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HETMAN SAHAYDACHNIY fregate

Built as a frigate as one of Project 1135.1under yard no 208 by Zalvy Shipbuilding, Kerch for the Russian Border Control.
09 July 1991 keel laid down.
29 March 1992 launched as the KIROV.
Displacement 3,150 ton standard, 3,566 ton full load. Dim. 123.5 x 14.3 x 4.7m. (draught).
Powered COGAG by two gasturbines-32, 40,000 shp (30,000 kW) and 2 cruise gas turbines M-62, 14,950 shp (11,150 kW), twin shafts, speed 32 knots, cruising 14 knots.
Range by a speed of 30 knots, 900 mile.
Armament: 1 – twin 9K 33 OSA SAM missile launcher, 33 missiles. 1 – single 100 mm AK 630 CIWS. 2 – sextuple 30mm AK-630 CIWS. 2 – quad 533mm torpedo tubes, 2 – RBI-6000 anti-submarine rocket launchers.
Carried maximum 2 Ka-27 helicopters
Crew 180.
June 1992 taken over by Ukraine.
02 April 1993 commissioned.
18 June 1993 renamed in HETMAN SAHAYDACHNIY.
05 July 1993 completed.

HETMAN SAHAYDACHNIY (Ukrainian: Гетьман Сагайдачний) is a frigate of the Ukrainian Navy that was originally built as a patrol ship of Nerei / Menzhinskiy-class. Homeported at Odessa (since March 2014), she is the flagship of the Ukrainian Navy.
Built at the Zalyv Shipbuilding yard, the ship was intended to be used by the Soviet Border Troops as KIROV However, on 4 July 1993, the newly named (after Petro Konashevych-Sahaidachny) HETMAN SAHAYDACHNIY raised the flag of the Ukrainian Navy. She was given the identification number of U130.
In 1994, HETMAN SAHAYDACHNIY set sail for France to take part in the 50th anniversary commemorations of the Allied invasion of Normandy.
In 1995, HETMAN SAHAYDACHNIY visited Abu Dhabi during the "Idex-95" exhibitions. With KOSTIANTYN OLSHANSKY, the frigate visited Norfolk, Virginia in the United States.
The vessel has also visited ports in Algeria, Bulgaria, Egypt, Georgia, Gibraltar, Israel, Portugal, Russia and Turkey.
Between November 2006 and November 2007, she underwent major repairs in Mykolaiv at a cost of 15 million hryvnia.
In 2008, HETMAN SAHAYDACHNIY took part in "Operation Active Endeavour" in the Mediterranean Sea.
In February 2013, it was announced that she would be taking part in NATO's "Operation Ocean Shield", an anti-piracy campaign off the Horn of Africa.
HETMAN SAHAYDACHNIY joined the Naval Force of the European Union (EUNAVFOR) in early January 2014 for anti-piracy operations. As she refueled in Greece, while Russian forces seized control of Crimea, Russian Senator Igor Morozov claimed on 1 March 2014 that the ship's crew had defected to Russia and raised the Russian flag. Shortly afterwards, independent news organizations reported that the ship was still flying the Ukrainian flag in port in Crete. The commander of the ship confirmed that the crew had never defected to the Russians. It arrived in Odessa under the Ukrainian flag on March 5. On 14 March, the ship encountered a Russian naval group in Ukrainian territorial waters. As HETMAN SAHAYDACHNIY approached the group, they withdrew into international waters. In September, the frigate entered Odessa to undergo repairs.
2016 In service.

Ukraine 2016 5.40K sg?, scott?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukrainian ... hniy_(U130)

MATALIKI

Tokelau’s population of approximately 1,400 relies entirely on shipping for the transport of passengers and goods, as there are no flights to and from the atolls. This nautically inspired stamp issue celebrates Tokelau’s new ferry MV MATALIKI, which set off from Apia, Samoa on 3 February 2016 on its first journey to Tokelau.

Issue information

MATALIKI has been specifically designed with a focus on passenger transport, and a greater number of proper berths have been established. The ship provides more comfort during the 24-hour journey than previous vessels, with larger seats and sleeping areas. As well as having a cargo deck, the design of the ferry includes a sick room for medical evacuations between hospitals, and mounted solar panels to help reduce power consumption.

45c - MV MATALIKI
Commissioned by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, MV MATALIKI is an international passenger ship. The ferry, which was custom made by Western Marine Shipyard, can transport up to 60 international passengers and 120 passengers between atolls, as well as seven 10-foot shipping containers.

$1.40 - Plain sailing from Apia
MV MATALIKI’s standard round trip begins in Apia, Samoa then it sails onto Fakaofo, Nukunonu and Atafu, Tokelau’s three atolls. The ferry travels at up to 11.5 knots, taking around 24 hours to complete the first leg of the journey from Apia to Fakaofo and four to six hours between villages, a slightly shorter trip than its predecessors.

$2.00 - Freight
Growing and harvesting crops in the coral atolls of Tokelau is difficult. Therefore Tokelau imports fresh crops and other essentials from neighbouring Samoa. Although MV MATALIKI operates mainly as a passenger ferry, it can also carry up to 490 tonnes of cargo. (Which can’t be right must be much less)

$3.00 - The final leg
Tokelau’s three atolls are surrounded by fringing reef, which no ferries or freighters can enter, meaning all freight and passengers are transported to land by barge. All passengers are made to wear lifejackets while on board the barge - safety first!

A closer look at MV MATALIKI
Alongside the set of four stamps in this issue there are a miniature sheet, a first day cover and a miniature sheet first day cover. Resembling a blueprint, the miniature sheet first day cover delves into MV MATALIKI’s technical specifications. The first day cover focuses on the lengthy round trip that MATALIKI takes from Apia, Samoa to Tokelau’s three atolls.

https://stamps.nzpost.co.nz/



Built as a passenger-cargo vessel under yard no 130 by Western Marine, Chittagong Bangladesh for the Transport Tokelau Corp., Rarotonga , Cook Islands.
Launched as the MATALIKI.
Tonnage 498 grt, 198 dwt, dim. 44.32 x 9.9m, length bpp. 38.56m.
Powered by 2 Yanmar diesel engines, each 480 kW, speed 13-15 knots.
Accommodation for 60 passengers (international), 120 passengers between the three atolls in Tokelau.
Cargo capacity20 tons including 5 tons of frozen cargo.
Delivery was delayed one year due to stability problems in the initial design.
20 December 2015 she left the yard, building cost NZ$12 paid by the New Zealand Government.
Registered at the Cook Islands.

After stopovers in Singapore, Deli, East Timor she arrived on 18 January in Honiara, Solomon Islands.

Tokelau 2016 sgms?, scott? stamps NZ$0.45/3.00, scott?
Source: http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz and various internet sites.

BROIGHTER BOAT

Ireland issued a set of stamps on 8 March 1990 featuring the theme of “Irish Heritage and Treasures.” Two stamps depicting a small boat just under 20cm long beaten out of a sheet of gold and equipped with rowing benches, oars, steering oar, grappling iron or anchor and mast. It was found at the end of the 19th century at Broighter in County Derry, and although crudely fashioned, appears to represent a most probably wooden seagoing vessel of the Iron Age. This is the kind of boat in which Irish people traded with Britain and Western Europe. It has been argued that the cache of objects found at Broighter may have been concealed as an offering to the Celtic god of the sea Manannán Mar Lir.
The Broighter boat you can see in the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin.

Ireland 1990 50 and 52p sg?, scott789/90
Source: Watercraft Philately 1990 page 19 and internet.

TYPICAL WOODEN BOATS OF MADEIRA

In 1990 Madeira issued a set of 4 stamps which shows us typical wooden boats from the island and used for fishing.
The local people of Madeira considered any type of vessel by the numbers of wine barrels she could carry.
The 32E shows us an ATUNEIRO (tuna) boat used for the catching of the tuna around the island. Formerly an open whaleboat which was used in the tuna fisheries. Now motorized. The stamp shows a motorized boat and I believe fully decked.
The 60E shows a BARCO DA DESERTA, which is larger than a tuna boat with a length between 10 to 12 metres. She is fully decked which gives more safety for the vessel and crew.
The 70E shows us a MANEIRO which was in use from the beginning of the 20th century and she is propelled by two or four rowers.
The 95E shows us a BARCO CHAVELHA a medium sized wooden boat with a length up to 7 meters, first rowed but now mostly motorized.

Aak to Zumbra a Dictionary of the World’s Watercraft mentioned only the ATUNEIRO.

Madeira 1990 32/95E sg270/273, scott143/146
Source: Carlos Kullberg

L'AVENTURE 1990 supply barge

Built as a barge supply landing ship by Chaudronnerie Industrielle Bretagne, Brest, France for Territoire des Terres Australes et Antartiques Francaises.
Launched as the L’AVENTURE.
Tonnage 50 ton grt, payload on deck 30 ton, dim. 18 (bpp) x 5.6 x 1.7m. Draught 1.0m.
Powered by 1 Iveco diesel engine, 300 hp, (220 kW), two Azimuth thrusters aft, speed 8 knots.
26 April 1990 completed. Registered at the Port aux Francais, Kerguelen Island.

She is used as a supply vessel around the Kerguelen Islands and transport also the cargo from the supply vessel MARION DUFRESNE from the anchorage to Port aux Francais. Transport the scientist on the island to their research base and back to Port aux Francais.
2016 In service.

TAAF 1991 3f20 sg275, scott161
Source: Bureau Veritas and internet sites.

KENILWORTH CASTLE HMS K-420

Built by Smits Dock Compay, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, launched 17-08-1943, commissioned 14-11-1943.
Castle class corvette, displacement:1077 tons, L:76,80m. (252') B:11,27m. (37') Draft:3m. (10')
2 water-tube boilers, 1-4 cyl. triple expansion steam engine:2750 hp. 16,5 kn range:9500 nm/10 kn. Complement:112.
Sensors and processing systems:Type 272 radar,Type 144Q sonar Type 147B sonar.
Armament:
1 × 4" (102-mm) Quick Firing Mk.XIX High Angle/Low Angle combined air/surface gun,
1 × Squid anti-submarine mortar, 1 × depth charge rail, 15 depth charges, 2 × 20 mm twin anti-aircraft cannon, 6 × 20 mm single anti-aircraft cannon.

In World War II, she served as a convoy escort and took part in the sinking of two U-boats:
U-744 was sunk by HMS Icarus, HMCS St. Catharines, HMCS Fennel, HMCS Chilliwack, HMCS Chaudiere, HMCS Gatineau and HMS Kenilworth Castle on 6 March 1944.
U-1200 was sunk south of Ireland by HMS Pevensey Castle, HMS Launceston Castle, HMS Portchester Castle and HMS Kenilworth Castle on 11 November 1944 – all in the 30th Escort Group under Commander Denys Rayner.
Kenilworth Castle was scrapped at Llanelli in June 1956.

(Somaliland 2011, 2500 a. StG.?)
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MUREX tanker 1892

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MUREX tanker 1892

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Built as a tanker under yard No. 442 by W.Gray & Co., Ltd. of West Hartlepool for Marcus .Samuel & Co., London.
28 May 1892 launched under the name MUREX, named after the Latin name of a shell.
Tonnage 3.564 gross, 2.329 net. dim. 338.0 x 43.0 x 26.4ft.
One triple expansion steam engine aft, ?hp
Five oil tanks. To make her as safe as possible during a collision the tanks were placed in the amidships section of the hull. Under the oil tanks there was a double bottom and on the forward of the tanks and between the tanks and boiler- engine room a cofferdam was placed.
July 1892 completed.


She was designed by Fortescue Flannery, and would be used for the transport of oil from the Black Sea mostly to Far Eastern ports.
26 July 1892 the MUREX was completed and set sail under command of Capt. John R. Coudon in ballast for Batum in the Black Sea.
After loading there a cargo of kerosene she headed for the Far East.
24 August 1892 she passed the Suez Canal, she was the first tanker, which sailed through the canal, and arrived 16 September 1892 at Singapore with 4.720 tons of kerosene, the first tanker who arrived at this port.

1898 The company was renamed in Shell Transport & Trading Co. Ltd. (M. Samuel & Co.) London, and the MUREX were transferred to the new company together with the other 13 vessels of the company.
01 January1907 the company amalgamated with the Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., and became the Royal Dutch Shell Group.
1907 The MUREX was transferred to the Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co. Ltd. at London.

21 December 1916 torpedoed by the German submarine U-73, 94 miles NW off Port Said, and sunk, with the loss of one men.

Singapore 1980 $2 sg 374.

Some websites. Register of Merchant ships completed in 1892.
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