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The class was built as a nuclear attack submarine by General Dynamics Electro Boat Co., Groton for the USA Navy. Of this class three were built commissioned between 1997 and 2005. The last JIMMY CARTER had another tonnage and dim.
Displacement 7,460 tons standard, 9,137 tons full load, dim. 1007.6 x 12.9 x 11m. (draught).
Powered by one S6W PWR nuclear reactor, 52,000 shp, one shaft, pumpjet propulsor, speed + 35 knots.
Range, unlimited, endurance, till food supplies run out.
Diving depth + 800 feet.
Armament: 8 – 26 inch torpedo tubes, 40 torpedoes, 50 missiles or 100 mines.
Crew 140.
More on this class of three ships is given on:
2018 Al three are in active service.

I believe the USS CONNECTICUT is depict on this stamp. See photo and stamp. When I am correct the tugboat is the harbour tug USS NATCHITOCHES (799).

Solomon Islands 2016 $12.00 sg?, scott?

«Allerton»- iron full-rigged ship

An iron full-rigged ship built in 1884 by Oswald, Mordaunt & Co., Southampton, as Yard No. 224. Dimensions 83,17×12,23×7,50 meters and 1936 tons under deck.
In 1885 the Captain J. Gyllencreutz was appointed.
In 1910 sold to owners in Valparaiso, Chile, for £ 2600 and converted into a hulk.
The design stamp is made after painting of Christopher Blossom. In the picture we see: “The year is 1897 and the iron hull rigger "Allerton" makes her way up the East River, viewed from the piers of South Street. The last of the late afternoon sun just catches her toward her berth. The crew of the "Allerton" stands by on the fo-c'sle while some bystanders watch with perhaps some professional curiosity.” "Allerton" was typical of many latter day sailing ships being squeezed out of business by the competition with steam.
Somalia 2010;2500. Source: ... ype=artist.

Boston Navy Yard

The earliest naval shipbuilding activities in Charlestown, Massachusettsacross the Charles River and Boston harbor to the north from the city of Boston , began during the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). The land for the Charlestown Navy Yard was purchased by the United States government in 1800 and the yard itself established shortly thereafter. The yard built the first US ship of the line , "USS Independence" , but was primarily a repair and storage facility until the 1890s, when it started to build steel ships for the "New Navy". By then, it was called the Boston Navy Yard. Forty-six ships have been constructed in the Boston Navy Yard, the first vessel launched being the sloop of war Frolic in 1813, and the latest the Whitney, a destroyer tender, launched in 1923. Additional vessels have been constructed for other governmental departments. No. 1 drydock, built of granite, completed in 1833 was the first drydock built in this country, and the first vessel to enter it was the famous frigate Constitution. The U. S. S. Constitution, or "Old Ironsides" as it is commonly referred to, was built by the act of Congress which authorized the building of six frigates in the year 1793. Work has commenced on the frigate at "Moulton's Point," former name of the navy yard, in 1794 and she was launched in 1797. This famous old ship participated in forty battles and never suffered defeat. In 1927 work of rebuilding her was undertaken at this yard. The necessary funds for the rebuilding were raised by popular subscription, in addition to an appropriation of three hundred thousand dollars authorized by Congress in 1930 to complete the work. In the late 1880s and 1890s, the Navy began expanding again bringing into service new modern steel hulled steam-powered warships and that brought new life to the Yard. The design stamp is made after painting of Christopher Blossom.
Somalia 2010;2500.
Sources: ... e-barracks

DOLPHIN INS submarine

This stamp shows us a Dolphin class submarine of the Israeli Navy, the stamp is designed after a few design alternations were made in the design after a photo on: and shows us the DOLPHIN the lead ship of her class.

Built as a submarine by Thyssen Nordsee Werke in Emden, Germany for the Israeli Navy.
07 October 1994 keel laid down.
12 April 1996 launched as the INS DOLPHIN.
Displacement 1,640 ton surface, 1,900 ton submerged, dim. 57.3 x 6.8 x 6.2m (draught).
Powered: Diesel electric by 3 diesels, 4,243 shp, 3,164 kW., one shaft, speed 20 knots.
Test depth more as 350m.
Armament: 6 – 533mm torpedo tubes and 4 – 650mm torpedo tubes. She has the capacity to carry anti-ship missiles, mines, decoys and stn Atlas wire-guided DM2A3 torpedoes. The surface-to—surface missile is the submarine launched Harpoon which delivers a 227 kg warhead to a range of 130 km at high subsonic speed.
Crew 35 and 10 additional.
She was fitted out at the HDW yard in Kiel, Germany, and completed on 31 July 1999.

2018 Still a unit of the Israeli Navy and in service.

Source: Wikipedia and internet.
Solomon Island 2016 $12 sg?, scott?

SEVERODVINSK (K-560) submarine

On this stamp issued by the Solomon Islands in 2016 four submarines are depict, of which one shows us one of the Russian Severodvinsk class, there is not a Severodvinsk class submarine in the Russian Navy, the SEVERODVINSK is a ship of the Yasen-class.

She was built as a nuclear attack submarine by SevMash at Arkhangelskaya oblast, Severodvinsk for the Russian Navy.
1993 Laid down.
15 June 2010 launched as the SEVERODVINSK (K-560) one of the Yasen-class.
Displacement 5,800-7,700-9,500 ton surface, 8,200-13,800 submerged. Dim. 120 x 15 x 8.4m. (draught)
Powered by 1 KPM type pressurized water reactor ?kW, speed 20 knots surfaced, 28 knots (silent) submerged and maximum speed submerged 35 knots.
Armament: 8 – VL.S equipped silos for either 32 (8 x 4) Oniks or 40 (8 x 4) Kalibr-PI anti-ship, anti-submarine and land attack submarines launched weapon. Kh-10 cruise missiles. 10 torpedo tubes (8 x 650mm and 2 x 533mm).
Crew 90.
30 December 2013 commissioned. A unit of the Northern Russian Fleet.

K-560 SEVERODVINSK is a Yasen-class submarine nuclear attack submarine of the Russian Navy. The construction of the submarine started in 1993 and was first planned to be launched in 1998. However budgetary problems delayed the construction for years, and it was only launched on 15 June 2010. SEVERODVINSK began sea trials on 12 September 2011. The submarine returned from her first voyage by 6 October 2011.
SEVERODVINSK's torpedo-launching systems have been fitted behind the compartment of the central station.[
Trials and Operational History
On 7 November 2012, the boat (while submerged) successfully launched a Kalibr cruise missile (anti-ship version) at a sea target in the White Sea. Later that same month the submarine successfully test fired two additional (land attack) cruise missiles. The first land attack SLCM was launched on 26 November 2012 from a surfaced position and a second two days later from a submerged position.
SEVERODVINSK was handed over to the Navy in late December 2013. The flag-raising ceremony was held on 17 June 2014 marking its introduction into the Russian Navy.[
In November 2014 the submarine successfully tested its rescue capsule which surfaced from a depth of 40 metres (130 ft) with five crew members inside.
SEVERODVINSK became combat-ready in early 2016. At the end of April 2016 and in August 2017, K-560 conducted drills using 3M14 missiles.

Source: ... verodvinsk
Solomon Islands 2016 $12.00 sg?, scott 2080a.


Guinea Bissau issued a set of stamps with inland steamships. Guinea Bissau is a country which supplies us with an avalanche of stamps each year.

Built in 1911 in Nizhny-Novgorod for service on the Northern Dvina River.
Length : 110 m, breadth 14 m, draught 1.4 m
Engines : Triple expansion with cylinders of 38, 61 and 110 cm and stroke of 110 cm and generating 380 hp and a normal top speed of 18 km/hour.
Rarely in use but is available for charter and in recent years has been chartered for cruises generally of 2-3 nights by a local travel agency. In 2010/11 she was under internal renovation costing 40 million roubles and returned to service in 2012 offering a 7-night river tour in June and a three-night trip in July from Archangelsk for the Pomor Tours company.
2018 In service. She is better known as N.V. GOGUL.
Guinea Bissau 2009 600 FCFA sg?, scott?


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For the tall ship race, which set off from Halmstad, Sweden on 30 June 2017 in the Baltic via the Finnish ports Turku and Kotka then too Klaipeda in Lithuania too Szczecin a distant from about 1,200 sea miles, the Polish post issued a miniature sheet to honour this race. ... aces-2017/
On the sheet is depict the tall ship KAPITAN BORCHARDT.

Built as a three-masted schooner under yard no113 by J.J. Patje & Zonen, Waterhuizen, Netherland ordered for Gustaaf Adolf van Veen in Scheveningen, Netherland.
13 July 1917 launched as the NORA.
Tonnage 186 brt, 163 net, 325 dwt., dim. 32.75 x 7.00 x 3.20m, length bpp. 29.55m
Schooner rigged.
One 6-cyl. diesel engine manufactured by Motoren Werke Mannheim AG, 250 rhp, speed 10 knots.
10 June 1918 transferred to Zeevaart Maatschappij Albatros (Gustaaf Adolf van Veen) Rotterdam.
18 November 1918 completed.

25 July 1919 sold to Zeevaart Maatschappij Groningen, Harlingen, Netherlands and renamed HARLINGEN.
03 May 1923 sold to Jurjen Swiers, Groningen/Harlingen not renamed.
20 September 1923 sold to Reederei von Helmolt Hanseatische Schleppenschiffahrt, Bremen and renamed MOWE.
01 March 1924 sold to Gustav Dethweiler, Bremen, renamed in MOWE II.
17 September 1924 sold to Petrus Visher, West Rhauderfehn, Germany and renamed VADDER GERRIT.
1925 Installed a 2 cyl. spark-plug engine manufactured by Hanseatische Motoren GmbH, Bergedorf, 56 nhp.
07 May 1931 arrived by Schiffswerft Schismer, Oldersum to rebuilt.
1934 A new 4 cyl. diesel installed manufactured by Humboldt Deutzmotoren AG, Kõln, 270 rhp. The same year transferred to C & P Visher, West Rhauderfehn, not renamed.
26 November 1937 in collision on a voyage from London to Bremen during heavy fog with the Dutch PINGUIN in a position near Woolwich in which the PINGUIN sank and the VADDER GERRIT severe was damaged. Repaired by Schulte & Bruns in Emden, Germany. During the repair her damaged clipper bow was replaced by a standard bow. 27 December 1937 was she repaired and resumed sailing.
07 October 1939 transferred to Partenrederei “Vadder Gerrit”, Leer. Germany, not renamed.
18 August 1940 in service as a supply-ship for the German Navy in Kiel, fitted out as a supply-ship in Flensburg, Germany.
08 September 1941 training ship for U-boot abwehrschule (submarine anti-aircraft school). She sank at Kiel on 4 March 1943.
16 July 1945 salvaged and anchored in Kiel.
17 December 1947 assigned to the Dutch Government.
08 January 1948 arrived under tow of the German tug HANS at Martenshoek, Netherland and repaired by the yard of B. Fikkers, Martenshoek. Received a new mid-section and wheelhouse, engine overhauled.
08 January 1948 sold to Marinus Vlap, Groningen and renamed INSPE. (Managed by Wagenborg)
17 April 1954 sold to P/R K.O. Lottsson & L. Karlson & E.B.R. Louson, Skärhamn, Sweden and renamed UTSKÄR.
1969 Sold to Arn F.A.Durk, Kållands-ö, not renamed.
1974 Sold to Else Marie & Lars Åke Hartzell, Ronehamn.Not renamed.
1975 After a fire on board declared a construction total loss.
1978 Sold to R. Wiklund, Stockholm, not renamed.
1979 Sold to Kate Meijer, Groningen and renamed again in NORA.
She was rebuilt in a sailing ship, dim. 33.48 x 6.91 x 3.18m., length bpp. 29.62m. A new engine placed a 6-cyl. Caterpillar, 353 hp, speed 9 knots.
1989 Sold to Hovax B.V., Nijmegen, Netherlands, registered in Willemstad Netherlands Antilles, at that time she was a three-mast schooner passenger ship with accommodation for 45 passengers.
1989 Sold to Baltic Sail Ship AB, Stockholm and renamed in NAJADEN.
Rigged as a three-masted fore-and-aft schooner, tonnage 250 ton displacement, 175 ton gross and 90 tons net. Dim. 45.00 x 7.05 x 3.15m. Length bpp. 30.00.
Sail area 600 m².
Crew and accommodation for 82 passengers for day cruises. Also used for charter cruises in the Baltic.
1996 Sold to Klart Skepp Marinteknik AB, Danderyd, Sweden not renamed.
30 August 2011 sold to Sklodonscy Yachting Sp Z.O.O. Warsaw, Poland and used as training vessel.
08 October 2011 renamed in Gdansk as KAPITAN BORCHARDT, named after Captain Karol Olgierd Borchardt.
Accommodation for 10 crew and 32 trainees.
Rigged as a 3 masted fore-and-aft schooner.
2017 In service same name and owners, IMO No 5375008.

Source Internet, Lloyds Registry and click on COASTERS DATA BASE and scroll down to NORA.
Poland 2017 6Z sgMS?, scott?
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