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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:
Brazil 1995 084c sg2723, scott 2555 and 1.50r sgMS2724, scott2556b


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.

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: ... 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.


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
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...

I-168 submarine.

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I-168 submarine.

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Built as a submarine by the Kure Naval Arsenal at Kure for the Imperial Japanese Navy.
18 June 1931 laid down.
26 June 1933 launched as the I-68. She was one of the KD6A type class of submarines of which 8 were built.
Displacement 1.785 tons surface, 2.440 tons submerged. Dim. 104.7 x 8.2 x 4.6m. (draught).
Powered by two Kampon MK 1A model 8 diesel engines, 9,000 hp and 2 electric motors, 1,800 hp, twin shafts, speed surface 23 knots, submerged 8.25 knots.
Fuel 341 tons.
Range by a speed of 10 knots on the surface 14,000 miles.
Armament 4 – 533m torpedo tubes forward and 2 x 533 torpedo tubes at the stern, carried 14 torpedoes. 1 – 10cm deck gun.
Diving depth maximum 75 meter.
Crew 70.
31 July 1934 commissioned.

Based at the Kure Naval District.
The class was a faster than their predecessors and at that time she were the fastest submarine in the world.
25 July 1941 under command of Comdr. Nakamura Otoji.
23 November 1941 she departs from Kwajalien bound for the waters off Hawaii to perform reconnaissance duties in preparation for the impending attack on Pearl Harbor.
02 December she received the code signal “Niitakayama nobore (Climb Mount Niitaka) 1208”, which informs her that the hostilities commence on 07 December 1941.
On that day she patrolled the waters 25 miles sw of Oahu.
13 December she patrols the waters off Hawaii and was subjected to 21 separate depth charge attacks on that day and later, the attacks wreck many of her batteries and she got flooding in her aft torpedo tubes.
31 December she returns to Japan.
09 January 1942 arrived at Kure for repair.

20 May 1942 she is renumbered in I-168.
23 May under command of Comdr. Tanabe Yahachi she left Kure for her second war patrol in the waters off Midway.
02 June her arrived of Midway and made her first periscope reconnaissance of Sand Island, in which Yahachi reported unusually frequent patrol aircraft launches.
04 June she made periscope observations during the first Japanese air attack on Midway.
Later that day she received orders to commence shelling the airfield on Eastern Island. Midway.
05 June at 01.24 she surfaces within 1,100 yards sw of Midway and opened fire, she fires six shells but did not inflict any damage. She withdrew when she came under fire of U.S.A. Marine forces.
Thereafter she was briefly chased and depth charged by an American patrol vessel.

After the crippled aircraft carrier USS YORKTOWN was spotted by Japanese floatplane, she was ordered to sink the carrier.
She was running on the surface full speed towards the YORKTOWN she was attacked by a Catalina patrol plane, but the I-168 she dives and escape.
06 June at 04.10 she sighted the YORKTOWN about 12 miles away. And at 06.00 they spotted the first destroyer. He submerges and slows down to three knots. The YORKTOWN got six destroyers circling and protecting the carrier.
USS HAMMANN was alongside the YORKTOWN on the starboard side and provides power for the carrier’s pumps and for fighting the still burning fires on board the carrier.

The I-168 skilfully makes her approach to the carrier, and undetected he penetrated the destroyer screen.
At 13.32 he fires two torpedoes from 1500 yards, three seconds more an other two torpedoes, the first hit the HAMMANN which break her back which sinks her in about four minutes. When she goes down her depth charges exploding and kills 81 men.
At 13.36 two torpedoes hit the YORKTOWN starboard side below the bridge, the other missed.

The same time the American destroyer commence a counter attack, a destroyer who passed over the submerged submarine dropt two depth charges, after more attacks the I-168 got flooding in the torpedo room and manoeuvring room, her battery cells are extensively damaged.
At 1640 when her batteries are almost exhausted the I-168 surfaced and found out that the destroyers were away about five miles and with the best speed the I-168 disappeared from the scene.
She was sighted by the destroyers and one fired intermittently at her. Some emergency repairs were carried out and fixed where after she dived again. She escaped after some 40 depth charge attacks.

07 June low on fuel she slowly sails for Japan arriving in Yokosuka with almost empty tanks, for refuelling. Then she proceeds to Kure for repairs.

31 August 1942 her repairs completed and she left from Sasebo, Japan under command of Lieutenant Commander Katsuji Watanabe. She was reassigned to cargo transportation missions to the beleaguered Solomon Islands and Kiska.

25 July 1943 she departs Truk for Rabaul.
She sends till 27 July regular situation reports while sailing in the Isabel Strait.
That day at dusk she sighted around 17.54 an surfaced enemy submarine in the Steffen Strait between New Ireland and New Hanover. The I-168 fires a torpedo at the submarine but missed, the USS SCAMP which she missed spotted the incoming torpedo. LtCdr. Walter E. Ebert the skipper of the boat gives full ahead and crass dives. He dives to 220 feet before levelling off and the torpedo of the I-168 passed overhead.
Then he returned to periscope depth and at 18.12 he fires four torpedoes at I-168 that sinks her 60 miles off New Hanover in a position 02 05S, 149 01E.
The I-168 was lost with all hands, 97 crew members lost there life.

(The stamp shows the submarine surfaced which was not the case, also when she launched her torpedoes from that position she hardly could hit the HAMMANN.)

Uganda 1992 200s sg1060, scott975j.

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