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BIG BILLFISH TOURNAMENT

The Big Billfish Tournament, which attracts the sports-fishing elite from the United States, Canada and Europe, is held annually in the Turks & Caicos Islands in the West Indies. The term "billfish" includes any of the large species with a prominent bill, such as sailfish, swordfish and various marlins (white, blue and black).
To hail the 1988 Billfish Tournament, the Turks & Caicos issued four new stamps and a souvenir sheet.
The 8-cent depicts a giant swordfish jumping into the air after being hooked by an angler from the deck of a fishing boat, a 28-foot Aquasport 270 Express Fisherman.
The 10-cent shows the captain of the boat, the swordfish and the angler having their picture taken.
The 70-cent illustrates the fishing boat leaving port for the big fish area.
The $1 pictures a large blue marlin underwater.
The $2 MS depict in the margin also a sport fishing boat.

The 8c stamp depict an Aquasport 270 Express Fisherman. The type was built by Aquasport in Sarasota, Florida, USA.
Dimensions: 8.71 x 3.05 x 0.76m. (draught)
Weight 2,721 kg.
Powered by two inboard gasoline engines of 220 hp, speed 20 knots, maximum 28 knots.
Sleeping accommodation for three persons.

Turks & Caicos Islands 1988 8c/$1 sg930/33, scott753/5. MSsg?, scott756.
Source: Internet.

CUMBERLAND QUEEN schooner 1919

I found in it Suralco Magazine 2014 page 55 that the first shipment of bauxite from Moengo, Surinam to the United States of America was loaded on board the schooner CUMBERLAND QUEEN in 1922. The 730c stamps shows a four-mast schooner and I believe she is depict.
By the article was given a photo which looks she is the vessel depict on the stamp.
The CUMBERLAND QUEEN a four-mast wooden schooner was built by Robinson & Pugsley in Diligent River N.B., Canada, could not find an owner.
Tonnage 634 tons, dim. 179.0 x 38.0 x 13.2ft.
1919 Completed.
The first time I found her in Lloyds Registry was in 1930/31.
There is given her name as EMERETT ex CUMBERLAND QUEEN and she was then owned by M.Dacosta Roberts, with homeport Baltimore, USA. Tonnage given as 659 ton.
L.R. 1931/32 gives that she is damaged in port, and then she is not more mentioned in L.R.
So most probably too expensive too repair, and scrapped.

Suriname 1996 750c sg1704, scott1070.
Source: various internet sites and Lloyds Registry.

IBN KHALDOON ?? 1976

Mr. Niewenhuijzen did say the cargo/training vessel IBN KHALDOON completed in 1978, is not the ship depict on the stamp issued by Iraq in 1981, and he gives, the stamp shows a vessel with a stulcken mast while the IBN KHALDOON has a bi-pod mast.
I agree that she is not the vessel, by searching around on the internet I found another IBN KHALDOON, (Stanley Gibbons gives that she is IBN KHALDOON, but I can’t find if this is true. Navicula gives that she is a K-class vessel.) Comparing the stamp and photos of that ships class on the internet, I agree with Navicula she is a K-class vessel.
Which vessel is depict is doubtful the name on the stamp when you enlarge the stamp is not readable, but one of the ships of that class of 52 ships is the IBN KHALDOON completed in 1976.
That class was built in the U.K and South Korea. The details of the ships are almost all the same.
The IBN KHALDOON was built as a cargo vessel under yard No 2320 by Hyundai at Ulsan, South Korea for the United Arab Shipping Co, S.A.G. Kuwait.
05 March 1976 laid down.
06 August 1976 launched as the IBN KHALDOON.
Tonnage 15,446 grt, 23,618 dwt, dim. 175.32 x 23.98 x 10.40 (draught), length bpp. 168.10m
One 6-cyl. B&W 6K74EF diesel engine, 15,000 hp, one shaft, speed 16 knots.
The class was more a conventional cargo ship but it was possible to carry 434 TEU’s containers.
December 1976 completed. Under Kuwait flag and registry.

1987 Sold to Goddard Shipping Co., Cyprus and renamed ZEBRA.
1989 Sold to Trade Fir Shipping Inc., Cyprus, renamed TRADE FIR.
1994 Sold to Temple Services Ltd., St Vincent and renamed KRISTEN STAR.
20 December 2000 arrived Chittagong for demolition.
2015 The ships of this class has all been scrapped or deleted from Lloyds Registry

Iraq 1981 50f/120f sg1507/08 scott1032/33.
Source: Marine News. http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz Internet.

FREMANTLE HMAS (203)

Built as a patrol boat under yard No 422 by Brooke Marine, Lowestoft South, England for the Australian Navy.
October 1977 laid down.
16 February 1979 launched as the HMAS FREMANTLE (203) the lead ship of her class.
Displacement 220 tons standard, 245 tons full load, dim. 41.9 x 7.70 x 1.75m. (draught)
Powered by 2 MTU series 538 diesel engines, 3,200 shp, twin shafts, speed 30 knots.
Range by a speed of 5 knots, 5,000 mile.
Armament 1 – 40/60mm Bofors gun, 2 – 12.7mm MG, 1 81mm mortar who was later removed..
Crew 22
17 March 1980 commissioned, homeport Coonawarra.
HMAS FREMANTLE (FCPB 203), named for the city of Fremantle, Western Australia, was the lead ship of the Fremantle class patrol boats, entering service in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) in 1980 and decommissioning in 2006. Fremantle was the only ship of the class not constructed in Australia, and it is claimed that her delivery voyage was the longest ever made by a patrol boat.
Main article: Fremantle class patrol boat
Starting in the late 1960s, planning began for a new class of patrol boat to replace the Attack class, with designs calling for improved seakeeping capability, and updated weapons and equipment. In 1976, Brooke Marine of the United Kingdom won the contract to produce the lead ship.
The FREMANTLE had a full load displacement of 220 tonnes (220 long tons; 240 short tons), were 137.6 feet (41.9 m) long overall, had a beam of 24.25 feet (7.39 m), and a maximum draught of 5.75 feet (1.75 m). Main propulsion machinery consisted of two MTU series 538 diesel engines, which supplied 3,200 shaft horsepower (2,400 kW) to the two propeller shafts. Exhaust was not expelled through a funnel, like most ships, but through vents below the waterline. The patrol boat could reach a maximum speed of 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph), and had a maximum range of 5,000 nautical miles (9,300 km; 5,800 mi) at 5 knots (9.3 km/h; 5.8 mph). The ship's company consisted of 22 personnel. Each patrol boat was armed with a single 40 mm Bofors gun as main armament, supplemented by two .50 cal Browning machineguns and an 81-mm mortar, although the mortar was removed from all ships sometime in the late 1990s. The main weapon was originally to be two 30-mm guns on a twin-mount, but the reconditioned Bofors were selected to keep costs down; provision was made to install an updated weapon later in the class' service life, but this did not eventuate.
Construction
Construction of FREMANTLE began in October 1977, and she was launched on 16 February 1979. During sea trials, FREMANTLE was revealed to be 20 tons over the contract's proscribed weight, leading to unpopularity in the media. However, the design proved its worth when it was diverted from trial to successfully rescue a British sailor thrown from a fishing trawler. Because of the sea trials, FREMANTLE was not commissioned until 17 March 1980.
Delivery of previous Brooke Marine patrol boats to the client nations was normally done by loading the craft on a heavy lift ship. It was instead decided in 1979 to sail FREMANTLE to Australia; the RAN wanted to learn as much about the capabilities of the new design as quickly as possible, and the loss of an Omani Navy patrol vessel from a heavy lift ship during a storm was a cause of concern. On 7 June 1980, FREMANTLE left Lowestoft, England on the delivery voyage to Australia. The voyage took 82 days, 48 spent at sea. During this voyage, FREMANTLE travelled through the Mediterranean Sea, Suez Canal, Red Sea, along the coast of India, through Maritime Southeast Asia, then down the east coast of Australia to Sydney.[ During this voyage, FREMANTLE was tested to limits; encountering windstoms reaching Force 6, a sandstorm in the Red Sea, high-temperature and -humidity conditions, and a monsoon. By the time FREMANTLE arrived in Australia on 27 August 1980, she had already sailed 14,509 nautical miles (26,871 km). This is claimed to be the longest voyage undertaken by a single patrol boat.
Operational history
During her career, FREMANTLE was primarily involved in operations against illegal fishing and illegal immigration, and supporting Australian Coastwatch and the Australian Customs Service.
Decommissioning and fate
On 11 August 2006, HMAS FREMANTLE was decommissioned at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin. FREMANTLE was the eighth ship of her class to be decommissioned. FREMANTLE was in service for 26 years, and travelled a distance of 535,705 nautical miles (992,126 km; 616,478 mi) from commissioning. The patrol boat was broken up for scrap in Darwin during 2006 and 2007, at a cost of $450,000 to the Australian government.

Solomon Islands 2014 in margin of MS. Sg?, scott? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMAS_Fremantle_(FCPB_203)

BALIKPAPAN (L 126)

Built as a landing craft under yard No 61 by Walkers Limited, Maryborough for the Australian Army.
01 ay 1971 laid down
15 August 1971 launched as the BALIKPAPAN (L 126), named after the city Balikpapan. She was the lead ship of her class.
Displacement 311 tons standard, 503 tons full load, dim. 44.5 x 10.1m.
Powered by two Caterpillar diesel engine, ?hp, twin shafts, speed 10 knots.
Armament: 2 – 0.50 inch machine guns.
Cargo capacity 180 tons of vehicle cargo or 400 soldiers.
Crew 13.
08 December 1971 commissioned in the Army.
HMAS BALIKPAPAN (L 126) was the lead ship of the Balikpapan class of heavy landing craft (LCH). Ordered in 1969, BALIKPAPAN entered service with the Australian Army Water Transport Squadron in late 1971. After this, the decision to place all seagoing Army vessels under the control of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) saw BALIKPAPAN transferred and commissioned in 1974; the last of the eight-vessel class to enter RAN service. BALIKPAPAN was placed in reserve in 1985, but was reactivated three years later. During late 1999 and early 2000, the vessel was part of the INTERFET peacekeeping taskforce, and BALIKPAPAN was retired from RAN service.
Design and construction
The eight-vessel Balikpapan class was ordered as a locally-manufactured replacement for the Australian Army's LSM-1 class landing ship medium and ALC 50 landing craft. They are 44.5 metres (146 ft) long, with a beam of 10.1 metres (33 ft), and a draught of 1.9 metres (6 ft 3 in). The landing craft have a standard displacement of 316 tons, with a full load displacement of 503 tons.They are propelled by two G.M. Detroit 6-71 diesel motors, providing 675 brake horsepower to the two propeller shafts, allowing the vessels to reach 9 knots (17 km/h; 10 mph). The standard ship's company is 13-strong. The Balikpapans are equipped with a Decca RM 916 navigational radar, and fitted with two 7.62 millimetres (0.300 in) machine guns for self-defence.
The LCHs have a maximum payload of 180 tons; equivalent to 3 Leopard 1 tanks, 13 M113 armoured personnel carriers 23 quarter-tonne trucks, or four LARC-V amphibious cargo vehicles. As a troop transport, a Balikpapan class vessel can transport up to 400 soldiers between a larger amphibious ship and the shore, or embark 60 soldiers in six-berth caravans for longer voyages. The vessel's payload affects the range: at 175 tons of cargo, each vessel has a range of 1,300 nautical miles (2,400 km; 1,500 mi), which increases to 2,280 nautical miles (4,220 km; 2,620 mi) with a 150-ton payload, and 3,000 nautical miles (5,600 km; 3,500 mi) when unladen. The flat, box-like keel causes the ships to roll considerably in other-than-calm conditions, limiting their ability to make long voyages.
BALIKPAPAN was laid down by Walkers Limited at Maryborough, Queensland on 1 May 1971, launched on 15 August 1971, and assigned to the Australian Army Water Transport Squadron on 8 December 1971. After completing sea trials, BALIKPAPAN began full operational service in 1972, with a combined RAN/Army crew.
Operational history
In 1972, the decision was made that all Army seagoing vessels would be transferred to the RAN, with the Army retaining control of small landing craft and harbour support vessels. BALIKPAPAN was transferred to the RAN and commissioned on 27 September 1974; as the other seven LCHs had commissioned into the RAN on completion, BALIKPAPAN was the last to enter naval service.
BALIKPAPAN was one of the first ships to depart for Darwin to render assistance after Cyclone Tracy hit that city in December 1974, sailing on 26 December from Brisbane with sister ship BETANO.
During May and June 1984, BALIKPAPAN completed a 5,400-nautical-mile (10,000 km; 6,200 mi) transit from Brisbane to Penang, transporting vehicles, equipment, and personnel to RAAF Butterworth. Departing on 28 May, the vessel visited Cairns, Darwin, Jakarta, and Singapore, before unloading at Penang between 23 and 25 June. The landing craft returned via Singapore, Benoa, Darwin, and Cairns, and reached Brisbane on 7 August; the longest ocean voyage undertaken by a vessel of her class.
BALIKPAPAN was paid off into reserve at Cairns on 18 September 1985; one of three landing craft decommissioned for economic reasons. She was recommissioned in 1990, although initially only for use as a training vessel attached to the Royal Australian Naval Reserve Darwin Division. The vessel was seconded to Operation Beachcomber on several occasions between 1991 and 1995 for hydrographic duties.
BALIKPAPAN was deployed to East Timor as part of the Australian-led INTERFET peacekeeping taskforce. The landing craft was attached to INTERFET on two occasions; first from 20 September to 13 October 1999, then from 8 December 1999 to 15 January 2000. The ship was later awarded the battle honour "East Timor 1999-2000" in recognition of her service. From January to September 2000, the vessel was docked in Cairns for a life-of-type-extension refit. Post-refit, BALIKPAPAN returned to East Timor to operate in support of UNTAET: November to December 2000, February to March 2001, May to June 2001, and July to August 2001.
BALIKPAPAN returned to East Timor in 2006 during Operation Astute.
This vessel participated in Exercises Triton Thunder and Cassowary during May 2012. BALIKPAPAN operated off Dundee Beach in Darwin in concert with units from the Indonesian Navy and RAN Fleet Air Arm.
Decommissioning and fate
BALIKPAPAN was decommissioned at Darwin on 12 December 2012.

Solomon Islands 2014 $7.00 sg?, scott?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMAS_Balikpapan_(L_126)

100th YEAR OF SURF LIFE SAVING IN NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand Post is celebrating the vital role that Surf Life Saving plays with the release of “100 years of Surf Life Savings” stamp issue. The issue depicts the heroic volunteers in action – patrolling beaches and rescuing swimmers in heavy surf on beaches up and down the country.
For 100 years, the volunteer lifeguard service has saved thousands of lives from the surf, and ensured that New Zealand swimmers remain in safe hands.
Surf Life Saving has grown immensely since its early days in 1910, when a group of New Brighton community leaders decided by the light of an oil lantern to create a Surf Life Saving Club. Those early lifesavers patrolled through summer afternoons in woollen togs and carried out strict training regimes through winter in local pools and gyms.
Over the past 100 years Surf Life Saving has grown dramatically, and local volunteer brigades have transformed into highly disciplined units, ready for any situation. There are now 73 Surf Life Saving Clubs in New Zealand with nearly 15000 members protecting and saving lives.
60c Stamp
The 60c stamp shows a surf lifeguard on duty with a rescue tube. Each day New Zealand beach patrols set out iconic red and yellow flags to show beach-goers the safest place to swim. Surf lifeguards are trained to identify potential victims and potential dangers, and over the past 100 years they have pulled over 50,000 people from New Zealand waters.
$1.20 Stamp
An Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) is shown on the $1.20 stamp. IRBs were introduced to New Zealand beaches in the late 1970s and quickly proved that they were able to perform quicker and safer rescues than the traditional reel, line and belt rescue method. They changed the face of lifesaving, enabling lifeguards to patrol beyond the flag, and today they account for over 60 per cent of all rescues.
$1.90 Stamp
The $1.90 stamp features ski paddlers in the Surf Life Saving championships. Surf sports provide a key role in making sure lifeguards have the confidence and skills to save lives. Every weekend over summer surf lifeguards train and compete against other clubs around the country, culminating with the National Championships to determine our top surf athletes.
$2.40 Stamp
A women’s surf boat crew is the focus of the $2.40 stamp. The first wooden surf boats were bought to New Zealand from Australian surf clubs in the 1920s and 1930s. Today surf boats have become fibre glass dream machines. They provide thrills and excitement on the beach when the boats take to the waves at surf carnivals.
$2.90 Stamp
The $2.90 stamp features a march past team in the 1930s. The march past was the heart and soul of every surf carnival. A grand procession of lifeguards came into the arena from each end and then marched together en masse. Now confined to history, the march past is an iconic memory of grand significance in the history of surf life saving.

New Zealand 2010 60c/$2.90 sg?, scott?

Source: http://stamps.nzpost.co.nz
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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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