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YORK HMS (D98)

Built as a type 42 destroyer under yard no 111 by Swan Hunter, Wallsend, U.K. for the Royal Navy.
18 January 1980 laid down.
21 January 1982 launched as the HMS YORK. (D-98).
Displacement 5,200 ton, dim. 141.0 x 15.2m.
Powered: COGOG by two Rolls-Royce Olympus TM3B gas turbines, 50,000 shp and two Rolls Royce Tyne RM1C cruise gas turbines 5,340 shp, twin shafts, speed 30 knots by use of Olympus and 24 knots by use of Tyne.
Range 4,200 mile by a speed 14 knots.
Armament: 1 x twin Sea Dart missile launchers, 40 missiles. 1 – 4.5 inch Mk 8 gun. 2 – 20 mm Oerlikon guns, 2 – Phalanx close-in-weapon system (CIWS).
Crew 287.
Carried 1 Lynx HMAS helicopter.
09 August 1985 christened by Lady Gosling and the same day commissioned.

HMS YORK was a Batch III Type 42 destroyer of the Royal Navy. Launched on 20 June 1982 at Wallsend, Tyne and Wear and sponsored by Lady Gosling, YORK was the last Type 42 built. The ship's crest was the White Rose of York, and the "red cross with lions passant" funnel badge was derived from the coat of arms of the City of York. With a maximum speed of 34 knots (63 km/h; 39 mph), she was the Royal Navy's fastest destroyer.
Operational history
1985-
In the summer of 1990, HMS YORK was serving on a routine patrol in the Persian Gulf as part of The Armilla Patrol which had been undertaken by a series of Royal Navy warships over many years. On 2 August that year, Saddam Hussein's forces invaded Kuwait. Instead of heading off to the Far East and Australia for series of "waving the flag" port visits, she remained on patrol in the Persian Gulf for an extra three months. This period was conducted when at sea mostly on a war-ready footing, involving virtually everyone onboard working Defence Watches (basically six hours on, six off) round the clock.
2001-2010
In 2001, she tested a RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile.
In 2003, YORK took part in the invasion of Iraq providing air cover and area protection for the aircraft carrier HMS ARK ROYAL. In 2004, she was fitted with the MOD 1 variant of the mark 8 4.5-inch gun. She and EDINBURGH were the only two Type 42s to be so fitted.
In July 2006, YORK joined GLOUCESTER in evacuating British citizens from Beirut in the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict making several trips in and out of Lebanon, ferrying evacuees to Cyprus.
In February 2010, YORK and the auxiliary WAVE RULER were deployed to the Falkland Islands coinciding with a period of increased tensions between the United Kingdom and Argentina over the former's plans to begin drilling for oil in the seas surrounding the islands.
2011-2012
In February 2011, YORK was deployed to Malta to assist in the evacuation of British nationals from Libya. On 21 April 2011, YORK arrived at the East Cove Military Port in the Falkland Islands, beginning patrol duties for the islands.
On 12 December 2011, YORK spotted the Russian aircraft carrier ADMIRAL KUZNETSOV with its carrier group northeast of Orkney, off the coast of northern Scotland, and shadowed the carrier for a week. This was the first time ADMIRAL KUZNETSOV had deployed near UK waters and the closest in 20 years that a Russian naval task group had deployed to the UK. She then sailed around the top of Scotland and into the Atlantic past western Ireland, where she conducted flying operations with her Sukhoi Su-33 Flanker jets and Kamov Ka-27 helicopters in international airspace.
On 13 April 2012, YORK fired the last ever operational Sea Dart missiles after a thirty-year career. As such YORK completed her career without the system being operational. YORK entered Portsmouth harbour for the final time on 20 September 2012, and was decommissioned on 27 September 2012. In August 2012, the ship was put up for sale.
09 August 2015 she arrived at Aliaga, Turkey and she was scrapped there by Leyal GS.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_YORK_(D98) Miramar.
Jersey 2018 Local Mail sg?, scott?

MARSHALL ISLAND CANOE

The canoe depict on this stamp most probably is a “kor kor” it shows the canoe in the foreground with in the background the night silhouette of Hong Kong. The other stamp in this sheet shows a junk. viewtopic.php?f=2&t=14069

Known as one of the fastest indigenous watercraft in the Pacific, the Marshall Islands outrigger canoe has over the years been fine-tuned to sail closer to the wind than any other modern sail craft in the world. Little has changed in the basic design of the outrigger canoes over the past 100 generations. In centuries past, the people of the Marshall Islands sailed upon ocean voyages of up to 500 miles as a matter of necessity, usually to access food. Today, sadly, canoes have been largely replaced by power boats, with most new canoes in Majuro being built for racing. Of the outer islands, only a few still use the canoes as part of their livelihood, with Ailuk Atoll being a prime example. While newly-built tradition-style outrigger canoes look extremely similar to the original boats, they are shaped not with the simple hand-hewn tools of the past, but with electric saws and planes. They are not rigged with a sail made from the fibers of the pandanus plant, but instead with modern fabrics, including tarps. Whatever their purpose, the very existence of the canoes is treasured by the community as a source of national pride.

The other sheet shows a silhouette by daylight of Hong Kong, with on the left stamp a “walap” viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5799&p=16754&hilit=walap#p16754
And the right stamp shows a Chinese junk.

Source: http://www.canoesmarshallislands.com/ca ... s-history/
Marshall Islands 1997 32c sgMS 789, scott 624a/624b.

FOWLING IN FAROE ISLANDS

FOWLING IN FAROE ISLANDS

The waters around the islands are rich in fish, whale and seal. Bird cliffs, promontories, islets and precipices are nesting places for many species of seabirds. It is therefore not surprising that coastal fishing and fowling  were quite a significant part of traditional Faroese working life.
Fowling with a pole-net is far more sustainable than other fowling methods. The fowler only catches one bird at a time and, moreover, he is able to sort out certain birds, for example puffins carrying small fry for their chicks. In addition, maiming birds by shooting is avoided. It has always been forbidden to use firearms in and near bird cliffs.

2018 Faroes Philatelic

DUGOUT on Rio Tieté

For the Lubrapex 95 exposition Brazil issued two stamps and a miniature sheet which mostly shows in margin fish, animals and birds living around or in Rio Tieté. One stamp in this miniature sheet shows us also a dugout canoe. I have tried to find a Brazilian name but so far I could find she are on this river called “canoa”. The canoe is partly covered and is rowed or poled.

Among the main Brazilian waterways, one of the most important is the Tietê-Paraná river. This basin is located between the South, Southeast and Central West regions. It is a very important waterway for the transportation of agricultural production in the states of Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Goias and part of Rondônia, Tocantins and Minas Gerais

More info on the Rio Tieté is given by Wikipedia on: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiet%C3%AA_River
Brazil 1995 084c sg2723, scott 2555 and 1.50r sgMS2724, scott2556b

TRUMPETER HMS 1988

Built as an Archer-class patrol boat by Vosper Thornycroft for the Royal Navy.
Launched as the HMS TRUMPETER (P294)
Displacement 54 ton, dim. 20.8 x 5.8 x 1.8m. (draught)
Powered by two Rolls-Royce M800T diesels, 1,590 bhp., twin shafts, speed 14 knots, maximum more.
Range 550 mile.
Armament 1 – Oerlikon 20mm cannon on foc’s’le. 3 General purpose machine guns.
Crew 18 when training, normal 12.
1988 commissioned.

HMS TRUMPETER is an Archer-class patrol vessel P2000-type patrol and training vessel of the British Royal Navy. TRUMPETER is assigned to Cambridge University Royal Naval Unit, having previously been the training ship of the Bristol University Royal Naval Unit.
Operational history
She served in the Gibraltar Squadron alongside RANGER commencing 1991 under commanding officer Lieutenant Richard Morris. With RANGER she was deployed on the Thames for the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant to assist in security and partake in the pageant. She also assisted in security for the 2012 London Olympics.
2018 In service.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_TRUMPETER_(P294)
Jersey 2018 local mail sg?, scott?

Boynes Islands

In early 1772, he was assigned command of the third French expedition sent in search of the fabled Terra Australis with the vessels “Fortune” and “Gros Ventre”. The expedition discovered the isolated Kerguelen Islands north of Antarctica in the southern Indian Ocean and claimed the archipelago for France before returning to Mauritius. “The Boynes Islands”, or “Iles de Boynes” are four small islands of the Kerguelenarchipelago, lying some 30 kilometres (19 miles) south of Presqu'ile Rallier du Baty on the main island, just south of the 50 south parallel (50°01′S 68°52′E). They were discovered in 1772 by the first expedition of Yves-Joseph de Kerguelen-Trémarec. They were named after the marquis de Boynes, the French Secretary of the Navy of the period. Except the disputed claim to Adélie Land, “Boynes Islands” are the most southerly French land.
TAAF 2018;0,85e.
Source:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%8Eles_de_Boynes. https://en.wiki.ng/wiki/Yves-Joseph_de_ ... C3%A9marec.
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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
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LADY OF MANN I
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

Postby Arturo » Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:35 pm

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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.

Source: Wikipedia.
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