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VD 172 Vollendammer kwak

Post NL gives the following by the miniature sheet:
The “Beautiful Netherlands” 2016 stamp sheet devoted to the village of “Volendam” is based on the layout and perforation which has been used for the “Beautiful Netherlands” series since 2005. The five identical stamps with a denomination of ‘1’ for domestic destinations feature characteristic properties and buildings in the town of Volendam, including the wooden Volendammer kwak VD 172 (a large wooden vessel), a belfry with wedding bells (pictured) and the typical facade of a Volendam house (see picture) with the sea below. Pictured at the bottom is an image of an eel. The image is spread across the stamp and the back of the sheet. The top and bottom parts of the stamp are linked together by a traditional fishing net in a contemporary bright colour. The background of the stamp sheet contains images of various Volendam landmarks, including a brand-new scaffold pole, various homes designed in the typical Zuiderzee architectural style, the flag of the municipality of Edam-Volendam, a clothesline with laundry in the Doolhof neighbourhood in the village centre, the Katwoudermolen windmill (dating from 1896) and the former fish auction, which currently serves as a harbour office, with a tjalk (type of barge) moored outside. The strip of sea pictured on the stamps has been extended horizontally across the sheet like a tile panel. In the water at the bottom, we see both the plaice shown the bottom stamp and other fish species: from left to right, two sand eels, a flounder, and a pike perch.

The kwak was a large type of shrimping botter that used the kwakkuil, a bag-type net held open by two special booms extending out of each side of the boat at the stern. Also fished for eels. Used on the Zuiderzee (now known as IJselmeer), built mainly at Vollendam. Now only used as yacht.
The Vollendammer kwak VD 172 is completed on 19 June 1905, builder and owner unknown, registered in Edam on 29 July 1911 as fishing vessel DE JONGE HENDRIK VD 372, the reason between complete and the late registry is unknown maybe the owner could not pay her, and the yard kept the vessel. She was a flat-bottomed, half decked ship and used in the Zuiderzee as a fishing vessel. Owner Klaas Kwakman. Tonnage given as 30m³ and net 24m³. Her fishing number was later changed in VD 173.
30 January 1923 owners given as Jacob (Jaap) and Cornilis Smit, she was renamed in DE TWEE GEBROEDERS (the two brothers). Tonnage altered to 91 ton brt and 41 ton net.
07 August 1915 Jacob Smit became the only owner and the ship was renamed in DE DRIE GEBROEDERS (the three brothers), why the name change to three is unknown.
25 February 1924 the skipper Jacob Smit drowned on board DE DRIE GEBROEDERS.
21 December 1925 the widow Smit sold DE DRIE GEBROEDERS to Evert Karregatin Vollendam for Fl 3,000 and he renamed her in ALIDA. Crew 2.
03 May 1942 a engine installed a Chevrolet 6-cyl. engine, 16 hp. Tonnage given as 104.21 brt, 46,90 net, dim. 14.18m length, 5.0m beam. During World War II was she also used to carry popatoes from 1943/45 from the Province Friesland to the starving population of Amsterdam, mostly the potatoes were used by the hospitals.
18 November 1947 a new engine installed a 2-cyl. Claeys oil engine of 20 hp. Consumption 6 litre a hour.
16 April 1957 Pieter Karregat (son of Evert) given as owner, a new 3-cyl. Lister 20hp diesel engine installed.
24 April 1958 again a new engine 2-cyl. Claeys oil engine.
13 October 1960 sold to J. Tol, Vollendam she got now the fishing no. VD 99.
1965 Sold to a artist in Amsterdam, who used her as a house boat, thereafter she was sold a few times more even with the intention to restore her to her old glory, but mostly due to lack of sufficient money the plans failed.
The last owner was Hans Fruytier who renamed her again in VD 172., and tried to restore her, used her also as a sailing ship, did make one voyage to Denmark via the Waddenzee.
After Hans Fruytier died she arrived on the deck of a barge in it Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen around 1983 for restauration, but again due to not sufficient money noting happened .
1993 Two people from Vollendam bought the VD 172 for one Dutch Guilder whereafter she was transferred to the Society d’Garnkwak. She was transported from Enkhuizen to Vollendam on a barge in 1993. She was in Vollendam restored which was completed in 1999.
She is available for day charters, accommodation for 12 guests and 2 crew.
2016 In service.

The larger vessel alongside is a Dutch Tjalk of which the book Aak to Zumbra gives, that it is a collective term for a number of flat-bottomed vessels with rounded ends, mainly used as freight carriers in inland waters of the Netherlands.The name tjalk was used from the 2nd half of the 17th century, first constructed of wood later of iron or steel. There are still many around but now used as pleasure craft or charter vessel the Bruine Vloot (Brown Fleet).

Netherland 2016 first class inland post, sgMS?, scott?
http://www.volendammerbotters.nl/schepen/vd172/historie and various other internet sites.

REHOBOTH ARM 16 hoogaars

Post NL gives by this miniature sheet:
Arnemuiden The five identical stamps with a value denomination of 1 for mail within the Netherlands feature typical objects and buildings found in the town of Arnemuiden: the Hoogaars ARM 16 (pictured), a church bell (pictured) and the Dutch Reformed Church’s astronomical clock (pictured), with the sea below. Pictured at the bottom is an image of a cod. The image is spread across the stamp and the back of the sheet. The top and bottom parts of the stamp are linked together by a traditional fishing net in a contemporary bright colour. The background of the stamp sheet contains images of various Arnemuiden landmarks, including an anchor, a stone lion with a shield featuring Arnemuiden’s coat of arms, the front wall of the station, a historic flag of the city, the Kotter ARM 44 NEELTJE JANNETJE, a light buoy, the historic shipyard with its surrounding houses, the statue of the female fish pedlar, the Nooitgedacht windmill and a typical Arnemuiden prawn basket. The strip of sea pictured on the stamps has been extended horizontally across the sheet like a tile panel. In the body of water shown at the bottom, we see the cod in the bottom stamp as well as other species of fish. Pictured from left to right: a mussel, a herring and a North Sea prawn. The font used is Oxide by FontFont, designed by Christian Schwartz (2010).

The “hoogaars” ARM 16 depict on the stamp, could not find anything, only that she was fishing early in the 1900s
The “hoogaars” is used as a cargo and fishing vessel in Belgium and the Netherlands from the 16th century. Now only used as a yacht. The “hoogaars” used in Arnemuiden (in the longitudinal direction) had a curved bottom and a steeper stem than the other “hoogaars” in the Netherlands, which allows the type a higher bow and did give the type more sheer. She took less water than the other types and was lighter and faster.The type was first rigged with a sprit rig later replaced with a gaff rig (as seen on stamp). She had no bun. Carried a drop rudder which moved up along the tiller when the craft grounded.
From 1860 the hoogaars at Arnemuiden was mostly used for shrimp fishing and the oyster cultivation.
Most of the “hoogaars” of Arnemuiden were built on the shipyard of Meerman at Arnemuiden and were about thirteen meters long and 4.3 meters wide.

Source: http://www.debinnenvaart.nl/binnenvaart ... e_hoogaars

Thanks to Mr. D.v. Nieuwenhuijzen I got her name and when built.
She was built under the name REHOBOTH ARM 16 in 1911 for account of Skipper Lieven van Belzen in Arnemuiden.

15 February 1918 when the ARM 16 was fishing in the Oostgat she caught a mine in her net, the mine was taken carefully out of the net and anchored. A just passing Dutch torpedoboat was informed and she steamed to Vlissingen (Flushing) to inform the Dutch Navy Authorities there. The pilot boot No 14 under command of Captain Vader and equip to defusing mines was ordered to investigate and defuse the mine. When she arrived by the fishing vessel she took the ARM 16 in tow and went looking for the mine. The mine was found off Westkapelle. When the navy officer on board the pilot boot was transferred from the pilot boat to the ARM 16 the pilot boat hit a mine. The consequences were terrible, seven men were killed on board the pilot boat under which Captain Vader and the pilot boat was lost. Of the four men crew of the REHOBOTH, skipper Lieven van Belzen his son (17) Cornelis van Belzen and a deckhand Hendrik Marijs were killed, one crewmember and the navel officer were rescued..
The REHOBOTH ARM 16 was also lost that day, she sank.

Source Zierikzeesche Nieuwsbode of 18 February 1918.

The body of the skipper was found on 05 May 1918 by the ARM 28 in their net and transported to Vlaardingen, his son was never found.



(Nederland 2016, sgMS?, scott?

ALIDA stern trawler

Post NL gives by this miniature sheet:
The Beautiful Netherlands 2016 stamp sheet: “Scheveningen” is based on the layout and perforation used for the Beautiful Netherlands series since 2005. The five identical stamps with a value denomination of 1 for mail within the Netherlands feature typical properties and buildings found in the town of Scheveningen, including the fish auction building with its striking silhouette (pictured), the lighthouse (pictured) and the trawler SCH 6 ALIDA with the sea below, showing a beacon which in reality is on one of the jetties. Pictured at the bottom is an image of a herring. The image is spread across the stamp and the back of the sheet. The top and bottom parts of the stamp are linked together by a traditional fishing net in a contemporary bright colour. The background of the stamp sheet contains images of various Scheveningen landmarks, including a seagull perched on a scaffold pole, a 1930s home at the centre of the harbour area, the barrel monument, Panorama Mesdag overlooking the town of Scheveningen, Paviljoen Von Wied in the dunes, the obelisk for the later King William I’s arrival in 1813, the Scheveningen Pier and Gerard Bakker’s fisherman’s wife statue. The strip of sea pictured on the stamps has been extended horizontally across the sheet like a tile panel. In the water at the bottom, we see both the herring shown on the bottom stamp and other fish species: from left to right, two mackerels, three herrings, a brown crab and a plaice. The font used is Oxide by FontFont, designed by Christian Schwartz (2010).

The trawler depict is the sterntrawler ALIDA (SCH6) built under yard No 209 by the IJselwerf at Capela aan de IJsel, Netherland for Visserij Mij W. V.d. Zwan & Zn, Scheveningen, Netherland.
Launched as the ALIDA.
Tonnage 2,625 grt, 1,149 net, 2,690 dwt, dim. 88.24 x 14.0 x 9.0m., length bpp. 81.8m.
Powered by 1 Deutz diesel engine, 4,400 hp. (3,236 kW.), one shaft with controllable pitch propeller, speed?
11 January 1984 delivered to owners, homeport Scheveningen.

April 2008 refitted and lengthened by Scheepswerf Reimerswaal, Hansweert, Netherland, a new engine installed, a Wärtsilä of 5,300 hp (3,960 kW). Refit took longer than planned due to a fire on board in February 2009.
Length 99.94m., tonnage 3,235 grt.
September 2009 again in service.
2016 In service, same name and owners, IMO No 8224418.

Netherland 2016 First class inland post sgMS?, schott?
Source: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=15321 http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz Internet

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PYROSCHAPHE paddle steamer 1784

The image shown is of a model made by de Jouffroy in 1784 to show the French Science Academy the engine and paddle wheels used on the PYROSCAPHE. The model is now in the National Maritime Museum in Paris.
PYROSCAPHE was an early experimental steamship built by Marquis de Jouffroy d'Abbans in 1783. The first demonstration took place on 15 July 1783 on the river Saône in France. After the first demonstration, it was said that the hull had opened up and the boiler was letting out steam, faults common in early steamboats. In this case, it seems to have been easily repaired as the boat was said to have made several trips up and down the river. A month later, on 19 August, the boat carried several passengers who signed a witness protocol for a successful journey.
The PYROSCAPHE was propelled by a double-acting steam machine and sidewheels, and was therefore a paddle steamer.
Specifications
(These figures are somewhat dubious, see Talk:PYROSCAPHE.)
• Length: 45,2 m/148 ft 6 in
• Beam: 4,5 m/14 ft 10 in
• Displacement: 163t
• Complement: 3

More info on Jouffroy is given on:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude-Fr ... d%27Abbans
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PYROSCAPHE
France 2016 1.25 Euro, sg?, scott?

NEELTJE JANNETJE (ARM 44) Nl.

Built in 1985 by Scheepswerf Metz, Urk, #422, completed by Maaskant Scheepswerf B.V., Stellendam, for Siereveld B.V., Arnemuiden.
Side trawler, beam trawl, Gt:542, Nt:162, Loa:45,57m. Lbpp:40,62m B:9,01m. D:5,11m. Draft:3,83m. 16 cyl. Kloeckner Humboldt Deutz diesel:4400 hp. (3236 kW.) 14 kn. IMO.8509492, call sign PGFT.
In 1991 engine power 3596 hp. (2647 kW.) 1993 transferred to Geertruida B.V. (Siereveld) Arnemuiden,
2006 engine power 2000 hp. (1471 kW.)
2016 still in service.
(Nederland 2016, in margin of the sheet 5x1)
LR88/89 + internet.

ALIDA (SCH 6) Nl.

Built in 1983-'84 by Scheepswerf en Machinefabriek 'Ysselwerf' B.V., Capelle a/d IJssel, #209, for Visserij Maatschappij W. van der Zwan & Zn., Scheveningen.
Stern trawler, Gt:2625, Nt:1149, Dw:2690, Loa:87,81m. Lbpp:81,72m. B:15,25m. D:9,02m. Draft:6,10m. 8 cyl. Kloeckner Humboldt Deutz diesel:4400 hp. (3236 kW.) controllable pitch propeller, ? kn., freezing capacity:130 tons/day, a total of 2000 tons, IMO.8224418, call sign:PCLU.
In 04-2008 rebuilt and lengthened by Scheepswerf Reimerswaal, Hansweert (Nl.) Loa:99,94m. Gt:3235, deck and bridge rebuilt, new Wärtsilä diesel:5300 hp. (3960 kW.) 09-2010 back in service, the rebuilding has taken longer in case of a fire, 27-08-2010 Gt:3274, 2016 still in service.
(Nederland 2016, 1)
LR88/89 + internet.
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CHAMPION HMS 1880

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CHAMPION HMS 1880

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Built under yard No 207 as a corvette, steel hulled clad with two layers of teak wood by John Elder & Co. Govan, Scotland for the Royal Navy.
17 August 1876 keel laid down.
01 July 1878 launched under the name HMS CHAMPION one of the Comus class of which nine were built. She was the third vessel under this name in the Royal Navy.
Displacement: 2.380 tons, dim. 225.0 (bpp) x 44.6 x 19.3ft.
Powered by a 3-cyl. horizontal compound steam engine 2310 ihp., speed 13 knots, single shaft.
Bunker capacity 470 tons coal, range by 10 knots 3.840 miles.
Armament: 2 x 7 inc MLR, 12 x 64 pdr. guns.
Ship rigged, and fitted out with a hoisting screw.
Underwater hull was copper sheathed.
Crew 265.
07 December 1880 completed, based at Sheerness.

The intention was to use the class as scout vessel for the fleet but due to the slow speed, the class was mainly used for protection across the globe.
The class was designed by Nathaniel Barnaby.
Around 1885 rearmed with 4 – 6 inch BL MK III, 8 – 5 inch BL MK III, 4 – 3pdr. BL QF and two light guns., 6 – MG. and two TCs.
April 1886 she visited Amoy, China.
1890 Based in the Pacific.
August 1891 under command of Capt. Frederick St Clair, co-operated with some French, American and German warships by landing men at Valparaiso, Chile to protect the western consulates during a Chilean revolution.
1893 She visited Pitcairn Island under command of Capt. Rookes. He prepared a criminal code and reorganized the Governments system on the island.
26 June 1897 present at the Naval Review at Spithead in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee.
1904 Placed in harbour duty, and became a stokers training ship in Chatham,
1915 Renamed CHAMPION (old) when a new CHAMPION was built.
23 June 1919 sold to Hughes Bolckow, Blyth for scrapping.

Pitcairn Island 1988 $5 sg 326 and 1999 $3 sg 552.

Source: Conways All the World’s Fighting Ships 1860 – 1905. The Sail & Steam Navy List by Lyon & Winfield.
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