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FOWLING IN FAROE ISLANDS

FOWLING IN FAROE ISLANDS

The waters around the islands are rich in fish, whale and seal. Bird cliffs, promontories, islets and precipices are nesting places for many species of seabirds. It is therefore not surprising that coastal fishing and fowling  were quite a significant part of traditional Faroese working life.
Fowling with a pole-net is far more sustainable than other fowling methods. The fowler only catches one bird at a time and, moreover, he is able to sort out certain birds, for example puffins carrying small fry for their chicks. In addition, maiming birds by shooting is avoided. It has always been forbidden to use firearms in and near bird cliffs.

2018 Faroes Philatelic

DUGOUT on Rio Tieté

For the Lubrapex 95 exposition Brazil issued two stamps and a miniature sheet which mostly shows in margin fish, animals and birds living around or in Rio Tieté. One stamp in this miniature sheet shows us also a dugout canoe. I have tried to find a Brazilian name but so far I could find she are on this river called “canoa”. The canoe is partly covered and is rowed or poled.

Among the main Brazilian waterways, one of the most important is the Tietê-Paraná river. This basin is located between the South, Southeast and Central West regions. It is a very important waterway for the transportation of agricultural production in the states of Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Goias and part of Rondônia, Tocantins and Minas Gerais

More info on the Rio Tieté is given by Wikipedia on: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiet%C3%AA_River
Brazil 1995 084c sg2723, scott 2555 and 1.50r sgMS2724, scott2556b

TRUMPETER HMS 1988

Built as an Archer-class patrol boat by Vosper Thornycroft for the Royal Navy.
Launched as the HMS TRUMPETER (P294)
Displacement 54 ton, dim. 20.8 x 5.8 x 1.8m. (draught)
Powered by two Rolls-Royce M800T diesels, 1,590 bhp., twin shafts, speed 14 knots, maximum more.
Range 550 mile.
Armament 1 – Oerlikon 20mm cannon on foc’s’le. 3 General purpose machine guns.
Crew 18 when training, normal 12.
1988 commissioned.

HMS TRUMPETER is an Archer-class patrol vessel P2000-type patrol and training vessel of the British Royal Navy. TRUMPETER is assigned to Cambridge University Royal Naval Unit, having previously been the training ship of the Bristol University Royal Naval Unit.
Operational history
She served in the Gibraltar Squadron alongside RANGER commencing 1991 under commanding officer Lieutenant Richard Morris. With RANGER she was deployed on the Thames for the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant to assist in security and partake in the pageant. She also assisted in security for the 2012 London Olympics.
2018 In service.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_TRUMPETER_(P294)
Jersey 2018 local mail sg?, scott?

Boynes Islands

In early 1772, he was assigned command of the third French expedition sent in search of the fabled Terra Australis with the vessels “Fortune” and “Gros Ventre”. The expedition discovered the isolated Kerguelen Islands north of Antarctica in the southern Indian Ocean and claimed the archipelago for France before returning to Mauritius. “The Boynes Islands”, or “Iles de Boynes” are four small islands of the Kerguelenarchipelago, lying some 30 kilometres (19 miles) south of Presqu'ile Rallier du Baty on the main island, just south of the 50 south parallel (50°01′S 68°52′E). They were discovered in 1772 by the first expedition of Yves-Joseph de Kerguelen-Trémarec. They were named after the marquis de Boynes, the French Secretary of the Navy of the period. Except the disputed claim to Adélie Land, “Boynes Islands” are the most southerly French land.
TAAF 2018;0,85e.
Source:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%8Eles_de_Boynes. https://en.wiki.ng/wiki/Yves-Joseph_de_ ... C3%A9marec.

JAPANESE PROJECTS in St Vincent & Grenadines

St Vincent and the Grenadines 1993 issued four stamps for Japanese Projects on the islands, of which one stamp the 75c shows us a typical Japanese fishing boat.
In a Fishery Centre Research Report (2003) vol. 11.6 is given after receiving a Japanese Grant Aid Program a significant development commenced in St Vincent & Grenadines.
It included upgrading funds for the Kingstown market and construction of fisheries centres at Union Island, Canouan, Bequia and Callaiaque.
In 1991, five new 12.5m multi-gear vessel were required via a grant from Japan (of which one appears on the stamp I believe), she were equipped with long-line and trolling gear, and the boats were built in Japan.
The Japanese vessel on the stamp is a Yanmar chine type fishing vessel. Length between 10.57- 12.80m, beam 2.74 - 3.35m.
She were made of reinforced plastic (GRP)
Powered by inboard diesel engine from 90 – 190hp.

She are multipurpose in nature and designed to operate 150 mile from the island with a 3 to 5 day stay at sea. Primarily used for tuna longline fishing, but may be utilized for trolling, bottom longliner fishing, pot fishing and angling.
2018 Can’t find if she are still in service.

St Vincent & Grenadines 1993 75c sg 2424, scott?
Source: various web-sites.

KENT HMS F78

Built as a type 23 frigate under yard no 1051 by Yarrow Shipbuilders, BAE Systems, Scotstoun, Scotland for the Royal Navy.
February 1996 ordered.
16 April 1997 laid down.
27 May 1998 launched as the HMS KENT (F 78) christened by Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy.
Displacement 4.900 standard, 5,400 ton full load, dim. 133 x 16.1 x 7.3m. (draught)
Powered, CODLAG by four 2,025 shp Paxman Valenta 12 CM diesel generators, two GEC electric motors 4,000 shp and two Rolls-Royce Spey SMiC , 31,100 shp, twin shafts, speed in excess of 28 knots.
Range by a speed of 15 knots, 7,500 mile.
Armament: 1 – 32-cell Sea Wolf GWS.26 VLS anti-air-missiles, canisters for 32 Sea Wolf missiles. Two quad anti-ship-missiles, Harpoon launchers. Two – twin 12.75 inch Sting Ray anti-submarine torpedoes, torpedo tubes. 1 _BAE 4.5 inch Mk 8 naval gun. 2 – 30mm DS30M Mk2 guns. 2 miniguns and 4 general purpose machine guns.
Carried 1 Lynx HMAS and 1 Westland Merlin HM1 helicopter.
Crew 185 but has accommodation for 205.
08 June 2000 commissioned.

HMS KENT is a Type 23 Duke class frigate of the British Royal Navy, and the twelfth ship to bear the name, although technically she is named after the dukedom rather than the county. Sponsored by Princess Alexandra, The Hon Lady Ogilvy (daughter of the late Prince George, Duke of Kent), KENT was launched on 28 May 1998 and commissioned on 8 June 2000. She was the first ship to enter Royal Navy service in the 21st Century.
KENT's lineage boasts sixteen Battle Honours from the three given to the first KENT of 46 guns built in 1653, to the five awarded to the ninth and tenth KENTs of World War I and World War II.
Service History
2001-2010
March 2002 saw KENT return from the Persian Gulf after a five-month record-breaking mission under Commander John Clink. KENT seized more than £4 million of oil and illegal cargo: a record for the time. This mission also included the boarding of MV ISMAEL, a vessel which strayed in and out of Iranian waters to avoid capture - waters which KENT was forbidden to enter.
16 January 2006 saw KENT deploy on a 28-day training mission, under Commander Gavin Pritchard, to gunnery drills and firing off Gibraltar. This course was for the benefit of students on the Principal Warfare Officer course. This deployment included a two-day visit to Tunisia and a three-day visit to Barcelona.
March 2006 saw the Football Association Chief Executive Brian Barwick visit KENT to show him around a modern Type 23 frigate. Mr Barwick was a guest at the RN vs. RAF football match at Havant, the tour around KENT was a pre-match treat for the FA chief.
On 12 June 2006 KENT started a six-month deployment to Gibraltar, Malta and the Suez canal. Saturday 16 June saw the traditional Gibraltar Rock race, this time Leading Chef Paddy Crawford won the race in a time of 24 minutes. Games of 'Bucket ball' and tug-of-war were additional sports the crew engaged in. KENT then sailed to the Suez Canal, where the crew took part in the traditional race-against-the-ship with rowing machines, taking turns to see if the crew could 'beat' the ship to the end of the canal. Eighty-one crewmembers rowed 2 kilometres to make the attempt, winning the ship in a combined time of 162 kilometres (101 mi) in 10 hrs 34 mins.
During a visit to Soudha Bay, Crete, the ruby anniversary of the meeting of John and Susan Hardwick aboard the previous KENT was celebrated in style aboard the latest ship to bear the name. Mr Hardwicke was a LSA(V) aboard the County-class predecessor to KENT when the then Miss Sittingbourne boarded. Ironically, the logistics officer on the ship at that time was Lieutenant Commander Mark Hardwick, son of the celebrating couple.
10 August 2006 saw crew from KENT visit the Abeer2 school, in Kuwait City. The school provides education, care and therapy for children with Autism. In true Royal Navy style, 'Jack' set to work with paint and hammers to decorate the school and mend a roof in 45 degree Celsius heat. Needless to say the crest of the ship was amongst the items painted on the wall.
KENT was in the Northern Persian Gulf working 22-day patrols safeguarding the oil platforms and checking shipping in the area as per United Nations Security Council Regulations. KENT later conducted a self-maintenance period at Port Rashid, Dubai. After 60 days of patrols, 47 security sweeps of vessels approaching the oil platforms and 515 queries of merchant vessels, KENT left the Northern Persian Gulf and set sail home. A four-day visit to Muscat in Oman followed, which included training with the Omani Navy. A hockey game resulted in a pleasing 7-0 victory.
In Mumbai, HRH Prince Andrew visited KENT.
15:00 hours, 5 November 2006 saw KENT hand over her duties to HMS SUTHERLAND in Salalah, Oman. Later on her way home, KENT made a goodwill visit to Beirut on Friday 17 November. The ship featured on national news and the crew visited some of the local sites.
After Beirut, KENT visited Souda Bay and then the port of Civitavecchia, Italy. Algiers was the next stop, showcasing training to the Algerian Navy. A television conference and the chance to experience traditional Algerian food in the traditional style followed.
February 2007 saw KENT awarded the Thales fleet active ASW award 2005/2006. Due to the busy period of deployments, the award ceremony had to be delayed until 2007. December 2007 saw KENT preparing for the customary Operational Sea Training period, training with aircraft and sea boat operations. With quieter evenings, quiz nights and sports television were the order of the day, along with 'Secret Santa' delivering inappropriate gifts for selected crew January 2008 saw preparations for OST continuing afoot ready for the initial materials and safety audit.
February 2008 HMS KENT was in refit for replacement of two of the four Paxman Valenta diesel engines.
March 2008 saw an invitation from the Second Sea Lord to a Ladies Night aboard HMS Victory. Operational Sea Training sees the customary missions around the fictional port of Freeport, played by HMNB Devonport. This exercise involves political tensions and seeing how the crew responds to escalation in a proportional, measured manner. Later in the OST exercises in April, the crew of KENT dealt with a simulated earthquake aftermath in the fictional 'island' of Bull Point at Devonport. The 'Away Team' had to respond to the needs of the survivors in the same manner as they would in a real situation - dealing with injuries, restoring water and food supplies and providing safe shelter.
May 2008 saw KENT off the Channel Islands providing a demonstration of the Royal Navy to the local islanders. This was also the first Jersey Boat Show with KENT the largest vessel on show. The following Thursday saw the culmination of Operational Sea Training
Saturday 31 May 2008 saw KENT get underway from 'The Wall' at Portsmouth for a six-month deployment to South Asia and the Far East. This voyage included visits to countries such as Russia, China, Japan and Indonesia, as well as participation in various multi-national exercises.
July 27th 2008, saw HMS KENT hosting a solemn memorial service over the historic shipwreck of HMS EXETER (68) in the Java Sea. KENT left the Indonesian port of Surabaya (just as EXETER had on the evening of 28th February 1942, on her last fateful voyage), performed the ceremony and then continued on to Jakarta. Aboard were a BBC film crew and four of HMS EXETER’s veteran survivors, along with several British dignitaries and high ranking naval officers.
On her way home, a stop-off at Gibraltar saw the crews of KENT and IRON DUKE race up the Rock in the traditional 'rock race', which is 3 miles (4.8 km) long and ascends 1,300 feet (400 m). Midshipman Cator was the winner with a time of under 24 minutes
In June 2010, KENT...
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MARECHAL JOFFRE passenger ship

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MARECHAL JOFFRE passenger ship

Postby aukepalmhof » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:32 pm

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Built as a passenger-cargo vessel under yard no 156 by Soc. Provencale de Cnst. Nav. at La Ciotat, France for Soc. des Services Contratuels des Messageries Maritimes., Marseilles.
14 May 1931 launched as the MARECHAL JOFFRE one sister the JEAN LABORDE.
Tonnage 11,732 gross, dim. 150.9 x 19.50 x 12.34m. length bpp. 124.9
Passenger accommodation for ?
Powered by two 10-cyl. oil engines, manufactured by Schneider & Cie at Le Creuset, 1307 nhp, twin shafts, speed 17 knots.
February 1933 completed, homeport Marseilles.

She was built for the service between France and India Ocean and Far East.
03 March 1933 sailed on her maiden voyage from Marseilles in this service.
30 March 1939 in collision with the P&O steamer CANTON in Hong Kong but can be repaired in Hong Kong.
When World War II broke out she was at Saigon in April 1940, and she stayed there used in the regional services there of the company. Used in this services until 07 December 1941when after the attack on Pearl Harbour she was requisitioned in Manilla by the Free France Government.
Manned by Vichy French Forces after the fall of France in 1940, MARECHAL JOFFRE was in the Philippines when the United States entered World War II. She was taken over by a crew of downed US Navy fliers from Patrol Wing 10 and with the help of some of the French sailors who were not supportive of the Vichy government sailed on the 18th for Balikpapan, whence she proceeded to Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. She arrived at San Francisco with a cargo of wool and zircon sand on 19 April 1942.

US Navy use
The following day, she was taken over by the United States Maritime Commission and transferred to the Navy. Commissioned 27 April 1942 with Lieutenant Thomas G. Warfield in command, she was renamed ROCHAMBEAU and designated AP-63 on the 29th.
She was the only U.S. Naval vessel to be named for the French nobleman, Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau (1725–1807), who commanded the French troops in Washington's army during the American Revolutionary War
After conversion displacement 14,242 tons, with a crew of 381 officers and enlisted men. Armed with 1 single 5”/38 dual purpose gun mount, 4 – single 3 inch dual purpose gun mounts and 8 – 1.1”/75 caliber replaces with 8 – single 20mm gun mounts.

ROCHAMBEAU, converted for use as a casualty evacuation ship, departed Oakland, California on 20 October for her first operation, under the U.S. flag. With replacements and reinforcements for the Guadalcanal campaign embarked on her westward passage, she made Nouméa; disembarked her passengers; replaced them with casualties from hospitals there, at Suva, and at Bora Bora; and returned to San Francisco on 3 December. At the end of December, she sailed west again. Extending her range to New Zealand and Australia on that voyage, she limited her next run, 9 to 27 March, to New Caledonia and the New Hebrides. On that trip she carried Lieutenant (j.g.) John F. Kennedy to Espiritu Santo where he was transferred to LST-449 and taken to the Solomons. During May, ROCHAMBEAU remained in waters off California, then, on 5 June, resumed her passenger/casualty runs to the south and southwest Pacific. Continuing those runs well into 1944, she added ports in New Guinea to her stops in September 1943 and the central Solomons in the spring of 1944. On her last run, 16 November 1944 – 17 January 1945 she brought back casualties from hospitals on Eniwetok, Guam, and Kwajalein in the company of the USS BARROW and USS BOYD.
Decommissioning
On 9 February, ROCHAMBEAU headed for New York City. Arriving on the 25th, she was decommissioned and transferred to the U.S. Maritime Commission's War Shipping Administration (WSA) on 17 March. Her name was struck from the Naval Vessel Register at the end of the month. Then returned to French custody, she resumed the name MARECHAL JOFFRE and, operating for WSA, was used to transport American troops from Europe to the United States. She made three transatlantic round voyages during the second half of 1945.
She served as troopship for the French Army till March 1950, and after refurbishing at La Ciotat between March 1950 till September 1951, used first as a liner on the Indian Ocean, when the CHAMPOLLION was wrecked used in the Mediterranean line from 1953, then used in the Indian Ocean and Far East line; 03 February 1957 she got engine trouble and had to be towed to Dakar. Her last days she was used in the North Africa services and carried many troops from France to the trouble spots in North Africa.
15 January 1960 she arrived at Osaka. Japan and was scrapped there by Rinko Seitetsu.

France 2017 20gr letter, sg?, scott? The stamp shows her after she was built, while the photo shows her after her refurbishment in 1951.
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Rochambeau_(AP-63) http://www.miramarshipindex.nz http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/pho ... id=1385823
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Re: MARECHAL JOFFRE passenger ship

Postby D. v. Nieuwenhuijzen » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:50 pm

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Passengers 1st class:138, 2nd class:92, 3rd class:76, steerage:592.
September 1951 after refit Gt:11,680, only 1 funnel, Passengers 1st class:129, 2nd class:130.
(Great Passenger Ships of the World 3)
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