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The class was built as a nuclear attack submarine by General Dynamics Electro Boat Co., Groton for the USA Navy. Of this class three were built commissioned between 1997 and 2005. The last JIMMY CARTER had another tonnage and dim.
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.
More on this class of three ships is given on:
2018 Al three are in active service.

I believe the USS CONNECTICUT is depict on this stamp. See photo and stamp. When I am correct the tugboat is the harbour tug USS NATCHITOCHES (799).

Solomon Islands 2016 $12.00 sg?, scott?

«Allerton»- iron full-rigged ship

An iron full-rigged ship built in 1884 by Oswald, Mordaunt & Co., Southampton, as Yard No. 224. Dimensions 83,17×12,23×7,50 meters and 1936 tons under deck.
In 1885 the Captain J. Gyllencreutz was appointed.
In 1910 sold to owners in Valparaiso, Chile, for £ 2600 and converted into a hulk.
The design stamp is made after painting of Christopher Blossom. In the picture we see: “The year is 1897 and the iron hull rigger "Allerton" makes her way up the East River, viewed from the piers of South Street. The last of the late afternoon sun just catches her toward her berth. The crew of the "Allerton" stands by on the fo-c'sle while some bystanders watch with perhaps some professional curiosity.” "Allerton" was typical of many latter day sailing ships being squeezed out of business by the competition with steam.
Somalia 2010;2500. Source: ... ype=artist.

Boston Navy Yard

The earliest naval shipbuilding activities in Charlestown, Massachusettsacross the Charles River and Boston harbor to the north from the city of Boston , began during the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). The land for the Charlestown Navy Yard was purchased by the United States government in 1800 and the yard itself established shortly thereafter. The yard built the first US ship of the line , "USS Independence" , but was primarily a repair and storage facility until the 1890s, when it started to build steel ships for the "New Navy". By then, it was called the Boston Navy Yard. Forty-six ships have been constructed in the Boston Navy Yard, the first vessel launched being the sloop of war Frolic in 1813, and the latest the Whitney, a destroyer tender, launched in 1923. Additional vessels have been constructed for other governmental departments. No. 1 drydock, built of granite, completed in 1833 was the first drydock built in this country, and the first vessel to enter it was the famous frigate Constitution. The U. S. S. Constitution, or "Old Ironsides" as it is commonly referred to, was built by the act of Congress which authorized the building of six frigates in the year 1793. Work has commenced on the frigate at "Moulton's Point," former name of the navy yard, in 1794 and she was launched in 1797. This famous old ship participated in forty battles and never suffered defeat. In 1927 work of rebuilding her was undertaken at this yard. The necessary funds for the rebuilding were raised by popular subscription, in addition to an appropriation of three hundred thousand dollars authorized by Congress in 1930 to complete the work. In the late 1880s and 1890s, the Navy began expanding again bringing into service new modern steel hulled steam-powered warships and that brought new life to the Yard. The design stamp is made after painting of Christopher Blossom.
Somalia 2010;2500.
Sources: ... e-barracks

DOLPHIN INS submarine

This stamp shows us a Dolphin class submarine of the Israeli Navy, the stamp is designed after a few design alternations were made in the design after a photo on: and shows us the DOLPHIN the lead ship of her class.

Built as a submarine by Thyssen Nordsee Werke in Emden, Germany for the Israeli Navy.
07 October 1994 keel laid down.
12 April 1996 launched as the INS DOLPHIN.
Displacement 1,640 ton surface, 1,900 ton submerged, dim. 57.3 x 6.8 x 6.2m (draught).
Powered: Diesel electric by 3 diesels, 4,243 shp, 3,164 kW., one shaft, speed 20 knots.
Test depth more as 350m.
Armament: 6 – 533mm torpedo tubes and 4 – 650mm torpedo tubes. She has the capacity to carry anti-ship missiles, mines, decoys and stn Atlas wire-guided DM2A3 torpedoes. The surface-to—surface missile is the submarine launched Harpoon which delivers a 227 kg warhead to a range of 130 km at high subsonic speed.
Crew 35 and 10 additional.
She was fitted out at the HDW yard in Kiel, Germany, and completed on 31 July 1999.

2018 Still a unit of the Israeli Navy and in service.

Source: Wikipedia and internet.
Solomon Island 2016 $12 sg?, scott?

SEVERODVINSK (K-560) submarine

On this stamp issued by the Solomon Islands in 2016 four submarines are depict, of which one shows us one of the Russian Severodvinsk class, there is not a Severodvinsk class submarine in the Russian Navy, the SEVERODVINSK is a ship of the Yasen-class.

She was built as a nuclear attack submarine by SevMash at Arkhangelskaya oblast, Severodvinsk for the Russian Navy.
1993 Laid down.
15 June 2010 launched as the SEVERODVINSK (K-560) one of the Yasen-class.
Displacement 5,800-7,700-9,500 ton surface, 8,200-13,800 submerged. Dim. 120 x 15 x 8.4m. (draught)
Powered by 1 KPM type pressurized water reactor ?kW, speed 20 knots surfaced, 28 knots (silent) submerged and maximum speed submerged 35 knots.
Armament: 8 – VL.S equipped silos for either 32 (8 x 4) Oniks or 40 (8 x 4) Kalibr-PI anti-ship, anti-submarine and land attack submarines launched weapon. Kh-10 cruise missiles. 10 torpedo tubes (8 x 650mm and 2 x 533mm).
Crew 90.
30 December 2013 commissioned. A unit of the Northern Russian Fleet.

K-560 SEVERODVINSK is a Yasen-class submarine nuclear attack submarine of the Russian Navy. The construction of the submarine started in 1993 and was first planned to be launched in 1998. However budgetary problems delayed the construction for years, and it was only launched on 15 June 2010. SEVERODVINSK began sea trials on 12 September 2011. The submarine returned from her first voyage by 6 October 2011.
SEVERODVINSK's torpedo-launching systems have been fitted behind the compartment of the central station.[
Trials and Operational History
On 7 November 2012, the boat (while submerged) successfully launched a Kalibr cruise missile (anti-ship version) at a sea target in the White Sea. Later that same month the submarine successfully test fired two additional (land attack) cruise missiles. The first land attack SLCM was launched on 26 November 2012 from a surfaced position and a second two days later from a submerged position.
SEVERODVINSK was handed over to the Navy in late December 2013. The flag-raising ceremony was held on 17 June 2014 marking its introduction into the Russian Navy.[
In November 2014 the submarine successfully tested its rescue capsule which surfaced from a depth of 40 metres (130 ft) with five crew members inside.
SEVERODVINSK became combat-ready in early 2016. At the end of April 2016 and in August 2017, K-560 conducted drills using 3M14 missiles.

Source: ... verodvinsk
Solomon Islands 2016 $12.00 sg?, scott 2080a.


Guinea Bissau issued a set of stamps with inland steamships. Guinea Bissau is a country which supplies us with an avalanche of stamps each year.

Built in 1911 in Nizhny-Novgorod for service on the Northern Dvina River.
Length : 110 m, breadth 14 m, draught 1.4 m
Engines : Triple expansion with cylinders of 38, 61 and 110 cm and stroke of 110 cm and generating 380 hp and a normal top speed of 18 km/hour.
Rarely in use but is available for charter and in recent years has been chartered for cruises generally of 2-3 nights by a local travel agency. In 2010/11 she was under internal renovation costing 40 million roubles and returned to service in 2012 offering a 7-night river tour in June and a three-night trip in July from Archangelsk for the Pomor Tours company.
2018 In service. She is better known as N.V. GOGUL.
Guinea Bissau 2009 600 FCFA sg?, scott?


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"ABDON CALDERON", named after an Ecuadorian patriot, in use as a lighthouse tender and coastguard patrol vessel, built in 1884 as an iron merchant vessel, under the name "CHAIHUIN" by the yard of D.J.Dunlop & Co. at Inchgree, Port Glasgow England, ordered by Lloyd, Son & Co. London for Kendall & Co., Valparaiso, Chile.
Tonnage 186 gross, 114 net, dim. 135 x 22.1 x 9.8 ft., between pp 124 ½ ft. Powered by two inverted steam engines 300 ihp., speed 10 knots. She was fitted out with a special crane for grapping purposes and towing gear. Between 1884/85 master given as Sproul, 1887/88 master M. Sabagu, Lloyds Register 1886 gives classed as A 1 at Valparaiso. Lloyds Register of 1887 gives as owner Lyon & Bros, Valparaiso. Lloyds Register 1887/8 gives as owner Government of Ecuador. Lloyds Register 1888/89, she is given as "COTOPAXI" owned by the Gov't of Ecuador. Around 1917 acquired by the Ecuadorian Navy, as gunboat "COTOPAXI" (she first appears in Jane's in 1919) Armament 2 - 76mm and 2 - 20mm Breda AA guns. Around 1932 reported as discarded but she was actually transferred to the Coast Guard as a lighthouse tender, and most probably renamed at that time in "ABDON CALDERON". 1960/62 Decommissioned, the last time she is listed in Almanacio Navale is 1962/63. Preserved as a museum ship in the marine park Guayaquil, and from a photo now on dry land.
The person depict on the stamp is Capt. Rafael M.Valverde ( the commander of the vessel at that time.) Took part in the Battle of Jambeli. When on 23 July 1941 the Peruvian paratroopers attacked Ecuador war broke out between the two countries. The war was based primarily on a continuing territorial dispute extant since the two countries gained independence from Spain. The primary disputed area is a vast rain forest between the Putumayo and the Amazon rivers. During the hostilities, the Peruvian Navy established a blockade of the Gulf of Guayaquil with 14 warships and gunboats, and in this way cutting of the sea route between Puerto Bolivar and Guayaquil. On 25 July 1941 there was a naval battle, now known as the Battle of Jambeli, in the approach channel to the Jambeli River.
From a website comes the following info: Kindly translated by Mr. Rosner. He gives also that the warship depict on the page is not the "ABDON CALDERON" but most probably the "LIBERTADOR BOLIVAR".
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At 11.15 (25 July 1941) when we were sailing to the North, approximately three miles distance from Jambeli lighthouse, the lookout reported a ship on our port beam heading in our directions. Also the smoke of several ships was seen, most probably from the rest of the Peruvian squadron.
The crew of the ("ABDON CALDERÓN") at that moment were preparing for gunnery practices. The approaching vessel increased her speed, altering many times her course with the apparent intention to prevent our retreat.
When she was approaching she was identified as a destroyer from the Peruvian Navy ( "ALMIRANTE VILLAR" 1585 tons.) I ordered starboard wheel and altered course 180 degrees in an opposite direction.
The same time the enemy altered also his course to starboard, and was soon on a parallel course with us.
At 11.25 I ordered ready for battle stations, 11.30 the enemy opened fire with his forward gun. When we saw the gunflash of the first salvo, I ordered fire, and returned a devastating fire with our guns. The battle extended until 11.45, when we were hiding our vessel behind the mouth of the Jambeli.
The fight was unequally, we could use only 1 - 3 inch gun and 2 - 20mm anti aircraft guns, the gun on our stern failed after the first shot and could not be used again. The only shot that gun fired most probably got an impact on the stern of the enemy vessel. Also it is thought that the anti aircraft gun on our stern many times hit the superstructure of the enemy vessel. We got not any damage during the battle, although the enemies shots were correct in deflection and barely 20 meter long or short. We anchored at Puerto Bolivar at 12.11 (p.m.). While at anchor at 13.42 we opened fire against enemy airplanes, which were attacking our ship. The attack was repelled after 15 minutes by our anti aircraft guns. Heaved in our anchor, and steamed up and down the river opposite the port, waiting for the next attack. Anchored again at 16.00 hours. An Peruvian source gives: The "ALMIRANTE VILLAR" was not damaged and did not have any damage after the battle. Altogether she fired 41 shots.
Sources: NAVICULA, Marhst List. Mr John D. Stevenson. Mr Andreas von Mach.
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