Category Archives: Wartime Visitors

S.T. Prinses Beatrix IJM117 (Wartime visitor)

Additional information courtesy of Jan Harteveld

Official Number: Unknown
Yard Number: 311
Completed: 1911
Gross Tonnage: 195
Net Tonnage: 63 (As built: 71)
Length: 35.87m (117.7 ft)
Breadth: 6.83m (22.4 ft)
Depth: 2.89m (9.5 ft)
Engine: T.3-cyl by G. Seebeck Akt. Ges.,
Built: G. Seebeck Akt. Ges., Wesermünde, GermanyBremerhaven, Germany

1911: Launched by G. Seebeck Akt. Ges., Wesermünde, Germany (Yd.No.311) for Cuxhavener Hochseefischerei Akt. Ges., Cuxhaven as BÜRGERMEISTER BURCHARD.
1911: Completed. Registered at Cuxhaven (HC-29).
1928: Sold to Hochseefischerei Rhein-Ruhr, Emden. Cuxhaven registry closed. Registered at Emden as LAHN (AE-122).
1929: Sold to N.V. Stoomvisscherij Mij. “Hilda”, IJmuiden. Emden registry closed. Registered at IJmuiden as DONALD (IJM117).
1934: Registered at IJmuiden as EENDRACHT (IJM117).
1938: Registered at IJmuiden as PRINSES BEATRIX (IJM117).
1940: Escaped to England.
1940s: Fishing from Fleetwood (Bloomfield’s Ltd, managing agents), Home waters/Icelandic grounds.
1945: Sold to Stoomvisscherij Mij. “Mercurius”, IJmuiden (I. S. Groen, manager).
1954: Laid up.
5.3.1957: Sold for breaking up. IJmuiden registry closed.

Changelog

25/04/2013: Page published. 2 updates since then.

S.T. Cornelis IJM15 (Wartime visitor)

Additional information courtesy of Jan Harteveld

Official Number: Unknown
Yard Number: 205
Completed: 1900
Gross Tonnage: 208
Net Tonnage: 76
Length: 120.9 ft
Breadth: 21.1 ft
Depth: 12.7 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co, Hull

1900: Launched by Bonn & Mees, Rotterdam (Yd.No.205) for Stoomvisscherij Mij. “Mercurius”, IJmuiden as EVELINE.
4.1900: Completed (I. S. Groen, manager). Registered at IJmuiden (IJM15).
1922: New boiler fitted.
10.1928: Sold to Visscherij Mij. “Cornelis Bart”, IJmuiden (C. Stam, manager). Registered at IJmuiden as CORNELIS (IJM15).
1934: P. Koopman & E. van der Plas appointed managers.
1940: Escaped to England.
1940s: Fishing from Fleetwood (Bloomfield’s Ltd, managing agents).
20.7.1945: Arrived back in IJmuiden.
1951: Sold to shipbreakers.
17.8.1951: Sailed IJmuiden for shipbreakers. IJmuiden registry closed.

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 S.T. Cornelis IJM15

S.T. Cornelis IJM15
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 S.T. Cornelis IJM15

S.T. Cornelis IJM15
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 S.T. Cornelis IJM15

S.T. Cornelis IJM15
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 S.T. Cornelis IJM15

S.T. Cornelis IJM15
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Changelog

23/04/2013: Page published. 4 updates since then.
18/01/2019: Removed FMHT watermarks from images.

S.T. Neptunus IJM87 (Wartime visitor)

Additional information courtesy of Jan Harteveld

Technical

Official Number: 116120
Yard Number: 282
Completed: 1903
Gross Tonnage: 180 (As built: 180)
Net Tonnage: 70 (As built: 63)
Length: 109.1 ft
Breadth: 21.6 ft
Depth: 10.6 ft
Built: Mackie & Thomson, Govan
Engine: T.3-cyl by Muir & Houston Ltd, Glasgow

History

2.12.1902: Launched by Mackie & Thomson, Govan (Yd.No.282) for The Great Northern Steamship Fishing Co Ltd, Hull as ELITE.
1.1903: Completed (W. R. Nowell, manager).
7.1.1903: Registered at Hull (H714) (O.N.116120).
9.1914: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-6pdr) (Ad.No.150). Based Liverpool.
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner.
2.1919: Sold to Charles Dobson, Grimsby (managing owner).
7.2.1919: Hull registry closed.
10.2.1919: Registered at Grimsby (GY100).
6.1920: Sold to Dobson Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby (Charles Dobson, manager).
9.1928: Sold to N.V. Scheepsexploitatie Mij. “De Stroomlijn”, IJmuiden (J. van der Made & J. Koning managers).
13.9.1928: Grimsby Registry closed.
9.1928: Registered at IJmuiden as SPAARNESTROOM (IJM87).
1931: J. Brachthuizen appointed manager. Laid up?
7.7.1931: Sold to N.V. Vissch. Mij. “Sylt”, IJmuiden (L. Blok & A. van der Sluis, managers).
1932: Registered at IJmuiden as NEPTUNUS (IJM87).
1940: Escaped to England.
1940s: Fishing from Fleetwood (Bloomfield’s Ltd, managing agents).
1945: Sold to Royal Netherlands Government, The Hague.
5.1951: Sold to shipbreakers and broken up. IJmuiden registry closed.

Changelog

23/04/2013: Page published. 3 updates since then.

S.T. Oostzee IJM147 (Wartime visitor)

Additional information courtesy of Jan Harteveld

Technical

Official Number: 115572
Yard Number: 271
Completed: 1902
Gross Tonnage: 187 (as built 195)
Net tonnage: 54 (as built: 58)
Length: 110.7 ft
Breadth: 21.7 ft
Depth: 11.6 ft
Built: Mackie & Thomson, Govan
Engine: 390ihp T.3-cyl by McKie & Baxter Ltd, Glasgow

History

19.6.1902: Launched by Mackie & Thomson, Govan (Yd.No.271) for The Aberdeen Steam Trawling & Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen as STRATHNAVER.
8.1902: Completed (John Brown, manager).
9.9.1902: Registered at Aberdeen (A549) (O.N.115572).
8.1912: Sold toZeevisscherij Mij. “Viribus Unitis”, IJmuiden.
27.8.1912: Aberdeen registry closed. Registered at IJmuiden as HENRIËTTE ELISE (IJM147).
1923: Sold to Stoomvisscherij Mij. “Oceaan”, IJmuiden (L. Allard, manager). Registered at IJmuiden as KIJKDUIN (IJM147).
1928: Sold to N.V. Visscherij Maats. “Oostzee”, Ijmuiden (G. Prins & Jac. Frater Smid, managers). Registered at IJmuiden as OOSTZEE (IJM147).
1940: Escaped to England.
1940s: Fishing from Fleetwood (Bloomfield’s Ltd, managing agents).
5.11.1950: Sold to shipbreakers. IJmuiden registry closed.
1951: Breaking up completed.

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S.T. Oostzee IJM147

S.T. Oostzee IJM147
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S.T. Oostzee IJM147

S.T. Oostzee IJM147
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Changelog

21/04/2013: Page published. 4 updates since then.
17/01/2019: Removed FMHT watermarks from images.

S.T. Beatrice IJM118 (Wartime visitor)

Additional material courtesy of Jan Harteveld

Technical

Official Number: 114172
Yard Number: 343
Completed: 1900
Gross Tonnage: 179 (as built 185g)
Net Tonnage: 54 (as built 56n)
Length: 108.1 ft
Breadth: 21.6 ft
Depth: 11.4 ft
Built: Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen
Engine: T.3-cyl by Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen

History

1900: Launched by Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.343) for The Aberdeen Steam Trawling & Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen as STRATHTAY.
1.1901: Completed (James Brown, manager).
25.1.1901: Registered at Aberdeen O.N.114172 (A333).
6.1912: Sold to Visscherij. Mij. “Vigor I, I en II”, Ijmuiden (W. J. Kermer, managers).
2.7.1912: Aberdeen registry closed.
7.1912: Registered at IJmuiden as BEATRICE (IJM118).
1916: Sold to Visscherij. Mij. “Oceaan”, IJmuiden (L. Allard, manager).
1932: Sold to Visscherij-onderneming De Vem, IJmuiden (J. F. Clerq, manager).
1933: F. Thiel appointed manager.
1939: Sold to N.V. Visscherij-onderneming v/h J. C. Pronk, IJmuiden (part of De Vem).
16.2.1942: Sailed IJmuiden on a North Sea trip.
18.2.1942: Three agents of the Dutch resistance, Ab Homburg, Jo Buiser and Jan de Haas, all with death penalties imposed by German authorities, revealed themselves. Armed with revolvers locked up the skipper and the Dutch guard who was armed. The skipper did not want to go to England but finally agreed.
1942-1945: Fishing from Fleetwood (Bloomfield’s Ltd, managing agents).
1950: Sold to shipbreakers and broken up. Ostend registry closed.

Note: About the 3 Dutch resistance men after escape to England.
Ab Homburg joined 322 Dutch Squadron RAF and died near Borne on 1.4.1945 when he was shot down with his Spitfire.
Jo Buiser & Jan de Haas were trained by the SOE (Special Operations Executive) as special agents.
22.6.1942 Jo Buiser was dropped by parachute near Holten ( Holland) and became a victim of the “England spiel” (Major spy disaster of WW2, when 59 SOE agents were captured – 54 eventually being killed – in German occupied occupied Holland. Between March 1942 and June 1943, German counter intelligence had control over SOE’s Dutch operations, sending messages making London believe that their agents were active. The German’s code name for the operation was “England spiel” (The English game).
18-19.4.1942 Jan de Haas was landed on the Dutch coast by a vessel and was arrested after 10 days, again a victim of the “England spiel”.

Both men were sent to Mauthausen concentration camp and there they ,together 21 other agents, were killed on 6.9.1944.

Changelog

29/03/2013: Page published. 6 updates since then.
12/09/2019: Updated information.