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VD 172 Vollendammer kwak

Post NL gives the following by the miniature sheet:
The “Beautiful Netherlands” 2016 stamp sheet devoted to the village of “Volendam” is based on the layout and perforation which has been used for the “Beautiful Netherlands” series since 2005. The five identical stamps with a denomination of ‘1’ for domestic destinations feature characteristic properties and buildings in the town of Volendam, including the wooden Volendammer kwak VD 172 (a large wooden vessel), a belfry with wedding bells (pictured) and the typical facade of a Volendam house (see picture) with the sea below. Pictured at the bottom is an image of an eel. The image is spread across the stamp and the back of the sheet. The top and bottom parts of the stamp are linked together by a traditional fishing net in a contemporary bright colour. The background of the stamp sheet contains images of various Volendam landmarks, including a brand-new scaffold pole, various homes designed in the typical Zuiderzee architectural style, the flag of the municipality of Edam-Volendam, a clothesline with laundry in the Doolhof neighbourhood in the village centre, the Katwoudermolen windmill (dating from 1896) and the former fish auction, which currently serves as a harbour office, with a tjalk (type of barge) moored outside. The strip of sea pictured on the stamps has been extended horizontally across the sheet like a tile panel. In the water at the bottom, we see both the plaice shown the bottom stamp and other fish species: from left to right, two sand eels, a flounder, and a pike perch.

The kwak was a large type of shrimping botter that used the kwakkuil, a bag-type net held open by two special booms extending out of each side of the boat at the stern. Also fished for eels. Used on the Zuiderzee (now known as IJselmeer), built mainly at Vollendam. Now only used as yacht.
The Vollendammer kwak VD 172 is completed on 19 June 1905, builder and owner unknown, registered in Edam on 29 July 1911 as fishing vessel DE JONGE HENDRIK VD 372, the reason between complete and the late registry is unknown maybe the owner could not pay her, and the yard kept the vessel. She was a flat-bottomed, half decked ship and used in the Zuiderzee as a fishing vessel. Owner Klaas Kwakman. Tonnage given as 30m³ and net 24m³. Her fishing number was later changed in VD 173.
30 January 1923 owners given as Jacob (Jaap) and Cornilis Smit, she was renamed in DE TWEE GEBROEDERS (the two brothers). Tonnage altered to 91 ton brt and 41 ton net.
07 August 1915 Jacob Smit became the only owner and the ship was renamed in DE DRIE GEBROEDERS (the three brothers), why the name change to three is unknown.
25 February 1924 the skipper Jacob Smit drowned on board DE DRIE GEBROEDERS.
21 December 1925 the widow Smit sold DE DRIE GEBROEDERS to Evert Karregatin Vollendam for Fl 3,000 and he renamed her in ALIDA. Crew 2.
03 May 1942 a engine installed a Chevrolet 6-cyl. engine, 16 hp. Tonnage given as 104.21 brt, 46,90 net, dim. 14.18m length, 5.0m beam. During World War II was she also used to carry popatoes from 1943/45 from the Province Friesland to the starving population of Amsterdam, mostly the potatoes were used by the hospitals.
18 November 1947 a new engine installed a 2-cyl. Claeys oil engine of 20 hp. Consumption 6 litre a hour.
16 April 1957 Pieter Karregat (son of Evert) given as owner, a new 3-cyl. Lister 20hp diesel engine installed.
24 April 1958 again a new engine 2-cyl. Claeys oil engine.
13 October 1960 sold to J. Tol, Vollendam she got now the fishing no. VD 99.
1965 Sold to a artist in Amsterdam, who used her as a house boat, thereafter she was sold a few times more even with the intention to restore her to her old glory, but mostly due to lack of sufficient money the plans failed.
The last owner was Hans Fruytier who renamed her again in VD 172., and tried to restore her, used her also as a sailing ship, did make one voyage to Denmark via the Waddenzee.
After Hans Fruytier died she arrived on the deck of a barge in it Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen around 1983 for restauration, but again due to not sufficient money noting happened .
1993 Two people from Vollendam bought the VD 172 for one Dutch Guilder whereafter she was transferred to the Society d’Garnkwak. She was transported from Enkhuizen to Vollendam on a barge in 1993. She was in Vollendam restored which was completed in 1999.
She is available for day charters, accommodation for 12 guests and 2 crew.
2016 In service.

The larger vessel alongside is a Dutch Tjalk of which the book Aak to Zumbra gives, that it is a collective term for a number of flat-bottomed vessels with rounded ends, maily used as freight carriers in inland waters of the Netherlands.The name tjalk was used from the 2nd half of the 17th century, first constructed of wood later of iron or steel. There are still many around but now used as pleasure craft or charter vessel the Bruine Vloot (Brown Fleet).

Netherland 2016 first class inland post, sgMS?, scott?
http://www.volendammerbotters.nl/schepen/vd172/historie and various other internet sites.

REHOBOTH ARM 16 hoogaars

Post NL gives by this miniature sheet:
Arnemuiden The five identical stamps with a value denomination of 1 for mail within the Netherlands feature typical objects and buildings found in the town of Arnemuiden: the Hoogaars ARM 16 (pictured), a church bell (pictured) and the Dutch Reformed Church’s astronomical clock (pictured), with the sea below. Pictured at the bottom is an image of a cod. The image is spread across the stamp and the back of the sheet. The top and bottom parts of the stamp are linked together by a traditional fishing net in a contemporary bright colour. The background of the stamp sheet contains images of various Arnemuiden landmarks, including an anchor, a stone lion with a shield featuring Arnemuiden’s coat of arms, the front wall of the station, a historic flag of the city, the Kotter ARM 44 NEELTJE JANNETJE, a light buoy, the historic shipyard with its surrounding houses, the statue of the female fish pedlar, the Nooitgedacht windmill and a typical Arnemuiden prawn basket. The strip of sea pictured on the stamps has been extended horizontally across the sheet like a tile panel. In the body of water shown at the bottom, we see the cod in the bottom stamp as well as other species of fish. Pictured from left to right: a mussel, a herring and a North Sea prawn. The font used is Oxide by FontFont, designed by Christian Schwartz (2010).

The “hoogaars” ARM 16 depict on the stamp, could not find anything, only that she was fishing early in the 1900s
The “hoogaars” is used as a cargo and fishing vessel in Belgium and the Netherlands from the 16th century. Now only used as a yacht. The “hoogaars” used in Arnemuiden (in the longitudinal direction) had a curved bottom and a steeper stem than the other “hoogaars” in the Netherlands, which allows the type a higher bow and did give the type more sheer. She took less water than the other types and was lighter and faster.The type was first rigged with a sprit rig later replaced with a gaff rig (as seen on stamp). She had no bun. Carried a drop rudder which moved up along the tiller when the craft grounded.
From 1860 the hoogaars at Arnemuiden was mostly used for shrimp fishing and the oyster cultivation.
Most of the “hoogaars” of Arnemuiden were built on the shipyard of Meerman at Arnemuiden and were about thirteen meters long and 4.3 meters wide.

Source: http://www.debinnenvaart.nl/binnenvaart ... e_hoogaars

Thanks to Mr. D.v. Nieuwenhuijzen I got her name and when built.
She was built under the name REHOBOTH ARM 16 in 1911 for account of Skipper Lieven van Belzen in Arnemuiden.

15 February 1918 when the ARM 16 was fishing in the Oostgat she caught a mine in her net, the mine was taken carefully out of the net and anchored. A just passing Dutch torpedoboat was informed and she steamed to Vlissingen (Flushing) to inform the Dutch Navy Authorities there. The pilot boot No 14 under command of Captain Vader and equip to defusing mines was ordered to investigate and defuse the mine. When she arrived by the fishing vessel she took the ARM 16 in tow and went looking for the mine. The mine was found off Westkapelle. When the navy officer on board the pilot boot was transferred from the pilot boat to the ARM 16 the pilot boat hit a mine. The consequences were terrible, seven men were killed on board the pilot boat under which Captain Vader and the pilot boat was lost. Of the four men crew of the REHOBOTH, skipper Lieven van Belzen his son (17) Cornelis van Belzen and a deckhand Hendrik Marijs were killed, one crewmember and the navel officer were rescued..
The REHOBOTH ARM 16 was also lost that day, she sank.

Source Zierikzeesche Nieuwsbode of 18 February 1918.

The body of the skipper was found on 05 May 1918 by the ARM 28 in their net and transported to Vlaardingen, his son was never found.



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ALIDA stern trawler

Post NL gives by this miniature sheet:
The Beautiful Netherlands 2016 stamp sheet: “Scheveningen” is based on the layout and perforation used for the Beautiful Netherlands series since 2005. The five identical stamps with a value denomination of 1 for mail within the Netherlands feature typical properties and buildings found in the town of Scheveningen, including the fish auction building with its striking silhouette (pictured), the lighthouse (pictured) and the trawler SCH 6 ALIDA with the sea below, showing a beacon which in reality is on one of the jetties. Pictured at the bottom is an image of a herring. The image is spread across the stamp and the back of the sheet. The top and bottom parts of the stamp are linked together by a traditional fishing net in a contemporary bright colour. The background of the stamp sheet contains images of various Scheveningen landmarks, including a seagull perched on a scaffold pole, a 1930s home at the centre of the harbour area, the barrel monument, Panorama Mesdag overlooking the town of Scheveningen, Paviljoen Von Wied in the dunes, the obelisk for the later King William I’s arrival in 1813, the Scheveningen Pier and Gerard Bakker’s fisherman’s wife statue. The strip of sea pictured on the stamps has been extended horizontally across the sheet like a tile panel. In the water at the bottom, we see both the herring shown on the bottom stamp and other fish species: from left to right, two mackerels, three herrings, a brown crab and a plaice. The font used is Oxide by FontFont, designed by Christian Schwartz (2010).

The trawler depict is the sterntrawler ALIDA (SCH6) built under yard No 209 by the IJselwerf at Capela aan de IJsel, Netherland for Visserij Mij W. V.d. Zwan & Zn, Scheveningen, Netherland.
Launched as the ALIDA.
Tonnage 2,625 grt, 1,149 net, 2,690 dwt, dim. 88.24 x 14.0 x 9.0m., length bpp. 81.8m.
Powered by 1 Deutz diesel engine, 4,400 hp. (3,236 kW.), one shaft with controllable pitch propeller, speed?
11 January 1984 delivered to owners, homeport Scheveningen.

April 2008 refitted and lengthened by Scheepswerf Reimerswaal, Hansweert, Netherland, a new engine installed, a Wärtsilä of 5,300 hp (3,960 kW). Refit took longer than planned due to a fire on board in February 2009.
Length 99.94m., tonnage 3,235 grt.
September 2009 again in service.
2016 In service, same name and owners, IMO No 8224418.

Netherland 2016 First class inland post sgMS?, schott?
Source: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=15321 http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz Internet

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PYROSCHAPHE paddle steamer 1784

The image shown is of a model made by de Jouffroy in 1784 to show the French Science Academy the engine and paddle wheels used on the PYROSCAPHE. The model is now in the National Maritime Museum in Paris.
PYROSCAPHE was an early experimental steamship built by Marquis de Jouffroy d'Abbans in 1783. The first demonstration took place on 15 July 1783 on the river Saône in France. After the first demonstration, it was said that the hull had opened up and the boiler was letting out steam, faults common in early steamboats. In this case, it seems to have been easily repaired as the boat was said to have made several trips up and down the river. A month later, on 19 August, the boat carried several passengers who signed a witness protocol for a successful journey.
The PYROSCAPHE was propelled by a double-acting steam machine and sidewheels, and was therefore a paddle steamer.
Specifications
(These figures are somewhat dubious, see Talk:PYROSCAPHE.)
• Length: 45,2 m/148 ft 6 in
• Beam: 4,5 m/14 ft 10 in
• Displacement: 163t
• Complement: 3

More info on Jouffroy is given on:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude-Fr ... d%27Abbans
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PYROSCAPHE
France 2016 1.25 Euro, sg?, scott?

NEELTJE JANNETJE (ARM 44) Nl.

Built in 1985 by Scheepswerf Metz, Urk, #422, completed by Maaskant Scheepswerf B.V., Stellendam, for Siereveld B.V., Arnemuiden.
Side trawler, beam trawl, Gt:542, Nt:162, Loa:45,57m. Lbpp:40,62m B:9,01m. D:5,11m. Draft:3,83m. 16 cyl. Kloeckner Humboldt Deutz diesel:4400 hp. (3236 kW.) 14 kn. IMO.8509492, call sign PGFT.
In 1991 engine power 3596 hp. (2647 kW.) 1993 transferred to Geertruida B.V. (Siereveld) Arnemuiden,
2006 engine power 2000 hp. (1471 kW.)
2016 still in service.
(Nederland 2016, in margin of the sheet 5x1)
LR88/89 + internet.

ALIDA (SCH 6) Nl.

Built in 1983-'84 by Scheepswerf en Machinefabriek 'Ysselwerf' B.V., Capelle a/d IJssel, #209, for Visserij Maatschappij W. van der Zwan & Zn., Scheveningen.
Stern trawler, Gt:2625, Nt:1149, Dw:2690, Loa:87,81m. Lbpp:81,72m. B:15,25m. D:9,02m. Draft:6,10m. 8 cyl. Kloeckner Humboldt Deutz diesel:4400 hp. (3236 kW.) controllable pitch propeller, ? kn., freezing capacity:130 tons/day, a total of 2000 tons, IMO.8224418, call sign:PCLU.
In 04-2008 rebuilt and lengthened by Scheepswerf Reimerswaal, Hansweert (Nl.) Loa:99,94m. Gt:3235, deck and bridge rebuilt, new Wärtsilä diesel:5300 hp. (3960 kW.) 09-2010 back in service, the rebuilding has taken longer in case of a fire, 27-08-2010 Gt:3274, 2016 still in service.
(Nederland 2016, 1)
LR88/89 + internet.
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Endurance (Shackleton)

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Endurance (Shackleton)

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The Endurance, of the British Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914-16, was built in 1912 by Framnes Mek. Verks, at Sandefjord, and engined by Akers of Christiania. Her gross tonnage was 348 on dimensions 140ft. x 26.4ft. x 14.1ft., and she was the typical Norwegian whaler type of vessel, barquentine-rigged and launched 1912, as Polaris, a 3-masted barquentine with auxiliary steam for polar tourism and polar bear hunting!
Purchased by Shackleton and renamed Endurance. She was ready to sail under the direction of Sir Ernest Shackleton, C.V.O., on August 1, 1914. When the Naval mobilisation order was published on August 3, Shackleton, with the consent of the crew, offered the services of the ship and her crew to the Government. However, the Admiralty did not think the war would last longer than six months and Sir Ernest was told to go ahead with his Antarctic plans.
The Endurance carried a crew of 27 men in addition to the scientific staff. She sailed after Shackleton had been received by the King and assured of his Majesty's approval of the expedition. On this expedition a new coastline was discovered which Sir Ernest named Caird Coast in honour of Sir James Caird, who had subscribed £24,000 towards the cost of the expedition. Like the Deutschland, the Endurance was caught in pack ice, but the conditions were more severe than those experienced by the German ship. The British vessel was trapped on January 19, 1915, and crushed on October 27, 1915, finally sinking beneath the ice 25 days later.
The crew took to the ice, which drifted across the Weddell Sea. When it was obvious the pack ice was breaking up, they took to the ship's boats which had been saved when the Endurance went down and on April 16, reached Elephant Island.
What followed is an epic of the Antarctic—how Sir Ernest Shackleton left 22 men on Elephant Island, while he chose five men to accompany him in an open boat (the James Caird) to cross 800 miles of Antarctic seas to bring food and relief to the shipwrecked crew. Having successfully accomplished the almost impossible in a voyage of a fortnight, a mountain range of three ridges had to be crossed, one 5,000ft. high and covered in ice with dangerous precipices, before civilisation could be reached. It took them 36hrs. to overcome this obstacle. Eventually, Sir Ernest was able to effect the rescue of the Endurance's crew on Elephant Island, but it was not until several attempts had been made by the whaler, Southern Sky, the Uruguayan Government trawler Institute de Pesca, the British schooner Emma, and the Chilean Navy tender Yelcho, all led by Shackleton, that a way through the ice was found and the crew were picked up 41/2 months after their leader had left them. During the whole of that time Shackleton had thought of nothing but their relief.

Detail from BAT philatelic
Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton 1874-1922

Expeditions: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 in Discovery. British Antarctic Expedition 1907-09 in Nimrod. Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-17 in Endurance. Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition 1921-22 in Quest. Discoveries: Beardmore Glacier, South Magnetic Pole, Caird Coast.
Voyage: British Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-17.

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Re: Endurance (Shackleton)

Postby aukepalmhof » Sun Mar 01, 2015 3:56 am

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Built under yard 87 by Framnæs Mek. Verks., Sandefjord, Norway for a company formed by Lars Christensen from Norway and Adrien de Gerlach from Belgian.
17 December 1912 launched as the POLARIS.
Tonnage 348 gross, dim. 42.67 x 8.04 x 4.28m.
One auxiliary coal fired triple expansion steam engine, 350 hp, one shaft, speed 10.2 knots.
Rigged as a three-masted barkentine.
24 August 1913 completed.

She was designed for the new formed company as a polar safari ship with paying guests, but when delivered the new formed company could not made the last payment, and the POLARIS was laid up waiting for a new buyer.
When Shackleton also short by cash was looking for a polar expedition vessel, and he did not have to pay for the POLARIS straight away but after some time, bought her for 225.000NKroner.
She was renamed in ENDURANCE.
The ENDURANCE was the three-masted barquentine in which Sir Ernest Shackleton sailed for the Antarctic on the 1914 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. She was launched in 1912 from Sandefjord in Norway and was crushed by ice, causing her to sink, three years later in the Weddell Sea off Antarctica.
Designed by Ole Aanderud Larsen, the ENDURANCE was built at the Framnæs shipyard in Sandefjord, Norway and fully completed 24 August 1913. She was built under the supervision of master wood shipbuilder Christian Jacobsen, who was renowned for insisting that all men employed under him not just be skilled shipwrights, but also be experienced in seafaring aboard whaling or sealing ships. Every detail of her construction had been scrupulously planned to ensure maximum durability, for example every joint and every fitting cross-braced each other for maximum strength
She was launched on December 17, 1912 and was initially christened the POLARIS (eponymous with Polaris, the North Star). She was 144 feet (44 m) long, with a 25 feet (7.6 m) beam and weighed 350 short tons (320 t). Though her black hull looked from the outside like that of any other vessel of a comparable size, it was not. She was designed for polar conditions with a very sturdy construction. Her keel members were four pieces of solid oak, one above the other, adding up to a thickness of 85 inches (2,200 mm), while her sides were between 30 inches (760 mm) and 18 inches (460 mm) thick, with twice as many frames as normal and the frames being of double thickness. She was built of planks of oak and Norwegian fir up to 30 inches (760 mm) thick, sheathed in greenheart, a notably strong and heavy wood. Her bow, where she would meet the ice head-on, had been given special attention. Each timber had been made from a single oak tree chosen for its shape so that is natural shape followed the curve of her design. When put together, these pieces had a thickness of 52 inches (1,300 mm).
Of her three masts, the forward one was square-rigged while the after two carried fore and aft sails, like a schooner. As well as sails, ENDURANCE had a 350 horsepower (260 kW) coal-fired steam engine capable of driving her at speeds up to 10.2 knots (18.9 km/h; 11.7 mph).
By the time she was launched on December 17, 1912, POLARIS was perhaps the strongest wooden ship ever built, with the possible exception of the FRAM, the vessel used by Fridtjof Nansen and later by Roald Amundsen. However, there was one major difference between the ships. The FRAM was bowl-bottomed, which meant that if the ice closed in against her she would be squeezed up and out and not be subject to the pressure of the ice compressing around her. But since the POLARIS was designed to operate in relatively loose pack ice she was not constructed so as to rise out of pressure to any great extent.
She was built for Adrien de Gerlache and Lars Christensen. They intended to use her for polar cruises for tourists to hunt polar bears. Financial problems leading to de Gerlache pulling out of their partnership meant that Christensen was happy to sell the boat to Ernest Shackleton for GB£11,600 (approx US$67,000), less than cost. He is reported to have said he was happy to take the loss in order to further the plans of an explorer of Shackleton's stature 'After Shackleton's purchasing her, she was rechristened ENDURANCE after the Shackleton family motto "Fortitudine vincimus" (By endurance we conquer).
Shackleton sailed with ENDURANCE from Plymouth, England on August 6, 1914 and set course for Buenos Aires, Argentina. This was ENDURANCE's first major cruising since her completion and amounted to a shakedown cruise. The trip across the Atlantic took more than two months. Built for the ice, her hull was considered by many of its crew too rounded for the open ocean.
On October 26, 1914 ENDURANCE sailed from Buenos Aires to her last port of call, the Grytviken whaling station on the island of South Georgia off the southern tip of South America, where she arrived on November 5. She departed from Grytviken for her final voyage on December 5, 1914 towards the southern regions of the Weddell Sea.
Two days after leaving from South Georgia, ENDURANCE encountered polar pack ice and progress slowed down. For weeks Endurance twisted and squirmed her way through the pack. She kept moving but averaged less than 30 miles (48 km) per day. By January 15, Endurance was within 200 miles (320 km) of its destination, Vahsel Bay. However by the following day heavy pack ice was sighted in the morning and in the afternoon a blowing gale developed. Under these conditions it was soon evident progress could not be made, and ENDURANCE took shelter under the lee of a large grounded berg. During the next two days ENDURANCE dogged back and forth under the sheltering protection of the berg.
On January 18 the gale began to moderate and thus ENDURANCE, one day short of her destination, set the topsail with the engine at slow. The pack had blown away. Progress was made slowly until hours later ENDURANCE encountered the pack once more. It was decided to move forward and work through the pack, and at 5pm ENDURANCE entered it. However it was noticed that this ice was different from what had been encountered before. The ship was soon engulfed by thick but soft ice floes. The ship floated in a soupy sea of mushy brash ice. The ship was beset. The gale now increased its intensity and kept blowing for another six days from a northerly direction towards land. By January 24, the wind had completely compressed the ice in the whole Weddell Sea against the land. The ice had packed snugly around ENDURANCE. All that could be done was to wait for a southerly gale that would start pushing, decompressing and opening the ice in the other direction. Instead the days passed and the pack remained unchanged.
ENDURANCE drifted for months while remaining beset in the ice in the Weddell Sea and drifted with it. The ice kept compressing it until ENDURANCE could not endure the pressure and was crushed on October 27, 1915. On the morning of November 21, 1915, the ENDURANCE bow began to sink under the ice. Like RMS TITANIC, the Endurance went vertical, her stern rising into the air, then disappearing beneath the ice. The ENDURANCE is considered the last ship of her kind.
It is said that Shackleton placed advertisements in London newspapers that read:
"MEN WANTED: For hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success. Sir Ernest Shackleton."
The crew of the Endurance in its final voyage was made up of the 28 men Blackborrow was originally refused a post aboard the vessel due to his young age and inexperience and decided to stow away, helped to sneak aboard by William Blakewell, a friend of his, and Walter How. By the time he was found, the expedition was far enough out that Shackleton had no choice but to make him a steward. Blackborrow eventually proved his worth, earning the Bronze Polar Medal, and the honour of becoming the first human being ever to set foot on Elephant Island. His name is also the matter of some debate—it is sometimes spelled Percy, or Blackboro, or in other ways.
Alfred Lansing wrote a book titled Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage about the ordeal that Shackleton and his men endured aboard the ship. It became a bestseller when first published in 1959. Subsequent reprints have made it a recurrent bestseller; the last time being in the late 1990s.
Two Antarctic patrol ships of the British Royal Navy have been named ENDURANCE in honour of Shackleton's ship. The first HMS ENDURANCE (originally named ANITA DAN) was launched in May 1956 and awarded Pennant number A171 sometime later. She acted as an ice patrol and hydrographic survey ship until 1986. Today's modern HMS ENDURANCE, nicknamed The Red Plum, is a class 1A1 ice-breaker bought from Norway in 1992 where she had been known as MV POLAR CIRCLE. She is based at Portsmouth but makes annual forays to Antarctica where she can penetrate through 0.9 metres (2 ft 11 in) of ice at a speed of 3 knots (5.6 km/h; 3.5 mph). She has a complement of 126 marine personnel and carries two Westland Lynx helicopters.
In 1998 wreckage found at Stinker Point on the south western side of Elephant Island was incorrectly identified as flotsam from the ship. It in fact belonged to the 1877 wreck of the Connecticut sealing ship CHARLES SHEARER In 2001 wreck hunter David Mearns unsuccessfully planned an expedition to find the wreck of the Endurance By 2003 two rival groups were making plans for an expedition to find the wreck, however no expedition was actually mounted. In 2010 Mearns announced a new plan to search for the wreck. The plan is sponsored by the National Geographic Society but is subject to finding sponsorship for the balance of the U.S. $10 million estimated cost.

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The 10p stamp features Ernest Shackleton and his Imperial Transantarctic Expedition ship ENDURANCE. The Weddell Sea party of the expedition visited South Georgia in November 1914 to take on coal and other stores and refit the ship before sailing for Antarctica. While in Buenos Aires, Shackleton was warned that it might be a bad year for ice in the Weddell Sea so he delayed his departure from South Georgia for a month. This gave time for scientific work to be carried out. Unfortunately most of the records and specimens were lost when ENDURANCE was crushed by the ice and sank. Shackleton is buried in the cemetery at Grytviken.

Source: South Georgia Post.

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Re: Endurance (Shackleton)

Postby ptvisnes » Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:11 pm

More issues with "Endurance" (1912)

British Antarctic Territory
1994. 76p+4p. Mi 234. SG 249. Sc B4
2000. 35p. Mi 298. SG 312. Sc 285
2000. 40p. Mi 299. SG 313. Sc XXX
2005. 42p. Mi 397. SG 400. Sc 350
2005. 55p. Mi 410. SG 409. Sc 363
2005. £1. Mi 411. SG 410. Sc 364
2008. 4v. Mi Bl 15. SG MS 473. Sc 399d
2013. 6v. Mi (640-45) Bl 25. SG xxx. Sc 470 a-f
2013. 75p. Mi 645. SG xxx. Sc 470f
2014. 65p. Mi xxx. SG xxx. Sc 471
2014. 65p. Mi xxx. SG xxx. Sc 472
Falkland Islands
2000. 17p. Mi 776. SG 867. Sc 758
2000. 45p. Mi 777. SG 868. Sc 759
Ireland
2004. 48c/48c. Mi 1569/70. SG 1637/38. Sc xxx
2004. 65c/65c. Mi 1573/74 Bl 15. In margin
Great Britain
2003. 42p. Mi 2107. SG 2363. Sc 2121
South Georgia & SSI
2009. 55p. Mi 473. SG 472. Sc 385
2011. £1.15. Mi 549. SG 549. Sc 442b
2014. 12v.
Ross Dependency
2015. 80c. Mi xxx. SG xxx. Sc xxx
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Re: Endurance (Shackleton)

Postby D. v. Nieuwenhuijzen » Sun May 22, 2016 6:54 pm

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British Antarctic Territory 2014, 2x 65 p. StG.?
Ireland 2004, 2x 48 c. StG.1637/38
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