CONSTELLATION US 20

Built as a 12-metre class yacht for the Constellation Syndicate, Oyster Bay NY. by Miniford Yacht Yard, City Island, NY. For The Constellation Syndicate (Walter Gubelmann) of the New York Yacht Club.
She was built of double planked mahogany over oak frames.
Designed by Olin J. Stephens.
1964 Launched as the CONSTELLATION US 20.
Displacement 29 tons, dim. 20.83 x 3.66 x 2.66m (draught), length on waterline 14.02m.
Sail area 170 m².
She defeated in the America Cup held from 15 till 21 September 1964 at Newport, Rhode Island and skippered by Eric Ridder the challenger of the Royal Thames Yacht Club the SOVEREIGN skippered by Paul Anderson 4 – 0.
1966 Sold to Pierre E Goemans at Monte Carlo, Monaco, not renamed.
1979 Sold to L’Asoc Francais pour “la Coupe de l’America” at Hyéres, France, not renamed and used as trial horse for a French syndicate.
January 1980 sold to Security Change Ltd. Hamble, U.K. not renamed and already February 1980 sold to the British Industry 1500 Syndicate at London not renamed.
Used by the British as a trial horse, things are getting then a little murky, some sources give she sank early 1980s off Turkey under tow, but the 12 metre class gives that she in 1994 still was owned by the British Industry 1500 Syndicate, but at the internet in 2014 I can’t find anything on her after 1980s.

Sierra Leone 1987 50 le sgMS1016, scott843
Solomon Islands 1986 18c sg570a, scott573c

Source: Internet. http://www.12mrclass.com/yacht-search/d ... 05429.html

MARIA VAN RIEBEECK SAS S97

Built in 1968-'70 by Dubigeon Normandie, Nantes, for the South African Navy (SAN).
Submarine of the 'Daphné' class, Displacement:860 tons surfaced, 1034 submerged, L:57,80m. (190') B:6,75m. (22,1') Draught:5,23m. (17,2') 2 SEMT/Pielstick engines:2450 hp. 2 x 80 cell batteries, 2 Jeumont/Schneider electric motors:2600 hp. 13,5 kn. surfaced, 16 kn. submerged, Armement:12 x 550 mm. torpedos, crew:6 officers and 45 ratings, 6 to 10 trainees.
Sisterships: EMILY HOBHOUSE and JOHANNA VAN DER MERWE.

In 1967, after nearly two years of negotiations, an order was placed with the French Government for three Daphné class submarines. The first of these submarines was the SAS MARIA VAN RIEBEECK. It was laid down at the Nantes shipyard of Dubigeon-Normandie on 14 March 1968, was launched on 18 March 1969 and completed on 22 June 1970.

On 20 August 1970, MARIA VAN RIEBEECK collided with the French submarine GALATÉE (also a member of the Daphné class) off Toulon. Both submarines were badly damaged, with GALATÉE being forced to run aground to avoid sinking.

In 1999 renamed in SAS SPEAR, 2003 scrapped.

(South Africa 1982, 8 c. StG.506)
JFS 73/74 + internet.

WEATHERLY US 17

Built as a 12-metre class yacht by Luders Marine Construction at Stamford, CT, USA for the Weatherly Syndicate, of the New York Yacht Club.
Designed by Philip L. Rhodes.
1958 launched as the WEATHERLY US 17
Displacement 26.5 tons, dim. 21.03 x 3.62 x 2.72m (draught) length on waterline 13.86m
Sail area 166 m².

WEATHERLY (US 17) was an unsuccessful defence candidate for the 1958 America's Cup and victorious defender in the 1962 America's Cup.
Design
WEATHERLY was a keel sloop designed to the 12-Metre Rule. She was designed by Philip L. Rhodes and built by Luders Marine Construction Company at Stamford, Connecticut for a syndicate of owners formed by Henry D. Mercer, with Cornelius S. Walsch and Arnold D. Frese. WEATHERLY was launched in 1958. She was built of steel frames with mahogany planking.
Career
Skippered by Arthur Knapp, WEATHERLY competed with COLUMBIA, EASTERN, GLEAM and VIM for the right to defend the America's cup but was outclassed in the 1958 selection trials. COLUMBIA went on to successfully defend the Cup in 1958.
Modified by Philip L. Rhodes at Luders yard in 1962, WEATHERLY was redesigned with a shorter bow and reduced wetted surface. Weight saved in the redesign was put into the keel.
The defender selection trials pitted WEATHERLY against COLUMBIA, EASTERNER and NEFERTITI. On 25 August 1962, the NYYC selected WEATHERLY to defend the Cup against Australian challenger GRETEL. Skippered by Emil "Bus" Mosbacher, Jr., in September 1962, WEATHERLY defended the Cup 4–1 against GRETEL.
After the races she was then used for pleasure cruising and charters.
1966 Sold to U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point NY, not renamed.
1971 Sold to Douglas E. Jones, Kings Point, NY, not renamed.
1975 Sold to Lynn Summers and Alan Buchanan, Seattle WA, not renamed.
1981 Sold to Seattle Council Boy Scouts of America, Seattle, WA, not renamed.
1986 Sold to Weatherly, Inc. (George Hill), Seattle, WA.
She is now normally berthed at dockside at the Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina and is available for chartering. She was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.
2014 Managed by America Cup Charters in Newport RI
1958 and 1962 Specification Comparison.

1958 1962
LOA 21.03 m (69.0 ft) 29.39 m (96.4 ft)
LWL 13.86 m (45.5 ft)
Beam 3.62 m (11.9 ft)


Draft 2.72 m (8 ft 11 in)
Sail Area 166 m2 (1,790 sq ft) 165.6 m2 (1,783 sq ft)
Displacement 26.5 tons 25.65 tons
Ballast 16.35 tons 18.4 tons
Mast Height 25 m (82 ft)

Antigua 1992 $1 sg1704, scott1623.
Barbuda 1993 $1 sg1447, scott?
Grenada 1987 $5 sgMS1615, scott
Solomon Islands 1987 18c sg570a, scott570.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weatherly_(yacht) http://www.12mrclass.com/yacht-search/d ... 70526.html Internet.

RAINBOW J4 yacht

RAINBOW a J-Class built yacht by Herreshoff Manufacturing Company, Bristol, Rhode Island, USA for the Harold Vanderbilt Syndicate of the New York Yacht Club.
The yacht was designed by William Starling Burgess.
15 May 1934 launched as the RAINBOW J4.
Tonnage 141 ton, dim. 38.61 x 6.40 x 4.45m (draught) length on waterline 25.11m.
Sail area 700.02 m².

She was built as and America Cup defender, but during the trials the YANKEE almost beat her.
The America Cup 1934 was sailed at Newport, Rhode Island, the defender was the RAINBOW of the New York Yacht Club against the challenger the British yacht ENDEAVOUR of the Royal Yacht Club.

The first race on 17 September 1934 was won by the ENDEAVOUR under skipper Sopwith, also the second race.
The third race was won by the RAINBOW under skipper Vanderbilt, also the fourth, fifth and sixth race, and the America Cup was won by the USA again.
After the America Cup the RAINBOW was laid up in a dry-dock where she was refitted.
1937 Sold to Chandler Hovey and contended for the defense of the 1937 cup but she lost against the RANGER.

1940 The RAINBOW was sold for scrap.
Solomon Islands 1987 18c sg570a, scott
Grenada 1987 $4 sg1614, scott

Source: Various internet sites.

Edmund B Alexander

In late 1940, as part of the National defence expansion undertaken in response to the Second World War, the thirty-five year old passenger liner America (formerly USS America (ID 3006) and USAT America) was reactivated for U.S. Army service. Renamed Edmund B. Alexander, she initially served as a barracks ship at St. John's, Newfoundland. After mid-1941 the ship was used as a transport in the Gulf of Mexico area and in May 1942 entered a Baltimore, Maryland, shipyard to begin a major modernization. This work, completed in April 1943, gave her new, oil-fired boilers, greater speed, and a much-changed appearance. Edmund B. Alexander spent the rest of the World War II era making transport runs between the United States, North Africa and Europe. She continued her work with the Army into the post-war era, primarily carrying military dependents. Placed in reserve in May 1949, USAT Edmund B. Alexander was sold for scrapping in January 1957.
http://www.history.navy.mil

CANADA (I) KC 1 yacht

CANADA (I) Built by Fred McConnel Marine Ltd. for the Secret Cove Yacht Club Challenge at Half Moon Bay, BC, Canada. The yacht was designed by Bruce Kirby.
1982 Launched as the CANADA (1) KC 1.
Displacement?, dim. 19.00 x 3.84 x 2.72m. (draught), length on waterline 13.78m.
Sail area 168 m².
There were two Canadian teams to challenge the America Cup 1987 , the Secret Cove Yacht Club and the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron. When both teams were unable to attract big sponsors, the two teams merged.
The CANADA (1) KC1 was heavily modified in 1985 including a winged keel and was thereafter renamed CANADA (II) KC 2
Displacement?, dim. 20.11 x 3.65 x 2.72m (draught), length on waterline 13.87m.
Sail area 166 m².
After extensive trailing between the TRUE NORTH and CANADA II the CANADA II was sent to Freemantle, Australia in 1987.
In the challenges races in the Louis Vuitton races at Freemantle in 1987, sailing under skipper Terry Neilson she was eliminated prior to the semi-finals.
1993 Sold to America’s Cup Yacht Racing in St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles, not renamed.
2014 Same name and owner and based at St Maarten, used for charter and match racing.

Solomon Islands 1987 $1 sg570a, scott573g. (Most probably the TRUE NORTH is depict on the stamp see viewtopic.php?f=2&t=14088
Antigua 1987 30c sg1072, scott1000.
Barbuda 1987 30c sg936, scott852.

Source: http://www.12mrclass.com/yacht-search/d ... 05400.html Watercraft Philately. Internet.

MAIPÚ ms (Argentina)

Built in 1950-'51 by N.V. Koninklijke Maatschappij 'De Schelde', Vlissingen, #267, for Flota Argentina de Navigación de Ultramar (FANU)
Cargo/passenger ship, Gt:11,521, Nt:7935, Dw:7940, Loa:159,40m. (523') Lbpp:146,30m. (480') Br:19,50m. (64') D:14,17m. (46'6") Draught:7,90m. (25'11") 2-10 cyl. SD 60 Schelde/Sulzer engines:10,000 hp. (150 r.p.m.) twin screws 18 kn. crew:150, pass:788, 6 cargo holds, 1 derrick SWL:25 tons, 16-3 tons and 4 cranes SWL:3 tons.
Sistership ALBERO DODERO.
During dense fog at 04-11-1951 in collision with the American troopship GENERAL M.L. HERSEY in the Weser estuary, sunk, all passengers and crew (107) have been saved.

(Argentine 1951, 25 c. StG.829)
Book of the Koninklijke Maatschappij 'De Schelde' Shipbuilders, Engineering Works, Shiprepaires, Flushing + internet.
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Built as a three-masted wooden vessel by John Nicholson, Manning River, NSW, Australia for Henry Fisher, Sydney, Australia.
Launched under the name FANNY FISHER.
Tonnage 238 ton, dim. 92.2 x 22.9 x 11.1ft.
Barque rigged. One deck, square stern.
Completed 1847, registered in Sydney.

She was not always used as a whaler, in Shipping Arrivals and departures of South Australia 1627-1850, I found the vessel two times.
She arrived 24 January 1849 from Sydney, with a cargo of beef, pork and sherry and some passengers, cleared 6/7 February for the Swan River, where she arrived the 2 March, then to Mauritius with wheat and leather and some passengers.
Arrived 18 July 1850 from Newcastle, NSW with a cargo of coal and some passengers. Cleared 02 August for Launceston, Tasmania, 5 passengers and 13 crew.

April 1858 was she sold to Henry Clarke & James Merriman.
June 1858, Merriman got 32 shares, Clarke 22 and Wm. Sullivan 10 shares.
September 1860 was she owned by Merriman and Sullivan.
April 1861 was she owned only by Merriman.
1861 Owned by Merriman & William Andrews.
1866 Was Merriman again the only owner.
November 1868 Merriman 22 shares, H. Fairclough 21 and R Randall 21 shares.
1875 Owned by John Broomfield.
January 1877 owned by A. Campbell.
1892 Owned by C.A. Campell & W R Gainford. Gainford was later the only owner.
1903 Owned by Daniel Sheehy who broke vessel up.
Register closed in 1907, vessel broken up.

All her life was she registered in Sydney, and used as freighter or whaler, as whaler she visited the Norfolk Island and was whaling off the island.

Norfolk Island 1985 5c sg 356

Source: Ships of Australia and New Zealand before 1850 by Ronald Parsons
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