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HETMAN SAHAYDACHNIY fregate

Built as a frigate as one of Project 1135.1under yard no 208 by Zalvy Shipbuilding, Kerch for the Russian Border Control.
09 July 1991 keel laid down.
29 March 1992 launched as the KIROV.
Displacement 3,150 ton standard, 3,566 ton full load. Dim. 123.5 x 14.3 x 4.7m. (draught).
Powered COGAG by two gasturbines-32, 40,000 shp (30,000 kW) and 2 cruise gas turbines M-62, 14,950 shp (11,150 kW), twin shafts, speed 32 knots, cruising 14 knots.
Range by a speed of 30 knots, 900 mile.
Armament: 1 – twin 9K 33 OSA SAM missile launcher, 33 missiles. 1 – single 100 mm AK 630 CIWS. 2 – sextuple 30mm AK-630 CIWS. 2 – quad 533mm torpedo tubes, 2 – RBI-6000 anti-submarine rocket launchers.
Carried maximum 2 Ka-27 helicopters
Crew 180.
June 1992 taken over by Ukraine.
02 April 1993 commissioned.
18 June 1993 renamed in HETMAN SAHAYDACHNIY.
05 July 1993 completed.

HETMAN SAHAYDACHNIY (Ukrainian: Гетьман Сагайдачний) is a frigate of the Ukrainian Navy that was originally built as a patrol ship of Nerei / Menzhinskiy-class. Homeported at Odessa (since March 2014), she is the flagship of the Ukrainian Navy.
Built at the Zalyv Shipbuilding yard, the ship was intended to be used by the Soviet Border Troops as KIROV However, on 4 July 1993, the newly named (after Petro Konashevych-Sahaidachny) HETMAN SAHAYDACHNIY raised the flag of the Ukrainian Navy. She was given the identification number of U130.
In 1994, HETMAN SAHAYDACHNIY set sail for France to take part in the 50th anniversary commemorations of the Allied invasion of Normandy.
In 1995, HETMAN SAHAYDACHNIY visited Abu Dhabi during the "Idex-95" exhibitions. With KOSTIANTYN OLSHANSKY, the frigate visited Norfolk, Virginia in the United States.
The vessel has also visited ports in Algeria, Bulgaria, Egypt, Georgia, Gibraltar, Israel, Portugal, Russia and Turkey.
Between November 2006 and November 2007, she underwent major repairs in Mykolaiv at a cost of 15 million hryvnia.
In 2008, HETMAN SAHAYDACHNIY took part in "Operation Active Endeavour" in the Mediterranean Sea.
In February 2013, it was announced that she would be taking part in NATO's "Operation Ocean Shield", an anti-piracy campaign off the Horn of Africa.
HETMAN SAHAYDACHNIY joined the Naval Force of the European Union (EUNAVFOR) in early January 2014 for anti-piracy operations. As she refueled in Greece, while Russian forces seized control of Crimea, Russian Senator Igor Morozov claimed on 1 March 2014 that the ship's crew had defected to Russia and raised the Russian flag. Shortly afterwards, independent news organizations reported that the ship was still flying the Ukrainian flag in port in Crete. The commander of the ship confirmed that the crew had never defected to the Russians. It arrived in Odessa under the Ukrainian flag on March 5. On 14 March, the ship encountered a Russian naval group in Ukrainian territorial waters. As HETMAN SAHAYDACHNIY approached the group, they withdrew into international waters. In September, the frigate entered Odessa to undergo repairs.
2016 In service.

Ukraine 2016 5.40K sg?, scott?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukrainian ... hniy_(U130)

MATALIKI

Tokelau’s population of approximately 1,400 relies entirely on shipping for the transport of passengers and goods, as there are no flights to and from the atolls. This nautically inspired stamp issue celebrates Tokelau’s new ferry MV MATALIKI, which set off from Apia, Samoa on 3 February 2016 on its first journey to Tokelau.

Issue information

MATALIKI has been specifically designed with a focus on passenger transport, and a greater number of proper berths have been established. The ship provides more comfort during the 24-hour journey than previous vessels, with larger seats and sleeping areas. As well as having a cargo deck, the design of the ferry includes a sick room for medical evacuations between hospitals, and mounted solar panels to help reduce power consumption.

45c - MV MATALIKI
Commissioned by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, MV MATALIKI is an international passenger ship. The ferry, which was custom made by Western Marine Shipyard, can transport up to 60 international passengers and 120 passengers between atolls, as well as seven 10-foot shipping containers.

$1.40 - Plain sailing from Apia
MV MATALIKI’s standard round trip begins in Apia, Samoa then it sails onto Fakaofo, Nukunonu and Atafu, Tokelau’s three atolls. The ferry travels at up to 11.5 knots, taking around 24 hours to complete the first leg of the journey from Apia to Fakaofo and four to six hours between villages, a slightly shorter trip than its predecessors.

$2.00 - Freight
Growing and harvesting crops in the coral atolls of Tokelau is difficult. Therefore Tokelau imports fresh crops and other essentials from neighbouring Samoa. Although MV MATALIKI operates mainly as a passenger ferry, it can also carry up to 490 tonnes of cargo. (Which can’t be right must be much less)

$3.00 - The final leg
Tokelau’s three atolls are surrounded by fringing reef, which no ferries or freighters can enter, meaning all freight and passengers are transported to land by barge. All passengers are made to wear lifejackets while on board the barge - safety first!

A closer look at MV MATALIKI
Alongside the set of four stamps in this issue there are a miniature sheet, a first day cover and a miniature sheet first day cover. Resembling a blueprint, the miniature sheet first day cover delves into MV MATALIKI’s technical specifications. The first day cover focuses on the lengthy round trip that MATALIKI takes from Apia, Samoa to Tokelau’s three atolls.

https://stamps.nzpost.co.nz/



Built as a passenger-cargo vessel under yard no 130 by Western Marine, Chittagong Bangladesh for the Transport Tokelau Corp., Rarotonga , Cook Islands.
Launched as the MATALIKI.
Tonnage 498 grt, 198 dwt, dim. 44.32 x 9.9m, length bpp. 38.56m.
Powered by 2 Yanmar diesel engines, each 480 kW, speed 13-15 knots.
Accommodation for 60 passengers (international), 120 passengers between the three atolls in Tokelau.
Cargo capacity20 tons including 5 tons of frozen cargo.
Delivery was delayed one year due to stability problems in the initial design.
20 December 2015 she left the yard, building cost NZ$12 paid by the New Zealand Government.
Registered at the Cook Islands.

After stopovers in Singapore, Deli, East Timor she arrived on 18 January in Honiara, Solomon Islands.

Tokelau 2016 sgms?, scott? stamps NZ$0.45/3.00, scott?
Source: http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz and various internet sites.

LANING USS DE-159

Buckley Class Destroyer Escort / Charles Lawrence Class High-speed Transport.
Laid down, 23 April 1943, as LANING (DE-159), at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Va.
Launched, 4 July 1943
Commissioned USS LANING (DE-159), 1 August 1943, CDR. Edwin C. Woodward in command.
Converted to a 'Charles Lawrence Class High-speed Transport', at Philadelphia, Pa., 24 November 1944 to 14 February 1945, Redesignated (APD-55), 24 November 1944.
Displacement: 1400 tons (light), 1740 tons (full) Loa:93,27m. (306') Lbpp:91,44m. (300')
B:11,20m. ( 36' 9") Draft:3,20m. (10' 6")
Propulsion: 2 "D" Express boilers, G.E. turbines with electric drive, 12000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 24 kn. Range: 6,000 nm/ 12 kn.
Armament: 3 x 3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1 twin 40mm Mk1 AA, 8 x 20mm Mk 4 AA, 3 x 21" Mk15 TT (3x1), 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (144 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks. complement:213.

During World War II USS Laning was assigned initially to the Europe-Africa-Middle East
Decommissioned, 28 June 1946, at Green Cove Springs, Fl.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs.
Recommissioned, 6 April 1951, at Green Cove Springs, CDR. John D. Patterson in command.
Decommissioned, 13 September 1956, at Bayonne, N.J.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Norfolk, Va.
Reclassified as Amphibious Transport, Small, redesignated (LPR-55), 1 January 1969
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 March 1975.
Sold for scrapping, 30 September 1975, to Trebor Marine Corp., Camden, N.J. for $53,000.00.
USS Laning (DE-159) earned one battle star for World War II service.

(Somaliland 2011, 2500 a. StG.?)
Internet.

BROIGHTER BOAT

Ireland issued a set of stamps on 8 March 1990 featuring the theme of “Irish Heritage and Treasures.” Two stamps depicting a small boat just under 20cm long beaten out of a sheet of gold and equipped with rowing benches, oars, steering oar, grappling iron or anchor and mast. It was found at the end of the 19th century at Broighter in County Derry, and although crudely fashioned, appears to represent a most probably wooden seagoing vessel of the Iron Age. This is the kind of boat in which Irish people traded with Britain and Western Europe. It has been argued that the cache of objects found at Broighter may have been concealed as an offering to the Celtic god of the sea Manannán Mar Lir.
The Broighter boat you can see in the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin.

Ireland 1990 50 and 52p sg?, scott789/90
Source: Watercraft Philately 1990 page 19 and internet.

TYPICAL WOODEN BOATS OF MADEIRA

In 1990 Madeira issued a set of 4 stamps which shows us typical wooden boats from the island and used for fishing.
The local people of Madeira considered any type of vessel by the numbers of wine barrels she could carry.
The 32E shows us an ATUNEIRO (tuna) boat used for the catching of the tuna around the island. Formerly an open whaleboat which was used in the tuna fisheries. Now motorized. The stamp shows a motorized boat and I believe fully decked.
The 60E shows a BARCO DA DESERTA, which is larger than a tuna boat with a length between 10 to 12 metres. She is fully decked which gives more safety for the vessel and crew.
The 70E shows us a MANEIRO which was in use from the beginning of the 20th century and she is propelled by two or four rowers.
The 95E shows us a BARCO CHAVELHA a medium sized wooden boat with a length up to 7 meters, first rowed but now mostly motorized.

Aak to Zumbra a Dictionary of the World’s Watercraft mentioned only the ATUNEIRO.

Madeira 1990 32/95E sg270/273, scott143/146
Source: Carlos Kullberg

L'AVENTURE 1990 supply barge

Built as a barge supply landing ship by Chaudronnerie Industrielle Bretagne, Brest, France for Territoire des Terres Australes et Antartiques Francaises.
Launched as the L’AVENTURE.
Tonnage 50 ton grt, payload on deck 30 ton, dim. 18 (bpp) x 5.6 x 1.7m. Draught 1.0m.
Powered by 1 Iveco diesel engine, 300 hp, (220 kW), two Azimuth thrusters aft, speed 8 knots.
26 April 1990 completed. Registered at the Port aux Francais, Kerguelen Island.

She is used as a supply vessel around the Kerguelen Islands and transport also the cargo from the supply vessel MARION DUFRESNE from the anchorage to Port aux Francais. Transport the scientist on the island to their research base and back to Port aux Francais.
2016 In service.

TAAF 1991 3f20 sg275, scott161
Source: Bureau Veritas and internet sites.
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GENERAL GODDARD

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GENERAL GODDARD

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St Helena did issue a 6p stamp on 17 December 1973, which shows use the British East Indiaman GENERAL GODDARD, which captured seven Dutch East Indiamen off St Helena.
In June 1795 news reached St Helena that the Dutch Revolutionary Party had joined France in the war against England.
Captain William Taylor Money was at St Helena at that time with the GENERAL GODDARD during his fifth voyage from India.
In haste he fitted his ship out for battle, to intercept a Dutch merchant fleet known to be nearing the island.
The GENERAL GODDARD got help from the HMS SCEPTRE a 3rd Rate 64 gun ship, and the packet SWALLOW.

18 May 1795 a Dutch fleet of 16 VOC ships sailed from the Cape, escorted by two warships the SCIPIO and KOMEET bound for the Netherlands. Due to bad weather and adverse winds, eight ships returned to the Table Bay where she arrived on 20 May. One day later the eight ships sailed out again, but had lost the contact with the convoy.
14 June 1795 were these 8 ships captured by the British ships off St Helena. (Not much is given in the Dutch books I have on the VOC about this loss)

The HMS SCEPTER under command of Captain Essington arrived at St Helena in May with a convoy of homebound ships, and she brought the news that armies of France had overran the Netherlands.
Then the packet SWALLOW arrived on 2 June from the Cape with the news that an important Dutch convoy was underway from the Cape to the Netherlands.
Capt Essington made a request to the Governor of St Helena that some of the East Indiamen of the company could be put under his orders, to assist them in the search and capturing of the Dutch convoy.
The MANSHIP, GENERAL GODDARD and the SWALLOW were put under his command, and some troops from the island embarked on this vessels.
03 June this small squadron sailed out and the search for the Dutch convoy began. Five other East Indiamen were prepared to join the squadron, the ASIA, LORD HAWKESBURY, ESSEX, AIRLY CASTLE and BUSBRIDGE. All available space on the island was loaded with the goods unladed from the ships, even the church was used.

The LORD HAWKESBURY, after sailing and in an attempt to weather the island, split her sails, and returned to St Helena. The ESSEX got also in problems when her fore-top-mast sprung. The BUSBRIDGE was the only ship what made contact with the squadron.

10 June one of the ships of the Dutch fleet the HOUGLY was seized and send to the roads of St Helena accompanied by the SWALLOW, after she delivered her at the roads the SWALLOW returned to the squadron with a number of additional seamen to reinforce the squadron.
The weather was not so good; a lot of gales and the MANSHIP and BUSBRIDGE lost the contact with the squadron.
On the afternoon of 14 June, seven sails were sighted on the weather bow, steering down before the wind.
GENERAL GODDARD sailed through the Dutch convoy on about 01.00 a.m. and was fired at, without returning fire.
The next morning at day-break, the Dutch fleet was still on the starboard bow of the HMS SCEPTRE and SWALLOW, and at 07.00 a.m. she displayed Dutch colours, whilst their commodore fired a gun to leeward. This was repeated by the SCEPTRE, and Capt. Essington supposed it would be followed by
‘heaving to’ of the Dutch ships, but the Dutch ships sailed on, three shots fired by the SCEPTRE ahead of the Dutch convoy did not give the result the British hoped for.
A signal was given to the GENERAL GODDARD to chase the Dutchmen to the SCEPTRE, when the GENERAL GODDARD instantaneously appeared under a cloud of canvas and was laid alongside the Dutch commodore ship ALBLASSERDAM who from her imposing appearance thought that she was a warship, and the ALBLASSERDAM followed Money’s directions to bear down.
The Dutch crews of the other ships fired several shots to the SCEPTRE and at the boats that were sent out with boarding parties. After the SCEPTRE did give a few broadsides the Dutch surrendered. At the same time the ASIA and BUSBRIDGE arrived and all seven Dutch vessels were boarded and taken as a prize, without the loss of any person.
All the ships came to anchor in the night of 17 June on the road of St Helena.
01 July the SCEPTRE with her prizes and British convoy sailed for England, the prizes arrived at Shannon, Ireland, where she were sold. The ZEELELIE (not visible on stamp) which had attempted to escape was wrecked off the Scilly Islands that year.

A painting, which depicts this battle, was made by the British artist Thomas Luny (1759 – 1837) for Captain Money of the GENERAL GODDARD (other source gives the painting was made for Robert Wigram the owner); the painting is now in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.
After this painting the stamp is designed. Not the complete painting is shown but only the central portion of the painting.
The ZEELELIE and HMS SCEPTRE and the packet SWALLOW are not shown on the stamp.
The GENERAL GODDARD, in foreground of stamp, with the six remaining Dutch ships, which can be seen in the background of the stamp.

The VOC ships taken were used regular between Holland and the Far East after she were built, the URL gives a search engine for the VOC ships http://www.inghist.nl/Onderzoek/Projecten/DAS/search for more information on the voyages.
The SURCHEANCE is not given, so most probably she was never used from Holland, or a hired vessel.

ALBLASSERDAM: Named after a town in the Netherlands. Built in 1782 on the yard of the VOC at Zeeland for the Chamber of the VOC at Amsterdam.
1150 ton.
She sailed from Ceylon in 1795, with a cargo on board with a total value of 457.491 Dutch Guilder, under command of Capt. Klaas Keuken, with on board 165 persons, one died during the voyage and 11 disembark at the Cape.

MENTOR: Built on the VOC yard of Zeeland in 1789 for the Chamber of the VOC in Zeeland.
Tonnage 560 ton.
Sailed from Batavia on 22 November 1794, with a cargo on board with a total value of 61.361 Dutch Guilder. She was under command of Capt. Ulke Barendsz with on board 50 persons.

(I believe this MENTOR is also depict on the British Indian Ocean Territory stamp issued in 1999 60p sg 229, not any MENTOR is mentioned in Rowan Hackman book on the “Ships of the East India Company”. The year on the stamp is the same as when the MENTOR was built)

MEERMIN: (Mermaid). Built in 1782 at the VOC yard at Amsterdam for the Chamber of the VOC at Amsterdam.
Tonnage 500 ton.
Sailed in 1795 from Batavia under command of Capt. Gerard Ewoud Overbeek with on board 40 persons.

DORDWIJK: Built in 1787 in Rotterdam for the Chamber of the VOC of Delft/Rotterdam.
Tonnage 800 ton
22 November 1794 she sailed from Batavia under command of Capt. Hendrik Willem Ketjen with on board 40 persons.

GENERAL GODDARD:
Built in 1782 by Randall, Rotherhite for William Money.
30 January 1782 launched under the name GENERAL GODDARD.
She made her first voyage under command of Captain Thomas Foxall for the British East India Company to Bombay, she made three voyages more to India, before she was sold in 1790 to Robert Wigram.
Her next voyage to Bengal was under command of Capt. Thomas Wakefield, thereafter she made a voyage under command of Captain W.T.Money, and during this voyage she assisted HMS SCEPTRE in the capture of seven Dutch East Indiamen off St Helena.
Thereafter she made one more voyage under command of Captain Thomas Graham from 1796 till 1798 to the Coromandel Coast and Bengal.
1798 After her arrival back in England, sold as a West Indiamen for the trade to the West Indies.
January 1800 taken by a Spanish 1st Rate, 80 gun and a frigate, 32 guns off Cuba, while on a passage from London to Jamaica and taken to Havana.
Then she disappears in history.
Tonnage 799 tons, dim. 116.7 x 35.11 x 14.9ft.

VROUWE AGATHA: (Lady Agatha). Built ?, she was hired by the Chamber of the VOC of Amsterdam.
Tonnage 900 ton.
22 November 1794 she sailed from Batavia under command of Capt. Herman Pieter Murk, crew ?
On board was a cargo with a total value of 115.960 Dutch Guilders.

SURCHEANCE: Bought in 1786.
Tonnage 768 ton.
Sailed 22 November 1794 from Batavia under command of Capt. Christiaan Zummack, crew ?
Cargo on board with a total value of 81.527 Dutch Guilder.
1795 The SURCHEANCE was lost on her voyage between St Helena and the U.K.

Source: Van Compagnie naar Koopvaardij by Dr. E S van Eyck van Heslinga. Log Book Volume 14 page 234. http://www.bweaver.nom.sh/brooke/brooke_ch8.html Ships of the East India Company by Rowan Hackman.
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