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Saturday, 22 July 2017

Danish warship David 1564

First mentioned and captured by the Swedish in 1564, with an armament of 42 guns.

Source
R.C. Anderson. Naval Wars in the Baltic during the sailing epoch 1522-1850. London, 1910. 

Danish warship Bjorn 1570

First mentioned and captured by the Swedish in 1570.

Source
R.C. Anderson. Naval Wars in the Baltic during the sailing epoch 1522-1850. London, 1910. 

Danish warship Bjorn 1565

First mentioned and burnt to prevent capture In 1565.

Source
R.C. Anderson. Naval Wars in the Baltic during the sailing epoch 1522-1850. London, 1910. 

Danish warship Arcke 1565

First mentioned and burnt to prevent capture in 1565.

Source
R.C. Anderson. Naval Wars in the Baltic during the sailing epoch 1522-1850. London, 1910. 

Danish war ship Merkurius 1566

Wrecked in 1566.

Source
R.C. Anderson. Naval Wars in the Baltic during the sailing epoch 1522-1850. London, 1910. 

German general cargo ship (ex-Hohe Plate 2005) Andante 2005-

Locks Kieler Canal, July 2017

Gibraltar-flagged, IMO 9341108, MMSI 236111321 and call sign ZDGU3. Ex-Hohe Plate renamed June 2005. Owned and managed by Briese Schiffahrt, Leer, Germany. Built by Xingang Shipbuilding, Heavy Industry, Tianjin, China in 2005. 

Dutch general cargo ship (ex-JRS Aquarius 2009) IJjsseldijk 2009-

Locks Kieler Canal, July 2017

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Groningen, IMO 9514913, MMSI 246626000 and call sign PBUY. Ex-Aquarius renamed November 2009. Built by Chowgule, Goa, India in 2009. Owned and managed by Navigia Shipmanagement, Groningen, Netherlands. 

Dutch general cargo ship Andrea 2006-

Kieler Canal, July 2017

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Spijk, IMO 9350939, MMSI 246140000 and call sign PHGZ. Built by Lodenice Chvaletice, Chvaletice, Czech Republic in 2006. Owned and managed by Van Dam Scheepvaart. Spijk, Netherlands. 

French battleship Danton executed with success her trials according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1911-1912 no. 4




An item referred to the magazine le Yacht reporting that the French battleship Danton fitted out with a machinery consisting of turbines and Belleville-boilers executed her full power trial with success. The estimated speed and coal consumption were respectively 18,25 miles and 18.720 kilo, in reality 19,44 miles and 18.265 kilo. Four days later was a 3 hours trial executed with as result a speed of 20,18 miles and 1.162 kilo coals/mile, which was more as was expected. Rpm 316,7. Coals consumption hour.169kilo/square metre grid surface. The end conclusion was that a combination turbines and Belleville boilers could be very successful.(1)

Note
1. Of the Danton-class consisting of the Condorcet, Danton, Diderot, Mirabeau, Vergniaud and Voltaire. Laid down at the Arsenal de Brest, Brest, France on 9 January 1908, launching in May 1909 blocked by French socialists, launched on 4 July 1909, commissioned on 24 July 1911 and sunk by the German submarine U-64 22 miles south west of Sardinia, Italy at 13.17 o’clock on 19 March 1917. The wreck was found back on the position 38°45’35” North and 8°3’30” East. Preceded by the Liberté-class and succeeded by the Courbet-class. Due to the huge number of changes of the original design and lacking decisions of the French minister of navy Gaston Thomson (29 January 1848, Oran, French Algeria-14 May 1932 Bône, Algeria) in time caused a serious delay in realizing the class

French battleship Diderot executed with success trials according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1911-1912 no. 4

Danton-class

Danton


An item referred to the magazine le Yacht reporting that the French battleship Diderot with a machinery of turbines and Niclausse-boilers with success executed her trials. At the full power trial was instead of the contracted speed of 19,25 miles a speed if 19,90 miles achieved and with even runs of 20,14 miles. Coal consumption 170 kilo/square metre grid surface/hour.(1)

Note
1. Of the Danton-class consisting of the Condorcet, Danton, Diderot, Mirabeau, Vergniaud and Voltaire. Building at the Ateliers et Chantiers de la Loire, St. Nazaire, France started in 26 December 1906, laid down on 23 August 1907, launched on 19 April 1909, completed on 1 August 1911, modernized 1922-1925, training ship since 1927, condemned on 17 March 1937 and sold for 3.557.019 French francs to M. Gosselin-Durlez, arriving at Dunkirk, France to be broken up on 31 August 1937. Preceded by the Liberté-class and succeeded by the Courbet-class. Due to the huge number of changes of the original design and lacking decisions of the French minister of navy Gaston Thomson (29 January 1848, Oran, French Algeria-14 May 1932 Bône, Algeria) in time caused a serious delay in realizing the class. General technical specifications of this class. 

French cabinet chose for Courbet-class dreadnought for machinery similar to the Danton-class according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1911-1912 no. 4

Courbet-class



Danton-class

An item referred to the German magazine Schiffbau reported that the French minister of navy (1) stated in the French parliament that within the cabinet heavily was discussed about the turbine issue for the new 18.000 tons battleships.(2) At last was decided to choose for the type of the Condorcet (3) and Voltaire.(4)

Notes
1. Or Augustus Manuel Hubert Gaston Boué de Lapeyrère (18 January 1852 Castéra-Lectourois, France-17 February 1924 Pau, France), admiral, minister between 24 July 1909-2 March 1911 or Théophile Delcassé (1 March 1852 Pamiers, France-22 February 1923 Nice, France), minister between 2 March 1911-21 January 1913.
4. The Courbet-class consisting of the Courbet, France, Jean Bart and Paris, preceded by the Danton-class and succeeded by the Bretagne-class, built between 1910-1914, with a displacement of 23.475 (standard-(25.579 (full load) tons. Machinery consisted of 4-shaft Parsons direct-drive steam turbines and 24 boilers delivering 28.000ihp.
3. Laid down by Ateliers et Chantiers de la Loire, Saint-Nazaire, France on 23 August 1907, launched on 20 April 1910, commissioned on 25 July 1911 and broken up which was completed around 1949. Machinery consisted of 4 Parsons steam direct-drive turbines and 26 Niclausse boilers delivering 22.500shp. Of the Danton-class.
4. Laid down by FC de la Méditerranée, La Seyne-sur-Mer, France on 20 July 1907, launched on 16 January 1909, completed on 1 August 1911 and sold to be broken up in December 1949. Machinery consisted of 4 Parsons steam direct-drive turbines and 26 Belleville boilers delivering 22.500shp. Of the Danton-class. 

German general cargo ship Christine 1998-


Rendsburg, Germany, July 2017

Antigua&Barbuda-flagged, homeport Saint John’s, IMO 9184811, MMSI 304010973 and call sign V2PX5. Built by Damen Shipyard Galati, Galati, Romania in 1998. Owned by Lohmann Bereederungen, Haren Ems, Germany and managed by Transship, Emmen, Netherlands. 

German general cargo ship Selene Prahm 1994-


Rendsburg, Germany, July 2017

Germany, homeport Leer, Germany, IMO 9100059, MMSI 211219630 and call sign DCNG. Built by Kotter Werft, Haren Ems Germany in 1994. Owned by Hammann&Prahm Reederei and managed by Meyer Karl Reederei, both at Wischhafen, Germany. 

German inland tanker (ex-VTG 213 1972-?) Almerode

Rendsburg, Germany, July 2017

Germany-flagged, IMO 8643808, ENI 05110090, MMSI 211180740 and call sign DF2162. Built by Walsum Rheinwerft, Walsum, Germany in 1972 as VTG 213 for VTG GmbH, Hamburg, Germany. Anno 2008 owned by Fluvia AF, Hamburg. 

German inland cargo ship (ex-Nordhafen 1982-2014) Pinnau 2014-

Rendsburg, Germany, July 2017

Germany-flagged, ENI 04502660, MMSI 211511440 and call sign DC2344. Ex-Nordhafen renamed 2014. Owned by Binnenschiffahrtskontor Sommerfeld, Buxhude, Germany. Built for Haeger&Schmidt GmbH, Duisburg-Ruhrort, Germanu by Bayerische Schiffswerft, Erienbach, Germanu in 1982. 

Dutch 3-mast bark (ex-Pol II 1926-1948, Lister 1948-1966) Artemis 1966-


Rendsburg, Germany, July 2017

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Harlingen, Netherlands, IMO 5209699, MMSI 244875000 and call sign PFCB. Used nowadays as passenger ship. Built at Nylands Verksted, Oslo, Norway in 1926 to be used for whaling. Served later as cargo ship between Asia and South-America. Ex-Pol II renamed 1948 and Lister 1966. 

Friday, 21 July 2017

Dutch coast guard aircraft Dornier 228-12 PH-CGC

Vlissingen 21 July 2017

Registration number PH-CGC. Managed by the Royal Netherlands Airforce and maintained by Jet Support. Pilot from the Royal Netherlands Navy or Airforce with the observers working on several ministries. Standard 2 pilots and 2 observers on board. Building number 8183. 

German general cargo ship (ex-Varmdo 2004-2013) Alessandra Lehmann 2013-


Kieler Canal, July 2017

Antigua&Barbuda-flagged, IMO 9290684, MMSI 304677000 and call sign V2OS4. Ex-Varmdo renamed 9 August 2013. Owned and managed by Lehmann Reederei, Lubeck, Germany. Built by Bodewes Shipyard, Hoogezand, Netherlands in 2004. 

German general cargo ship (ex- Stern 2006-2007) Elke W 2007-

Kieler Canal, July 2017

Antigua&Barbuda-flagged, homeport Saint John’s, IMO 9279070, MMSI 305166000 and call sign V2DC3. Ex-Stern renamed October 2007. Owned and managed by Wieczorek Reederei, Hamburg, Germany. Built by Leda Shipyard, Korcula, Croatia in 2006. 

Dutch container ship (ex-Lappland 1998-2016) Greetje 2016-

Bremen, Germany, July 2017

Netherlands-flagged, IMO 9186388, MMSI 244900091 and call sign PBMI. Ex-Lappland, Germany-flagged, call sign DPLG, MMSI 211284239, homeport Hamburg, Germany and owned and managed by Petra Heinrich K.G. m.s. Lapland, Hamburg until 21 October 2007 and since then owned by M.S. Lappland UG&Co. K.G. and managed by HH Shipping GmbH&Co, KG, both at Hamburg. Laid down by JJ Sietas Schiffswerft GmbH&Co., Hamburg, Germany in with yard number 1153 on 19 September 1997, launched on 21 July 1998 and delivered on 12 September 1998. Renamed Greetje on 19 September 2016, homeport Heerenveen, Netherlands, owned by Scheepvaartonderneming Greetje B.V. and managed by Holwerda Shipmanagement B.V., both at Heerenveen. 

Antigua&Barbuda-flagged cargo ship Samskip Endurance

Bremen, Germany, July 2017

Antigua&Barbuda-flagged, homeport Saint John’s, IMO 9264726, MMSI 304502000 and call sign V2BF4. Built by Zhoushan Shipyard, Zhoushan, China in 2003. As the MSC Longi owned and managed by Brise Bereederung, Hamburg, Germany. Ex-Maastrader renamed March 2003, Missunde renamed 6 March 2003 and renamed MSC Loni. According to www.vessels value.com Ex Missunde (April 2003, MSC Longi (April 2003), Missude (November 2016) and Faaborg (March 2017). 

German ro-ro cargo ship Kugelbake 2009-

Bremen, Germany, July 2017

Germany-flagged, homeport Cuxhaven, Germany, IMO 9510747, MMSI 218172000 and call sign DFJE. Owned by Wulf Seetransport and managed by Cux Shipmanagement, both at Cuxhaven, Germany. Built by BVT Brenn&Verformtecjnik, Bremen, Germany in 2009. 

Danish container ship Margrethe Maersk 2015-

Bremen, Germany, July 2017

Denmark-International Register flagged, homeport Sonderborg, IMO 9632131, MMSI 219629000 and call sign OWYZ2. Built by Daewoo Shipbuilding&Marine Engineering, Geoje, South Korea in 2015. Owned and managed by AP Moller Maersk, Copenhagen, Denmark. 

German container ship Heinrich Schepers 2012-

Bremen, Germany, July 2017

Cyprus-flagged, homeport Limassol, IMO 9584475, MMSI 209857000 and call sign 5BVN3. Owned and managed by HS Schiffahrt, Haren, Ems, Germany. Built by Sainty Jiangdu Shipbuilding, Jiangdu, China in 2012

German fishery patrol Seefalke 2008-


Kieler Canal, Germany, July 2015

Germany-flagged, homeport Cuxhaven, Germany, IMO 9421233, MMSI 218692000 and call sign DBFI. Built by PS Werften Wolgast, Wolgast, Germany in 2008. 

Dutch protected cruiser Hr. Ms. Holland underway with tow to the Moluccas according to the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 27 February 1910

Design Holland-class based on the British Apollo-class

Bromo in original appereance

An item reported that the Dutch protected cruiser HMS Holland (1) was destined for the Moluccas, Dutch East Indies while towing a government coal hulk. This hulk was the aged Bromo (2), fully loaded with coal for the war and government sloops used by the several exploration detachments on the Netherlands New Guinea. At this manner were the huge transports costs with private ships spared.

Notes
1. Of the Holland-class first sub-class Holland consisting of the Holland, Zeeland and Friesland, laid down at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands on 6 May 1895, launched on 4 October 1896, commissioned on 1 July 1898 and sold for ƒ 126.275 to firm G.B. Pas&Zn., Bols, Netherlands on Wednesday 21 January 1920 11.oo o‘clock at the navy yard at Willemsoord, Netherlands. Other sources stated sthat she was sold to the shipbreaker N.V. Frank Rijsdijk;s Scheepsslooperij, Hendrik Ido Ambacht, Netherlands.
2. Paddle steamship 2nd class, call sign GQDF, iron-built with wood-planked, rigged but very worse sail performance, on stocks at the shipyard of the Kon. Fabriek etc., Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1873, launched in 1874, engines and boilers repaired in 1877, temporarily guard ship at Batavia, Dutch East Indies 27 August-13 November 1883, decommissioned 15 March 1890, needed major repaired and at the same time fitted out as guard ship at Batavia, commissioned as guard ship at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies as replacement of the Surabaya on 1 April 1892, decommissioned and replaced by the Koning der Nederlanden on 1 December 1899, used as store ship for the army during South Celebes-expedition in 1905, fitted out as coal hulk and serving at Merauke in 1910, stricken in in 1914, towed from Merauke towards Surabaya in 1916, sold there on a public auction an the naval establishment to the K.P.M. at 09.00 o’clock 12 November 1917. 

Dutch screw steamship 1st class Hr. MS. Atjeh captain C.H. Cornelissen visited Bahia, Brazil in October 1895


Model Hr. Ms. Atjeh Rijksmuusem Amsterdam . Original source model

The Dutch screw steamship 1st class Hr. MS. Atjeh (1) departed on 5 September 1895 from Vlissingen, Netherlands towards the Dutch East Indies where she was to replace the Hr. Ms. Koningin Emma der Nederlanden which was part of the auxiliary squadron. On 17 October 1895at 9.30 o’clock arrived she at Bahia, Brazil, departed on the 26th and arrived on 27 December at Tandjong-Priok, Dutch East Indies. At Brazil was the small Brazilian warship Braconnot (2) lying in the roads. On the 18th arrived the French frigate Dubourdieu (3) captain [Jean] Valat with on board rear admiral Pougin de la Maisonneuve (4), on the 19th the Brazilian training ship Tonelero and on the 20th the American gunboat USS Castine commander Thomas Perry (5).

At Bahia was fresh meat, bread and soup vegetables bought. While the victuals on board at the departure were for just 16 weeks decided her commanding officer to buy 7 ox (each 203.000 reis) and 450 kilo hay (300 reis/kilo). Further more was 434 ton coal (38 shillings/ton) and 114,5 tons drinking water (6.000 reis/1.000 litres) bunkered. The Dutch consul at Bahia who was at the same time also consul of Norway asked the commanding officer for assistance with the diving gear and some divers to find and stop a leak in the Norwegian merchant bark Tristad master N.E. Gabrielsen. This was done with success. At Bahia was none diving gear available and the bark was too large for the existing slipway.

Notes
1. Laid down at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands on 3 March 1875, launched on 6 December 1876, commissioned on 1 November 1877, converted into a an accommodation ship at the shipyard De Lastdrager at Den Helder, Netherlands in 1906. Commissioned while replacing the Het Loo in 1908, also used as floating battery for salutes by replacing the 12cm by 7,5cm guns since 1910, further more used for training sailors of the Royal Naval Reserve at Willemsoord, Netherlands until 21 May 1921, decommissioned and since then used as accommodation ship for the air service at Willemsoord, Netherlands, disarmed until 1922, disarmed and stricken in 1929 and finally sold to the N.V. Frank Rijsdijk‘s industrieële onderneming at Hendrik Ido Ambacht, Netherlands for ƒ 23.501,00 to be broken up in May 1935. With a displacement of 3.160 ton were her dimensions 80,00-91,85 (over all) x 12,50 x 6,10 metres. The horizontal direct working single expansion steam engine of the Koninklijke Fabriek van Werktuigen at Amsterdam, Netherlands and 4 boilers supplied a horsepower of 2.750 hp was her speed 14,25 miles. She was iron-and wood planked. The original armament consisted of 6-17cm guns and 4-12cm guns. In 1864 were 4-12cm guns and 4-3,7cm revolver guns added. Frigate rigged. When purely sailing could her telescopic funnel be lowered and the large double bladed screw be lifted.
2. Launched at the Arsenal de Marinha do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 7 May 1782, commissioned on 22 August 1872 and on 28 April 1896 decommissioned?
3. A wood-built unprotected cruiser, laid down at Cherbourg, France in 1880, launched in 1884, completed in September 1886 and stricken in 1899. With a displacement of 3.700 tons and as dimensions 77,26 x 14,02 x 6,60 metres and an armament of 4-16,25cm/6.4” guns, 12-13,86cm/5.5” guns, 1-3pd revolver, 10-1 pd revolvers and 2-35,56cm/14” torpedo tubes.
4. Albert Pougin De La Maisonneuve (22 January 1839 Montargis, Loire-9 May 1903, Paris, France), since 24 July 1895 commanding the Division navale de l’Océan Atlantique.
5. Launched by bath Iron Works, Maine, USA on 11 May 1892, commissioned on 22 October 1894 and for the last time decommissioned on 28 August 1919, sold on 5 August 1921 and sunk due to an internal explosion on 12 December 1924 while underway towards Texas, USA to be broken up.

Source
Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1895-1896. 

Venezuelan warships General Rivas and Mariscal de Ayacucho visiting Curacao, Dutch East Indies according to Dutch naval report dated 1896

In the period 1895-1896 was the Dutch screw steamship 4th class Hr. Ms. Sommelsdijk stationed in the Dutch West Indies visiting the several islands belonging to this colony cruised she in the Caribbean. She was replaced by the screw steamship 3rd class Hr. Ms. Alkmaar on 23 June. On 30 April 1896 arrived the Venezuelan warship General Rivas commanded by José los Santos Sanchez at Curacao, Dutch West Indies with on tow the Venezuelan warship Mariscal de Ayachico. The latter was heavy damaged by a fire on board while at sea and needed repairs. The General Rivas was described as a small steamer with 3 quick firing guns, and left in 1 May again. She returned on 30th July with some guns for the sill being repaired Mariscal de Ayacucho. The next day departed she again destined towards Orchilla, Venezuela.

Source
Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1895-1896. 

Spanish transport Legzapi wrecked on Cuba according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 17 November 1898

An item dated New York, USA 14th reported that the Spanish transport Legazpi stranded near Cienfuegos , Cuba and was lost. All men on board survived the disaster. 

Dutch steam pilot vessel Reserve under construction at Dutch navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1905

An item reported that as a result of an ministerial order dated 21 February 1905 no. 50 the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands was ordered to built the 5th steam pilot vessel. She was named Reserve by ministerial order dated 28 August no. 48. Laid down on 26 May 1905 and launched on 19 September. With the panelling was already started and with the placing of engine and boiler was to be done as soon as possible. 

Thursday, 20 July 2017

German container ship (ex-Adelina 2006, TS Keelung 2006-2011) Adelina D 2011-


Bremerhaven, Germany, end June 2017

Isle of Man/United Kingdom-flagged, homeport Douglas, IMO 9306079, MMSI 235011610 and call sign MNRP6. Ex-Adelina renamed March 2006 and TS Keelung renamed September 2011. Owned and managed by Dohle Schiffahrt, Hamburg, Germany. Built by Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipyard, Jiangyin, China in 2006. 

British container ship (ex-Maersk 2007, Maersk Buffalo 2007-2011, Buffalo 2011-2012, Maersk Buffalo 2012) Seago Istanbul 2012-


Bremerhaven, Germany, end June 2017

Denmark International Register-flagged, homeport Copenhagen, Denmark, IMO 9313943, MMSI 219116000 and call sign OXVE2. Owned and managed by Maersk, London, United Kingdom. Ex-Maersk renamed June 2007, Maersk Buffalo renamed February 2011, Buffalo renamed March 2012 and maersk Buffalo renamed November 2012. Built by PS Werften Stralsund, Stralsund, Germany in 2007. 

British tug Svitzer Maillag 2005-

Bremerhaven, Germany, end June 2017

Netherlands-flagged since 15 December 2013, homeport IJmuiden, Netherlands, IMO 9317901, ENI 02316305, MMSI 244630113 and call sign PBJX. Owned and managed by Svitzer Marine Limited, Middlesborough, United Kingdom. Casco built by A.B. Baltijos Laivu Statykla, Klaipeda, Latonia, Built by Odense Steel Shipyard, Odense, Denmark in 2005. Delivered on 22 September 2005. Gross tonnage 385 tons, net tonnage 115 tons, summer deadweight 226 tons and as dimensions 26,60-30,30 x 11,00 x 4,10 metres. Bollard pull 68 tons, Speed 13 knots. 

Norwegian general cargo ship (ex-Garnes 1980-1986, General Campos 1986-1992, Garnes 1992-2002) Wilson Malm 2002-

Bremerhaven, Germany, end June 2017

Malta-flagged, homeport Valletta, Malta, IMO 7810210, MMSI 2145579000  and call sign 9HUH7. Ex-Garnes renamed January 1986, General Campos renamed January 1992 and Garnes renamed July 20002. Built by Storviks Mekaniske Verksted, Krisitansund, Norway in 1980. Owned by Wilson and managed by Wilseon Shipmanagement, both at Bergen, Norway

Chinese container ship OOCL Asia 2006-

Bremerhaven, Germany, end June 2017

Hong Kong/China-flagged, homeport Hong Koing, IMO 9300790, MMSI 477105600 and call sign VRBQ6. Owned and managed by OOCL, Hong Kong, China. Built by Samsung Shipbuilding&Heavy Industries, Geoje, South Korea in 2006. 

German pilot vessel Bergen

Bremerhaven, Germany, end June 2017

MMSI 211224430 and call sign DBCF. Built by NSS Szczecin, Poland. 

Japanese container ship Vecchio Bridge 2005-

Bremerhaven, Germany, end June 2017

Panama-flagged, IMO 9293454, MMSI 371208000 and call sign 3EBR8. Owned and managed by Fukujin Kisen, Imabari, Japan. Other sources stated owned by Kawasaki Kisem Kaisha and operated by the K-Line. Built by Hyundai Heavy Industries, Ulsan, South Korea with yard number 1593 in 2005. 

Dutch tug RT Peter 2009-

Bremerhaven, Germany, end June 2017

Malta-flagged, homeport Malta, IMO 9474917, MMSI 249490000 and call sign 9HTK9. Owned and managed by Kotug International, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Built by Niigata Shipbuilding&Repair, Niigata, Japan in 2009. RotorTug RT-80 type. Bollard pull 83 tons. Gross tonnage 463 tons, net 138 tons, deadweight 275 tons and as dimensions 30,25 (between perpendiculars)-31,95 x 12,60 x 5,91-6,30 (maximum) metres. Maximum speed 13,6 knots. 

Danish container ship Madison Maersk 2014-



Bremerhaven, Germany, end June 2017

Denmark International Register-flagged, homeport Copenhagen, Denmark, IMO 9619945, MMSI 219018864, and call sign OWJG2. Owned and managed by AP Moller Maersk, Copenhagen, Denmark. Built by Daewoo Shipbuilding&Marine Engineering, Geoje, South Korea in 2014. 

German container ship (ex-Arica 2007, Maersk Jakobstad 2007-2012) Arica 2012-


Bremerhaven, Germany, end June 2017

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, Liberia, IMO 9399741, MMSI 636017360 and call sign A8OA2. Ex Arica renamed December 2007 and Maersk Jakobstad renamed November 2012. Owned and managed by NSC Holding, Hamburg, Germany. Built by Zhoushan Shipyard, Zhoushan, China in 2007. 

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Norwegian torpedo boats well camouflaged and hardly visible according to Dutch naval report in 1909

An item reported that the Dutch coastal defence ship Hr. Ms. Piet Hein (1) departed on 16th July 1909 Nieuwediep, Netherlands for a training voyage, arriving on the 23rd at Bergen, Norway. The Hr. Ms. Piet Hein left Bergen on the 28th Bergen and anchored on the 30th off Skjolden and in the 31st in the entrance of the Esefjord. On 10th August she anchored in the roads of Texel, Netherlands.

Underway from Bergen towards the Sognefjord sighted the commanding officer of the Hr. Ms. Piet Hein a division of Norwegian torpedo boats in the outer fjords. The boast were grey painted which colour integrated in such manner with the almost bare rocks above the waterline, that they were hardly visible.

Source
Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1908-1909. 

Note
1. Part of the Evertsen-class. Laid down at the shipyard of the Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij, Rotterdam in 1893, launched on 16 August 1894, commissioned on 3 January 1896, condemned in 1914, intended sale on 18 August 1914 postponed until Tuesday 20th October at 11.30 o’clock and then sold for ƒ 90.000 to Wilton’s Scheepswerf, Rotterdam, Netherland. 

Dutch steam pilot vessel Reserve handed over to pilotage service in 1906

An item reported that after the launching of the Dutch steam pilot vessel Reserve the panelling was completed and machinery placed, the several pipelines laid, electric installation made and after further fitting out and painting was she on 16th March 1906 handed over to the pilotage service.

On 18 January 1906 was a 4 hours trial executed with 141,17 rpm, 531,8 ihp horsepower, a draught of 3,40 metres, propeller pitch 3 metres and coal consumption 0.94 kilo/ihp/hour was a speed of 11,14 miles achieved. On 19 January 1906 was a 6 hours trial executed with 95,3 rpm, 145,3 ihp horsepower, a draught of 3,397 metres, propeller pitch 3 metres and coal consumption 1,14 kilo/ihp/hour was a speed of 8,371 miles achieved. For both trials was selected Cardiff coal used. 

Italian protected cruiser Liguria visiting the Dutch East Indies in 1904-1905

With thanks for allowing us to publish

An item reported that the Italian cruiser 3rd class Liguria (1) visited Ambon, Dutch East Indies on 14 October 1904, Surabaya, Dutch East Indies between 18-26 January 1905, Tandjong-Priok, Dutch East Indies between 28 January-7 February 1905 and Padang, Dutch East Indies between 9-13 February 1905,

Source
Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1904-1905. 

Note
1. Of the Regioni-class protected cruisers, consisting of the Umbria, Lombardia, Etruria, Liguria, Elba and Puglia, preceded by the Piemonte and succeeded by the Calabria, laid down by Ansaldo, Genoa, Italy on 1 July 1889, launched on 8 June 1893, completed on 1 December 1894 and sold to be broken up on 15 May 1920.