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Norfolk Island has issued two stamps and a MS which depict cruise vessel who has visited the island.
One of this vessels is the SEVEN SEAS MARINER.

17 January 2000 laid down.
Built as a cruise vessel under yard No K31 by Chantiers de L’Atlantique, St Nazaire, France for the Prestige Cruise Service (Europe) Ltd. and managed by Radison Seven Seas Cruises, Mata Utu, Wallis & Futuna.
08-September 2000 launched as the SEVEN SEAS MARINER.
Tonnage 48,075 grt, 17,600 net, 4,700 dwt. Dim. 216.0 x 28.84 x 16.15m., length bpp. 187.00, draught 7.20m.
Powered diesel electric by 4 Wärtsilä 12V 38B 12-cyl. diesel engines, 16,600 kW, connected to two Roll Royce Mermaid pods, each 8.5 MW, which power 2 Azimuth pods. Speed 19.5 knots.
Accommodation for 769 passengers maximum. Crew 445.
08 March 2001 delivered to owners.
22 May 2001 christened in Los Angeles.

From May 2001 engaged in cruises around the world.
June 2008 sold to Oceania Cruises Inc., Nassau, Bahamas.
May 2009 management transferred to Prestige Cruise Service.
October 2010 sold to Mariner LLC, Miami, USA, and registered under Bahama flag with homeport Nassau.
October 2015 Management transferred to NCL, Bahamas Ltd.
2018 Same name and owners. IMO No 9210139.

Norfolk Island 2018 $1 sg?, scott?


Mexico issued in 1992 one stamp for the Dia de la Armada (Dag van de Navy) which shows us two stylized warships.

The sailing ship is as it looks topsail schooner rigged, while the vessel in the foreground with the long afterdeck is a modern warship.

Mexico 1992 $1.300 sg 2101, scott 1779.


The stamp shows in the background a “trireme” : viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12113&p=16176&hilit=trireme#!lightbox[gallery]/5/

The Bosnia& Herzegovina Post gives the following by the stamp, most is about the Iris and noting about the depicted vessel.

About Myths and Flora 2007 - The Illyrian Iris in Myths

Perunika (Iris) was named after Perun – Slavic God of Thunder. Legend says that perunika would overgrow in the place that was touched by Perun’s lightning.
Many species of Iris grows in Herzegovina and Dalmatia: Iris illyrica, iris croatica, and Iris pseudopallida. Many antiques writers, such as Teofrast, Nicander and Plinius, mention it.

The root of perunika was used in medicine and in agriculture, but its biggest value was in perfumery. According to the Plinius, the odour of perunika was produced only by Greek cities such as Corint, who led in perfume manufacturing and exported it all over the Mediterranean, and Kizik. Hereof testimony many ceramic pots for perfumes – alabastron and aryballos. In the first fase, the perfume was in liquidity, but Corinthians were started to produce fixed perfume (Greek stymma, something like today’s cream). It was more economical for transport and it was prepared for special pots – pikside.
Many pots for perfumes were found in the field of Narona where, in the IV. century B.C, Greeks founded emporium (port) and established market place in the Neretva, on which boats and ships triere – trireme, were sailing.

Plinius Secundus, in his encyclopedia Naturalis historis writes: “Iris laudatissima in Illyrico, et ibi quoque non in maritimis, sed in silvestribus Drilonis et Naronae”. (Perunika from Illyrica is very praised, not those along the shore, but those in the woods along Drim and Neretva).

Bosnia& Herzegovina 2007 3.00KM sg?, scott?


The stamp issued in 1993 by St Pierre et Miquelon shows the people leaving by most probably fishing boats St Pierre et Miquelon after the British captured the island on 14 May 1793 and the people living there were deported. In the background of the stamp, the island is visible, and the people in the first boat are looking for the last time to the island.

The people of the island were deported to Magdalen Island in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.

St Pierre et Miquelon 1993 5f10 sg 698. Scott 591.
Source: Internet

HMS Diana (1794)

HMS Diana was a 38-gun Artois-class fifth rate frigate of the Royal Navy. She was launched in 1794. Because Diana served in the Royal Navy's Egyptian campaign between 8 March 1801 and 2 September, her officers and crew qualified for the clasp "Egypt" to the Naval General Service Medal that the Admiralty authorized in 1850 to all surviving claimants. Diana participated in an attack on a French frigate squadron anchored at Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue at the Action of 15 November 1810, which ultimately led to the destruction of the Elisa. (Boats from Diana went in and set fire to the beached Eliza despite heavy fire from shore batteries and three nearby armed brigs; the British suffered no casualties.) On 7 March 1815 Diana was sold to the Dutch navy for £36,796. On 27 August 1816 she was one of six Dutch frigates that participated in the bombardment of Algiers. Diana was destroyed in a fire on 16 January 1839 while in dry-dock at Willemsoord, Den Helder. The design stamp is made after painting of Tom Freeman.
Source: Ivory Coast 2018;500f.

I-168 submarine.

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I-168 submarine.

Postby aukepalmhof » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:24 pm

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Built as a submarine by the Kure Naval Arsenal at Kure for the Imperial Japanese Navy.
18 June 1931 laid down.
26 June 1933 launched as the I-68. She was one of the KD6A type class of submarines of which 8 were built.
Displacement 1.785 tons surface, 2.440 tons submerged. Dim. 104.7 x 8.2 x 4.6m. (draught).
Powered by two Kampon MK 1A model 8 diesel engines, 9,000 hp and 2 electric motors, 1,800 hp, twin shafts, speed surface 23 knots, submerged 8.25 knots.
Fuel 341 tons.
Range by a speed of 10 knots on the surface 14,000 miles.
Armament 4 – 533m torpedo tubes forward and 2 x 533 torpedo tubes at the stern, carried 14 torpedoes. 1 – 10cm deck gun.
Diving depth maximum 75 meter.
Crew 70.
31 July 1934 commissioned.

Based at the Kure Naval District.
The class was a faster than their predecessors and at that time she were the fastest submarine in the world.
25 July 1941 under command of Comdr. Nakamura Otoji.
23 November 1941 she departs from Kwajalien bound for the waters off Hawaii to perform reconnaissance duties in preparation for the impending attack on Pearl Harbor.
02 December she received the code signal “Niitakayama nobore (Climb Mount Niitaka) 1208”, which informs her that the hostilities commence on 07 December 1941.
On that day she patrolled the waters 25 miles sw of Oahu.
13 December she patrols the waters off Hawaii and was subjected to 21 separate depth charge attacks on that day and later, the attacks wreck many of her batteries and she got flooding in her aft torpedo tubes.
31 December she returns to Japan.
09 January 1942 arrived at Kure for repair.

20 May 1942 she is renumbered in I-168.
23 May under command of Comdr. Tanabe Yahachi she left Kure for her second war patrol in the waters off Midway.
02 June her arrived of Midway and made her first periscope reconnaissance of Sand Island, in which Yahachi reported unusually frequent patrol aircraft launches.
04 June she made periscope observations during the first Japanese air attack on Midway.
Later that day she received orders to commence shelling the airfield on Eastern Island. Midway.
05 June at 01.24 she surfaces within 1,100 yards sw of Midway and opened fire, she fires six shells but did not inflict any damage. She withdrew when she came under fire of U.S.A. Marine forces.
Thereafter she was briefly chased and depth charged by an American patrol vessel.

After the crippled aircraft carrier USS YORKTOWN was spotted by Japanese floatplane, she was ordered to sink the carrier.
She was running on the surface full speed towards the YORKTOWN she was attacked by a Catalina patrol plane, but the I-168 she dives and escape.
06 June at 04.10 she sighted the YORKTOWN about 12 miles away. And at 06.00 they spotted the first destroyer. He submerges and slows down to three knots. The YORKTOWN got six destroyers circling and protecting the carrier.
USS HAMMANN was alongside the YORKTOWN on the starboard side and provides power for the carrier’s pumps and for fighting the still burning fires on board the carrier.

The I-168 skilfully makes her approach to the carrier, and undetected he penetrated the destroyer screen.
At 13.32 he fires two torpedoes from 1500 yards, three seconds more an other two torpedoes, the first hit the HAMMANN which break her back which sinks her in about four minutes. When she goes down her depth charges exploding and kills 81 men.
At 13.36 two torpedoes hit the YORKTOWN starboard side below the bridge, the other missed.

The same time the American destroyer commence a counter attack, a destroyer who passed over the submerged submarine dropt two depth charges, after more attacks the I-168 got flooding in the torpedo room and manoeuvring room, her battery cells are extensively damaged.
At 1640 when her batteries are almost exhausted the I-168 surfaced and found out that the destroyers were away about five miles and with the best speed the I-168 disappeared from the scene.
She was sighted by the destroyers and one fired intermittently at her. Some emergency repairs were carried out and fixed where after she dived again. She escaped after some 40 depth charge attacks.

07 June low on fuel she slowly sails for Japan arriving in Yokosuka with almost empty tanks, for refuelling. Then she proceeds to Kure for repairs.

31 August 1942 her repairs completed and she left from Sasebo, Japan under command of Lieutenant Commander Katsuji Watanabe. She was reassigned to cargo transportation missions to the beleaguered Solomon Islands and Kiska.

25 July 1943 she departs Truk for Rabaul.
She sends till 27 July regular situation reports while sailing in the Isabel Strait.
That day at dusk she sighted around 17.54 an surfaced enemy submarine in the Steffen Strait between New Ireland and New Hanover. The I-168 fires a torpedo at the submarine but missed, the USS SCAMP which she missed spotted the incoming torpedo. LtCdr. Walter E. Ebert the skipper of the boat gives full ahead and crass dives. He dives to 220 feet before levelling off and the torpedo of the I-168 passed overhead.
Then he returned to periscope depth and at 18.12 he fires four torpedoes at I-168 that sinks her 60 miles off New Hanover in a position 02 05S, 149 01E.
The I-168 was lost with all hands, 97 crew members lost there life.

(The stamp shows the submarine surfaced which was not the case, also when she launched her torpedoes from that position she hardly could hit the HAMMANN.)

Uganda 1992 200s sg1060, scott975j.

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