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Sunday, 4 December 2016

Thais bulk carrier Sarika Naree 2015-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 3 December 2016

Thailand-flagged, IMO 9726425, MMSI 567109000 and call sign HDSK according to marine traffic. According tot maritime-connector the Taizhou Sanfu, owned and managed by Precious Shipping, Bangkok, Thailand. Built by Sanfu Ship Engineering, Taizhou Jiangsu, China in 2015.

German bulk carrier (Glorious Future 1994-1999, Aliacmon River 1999-2005, Theotokos 2005-2006) Barbara 2006-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 3 December 2016

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, Liberia, IMO 9066760, MMSI 636092335 and call sign D5AO6. Built by Ihi Aichi Works, Chita, Japan in 1994. Owned and managed by Mineralien Schiffahrt Spedition&Transport, Schnaittenbach, Germany. Ex-Glorious Future renamed April 1999, Aliacmon River renamed June 2005 and Theotokos renamed November 2006.

British cruiser 2nd class HMS Minerva nearly ready for launching according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1895-1896 No. 4

An item reported that the British cruiser 2nd class Minerva was ready to be launched at the Chatham Dockyard, England. She was of the improved Astrea-design. Displacement 5.600 ton and as dimensions 107 x 16,30 x 6,30 (aft) metres. The two vertical compound steam engine and 8 cylindrical boilers divided over two rooms were to supply with natural draft 8.000 ihp=19 miles and with forced draught 9.600 ihp=20 miles. The vital parts were over the whole length of the ship protected by a 6,5-9cm thick armour deck and the conning tower with 2,5 (above)-15,2cm (vertical) thick armour. The armament consisted of 5-15,2cm quick firing guns, 6-12cm guns, 8-12pound/7,6cm new model guns, 1-3pound/4,7cm Hotchkiss, 4- 1,1cm Maxim machineguns and 3 torpedo tubes (2 submerged) for launching 45,7cm Whitehead torpedoes.(1)

Note
1, Of the Eclipse-class protected cruisers consisting of the Eclipse, Diana, Dido, Doris, Isis, Juno, Minerva. Talbot and Venus, preceded by the Astraea-class and succeeded by the Arrogant-class. Laid down on 4 December 1893, launched on 23 September 1895, completed on 4 February 1897 and sold to be broken up on 5 October 1920.

British destroyer HMS Surly launched at Clydebank according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1895-1896 No. 4

An item referred to the magazine Engineering reporting that the British torpedo boat Surly the last one of the trio built by the firm J.&G. Thomson, Cydebank executed her official trail. She was exact similar to her sister ships Rocket and Shark.(1)

Note
1. Of the Rocket-class destroyers consisting of the Surly, Rocket and Shark, preceded by the Sunfish-class and succeeded by the Sturgeon-class. Sold in 1920.

British destroyer HMS Handy launched at Govan, Scotland according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1895-1896 No. 4

An item referred to the magazine Engineering reporting the launching of the British destroyer Handy, the first one built by the Fairfield Company for account of the Royal British Navy. She had extreme nice lines and shape and as dimensions 194’ x 10’4.5”x 5’7”. The engines were of the usual triple expansion design. She was fitted out with Thornycroft water tube boilers. Another destroyer built by the same firm was to be fitted out with a Babcock&Wilcox water tube boiler of which type the expectations were quite high.

Note
1. Of the Handy-class consisting of the Handy, Hart and Hunter, preceded by the Conflict-class and succeeded by the Sunfish-class. Laid down at Govan, Scotland on 7 June 1894, launched on 9 March 1895, commissioned in October 1895 and sold at Hong Kong in 1916.

British destroyer HMS Janus launched at Jarrow, England according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1895-1896 No. 4

An item referred to the magazine Engineering reporting the launching of the British destroyer Janus on 13 March at the shipyard of Shipbuilding and Iron Company of the HH Palmer, the first of three sister ships there to be built. Displacement 280 tons and as dimensions 200’x 19’9”. The armament consisted of 1-12pd quick firing gun on the conning tower, 4-6pd quick firing guns in the sides, 1-6pd quick firing gun aft and 2 torpedo guns. Fitted out with a strong searchlight. The guaranteed speed with the specially designed two sets triple compound steam engines placed in one compartment was 27 miles. The 4 Reeds water tube tubes were divided over two separate watertight compartments.(1)

Note
1. Laid down on 28 march 1894, launched on 12 March 1895, completed in November 1895 and broken up in 1914. Of the Janus-class consisting of the Janus, Lightning and Porcupine, preceded by the Hardy-class and succeeded by the Salmon-class.

Norwegian bark August Tellefsen underway from the USA towards the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper 13 February 1889

An item dated 12th reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer, Dutch East Indies by the Norwegian bark August Tellefsen underway from New York, USA towards Batavia, Dutch East Indies.

British steamship Taroba underway from the Dutch East Indies towards England according to the Dutch newspaper 13 February 1889

An item dated 11th reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer, Dutch East Indies by the British steamship Taroba underway from Batavia, Dutch East Indies towards London, England.

American bark Sarah S. Ridgeway underway from Hong Kong towards the USA according to the Dutch newspaper 12 February 1889

An item dated 11th reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer, Dutch East Indies by the American bark Sarah S. Ridgeway underway from Hong Kong towards New York, USA.(1)

Note
1. Built 1877 and wrecked in 1895?

British schooner brig Chelmsford passed Nieuw Anjer, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper 12 February 1889

An item dated 11th reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer, Dutch East Indies by the British schooner brig Chelmsford coming from the east bound for the west.

British destroyer HMS Verdun (1917) in 1923

V-class. Launched at Hawthorn, Leslie&Co., Hebburn in 1917, completed in 1917, displacement 1.300 tons, horsepower 27.000 hp oil-fuelled geared turbine machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns, 1-3” anti aircraft gun, 5 machineguns and 2x2 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at The Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

British destroyer HMS Violent (1917) in 1923

V-class. Launched at Swan, Hunter&Wigham Richardson, Wallsend-on-Tyne in 1917, completed in 1917, displacement 1.300 tons, horsepower 27.000 hp oil-fuelled geared turbine machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns, 6-2pd guns and machineguns and 2x3 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at The Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

German bark Ellen Rickmers underway from Singapore towards Germany according to the Dutch newspaper 12 February 1889

An item dated 9th reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer, Dutch East Indies by the German bark Ellen Rickmers underway from Singapore towards Hamburg, Germany.

Greek bulk carrier (ex-Padang 2004) Bluebill 2004-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 3 December 2016

Cyprus-flagged, homeport Limassol, Cyprus, IMO 9263306, MMSI 210684000 and call sign C4FK2. Ex-Padang renamed June 2004. Built by Shanghai Shipyard, Shanghai, China in 2004. Owned and managed by Navarone Marine Enterprise, Athens, Greece.

Dutch police patrol boat P 42 2002-

Noordzeekanaal, Netherlands 5 October 2016

Netherlands-flagged, MMSI 244090417 and call sign PBHA. Of the Korps Landelijke Politiediensten. Dam Stan Patrol 2706. Built at Damen Shipyard BV, Gorinchem, Netherlands in 2002.

British bark Altair underway from Hong Kong towards Peru according to the Dutch newspaper 2 February 1889

An item dated 31st February reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer by the British bark Altair underway from Hong Kong towards Callao, Peru (?).

Norwegian bark August Tellefsen underway from the USA towards the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper 12 February 1889

An item reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer, Dutch East Indies by the Norwegian bark August Tellefsen loaded with petrol underway from New York, USA towards Batavia, Dutch East Indies. An item dated Batavia 13th reported the arrival, captain Hansen, shipping agents Factory Nederlandse Handels Maatschappij.

British bark Ardmore underway from Australia towards the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper 11 February 1889

An item dated 8 February reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer by the British bark Ardmore loaded with coal underway from Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia towards Anjer.

Norwegian bark Solgflijt underway from Australia towards the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper 11 February 1889

An item dated 9th reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer, Dutch East Indies by the Norwegian bark Solgflijt underway from Melbourne, Australia towards Surabaya, Dutch East Indies.

British bark Rollo underway from Australia towards the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper 7 February1889

An item dated 1st reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer, Dutch East Indies by the British bark Rollo underway from Melbourne, Australia towards Surabaya, Dutch East Indies.

British bark Strathmuir underway from the Philippines towards Sandy Hook according to the Dutch newspaper 2 February 1889

An item dated 31st January  reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer by the British bark Strathmuir underway from Ilo-Ilo, Philippines towards Sandy Hook for further orders.

Royal British Navy replaced squadron of training ships according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1912-1913 no. 10

Drake-class

Monmouth-class

An item reported that the present squadron of training ships consisted of the Leviathan (1), Donegal (2), Berwick (3) and Royal Arthur) was to be replaced by a new squadron consisting of the 8 Edgar-class cruisers to be stationed at Queenstown [Cobh, Ireland?].

Notes
1. Laid down at the shipyard of John Brown&Company, Clydebank, Scotland on 30 November 1899, launched by Lady Inverclyde on 3 July 1901, completed on 16 June 1903, added to the reserve fleet in 1907, decommissioned in 1909, added to the reserve fleet on 1913, decommissioned in mid 1914, added to the reserve fleet in 1919 and finally sold to be broken up to Hughes Bolckow of Blyth, Northumberland on 3 March 1920. Building costs 1.012.959-1.043.097 pound sterling. Of the Drake-class consisting of the Drake, Good Hope, King Alfred and Leviathan preceded by the Cressy-class and succeeded by the Monmouth-class.
2. Laid down by Fairfield, Govan, Scotland on 14 February 1901, launched on 4 September 1902, commissioned on 5 November 1903 and sol to be broken up on 1 July 1920. Building costs 715.497-752.964 pond sterling. Of the Monmouth-class also called County-class, built to act against light cruisers and armed merchant ships consisting of the Monmouth, Bedford, Essex, Kent, Berwick, Cornwall, Cumberland. Donegal, Lancaster and Suffolk. Preceded by the Drake-class and succeeded by the Devonshire-class.
3. Laid down by W. Beardmore&Company on 19 April 1901, launched on 20 September 1902, completed on 9 December 1903, refitted in 1908-1909, paid off in 1919, sold to be broken up on 1 July 1920 which was executed in Germany in 1922. Building costs 750,984-776.868 pond sterling. Of the Monmouth-class also called County-class, built to act against light cruisers and armed merchant ships consisting of the Monmouth, Bedford, Essex, Kent, Berwick, Cornwall, Cumberland. Donegal, Lancaster and Suffolk. Preceded by the Drake-class and succeeded by the Devonshire-class.
4. Edgar-class protected cruisers consisting of the Edgar, Hawke, Endymion, Royal Arthur (ex-Centaur), Gibraltar, Grafton, St. George, Theseus and Crescent, preceded by the Blake-class and succeeded by the Powerful-class.

Germany stationing permanent squadron in the Mediterranean according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1912-1913 no. 10

SMS Goeben

SMS Magdeburg

An item referred to rumours that the German squadron consisting of the Goeben (1), Breslau (2), Loreley, Geier and Hertha commanded by a rear admiral was to be stationed permanently in the Mediterranean and in wartime supervised by the Austrian naval command.

Notes
1. Moltke-class. Sister ship Moltke. Building ordered on 8 April 1909, laid down at the shipyard of Blohm&Voss, Hamburg, Germany on 28 August 1909, launched on 28 March 1911, commissioned on 2 July 1912, handed over to the Turkish government on 16 August 1914, renamed Yavuz Sultan Selim and commissioned in the Turkish.
2. Laid down at A.G. Vulcan, Stettin, Germany with yard number 312 in 1910, launched on 16 May 1911, commissioned on 10 may 1812, handed over to the Ottoman Empire on 16 August 1914, commissioned in the Ottoman navy as the Midilli and sunk after striking a mine off Imbros on 20 January 1918. Of the Magdeburg-class consisting of the Magdeburg, Breslau, Strassburg and Stralsund, preceded by the Kolberg-class and succeeded by the Karlsruhe-class.

British Royal Navy renaming cruiser squadrons according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1912-1913 no. 10

Invincible-class

An item reported that the Royal British Nay renamed the cruisers-squadron, the squadrons consisting of battle cruisers (1st cruiser squadron and the 4 Invincibles) were now named I and II Battle Cruiser Squadron. The armoured cruisers in the Mediterranean were part of the I Cruiser Squadron with the other squadrons keeping their names.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

British anchor handling vessel or offshore supply ship (ex-Normand Vibran 1975-1976, Ocean Pilot 1976-1979, Normand Vibran 1979-1981, Normand Conger 1981-1985, Norman Gard renamed 1985-1996, Dea Commander 1996-2008) Vos Commander 2008-2016

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 30 November underway towards Gent, Belgium to be broken up

United Kingdom-flagged, homeport Aberdeen, Scotland, IMO 7404188, MMSI 234638000 and call sign MWIN6. Gross tonnage 1.152 tons, deadweight 790 tons and as dimensions 59 x 13 x 4,2-4,4 metres. Speed 5,6 (average)-10 (maximum) knots. Built by Scheepswerf Friesland, Lemmer, Netherlands in 1975. Managed by Vroon Offshore Services UK, Aberdeen, Scotland and owned by Nomis Shipping, Aberdeen, Scotland. Ex-Normand Vibran renamed January 1976, Ocean Pilot renamed January 1979, Normand Vibran renamed January 1981, Normand Conger renamed January 1985, Norman Gard renamed January 1996 and Dea Commander renamed January 2008.

Dutch harbour dive vessel Nautilus (A 849) 1964-1993

Het IJ, Amsterdam, Netherlands 25 September 2016

Pennants Y 8126 and A 849. Laid down at the Rijkswerf Willemsoord, Netherlands on 17 March 1964, launched on 1 May 1964, commissioned on 20 April 1965, decommissioned on 2 June 1992, stricken on 7 Aril 1993 and sold on 2 July 1993 for ƒ 101.323 to A.D. Veenman, Enkhuizen, Netherlands. Dimensions 23,284 (over all) x 5,148 (maximum) x 1,347 (medium) metres and a displacement of 69,305 tons  of 1.000 kilo. Horsepower 105hp delivered by a Volvo Penta diesel, speed 9 knots. One screw. Crew numbered 8 men. Welded steel built.

Former Russian attack submarine of the Zulu-class B-80

Het IJ, Amsterdam, Netherlands 25 September 2016

Was to be used as a party location but which was a failure. Project 611 called by the NATO Zulu-class, preceded by the K-class and succeeded by the Foxtrot-class of which 26 were built and commissioned in the 1950’s. Displacement 1.875 (surfaced)-2.387 (submerged) tons and as dimensions 90 x 7, x 5,14 metres. Test depth 200 metres. Crew numbered 70 men. Speed 18 (surfaced)-16 (submerged) knots. Armament consisted of 10-53,3cm/21” (6 bow. 4 stern) torpedo tubes for which 22 torpedoes were carried.

Dutch former buoy vessel Waddenzee (A 943) 1958-

Het IJ, Amsterdam, Netherlands 25 September 2016

Laid down at the Rijkswerf Willemsoord, Den Helder, Netherlands with yard number 58 for the Pilot service at Texel, Netherlands on 1 August 1958, launched on 1 April 1959, commissioned on 27 January 1959, laid up at Gorinchem, Netherlands 1990 to be sold. Sold on 6 November 1992 to Damen Shipyards and again sold in December a year later. Used by the Betonningsdienst Rijksloodswezen. Dimensions 28,50 (over all) x 5,96 (maximum) x 1,50 (medium) metres, displacement of 129 tons of 1.000 kg and a gross tonnage of 98 tons. Horsepower 200 hp and a sped of 9,5 knots.

US Navy designing the battleship USS Pennsylvania according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1912-1913 no. 10

Pennsylvania-class

USS Arizona, sistership of the Pennsylvania
Nevada-class

An item reported hat the designs for the new American battleship Pennsylvania (1) were in such an advanced stage that with the model of the Washington (2) towing tests on the Navy Yard were executed. Just like the USS Nevada (3) and Oklahoma (4) now under building were 4x3-35,6cm gun turrets amidships to be mounted and not in the arrangement of 2x3 and 2x2 turrets like receding classes.

Notes
1. Part of the Pennsylvania-class consisting of the Pennsylvania and Arizona, preceded by the Nevada-class and succeeded by the New Mexico-class. To be built under the 1913 fiscal year was a design asked with 4x3-14” guns, 22-12,7cm/5” guns and a speed of 21 knots and a armour comparable with that of the Nevada-class. At least 10 preliminary designs were proposed of which the 7th was chosen and further worked out. Building ordered on 22 August 1912, laid down by Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, Newport News on 27 October 1913, launched on 16 March 1915, sponsored by Elizabeth Kolb, commissioned on 12 June 1916, modernized at the Philadelphia Navy Yard 1 June 1929-1931, used during Operation Crossroads nuclear bombs tests at Bikini in July 1946, towed to and decommissioned at Kwajalein Lagoon 29 August 1946, sunk off Kwajalein Atoll on 10 February 1948 and stricken on 19 February 1948.
2. The Washington (BB-47)? More likely the USS Arizona, sister ship of the USS Pennsylvania.
3. Of the Nevada-class consisting of the USS Nevada (BB-36) and Oklahoma (BB-37) preceded by the New York-class and succeeded by the Pennsylvania-class. Building approved on 4 March 1911. Contract signed on 22 January 1912 with an additional on 31 July 1912. Laid down by Fore River Shipbuilding Company, Quincy, Massachusetts, USA on 9 November 1912, launched on 11 July 1914, sponsored by Eleanor Anne Seibert, commissioned on 20 September 1916, modernized at the Norfolk Navy Yard included replacement of her direct drive by geared steam turbines and replacing her 12 by just 6 boilers between August 1927-January 1930, damaged by the Japanese air attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7 December 1941, repairs completed in October 1942, decommissioned on 29 August 1946, sunk while used as a target on 31 July 1948 and stricken on 12 August 1948. Building costs 5.895.000 US dollars.
4. Of the Nevada-class consisting of the USS Nevada (BB-36) and Oklahoma (BB-37) preceded by the New York-class and succeeded by the Pennsylvania-class. Building authorized on 4 March 1911. Laid down by New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, New Jersey on 26 October 1912, launched on 23 March 1914, sponsored by Lorena J. Cruce, commissioned on 2 May 1916, modernized at the Philadelphia navy yard between 1927-1930, sunk with the loss of 429 men during the Japanese air attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7 December 1942, decommissioned and stricken on 1 September 1944, salvaged and sold to the Moore Drydock Company, Oakland, California for 46.000 US dollars to be broken up on 5 December 1935 and underway to her final destination I San Francisco Bay sunk on a unknown position in a storm more as 500 miles distance from Hawaii on 17 May 1947.

Italian crown divided prize money earned in the war with Turkey according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1912-1913 no. 10

An item referred to a decision of the Italian crown dealing with dividing the prize money earned by the navy. Of the net revenues was 20% handed over to the fund for disabled of the merchant navy, 2/5 handed over to the government and 2/5 to the crews of the ships who actually captured Turkish ships. Within the crew of the latter ships received sailors 1 part, corporals 2 parts, sergeant petty officers 3, senior petty officers 5, midshipmen 1st class 8, lieutenants 2nd class 11, corvette captains 20, frigate captains 27 and captains 35 parts.

Greece strengthening her navy according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1912-1913 no. 10

Salamis

An item referred to the magazine Schiffbau dated 12 February reporting that the Greek cabinet bough or ordered the building of several warships. In November was the shipyard Vulkan, Stettin ordered to built a 19.500 ton battleship (1) instead of a 12.500 tons battle cruiser, 6-125 torpedo boats were to be built by Vulcan and another German shipyard Germania. Rumours claimed that the 2.600 ton Chinese cruiser Tschao-Ho with a speed of 21 miles was bought by Yarrow. At Schneider en Creuzot was after the successful tests with the submarine Delphin the 460 ton submarine Xihias ordered.

Note
1. The Salamis with an main armament of 8-35cm/14” guns, laid down at AG Vulcan shipyard, Hamburg, Germany on 23 July 1913, work stopped on 31 December 1914 and finally broken up in 1932. Sometimes called Vasilefs Georgias.

Russian submarine layer Krab launched at Nikoayev according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1912-1913 no. 10

An item reported that at Nikolayev a 500 tons submarine was launched with as main task mine laying while being in semi submerged state.(1)

Note
1. Probably the Krab ordered in 1908, launched at the navy yard at Nikolayev [nowadays Mykolaiv, Ukraine], commissioned in 1915, captured by German forces in 1917, scuttled by British forces near Sevastopol in April 1919, salvaged in 1935 and broken up. Displacement 512 (surfaced)-740 (submerged) tons, carried 60 mines wither. Designed by Mikhail Petrovich Nalyotov.

Swedish naval budget according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1912-1913 no. 10

An item reported that the Swedish naval budget was 27.821.000,00 crones or 10,8% of the national budget, consisting of 21.984.693,00 crones usual budget and 5.836.307,00 crones extra ordinary budget included for the merchant shipping 3.631.452,00 crones normal and 587.000,00 crones extra ordinary.

US Navy budget for 1913 according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1912-1913 no. 10

An item referred to the Journal R.U.S.I dated January 1913 dealing with the US naval budget of 1913 which was 123.141.538,76 US dollars. Major posts: wages 37.280.971,25, guns 6.550.000,00, fuel 4.000.000,00, food 8.542.328, maintenance and new building 8.479.144, steam department, engines 6.256.000, marines 7.425.978,78, approved expansion navy 9.908.705,00, expansion navy new program 7.557.700,00 and expansion navy with torpedo boats 921.647.

Dutch inland motor tanker (ex-IVG 2 1942-1967, Almere IV 1967-1974) Orion 4 1974-

Noordzeekanaal, Netherlands 5 October 2016

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Ijmuiden, Netherlands and ENI 02312312. Built by Gebr. Boot, Alphen a/d Rijn, Netherlands as IV 2 for account of IVG GmbH, Hamburg, Germany in 1942. Now owned by Waterboot IJmuiden BV, Ijmuiden, Netherlands.

Dutch inland training ship (ex-Octavie 1961-?, San Remo ?, Hollandia 1971-1974, Krammer 1974-1980) Emeli 1980-

Noordzeekanaal, Netherlands 5 October 2016

Netherlands-flagged, ENI 02313206, since 2007 owned by the Maritieme Academie at Harlingen, Netherlands. Former cargo ship built at St. Pieter, Hemiksem, Belgium for account of F. Seghers&M. van Audenaerde, Willebroek, Belgium in 1961.

British destroyer HMS Waterhen (1918) in 1923

V-class. Launched at Palmers Co‘, Hebburn in 1918, completed in 1918, displacement 1.300 tons, horsepower 27.000 hp oil-fuelled geared turbine machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns, 6-2pd guns and machineguns and 2x3 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at The Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

British destroyer HMS Wryneek (1918) in 1923

V-class. Launched at Palmers Co‘, Hebburn in 1918, completed in 1918, displacement 1.300 tons, horsepower 27.000 hp oil-fuelled geared turbine machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns, 6-2pd guns and machineguns and 2x3 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at The Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

British destroyer HMS Voyager (1918) in 1923

V-class. Launched at A. Stephen&Son, Govan, Scotland, completed in 1918, displacement 1.300 tons, horsepower 27.000 hp oil-fuelled geared turbine machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns, 6-2pd guns and machineguns and 2x3 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at The Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

British destroyer HMS Vendetta (1917) in 1923

V-class. Launched at Fairfield, Govan, Scotland in 1917, completed in 1917, displacement 1.300 tons, horsepower 27.000 hp oil-fuelled geared turbine machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns, 1-3” anti aircraft gun, 5 machineguns and 2x3 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at The Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

British destroyer HMS Venetia (1917) in 1923

V-class. Launched at Fairfield, Govan, Scotland in 1917, completed in 1917, displacement 1.300 tons, horsepower 27.000 hp oil-fuelled geared turbine machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns, 1-3” anti aircraft gun, 5 machineguns and 2x3 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at The Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

American bark Belle of Oregon underway from Japan towards the USA according to the Dutch newspaper 1 February 1889

An item dated 30th January reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer, Dutch East Indies by the American bark Belle of Oregon underway from Japan towards New York, USA.

American ship Daniel Barnes underway from Hong Kong towards the USA according to the Dutch newspaper 1 February 1889

An item dated 31st January reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer, Dutch East Indies by the American ship Daniel Barnes underway from Hong Kong towards New York, USA.

British bark Ardmore coming from Australia passed Anjer, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper 2 February 1889

An item reported the passing of Anjer, Dutch East Indies by an iron bark probably the British Ardmore loaded with coal coming from Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

British steamship Dorunda underway from England towards the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper 1 February 1889

An item dated 29th January reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer, Dutch East Indies by the British steamship Dorunda underway from London, England towards Batavia, Dutch East Indies.

Dutch inland vessel Laura

Noordzeekanaal, Netherlands 5 October 2016

The inland tug with as details Netherlands-flagged, MMSI 244810949, PD3037, ENI 2312006 and as dimensions 12 x 4 metres?

Dutch (former) buoy vessel Zaandam 1953-

Noordzeekanaal, Netherlands 5 October 2016

Former buoy vessel of the Royal Netherlands Navy Zaandam (A949), call sigh (in 1975) PAGG, laid down at the shipyard Haarlemsche Scheepsbouw Maatschappij, Haarlem, Netherlands in November 1950, launched on 2 September 1952 and commissioned on 25 July 1953, based in 1975 at Den Helder, Netherlands, dimensions 41,61 x 7,53 x 2,74 metres and displacement (loaded) 430 tons of 1.000 kg, Werkspoor engine, horsepower 430 hp and speed 11,4 knots. After 1977 training ship for pilots and since 1994 until April 2012 of the Zeekadetkorps Vlissingen Scheldemond until 2012 and than handed over to the Zeekadetkorps Ijmond.

Friday, 2 December 2016

British destroyer HMS Warwick (1917) in 1923

V-class. Launched at Hawthorn, Leslie&Co., Hebburn in 1917, completed in 191 , completed at , displacement 1.300 tons, horsepower 27.000 hp oil-fuelled geared turbine machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns, 6-2pd guns and machineguns and 2x3 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at The Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

British destroyer HMS Wessex (1918) in 1923

V-class. Launched at Hawthorn, Leslie&Co., Hebburn in 1918, completed in 1918, displacement 1.300 tons, horsepower 27.000 hp oil-fuelled geared turbine machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns, 6-2pd guns and machineguns and 2x3 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at The Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

British destroyer HMS Walrus (1917) in 1923

V-class. Launched at Fairfield, Govan, Scotland in 1917, completed in 1918, displacement 1.300 tons, horsepower 27.000 hp oil-fuelled geared turbine machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns, 6-2pd guns and machineguns and 2x3 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at The Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

British destroyer HMS Wolfhound (1918) in 1923

V-class. Launched at Fairfield, Govan Scotland in 1918, completed in 1918 , displacement 1.300 tons, horsepower 27.000 hp oil-fuelled geared turbine machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns, 6-2pd guns and machineguns and 2x3 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at The Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

British destroyer HMS Vega (1917) in 1923

V-class. Launched at W. Doxford&Sons, Sunderland in 1917, completed in 1917,, displacement 1.300 tons, horsepower 27.000 hp oil-fuelled geared turbine machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns, 6-2pd guns and machineguns and 2x3 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at The Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

British destroyer HMS Walpole (1918) in 1923

V-class. Launched at W. Doxford&Sons, Sunderland in 1918, completed in 1918, displacement 1.300 tons, horsepower 27.000 hp oil-fuelled geared turbine machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns, 6-2pd guns and machineguns and 2x3 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at The Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

British destroyer HMS Venturous (1917) in 1923

V-class. Launched at Denny Brothers, Dumbarton, Scotland in 1917, completed in 1917, displacement 1.300 tons, horsepower 27.000 hp oil-fuelled geared turbine machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns, 6-2pd guns and machineguns and 2x3 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at The Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

British destroyer HMS Walker (1917) in 1923

V-class. Launched at Denny Brothers, Dumbarton, Scotland in 1917, completed in 1918, displacement 1.300 tons, horsepower 27.000 hp oil-fuelled geared turbine machinery and an armament of 4-4” guns, 6-2pd guns and machineguns and 2x2 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at The Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

South Korean heavy lift vessel (ex-STX Rose 2012-2013) Sun Rise 2013-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 2 December 2016

Marshall Islands-flagged, homeport Majuro, IMO 9623219, MMSI 538004795 and call sign V7ZD3. Ex-STX  Rose renamed July 2013. Owned by STX Pan Ocean, Seoul, South Korea and managed by STX Marine Services, Pusan, South Korea. Built by STX Offshore&Shipbuilding, Jinhae, South Korea in 2012.

Dutch heavy lift vessel (ex-Boabarge 2001-2005, Fairmount Fjell 2005-2008) Fjell 2008-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 2 December 2016

Malta-flagged, homeport Valletta, Malta, IMO 8766296, MMSI 249841000 and call sign 9HA4396 according to marine traffic. According to maritime-connector owned by Fairstar Heavy Transport, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Netherlands-flagged, homeport Rotterdam and MMSI 246448000. Built by Jinling Shipyard, Nanjing, China in 2001. Gross tonnage 15.751 tons and deadweight 19.300 tons.

France building new torpedo boats according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1925 No. 4

An item referred to the magazine Schiffbau 1925 no. 14 reporting that the 18 to be built French torpedo boats had an armament of 4-13cm guns and 2-7,5cm anti aircraft guns. Building costs of one torpedo boat estimated to be 24.646.000 francs.

Japanese cabinet approved naval shipbuilding program according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1925 No. 4

An item referred to the magazine Schiffbau dated 1925 no. 16 reporting that the Japanese cabinet approved a building program of 4-10.000 ton cruisers, 4-1.500 ton destroyers and 6-1.500 ton submarines.

Japanese naval personnel strength according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1925 No. 4

An item referred to the magazine Schiffbau dated 1925 no. 11 reporting that the personnel strength of the Japanese navy numbered 72.831 officers, petty officers and sailors.

Japan building large destroyers according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1925 No. 4

An item referred to the magazine Schiffbau dated 1925 no. 11 reporting that Japan intended to built a series of very large destroyers, according to rumours with a displacement of around 3.000 tons.

British Royal Navy not fitting out capital ships with gas generators according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1910-1911 no. 11

An item referred to the magazine Schiffbau reporting that it was almost certain that none battleship or armoured cruiser to be built under the program 1910 was to be fitted out with gas generators. The delivery of Parsons turbines for the 4 new battleships was already ordered. To fit out one of the ships with an experimental  gas generator machinery was regarded to the needed horsepower not to be expected. The Times reported that 3 sets of such engines with a total horsepower of 18.000 were made at that moment. Each cylinder supplied just 2.000 hp. A 6.000 hp seemed already to be tested on shore and if the test was successful was a scout cruiser to be fitted out with it instead of the piston machine.

New British destroyers harassed by technical problems during trials according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1910-1911 no. 11

An item referred to the magazine Schiffbau reporting that during the trials that year executed by the British new destroyers several small problems occurred which were not reported by the newspapers. A lot of cruising turbines were stopped due to Schaufel-salat [damage rotor blades.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

French destroyer Aventurier (1911) in 1923

Launched at de la Brosse et Fouché, Nantes in 1911, completed in 1914, displacement 950 tons, horsepower 18.000 hp, coal-oil fuelled turbine direct drive machinery and an armament of 4-3.9” guns, 4-9 pd guns and 4 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at The Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

French destroyer Intrépide (1911) in 1923

Launched at de la Brosse et Fouché, Nantes in 1911, completed in 1914, displacement 950 tons, horsepower 18.000 hp, coal-oil fuelled turbine direct drive machinery and an armament of 4-3.9” guns, 4-9 pd guns and 4 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at The Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

French destroyer Téméraire (1911) in 1923

Launched at de la Brosse et Fouché, Nantes in 1911, completed in 1914, displacement 950 tons, horsepower 18.000 hp, coal-oil fuelled turbine direct drive machinery and an armament of 4-3.9” guns, 4-9 pd guns and 4 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at The Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

French destroyer Mécacien principal Lestin (1915) in 1923


Launched at Rochefort Dockyard in 1915, completed in 1915, displacement 880 tons, horsepower 17.000 hp, oil fuelled turbine direct drive machinery and an armament of 2-3.9” guns, 4-9 pd guns and 4 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at The Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

French destroyer Enseigne Roux (1915) in 1923

Launched at Rochefort Dockyard in 1915, completed in 1916, displacement 880 tons, horsepower 17.000 hp, oil fuelled turbine direct drive machinery and an armament of 2-3.9” guns, 4-9 pd guns and 4 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at The Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

French destroyer Opiniâtre (1911) in 1923

Launched at de la Brosse et Fouché, Nantes in 1911, completed in 1914, displacement 950 tons, horsepower 18.000 hp, coal-oil fuelled turbine direct drive machinery and an armament of 4-3.9” guns, 4-9 pd guns and 4 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at The Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

French destroyer Francis Garnier (1912) in 1923

Launched at Normand, Le Havre in 1912, completed in 1912, displacement 733 tons, horsepower 13.500 hp, oil fuelled turbine direct drivemachinery and an armament of 2-3.9” guns, 4-9pd guns, 1-2pd gun and 4 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at The Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

French destroyer Protet (1913) in 1923

Launched at Rochefort Dockyard in 1913, completed in 1914, displacement 755 tons, horsepower 15.000 hp, oil fuelled turbine direct drivemachinery and an armament of 2-3.9” guns, 4-9pd guns, 1-2pd gun and 4 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at The Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

French destroyer Bisson (1912) in 1923

Launched at Toulon Dockyard in 1912, completed in 1913, displacement 755 tons, horsepower 15.000 hp, oil fuelled turbine direct drivemachinery and an armament of 2-3.9” guns, 4-9pd guns, 1-2pd gun and 4 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at The Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

French destroyer Commandant Lucas (1914) in 1923

Launched at Toulon Dockyard in 1914, completed in 1915, displacement 755 tons, horsepower 15.000hp, oil fuelled turbine direct drive machinery and an armament of 2-3.9” guns, 4-9pd guns, 1-2pd gun and 4 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at The Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

French destroyer Mangini (1913) in 1923

Launched at Le Creusot, Chalons-sur-Saône in 1913, completed in 1914, displacement 787 tons, horsepower 16.000 hp, oil fuelled turbine direct drive machinery and an armament of 2-3.9” guns, 4-9pd guns, 1-2pd gun and 4 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at The Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

French destroyer Magon (1913) in 1923

Launched at Chantiers de Bretagne, Nantes, France in 1913, completed in 1914, displacement 825 tons, horsepower 15.000hp, oil fuelled turbine direct drive machinery and an armament of 2-3.9” guns, 4-9pd guns, 1-2pd gun and 4 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at The Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

Kenyan patrol boat KNS Shujaa (P6129) 1997-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 1 December 2016 on board of the German cargo ship Amoenitas

Of the Shujaa-class consisting of the Shujaa and Shupavu, built at the Construnaves-CNE, Gondan, Spain 1996-1997 using a civil design and commissioned within the Kenyan navy in 1998. Fitted out in Kenya with an armament consisting of 1-7,6cm 62 cal Otot-Breda super rapid gun and 1-20cm 90cal Oerlikon anti aircraft gun. Arrived on 1 December 2016 on board of the German general cargo ship Amoenitas in Vlissingen, Netherlands to be refitted by Damen Shiprepair including a new bridge. As a research and survey vessel IMO 9133123. Gross tonnage 66 tons, summer deadweight 144 tons, displacement 480 tons (full load) and as dimensions 58,0 x 8,2 x 2,8 metres. Speed 2 knots. Ordered in March 1997 to be used for offshore patrol duties. Crew numbers 24 men.

German general cargo ship (ex-Palanpur 2010, Hyundai Phoenix 2010-2012, Palanpur 2012-2014) Amoenitas 2014-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 1 December 2016

Antigua&Barbuda-flagged, homeport Saint John’s, IMO 9505510, MMSI 305621000 and call sign V2FB4. Built by Kouan Shipbuilding, Taizhou Jaingsu, China in 2010. Owned and managed by Harren&Partner Shipmanagement, Bremen, Germany. Ex-Palanpur renamed November 2010, Hyundai Phoenix renamed September 2012 and Palanpur renamed 13 June 2014.

Austrian torpedo gunboat or torpedo ship Komet 1887-1920

The Blitz

Of the Meteor-class consisting of the Meteor, Blitz and Komet. Ordered in October 1887, laid down at Schichau, Elbing, Germany in 1888, launched on 18 August 1888, commissioned on 25 October 1888, training vessel of the academy in 1904 and ceded to Italy in 1920. Displacement 358 (normal)-426 (full) tons and as dimensions 59,0 (between perpendiculars) x 6,90-7,42 (maximum) x 2,11 (normal) metres. One shaft vertical triple expansion steam engine and 2 coal-fired locomotive boilers (in 1913 replaced by 2 Yarrow boilers and a second funnel added) supplying 2.600 hp allowing a maximum speed of 21 knots. Crew numbered 61 men. Armament consisted of 9x1-4,7cm quick firing L/44 guns and 1-45cm torpedo tube. In 1917 8x1-47cm and 3x1-6,6cm L/45 quick firing guns. With a coal bunker capacity and a speed of 11 knots was her range 3.570 nautical miles. During the delivery trial on 25 October was 20,65 knots with 2.860 ihp achieved.

Austrian torpedo gunboat or torpedo ship Blitz 1887-1920


Of the Meteor-class consisting of the Meteor, Blitz and Komet. Ordered in October 1887, laid down at Schichau, Elbing, Germany 342 in February 1888, launched on 7 July 1888, commissioned on 26 October 1888, decommissioned in 1902, modernized and in reserve in 1903, training vessel in winter 1906, boilers replaced in 1908, decommissioned in January 1914, and ceded to Italy in 1920 and broken up. Displacement 358/360 (normal)-426 (full) tons and as dimensions 59,0 (between perpendiculars)-60,68 x 6,90-7,42 (over all) x 2,11 (normal)-3,06 metres. One shaft vertical triple expansion steam engine and 2 coal-fired locomotive boilers supplying 2.600 hp allowing a maximum speed of 21 knots. Crew numbered 61 men. Armament consisted of 9x1=47cm quick firing guns and 1-34,6cm torpedo tube (bow). With a coal bunker capacity and a speed of 11 knots was her range 3.570 nautical miles. During the a trial on 29 August 1888 was 21,5 knots with 2.900 ihp achieved.

Belgian trawler Pieter (Z-56) 1999-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 1 December 2016

Belgium-flagged, homeport Zeebrugge, IMO 9152674, MMSI 205336000 and call sign OPCD. Built at the Stellendam Machinefabriek, Stellendam, Netherlands in 1999.

Dutch frigate Zr. Ms. Van Amstel (F831) 1988-





Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 1 December 2016

Netherlands-flagged, MMSI 245965000 and call sign PAME. Of the Karel Dooman-class consisting of  the Karel Doorman (became Belgian Leopold), Van Speijk, Van Amstel, Willem van der Zaan (became Belgian Louise-Marie), Tjerk Hiddes (became Chilean Almirante Riveros), Abraham van der Hulst (became Chilean Almirante Blanco Encalada(, Van Nes (became Portuguese Bartolomeu Dias) and Van Galen (became Portuguese D. Francisco de Almeida). Laid down at the Kon. Mij. De Schelde at Vlissingen, Netherlands on 3 May 1988, launched on 19 May 1991 and commissioned on 27 May 1993. Displacement 3,300 tons and as dimensions 122,25 x 14,37 x 4,3 metres. Crew numbers 154 men. Machinery consists of 33.800 hp via 2 Rolls Royce (Spey 1A) gas turbines and 9.790 hp delivered by 2 Stork-Werkspoor diesels diesel engines allowing a speed of 29 knots. Armament consists of 8 Harpoon SMM missiles, 1-7,6cm Oto-Melara, gun, 16 NATO Seasparrow VLS, 2-2cm Oerlikon machineguns, 2x2 Mk32 torpedo tubes, 1-SGE-30 Goalkeeper and 1 NH-90 helicopter.

Russian ship Vorevsky not welcome in Chile according to the Dutch newspaper De Sumatra Post dated 25 June 1926

An item dated Santiago de Chile 21st reported that the Chilean cabinet gave the Russian ship Vorevsky no permission ten enter Chilean harbours. The decision was made in an attempt to stop the Soviet propaganda in Chile.

American Senate asked for more details about foreign protests against the elevation of the guns on American warships according to the Dutch newspaper Het Vader land dated 22 January 1925

An item dated Washington, USA 21st reported that the American Senate asked president Coolidge (1) what was done with the protests of other countries against the elevation of the guns on board of American warships. The request was an initiative of senator Mackellar (2) of Tennessee.

Notes
1. John Calvin Coolidge (4 July 1872 Plymouth, Vermont, USA-5 January 1933 Northampton, Massachusetts, USA), president 2 August 1923-4 March 1929.
2. Kenneth Douglas Mackellar (29 January 1869 Dallas County, Alabama-25 October 1957 Memphis, Tennessee), senator 4 March 1917-3 January 1953. Democratic politician.

British battleship HMS Monarch scuttled according to the Dutch newspaper Het Vaderland dated 22 January 1925

Orion-class

An item dated London, England 21st reported that the British 22.500 tons battleship HMS Monarch was scuttled as a result of the Washington Naval Treaty.(2)

Notes
1. Building ordered under 1909 Naval Estimates. Laid down by Armstrong, Elswick, England with yard number 828 on 1 April 1910, launched on 30 March 1911, commissioned in February 1922, target ships since 14 June 1924, decommissioned and scrapped of valuable parts at Portsmouth and sunk on 21 January 1925 while used as target on a distance of around 50 miles south of the Isles of Scilly by bombers, destroyers and battleships of which the HMS Revenge sunk her finally. Building costs 1.888.736 pond sterling. Building costs 1.892.823 pond sterling and she caused the bankruptcy of the shipyard which built her. Of the Orion-class consisting of the Orion, Monarch, Conqueror and Thunderer preceded by the Colossus-class and succeeded by the King George V-class.
2. Washington Naval Conference between November 1921-February 1922 signed by USA, England, Japan, Italy and France to limit the building of battleships, battle cruisers and aircraft carriers and to limit the possession of such capital ships by stopping completion of breaking up already existing.

French battleship Paris damaged in Second Moroccan War according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviaasch nieuwsblad dated 15 September 1925

Courbet-class

An item dated Nauen 14th reported that the French battleship Paris which participated in bombarding the defence works of the Riffian people along the Alhucemas Baywhile firing around 2.150 shots was on her turn damaged by Riffian coastal batteries. She was now lying at Oran, Algeria for repairs.

Notes
1. Laid down at the F.C. de la Mediterranee, La Seyne-sur-Mer on 10 November 1911, launched on 28 September 1912, commissioned on 1 August 1914, modernized 25 October 1922-25 November 1923, 16 August 1927-15 January 1929 and 1 July 1934-21 May 1935, school ship since 1 October 1931, rearmed as a result of the German invasion of France on 10 May 1940, seek refuge in England in June 1940, sized at Plymouth by the British government on 3 July 1940, used since then by the British navy as depot ship and by the Polish navy as barracks, towed to Brest, France and used there as depot ship since July 1945 and finally sold to be broken up on 21 December 1955 which was executed at La Seyne from June 1956 on. Of the Courbet-class consisting of the Courbet, Jean Bart, Paris and France preceded by the Danton-class and succeeded by the Bretagne-class.
2. France joined in 1924 Spain in the Rif War or Second Moroccan War 1920-1926 against the Republic of the Rif.

Japanese battleship Tosa scuttled according to the Dutch newspaper Het Centrum dated 10 February 1925

An item dated Tokyo, Japan 9th reported that the Japanese battleship Tosa (1) was scuttled as a result of the Washington Naval Treaty.(2)

Notes
1. Of the Tosa-clas consisting of the Tosa and Kaga, preceded by the Nagato-class and succeeded by the Kii-class. Building ordered under the 1918 Fiscal Year, laid down at Mitsubishi, Nagasaki, Japan on 2 February 1920, launched on 12 December 1921, bulding cancelled on 5 February 1922 and finally scuttled on 9 February 1925.
2. Washington Naval Conference between November 1921-February 1922 signed by USA, England, Japan, Italy and France to limit the building of battleships, battle cruisers and aircraft carriers and to limit the possession of such capital ships by stopping completion of breaking up already existing.

American battleship USS West Virginia grounded in the lower Chesapeake while underway towards France Nieuwe Tilburgsche Courant dated 18 June 1924


An item dated Washington, USA 17th reported that the American battleship West Virginia which left last Monday Hampton roads with as destination France grounded in a soft mud bank at the north side of the Simble Shoal canal in the lower Chesapeake. Minesweepers and tugs salvaged her and she returned for repairing a damaged condenser. On board of her was the navy team which was to attend the Olympics.(1)

Note
1. Building ordered on 5 December 1916, laid down by Newport New Shipbuilding, Newport News, Virginia, USA on 12 April 1920, launched by Alice Wright Mann on 19 November 1921, commissioned on 1 December 1923, damaged during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1942, decommissioned on 9 January 1947, stricken on 1 March 1959 and sold to the Union Minerals and Alloys Corporation of New York City to be broken up on 24 August 1959 which was executed at the Todd Shipyards. Nicknamed Wee Vee. Of the Colorado-class consisting of the Colorado, Maryland, West Virginia and Washington preceded by the Tennessee-class and succeeded by the South Dakota and North Carolina-classes.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Japanese destroyer 3rd class Ayanami (1909) in 1923

Launched at Maidzuru in 1909, completed in 1909, displacement 375 tons, horsepower 6.000 hp, coal and oil reciprocating machinery and an armament of 5-12pd guns and 2 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at the Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

Japanese destroyer 3rd class Isonamu (1908) in 1923

Launched at Maidzuru in 1908, completed in 1909, displacement 375 tons, horsepower 6.000 hp, coal and oil reciprocating machinery and an armament of 5-12pd guns and 2 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at the Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

Japanese destroyer 3rd class Uranami (1907) in 1923

Launched at Maidzuru in 1907, completed in 1908, displacement 375 tons, horsepower 6.000 hp, coal and oil reciprocating machinery and an armament of 5-12pd guns and 2 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at the Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

Japanese destroyer 1st class No. 9 Ohkaze in 1923

Under construction at Maidzuru, displacement 13.45 tons, horsepower 38.500 hp, oil fuelled turbine all geared machinery? and an armament of 4-4.7” guns, 2 anti aircraft machineguns and 6 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at the Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

Japanese destroyer 1st class No. 7 Tsumukikaze in 1923

Under construction at Maidzuru, displacement 13.45 tons, horsepower 38.500 hp, oil fuelled turbine all geared machinery? and an armament of 4-4.7” guns, 2 anti aircraft machineguns and 6 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at the Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

Japanese destroyer 1st class No. 1 Suzukaze (1922) in 1923

Launched at Maidzuru in 1922, displacement 13.45 tons, horsepower 38.500 hp, oil fuelled turbine all geared machinery? and an armament of 4-4.7” guns, 2 anti aircraft machineguns and 6 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at the Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

Japanese destroyer 1st class No. 5 Makaze (1922) in 1923

Launched at Maidzuru in 1922, displacement 13.45 tons, horsepower 38.500 hp, oil fuelled turbine all geared machinery? and an armament of 4-4.7” guns, 2 anti aircraft machineguns and 6 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at the Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

Japanese destroyer 1st class No. 11 (1922) in 1923

Under construction at Mitsubishi, displacement 13.45 tons, horsepower 38.500 hp, oil fuelled turbine all geared machinery? and an armament of 4-4.7” guns, 2 anti aircraft machineguns and 6 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at the Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

Japanese destroyer 1st class No. 3 Soyokaze (1922) in 1923

Launched at Maidzuru in 1922, displacement 13.45 tons, horsepower 38.500 hp, oil fuelled turbine all geared machinery? and an armament of 4-4.7” guns, 2 anti aircraft machineguns and 6 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at the Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

Japanese destroyer 1st class No. 13 (1922) in 1923

Under construction at Mitsubishi, displacement 13.45 tons, horsepower 38.500 hp, oil fuelled turbine all geared machinery? and an armament of 4-4.7” guns, 2 anti aircraft machineguns and 6 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at the Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

Japanese destroyer 1st class No. 15 (1922) in 1923

Under construction at Mitsubishi, displacement 13.45 tons, horsepower 38.500 hp, oil fuelled turbine all geared machinery? and an armament of 4-4.7” guns, 2 anti aircraft machineguns and 6 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at the Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923. .

Japanese destroyer 2nd classNo. 2 Kikyo (1922) in 1923

Launched at Kawasaki in 1922, displacement 900 tons, horsepower 21.000 hp, oil fuelled direct drive turbines machinery and an armament of 3-4.7” guns, 2 anti aircraft machineguns and 4 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at the Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.

Japanese destroyer 2nd class No. 6 Yuri (1923) in 1923

Launched at Uraga in 1923, displacement 900 tons, horsepower 21.000 hp, oil fuelled direct drive turbines machinery and an armament of 3-4.7” guns, 2 anti aircraft machineguns and 4 torpedo tubes.

Source
Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at the Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.