Built as a gasoline powered submarine under yard no 9 by Kaiserliche Werft, Danzig for the Imperial German Navy.
23 February 1909 ordered.
11 July 1911 launched as the SM U-14 one of three built of this type.
Displacement 516 ton surfaced, 644 ton submerged, dim. 57.88 x 6 x 3.44m (draught).
Powered by two Körting 6-cyl. and two Körting 8-cyl. paraffin motors, 890 hp. Two SSW electric motors 1.030 hp, speed surfaced 14.8 knots, submerged 10.7 knots.
Test depth 50 metre.
Armament 4 – 45cm torpedo tubes with 6 torpedoes. 1 – 5 cm SK l/40 gun.
Crew 4 officers and 25 men.
24 April 1912 commissioned.
When World War broke out in 1914 she was under command of Walther Schwieger.
She made only one war patrol, she sunk two ships the Danish CYRUS on 02 June 1915 and the Swedish LAPPLAND on 3 June 1915 in the North Sea, both crews were saved. The U-14 was at that time under command of Max Hammerie.
05 June 1915 came under fire of the armed trawler OCEANIC II and sunk off Peterhead in position 57 13N 00 33 E with the loss of 1 men, 27 survived.
Grenada Carriacou&Petite Martinique 2014 $3.25 sg?, scott?
Source: Wikipedia . U boat net.
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: http://www.atlantic-cable.com/stamps/Ca ... ndexbc.htm World Ships publication: One Hundred Years Cory Fleet.