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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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This stamp issued by Uruguay in 2017 shows Mother Francisca Rubatto arriving in South America, with in the background a ship, which could be a imagination of the designer of the stamp, but I believe she was an existing vessel She has a black painted funnel the only Italian company which had a black funnel at around that time was the Societa di Navigazione a Vapore Fratelli Lavarello, but this company got in financially trouble in 1891 and the fleet was taken over by La Veloce another company based in Genova but this company funnel colours are not black. Only the CITTA DI GENOVA built in 1889 and taken over by La Veloce looks if the designer has used this ship for his stamp. The photo shows her as SAVOIE. She has another funnel length and her after mast is not in the same position as on the stamp.

There are many web-sites in Spanish and English on her but not any has the shipsname in which she arrived in Montevideo in 1892. At least I found an Italian web-site which got the ships name as DUCHESSA DI GENOVA on which Mother Francisca Rubatto sailed to Montevideo in 1892.

The Uruguay Post has by the stamp:
125 years after the arrival of M. Francisca Rubatto to South America.

Ana Maria Rubatto Pavesio, known as the Blessed Francisca Rubatto (Carmagnola, February 14, 1844 - Montevideo, August 6, 1904), Italian religious foundress of the school of the Capuchin Sisters of Mother Rubatto. She had an outstanding performance in Uruguay. The Catholic Church venerates her as beata.

Born in Italy, daughter of Juan Tomás Rubatto and Catalina Pavesio. In 1863 she was orphaned and moved to Turin, where she entered the Cottolengo. On January 23, 1885, she took the habit with other compañeras, founding in Loano the Congregation of the Capuchin Sisters, and on September 17, 1886 she made the religious vows with the name of Maria Francisca de Jesús. In 1892 he left for Uruguay with three compañeras, and they began a pastoral and assistance task. In the neighborhood of Belvedere they created a sewing workshop, which eventually became the San Jose de la Providencia School, and also made missionary trips to Argentina and Brazil, where six of their compañeras gave their 1904. To date (2016), her Daughters serve in the Church in Italy, Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Peru and East Africa.

On October 10, 1993 she was beatified by Pope John Paul II, being the first Uruguayan blessed.

After much searching on the net at least I found that M. Francisca Rubatto left on 03 May 1892 on board the DUCHESSA DI GENOVA bound for Montevideo and she arrived in Montevideo on 24 May 1892. ... ria_08.asp

A photo of DUCHESSA DI GENOVA from around 1892 shows her with three masts and two funnels, the vessel on the stamp has one funnel the third mast could be hidden behind the portrait of Francisca Rubatto.

She was built as a steel hulled cargo-passenger ship under yard no 390 by Robert Napier & Sons, Govan, Scotland for Cia Mexicana Transatlantica, Vera Cruz, Mexico.
29 February 1884 launched as the MEXICO, two sisters the OAXACA and TAMAULIPAS.
Tonnage 4,142 gross, 2,793 net, dim 121,9 bpp. X 13.4 x 7.04m.
Powered by one 3-cyl. triple expansion steam engine, manufactured by the shipbuilder, 1,000 nhp., one screw, speed 14 knots.
Passenger accommodation for 98 first, 108 second and 740 third class passengers.
1884 Completed.
The three ships were built for the liner service between Liverpool and Mexico. But the service was short lived and already in 1887 the three vessel were sold to the Italian company La Veloce Navigazione Italiana, Genoa.
The MEXICO was delivered to the new owner in Liverpool and renamed in DUCHESSA DI GENOVA.
19 November 1887 she left for the first time Genoa and via Barcelona, Las Palmas to Montevideo and Buenos Aires.
21 December 1905 she was sold for breaking up, and she was broken up at Genoa, work commenced in February 1906.

Source: Miramar. South Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P. Bonsor.

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