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Photo Details
Photographer:Alf van Beem [View profile]Title:DolfijnAdded:Sep 01, 2009
Captured:September 10, 2005IMO:5004570Hits:1,493
Location:Ijmuiden, Netherlands
Photo Category: Patent Slip / Marine Railway / Purpose Built Area for Drydocking
Dolfijn at IJmuiden 10sep05.
Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- Pleun (Until 2003 May)
- Karin (Until 1991 Jan)
- Agatha (Until 1965)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Utility Vessel
Gross tonnage:112 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1960
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (6)

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Ole Christensen on Dec 29, 2005 05:06 (12 years ago)
Dolfijn from Zeebrugge is a former beamer built in Holland in 1960.

28 x 6,04 x 3,10 m
Tonnage 112 GT
Main engine 420 HP Bolnes from 1972

Lots of details and many pictures of the vessel to be seen at
Ole Christensen on Dec 28, 2005 19:56 (12 years ago)
Another picture of the vessel can be seen at:

On this picture name "Hosanna" is painted on the front of the wheel house, because the vessel "played" the role of the missing belgium trawler "Hosanna" in the dutch tv-programme Vermist to be seen at

Perhaps this might help some of the Dutch users of this forum to identify the vessel and its history.

Ole Christensen on Dec 22, 2005 01:13 (12 years ago)
This vessel is not the one built in 1956 in Germany, which later in the period from 1973-96 fished under Danish flag call sign OWGO. The former trawler converted to the beamer L 527 "Melina" was 315 GT, but it had a length over all on 41,85 metres. The vessel on the picture is not that long, and it is much smaller than 315 GT.
From the shape of the hull, the design of the wheel house (extended whale back added much later) the vessel is built later as 1956..probably in the 60's in Holland....but I do not know the exactly identity of "Dolfijn".
Charles Loughlin on Dec 01, 2005 23:35 (12 years ago)
The "Dolfijn" is a guard ship for fishing fleets & as Milano said she was blt in 1956.
Owned by P/R Melina of Zeebrugge & 315gt.
Ex Melina-96, ex Katrine Ronn-88, ex Charlotte Nordfisk-86, ex Hodur-74.


Guest on Nov 11, 2005 16:14 (12 years ago)
I've seen this ship in Fraserburgh a few times , she is an ex-Beam trawler and by the style of her wheel house and hull i'd put her towards the end of the 1960's for build year but not sure. If I see her again i'll see if I can check out the builders plate.
Gianpaolo on Sep 16, 2005 15:13 (12 years ago)
I am not sure but possible is a fishing vessel 1956 build as HODUR by Muezetfeldwerft?
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