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DAO

The three stamps issued by the Comoro Islands in 1970 shows us on the foreground three ships under sail, which Stanley Gibbons give that it are “feluccas” actual it are “dau’s” also known as “boutre” but she are a larger type.

You can find this type of vessels in the Comoro Islands and western Indian Ocean. The “dau” is a roughly constructed wooden vessel that carried cargo to the west coast of India, taken advantage of the monsoon winds. Slightly raking stem, square stern. Decked or open.
Set a large lateen to forward-raking mast; yard supported by a jibboom.
Reported lengths 13.7 – 15.2m, beamy; tonnage 50 to 60 ton.
The mosque is the Mosquée de Vendredi (old Friday mosque), which is the oldest mosque in the Medina. It was originally built in 1427, and a minaret was added in 1921.

Comoro Islands 1970 5/40f sg 91/93, scott
Source: From Aak to Zumbra a dictionary of the World’s Watercraft. Internet.

AMERICA CUP yacht 1970

The stamp issued by Mali in March 1971 shows us an unnamed America cup yacht, most probably for the 1970 America Cup races in Newport, Rhode Island which was won by the America yacht INTREPID, at that time the yachts used in the race were of the 12m class. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/12-metre_class

The 1970 America's Cup was held in September 1970 at Newport, Rhode Island. The US defender, INTREPID, skippered by Bill (Ficker is Quicker) Ficker, defeated the Australian challenger, GRETEL II, skippered by James Hardy, four races to one
INTREPID had beaten HERITAGE and VALIANT to become the defender. (1962 winner WEATHERLY also participated in the trials, providing a fourth boat so racing could proceed more uniformly.) GRETEL II had beaten FRANCE to become the challenger

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1970_America%27s_Cup
Mali 1971 200f sg 271, scott?

Navicula gives that the FRANCE is depict, but I can’t find any confirmation for that.
http://www.12mrclass.com/yachts/detail/ ... 07113.html

VAKA HEKE FA outrigger Niue

The dugout outrigger canoes used in Niue were built with the same structure of the Tonga Islands and are single outrigger canoes and used for fishing, the modern canoes are small fishing craft holding from one to four men.
The outrigger is always on the left side of the hull of the canoe which are connected with two or more booms lashed to the topstrakes of the canoe, and the booms are lashed to the outrigger float.
Mostly decked fore and aft.

From Aak to Zumbra named this outrigger a “vaka heke fa” and gives the following information:
Used in the Niue Islands and central Pacific; a four men fishing canoe. Dugout hull, washstrakes and end decking sewn on; slender; elongated ends taper on all sides, rounded bottom. Hull spread with curved pieces lashed to three booms, which also serve as thwarts; stringers cross atop the booms above the washstrakes. Sharp ended, cylindrical float attached by two pairs of oblique stanchions and a single vertical one.
She are paddled by using lanceolate-bladed paddles.
The canoe has to be light in weight due to the waters around the island are deep and the canoe has to be carried out of the water on shore after use.
Length 7.6m, beam 0.4m depth 0.46 – 0.6m.

Source: Aak to Zumbra a dictionary of the World’s Watercraft and internet.
Niue 1950 2d sg 115, scott96, 1970 3c sg 155, scott?, 1999 20c sg?, scott 741a.

TAINO KANOA

The Tainos people mean of transportation was the dugout “kanoa” (canoe) to travel up and down the rivers also the coastal waters and oceans. They had large and small canoes which were made mostly from wood of the silk cotton tree, which can grow to a length of 25 m. or more.
To hollow out the tree fire was used to soften the inside and when after cooled down stone and shell tools were used to dig-out the inside.
The dugout canoe of the Tainos was long and narrow, flattened bottom, no keel, hull tarred.
Also small single person canoes were used, Columbus reported that he had seen Tainos canoes with 80 paddlers.

Cuba 1985 5c sg 3085, scott 2775 and 50c sg3088, scott 2778.
Aak to Zumbra a Dictionary of the World’s Watercraft and internet.

TAINOS fishing

The Tainos were excellent and very skillful fishermen. They knew very well the rivers, lagoons, mangroves and seas. They used hooks made of fish thorns, tortoise shells and bone. They fished with reeds in their canoes and with cabuya (thin lines) from the shore, they also fished with spears in the rivers and on beaches. They used nets, when the first Spaniards arrived in Cuba they discovered the Tainos had excellent mesh nets and ingenious traps. They knew how to fish using pens that were fences formed from sticks joined with vines, stick to the bottom of rivers and other suitable places in which they caught fish, shellfish turtles. Incredibly they used a fish hook known as Guaicano (remore- or suckerfish) that sticks to the larger fish, and fastened from a cabuya. They used small torches to catch crab. They fished by spewing poisonous substances into the water. In the waters they threw leaves of Barbasco with which they stun the fish that they then collected with ease. They collected shellfish, oysters, and carruchos. (some mollusc).
The Tainos food was natural and tasty of all the delights of the sea and the bodies of water that abounded in a paradisiacal island like Boriquén (Porto Rico)

Cuba 1985 5c sg3085, scott 2775.
http://mayra-losindiostainos.blogspot.co.nz/2009/ Internet.

BAOBAO canoe

The “BAOBAO” or “boopaa” used in the Tonga Islands, central Pacific, it is a roughly hewn single outrigger paddling canoe used for fishing inshore or just outside the reefs. Detail vary somewhat from island to island. Dugout hull, slight tumble home to sides; bottom rounded transversely with rocker fore-and-aft, with stern ending above the waterline. Solid vertical ends; break in the sheer line near ends. Two or three straight booms lashed atop the gunwales, cross to the pointed float. Booms and float attached by pairs of over-crossed stanchions, or by double U-shaped flexible withes.
Carries 1-4 people, length 3 – 5m, and depth 0.31 – 0.38m.

Gilbert & Ellice Islands 1939 1½d sg 45, scott 42 and 2d sg 46, scott? 5d sg sg 49, scott 46.1956 2d sg 66, scott? and 5d sg 69, scott? and 10sh sg 75, scott? 1971 35c sg 184, scott? and 35c sg192, scott? 1975 35c sg 259, scott?
Gilbert Islands 1976 2c sg 5, scott?, and 35c sg 20, scott? and 35c sg
Source: Aak to Zumbra a Dictionary of the World’s Watercraft.
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PAMIR

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PAMIR

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Built under yard no 180 by Blom & Voss at Hamburg for Ferdinand Laeisz at Hamburg. (The Flying P Line.)
29 July 1905 launched in the afternoon at 3 o’clock under the name PAMIR. Named for the Central Asian mountain range. She was the third of 8 sisterships.
Tonnage 3.020 gross, 2.777 net, dim 96.34 x 14.04 x 7.99m.
Rigged as a four-masted barque
18 October 1905 delivered to owners.

Built for the nitrate trade from Chili.
31 October 1905 sailed from Hamburg for her maiden voyage under command of Captain Prützmann, passed 12 November Lizard Point and arrived 70 days later at Valparaiso via Cape Horn.
In 1906 she made even a faster passage when she made the passage from Lizard Point to Valparaiso in 64 days. Her return trip from Iquique to the Scilly Islands was made in 75 days.
May 1911 command was taken over by Capt. R. Miete until March 1912.

1914 Was she under command of Captain Max Jürgen Heinrich Jürs. After he sailed from Chile in 1914 he heard that war had broken out, he set course for Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands. She was laid up near Santa Cruz in the bay for the rest of World War I.
After the war the vessel was allocated to the Italian Government as war damage compensation on 17 March 1920. She was thereafter laid up at Castlelamare and Genoa She was send to Hamburg in 1921 to discharge her belated cargo of nitrate, then she went round to Rotterdam in tow to load a cargo for Italy, after she was employed in the Mediterranean.
She was bought back by Laeisz for £7000 in February 1924.
No under command of Captain Hinrich Nissen she was again put in the nitrate trade until July 1931.

06 November 1931 Sold to the Gustav Erikson at Mariehamn, Aland Island for DEM 42.000 (£2700.)
She came under command of Capt. Karl Gerhard Sjögren and she entered the grain trade to Australia, with mostly her outward voyages with timber from Europe.

When World War II broke out Finland was in state of war with Great Britain the PAMIR was underway from the Seychelles Islands in the Indian Ocean with a cargo of guano for Wellington, where she arrived in March 1941.
She was seized at Wellington, New Zealand on 3 August 1941. Managed by the Union Steamship Company.
She was used as cargo carrier and cadet ship, and made during the war a handsome profits for the managers of £30.000.
Under the New Zealand flag she made ten voyages mostly between New Zealand and the west coast of America.
02 March 1948 she was visited by Princess Elizabeth (now Queen) and the Duke of Edinburgh in London.
Her latest voyage under New Zealand flag when she was towed from the Thames to Antwerp to top up with slag, arrived 18 August 1948 at Auckland after a passage of 109 days.
The last round voyage to England, she did not make any profit but a loss of £ 10.000 and the Union Steamship Company was not more interested in her.
12 November 1948 at 10 am the New Zealand Government handed her back to her former owner Gustaf Erikson in Auckland

Under command of Capt. Verner Bjõrkfelt she sailed in ballast from New Zealand.
She was the last sailing ship chartered to carry grain from Australia to Europe on 28 May 1949 she sailed from Port Victoria to Falmouth for orders with on board 4233 tons of barley in sacks. She made the passage in 127 days. She sailed three days before her sistership the PASSAT, which arrived 110 days later at Queenstown. The Aland stamp issued 1999 3m40 shows both vessels together.
After arrival the Ministry of Food in the U.K. as storage chartered her for her cargo until it was needed. After some time she discharged at Penarth and was then laid up.

In December 1950 the PAMIR and PASSAT were both sold to van der Loo at Antwerp for scrapping. She were towed to Antwerp.

Both were saved from the scrap yard by the German owner Heinz Schliewen of Lübeck. Schliewen would use both vessels as cargo-carrying sail training vessels.

She was given an auxiliary diesel motor, which could give her a speed of 7.5 knots. Accommodation for 60 to 80 cadets, and fitted out with watertight bulkheads.
She made a round voyage to Brazil, but the ship was very costly to run, and after her return she was laid up at Hamburg.
Early 1954 it was announced that she would be sold in a public auction and she came under the hammer on 2 April 1954 and she was bought by the Landesbank Schleswig-Holstein for DEM 310.000, the main creditor of the former owner..
1956 She was sold to the Stiftung Pamir und Passat (a consortium of 40 German shipowners) at Lübeck.
Used again as a cadet-training vessel between Europe and South America.

On her fifth voyage under command of Capt. Johannes Diebitsch she sailed on 10 August 1957 from Buenos Aires loaded with barley in bulk and bound for Hamburg on board a crew of 35 and 51 cadets.
When in a position about 600 miles West of the Azores she sailed in a hurricane, which blown away most of her sails, so she could not more hove-to. SOS messages calling for immediately assistance were sent, and some ships in her vicinity came to the rescue. But before she arrived the PAMIR was blown on her side and capsized. She sank in a position approximately of 35 57N and 40W. on 21 September 1957 at 11.15.
Of her complement of 86 men only 6 men were rescued, five were picked up from a waterlogged lifeboat by the US steamship SAXON and the sixth was rescued by the US Coast Guard cutter ABSECON.

Aland Island 1988 11m sg34 and 1999 3m40 sg 151. (This stamp illustration is by Robert Carter. His web site can be accessed by the Links on this site)
Falkland Islands 1989 5p 571.
New Zealand 1947 1d sg L43, 1967 1c sg L50.
Penrhyn Island 1981 10c sg 183 and $1 sg 203, 1983 18c sg 300, 1984 $1.20 sg 352, 1985 $1.20 sg o32.
Paraguay 1976 25g sg?, scott 1693

Sources: http://pc-78-120.udac.se:8001/WWW/Nauti ... Pamir(1905).html
Sail Training and Cadet Ships by Harold A. Underhill. Ships of the World by Lincoln P. Paine.
Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the age of steam 1824-1962 by Charles Hocking. Some web-sites.
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Re: PAMIR

Postby john sefton » Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:46 pm

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Re: PAMIR

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