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Canoe Prow.
This 1d stamp shows us the making of a canoe prow by the Maori in New Zealand before 1800 by which the New Zealand Post gives:
When it is considered that the Māori did not process metal tools and relied upon stone and bone, the intricacy and beauty of the wood carving that was produced is incredible.

New Zealand 1906 1d sg 371, scott ?.

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,,_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. ... -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: ... 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: 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: Internet.
Cuba 2017 35p sg?, scott?


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) 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.

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: and internet.
Cuba 2017 15p sg?, scott?

Lady of Mann

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Lady of Mann

Postby shipstamps » Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:22 pm

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Known as the company's "centenary" steamer, the Lady of Mann was built in the company's 100th year by Vickers - Armstrongs Ltd., Barrow, and launched on March 4, 1930. She was named in honour of the Duchess of Atholl who per-formed the launching ceremony. The Duke of Atholl's ancestors were rulers of the Isle of Man, under the British Crown and bore the title of Lords of Mann.
This vessel was the sixth ship built by the Barrow yard for the owners and it is worth noting here that her construction was very speedy. The order for the ship was placed on July 3, 1929 and the keel laid on October 19. By December 21, the framing was completed and the plating finished by January 27, 1930. She was ready for service in June of that year. The Lady of Mann is the largest vessel and has the biggest carrying capacity in the fleet with Passenger accommodation for 2,873. Her dimensions are: 371 ft. (o.a.) x 50 ft. x 18 ft 6 in. and she has a gross tonnage of 3,104.unit in the fleet and is the fifth new ship to enter the service since the Second World War;
British Sailors Society label. Sea Breezes 7/54
Isle of Mann SG553 607

Of the three Isle of Man ships that saw action on D-Day, the Lady of Mann had the most eventful record of the war. At Dunkirk, it was estimated that she rescued some 9,000 wen during the operation, then later on Operation "Ariel" she rescued 5,000 troops. On D-Day, she was in action again - this time she had been converted to an LSI (H) (Landing Ship Infantry, H-Hand hoisted), carrying six landing assault craft and 500 men. She was also the headquarters ship of the 512th Assault Flotilla, who were responsible for controlling the landings on JUNO BEACH.
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Re: Lady of Mann

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Isle of Man 2004 47p sg?, scott?, she is the vessel on the left of the stamp, the other on the right is the BEN-MY-CHREE IV.
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Re: Lady of Mann

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Lady of Mann RMS (Passenger Ship) 1930

RMS Lady of Mann was a passenger ship, built by Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering for the Isle of Man Steam Packet Companyat Barrow-in-Furness in 1930, at a cost of £ 249,073 (£13,739,545 in 2015). Certificated to carry 2873 passengers and 81 crew, she was commissioned to operate on the Island's busy Douglas - Liverpool;Douglas - Fleetwood routes, and had a maximum speed of 23 knots.

Her hull was at first the Company's conventional black, but was changed to white and green in 1933, only to revert to black after her war service.

The year 1930 saw the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company celebrate its centenary, and to mark this, the Lady of Mann was to be the largest ship ever built for it to that date.

The Lady of Mann Clyde trials recorded 22.79 knots, but her speed was often over 23 knots on regular service. She was driven by two sets of single-reduction geared turbines; 220 pounds per square inch (1,500 kPa), and developed a shaft horsepower of 11,500. The ship was oil-fired by cylindrical Scotch boilers.

Lady of Mann's general design and machinery followed closely that of the Ben-my-Chree, with the improvements gained by the three years operation of that vessel. Her initial work was on the Douglas - Fleetwood service where she took the place of the Viking, and engaged on Sunday excursions from that port.

During the 1930s, like her sisters Ben-my-Chree and Mona's Queen, "The Lady" was painted with a white hull over green.

See topics: “Ben-my-Chree (III) 1908” and “Mona’s Queen (III) Ferry”

This was a summer colour scheme adopted by the Company, and proved immensely popular with the public. All three sisters were exceedingly well appointed vessels, and upon entering service were each met with high acclaim.

No records are available concerning the number of passengers carried by the Lady of Mann from when she entered service until the outbreak of war.

During WW-II, under the command of her Master Captain T.C. (Daddy) Woods O.B.E., she joined seven of her Steam Packet sisters at Dunkirk and then at the evacuation of the north-western French ports. After this she spent four years on transport work from Lerwick. She then went south and was engaged in the D-Day landingson the Cherbourg peninsula.

Requisitioned as a personnel ship at the outbreak of war, she had a good turn of speed, and was able to get in and out of the Dunkirk bombardments and lift 4,262 men back to the relative safety of Dover and Folkstone. She remained for six hours in Dunkirk harbour on May 31, 1940, despite having been damaged by shellfire from shore batteries on her approach and being bombed by enemy aircraft.

She emerged from the bombing with little damage and claimed one enemy aircraft shot down. She was back at Dunkirk in the early hours of June 1 and took off 1,500 casualties. The following day, June 2, she again steamed into Dunkirk but was ordered back for lack of troops, as by this time the evacuation was drawing towards its close. She picked up 18 French soldiers from a small boat on her way back and landed them in England. On the night of June 3, she made her last trip to the shattered harbour. She berthed alongside the East Pier at a little after midnight on the morning of June 4, and left for England after embarking another 1,244 troops in little over an hour. Later that afternoon, Operation Dynamo ended.

Over the period of the evacuation, the Lady of Mann had lifted more troops to safety than any other vessel.

Twelve days later, the Lady of Mann was in action once more. She became part of the force of personnel ships assigned to Operation Ariel, the evacuation from the ports of north-west France.

She was at Le Havre, Cherbourg and Brest, embarking troops as the enemy advanced in a vast encircling movement. Along with her Steam Packet sister Manx Maid, the Lady was one of the last three ships to leave Le Havre.

See topic: “Caesarea ferry 1910” (First name of Manx Maid)

It was estimated she had 5,000 troops on board as she pulled out under air attack.

From the following August until April 1944, the Lady of Mann performed troop transport duties, mainly between Invergordon, Aberdeen and Lerwick to the Faroe Islands. Her war career was similar to that of the Ben-my-Chree, and probably no other two ships were in each other's company on so many occasions. Both "The Lady" and "The Ben" routinely demonstrated their qualities as fine sea boats in the most adverse weather, and it was not uncommon for them to have to await their naval escorts, it being too rough for them to proceed at their speed.

At times she was also engaged ferrying troops and air force personnel from the RMS Queen Mary, which served throughout the war as a troop transport ship.

See topic: “Queen Mary (1936)”

"The Queen" would arrive in Belfast from Canada or the United States, turn around quickly and set off again westwards. "The Lady", was one of several vessels that serviced the big Cunarder, taking troops on the final leg of their sea voyage to Greenock.

The Lady of Mann was then taken over by the Admiralty and converted to an Landing Ship Infantry (Hand Hoisting) vessel with a carrying capacity of six landing craft, 55 officers and 435 men.

On D-Day, 6 June 1944, she was the headquarters ship of the senior officer of the 512th Assault Flotilla, responsible for the landings in the Juno area near Courselles. Later in the month, while still on the Normandy operations, she was retired for repairs and then went back to her duties as a personnel carrier. She served as such for the remainder of the war, carrying on for some months afterwards moving troops and bringing out displaced persons. She was mostly Channel plying to Ostende and the Hook from such ports as Dover and Harwich.

The Lady of Mann returned to her home port, Douglas, on 9 March 1946, where she was given a civic reception. A local paper that week said that during her war service the Lady of Mann had carried more than 2,000000 troops.

She was reconditioned by Cammell Laird & Co at Birkenhead and after her proud war service, Lady of Mann returned to her duties with the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company on 14 June 1946.

Like her sister Ben-my-Chree, "The Lady" only sailed during the summer season, and this may go some way to explaining their relatively long lives.

Her career continued until August 1971. Lady of Mann made her final sailing from Liverpool at 09:00hrs on August, 14. In the afternoon she made passage from Douglas to Ardrossan, returning the following day, Sunday, August 15.

After a final day in her home port, Douglas, she departed bound for Barrow-in-Furness where she was laid up awaiting sale.

On December 14, 1971, Lady of Mann was sold to Arnott Young and Co., Glasgow. She was taken under tow by the tug Wrestler on December 29, arriving at Dalmuir on December 31, for breaking up.

The Lady of Mann was an exceedingly popular ship. When she came to be broken up, enthusiasts wrote from all parts of Britain hoping to get souvenirs from her.

The name Lady of Mann was resurrected by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company in 1976, when the fourth car ferry MS Lady of Mann joined the fleet.

See Topic: “Lady of Mann II”

Isle of Mann 2000, S.G.?, Scott: 882.

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