Etoile of France

The Étoile de France is a schooner with a wooden hulk and a wooden hull built in 1938 as a Baltic Trader cargo ship.He is the flagship of Marine Star Cruises boats from Bob Escoffier as the Polar Star ketch and the Star Molene dundee.Its former registration was D 43169. The news is SM D43169 (Saint-Malo).At its construction in 1938, it was launched under the name of Jutlandia. It was a three-masted coaster-schooner with the auxiliary engine used for cabotage in the Baltic Sea. It was used to transport salt and cod between Iceland, Denmark and Portugal.In 1955, it passes under the Danish flag and takes the name of Frennenæs. His rigging is reduced to two-masted schooner.In 1963, under the Danish flag, the schooner took the name Jette Jan.In 1971, it was converted into three-masted schooner to become a school ship.In 1983, it was again transformed into a two-masted schooner by taking the name of Julia af Fåborg.Mickael Turk became the owner and used it for the cinema.In 2007 Bob Escoffier bought it and renamed it Étoile de France. It is used mainly as a sailing boat. It allows day trips and cruises in the Channel, Atlantic, Mediterranean and Caribbean 1.She was present at the 2013 Armada in Rouen, the Boulogne - sur - Mer Sea Festival in July 2013 and in Brest 2016.
Guinea 2017;12500fg;SG? Source:Étoile_de_France

Galeon Andalucia

The Galeon Andalucia is the replica of Spanish galleons deployed during the Galleon Trade between Manila and Acapulco, Mexico, in the 17th century. It arrived in Manila on 6 October 2010 and was docked at Pier 13, South Harbor (within the Philippine Ports Authority compound), until October 11, and will travel to Cebu and Bohol, to remain in Philippine waters until October 25 for the celebration of the Dia del Galeon (Day of Galleon) in the Philippines. The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) described Galeon Andalucia as a 95 percent replica of the original galleons used during the Galleon Trade, designed by Ignacio Fernandez Vial. It was built by the Nao Victoria Foundation out of Spanish, Finnish, African, and American pine and oak wood, unlike the original galleons, which were made of Philippine wood. Its sails, however, were made in the Ilocos region in the Philippines.Its length is 47 meters while its breadth is six meters, and it weighs 495 tons. Its maximum speed is 12.4 knots (23 kilometers per hour). It has four masts, seven sails and ten cannons.The flags of the Philippines, Spain and the Spanish autonomous community of Andalusia, where the galleon was built, are hoisted on the galleon. Galeon Andalucia is primarily wind-powered, but has two built-in engines that are used when necessary. It has a 30-man draft composed of Spanish crewmen.Galeon Andalucia left the port of Sevilla, Spain in March 2010 and arrived in Shanghai, China in June 2010 for the World Expo 2010. It left Shanghai in September 2010 and arrived in Manila on October 6.Galeon Andalucia is the centerpiece of the Dia Del Galeon festival in the Philippines, which started on 21 September 2010. The festival is organized by the NCCA and the city government of Manila in commemoration of the 250 years of the Galleon Trade (1565-1815).The Dia Del Galeon showcased an exchange of Spanish and Filipino culture, with exhibits, workshops, cultural performances, and educational discussions regarding the Galleon Trade.Galleons were huge sailing ships mainly used as cargo ships during the Galleon Trade. Aside from their primary use, galleons also served as the Spaniards' passenger and war ships.Manila became the center of Galleon Trade route, being geographically in the middle of Spain and Acapulco, Mexico. The Galleon Trade is widely acknowledged to have been the first form of globalization, encompassing both eastern and western hemispheres.It is said that out of 120 galleons recorded during the Galleon Trade, 102 were built in the Philippines. The Philippine-made galleons were built by Filipino workers free of charge under the Polo y Servicios.
Guinea 2017;50000fg;SG?


This stamp shows the VENGEUR when she arrived with the HÉROS viewtopic.php?f=2&t=15955 in 1783 in Ile de France.
Built as a wooden hulled cargo vessel by Caudan, Lorient for the French East India Company.
May 1756 laid down,
25 October 1756 launched as the VENGEUR.
Tonnage 1,250 ton burthen, dim. 52.61 length of gundeck, 48.72 length of keel, 13,48 beam, 6.84 depth in hold.
As warship she carried an armament of, lower deck 24 – 24pdr long guns, upper deck 28 – 12 pdr. long guns. Quarterdeck 6 – 6 pdr long guns and forecastle 2 – 6 pdr. long guns.
Crew 396 as warship.
25 October 1756 completed and delivered to owners.

1765 Sold to the French Navy and refitted in Brest as a third rate 64-gun ship-of-the-line warship.
The VENGEUR was a 64-gun ship of the line of the French Navy designed by Antoine Groignard. She saw action with Bailli de Suffren during the American War of Independence.
VENGEUR was originally built as an East Indiaman for the French East India Company. Her plans, however, followed military specification, as she was supposed to be able to integrate a naval squadron if necessary. She cruised as a merchantman from 1757 to 1765, when she was sold to the Navy. After a refit in Brest, she was brought into service under Captain Jean Christy de La Pallière.
In October 1778, along with the frigate BELLE POULE, she captured the privateer ST PETERS. She took part in the Action of 18 December 1779, when she, along with ANNIBAL and RÉFLÉCHI, saved a convoy from the British off Fort Royal.
She took part in the Battle of Martinique (1780)
Incorporated into Suffren's squadron, she was present at the Battle of Porto Praya, although she did not take part in the action. She was similarly present at the Battle of Negapatam without fighting, while led Suffren to report her captain, Comte de Forbin.
February 1784 decommissioned and struck from the navy list in April 1784.
VENGEUR was sold to commerce in April 1784, and wrecked off La Réunion in March 1785. ... p&id=15423
Mauritius 1970 2R50 sg423, scott?


The stamp shows Port Louis harbour in 1970, there are some cargo vessel in the port, but all these vessel are not identified.

Mauritius 1970 75c sg?, scott?


Mauritius issued in 1970 two stamps which shows us Port Louis in 1970 and 1783, the R2.50 stamps gives that it shows the port at the arrival of the French Admiral Suffren on board the HÉROS in 1783 in Port Louis, Ile de France (now Mauritius), comparing stamp with the stern drawing of the ship she is the ship in the front, with the other ship behind the HÉROS must be the VENGEUR of 1765 which arrived with the HÉROS in Port Louis. The stamp is designed after a drawing viewtopic.php?f=2&t=15957&p=18633#!lightbox[gallery]/1/ ... mauritius/

The HÉROS was built as a third-rate wooden hulled ship-of-the-line by the Toulon Arsenal in Toulon for the French Navy. Designed by Joseph-Marie-Blaise-Coulomb
1778 Keel laid down.
30 December 1778 launched as the HÉROS
Tonnage 1,500 ton burthen, dim. 54.57m length of gundeck, beam 14,02m, depth in hold 6.82m.
Armament: lower gun deck 29 – 36pdr., upper gun deck 30 – 18pdr., quarterdeck and forecastle 16 – 8 pdr. guns.
Crew ?
Commissioned ?.

HÉROS was a 74-gun ship of the line of the French Navy, known mostly for being the flagship of Pierre André de Suffren de Saint Tropez during the Anglo-French War.
She was built in 1778 at Toulon on a design by Joseph-Marie-Blaise Coulomb.
Six battles in 27 months
In 1781 she became part of Suffren's force, consisting of the 16-gun frigate FORTUNE, five ships of the line, eight troopships and a thousand soldiers, all entrusted with carrying the French war effort into the Indian Ocean. The other warships were one other 74 gun ship (the ANNIBAL) and three 64-gun ships (the VENGEUR, the SPHINX and the ARTÉSIEN). Suffren had been allowed to choose his officers and non-commissioned officers and so these were mainly from Provence, despite the fact that the force set off from Brest. There were around ten men per gun, making a total crew of 712.
On 22 March 1781 the force sailed for the south Atlantic and on 16 April it met a force under commodore George Johnstone waiting off Cape Verde to attack the Cape. Suffren sailed the HÉROS into the centre of the enemy formation to try to destroy it while it was still at anchor, in what became the battle of Porto Praya. The ship almost fought the battle alone, since the other French ships were not so well commanded or manoeuvred and so engaged the enemy little or not at all. For more than an hour the HÉROS was under continual fire from the British ships - she fired "as fast as it was possible to load and reload" noted a British report of the battle. The ANNIBAL was completely dismasted and her captain was killed, leaving the HÉROS to take her in tow after the battle.
HÉROS was stationed off the Cape from 21 June to 29 August to defend the Dutch colony from a British attack and to repair the damage done to her at Porto Praya. On 25 October she arrived at Mauritius Island to join the French ships already stationed there - these were the ships of the line ORIENT (74 guns), SÉVÉRE (64), BIZARRE (64), AJAX (64), BRILLANT (64) and FLAMAND (56), the frigates POURVOYEUSE (38), FINE (36) and BELLONE (32), the corvettes SUBTILE (24), SYLPHIDE (12) and DILIGENT (10) and the fireship PULVÉRISATEUR (6 or 4 guns). With HÉROS as Suffren's flagship, the eleven ships left the island on 7 December 1781 to attack the British force in the Indian Ocean
On 17 February 1782 the HÉROS fought at the battle of Sadras off the coast of Coromandel, attachking the centre of the British formation and seriously damaging below the waterline Edward Hughes' flagship, the 74 gun HMS SUPERB. HÉROS and the rest of the squadron then called at Pondichéry and Porto-Novo to disembark general Duchemin's troops (21 February to 23 March 1782).
On 12 April, still Suffren's flagship, she fought in the bitter battle of Providien off Sri Lanka. She attacked HMS SUPERB again at pistol-shot range, causing a fire to break out aboard the British ship. She then dismasted HMS MONMOUTH, forcing her to leave the British line. However, the HÉROS was also heavily damaged, losing the top of her foremast. This meant she was no longer maneouvrable and so forced to leave the battle, with Suffren switching his flag to the 64 gun AJAX mid-battle.[ The HÉROS then called at Batticaloa on Sri Lanka with the rest of the squadron for repairs and to rest her crew.
On 6 July HÉROS fought in the battle of Negapatam. The wind suddenly changed direction mid-battle and the broke up the two lines of battle, turning the engagement into a general mêlée. HÉROS saved the 64 gun BRILLANT which had lost her mainmast, then try to engage HMS SUPERB, but the British ship refused to engage and the two squadrons disengaged for the third time after an indecisive battle. HÉROS called at Cuddalore on 8 July and she and the squadron were based there until 1 August. There Suffren met nabab Haidar Ali, who had come with his army to ally with Suffren against the British. The force then sailed again for Sri Lanka.
She and the squadron called at Batticaloa again from 9 to 23 August 1782 to be reinforced by the 74 gun ILLUSTRE and the 60 gun SAINT-MICHEL and seventeen transports with troops and supplies. HÉROS was also placed on her side at Batticaloa to repair her hull, caulking and upperwork. Meanwhile, Suffren prepared an attempt to recapture Trincomalee, the main port on Sri Lanka. On 25 August, en route to Trincomalee, HÉROS had her stern and aftcastle lightly damaged in a collision with the ARTÉSIEN. She was still able to take part in the French landings on 26 August which ended in the surrender of the British garrison on 31 August and the port's recapture.
On 3 September 1782, in the battle of Trincomalee, HÉROS was again engaged against Hughes' squadron, which had come to the aid of Trincomalee. HÉROS, ILLUSTRE and AJAX attacked the British centre but the wind dropped on part of the French line and the rest of the squadron was unable to follow - several captains only bombarded the British ships from a distance contrary to Suffren's orders. A sketch by one of Suffren's officers shows HÉROS spending several hours at the height of the action in the crossfire of HMS SUPERB, HMS MONMOUTH (64 guns), HMS BURFORD (74 guns) and HMS EAGLE (64 guns). She lost her mainmast then her mizzenmast - the latter dragged the French flag into the water with it and for a moment the British thought that Suffren had struck his colours. Unengaged French ships of the line finally managed to tack into the battle and get the HÉROS to safety. Suffren moved to ORIENT and HÉROS was taken in tow by SPHINX, staying at Trincomalee for repairs until 1 October - she was repaired with matured timber and supplies taken from other ships of the line and transport ships.
She and the squadron sailed to Cuddalore in October to support the French garrison there, then under threat of siege. It wintered, resupplied and rested at Sumatra in November and December. On 12 November HÉROS became a floating embassy when Suffren received Alauddin Muhammad Syah, Sultan of Aceh on board her. This was the first French squadron of such size to visit the region and - fearing it was an invasion - Syah wished to find out whether or not its intent was hostile towards him. On 8 January 1783, HÉROS returned to the Indian coast and took part in a deception which captured a British frigate. She then arrived in Cuddalore on 6 February.
From February to June 1783 HÉROS cruised between the Coromandel and Trincomalee coasts, with Suffren making Trincomalee his main base. She was present on 10 March when the squadron was reinforced by a large force under Bussy (consisting of the 74 gun FENDANT and ARGONAUTE, the 66 gun HARDI and transports carrying 2,500 men). Suffren ordered this force to attack the British forces heading for Madras. HÉROS escorted the force before returning to Trincomalee and on 20 June she...

PELICAN OF LONDON training vessel

Of the training ship PELICAN OF LONDON I do not much known on her early history under Norway flag, only that she was used as a double beam trawler ( ) in the Arctic waters and after 1968 used as a coaster along the Norway coast. More info on this part is welcome.
Built as a trawler by Chantiers et Ateliers Augustin Normand, Le Havre for Norway account.
Launched as PELICAN.
1948 Completed.
1968 Sold and refitted in a coastal cargo vessel for Norway account, renamed KADETT.
1995 Sold and refitted in a Tall Ship, renamed in PELICAN OF LONDON.
Tonnage 226 grt, 67 nrt, 260 dwt., dim. 45.0 x 7.03 x 3.95m. (draught)
Powered by one Volvo Penta TAMD 120A-CC diesel engine, 290 hp.
Rigged as a main-mast barquentine, sail area 525 m².
Accommodation for 11 crew and 28 trainees.
2007 In service as a sail training training ship.
PELICAN OF LONDON is a sail training ship based in Weymouth, Dorset in the United Kingdom. Built in 1948 as PELICAN she served as an Arctic trawler and then coastal trading vessel under Norway flag and registry named KADETT until 1995. In 2007 the ship was completed after many years of being re-built as a sail-training ship.
Built in 1948 in Le Havre, France, PELICAN was originally a double-beam Arctic fishing trawler, one of five identical ships built in Chantiers et Ateliers, the shipyard once owned by the shipbuilder Augustin Normand. She was sold to a Norwegian firm and spent the next 19 years fishing the Arctic.
In 1968 PELICAN was reclassified from a trawler to a coaster. Her owners renamed her KADETT . She remained KADETT for 27 years until in 1995 she again changed hands.
She was bought by ex-Naval Commander Graham Neilson who transformed her into a tall ship and renamed her PELICAN OF LONDON. He had already undertaken a similar project with the TS ASTRID. Working in Portland Harbour, Dorset, UK, Neilson and his team spent 12 years stripping back the trawler and rebuilding her as a main mast barquentine. A moderate rearrangement of the mainmast standing rigging enables the yards to be braced to half the traditional angle when on the wind, giving the ship unusual windward ability for a square rigger. A trainee on the ship won the 2010 Torbay cup.
As of 2012, PELICAN OF LONDON is operated as a sail training vessel for young people, by the charity Adventure Under Sail. Sail Training International ranks it is a Class A tall ship. In autumn of 2012, PELICAN OF LONDON was scheduled to become the first sailing ship in a century to make a trans-Atlantic voyage from the Port of Liverpool with fare-paying passengers. It's not clear if this voyage took place. PELICAN has completed a number of transatlantic voyages.
PELICAN OF LONDON was advertised for sale in 2012, valued at £2.45 million.
In June 2015 it was noted as an attendee of Tall Ships Belfast 2015.
2017 In service by Adventure Under Sail, same name and owners IMO No 5273339. Based at Weymouth, Dorset U.K.
Togo 2017 800F sg?, scott?

HAWAIIAN CHIEFTAIN training sailing vessel

The name given on the stamp as CHEF HAWAIEN is wrong, not one sailing vessel exist under that name, comparing the stamp with photos it must be the HAWAIIAN CHIEFTAIN.
Built as a steel hulled sailing vessel by Lahaina Welding Co. and launched at the Mala Wharf, Lahaina, Maui Hawaii. Her design was made by Raymond H. Richards. Built for the Central Coast Charters, Sausalito, California.
1985 Laid down.
12 June 1988 launched as the HAWAIIAN CHIEFTAIN. She was launched as a complete ship.
Displacement 84 tons, 60 grt. Dim. 31.50 x 6.70 x 1.80m (draught) length bpp. 19.80m.
Rigged as a topsail ketch, with 11 sails, sail area 418 square meter.
Auxiliary engines: Two Volvo Penta TDMI engines, 150 hp each.
Crew 8, 12 trainees and 45 guests.
She was built after a 1790’s trading vessel.

HAWAIIAN CHIEFTAIN is the name of a sailing vessel briefly known as the SPIRIT OF LARINDA. Built in 1988 in Lahaina on the island of Maui, the HAWAIIAN CHIEFTAIN is a contemporary interpretation of a traditional design. She is unique with the rig of a 19th-century trading vessel and a modern triple keel, shallow draft hull. Drawing only 5.5 feet (1.7 m), she is highly maneuverable in shallow waters.
The HAWAIIAN CHIEFTAIN was commissioned by Laurence H. Dorcy, Jr., designed by nautical architect Ray Richards, and built by Lahaina Welding Co. Ltd. on the island of Maui; Drake Thomas was the ship's builder. Lofting, initial hull framing and partial hull plating was performed by Morgan Davies (until his departure from the project in December 1986).Completion of hull welding (including bow and topside plating) was performed by ship welders Ken Bear, Bill Purvis, Lionel Clemons and Oliver Pagttie. Additional expert tradesmen were hired for the rigging (George Herbert/Ivan Hope), ship's carpentry, machinery (Alan Fleming, Carl Geringer) and electrical installation. Master Mariner Des Kearns played a key role as a Project Director from early 1987 until launch in June 1988. Under its paint, her bowsprit bears the inscription "Lahaina Welding Co." Her maiden voyage was to French Polynesia on April 1, 1990 and arriving in Papeete on April 20, 1990. She was based in Sausalito, CA for many years, sailing up and down the coast with the LADY WASHINGTON on Voyages of ReDiscovery, providing hands-on history programs teaching 4th and 5th graders about the exploration and trade along the West Coast in the 1790s.
In the winter of 2004, she was sold to a Cape Cod sailing program and renamed the SPIRIT OF LARINDA; however, due to the unexpected death of her owner, she remained inactive. In October 2005, the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority, owner of LADY WASHINGTON, purchased her to add to its fleet. Returning to her original identity as the HAWAIIAN CHIEFTAIN , she joined up with the LADY WASHINGTON on February 25, 2006 and is now providing joint education and sail training up and down the west coast of the United States.
2017 In service same name and owner, not a IMO No. Great Sailing Ships of the World by Otmar Schauffelen.
Togo 2017 800F sg?, scott?

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