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Postby aukepalmhof » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:38 pm

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In 2018 the United Nations (Vienna) issued a set of stamps which show us World Heritage places in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. One stamp shows us “Maritime Greenwich” with in the foreground some tall ships. Behind the vessels is the Maritime Museum in Greenwich.
From Mr. D.J. van Nieuwenhuijzen I got the identification of the vessels depict on the stamp and also most of the info on the ships. It is a little unclear but there are three vessels shown on the stamp.
In the foreground with the blue bulwark and black hull is the Dutch flagged TECLA, the second vessel is the British vessel TECTONA, behind the TECTONA are the sails and the stern visible of the British vessel GRAYHOUND.

The United Nations gives by this stamps: Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration. On 15 August 2018, UNPA will issue six stamps and three prestige booklets focusing on UNESCO World Heritage sites of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. This is embodied in an international treaty called the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, adopted by UNESCO in 1972.

The TECLA is also depict on a Bermuda stamp see: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9352&p=9571&hilit=graaf+van+limburg#p95

The TECTONA behind the TECLA:
Built in 1928 bij Calicut Shipyard, India as a teak hulled privé jacht.
Designed by Colin Archer.
Gaff Ketch, Gt:72, loa: 24,64, bpp: 19,51m. br:5,49m. h:3,05m.
Baudouin diesel:
The TECTONA was built in Calicut, India as a gaff ketch rigid yacht, in 1929 to take advantage of the exotic hardwoods available, and was then shipped back to England for use as a yacht. Laid up mostly during the WW II war, in the end of the war used as a transport vessel by the British Admiralty in the north of Scotland.
In 1958 recommissioned by Captain Tom Blackwell, and chartered by Alan Villiers in 1962.
Became the Plymouth School of Navigation Sail Training Vessel 1964/1980 and owned by Plymouth City Council who used her for sail training.
Thereafter she was sold to a French owner and owned by a Swiss charity devoted to helping disadvantaged young people she for sail training based in Barcelona, then she was acquired by Dr Roger Crabtree, who sailed her back to England from Marseilles in 2008. Since then TECTONA has offered the enormous benefits of the sail-training experience to people with mental health or rehab problems. Like PEGASUS and MOOSK, she is operated as a sail training vessel by The Island Trust and regularly races competitively in the Tall Ships Races.
2018 In service.

Class: Class B
Rig: Lug rig
Launched: 2012
Flag: British
Length: 20M
Sail Area: 4000Ft²
Home Port: Douarnenez

Replica of: GRAYHOUND 3 masted Cornish Privateer 1776: ... -grayhound

The story of S/V GRAYHOUND – a replica 1776 Cornish Privateer Lugger!
GRAYHOUND was built using traditional methods in Millbrook, Cornwall in 2012. From her Atlantic adventures of 2014 to her sail cargo business of today, the crew of GRAYHOUND have encouraged families and young professionals to sail with them providing a low carbon alternative to traditional cargo transport. They are part of a sailing alliance, TOWT, using the power of wind for low carbon cargo transport, providing a sailing cargo delivery service between France, Portugal and the UK – beer, wine, rum, whiskey, tea and the occasional sofa.
They have a sustainable, innovative and ecological business model that they hope will be the model for future cargo transport. They are keen to take novices sailing, to teach to explain and involve how they work and sail their ship. They offer Channel sailing and ocean passages for the adventurous. For those who want up to 10 days at sea in a watch system. GRAYHOUND sails with five professional crew: Skipper, cook, 2 watch leaders and a deckhand. As guest crew you'll work hard with the professional crew to sail and navigate.
2018 In Service.

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