The Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe, in his celebrated play, Dr. Faustus, wrote of a mythic age, when a thousand warships were launched to grab back Helen, the most beautiful woman. Here at Shipsearcher, the Ship Identification Section (SIS) can’t tell you if any of that happened in distant antiquity – satellite imagery of the Trojan … Continue reading “A Thousand Shipsearcher satellite views launched, and some highlights!”
Historic Ships Return to Auxiliaries and Other Ships VOC Batavia (1995 replica of a 1628 ship, which had been shipwrecked off Western Australia) LOA 186′ TDISP 1,200 tons at Lelystad. Although the original vessel did not belong to the Dutch Navy, the Dutch East Indies Company (VOC) was, in its own right, a powerful navy … Continue reading “Royal Netherlands Navy – Historic Ships”
Mine Warfare Ships Return to Corvettes and Patrol Ships Alkmaar class (Tripartite class) LOA 169′ TDISP 605 tons (40 built for several navies, 15 served with Netherlands, service since 1983: 5 were sold to Latvia and 4 more were decommissioned in 2011, leaving 6 in active service as of 2020) HNLMS Abraham Crijnssen, Jan Van Amstel … Continue reading “Royal Netherlands Navy – Mine Warfare Ships”
Historic Ships Return to Auxiliaries and Other Ships HDMS Jylland (1862-1908) screw frigate LOA 233′ TDISP 2,450 tons Museum Ship since 1994 at Ebeltoft. Veteran of the Second War of Schleswig, 1864. Reportedly the last known surviving screw frigate.
Corvettes and Patrol Ships Back to Frigates Thetis class (Stanflex 3000) Ocean Patrol LOA 369′ TDISP 3,500 tons (4 active) HDMS Thetis F-357 (1991) According to Jane’s Fighting Ships 1998-99 edition, Thetis alone had a squared-off stern for seismological equipment. Knud Rasmussen class LOA 236′ TDISP 2,050 tons (3 active) mostly based out of Greenland. … Continue reading “Royal Danish Navy – Corvettes and Patrol Ships”
Mine Warfare Ships Return to Corvettes and Patrol Ships Alta Class Mineweepers and Oksoy Class Minehunters LOA 181′ TDISP 375 tons (6 active, 3 of each class, service since 1994, Alta Class Orkla M-353 destroyed by fire 2002). Virtually identical catamaran hulled ships with different roles, based on equipment on the rear deck. Sauda Class … Continue reading “Royal Norwegian Navy – Mine Warfare Ships”
Corvettes and Patrol Ships Back to Submarines Skjold Class LOA 156′ TDISP 275 tons (6 active, starting in 1999) Offshore Patrol Vessels NoCGV Svalbard -Coast Guard (2001) LOA 340′ TDISP 6,400 tons. Heavily influenced the design of the Canadian Harry DeWolf class Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships Barentshav class Ocean Patrol Vessels LOA 303′ TDISP 3,200 tons … Continue reading “Royal Norwegian Navy – Corvettes and Patrol Ships”
Auxiliaries and Other Ships Back to Mine Warfare Ships Surveillance Oste Class Type 423 LOA 274′ TDISP 3,200 tons (3 active) FGS Alster A-50 (1989) Replenishment / Resupply Berlin Class Type 702 Replenishment LOA 570′ TDISP 20,200 tons (3 active) FGS Bonn A-1413 (2013) FGS Frankfurt am Main A-1412 (2002) Rhön class tanker Type 704 … Continue reading “German Navy – Auxiliaries and Other Ships”
Mine Warfare Ships Back to Corvettes and Patrol Ships Ensdorf Class LOA 179′ TDISP 650 tons (5, 2 active) FGS Hameln M-1092 (1989-2014) Frankenthal class Type 332 minehunter LOA 178′ TDISP 650 tons (12 built, 10 active, 2 transferred to United Arab Emirates, service since 1992) Lindau class minehunter LOA 155′ TDISP 470 tons (18, … Continue reading “German Navy – Mine Warfare Ships”
Corvettes and Patrol Ships Back to Submarines Braunschweig class K-130 Corvettes LOA 292′ TDISP 1,800 tons (5 active, 2 building) FGS Braunschweig F-260 (2008) FGS Magdeburg F-261 (2008)FGS Erfurt F-262 (2013) FGS Oldenburg F-263 (2013)FGS Ludwigshafen am Rhein F-264 (2013) Gepard Class (Type 143A) fast attack craft LOA 189′ TDISP 390 tons (10, all retired, … Continue reading “German Navy – Corvettes and Patrol Ships”
Landing Ships Back to Corvettes and Patrol Ships Perseverance L-206 Landing Ship Logistics LSL (1994-2003) LOA 412′ TDISP 5,500 tons British Round Table or Sir Lancelot Class, formerly RFA Sir Lancelot L- 3029 (1964-1989) service in the Falklands War. Sold commercially 2003, scrapped 2008. MK2 LST 542 class (also called County Class) LOA 328′ TDISP … Continue reading “Singapore – Landing Ships”
Historic Ships and Submarines Return to Auxiliaries and Other Ships KRI Pasopati S-290 (1952-1994) Whiskey Class LOA 249′ TDISP 1,400 tons submerged. Museum ship Surabaya since 1998.
Historic Ships Return to Auxiliaries and Other Ships Huáscar ironclad turret ship (1866-1879) captured by Chile with service 1879-1939 Museum ship and memorial to both navies at Talcahuana, Chile.
Historic Ships Return to Auxiliaries and Other Ships BAP Abtao attack submarine SS-42 (1954-1999) LOA 243′ TDISP 1,400 tons submerged.Museum boat at Lima since 2004. BAP America (1904) River Gunboat, built in Birkenhead England, now a museum ship Huáscar ironclad turret ship (1866-1879) captured by Chile with service 1879-1939 Museum ship and memorial to both … Continue reading “Peruvian Navy – Historic Ships”
Auxiliaries and Other Ships Return to Argentinian Navy Corvettes and Patrol Ships Replenishment ships Durance Class Tanker LOA 516′ TDISP 18,200 tons ARA Patagonia B-1 (2000) formerly French Ship Durance A-629 (1977-1999) Training Ships Libertad Sail Training Ship (1963) LOA 340′ TDISP 3,700 tons Ocean Tugboats (armed – used as patrol vessels) Abnaki class Ocean Tugboats … Continue reading “Argentinian Navy – Auxiliaries and Other Ships”