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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Dutch inland tug (ex-Jan Buzink 1929-1945, G.B. VIII 1945-1947, Cornelia I 1947-1963, Gerja 1963-1989m Eemshorn-B 1989-2008) Eemshorn 2008-


Inner harbour, Den Helder, 23 Netherlands May 2017

Netherlands-flagged, ENI 2304703, MMSI 244710354 and call sign PH2390. Dimensions 17,97 x 4,90 x 2,09cm and tonnage 12 tons. Machinery consisted of a 155hp Krupp engine later replaced by a 365hp Caterpillar. Ex-Jan Buzink of C.J. Buzink, Waspik, Netherlands, as G,B. VIII since 1945 of the Koninklijke Marechaussee Grensbewaking, Rotterdam, Netherlands and by same owner renamed in 1947 Cornelia I, renamed Gerja in 1963 by J. Brink, Groningen, Netherlands, renamed Eemshorn-B in 1989 by H.J. Postma&L.A. Logeman (Eemshorn Berging), Enkhuizen, Netherlands and renamed Eemshorn in 2008 by J. Krul, Slootdorp, Netherlands. Built by De Hoop, Hardinxveld, Netherlands in 1929. 

Danish fishing vessel Enhiørningen (E95) 1966-


Inner harbour, Den Helder, 23 Netherlands May 2017

Denmark-flagged, homeport Esbjerg, MMSI 220067000, EU number DNK000007542 and call sign OZTQ. Built in 1966 by Lemvig Scheepswerf I/S. In service since 1967. 

Dutch light cruiser Hr.Ms. Tromp 1936-1968

Dutch magazine Onze Vloot dated May 1936, front page , drawing by Th.J. Verheij

Dutch magazine Onze Vloot dated November 1935, p. 148, drawing by Adriaan van Sorge


Alexander van Maanen

Laid down at the yard of the N.V. Scheepsbouwmaatschappij at Amsterdam on 17 January 1936 with building number 240, launched on 24 May 1937, commissioned on 18 August 1938, stricken on 20 December 1968 and sold to be broken up. Her pennants were D 28, KL2, C 804 and at the end of her career A 878 when she served as an accommodation ship. Built according to the Vlootplan Deckers Naval shipbuilding program of Deckers) and called flotilla leader to prevent political discussion when called cruiser.

With a displacement of 3,450-4,025 tons full load were her dimensions 131,95 x 12,43 x 4,32 metres. The 2 Parsons turbines and 4 Yarrow boilers supplied 56,000 ahp driving 2 screws allowing a speed of 32,5 knots. Her crew numbered 298 men later increased to 380 men. The original armament consisted of 3x2-15cm guns, 2x2-40mm machine guns, 1x2-12,7mm machine guns and 2x3-53,cm torpedo tubes and a float plane. The armour consisted of a 15mm belt (amidships), 15 and 25mm decks, 20 and 30mm bulkheads while the turrets were protected by 12-25mm.

Her sister ship was the Jacob van Heemskerck which was just prepared for her trials when the German forces invaded the Netherlands. She managed to escape to England  and was there fitted out as an air defence cruiser.

Venetian galley Mujer in 1572

Part of the Holy League fleet commanded by Don Juan de Austria gathered off Gumenizas on 9 September 1572. Part of the linker wing commanded by Soranzo. Commanding officer Paulo Nani.

Source
Armada española desde la union de los reinos de castilla y aragon. C. Fernandez Duro, volume 2, 1896, 176-180. 

Venetian galley Caballo Sierpe in 1572

Part of the Holy League fleet commanded by Don Juan de Austria gathered off Gumenizas on 9 September 1572. Part of the linker wing commanded by Soranzo. Commanding officer Antonio Canale.

Source
Armada española desde la union de los reinos de castilla y aragon. C. Fernandez Duro, volume 2, 1896, 176-180. 

Venetian galley Palma in 1572

Part of the Holy League fleet commanded by Don Juan de Austria gathered off Gumenizas on 9 September 1572. Part of the linker wing commanded by Soranzo. Commanding officer Lucas Chiatuech.

Source
Armada española desde la union de los reinos de castilla y aragon. C. Fernandez Duro, volume 2, 1896, 176-180. 

Venetian galley Cristo Resucitado in 1572

Part of the Holy League fleet commanded by Don Juan de Austria gathered off Gumenizas on 9 September 1572. Part of the linker wing commanded by Soranzo. Commanding officer Antonio Pasqualigo.

Source
Armada española desde la union de los reinos de castilla y aragon. C. Fernandez Duro, volume 2, 1896, 176-180. 

Venetian galley Fortuna in 1572

Part of the Holy League fleet commanded by Don Juan de Austria gathered off Gumenizas on 9 September 1572. Part of the linker wing commanded by Soranzo. Commanding officer Hierónimo Cornell.

Source
Armada española desde la union de los reinos de castilla y aragon. C. Fernandez Duro, volume 2, 1896, 176-180. 

Dutch monitor 2nd class Zr. Ms. Krokodil 1867-1906

Den Helder, Netherlands in 1871. 
Foto Rijksmusem Amsterdam, Netherlands. Original linh

Laid down at Laird, Birkenhead, England, Netherlands on 3 July 1867, launched on 7 January 1868, trial on 30 May 1868, modernized including fitting out with a metal superstructure in 1884, conning tower fitted out with a steel roof in 1890, commissioned on 16 March 1900, stricken and sold to J.G. van der Linden, Woerden, Netherlands on 1906. Costs when first fitted out for sea ƒ 765.115,00.

Displacement 1.530 tons and as dimensions 54,00 (loadline between perpendiculars)-56,60 (over all without rudder) x 13,33 (outside armour)-3,06-4,08 (hold) x 2,85 (maximum loaded fore)-2,95 (maximum loaded aft) metres. The machinery consisted of 2-2cylinder engines. Two 4-bladed screws, Horsepower 140hp and in the beginning also fitted out with small sail rigging. Maximum speed 9 miles and a coal bunker capacity of 150 tons. Armour consisted of a 11,4-14cm thick belt, a 1,9-2,5cm thick deck and with the gun turrets and conning tower protected by respectively 20,3-28cm and 14cm. Call sign GQMD. The armament consisted originally of 2-23cm Armstrong rifled guns replaced in 1884 by 1-28cm Krupp rifled gun, 1-7,5cm Krupp gun, 2-3,7cm guns and 2-3,7cm revolvers. Crew numbered 75 men. 

British heavy cruiser HMS Cumberland 57) 1924-1959

Drawing by G.J.F. Naerebout in Van Zee tot Zee

Part of the County-class heavy cruisers Kent sub class consisting of the Berwick, Kent, Cumberland, Cornwall and Suffolk of the British Royal Navy and the Australia and Canberra of the Royal Australian Navy, preceded by the Hawkins-class and succeeded by the York-class. Laid down by Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow in Furness, England on 18 October 1924, launched on 16 March 1926, commissioned on 23 February 1928, decommissioned in 1946, refitted, rearmed and converted into a gunnery trials ship at Devonport, England between 1949-1951, recommissioned in 1951 and sold to be broken up in 1959.

Displacement 9.750 (standard)-13.450 (full load) tons and as dimensions 190 x 20,80 x 4,95 metres or 630 x 68.3 x 16,3 feet. The machinery consisted of 4 Brown Curtis geared turbines and 8 Admiralty 3-drum boilers supplying 80.000 shp allowing a speed of 31.5 knots. With a fuel oil bunker capacity of .3,450 tons was with a speed of 12 knots respectively 31,5 knots the range 13.300 and 3.100 nautical miles. Crew numbered 6790710 (when serving as flagship) men. The armour consisted originally of a 1.375” thick deck, 4.5” thick belt, magazine box protected by 1-4” and after 1940 4 internal boiler room sides. The original armament consisted of 4x2-20,3cm/8  guns, 4x1-10,2cm/4” anti aircraft guns, 2x4-4cm/2pd pom poms, 2x4-0.5” machineguns , 2x4-53,3cm/21” torpedo tubes and 2 aircraft for which until 1942 a catapult was available. 

Japanese navy tanker Sunosaki visited Tarakan, Dutch East Indies in 1935-1936

An item reported that the Japanese navy tanker Sunosaki visited the Dutch East Indies harbour Tarakan between 30 October-2 November 1935 and 23-27 January 1936.(1)

Source
Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1935-1936.

Note
1. Dimensions 121,9 (between perpendiculars) x 15,2 x 7,0 metres and a displacement of 8.800 (standard)-9.800 (normal) tons. The engine and 6 boilers supplied 6.000 ihp allowing a speed of 14 knots. Oil bunker capacity 2.000 tons and coal bunker capacity 800 tons. Armament consisted of 2-12m 45 cal guns and 2-8cm anti aircraft guns. Laid down at the Yokosuka navy shipyard on 28 November 1917, launched on 22 June 1918, completed on 28 September 1918 and finally broken up in 1942. 

British HMS sloop Wellington visited the Dutch East Indies in 1935

Thames, London, England 2008

An item reported that the British HMS sloop Wellington visited the Dutch East Indies harbours Tandjong Priok between 9-11 April 1935 and Benoa between 14-16 April 1935.(1)

Source
Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1934-1935. 

Note
1. Grimsby-class sloop, building ordered on 1 May 1933, laid down at Nay Yard Devonport, England on 25 September 1933, launched on 29 May 1934, commissioned on 24 January 1935, stricken in 1947, into a floating livery hall and still existing. 

British drill and training ship HMS Laburnum visited the Dutch East Indies in 1935

An item reported that the British drill and training ship Laburnum visited the Dutch East Indies harbours Boeleleng between 21-24 March 1935 and Surabaya between 25-27 March 1935.(1)

Source
Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1934-1935. 

Note
1. Acacia-class sloop, laid down by Charles Connell and Company, Scotstoun, Scotland in February 1915, launched on 10 June 1915, completed in August 1915, handed over to New Zealand on 11 March 1922, since 11 February 1935 drill and training ship for the Strait Settlements Naval Volunteer Reserve, scuttled at Singapore on 15 February 1942, salvaged around 1946, later scuttled to be used as part of an artificial breakwater but again salvaged and broken up in 1967. 

British warships HMS Kent and Falmouth visited the Dutch East Indies harbour Belawan Deli in March 1935

An item reported that the British cruiser HMS Kent (1) and sloop Falmouth visited the Dutch East Indies harbour Belawan Deli between 2-5 March 1935.

Source
Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1934-1935. 

Notes
1. County-class heavy cruiser. Laid down by Chatham Dockyard, England on 15 November 1924, launched on 16 March 1926, commissioned on 25 June 1924 and sold to be broken up on 22 January 1948.
2. Shoreham-class sloop, launched on 19 April 1932, renamed as drill ship HMS Calliope in January 1952 and broken up in 1968. 

French sloop Amiral Charner visited the Dutch East Indies in 1935

An item reported that the French sloop Amiral Charner visited the Dutch East Indies harbours Ambon between 28 September-2 October 1935, Ternate between 3-5 October 1935, Menado between 6-10 October 1935 and Tarakan between 11-13 October 1935. (1)

Source
Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1934-1935. 

Note
1. Bougainville-class sloop, launched by AC Maritime de Sud-Ouest, Bordeaux, France on 1 October 1932 and scuttled on 10 March 1945. 

Monday, 16 October 2017

American aircraft carrier USS Intrepid 1941-





New York, USA 2 October 2017

Laid down as part of the Essex-class aircraft carriers by Newport New Shipbuilding, Virginia, USA on 1 December 1941, launched on 26 April 1943, commissioned on 16 August 1943, reclassified as attack carrier (VCA-11) on 1 October 1952, reclassified as anti submarine warfare carrier (CVS-11) on 8 December 1962, decommissioned on 15 March 1974, stricken on 23 February 1982 and nowadays museum ship [Intrepid Sea, Air&Space Museum] at New York, USA. Nicknames Fighting I and Dry I.

Original technical specifications.
Displacement 27.100 (standard)-36.380 (full load) tons and as dimension 250 (waterline)-266 (overall) x 28 (waterline)-45 (over all) x 8,66 (light)-10,41 (full load) metres or 820-872 x 93-147.6 x 28.5-34.2 feet. Had 3 decks. The designed machinery consisted of 4 Westinghouse geared steam turbines and 8 boilers supplying via the 4 shafts 150.000shp allowing a speed of 33 knots. With a peed of 15 knots was her range 20.000 nautical miles. Crew numbered 2.600 persons. Carried with her 90-100 aircraft for which 1 deck-edge elevator and 2 centerline elevators were available. The armour consisted of a 6cm/2.5”-10cm/4” thick belt, 10cm/4” thick bulkheads while the pilothouse and top steering gear were protected by respectively 4cm/1.5” and 6cm/2.5”. The armament consisted of 4x2&4x1-12,7cm/5” 38 cal guns, 8x4-4cm 56 cal guns, and 46x102cm 78 cal guns. 

Japanese cruisers Iwati and Asama visited Tandjong Priok, Dutch East Indies in 1932

Iwate

Asama

An item reported that the Japanese cruisers Iwati (1) and Asama (2) visited Tandjong Priok, Dutch East Indies between 8-10 April 1932.

Notes
1. Building ordered on 19 July 1898, Part of the Izumo-class armoured cruisers consisting of the Izum0 and Iwate, preceded by the Asama-class and succeeded by the Yakumo. Designed by Sir Philip Watts. Laid down by Armstrong Whitworth&Co., Elswick, England on 11 November 1898, launched on 29 March 1900, completed on 18 March 1901, reclassified 1st class coastal defence ship on 1 September 1921, reclassified 1st class cruiser on 1 July 1942, reclassified training ship in 1943, sunk due to an American air attack at Kure on 25 July 1945, stricken on 30 November 1945 and broken up by Harima Dock Company between 1946-1947.
2. Of the Asama-class armoured cruisers, consisting of the Asama and Tokiwa, succeeded by the Izumo class. Built under the 1896 Naval Expansion Plan. Contract signed not earlier as on 6 July 1897, laid down at Armstrong Whitworth, United Kingdom at own risk on 20 October 1896, launched on 21 March 1898, completed on 18 March 1899, reclassified as a 1st coastal defence ship on 1 September 1921, training ship since 1922, stationary training ship since 5 July 1938, decommissioned on 30 November 1945 and broken up at the Innoshima shipyard, Hitachi Zosen Corporation between 15 August 1946-25 March 1947.

Source
Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1931-1932. 

French cruiser Primauguet visited Sabang, Dutch East Indies in 1932


An item reported that the French cruiser Primauguet visited Sabang, Dutch East Indies between 13-15 May 1932.(1)

Note
1. Part of the Duguay-Trouin class light cruisers consisting of the Duguay-Trouin, Laomoot-Picguet and Primauguet, succeeded by the Jeanne d’Arc. Laid down by the Arsenal de Brest, France on 16 August 1923, launched on 21 May 1924, commissioned on 1 April 1927, refitted since 8 November 1941 at Casablanca, Morocco, heavily damaged still lying at Casablanca in a gun battle with the battleship USS Massachusetts and the cruiser USS Wichita resulting in 45 men killed and over the 200 wounded, that night was she burned out despite she was be beached on a reef  was she some days later complete destroyed by the tides.

Source
Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1931-1932. 

Australian cruiser HMAS Canberra visited the Dutch East Indies harbours in 1932

Sister ship HMAS Australia

An item reported that the Australian cruiser HMAS Canberra visited the Dutch East Indies harbours Surabaya 22-27 September 1932 and Tandjong Priok 29 September-4 October 1932.(1)

Note
1. County-class Kent sub class heavy cruiser consisting of the Berwick, Cornwall, Cumberland, Kent, Suffolk, Australia and Canberra, preceded by the Hawkins-class and succeeded by the York-class, laid down by John Brown&Company, Clydebank, Scotland with yard number 513 on 9 September 1925, launched on 31 May 1927, commissioned on 9 July 1928, completed on 19 July 1928 and heavily damaged during the battle off Savo Islands against Japanese forces on 9 August 1942 was she to be scuttled.

Source
Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1931-1932. 

French anti-aircraft cruiser De Grasse 1939-1974

Drawing by G.J.F. Naerebout in Van Zee tot Zee

Laid down at Arsenal de Orient, Brest, France in 1939, captured still just 28% complete by the German forces in June 1940, conversion into a light aircraft carrier temporarily called II planned in April 1942, conversion ordered on 3 December 1942, conversion however ended in February 1943, launched on 11 September 1946, works topped and redesigned as anti-aircraft cruiser, commissioned on 10 September 1956, modernized May 1964-February 1966, used for nuclear tests in French Polynesia, decommissioned in 1973, stricken on 25 January 1974 and the same year broken up. The building of her sister ships Chateaurenault and Guichen was cancelled.

Original technical specifications according to the 1930 design/ Displacement 8.000 9standard)-11.431 (full load) tons and as dimensions 180,4 (waterline) x 18,6 x 5,5 metres. The machinery was to consist of steam turbines and 4 boilers delivering via 2 shafts 110.000 hp allowing a speed of 35 knots. The crew was to number 691 men. The armour consisted of a 10cm thick belt, 3,8cm thick deck with the gun turrets and conning tower protected by respectively 10cm and 9,5cm. The armament consisted of 3x3-15,2cm guns, 3x2-10cm guns, 8-3,7cm gun, 8-13,2mm machineguns, 6-55cm torpedo tubes and 2 seaplanes for which she was fitted out with 2 catapults.

Technical specifications after her completion as anti aircraft-cruiser.
Displacement 9.389 (standard)-12.350 I(full load) tons and as dimensions 199,3 x 18,6 (waterline)-21,5 x 5,54 metres or 653.10 x 61.0-70.6 x 18.2 feet. The machinery consisted of 2 x52.500hp Rateau turbine sets and 4 boilers allowing a speed o 33m8 knots. The crew numbered 560 (after 1966)750 men. The armour consisted of a 10cm/3.9” thick belt, a 3,8cm/1.5” thick deck, 2cm/0.70” thick torpedo bulkheads and 2cm/0.70”-6cm/2.36” thick bulkheads. The armament consisted of 8x-12,7cm anti aircraft guns and in advance, 10x2-57cm Bofors guns. 

French armoured cruiser Kléber 1898-1917


Part of the Dupleix-class armoured cruisers consisting of the Dupliex, Kléber and Desaix, preceded by the Gueydon-class and succeeded by the Gloire-classs. Ordered on 28 December 1897. Laid down by Forges&Chantiers de la Gironde, Bordeaux, France in April 1898, launched on 20 September 1902, commissioned in 1904 and sunk after striking a mine laid by the German submarine UC 61 off Brest on 27 June 1917.

Displacement 7.700 tons and as dimensions 130 x 17,87 x 7,4 metres or 426.6 x 58.5 x 24.3” feet. Machinery consisted of 3 triple expansion steam engines and 24 Belleville boilers supplying via 3 shafts 17.800 ihp allowing a speed of 20 knots. With a coal bunker capacity of 1.180 tons and a speed of 10 knots was the range 7.600 nautical miles, Crew numbered 531 men. The armament consisted of 4x2-16,4cm/6.5” quick firing guns, 4x1-10cm/3.9” guns, 10x1-4,7cm/1.9” guns and 2-45cm/17.7” surfaced torpedo tubes. Armour consisted of a 4cm/1.6”-10cm/3.9” thick deck, a 5cm/2.0”-7cm/2.8” thick deck, 9cm/3.5” thick bulkheads with the gun turrets, barbettes and conning tower protected by restively 12cm/4.7”-16cm/6.3”, 4cm/1,6”-12cm/4.7” and 8cm/3.1” thick armour. 

Venetian galley Espiritu Santo in 1572

Part of the Holy League fleet commanded by Don Juan de Austria gathered off Gumenizas on 9 September 1572. Part of the linker wing commanded by Soranzo. Commanding officer Marco Cimera.

Source
Armada española desde la union de los reinos de castilla y aragon. C. Fernandez Duro, volume 2, 1896, 176-180. 

Venetian galley Ninfa in 1572

Part of the Holy League fleet commanded by Don Juan de Austria gathered off Gumenizas on 9 September 1572. Part of the linker wing commanded by Soranzo. Commanding officer Daniel Tron.

Source
Armada española desde la union de los reinos de castilla y aragon. C. Fernandez Duro, volume 2, 1896, 176-180. 

Venetian galley Cristo Resucitado in 1572

Part of the Holy League fleet commanded by Don Juan de Austria gathered off Gumenizas on 9 September 1572. Part of the linker wing commanded by Soranzo. Commanding officer Sebastian Priuli.

Source
Armada española desde la union de los reinos de castilla y aragon. C. Fernandez Duro, volume 2, 1896, 176-180. 

Venetian galley Cristo in 1572

Part of the Holy League fleet commanded by Don Juan de Austria gathered off Gumenizas on 9 September 1572. Part of the linker wing commanded by Soranzo. Commanding officer Juan baptista Quirini.

Source
Armada española desde la union de los reinos de castilla y aragon. C. Fernandez Duro, volume 2, 1896, 176-180. 

Venetian galley Galera in 1572

Part of the Holy League fleet commanded by Don Juan de Austria gathered off Gumenizas on 9 September 1572. Part of the linker wing commanded by Soranzo. Commanding officer Vicencio Benedetto.

Source
Armada española desde la union de los reinos de castilla y aragon. C. Fernandez Duro, volume 2, 1896, 176-180. 

Sunday, 15 October 2017

USA for the time being not building new battleships according to the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 12 July 1934

An item referred to a statement of the American secretary for navy that the USA intended not to lay down a battleship before the Naval Conference of 1935/ At that moment were just cruisers and smaller ships under construction. 

British battleship HMS Nelson finally underway towards the Antilles according to the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated Saturday 20 January 1934


An item dated London, England 19th reported that the British battleship Nelson on the Friday before finally left Portsmouth, England towards the Antilles while it was since last Sunday due to the worse weather conditions not possible to leave the harbour.(1)

Note
1. Sister ship Rodney. Pennant 28. A simplified design of the N-3 battleships which was cancelled by the British Royal navy as a result of the Washing Naval Treaty of 1922. She was to able to compete with the USS Colorado and the Japanese Nagato battleship classes. Her building was ordered in 1922, laid down on 28 December at Armstrong-Whitworth, Newcastle launched on 3 September 1925, commissioned on 15 August 1927, 1941-1942 extensively repairs needed as a result of an Italian torpedo, decommissioned in February 1948 and on 15 March a year begun her breaking up. 

German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer replaced aged battleship Hessen according to the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf dated 13 November 1934

Sister ship Admiral Graf Spee of the Deutschland-class

Braunschweig-class
Hessen after conversion into target

An item dated Wilhelmshafen, Germany 12th reported that on the navy yard the German armoured ship Admiral Scheer was commissioned and at the same time the old battleship Hessen decommissioned.

Notes
1. Later classified as heavy cruiser. Laid down by Kriegsmarinewerft Wilhelmshaven, Germany on 25 June 1931, launched on 1 April 1933, commissioned on 12 November 1934 and sunk by British air attack on 9 April 1945.
2. Laid down with the contract name “L” at the Germaniawerft, Kiel with yard number 100 in April 1902, launched by princess Irene von Hessen-Darmstadt on 18 September 1903, commissioned on 19 September 1905,  target in the Baltic Sea in December 1916, decommissioned on 18 January 1917, disarmed and converted into an accommodation for submarine crews at Brunsbüttel, Germany nicknamed SMS Kleinste Fahrt, modernized in 1924, decommissioned on 5 January 1925, replaced by the pocket battleship Admiral Scheer decommissioned on 12 November 1934, converted into a radio-controlled target decommissioned on 1 April 1937, used as target and as icebreaker in the Baltic and North Sea between 1939-1945, ceded to Russia at Libau, Latvia in January 1946, renamed Tsel and finally broken up in 1960. Of the Braunschweig-class consisting of the Braunschweig, Elsass, Hessen, Lotharingen and Preussen. Preceded by the Wittelsbach-class and succeeded by the Deutschland-class. 

British battleship HMS Nelson temporarily grounded according to the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Handelbslad dated 12 January 1934


An item reported that the same morning the British battleship Nelson was stranded when leaving the harbour of Portsmouth, England. It was feared that she could be refloated before midnight.(1)

Note
1. Sister ship Rodney. Pennant 28. A simplified design of the N-3 battleships which was cancelled by the British Royal navy as a result of the Washing Naval Treaty of 1922. She was to able to compete with the USS Colorado and the Japanese Nagato battleship classes. Her building was ordered in 1922, laid down on 28 December at Armstrong-Whitworth, Newcastle launched on 3 September 1925, commissioned on 15 August 1927, 1941-1942 extensively repairs needed as a result of an Italian torpedo, decommissioned in February 1948 and on 15 March a year begun her breaking up. 

Torpedo boat by Messrs. John I. Thornycroft&Co. launched for British Royal Navy according to the British magazine The Engineering dated 5 July 1901

An item reported that Messrs. John I. Thornycroft&Co. Limited launched on Tuesday 2nd the third of the four torpedo boats built for account of the British Royal Navy. Dimensions were 160 x 17 feet and measuring 42 tons. Speed was 25 knots. The armament consisted of 2-45,72cm/18” torpedo tubes and 3-3pd quick firing guns. 

German 3-mast bark (ex-Elisabeth Bandi 1919-1931, Bandi 1931-1938, Seute Deern 1938-1954, Pieter Albrecht Koerts 1954-1964) Seute Deern 1964-


Bremerhaven, Germany 3 March 2017

Launched by Gulfport Shipbuilding Co., Gulfport, USA in 1919 as the 4 mast gaff schooner Elisabeth Bandi for account of the Marine Coal Company, New Orleand, USA, since 1925 of Water E. Reid, 1931 William Uskanen, 1935 Yrjänen&Kumpp/Laiva Bandi, 1938 John T. Essberger, 1954 Stichting Pieter Albrecht Koerts (Delfzijl, Netherlands), 1964 Ena Hardisty, 1965 Hans Richartsz and since 1972 of the Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum Bremerhaven. Marsh pine-built but not coppered. Sold in 1931 to William Uskanen, Sotkoma, Finland in 1931, renamed Bandi used in timber trade between Finland, Denmark en England. Sold on 7 November 1938 to John T. Essberger, Hamburg, Germany and converted by Blohm&Voss into a 3-mast bark steel rigged between 16 December 1938-15 June 1939 and renamed Seute Deern. Dimensions 75,7 (over all) x 11,3 x 4 (maximum) metres and a gross register tonnage of 813,57 tons. 

Venetian galley Cristo Resucitado in 1572

Part of the Holy League fleet commanded by Don Juan de Austria gathered off Gumenizas on 9 September 1572. Part of the linker wing commanded by Soranzo. Commanding officer Ludovico Cicuta.

Source
Armada española desde la union de los reinos de castilla y aragon. C. Fernandez Duro, volume 2, 1896, 176-180. 

Venetian galley Santa Catalina in 1572

Part of the Holy League fleet commanded by Don Juan de Austria gathered off Gumenizas on 9 September 1572. Part of the linker wing commanded by Soranzo. Commanding officer Francisco Bono.

Source
Armada española desde la union de los reinos de castilla y aragon. C. Fernandez Duro, volume 2, 1896, 176-180. 

Papal galley Victoria in 1572

Part of the Holy League fleet commanded by Don Juan de Austria gathered off Gumenizas on 9 September 1572. Part of the linker wing commanded by Soranzo. Commanding officer Bachip Guirie de Pisa?

Source
Armada española desde la union de los reinos de castilla y aragon. C. Fernandez Duro, volume 2, 1896, 176-180. 

Neapolitan galley Gitana in 1572

Part of the Holy League fleet commanded by Don Juan de Austria gathered off Gumenizas on 9 September 1572. Part of the linker wing commanded by Soranzo. Commanding officer Gabriel de Medina.

Source
Armada española desde la union de los reinos de castilla y aragon. C. Fernandez Duro, volume 2, 1896, 176-180. 

Neapolitan galley Guzmana in 1572

Part of the Holy League fleet commanded by Don Juan de Austria gathered off Gumenizas on 9 September 1572. Part of the linker wing commanded by Soranzo. Commanding officer Francisco de Ojeda.

Source
Armada española desde la union de los reinos de castilla y aragon. C. Fernandez Duro, volume 2, 1896, 176-180. 

Saturday, 14 October 2017

American aircraft carrier USS Intrepid 1941-




New York, USA 29 September 2017

Laid down as part of the Essex-class aircraft carriers by Newport New Shipbuilding, Virginia, USA on 1 December 1941, launched on 26 April 1943, commissioned on 16 August 1943, reclassified as attack carrier (VCA-11) on 1 October 1952, reclassified as anti submarine warfare carrier (CVS-11) on 8 December 1962, decommissioned on 15 March 1974, stricken on 23 February 1982 and nowadays museum ship [Intrepid Sea, Air&Space Museum] at New York, USA. Nicknames Fighting I and Dry I.

Original technical specifications.
Displacement 27.100 (standard)-36.380 (full load) tons and as dimension 250 (waterline)-266 (overall) x 28 (waterline)-45 (over all) x 8,66 (light)-10,41 (full load) metres or 820-872 x 93-147.6 x 28.5-34.2 feet. Had 3 decks. The designed machinery consisted of 4 Westinghouse geared steam turbines and 8 boilers supplying via the 4 shafts 150.000shop allowing a speed of 33 knots. With a peed of 15 knots was her range 20.000 nautical miles. Crew numbered 2.600 persons. Carried with her 90-100 aircraft for which 1 deck-edge elevator and 2 centerline elevators were available. The armour consisted of a 6cm/2.5”-10cm/4” thick belt, 10cm/4” thick bulkheads while the pilothouse and top steering gear were protected by respectively 4cm/1.5” and 6cm/2.5”. The armament consisted of 4x2&4x1-12,7cm/5” 38 cal guns, 8x4-4cm 56 cal guns, and 46x102cm 78 cal guns. 

Greek bulk carrier Vita Kouan 2013-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 9 October 2017

Cyprus-flagged, homeport Limassol, IMO 9750036, MMSI 212122000 and call sign 5BKT4. Owned by Maduro Shipping Inc. and managed by Grecomar Shipping Agency Ltd., Athens, Greece. Laid down by Yaizhou Kouan Shipbuilding Co. Ltd with yard number TK0806 on 29 November 1913, launched on 30 September 2015 and completed on 16 March 2016. 

Norwegian oil/chemical tanker Klara 2009-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 8 October 2017

Panama-flagged, IMO 9405904, MMSI 372101000 and call sign 3EVM4. Owned and managed by V.Ships Norway, Oslo, Norway. Built by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, Ulsan, South Korea in 2009. 

Monaco oil/chemical tanker (ex-Antignano 2002-2012) Duke 1 2012-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 8 October 2017

Panama-flagged, IMO 9228784, MMSI 352642000 and call sign 3FBO. Ex-Antignano renamed December 2012. Owned and managed by Sea World Management, Monaco. Built by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, Ulsan, South Korea in 2002. 

Dutch utility vessel Yvonne W 2011-




Inner harbour of Vlissingen, Netherlands 9 October 2017

Netherlands-flagged, IMO 9631498, MMSI 246690000 and call sign PCMG. Built by Neptune Shipyard, Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Netherlands in 2011. Owned by Stemat B.V., Rotterdam, Netherlands. Ex-NP 396

Italian oil/chemical tanker (ex-Global Taurus 2011-2014) Caroline A 2014-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 10 October 2017

Italy-flagged, IMO 9570565, MMSI 247353200 and call sign IBGF. Ex-Global Taurus renamed April 2014. Owned and managed by Marittima Emiliana, Parma, Italy. Built by Yangzi Shipbuilding, Yizheng, China in 2011

Dutch research/survey vessel Geo Focus 2012-


Inner harbour of Vlissingen, Netherlands 9 October 2017

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Eemshaven, Netherlands, IMO 9628855, MMSI 246836000 and call sign PCOS. Built by De Haas Scheepswerf, Maassluis, Netherlands in 2012. Operated by Geo Tender IV BV (Geo Plus), Scheemda, Netherlands. 

Dutch deck cargo ship Bigroll Barentsz 2016-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 10 October 2017

Netherlands-flagged. IMO 9710464, MMSI 244830430 and call sign PCPC. Owned and managed by Bigroll Shipping, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Built by Cosco, Beijing, China in 2016. 

Greek bulk carrier (ex-TPC Timaru 2010-2012, Timaru 2012-2013) Elin 2013-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 9 October 2017

Marshall islands-flagged, homeport Majuro, IMO 9460289, MMSI 538004037 and call sign V7US9. Ex-TPC Timaru renamed May 2012 and Timaru renamed September 2013. Owned and managed by Empire Bulkers, Athens, Greece. Built by Samjin Weihai, Weihai, China on 2010. 

Greek bulk carrier Cape Island 2004-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 7 October 2017

Cyprus-flagged, homeport Limassol, IMO 9277711, MMSI 212054000 and call sign P2QT9. Owned and managed by Seascope Shipping, Athens, Greece. Built by Hyundai Heavy Industries, Ulsan, South Korea in 2004. 

Chinese container ship CSCL Uranus 2012-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 7 October 2017

Hong Kong/China-flagged, homeport Hong Kong, IMO 9467304, MMSI 477423800 and call sign VRKD5. Built by Samsung Shipbuilding&Heavy Industries, Geoje, South Korea in 2012. Owned by China Shipping Container Lines and managed by China International Shipmanagement, both at Shanghai, China. 

Galley Capitana from provedor Canale in 1572

Part of the Holy League fleet commanded by Don Juan de Austria gathered off Gumenizas on 9 September 1572. Part of the linker wing commanded by Soranzo.

Source
Armada española desde la union de los reinos de castilla y aragon. C. Fernandez Duro, volume 2, 1896, 176-180. 

Galley Patrona of David Imperial in 1572

Part of the Holy League fleet commanded by Don Juan de Austria gathered off Gumenizas on 9 September 1572. Part of the linker wing commanded by Soranzo. Commanding officer Nicolo Delio.

Source
Armada española desde la union de los reinos de castilla y aragon. C. Fernandez Duro, volume 2, 1896, 176-180. 

Galley Patrona of Nicolo Doria in 1572

Part of the Holy League fleet commanded by Don Juan de Austria gathered off Gumenizas on 9 September 1572. Part of the linker wing commanded by Soranzo.

Source
Armada española desde la union de los reinos de castilla y aragon. C. Fernandez Duro, volume 2, 1896, 176-180. 

Neapolitan galley Brava in 1572

Part of the Holy League fleet commanded by Don Juan de Austria gathered off Gumenizas on 9 September 1572. Part of the linker wing commanded by Soranzo. Commanding officer Miguel de Quesada.

Source
Armada española desde la union de los reinos de castilla y aragon. C. Fernandez Duro, volume 2, 1896, 176-180. 

Danish boat Grevlingen 1743

Mentioned in 1743, an armament of 6 guns and with a crew numbering 9 men.

Source
H.G. Garde. Efterretninger om den dankse of norske seemagt. Copenhagen, 1835.

Danish boat Windhunden 1743

Mentioned in 1743, an armament of 6 guns and with a crew numbering 9 men.

Source
H.G. Garde. Efterretninger om den dankse of norske seemagt. Copenhagen, 1835. 

Danish boat Mynden 1743

Mentioned in 1743, an armament of 6 guns with a crew numbering 9 men.

Source
H.G. Garde. Efterretninger om den dankse of norske seemagt. Copenhagen, 1835.

Danish boat Reven 1743

Mentioned in 1743, an armament of 6 guns and a crew numbering 9 men.

Source
H.G. Garde. Efterretninger om den dankse of norske seemagt. Copenhagen, 1835.

Danish boat Hayen 1743

Mentioned in 1743, an armament of 6 guns and a crew numbering 11 men.

Source
H.G. Garde. Efterretninger om den dankse of norske seemagt. Copenhagen, 1835.

Swedish 1st rate Rutenkrans or Rosenkran 1599-1611

First mentioned in 1599, last mentioned in1611, an armament of 32 guns and a crew numbering 45 men.

Source
Sveriges krig 1611-1632. Stockholm, 1937, bilagsband 1. 

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Chinese bulk carrier Tomahawk 2008-2010, Tongli Yamtai 2010-2012) Orient Rise 2012-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 23 September 2017

Panama-flagged, IMO 9427342, MMSI 353400000 and call sign 3FDQ0. Ex-BS20060355 China Changjiang Shipping Group Qingsh renamed 4 February 2008, ex-Tomahawk renamed 30 March 2010 and ex-Tongli Yantai renamed July 2012. Owned and managed by Fortune Ocean Shipmanagement, Yantai, China. Built by Qingshan Shipyard, Wuhan, China in 2010. 

German general cargo ship (ex-North Sea Island 2012) BBC Saphire 2012-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 24 September 2017

Antigua&Barbuda-flagged, homeport Saint John’s, IMO 9504798, MMSI 3058590000 and call sign V2FZ4. Ex-North Sea Island renamed December 2010. Owned and managed by Bockstiegel Reederei, Emden, Germany. Built by Jiangzhou Union Shipbuilding, Rui Chang, China in 2012. 

Bermudian LPG tanker Sansovino 2016-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 3 October 2017

Singapore-flagged, IMO 9734525, MMSI 565960000 and call sign 9V2729. Built by Hyundai Heavy Industries, Ulsan, South Korea in 2016. Managed and owned by Petredec, Hamilton. Bermuda.