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150th Anniversary of the Tune Viking Ship Finds
150 years have passed since the first Viking ship was excavated in Norway. Archaeologist Oluf Rygh excavated the Tune ship in only 14 days from the ship burial mound in Tune. Archaeologist Even Ballangrud Andersen describes the ship: “The ship is made from clinkered oak planks, a style that was common to the Nordics. Its mast was placed just behind midship and both stern posts were raised. A special chamber had been built for the man interred in the ship and all of his burial gifts and weaponry.”
By analysing the growth rings, the ship was dated to between 905 and 910 A. D. After the ship was excavated in 1867, it was placed on a barge and sent to Fredrikstad before continuing on to Christiania. After many years in poor storage, it was moved in 1930 to its permanent home at the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo. Later research has concluded that the ship most likely had twelve strakes and was a fast warship used to quickly transport people.
In terms of Norway’s maritime history, the Tune ship was the first indication that the stories passed orally through the years were true. Today the Viking ships stand as iconic witnesses to more than 1,000 years on the seven seas.

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Clipper ship RACER 1851

The era of the clipper ships was dominated by a sense of romance, competition, national pride and innovative technology. The sleek and graceful ships were a symbol of modernity in America and a fundamental part of the expanding global economy. Their design concentrated on speed instead of cargo capacity, which was a great benefit to shipping companies eager to transport goods quickly. Often ship owners or Captains would commission portraits to commemorate their vessels. The RACER was a 1700 ton ship built in 1851 by Currier & Townsend at Newburyport, Massachusetts under the superintendence of her experienced commander, Capt. R. W. Steele, formerly of the packet ship Andrew Foster, and previously of the U. S. Navy. She is 207 feet long, has 42-1/2 feet breadth of beam, 28 feet depth of hold, is 7 feet high between decks . It was the first and largest ship to be built specifically for the trade route between New York and Liverpool for the St George Line. The Racer is well known from her having made the fastest passage between New York and Liverpool. Her best day's run has been 394 miles. It was fitted out with passenger accommodation and cargo space in the hold for freight. She is provided also with large loading ports, one on each side in the upper, and two on a side in the lower between decks. The RACER involved in freight and passenger transport to Australia. The “Racer” sank in 1856, after going ashore on Arklow Bank. Fortunately, all five hundred passengers and crew members were rescued. The design stamp is made after painting of Dawson, Montague
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DIANA packet ship

The stamp of Belize shows us a brig and as given on the stamp the packet ship DIANA is depict.
Lloyds Registry was not so helpful there were around that time 2 or 3 pages in Lloyds with the ships name DIANA but nowhere by that name was given if it was a packet vessel.
If she is the DIANA which is depict is doubtful I could not find any image of the ship, but the Falmouth Post Office packet ships were mostly brig rigged, and the stamp shows us a ship of that time. It looks that she was chartered by the Post Office as a packet but when and till in service I could not find.

The book “The Falmouth Packets 1689-1851 by Tony Pawlyn mentioned her twice
In 1810 she parted her anchor cable during a severe storm over the West of England, and was nearly driven ashore.
22 September 1811 she sailed for Martinique.

In 1806 the DIANA was under command of Gibbons.
1813 Her captain is given as Parsons, 190 ton and owned by Capt. & Co, Whitehaven. Till 1818 was he the captain. Built in New York?.
1819 Her owner given as Symonds and under command of Captain Sleeman
1822 Same name, owner and captain.
1824 Lloyds Registry don’t mentioned her more.

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Source: Lloyds Registry 1813-1824.

BAEK MA GANG (North Korea)

Built in 1979 by Nampo Shipyard, for Korea Suhyang Shipping Co. Ltd. Nampo.
General Cargo, Dw:2740, Nt:1429, Dw:4309, Loa:100,26m. B:14m. Draft:6,40m. 1 diesel: hp.? 4x2 derricks, IMO.7944683.
20-03-2010 transferred to Paekmagang Shipping Co. Ltd. Pyongyang, renamed PAEK MA GANG.
2013 By Korea Suhyang Shipping Co. Ltd. sold to Chinese breakers and arrived Shidao, Shandong on 16-04-2013.

(North Korea 2013, 15 Won, StG.?)
Internet + LR97/98

JACQUELINE- four-masted barque 1897.

A splendid four-masted steel barque, the Jacqueline a representative vessel of French build, launched in February 1897 from the yards of Forges et Chantiers de la Mediterranean at La Seyne for the wealthy firm of Paris shipowners A D Bordes and Sons and registered at Dun-kirk. Rigged with royal sails over double top and topgallant sails. Used in the South American nitrate trade.The vessel is from Marseilles and has done some fine sailing. She left on May 23,1897 sailed from Mareilles to Australia with a cargo of tiles, she had contrary weather to clearing Gibraltar June 10. After that crossed the equator July 1 in 32 38 W. Poor S E trades were met. On July 8 in 17° S , the new ship was hove to in a S S W gale for 30 hours, and it was nine days later when thev shaped east.Then commenced some excellent running. Captain Leonetti, having a new ship under himn was anxious to find what she was capable of doing with the result that tho ship is stated to have logged 15 knots per hour for four days.The prime meridian was crossed on July 24, and S S W to N W winds were carried right along to August 21 to Tasmania. Here she was becalmed and met with head winds,but it will be seen that the ship sailedI from Greenwich meridian to Tasmania in 28 days, or over 5 degrees per day right through or a 13 knot speed for the 28 days. After a most tedious time off Tasmania she picked up a sou'-wester on September 1. On that date at 8pm a sailor named Sahun fell overboard from the foreyard, A lifebuoy was thrown, and it was caught, and the man was rescued under circumstances given elsewhere. A fine run was made up the coast. The ship is an excptionally fine one being fitted up for saloon passengers in very handsome cabins which are aft, and are constructel of mahognnv, birdsoyo maple and violet ebony. The cargo-workmg appliances and the navigating deck gear are of tho most modern labour-saving kind. A running flying bridge from the poop to the foremast is built over all and the crew have most comfortable quarters in deck-houses. There are two engines - one for cargo working and tho other connected with the ballast tanks and with condensing apparatus. She is 322ft long, 45ft 7in beam and 25ft 4in deep and it is an ideal of the proportions of this most handsome vessel. 1906 sailed from Barry to Iquique in 72 days. 1907 towed against the Loup lighthouse in the Bristol Channel by two tugs which straddled the lighthouse. The Jacqueline damaged the bowsprit which was repaired at Falmouth. 1917 July 1 Left Iquique under Captain Y. Niolas with a cargo of nitrate for La Pallice. 1917 September 25 The British steamship Victoria warned the captain of the Jacqueline for submarines in position 46°25'N, 13°10'W. After the war it was established that she had been sunk by the German submarine U-101 in the Bay of Biscay the following morning. The design stamp is made after painting of John Bentham Dinsdale. .
Malawi 2013;250k.
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The stamp inscription gives “brig-schooner” but she is rigged as a hermaphrodite brig, a term used in the late 18th centuries for a vessel that carried as many as 5 square sails on the foremast and a fore-and-aft mainsail with a gaff topsail. Numerous staysails between the masts and jibs to a long bowsprit. The type is now usually called a brigantine.

Somalia Republic 1998 300 SH SO sg?, scott?
Source: Aak to Zumbra a dictionary of the World’s Watercraft.

Queen Mary (1936)

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Queen Mary (1936)

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Builder: John Brown 8 Co Ltd, Clydebank, Glasgow, Scotland.
Completed: May 1936. (She was laid down on December 27, 1930. Work was suspended from December 1931 until April 1934 due to the de­pression and she was not completed until May 1936.)
Gross tonnage: 81237.
Dimensions: 1020ft x 119ft. Depth 74ft. Engines: Sixteen steam turbines single-reduction geared.
Screws: Quadruple.
Watertight bulkheads: Eighteen.
Decks: Ten.
Normal speed: 30 knots. (Attained a speed of 32.84 knots on her trials.)
Officers and crew: 1285.
Passenger accommodation: 711 first, 707 cabin and 577 tourist class.
Maiden voyage: Southampton-Cherbourg­-New York on May 27, 1936.
On her sixth voyage out the Queen Mary won the Blue Riband from the French Line's Normandie by making the run from Bishop Rock to Ambrose Lighthouse in 4 days, 27 minutes at a speed of 30.14 knots. She soon lost the title back to the Normandie the following year, but recovered it in 1938 with an outward crossing of 3 days, 21 hours and 48 minutes at a speed of 30.99 knots. Com­missioned as a transport on March 1, 1940, while at New York after being laid up since the outbreak of war. Fitted out at Sydney, Australia, and made her first voyage from there on May 5, 1940. On October 2, 1942, the anti-aircraft cruiser Curacao attempted to clear the bow of the Queen Mary while in convoy, but failed and the Queen severed her stern like a knife cutting through butter and killing 338 of the men on board while just north of Bloody Foreland, Ireland. On September 29, 1946, the Queen Mary arrived at Southampton from Halifax on her last trooping voyage and a few days later was sent to John Brown's for reconversion to a passenger ship. Almost a year later she com­menced her first post-war sailing from Southampton to Cherbourg and New York on July 31, 1947. The Queen Mary was engaged in the Southampton —Cherbourg--New York service with a call at Ply­mouth eastbound. Some of the Queen's out­standing features are her promenade deck which is 750ft long ; a rudder weighing some 140 tons and her anchors each of 16 tons with 165 fathoms of chain cable. Her after funnel is 78ft above the boat deck. In 1958 she was fitted with motion stabilisers. Operating at a loss of about S2 million a year in the latter part of her life, the Cunard Line decided to sell her to the highest bidder in May 1967 rather than send her to the scrapyards. On August 18, 1967, the transaction was enacted with the City of Long Beach, California, for a con­sideration of $3450000. Arriving at Southampton on September 27,1967, completing her thousandth and last voyage for the Cunard Line. Refitted over a period of four years when she opened for business as a maritime museum and hotel and convention centre on May 10, 1971. The Queen Mary is now enjoying a long rest after her many years of service. 

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