SHIP STAMP SOCIETY

SHIP STAMP SOCIETY

Interested in Ships and Stamps? The Ship Stamp Society is an international society and publishes it’s journal, Log Book, six time a year.
Other benefits include the availability of a "Packet" for anyone who wants to purchase or sell ship stamps.
Full membership of £17 (UK only) includes receiving Log Book by post, but there is an online membership costing just £12pa.
Full details can be found on our web site at http://www.shipstampsociety.com where you can also join and pay your chosen subscription through Paypal or by cheque.
A free sample of Log Book is available on request.

GASTON ROULLET painting of Noumea

The stamp issued in New Caledonia in 1993 is designed after a painting made by the French painter Gaston Roullet 1847-1925.

Roullet visited New Caledonia during 1889. The painting shows us some vessels in the Bay of Noumea with in the background Noumea, New Caledonia.

Source: Internet.
New Caledonia 1993 sg?, scott C242.

ALMADA NEGREIROS MURAL

José de Almada Negreiros was commissioned by architect Porfírio Pardal Monteiro to create large murals for two new Lisbon maritime stations: Gare Marítima de Alcântara (mural completed in 1945) and Gare Marítima da Rocha Conde de Óbidos (mural completed in 1948). The multi-paneled murals give insights into art and visual characterization during the New State. Comparing the two projects, as Ellen W. Sapega’s book Consensus and Debate in Salazar’s Portugal discusses, reveals differences in visual interpretation under highly regulated official policy towards the arts.
http://visualizingportugal.com/murals-b ... negreiros/

One of this murals is depict on a stamp issued by Portugal in 1993, it shows some steam trawlers in the foreground, of which one carried the name TOJO, in the background are more vessel depict under sails. Have not any information on the vessels depict.

The Mural you can see in the Gare Maritime de Alcantara in Lisbon. More on the artist is given by Wikipedia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9 ... _Negreiros
Portugal 1993 65e sg2317, scott ?

PACIFIC EXPLORER

SEVEN SEAS MARINER

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?

DIA DE LA ARMADA

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.

TRIREME

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?
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Icarus HMS 1936

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Icarus HMS 1936

Postby john sefton » Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:38 am

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Name: HMS ICARUS
Builder: John Brown and Company, Clydebank, Scotland, Laid down: 9 March 1936, Launched: 26 November 1936, Commissioned: 1 May 1937, Decommissioned: 29 August 1946, Identification: Pennant number: D03, Fate: Scrapped 1946
General characteristics: (as built)
Class and type: I-class destroyer, Displacement: 1,370 long tons (1,390 t) (standard), 1,888 long tons (1,918 t) (deep load), Length: 323 ft (98.5 m), Beam: 33 ft (10.1 m), Draught: 12 ft 5 in (3.8 m), Installed power: 34,000 shp (25,000 kW), Propulsion: 2 shafts, Parsons geared steam turbines, 3 Admiralty 3-drum water-tube boilers, Speed: 36 knots (67 km/h; 41 mph), Range: 5,530 nmi (10,240 km; 6,360 mi) at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph), Complement: 145, Sensors and processing systems: ASDIC, Armament: 4 × 1 - 4.7-inch (120 mm) guns, 2 × 4 - 0.5-inch (12.7 mm) machine guns, 2 × 5 - 21-inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes, 20 × depth charges, 1 rail and 2 throwers, 60 × Mines.
Service record
Commanders: Colin Maud, Operations: North Sea 1939, Atlantic 1939-44, Narvik 1940, Norway 1940-41, Dunkirk 1940, Bismarck Action 1941, Arctic 1941-43, Malta Convoys 1942, Normandy 1944, English Channel 1945.
Victories: Sank U-45, U-35 (1939), U-744 (1944), U-1199 (1945)
HMS ICARUS was an I-class destroyer that served with the Royal Navy in World War II.
On 29 November 1939, ICARUS sighted the German U-boat U-35 between the Shetland Islands and Bergen (Norway), but was unable to launch an effective attack because her ASDIC (sonar) was out of commission. Fellow destroyers Kingston and Kashmir were called to the scene, and ICARUS departed. Kingston was able to launch a successful depth charge attack, forcing the U-boat to surface and scuttle itself.
ICARUS participated in the Norwegian campaign in 1940, first capturing the 8,514 ton German supply ship ALSTER (brought to the UK and renamed EMPIRE ENDURANCE) on 11 April and then taking part in the Second Battle of Narvik on 13 April 1940.
In early May 1941, the British Admiralty was on the alert that the Bismarck might attempt to break out into the North Atlantic; so ICARUS was ordered to Scapa Flow for possible deployment against the Germans. On 22 May, just after midnight, ICARUS sailed along with the destroyers ACHATES, ANTELOPE, ANTHONY, ECHO, and ELECTRA, escorting the battlecruiser HOOD and the battleship PRINCE OF WALES to cover the northern approaches. The intention was that the force would refuel in Hvalfjord, Iceland, and then sail again to watch the Denmark Strait.
On the evening of 23 May, the weather deteriorated. At 20:55 hrs., Admiral Lancelot Holland aboard the HOOD signalled the destroyers "If you are unable to maintain this speed I will have to go on without you. You should follow at your best speed." At 02:15 on the morning of 24 May, the destroyers were ordered to spread out at 15 miles (24 km) intervals to search to the north. At about 05:35, the German forces were sighted by the HOOD, and shortly after, the Germans sighted the British ships. Firing commenced at 05:52. At 06:01, HOOD took a 38 centimetres (15 in) shell from Bismarck in the after magazine, which caused a massive explosion, sinking the ship within 2 minutes. ELECTRA and the other destroyers were about 60 miles (97 km) away at the time.
Upon hearing that the HOOD had sunk, ELECTRA raced to the area, arriving about 2 hours after the HOOD went down. They were expecting to find many survivors, and rigged scrambling nets and heaving lines, and placed life belts on the deck where they could be quickly thrown in. From the 94 officers and 1,321 ratings aboard the HOOD, just three survivors were found. ELECTRA rescued them, and continued searching. Shortly thereafeter, ICARUS and Anthony joined in the search, and the three ships searched the area for more survivors. No more were found, only driftwood, debris, and a desk drawer filled with documents. After several hours searching, they left the area.
She participated and in Operation Pedestal, escorting a convoy to Malta in August 1942.
ICARUS was involved in many important events of World War II, Dunkirk, Spitzbergen, and numerous Atlantic and Russian convoys.
ICARUS sank four German U-boats: On 14 October 1939 she participated in sinking of U-45 in the Western Approaches with destroyers Inglefield, Ivanhoe and Intrepid.
On 29 November 1939 U-35 was scuttled by its crew in the North Sea, after a depth charge attack from ICARUS, Kingston and Kashmir. All 43 hands on board survived.
On 6 March 1944 she sank U-744 while in company with the corvette Kenilworth Castle, the Canadian frigate St. Catharines, corvettes Fennel and Chilliwack and destroyers Chaudiere and Gatineau in the North Atlantic.
On 21 January 1945 she sank U-1199 while in company with the corvette Mignonette in the English Channel near the Isles of Scilly.
A long-time captain of ICARUS, Colin Maud, was the Juno beach master at the D-day landings; in the film 'The Longest Day' he was played by Kenneth More, complete with bulldog.
Lieutenant-Commander John Simon Kerans, famous for his part in sailing HMS AMETHYST, down the Yangtze River, a feat made famous in the film Yangtse Incident, also served in ICARUS as "number one".
July – August 1945. Transferred to 3rd Submarine Flotilla in place of HM Sloop BRIDGEWATER. Deployed for training of submarine crews in Clyde area.
HMS ICARUS continued her submarine training role until November 1945 when she was detached to take part in Operation DEADLIGHT (destruction of surrendered U-Boats). In January 1946 the ship escorted U3515 to Libau in the Baltic for handing over to USSR. After her return to Clyde she resumed submarine training duties until July 1946 when she paid-off and was reduced in the Reserve. This ship was placed on the Disposal List and sold to BISCO for demolition by South of Scotland Shipbreakers. She arrived in tow at the shipbreaker’s yard in Troon on 29th October 1946.
Sources Wikipedia.
http://www.naval-history.net/xGM-Chrono ... ICARUS.htm.
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