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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?

Endeavour HMS 1764 (Cook)

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Endeavour HMS 1764 (Cook)

Postby shipstamps » Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:36 pm

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On 26 August 1768 Lieutenant James Cook headed His Majesty's barque Endeavour, a converted Whitby collier crammed with 94 sailors and scientists, out of Portsmouth harbour. The purpose of Cook's voyage to the South Seas was to observe the transit of Venus from the vantage point of Tahiti and then to search the uncharted seas of the south Pacific for the undiscovered, and mythical, 'great south land'. Cook had many advantages that his predecessors had lacked. The British had discovered how to ward off scurvy, which had caused the painful deaths of so many long distance sailors. He was also equipped with a newly developed and highly accurate chronometer which allowed him to know with precision the longitudinal position of his ship.
After spending three and a half months in Tahiti, Cook sailed in search of the great south land. Despite venturing as far as 40 degrees south, where the seas tested the temper of the sailors and the sturdiness of the Endeavour, Cook failed to find it and turned towards the coast of New Zealand where he spent six months charting the coastline. He then headed for the replenishment port of Batavia in the Dutch East Indies by way of the east coast of New Holland. After sighting the south-east corner of New Holland, Cook sailed north along the coast searching for a suitable place to land to collect fresh water and wood. After two days he chanced upon a "Bay which appear'd to be tolerably well shelter'd from all winds". Cook's experience on the shores of' this bay, which he named Botany Bay because of its "great quantity of New Plants", provided such a stark contrast to the experience of Dampier that it convinced a later English government to establish a settlement there.

Further information:
ENDEAVOUR (50c) Captain James Cook's first voyage to New Zealand was made in the ENDEAVOUR. He sailed from England in August 1768 and his first landfall in 1769 was Poverty Bay on the east coast of the North Island.
The ship was a typical East Coast Collier, square rigged on all three masts with a spanker sail. It was bought by the British Navy specifically for the Cook voyage, accomodation was installed for the scientific party.
She was not a fast ship - her fastest speed was 8 knots running with the wind - but she had the advantage of being careened and beached easily for repairs; a most necessary feature for ships making such long voyages.
After the historic Cook voyage to New Zealand she was refitted and made four voyages to the Falkland Islands before being sold by the British Navy in 1775.
Log Book April 1990
New Zealand SG1542

Australia SG1511, 459-63,464 St Helena SG769, Tuvalu SG833, South Africa SG1114
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Re: Endeavour HMS 1764

Postby john sefton » Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:09 pm

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Built 1764 by Fishburn, Whitby.
Six guns.
Dim 97'8"x81'x11'4".
Men 85. Guns 6x6pdr also 8 (later 4) x1/2pdr swivels.
Purchased 29.3.1768 (from Thos Milner for £2,212.15.6 for hull, + £56.17.10 for masts and spars). Reg 5.4.1768. Fitted at Deptford (for£5,394.15.4)1.4-20.7.1768.
Commissioned May 1768 under Lieut. James cook (-1771; sailed on his first voyage 26.7.1768; returned 12.6.1771 and paid off Aug 1771. Refitted at Deptford (for £2,615.0.8)7-10.1771.
Recommissioned Aug1771 under James Gordon (-1774); sailed for Falklands Is 8.11.1771. Refitted at Deptford (for £1,248.10.2)9-11.1772; sailed for North America 3.12.1772. Paid off Sept 1773.
Fitted as Store Ship (under AO22.11.1773) at Deptford (for £1,495.6.11)11-12.1773; recommissioned Nov 1773 (still under Gordon); sailed for North America 29.1.1774; paid off Oct 1774. Soldat Woolwich (for £645) 7.3.1775.
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Re: Endeavour HMS 1764 (Cook)

Postby Arturo » Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:43 pm

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Re: Endeavour HMS 1764 (Cook)

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Re: Endeavour HMS 1764 (Cook)

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Re: Endeavour HMS 1764 (Cook)

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Re: Endeavour HMS 1764 (Cook)

Postby aukepalmhof » Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:57 pm

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The stamp shows us Captain Cook in Australia with in the background HMS ENDEAVOUR during the flag hoisting, when Cook claims the country for Great Britain.

This is an engraving by Samuel Calvert of an oil painting which was exhibited at the 1866─1867 Melbourne Intercolonial Exhibition. The original painting, made by John Alexander Gilfillan once in the collection of the Royal Society of Victoria, is now lost. The Union Flag depicted in the illustration is an anachronism. It is a flag used after the union with Ireland in 1801, not the flag of 1770. Also, the ceremony being recorded actually took place on Possession Island; the artist seems to have erroneously depicted the scene at Botany Bay

Wikipedia give for this landing:
During his first voyage of discovery, British explorer, then Lieutenant James Cook sailed northwards along the east coast of Australia, landing at Botany Bay. Reaching the tip of Queensland, he named and landed on Possession Island, just before sunset on 22 August 1770, and declared the coast British territory in the name of King George III. Cook wrote in his journal: "I now once more hoisted English Coulers and in the Name of His Majesty King George the Third took possession of the whole Eastern the name New South Wales, together with all the Bays, Harbours Rivers and Islands situate upon the said coast."

Wikipedia gives for Botany Bay:
Lieutenant James Cook first landed at Kurnell, on the southern banks of Botany Bay, on Sunday 29 April 1770, when navigating his way up the east coast of Australia on his ship, HMS ENDEAVOUR. Cook's landing marked the beginning of Britain's interest in Australia and in the eventual colonisation of this new ‘southern continent’. Initially the name Sting Ray Harbour was used by Cook and other journal keepers on his expedition, for the stingrays they caught. That name was also recorded on an Admiralty chart. Cook's log for 6 May 1770 records "The great quantity of these sort of fish found in this place occasioned my giving it the name of Stingrays Harbour". However, in the journal prepared later from his log, Cook wrote instead: (sic) "The great quantity of plants Mr. Banks and Dr. Solander found in this place occasioned my giving it the name of Botanist Botany Bay"

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Re: Endeavour HMS 1764 (Cook)

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