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BLANCA frigate 1859

Built as a wooden screw frigate by Reales Astilleros de Esteira, Ferrol for the Spanish Navy.
09 October 1853 ordered.
Launched as the BLANCA one of the Petronila Class.
Displacement 3,800 ton, dim. ?
Armament 30 – 68 pdrs, and 14 – 32 pdrs, guns.
One steam engine, 360 nhp., one shaft, speed ?
Commissioned 1859.

The REINA BLANCA or BLANCA, was a screw frigate of the Spanish Navy, with wooden hull and powered by steam and sails, built on the Royal Shipyards de Esteira in Ferrol.
She received her name in memory of Queen Blanca de Navarra. She was ordered together with the frigates PETRONILA and BERENGUELA on 08 August 1863.

History
Since October 1859, under the command of Captain Manuel Sibila she participated in blockade operations and coastal bombing during the African War or First War of Morocco.
Between 1861 - 1862 , she participated in the expedition against Mexico together with forces of the United Kingdom and France , as part of the squadron under command of General Joaquín Gutiérrez de Rubalcava , commander general of the Apostadero de La Havana . When the French intentions to place Maximilian I of Habsburg as emperor of Mexico were put in place, BLANCA was ordered to return to Cuba.
During the Hispano-South American War, she was under the command of Juan Bautista Topete, she participated with the frigate VILLA DE MADRID, in the Battle of Abtao. On 17 February 1866, she sailed with the NUMANCIA from Valparaíso to the Chiloé Islands, anchoring on the 27th of the same month in Puerto Low and on 1 March in Puerto Oscuro and on the 9th at Arauco Bay the BLANCA captured that same afternoon a steamer called PAQUETE DEL MAULE , the next day, the BLANCA captured two coal barges, after which, on the 12 March, the five ships began their return to Valparaíso, where the NUMANCIA and the PAQUETE DEL MAULE arrived on 14 March and the rest of the ships the following day.
He also participated in the bombardment of Valparaíso and in the Battle of Callao, along with the rest of the Pacific squadron.
After the Battle of Callao on May 10, the Pacific squadron left the South American waters. The frigates VILLA DE MADRID, BLANCA and ALMANSA RESOLUTION via the Cape Horn route, while BERENGUELA and NUMANCIA, headed to the Philippines to repair the damages of the BERENGUELA, and the lack of coal in the NUMANCIA.
Between March and June of 1874, the BLANCA operated against the Carlist forces during the Second Carlist War, bombarding Santurce , Algorta and Carlist positions in San Pedro Abanto on 25 March, Santurce, Portugalete, Las Arenas and Carlist forces in the surroundings of Ciérvana on 26 March, Santurce, Portugalete and Las Arenas on 27 March and Ciérvana on 28th.
From 1874 to 1881, she was used as a school ship for the training of future officers of the Spanish Navy.
On the occasion of the inauguration of the Universal Exhibition of Barcelona , on 20 May, 1888 several ships of the Spanish fleet were at Barcelona, the armoured frigate NUMANCIA the screw frigate GERONA and BLANCA, the cruisers CASTILE and NAVARRE, ISLA DE LUZON, ISLA DE CUBA, the DESTRUCTOR, the gunboats PILAR and CÓNDOR and the transport LEGAZPI.
The BLANCA was decommissioned shortly after ceasing the school ship activity in 1882, but it looks in 1888 she was still around.
1893 Is given that she was broken up.

Source: https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blanca_(1859).
Chile 2017 label.

João da Nova (Isl.Ascension, Saint Helena)

João da Nova was a Galician explorer of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans at the service of Portugal . He is credited as the discoverer of Ascension and Saint Helena islands.
The Juan de Nova Island , in the Mozambique Channel , is named after him. The Farquhar atoll(in the Seychelles ) was, for a long time, known as the João da Nova islands. It is sometimes thought that the Agaléga islands (in the Indian Ocean) was also named after him (although it is almost certain he never visited them).
Juan da Nova was born into a noble family in Maceda on1460 , Galicia , then a constituent kingdom of the Crown of Castile . Nova was sent by his family to Portugal , where he grew up, to escape the struggles between aristocratic factions known as the Irmandiño wars . In Portugal, he was also known as João Galhego ("the Galician"). In 1496, he was appointed as Alcaide menor ( Mayor ) of Lisbon by king Manuel I .
On 9 or 10 March 1501, João da Nova departed as commander of the third Portuguese expedition to India , leading a small four vessel fleet under a joint private initiative of Florentine Bartolomeo Marchionni and Portuguese D. Álvaro of Braganza.On the outward leg of this expedition, in May 1501, Nova is believed to have sighted Ascension Island in the South Atlantic. After doubling the Cape , he is said to also have discovered what has since been called Juan de Nova Island in the Mozambique Channel.
Arriving in India, Nova established a feitoria (trading post) in Cannanore On December 31, 1501, João da Nova's little fleet engaged the fleet of the Zamorin of Calicut in a battle outside of Cannanore harbor, the first Portuguese naval battle in the Indian Ocean. Some historians have conjectured that Nova (or one of his captains) might also have visited the island of Ceylon at some point on this trip.
Nova's armada left India in January 1502. On his return journey, Nova is said to have discovered the South Atlantic island of Saint Helena on 21 May 1502, the feast day of Helena of Constantinople .
On 5 March 1505, he undertook another voyage to India as captain of the Flor de la Mar in the 7th Portuguese India armada commanded by Francisco de Almeida , the first Portuguese Viceroy of India. Nova had been granted credentials by the king entitling him to be Captain-Major of the Indian coast fleet if suitable. In East Africa, the armada captured Kilwa (in which event Nova played a critical role relaying secret missives between Almeida and local pretender Muhammad Arcone) and proceeded to raid Mombassa .
After crossing the Indian Ocean, the armada spent some time erecting forts and raiding ports, before eventually arriving at Cochin in October.There D. Francisco de Almeida inaugurated his term as Viceroy of Portuguese India , but refused to allow João da Nova to invoke his credentials as Captain-Major of the Indian coastal patrol. Almeida claimed that the Flor de la Mar was too large to enter the Indian coastal inlets and lagoons and thus unsuitable as a patrol ship. Almeida offered João da Nova the option of switching to a caravel , and sending the Flor back under another captain, but Nova chose to bring her back to Lisbon himself. Almeida then appointed his own son, Lourenço de Almeida , as captain-major of the patrol.
Leaving India in February 1506, Nova's heavy-laden Flor de la Mar , developed a leak in the hull in the environs of Zanzibar and was forced to stop for repairs in the islands of the Mozambique Channel . He would spend the next eight months in the area repairing the ship, a delay prolonged by illness and contrary winds.
He was still stranded with his leaky ship in February, 1507, when the 8th Armada , under command of Tristão da Cunha , arrived in Mozambique Island . Cunha helped complete the repairs, transferred its cargo to a Lisbon-bound transport, and annexed Nova and the Flor de la Mar into his own India-bound fleet.
João da Nova's took part in the Portuguese capture of Socotra in August 1507. Much to his surprise, he was assigned to remain in Socotra with the Red Sea patrol, a detachment of six ships under D. Afonso de Albuquerque 's command, rather than continue with Cunha on to India.But his presence in the Red Sea patrol turned out to be a disturbance to Albuquerque, even if his exact role in the subsequent "mutiny of the captains" may have been somewhat murky. Besides his own frustrations, Nova regaled fellow patrol captains with tales of Indian riches, a much more attractive option than the barren coasts of Arabia they were assigned to patrol. In August–September, 1507, Albuquerque led his little squad into the Gulf of Oman and began to raid a series of coastal cities in succession - Qalhat , Qurayyat , Muscat - signalling his intention to proceed in this manner all the way up the Arabian coast and across to the island of Hormuz . The patrol captains, who were lured to the East Indies with dreams of quick and easy riches, balked at the prospect of a tiring succession of profitless, dangerous fights with insufficient men-at-arms. After Muscat, the exhausted João da Nova submitted a formal request to Albuquerque for permission to leave the patrol and proceed to India (ostensibly to request reinforcements from the viceroy Almeida). When this was denied, Nova protested and was placed under arrest. He was later pardoned and released, as his command was needed for the Battle of Hormuz in October, 1507.
Shortly after the battle, Nova once again was at the center of a renewed series of complaints, this time over the establishment of a fortress in the city of Hormuz. In early 1508, during the construction of the fortress, three of the patrol ships slipped away from Albuquerque's sight and set sail to India, intending to lodge formal complaints against Albuquerque with the vice-roy Francisco de Almeida in Cochin . João da Nova was not among them, but Albuquerque nonetheless decided to let him go as well, hoping that by this belated magnanimous gesture, Nova might argue on his behalf. He didn't. Once in Cochin, João da Nova joined the three other captains in opening a formal case against Albuquerque.
João da Nova fought in the Battle of Diu in February 1509, his ship, the Flor de la Mar , being used by the vice-roy Francisco de Almeida as the flagship of the Portuguese battle fleet. In March of that year, Afonso de Albuquerque, by then in Cochin himself, invoked his own secret credentials to relieve Francisco de Almeida as governor of India. But João da Nova, along with the other captains, assembled a petition demanding that Almeida refused to yield it, characterizing Albuquerque as unfit to govern. In May of the same year, Almeida formally opened a council in Cochin to consider the reception of Albuquerque. Nova and the other patrol captains presented the case against him.
João da Nova died shortly after, in July 1509, just a couple of weeks before Almeida delivered the indictment and ordered Albuquerque's arrest. In spite of all this, Albuquerque is said to have personally paid for Nova's funeral in memory of his achievements in the Hormuz campaign.
Portugal 1992;65e;SG?
Source;wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_explorers

TUG and LOG RAFT

For the prevention of tuberculosis, Finland issued in 1971 three stamps which shows us images of the timber industries, what this stamps has to do with tuberculosis is for me a puzzle. One stamp has a maritime theme, it shows us a steam tug towing a log raft.

Mr. Meliberg has contacted the stamp designer who said that the design of the 30 + 6p stamp was based on photographs he himself had taken of a steam tugboat in the Lake District in southwestern Finland. The designer could not remember the tugboat name.

Source: Watercraft Philately 1990 page 11.
Finland 1971 30 + 6p sg 780, scott B 192.

VILLA DE MADRID fregate 1863

Built as a wooden screw frigate by Arsenal de la Carraca (Cadiz) for the Spanish Navy.
30 September 1860 ordered
03 November 1860 keel laid down, as the NUESTRA SENORA DE ATOCHA
07 October 1862 launched one of the Unica Class.
Displacement 4,478 ton. Dim. 87.05 x 15.42 x 7.84m., draught 7.40m.
Powered by two steam engines manufactured by Penn & Son. 3,200 hp, one shaft, speed 15 knots.
Bunker capacity 720 ton coal.
Armament 30 – 200mm, 14 – 160mm guns. 2 howitzers and 2 – 80mm guns.
Crew 617.
12 November 1863 completed as VILLA DE MADRID.

The wooden hulled steam screw frigate VILLA DE MADRID was built for the Spanish Navy .It received its name in honour of the uprising of the people of Madrid against the French invaders on 02 May 1808, her name she was ordered under was, NUESTRA SEÑORA DE ATOCHA following the custom of the ships of the Spanish Navy of the time, those ships with a non-religious name, they had to carry another one that was religious.

The ship
Its construction was ordered by Royal Order of 30 September 1860 and began in the Arsenal de la Carraca (Cádiz) on 03 November of the same year. It was launched in the presence of Queen Isabel II with the name of NUESTRA SENORA DE ATOCHA on 07 October 1862, after a failed first attempt two days before.
Between 17 March 1863 and 15 July 1863 the machinery was installed and her hull copper sheated.
06 November 1863 underwent sea trials
Her figurehead, was the municipal coat of arms of Madrid, with the bear and the strawberry tree.
Building cost was 5,636,975 pesetas.
History
On 12 November 1863, she entered service, and her first mission was to take a battalion of Marine Infantry to Havana, after which she returned to Cádiz.
On 06 September 1864, she sailed from Cádiz to Montevideo, Uruguay, where she joined the screw frigates BLANCA and BERENGUELA, with which she passed the Strait of Magellan and joined in December of the same year Admiral José Manuel's Squadron at the Chincha Islands, Chile.
Under the command of Captain Claudio Alvargonzález Sánchez, she participated with the squadron of Admiral Casto Méndez Núñez in the Battle of Abtao, the bombardment of Valparaíso and in the Battle of Callao, where she had 27 casualties.
She returned to Cádiz on 04 November 1866, with a jubilant welcome from the authorities and the town people.
It remained anchored in Civitavecchia during the assault on Rome by Garibaldi, in case the Pope was forced to flee he could board her, when not more needed she returned to Cartagena at the end of 1867.
He transported the Infanta Doña Isabel, her husband the count of Girgenti and his brothers, refugees in Spain since 1861, back to Italy, in the spring of 1868.
In July of 1868 she took the Duke of Montpensier and his family to exile to Lisbon, where she arrived on 03 August 1868.
She then went to San Sebastian, and anchored in Cadiz at the end of August 1868 where she was rearmed with 20 smoothbore guns of 200 mm in batteries, and 10 guns of 160 mm.
She participated in the Revolution in Spain of September of 1868, being a unit of the insurrectionary ships in Cádiz. On 25 September 1868, she sailed from Cádiz to visit Algeciras, Ceuta, Málaga, Cartagena, Valencia and Barcelona.
She later joined the Mediterranean Squadron under the command of the Commodore of the Antequera Navy. At this time, it remained anchored in Santa Pola.
In 1870, forming a squadron with NUMANCIA and VITORIA under the command of Rear Admiral Rafael Rodríguez de Arias , she went to Italy to pick up the new monarch Amadeo I. On the outward journey she raised the royal standard without a king on board. It was the first and only time in the history of Spain that this has happened.
On 30 July 1873 she joined the Canton of Cartagena and was abandoned by most of her crew to enjoy the permits granted by the cantonalists. His machine was broken down, so he did not participate in the Arsenal defense against Admiral Lobo's centralist squadron.
From 1879 to 1884 the date on which she appeared as disarmed, she served in the Training Squadron, being discharged in 1884 and scrapped the same year.
Curiosities
One of her anchors remained as a monument in the Buen Retiro Park in Madrid.

Source: https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villa_de_Madrid_(buque)
Chile 2017 label.

RED CROSS HOSPITAL SHIP Finland 1964

On the Finland Red Cross Issues of 1964 is given by Mr. Albert Meliberg of Finland in Watercraft Philately.
Mr Meliberg gives that the stamp designer’s intention was only to illustrate the Red Cross Convention, and so drew a very ordinary passenger ship (looks more like a cargo vessel) with Red Cross emblems. Mr Meliberg has discussed the ship design with a colleague of the stamp designer and with the author of Effos – Finland Steamship Line’s book “The Ship of Our First Centenary 1883-1983”, and both agree that the ship design is not intended to represent a named ship.

Source: Watercraft Philately 1990 page 11
Finland 1964 25 + 4p sg 694, scottB170.

RESOLUCION frigate 1862

Built as a wooden hulled frigate by the Arsenal Ferrol, Spain for the Spanish Navy.
29 September 1859 laid down.
19 September 1861 launched as the RESOLUCION, one of the Loyalty class.
Displacement 3,200 ton, dim. 72.5m (bpp.), 14.55 x 6.16m. (draught).
Powered by 1 steam engine, 1,449 hp., speed 11 knots.
Armament: 4 – 220mm, 2 – 200mm guns.
Crew 450.
28 April 1862 completed.

The MÉNDEZ NUNEZ was an armoured frigate in the service of the Spanish Navy, which was originally a frigate of the Loyalty Class RESOLUCION (Ex- NUESTRA SENORA DEL PATROCINIO).
The ship
After her rebuilt to an armoured frigate which only consisted in the installation of a iron belt and a 120 mm armoured redoubt on the centre of the hull side, which protected the machine and the batteries, where the 6 heavy-caliber guns were housed, while the rest of the wooden hull was without any protection.
History
Under the name of RESOLUCION and before its transformation she participated in the campaign of the Pacific in 1866 forming part of the squadron commanded by Casto Méndez Núñez and under the command of the captain Manuel de la Pezuela, where she took part in the bombardment of Valparaiso of March 31, 1866 and in the Battle of El Callao , being the ship that suffered less casualties and damages and whose guns were more effective. Upon his return to Spain, she was renamed as NUESTRA. SENORA. DEL PATROCINIO, and after finding out the excellent sea conditions after she had passed around Cape Horn , it was decided to rebuilt her into an armoured frigate in 1869 .
The following year she received his new name, MÉNDEZ NÚÑEZ, in memory and honor of a deceased sailor which died on board on 21 August 1869. After the transformation, she was assigned to the Mediterranean squadron and, at the end of 1872 in the reserve squadron, in which she was surprised by the uprising of the Canton of Cartagena, in the year 1873. The Spanish Government declared all the insurgent ships pirate ships.
She participated in the Naval Combat of Portman , on 11 October 1873, between the cantonal squadron and the government.
She was decommissioned in 1888 and scrapped the following year at Mahón.
Miramar has, stricken 1886 and broken up 1896.

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