The Netherland issued in 2012 a set of 10 stamps for the 60th anniversary of Madurodam. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madurodam
Three stamps of this set which are made after real photo’s of the objects are interesting for the shipstamp collector.
The VOC stamp shows us the replica of the VOC ship AMSTERDAM.
The port of Rotterdam with a variety of ships, not one so far identified.
The other stamp is the dredger BARENT ZANEN seen rainbowing at the 2e Maasvlakte at Rotterdam. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbowing http://www.isaris.nl/ppm/dredging/index ... bWvAmdzjbA
Built as a trailing suction hopper dredger (SHD) under yard No 1171 by the yard of IHC Smit at Kinderdijk for the Hollands Aannemersbedrijf Zanen Verstoep B.V. in The Hague, Netherlands.
28 August 1984 launched as the BARENT ZANEN.
Tonnage 9,773 grt, 2,932 nrt,14,335 dwt, dim. 133.58 x 23.13 x 10.00m. length bpp. 122.86m, draught maximum 7.95m.
Powered by two 9-cyl Stork Werkspoor diesel engines, 13,790 hp (10,150 kW), twin shafts, speed 15 knots.
Fuel capacity 1,285m³
Hopper capacity 8,116 m.
Maximum dredging depth 49 m.
08 January 1985 in service.
1989 Transferred to Zanen Verstoep NV, The Hague, not renamed.
1992 Transferred to Boskalis Westminster Baggeren NV, The Hague after a merger with Zanen Verstoep.
1995 Transferred to Baggermaatschappij Boskalis BV, The Hague.
2008 Under Cyprus flag and registry with homeport Limassol.
2013 In service, same name and owner and IMO No 8315504.
Netherland 2012 sg?, scott?
Source: Bureau Veritas. Scheepvaart 99 by G.J. de Boer. http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz.
SG270 Sea Breezes 6/54
THE FOLLOWING IS FROM Jean-Louis Araignon [firstname.lastname@example.org] It would appear that the CALCUTTA is the "OCEAN", but I will leave this entry under "CALCUTTA" as that is the name in the SG catalogue and it might help anyone who wishes to look up the stamp. My thanks to Jean-Louis for his interest and correction.
Log Book vol 7 pag 96 and vol 16 page 154 deals with this vessel. The stamp depicts a scene on the Sesquicentenary of Tasmania and titles the stamp 'Sullivans Cove, Hobart Town Feb. 1804. the following comes from LB 16/154
The ship illustrated has 3 mast with square sails on all three. The Australian P.O. states she is the "Ocean" of 481 tons and the design closely follows a sketch 'The First Days of Hobart' held in the Mitchell Library at Sydney.
However, Ernest Argyle in his 'Ships on Stamps', 2nd series Pt 1 page 17 gives her name as "Calcutta" and acknowledges ' she could be the transport "Ocean".
In the book Wooden Hookers of Hobart Town by Harry O'May wich has a list with all vessels entering the Derwent (Hobart Town) from 1803 untill 1816, (altogether 66 vessels entered in that time). Not any ship with the name "Calcutta" is mentioned, but the ship "Ocean" is in the list.
On page 10 of the same book I found.
The bark (now named bark) "Ocean" sailed up the Derwent under the command of Capt. Mertho with Lieut. Governor Collins (on the 3rd of the same set) on board on February 15th 1804. With Collins was the Reverend Robert Knopwood.
The first settlement on the Derwent was founded in Risdon Cove, but Collins saw that Risdon was not suitable, so on the 18th he dropped down the river with the "Ocean" and "Lady Nelson" and chose a little bight under Mount Wellington, wich he named Sullivan Cove, named after the then Under-Secretary, Mr. John Sullivan.
The first time I see the name "Calcutta" in the book 'The Convict Ships' by Charles Bateson is in 1830 when she arrived in Australia with on board 307 convicts. She can not be the same ship HMS "Calcutta" was captured by the French in 1805, and destroyed 1809.
A other scoure (Logs of Logs) gives HMS "Calcutta" (storeship) under command of Capt. D.Woodriffe sailed from Portsmouth 24-04-1803, sailed via Rio de Janeiro and the Cape of Good Hope, arrived 09-10-1803 Port Phillip, she was then used as prison vessel at Sydney and returned to England afterwards, loaded with timbers. She sailed generally in company with the "Ocean", but the source never mention that the vessel sailed to, at that time van Diemen Land (Tasmania). I believe the mixup between the two vessels is that Reverend Robert Knopwood sailed with the "Calcutta" to Port Phillip, changed ship there and sailed with the "Ocean" to the Derwent.
The same source gives for the "Ocean" ship rigged, 481 ton, chartered transport, Capt John Mertho, owner Hurry & Co., armament 12 guns, crew 35, sailed from Spithead 24-04-1803 via Rio to Port Phillip, arrived there 07-10-1803.
Sailed 25-11-1803 Port Phillip to Derwent twice, with "Lady Nelson" (brig) in company the first voyage, the second voyage she sailed from Port Phillip
12-12-1803 to the Derwent.
Sailed from Sydney 07-10-1804 to the NI-Kwajalen-China, discovered that voyage Ocean Island and a group in the Marshall Islands. She made this voyage in company with "Experiment".
The vessel on the stamp is ship rigged and not as a brig, that the vessel on the stamp I am pretty sure must be the "Ocean", and not the "Lady Nelson" or HMS "Calcutta".
I like to have some more details on the vessel "Ocean" .