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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.


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After the mutiny of the Bounty, a number of mutineers settled on Pitcairn Island. By 1850 the islanders numbered 156 and were increasing rapidly. The question of moving the entire population to another island was being mooted. This time the islanders were insisting on an uninhabited island. In 1856 the majority of islanders decided to move with British government help to Norfolk Island, which had become vacant a little earlier when the penal settlement had been withdrawn. It was larger than Pitcairn, and after sixty years of convict labour it had large areas of cultivation, roads, houses and was well stocked with domestic animals. So in 1856 when the HMS Morayshire arrived all 194 islanders boarded her. The Morayshire left Pitcairn on May 3, 1856 with 194 persons, landing them on Norfolk Island on June 8, 1856. The 194 Pitcairners were soon joined by a baby born on May 9. Altogether there were: 38 Christians, 48 Quintals, 21 Youngs, 18 Adamses, 16 McCoys, 20 Buffetts, 13 Nobbses, 11 Evanses. They brought with them a cannon and the anvil from the Bounty, both of which can be seen on Norfolk Island today.
The Morayshire was built at Moulmein in 1853 for Duncan Dunbar, who owned the shipyard. Dunbar, already a shipowner on a large scale, was one of the first London owners to encourage the building of high-class sailing ships of teak in Burma. A ship of 788 tons, the Morayshire was under the command of Capt. J. Mathers in 1856. The Norfolk Island stamp design is taken from a painting, by an unknown artist, in the possession of the Norfolk Island Administration.

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Re: Morayshire

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Built as a wooden vessel by Dunbar’s Drydock at Moulmein, Burma for Duncan Dunbar & Co., London.
Launched under the name MORAYSHIRE.
Tonnage 788 tons, dim ?
Ship rigged.
1853 Completed.

She was first used in the service from London to India.
Later used in the emigrant trade to Australia.
09 October 1855 sailed from Southampton under command of Capt. Joseph Mathers, on arrival at Sydney on 22 January 1856 there were on board 36 crew, two cabin passengers and the following tweendeck immigrants, 80 men, 169 women, 45 boys and 30 girls. Her tonnage given as 833 tons burthen.

After disembarking the passengers and unloading the cargo she was chartered by the British Government to take the entire population from Pitcairn to Norfolk.

At ten o’clock of 21 April 1856 the Pitcairn Islanders sighted a sail, and at 04.00 pm she rounded St Paul Rock, after she hoved to a canoe from the island set off to board her, asking of she was the vessels what was promised to take them to Norfolk Island.
The next day the MORAYSHIRE anchored in the Bounty Bay.
At least all people on Pitcairn had decided to leave, and loading of their belongings began.
02 May breakfast for the last time ashore, and at 04.00 pm all were safely on board the MORAYSHIRE, hereafter the ship made sail bound for Norfolk Island.
After a very difficult voyage, most of the time special the women were seasick.
09 May a boy was born on board who was named in honour of Sir William Denison, the Governor of New South Wales, Reuben Denison Christian.
06 June Norfolk Island was sighted, but due to light winds they did not land till the 08 June.

12 August 1856 she arrived again in Sydney from Hobart, Tasmania under command of Mathers, with on board 31 crew and 32 passengers.

06 March 1857 under command of Capt Mathers she arrived at Sydney with on board 30 men crew from Manila.
15 April 1858 returned to Sydney still under command of Mathers and 30 crew, 43 passengers and 3 stowaways.
She disappears then for some time her whereabouts unknown to my, 1861 not more mentioned in Lloyds Register.

I found her back on the ... Search.cfm website.

1866 Under Capt Miller and owned by Mitchell & Co at Calcutta she arrived in the States. An other voyage she made under his command in 1867.
1868 She is under command of Capt. Swinscow, 1869 again under command of Capt. Miller, and her last voyage to the States she made again under command of Capt. Swinscow in 1870. This five voyages to the States was she owned by Mitchell & Co. Calcutta.
Then she disappears again.

Navicula gives that she on a voyage from Java to Vancouver in 1893 loaded with sugar went missing.

Norfolk Islands 2010 $0.55/2.75 sg?, scott?

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Re: Morayshire

Postby Arturo » Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:17 pm

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Pitcairn Islands 2006, S.G.?, Scott: 243c.

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