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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.

EXPERIMENT paddlesteamer

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EXPERIMENT paddlesteamer

Postby aukepalmhof » Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:33 am

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The EXPERIMENT was bought from Brooke & Wilson for the testing of a steam-engine built by John Fitch.
Dimensions 60 x 8 ft.
She was fitted out with three rectangular paddles operating behind the stern of the vessel.
After a steam engine was added the paddles were driven by a series of gears and chain belts.
But by the first public trial held on the Delaware River from Philadelphia to Burlington, NJ. The steam engine got a leak and broke down.
Many modifications were made, the steam engine with a 12 inch cylinder was replaced by an 18 inch cylinder, and when all worked well more trials were held.
12 October 1788 with on board 30 passengers she made her first voyage with passengers in a time of three hours and ten minutes, but she was to slow for commercial use.
Many alternations and modifications were made and a new engine and boiler were built, but when completed it was found out that practical noting worked end by the end of 1789 the boat was not operational.
During a trial in December 1789 she caught fire and had to be sunk to save the hull.
The next spring she was raised, and an eight new condenser fitted in which operated properly.
16 April 1790 a trial was made, in which a speed of 8 mile an hour was made. A passenger cabin was thereafter added
14 June 1790 a advertise was placed in the “Federal Gazette” in which was given that she was ready to take passengers from Philadelphia up the Delaware River to Trenton on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, returning the next day. The fare was 5 shilling or $1.
The passage between Philadelphia and Trenton took her longer than a stage coach although her fares were lower the EXPERIMENT lost money.
And after one summer season the EXPERIMENT was abandoned, fate unknown.

The 1790 EXPERIMENT was the first to carry paying passengers on a regularly schedule voyages anywhere in the world.

USA 1989 25c sg2389, scott2405

Source: American Steamships on the Atlantic by Cedric Ridgely-Nevitt.
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Re: EXPERIMENT paddlesteamer

Postby aukepalmhof » Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:57 pm

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In the early 1780's, an inventor named John Fitch and an engineer named Henry Voight built a steamboat propelled by six twelve-foot vertical oars placed on either side of the craft. She proved extremely slow, and by 1788 the two men had redesigned their vessel using three rectangular paddles operating aft of the stern rather than many oars positioned along the sides. They christened their craft the EXPERIMENT, and put her into commercial service on the Delaware, making the trip from Philadelphia to Burlington and Trenton, New Jersey. But she was just too slow for commercial operations -- the steamboat trip took longer than the journey by stagecoach. Consequently, the little steamer consistently lost money on her voyages and was withdrawn from service in the summer of 1790. Nevertheless, she was a pioneer in American steamboating in two regards. She was the first vessel in American waters to actually move under her own steam, and the first commercial American steamboat

Marshal Island 2017 of 49c each sg?, scott? (he two stamps show her from the bow and stern)
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