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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-14 (Japanese Submarine)

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I-14 (Japanese Submarine)

Postby john sefton » Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:08 pm

The Japanese submarine I -14 can be found on the Grenada Grenadines $2 stamp and Min Sheet.
Her dimensions are Length 356 3/4ft. Beam 29 3/4ft. Draught 14/1/2ft (mean) Displacement 1950/2600 tons. Armament Two 5.5". 2 machine guns and Six 21" torpedo tubes. She could also transport a sea-plane. She had 2 sets of Kanpon-diesels of 6.000hp and she belonged to the I-6 class, of which 9 were built. Speed was 17/9 knots (surface/submerged) Crew 108 officers and men. Launched at the Kawasaki Shipyard on Kobe and commissioned 14 March 1945.
The I-14 surrendered 200 miles south East of Yokosuka on 27 August 1945.
Source: The Imperial Japanese Navy by A J Watts & B G Gordon London 1971.
Contributed by Piet Snijers Log Book May 1996.
Grenada Grenadines SG1986 (I do not have the stamp)
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Re: I-14 (Japanese Submarine)

Postby Arturo » Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:08 pm

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The submarine I-14 was a large, seaplane-carrying submarine of the Imperial Japanese Navy of the AM type. 400 feet long and 40 feet high, it didn't see action in World War II. With a range of 21,000 nmi, it could carry two or three Aichi M6A Seiran bombers, whose wings and tail could be folded to fit into the sub.

I-14 surrendered at sea at the end of the war. It was one of five subs that were brought to Hawaii at war's end, then sunk off Oahu after U.S. technicians had studied their secrets. It was located in 2009 by a group from the Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Modified “New Junsen Type”, of which only two units were completed. They Had markedly less powerful machinery than boats of their size normally have, because emphasis was given to great operating range rather than speed. Oil shortage and scarcity of high quality engine parts probably had an influence, too.

Their two seaplanes were stowed in a hangar before the conning tower. While the conning tower was slightly ofset to port, the hangar itself sat on centerline. The planes were launched on a rigid catapult that ran from the hangar up to the bow. They were retrieved by a retractable crane on the portside. These boats had a snorkeling tube, and their hulls were shielded against sonar by an anechoic coat. The coating consisted of a resilient rubber/sand mixture. It had a thin cement or plastic covering.

I-14 surrendered at the end of the war. The U.S. Navy brought her to Pearl Harbour for scrutiny, then scuttled her 1946.

Source: Boyd/Yoshida: Convoy’s 1922-1946
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