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PINERO

Built as a passenger ship by Neafie & Levy, Philadelphia for the Wilmington Steamboat Co., Wilmington, USA.
Launched as the CITY OF TRENTON.
Tonnage 458 tons, dim. 51 x (47.4 bpp) x 9.8 x 2.25m.(draught)
Powered by a steam engine,?hp, speed?
1901 Completed.
She was not long in the service of the Wilmington Steamboat Co., in August 1901 her boiler exploded, killing at least nine and scores of passengers were seriously injured, some passengers were missing. When the explosion happened she was underway with her daily trip from Philadelphia to Trenton.
After the explosion the CITY OF TRENTON got on fire and grounded in the marshes opposite Torresdale, with her hold filled with water.
She was anyhow salvaged and repaired her next owner in 1902 was the Long Island Railroad Co., New York and she was renamed SAGAMORE.
Her engine was replaced by two 6-cyl 4SA oil engines, manufactured by New London S & E.B. Co., New London, Conn.
1916 Sold to Barclay Johnson, Philadelphia and renamed PRINCETON.
1927 Sold to the Isle of Pines SS Co, Nueva Gerona, Cuba for 150,000 Pesos and renamed PINERO. At that time she had 25 passengers’ cabins with double berths.
Used in the service between Batabanó and Nueva Gerona, Isle of Pines, at that time a new prison was built there, and most of the material and men for building the prison was transported by the PINERO.
She was the first ship in use in Cuba fitted out with an oil engine.
When the prison was ready she transported criminals and political prisoners to and from the prison.
On 15 May 1955 after Castro landed with the GRANMA at 09.00 a.m. she sailed from Nueva Gerona with on board the political prisoners who got amnesty from the Castro Government to Havana, where the comrades were met by Fidel Castro.
The prison was then used by Fidel Castro Government for his political prisoners and criminals, and the PINERO transported again this prisoners to the Presidio Modelo prison.
When she was taken out of service I don’t known, but she is no in a dry berth at Nueva Gerona as a national monument.
1987 Lloyds Registry deleted her in 1987.

Cuba 2015 75p sg?, scott?
Source: Internet. Lloyds Registry http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz Los Angeles Herald 29 August 1901.

MARIGOLD and CHRISTOPHER

MARIGOLD or MARYGOLD a wooden barque rigged vessel built in Aldeburgh, Suffolk and transferred to Plymouth in 1576.
Tonnage 30 tons burthen, armed with 16 guns.
Crew ca. 29 men.
She took part in Francis Drake expedition of five ships, which left 13 December 1577 Plymouth, at that time the MARIGOLD was under command of Captain John Thomas.
It was given that the fleet of five ships were heading for the River Nile on a trading voyage, when reaching the Morocco port Mogador it was revealed that the ships were heading for the Pacific via the Strait of Magellan.
The fleet sailed via the Cabo Verde Islands to southern Brazil were a landfall was made on 05 April 1578. During the crossing some Spanish ships were taken under which the SANTA MARIA, which was renamed in MARY, she had a Portuguese pilot Nuño da Silva on board who knew the waters of the Pacific. Then the fleet headed south along the South American coast to Puerto San Julián, Patagonia where the fleet arrived on 15 June 1578, Drake decide to overwinter there.
Three small ships the SWAN, CHRISTOPHER and MARY were abandoned there and the crew divided over the other three ships.
17 August sails were set and the three vessels headed south for the Strait of Magellan, which she entered three days later. 6 September she had passed the Strait of Magellan. Then the small fleet ran out of luck when she were running in a heavy storm which the ships scattered, the MARIGOLD was lost in the storm with all hands.
(An old story gives that Captain Thomas of the MARIGOLD used the storm to get rid of Drake and deserted the fleet, if this is true is unknown but of the MARIGOLD noting was heard again.)

CHRISTOPHER a wooden pinnace of 15 tons burthen, with 1 gun under command of Captain Tom Moone was abandoned in Puerto San Juliá.

British Virgin Island 1997 40c sg979, scott876d.
Source: Various internet sites. The complete Encyclopedia of sailing ships by Batchelor & Chant.

VIIC type U-BOAT

Type VIIC
Displacement 769 ton surfaced, 871 ton submerged, dim. 67.10 x 6.20 x 4.74m (draught) length bpp 50.50m, height 9.60m.
Speed 17.7 knots surface, 7.06 knots submerged. Range 8,500 mile by a speed of 10 knots on surface and 80 mile by a speed of 4 knots, submerged.
Armament 1 – 88/45 deck-gun with 220 rounds. 4 bow and 1 stern torpedo tubes, 14 torpedoes.
Crew 44 – 52 men.
Maximum depth circa 220 meter.
The Type VIIC was the workhorse of the German U-boat force, with 568 commissioned from 1940 to 1945. The first VIIC boat commissioned was the U-69 in 1940. The Type VIIC was an effective fighting machine and was seen almost everywhere U-boats operated, although its range of only 6,500 nautical miles was not as great as that of the larger Type IX (11,000 nautical miles), severely limiting the time it could spend in the far reaches of the western and southern Atlantic without refueling from a tender or U-boat tanker. The VIIC came into service toward the end of the "First Happy Time" near the beginning of the war and was still the most numerous type in service when Allied anti-submarine efforts finally defeated the U-boat campaign in late 1943 and 1944.
Type VIIC differed from the VIIB only in the addition of an active sonar and a few minor mechanical improvements, making it 2 feet longer and 8 tons heavier. Speed and range were essentially the same. Many of these boats were fitted with snorkels in 1944 and 1945.
They had the same torpedo tube arrangement as their predecessors, except for U-72, U-78, U-80, U-554, and U-555, which had only two bow tubes, and for U-203, U-331, U-351, U-401, U-431, and U-651, which had no stern tube.
On the surface the boats (except for U-88, U-90 and U-132 to U-136 which used MAN M6V40/46s) were propelled by two supercharged Germaniawerft, 6 cylinder, 4-stroke M6V 40/46 diesels totaling 2,800 to 3,200 PS (2,800 to 3,200 shp; 2,100 to 2,400 kW) at 470 to 490 rpm.
For submerged propulsion, several different electric motors were used. Early models used the VIIB configuration of two AEG GU 460/8-276 electric motors, totaling 750 PS (740 shp; 550 kW) with a max rpm of 296, while newer boats used two BBC GG UB 720/8, two GL (Garbe, Lahmeyer & Co.) RP 137/c electric motors or two Siemens-Schuckert-Werke (SSW) GU 343/38-8 electric motors with the same power output as the AEG motors.
Perhaps the most famous VIIC boat was U-96, featured in the movie Das Boot.

Maldives 2015 22Rf sg?, scott? (The stamp is designed after the Revell model kit RV5093.)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_Ty ... #Type_VIIC U-boat net.

GLOBAL CHALLENGE ISLE OF MAN

In 2000 the Isle of Man issued 6 stamps with a value of 22p to 65p for the BT Global Challenge 2000/1, in which the yacht ISLE OF MAN took part, the yacht is visible on the FDC, but on the stamps only the sails with logo is visible.
The 22p stamp shows also a cruise vessel which is identified as the VISTAFJORD viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8616&p=17043&hilit=vistafjord#p17043
I am wondering what has happened with the ISLE OF MAN after the race, I can’t find a trace of here.
BT Global Challenge 2000/1
On 10 September, a new fleet of 72 ft (22 m) steel cutters made their debut in this race. The winner, Conrad Humphreys and crew on LG FLATRON, won four of the six legs.
QUADSTONE collided heavily in a port and starboard incident with SAVE THE CHILDREN in Wellington, NZ, and QUADSTONE retired from this leg. Skipper Alex Philips later resigned. Both boats had to be extensively repaired in New Zealand.
For the first time the race was scored on points, with equal points for each leg, though combined elapsed times are shown here for comparison.
Overall place Yacht name Skipper Points Combined
elapsed time
1 LG Flatron Conrad Humphreys 95 171d 13h 33m 49s
2 Compaq Will Oxley 86 173d 14h 59m 43s
3 BP Mark Denton 78 175d 09h 54m 33s
4 Logica Jeremy Troughton 71 175d 20h 46m 04s
5 TeamSpirit Andy Dare, John Read 68 176d 22h 34m 43s
6= Spirit of Hong Kong Stephen Wilkins 62 178d 21h 34m 43s
6= Quadstone Alex Phillips, Richard Chenery 64* 179d 11h 58m 14s
8 Norwich Union Neil Murray 60 180d 07h 58m 14s
9= Isle of Man Lin Parker 56 180d 21h 41m 18s
9= Save the Children Nick Fenton 56* 176d
10 Olympic Manley Hopkinson 37* 183d
* These teams did not finish all legs, a requirement for a position in the overall standings, but their positions are shown without displacing any other team
Kate Middleton, who married HRH Prince William to become the Duchess of Cambridge, worked as corporate crew during the buildup of the 2000/1 race.
Challenge 72 Specifications
Hull type Monohull
Builder Ten of the twelve yachts were built by Devonport, UK, the other two by Kim's Yacht Company in China.
Displacement (half load) 40 tonnes
Draught full load 10 ft (3.05m)
Ballast 12.5 tonnes
Designer Rob Humphreys
Length overall 72 ft (22 m)
Length waterline 61 ft (19 m)
Air draught 95 ft (29 m)
Hull 50A mild steel
Deck Stainless steel
Sail area (windward) 2,825 sq ft (262.5 m2)
Sail area (downwind) 4,020 sq ft (373 m2)
Water capacity 390 gal (1,775 lt)
Fuel capacity 475 gal (2,150 lt)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Ch ... e_2000.2F1

ANOREP 1 submersible

On this two MS of Niger issued in 2015 you can find COUSTEAU ship CALYPSO and the submersible ANOREP 1 built in 1966 and which now stands outside the Oceanographic Museum in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Have not any details on her.

Centenary of the creation of the Peruvian submarine fleet

See corrections as given by Mr Peter Crichton below.

Peru issued two stamps in 2011 for the 100th anniversary of the submarine forces of Peru.
The two stamps depicting 7 submarines (at that time Peru had only 6 submarines in service, (one has to be a decommissioned submarine.), So far I know the submarines have not be named. I will give the details of the six Peru submarines at that time in service.
All were built by the Howaldtswerke Deutsche Werft AG, Kiel, Germany.
Two types were built the ISLAY and ARICA of type 209/1100 and ANGAMOS, ANTOFAGASTA, PISAGUA and CHIPANA of type 209/1200.
ISLAY: built under yard No 53 as a coastal patrol submarine. Type 209/1100.
15 March 1971 laid down.
11 October 1973 launched as the ISLAY (SS-35).
Displacement 1,105 ton surfaced, 1,230 ton submerged, dim. 54.4 x 6.2 x 5.9m. (draught)
Powered by 4 MTU type 12v493 AZ80 GA3H dieselengines, 1 Siemenselectric motor, 4,600 hp, one shaft, speed 11 knots surfaced, 21 knots submerged.
Mission endurance 50 days.
Range by a speed of 4 knots, 11,300 mil surfaced. Submerged range by a speed of 20 knots, 20 mile
Armament 8 – 21 inch torpedo tubes, 14 SST-4 torpedoes.
Maximum depth 500 metre.
Crew 36.
29 August 1974 commissioned. All submarines have as homeport San Lorenzo, Peru.

ARICA: built under yard No 54. Type 209/1100
01 October 1973 laid down
05 April 1974 launched as the ARICA (SS-36)
Same details of the ISLAY.
21January 1975 commissioned.

ANGAMOS: built under yard No 131 type 209/1200
12 August 1976 ordered.
15 July 1977 laid down.
31 August 1979 launched as the ANGAMOS (SS-31).
Displacement surface 1,180 ton, submerged 1,290 ton, dim. 55.9 x 6.2 x 5.5m. (draught)
Powered diesel electric by 4 MTU type 12V493 AZ80 GA31l diesel engines, 4,600 hp, one Siemens electric motor, one shaft, speed 11 knots surfaced, 21 knots submerged.
Range by a speed of 4 knots, 11,300 mile.
Armament 8 – 21 inch torpedo tubes, 14 SST-4 torpedoes.
Crew 33.
19 December 1980 commissioned.

ANTOFAGASTA built under yard No 132 as a type 209/1200.
03 October 1977 laid down.
19 December 1979 launched as the ANTOFAGASTA (SS-32)
20 February 1981 commissioned.
Details the same as ANGAMOS.

PISAGUA built under yard No 133 as a type 209/1200.
15 August 1978 laid down.
19 October 1980 launched as the PISAGUA (SS-33).
12 July 1983 commissioned.
Same details as ANGAMOS.

CHIPANA built under yard No 134 as a type 209/1200.
01 November 1978 laid down.
19 May 1981 launched as the CHIPANA (SS-34).
20 September 1982 commissioned.
Same details as ANGAMOS.

Peru 2011 7$20c sg?, scott?
Wikipedia. http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ ... -specs.htm

From Mr. Peter Crichton I received the following update on the stamps.
He gives two pennant numbers are easily readable on the left hand stamp.
Pennant No 42 (the boat at sea in foreground) is the ABATO, see her history and career.
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7845&p=7841&hilit=abtao#p7841
Outermost of the moored boats with pennant No 43 is ANGAMOS completed in 1957 as ATUN.
Built as a patrol submarine under yard No 145 by Electric Boat Co., Groton, Connecticut, USA for the Peruvian Navy. The design is based on that of the US Mackerel class. All this boats belong to the Abtao class.
27 October 1956 laid down.
05 February 1957 launched as the ATUN.
Displacement 825 ton surfaced, 1,400 ton submerged, dim. 74.1 x 6.7 x 4.3m. (draught)
Powered by two General Motors Corporation 278A diesels, 2,400 shp., and electric motors delivering power to two shafts, speed 16 knots surfaced, 15 knots submerged.
Armament 6 – 21 inch torpedo tubes.
Crew 85.
01 July 1957 commissioned
1960 renamed in ANGAMOS (S-43).
Stricken 1990.

The innermost boat is either DOS DE MAYO (S-41) or IQUIQUE (S-44).
DOS DE MAYO built under yard No 140 by Electric Boat Co., Groton.
12 May 1952 laid down.
06 February 1954 launched as the LOBO.
Same details as the ATUN. Except that she had also a 1 – 5 inch deck-gun aft the conning tower..
14 June 1954 commissioned.
1957 Renamed in DOS DE MAYO (S-41).
Stricken 1999.

IQUIQUE built under yard No 146 by Electric Boat Co., Groton.
27 October 1955 laid down.
05 February 1957 launched as the MERLIN.
Same details as the ATUN.
01 October 1957 commissioned.
1960 renamed in IQUIQUE (S-44).
Stricken 1993.
The other three boats are a mixture of photos of the 209 class.

Source: http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz. The World’s Navies edited by Chris Chant.
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IMO / GUVERNOREN and MONT BLANC

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IMO / GUVERNOREN and MONT BLANC

Postby aukepalmhof » Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:12 pm

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Built as cargo and livestock carrier by Harland & Wolff, Belfast for the White Star Lines.
01 January 1889 launched under the name RUNIC.
Tonnage 4.639 gross, 3.122 net, dim. 131.27 x 13.77 x 9.14m.
Powered by one 3-cyl triple expansion steamengine, manufactured by the ships builder, 424 nhp., speed 13 knots.
1889 Completed.

21 February 1889 sailed for her maiden voyage from Liverpool to New York. She and her sister the CUFIC were the first livestock carriers of the White Star Lines.
Carried general cargo outward and returned home with around 1000 life cattle.

1895 Sold to the West India & Pacific SS Co., renamed TAMPICAN.
31 December 1899 transferred to F. Leyland & Co., not renamed.
The same year reboilered, still in the service from Liverpool to New York.
1912 Sold to H.E.Moss & Co., Liverpool, not renamed.
Immediately sold to South Pacific Whaling Co., Christiania (now Oslo), renamed in IMO.
Converted in a whale oil tanker for Antarctic whaling service.

During the First World War was she chartered by the Belgian Relief Commission.
06 December 1917 when she was in ballast steaming across Halifax Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada outward bound with destination New York came she in collision with the French ship MONT BLANC around 08.45 a.m., which was loaded with ammunition and inward bound.
The IMO struck the MONT BLANC abreast of the forward hold, causing some barrels of the 35-ton benzol, carried as deck cargo, to ignite the picric acid in the hold below.
The crew of the MONT BLANC fully aware of the dangers of the cargo on board abandoned the vessel, leaving the blazing MONT BLANC drifting in the stream. The fire attracted many spectators to the waterfront, and she drifted into Halifax’s Pier 6.
Some vessels tried to put a towline on board the burning vessel, and to tow her away from the pier, but at
09.00 the MONT BLANC erupted causing the greatest man made explosion before the Atomic bomb. The blast was felt 120 miles away.
Most part of the densely populated suburb of Richmond was flattened, and within a 16-mile radius 1.630 buildings were destroyed. Only two vessels were lost the MONT BLANC and a wooden schooner the LOLAR, all other damaged vessels in port were later repaired.
Officially 1.963 people were killed, with 9.000 injured and 199 blinded by flying glass, although the casualties aboard the ships in the harbour bring the death toll closer to 3.000.
The captain and the pilot and 5 of de crew of 41 on board the IMO were killed during the explosion, she was hurled across the stream, with most of her upper structure ripped away, and grounded.
After four months the IMO was refloated and towed to New York for repair.
1918 She was rebuilt in a whale factory ship, renamed in GUVERNOREN.

30 November 1921 during heavy fog she ran aground on the rocks at Cow Bay, two miles off Cape Carysfort on East Flakland, all crew were saved.
Salvage attempts were made but the GUVERNOREN was not refloated, and salvage work was halted on 03 December 1921, and she was abandoned to the sea.
Today the wreckage is still there from the waterline up, and lying on her starboard side.


The other ship on fire as seen on the stamp must be the MONT BLANC. The design is wrong, the fire started in the forward hold, and not as seen on the stamp on the afterpart of the vessel.

Built as a cargo vessel under yard No 460 by Sir Raylton Dixon & Co., Ltd. Middelsbrough, U.K. for the Soc. Générale de Transport Maritimes á Vapeur, Marseille.
Launched under the name MONT BLANC.
Tonnage 3.279 gross, 2.251 net, dim. 320 x 44.8 x 15.3ft.
Powered by a triple expansion steam engine 247 nhp. Speed 9.5 knots, one propeller.
June 1899 delivered to owners.

1906 Sold to E. Anquetil, Rouen, France.
1915 Sold to G Petit, Rouen.
1916 Sold to Cie Générale Transatlantique, St Nazaire.

06 December 1917 on a voyage from New York to Halifax under command of Captain Aime Le Medec loaded with a cargo of around 5.000 ton high explosives, she came in collision with the outward bound Norwegian IMO, both ships were under pilot control, and there was plenty of room and it visibility was good.
When both ships approached each other there was a lot of confusion, and a collision happened.
After some barrels of benzol loaded on deck of the MONT BLANC ignited, the crew on board aware of the dangers of the cargo abandoned the vessel and rowed hard for the shore, and just after she landed about 20 minutes later the MONT BLANC did exploded at 09.05 a.m. and she was disintegrated into a mass of wreckage.

Only one men of the crew of the MONT BLANC was lost.

Falkland Islands 2005 £1.20 sg?, scott?


Source: North Atlantic Seaway by Bonsor. Dictionary of Disasters at sea during the age of steam by Hocking. Some web-sites. http://museum.gov.ns.ca/mma/AtoZ/imo.html http://museum.gov.ns.ca/mma/Ato/montblanc.html (A google search gives plenty of sites on this explosion.)
Register of Merchant ships completed in 1899.
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