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TEMERAIRE (S-617) submarine

Built as a nuclear submarine by Arsenal Cherbourg at Cherbourg for the French Navy.
18 December 1993 laid down.
08 August 1997 launched as the TÉMÉRAIRE (S-617), one of the Triomphant class.
Displacement surface 12,640 tons, submerged 14,335 tons, dim. 138 x 12.5 x 10.6m. (draught)
Powered by pressurised water K 15 nuclear reactor (150 MW), 200,000 hp., speed + 25 knots.
Test depth + 400 metre.
Armament 16 – M45 SLBM missiles with TN 75 warheads. Anti-submarine: 4 – 533mm torpedo tubes for F17 torpedoes. Anti-surface Exocet SM39 missiles.
Crew 111
23 December 1999 commissioned, based at Brest. Building cost 4,282 billion Euro.

2015 In service.
Solomon Islands 2014 $7 sg?, scott1507d.
Source Internet.

CARNIVAL BREEZE cruise vessel 2012

Built as a cruise vessel under yard No 6201 by Fincantieri Italiana, Monfalcone, Italy for the Carnival Corporation, Doral, Florida.
20 November 2008 keel laying ceremony.
16 September 2011 floating out as the CARNIVAL BREEZE
Tonnage 128,052 grt, 10,250 dwt., dim. 305.60 x 37.00 x 6.20m. (draught).
Powered by six Wärtsilä 12V46 diesel engines, 75,600 kW, speed 22.5 knots.
Accommodation for maximum 3,652 passengers and 1,386 crew.
29 May 2012 delivered to owners, under Panama flag with homeport Panama, IMO No 9555723.
03 June 2012 completed.

03 June 2012 in service from Barcelona, Spain for cruises in the Mediterranean, during the northern winters based in Miami.
09 December 2012 christened in Miami by Mrs. Tracy Wilson Mourning.
CARNIVAL BREEZE is a Dream-class cruise ship of Carnival Cruise Line which entered service on June 3, 2012. From June to November 2012 she sailed out of Barcelona and Venice on Mediterranean cruises, and afterwards from Miami to the Caribbean and Bahamas. In May 2016, she will be moving to Galveston to replace the CARNIVAL MAGIC
CARNIVAL BREEZE is the third and last Dream-class ship, with sisters ships CARNIVAL DREAM and CARNIVAL MAGIC. Costa Crociere recently took delivery of its first Dream Class ship, COSTA DIADEMA. Fincantieri Monfalcone in Italy is the builder, and the Dream class vessels are the largest passenger ships ever built by Fincantieri.
CARNIVAL BREEZE has the same design as her sisters, with a half-mile exterior promenade, cantilevered whirlpools, and a 23,750 sq ft (2,206 m2) wellness facility. Other features are the WaterWorks aqua park with a 300-foot (91 m)-long corkscrew water slide called Twister and another called The Drainpipe, an indoor/outdoor café with live entertainment venue called Ocean Plaza, and a range of staterooms including deluxe ocean views with two bathrooms, some of which have five berths.
CARNIVAL BREEZE and her sisters have the widest variety of activity, dining and entertainment options of the entire fleet. She features a 5D Cinema called Thrill Theater, outdoor water park, Cloud 9 Spa, jogging track, fitness center, Seaside Theater, Red Frog Pub, Winner's Luck casino and bar, the Liquid Nightclub disco, Punchliner Comedy Club, Sport-square and Hasbro: The Game Show. Other features on CARNIVAL BREEZE include the Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse (reservations and fee required), Guy's Burger Joint, which offers burgers custom-created by Food Network chef Guy Fieri, a Comedy Brunch on sea days, the Cucina del Capitano, a family-style Italian eatery with an extensive night time menu (reservations and fee required) and a free lunch time pasta bar, the BlueIguana Cantina, a burrito and taco made to order eatery for both breakfast and lunch and on sea days an outside Fat Jimmy's C-Side BBQ.
Ports of call
CARNIVAL BREEZE is currently home ported in Miami, Florida, sailing on six-and-eight-day Caribbean voyages.

Aruba 2015 250c sg?, scott? (For the identification of the two cruise vessels on the stamp see viewtopic.php?f=12&t=15052

Source: http://www.faktaomfartyg-se/carnival_breeze_2012.htm Internet.

C-EXPLORER 5 submersible

The C-EXPLORER 5 a submersible is one of the types made by U-Boat Worx, Breda, Netherlands for recreational byers.
Weight without passengers 7,250 kg. Dim. 5.14 x 3.00 x 2.27m (height)
Payload 550 kg.
Powered by 2 – 5.5 kW thrusters horizontal and 4 – 6.4 kW thrusters vectored vertical, surface speed 4 knots, submerged 3 knots.
Operational autonomy 16 hours.
Survival period 96 hours.
Diving depth 200 metre.
Capacity for 1 pilot and 4 passengers.

More info is given on:

Solomon Islands 2013 $7 sg?, scott?
Source: U-Boat Worx.


In 2007 Italy and San Marino both celebrate the 200th anniversary of Giuseppe Garibaldi’s birth, Italy issued one stamp and San Marino three stamps.
The Italian stamp shows the port of Nice designed after an old photo of the port with ships which can’t be identified, the home were Garibaldi was born., and a close-up of Giuseppe Garibaldi.
The San Marino stamps, only one stamp depict a watercraft, a landings-boot used during the landing on 11 May 1860 at Marsala, most probably a boat from one of the ships who transported Garibaldi and his troops to Marsala, the man standing in the bow of the boat looks like he is Garibaldi.
Garibaldi and his troops were welcomed by revolutionary troops who joined the Thousand to conquer the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. The conquest is represented with the landing in Marsala.

Italy 2007 0.65 Euro sg?, scott?
San Marino 2007 1.40 Euro sg?, scott?
Source: Italy and San Marino Post.

SEAWOLF (SSN-21) USS submarine

Built as a nuclear attack submarine under yard No 253 by General Dynamics Electro Boat Co., Groton for the USA Navy.
25 October 1989 laid down.
24 June 1995 launched as the USS SEAWOLF (SSN-21) one of the Seawolf class. one sisters, the last of this class is longer.
Displacement 7,460 tons standard, 9,137 tons full load, dim. 1007.6 x 12.9 x 11m. (draught).
Powered by one S6W PWR nuclear reactor, 52,000 shp, one shaft, pumpjet propulsor, speed + 35 knots.
Range, unlimited, endurance, till food supplies run out.
Diving depth + 800 feet.
Armament: 8 – 26 inch torpedo tubes, 40 torpedoes, 50 missiles or 100 mines.
Crew 140,
19 July 1997 commissioned.
USS SEAWOLF (SSN-21), the lead ship of her class, is the fourth submarine of the United States Navy named for the seawolf, a solitary fish with strong, prominent teeth and projecting tusks that give it a savage look. The contract to build her was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics and Newport News Shipbuilding on 9 January 1989 and her keel was laid down on 25 October 1989. She was launched on 24 June 1995, sponsored by Mrs. Margaret Dalton, and commissioned on 19 July 1997 with Commander David M. McCall in command.
USS SEAWOLF was a product of the Cold War, designed as a replacement for the Los Angeles-class submarines and as a response to the Soviet Akula class. According to the Navy's "Undersea Warfare" magazine, SEAWOLF is quieter at high speed than a Los Angeles submarine is pierside. Originally 29 were planned for production, but with the end of the Cold War, the cost was judged to be prohibitively high and only three were built (SEAWOLF , CONNECTICUT and JIMMY CARTER) in favor of the smaller Virginia-class submarines, which were expected to be about 10% cheaper.
Between 25–27 March 2006, a series of anti-submarine warfare exercises were held in Hawaiian waters that included SEAWOLF; Carrier Strike Group Nine; the nuclear-powered attack submarines CHEYENNE, GREENVILLE, TUCSON and PASADENA, as well as land-based P-3 Orion aircraft from patrol squadrons VP-4, VP-9, and VP-47.
On 22 July 2007, the submarine transferred from her previous homeport of Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut, to permanently reside at SubBase Bangor in Silverdale, Washington.
Adding support personnel as well as ship's crew, there are 140 personnel attached to SEAWOLF.
USS SEAWOLF featured in a 1998 episode of the documentary Super Structures of the World: SEAWOLF. The programme followed her construction and sea trials.
2015 In service.

TRITON submersible

The submersible TRITON 3300/3 is built by Triton Submarines LLC at Vero Beach, Florida USA.
Weight 8000 kg, dim. 4.0 x 3.0 x 2.5m. (height).
Main thrusters 2 x 5 hp, speed 3 knots. Vertran thrusters 2 x 5 hp.
Endurance 10 hours.
Reserve oxygen for 96 hours.
Payload 350 kg.
Diving depth 1,000 metres
1 Pilot and 2 passengers.

It is the most popular type built by the company and available to civilian buyers for recreational use. She is a type manufactured by the company and her name is given for the depth she can dive 3300 ft.
The first 3300/3 made his maiden dive in 2011, work on number 3 had commenced in January 2012, and all three were built for use on superyachts.
Building cost USA$ 3 million.

Solomon Islands 2013 $7 sg?, scott1507a.
Source: Triton submersible website and various other web-sites.


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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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