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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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GENERAL SHERMAN

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GENERAL SHERMAN

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Built as an iron passenger-cargo vessel under yard 111 by the yard of Tod & McGregor, Glasgow for M. Langlands & Son, Glasgow and managed by the Glasgow & Liverpool Steam Packet.
20 June 1861 launched under the name PRINCESS ROYAL.
Tonnage 494 gross, 828 ton burden, dim. 196.9 x 27.3 x 16ft.
Powered by a 2-cyl steam engine, two boilers, one screw, speed 11 knots.
Schooner rigged
1860 Delivered to owners.

Ostensibly she was built for the Glasgow & Liverpool Steam Packet, but her appearance was more like a blockade-runner for the Confederacy than an Irish Channel steamer.
1862 Taken over by Fraser, Trendholm & Company, Charleston S.C. and she crossed the North Atlantic loaded with two badly needed marine engines and boilers for some ram-ships, under construction in Charleston. Other cargo on board was 600 barrels of gunpowder, 6 - 70-pound Whitworth cannons, 930 steel-headed Whitworth shells, 35 tons of projectile steel, a machine for molding and some provision, the total value of the cargo was £78.808.


Sailed from London and via Newfoundland, arrived mid January 1863 at Bermuda, she was heavily loaded with a draught of 11 feet, with this draught was she slow, and not very suitable to be used as a blockade runner.
Early in the morning of 29 January 1863 she approached the entrance of Charleston, where she was sighted by the schooner G.W. BLUNT that opened fire and warned the other vessels of squadron.
The steamer USS UNADILLA forced the PRINCESS ROYAL aground, but when boarding parties reached the vessel, most of the crew and passengers had left the ship. Only some British sailors stayed behind on board.

After Union warships towed her free, she was brought north, still with the British sailors on board who were hired by the federal commander, he was short of sailors.
The prize court at Philadelphia sold her and her cargo for $342.000.

18 March 1863 sold to the U.S. Navy Department for $112.000, and she was armed with 2 – 30 pound Parrot rifles, 1 - 11 inch Dahlgren gun and four 24-pound howitzers.
29 May 1863 commissioned under command of Melancthon B. Woolsey as USS PRINCESS ROYAL.
Crew 150.

Assigned to the West Gulf Blockading Squadron.
28 June 1863 had a sharp engagement with some Confederate forces at Donaldsonville, LA, in which USS KINEO and WINONA also participated, driving the enemy forces off.
10 August 1863 she captured the British schooner FLYING SCUD loaded with cotton near Matamoros off the Rio Oranda, Tex.
The rest of 1863 and 1864 used in the blockading service, and she captured several small brigs and schooners.
07 December 1864 together with USS CHOCURA she captured the schooner ALABAMA, which was underway from Havana.
07 February 1865 off Galveston Tex. She and the USS BIENVILLE took several small schooners.

In the summer of 1865 she was ordered to head north and she arrived at 21 July at Philadelphia, where she was decommissioned.

17 August 1865 during a public auction sold to Samuel C.Cook for $54.175, and he renamed her in GENERAL SHERMAN.
Thereafter he sent the vessel to China, which at that time was in chaos because of the Taiping upraising.
The Chinese Government hired some foreign mercenaries of which some defected to the Taiping rebels.
A group of these defectors under command of the American Henry A. Burgevine boarded the GENERAL SHERMAN and on board of her he sailed to Formosa (Taiwan), but the Royal Navy captured her during the voyage. In the encounter Burgevine was killed.

Then her ownership became murky, most probably she was bought by the British firm Meadows & Co in Tientsin (Tianjin), and was she bought or chartered by a American merchant W.B. Preston, who sent the ship to Korea.
She was loaded with merchandise and on 09 August 1866 she sailed from Tientsin, under command of Capt. Page with a crew of 28 and the missionary/interpreter, Robert Thomas, the owner Preston was also on board, after a call at Chefoo (Yantai) for fresh water she sailed to Korea, arriving off the mouth of the Daedong River on 18 August.

05 September 1866 was she attacked near Pyongyang, and the complete crew was killed, the vessel was set on fire. For the attack and killing of the crew see http://www.kimsoft.com/2000Sherman.htm
The GENERAL SHERMAN did not sink she was grounded, but she was not lost, as some sources give; when the river levels rose she was refloated and moved to Seoul.
She was repaired and for some time was she the first engine powered warship of the Korean Navy. Under pressure of China she was handed back to her former American owner Samuel C. Cook in 1867.
Early 1868 bought by William F.Weld Co. Boston, Mass., who was building up his Merchants of Boston SS Co.
After a recondition and alternation she was put in the service from Boston to New Orleans service with accommodation for some passengers.
Her last voyage was, when she left on 04 January 1874 New York with on board a crew of 42 men and 4 passengers and general cargo consigned to New Orleans.
During the voyage the weather worsened and on 07 January at 02.00am. she sprung a leak, and the pumps could not manage the water level pouring in.

Her crew were rescued by the schooner SPRAY and FLORENCE and salvaged some cargo and the baggage of the passengers who disembarked at Wilmington N.C.
10 January the steam tug BRANDT steamed out from Wilmington and found the GENERAL SHERMAN still afloat, she managed to put a hawser on the ship and started towing.
Near Tub’s Inlet, twenty-seven miles from Cape Fear the GENERAL SHERMAN sank.

Korea North 2006 140ch sg?, scott?

Source: Clyde built ships. Lifeline of the Confederacy by Stephen R. Wise. http://www.kimsoft.com/2000/shermanr.htm Some other web-sites, a Google search give plenty on the ship.
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Re: GENERAL SHERMAN

Postby markhuggins » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:28 pm

Had no idea of the history of this ship. I did several scuba dives on it in the late 1980's.
Picked up several lead shot, a rifle slug, several buttons and a belt buckle.
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