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AUSTVIK – 1980 – IMO 7926409


EDMY  inbound Delfzijl on the 26th Feb.2012 for drydocking by Royal Niestern Sander B.V.
Photos:Frits Olinga-Delfzijl

Built by Brattvåg Skipsinnredning A/S,  Yard-No.38
2768 GT, 3750 dwt – 78.9 x 14.3m
Launched:25-09-1980.Completion: -12-1980
1980 AUSTVIK Nor.
2004 EDMY Mikkal Myklebusthaug Rederi AS, Avatu, Cook Islands.

TELNES – 1982 – IMO 8001024


CSL ELBE  leaving Delfzijl on the 26th Feb.2012 for Rafnes with a cargo salt.
Photos:Frits Olinga-Delfzijl
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February 27th, 2012  in Bulk & OBO Carriers - T No Comments »

USS MAINE – 1895 – IMO 0000000


© Gustav Schneider Collection – USS MAINE

The Spanish–American War

The Spanish–American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, effectively the result of American intervention in the ongoing Cuban War of Independence.

American attacks on Spain’s Pacific possessions led to involvement in the Philippine Revolution and ultimately to the Philippine-American War.

Revolts against Spanish rule had been endemic for decades in Cuba and were closely watched by Americans; there had been war scares before, as in the Virginius Affair in 1873.

By 1897–98, American public opinion grew angrier at reports of Spanish atrocities in Cuba. After the mysterious sinking of the American battleship Maine in Havana harbor, political pressures from the Democratic Party pushed the administration of President William McKinley, a Republican, into a war McKinley had wished to avoid.

Compromise proved impossible, resulting in the United States sending an ultimatum to Spain demanding it immediately surrender control of Cuba, which the Spanish rejected. First Madrid, then Washington, formally declared war.

Although the main issue was Cuban independence, the ten-week war was fought in both the Caribbean and the Pacific. American naval power proved decisive, allowing U.S. expeditionary forces to disembark in Cuba against a Spanish garrison already reeling from nation-wide insurgent attacks and wasted by yellow fever.

Cuban, Philippine, and American forces obtained the surrender of Santiago de Cuba and Manila owing to their numerical superiority in most of the battles and despite the good performance of some Spanish infantry units and spirited defences in places like San Juan Hill.

With two obsolete Spanish squadrons sunk in Santiago de Cuba and Manila Bay and a third, more modern fleet recalled home to protect the Spanish coasts, Madrid sued for peace.

The result was the 1898 Treaty of Paris, negotiated on terms favourable to the U.S., which allowed temporary American control of Cuba and, following their purchase from Spain, indefinite colonial authority over Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines.

The defeat and collapse of the Spanish Empire was a profound shock to Spain’s national psyche and provoked a thoroughgoing philosophical and artistic re-evaluation of Spanish society known as the Generation of ’98.

The victor gained several island possessions spanning the globe and a rancorous new debate over the wisdom of expansionism




Gustav Schneider Collection – USS MAINE

Year: 1895 – Name: MAINE – Keel: 17.10.88 – Type: Battleship – Launch Date: 18.11.90 – Flag: USA – Date of completion: 17.9.95 – GRT: 6682 – Length overall: 98.8 – LPP: 96.9 – Country of build: USA – Beam: 17.4 – Builder: New York NY – Location of yard: Brooklyn – Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn): 2T-17.

Subsequent history:

USS MAINE, a 6682-ton second-class battleship, was built at the New York Navy Yard and commissioned in September 1895. Her active career was spent operating along the U.S. east coast and in the Caribbean area.

In January 1898, MAINE was sent to Havana, Cuba, to protect U.S. interests during a time of local insurrection and civil disturbances. Three weeks later, on 15 February, the battleship was sunk by a massive explosion that killed the great majority of her crew.

While the cause of this tragedy has never been definitively resolved, it was a precipitating cause of the Spanish-American War that began in April 1898. In 1911-12, her hulk was raised from the bottom of Havana Harbour, towed several miles offshore and sunk with military honours.

Simon Bang Collection_Main

© Simon Bang Collection, Denmark – Original image with all rights reserved – Wreck of USS MAINE

Disposal Data: blew up Havana harbour 15.2.98

JOLITA – 1968 – IMO 6816463


ARNHOLT - IMO 6816463-chill

© Charlie Hill of Swinefleet near Goole.

CITRA - IMO 6816463-chill

© Charlie Hill of Swinefleet near Goole.

HAVBLIK - IMO 6816463-pwr-1

HAVBLIK - IMO 6816463-pwr-2

© Peter William Robinson of Goole.

IIDA - IMO 6816463-pwr-1

IIDA - IMO 6816463-pwr-2

© Peter William Robinson of Goole.

Seen as the IIDA on 21. June 2002 outbound Delfzijl – Photo: Frits Olinga-Delfzijl

Built by Herbert Rancke, Cranz-Neuenfelde, Yard-No.213 – 299 GRT – 168 NRT – 785 TDW – 59,40 x 10,10 x 5,12m – Draught 3,30 m – Delivered: 07-1968.

Machinery Overview: 1 oil engine driving 1 FP propeller – Total Power: Mcr 772kW (1,050hp) – Service Speed: 12.00kts.

Prime Mover Detail: Design: MWM, Engine Builder: Motoren Werke Mannheim AG (MWM) – West Germany – 1 x TBD484-6, 4 Stroke, Single Acting, In-Line (Vertical) – 6 Cy. 320 x 480, Mcr: 772 kW (1,050 hp) at 375 rpm.

Subsequent history:

1968.07: JOLITA – Lars Rej Johansen & Knut A.Knutsen, Oslo, Nor. (LAFR)

1971.11: ARNHOLT – Sameiet Lorentz Storesund & Son’s & Farnes & Tangen, Haugesund, Nor.

1978.02: ARNHOLT – Lorentz Storesund & Son’s, Haugesund, Nor.

1978.08: CITRA – Fredrik Kvalnes, Trondheim, Nor.

1985.03: HAVBLIK – PR Havblik (Hallstein Leiren), Bergen, Nor.

1989.02: HAVBLIK – PR Havblik (Hallstein Leiren), Bergen, Nis. (LAFR2)

1992.01: HAVBLIK – Hele Shipping AS., Bergen, Nor. (LEGW)

1992.06: SIV HEGE – Warø Sh. Rørstad, Bergen, Nor.

1994.07: IIDA – Baltic Group International Ltd., Tallin, Est. (ESBV)

Remeasured, now 828 GT, 412 NT, 1170 TDW

Casualty: 19-01-1997 Parted moorings and grounded in 53.43 N 00.25.7 W – 20-01-1997 Refloated and proceeded to Bull Anchorage to discharge cargo wood product. 30-01-1997 Sailed.

1998.00: IIDA – A.S.Teravsilm, Tallin, Est.

2001.00: IIDA – Rogers Agencies (Private) Ltd. Pirita Maritime Ltd., Phnom-Penh Khm. (XUMR9)


Source: Miramar Ship Index by arrangement.

Disposal data:

29-08-2005 sank off Tuticorin, crew of 10 rescued, the vessel was on passage from Thoothukudi (Ind.) for Male (Mdv.) – Cargo: Building materials. Total Loss.

Additional notes: The JOLITA was one of four ships built by Herbert Rancke for Norway: JOTINKA – 1967 – IMO 6712851 – JOJO – 1967 – IMO 6725183 – JOKER – 1968 – IMO 6805476

ICG ship Naikidevi sailed from Tuticorin at about 1115 hrs on 29 Aug 05 on receipt of SAR Alert from Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre (MRCC), Chennai to render assistance to MV IIDA, a general cargo vessel carrying 950 MT of Fly Ash reportedly in distress, in position about 28 nautical miles South East of Tuticorin.

On arrival at the incident site at about 1430 hrs the Mongolian registered vessel was observed listing by 45 degrees to port, with no crew on board.

ICGS Naikidevi undertook a thorough search for the missing 10 crew and sighted 07 crew members in two life rafts at 1700 hrs and rescued them.  The remaining 03 crew were saved by the MV New Vega transiting trough the area.

ICGS Naikidevi with 07 survivors entered  Tuticorin harbour at about 2330 hrs on 29 Aug 05 and MV New Vega at 0130 hrs on 30 Aug 05.

MV IIDA finally sank AM 30 Aug 05. A thin sheen of oil has been observed and pollution response operations by ICG Dornier aircraft commenced AM 30 Aug 05. ICGS Veera was sailed to join the pollution response operations AM 31 Aug 05. The operation was terminated PM 31 Aug 05.

Source of text and photos:

HEINRICH KNÜPPEL – 1971 – IMO 7047356

HEINRICH KNÜPPEL,locking in at Avonmouth,undated.

see HEINRICH KNÜPPEL – 1971 – IMO 7047356 for details/photo as MERCATOR I.

Rick Cox Collection,Copyright:unknown