SUNLIGHT ACE (BHS) waiting in Uddevalla to load used trucks 19/12 2010

IMO number : 9338864
Name of ship : SUNLIGHT ACE (since 01-06-2009)
Call Sign : C6XP8
MMSI : 311018600  
Gross tonnage : 58911 (since 01-06-2009)
DWT : 18855
Type of ship : Vehicles Carrier (since 01-06-2009)
Year of build : 2009
Flag : Bahamas (since 01-06-2009)
Status of ship : In Service/Commission (since 23-06-2009)
Build 2009 at Minaminippon Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. # 704
Owner: Aurora Car Maritime Transport S.A., Japan.

TANGO (SWE) waiting for loading oats in Uddevalla 19/12 2010

IMO number : 7612216
Name of ship : TANGO (since 01-05-2008)
Call Sign : SDHJ
MMSI : 265211000  
Gross tonnage : 1155 (since 01-09-1994)
DWT : 1472
Type of ship : General Cargo Ship (since 01-12-1976)
Year of build : 1976
Flag : Sweden (since 01-05-2008)
Status of ship : In Service/Commission (since 20-12-2009)
Build 1976 at Tokushima Zosen Sangyo K.K., Komatsushima. # 513
Owner: Partrederiet Tango, Vanersborg, Sweden
Ex: Nordking-08

CROWNBREEZE (NLD) arrive to Uddevalla for loading sawlogs 14/12 2010

IMO number : 9195652
Name of ship : CROWNBREEZE (since 01-12-1999)
Call Sign : PCHY
MMSI : 246169000  
Gross tonnage : 2548 (during 2000)
DWT : 3400
Type of ship : General Cargo Ship (during 1999)
Year of build : 1999
Flag : Netherlands (during 2000)
Status of ship : In Service/Commission (since 30-09-2008)
Build 1999 at B.V. Scheepswerf Damen Bergum, Bergum. # 9335
Hull built at Daewoo-Mangalia H.I. S.A., Mangalia. # 1013
Owner: Crownbreeze II B.V., Netherlands

STOLT GUILLEMOT (GBR) discharging lub-oil in Uddevalla 11/12 2010

IMO number : 8920581
Name of ship : STOLT GUILLEMOT (since 01-06-1996)
Call Sign : MAIZ
MMSI : 235050033  
Gross tonnage : 3204 (during 1993)
DWT : 4676
Type of ship : Chemical/Oil Products Tanker (during 1993)
Year of build : 1993
Flag : United Kingdom (since 01-12-2006)
Status of ship : In Service/Commission (since 29-10-1993)
Build 1993 at Aarhus Flydedok A/S, Aarhus, Denmark. # 204
Owner: Stolt Guillemot BV
Ex: Sasi Terkol-96

Argentinian training ship PRESIDENTE SARMIENTO in Boston 1915

Another Photos from the old photo album. (The photo was taken in Boston 1915)

ARA Presidente Sarmiento was a  training ship for the Argentine Navy. She is considered to be the last intact cruising training ship from the 1890s.

The ship was originally built for the Argentine naval academy. The ARA Presidente Sarmiento made thirty seven annual training cruises including six circumnavigations of the globe. The ship was retired as a seagoing vessel in 1938, but continued to serve as a stationary training ship until 1961. She is now maintained in her original 1898 appearance as a museum ship near the center of Buenos Aires. This ship was named for Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, the seventh President of Argentina.

In addition to its sailing rig this ship includes a large triple expansion steam engine supplied by two coal-fired boilers exhausting through the rear stack. An additional auxiliary boiler exhausting through the forward stack provides steam for other than propulsion, including two engines driving electrical generators on the main deck (below the weather deck).

A single coal bunker is positioned between the main and auxiliary boiler rooms

Namesake: Domingo Faustino Sarmiento
Builder: Laird Brothers, Birkenhead, England
Launched: 1897
Status: Museum Ship in Buenos Aires, Argentina
General characteristics
Class and type: Sail training ship
Displacement: 2750t
Length: 265ft/80.77m
Beam: 43.0ft/13.11m
Draught: 18.5ft/5.64m
Propulsion: Steam, 3-cylinder compound, 1000hp, ship rig

Hallands Ångbåts AB SVANEN launch at Lindholmen

SVANEN was a combined General cargo and passenger steamer built at Lindholmen Mek Werstad, Gothenburg and delivered 1912 as building number 408 to Hallands Ångbåts AB, Halmstad.
Sold 1946 to Det Stavangerske DS, Norway and renamed KONG OLAV.
Sold 1959 to Saudi Arabien and renamed OM EL KHEIR
Grounded 1968 off Jeddah, condemned.
Later broken up.

Ready for launch 1911

Launched 1911

USS DD-55 CUSHING's launching 16/1 1915

USS Cushing (Destroyer No. 55/DD-55) was an O'Brien-class destroyer built for the United States Navy prior to the American entry into World War I. The ship was the second U.S. Navy vessel named in honor of William B. Cushing, a U.S. Navy officer best known for sinking the Confederate ironclad warship CSS Albemarle during the American Civil War.

Cushing was laid down by the Fore River Shipbuilding Company of Quincy, Massachusetts, in September 1913 and launched in January 1915. The ship was a little more than 305 feet (93 m) in length, just over 31 feet (9.4 m) abeam, and had a standard displacement of 1,050 long tons (1,070 t). She was armed with four 4-inch (102 mm) guns and had eight 21-inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes. Cushing was powered by a pair of steam turbines that propelled her at up to 29 knots (54 km/h).

After her August 1915 commissioning, Cushing sailed off the east coast and in the Caribbean. She was one of seventeen destroyers sent out to rescue survivors from five victims of German submarine U-53 off the Lightship Nantucket in October 1916. After the United States entered World War I in April 1917, Cushing was sent overseas to patrol the Irish Sea out of Queenstown, Ireland. Cushing made several unsuccessful attacks on U-boats, and rescued survivors of several ships sunk by the German craft.

Upon returning to the United States after the war, Cushing was placed in reserve in reduced commission. She was decommissioned at Philadelphia in August 1920. She was struck for the Naval Vessel Register in January 1936 and sold for scrapping in June.

SMS VULKAN a 1 WW Submarine Depot and Salvage Ship

Some more finds in the old photoalbum. One of two build Submarine Depot and Salvage Ship for the Kaiserliche Marine in Germany. This one was build at Howaldtswerke in Kiel and completed 1908.
Displacement: 1,595 tons.
Dimensions:    230 x 55 x 10½ ft. (70,10 x 16,76 x 3,06 m)
Machinery:      2-shaft turbines, SHP: 1.340 = 12 knots
Complement:  105
Launched:       28/9 1907 at Howaldtswerke, Kiel, Germany.
Completed:     1908.
Notes:             Double hulled vessel designed for raising sunken submarines, with docking space 177 x 26 ft. 
                      Designed to raise 500 tons.
Fate:               26/4 1919 sunk en route to Harwich, England to surrender at 54,52 N & 06,18 E.

The wreck of SMS  Vulkan. was located with Salvage Vessel Friendship, in position 54° 52' 033" - 06° 18' 491", several miles off the position noted in the year it went to the bottom.
The famous U-boat ace Max Valentiner served as salvage officer on Vulkan in early 1911. On 17 January 1911, he and the crew saved all 30 men from U-3 by getting them out of the torpedo tube after it was sunk near Kiel harbour in Heikend orfer Bay because of an unclosed valve in the ventilation shaft.

Amongst the saved crew was Otto Weddigen, the later commander of U-9 and Paul Clarrendorf, the commander of U-boot-Abnahme-Kommando in Kiel which enlisted u-boat crews.Vulkan is also famous for salvaging two U-boats, U-30 on 27 August 1915 and UC-45 on 17 September 1917. Vulkan was taken out of service 11 November 1918 and surrendered to the British forces together with the bigger salvage ship, SMS Cyclop.

Ready to be launched


Fitting out

Fitting out


Sometimes you are lucky to find som gold in the antic shops, today I find a old Photo album with some very nice photos from the begining of the 1900. One of the photos (or several as you will see here) was the American Battleship BB 36 NEVADA. The first picture is from her fitting out at Fore River Ship Building Corp. Quincy, Mass. around 1912.
I will put in some more photos later when I have scaned all.

NEVADA    1911 Fore River Ship Building Corp, Quincy, Mass.     
Keel laid: 4.11.12
Launched: 11.7.14
Completed: 11.3.16
Atlantic Fleet. In 1917 temporarily used as training ship.
August to December 1918, stationed in Bantry Bay (Ireland) to protect Atlantic sea routes, then again  Atlantic Fleet.
17th September 1927 to 26th November 1929 conversion at Norfolk Navy Yard, then again with Atlantic Fleet, from 1930: Pacific Fleet. 7th December 1941 received one aerial torpedo and five bomb hits in Pearl Harbor, settled on the bottom in shallow water (50 men lost). Raised 12th February 1942, after temporary repairs in Pearl Harbor, restored and modernized at Puget Sound Navy Yard until the spring of 1943.
From 11th to 18th May 1943 participated in the Aleutianan operations, from june 1943 engaged on convoy escort duties between the USA and Britain. From 6th june 1944 off the Normandy coast to support the invasion, on that occasion shelled German tank concentrations at a range of 28 000 m. on 8th June 1944 and Cherbourg on 25th june 1944 (during this operation a total of 1216 14-in. and 3 531 5-in. shells were fired). From 15th to 25th August 1944 in the western Mediterranean to support the invasion of southern France (task: to defeat the heavily fortified ports of Toulon and Marseilles which were defended by German forces using amongst others the 15-in. QFG of French battleships).
Then returned to the USA, after replacing the worn-out 14-in. gun barrels, transferred to the Pacific; in action on 16th February to 7th March 1945 against Iwo Jima and from 25th March to 30th June 1945 against Okinawa (on that occasion hit on 27th March 1945 by Japanese kamikaze aircraft, no major damage; also hit by a coastal battery on 5th April 1945 when engaged on clearing up pockets of japanese resistance, slight damage).
From 10th July to 7th August 1945 fleet service in japanese home waters; then returned to Pearl Harbor, there decommissioned 30th October 1945.
Used as a target for the Bikini Atoll atom bomb tests: heavily damaged during test “Able” (1st July 1946) but remained afloat; only slight damage during test “Baker” (25th July 1946).
Then used as target and experimental vessel: remained afloat in spite of the ignition of an explosive charge, a near miss by a guided missile and bombardment by IOWA and cruisers ASTORIA, PASADENA and SPRINGFIELD, with 16-in., 6-in. and 5-in. QFG.
Sunk on 31st  July 1948 by an aerial torpedo.

Waiting for launch 11/7 1914


Ready for fitting out

HURTIG AF HÄLLE (SWE) sunk in Uddevalla winter 2009, salvaged and scrapped December 2010

Hurtig af Hälle laid up in port of Uddevalla 2004

The tug was build by Motala Werkstad in Motala, Sweden, yard no.: 451, as a steam tug 1913 and delivered to Ystad Port Authority as HURTIG. Requisitioned by the South Coast Naval Command, Karlskrona, Sweden in 1940 and became known as HVB hjälpvedettbåt 305.  Returned in 1942 to owners and motorized 1953. Sold 1987 to Hälle Hamn AB / Alvar Olsson /, Hälle for 55 000 SEK and the name was extended to HURTIG AF HÄLLE. Was more or less laid up in Idefjord for 16 years before 2002 when she began towing ships for scrapping to Grenaa in Denmark. Got a fire in the funnel during one such trip and was laid up in Uddevalla 2004.

She sunk in the winter 2009

In August 2010 there was some salvage attempt

And in November 2010 she was refloated and berthed and sunk again in shallow waters. Scrapping at site started 6/12 2010 by Stena Metall

This is the end.

The last pictures of Hurtig af Hälle 9/12 2010.

ANKE-ANGELA (GIB) loading saw loggs in Uddevalla 7/12 2010

IMO number : 8417546
Name of ship : ANKE-ANGELA (since 01-12-1997)
Call Sign : ZDEO3
MMSI : 236000780  
Gross tonnage : 1547 (since 01-01-2000)
DWT : 1735
Type of ship : General Cargo Ship (during 1984)
Year of build : 1984
Flag : Gibraltar (since 01-05-2001)
Status of ship : In Service/Commission (since 01-11-1984)
Build 1984 at Schiffs. Hugo Peters Wewelsfleth. # 598
Ex: Claudia-Isabell-97.
Owner: Reederei m.s. "Anke-Angela" Klaus-Dieter Oelze KG., Hamburg.

BETTINA K. (NLD) waiting to load grain in port of Uddevalla 6/12 2010

IMO number : 9006370
Name of ship : BETTINA K. (during 1994)
Call Sign : PBEW
MMSI : 246193000  
Gross tonnage : 2449 (during 1994)
DWT : 3713
Type of ship : General Cargo Ship (during 1994)
Year of build : 1994
Flag : Netherlands (during 2001)
Status of ship : In Service/Commission (since 12-09-1994)
Build 1994 at Peene-Werft G.m.b.H, Wolgast. # 412
Owner: Rederij K % T Holland CV, Delfzijl, Netherlands.

MISTRAL (ATG) waiting for grain cargo in port of Uddevalla 6/12 2010

IMO number : 6617855
Name of ship : MISTRAL (since 01-02-1998)
Call Sign : V2HO
MMSI : 304010366  
Gross tonnage : 1064 (since 01-07-1994)
DWT : 1196
Type of ship : General Cargo Ship (during 1966)
Year of build : 1966
Flag : Antigua and Barbuda (since 01-02-1999)
Status of ship : In Service/Commission (since 22-12-1998)
Build 1966 at J. J. Sietas Schiffswerft, Hamburg. # 585.
Ex: Nadine-98, Ragna-90, Tilla-83, Suderelv-78, Frida Graebe-73.
Owner: H. Schluter, Lubeck, Germany.

VISEU (PRT) discharge pulp in port of Uddevalla 6/12 2010

IMO number : 9360491
Name of ship : VISEU (since 01-12-2008)
Call Sign : CQMH
MMSI : 255803370  
Gross tonnage : 2956 (since 01-12-2008)
DWT : 4672
Type of ship : General Cargo Ship (since 01-12-2008)
Year of build : 2008
Flag : Portugal (since 01-12-2008)
Status of ship : In Service/Commission (since 02-12-2008)
Build 2008.
Owner: Lico Leasing S.A. Efc, Madrid, Spain

HELLEVIK (SWE) loading grain in Uddevalla 6/12 2010

IMO number : 7431650
Name of ship : HELLEVIK (since 01-11-1991)
Call Sign : SCQP
MMSI : 265216000  
Gross tonnage : 1957 (since 01-11-1994)
DWT : 1537
Type of ship : General Cargo Ship (during 1975)
Year of build : 1975
Flag : Sweden (since 01-10-1998)
Status of ship : In Service/Commission (since 20-09-1975)
Build 1975 at Schiffsw. Hugo Peters, Wewelsfleth. # 557
Ex: Schwanek-91.
Owners: Rederi AB Uman, Hallevik, Sweden
Hellevik (SWE)

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