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IBN KHALDOON ?? 1976

Mr. Niewenhuijzen did say the cargo/training vessel IBN KHALDOON completed in 1978, is not the ship depict on the stamp issued by Iraq in 1981, and he gives, the stamp shows a vessel with a stulcken mast while the IBN KHALDOON has a bi-pod mast.
I agree that she is not the vessel, by searching around on the internet I found another IBN KHALDOON, (Stanley Gibbons gives that she is IBN KHALDOON, but I can’t find if this is true. Navicula gives that she is a K-class vessel.) Comparing the stamp and photos of that ships class on the internet, I agree with Navicula she is a K-class vessel.
Which vessel is depict is doubtful the name on the stamp when you enlarge the stamp is not readable, but one of the ships of that class of 52 ships is the IBN KHALDOON completed in 1976.
That class was built in the U.K and South Korea. The details of the ships are almost all the same.
The IBN KHALDOON was built as a cargo vessel under yard No 2320 by Hyundai at Ulsan, South Korea for the United Arab Shipping Co, S.A.G. Kuwait.
05 March 1976 laid down.
06 August 1976 launched as the IBN KHALDOON.
Tonnage 15,446 grt, 23,618 dwt, dim. 175.32 x 23.98 x 10.40 (draught), length bpp. 168.10m
One 6-cyl. B&W 6K74EF diesel engine, 15,000 hp, one shaft, speed 16 knots.
The class was more a conventional cargo ship but it was possible to carry 434 TEU’s containers.
December 1976 completed. Under Kuwait flag and registry.

1987 Sold to Goddard Shipping Co., Cyprus and renamed ZEBRA.
1989 Sold to Trade Fir Shipping Inc., Cyprus, renamed TRADE FIR.
1994 Sold to Temple Services Ltd., St Vincent and renamed KRISTEN STAR.
20 December 2000 arrived Chittagong for demolition.
2015 The ships of this class has all been scrapped or deleted from Lloyds Registry

Iraq 1981 50f/120f sg1507/08 scott1032/33.
Source: Marine News. http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz Internet.

FREMANTLE HMAS (203)

Built as a patrol boat under yard No 422 by Brooke Marine, Lowestoft South, England for the Australian Navy.
October 1977 laid down.
16 February 1979 launched as the HMAS FREMANTLE (203) the lead ship of her class.
Displacement 220 tons standard, 245 tons full load, dim. 41.9 x 7.70 x 1.75m. (draught)
Powered by 2 MTU series 538 diesel engines, 3,200 shp, twin shafts, speed 30 knots.
Range by a speed of 5 knots, 5,000 mile.
Armament 1 – 40/60mm Bofors gun, 2 – 12.7mm MG, 1 81mm mortar who was later removed..
Crew 22
17 March 1980 commissioned, homeport Coonawarra.
HMAS FREMANTLE (FCPB 203), named for the city of Fremantle, Western Australia, was the lead ship of the Fremantle class patrol boats, entering service in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) in 1980 and decommissioning in 2006. Fremantle was the only ship of the class not constructed in Australia, and it is claimed that her delivery voyage was the longest ever made by a patrol boat.
Main article: Fremantle class patrol boat
Starting in the late 1960s, planning began for a new class of patrol boat to replace the Attack class, with designs calling for improved seakeeping capability, and updated weapons and equipment. In 1976, Brooke Marine of the United Kingdom won the contract to produce the lead ship.
The FREMANTLE had a full load displacement of 220 tonnes (220 long tons; 240 short tons), were 137.6 feet (41.9 m) long overall, had a beam of 24.25 feet (7.39 m), and a maximum draught of 5.75 feet (1.75 m). Main propulsion machinery consisted of two MTU series 538 diesel engines, which supplied 3,200 shaft horsepower (2,400 kW) to the two propeller shafts. Exhaust was not expelled through a funnel, like most ships, but through vents below the waterline. The patrol boat could reach a maximum speed of 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph), and had a maximum range of 5,000 nautical miles (9,300 km; 5,800 mi) at 5 knots (9.3 km/h; 5.8 mph). The ship's company consisted of 22 personnel. Each patrol boat was armed with a single 40 mm Bofors gun as main armament, supplemented by two .50 cal Browning machineguns and an 81-mm mortar, although the mortar was removed from all ships sometime in the late 1990s. The main weapon was originally to be two 30-mm guns on a twin-mount, but the reconditioned Bofors were selected to keep costs down; provision was made to install an updated weapon later in the class' service life, but this did not eventuate.
Construction
Construction of FREMANTLE began in October 1977, and she was launched on 16 February 1979. During sea trials, FREMANTLE was revealed to be 20 tons over the contract's proscribed weight, leading to unpopularity in the media. However, the design proved its worth when it was diverted from trial to successfully rescue a British sailor thrown from a fishing trawler. Because of the sea trials, FREMANTLE was not commissioned until 17 March 1980.
Delivery of previous Brooke Marine patrol boats to the client nations was normally done by loading the craft on a heavy lift ship. It was instead decided in 1979 to sail FREMANTLE to Australia; the RAN wanted to learn as much about the capabilities of the new design as quickly as possible, and the loss of an Omani Navy patrol vessel from a heavy lift ship during a storm was a cause of concern. On 7 June 1980, FREMANTLE left Lowestoft, England on the delivery voyage to Australia. The voyage took 82 days, 48 spent at sea. During this voyage, FREMANTLE travelled through the Mediterranean Sea, Suez Canal, Red Sea, along the coast of India, through Maritime Southeast Asia, then down the east coast of Australia to Sydney.[ During this voyage, FREMANTLE was tested to limits; encountering windstoms reaching Force 6, a sandstorm in the Red Sea, high-temperature and -humidity conditions, and a monsoon. By the time FREMANTLE arrived in Australia on 27 August 1980, she had already sailed 14,509 nautical miles (26,871 km). This is claimed to be the longest voyage undertaken by a single patrol boat.
Operational history
During her career, FREMANTLE was primarily involved in operations against illegal fishing and illegal immigration, and supporting Australian Coastwatch and the Australian Customs Service.
Decommissioning and fate
On 11 August 2006, HMAS FREMANTLE was decommissioned at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin. FREMANTLE was the eighth ship of her class to be decommissioned. FREMANTLE was in service for 26 years, and travelled a distance of 535,705 nautical miles (992,126 km; 616,478 mi) from commissioning. The patrol boat was broken up for scrap in Darwin during 2006 and 2007, at a cost of $450,000 to the Australian government.

Solomon Islands 2014 in margin of MS. Sg?, scott? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMAS_Fremantle_(FCPB_203)

BALIKPAPAN (L 126)

Built as a landing craft under yard No 61 by Walkers Limited, Maryborough for the Australian Army.
01 ay 1971 laid down
15 August 1971 launched as the BALIKPAPAN (L 126), named after the city Balikpapan. She was the lead ship of her class.
Displacement 311 tons standard, 503 tons full load, dim. 44.5 x 10.1m.
Powered by two Caterpillar diesel engine, ?hp, twin shafts, speed 10 knots.
Armament: 2 – 0.50 inch machine guns.
Cargo capacity 180 tons of vehicle cargo or 400 soldiers.
Crew 13.
08 December 1971 commissioned in the Army.
HMAS BALIKPAPAN (L 126) was the lead ship of the Balikpapan class of heavy landing craft (LCH). Ordered in 1969, BALIKPAPAN entered service with the Australian Army Water Transport Squadron in late 1971. After this, the decision to place all seagoing Army vessels under the control of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) saw BALIKPAPAN transferred and commissioned in 1974; the last of the eight-vessel class to enter RAN service. BALIKPAPAN was placed in reserve in 1985, but was reactivated three years later. During late 1999 and early 2000, the vessel was part of the INTERFET peacekeeping taskforce, and BALIKPAPAN was retired from RAN service.
Design and construction
The eight-vessel Balikpapan class was ordered as a locally-manufactured replacement for the Australian Army's LSM-1 class landing ship medium and ALC 50 landing craft. They are 44.5 metres (146 ft) long, with a beam of 10.1 metres (33 ft), and a draught of 1.9 metres (6 ft 3 in). The landing craft have a standard displacement of 316 tons, with a full load displacement of 503 tons.They are propelled by two G.M. Detroit 6-71 diesel motors, providing 675 brake horsepower to the two propeller shafts, allowing the vessels to reach 9 knots (17 km/h; 10 mph). The standard ship's company is 13-strong. The Balikpapans are equipped with a Decca RM 916 navigational radar, and fitted with two 7.62 millimetres (0.300 in) machine guns for self-defence.
The LCHs have a maximum payload of 180 tons; equivalent to 3 Leopard 1 tanks, 13 M113 armoured personnel carriers 23 quarter-tonne trucks, or four LARC-V amphibious cargo vehicles. As a troop transport, a Balikpapan class vessel can transport up to 400 soldiers between a larger amphibious ship and the shore, or embark 60 soldiers in six-berth caravans for longer voyages. The vessel's payload affects the range: at 175 tons of cargo, each vessel has a range of 1,300 nautical miles (2,400 km; 1,500 mi), which increases to 2,280 nautical miles (4,220 km; 2,620 mi) with a 150-ton payload, and 3,000 nautical miles (5,600 km; 3,500 mi) when unladen. The flat, box-like keel causes the ships to roll considerably in other-than-calm conditions, limiting their ability to make long voyages.
BALIKPAPAN was laid down by Walkers Limited at Maryborough, Queensland on 1 May 1971, launched on 15 August 1971, and assigned to the Australian Army Water Transport Squadron on 8 December 1971. After completing sea trials, BALIKPAPAN began full operational service in 1972, with a combined RAN/Army crew.
Operational history
In 1972, the decision was made that all Army seagoing vessels would be transferred to the RAN, with the Army retaining control of small landing craft and harbour support vessels. BALIKPAPAN was transferred to the RAN and commissioned on 27 September 1974; as the other seven LCHs had commissioned into the RAN on completion, BALIKPAPAN was the last to enter naval service.
BALIKPAPAN was one of the first ships to depart for Darwin to render assistance after Cyclone Tracy hit that city in December 1974, sailing on 26 December from Brisbane with sister ship BETANO.
During May and June 1984, BALIKPAPAN completed a 5,400-nautical-mile (10,000 km; 6,200 mi) transit from Brisbane to Penang, transporting vehicles, equipment, and personnel to RAAF Butterworth. Departing on 28 May, the vessel visited Cairns, Darwin, Jakarta, and Singapore, before unloading at Penang between 23 and 25 June. The landing craft returned via Singapore, Benoa, Darwin, and Cairns, and reached Brisbane on 7 August; the longest ocean voyage undertaken by a vessel of her class.
BALIKPAPAN was paid off into reserve at Cairns on 18 September 1985; one of three landing craft decommissioned for economic reasons. She was recommissioned in 1990, although initially only for use as a training vessel attached to the Royal Australian Naval Reserve Darwin Division. The vessel was seconded to Operation Beachcomber on several occasions between 1991 and 1995 for hydrographic duties.
BALIKPAPAN was deployed to East Timor as part of the Australian-led INTERFET peacekeeping taskforce. The landing craft was attached to INTERFET on two occasions; first from 20 September to 13 October 1999, then from 8 December 1999 to 15 January 2000. The ship was later awarded the battle honour "East Timor 1999-2000" in recognition of her service. From January to September 2000, the vessel was docked in Cairns for a life-of-type-extension refit. Post-refit, BALIKPAPAN returned to East Timor to operate in support of UNTAET: November to December 2000, February to March 2001, May to June 2001, and July to August 2001.
BALIKPAPAN returned to East Timor in 2006 during Operation Astute.
This vessel participated in Exercises Triton Thunder and Cassowary during May 2012. BALIKPAPAN operated off Dundee Beach in Darwin in concert with units from the Indonesian Navy and RAN Fleet Air Arm.
Decommissioning and fate
BALIKPAPAN was decommissioned at Darwin on 12 December 2012.

Solomon Islands 2014 $7.00 sg?, scott?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMAS_Balikpapan_(L_126)

100th YEAR OF SURF LIFE SAVING IN NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand Post is celebrating the vital role that Surf Life Saving plays with the release of “100 years of Surf Life Savings” stamp issue. The issue depicts the heroic volunteers in action – patrolling beaches and rescuing swimmers in heavy surf on beaches up and down the country.
For 100 years, the volunteer lifeguard service has saved thousands of lives from the surf, and ensured that New Zealand swimmers remain in safe hands.
Surf Life Saving has grown immensely since its early days in 1910, when a group of New Brighton community leaders decided by the light of an oil lantern to create a Surf Life Saving Club. Those early lifesavers patrolled through summer afternoons in woollen togs and carried out strict training regimes through winter in local pools and gyms.
Over the past 100 years Surf Life Saving has grown dramatically, and local volunteer brigades have transformed into highly disciplined units, ready for any situation. There are now 73 Surf Life Saving Clubs in New Zealand with nearly 15000 members protecting and saving lives.
60c Stamp
The 60c stamp shows a surf lifeguard on duty with a rescue tube. Each day New Zealand beach patrols set out iconic red and yellow flags to show beach-goers the safest place to swim. Surf lifeguards are trained to identify potential victims and potential dangers, and over the past 100 years they have pulled over 50,000 people from New Zealand waters.
$1.20 Stamp
An Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) is shown on the $1.20 stamp. IRBs were introduced to New Zealand beaches in the late 1970s and quickly proved that they were able to perform quicker and safer rescues than the traditional reel, line and belt rescue method. They changed the face of lifesaving, enabling lifeguards to patrol beyond the flag, and today they account for over 60 per cent of all rescues.
$1.90 Stamp
The $1.90 stamp features ski paddlers in the Surf Life Saving championships. Surf sports provide a key role in making sure lifeguards have the confidence and skills to save lives. Every weekend over summer surf lifeguards train and compete against other clubs around the country, culminating with the National Championships to determine our top surf athletes.
$2.40 Stamp
A women’s surf boat crew is the focus of the $2.40 stamp. The first wooden surf boats were bought to New Zealand from Australian surf clubs in the 1920s and 1930s. Today surf boats have become fibre glass dream machines. They provide thrills and excitement on the beach when the boats take to the waves at surf carnivals.
$2.90 Stamp
The $2.90 stamp features a march past team in the 1930s. The march past was the heart and soul of every surf carnival. A grand procession of lifeguards came into the arena from each end and then marched together en masse. Now confined to history, the march past is an iconic memory of grand significance in the history of surf life saving.

New Zealand 2010 60c/$2.90 sg?, scott?

Source: http://stamps.nzpost.co.nz

VICTOR PLEVEN trawler

Built as a factory stern trawler under yard No B421/1/1 by Komuny Paryskiej yard at Gdynia, Poland for SA des Pecheries Pleven, Saint Malo, France.
20 April 1971 launched as the VICTOR PLEVEN two sisters the JOSEPH ROTY II and CAPITAINE PLEVEN II.
Tonnage 2,413 grt, 1,636 dwt, dim. 90.55 x 15.0 x 5.2m. (draught)
Powered by one Pielstick diesel engine, 2,700 hp, one shaft, speed 14 knots.
22 September 1971 completed. Homeport Saint Malo, France.
Built for the fisheries at the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, and most possible she regular made calls at St Pierre et Miquelon. She was suitable to produce and carry frozen and salted fish.
Carried various sorts of trawl-nets, which she could use for pelagic trawling or bottom trawling.
She made till the end of 80s three of four fishing voyages a year, then she faced declining quotas and restricting fishing areas
When in 1992 the French fishermen lost their rights to fish in the waters of Newfoundland this was the end of five centuries fishing of the French on the Grand Banks.
The VICTOR PLEVEN was laid up in Saint Malo and was for sale.
In 1994 Dennis Konnart founder of l’aqarium de Vannes bought her with the intention to refit her into a floating aquarium. September 1994 the VICTOR PLEVEN left Saint Malo and was towed to Saint Nazaire, at this port she stayed for two years pending her refit and the owner was looking for a good place to berth her.
At least he found a berth in Lorient, where she was towed to, and berthed in the submarine base Kéroman. In 1997 the VICTOR PLEVEN became a floating museum dedicated to the Deep Sea Fishing, but the site was not so good chosen and visitor’s numbers was far below forecast.
The owner got in financial difficulties and in 2002 the VICTOR PLEVEN was sold to Cap L’Orient a group of persons from Lorient.
When the submarine base Kéroman became more and more a centre for sailing competitions, the VICTOR PLEVEN did not fit in with this and had to move.
2006 She was moved to the Lorient fishing port where her future became uncertain.
June 2008 the owners decided to get rid of the VICTOR PLEVEN and she was sold for a symbolic one Euro to the Belgian company Van Heyghen Recycling in Ghent.
29 September 2008 the VICTOR PLEVEN was towed from Lorient for her final voyage and arrived in Ghent on 02 October 2008 for scrapping.

Saint Pierre et Miquelon 2015 1.05 Euro, sg?, scott?
Source: http://www.bateaux-de-saint-malo.com/fr ... Pleven.htm http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz

KANIMBLA HMAS (L-51)

Built as a landing ship under yard No 367 by National Steel & Shipbuilding Comp. (NASSCO), San Diego, California for the USA Navy.
24 May 1969 laid down.
07 February 1970 launched as the USS SAGINAW (LST-1188), christened by Mrs. Harvey.
Displacement 4,975 light, 8,450 full load. Dim. 159.2 x 21.2 x 5.9m. (draught).
Powered by six ALCO diesel engines geared to two shafts, 16,000 hp, speed 22 knots.
Armament when built 2 – 3 inch (Mark 33) guns.
Crew 14 officers and 211 men.
Troop capacity to carry 20 officers and 400 men or 29 tanks or 30 AAV’s.
23 January 1971 commissioned, homeport Little Creek, Virginia.

USS SAGINAW (LST-1188), a Newport-class tank landing ship of the United States Navy was the second ship of that name. SAGINAW was named after the Saginaw River a river in mid-Michigan. The ship was decommissioned in Little Creek, Virginia on 29 August 1994 and at the same ceremony transferred to the Royal Australian Navy.
History
SAGINAW was laid down on 24 May 1969 by the National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, in San Diego. She was launched on 7 February 1970, sponsored by Mrs. James Harvey, wife of the Congressman from the Eighth District of Michigan (which included Saginaw), and commissioned at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard on 23 January 1971, with Commander G. P. Brown in command.
The new tank landing ship (LST) completed fitting out, took on ammunition at NWS Seal Beach, California, and got underway from San Diego on 4 March 1971, bound for the east coast. On her first day out, her lookouts sighted a mechanized landing craft, LCM(6)-805, adrift at sea. The LST took the drifting craft in tow, and later, turned her over to the Point Defiance (LSD-31). Then, SAGINAW proceeded via Acapulco, Mexico, and the Panama Canal, to NAB Little Creek, Virginia, her home port, arriving on 26 March.
Early in April, while preparing for shakedown, the ship tested a new concept for her class by hoisting a major self-contained medical unit (MUST) on her tank decks. This was done to evaluate the feasibility of setting up complete hospital facilities on her deck after off-loading her troops, vehicles, and cargo. She got underway on 19 April for Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, for shakedown, which lasted until her return to Little Creek on 8 June. Various types of training and post-shakedown availability kept her busy through the end of the year.
On 16 January 1972, SAGINAW weighed anchor to participate in Operation "Snowy Beach" with Amphibious Squadron 8 at Reid State Park Beach, Maine. On 28 January, she completed the exercise and began preparations for overseas movement. On 23 February, she embarked marines at Morehead City, North Carolina, and sailed for the Mediterranean. She arrived at Rota, Spain, on 5 March, and changed operational control to the 6th Fleet on the following day. For the next five months, SAGINAW sailed the length of the "middle sea," participated in six amphibious exercises at various points across the Mediterranean, and visited ports along the way, from Spain to Turkey. She left the 6th Fleet in early August, and returned to Morehead City on 21 August. After disembarking Marines there, she entered her home port on the next day. After a 30-day stand-down period, she resumed normal operations out of Little Creek for the remainder of the year.
SAGINAW made two voyages to Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, in January and early February 1973, to transport Marines to and from exercises held on that island. On 22 March, she deployed to the Caribbean for two months as a unit of the Caribbean Amphibious Ready Group. She returned to Little Creek on 18 May to regroup and replenish prior to her second deployment to the Caribbean. On 5 July, she resumed operations in the Caribbean until 24 August when she re-entered Little Creek. She remained in that area until 26 November, when she put to sea to join other elements of the United States and Canadian navies in CAUSEX, a convoy protection ASW exercise. SAGINAW returned to Little Creek on 6 December, and remained in port for the duration of 1973.
SAGINAW spent the first four months of 1974 in local operations out of Little Creek and in preparations for deployment to the Mediterranean. On 10 May 1974, she embarked Marines at Morehead City, then got underway for Rota, Spain. She arrived in Rota on 20 May, and through June, cruised the Mediterranean as a unit of the 6th Fleet.
In the fall of 1977, SAGINAW escorted the damaged submarine USS RAY back to CONUS after participation in Exercise Display Determination, a major NATO Amphibious exercise in the Mediterranean, returning to the US in 1978.
In January 1979, SAGINAW deployed to the Caribbean for operations with the Amphibious Squadron Four. In June of the same year, she participated in the inter-fleet transfer of USS PEGASUS (PHM-1); escorting USS PEGASUS from Rodman, Canal Zone to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. SAGINAW deployed to the US Sixth Fleet in September 1979 with Amphibious Squadron Four and returned to the US in February 1980.
In May 1980, SAGINAW participated in Solid Shield. On her way home she was diverted to the Florida Straits to take part in Cuban Refugee Operations, rescuing some 300 people. Also in 1980 SAGINAW participated in Readex 2–80 and NATO exercise Teamwork 80.
On 24 June, during the Lebanese civil war, 800 civilians were evacuated from Juniyah, Lebanon by MARG 2–82 ships. On 28 August and 29 September, SAGINAW entered Beirut harbor to provide vehicles and personnel for the Multi-National Force. For her participation in Lebanese operations Saginaw received three awards: the Navy Unit Commendation, the Navy Expeditionary Medal, and the Humanitarian Service Medal.
In early 1983, SAGINAW participated in Cold Winter 83. The latter part of 1983 found SAGINAW busy preparing for her first Operational Propulsion Plant Examination (OPPE) as well as participation in Readex 2–83. In February 1984, SAGINAW departed Little Creek for a seven month deployment with MARG 2–84 and Teamwork 84. These exercises began with a 30 plus ship ocean transit and ended with a mock-up reinforcement of NATO forces in Norway. On April 1984, SAGINAW arrived in the Mediterranean and found herself again involved in operations off the Lebanese coast. The remaining four months of the cruise were spent providing security for the U.S. Embassy in Beirut.
1985 proved to be a busy year for SAGINAW. Prior to a June deployment, SAGINAW underwent an Operational Propulsion Plant Examination, Amphibious Refresher Training, and participated in Operation Solid Shield 85. On 14 June, SAGINAW commenced the six-month UNITAS XXVI / WATCC 85 deployment, making port calls through South America and West Africa. SAGINAWA arrived home in December, and commenced a much needed drydocking and Phased Maintenance Availability in January.
During September 1986, the ship underwent a highly successful INSURV. October saw the ship undergo Intermediate Refresher Training in GTMO where an OPPE (Operational Propulsion Plant Examination) certification was achieved. After GTMO, SAGINAW completed a successful Amphibious Refresher Training. It was during AMPHIBREFTRE that she received the highest grades by an LST ever recorded.
In late spring of 1987, SAGINAW again deployed to the 6th and 7th fleets with MARG 3–87. Steering in both the Mediterranean Sea and Indian Ocean, SAGINAW participated in amphibious exercise Eastern Wind 87 and Bright Star 87. Ports visited included Mombasa, Kenya; Alexandria, Egypt; and Naples, Italy. During this cruise, SAGINAW suffered a main space fire in engine room No. 1 (Main Control). SAGINAW returned to Little Creek, and entered Jonathan Shipyards for extensive repairs.
In 1988, SAGINAW participated in Teamwork 88 with NATO forces. Following the exercise SAGINAW conducted a port visit in Ronne, Denmark on the island of Bornholm. SAGINAW...
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FANNY FISHER

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FANNY FISHER

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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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