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Resolution HMS (1774) (Cook)

Postby shipstamps » Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:20 am

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Capt. James Cook discovered Norfolk Island on October 10, 1774, during his voyage of exploration in the Resolution. His journal recorded that "At daybreak as we were standing to the west an island was discovered bearing S.W. by S.". On the next day Cook and some officers went ashore: "We found no difficulty in landing behind some rocks. . . we found it uninhabited and were undoubtedly the first who ever set foot upon it".
The picture of the ship on the stamp has been taken from a painting of H.M.S. Resolution and Adventure in the Long Reach, 1772, by F. Holman, reproduced by permission of the Public Library of New South Wales.
The Resolution was built by a Mr. Fishburn, of Whitby, in 1769 for Capt. William Hammond of that port, and was purchased by the British Admiralty for £4,151 in 1771 expressly for Cook's second expedition. Originally named the Drake, she was a sturdy vessel of 462 tons. She was fitted out at Deptford as a sloop at a cost of £6,568 and renamed Resolution.
Structural alterations were made to her hull, and she was given 18 gun ports, although only 12 cannon were mounted. In company with a smaller ship, the Adventure, the Resolution sailed from Plymouth Sound on July 13, 1772, on Cook's first voyage in her, he having been appointed to the vessel on November 28, 1881. She was his flagship on the second and third voyages and he was her captain at the time of his death on February 14, 1779.
After the return of the Resolution to England in that year she was converted into an armed transport, under command of Lieut. R. F. Hassard and sent to the East Indies in 1781. While there she was captured on June 9, 1782, by the French corvette La Sylphide and taken in charge of a prize crew to the fleet of Admiral de Suffren, then operating in the Indian Ocean against the British forces of Admiral Hughes. De Suffren sent her to Manila for supplies, and she was not heard of for some time.
Ten years elapsed before she was seen by Sir John Borrow, of H.M.S. Lion, in Porto Praya, during his voyage to Cochin-China. The name of Cook's ship had been changed to La Liberte, and she purported to be a whaler, although Sir John expressed the opinion that in the company of three other vessels she had become engaged in smuggling activities.
"Out of respect to Cook's memory I would have laid her up in dock till she wasted away plank by plank", said Sir John. The final fate of the old Resolution is not known. Her dimensions were: length of gun deck 110 ft. 8 ins.; length of keel 93 ft. 6 ins.; beam 30 ft. 51/4 ins.; depth 13 ft.
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Re: Resolution HMS (1774) (Cook)

Postby aukepalmhof » Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:33 am

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NOT ALL OF THESE STAMPS ARE ILLUSTRATED OWING TO SPACE
The following stamps depict the RESOLUTION of Cook.
Aitutaki 1920 ½d sg30. 1974 8c sg118, 1974 30c sg127, 1978 50c sg249. 1979 75c267.
Albania 1995 25lek sg2602/5
Antigua 1979 $2.00 sgMS626, 1996 15c sg2283, 1996 $1.50 sg2300.
Ascension 1979 3p sg242, 1988 18p sg462, 1988 18p sg466.
Australian Antarctic Territory 1972 32c sg22. 1979 $1.00 sg52
Barbuda 1979 $2.50 sgMS478, 1997 15c sg1875, 1997 $1.50 sg1892.
Benin 1979 20f sg750.
Bhutan 1989 25n sgMS810
British Antarctic Territory 1973 ½p sg64a, 1994 72p sg246
Cameroun 1978 250f sg 836
Congo (Brazzaville) 1979 350f sg 663
Cook Islands 1920 ½d sg 81, 1968 ½c/6c sg270/73, 1968 15c sg275, 1974 $2 sg492, 1976 $1/2 sg541/2, 1976 $3 sgmS543, 1976 $2 sg545, 1976 $3 sgMS546, 1978 50c/$1 sg584/5, 1978 50c/$1 sg613/14, 1979 30c sg 629, 1986 $1 sg1069, 1986 $2 sg1071, 1987 $1 sg1172, 1987 $2 sg1174, $2 O29 Official stamp.
Dominica 1979 50c sg668.
French Polynesia 1978 39f sg267, 1979 39f sg291, 1981 40f sg356.
.French Southern & Antarctic Territories 1976 3f50 sg109, 1997 24f sg378.
Germany (East) 1979 35pf sgE2119.
Gilbert Islands 1967 3c sg132.
Grenada 1978 $3 sg 973.
Grenadines of Grenada 1978 18c sg307, 1978 $4 sgMS311, 1991 50c sg1368.
Hungary 1978 2fo sgMS3197, 1987 2fo sg3783.
Kiribati 1981 $1 sg148, 1999 $2 sgMS574.
Korea North 1980 70ch sg MSN1967, 1988 80ch sgMSN2796.
Laos 1983 5k sg 678.
Maldive Islands 1978 75la sg 766.
Mali 1979 300f/480f sg723/4.
Marshall Islands 2008 41c sg?, scott?
New Hebrides 1974 35c sg192, 1974 1f15 sg195, 1974 35c sg F207, 1974 1f15 sgF210.
Niue 1950 1d sg114, 1967 1c on 1d sg126, 1974 3c sg183, 1978 16x sg236, 1979 35c sg297, 1980 35c sg322, 1983 70c sg476,1999 $1 sg 855.
Norfolk Islands 1967 1c sg 77, 1973 35c sg129, 1974 10c sg153, 1978 90c sg214, 1979 20c sg220, 1979 40c sg223, 1984 30c sg343.
Penrhyn Island 1920 ½d sg32, 1981 $6 sg208, 1983 $5.60 sg319, 1984 $9.60 sg 355, 1991 $6 sg456, 1985 $6 sg O37, 1985 $9.60 sgO38.
Pitcairn Islands 1992 20c sg422.
Ross Dependence 1995 40c sg32.
St Helena 1975 5p sg307, 1986 9p sg491, 1988 13p sg520.
Samoa 1978 50s sg515, 1999 $1.05 sg1040.
South Georgia 1975 8p sg 44, 1979 3p/6p sg70/1. 2010 70p sg?, scott?
South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands 1999 £1.50 sgMS288. 2015 £5.00 sg?, scott?
Togo 1979 70f sg1338.
Tonga 1973 9s/75s sg464/8, 1974 5s/75s sg508/12, 1977 10s/40s sg618/22,1983 29s/32 sg 834/5, 1984 1p50 sg864, 1986 50s sgMS955, 1988 42s sg1018, 1983 29s/32s sgO217/18, 1999 2p50 sg1451.
Turks and Caicos Islands 1991 $1.50 sg1079.
Tuvalu 1979 8c/30c sg123/4, 1979 $1 sg126,1988 80c sg 527, 1988 $2.50 sgMS529.
United States of America 1987 13c sg1710.
Upper Volta 1978 350f sg490.
Vanuatu 1999 84v sg800.
Wallis and Futuna 1979 130f sg332
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Re: Resolution HMS (1774) (Cook)

Postby Arturo » Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:32 pm

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French Polynesia, 1978, S.G.?, Scott; C155.

Kiribati, 1999, S.G.?, Scott; 736.
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Re: Resolution HMS (1774) (Cook)

Postby Arturo » Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:20 pm

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Two more HMS Resolution stamps.

DPR Korea, 1988, S.G.?, Scott; 2759.

Vanuatu, 1999, S.G.?, Scott; 735.
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Re: Resolution HMS (1774) (Cook)

Postby aukepalmhof » Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:47 am

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The £5 stamp features James Cook and his vessel RESOLUTION . In the course of the voyage that made the first circumnavigation of Antarctica, Captain James Cook of the Royal Navy headed for land which had been reported 100 years earlier and so in 1775 he landed at Possession Bay. The crew hoped that they had discovered the continent of Antarctica but when they reached Cape Disappointment they realised they had found only a large island. Detailed descriptions of the island and its natural history were made and observations of numerous fur and elephant seals led to their exploitation by sealers. After leaving what he called 'the Isle of Georgia', Cook sailed south-east and discovered the South Sandwich Islands.

Source: South Georgia Post.

South Georgia & Sandwich Islands 2015 £5.00 sg?, scott?
Pitcairn Island 1992 20c sg 422 (she is depict on the left of the stamp.)
Niue 1979 35c sgMS 299 (she is on the left of the stamp) 1950 1d sg114, scott?, 1967 1c sg126, scott?. 1999 $1 sg 855, scott ?
Niue 1974 2/3c sg 182/83, scott? 1978 16c sg 236, scott?.
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Re: Resolution HMS (1774) (Cook)

Postby aukepalmhof » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:30 pm

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South Georgia is a mountainous, glaciated island in the South Atlantic. It has a rugged coastline and its highest peaks reach to over 2,935 m a.s.l., 8 % of the landmass is vegetated and there are numerous offshore islands and skerries. Each year more than 8,000 visitors come to the Territory, some enjoy short walks in the spectacular coastal scenery, others undertake ambitious expeditions into the islands interior, and all rely on accurate maps.
Detailed information about our surroundings is often taken for granted but it has taken nearly 250 years to accumulate such a thorough knowledge of the landscape. This information has been hard won and has a fascinating history.

Cook Map 1775 and HMS RESOLUTION
South Georgia was first sighted looming out of the stormy seas of the south Atlantic by a London merchant Anthony de la Roche in 1675. However, he did not brave a landing on the rocky shores and for a hundred years, the island remained untouched by humans. That all changed in 1775 when Captain James Cook and his ship HMS RESOLUTION circumnavigated the island and on January 17th, made the first landing at Possession Bay, raising the British flag and claiming it for King George III. This day is now celebrated as a public holiday on South Georgia. Cook produced the first map of South Georgia and gave names to a number of features which persist to this day including Bird Island and Cumberland Bay. He also named the southernmost tip of the island ‘Cape Disappointment’ as it was at this point he realised South Georgia was an island, rather than the great southern continent that he had been searching for.

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South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands 2018 70P sg?, scott?
Niue 1980 35x+2c sg 322, scott? 1920 ½d sg 38, scott?. 1932 ½d sg 55, scott?
Norfolk Island 1978 18c and 25c sg 200 and 201 Scott?
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Re: Resolution HMS (1774) and Discovery (Cook)

Postby aukepalmhof » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:02 am

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Cook sailed across the South Indian Ocean in the RESOLUTION and DISCOVERY and confirmed the location of Desolation Island, later known as Kerguelen Island. Cook wrote of Christmas Harbour where he first anchored on 25th December 1776:
“I found the shore in a manner covered with Penguins and other birds and Seals…so fearless that we killed as ma(n)y as we chose for the sake of their fat or blubber to make Oil for our lamps and other uses… Here I display’d the British flag and named the harbour Christmas harbour as we entered it on that Festival”
(Cook, Journals III, i, 29-32)

http://www.captcook-ne.co.uk/ccne/timeline/voyage3.htm
French Southern and Antarctic Territory 1976 3f50 sg109, scott?
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Re: Resolution HMS (1774) (Cook)

Postby aukepalmhof » Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:28 pm

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Georg Forster, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georg_Forster ... took part in James Cook's second trip around the world (1772-1775) together with his father Johann Reinhold Forster on board of the HMS RESOLUTION. He became the founder of the scientific-artistic travelogue. Father and son gave the two-volume work ‘J.R. Forster's Reise um die Welt ’in English and German language out (1778/79).

Source: Navicula.
Germany (DDR) 1979 sg E2119, Scott?
Antigua 1979 $2.50 sgMS626, Scott?
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