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JORGE DE MENEZES and Portuguese galleon

The two stamps shows us a Portuguese galleon in which Jorge de Menezes arrived in Papua New Guinea, not a name for the ship is given, and I believe there is not a painting or drawing which shows the ship or Jorge de Menezes. Most probably a ship of that time frame is shown.

Jorge de Menezes (c. 1498 – 1537) was a Portuguese explorer, who in 1526–1527 landed on the islands of Biak (Cenderawasih Bay), whilst he awaited the passing of the monsoon season, and on the northern coasts of the Bird's Head Peninsula, calling the region Ilhas dos Papuas. He is thus credited with the European discovery of New Guinea.
Jorge de Menezes was the Portuguese Governor of the Moluccas from 1527 until 1530, residing on Ternate. While in office, he plundered a Spanish fort on Tidore, poisoned the sultan of Ternate and committed atrocities against the local population. Subsequently he was arrested and sent to India. After his return to Portugal he was banished to Brazil, where he died in combat against Indians in 1537.

Papua New Guinea 1987 60t sg553, scott? and sgMS861, scott673
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jorge_de_Menezes

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? See also: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10571
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.

LANING USS DE-159

Buckley Class Destroyer Escort / Charles Lawrence Class High-speed Transport.
Laid down, 23 April 1943, as LANING (DE-159), at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Va.
Launched, 4 July 1943
Commissioned USS LANING (DE-159), 1 August 1943, CDR. Edwin C. Woodward in command.
Converted to a 'Charles Lawrence Class High-speed Transport', at Philadelphia, Pa., 24 November 1944 to 14 February 1945, Redesignated (APD-55), 24 November 1944.
Displacement: 1400 tons (light), 1740 tons (full) Loa:93,27m. (306') Lbpp:91,44m. (300')
B:11,20m. ( 36' 9") Draft:3,20m. (10' 6")
Propulsion: 2 "D" Express boilers, G.E. turbines with electric drive, 12000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 24 kn. Range: 6,000 nm/ 12 kn.
Armament: 3 x 3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1 twin 40mm Mk1 AA, 8 x 20mm Mk 4 AA, 3 x 21" Mk15 TT (3x1), 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (144 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks. complement:213.

During World War II USS Laning was assigned initially to the Europe-Africa-Middle East
Decommissioned, 28 June 1946, at Green Cove Springs, Fl.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs.
Recommissioned, 6 April 1951, at Green Cove Springs, CDR. John D. Patterson in command.
Decommissioned, 13 September 1956, at Bayonne, N.J.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Norfolk, Va.
Reclassified as Amphibious Transport, Small, redesignated (LPR-55), 1 January 1969
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 March 1975.
Sold for scrapping, 30 September 1975, to Trebor Marine Corp., Camden, N.J. for $53,000.00.
USS Laning (DE-159) earned one battle star for World War II service.

(Somaliland 2011, 2500 a. StG.?)
Internet.

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
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Ilala II

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Ilala II

Postby shipstamps » Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:14 pm

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The motorship Ilala II built for service on Lake Nyasa, is featured a Nyasaland stamp of the Is. 3d. denomination and shown off Monkey Bay on the lake-1,400 miles from the coast and almost 1,600 ft. above sea level..The ship had of course to be built and dismantled before being shipped in pieces and erected on the edge of the lake.
In 1949 the Nyasaland Railways gave the contract for this specialised construction to Yarrow and Co. Ltd., Scotstoun, Glasgow who have been builders of shallow-draft craft for re-erection almost since the firm's foundation in 1866 on the Thames. In point of fact the Ilala II is herself an interesting link with the earlier history of the company for the first Ilala was built at Poplar in 1875 at a cost of £6,000. She was built to fulfil an oft-expressed wish of David Livingstone in connection with the suppression of slavery on Lake Nyasa. The old Ilala was named after the area in which Chitambo's village is situated where Livingstone died in 1873 and where his heart is interred.
In all, the Ilala II cost £120,000 and was brought in pieces by rail from Beira to Chipoka on the lake shore. Of the 780 cases in which the parts were transported the heaviest weighed 18 tons and the lightest 78 lbs. The construction of the vessel was carried out under the supervision of Sir J. H. Biles and Company and Livesey and Henderson, consulting engineers to Nyasaland Railways.
Every care has been taken to ensure that she will be able to stand up to the severe gales encountered on Lake Nyasa. The hull of the ship is sub-divided into eight watertight compartments by seven transverse bulkheads—almost double the number required for an orthodox vessel of her size. The design provides for an adequate reserve of stability and was drawn up after extensive tests had been carried out at the National Physical Laboratory. The hull embodies all the recommendations of this institution. The Ilala II is 172 ft. long (overall) and can carry a total of 365 passengers. She has a gross tonnage of 620, a moulded breadth of 301/2 ft., and a loaded draft of 7 ft. 4 in. Deadweight cargo capacity is
100 tons and a crew of 38 carried. There is accommodation on the promenade deck for the master, two officers and 12 first-class passengers in 10 well-appointed cabins. Also on the promenade deck are a large dining saloon, well-equipped toilets, bathrooms and a galley for first class passengers.
Six second-class passengers are carried and have two large cabins on the main deck forward with an adjacent dining saloon. The after end of the main deck comprises the third-class section with provisions for 350 passengers and a saloon in the hold amidships. Propelling machinery comprises two sets of Crossley 5-cylinder oil engines, rated at 425 b.h.p. for 400 r.p.m., giving a service speed of 12 knots. Early in 1951 the vessel was named and launched on the lake in the presence of the Bishop of Nyasaland and a large crowd of Africans, Europeans and Indians by Lady Colby, wife of the Governor of Nyasaland, Sir Geoffrey Colby.
Monkey Bay is near Cape Maclear where the first Scottish Mission in Central Africa was founded in 1875 by Doctor Laws who brought out the first Ilala to the lake in that year. It is interesting to recall that this pioneer craft was shipped out in pieces to Cape Town in the holds of the Walmer Castle, thence up the East coast to the mouth of the Zambesi in the schooner Hara where she was assembled to sail up the Zambesi and Shire rivers to Murchison Cataracts.
Here she was dismantled and carried overland by 800 Africans to the Upper Shire River at Matope where she was re-assembled so that she could sail into Lake Nyasa-380 miles long—seven months after leaving the United Kingdom. The Ilala was in service on the lake for 28 years in which she carried out excellent work in suppressing the slave trade then carried on by Arab dhows. Eventually the Ilala was dismantled and taken from the lake, ending her career towing barges at Chinde where she was broken up.
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Malawi SG487, 549, 731, 931.
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