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Anjou P.F.- Arctic explorer Admiral.

Peter F. Anjou (1796-1869) was from a family of French immigrants. Educated in the Marine Corps, released in 1815. Five years later he was appointed head of Ust-Yana polar expedition, which operated as part of a large expedition to study north-eastern coast of Siberia, under the leadership of Wrangell. Group of Anjou investigated Siberian Islands, studied the state of the ice in the Laptevs Sea. Composed primarily a relatively accurate map of the New Siberian Islands. The central island group of the Novosibirsk archipelago, cape and peninsula in the Sea of Japan., The cape in the sea Laptevs. It was named in his honor. In 1825-26 he participated in the description of the North and eastern coasts of the Caspian Sea and the west coast of the Aral Sea. The results of the expedition set out in "Notes of the Hydrographic Department" After returning from the Arctic served in the Navy, he participated in the liberation of Greece, in 1827 distinguished himself in the Battle of Navarino. Later he served on various ships of the Baltic Fleet. From 1844 - Rear Admiral, commander of the port of Kronstadt. In 1849 he appointed a member of the scientific committee of the sea. In 1855, promoted to vice-admiral and appointed director of the Department of Forests ship.
Russia 1996;750;FDC;SG?
Source: http://irkipedia.ru/content/anzhu_petr_fedorovich. http://www.navy.su/persons/01/anzhu.htm

CHESAPEAKE USS 1800

Built as a wooden frigate by Joshia Fox at the Gosport Naval Yard for the USS Navy.
27 March 1794 ordered.
December 1795 keel laid down.
02 December 1799 launched as the USS CHESAPEAKE, the first under that name in the USS Navy.
Tonnage 1,244 ton, dim. 46.5 (lpp) x 12.6 x 6.1m.
Armament; 29 – 18 pdr long guns, 18 – 32 pdr. carronades, 2 – 12pdr. long guns, 1 – 12pdr. carronade.
Crew 340.
22 May 1800 commissioned under command of Captain J Barron.

CHESAPEAKE sailed from Norfolk 6 June 1800 to join the squadron patrolling off the southern coast of the United States and in the West Indies during the Quasi-War with France. During this cruise, she took as prize the French privateer La JEUNE CREOLE on 1 January 1801. One of the handful of ships retained in the Navy at the close of the war, CHESAPEAKE was in ordinary at Norfolk during most of 1801, then was readied for her departure from Hampton Roads on 27 April 1802, bound for the Mediterranean as flagship for Commodore Richard V. Morris. Here she led in the blockade of Tripoli and convoyed American merchantmen until 6 April 1803, when she departed Gibraltar for America. Arriving at Washington Navy Yard 1 June, CHESAPEAKE was placed in ordinary.
As tension mounted over violations of American neutrality and the practice of impressment of American seamen by the British, CHESAPEAKE was prepared for patrol and convoy duty, and late in June 1807 stood out of Hampton Roads, passing a British squadron operating in the area to intercept French ships then at Annapolis. One of the squadron, HMS LEOPARD followed CHESAPEAKE to sea, and on 22 June, when CHESAPEAKE 's captain properly refused to allow search for British deserters, LEOPARD fired on the unready CHESAPEAKE , killing three men, wounding 18, including the captain, damaging the ship severely, and carried off four men. The frigate returned to Norfolk for repairs, and then with Captain Stephen Decatur in command, cruised off the New England coast enforcing the embargo laws.
With the outbreak of the War of 1812, for which CHESAPEAKE’s encounter with LEOPARD was one of a number of emotional preparations, CHESAPEAKE was outfitted at Boston for a lengthy Atlantic cruise. Between 13 December 1812 and 9 April 1813, she ranged from the West Indies to Africa, taking as prizes five British merchantmen, and through skilful seamanship, evading the pursuit of a British 74 gun warship.
At Boston, Captain J. Lawrence took command of CHESAPEAKE 20 May 1813, and on 1 June, put to sea to meet HMS SHANNON (38), the crack frigate whose written challenge had just missed CHESAPEAKE’s sailing. With a new untrained crew, Lawrence courageously but unwisely engaged SHANNON, and suffered the misfortune of having CHESAPEAKE’s rigging cut away in the early exchange of broadsides in such a manner that she lost maneuverability. Lawrence, himself, was mortally wounded, and was carried below. The valiant crew struggled to carry out their captain's last order, "Don't give up the ship!", but were overwhelmed. CHESAPEAKE was taken to Halifax for repairs, and later was taken into the Royal Navy. She was sold at Plymouth, England, in 1820, and broken up.
Wikipedia has more on her: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_CHESAPEAKE_(1799)
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Source: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
Antigua & Barbuda 2012 $2.75 sg?, scott? The HMS SHANNON is the ship in the foreground while the CHESAPEAKE is behind her.

JUNK fishing vessel

When recorded in 1924 Chinese junk “da tuo” (“Big Pull”) “Hong Kong Trawler” was the generic name given to large local fishing sailing junks in the waters around Hong Kong, Macau and Southern China with LOA (length overall) 72 – 86 feet (22 – 26.3 m) and beam upto 20 feet (6.4 m). This class includes junks ”xia jiu tuo” (in Cantonese “ha kau tuo”), ”qi bang tuo” (in Cantonese “chat pong tuo”), “zan zeng” or “heng zeng” (in Cantonese “cham chang” or “vang chang”).

Da Tuo is normally a gill-net trawler working fishing grounds where the seabed is smooth, flat sandy and rock free.

Traditionally fishermen are “tan ka” who lived onboard with their families. From October through May, the typhoon off-season, the larger junks would spend 7-10 days at sea at upto 100 nautical miles offshore working in pairs trawling a 250 foot (76 m) net..

http://www.greatmodelboat.com/hong-kong-junk-boats.htm
Hong Kong 1986 $5.00 sg524

SHANNON HMS 1806

Built as a wooden 5th Rate frigate by Josiah & Thomas Brindley, Frindsbury for the Royal Navy.
24 October 1803 ordered.
August 1804 laid down.
05 May 1806 launched as the HMS SHANNON one of the Leda Class.
Tonnage 1,065 ton burthen. Dim. 45.77 length of gundeck, 38.26 length of keel, beam 12.17, depth 3.94m.
Armament, upper deck 28 x 18pdrs, quarter deck 8 x 9pdrs; and 6 – 3pdrs.carronades, fo’c’sle 2 x 9 pdrs; and 2 x 32pdr. carronades.
Crew 284 when commissioned later increased to 300.
May 1806 commissioned under command of Captain Philip Broke.
03 August 1806 completed at Chatham.

HMS SHANNON was a 38-gun Leda-class frigate of the Royal Navy. She was launched in 1806 and served in the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812. She won a noteworthy naval victory on 1 June 1813, during the latter conflict, when she captured the American Navy's USS CHESAPEAKE in a singularly bloody battle.
Career
Josiah and Thomas Brindley built SHANNON at Frindsbury in Kent and launched her on 5 May 1806. She spent her first seven years under the command of Captain Philip Broke, who was transferred from DRUID and took command of SHANNON in June that year.
Home waters
SHANNON was quickly put into service. She formed part of a squadron under Commodore Owen that was patrolling off the French port of Boulogne. On 8 October she took part in the bombardment of the town using Congreve rockets.
Her next task was sailing in 1807 with MELEAGER to protect the whale fishery off Greenland. Despite encountering ice on 7 May 1807, they were able to push through, reaching the southern part of Spitsbergen on 17 June. There the two ships surveyed the Bay of Magdalena, at a latitude of 80°N. They eventually reached a latitude of 80° 6' N before the ice stopped them. They then turned westwards and reached the coast of Greenland on 23 July. The island of Shannon is named after the ship. SHANNON spent the early autumn cruising from Shetland. She then left, returning to Yarmouth by the end of September, where she cruised off the Downs. She put into Spithead on 28 September to refit.
By the end of 1807, France had invaded Portugal, and SHANNON joined Sir Samuel Hood's expedition against Madeira. The British took the island without firing a shot. Captain Broke then escorted the transports that had accompanied the fleet back to England, where they arrived on 7 February 1808. SHANNON put into Plymouth before returning to patrolling in the Channel.
On 20 July SHANNON was in company with SURINAM and ÉCLAIR when they captured COMET. Then on 21 August, SHANNON was in company with SURINAM and MARTIAL when they captured ESPOIR.
In November 1808, SHANNON took the French frigate THÉTIS in tow. AMETHYST had shortly before captured THÉTIS, which later entered service as HMS BRUNE.
SHANNON spent 1809 with the Channel Fleet and on 27 January captured the French 14-gun privateer cutter POMMEREUIL Broke sent the prize into Plymouth.
On 1 June 1811, SHANNON returned to Plymouth and was put into the dock where her hull was re-coppered. After this was completed, she sailed for Portsmouth to complete her refitting and resupplying in preparation for being assigned to foreign service.
The American coast
Broke and SHANNON were ordered to sail for North America as tensions between Britain and the United States escalated in the run-up to what would become the War of 1812. SHANNON sailed from Portsmouth and arrived in Halifax on 24 September 1811 after a journey of 45 days.
On 5 July 1812 Broke took command of a squadron consisting of SHANNON, AFRICA, BELVIDERA, AEOLUS and later GUERRIERE. Vice-Admiral Herbert Sawyer then ordered him to carry out a blockade of American ports.
Broke's first success came on 16 July when he captured the 16-gun American brig NAUTILUS s off Sandy Hook. NAUTILUS had been on a cruise from New York.
Later in the evening, the squadron spotted and gave chase to USS CONSTITUTION as she sailed from Chesapeake Bay to New York. The chase lasted some 65 hours, during which both pursued and pursuers had to tow and warp. BELVIDERA eventually managed to come within gunshot of CONSTITUTION on the afternoon of 17 July, but a lucky breeze blew up, and CONSTITUTION's clean bottom allowed her to make good her escape.
SHANNON's next duty was to meet a convoy homebound from Jamaica. An American squadron under Commodore John Rodgers had sailed to intercept it. SHANNON ensured the convoy safely passed the Great Banks, before she returned to the American coast. She put into Halifax on 20 September to take on provisions. Sir John Warren arrived while she was in port, and took up the post of Commander in Chief of the North America and West Indies Station. He then despatched SHANNON with the schooner BREAM to rescue the crew and offload the money being carried by the frigate HMS BARBADOES, which had been wrecked on Sable Island.[4] While carrying out this mission, SHANNON encountered and subsequently captured an enemy privateer schooner, Wily REYNARD on 11 October, that she took back to Halifax with her.
On 31 October, while SHANNON was cruising with TENEDOS, NYMPHE and CURLEW, Broke captured the American privateer brig THORN. THORN was armed with eighteen long 9-pounder guns and had a crew of 140 men. She was three weeks out of Marblehead on her first cruise. Sent to Halifax with a prize crew, THORN was subsequently purchased and renamed as the Nova Scotia privateer brig SIR JOHN SHERBROOKE.
Sir John Warren was at Bermuda during the winter of 1812, and left Broke in command of the Royal Navy squadrons operating on the coasts of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and New England. In December Broke took the SHANNON and escorted a homebound convoy half way across the Atlantic, returning to North America by sailing round the Azores. In 1813, Captain Oliver arrived on the station aboard the 74-gun third rate VALIANT, and took command from Captain Broke. Broke continued to deploy with his squadron until SHANNON and TENEDOS became separated from them in a gale. They decided to steer for Boston, reaching the port on 2 April. Having observed the activity in the port, they returned to their squadron and reported the presence of the American frigates CONGRESS, PRESIDENT and CONSTITUTION. In their absence, CHESAPEAKE had entered the harbour through the eastern channel.
Captain Capel aboard HOGUE ordered SHANNON and TENEDOS to watch the port from close inshore, while the rest of the squadron cruised in the offing. On 16 May SHANNON and TENEDOS chased a large armed ship under American colours, and forced her to run aground near Cape Ann Town. SHANNON anchored close to the grounded ship and fired a few shots to disperse a number of militiamen who were assembling. Lieutenant George Watt of SHANNON then managed to bring the ship off the shore without loss. She was the French corvette-built privateer INVINCIBLE, of 16 guns, originally named INVINCIBLE NAPOLEON. HMS MUTINE had captured INVINCIBLE NAPOLEON in the Bay of Biscay but the American privateer ALEXANDER had retaken her. A prize crew from SHANNON sailed INVINCIBLE for Halifax but the American privateer TEAZER captured her again and sent her into Portland, Maine.
On 25 March SHANNON took on stores of water and provisions from TENEDOS, which was then detached, with orders to rejoin the SHANNON on 14 June.
Fighting the CHESAPEAKE
Issuing a challenge
During his long period in command of SHANNON, Broke had drilled his crew to an extremely high standard of naval gunnery.
"The weekly routine at sea was for the watch on deck to be exercised at the great guns on Monday and Tuesday forenoons, and in the afternoons the first division of the watch was exercised at small arms. Wednesday and Thursday forenoons saw the watch on deck at the carronades, and in the afternoons the second division of the watch at small...

MARINE PROTECTED AREA

The Marine Protected Area of South Georgia & Sandwich Islands was instituted on February 23, 2012, covering a total of 20,431 square kilometres of the Southern Ocean, including all the shelf seas (<200m deep). All bottom fishing, apart from the certain types of long-line toothfish fishery (75p stamp) is banned throughout the Protected Area

65p ~ 'Surveillance'. Fisheries Protection Vessel Pharos SG, and king penguins, Aptenodytes patagonicus. viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9161&p=9326&hilit=pharos#p9326 65p ~ 'Tourism'. Visiting cruise ship and elephant seals, not any information or details on the cruise ship.
75p ~ 'Fisheries'. Fishing boats long-line fishing for Patagonian toothfish (permitted only between 700m and 2000m) viewtopic.php?f=2&t=15589
75p ~ 'Scientific Monitoring'. Grey-headed albatross chick on a scale
£1 ~ 'Pelagic Abundance'. Antarctic krill, lantern fish, and squid
£1.20 ~ 'Benthic Diversity'. Array of benthic fauna, including kelp, sea stars, sea anemone

South Georgia & Sandwich Islands 2012. Sg?
Source: South Georgia & Sandwich Islands 2012

handline fishing sampan

This stamp shows us a sampan used as a handline fishing vessel, details of a sampan you can find in the index, otherwise I have not any detail on this vessel.

Handline fishing, or handlining, is a fishing technique where a single fishing line is held in the hands. It is not be confused with handfishing. One or more fishing lures or baited hooks are attached to the line. A hook, fishing lure, or a fishing jig and many times a weight and/or a fishing float can be attached to the line. Handlining is among the oldest forms of fishing and is commonly practiced throughout the world today.
The fishing bait can be still fished, trolled or jigged up and down in a series of short movements. Often handling is done close to the bottom of the body of water but can also be done near or on the surface.

Salt Water Handlining
Ocean handlining is often used to catch groundfish and squid but other species are sometimes caught, including pelagic fish. Sea handlining a good way to catch larger oceanic fish.

Freshwater Handlining
Handlining is also used for catching fresh water fish. Panfish, walleyes, and other freshwater game fish can be caught using handlining fishing techniques. Handlining can be practiced from the shore or from a fishing boat. Walleye anglers practice handlining over moderately deep water in a drifting boat. Handlining is also practiced by ice fishing anglers.

Handlining Techniques
A jigging motion can be used to attract fish which are normally caught while trying to strike the lure but they can also be snagged by the hooks as they investigate the jigged lure. The lure can also be fished motionless and the angler feels for the bait to be picked up by a fish and then sets the hook after waiting for the fish to fully take the bait. After a strike occurs the hook is set and then the fish is hauled in and the caught fish is removed.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handline_fishing
Hong Kong 1986 50c sg521, scott?
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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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