HEALY USCG icebreaker

Built as an icebreaker under yard No 2372 by the Litton Avondale Shipyard at Avondale, USA for the American Coast Guard’
16 September 1996 laid down.
15 November 1997 launched as the USCG HEALY (WAGB-20).
Displacement 16,257 ton full load. Tonnage 15,150 grt, 7,500 ton dwt. Dim. 128 x 25 x 8.92m. (draught), length bpp. 121.2m.
Powered diesel electric by four Sulzer 12ZAV40S diesel engines, 34,560 kW. Two AC Synchronous Drive motors, 11,2 MW, twin fixed pitch propellers, speed maximum 17 knots.
Three knots in 4.5 ft thick ice.
Accommodation for 19 officers, 12 CPO, 54 enlisted, 35 scientists, 17 others.
29 October 1999 completed.
10 November 1999 commissioned.

USCGC HEALY (WAGB-20) is the United States' largest and most technologically advanced icebreaker. She is classified as a medium icebreaker by the U.S. Coast Guard. She is homeported in Seattle, Washington and was commissioned in 1999. On September 5, 2015, USCGC HEALY became the first unaccompanied United States surface vessel to reach the North Pole. The current Commanding Officer is Captain Jason Hamilton. Captain Hamilton assumed command of HEALY in May, 2015.
HEALY was built by Avondale Industries in New Orleans, Louisiana. The construction included a technology transfer agreement between Avondale Industries and the Finnish Kværner Masa-Yards Arctic Technology Centre, where the latter provided expertise for hull form development and propulsion line engineering based on the Finnish diesel-electric icebreaker OTSO.
HEALY is named in honor of United States Revenue Cutter Service Captain Michael A. HEALY. Her keel was laid on 16 September 1996. HEALY joined the icebreakers USCGC POLAR STAR (WAGB-10) and USCGC POLAR SEA (WAGB-11) in their homeport of Seattle, Washington on 10 November 1999. The ship departed New Orleans on January 26, 2000, performing sea trials off of San Juan, Puerto Rico and in Baffin Bay between Canada and Greenland. She arrived in Seattle on 9 August 2000 after transiting the famed Northwest Passage and was placed "In Commission, Active" on August 21, 2000.
USCGC HEALY is an optimally manned vessel, meaning it has the minimum number of personnel staffed in order to safely navigate. Due to the vast array of missions conducted by HEALY, it is vital that crewmembers are fully qualified on a number of duties. HEALY operates two A-Frames, one on the aft working deck and one on the starboard side. There are two articulated cranes on the aft working deck, with the starboard side rated to 15 short tons (14 t) and the port side rated to 5 short tons (4.5 t). The aft working deck provides ample space to conduct science and research operations. HEALY has a forecastle crane with a load capacity of 3 short tons (2.7 t), and two 04 level cranes with load capacities of 15 tons each HEALY has a Dynamic Positioning System (DPS) that uses its Bow Thruster system, which aids in navigation and station keeping during science operations. Its flight deck is capable of landing both of the Coast Guard's helicopter airframes, and attached is a hangar that can house 2 HH-65 helicopters. HEALY can accommodate 8 ISO vans on the ship, which are used as science labs and workstations. HEALY has three small boats on board. One is the 38 ft (12 m) foot Arctic Survey Boat (ASB), which is on the starboard side. HEALY has two 26 ft (7.9 m) Cutter Boat Large (CBL) Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIB), one on each side.
HEALY and the Geotraces science team have their portrait taken at the North Pole Sept. 7, 2015. HEALY reached the pole on Sept. 5, becoming the first U.S. surface vessel to do so unaccompanied.
Designed to conduct a wide range of research activities, HEALY provides more than 4,200 square feet (390 m2) of scientific laboratory space, numerous electronic sensor systems, oceanographic winches, and accommodations for up to 50 scientists. HEALY is also designed to break 4.5 ft (1.4 m) of ice continuously at 3 knots (5.6 km/h; 3.5 mph) or ice 10 ft (3.0 m) thick when backing and ramming, and can operate in temperatures as low as −50 °F (−46 °C).
As a Coast Guard cutter, HEALY is also a platform for supporting other potential missions in the polar regions, including: search and rescue, ship escort, environmental protection, and enforcement of laws and treaties.
Notable Operations
October 29, 2015: USCGC HEALY received the Coast Guard Unit Commendation award for exceptionally meritorious service from 24 June to 29 October 2015 during their Arctic West Summer 2015 deployment. HEALY traveled over 16,000 miles, took over 25,000 water and ice samples from 72 science stations, and became the first unaccompanied U.S. surface vessel to reach the North Pole. She also engaged with the crew of the German icebreaker POLARSTERN while at the North Pole in support of the international scientific mission Geotraces. Finally, HEALY became the first vessel to broadcast a live feed from ice-bound Arctic waters, streaming video of a search and rescue exercise to shore-based coordinators.
April 10, 2012: USCGC HEALY received the Coast Guard Unit Commendation award for exceptionally meritorious service from 3 January to 5 February 2012 after she escorted a tanker carrying a critical load of fuel through tremendously difficult winter ice conditions to Nome, AK. In November 2011, a strong winter storm struck western Alaska, which prevented a vital fuel delivery to Nome. HEALY delayed her return home from a six-month Arctic deployment in order to escort the Russian-flagged tanker MT RENDA to Nome, AK. HEALY escorted the MT RENDA through over 300 miles of extremely difficult ice conditions and broke out the beset ship time after time. After many days of great exertion, MT RENDA transferred the fuel to Nome over the course of three days. On 20 January, HEALY began the break out for herself and the MT RENDA. They emerged from the ice on 29 January 2012 after successful completion of the mission. This was the first-ever winter fuel delivery from the water in Western Alaska.
January 20, 2010: USCGC HEALY received the Coast Guard Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation award for meritorious service from 6 August to 16 September 2009 while conducting the Joint U.S. Canada United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea Extended Continental Shelf Mapping Expedition. In collaboration with the CCGS LOUIS S. ST-LAURENT, HEALY pushed 150 nautical miles further north than planned and avoided $2.4 million in future expedition mapping costs. HEALY also acquired over 1,000 pounds of valuable geological samples by conducting dredging operations at depths of up to 3 miles. The rare samples were essential in establishing the origin of the targeted extended continental shelf.
July 16, 2008: USCGC HEALY received the Coast Guard Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation award for meritorious service from April 2007 to July 2008 while conducting science operations in support of national scientific, economic, and political interests. HEALY conducted a multi-year project in order to evaluate the entire ecosystem of the Bering Sea. Data collected during these missions helped improve the understanding of food webs and biological communities in the Arctic. Through superior mission execution in adverse weather, HEALY exceeded expectations significantly.
May 7, 2003: USCGC HEALY received the Coast Guard Unit Commendation award for exceptionally meritorious service from January 2003 to April 2003 while conducting Operation Deep Freeze in support of the U.S. Antarctic Program. With less than three weeks' notice, HEALY was deployed to Antarctica in support of the critical annual re-supply of McMurdo Station. HEALY played an instrumental role in coordination with USCGC POLAR SEA in resupplying the ice station. HEALY successfully escorted the freighter AMERICAN TERN and the tanker RICHARD G. MATTHIESON. HEALY...

Battle of Gibraltar (1607)

The naval Battle of Gibraltar took place on 25 April 1607 during the Eighty Years' War when a Dutch fleet surprised and engaged a Spanish fleet anchored at the Bay of Gibraltar . During the four hours of action, most of the Spanish ships were destroyed. A Dutch fleet of 26 warships was led by Jacob van Heemskerk . The Dutch flagship was Æolus . Other Dutch ships were The Tiger,The Seal,The Griffon,The Red Lion,The Gold Lion,The Black Bear,The White Bear and The Morningstar. A Spanish fleet of 21 ships (according to the Dutch) or 10 ships (according to the Spanish), including 10 galleons , was led by Don Juan Álvarez de Ávila . The Spanish flagship St Augustine was commanded by Don Juan's son. Other ships were Our Lady of Vega and Mother of God. The Spanish fleet was covered by a fortress, although the Dutch fleet was out of range of its guns at all times and they could not intervene in the battle. Van Heemskerk left some of his ships at the bay entrance to prevent the escape of any Spanish ships. Twenty from the Dutch fleet were ordered to focus on the Spanish galleons while the rest attacked the smaller vessels.Van Heemskerk was killed during the first approach on the Spanish flagship as a cannon ball severed his leg. The Dutch then doubled up on the galleons and a few of the galleons caught fire. One exploded due to a shot into the powder magazine. The Dutch captured the Spanish flagship but let it go adrift. Following the destruction of the Spanish ships, the Dutch deployed boats and killed hundreds of swimming Spanish sailors. The Dutch lost 100 men including admiral Van Heemskerk. Sixty Dutch were wounded. Depending on the sources, most or all of the Spanish ships were lost and between 3500 and 4000 Spaniards killed or captured. Álvarez de Ávila was amongst the dead. The design stamp is made after painting of Cornelis Wieringen
Djibouti 2015;1000f. Source:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Gibraltar_(1607)

PALLADA tall ship

Built as an auxiliary sailing training ship under yard No b810/04 by the Stocznia Gdansk im. Lenia, Gdansk, Poland for the Russian Ministry of Fisheries.
1987 Keel laid down.
30 July 1988 launched as the PALLADA, 4 sisters.
Tonnage 2,248 grt, 685 nrt, 840 dwt., dim. 108.60 x 14.00 x 10.65m., length bpp. 79.40m., draught 6.60m.
Powered by two Sulzer Cegelski 6AL. 20/24 diesel engines, each 653 bhp, one controllable pitch propeller, speed 11.5 knots.
Full rigged ship, 26 sails, sail area 2,771 square metres. Speed under sails 12 knots.
Accommodation for 143 cadets and 56 crew.
30 June 1989 completed, homeport Vladivostok, Russia.

The tall ship PALLADA, designed by Polish naval architect Zygmunt Choreń, is a Russian 354 feet (108 m) long three-masted frigate. It is considered the world's fastest sailing ship, as it holds the world speed record of 18.7 knots in the Sail Training International largest and most prestigious Class A. There exists a claim that during the circumnavigation of 2007-2008, PALLADA posted 18.8 knots, but this record still remains officially unrecognized.
PALLADA arrived in Kodiak, Alaska, on July 20, 2011, and was welcomed by hundreds of people who lined the waterfront. The Kodiak visit was the first stop of a North Pacific tour including Victoria, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Honolulu. The voyage commemorated the 270th anniversary of Russia's colonization of Alaska and the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's pioneering space flight.
2017 In service, same name and owner, IMO No 8511847.

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Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PALLADA_(tallship) Russian ship Registry. Great Sailing Ships of the World by Otmar Schauffelen .


Built as a wooden hulled schooner on the Wisconsin Lake Schooner Education Association yard at Wisconsin for the Wisconsin Lake Schooner Education Association.
1995 Keel laid down.
22 June 2000 launched as the DENIS SULLIVAN.
Displacement 150 tons, tonnage 97 ton gross, dim.42 x 7.3 x 2.67m. length on deck 30.0m.
Two auxiliary diesel engines each 180 hp.
Rigged as a three-master topsail schooner, 10 sails, sail area 550 square meters.
Accommodation for 31 persons on long voyages and 60 on day trips. Crew 10.
2000 Completed, homeport Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The S/V DENIS SULLIVAN is a replica three-masted, wooden, gaff rigged schooner from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is a flagship of both the state of Wisconsin and of the United Nations Environment Programme.
The construction of the DENIS SULLIVAN was first proposed in 1991 by a group of Milwaukee residents and volunteers from other states. Their plan was to build a tall ship which would serve as a platform for educating people about the Great Lakes. Community involvement was welcome in the project, and almost a thousand people donated almost a million volunteer hours toward the DENIS SULLIVAN's construction. Through the efforts of both professional shipwrights and volunteers, the DENIS SULLIVAN was partially completed and launched in June 2000. She departed Milwaukee for her first sail to the Caribbean in November 2000.
The DENIS SULLIVAN is not a replica of a specific vessel. Rather, her design is inspired by that of the Great Lakes cargo schooners of the 19th century. Like many of those schooners, she carries a raffee, a square-rigged fore topsail which is triangular in shape.
In designing the DENIS SULLIVAN, architects Timothy Graul Marine Services looked to several nineteenth century Great Lakes schooners for inspiration, including the ROUSE SIMMONS, CLIPPER CITY and ALVIN CLARK Above the waterline, the SULLIVAN closely resembles these earlier vessels. Her shape is that of an efficient cargo carrier, and her rigging and deck arrangement are likewise authentic. She differs from her predecessors, however, below the waterline. Traditionally, Great Lakes cargo schooners were built with a fairly flat bottom to minimize draft and permit sailing in shallow waters. They carried a centerboard to compensate for this when sailing to windward. The DENIS SULLIVAN strayed from this tradition to meet both modern Coast Guard safety requirements and the practical considerations of a passenger vessel. She has a relatively deep hull and weighted keel, which provide greater stability to the vessel and allow for 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) of head clearance in the below decks accommodations. An additional concession to safety regulations was the division of the traditional cargo hold into watertight bulkheads.
2017 In service owned by Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin. Imo No 1100209.

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Source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denis_Sullivan_(schooner)

PODEROSO tug 1911

On this stamp issued by Chile in 1939 which shows us the passenger liner CONTE BIANCAMANO viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12614&p=13702&hilit=conte#p13702 also a tug on the right is depict, she is the tug PODEROSO.

Built as a tug under yard No 69 by H&C Grayson Shipbuilders at Garston near Liverpool for the Pacific Steam Navigation Co, Liverpool.
27 May 1911 launched as the PODEROSO (powerful).
Tonnage 285 gross, 156 net, dim. 37.80 x 7.60 x 4.65m,. (draught).
One triple expansion steam engine manufactured by Crabtree & Co. Ltd., Yarmouth U.K., 650 hp, one shaft, speed 8 knots.
July 1911 completed.

September 1911 arrived at Valparaiso, Chile. Used there as a harbour and seagoing tug at the coast of Chile.
1951 Sold to Carlos Prochelle Grochmer, Valparaiso, not renamed.
1957 Acquired by Guillermo y Luis Prochelle, Valparaiso, not renamed.
19? Operated by Kenrick & Cia. Ltda, Valparaiso.
26 June 1972 sold to Vendido a Kenrick & Cia. Ltda, Valparaiso, not renamed.
1990 Declared a historical monument.
1988 Out of service in Valparaiso
18 June 1994 towed to Talcahuano
20 February 1995 a floating monument and museum at Trabaja Maritimo, Talcahuano and renamed RAM PODEROSO.
27 February 2010 during an earthquake off the coast of Chile and the following tsunami which throws the RAM PODEROSO at Talcahuano on the shore where after she capsized.
2017 I believe she is still there in the same position, there are plans to salvage the tug.

Chile 1939 2p sg338h, scott?
Source Wikipedia and http://www.histarmar.com.ar

STAR FLYER tall ship

Built as an auxiliary sailing cruise vessel under yard No 2183 by the yard of Langerbrugge at Ghent in Belgium for Star Clippers, Luxemburg.
04 January 1991 launched as the STAR CLIPPER.
Tonnage 2,298 grt, 869 nrt, 300 dwt., dim. 111.6 x 15.1 x 5.50m. Length bpp. 70.3m.
Powered by one Caterpillar diesel, 1,050 kW, one shaft, speed 12 knots, under sail maximum 16.0 knots. Fitted out with a bowthruster and anti-rolling tanks.
Passenger180 in 85 cabins, crew 70.
Barquentine rigged, 16 sails, sail area 3,365 square meters.
The square sails can be operated by three men, the roll reefing devices on the yards are operated with a joystick.
Before delivery renamed in STAR FLYER. One sister the STAR CLIPPER.
May 1991 delivered under Luxemburg registry, homeport Antwerp.

After delivery used as a cruise vessel, world-wide.
27 August 2010 registry changed to Malta flag and homeport Valletta.
2017 In service same name and registry owner given as Star Flyer NV, Monaco and managed by Star Clippers Monaco SAM. IMO No 8915433.

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Source: Great Sailing Ships by Otmar Schauffelen. http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Flyer http://www.equasis.org


Built as a steel hulled clipper type sailing passenger ship under yard No 6900 by the Damen Oranje Shipyard in Amsterdam for the Randstad Holding.
16 December 1997 laid down.
16 December 1998 launched as the STAD AMSTERDAM one sister the Brazilian training ship CISNE BRANCO.
Displacement 1,038 ton, 723 grt, 277 net,110 dwt. Dim. 76.0 x 11.0 x 6.4 m. Draught 4.0m. length bpp. 53.9m.
One auxiliary Caterpillar diesel, 1,014 hp. (749 kW), one shaft, speed under engine 11 knots. One bowthruster.
Full rigged; 26 sails, with studding sails 31, sail area 2,200 square meters.
Accommodation for 28 - 115 passengers on long/short voyages. Crew 30.
Carried 210 ton lead ballast.
June 2000 completed. Homeport Amsterdam. Building cost about 16 million Euro
1 June 2000 christened by Mrs. Rita Kok during Sail Amsterdam, she is the spouse of the at that time Minister President of the Netherlands Wim Kok.

The STAD AMSTERDAM (City of Amsterdam) is a three-masted clipper that was built in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 2000 at the Damen Shipyard.
The ship was designed by Gerard Dijkstra who modelled her after the mid-19th century frigate AMSTERDAM (1854), but she is not a replica. A major difference is that the hull is made of steel. The owners call the ship a "modern extreme clipper in historical perspective", meaning that the construction method is a combination of the best qualities of clippers of the past, outfitted and built with modern techniques but with a classic "look and feel". She is a very fast ship, with 15 knots being a normal speed. She won the 2001 Cutty Sark Tall Ships' Race.
She is rigged with double gallant sails on the fore and main masts, a main sky sail, and single top gallant sails.
The building of the hull in 1997/98 was used as a work experience project for the unemployed (e.g. metalworking and welding). The ship was first presented to the public at the 2000 edition of SAIL Amsterdam. During the 2005, 2010 and 2015 editions of the event she was the flagship.
The STAD AMSTERDAM is used for training and as a charter-ship for guests. The crew are mainly from the Netherlands and Denmark and the official language on board is English. Her home port is Amsterdam.
In September 2009 STAD AMSTERDAM was refitted to accommodate a televised research expedition, tracing the second voyage of HMS BEAGLE (1831–1836). The ship re-sailed the route of the BEAGLE in approximately 8 months while collecting information to allow comparison between Charles Darwin's BEAGLE observations and the current ones. The show was aired by the Dutch public broadcaster VPRO as Beagle: In Darwin's wake (Beagle: In het kielzog van Darwin).
The STAD AMSTERDAM celebrated her 15th anniversary at the five-day SAIL Amsterdam 2015 tall ships festival in August 2015 The occasion was commemorated with the publication of a book about the ship, with contributions from Eberhard van der Laan - the Mayor of Amsterdam - and the co-founder of the ship, Frits Goldschmeding. The book was co-created by former quartermaster Bart Huijs, and the sculptor and photographer, Anthony Smith.
2017 In service, same name, owned by Randstad/Amsterdam Clipper at Diemen, Netherlands and managed by Stad Amsterdam B.V. Imo No 9185554.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stad_Amsterdam Great Sailing Ships of the World by Otmar Schäuffelen.

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