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PHOENICIAN 1847

Built as a wooden clipper by Walter Hood & Co., Aberdeen for the Aberdeen White Star Line (George Thompson & C0.)
Launched as the PHOENICIAN.
Tonnage 478 ton,780 dwt., dim. 147 x 27.4 x 19ft.
Barque rigged
1847 Delivered to owners.
Her maiden voyage was under command of Captain Sproat who was also a shareholder in the ship.
She made regular voyages to Australia and was the first Aberdeen White Star ships to make a reputation for speed.
1849 – 50 London to Sydney in 90 days, via Cape of Good Hope. She was the first clipper ship that arrived in Australia, arriving in Port Jackson on 21 July 1849. Her return voyage via Cape Horn she made in 88 days
1850-51 London to Sydney 96 days and her return voyage to London in 103 days.
1851-52 London Sydney in 90 days and her return voyage in 83 days. She carried this trip also £ 80,000 of Australian of gold.
She sailed mostly to Australia but made also voyages to San Francisco. Tahiti and Manila.
1863 Was she sold to Audrews (or Alexander) & Co., Belfast.
1864 She sailed to China under command of Captain R. Savage, during this voyage was she wrecked, where and when I could not find.
1865 Lloyds Registry did not mention her more.

Australia 2015 70c sg?, scott?
http://www.aberdeenships.com Lloyds Register and Internet.

TERCEIRA (Hong Kong)

Built in 1979 by Boeing Marine Systems, Seattle, Wa. #0012 as NORMANDY PRINCESS.
Aluminium Alloy TGT Hydrofoil Ferry, type 'Jetfoil 929', Gt:329,Nt:225, Loa:30,10m. Lbpp:23,93m. Boa:9,50m. B.hull:8,54m. D:2,60m. Draught:1,50m. 2 Gas Turbines General Motors:7400 hp. (5443 kW.) 2 water jet propulsion units, 43 kn. pass:278, IMO.7910008.
In 1981 sold to Shun Tak Enterprises Corp. Ltd., Hong Kong, renamed TERCEIRA, service Hong Kong - Macau, 2010 to Shun Tak-China Travel Ship, management Premier Jetfoil.
(Macau 1986 3 P. StG.632)
LR88/89 + 98/98 + internet.

TENDER BENIN (Nw.)

Built in 1982 by Sigbjorn Iversen M/V Skips, Flekkefjord, #61, for Wilhelmsen Offshore Services, Tonsberg (Nw.)
Tug/Supply Ship, Gt:497, Nt:166, Dw:980, Loa:52,79m. Lbpp:47,25m. B:13m. D:6,76m. Draught:4,52m. 2-12 cyl. A/S Bergens diesels:5280 hp. 2 controllable pitch propellers, bollard pull:50 tons, Call Sign LKEI, IMO.8026347.
1990 sold to The Great Eastern Shipping Co. Ltd., Mumbai, India, renamed MALAVIYA FIVE, Gt:1220, Nt:366, Dw:1162, Call Sign VTWQ.
(Benin 1983, 125 Fr. StG.886)
LR88/89 + internet.

MONKCHESTER 1865

Built as a composite clipper ship built of wood with iron frames by the yard of Messrs Peverill in Sunderland for A, Strong in North Shields. Till her end was she owned by the Strong family.
Launched as the MONKCHESTER.
Tonnage 549 gross, dim. 148 x 30 x 18ft.
Barque rigged, and sheated in felt and yellow metal, fastened with copper bolts.
1865 Delivered to owners.

She was built for the trade between the U.K and Australia, with general cargo to Australia and mostly wool as return voyage.
Her second voyage she made in 95 days from the Lizard to Cape Moreton
Of all the years in service I can’t find much on her, she was a lucky ship without much mishap.
October 1876 she left the U.K under command of Captain Lees and a crew of 18 men bound for Brisbane, were she safely arrived, I found that she on 30 January 1877 sailed from Queensland fully loaded with a cargo of coal bound for Hong Kong, the last what was heard of her was on 3rd April 1877. Can’t not figure out what has happened with her, most probably the cargo of coal got on fire where after she foundered with all hands.
The stamp design is based on the 1865 painting by John Scott, a noted English oil painter from Newcastle.

Australia $1.40 sg?, scott?
Various internet sites. Press release of Australian Post.

ARABIAN 1852

Built as a wooden ship by James Nevins, St John’s N.B., Canada most probably a speculation, at that time many ships were built in Canada, were shipbuilding was much cheaper at that time, compared with the British built ships.
Launched as the ARABIAN.
Tonnage 1,067 ton, dim. 163.2 x 31.3 x 22.9ft.
Ship rigged.
1852 completed.
She sailed from Canada most probably loaded with timber to the U.K. were she was bought for £14,000 by Pilkington and Wilson in Liverpool (White Star Line).
26 October 1852 she sailed from Liverpool under command of Captain Bannatyne with on board 292 steerage passengers bound for Melbourne, were she arrived on 15 February 1853. The passage took 84 days.
She loaded then coal for Calcutta.
After arrival in Melbourne the passengers complained that she were shamefully treated during the voyage, the food was below all standers from what you could expect. Captain Bannatyne was in Liverpool later fined with a fine of £50.
03 January 1854 she sailed from Liverpool with 350 steerage passengers to Portland, Australia were she arrived on 19 September 1854.
Thereafter used in the cargo trade between U.K. and Australia.
12 November 1860 when moored alongside the Railway Pier, Sandridge (Melbourne), she arrived there with a full general cargo from the U.K. Most cargo was already unloaded except some iron what was still on board.
Captain Harding who had also his wife on board got instructions after discharging to proceed to Chili.
At 11pm that day after he had already retired to bed, he was awaked by the ringing of the ship’s bell. After arriving on deck he found his ship on fire in the forecastle. All hands were called and with the assistance of the crews from the LIGHTNING and RESULT, efforts were made to control the flames. The fire spread rapidly to the fore hatch and the tug SOPHIA was sent to tow the ARABIAN clear of the pier. She was soon a mass of flames fore and aft, the flames spreading to the rigging and rising to the royal masthead. At midnight the fore and main-masts went over the side following shortly after by the mizzen.
Attempts to scuttle her failed and she eventually sank. Later was she salvaged and sold as a hulk in 1867. The cause of the fire is still a mystery.

Australia 2015 $1.10 sg?, scott?

Source: Wooden ships and Iron Man by Frederick W. Wallace. Log of Logs by Ian Nicholson. The Australian Run by Jack Loney and Peter Stone. Internet.

JOLLE ROSKILDE FJORD

I could not find much on the “Jolle Roskilde Fjord” the design is made after a photo taken in the 1920’s which shows the young Christan Nielsen with a wooden boat under sail and steering with an oar. By the photo is given that it is a “Lynaes jolle” which were used a lot in the Roskilde Fjord at that time.
Clinker built with dim. of about 3.04 x 1.31m, not a drawing was made and the boat was built after the builders measurements. “jolle” is the Scandinavian term for “dinghy”.
Mostly used for inshore and lake fishing. Rowed or skulled and can set a mast which carried a spritsail.

Denmark 1994 3k50 sg1074, scott1052.
Source: Various internet sites.
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MELLA (451)

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MELLA (451)

Postby shipstamps » Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:42 pm


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Built under yard No 561 as a patrol frigate by Davie Shipbuilding and Repairing Co, Lauzon, Canada for the Royal Canadian Navy.
30 November 1943 keel laid down.
06 July 1944 launched as the HMCS CARLPLACE (K644) one of the River Class frigates. She was named after the town Carleton Place near Ottawa, Canada.
Displacement 1.445 ton standard, 2.217 ton full load, dim. 301.5 x 36.6 x 9ft. (draught).
Powered by two triple expansion steam engines, 5.500 hp., speed 19 knots.
Armament 2 – 4 inch, 4 – 20mm, Hedgehog.
13 December 1944 commissioned at Ottawa.

She was the last Royal Canadian Navy frigate to enter service during World War II.
When in route to Halifax on her maiden voyage she suffered serious ice damage to her hull, and after arrival Halifax she underwent several weeks of repairs there, later in Philadelphia.
From Philadelphia she steamed to Bermuda for a work up period.
24 March 1945 returned in Halifax.
In April she got orders to join EG 16 at Londonderry, Northern Ireland and sailed there via the Azores.
05 May she sailed from Londonderry for duty as an escort for a convoy between the U.K and Gibraltar.
Late May she returned to Canada for tropicalization refit in Saint John, New Brunswick which begun on 02 June. The refit to make her suitable to operate in tropical waters was continued on 10 July at Shelburne, Nova Scotia.
20 August the refit was called off, (end of World War II.)
13 November 1945 decommissioned at Halifax, and laid up at Shelburne.

1946 Sold to the Dominican Republic and converted in a presidential yacht, renamed PRESIDENTE TRUJILLO (F-101), named after at that time President of Dominican Republic.
1962 After the family Trujillo lost there grip of power on the country, she was renamed MELLA (451) and used as a yacht- training vessel by the navy of the Dominican Republic.
Armed with 1 – 76.2mm, 2 – 40mm and 4 – 20mm guns. Also fitted out with an American radar installation.
Based at Santo Domingo.

2003 Was she offered free by the Dominican Republic to Carleton Place, but they had to bring the vessel on their own account to Canada.
But she was in a bad shape and not much was left of the original vessel and the offer was not accepted.

2009 Most probably laying idle in some place or scrapped, can not find anything on her more on the internet.

Dominican Republic 1983 15c sg1527.

Source: http://www.gocadets.ca/carlplace/carlplace.html http://www.navyleague.ca Jane’s .
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