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Icebreakers Sierra Leone 2018

Sierra Leone issued 1 sheet and 1 miniature sheet with icebreakers, not a good issue for a country in the tropical region, not one of this vessel will be used there. The design is also not of a good quality, when you want to scam the collectors make then anyhow good designs.

The sheet from the left to the right has the following icebreakers.

STATEN ISLAND: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=16582
LOUIS S. ST LAURENT: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12151&p=18189&hilit=LOUIS+St+LAURENT#p18189
XUE LONG: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10110&p=10522&hilit=xue+long#p10522
TOR VIKING II: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=16584
ILYA MUROMETS: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=16585
50 LET POBEDY: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12695&p=18550#p18550

Sierra Leone 2018 all stamp? Le9800, sg?, scott?

ILYA MUROMETS icebreaker

Built as a tug, icebreaker and supply vessel under yard No 02470 by the Admiralty Shipyard, Saint Petersburg, Russia for the Russian Navy.
23 April 2015 laid down.
10 June 2016 launched as the ILYA MUROMETS.
Displacement: 6,000 ton, tonnage 5,202 grt, 1,820 dwt, dim. 85 x 20 x 9.2m, draught 7m.
Powered diesel electric by 4 Wärtsilä 6I.32 each 3,000 kW engines, twin shafts, speed 15 knots.
Range: 12,000 mile.
Cargo capacity 500 ton in containers.
Crew 32.
Fitted out with a helideck.
30 November 2017 commissioned.

ILYA MUROMETS; also referred to as Project 21180 is a Russian icebreaker. The vessel was built by Admiralty Shipyard in Saint Petersburg and commissioned on 30 November 2017. She is the first icebreaker built for the Russian Navy in almost 40 years.

Development and construction
In March 2014, the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation announced that the Russian Navy would receive a new auxiliary icebreaker as part of the ongoing fleet renewal program. The vessel, designed by the Russian Vympel Design Bureau as Project 21180 would be the first new military icebreaker built in Russia since the Soviet era.
The construction of the new auxiliary icebreaker was awarded to Saint Petersburg-based Admiralty Shipyard. The keel of the vessel was laid on 23 April 2015 and she was launched as ILYA MUROMETS on 10 June 2016.[3] After completing sea trials, the vessel was officially delivered to the Russian Navy in a flag-raising ceremony on 30 November 2017.[4]
ILYA MUROMETS is the fourth icebreaker named after the Russian folk hero: the first was a 1915-built steam-powered icebreaker later captured by the French; the second a 1941-built steam-powered icebreaker acquired from Germany as war reparations; the third a 1965-built diesel-electric Project 97K icebreaker.
While initially the 6,000-ton ILYA MUROMETS was intended to be the lead ship of a series of four icebreakers, the Ministry of Defence decided not to begin the serial production of the Project 21180 due to high cost of the vessels. Instead, it will focus on building three smaller Project 21180M icebreakers with about two thirds of the displacement and more limited functionality compared to the bigger vessel. The keel of the smaller icebreaker will be laid at Almaz Shipbuilding Company on 12 December 2018.

Although the 6,000-ton ILYA MUROMETS is the largest icebreaker ever built for the Russian Navy, she is somewhat smaller than the civilian icebreakers operated by Atomflot, Rosmorport and Sovcomflot. In terms of size and general layout, the 85-metre (279 ft) vessel is comparable to the civilian Project MPSV06 multi-purpose salvage vessels with a working deck aft, deckhouse amidships and a helideck rated for Kamov Ka-27 helicopter. Like her civilian counterparts, ILYA MUROMETS is also equipped with a towing winch and stern notch for escorting other ships in ice conditions. She is served by a crew of 32 but can carry up to 50 marines in full combat gear.
ILYA MUROMETS is fitted for but not with various weapon systems in service in the Russian Navy. She can reportedly be equipped with several types of cannons, including the six-barreled 30 mm AK-630, and also carry the containerized Club-K cruise missiles in her cargo hold.
Like most icebreakers today, ILYA MUROMETS has an integrated diesel-electric propulsion system where the main generators provide electricity for both propulsion and auxiliary systems. The vessel's power plant consists of four 3,000-kilowatt (4,000 hp) 6-cylinder Wärtsilä 6L32 medium-speed diesel generating sets. ILYA MUROMETS is one of the few ice-going vessels propelled by contra-rotating propellers: the vessel has two electrically-driven 3,500-kilowatt (4,700 hp) Steerprop SP120CRP ECO azimuthing Z-drive propulsion units with five blades on the pulling and four blades on the pushing propeller. This configuration provides higher propulsion efficiency at a cost of added mechanical complexity. In addition, the vessel has a bow thruster for maneuvering
ILYA MUROMETS is classified by the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping. Her ice class, Icebreaker6, requires the vessel to be capable of operating in level ice with a thickness of 1 metre (3.3 ft) in a continuous motion and her hull strengthened for navigation in non-Arctic waters where ice can be up to 1.5 metres (5 ft) thick. ... icebreaker)
Sierra Leone 2018 Le 9800, sg?, scott?

TOR VIKING II icebreaker

Built as a tug-icebreaker and anchor handling vessel under yard no 282 by Havyard Leirvik A/S at Leirvik, Norway for Transviking A/S, Norway.
01 October 1998 building contract signed.
02 February 1999 keel laid down.
20 November 1999 launched as TOR VIKING, two sisters.
Tonnage 3.383 grt, 1,273 nrt, 2,600 dwt, dim. 83.7 x 18.04 x 8.52m, length bpp. 75.2m, draught 7.24m.
Powered diesel electric by 2 MaK 6M32 engines, each 3,916 hp, and 2 MaK 8M32 engines each 5,221 hp, total power 18,274 hp, two controllable pitch propellers, speed 16 knots. One bow and stern thruster each 1,200 hp.
Crew 23.
01 March 2000 completed, homeport Skärhamn, Norway. IMO No 9199622

01 January 2003 owned by Transviking Icebreaking & Offshore A/S, Sweden, homeport Mandal. Renamed in TOR VIKING II.
03 December 2010 she towed the bulkcarrier GOLDEN SEAS with a cargo of Canola seed which was disabled in the Bering Sea underway from Vancouver, Canada to the United Arab Emirates, to Dutch Harbour during bad weather and high seas.
01 June 2017 again under Norway flag and registry. Renamed TOR VIKING.
TOR VIKING is an icebreaker and anchor handling tug owned and operated by Norwegian company Trans Viking, but registered in Sweden. She has two sister ships, BALDER VIKING and VIDAR VIKING She has been employed supplying offshore Arctic petroleum drilling expedition.
In late January 2010 the Swedish Maritime Administration called for VIDAR VIKING and TOR VIKING to serve as icebreakers in the Baltic Sea. The vessels are chartered on a contingency bases; Trans Viking's parent company, Transatlantic, is paid a basic flat fee for the vessels to be available, within ten days, without regard to whether they are used. They were used in 2007. The contract expired in 2015.
Since 2016, Davie Shipbuilding has offered TOR VIKING and her sister ships together with the US-flagged AIVIA to the Canadian Coast Guard as a replacement for the aging Canadian icebreakers
On 10 August 2018, Viking Supply Ships announced the sale of three icebreaking, anchor-handling tugs, TOR VIKING, BALDER VIKING and VIDAR VIKING to Canada. Once retrofitted the vessels will be issued to the Canadian Coast Guard. They are expected to be used for 15 to 25 years.

2019 Is given that she is in service and owned by Canadian Government Fisheries & Oceans, Ottawa, not renamed.

Sierra Leone 2018 Le 9800 sg?, scott?

STATEN ISLAND icebreaker

Built as an icebreaker under yard No 140 by the Western Pipe and Steel Company, San Pedro for the US Coast Guard.
09 June 1942 laid down.
28 December 1942 launched as the USCGC NORTHWIND. One of the Windclass icebreakers.
Displacement 6,515 ton, 6,629 ton full load. Dim. 82 x 19.35 x 7.82m. (draught), length bpp. 76.2m.
Powered diesel electric by 6 Fairbanks-Morse model 8-1/8OP, 10-cyl. each 2,000 shp, each driving a Westinghouse DC electric generator. Two Westinghouse Electric DC electric motors driving the 2 aft propellers, 1 3000 shp Westinghouse DC electric motor driving the detachable and seldom used bow propeller. Speed 16.8 knots.
Range 32,485 mile.
Armament when delivered
4 – 3 inch, 8 – 40mm, 6 – 20mm guns and 2 depth charges tracks.
Carried one Grumman 12F Duck seaplane.
Crew: Accommodation for 21 officers and 295 enlisted in 1942.
26 February 1944 commissioned.

USCGC STATEN ISLAND (WAGB-278) was a United States Coast Guard Wind-class icebreaker. Laid down on 9 June 1942 and launched on 28 December 1942, the ship was commissioned on 26 February 1944, and almost immediately afterward transferred to the Soviet Union, under the Lend Lease program, under the name SEVERNY VETER, which loosely translates as NORTHWIND, until 19 December 1951. When returned to the United States Navy, she was designated USS NORTHWIND until 15 April 1952, when she was renamed STATEN ISLAND to distinguish her from her successor USCGC NORTHWIND (WAGB-282) which had been laid down shortly after she was lent to the Soviet Union. The ship was transferred to the US Coast Guard as USCGC STATEN ISLAND in February 1965, and served until November 1974, before being scrapped.

Wind class icebreaker
STATEN ISLAND was one of the icebreakers designed by Lieutenant commander Edward Thiele and Gibbs & Cox of New York, who modeled them after plans for European icebreakers he obtained before the start of World War II. She was the first of seven completed ships of the Wind-class of icebreakers operated by the United States Coast Guard. She was laid down on 9 June 1942 at Western Pipe and Steel Company shipyards in San Pedro, California, launched on 28 December 1942 and commissioned on 26 February 1944. Once commissioned, she was almost immediately transferred to the Soviet Union under the Lend-Lease program.1944
Her hull was of unprecedented strength and structural integrity, with a relatively short length in proportion to the great power developed, a cut away forefoot, rounded bottom, and fore, aft and side heeling tanks. Diesel electric machinery was chosen for its controllability and resistance to damage. STATEN ISLAND had her designed heavy armament reduced to four single 3"50cal., eight single 40mm., and two depth charge racks for Soviet service. After her return she received a single 5"38 cal. mount forward and a helicopter deck aft. In USCG service she had the forward mount removed.
Service history

Soviet Union (1944–1951)
SEVERNY VETER, (Russian: Северный Ветер or "North Wind"), was transferred to the Soviet Navy in February 1944 through the Lend-Lease program, serving in the Northern Route Command. In 1946 she was renamed KAPITAN BELOUSOV (Russian: Капитан Белоусов) after Soviet icebreaker commander Captain M.P. Belousov. Custody of Belousov was returned to the United States Navy on 19 December 1951 at Bremerhaven, Germany.

United States Navy (1951–1966)
On 19 December 1951 the ship was renamed USS NORTHWIND. On 25 February 1952 the NORTHWIND arrived at Boston Naval Shipyard, Boston, Massachusetts, for overhaul and fitting out as a unit of the United States Atlantic Fleet.
On 15 April 1952 she was renamed STATEN ISLAND to distinguish her from her successor ship USCGC NORTHWIND (WAGB-282), which had been laid down shortly after the ship was sent to the Soviets. STATEN ISLAND was named for the New York City borough of STATEN ISLAND. Coincidentally, the major interstate highway that runs through the borough is numbered as Interstate 278.
Overhaul was completed by 30 June 1952, and on 1 July 1952 she sailed from Boston to Grenfell Sound, Labrador, to conduct ice reconnaissance in Frobisher Bay, returning to Boston on 8 September.
STATEN ISLAND departed Boston for Resolution Island on 25 April 1952 to relieve EDISTO (AGB-2), returning to Boston on 10 June. During August, STATEN ISLAND became the first U.S. Navy ship to cut through the Davis Strait from Thule to Ellesmere Island.
In the following year, 1954, STATEN ISLAND was involved in three ice breaking operations through 15 December 1954.
In 1955 her home port was changed to Seattle, Washington. STATEN ISLAND sailed for Seattle on 19 May 1955, and arrived there on 10 June 1955 for duty with Service Squadron 1. From June through September 1955, she broke ice for ships resupplying the Distant Early Warning Line radar stations, returning to Seattle on 28 September 1955.
STATEN ISLAND departed Seattle on 5 July 1956 to lead another convoy of resupply ships bound for the Distand Early Warning Line through the ice, returning to Seattle on 6 September 1956. She was then assigned to Operation Deep Freeze II and departed Seattle for Antarctica on 3 November 1956. STATEN ISLAND rendezvoused with cargo ship WYANDOT (AKA-92) near the Panama Canal Zone before both continued on for Antarctica, arriving on 15 December 1956 at the Weddell Sea pack ice, and then breaking through the Antarctic Circle on 20 December 1956 en route to Cape Adams. The icebreaker led WYANDOT from Cape Adams to Gould Bay where Ellsworth Station was then assembled. She departed Gould Bay on 15 February 1957 to return home to Seattle, arriving there on 5 April 1957.
On 15 October 1963 while on the summer Arctic mission, the Captain, Commander John Metschl, and a Navy helicopter pilot was lost at sea doing ice reconnaissance. The only remains found were one of the helicopter's pontoons floating at sea.
On 1 February 1966, STATEN ISLAND was decommissioned by the United States Navy and struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 1 March 1966.

United States Coast Guard (1963–1973
She was then transferred to the United States Coast Guard, where she was redesignated USCGC STATEN ISLAND (WAGB-278), and home-ported at Seattle. During the summer of 1966, the engineering plant was upgraded and modifications were made to the flight deck and hangar to allow operation of a HH-52A Seaguard Helicopter. The Coast Guard then deployed her to Antarctica as part of that season's "Operation Deep Freeze" on 22 September 1966.
STATEN ISLAND returned from her Antarctic voyage on 6 April 1967 and was then sent into the Arctic Ocean above Alaska for four months during the spring and summer of 1967 during which time she ran aground while traveling west from Prudhoe Bay and sustained minor damage. STATEN ISLAND then broke ice to assist her sister ship, NORTHWIND (WAGB-282), twice during the 1967 fall ice season; in September 1967 NORTHWIND lost a propeller and became locked in the ice, and she was trapped again in October–November 1967 450 nautical miles (830 km) north-northwest of Point Barrow, Alaska.
During July and August 1968 STATEN ISLAND was assigned to conduct an oceanographic survey of the Chukchi Sea-Bering Strait area as part of a cooperative effort between the Coast Guard Oceanographic Unit, the University of Alaska and the University of Washington.
On 10–11 March 1969, she rescued the crew of the fishing vessel FV MARTINDALE which had run aground off Akun Island. STATEN ISLAND was dispatched to the Arctic Ocean on 7 July 1969 as an oceanographic research platform and escort vessel for supply operations. There she helped STORIS (WMEC-38) reach open water off Point Barrow on 7 September 1969, relieved NORTHWIND on 22 September 1969...


Navicula did give that the ELIZA ADAMS was depicted, I found the painting on the internet after which the Tristan da Cunha stamp sg 157 12½p was designed.

The whaler depict on this stamp is the whaler ELIZA ADAMS viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9546&p=9824#p9824

The painting is made by the painter Charles Sidney Raleigh and is now in the Peabody
Essex Museum in the USA.

Tristan da Cunha 1971 12½p sg 157, scott ?

RIB of the Italian Special Intervention Group (GIS)

For the 40th Anniversary of the GIS-the Special Intervention Group of the Italian Carabinieri, Italy issued one stamp in 2018.

The stamps is a tribute and a sign of gratitude towards a highly specialized military department that performs an extraordinarily precious job at the service of the community. It shows us three different actions of the Special Intervention Group of the Italian Carabinieri at land, sea, and air, respectively, in evidence on a stylized terrestrial globe with on top the slogan “IN SINGULI VIRTUTE ACEI VIS”.
At the top on the right the emblem of the GIS.

The vessel depicted on the left is a RIB viewtopic.php?f=2&t=14975&p=17192&hilit=RIB#p17192

Source: Internet and Italian Post.
Italy 2018 B sg?, scott?

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