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Postby shipstamps » Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:59 pm

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Built as a cargo vessel by H. Macintyre, Paisley, England for Dousey & Robinson, London. (Miramar gives Dansey & Robinson)
July 1878 launched under the name TROCADERO.
Tonnage 279 gross, dim. 48.9 x 6m.
1878 Delivered to owners.

1883 Sold to H Psicha, Piraeus, Greece, renamed two years later KYMI.
1890 Sold to Capt. Andreades, Piraeus. Not renamed.
1892 Sold to R P Derssemp, Istanbul, Turkey, not renamed.
1894 Sold to Osmanli Seyrisefain Idaresi (Ottoman Maritime Company), Istanbul, and renamed in BANDIRMA. She was named after the port Bandirma in the Sea of Marmara.

BANDIRMA played an important roll in the modern history of Turkey. The famous Atatürk and others, sailed on her from Istanbul to Samsun (a Turkish port in the Black Sea), to begin a revolution against the Sultan in the Turkish Independence War.
Atatürk landed in Samsun on 09 May 1919.

When the first stamp depicting the BANDIRMA was issued, there was no drawing or a photo of the ship available. While it was believed that Atatürk sailed on a large and big ship from Istanbul to Samsun the reality was, the BANDIRMA was an old and rusty small steamer.
The vessel depict on the stamp is a much larger vessel than the BANDIRMA, and the name is not known, but it must be a ship of that time.

In 1981, a photo of the ship was found, along with the general arrangement plan from England were she was built.
Bernd Langensiepen, who was working by the German yard Blohm & Voss, made a drawing of the vessel according to the photo.
The new stamp issued in March 2000 depicts also BANDIRMA, by comparing the two stamps it looks she have used the same design. has the right vessel.
Still, the Turkish people believe Atatürk made the voyage on a much larger vessel.

BANDIRMA was taken out of service in 1924 and in 1925 sold to breakers in Istanbul.
The cabin, in which Atatürk made the voyage on board the BANDIRMA, is in the Maritime Museum at Istanbul.

On Turkey 1969 60k sg 2280, scott 1802 and 2000 300.000li sg?

Source: Mr. B. Langesiepen. And some web-sites
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Postby Arturo » Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:23 pm

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Turkey 2006, S.G:?, Scott:?
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Postby aukepalmhof » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:32 pm

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For the Centenary of the beginning of the Turkish War of Independence, Turkish North Cyprus issued one stamp in 2019 which shows the cargo vessel BANDIRMA in the Black Sea on her way from Constantinople to Samsun with onboard Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.

More on the ship is given:

Turkish North Cyprus 2019 2.50 ytl sg?, scott?
Turkey 2019 2Lira sgMS?, scott?
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