG. Built by the Neptune Shipyard, Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Netherlands in 2011. 

British passenger ship ss Bloemfontein Castle 1949-1959 (Patris 1959-1979, Mediterranean Island 1979-1981, Mediterranean Star 1981-1988, Terra 1988-1989)

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Owned by the Union Castle Line between 1950-1959, Chandis Lines between 1959-1979 and the Karageorgis Lines between 1979-1987. Launched by Harland&Wollf, Belfast, Northern Ireland with yard number 1421 on 25 August 1949, completed on 6 April 1950, first voyage begun on 6 April 1950, renamed Patris and owned by Chandris Lines, Greece in 1959, Mediterranean Island in 1979, Mediterranean Star in 1981, Terra in 1988, in her last stage of her career used as a ferry and broken up in Pakistan in in 1989. 

Russian bucket dredger Petschora launched at Kinderdijk, Netherlands according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 31 March 1939

An item reported the launching by the J.&k. Smit’s Scheepswerven N.V., Kinderdijk, Netherlands on Saturday 18th March of the self propelling bucket dredger Petschora built for Russian account. Main dimensions 77 x 13,50 x 5,70 (hold) x 3,70 metres. Machinery consisted of 1-600hp vertical triple expansion steam engine and 2-900hp vertical expansion steam engines. Dredging depth 18 metres. Bucket capacity 1.100 litres. Dredging capacity 750 cubic metres/hour. 

Dutch built Russian dredger Tichbinka exeuted her trials according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 31 March 1939

An item reported that the Tichbinka, third and last dredger built by the Dutsch shipyard De Klop, Sliedrecht, Netherlands executed her trial on 9 March on the Nieuwe Waterweg. Dredging qualities were also tested. Bucket capacity 1.100 litres and dredging capacity 750 cubic metres/hour. 

Dutch built Tunisian ocean going motor tug Cap Carthage executed successfully her trials according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 31 March 1939

An item reported that the Tunisian steel built ocean going motor tug Cap Carthage executed with success her trial on the Nieuwe Maas maintaining a speed of more as 10 knots. She was built by the N.V. T. van Duivendijk’s Scheepswerf, Lekkerkerk, Netherlands for account of the Tunisian government. Dimensions 76.5 x 18.5 x 8.0 feet. Lloyds 110 A 1(towing services). Fitted out with 1-500hp Deutz diesel engine. 

Belgian shipyard ordered to built a tug for Palestina according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 17 March 1939

An item reported that the N.V. Scheepsbouwwerven Jos. Boel&Zonen, Temsche, Belgium was ordered by a firm from Palestina to built a tug with as main dimensions 50 (between perpendiculars) x 12 (outside midsection) x 6.6 (depth at sides) feet and to be used on the Dead Sea. The Dutch Bolman Motorenfabriek, Bolnes, Netherlands was to manufacture 1-200hp 4-cylinder Bolnes diesel 4-HS-230 with none compression. 

Dutch built French steam tug Espadon delivered to owners according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 17 March 1939

An item reported that after a successful trial the French steam tug Espadon was delivered by the N.V. Vlaardingsche Machinefabriek I.A. Kreber, Vlaardingen, Netherlands to her owners. She was especially built to serve in tropical conditions and was fitted out with a 100 ihp engine able to use wood as fuel. 

Greek cabinet ordered by British shipyard Vosper Limited 2 motor torpedo boats according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 17 March 1939

An item reported that the Greek cabinet ordered by Vosper Limited, Portsmouth, England the building of 2 torpedo motorboats with a length of 70 feet of the latest type. The armament was to consist of 21” torpedo tubes and a quick firing gun. The machinery consisted of 4x1.050hp engines allowing a speed of more as 40 knots still excellent seaworthy. With two engines standby were lower speeds possible. Five boats were built for the British Royal Navy and the Swedish ordered the building of similar boats. 

Dutch torpedoes Mk 20, 37 mod 2 and 9

Marinemuseum Den Helder, Netherlands 11-1-2018

Hr.Ms. Friesland destroyers/submarine chaser

Dutch 3-cylinder submarine Hr.Ms. Tonijn

The Mk20 was a British battery powered torpedo fitted out with a passive acoustic target search system and between 1961-1972 used for the Dutch submarines and experimental on board of the Dutch Friesland-class of  destroyers/submarine chasers.
The Mk 37 mod 2 was a wire guided torpedo powered by an Otto fuelled combustion engine and between 1960-1995 used for the Dutch Dolfijn, Potvis and Zwaardvls submarine classes.
The Mk9 was an unguided burner cycle combustion engine powered topedoe and used between 1942-1961 on board of Dutch destroyers. 

Dutch merchant ships were to be fitted out with paravanes according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 29 September 1939

An item reported that according to tidings in the next weeks as much as possible all Dutch merchant ships were to be fitted out with paravanes as protection against naval mines. The passenger ships were the first to be fitted out. 

Dutch steam trawler Hercules sold to be broken up according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 29 September 1939

An item reported that the Dutch steam trawler Hercules of the N.V. VisscherijOnderneming De Vem, Ijmuiden, Netherlands was decommissioned and sold to a Dutch shipyard to be broken up.