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Built as a type 42 destroyer under yard no 111 by Swan Hunter, Wallsend, U.K. for the Royal Navy.
18 January 1980 laid down.
21 January 1982 launched as the HMS YORK. (D-98).
Displacement 5,200 ton, dim. 141.0 x 15.2m.
Powered: COGOG by two Rolls-Royce Olympus TM3B gas turbines, 50,000 shp and two Rolls Royce Tyne RM1C cruise gas turbines 5,340 shp, twin shafts, speed 30 knots by use of Olympus and 24 knots by use of Tyne.
Range 4,200 mile by a speed 14 knots.
Armament: 1 x twin Sea Dart missile launchers, 40 missiles. 1 – 4.5 inch Mk 8 gun. 2 – 20 mm Oerlikon guns, 2 – Phalanx close-in-weapon system (CIWS).
Crew 287.
Carried 1 Lynx HMAS helicopter.
09 August 1985 christened by Lady Gosling and the same day commissioned.

HMS YORK was a Batch III Type 42 destroyer of the Royal Navy. Launched on 20 June 1982 at Wallsend, Tyne and Wear and sponsored by Lady Gosling, YORK was the last Type 42 built. The ship's crest was the White Rose of York, and the "red cross with lions passant" funnel badge was derived from the coat of arms of the City of York. With a maximum speed of 34 knots (63 km/h; 39 mph), she was the Royal Navy's fastest destroyer.
Operational history
In the summer of 1990, HMS YORK was serving on a routine patrol in the Persian Gulf as part of The Armilla Patrol which had been undertaken by a series of Royal Navy warships over many years. On 2 August that year, Saddam Hussein's forces invaded Kuwait. Instead of heading off to the Far East and Australia for series of "waving the flag" port visits, she remained on patrol in the Persian Gulf for an extra three months. This period was conducted when at sea mostly on a war-ready footing, involving virtually everyone onboard working Defence Watches (basically six hours on, six off) round the clock.
In 2001, she tested a RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile.
In 2003, YORK took part in the invasion of Iraq providing air cover and area protection for the aircraft carrier HMS ARK ROYAL. In 2004, she was fitted with the MOD 1 variant of the mark 8 4.5-inch gun. She and EDINBURGH were the only two Type 42s to be so fitted.
In July 2006, YORK joined GLOUCESTER in evacuating British citizens from Beirut in the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict making several trips in and out of Lebanon, ferrying evacuees to Cyprus.
In February 2010, YORK and the auxiliary WAVE RULER were deployed to the Falkland Islands coinciding with a period of increased tensions between the United Kingdom and Argentina over the former's plans to begin drilling for oil in the seas surrounding the islands.
In February 2011, YORK was deployed to Malta to assist in the evacuation of British nationals from Libya. On 21 April 2011, YORK arrived at the East Cove Military Port in the Falkland Islands, beginning patrol duties for the islands.
On 12 December 2011, YORK spotted the Russian aircraft carrier ADMIRAL KUZNETSOV with its carrier group northeast of Orkney, off the coast of northern Scotland, and shadowed the carrier for a week. This was the first time ADMIRAL KUZNETSOV had deployed near UK waters and the closest in 20 years that a Russian naval task group had deployed to the UK. She then sailed around the top of Scotland and into the Atlantic past western Ireland, where she conducted flying operations with her Sukhoi Su-33 Flanker jets and Kamov Ka-27 helicopters in international airspace.
On 13 April 2012, YORK fired the last ever operational Sea Dart missiles after a thirty-year career. As such YORK completed her career without the system being operational. YORK entered Portsmouth harbour for the final time on 20 September 2012, and was decommissioned on 27 September 2012. In August 2012, the ship was put up for sale.
09 August 2015 she arrived at Aliaga, Turkey and she was scrapped there by Leyal GS.

Source: Miramar.
Jersey 2018 Local Mail sg?, scott?


The canoe depict on this stamp most probably is a “kor kor” it shows the canoe in the foreground with in the background the night silhouette of Hong Kong. The other stamp in this sheet shows a junk. viewtopic.php?f=2&t=14069

Known as one of the fastest indigenous watercraft in the Pacific, the Marshall Islands outrigger canoe has over the years been fine-tuned to sail closer to the wind than any other modern sail craft in the world. Little has changed in the basic design of the outrigger canoes over the past 100 generations. In centuries past, the people of the Marshall Islands sailed upon ocean voyages of up to 500 miles as a matter of necessity, usually to access food. Today, sadly, canoes have been largely replaced by power boats, with most new canoes in Majuro being built for racing. Of the outer islands, only a few still use the canoes as part of their livelihood, with Ailuk Atoll being a prime example. While newly-built tradition-style outrigger canoes look extremely similar to the original boats, they are shaped not with the simple hand-hewn tools of the past, but with electric saws and planes. They are not rigged with a sail made from the fibers of the pandanus plant, but instead with modern fabrics, including tarps. Whatever their purpose, the very existence of the canoes is treasured by the community as a source of national pride.

The other sheet shows a silhouette by daylight of Hong Kong, with on the left stamp a “walap” viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5799&p=16754&hilit=walap#p16754
And the right stamp shows a Chinese junk.

Source: ... s-history/
Marshall Islands 1997 32c sgMS 789, scott 624a/624b.



The waters around the islands are rich in fish, whale and seal. Bird cliffs, promontories, islets and precipices are nesting places for many species of seabirds. It is therefore not surprising that coastal fishing and fowling  were quite a significant part of traditional Faroese working life.
Fowling with a pole-net is far more sustainable than other fowling methods. The fowler only catches one bird at a time and, moreover, he is able to sort out certain birds, for example puffins carrying small fry for their chicks. In addition, maiming birds by shooting is avoided. It has always been forbidden to use firearms in and near bird cliffs.

2018 Faroes Philatelic

DUGOUT on Rio Tieté

For the Lubrapex 95 exposition Brazil issued two stamps and a miniature sheet which mostly shows in margin fish, animals and birds living around or in Rio Tieté. One stamp in this miniature sheet shows us also a dugout canoe. I have tried to find a Brazilian name but so far I could find she are on this river called “canoa”. The canoe is partly covered and is rowed or poled.

Among the main Brazilian waterways, one of the most important is the Tietê-Paraná river. This basin is located between the South, Southeast and Central West regions. It is a very important waterway for the transportation of agricultural production in the states of Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Goias and part of Rondônia, Tocantins and Minas Gerais

More info on the Rio Tieté is given by Wikipedia on:
Brazil 1995 084c sg2723, scott 2555 and 1.50r sgMS2724, scott2556b


Built as an Archer-class patrol boat by Vosper Thornycroft for the Royal Navy.
Launched as the HMS TRUMPETER (P294)
Displacement 54 ton, dim. 20.8 x 5.8 x 1.8m. (draught)
Powered by two Rolls-Royce M800T diesels, 1,590 bhp., twin shafts, speed 14 knots, maximum more.
Range 550 mile.
Armament 1 – Oerlikon 20mm cannon on foc’s’le. 3 General purpose machine guns.
Crew 18 when training, normal 12.
1988 commissioned.

HMS TRUMPETER is an Archer-class patrol vessel P2000-type patrol and training vessel of the British Royal Navy. TRUMPETER is assigned to Cambridge University Royal Naval Unit, having previously been the training ship of the Bristol University Royal Naval Unit.
Operational history
She served in the Gibraltar Squadron alongside RANGER commencing 1991 under commanding officer Lieutenant Richard Morris. With RANGER she was deployed on the Thames for the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant to assist in security and partake in the pageant. She also assisted in security for the 2012 London Olympics.
2018 In service.

Jersey 2018 local mail sg?, scott?

Boynes Islands

In early 1772, he was assigned command of the third French expedition sent in search of the fabled Terra Australis with the vessels “Fortune” and “Gros Ventre”. The expedition discovered the isolated Kerguelen Islands north of Antarctica in the southern Indian Ocean and claimed the archipelago for France before returning to Mauritius. “The Boynes Islands”, or “Iles de Boynes” are four small islands of the Kerguelenarchipelago, lying some 30 kilometres (19 miles) south of Presqu'ile Rallier du Baty on the main island, just south of the 50 south parallel (50°01′S 68°52′E). They were discovered in 1772 by the first expedition of Yves-Joseph de Kerguelen-Trémarec. They were named after the marquis de Boynes, the French Secretary of the Navy of the period. Except the disputed claim to Adélie Land, “Boynes Islands” are the most southerly French land.
TAAF 2018;0,85e.
Source: ... C3%A9marec.

Manxman (1955)

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Manxman (1955)

Postby john sefton » Sun May 10, 2009 8:51 pm

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Built by Cammell Laird, Birkenhead in 1955, she is a vessel of 2,495 gross, 946 net tons. Length 34' 10ins, beam 50ft, and draft 12ft 3in. Two steam turbines double reduction geared to two screw shafts give her a speed of 21 knots.
Sea Breezes May 1974 IOM SG27
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Re: Manxman (1955)

Postby aukepalmhof » Mon May 18, 2009 2:19 am

05 July 1973 the Isle of Man issued a set of stamps of which the 9p depict three ferries of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Co., Ltd.
The ship approaching the entrance is the MONA’S QUEEN, the vessel berthed on the inside of the pier is the MANXMAN and on the outside is berthed BEN-MY-CHREE.
The details of the MONA’S QUEEN and BEN-MY-CHREE you can find in the shipsonstamp list, the details of the MANXMAN are given below.

Built as a ferry under yard No. 1259 by Cammell Laird & Ltd., Birkenhead for the Isle of Man Steam Packet Co. Ltd.
24 March 1953 ordered.
15 April 1954 keel laid down.
08 February 1955 launched under the name MANXMAN (II).
Tonnage 2.945 grt, 946 net, 550 dwt. Dim. 105.11 x 15.24 x 3.73m.
Powered by two Pametrada steam turbines, manufactured by Cammell Laird, 8.000 shp, twin screws, speed 21 knots.
Accommodation for 2.393 passengers, crew 68.
12 May 1955 sea trials.
14May 1955 completed, building cost £847.000.

21 May 1955 maiden voyage from Douglas, Isle of Man to Liverpool, also used for the service to Belfast, Dublin, Androssan and Llandudno.
04 September 1982 sailed for the last voyage from Liverpool in the ferry service to Douglas, returning the same day in Liverpool, thereafter laid up.
03 October 1982 sold to Marda (Squaash) Ltd., England, for about £100.000, not renamed, moved to Preston for lay up as a floating restaurant.
05 November 1990 towed from Preston to Liverpool, again in use as a floating restaurant.
16 April 1994 towed from Liverpool for Hull.
August 1997 a fire broke out on board seriously damaged many of the vintage wood panels of the ship interior.
12 September 1997 arrived under tow at Sunderland, berthed near the Pallion Engineering Company Ltd.

12 July 1999 alongside her berth at Pallion’s Shipyard, Sunderland she sank, when water entered through a hole near the engine room, not any work would seem to have taken place since she arrived there 12 September 1997.
15 July 1999 refloated.
2008 It looks she is still around berthed by the shipyard, but her future looks bleak, and most probably she will be scrapped.

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Re: Manxman (1955)

Postby aukepalmhof » Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:51 pm

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Letter dated 9 April 2010 from Bill Ogle
Chairman Manxman Steamship Company

Dear Friend of Manxman

You may be aware of the many rumours surrounding the fate of Manxman and, sadly yet inevitably, I can now confirm that the plans for her dismantling are proceeding. In fact contracts have just been signed for the initial phases. I'm sure most of you will realise that her condition continues to deteriorate and that restoration costs are escalating rapidly.

I can also confirm that Pallion Engineering at Sunderland, as agents for her owners, would like to give Manxman enthusiasts and the wider community the opportunity of purchasing some of the memorabilia onboard. There are many significant pieces including the logo badge, name, lifeboats and davits, original interior panelling, wood decking, handrails, portholes windows and many more. Please enquire by email to or telephone 0191 564 0404 and speak to Julie Robson. In fact this process has already started.

So far as the Trust is concerned we can now move into the next stages of the winding up process as required by the Charity Commission. We will advise you when the final position is known both with regard to the amount of residual funds, and distribution.

I can also tell you that I am aware of a letter which you may have received from former Trustees of the Manxman Steamship Company. This will be properly dealt with as a matter of urgency. Meanwhile I can say that if your address was obtained from a copy of our records of the Friends of Manxman then it was taken without our knowledge or approval.

Kind regards
Bill Ogle
Manxman Steamship Company

Rwanda 2000 300f sg?, scott? (she is the white hulled ship in the bacground of the stamp)

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