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Built in Servola near Trieste, Austria, now Italy for Armelia Obilovich and Captain Seculovich at Trieste, Austria. Around 20 years ago I was in Trieste for provision and we moored on a quay which still was owned by the Austrian Government.
Launched in 1857 as the PIERINO.
Tonnage 392 tonnes, draught 15 ft. Single deck and beams, copper and iron fastenings, two cannons.
Crew 10.
She was launched in 1857, and the year after, she was listed as being copper-sheated.
Her tonnage in 1863 was listed as 389 tonnes.
In 1865, her owners were Nicolo Armelin of Ibraila (who owned eight parts) and Antonio Sarao of Trieste, who owned 16 parts. Her captain at that time was Diodato Dabinovich. In 1868, Armelin was listed as her sole owner and her Captain was Alessandro Dabinovich. Her captain in 1870 was Spridone Doglianizza.
In 1870 was it again Armelin and Sarao, and she was listed as last surveyed in November 1867, at Marseille. Her Captain then was Giovanni Danilovich. In 1880, her tonnage is listed as 224 with a later correction to 324 ton, and the following year tonnage at 296 and her Captain given as Vladimiro Ivellich.
In Annuario Maritime from 1882, under section Ships sold, disarmed, wrecked etc. in 1881, part (p.CXXX), she is listed as wrecked 4 August 1881 at Colorado cliff, Island of Havana.
The stamp is designed after a painting “Brig PIERINO 4 VIII 1881 in storm near Cuba, and a note on the back of the painting, says the owner Nikol Armelin from Budva Captain Vlado Ivelic from Risna, Austria-Hungarian flag on main gaff. Blue-white checkered flag + ‘1’ (or “”) code flag (?) on main mast: Many sails set but all torn. Spanker gaff lowered to let wind out.

Yugoslavia 1998 2.00D sg?, scott2422.
Lloyds Register. Annuario Marittimo 1865-86. 12 Centuries of Boka Marina.

NOA USS (DD-841)

Built as a destroyer under yard No 261 by Bath Iron Works, Bath for the USA Navy.
26 March 1945 keel laid down.
30 July 1945 launched as the USS NOA (DD-841), she was the second ship in the USA Navy under that name, christened by Mrs. James Cary Jones, Jr., wife of Rear Admiral James Cary Jones, Jr., named after Midshipman Loveman Noa (1878-1901)
Displacement 2,425 standard, 3,460 ton full load, dim. 119.02 x 12.45 x 4.37m. (draught)
Powered by General Electric geared turbines, 60,000 shp. Twin shafts, speed 35 knots.
Range by a speed of 20 knots, 4,500 mile.
Armament 6 – 5 inch guns, 12 – 40mm AA and 11 – 20mm AA guns, 10 – 21 inch torpedo tubes. 6 – depth charge projectors and 2 – depth charge tracks.
Crew 336.
02 November 1945 commissioned, under command of R.L. Nolan Jr.
After shakedown at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba NOA departed her homeport of Norfolk, Va. for her first Mediterranean deployment. She called at Gibraltar, Nice, Naples, Malta, Venice, Piraeus and Lisbon. After participating in fleet maneuvers in the South Atlantic in early 1947 NOA returned to the United States. For the next two years she exercised in type training, underwent overhaul and acted as school training ship for the Fleet Sonar School, Key West, Fla.
NOA served as rescue destroyer for Mindoro (CVE-120) during June and July 1949. From September 1949 through January 1951 she engaged in extended anti-submarine training and a permanent Hunter-Killer Group as a unit of Destroyer Squadron Eight. She also made a second Mediterranean deployment during this period. In early 1951 she participated in Convex II, a large scale convoy escort exercise, after which she called at Baltimore, Md. The next two years were devoted to upkeep and operational type training along the East coast.
In August 1953 NOA departed Norfolk on a 42,000 mile around-the-world cruise. She arrived Sasebo, Japan 3 October and spent four months operating in the Sea of Japan with Task Force 77. Here she participated in operational readiness exercises while maintaining truce patrol off the Korean coast.
In November 1953 NOA operated in Japanese waters as part of a Hunter-Killer Group. She patrolled the Korean coast together with USS Cone (DD-866) in late November and early December. From then until her return to the United States in April 1954, NOA engaged in underway training. Upon her return to Norfolk she was reassigned to hunter-killer duty in the Atlantic.
During overhaul in the summer of 1955 NOA was outfitted with experimental sonar equipment that she tested in the Key West area. She departed Norfolk Naval Shipyard in February 1956 for her third Mediterranean deployment. Upon return to homeport the following summer she trained in the eastern Atlantic. In the spring 1957 she steamed to the Caribbean for operation Springboard 1-57 and Desairdex 1-57.
After completion of a three month overhaul at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in August 1957 she steamed for five weeks of refresher training at Guantanamo and for shore bombardment exercises at Culebra Island, Puerto Rico. In winter of 1957-8, NOA served as test ship for experimental radio equipment and in spring 1958 she was again taking part in Springboard exercises in the Caribbean.
March 1957 saw NNOA as a participant in Lantphibex 1-58, an exercise designed to test the latest amphibious warfare concepts. During the summer 1958 NOA participated in Sixth Fleet operations during the Lebanon crisis. After a short tour in the Persian Gulf she returned to Norfolk and joined the Second Fleet for Lantphibex 2-58.
In February 1959 NOA again deployed to the Mediterranean. She participated in Sixth Fleet exercises through April 1 when she steamed for the Middle East via the Suez Canal. She called at Massawa, Ethiopia, Bombay, India; Bahrein, Saudi Arabia; Bandar Shapir, Iran; and Aden. Late June NOA re-joined the Sixth Fleet after having gone eighty-three days without replenishment. She returned to Norfolk 1 September, and transferred from Destroyer Squadron Six to Squadron Fourteen, with a new homeport at Mayport, Fla. Through spring 1960 she operated off the Atlantic Coast and in the Caribbean, She entered the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard 25 May for a FRAM I, and received the latest in ASW weapons.
NOA completed her Fram I overhaul 2 May 1961 and rejoined the Atlantic Fleet. After a four week Ready-for-Sea period and ASROC qualification trials she reported to Fleet Training Command, Guantanamo for six weeks refresher training. NOA returned to Mayport 23 July for a two week tender period alongside Yellowstone (AD-27).
Type training followed and NOA steamed for the United Kingdom, for combined exercises in the Eastern Atlantic with the British Navy. She arrived Portsmouth, England 6 November, and also called at Belfast and Dublin before standing in to homeport 20 December. After leave and upkeep NOA resumed ASW training 29 January 1962 in the western Atlantic.
NOA returned to Mayport 6 February for modifications to her boat davits and briefings in preparation for the recovery of America's first astronaut and his space capsule. Preparations completed, she steamed 11 February for the Project Mercury Recovery area in the Southwestern Atlantic, she reported on station 14 February as part of the 24 ship recovery task force.
After two reschedulings of the space flight, NOA put in at San Juan for two days. She was underway 19 February for the recovery station, located 200 miles WNW of San Juan. At precisely 1440, five hours and 53 minutes after blast-off, Friendship Seven re-entered the atmosphere with a loud sonic boom that was clearly audible 20 February in NOA She first sighted and recovered Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr., USMC, Project Mercury Astronaut, after he had completed his historic three orbits of the earth and splashed down a mere three miles from the destroyer. Col. Glenn remained in NOA for three hours before a helicopter transferred him to RANDOLPH (CVS-15), prime recovery ship.
Upon completion of recovery operations, NOA returned to Mayport for ASW operations with Task Group Alfa until 31 May. NOA has since conducted type training and midshipmen cruises out of her homeport between Mediterranean operational deployments and upkeep. She steamed for the Mediterranean 3 August 1962 for a seven month tour with the Sixth Fleet and 8 February 1964 saw her stand out of Mayport for another six month Mediterranean deployment.
Her regularly scheduled overhaul took place at Charlestown from September 1964 through January 1965, followed by a Mediterranean deployment from mid-May through 1 September. Early October 1965 NOA steamed from Mayport for the Gemini VI recovery off the west coast of Africa. The flight was cancelled after the Agena-B rocket designed to launch a docking vehicle failed to achieve an orbital insertion.
NOA then participated in type training and Atlantic Fleet exercises' including High Time, an amphibious exercises in the Caribbean from late January through early March 1966. She also served as a unit of the Gemini 8 recovery forces 14 17 March 1966. Her April-October deployment to the Mediterranean was followed by leave, upkeep and Lantflex (28 November-15 December).
In January 1967 NOA received two QH-50 Drone Antisubmarine Helicopters (DASH). She then served as school ship for the Fleet Sonar School at Key West (28 January-11 February). Operation Springboard took her to the Caribbean 3-11 March and she steamed in Mediterranean waters June through November.
NOA stood out of Mayport 5 January 1968 to conduct a solemn mission burial at sea of George H. Flynt, YN1 (Ret.). Flynt's last wish was that his remains be consigned to the deep. In honoring his request, made by a man who served his country for 20 years, NOA's sailors gained insight into a unique ceremony for men of the sea.
NOA underwent regular availability and overhaul at Charleston...

Shinkai 2000 (Submersible) 1981

Shinkai 2000 is a manned research submersible that can dive to depths of 2,000 meters. Shinkai 2000 was constructed in 1981 as Japan's first full-fledged manned submersible for deep-sea research, and since then, it had been on the front line of marine surveys for years.

Lenght; 9.3m, beam; 3.0m, height; 2.9m, weight in air; approx. 24 tons, max. Operation depth; 2000m, accommodation; 3 (2 pilots and 1 researcher), Pressure hull diameter; Φ2.2 m, Normal dive duration; 7 hours, Payload; 100 kg (in air), Maximum speed; 3.0 knots, Instruments installed; 1 CCD color video camera, 1 super harp color video camera, 1 stereo still camera, 1 manipulator (6 joints), Current meter, CTD that measures conductivity, temperature and depth, and DO that measures dissolved oxygen, Navigation devices and others.

Shinkai 2000 dived in various oceans (mainly the sea around Japan) and contributed significantly to the progress of deep-sea research in Japan, including the discovery of chemosynthetic Calyptogena colonies off Hatsushima Island in the Sagami Bay, and the discovery of hydrothermal venting phenomena in the Okinawa Trough. The accumulated technologies and experiences in development and construction of Shinkai 2000 have been applied to development of Shinkai 6500, Kaiko, and other marine survey equipment.

See topic: “Shinkai 6500 (Submersible) 1989”.

After playing a huge role in the rapid progress of deep-sea research in Japan for more than two decades, Shinkai 2000 finished its last and 1,411th dive on November 11, 2002, and retired afterward.

Mikronesia 1998, S.G.?, Scott: 295e.

Source: ... i2000.html


Built in 1909 by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Neptune Yard, Low Walker, #824, for Salvador Railway, London.
Passenger Cargo Ship, Gt:1128, Nt:650, L:65,53m. (215') B:10,21m. (33.5') D:5,91m. (19.4') Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd. triple expansion engine:174 nhp. 1 screw, 11 kn.
In September 1909 deployed in short sea shipping in Central America.
1915 sold to Pacific Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., London.
1948 to Neill & Pandelis Ltd., London, renamed in SALAMIS, 1947 to Pandelis Line Ltd., London
1951 to S.A. Agenzia Maritima Coloniale, Genoa, renamed in NICOLA MARTINI.
1958 to Armamento Agenzia Maritima Framar SpA. Genoa.
11-1960 broken up by Ardem SpA. at Vado Ligure.
(El Salvador 1999, 2,50 C. StG.?)


Built as a screw corvette by Onohama, Kobe Navy yard in Kobe for the Imperial Japanese Navy.
1882 Ordered.
23 November 1883 keel laid down.
01 May 1885 launched as the YAMATO one of the Katsuragi class.
Displacement 1,476 ton normal, dim. 62.78 x 10.7 x 4.6m. (draught), length bpp.61.26m.
Powered by one Katsuragi horizontally-compound reciprocating engine, 1,622 ihp, speed 13 knots.
Bunker capacity 145 ton coal.
Armament 2 – 170mm Krupp breech loading guns, 5 – 120mm, 1 – 80mm guns and 4 – quadruple 1 inch Nordenfelt guns. 2 – 380mm torpedo tubes.
Crew 231.
16 November 1888 commissioned.
YAMATO was the second vessel in the three ship Katsuragi-class of three composite hulled, sail-and-steam corvettes of the early Imperial Japanese Navy. It was named for Yamato province, the old name for Nara prefecture and the historical heartland of Japan. The name was used again for the very famous World War II battleship YAMATO, commissioned in 1941.
YAMATO was designed as an iron-ribbed, wooden-hulled, three-masted bark-rigged sloop-of-war with a coal-fired double-expansion reciprocating steam engine with six cylindrical boilers driving a single screw. Her basic design was based on experience gained in building the KAIMON and TENRYÜ sloops, but was already somewhat obsolescent in comparison to contemporary European warships when completed. However, unlike her sister ships KATSURAGI and MUSASHI, which were built by the government-owned Yokosuka Naval Arsenal. Yamato was built by the Onohama Shipyards, in Kobe. Her first captain was future Fleet Admiral Tōgō Heihachirō.
Operational history
YAMATO saw combat service in the First Sino-Japanese War of 1894-1895, patrolling between Korea, Dairen and Weihaiwei. She was also at the Battle of Yalu RIver in a reserve capacity in the Western Sea Fleet.
On 21 March 1898, YAMATO was designated as a third-class gunboat, and was used for coastal survey and patrol duties.
They were refitted in 1900 when the barque-rig was removed and the vessel rearmed with 8 - 2½ pdr QF guns and 6 MG. The torpedo tubes were replaced by 18 inch tubes.
1907 Re-armed with 4 – 3 inch and 4 – 50mm guns.
During the Russo-Japanese War, YAMATO served as a guard ship patrolling the Kanmon Straits between Honshū and Kyūshū off of Shimonoseki. On 28 August 1912, she was reclassified as a second class coastal patrol vessel, and was assigned to coastal survey duties. On 1 April 1922, she was officially re-designated as a survey vessel, and her armament was replaced by two 8-inch guns. During the course of its surveys, YAMATO discovered a seamount in the Sea of Japan, which was named after it.
On 1 April 1935, YAMATO was retired from navy service and demilitarized. Her hulk was obtained by the Ministry of Justice and relocated to Uraga where she was used as a floating prison and training vessel for juvenile offenders. It was towed to Yokohama harbor during World War II, but was swamped in a typhoon in September 1945 at the mouth of the Tsurumi River in Tokyo Bay. Her hulk was raised and scrapped in 1950.

Gambia 2000 D20 sg?, scott? With thanks to Mr. Naylor for the stamp image. Conway’s All the world’s Fighting Ships 1860-1905.


Katip Celebi (Ottoman Scholar, Historian and Geographer)

Stamp issued on the 400th birth anniversary of Katip Celebi. On the background depicted 17th century Ottoman Galleons.

Kâtip Çelebi, Mustafa bin Abdullah, Haji Khalifa or Kalfa, (1609, Istanbul – 1657 Istanbul) was an Ottoman scholar. A historian and geographer, he is regarded as one of the most productive authors of non-religious scientific literature in the 17th-century Ottoman Empire.

The son of a soldier, he himself was a soldier for ten years until an inheritance made him turn to a more contemplative life. As the accountant of the commissariat department of the Ottoman Army in Anatolia, he accompanied the Ottoman army in the campaign against Baghdad in 1625, was present at the siege of Erzurum, and returned to Istanbul in 1628. In the following year he was again in Baghdad and Hamadan, and in 1633-34 at Aleppo, whence he made the pilgrimage to Mecca (hence his title “Hajji”). The following year he was in Erivan and then returned to Istanbul. Here he obtained a post in the head office of the commissariat department, which afforded him time for study. He seems to have attended the lectures of great teachers up to the time of his death, and made a practice of visiting bookshops and noting the titles and contents of all books he found there.

Katip Çelebi died suddenly in October 1657 while drinking a cup of coffee.

Among his best-known works is the Kashf al-ẓunūn ‘an asāmī al-kutub wa-al-funūn, ("The Removal of Doubt from the Names of Books and the Arts"), a bibliographic encyclopaedia, written in Arabic, which lists more than 14,500 books in alphabetic order.

One of his shorter and more accessible works is Mīzān al-ḥaqq fī ikhtiyār al-aḥaqq ("The balance of truth in the choice of the truest"), a collection of short essays on topics in Islamic law, ethics, and theology, in which he takes a relatively liberal and tolerant view—often critical of narrow-minded Islamic religious authorities. This book serves as a source on Ottoman social developments in the 16th and 17th centuries, such as the introduction of coffee and tobacco. While he did not concur with the outlawing of coffee and tobacco, he found tobacco smoke personally distasteful, writing of the "noxious effects of the corruption of the aerial essence." An English translation by G. L. Lewis of the Mīzān al-ḥaqq has been published with annotations under the title The Balance of Truth.

He was witnessed the murder of Sultan Osman II in person, and presented the most complete account of this event in his famous book “Fazlaka” in the chapter titled "Osman II at the Central Mosque (Orta Camii)":

Turkey 2009, S.G.;? Scott:?

Source: Wikipedia.


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Built under yard No 28 as a steel hullede cargo vesselby the yard of C. Mitchell & Co., Newcastle for William Cory and John Nixon, Cardiff.
23 May 1957 launched under the name WILLIAM CORY.
Tonnage 1.578 grt.1.238 net, dim. 244.5 x 35.2 x 17.8ft.
Powered by 2 steam engines 180hp.
Three masts, schooner rigged.
Her registered owner was H.Taylor.

She was built for the purpose of developing the South Wales trade, in which Wm Cory Jr. had taken an interest with John Nixon.
Carried two thin funnels abreast, right aft, the stamp shows one funnel, a design fault on the stamp.
She was chartered by Glass Elliot & Company for cable work, later by the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company.

1858 Laid Cable between Suffolk and the Netherlands, and from Cromer to Helgoland, Germany.
1861 From Algiers to Toulon, and from Otranto to Corfu in the Mediterranean.
1866 Landed the eastern end of the new Atlantic cable at Valentia, Ireland, and the Lowestoft to Norderney section from the Indo-European cable.
1869 The French Atlantic cable from St Pierre et Miquelon to Duxbury, Mass. USA.
1870 Carried part of the red Sea cable for the Indo-European cable.
Marseille to Bona together with CS SCANDERIA.
1870 Laid the cable between Penang and Singapore.

1882 Her registered owner is given as J.Fenwick & Son, London.
1888 Her registered owner is given as R. Jobson and Co., West Hartlepool.
1896 Transferred to Wm. Cory and Son Ltd.
May 1900 Sold to Dutch shipbreakers and broken up in Dordrecht, Netherland.

Ireland 1979 13p sg 457, scott 464

Source: ... ndexbc.htm World Ships publication: One Hundred Years Cory Fleet.
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