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Sunday, 22 October 2017

American liberty ship John W. Brown 1942-




Baltimore, USA, 14 June 2014

Type EC2-S-C1. Building ordered in 1 May 1941, laid down by Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard, Sparrow Point, Maryland, USA on 28 July 1942, launched on 7 September 1942, sponsored by Annie Green, completed  and delivered to the Merchant Marine Combat Bar on 19 September 1942, decommissioned on 19 November 1946, loan to the City of New York, USA as the a boys training ship ss John W. Brown High School until 1982, part of the reserve between 1983-1988 and became part of the Project Liberty Ship and now used as museum ship. IMO 8862739, MMSI 303348100 and call sign KHJL.

With a deadweight of 9.857 tons, displacement of 3.070 (light)-12.923 (loaded) tons and as dimensions 134,6 x 17,4 x 8,5 metres or 441’6” x 57’ x 29’9.26”.
The machinery consists of 1-2.500hp double-acting condensing triple expansion reciprocating steam engine and 2 Babcock&Willcox cross drum sectional sinuous-header straight-tube boilers and while driving one screw allowing a speed of 11 knots and a range of 23.000 nautical miles. Cargo grain capacity 15.931,3 cubic metres or 562.608 cubic feet. When used as a troop transport able to take between 450-650 men. Crew numbered 46 seamen and 31 soldiers. Original armament consisted of 1-12,7cm/12.5” 38 cal gun at the stern and 7x1-2cm Oerlikon cannon. In 1942 was one 1-2cm cannon replaced by 1-7,62cm/3” cal 50 gun on the bow, June 1943 2-2cm cannon added , the same year another 2-12,7cm/3” guns and in September 1945 was she disarmed. 

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. 

German cargo ship Herman arrived at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil according to the Dutch newspaper Provinciale Overijsselsche en Zwolsche courant dated 10 April 1941

An item reported that the German cargo ship Hermes of 7.200 gross register tonnage run the British blockade and arrived the day before at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil loaded with 3.746 tons of great value including an aircraft and around 50 cars. 

American battleship USS North Caroline commissioned according to the Dutch newspaper Provinciale Overijsselsche en Zwolsche courant dated 10 April 1941

South Dakota-class

Colorado-class
North Carolina-class

South Dakota-class

An item reported that in the presence of the American Secretary of the Navy Knox the new American 35.000 tons battleship USS North Carolina was commissioned. She was the first new American battleship since 18 years.(1)

Note
1. North Carolina-class consisting of the North Carolina and the Washington, preceded by the uncompleted South Dakota-class and the realized Colorado-class and succeeded by the South Dakota-class. Building ordered on 1 August 1947, laid down at the New York Naval Shipyard on 26 October 1937, launched by Miss Isabel Hoey on 13 June 1940, commissioned on 9 April 1941, decommissioned on 27 June 1947 and stricken on 1 June 1960. 

Mexican and Italian governments seizing each other merchant ships according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwe Venlosche courant dated 2 May 1941

An item dated Rome, Italy 1st reported that as a result of the seizure by the Mexican government of 10 Italian ships lying in Mexican harbour seized the Italian cabinet 3 motor ships under construction for Mexican account at Italian shipyards. 

Portuguese troop transport Gil Eanos visited the Dutch East Indies in 1931

An item reported that the Portuguese troop transport Gil Eanos visited the Dutch East Indies harbours Tandjong Priok 10-15 October 1931 and Makassar 26 October 1931.(1)

Note
1. The on 23 February 1916 seized Hanseatic line ship Lahneck which was converted into the auxiliary cruiser Gil Eannes, and since 1927 used as troop transport and hospital ship for the Newfoundland fishery? In 1942 was this ship by the Portuguese navy handed over to the organisation of codfish fishing owners. Launched form the dock at G. Seebeck Act. Es., Geestemünde with yard number 337 on 24 March 1914 and delivered to the Deutsche Dampfschiffahrts-Gesellschaft Hansa at Bremen on 31 May 1914.

Source
Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1931-1932. 

American submarine USS Growler (SSG-577) 1955-1980 (still existing)





New York, USA 29 September 2017

Building ordered on 31 July 1954, laid down at the Portsmouth Naval Dockyard, USA on 15 February 1955, launched on 15 April 1958, commissioned on 30 August 1958, decommissioned on 25 May 1964, stricken on 1 Augustus 1970 and nowadays museum ship. Designed to act against the Soviet Union Pacific coast. Part of the Grayback-class consisting of the Growler and Grayback.

With a displacement of 1.440 (dead)-2,110 (light)-3.550 (full load) tons and as dimensions 96,3 (waterline)-969,9 (over all) x 7,9 (waterline)-8,2 (extreme) x 5,7 metres or 316-318 x 26-27 x 19 feet. The machinery consisted of 3 Fairbanks-Morse diesels and 2 Elliott electric motors allowing a speed of 15 (surfaced)-12 9submerged) knots. Crew numbered 87 men (including 9 officers). Armament consisted of 4 Regulus I or 2 Regulus II missiles stored in 2 missile hangars and 8-63,3cm/21” torpedo tubes (6xbouw, 2xstern). In fact were the Regulus I cruise missiles successors of the German Second World War V-1 flying bomb. While the Regulus I and II was not a real success chose the US Navy for the Polaris ballistic missile launched from submarines (SLBM). 

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. 

British heavy cruiser HMS Kent visited Tandjong Priok, Dutch East Indies in 1932

An item reported that the British cruiser HMS Kent visited Tandjong Priok, Dutch East Indies between 27-30 January 1932.

Note
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.

Source
Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1931-1932. 

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

An item reported that the Japanese navy tanker Erimo visited the Dutch East Indies harbour Tarakan between 2-4 December 1935 and between 10-11 December 1936.

Note
1. Notoro or Erimo-class navy tanker, laid down by Kawasaki Kobe shipyard, Japan on 3 May 1920, launched on 28 October 1920, completed on 16 December 1920, heavily damaged by the Dutch submarine Hr.Ms. O15 on 4 March 1942 was she beached at Belitung [or Billiton, island of the Sumatran east coast, Dutch East Indies].

Source
Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1935-1936. 

French aviso Bougainville visited Sabang, Dutch East Indies in 1936

An item reported that the French aviso Bougainville visited the Dutch East Indies harbour Sabang between 26 September-1 October 1936.(1)

Note
1. Of the Bougainville-class, laid down on 25 November 1929, launched on 25 April 1931, commissioned on 15 February 1933, sunk off Libreville during the battle of Gabon on 9 November 1940, refloated but sunk again in March 1941 and broken up in 1952. Especially built to serve in the Asian and African colonies.

Source
Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1935-1936. 

Maltese galley Santa Maria Vittoriosa 1531

Owned by the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem. Mentioned (date commissioned?) in 1531 with as commanding officer Galceran Tamarit.

Source
Ubaldino Mori Ubaldini. La Marine del Sovrano Militare Ordino de San Giovannni di Gerusalemme di Radi e di Malta. Romo, 1971, p. 566-595. 

Maltese galley San Giovanni 1531

Owned by the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem. Mentioned (date commissioned?) in 1531with as commanding officer Gonzalo de Cervantes.

Source
Ubaldino Mori Ubaldini. La Marine del Sovrano Militare Ordino de San Giovannni di Gerusalemme di Radi e di Malta. Romo, 1971, p. 566-595. 

Maltese galley San Filippo 1532

Owned by the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem. Mentioned (date commissioned?) in 1532 with as commanding officer Costanza Provana.

Source
Ubaldino Mori Ubaldini. La Marine del Sovrano Militare Ordino de San Giovannni di Gerusalemme di Radi e di Malta. Romo, 1971, p. 566-595. 

Maltese galley Santa Maria Vittoriosa 1532

Owned by the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem. Mentioned (date commissioned?) in 1532with as commanding officer Gabriello de Serries.

Source
Ubaldino Mori Ubaldini. La Marine del Sovrano Militare Ordino de San Giovannni di Gerusalemme di Radi e di Malta. Romo, 1971, p. 566-595. 

Maltese galley San Giovanni 1532

Owned by the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem. Mentioned (date commissioned?) in 1532 with as commanding officer Gonzalo de Cervantes.

Source
Ubaldino Mori Ubaldini. La Marine del Sovrano Militare Ordino de San Giovannni di Gerusalemme di Radi e di Malta. Romo, 1971, p. 566-595. 

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Dutch LPG tanker Coral Sticho 2014-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 15 October 2017

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Rotterdam, Netherlands, IMO 9685504, MMSI 244790523 and call sign PCUQ. Owned by Veder Chartering and managed by Veder Rederij, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Built by AVIC Dingheng Shipbuilding, Yangzhou, China in 2014. 

British utility vessel (ex-Neptune 423 2013, NP 423 2013, Fenna B 2013-2017) C-Fenna 2017-

Inner harbour of Vlissingen, Netherlands 21 October 2017

United Kingdom-flagged, IMO 9675963, MMSI 232008023 and call sign MBAH3. Built by Neptune Shipyard, Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Netherlands in 2013. Owned by Neptune Equipment as the Neptune 423, since 1 February 2013 NP 423 and since 18 March 2013 as Fenna B. Since 2017 as the C-Fenna of Leask marine Ltd., Kirkwallm England. 

Luxury yacht Amels 242 2017-


Amels Shipyard, Vlissingen, Netherlands 21 October 2017

Third unit of the 242 design. Ull arrived in March 2017 and to be delivered in June 2018. Exterior designer Tim Heywood and interior designer Andrew Winch. 

Dutch research-survey vessel Geo Focus 2012-

Tweede Binnenhaven, Vlissingen 21 October 2017

Netherlands-flagged, IMO 9628855, MMSI 246836000 and call sign PCOS. Built by De Haas Scheepsbouwwerf, Maassluis, Netherlands in 2012. 

Belgian trawler Stephanie (Z-45) 1996-

Tweede Binnenhaven, Vlissingen 21 October 2017

Belgium-flagged, IMO 9141534, MMSI 205227000 and call sign OPBS. Built by Scheepswerven De Grave, Zeebrugge, Belgium in 1996. Owned and managed by Sephania, Blankenberge, Belgium. 

Dutch fishing trawler (ex-Nicolaas Senior) Cindy (VLI-25) 1989-

Tweede Binnenhaven, Vlissingen 21 October 2017

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Vlissingen, IMO 8816118, MMSI 244179000 and call sign PGGM. Built by Gdynia Shipyard, Gdynia, Poland in 1989. 

Luxury yacht Driftwood 2017-



Amels Shipyard, Vlissingen, Netherlands 21 October 2017

Marshall Islands-flagged, IMO 1012842, MMSI 538071218 and call sign PC8995. Built as Amels 470 by Amels Shipyard, Vlissingen, Netherlands in 2017. 

American yacht (ex-Engelberg 2013-2017?) Gene Machine 2017-





Amels Shipyard, Vlissingen, Netherlands 21 October 2017

United Kingdom-flagged, IMO 1011953, MMSI 235100386 and call sign 2GTK9. Ex-Engelberg, United Kingdom-flagged and owned and managed by Ocean Management, Ulster, Switzerland. Built by Amels Holland, Vlissingen, Netherlands in 2013. As the Gene Machine owned by Jonathan Rothberg. Built as the Engelberg for Dmitry Yakubovskiy, with his brother Stav Jacobi founder of the Engelberg Industrial Group (EIG), Engelberg, Switzerland. 

Maltese galley San Giovanni 1568

Owned by the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem. Mentioned (date commissioned?) on 22 January 1568 with as commanding officer Renato de Sémur.

Source
Ubaldino Mori Ubaldini. La Marine del Sovrano Militare Ordino de San Giovannni di Gerusalemme di Radi e di Malta. Romo, 1971, p. 566-595. 

Maltese galley Santa Maria della Vittoria 1568

Owned by the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem. Mentioned (date commissioned?) on 22 January 1568 with as commanding officer Porpero Pignone.

Source
Ubaldino Mori Ubaldini. La Marine del Sovrano Militare Ordino de San Giovannni di Gerusalemme di Radi e di Malta. Romo, 1971, p. 566-595. 

Maltese galley Santa Maria della Vittoria 1570

Owned by the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem. Mentioned (date commissioned?) on 21 June 1570 with as commanding officer Porpero Pignone.

Source
Ubaldino Mori Ubaldini. La Marine del Sovrano Militare Ordino de San Giovannni di Gerusalemme di Radi e di Malta. Romo, 1971, p. 566-595. 

Maltese galley San Giovanni 1570

Owned by the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem. Mentioned (date commissioned?) on 21 June 1570 with as commanding officer Pietro de Montaban Voguedemar.

Source
Ubaldino Mori Ubaldini. La Marine del Sovrano Militare Ordino de San Giovannni di Gerusalemme di Radi e di Malta. Romo, 1971, p. 566-595. 

Maltese galley Sant’Anna 1570

Owned by the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem. Mentioned (date commissioned?) on 21 June 1570 with as commanding officer Salvatore La Batta.

Source
Ubaldino Mori Ubaldini. La Marine del Sovrano Militare Ordino de San Giovannni di Gerusalemme di Radi e di Malta. Romo, 1971, p. 566-595. 

Friday, 20 October 2017

Dutch inland cargo vessel Entreprise 1927-

Inner harbour of Den Helder, Netherlands 24 May 2017

Aak built in 1927 by L. Wolthui, Veendam, Netherlands. 

Dutch torpedo boat Hr. Ms. G 8 or Cornelis Janssen de Haan 1905-1920

Marinemuseum Den Helder, Netherlands

Built under the budget year 1905. Laid down by Mij voor Scheeps- en Werktuigbouw Fijenoord, Rotterdam, Netherlands in 1905, launched in 1906, trial on 22 August 1906. commissioned on 8 October 1906, stricken in 1919 and sold at the Navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands for 9.027 to C.H.C. Sunderman, Zwijndrecht, Netherlands in October 1920. Displacement 140 tons and as dimensions 46,48 x 4,686 x 1,25=2,37 metres. The horsepower of 2.157 ihp allowed a speed of 24,227 miles. Crew numbered 25 men. Armament consisted of 2-5cm guns, 2 torpedo guns and 1-45cm torpedo tube. 

Dutch tug (ex-Antoinette W. Goedkoop 1904-1937, Hendrika Aaltje 1937-1950, Phoenix 1950-1954, Thakla 1954-1956, Berkel 1956-1969, Marga (1969-1970, Noordster 1970-1984, Assistant V 198401996, Assistant 2 1995-1996, Maurice 1996-1997) Brutus 2 1997-

Inner harbour of Den Helder, Netherlands 24 May 2017

EU no. 2001659. Built in 1904 at the shipyard of Kromhout, Amsterdam, Netherlands with yard number 420 as the Antoinette W. Goedkoop for account of Goedkoop NV, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Dimensions 19,48 x 4,27 x 1,82cm. Originally fitted out with a 160hp Goedkoop steam engine, later replaced by a Bolnes 300 hp engine. Ex-Antoinette W. Goedkoop 1904-1937, Hendrika Aaltje 1937-1950, Phoenix 1950-1954, Thakla 1954-1956, Berkel 1956-1969, Marga 1969-1970, Noordster 1970-1984, Assistent V 1984-1995, Assistant 2 1995-1996, Maurice 1996-1997, Brutus 2 1997-. Various owners in her existence although all Dutch. 

British crew boat Marineco Mariah 2011-


Inner harbour of Den Helder, Netherlands 24 May 2017
United Kingdom-flagged, homeport Leith, Scotland, IMO 9638240, MMSI 235089035 and call sign 2EXU3. Built by Damen Shipyard Gorinchem, Gorinchem, Netherlands in 2011. Part of the fleet of Marineco UK, Edinburgh, Scotland. 

French cruiser light cruiser Duguay Trouin visited the Dutch East Indies in 1931


An item reported that the French cruiser Duguay Trouin visited the Dutch East Indies harbours Tandjong Priok 6-8 October 1931, Surabaya 9-12 October 1931 and Bali 12 October 1931.(1)

Note
1. Of the Duguay-Trouin-class,consisting of the Duguay-Trouin, Lamotte=Piquet and Primauget, preceded by the planned but not realized La Motte-Piquet-class and succeeded by the Jeanne d’Arc. Laid down by Arsenal de Brest, France on 4 August 1922, launched on 14 August 1923, commissioned on 2 November 1928,de commissioned on 19 March 1952

Source
Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1931-1932. 

British heavy cruiser Kent visited Batavia, Dutch East Indies in 1936

An item reported that the British cruiser Kent, flagship of the China Station visited the Dutch East Indies harbour Batavia between 11-16 March 1936.(1)

Note
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.

Source
Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1935-1936. 

French aviso Amiral Charner visited the Dutch East Indies in 1936

An item reported that the French aviso Amiral Charner visited the Dutch East Indies harbours Tarakan between 23-25 November 1936, Larantoeka between 28 November-1 December 1936, Bali between 2-6 December 1936, Batavia between 8-14 December 1936 and Surabaya between 15-18 December 1936.(1)

Note
1. Bougainville-class aviso designed for service in the French Asian and African colonies, laid down under the budget year 1930 by Forget et Chantiers de la Gironde, Bordeaux, France in 1931, launched in October 1932 and scuttled at Mytho [My Tho, Vietnam?] on 9 March 1945.

Source
Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1936-1937. 

French aviso Rigault de Genouilly visited the Dutch East Indies in 1936

An item reported that the French aviso Rigault de Genouilly visited the Dutch East Indies harbours Semarang between 13-18 November 1936, Macassar between 20-23 November 1936 and Ternate between 26-29 November 1936.(1)

Note
1. Bougainville-class aviso designed for service in the French Asian and African colonies, laid down by Forget et Chantiers de la Gironde, Bordeaux, France on 7 July 1931, launched on 18 September 1932, commissioned in March 1934 and sunk by the British submarine HMS Pandora on 4 July 1940.

Source
Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1936-1937. 

Japanese navy tanker Erimo visited the Dutch East Indies harbour Tarakan in 1936

An item reported that the Japanese navy tanker Erimo visited the Dutch East Indies harbour Tarakan between 24-25 November 1936.

Source
Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1936-1937.

Japanese navy tanker Sata visited the Dutch East Indies harbour Tarakan in 1936

An item reported that the Japanese navy tanker Sata visited the Dutch East Indies harbour Tarakan between 22-23 November 1936.

Source
Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1936-1937. 

Japanese navy tanker Ondo visited the Dutch East Indies harbour Tarakan in 1936

An item reported that the Japanese navy tanker Ondo visited the Dutch East Indies harbour Tarakan between 24-25 November 1936.

Note
1. Japanese navy tanker of the Ondo-class, laid down by Kawasaki-Kobe Shipyard, Japan on 15 March 1922, launched on 21 October 1922, completed on 12 March 1923 and sunk during an air attack in the Manila Bay, Philippines on 13 November 1944.

Source
Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1936-1937. 

German light cruiser Emden visited the Dutch East Indies in 1937

An item reported that the German cruiser Emden visited the Dutch East Indies harbours Padang between 20-24 February 1937, Belawan between 9-16 December 1937 and Surabaya between 21-28 December 1937.(1)

Note
1. Building ordered as Ersatz Niobe in 1921, laid down at Reichsmarinewerft, Wilhelmshaven, Germany on 8 December 1921, launched on 6 January 1925. Commissioned on 15 October 1925, scuttled on 3 May 1945 and broken up in 1949.

Source
Jaarboek van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeemacht 1936-1937. 

Maltese galley San Giovanni 1534

Owned by the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem. Mentioned (date commissioned?) in 1534 with as commanding officer Giovanni de la Valette.

Source
Ubaldino Mori Ubaldini. La Marine del Sovrano Militare Ordino de San Giovannni di Gerusalemme di Radi e di Malta. Romo, 1971, p. 566-595. 

Maltese galley San Filippo 1534

Owned by the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem. Mentioned (date commissioned?) in 1534 with as commanding officer Francesco Giron.

Source
Ubaldino Mori Ubaldini. La Marine del Sovrano Militare Ordino de San Giovannni di Gerusalemme di Radi e di Malta. Romo, 1971, p. 566-595. 

Maltese galley Santa Croce 1534

Owned by the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem. Mentioned (date commissioned?) in 1534 with as commanding officer Luigi Broglia.

Source
Ubaldino Mori Ubaldini. La Marine del Sovrano Militare Ordino de San Giovannni di Gerusalemme di Radi e di Malta. Romo, 1971, p. 566-595. 

Maltese galley Santa Caterina 1535

Owned by the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem. Mentioned (date commissioned?) April 1535 in with as commanding officer Giacomo d’Aspremont.

Source
Ubaldino Mori Ubaldini. La Marine del Sovrano Militare Ordino de San Giovannni di Gerusalemme di Radi e di Malta. Romo, 1971, p. 566-595. 

Maltese galley Santa Maria de Vittorosia 1537

Owned by the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem. Mentioned (date commissioned?) in July 1537 with as commanding officer Tristan de Melo.

Source
Ubaldino Mori Ubaldini. La Marine del Sovrano Militare Ordino de San Giovannni di Gerusalemme di Radi e di Malta. Romo, 1971, p. 566-595. 

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Building of the Dutch bark ship Van de Werf at Alblasserdam, Netherlands according to the Nederlandsche Staatscourant dated 4 June 1841

Yesterday was at the yard of Cornelis Smit at Alblasserdam, Netherlands with success the bark ship van der Werf of circa 400 lasten launched. She was built for account of Mrs. Boissevain&Co at Amsterdam, Netherlands and destined for the Dutch East Indies trade.

Venetian galley Palla 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 Jorgse Sanguinazo.

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

Venetian galley Dos Cruces 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 Jorge Colerge.

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

Venetian galley Angel 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 de Meco.

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

Dutch passenger ship (ex-Frans Naerebout 1956-2011) Mercuur 2001-

Inner harbour of Den Helder, Netherlands 23 May 2017

Netherlands-flagged, IMO 8432974, MMSI 244167000 and call sign PEDP. Ex-Frans Naerebout renamed 2011. Also called training ship. Built by Smit&Zoon Scheepswerven, Hoogezand, Netherlands in 1956. 

Dutch fishing vessel (ex-Semper Confidens 1988-1995, Dolfijn 1995-2007) Johan Prins (WR-10) 2007-

Inner harbour of Den Helder, Netherlands 23 May 2017

Netherlands-flagged, IMO 8804464, MMSI 244592000 and call sign PCDP. Built by Scheepswerf Gebroeders Kooiman, Zwijndrecht, Netherlands in 1988. Ex-Semper Confidens renamed January 1995 and Dolfijn renamed March 2007. 

Dutch tug (ex-Picor 1921-1929, Elta 1929-1965, Dolfijn 1965-1977) Gar 1977-

Inner harbour of Den Helder, Netherlands 23 May 2017

ENI 2508946 and EU 2003138. Built by Rijnstroom, Leiden, Netherlands in 1921. Dimensions 16,17 x 3,50 x 1,80 metres and 6 tons. One 150hp Werkspoor engine. Ex-Picor of C.J.L. Berk&P. Baljet, Amsterdam, Netherlands and 1923 of C.J.L. Berk, renamed Elta in 1929 of W.L. van Bentum, Amsterdam, renamed Dolfijn in 1965 of J.C. Botter, Amsterdam and since 1977 the Gar of D. Uitzetter, Amsterdam. 

Dutch tug (1952, ex-TK 10 1950s, Alca 1991-1993, Corbina 1993-2000) Hercules 2000-



Inner harbour of Den Helder, Netherlands 23 May 2017

Built by Johannes Slichting, Yacht und Bootswerft, Travemünde, West Germany with yard number 1218 in 1952. Displacement 182 tons and as dimensions 26,00 x 7,30 x 1,90metres. Ex-TK 10 renamed 1991 Alca of Kooiman&Zn. BV, Harlingen, Netherlands, in 1993 renamed Corbina, laid up in 1994 in the so-called bewaarhaven at Amsterdam, Netherlands, since 24 November 1998 of I. Strothmann&J. van der Linden, Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands, since 4 December 1998 of Bergings- en Sleepdienst G.A.C. Theunisse vof, Dinteloord, Netherlands, since 3 April 2000 of BST Dinstelsas of R. van der Zee, Dinteloord, Netherlands, renamed Hercules in 2000 of J. Robijn, Lelystad, Netherlands and became in 2009 a houseboat. 

Dutch inland tug (ex-Huub 1939-1960, Actief 1960-1993, Drakar 1993-1996, Revenir 1996-1999) Jutter 1999-


Inner harbour of Den Helder, Netherlands 23 May 2017

Netherlands-flagged and ENI 02001756. Dimensions 13,28 x 3,88 x 1,60 metres. The original 100hp Kromhout engine is later replaced by a 400hp Volvo Pentax TAMD 122A. Built by De Hoop, Leiden, Netherlands in 1939. Ex-Huub of Th. Bruijninckx, Egelen, since 1955 of G.W. van Keulen-van Aalst, Rotterdam, Netherlands, renamed Actief in 1960 of S. Zoer, Zwolle, Netherlands, since 1990 of H. Oostland, Giesbeek, renamed Drakar in 1993 of N. Wildenbeest, Wwarnsveld, Netherlands, renamed Revenir in 1996 of H.J. Wesselius, Maassluis, Netherlands, renamed Jutter in 1999 of Coastal Shipping BV, Workum, Netherlands, since 2004 of rederij Waterweg BV, Den Helder, Netherlands and since 2007 of Waterweg Acta Marine, Den Helder.