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HNLMS De Ruyter (F804)

Dutch frigates have called here before, almost exactly 10 years ago . . .  The last photo in that link is the best . . .  two designs of Dutch fighting vessels separated by 400 years!     DeRuyter was here in connection with NATO exercises, I believe.  The reputation of the DeRuyter namesake can […]

Retro Sixth Boro 18

Let’s go back to September 2009.  CMA CGM Marlin, launched 2007,  was the standard size back then . . .  The 5092-teu vessel has since been scrapped, after only nine years of service!! Over a dozen sailing barges came to NYC to sail in New York waters in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the […]

Ports starting from Kearny Point

Let’s start at the sixth boro’s own Kearny Point.  Federal Ship Building & Dry Dock used to be there.  On December 1, 1943, a time when that place was turning out a vessel a week or so, hull #303 was delivered as USS Stern, DE-187.     After eight years as a USN vessel, she was […]

Fog 15

There’s fog of war, and then there’s warships in fog.  Click here for another. Note the Hoboken tower off the bow in the photo above and off the stern . . . below. Click here for a link to the vessel L-810 Johan De Witt, and here for its namesake, a Dutch politician who was […]

Really Full Frontal

My sentiments of more than two years ago amuse me here, and “full frontal” isn’t even really.  So in connection with a project I’m considering, here’s really  fully frontally.  Let’s start with HNLMS Tromp.  Now in those twin radomes, I see teddy bear’s ears. BNS Lobelia is harder to read. Of all the vessels in the […]