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Sunday, 20 May 2018

Maltese fishing vessel L-IIjun (VLT MFA 6018)


Marsaxlokk, Malta, May 2018



Maltese fishing vessel VLT MFA 92

Marsaxlokk, Malta, May 2018

New Zealand LPG tanker Liycastle Peace 2003-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 22 April 2018

Panama-flagged, IMO 9249336, MMSI 357261000 and call sign HOWO. Owned by ANZ Banking Group, Wellington, New Zealand and managed by Wilhelmsen Shipmanagement Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Built by MHI Nagasaki Shipyard&Engine Works, Nagasaki, Japan in 2003. 

Russian 3 mast schooner Wera in problems according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 21 January 1909

An dated Middlesborough, England 18th reported that the Russian 3 mast schooner Wera towed and underway from Middlesborough towards Sunderland by the tug Nunthorpe broke loose on Saturday night about 10 miles north east of Senham Harbour in a heavy storm and rough sea with damaged masts. Five efforts of the tug to connect a towing-line rope again failed. 

American bulk carrier Owl 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 12 May 2018

Marshall Islands-flagged, IMO 9441386, MMSI 538004337 and call sign V7WM4. Owned and managed by Eagle Shipping International USA, New York, USA. Built by Dayang Shipbuilding, Yangzhou, China in 2011. 

Hungarian steam tug Cserhalom according to a CIA report undated but after 26 February 1952

An item reported that in 1946 the Hungarian-Soviet Shipping Company known as Meszhart was established with a fleet consisting of mainly Russian seized Hungarian ships and ships earlier belonging to the Hungarian River and Sea Shipping Company known as Mefter. Head office of the Meszhart was located at Budapest, Hungary. Built in Hungary. Horsepower 550-800hp.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R010400380010-8

Hungarian steam tug Kekes according to a CIA report undated but after 26 February 1952

An item reported that in 1946 the Hungarian-Soviet Shipping Company known as Meszhart was established with a fleet consisting of mainly Russian seized Hungarian ships and ships earlier belonging to the Hungarian River and Sea Shipping Company known as Mefter. Head office of the Meszhart was located at Budapest, Hungary. Built in Hungary. Horsepower 650hp.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R010400380010-8

Hungarian steam tug Kazan according to a CIA report undated but after 26 February 1952

An item reported that in 1946 the Hungarian-Soviet Shipping Company known as Meszhart was established with a fleet consisting of mainly Russian seized Hungarian ships and ships earlier belonging to the Hungarian River and Sea Shipping Company known as Mefter. Head office of the Meszhart was located at Budapest, Hungary. Built in Hungary. Horsepower 650-680hp.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R010400380010-8

Syrian tug Zat Ul Sawari built at Budapest, Hungary according to the Dutch newspaper De waarheid dated 3 May 1957

An item reported that the tug Zat-ul-Savari executed her trials on the Danube and was built by the shipyard Obudai Hajogyuar [Ganz Danibius Shipyard&Machine Factory], Budapest, Hungary built for Syrian account. She was the second of a series of tugs to be built this yard for a Syrian harbour company. Length 29 metres. Machinery consisted of 1-660hp engine and 3 auxiliary engines. Combination of a tug, a rescue and a fire fighting vessel.(1)

Note
1. IMO 5397927, gross tonnage 174 tons and dimensions 28,48 x 6,89 metres. The Zat Ul Sawari. 

Chinese car carrier Aquamarine Ace 2007-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 15 May 2018

Cayman Islands flagged, homeport George Town, IMO 9397987, MMSI 319310000 and call sign ZCXE2. Owned by New Asian Shipping, Hong Kong, China and managed by Molship, Tokyo, Japan. Built by MHI Kobe Shipyard&Machinery Works, Kobe, Japan in 2007. 

Hungarian steam tug Sajo according to a CIA report undated but after 26 February 1952

An item reported that in 1946 the Hungarian-Soviet Shipping Company known as Meszhart was established with a fleet consisting of mainly Russian seized Hungarian ships and ships earlier belonging to the Hungarian River and Sea Shipping Company known as Mefter. Head office of the Meszhart was located at Budapest, Hungary. Horsepower 200hp.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R010400380010-8

Hungarian steam tug Raba according to a CIA report undated but after 26 February 1952

An item reported that in 1946 the Hungarian-Soviet Shipping Company known as Meszhart was established with a fleet consisting of mainly Russian seized Hungarian ships and ships earlier belonging to the Hungarian River and Sea Shipping Company known as Mefter. Head office of the Meszhart was located at Budapest, Hungary. Horsepower 200hp.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R010400380010-8

Hungarian steam tug Fulton according to a CIA report undated but after 26 February 1952

An item reported that in 1946 the Hungarian-Soviet Shipping Company known as Meszhart was established with a fleet consisting of mainly Russian seized Hungarian ships and ships earlier belonging to the Hungarian River and Sea Shipping Company known as Mefter. Head office of the Meszhart was located at Budapest, Hungary. Horsepower 250hp.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R010400380010-8

Hungarian steam tug Ipoly according to a CIA report undated but after 26 February 1952

An item reported that in 1946 the Hungarian-Soviet Shipping Company known as Meszhart was established with a fleet consisting of mainly Russian seized Hungarian ships and ships earlier belonging to the Hungarian River and Sea Shipping Company known as Mefter. Head office of the Meszhart was located at Budapest, Hungary. Horsepower 110-200hp. Built in Hungary.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R010400380010-8

Norwegian offshore supply ship Olympus Taurus 2012-



Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 16 May 2018

IMO 9628465, MMSI 257959000 and call sign LDXA. Gross tonnage 7.600 tons, summer deadweight 4.857 tons and as dimensions 102 x 24 x 5,5 metres. Built in 2012 at the Kleven Verft, Ulsteinvik, Norway. Owned and managed by Olympic Shipping, Fosnavaag, Norway.

Russian bark Delta refloated and toward to Cuxhaven, Germany according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 2 September 1912

An item dated Cuxhaven, Germany 30th August reported that the stranded Russian bark Delta was refloated and towed by the tug Albatros into the harbour. Ship and cargo were undamaged. 

Japanese tug Daiichi Hokusen Maru seized by Russian coast guard according to the Dutch newspaper Leeuwarder courant dated 22 June 1939

An item reported the suspicion that Russian guard ships seized the 99 tons Japanese tug Daiichi Hokusen Maru. 

Russian 4-mast sailing ship Mariechan towed from Batavia towards Surabaya, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviaasch nieuwsblad dated 26 January 1918

An item reported that in the evening the day before a tug towed the Russian 4-mast sailing ship Mariechan from [Batavia] towards Surabaya, Dutch East Indies. Costs 20.000 Dutch guilders. 

Saturday, 19 May 2018

American inland tug (ex- Tako Belle 1975-) Rene


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USA-flagged, MMSI 367604190 and call sign WDH3091 elsewhere reported WYN6160. Steel built. Hauling port Portland. Owned by WPC Incorporation, Wilsonville, Oregon, USA. Built with yard number 31 in 1975. Net tonnage 73 tons, gross tonnage 91 tons and as dimensions 62.4 x 24 x 9.1 (hull depth) feet. Ex-Tako Belle. Earlier owned by Bernet Tug&Barge Incorporation, Bill Bernert Tugboat Service Incorporation and Lumar Marine Incorporation. 

Former Dutch navy torpedo work ship Hr.Ms. Mercuur (A829) 1935-


Rotterdam, Netherlands 5 October 2013

Ex-HI 1. Used for picking up exercise torpedoes and the necessarily first maintenance of the same torpedoes. Laid down on 12 July 1935 and launched on 26 February 1936 at the Navy Yard at Willemsoord, Netherlands, commissioned on 4 July 1936 in the Royal Netherlands Navy, captured during the German invasion in 1940 and taken into service as the Merkur, in May 1945 found back at Rotterdam and after repairs 1936 at the Navy Yard at Willemsoord, Netherlands, again commissioned in the Royal Netherlands Navy on 1 April 1948. In 1955-1958 temporarily fitted out with a proto type torpedo tube for the use of Mk20 torpedoes. After 1970 sold and renamed Maartje. In 2005 she retained her former name. The intention was to use her as a seagoing yacht with as homeport Scheveningen. With a tonnage of 265-282 (full load) were her dimensions 39,65-41,9 x 7,02 x 2,52 metres. Her speed was 12 knots. In naval service numbered her crew 31-35 men and was she armed with 2-12,7mm machine guns, since 1959 3-2cm machine guns.

The newspaper De Indische courant dated 27 February 1935 reported that she was financed with what was not consumed of the approved naval budget for new building. She was baptized by Mrs. R. Klaassen-Duifer, spouse of the commanding officer of the Hr.Ms. Schorpioen and the torpedo service.

Former Belgian minesweeper Spa (M927) 1953-1993 nowadays AMS 60 Bernisse





Inner harbour Vlissingen, Netherlands 16 May 2018


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 17 May 2018

Type AMS 60 wood-built coastal minesweeper. AMS=Adjutant Mine Sweeper) building make possible by the Mutual Defense Assistance Plan (MDPA). Laid down at the Boelwerf, Temse, Belgium in June 1953, launched by Mrs. Spinoy on 21 June 1954 at 20.15 o’clock, converted into a ammunition transport with as pennant A963 in 1978 and finally decommissioned in 1993. Sold in 1979 to the Dutch foundation Paradijsvogel, Rotterdam, Netherlands and renovated and finally renamed AMS 60-Bernisse. Call sign PF2002. 

Dutch mine hunter Zr. Ms. Schiedam (M 860) 1984-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 17 May 2018

Laid down on 6 May 1984 at the shipyard Van der Giessen de Noord, Alblasserdam, Netherlands , launched on 26 April 1986 and commissioned on 9 July 1986. Of the Alkmaar-class tripartite minesweepers. The armament consisted of 1-2cm machinegun. The horsepower of 1.860 hp allows a speed of 15 knots. With a displacement of 543 tons are her dimensions 51,5 x 8,9 x 3,8 metres. 

French patrol vessel Pluvier (P678) 1995-




Inner harbour of Vlissingen, Netherlands 16 May 2017





Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 17 May 2018

France-flagged and MMSI 227801100. Of the Flamant OPV 64-class consisting of the Flamant, Pluvier and Cormoran. Laid down at CMN Cherbourg, France in  1995, launched on 2 December 1996 and commissioned on 18 December 1997. Displacement 374 tons (full load) tons and as dimensions 54,18 x 10 x 2,2 metres or 179.8 x 32.8 x 7.2 feet. Speed 22-23 knots and a range of 4.500 nautical miles with a speed of 12 knots. Crew numbers 19-20 men. Armament consists of 2-x1-12,7mm machineguns. 

The Yugoslavian 12 Landing Craft Squadron according to a CIA report dated 24 March 1952

An item reported that the headquarters of the Yugoslavian 12 Landing Craft Squadron was located at Kotorske Boke, Yugoslavia. Commanding officer of the squadron was lieutenant commander Jakovljev with as second man lieutenant Salulc. There were 16 motorized landing craft in a relatively good condition available, all former German craft. Five had a length of 50 metres and a crew numbering 12 men and 2-130/140hp Asa gasoline engines. The other crafts had a length of around 20 metres, a crew of 8 men and an armament of Italy produced Breda machineguns and 1 twin barrelled German anti aircraft gun. All craft had a 3mm thick plating.

An craft of which the name was not supplied was to be repaired on 1 May 1952 and to be commanded by the new appointed ensign Daniele Koludrovic. The crew consisted of 1 non-commissioned officer serving as chief machinist, 4 engine men, 2 gunners, 1 signal man and further more steersmen and deckhands.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R011000350003-2

Minesweepers/minelayers for Yugoslavian navy under construction at the Tito Naval Shipyard, Kraljevica, Yugoslavia according to a CIA report dated 24 March 1952

An tem reported the building at the Tito Naval Shipyard, Kraljevica, Yugoslavia of 12 minesweepers/minelayers with a length of around 50 metres for the Yugoslavian navy. The machinery was to consist of 2-700/800hp Mann engines. One vessel was already completed in September 1951 and four others launched and waiting for their trials.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R011000350003-2

Personnel strength of the Tito Naval Shipyard, Kraljevica, Yugoslavia according to a CIA report dated 24 March 1952

An item reported that the personnel strength of the Tito Naval Shipyard, Kraljevica, Yugoslavia numbered around 800 labourers including 100 reservists called back for military training. These men were accommodated in a barrack located around 100 metres east of the hospital at Kraljevica.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R011000350003-2

Belgian mine hunter BNS Primula (M924) 1988-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 18 May 2018

Tripartite mine hunter. Homeport Zeebrugge, Belgium. Belgium-flagged, MMSI 205212000 and call sign ORGP. Built by the Polyship consortium. Laid down at Mercantile-Belyard scheepswerf, Rupelmonde, Belgium on10 November 1988, launched on 20 December 1990, baptized by Mrs. Adriaensens on 12 June 1991 and modernized 2004-2005. Displacement 560 tons and as dimensions 51,50 x 8,96 x 3,60 x 18,50 (height above waterline) metres. Crew consists of 4 officers, 15 petty officers and 17 sailors. Maximum speed 15 knots and with a fuel oil bunker capacity of 63 tons a range of 3.000 nautical miles with a speed of 12 knots. Armament consists of 3-0.50 3FN machineguns. 

Hungarian steam tug Elöd according to a CIA report undated but after 26 February 1952

An item reported that in 1946 the Hungarian-Soviet Shipping Company known as Meszhart was established with a fleet consisting of mainly Russian seized Hungarian ships and ships earlier belonging to the Hungarian River and Sea Shipping Company known as Mefter. Head office of the Meszhart was located at Budapest, Hungary.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R010400380010-8

Hungarian steam tug Töhötöm according to a CIA report undated but after 26 February 1952

An item reported that in 1946 the Hungarian-Soviet Shipping Company known as Meszhart was established with a fleet consisting of mainly Russian seized Hungarian ships and ships earlier belonging to the Hungarian River and Sea Shipping Company known as Mefter. Head office of the Meszhart was located at Budapest, Hungary. Built in Hungary. Horsepower 700-750hp.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R010400380010-8

Hungarian steam tug Bihar according to a CIA report undated but after 26 February 1952

An item reported that in 1946 the Hungarian-Soviet Shipping Company known as Meszhart was established with a fleet consisting of mainly Russian seized Hungarian ships and ships earlier belonging to the Hungarian River and Sea Shipping Company known as Mefter. Head office of the Meszhart was located at Budapest, Hungary. Built in Germany. Horsepower 680-750hp.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R010400380010-8

Hungarian steam tug Kalocsa according to a CIA report undated but after 26 February 1952

An item reported that in 1946 the Hungarian-Soviet Shipping Company known as Meszhart was established with a fleet consisting of mainly Russian seized Hungarian ships and ships earlier belonging to the Hungarian River and Sea Shipping Company known as Mefter. Head office of the Meszhart was located at Budapest, Hungary. Built in Germany. Horsepower 700-800hp.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R010400380010-8

German offshore supply ship (ex-Vos Prevail 2010-2011) Durga Devi 2011-



Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 24 April 2018

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, Liberia, IMO 9444364, MMSI 636015968 and call sign D5DT7. Ex-Vos Prevail renamed August 2011. Built by Cochin Shipyard, Cochin, India in 2010. Owned by OSM Shipmanagement Singapore, Hamburg, Germany and managed by OSM Shipmanagement, Hisings Baka, Sweden. 

Friday, 18 May 2018

Maltese Fishing vessel MFC 180

Birzebbuga, Malta, 4 May 2018

Maltese fishing vessel MFA 7502 VLT

Malta begin May 2018

Norwegian general cargo ship (ex-Helena 1999-2006) Fri Lake 2006-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 2 May 2018

Bahamas-flagged, homeport Nassau, IMO 9195664, MMSI 309807000 and call sign C6VU2. Ex-Helena renamed August 2006. Built by Damen Shipyard Bergum, Bergum, Netherlands with yard number 9336 in 1999 and the hull with yard number 1009 by Faewoo Mangalia Heavy Inds. S.A., Mangalia, Romania. Owned and managed by Kopervik Ship Management A/s Fri Lake A/S, Kopervik, Norway. 

French privateer le Chevalier Bart of Dunkirk 1707-1711

Commanding officer Jacques Larmès. Measurement 150 tons, armament of 22 guns, 6 swivels and a crew numbering 153 men.

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

French privateer le Grand Chevalier Bart of Dunkirk 1711-1713

Commanding officer Jacques Larmès. Measurement 250 tons, armament of 44 guns and a crew numbering 290 men.

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

Interesting Soviet warships sighted in the harbour of Odessa [Ukraine] according to a CIA report dated 23 June 1955

An item reported that in the harbour of Odessa [Ukraine] a possible radio-controlled ship was seen and a ship which looked like a small aircraft carrier or of a non-common design for a tanker. The first vessel was possibly a converted motor torpedo boat with a bridge concealed with the use of camouflaged metal bulkheads. There seemed to be not crew on board. While the machinery made no noise at all despite a speed of around 20 knots could she be electrically propelled. The second vessel which was at least interesting had an estimated displacement of 14.000 tons and resembled a tanker. The bridge was positioned forward of the beam with the machinery at the aft ship. “Parallel to and overlapping the spar deck, there was a single surface, on metal supports, which extended from bow to stern and was completely open at the stern”.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP83-00418R000400160012-3

Greek oil/chemical tanker (ex-Elbtank 2009-2013) Perseus N 2013-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 10 May 2018

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, IMO 9425497, MMSI 636016315,  and call sign A8PR8. Ex-Elbtank France renamed December 2013. Owned and managed by Navios Tankers Management, Athens, Greece. Built by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, Ulsan, South Korea in 2009. 

Swiss container ship MSC Carolina 2005-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 10 May 2018

Panama-flagged, IMO 9295397, MMSI 37145000 and call sign 3ECV5. Owned by MSC Mediterranean Shipping, Geneva, Switzerland and managed by Mediterranean Shipping, Sorrento, Italy. Built by Hyundai Samho Mokpo Shipyard, Mokpo, South Korea in 2005. 

The provisional results of the Norwegian seal hunters of Tönsberg, Norway according to the Dutch newspaper Het nieuws van den dag dated 31 May 1876

An item referred to a letter of Mr. O.C. Berrum Dutch representative at Tönsberg, Norway who reported the catches of the seal hunting season until 12th April. The steamship Morgenen catches 5.000 old and 1.700 young seals, the steamship Mjö;ner 4.000 old and 4.000 young seals and the steamship Harald Haarfager 1.300 old and 6.700 young seals. After 12th April were the steamships used for whaling. Furthermore was news available about 7 of the 17 seal hunters for which the season was not ended. Together catces the seven vessels 10.400 and 25.900 young seals with an estimated medium value of 36.000 Dutch guilders. The estimated value of the catches of the Morgnen, Mjölner and Harald Haarfager were respectively 68.500, 68.000 and 491.00 Dutch guilders.

Seal hunting season off Newfoundland failure according to the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 14 April 1882

An item dated Dundee, Scotland 10th April reported that according to a received telegram the seal hunting season off Newfoundland was nearly a complete failure. The sailing ship Wolf of Greenock arrived at St. John’s, Newfoundland with her holds nearly filled. However her master that on 23 March the other ships nearly chases nothing and now were completely fixed by the ice. The reason was the too late arrival of the fleet on the hunting grounds.

Seal hunting season off Greenland failure according to the Dutch newspaper De Zuid-Willemsvaart dated 28 July 1886

An item reported that the seal hunting season off the coast of Greenland was a complete failure, The complete Norwegian fleet just catches 20.000 seals. The failure was caused by the roughly weather which smashed the ice in so small pieces that there were no floes left for seals to live on.

Hong Kong-flagged car carrier (ex-D Ladybug 2012-) Grand Uranus


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 10 May 2018

Hong Kong-flagged, IMO 9472206, MMSI 477142300 and call sign VRRG3. Ex-D Ladybug, MMSI 357185000 and call sign 3EUK. Built as Hyundai Samho S443by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries, Samho, Korea in 2012. In 2016 managed by Cido Shipping Korea Co. Ltd, Busan, South Korea, Panama-flagged with call sign 3EPV3 and MMSI 371147000. 

German schooner accused of illegal seal hunting of the Pribilof Islands according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 20 December 1890

An item referred to American newspapers which published a telegram received from British Colombia reporting that near the Pribyloff Islands a German schooner was seized accused of seal hunting.(1)

Note
1. The Pribilof Islands earlier known as the Northern Fur Sea Islands, four volcano islands off the coast of Alaska. The Northern fur seal swum via the Aleutian island towards the north returning with their pups in the autumn as was known by Russian seal hunters. Between 1870-1890 the monopoly was leased to the Alaska Commercial Company and between 1890-1910 by the North American Commercial Company which suffered heavy losses due to the open sea seal hunting. Since 1911 was the hunting limited and since 1956 forbidden except for the native Aleuts.

British Columbian seal hunters less successful as years before according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwsblad van het Noorden dated 20 December 1896

An item reported that the British Columbian fleet of seal hunters numbered 64 vessels. Two vessels were lost another three seized. The vessels were active in the Bering Sea and the Japanese waters and along the Japanese coasts. The catches were compared with 1894 40.000 skins and compared with 1895 around 20.000 skins less. The revenues barely covered the costs even with the highest prices.

Seal hunting on the Dutch mud floats according to the Dutch newspaper Leeuwarder courant dated 7 October 1898

An item referred to tidings received from Westernieland, Netherlands reporting that the seal hunting by two blazers using nests on the mudflats was quite successful. Master T. Visser active with the little blazer between the islands Rottum and Schiermonnikoog had a catch of around 40 seals while his son Jakob Visser which was active with the large blazer between Schiermonnikoog and Texel even catches more as 160 seals.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Greek container ship Sealand Washington 2000-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 10 May 2018

Malta-flagged, homeport Valletta, IMO 9196852, MMSI 229577000 and call sign 9HA3421. Owned and managed by Costamare Shipping, Athens, Greece. Built by Hyundai Heavy Industries, Ulsan, South Korea in 2000. 

Luxembourg D.P. fall pipe vessel Tideway Rollingstone (ex-Super Servant 1 1979-1994) 1994-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 10 May 2018

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Vlissingen, IMO 7814101, MMSI 245746000 and call sign PHYR. Ex-Super Servant 1 renamed 1994.(1) Gross tonnage 13.489 tons, summer deadweight 14.310 tons and as dimensions 139,00 (over all) x 32,00 x 6,60 (loaded) metres. Loading capacity 12.000 tons. Cruising speed 12 knots. Built in 1979 by Oshima Shipbuilding, Saikai, Japan. Owned by Dredging International Luxembourg, Luxembourg. Managed by Tideway, Breda, Netherlands.

Note
1. The Super Servant 1 was built in 1979 by Sumitomo Heavy Industries Limited, Oppama with yard number 10.040. Speed 13,5 knots.  Loading capacity 14.310 tons. Tonnage 10.184 gross and 6.112 net tons and as dimensions 130,03 (between perpendiculars)-139.02 (over all) x 32,01 x 6,18 x 8,51 (hold) metres. Call sign PHUE.

Russian warships in the harbour of Kronshtadt on 5 September 1954 according to a CIA report dated 24 January 1955

Sverdlov-class

Kruzenhstern ex Padua

Gangut-class


An item reported that in the harbour of Kronshtadt on 5 September 1954 were sighted two Sverdlov-class cruisers (1), a destroyer and 2 four masted barques [including the Padua?] in the central basis.(2) After nightfall were in the harbour basin 6 submarines and 5-6 PT boast reported/ The large floating dry dock alongside the east side of the island of Kronshtadt was despite being brightly illuminated empty. In the roads were moored with buoy an old battleship [probably the Marat (3)], one single stack cruiser, 2 Sverdlov-class cruisers and a fleet auxiliary vessel.

Notes
1. Sverdlov-class or project 68bis, preceded by the Chapayev-class and succeeded by the Kynda-class, 14 built of the 30 planned 30. Displacement 13.600 (standard)-16.640 (full load) tons and as dimensions 205 (waterline)-201 (over all) x 22 x 6,9 metres or 672.7-689.0 x 72.2 x 22,8 feet. The 2 steam turbines and 6 boilers supplied 118.100 shp allowing a speed of 32,5 knots and with a speed of 18 knots a range of 9.000 nautical miles. Their crew numbered 1.250 men. Armoured with a 10cm/3.9” thick belt. 5cm/2” deck and the gun turrets and conning tower protected by respectively 17,5cm/6.9” and 15cm/5.9”. Main armament 4x3015,2cm/6” 57 cal B-38 guns. The Mikhail Kutuzov survived her class nowadays lying at Novorossiysk.
2. Russian 4 mast training barque (ex-Padua 1926-1946) Kruzenshtern 1946. Russia-flagged, homeport Kaliningrad, IMO 6822979, MMSI 273243700 and call sign UCVK. Steel built. Nowadays operated by the by the Baltic Fishing Fleet State Academy. Laid down at the Joh. C. Tecklenborg-Werft, Germany as the Padua on 11 June 1946 for account of the Hamburger Reederei F. Laeisz). Became Russian property on 12 January 1946. Modernized between 1968 and 1972. She still holds the record for the fastest voyage sailing between Hamburg and Australia via Chile completing in 8 months and 23 days. Homeport between 1926-1946 Hamburg, Germany, between 1946-1981 Riga, Latvia, Tallinn, Estonia 1981-1991 and since then Kaliningrad, Russia.
3. Laid down as the Gangut by Admiralty Works, St. Petersburg, Russia on 16 June 1909, launched on 20 October 1911, commissioned on 11 January 1915, acquired by the Bolsheviks in November 1917, renamed Oktyabrskaya Revolutsiya on 27 June 1925, modernized 1931-1934, reclassified as training ship on 24 July 1954 and finally stricken on 17 February 1956. Of the Gangut-class, consisting of the Gangut (renamed 1925 Oktyabrskaja Revolutsiya , Petropavlovsk (renamed Marat 1921), Sevastopol (renamed Parizhskaya Kommuna in 1921) and Poltava (renamed Frunze 1926), preceded by the Andrei Pervozvanny-class and succeeded by the  Imperatritsa Mariya-class.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP80-00810A005700170006-8

Polish naval vessels in the harbour of Swinouiscia sighted according to a CIA report dated 6 November 1953

An item reported that the harbour of Swinouiscia (Swinemunde) the Polish destroyer Blyskwaic and the naval training ships Z.M.P. and Iskra were sighted.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP80-00810A002700380007-4

British container ship (ex-Aqua Rickmers 2010) Maersk Eindhoven 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 10 May 2018

Denmark-flagged, IMO 9456771, MMSI 219027000 and call sign OXFG2. Ex-Aqua Rickmers renamed 2010. Earlier as the Maersk Eindhoven Marshall Islands-flagged, call sign V7UQ7, MMSI 538004006 and managed and owned by Polaris Shipmanagement Co. Ltd., Douglas, Isle of Man, United Kingdom. Built by Hyundai Heavy Industries, Ulsan, South Korea in 2010. 

Swiss bulk carrier (ex-Clipper Ranger 2002-2007) Andermatt 2007-




Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 10 May 2018

Switzerland-flagged, IMO 9244075, MMSI 269684000 and call sign HBLX. Ex-Clipper Ranger renamed February 2007. Owned and managed by Massoel, Geneva, Switzerland. Built by Sekwang Heavy Industries Ulsan, Ulsan, South Korea in 2002.