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by john sefton
Sun Aug 27, 2023 1:01 pm
Forum: Ship Stamps Collection
Topic: Windhuk
Replies: 1
Views: 7242

Re: Windhuk

USS Lejeune (AP-74) was a German cargo liner that was converted to a US Navy troop transport during the Second World War. Her original name was TS (Turbine Ship) Windhuk. Civilian liner Windhuk was built at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany and completed in 1937. She was one of a pai...
by john sefton
Fri Aug 25, 2023 3:10 pm
Forum: Ship Stamps Collection
Topic: HETMAN SAHAYDACHNIY frigate
Replies: 1
Views: 7257

Re: HETMAN SAHAYDACHNIY frigate

During the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, the ship was scuttled in Mykolaiv. On 3 March 2022, a photo emerged showing Hetman Sahaidachny partially sunk and with a list to port. On 4 March, the Ukrainian Defence Minister confirmed that Hetman Sahaidachny had been scuttled to prevent her capture by...
by john sefton
Fri Aug 25, 2023 2:53 pm
Forum: Ship Stamps Collection
Topic: Pope Paul Vl visit to Israel
Replies: 1
Views: 6320

Pope Paul Vl visit to Israel

During his short trip to Israel - it lasted only 11 hours - Pope Paul VI never once called Israel by name, and went out of his way to avoid using the word Jews. In those days, the Vatican saw Israel as a non-country, and its people as a non-nation. Pope Paul VI even used the occasion to praise his m...
by john sefton
Fri Aug 25, 2023 2:32 pm
Forum: Ship Stamps Collection
Topic: Molly Brown (Titanic)
Replies: 0
Views: 1894

Molly Brown (Titanic)

You might recognise The Unsinkable Molly Brown as the moniker of possibly the most famous Titanic survivor, but the fact is that “Molly’s” real name was Margaret Tobin Brown. She was never actually called “Molly” during her lifetime. That nickname came from the “Unsinkable Molly Brown” movie and sta...
by john sefton
Thu Aug 24, 2023 8:22 pm
Forum: Ship Stamps Collection
Topic: COWAN, Francis Puara
Replies: 0
Views: 1755

COWAN, Francis Puara

Francis Puara COWAN (1926 - 2009) is one of the figures of the ancestral Polynesian navigation of the 20th century. In 1947, he had the privilege to be close to the crew of the Kon Tiki in Tahiti and became friend with Hermann Watzinger, Thor Heyerdhal’s second. He was only 20 and he wanted to achie...
by john sefton
Thu Aug 24, 2023 8:19 pm
Forum: Ship Stamps Collection
Topic: Williams. Rodolphe Tuko Harry
Replies: 0
Views: 1810

Williams. Rodolphe Tuko Harry

Rodolphe Tuko Harry WILLIAMS (1920 - 1986). Originally from Tahiti, fisherman and captain of boats carrying copra, "Rodo" Williams was an outstanding navigator, with a very detailed knowledge of the winds, currents, the geography of the different archipelagos of French Polynesia, in partic...
by john sefton
Thu Aug 24, 2023 7:13 pm
Forum: Ship Stamps Collection
Topic: Crozier. Capt (HMS Terror)
Replies: 1
Views: 6893

Re: Crozier. Capt (HMS Terror)

Captain Francis Crozier was Northern Ireland’s greatest ever polar explorer and a major figure in the three epic quests of 19th century Polar exploration – navigating the North West Passage, reaching the North Pole and mapping Antarctica. Crozier first went to sea at the age of 13, working his way u...
by john sefton
Thu Aug 24, 2023 7:09 pm
Forum: Ship Stamps Collection
Topic: WILLIAMS polar ship
Replies: 1
Views: 6515

Re: WILLIAMS polar ship (Bransfield)

In 1819, 28 year old Englishman William Smith was captain of a small ship of 216 tons, 25m long that he owned in partnership with three others, a brig called the Williams (so named because three of the four owners were all called William) on a merchant voyage carrying cargo from Buenos Aires on the ...
by john sefton
Thu Aug 24, 2023 6:37 pm
Forum: Ship Stamps Collection
Topic: Haggadah
Replies: 0
Views: 1726

Haggadah

The Haggadah (Hebrew: הַגָּדָה, "telling"; plural: Haggadot) is a Jewish text that sets forth the order of the Passover Seder. According to Jewish practice, reading the Haggadah at the Seder table is a fulfillment of the mitzvah to each Jew to tell their children the story from the Book of...
by john sefton
Thu Aug 24, 2023 4:45 pm
Forum: Ship Stamps Collection
Topic: Crimea Bridge
Replies: 0
Views: 1756

Crimea Bridge

Vladimir Putin opened a bridge that will serve as Russia's first road link to Crimea, a symbolic victory for him that will also reduce the annexed peninsula's isolation. To christen the bridge, which at almost 12 miles is the longest in Europe, Mr Putin got behind the wheel of an orange Kamaz lorry ...
by john sefton
Mon Aug 21, 2023 3:10 pm
Forum: Ship Stamps Collection
Topic: GLADIOLUS.
Replies: 1
Views: 10008

Re: GLADIOLUS.

HMS Gladiolus — built by Charles Connell and Company, Scotstoun, launched 25 October 1915. Sold in Portugal 10 March 1920, becoming Portuguese warship NRP República classified as a cruiser, discarded 1943.
by john sefton
Mon Aug 21, 2023 12:59 pm
Forum: Ship Stamps Collection
Topic: PALINURO Tall Ship
Replies: 1
Views: 6648

Re: PALINURO Tall Ship

Sierre Leone 2023
by john sefton
Sun Aug 20, 2023 9:06 pm
Forum: Ship Stamps Collection
Topic: Victoria HMCS
Replies: 0
Views: 1756

Victoria HMCS

HMCS Victoria is a long-range hunter-killer (SSK) submarine of the Royal Canadian Navy, the lead ship of her class. She is named after the city of Victoria, British Columbia. She was purchased from the Royal Navy, and is the former HMS Unseen (S41). The class was also renamed from the Upholder class...
by john sefton
Wed Aug 16, 2023 9:00 pm
Forum: Ship Stamps Collection
Topic: SHIP STAMP SOCIETY
Replies: 0
Views: 111477

Re: SHIP STAMP SOCIETY

The Ship Stamp Society no longer exists due to falling membership.
by john sefton
Sat Apr 22, 2023 7:00 pm
Forum: Ship Stamps Collection
Topic: Victoria 1907
Replies: 1
Views: 2054

Victoria 1907

Victoria 1907 Steel; triple-screw turbine. Built in 1907 by Wm. Denny at Dumbarton for the South Eastern and Chatham Railway who used her on the Dover-Calais service. Purchased from them by the Steam Packet Company in 1928 for £25,000, but with alterations, the total cost was £37,550. Sister ship of...