KIM G Inter Island cargo vessel.

KIM G an Inter Island cargo vessel under construction in Montserrat, have not any information on the vessel.

Montserrat 1989 $1.50 sg 795, scott 719. And $1.50 + $ 2.50 sg 812, scott?

TANKER (stylized)

Angola issued in 1990 two stamps for the 10th Anniversary of SADCC, the 9k stamp depict an oil tanker which is loading oil from an oil platform in sea. The drawing of the tanker is stylized.

Of the platform and tanker I have not any information. Wikipedia gives for SADC or SADCC: ... _Community

Angola 1990 9k sg921, scott 776.

Thames Sailing Barges

Thames Sailing barge handy, seaworthy vessel that carried bulk cargoes in the shoal waters of the Thames Estuary area. Evolved in hull design and rigging from the 16th century, but by the mid-19th century, had become relatively standardized with sub-types designed for special cargoes and local conditions. Working vessels extinct since the 1950s, but some have been restored as pleasure and charter vessels. Majority constructed of wood, although some larger barges were of iron (the iron pots), Flat bottom; chines softened toward the ends; no keel but strong keelson; wall-sided, narrowing forward and aft to about one-third the extreme width; sharp, vertical stem (see also swim-headed barge); transom stern; very low freeboard. Undecked until the early 19th century; then decked with the main hatch abaft the mast; a 2nd hatch forward, both leading to the single hold; aft cabin with raised roof for skipper; crew accommodated in forepeak; low bulwarks. Large, broad leeboards with block and chain tackle falls that led to steersman; tiller until 1800s, then wheel; large, strong rudder. Primary rig was a sprit mainsail with a heavy sprit (spritsail barge);sail brailed to mast and worked by a winch; sprit might serve as a cargo boom. Some set a large square sail forward of the mainmast. Short mainmast stepped in tabernacle, about one-third from the stem. Working topsail to a long topmast, remained aloft(the topsail barge); one with no topsail was called a stumpy barge. A small mizzenmast, also in a tabernacle, was stepped just aft; set a boomed spritsail with its sheet rove through a block on the rudder to aid in heading up into the wind; earlier tiller-operated vessels stepped the mizzenmast against the rudderhead. Those with a boomed, standing gaff mizzen and somewhat smaller mainsail were called mulies, mulie barges, or overland barges; mast forward of the wheel. Two headsails, 3 if the vessel carried a bowsprit; the staysail barge hed no bowsprit. Except for the jib and fore topmast staysail, sails were tanned russet, black, or yellow after the 1st year. One type, the boomy, was gaffrigged. Most had a crew of 2; largest might use 4.Reported lengths 12-31m; e.g., length 24m, beam 5.7m, molded depth 2m; shallow draft. The design stamp is made after painting of William Lionel Wyllie:” Thames Sailing Barges” . Look at his other picture.

Uganda 1998; 3000s;Ms. Source: A Dictionary of the world’s Watercraft from Aak to Zumbra.


Cuba issued in 1990 a set of stamps for the Dia de la Cosmonautica of which the 2c shows us a passenger ship a rocket and an airmail letter.
When passenger ship owners in the early thirties trying finding quicker ways to deliver the mail, the idea came up to launch a plane from a catapult fitted on the vessel, the German cargo vessel SCHWABENLAND was the first vessel fitted out as so. More is given on: ... ia_Sea.pdf

The vessel depict on the stamp is one of the first vessels fitted out this way but she is not the cargo vessel SCHWABENLAND, the other four passenger ships were the LEVIATHAN, ILE DE FRANCE, BREMEN and EUROPA . The first two have a complete different profile, BREMEN see: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8467&p=8806#p8806 and EUROPA see: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7738 one of the last two is depict on the stamp, which is depict is not clear she were sisterships.

Cuba 1990 2c sg 3517, scott 3208.


The 150th celebrations of three cities and a famous small town coincided with the sesquicentennial year of New Zealand. The four subjects of these stamps could hardly offer greater contrast in terms of size and life styles.

At one end of the scale is Auckland, easily New Zealand's largest population centre. One in three New Zealanders lives in the Auckland province, the northern third of the North Island.
Akaroa, at the other extreme, is a tiny South Island settlement with a permanent population of fewer than 1,000. It nestles on the eastern shore of Akaroa Harbour on Banks Peninsula.
In between Auckland and Akaroa, in location, population and way of life, are Wanganui and Wellington, both in the southern North Island. Wanganui is a country centre, serving a stable rural area. Wellington is distinctive as the nation's capital and clings to the steep hills ringing a magnificent harbour.
A fact of history is what brings Auckland, Akaroa, Wanganui and Wellington together in this issue. All four date their European founding to 1840, the year of the Treaty of Waitangi and the year that systematic immigration began. They were among the first locations settled by Europeans and hence New Zealand Post issued the 1990 Scenic Issue with these places in mind.
By late 1840, officials, traders and workmen had flocked to the site of Auckland to help build the town, and in 1842 the first immigrant ships from Britain arrived. Many ethnic groups settled in Auckland. English, Danes, Yugoslavs, Dutch and, in a second migratory wave, the Polynesians from the islands of the Pacific. Each added their own cultures. Today it could be regarded as the most cosmopolitan city in New Zealand boasting the country's largest city and home to over one quarter of the entire country's population.

Miniature Sheet - $2.30
This sheet was issued in support of the 'New Zealand 1990' World Stamp Exhibition and incorporated the $1.80 'Auckland' stamp.
A surcharge of 50 cents for each sheet sold will be passed on to the Executuve Committe "New Zealand 1990" in support of their World Philatelic exhibition to be held in Auckland in 1990
In the background of the sheet design is Rangitoto Island the most noble of the series of extinct volcanoes surrounding Auckland. It stands on guard over the harbour entrance. Auckland is essentially an aquatic playground with everything from wild ocean surfing beaches to tranquil inner harbour coves. The hundreds of yachts constantly on the water give the Queen City its name - City of Sails.

$0.80c Akaroa: Captain Jean Langlois, a French whaler from Havre, first ailed into Akaroa Harbour in 1838. He was most favourably impressed with what he saw and began negotiations with the Maori to purchase a portion of the peninsula. This was the beginning of the French attempt to establish a colony in the area, only to discover that British sovereignty had been declared over the whole of the South Island

$1 Wanganui: the early days, the fertile banks of the Wanganui river supported many Maori who were living in fortified pa and villages. One of the first Europeans to visit the area, John Rowe, was a whaler and dealer in preserved Maori heads. His visit in 1831 resulted in the loss of his own head - which was later dried and offered for sale.

$.1.50 Wellington: In January 1840, the New Zealand Company's ship CUBA sailed into Wellington Harbour, followed shortly after by AURORA carrying the first settlers. Then came the ORIENTAL and the ROXBURGH and, 340 more ships were to arrive in the next three years. The Maori were astonished at the numbers of new arrivals, wondering if the whole population of England was being transported.

$1.80 AUCKLAND: On the isthmus between the Waitemata and Manukau Harbours lies Auckland. In earlier times Auckland was the site of a heavily fortified pa, kumara fields, and numerous small Maori villages. The site of the present day city was bought from the Ngati Whatua tribe by Captain William Hobson, Lieutenant-Governor of New Zealand, who designated it as a single administrative area and later the country's capital.

Watercraft Philately has identified the two yachts on the $1.80 and miniature sheet as the HOBBIE 16 catamaran viewtopic.php?f=2&t=16140 and LASER sailing dinghy viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11033 .
New Zealand 1990 80c /$1.80 sg1554/57, scott 993/996, sgMS?, scott996a

SANTA MARIA replica Columbus ship

Guyana issued in 1989 a set of stamps and miniature sheets for the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, the $2.55 shows in the margin of the miniature sheet the replica of Columbus ship the SANTA MARIA moored at Atarazanas in Barcelona

When in America the film “Christopher Columbus” was made in 1949, which by General Franco regime was declared an insult to the Spanish people the regime decided to make their own film “Alba de América” and a replica of the SANTA MARIA was built in 1951, where I could not find. It was quite a good replica, I have been on board when we were loading in Barcelona. Only one small cabin for Columbus on the after ship, the rest of the crew had to sleep on deck or in the hold. Little is definitively known about the actual dimensions of SANTA MARIA since no documentation or illustration has survived from that era. Of the replica I have not tonnage or dim.
After the film was made two more films were made before the SANTA MARIA was moored in the port of Barcelona, when you walked from the main street the Rambla in Barcelona she was moored at the end. She was open to the public.
She was moored there till May 1990 when she suffered two fires which caused heavy damage, the fires were lighted by Terra Lider militants, who saw the ship as a Spanish symbol.
At that time the owner of the SANTA MARIA was Diputacio de Barcelona and they decided that the high repair cost was not justified. She was towed outside the port and was sunk in 30 meter of water opposite of the Calella Lighthouse.

Guyana 1989 $2.55 sgMS?, scott?
Sources: Various web-sites.

Worcester HMS (1769)

HMS Worcester is a 64-gun battleship of the 3rd rank of the Royal Navy. The fourth ship, named after the city of Worcester. Ordered November 16, 1765. Launched on October 17, 1769 at the Royal Shipyard in Portsmouth. The head ship of the same type. 1776 - Captain Mark Robinson (English Mark Robinson). On December 3 he left with an escort to the East Indies. Acting fourth lieutenant was the protégé of the captain, Horatio Nelson. 1777 - April, with the return convoy returned to England. Participated in the American Revolutionary War. 1778 - was in the fleet of Admiral Keppel in the battle on July 27 with the French fleet of Count d'Orvilliers near the island of Uessan. 1779 - Captain George Talbot (born George Talbot). March 7 left for the East Indies from St. Helens, with a squadron of Rear Admiral Sir Edward Hughes. 1782 - on February 17, participated in the battle with Suffren's squadron under Sadras; April 12th at Providence. At the end of the year - Captain Charles Wood (English Charles Wood). On September 3 at Trincomalee, HMS Worcester, being the last in Hughes squadron, was attacked by Vengeur (64) and Consolante (36) from Suffren's squadron, but Captain John Alms at HMS Monmouth (64) was delayed and came to him help. The French withdrew when the Vengeur mizzen-masturbate caught on fire. In the ensuing battle, Captain Wood was killed. 1783 - Captain Charles Hughes (English Charles Hughes). June 20 was in battle with the French at Cuddalore. The news of the conclusion of peace, signed on January 20, reached Cuddalore only on June 29. 1788 - floating warehouse in Deptford. Disbanded there in December 1816. HMS “Worcester” is depicted in margin of miniature sheet.
Guine Bissau2011;(1000x3) fc.fa.Ms.

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