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|The Wielingen class is a class of four multi-functional frigates built for the Belgian Naval Component. The ships are named after sandbanks in the North Sea, not far from the Belgian coast, or searoutes. The lead ship is named after the Wielingen sandbank. |
The Belgian government decided on 22 December 1970 to order four new frigates, which would be built by the Belgian shipyards...
|This above-ground crypt in New Orleans' St. Louis Cemetary #1 is reputed to contain the remains of Marie Laveau, the noted and powerful nineteenth-century Voudoun priestess.||08/15/2005||346|
|Île Sainte Marie is a granitic island 57 km long and lies 8 km off the eastern coast of Madagascar.||02/07/2006||568|
|The Valley Camp is a Lake freighter that served on the Great Lakes for almost 50 years and is currently serving as a museum ship in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. |
|Eben-Emael was a Belgian fortress in between Liège and Maastricht, near the Albert Canal, defending the Belgian-German border. Constructed in 1931-1935, it was reputed to be impregnable. But on 10 May 1940, 85 German parachute troopers landed in the fortress with gliders (type DFS 230). One day later, they were reinforced by the German 151st Infantry Regiment. At 13:30 h on 11 May, the fortress...||08/03/2005||398|
|Canadian Halifax class frigate, dead in water, to the south and smoke markers to the north. |
The smoke markers propably placed by the CH-124 Sea King helicopter of the frigate.
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Baarle-Hertog is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality only comprises the town of Baarle-Hertog proper. On January 1, 2006 Baarle-Hertog had a total population of 2,306. The total area is 7.48 km² which gives a population density of 308 inhabitants per km².
Baarle-Hertog is noted for its complicated border...
|Eben-Emael was a Belgian fortress between Liège and Maastricht, near the Albert Canal, defending the Belgian-German border. Constructed in 1931–1935, it was reputed to be impregnable and at the time, the largest in the world. But on 10 May 1940, 78 paratroopers of the German 7th Flieger (later 1st Fallschirmjäger Division) landed on the fortress with gliders (type DFS 230), armed with special ...||03/05/2010||2,557|
|The Floréal is a small monitoring frigate ("frégate de surveillance") of the French Marine Nationale. She is the lead ship of her class, and the first French vessel named after the 8th month of the Republican Calendar. |
In 1993, she took part in United Nations Operation in Somalia II to protect Blue Helmets. In 1995, she took part in the capture of Bob Denard in the Comoros.
|Building of the Belgian embassy in Kinshasa - RDC||02/18/2007||588|
|Here is a list of the Belgian Military airfields||12/27/2009||1,058|
|Another ship to add to the collection of ships.||08/23/2005||380|