The AUGUSTE MATHILDE was built in 1830 and registered by the Schiffer-Compagnie Stralsund under No 36. Commanded by Captain I.C. Grünwaldt.
Tonnage 226 nrt. Callsign JMGS.
Rigged brigantine or snow.

Captain Grünwaldt ordered this painting by de painter Ole Johnsen-Seböy at Bergen, Norway in 1835. Most ships-paintings at that time were oil paintings, but the AUGUSTE MATHILDE is painted in water colour.
The painting is now in the Schiffer-Compagnie building in Stralsund.
Fate of the vessel unknown.

Source: Navicula and Internet
East Germany 1988 70pf sg E2901, scott?


DIE GARTENLAUBE built in 1872 at Stralsund, Germany for account of Captain J.F. Krüger and registered by the Schiffer-Compagnie in Stralsund.
Barque rigged, the only detail I could find on the ship tonnage 599.77 ton.

The painting shows DIE GARTENLAUBE off Point Lizard, south coast England.
She carries on the foremast the company flag, main mast the name pennant and the mizzen -mast her call sign flags JNMD and Schiffer-Compagnie flag.

The painting is made by August Lasczky (1814-1877) born in Poland, later at Leipzig where he married before moving to Great Britain in 1855 where he died in 1877.
The painting is now in the Schiffer-Compagnie building in Stralsund.

Source: Navicula.
East Germany 1988 10pf. Sg E2900, scott 2704


The common motto for the Europe CEPT edition 1988 was transport and communication and the Faroe Islands two stamps one for telecommunication and the other transport, which shows us what looks like a ro-ro vessel with a deck-cargo of containers also fitted out with one crane behind the wheelhouse. She is not identified.

Each week Faroese freighters sail loaded with fish and fish products in cool storage or cool containers for distribution on the world market. A week later she are back in the Faroe Islands with all the necessary commodities, ranging from bananas to parcel houses. There are in 1988 four shipping companies in the Faroes running 11 freighters of various sizes. An average Faroe freighter has a total freight capacity of little less than 2,000 tons. All ships are well equipped, using highly sophisticated technology.

Source: Watercraft Philately 1988 page 26. Australian Stamp Monthly April 1988.
Faroe Islands 1988 550 ore, sg 162, scott?


For the 500th Anniversary of the Schiffer-Compagnie in Stralsund, the DDR issued in 1988 a set of stamps, which shows us paintings of ships sailing for the Schiffer-Compagnie.

The brig ADOLPH FRIEDRICH when and where built is unknown. She was registered for the Schiffer-Compagnie in Stralsund, Germany under No 60 in 1863 where the owner was given then as C.A. Beug, Stralsund and under command of Captain C. Leplow.
Tonnage 187 nrt, dim?
Call-sign JMKS.
For that time she was a very economical vessel for the owners.
Her fate is not known so far. More specifications and history on the brig are welcome.

The painting was painted in 1872 by August Lasczky for Captain J. Netzel, the painting is on display in the Culture Historical Museum in Stralsund. The postkarten museum gives that she was painted by H.C.Kraeft in 1872?

Source: Navicula. Internet.
East Germany (DDR) 1988, sg E2289, scott 2703

Eric Tabarly

Eric Tabarly

Tabarly was born in Nantes on 24 July 1931 to a family of yachting tradition. His parents took him for sailing excursions on their cutter Annie when he was still a baby. In 1938, Tabarly's father purchased the gaff-rigged cutter Pen Duick.

Tabarly enlisted in the Navy as a volunteer in 1953 and joined the French Aéronavale. He served at Saint-Mandrier airbase before transferring to French airbases in Morocco. After earning his pilot licence and the rank of Second Maître de deuxième classe in December 1954, he fought in the First Indochina War, appointed to Tan Son Nhut Air Base.
In August 1956, Tabarly started refitting Pen Duick in his spare time. She was in a state of disrepair since the Second World War, during which she had been decommissioned for fear of being requisitionned, and her wooden hull had rotted. Tabarly endeavoured to rebuild her using polyester resin. The conversion was completed, and Pen Duick was launched in April 1958.
In September 1957, he was appointed to Lann-Bihoué airbase, near Lorient.
In 1958, Tabarly entered the École Navale; he was promoted to Aspirant the next year, and Enseigne de Vaisseau de deuxieme Classe in 1959. On 16 November 1960, Tabarly embarked on the school cruiser Jeanne d'Arc, for the ritual circumnavigation that is part of the practical teaching at the École Navale. Jeanne d'Arc returned to Brest on 8 June 1961 and the same month, Tabarly was appointed to the Minesweeper Castor with the rank of Enseigne de Vaisseau de Premiere Classe. He was later given command of the landing craft EDIC 9092.
vIn 1962, Tabarly raced in the Single-Handed Trans-Atlantic Race on Pen Duick. Determined to win the next edition set for two years later, Tabarly started building the Margilic V, and in autumn 1963, the Pen Duick II. He ran in the 1964 edition and won, with a time of twenty-seven days and three hours. This achievement earned Tabarly instant fame and the rank of Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur. He received the Blue Water Medal for his victory.
In 1965, he earned his Commandos Marine certification. The same year, he transformed Pen Duick II into a wishbone schooner. The next year, Pen Duick II was shortened to match the regulations of the Cruising Club of America, and Tabarly single-handedly sailed her to New York. He achieved a 5th position in the Bermuda Race, and raced in the Bermuda-Copenhaguen race, but had to abandon with a ruptured rudder. In October 1966, he was promoted to Lieutenant de Vaisseau.
The Ministry of Defence then detached Tabarly to the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, allowing him to concentrate on his racing career. In 1967, Tabarly won the Channel Race, Round Gotland Race, and Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race on Pen Duick III.
In 1968, Tabarly raced Single-Handed Trans-Atlantic Race again, on Pen Duick IV, a brand-new trimaran. The new Pen Duick was damaged by Hurricane Brenda on 11 June, and never finished the race. The year after, he won the San Francisco-Tokyo race.
Tabarly returned to naval service in February 1971 and appointed to the Technical Inspection for Physical Education and Sports.The same year, he won the Falmouth-Gibraltar and the Middle Sea Race, and the next, the Transpac.
In 1973, he sailed in the first edition of the Whitbread. Tabarly was promoted to Lieutenant Commander in 1976. In 1980, Tabarly sailed Paul Ricard for a transatlantic race, beating Charlie Barr's transatlantic record . In June, he joined the Académie de Marine. Tabarly was promoted to Capitaine de Corvette in 1982.
Tabarly retired from active service in July 1985. He was promoted to Capitaine de Fregate of the naval reserves in August 1988. In 1994, he raced the Whitbread again. In 1997, Tabarly won the Fastnet Race on Aquitaine Innovations. In May 1998, celebrations were held in Bénodet for the centenary of Pen Duick. In June, she sailed to Scotland, but while in transit in the Irish Sea, the night of 12 to 13 June, a spar threw Tabarly overboard and he drowned. His body was recovered by the trawler An Yvidig on 20 July.
Career Wins
OSTAR (Plymouth-Newport) : 1964 on Pen Duick II and 1976 on Pen Duick IV
Morgan Cup : 1967 on Pen Duick III
Round Gotland Race : 1967 (on Pen Duick III
Channel Race : 1967 on Pen Duick III
Fastnet Race : 1967 on Pen Duick III and 1997 on Aquitaine Innovations
Plymouth-La Rochelle : 1967 on Pen Duick III
Sydney-Hobart : 1967 on Pen Duick III (and second in handicap time)
Transpac San Francisco-Tokyo (Transpacific) : 1969 on Pen Duick V (with an 11-day lead over the runner-up)
Falmouth-Gibraltar : 1971 on Pen Duick III
Los-Angeles-Tahiti : 1972 on Pen Duick III
1st leg of the Volvo Ocean Race "Le Cap-Sydney" : 1973 on Pen Duick III
Bermuda-England : 1974 on Pen Duick VI
Triangle Atlantique : 1975 on Pen Duick VI
2nd of the Transat en double Lorient-Bermuda-Lorient : 1979 (with Marc Pajot) on Paul Ricard
Transatlantic sailing record from West to East (New York-Cape Lizard), on the multihull Paul Ricard in 1980 in 10 days 5 hours 14 minutes and 20 seconds (previous record was in 1905 held by Charlie Barr on a 50-crewman schooner)
3rd of the Transat en solitaire : 1984 on Paul Ricard
2nd of the Transat Le Point-Europe 1 Lorient-Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon-Lorient: 1987 on Côte d'or
Transat en double Le Havre-Carthagène (with Yves Parlier) : 1997 on Aquitaine Innovations


Joao de Lisboa 1511-12.(Río de La Plata)

Navigator João de Lizhboa (or John Lisbon) accompanied Vasco da Gama in his historic voyage to India, and then made several expeditions to the East. He wrote several works on navigation. He is the author of a Treatise of Seamanship that includes 20 maps and a Treatise on the Nautical Needle, dated by himself in 1514 (1508, in manuscript). In 1500, while on the expedition Pedro Cabrala, he made sketches of the constellation "Southern Cross" and described it with recommendations for use in navigation. Already from 1506 the Portuguese navigators focused their attention on this constellation. In 1514, while on the coast of Brazil, Lisboa plotted the coordinates of "Southern Cross "with amazing accuracy. However, these measurements were not published and kept secret by the government because of fear of maritime competition of foreign powers. In 1511, Lisboa, along with Captain Estevan Flores (Istevan Froys), were caught by a storm off the southern coast of Brazil and entered the bay with fresh water. The Tuzes informed them that they were in the river. They showed them silverware and talked about the great silver mountain from which flows river. Having filled the holds with Brazilian wood and fur seals, which they extracted on the island of Flores they discovered, the ships dispersed. Captain Flores decided to capture the natives and sell on the islands, but was captured by the Spaniards and thrown into prison. Lizboa reached Madeira, and after a while managed to sell timber in the Spanish port of Cadiz and returned to Portugal. After talking with the "journalist" from Ausburg, he told him about the "Silver River". The note in the newspaper published in 1514 caused anxiety in Spain, since it was its territory under the Treaty of Tordesillas. Thus we can say that Joao Lisboa and Estevan Flores explored about 1500 km of the coast of South America and opened the Rio de Plata river. He died in 1525 while traveling in the Indian Ocean.
Portugal 1993;42,0;SG?ão_de_Lisboa


Built as a wooden sidewheel steamer by Lawrence & Foulks at Williamsburg, New York for G.K. Stevenson & Co.
Launched as the PAQUETE DE MAULE
Tonnage burthen 407 tons, dim. 50 x 8.8 x 2.7m, draught 2.59m.
Powered by two 32 inch cylinders of a stroke vertical beam steam engine.
Auxiliary sails, brig rigged.
Armed two guns.
1861 Completed.

PAQUETE DE MAULE (also spelled PAQUETTE DE MAULE and PAQUETE DEL MAULE) was a small merchant sidewheel steamer built in the United States in 1861 for operation along the Chilean coast. Converted into a gunboat for service during the Chincha Islands War, she was captured by Spain and scuttled shortly thereafter.
Construction and design
PAQUETE DE MAULE, a 400-ton sidewheel steamer, was built by Lawrence & Foulks in 1861 at Williamsburg, New York for G. K. Stevenson & Co., who planned to operate the vessel between Valparaiso and Maule, Chile.
PAQUETE DE MAULE was 165 feet long, with a beam of 29 feet, depth of hold 9 feet, and draft of 8 feet 6 inches. She was built of white oak and locust, with square frames fastened with copper and treenails, and strengthened with diagonal and double laid braces. She was powered by a pair of 32-inch cylinder, 8-foot stroke vertical beam steam engines built by the Neptune Iron Works of New York, driving two 24-foot-diameter (7.3 m) wooden sidewheels. Steam was supplied by a pair of flue boilers without blowers, located in the hold. The vessel was also brig-rigged for auxiliary sail power.
Capture of the PAQUETE DE MAULE
During the Chincha Islands War, the PAQUETE DEL MAULE served as an auxiliary ship to the Chilean fleet and she was not armed. On March 6, 1866, while enroute from Lota to Montevideo with a crew of 126 men destined to complete the crews of the ironclads HUÁSCAR and INDEPENDENCIA, she was captured by the Spanish frigates BLANCA and NUMANCIA at the Gulf of Arauco.
31 March 1866 she was in Valparaiso during the bombardment of the town, if she took part in the bombardment I could not find.
On 10 May 1866, after the Battle of Callao, the PAQUETE DEL MAULE was burned and scuttled by the Spanish near the San Lorenzo Island since they couldn't take her with them on their retreat towards the Philippines.
Chile 2017 label.

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