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BRITANNIA cruise vessel 2015

Built as a cruise vessel under yard No 6231 by Fincantieri Italiana at Monfalcone, Italy for Carnival PLC, Southampton.
2011 Ordered.
15 May 2013 laid down, (Miramar gives laid down 20 December 2010.)
14 February 2014 floated out of her building dock as the BRITANNIA.
Tonnage 143,730 grt, 11,793 dwt, dim. 330 x 38.38 x 8.30m. (draught), length bpp. 306.07m.
Powered diesel electric two Wärtsilä 12V46F and two Wärtsilä diesel engines, 36,000 kW, two VEM Sachsenwerk GMBH electric motors driven twin shafts, speed 21 knots.
Accommodation for 4,324 passengers and 1,398 crew.
27 February 2015 delivered to owners, building cost £473 million.

The same day sailed from Monfalcone via Gibraltar to Southampton.
10 March 2015 christened by Queen Elizabeth II in Southampton.
14 March 2015 sailed for his maiden cruise from Southampton.
MV BRITANNIA is a cruise ship of the P&O Cruises fleet. She was built by Fincantieri at its shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy.
At 143,000 GT, BRITANNIA is the largest of eight ships currently in service with P&O Cruises and she is also the flagship of the fleet, taking the honour from ORIANA. She officially entered service on 14 March 2015. and was named by Queen Elizabeth II. Her first captain was Paul Brown.
BRITANNIA features a 94 metres (308 ft) Union Flag on her bow, the largest of its kind in the world.
Naming & construction
BRITANNIA was ordered in 2011 and was laid down on 15 May 2013. The ship was built at the Fincantieri yard at Monfalcone in Italy.
The name BRITANNIA was announced on 24 September 2013 and has historical importance for P&O, as there have been two previous ships named BRITANNIA connected with the company. The first entered service in 1835 for the General Steam Navigation Company, which went on to become the Peninsular Steam Navigation Company. The second, which entered service in 1887, was one of four ships ordered by the company to mark the golden jubilee of both Queen Victoria and P&O itself.
The ceremonial float out of the third BRITANNIA took place on the afternoon of 14 February 2014, with the traditional champagne bottle smashed against the vessel's hull.
BRITANNIA departed the Fincantieri ship yard on 27 February 2015 for Southampton via Gibraltar. BRITANNIA was officially named on 10 March 2015 by Queen Elizabeth II at the Ocean Terminal.
Facilities
On board, BRITANNIA features 13 bars as well as 13 restaurants and cafés.
It has been announced that TV chef James Martin will develop The Cookery Club on board BRITANNIA and will feature celebrity chefs/cooks such as Mary Berry, James Tanner, Antonio Carluccio, Paul Rankin and Pierre Koffman. Eric Lanlard will have his own patisserie in the ship's atrium called Market Café and is also creating an upgraded afternoon tea service at the Epicurean restaurant, Atul Kocchar will feature his own restaurant Sindhu (as also seen on fleetmates VENTURA and AZURA and Marco Pierre White will also have a restaurant aboard. The ship features a 936-seat theatre.
BRITANNIA has a total of 1,837 cabins on board with 27 of those being single cabins (inside and balcony), in addition to conventional inside and balcony cabins as well as 64 suites. For the first time on a P&O Cruises ship, all outside cabins have balconies.
BRITANNIA will have four pools with a dedicated pool for teenagers and the Oasis Spa.
Maiden voyage & itineraries
BRITANNIA's maiden voyage took place 14–28 March 2015, and included visits to Spain, Italy and France.
During her summer season, BRITANNIA will sail to the Mediterranean, Norwegian fjords, the Baltic, Canary Islands and Atlantic Islands. In winter, the ship will sail 14-night Caribbean itineraries.
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway was recorded and shown live on board as the final show of the 13th series, on 2 April 2016.
Similar ships
In 2013 Princess Cruises began operating the lead vessel in its Royal Class, ROYAL PRINCESS. BRITANNIA is built to the same template, but is very different in its character and exterior appearance. The second ship of the Royal Class, REGAL PRINCESS was delivered 11 May 2014 to Princess Cruises. The latest Royal Class ship, MAJESTIC PRINCESS, will launch in the Summer 2017.
2016 BRITANNIA in service, IMO No 9614036.

Sierra Leone 2016 Le 6000 sg?, scott?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_BRITANNIA_(2015)

JORGE DE MENEZES and Portuguese galleon

The two stamps shows us a Portuguese galleon in which Jorge de Menezes arrived in Papua New Guinea, not a name for the ship is given, and I believe there is not a painting or drawing which shows the ship or Jorge de Menezes. Most probably a ship of that time frame is shown.

Jorge de Menezes (c. 1498 – 1537) was a Portuguese explorer, who in 1526–1527 landed on the islands of Biak (Cenderawasih Bay), whilst he awaited the passing of the monsoon season, and on the northern coasts of the Bird's Head Peninsula, calling the region Ilhas dos Papuas. He is thus credited with the European discovery of New Guinea.
Jorge de Menezes was the Portuguese Governor of the Moluccas from 1527 until 1530, residing on Ternate. While in office, he plundered a Spanish fort on Tidore, poisoned the sultan of Ternate and committed atrocities against the local population. Subsequently he was arrested and sent to India. After his return to Portugal he was banished to Brazil, where he died in combat against Indians in 1537.

Papua New Guinea 1987 60t sg553, scott? and sgMS861, scott673
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jorge_de_Menezes

HETMAN SAHAYDACHNIY fregate

Built as a frigate as one of Project 1135.1under yard no 208 by Zalvy Shipbuilding, Kerch for the Russian Border Control.
09 July 1991 keel laid down.
29 March 1992 launched as the KIROV.
Displacement 3,150 ton standard, 3,566 ton full load. Dim. 123.5 x 14.3 x 4.7m. (draught).
Powered COGAG by two gasturbines-32, 40,000 shp (30,000 kW) and 2 cruise gas turbines M-62, 14,950 shp (11,150 kW), twin shafts, speed 32 knots, cruising 14 knots.
Range by a speed of 30 knots, 900 mile.
Armament: 1 – twin 9K 33 OSA SAM missile launcher, 33 missiles. 1 – single 100 mm AK 630 CIWS. 2 – sextuple 30mm AK-630 CIWS. 2 – quad 533mm torpedo tubes, 2 – RBI-6000 anti-submarine rocket launchers.
Carried maximum 2 Ka-27 helicopters
Crew 180.
June 1992 taken over by Ukraine.
02 April 1993 commissioned.
18 June 1993 renamed in HETMAN SAHAYDACHNIY.
05 July 1993 completed.

HETMAN SAHAYDACHNIY (Ukrainian: Гетьман Сагайдачний) is a frigate of the Ukrainian Navy that was originally built as a patrol ship of Nerei / Menzhinskiy-class. Homeported at Odessa (since March 2014), she is the flagship of the Ukrainian Navy.
Built at the Zalyv Shipbuilding yard, the ship was intended to be used by the Soviet Border Troops as KIROV However, on 4 July 1993, the newly named (after Petro Konashevych-Sahaidachny) HETMAN SAHAYDACHNIY raised the flag of the Ukrainian Navy. She was given the identification number of U130.
In 1994, HETMAN SAHAYDACHNIY set sail for France to take part in the 50th anniversary commemorations of the Allied invasion of Normandy.
In 1995, HETMAN SAHAYDACHNIY visited Abu Dhabi during the "Idex-95" exhibitions. With KOSTIANTYN OLSHANSKY, the frigate visited Norfolk, Virginia in the United States.
The vessel has also visited ports in Algeria, Bulgaria, Egypt, Georgia, Gibraltar, Israel, Portugal, Russia and Turkey.
Between November 2006 and November 2007, she underwent major repairs in Mykolaiv at a cost of 15 million hryvnia.
In 2008, HETMAN SAHAYDACHNIY took part in "Operation Active Endeavour" in the Mediterranean Sea.
In February 2013, it was announced that she would be taking part in NATO's "Operation Ocean Shield", an anti-piracy campaign off the Horn of Africa.
HETMAN SAHAYDACHNIY joined the Naval Force of the European Union (EUNAVFOR) in early January 2014 for anti-piracy operations. As she refueled in Greece, while Russian forces seized control of Crimea, Russian Senator Igor Morozov claimed on 1 March 2014 that the ship's crew had defected to Russia and raised the Russian flag. Shortly afterwards, independent news organizations reported that the ship was still flying the Ukrainian flag in port in Crete. The commander of the ship confirmed that the crew had never defected to the Russians. It arrived in Odessa under the Ukrainian flag on March 5. On 14 March, the ship encountered a Russian naval group in Ukrainian territorial waters. As HETMAN SAHAYDACHNIY approached the group, they withdrew into international waters. In September, the frigate entered Odessa to undergo repairs.
2016 In service.

Ukraine 2016 5.40K sg?, scott? See also: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10571
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukrainian ... hniy_(U130)

MATALIKI

Tokelau’s population of approximately 1,400 relies entirely on shipping for the transport of passengers and goods, as there are no flights to and from the atolls. This nautically inspired stamp issue celebrates Tokelau’s new ferry MV MATALIKI, which set off from Apia, Samoa on 3 February 2016 on its first journey to Tokelau.

Issue information

MATALIKI has been specifically designed with a focus on passenger transport, and a greater number of proper berths have been established. The ship provides more comfort during the 24-hour journey than previous vessels, with larger seats and sleeping areas. As well as having a cargo deck, the design of the ferry includes a sick room for medical evacuations between hospitals, and mounted solar panels to help reduce power consumption.

45c - MV MATALIKI
Commissioned by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, MV MATALIKI is an international passenger ship. The ferry, which was custom made by Western Marine Shipyard, can transport up to 60 international passengers and 120 passengers between atolls, as well as seven 10-foot shipping containers.

$1.40 - Plain sailing from Apia
MV MATALIKI’s standard round trip begins in Apia, Samoa then it sails onto Fakaofo, Nukunonu and Atafu, Tokelau’s three atolls. The ferry travels at up to 11.5 knots, taking around 24 hours to complete the first leg of the journey from Apia to Fakaofo and four to six hours between villages, a slightly shorter trip than its predecessors.

$2.00 - Freight
Growing and harvesting crops in the coral atolls of Tokelau is difficult. Therefore Tokelau imports fresh crops and other essentials from neighbouring Samoa. Although MV MATALIKI operates mainly as a passenger ferry, it can also carry up to 490 tonnes of cargo. (Which can’t be right must be much less)

$3.00 - The final leg
Tokelau’s three atolls are surrounded by fringing reef, which no ferries or freighters can enter, meaning all freight and passengers are transported to land by barge. All passengers are made to wear lifejackets while on board the barge - safety first!

A closer look at MV MATALIKI
Alongside the set of four stamps in this issue there are a miniature sheet, a first day cover and a miniature sheet first day cover. Resembling a blueprint, the miniature sheet first day cover delves into MV MATALIKI’s technical specifications. The first day cover focuses on the lengthy round trip that MATALIKI takes from Apia, Samoa to Tokelau’s three atolls.

https://stamps.nzpost.co.nz/



Built as a passenger-cargo vessel under yard no 130 by Western Marine, Chittagong Bangladesh for the Transport Tokelau Corp., Rarotonga , Cook Islands.
Launched as the MATALIKI.
Tonnage 498 grt, 198 dwt, dim. 44.32 x 9.9m, length bpp. 38.56m.
Powered by 2 Yanmar diesel engines, each 480 kW, speed 13-15 knots.
Accommodation for 60 passengers (international), 120 passengers between the three atolls in Tokelau.
Cargo capacity20 tons including 5 tons of frozen cargo.
Delivery was delayed one year due to stability problems in the initial design.
20 December 2015 she left the yard, building cost NZ$12 paid by the New Zealand Government.
Registered at the Cook Islands.

After stopovers in Singapore, Deli, East Timor she arrived on 18 January in Honiara, Solomon Islands.

Tokelau 2016 sgms?, scott? stamps NZ$0.45/3.00, scott?
Source: http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz and various internet sites.

LANING USS DE-159

Buckley Class Destroyer Escort / Charles Lawrence Class High-speed Transport.
Laid down, 23 April 1943, as LANING (DE-159), at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Va.
Launched, 4 July 1943
Commissioned USS LANING (DE-159), 1 August 1943, CDR. Edwin C. Woodward in command.
Converted to a 'Charles Lawrence Class High-speed Transport', at Philadelphia, Pa., 24 November 1944 to 14 February 1945, Redesignated (APD-55), 24 November 1944.
Displacement: 1400 tons (light), 1740 tons (full) Loa:93,27m. (306') Lbpp:91,44m. (300')
B:11,20m. ( 36' 9") Draft:3,20m. (10' 6")
Propulsion: 2 "D" Express boilers, G.E. turbines with electric drive, 12000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 24 kn. Range: 6,000 nm/ 12 kn.
Armament: 3 x 3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1 twin 40mm Mk1 AA, 8 x 20mm Mk 4 AA, 3 x 21" Mk15 TT (3x1), 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (144 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks. complement:213.

During World War II USS Laning was assigned initially to the Europe-Africa-Middle East
Decommissioned, 28 June 1946, at Green Cove Springs, Fl.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs.
Recommissioned, 6 April 1951, at Green Cove Springs, CDR. John D. Patterson in command.
Decommissioned, 13 September 1956, at Bayonne, N.J.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Norfolk, Va.
Reclassified as Amphibious Transport, Small, redesignated (LPR-55), 1 January 1969
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 March 1975.
Sold for scrapping, 30 September 1975, to Trebor Marine Corp., Camden, N.J. for $53,000.00.
USS Laning (DE-159) earned one battle star for World War II service.

(Somaliland 2011, 2500 a. StG.?)
Internet.

BROIGHTER BOAT

Ireland issued a set of stamps on 8 March 1990 featuring the theme of “Irish Heritage and Treasures.” Two stamps depicting a small boat just under 20cm long beaten out of a sheet of gold and equipped with rowing benches, oars, steering oar, grappling iron or anchor and mast. It was found at the end of the 19th century at Broighter in County Derry, and although crudely fashioned, appears to represent a most probably wooden seagoing vessel of the Iron Age. This is the kind of boat in which Irish people traded with Britain and Western Europe. It has been argued that the cache of objects found at Broighter may have been concealed as an offering to the Celtic god of the sea Manannán Mar Lir.
The Broighter boat you can see in the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin.

Ireland 1990 50 and 52p sg?, scott789/90
Source: Watercraft Philately 1990 page 19 and internet.
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JANE SEA

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JANE SEA

Postby aukepalmhof » Tue May 19, 2009 9:02 pm

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The wreck seen on this MS sheet of Aruba issued in 2007, “Wrecks and Reefs from Aruba” is given by Log Book as JANE, but not a ship under that name is a wreck on Aruba, but the JANE SEA is.

She was built as a cargo vessel under yard No 157 by N.V. Scheepswerf Westerbroek, Westerbroek, Netherlands for S.W. Coe & Metcalf Shipping Ltd. Liverpool.
30 December 1959 launched under the name BLACKTHORN.
Tonnage 749 grt, 360 net, 1.052 dwt, dim. 57.76 x 10.32 x 3.89m.
One MAN diesel engine manufactured by Grossley Bros, 907 bhp., speed 11 knots.
Bunker capacity 64 ton.
1960 Completed.

1976 Sold to Effluents Services Ltd, renamed RUDYARD, thereafter in use as a sludge and mud carrier.
1984 Sold by Essandee Shipping Ltd., to De Roche Enterprise Ltd, Shoreham U.K. not renamed.

Thereafter here whereabouts are obscure, it is believed that she later was owned by a company from Venezuelan, and used in the transport of cement from Venezuela to Aruba

She was arrested and confiscated by authorities in Aruba after finding cocaine on board, when her owners did not reclaim her; she was taken by local divers who made her easily accessible for divers and thereafter scuttled off Aruba in September 1988. She is now one of the best dive sites in Aruba.

Aruba 2007 500c sg?, scott304c
Aruba 2012 100c sg?, scott?

Sources: Lloyds Registry 1985/86 Marine News 1981/375, 1984/449. Some web-sites.
http://www.searuba.com/news-detail.php?id=66
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