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TEMERAIRE (S-617) submarine

Built as a nuclear submarine by Arsenal Cherbourg at Cherbourg for the French Navy.
18 December 1993 laid down.
08 August 1997 launched as the TÉMÉRAIRE (S-617), one of the Triomphant class.
Displacement surface 12,640 tons, submerged 14,335 tons, dim. 138 x 12.5 x 10.6m. (draught)
Powered by pressurised water K 15 nuclear reactor (150 MW), 200,000 hp., speed + 25 knots.
Test depth + 400 metre.
Armament 16 – M45 SLBM missiles with TN 75 warheads. Anti-submarine: 4 – 533mm torpedo tubes for F17 torpedoes. Anti-surface Exocet SM39 missiles.
Crew 111
23 December 1999 commissioned, based at Brest. Building cost 4,282 billion Euro.

2015 In service.
Solomon Islands 2014 $7 sg?, scott1507d.
Source Internet.

CARNIVAL BREEZE cruise vessel 2012

Built as a cruise vessel under yard No 6201 by Fincantieri Italiana, Monfalcone, Italy for the Carnival Corporation, Doral, Florida.
20 November 2008 keel laying ceremony.
16 September 2011 floating out as the CARNIVAL BREEZE
Tonnage 128,052 grt, 10,250 dwt., dim. 305.60 x 37.00 x 6.20m. (draught).
Powered by six Wärtsilä 12V46 diesel engines, 75,600 kW, speed 22.5 knots.
Accommodation for maximum 3,652 passengers and 1,386 crew.
29 May 2012 delivered to owners, under Panama flag with homeport Panama, IMO No 9555723.
03 June 2012 completed.

03 June 2012 in service from Barcelona, Spain for cruises in the Mediterranean, during the northern winters based in Miami.
09 December 2012 christened in Miami by Mrs. Tracy Wilson Mourning.
CARNIVAL BREEZE is a Dream-class cruise ship of Carnival Cruise Line which entered service on June 3, 2012. From June to November 2012 she sailed out of Barcelona and Venice on Mediterranean cruises, and afterwards from Miami to the Caribbean and Bahamas. In May 2016, she will be moving to Galveston to replace the CARNIVAL MAGIC
CARNIVAL BREEZE is the third and last Dream-class ship, with sisters ships CARNIVAL DREAM and CARNIVAL MAGIC. Costa Crociere recently took delivery of its first Dream Class ship, COSTA DIADEMA. Fincantieri Monfalcone in Italy is the builder, and the Dream class vessels are the largest passenger ships ever built by Fincantieri.
CARNIVAL BREEZE has the same design as her sisters, with a half-mile exterior promenade, cantilevered whirlpools, and a 23,750 sq ft (2,206 m2) wellness facility. Other features are the WaterWorks aqua park with a 300-foot (91 m)-long corkscrew water slide called Twister and another called The Drainpipe, an indoor/outdoor café with live entertainment venue called Ocean Plaza, and a range of staterooms including deluxe ocean views with two bathrooms, some of which have five berths.
CARNIVAL BREEZE and her sisters have the widest variety of activity, dining and entertainment options of the entire fleet. She features a 5D Cinema called Thrill Theater, outdoor water park, Cloud 9 Spa, jogging track, fitness center, Seaside Theater, Red Frog Pub, Winner's Luck casino and bar, the Liquid Nightclub disco, Punchliner Comedy Club, Sport-square and Hasbro: The Game Show. Other features on CARNIVAL BREEZE include the Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse (reservations and fee required), Guy's Burger Joint, which offers burgers custom-created by Food Network chef Guy Fieri, a Comedy Brunch on sea days, the Cucina del Capitano, a family-style Italian eatery with an extensive night time menu (reservations and fee required) and a free lunch time pasta bar, the BlueIguana Cantina, a burrito and taco made to order eatery for both breakfast and lunch and on sea days an outside Fat Jimmy's C-Side BBQ.
Ports of call
CARNIVAL BREEZE is currently home ported in Miami, Florida, sailing on six-and-eight-day Caribbean voyages.

Aruba 2015 250c sg?, scott? (For the identification of the two cruise vessels on the stamp see viewtopic.php?f=12&t=15052

Source: http://www.faktaomfartyg-se/carnival_breeze_2012.htm Internet.

C-EXPLORER 5 submersible

The C-EXPLORER 5 a submersible is one of the types made by U-Boat Worx, Breda, Netherlands for recreational byers.
Weight without passengers 7,250 kg. Dim. 5.14 x 3.00 x 2.27m (height)
Payload 550 kg.
Powered by 2 – 5.5 kW thrusters horizontal and 4 – 6.4 kW thrusters vectored vertical, surface speed 4 knots, submerged 3 knots.
Operational autonomy 16 hours.
Survival period 96 hours.
Diving depth 200 metre.
Capacity for 1 pilot and 4 passengers.

More info is given on:

Solomon Islands 2013 $7 sg?, scott?
Source: U-Boat Worx.


In 2007 Italy and San Marino both celebrate the 200th anniversary of Giuseppe Garibaldi’s birth, Italy issued one stamp and San Marino three stamps.
The Italian stamp shows the port of Nice designed after an old photo of the port with ships which can’t be identified, the home were Garibaldi was born., and a close-up of Giuseppe Garibaldi.
The San Marino stamps, only one stamp depict a watercraft, a landings-boot used during the landing on 11 May 1860 at Marsala, most probably a boat from one of the ships who transported Garibaldi and his troops to Marsala, the man standing in the bow of the boat looks like he is Garibaldi.
Garibaldi and his troops were welcomed by revolutionary troops who joined the Thousand to conquer the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. The conquest is represented with the landing in Marsala.

Italy 2007 0.65 Euro sg?, scott?
San Marino 2007 1.40 Euro sg?, scott?
Source: Italy and San Marino Post.

SEAWOLF (SSN-21) USS submarine

Built as a nuclear attack submarine under yard No 253 by General Dynamics Electro Boat Co., Groton for the USA Navy.
25 October 1989 laid down.
24 June 1995 launched as the USS SEAWOLF (SSN-21) one of the Seawolf class. one sisters, the last of this class is longer.
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,
19 July 1997 commissioned.
USS SEAWOLF (SSN-21), the lead ship of her class, is the fourth submarine of the United States Navy named for the seawolf, a solitary fish with strong, prominent teeth and projecting tusks that give it a savage look. The contract to build her was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics and Newport News Shipbuilding on 9 January 1989 and her keel was laid down on 25 October 1989. She was launched on 24 June 1995, sponsored by Mrs. Margaret Dalton, and commissioned on 19 July 1997 with Commander David M. McCall in command.
USS SEAWOLF was a product of the Cold War, designed as a replacement for the Los Angeles-class submarines and as a response to the Soviet Akula class. According to the Navy's "Undersea Warfare" magazine, SEAWOLF is quieter at high speed than a Los Angeles submarine is pierside. Originally 29 were planned for production, but with the end of the Cold War, the cost was judged to be prohibitively high and only three were built (SEAWOLF , CONNECTICUT and JIMMY CARTER) in favor of the smaller Virginia-class submarines, which were expected to be about 10% cheaper.
Between 25–27 March 2006, a series of anti-submarine warfare exercises were held in Hawaiian waters that included SEAWOLF; Carrier Strike Group Nine; the nuclear-powered attack submarines CHEYENNE, GREENVILLE, TUCSON and PASADENA, as well as land-based P-3 Orion aircraft from patrol squadrons VP-4, VP-9, and VP-47.
On 22 July 2007, the submarine transferred from her previous homeport of Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut, to permanently reside at SubBase Bangor in Silverdale, Washington.
Adding support personnel as well as ship's crew, there are 140 personnel attached to SEAWOLF.
USS SEAWOLF featured in a 1998 episode of the documentary Super Structures of the World: SEAWOLF. The programme followed her construction and sea trials.
2015 In service.

TRITON submersible

The submersible TRITON 3300/3 is built by Triton Submarines LLC at Vero Beach, Florida USA.
Weight 8000 kg, dim. 4.0 x 3.0 x 2.5m. (height).
Main thrusters 2 x 5 hp, speed 3 knots. Vertran thrusters 2 x 5 hp.
Endurance 10 hours.
Reserve oxygen for 96 hours.
Payload 350 kg.
Diving depth 1,000 metres
1 Pilot and 2 passengers.

It is the most popular type built by the company and available to civilian buyers for recreational use. She is a type manufactured by the company and her name is given for the depth she can dive 3300 ft.
The first 3300/3 made his maiden dive in 2011, work on number 3 had commenced in January 2012, and all three were built for use on superyachts.
Building cost USA$ 3 million.

Solomon Islands 2013 $7 sg?, scott1507a.
Source: Triton submersible website and various other web-sites.


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Postby aukepalmhof » Sun May 17, 2009 9:17 pm

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Built in 1843 as a wooden three masted ship, on the yard of Henderick & Rowan, Glasgow for account of McNeil & Co., Glasgow.
Tonnage 428 tons, dim. 107.7 x 24.4 x 18.2ft.
Bark rigged.
Delivered July 1843.

Built for the trade between the U.K and India.
26 March 1853, chartered by the British Government for three years as transport vessel.
22 May 1853 she sailed from London, under command of Capt. John McKenzie, for Baffin Bay in search for the lost Sir John Franklin expedition. Her ice master was George Sabiston, I can remember that even in the 1960s ships of the company I was sailing for used ice masters when they were loading in Greenland ports, the ice master or pilot is mostly a experienced captain who knows the waters and ice situation well in that area. On that voyage she had a crew of 20 (21other source) men including the master and ice master.

07 Oct. 1853 it was reported that she was lost, when her companion ship the PHOENIX arrived at Thurso, North Scotland. It was reported that on 21 August 1853 she was crushed by shifting ice and sank in 15 minutes off Beechey Island. The crew was saved by the PHOENIX.
19 October 1853 the rescued crew arrived at London.

The following is an excerpt from the August 21, 1853 journal entry by William H. Fawckner, Royal Navy Officer on the BREADALBANE.

About ten minutes past four a.m., the ice passing the ship awoke me, and the door of my cabin from the pressure opened: I immediately hurriedly put on my clothes, and on getting up found some hands on the ice, endeavoring to save the boats, but they were instantly crushed to pieces; they little thought, when using their efforts to save the boats, that the BREADALBANE was in so perilous a situation. I went foreward to hail the PHOENIX, for men to save the boats, and whilst doing so, the ropes by which we were secured parted, and a heavy nip took the ship making every timber in her creak, and the ship tremble all over. I looked in the main hold, and saw the beams given away; I hailed those on the ice and told them of our critical situation, they not for one moment suspecting it. I then rushed to my cabin, hauled out my portmanteau on the deck, and roared like a bull to those in their beds to jump out and save their lives. The starling effects on them might be more easily imagined than described. On reaching the deck those on the ice called out to me to jump over the side, that the ship was going over…

Everyone then abandoned the ship, with what few clothes they saved – some with only what they had on… The ship now began to sink fast, and from the time her bowsprit touched the ice, until her mastheads were out of sight, did not occupy above one minute and a half. It was a very sad and unceremonious way of being turned out of our ship. For the first time the first nip took her, until her disappearance, did not occupy more that fifteen minutes.
I, as well all the spectators of the last of BREADALBANE, was astonished at the rapid manner in which she went down… I can not easily imagine why the two missing Arctic ships (EREBUS and TERROR) have never been heard of, and it is but too probable in my mind, they were lost not many miles from my old vessel, and that all hands met with a watery grave.

On 13 August 1980 the hull of the BREADALBANE was rediscovered by a team of scientists in a position 74 41 N and 91 50W.

On the stamp, only her steering wheel is depict.

Canada 1987 36c sg1239, scott?

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Postby john sefton » Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:16 am

Extract from an article by J B Maclnnis National Geographic July 1983.
Far below the surface of the hostile sea, tomorrows technology unlocks the secrets of a long‑dead vessel.
She is BREADALBANE, a British Bark launched in 1843 and lost a decade later in the ice of Canadas Northwest Passage while aiding in the search for survivors of the ill‑fated Franklin Expedition. She is the nothernmost shipwreck ever discovered on the seafloor.
During his six long years of research and exploration for BREADALBANE Dr Maclnnis got his real first view of the vessel on 13 August 1980 in a ghostly side scan sonar image.
Entombed beneath six feet of surface ice and 340 feet of arctic water, the ship appeared far beyond human reach or ability to explore. Yet only 3 years later, in early May, a diver touched down on BREADALBANE'S deck in a revolutionary submersible destined to extend mans reach under the sea. Dubbed WASP for its resemblance to that insect, it is also referred to as “a submarine you wear''. The 'wheel of misfortune' that guided BREADALBANE in her final moments before storm driven ice punctured her hull and sent her to the bottom off Beechy Island in Canadas high Arctic was beautifully preserved by near‑freezing temperatures and an absence of pollution or marine borers, was promptly flown to the world famous Parks Canada conservation facility in Ottawa.
By some miracle all the 21 crewmen aboard managed to scramble to safety on the surrounding ice and joined an accompanying ship.

Stamp issue: Canada 1987.. SG1239. shows BREADALBANE' S wheel
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