SHIP STAMP SOCIETY

SHIP STAMP SOCIETY

Interested in Ships and Stamps? The Ship Stamp Society is an international society and publishes it’s journal, Log Book, six time a year.
Other benefits include the availability of a "Packet" for anyone who wants to purchase or sell ship stamps.
Full membership of £17 (UK only) includes receiving Log Book by post, but there is an online membership costing just £12pa.
Full details can be found on our web site at http://www.shipstampsociety.com where you can also join and pay your chosen subscription through Paypal or by cheque.
A free sample of Log Book is available on request.

ISLAND BAY N.Z. and fishing boats.

New Zealand issued in 1983 four stamps which shows us paintings made by Rita Angus, one of this stamps has a maritime theme, it shows us the Island Bay near Wellington, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Island_Bay,_New_Zealand with in the bay fishing boats, which are locally known as the Italian wooden fishing boats. Since the late 19th century Italian emigrants settled in Island Bay (little Italy) many commenced fishing from the bay in the Cook Strait After the 1960s the Italian fleet declined and 2018 there are not more Italian boats in the bay.
Of this issues the New Zealand post gives. This issue of stamps featured the works of Rita Angus whose meticulous compositions in oil and water-colours earned her the reputation as a leader of the modern school of New Zealand painting.
Rita Angus, born in Hastings, and received her early arts skills training at Palmerston North before moving to Christchurch where she attended Diploma classes at the Canterbury School of Arts from 1927-1931. She lived in Christchurch until 1954 when she moved northwards to settle in Wellington, leaving it for one year in 1958 to study and work in Europe. Throughout her career she made frequent painting trips throughout New Zealand, especially to Central Otago and Hawke's Bay.
In the early part of her career she often depicted aspects of Wanaka, a region of particularly serene beauty in New Zealand's South Island. It has been suggested that she turned to watercolour during the war years because paintings in that medium were more saleable when people had less money and also because of a shortage of imported artists materials, but the fact is that the artist was equally at home with both watercolours and oils using them alternatively until the end of her career.
Rita Angus died in 1970 at the age of 62 years following a lifetime devoted to art. In a newspaper obituary Mr Melvin Day, the Director of the National Art Gallery, stated "Her influence on painting in this country was wholly beneficial, not only because of her achievement in art, but above all for her artistic integrity and independence". But perhaps the last word should be left to the artist. In the Year Book of the Arts, 1947, Rita said her aim was "to show to the present a peaceful way, and through devotion to visual art to sow some seed for possible maturity in later generations."
This stamp issue featured four stamps with her artwork and the issue coincided with the first major touring exhibition of works by the artist, which was organised by the National Art Gallery in Wellington. The four paintings chosen to feature on the stamps came from different stages of the artist's career, spanning forty years, in the medium of watercolours and oils. A presentation pack was also issued on 27 April and featured the four stamps. The pack was done in a vertical format, which comformed to the stamp issue. A self-portrait of Rita Angus featured on the front cover.

https://stamps.nzpost.co.nz/new-zealand ... -paintings
New Zealand 1983 24c sg1312, scott?

WSD 42 111K AFRAMAX tanker design

The last stamp of the set of Cuba did give me some problems, there are many red hulled tankers but most photo’s shows the ship forepart.
But at least the large white funnel did give me the clue, the funnel did have not an owners logo, so most probably it was a vessel under construction.
I found a photo on the net for a tanker design from Wartsila Ship Design which shows the ship I was looking for only the free fall lifeboat was not in the same position as on the stamp, but she is the vessel on the stamp. If already one ship of this design is sold, I am not sure.

The design is known as WSD 42 111K an Aframax tanker for oil and products.
Tonnage 50,500 gt, 98,200 dwt, dim. 252.80 x 44.80 x 20.80m, length bpp.244.20m, draught 13.60m.
Powered by a Wärtsilä engine, 10,400 kW, speed 14.5 kn.
Accommodation for 32 persons.

More info is given on: https://www.wartsila.com/products/marin ... max-tanker (click on download datasheet.)

Cuba 2017 85p sg?, scott?

CAMPEON tanker

The 50p stamp shows the tanker CAMPEON. The clearest identification is what looks like a crow’s nest in the foremast.

Built under yard no 17 by Astrilleris. Espanoles (AESA) at Puerto Real, Cádiz, Spain for Cia Arrendataria del Monopolio de Petroleas S.A. (CAMPSA), Madrid, Spain.
23 June 1979 launched as the CAMPEON one sister the CAMPONUBLA not any photo gives the last with the orange marking above the bridge windows.
Tonnage 14,863 grt, 22,353 dwt., dim. 166.0 x 24.2m.
One Sulzer 6RND68 diesel engine, 9,900 hp, speed 14.5 knots.
September 1979 delivered to owner, homeport Gran Canaria. IMO No 7711646.

15 August 1980 while it was loading petroleum products, at the Galp Setubal refinery , it suffered a fire followed by a series of explosions, three crew members died and five technicians from the refinery were injured.

2004 Sold to Maritima de Panama SA, Panama and renamed MARGARITA B.
15 June 2006 arrived Chittagong, Bangladesh for scrapping.

Source: http://www.miramarshipindex.nz and internet.
Cuba 2017 50p sg scott?

ABERDEEN shuttle tanker

Built as a double hulled shuttle tanker under yard no 306 by Ast. Espanoles (AESA), Sestao, Spain for Getty Maritime Inc., Monrovia.
09 February 1996 laid down.
15 July 1996 launched under the name ABERDEEN.
Tonnage 47,274 grt, 26,719 nrt, 87,055 dwt., dim. 221.8 x 36.8 x 21m., length bpp.210m.
Powered by 2SA 7 cyl. type 7S60 MC6 engine, 14,314 kw, one shaft, speed 14.5 knots. Two bow-thrusters and one stern thruster.
Crew 34.
Loading capacity 80,500 m³.
18 December 1996 completed. Under Bahama flag and registry, homeport Nassau.

Used in the North Sea.
2018 In service, same name and owner, IMO No 9125736.

Source: http://www.miramarshipindex.nz Internet.
Cuba 2017 35p sg?, scott?

BORDER TARTAN or BORDER THISTLE

For the 10th Anniversary of the reactivation of the oil refinery Camilo Cienfuegos the refinery was named after Camilo Cienfuegos (a photo van hem also on the stamp on the left) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camilo_Cienfuegos Cuba issued in 2017 four stamps which shows us the refinery with in the foreground oil tankers used to supply and transport the oil to and from the refinery. The inscription under the stamps translated in English gives for the 15p “coastal tanker”, the 35p “shuttle tanker”, (ABERDEEN), the 50p a “multipurpose tanker” CAMPEON and on the 85p “handy size tanker” WSD 42 111k AFRAMAX tanker design.


The 15p stamp shows us the BORDER TARTAN or BORDER THISTLE both built by the Damen shipyard in Galati, Rumania. It are sisterships which is depict I am not sure.
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=16306#!lightbox[gallery]/0/

BORDER THISTLE: built as a tanker under yard no 1036 for Darwin Shipping Ltd., Jersey.
01 October 2003 laid down.
16 July 2004 launched as BORDER THISTLE.
Tonnage 3,248 grt, 1,273 nrt, 4,988 dwt., dim. 85,32 x 17,00 x 8.95m. Length bpp. 79.9m, draught 6.30m.
Tank capacity 5,211m³.
The empty hull was towed to the Damen yard in Bergum, Netherlands for fitting out under yard no 9355.
Powered by one MAK 8M25c 8 cyl. 2,400 kW, one shaft, speed 12 knots.
26 January 2005 completed, homeport Isle of Man.

04 June 2010 sold to Sociedad Naviera Ultragás Ltd., Santiago, Chile and renamed DON PANCHO
2018 In service same name and owners, IMO No 9287819.

BORDER TARTAN: built as a tanker under yard no 1037 for Darwin Steaming Ltd., Douglas, Isl of Man.
15 October 2003 laid down.
26 August 2004 launched as BORDER TARTAN.
Same details as the BORDER THISTLE.
The empty hull was towed to the Damen yard in Bergum, Netherlands for fitting out under yard No 9356.
02 March 2005 completed.

21 October 2010 sold to Podravina Shipping Inc. Valparaiso, Chile, renamed in DON GONZALO I
2018 Same name and owners IMO No 9287821.

Source: http://www.miramarshipindex.nz and internet.
Cuba 2017 15p sg?, scott?

TALL SHIP RACE URUGUAY 2018

On April 13-2018 Uruguayan Mail has put into circulation a sheet and the philatelic card Velas Uruguay 2018. The issue will be made within the framework of the International Meeting and Sailing Latin America 2018, which will meet between 10 and 15 April in Punta del Este and Montevideo to frigates, brigantines and schooners of Brazil, Chile, Spain, Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, Argentina and Uruguay.
These large sailing ships sail together the seas of South America and the Caribbean, for four and a half months. In its route of more than 12 thousand nautical miles, the ships will made calls at 12 ports in Latin America.
Uruguay will be represented by the recently restored school ship Capitán Miranda.

The participating vessels are:
• Cisne Branco Frigate (Brazil) viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10406&p=10905&hilit=cisne#p10905
• Oceanographic vessel Dr. Bernardo Houssay (Argentina) viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8682&p=8696&hilit=bernardo#!lightbox[gallery]/0/
• School ship Juan Sebastián Elcano (Spain) viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8109&p=18334&hilit=juan+sebastian#p18334
• Fragata Libertad (Argentina) viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6826&p=9090&hilit=libertad#p9090
• Gloria school ship (Colombia) viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6147&p=16020&hilit=gloria#p16020
• School ship Cuauhtémoc (Mexico) viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5875
• Simón Bolívar school ship (Venezuela) viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5631&p=16687&hilit=simon+bolivar#p16687
• School ship Esmeralda (Chile) viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8308&p=8304&hilit=esmeralda#p8304
• School ship Capitán Miranda (Uruguay) viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10088

Source: Uruguay Mail.
Uruguay 2018 Miniature Sheet sg?, scott?
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PENELOPE HMS 1798

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PENELOPE HMS 1798

Postby aukepalmhof » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:43 pm

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Built as a frigate by George Parsons, Bursledon for the Royal Navy.
04 May 1797 ordered.
June 1797 keel laid down.
26 September 1798 launched under the name HMS PENELOPE.
Tonnage 1.051 ton (bm), dim. 150.0 x 39.8 x 13.0ft.
Armament: 30 – 18pdrs., quarter deck 6 – 9pdrs. and 8 –32pdrs. carronades, forecastle 2 – 9pdrs. and 4 – 32pdr carronades.
Crew 294.
From 30 September till 30 November 1798 at Portsmouth fitted out and completed.
Building cost £36.988.

October 1798 commissioned under command of Capt. Charles Paget.
03 January 1799 sailed for Madeira with an East Indies convoy.
March 1799 command was taken over by Capt. Henry Blackwood.
05 September 1799 sailed for the Mediterranean.
26 January 1800 she took the Spanish xebec NUESTRA SEÑORA DEL CARMEN (16-gun) under command of Don Estevanno Barcello and a crew of 130 men.
She was part of a squadron, which blockaded Malta, and when the French GUILLAUME TELL escaped from Malta in the night of 29 March 1800 the HMS PENELOPE sighted her.

The following comes from the logbook of the PENELOPE on the capture of this ship.

Luffed under her stern, and gave him the larboard broadside, bore up under the larbour quarter and gave him the starboard broadside, receiving from him only his stern-chase guns. From this hour till daylight, finding that we could place ourselves on either quarter, the action continued in the foregoing manner, and with such success on our side that, when day broke, the GUILLAUME TELL was found in a most dismantled state.

At 05.00 am the HMS LION arrived and a little later the HMS FOUDROYANT and after a gallant resistance in which she totally was dismasted, the GUILLAUME TELL struck her flag.

The PENELOPE lost 2 men in the fight and had 2 wounded.
She towed her prize to Syracuse after she returned to her station off Malta, till this island surrendered on 05 September 1800.
Then she accompanied Lord Keith in his campaign against the French in Egypt, before she set sail for home, where she arrived on 19 March 1802 at Spithead.
May 1802 under command of Capt. William Broughton.
August 1802 sailed for the Mediterranean, later in 1803 under command of temporally Capt. Charles Pater in Lord Keith squadron in the North Sea.
May 1804 took part in the attack on Ver Huell’s convoy off the Belgian coast in support of the cruiser RATTLER and AIMABLE. She got 3 men killed and 4 wounded.
26 August 1806 took part in the chase of the French Le VÉTÉRAN near Belle Isl. off the French coast.
1807 Under command of Capt. John Dick in the Channel Fleet.
13 February 1808 sailed for Halifax.
Early 1809 took part in the blockade of Guadeloupe and capture of Martinique.
September 1810 paid off at Plymouth and put in reserve.
Between August 1813 and February 1814 refitted in a troopship at Plymouth.
November 1813 re-commissioned under command of Cmdr. Charles Sullivan, after her refit was completed sailed for Halifax.
Sullivan was relieved in December 1814 by Cmdr. James Galoway.
31 March 1815 she sailed from Spithead for Canada, the crossing of the North Atlantic was uneventful, but when passing the New Foundland Banks she met large icefields, strong winds and thick fog.
27 April 1815 she entered the St Lawrence and passed 28th Magdalen Island. At the 30th April a course was set to keep her clear from the land, 08.00pm she was in 71 fathoms, and a half hour later during heavy snowfall she struck a rock and grounded hard.
How many men were lost in and later on shore is not know, I have from upwards 40 to 216, which were frozen or drowned. Comdr. Galoway was saved.

(She must be the vessel on the port side of the GUILLIAM TELL the only frigate and with one deck; the other two English Navy vessels were two deckers)

Source: Shipwrecks of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Eras by Grocott. http://www.cronab.demon.co.uk
British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 –1817. Some other web-sites.
Malta 2006 29c sg?, scott?
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