POLISH TROOPS CROSSING THE ODER RIVER in 1945

Polish soldiers of the First Polish Army crossing the Oder River in 1945, in the Battle for Berlin. The stamp is designed by Stefan Malecki after a painting by Polish artist Stanislaw Zoltowski (1914-2004), engraved by Zbigniew Kowalski. Of the type of boat used I have not any info.

Poland 1964 60g sg1526, scott1214.
Source: Internet

HANS EGEDE

The designer of the stamp gives the following by this stamp:
The Cryolite mine in Ivigtût played a very important part in Greenland’s economy during the war, and it has therefore been chosen to be one of the ten images in the series, which reflects the war from the perspective of the Greenland people.
The Greenlanders did not work in the mine themselves, but there were some locals among the crew members onboard the ships that sailed the cryolite to the US. I have chosen the ship HANS EGEDE as a background photo, as it was one of the ships that carried commodities from the US to Greenland and returned with cryolite to the American war industry. During a voyage to the US in 1942, the HANS EGEDE was torpedoed by a German submarine and everyone on board died. Three Greenlanders died in the tragic incident.

HANS EGEDE details you can find: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9607&p=9897&hilit=hans+egede#p9897

The complete story you can read in Greenland Collector Vol 22 see:
https://www.stamps.gl/sites/default/fil ... nglish.pdf

Greenland 2017 36.50 Kr sg?, scott?

Geelvinck

In the 2017 set of French Antarctic, the ship Geelvinck with a picture of Willem de Vlamingh. The ship was named after one of the 17 administrators of the Dutch East India Company.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willem_de_Vlamingh
In 1696 Willem de Vlamingh commanded the rescue mission to Australia's west coast to look for survivors of the Ridderschap van Holland that had gone missing two years earlier, and had admiral Sir James Couper on board. There were three ships under his command: the frigate Geelvink, captained by de Vlamingh himself; the Nijptang, under Captain Gerrit Collaert; and the galiot Weseltje, under Captain Cornelis de Vlamingh, son of Willem de Vlamingh. The expedition departed Texel 'stricly incognito' on 3 May 1696 and, because of the Nine Years' War with France, sailed around the coast of Scotland to Tristan de Cunha. Early September the three ships arrived at Cape of Good Hope, where they stayed for seven weeks because of scurvy among the crew. (There Cornelis de Vlamingh took command after Laurens T. Zeeman died). On 27 October they left, using the Brouwer Route on the Indian Ocean route from the African Cape of Good Hope to the Dutch East Indies. On their way east they checked Île Saint-Paul and Île Amsterdam, but no wreckage or survivors were found. On 5 December they sailed on.
 
http://www.vochistory.org.au/vlamingh.html
The new ship to be built, a comfortable frigate of 110 -112 feet long, would serve as flagship of the Commander - Willem de Vlamingh. It was named Geelvinck after Joan Geelvinck, member of the Board.
The Muster Register, which kept a record of all departing Company ships, noted that Geelvinck had 130 people on board, Nijptang 50 and Wezeltje 14.
http://www.ageofsail.net/aosshipa.asp
Geelvinck: Three masted frigate-yacht; Length: 111 voet 7 duim; Beam: 29 voet 7 duim; Hold: 11 voet 5.5 duim; 380 tons; Crew: 120; VOC-wharf Amsterdam, Netherlands; 1696
Under the command of Willem de Vlamingh, Geelvinck was the lead vessel in a three ship expedition in 1696 (Geelvinck, Wezel and Nijptang). The expedition was tasked with charting the west-coast of Australia, and to look for survivors of t'Ridderschap van Holland, which had dissappeared in 1694, and Vergulde Draeck, lost 40 years earlier.

Jean-Louis Araignon

TAITSING clipper

Built as a composite 3 mast clipper under yard No 22 by Charles Connel & Comp., Glasgow for Findlay & Longmuir , Greenock, Scotland.
25 July 1865 launched as the TAITSING translated from Chinese means “Great Arrow”.
Tonnage 815 nrt. Dim. 192 x 31.5 x 20.1ft.
TAITSING was a famous British tea clipper
TAITSING was a full-rigged, composite-built clipper ship, measuring 192 feet (58.5 meters) in length, with a beam of 31.5 feet (9.6 meters) and a draught of 20.15 feet (6.1 meters). She was built in 1865 by Charles Connell & Co, Glasgow, Scotland, for Findlay & Longmuir, Greenock, Scotland.
The ship sailed from London to Chinese ports like Amoy, Hong Kong, Woosung, Foochow, and Shanghai. She also travelled from Foochow to New York in 1874. In 1876 the ship was sold to James Findlay of Greenock. She was sold to John Willis & Son [Robert D. Willis] of London in 1879.
The Great Tea Race of 1866
Laden with just over a million pounds (453,600 kg) of tea, TAITSING, under the command of Captain Nutsford, raced nine other ships from China to England in The Great Tea Race of 1866. The first five ships – TAIPING, ARIEL, SERICA, FIERY CROSS and TAITSING finished the 14,000-nautical-mile (25,930-km) race within three days of each other. TAITSING arrived fifth, in "the closest run ever recorded." TAITSING′s best 24-hour run during the race was on 2 July 1866, when she traveled 318 nautical miles (589 km), averaging 13.25 Knot (unit)knots (24.5 km/hr).
Sinking
TAITSING, carrying a load of patent fuel from Swansea, Wales, sank in the Indian Ocean off Nyuni Island, Zanzibar, on 20 September 1883.
In culture
A painting of TAITSING signed by the Chinese painter Hingqua, along with a painting of the clipper brig VENUS, sold at auction at Sotheby's in New York City in 2009.

Sierra Leone 2016 Le 6000 sg?, scott?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TAITSING_(clipper)

NS CORONA

To commemorate the 50th year Novorossiysk Shipping Company (Novoship) the Russian PTT issued in 2017 this envelope showing the crude oil tanker NS CORONA.

Built as a double hull crude oil tanker under yard No 1797 by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co.Ltd., Ulsan, South Korea for Waterways Tankers Inc. Dubai (Novoship Isc Novorossiysk, Russia).
20 December 2004 laid down.
03 December 2005 launched as the NS CORONA.
Tonnage 57,248 grt, 32,797 nrt, 105,861 dwt, dim. 244.0 x 42.03 x 21.0m., length bpp. 234.0m, draught 14.92m.
Powered by one 6S60MC MAN B&W diesel 18,420 bhp. (13,735 Kw) one shaft, speed 14.5 knots.
07 February 2006 delivered to owners, Homeport Monrovia.

2017 In service http://www.equassis.org gives Imo No 9341079 same owner, registry and since 27 May 2016 managed by SCY Management Services Dubai.

Russia 2017 envelope.
Source Mr Sitnikov

GDANSK SHIPYARD

The Polish stamp issued in 1964 shows us the Gdansk Shipyard with two ships on the slipway almost ready to be launched. Both vessel names are unknown.

Of the yard Wikipedia gives:
Gdańsk Shipyard (Stocznia Gdańskа, formerly Lenin Shipyard) is a large Polish shipyard, located in the city of Gdańsk. The yard gained international fame when Solidarity (Solidarność) was founded there in September 1980. It is situated on the left side of Martwa Wisła and on Ostrów Island.
History
Gdańsk Shipyard was founded in 1946 as a state-owned company, on sites of the former German shipyards, Schichau-Werft and Danziger Werft, both considerably damaged in the Second World War. On 1 July 1952 a state-owned enterprise called Baza Remontowa – Ostrow was established on Ostrow Island. The name changed to Gdańska Stocznia Remontowa later in the year. During the time of the People's Republic of Poland, the complex was known as the Gdańsk Shipyard and Vladimir Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk (1967–89).
The Northern Shipyard (Stocznia Północna) was also formed in June 1945, when it was known as Shipyard No. 3. Its activities were mainly production and repairs of trains, trams and small floating units. In December 1945 Shipyard No. 3 had a workforce of 694, including 8 engineers and 28 technicians. Launches began in 1948 – smacks for the Gdańsk Institute of Sea Fishing were delivered and 53 rescue boats were built. In 1949 the shipyard started to produce fishing lugo-trawlers. In February 1950 Shipyard No3 changed its name to Northern Shipyard and in 1951 it ended production of trains, specializing instead in small cargo ships, fishing vessels and scientific ships. In 1952 the shipyard delivered 14 vessels. After 1955, the shipyard built vessels for the navies of Poland, USSR, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia and East Germany – mainly for troop landing craft, hydrographic, rescue, training and torpedo boats. In 1975 the shipyard was named "Westerplatte Heroes".
In 1980 Gdańsk was the arena for events that marked the beginning of organized resistance to Communist dictatorship in eastern Europe. A strike by 17,000 ship builders saw Solidarity (Solidarność), led by shipyard electrician Lech Wałęsa, recognised as the first non-Communist trade union in the then Soviet Bloc. The move was one of the first successful steps in a campaign of civil resistance that contributed to the eventual collapse of Communism across eastern Europe.
Through the 1980s, Northern Shipyard continued to produce super-trawlers, super-seiners, hydrographic units and troop landing craft for the Soviet Union – the last four were delivered in 1991. Contracts signed with the Communist-era Polish Navy were delivered in the early 1990s. Difficulties on the world market forced radical changes and the yard began to specialize in cargo containers, mainly for Germany and Nigeria.
In 1990, the state-owned Stocznia Gdańska became a joint stock company with 61% in National Treasury shares and 31% owned by employees. Since then, Gdańsk Shipyard has operated as Stocznia Gdańsk S.A. On 1 April 1993 Northern Shipyard of "Westerplatte Heroes" became a corporation, under the name Northern Shipyard S.A. In the late 1990s the shipyard produced ferries, fishing vessels, tugboats and ships for the offshore industry. Since June 2003, the main shareholder has been Gdańsk "Repair" Shipyard. As part of the Repair Group, Northern Shipyard can offer highly technical specialized products – from design through to fully equipped ship. The shipyard now produces specialist ships, including LNG/LPG transport ships, passenger-car ferries, container vessels, offshore boats, hydrographic and scientific ships. These vessels sail under the flags of: Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway, UK, USA and Poland.[
First ship
SS SOLDEK (a coal and ore freighter) was the first ship built in Poland after World War II. Launched on 6 November 1947 for a Polish owner, she was the first of 29 ships Project B30 type, built in 1949 – 1954 in Stocznia Gdańska.
SS SOLDEK is now preserved as a museum ship in Gdańsk.
Today
Over 60 years, Stocznia Gdańsk has delivered more than 1000 seagoing ships to owners all over the world. In recent years, the top deliveries have been container ships, reefers, bulk carriers and passenger ro-ro ferries. Most ships are designed in their own design office. Design and construction of ships has remained the main activity of the yard. Work for the offshore industry began in the 21st century.
Gdańsk shipyards have fallen on hard times. Once a place of work for over 20,000 people, the Gdańsk shipyards provide only 2,200 jobs today. The European Union has backed a restructuring plan for the shipyard.
About 77 companies now operate on the grounds of the shipyards, including GSG Towers, which builds steel towers for wind turbines.
The shipyard's Gate Number Two, for decades the focus of strikes and celebrations, has become a pilgrimage destination.
In 2005, French electronic music composer Jean Michel Jarre performed a multimedia concert at the shipyard to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Solidarity movement. The concert was a one-off event, attracting 170.000 spectators on site and over 6 million television viewers.
David Gilmour, guitarist for Pink Floyd played a concert at the shipyard in 2006 to celebrate the anniversary of the Polish revolution as part of the Solidarity movement. The concert, which attracted 50.000 spectators, closed his 2006 world tour in support of On an Island (2006) and is documented on the Live in Gdańsk (2008) album.

Poland 1964 60g sg1501, scott?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gda%C5%84sk_Shipyard

SAWA PZ-35 yacht

The yacht depict on this Polish stamp issued in 1965 is according the sail number PZ-35, which belong to the type Conrad II which was designed by R Langera and K Michalskiego in 1958.
The Conrad II type was built on a yard in Szczecin. Altogether 14 of this type were built and the PZ-35 was the last of this type built.
It was a wooden sea-going cabin-cruiser yacht.
Weight 7,000 kg., dim. 10.10 x 2.68 x 1.98m. (draught)
Sail area 50.40m³. Sloop rigged.
Accommodation for 7 crew.
Delivered in 1961 under the name SAWA sail No PZ 35. Not an engine installed.

She was managed by the League of Friends of the Soldiers in Warsaw, later taken over by the Warsaw OZZ and managed by the Nautical Club PTTK Breeze.
10 September 1978 she grounded off the coast of Estonia, but was refloated
27 March 1990 renamed in BUSHI with sail number PZ-135.
2017 Still sailing under same name and number.
The type is often confused with type Vega which succeeded her, and was fitted out with an auxiliary diesel.

Poland 1965 60g sg1569, scott?
Source: https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conrad_II ... -.3E_Bushi
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