SHIP STAMP SOCIETY

SHIP STAMP SOCIETY

Interested in Ships and Stamps? The Ship Stamp Society is an international society and publishes it’s journal, Log Book, six time a year.
Other benefits include the availability of a "Packet" for anyone who wants to purchase or sell ship stamps.
Full membership of £17 (UK only) includes receiving Log Book by post, but there is an online membership costing just £12pa.
Full details can be found on our web site at http://www.shipstampsociety.com where you can also join and pay your chosen subscription through Paypal or by cheque.
A free sample of Log Book is available on request.

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION ON LAKE HALLSTATT

The traditional Corpus Christi procession has been taking place on Lake Hallstatt for at least 389 years. This popular national holiday, steeped in local, historic tradition, will be celebrated by the lake.
Corpus Christi is a time when the people of Hallstatt decorate their traditional boats with flowers and foliage, and the village is prepared for a special celebration. The festivities date back to the Jesuits who formed colorful processions through the village. Due to the fact that there was limited open space in the old salt-mining village, the walking procession was replaced by boats and salt-carrying small ships on the lake. This afforded the local people some lovely views towards the "salt mountain" which had been their source of income for thousands of years.

The main procession, escorted by a choir and orchestra, assembles for worship at 9.00am in the parish and pilgrimage church "Our Lady of the Mountain" in Hallstatt. The lead celebrant is Otto Krepper, military deacon from Voralberg.

At around 10.00, the procession starts out towards the market square where the first "station" is made. The procession then continues down to the lake and along the lake shore from where the thousands of assembled Christians and visitors to Hallstatt will have stunning views of the bright and colorful collection of boats, and of the Holiest Sacrament. A second "station" is made by the War Memorial, and a third "station" of thanks-giving for young people will then be made by the bus terminal and the HTBLA.

The procession now continues on to the lake from where the "Plassen" - the mountain which guards over the people of Hallstatt - and also the "Salt Mountain" come into view. During the fourth "station" of thanks-giving, God is thanked for the "Mountain of Fortune" and the fruits of the earth.

Afterwards, the procession returns to dry land, and the procession continues back to the market square, accompanied by a local brass band. Here the final "blessing" is made and a The Deum is sung. The first ever procession was formed in 1623, and since 1628 has been a gift from the salt mines of Hallstatt.

Very significant members of the Hallstatt Corpus Christi Procession are the "Hallstatt Corpus Christi Gun Firers" who announce the most important parts of the proceedings by firing "Prangerstutzen" traditional guns. 3 shots are fired by the church and then by each "station" along the way, informing us of the significance of the events which follow. The day has a very early start for these men. They begin firing their guns at 6.00 am at the far end of Hallstatt. They move out on to the lake in boats, and every fifteen minutes continue their journey across the lake towards the church. At 9.00 they arrive on foot at the church and join the main procession.

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Austria 1993 5s sg2349, scott 1619.

Georgy Ushakov-explorer of the Arctic

Georgy Alexeyevich Ushakov (Russian: Георгий Алексеевич Ушаков) (17 (30) January 1901 – 3 December 1963) was a Soviet explorer of the Arctic. Ushakov broke new ground when he surveyed and explored Severnaya Zemlya, together with four other Arctic explorers, establishing that it was an archipelago. He was honoured by being named Doctor of Geographic Sciences in 1950. In 1926, Ushakov founded the first Soviet settlement on Wrangel Island (today called Ushakovsky) and was its head for three years. In 1930-1932, Ushakov headed the Severnaya Zemlya expedition and established a polar station called Остров Домашний (Domashniy Island). In 1929 and 1930 icebreaker Sedov carried groups of scientists to Franz Josef Land and later to former Emperor Nicholas II Land, the last major piece of unsurveyed territory in the Soviet Arctic. In 1926 the Presidium of the Central Executive Committee of the USSR had renamed the still not fully explored land Severnaya Zemlya (Northern Land). This archipelago was completely mapped under Ushakov, together with geologist Nikolay Urvantsev, surveyor Sergei Zhuravlev and radio operator Vasily Khodovthoroughly surveyed Severnaya Zemlya during a 1930–1932 expedition to the archipelago. between 1930 and 1932. This voyage allowed to obliterate enormous "white spaces" on the Arctic map. Geographic features of the territory were named after different organizations, events and personalities. About the bleakness of Severnaya Zemlya Ushakov wrote:I have seen God-forsaken Chukotka Peninsula, blizzard-ridden Wrangel Island, twice visited fog enshrouded Novaya Zemlya, and I have seen Franz Josef Land with its enamel sky and proud cliffs garbed in blue, hardened glacial streams, but nowhere did I witness such grimness or such depressing, lifeless relief.. In 1935, Ushakov led the first Soviet high-latitude expedition on an icebreaker Sadko. The cruises of the Sadko went farther north than most; in 1935 and 1936 the last unexplored areas in the northern Kara Sea were examined and the little Ushakov Island was discovered. In 1937 the ship was caught in the ice with two others and forced to winter in the Laptev Sea, adding valuable winter observations to the usual summer ones. In 1932-1936, Georgy Ushakov was employed at the Chief Directorate of the Northern Sea Route (Главное Управление Северного Морского Пути). Ushakov then worked at the Chief Directorate of Hydrometeorological Service of the USSR (1936-1940) and Soviet Academy of Sciences (1940-1958). Ushakov died in Moscow, but was buried on Domashniy Island in Severnaya Zemlya.
Russia 1987;5k; Рostal envelope. Centrafricaine 2016;2650f.
Source:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgy_Ushakov

Koch "St. Nicholas"

In the early 80s of the twentieth century, historians and enthusiasts in the city of Petrozavodsk joined the Polar Odyssey traveler club to study the Pomor maritime tradition and recreate copies of the Pomor pony and the nomadic. For several years, the club has recreated the "ordinary" boats: "Gourmet", "Faith", "Hope", "Love"; Pomor Koch - "Pomor". Soon a project was launched in Petrozavodsk, dedicated to the 365th anniversary of the opening of the Bering Strait by Semyon Dezhnev, it is called “The Arctic - the territory of discoveries”. This is a joint project of the government of the Chukotka Autonomous Region and the Russian Geographical Society. And in Karelia, the start was given because in Petrozavodsk at the shipyard of the famous center “Polar Odyssey” two kochas were built - “St. Nicholas” and “Apostle Andrey”, which will pass through the Semyon Dezhnev route. As the President of the State Polar Academy, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Geographical Society, Artur Chilingarov, said at the opening, the project’s goal is to draw attention to the problems of the Russian Arctic and focus joint efforts on the development of interregional cooperation in the economic, scientific, cultural and tourism spheres. It was the government of Chukotka that ordered the construction of Siberian ships to the famous Karelian center. As Roman Kopin noted, today in Russia no one else does such wooden cots. What is he - Pomor? Its design is more complex than the rook design. Not a single authentic sample of these ships has been preserved. There are no detailed descriptions or their graphic images. Bit by bit, trackers were collected under the direction of Valery Dmitriev, indirect information about the construction of the Kochi, hull lines, main dimensions and sailing armament. We studied the wreckage of ships found on the islands and the coast of the Arctic. Enthusiasts have traveled around dozens of Pomeranian villages in order to crumble together the traditions of building small wooden ships that still exist among the people. So, after a long study and comparison of disparate information, a collective image of koch developed. Its characteristic features: small size - length 12 meters, width 4.4 meters; high seaworthiness with a strong wind reaching 20 m / s; high vessel speed up to 11 knots with an estimated 3-4 knots; maneuverability and stability with a slight draft of 1 meter and low weight up to 8 tons. Koç has a characteristic ovoid strong body. Sheathing is made on the inside. Such small vessels could carry up to 10 tons of cargo. "St. Nicholas" and "Apostle Andrew" were built according to archival data of the XVI-XVII centuries, were launched in Petrozavodsk on May 29, 2011 and during the project more than 11 thousand kilometers passed. The expedition "Chukotka - the territory of discoveries" was the final, third stage of the project "The Arctic - the territory of discoveries", dedicated to the 365th anniversary of the opening of the Bering Strait by Semen Dezhnev. The objective of the project is to draw public attention to the problems of the Russian Arctic, recall the bright pages of Russian history and great geographical discoveries, and tell about the region.The uniqueness of the expedition is that no one after Semyon Dezhnev passed this route on similar wooden ships with direct sailing equipment for one navigation in the format of coastal navigation. Travel in space and time is a continuation of the unique historical and geographical experiment of Russian scientists, which began in 2011. The main objectives of the scientific program: the search for traces of the Pomeranian culture in the mouths of the rivers Yana, Indigirka, Kolyma, a visit to the Pomeranian village of Russkoye Ustye on the r. Indigirka, Chukchi and Eskimo coastal settlements, monitoring the status of cultural and natural heritage sites, description of the coastline. In addition to research, work will continue on the development of routes for Arctic tourism. Part of the developments of the expeditions of 2011-2012 has already been applied in the tourism sector. On July 28, 2013, the final and most important stage of the “Chukotka - Territory of Discovery” project started in the village of Tiksi - 4,000 km along the Northern Sea Route on the Pomeranian Kochi, in order to pass through Bering Strait by September and arrive in Anadyr, where the solemn events dedicated to the 365th anniversary of the opening of the strait between Asia and America by Semen Dezhnev. The expedition consists of only eight people who have traveled all the way from Tiksi to Anadyr - four for each ship. “We did it!” - the expedition leader Timofey Rogozhin summarized briefly. “Doubts were from the moment the project was born and before it came here. Even this morning, but we succeeded! We are still not fully aware of the uniqueness of the perfect, because no one after Semyon Dezhnev passed this route on wooden ships with direct sailing equipment for one navigation. ”
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Sources: http://www.petrozavodsk.ru/news/115195.html. http://www.vokrugsveta.com/body/press/melnik/pomor.htm.

ZUMWALT USS (DDG-1000)

Built as a destroyer by General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works yard. Bath, Maine for the USA Navy.
17 November 2011 laid down.
28 October 2013 launched as the USS ZUMWALT (DDG-1000).
Displacement 14,798 ton, dim. 182.9 x 24.6 x 8.4m. (draught).
Powered by two Rolls-Royce MT30 gas turbines each 35.4 MW driving Curtiss-Wright electric generators, driving two propellers, speed 33.5 knots.
Armament: 20x MK 57 VLS modules with four vertical launch cells in each module, 80 cells total, each cell hold one or more missiles, depending on the size of the missiles: RIM-66 Standard missiles. RIM-162 Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM). BGM-109 Tomahawk. RUM-139 VL-ASROC. 2 – 155mm Advanced Gun Systems with 920 round magazine. 2 – Mk 46 30mm gun.
Can carry 2 SH-60 LAMPS or 1 MH-60R helicopters.
Crew 142.
12 April 2014 christened by Ann Zumwalt and Mouzetta Zumwalt-Weathers daughters of the late General Elmo Zumwalt after which the ship was named.
15 October 2016 commissioned.

USS ZUMWALT (DDG-1000) is a guided missile destroyer of the United States Navy. She is the lead ship of the ZUMWALT class and the first ship to be named for Admiral Elmo ZUMWALT.[10][11] ZUMWALT has stealth capabilities, having a radar cross-section akin to a fishing boat despite her large size. On 7 December 2015, ZUMWALT began her sea trial preparatory to joining the Pacific Fleet. The ship was commissioned in Baltimore on 15 October 2016. She is homeported in San Diego, California.
Namesake
ZUMWALT is named after Elmo Russell Zumwalt, Jr., who was an American naval officer and the youngest man to serve as the Chief of Naval Operations. As an admiral and later the 19th Chief of Naval Operations, ZUMWALT played a major role in U.S. military history, especially during the Vietnam War. A highly decorated war veteran, ZUMWALT reformed the US Navy's personnel policies in an effort to improve enlisted life and ease racial tensions. After he retired from a 32-year naval career, he launched an unsuccessful campaign for the United States Senate.
The hull classification symbol for ZUMWALT is DDG-1000, which departs from the guided missile destroyer numbering sequence that goes up to DDG-126, which as of 2016, is LOUIS H. WILSON Jr., the latest of the named Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. ZUMWALT continues the previous "gun destroyer" sequence left off with 1983, DD-997, the last of the Spruance class, Hayler.

Role
The ZUMWALT class was designed with multimission capability. Unlike previous destroyer classes, designed primarily for deep-water combat, the ZUMWALT class was primarily designed to support ground forces in land attacks, in addition to the usual destroyer missions of anti-air, anti-surface, and antisubmarine warfare.
ZUMWALT is equipped with two Advanced Gun Systems (AGS), which are designed to fire the Long Range Land Attack Projectile (LRLAP). LRLAP was to be one of a range of land attack and ballistic projectiles for the AGS, but was the only munition the AGS could use as of 2018. LRLAP had a range of up to 100 nautical miles (190 km; 120 mi) fired from the AGS. It was to be a key component for ground forces support, but LRLAP procurement was cancelled in 2016 and the Navy has no immediate plan to replace it.
The Navy has re-purposed the ZUMWALT class to surface warfare.

Construction
Many of the ship's features were originally developed under the DD21 program ("21st Century Destroyer"). In 2001, Congress cut the DD-21 program by half as part of the SC21 program. To save it, the acquisition program was renamed as DD(X) and heavily reworked. The initial funding allocation for DDG-1000 was included in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2007. By February 2008, a $1.4 billion contract had been awarded to Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine, and full rate production officially began a year later, on 11 February 2009.
In July 2008, a construction timetable was set for General Dynamics to deliver the ship in April 2013, with a March 2015 target date for ZUMWALT to meet her initial operating capability but, by 2012 the planned completion and delivery of the vessel was delayed to the 2014 fiscal year. The first section of the ship was laid down on the slipway at Bath Iron Works on 17 November 2011, by which point, fabrication of the ship was over 60% complete. The naming ceremony was planned for 19 October 2013, but was canceled due to the United States federal government shutdown of 2013. The vessel was launched on 29 October 2013.

Sea trials
In January 2014, ZUMWALT began to prepare for heavy weather trials, to see how the ship and her instrumentation react to high winds, stormy seas, and adverse weather conditions. The ship's new wave-piercing inverted bow and tumblehome hull configuration reduce her radar cross-section. Tests involved lateral and vertical accelerations and pitch and roll. Later tests included fuel on-loading, data center tests, propulsion events, X-band radar evaluations, and mission systems activation to finalize integration of electronics. These all culminated in builders' trials and acceptance trials, with delivery for US Navy tests in late 2014, and with initial operating capability (IOC) to be reached by 2016.
ZUMWALT's first commanding officer was Captain James A. Kirk. Kirk attracted some media attention when he was first named the captain, due to the similarity of his name to that of the Star Trek television character Captain James T. Kirk, played by William Shatner. Shatner wrote a letter of support to ZUMWALT's crew in April 2014. On 7 December 2015, the ship departed Bath Iron Works for sea trials to allow the Navy and contractors to operate the vessel under rigorous conditions to determine whether ZUMWALT is ready to join the fleet as an actively commissioned warship.
On 12 December 2015, during sea trials, ZUMWALT responded to a US Coast Guard call for assistance for a fishing boat captain who was experiencing a medical emergency 40 nautical miles (74 km) from Portland, Maine. Due to deck conditions, the Coast Guard helicopter was unable to hoist the patient from the fishing boat, so the ZUMWALT's crew used their 11-meter rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RHIB) to transfer him to the destroyer, from which he was transported to shore by the Coast Guard helicopter and then to a hospital. The US Navy accepted delivery of ZUMWALT on 20 May 2016. In September 2016, it was reported that the vessel needed repairs after the detection of a seawater leak in the ship's auxiliary motor drive oil system. The US Navy commissioned ZUMWALT on 15 October 2016, in Baltimore during Fleet Week.

Post-commissioning
On 21 November 2016, ZUMWALT lost propulsion in her port shaft while passing through the Panama Canal from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean en route to her homeport in San Diego. Water had intruded in two of the four bearings that connect ZUMWALT's port and starboard Advanced Induction Motors to its drive shafts. Both drive shafts failed and ZUMWALT hit the lock walls in the canal, causing minor cosmetic damage. ZUMWALT's passage through the Panama Canal had to be completed with tugboats. ZUMWALT underwent repairs at Vasco Núñez de Balboa Naval Base near the Pacific end of the canal before continuing on to Naval Station San Diego. Upon the ship's arrival in San Diego, the leak was revealed to be through the lubrication cooling system, though the cause remains unknown.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Zumwalt
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ZAYED SEA PORT IN ABU DAHBI

For the 20th anniversary of the Zayed Sea Port in Abu Dahbi, the United Arab Emirates (UAR) issued four stamps, which depict the port and cargo and container ships in port.

50F map of the port.
1Dh Cargo vessels and in the foreground a straddle carrier https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straddle_carrier and a gantry crane https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Container_crane
175 Dh Container ship unloading with gantry cranes.
2D map of the Red Sea with a container vessel.
All the ships are still so far not identified?

Of Zayed Sea Port is given by Wikipedia:
Zayed Port also referred to as Mina Zayed, is a commercial deep-water port owned by the Abu Dhabi Ports that serves Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Established in 1968, Zayed Port is located in the northeast section of Abu Dhabi city. It was officially inaugurated and became fully operational in 1972, and is named after Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the former President of the United Arab Emirates. The transfer of Zayed Port's container traffic to the newly developed US$7.2 billion Khalifa Port container terminal was completed in December 2012.
Geographic
Zayed Port covers an area of 535 hectares and contains 21 berths with depths ranging from 6 to 15 metres and a total berth length of 4,375 metres. It's one of four major ports in the emirate: the city's Zayed Port remains the gateway for general cargo vessels, RORO (roll-on/roll-off) and is emerging as a destination for international luxury cruise ship tourism the nearby Free Port caters to smaller vessels, tugs, barges and service crafts; Musaffah Port is located in the heart of the industrial township of Musaffah; while the new state-of-the-art Khalifa Port in Taweelah handles all the emirate's container shipping.
History
In light of the increasing importance of container shipping, a well-equipped container terminal was established at Zayed Port back in 1982. Covering an area of 41 hectares, the terminal had a storage capacity of 15,000 TEUs at any given time. Four deep water berths were provided with a total length of 931 metres and 15 metres depth. The berths were equipped with five 40-tonne cranes. As a result, Zayed Port's throughput in 1998 increased 34 percent in container volume and 25 percent in general cargo over 1997. The port's capacity to hold chilled, cool and frozen products was significantly increased when a 15,000 tone cold store became operational in 1999. Benefiting from its strategic location in the heart of the capital, Zayed Port was instrumental in bolstering Abu Dhabi’s international trade, being the main gateway for trade in the emirate and playing a pivotal role in supporting Abu Dhabi’s Economic Vision 2030, the government’s drive to achieve economic diversification. As part of this vision, all container shipping in Zayed Port was eventually moved to the Abu Dhabi Ports' newly developed AED 26.5 billion AED (USD 7.2 billion) megaproject Khalifa Port in Taweelah between Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Following the 100% TEU traffic transition from Zayed Port in September 2012, commercial operations at this new flagship state-of-the-art gateway were officially inaugurated by the President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan on 12 December 2012.

Zayed Port is now the focus of the Abu Dhabi Ports's plans to redevelop the port as a major luxury cruise ship terminal. Abu Dhabi is currently a seasonal home port for AIDA Cruises, while Celebrity Cruises announced in December 2014 that they would be home porting their cruise ship CELEBRITY CONSTELLATION in Abu Dhabi from November, 2016 to January 2017.

In 2014 the Red Bull Air Race World Championship season opened in Zayed Port. This was the seventh occasion the competition was hosted in Abu Dhabi and marked the first time the city saw the event since 2010, when it had hosted the opener for six consecutive years starting from 2005.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zayed_Port
United Arab Emirates 1992 50f/2F sg377/80, scott 389/92.

Atlasov V.V. Explorer of Kamchatka

Vladimir Vasilyevich Atlasov (1661–1711) was a Russian Siberian (Yakut) Cossack explorer. He provided the first information about Kamchatka and the Kuril Islands. The great Russian poet and writer A.S. Pushkin called Vladimir Atlasov "Kamchatka Yermak", and the Russian geographer Stepan Krasheninnikov-- "the master of Kamchatka". In 1672 Atlas was taken in Yakutsk to the royal service to collect yasak and search for new lands. In 1695 he was sent as a clerk to the most remote region of Russia, Anadyr. In 1697, led by a detachment of 120 people. moved to Kamchatka with the aim of joining it to Russia. In the summer of 1697, Atlasov managed to get to the headwaters of the Kamchatka River, where he built the Upper Kamchatka cabin. Thus, most of the peninsula came under the authority of the Atlasov detachment, and then the expedition leader decided to perpetuate the annexation of the peninsula to Russia. On July 23, 1697, a cross was erected on the left tributary of Kamchatka, the Krestova River (Kanuch), which had stood there for almost forty years (see the picture on the envelope). He built the city of Verkhne-Kamchatsk. In 1701 he received the rank of Cossack commander. Atlas made the first description of the nature and population of Kamchatka, outlined information about Alaska, the islands near Kamchatka, the Chukotka Peninsula, the Kuril Islands and Japan. Atlasov’s extensive and reliable records of the value and completeness of geographical and ethnographic information far exceed the reports of other explorers. The name of Atlasov is an island in the Sea of Okhotsk, a village on Sakhalin Island.
Russia1990; 5k.Postal envelope. Source: http: //discover-history.com/explorers/Atlasov-Vladimir-Vasilyevich.htm
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Maud

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Maud

Postby shipstamps » Thu Aug 28, 2008 3:32 pm


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She was built in 1917 for Amundsen, by Chr. Jensen, at Asker, near Oslo. The Hudson's Bay Company bought her in 1926, renaming her Baymaud, and using her as a permanent store and repair ship at Cambridge Bay, Victoria Island. She became a total loss in 1930, sinking at her berth after she had developed a bad leak. This wooden, screw, schooner had a gross tonnage of 392 tons, net 292, her length being 107ft. tin beam 41ft. and depth 15ft. 9in. She had two decks. Port of registry was Christiania, and her captain Roald Amundsen, served in the Norwegian Naval Air Service in the First World War. From that time it would appear he favoured aerial navigation for exploration. It was not until 1918 that he took any further part in exploration, in which year he bought the Maud, with the idea of' drifting across the Pole. He navigated the North-East Passage, but early in 1919 his engine broke down and he was compelled to land in Alaska. Two years later he tried to reach the Pole in an aircraft from the Maud, but without success. In 1928, Amundsen lost his life in a seaplane while attempting to rescue his old companion, Nobile, in the Arctic. SG690
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Re: Maud

Postby aukepalmhof » Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:18 pm

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The photo let see the wreck in the ice:


Amundsen's ship to be towed home

The Maud will be supported on a large barge and towed 7,000 kilometers
across the Atlantic Ocean. More than 80 years she sank off the northern coast of Canada, a ship designed and sailed by Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen will start its
journey home next year.
By Andrea Hill Barents Observer
June 05, 2013
Jan Wanggaard, who is spearheading efforts to return the Maud to Norway,
says his crew is excited to head to Cambridge Bay in Nunavut to raise the
ship from the ocean floor, lift her onto a barge and tow her 7,000
kilometers across the Atlantic Ocean to Vollen where she will live out the
rest of her days in a museum.
"We want to take care of the ship in the best possible way in respect of its
history," Wanggaard says.
He initially planned to lift the ship from the seabed this summer, but says
timelines have recently been pushed back a year because he hasn't been able
to get his tugboat inspected by the Norwegian shipping authorities yet.
Since Cambridge Bay is locked in ice 10 months of the year, Wanggaard says
his crew has to leave in mid-June or can't go at all.
Wanggaard's carefully planned schedule now sees his crew arriving in
northern Greenland in July 2014 where they will watch and wait for drift ice
to melt. As soon as it becomes safe to move forward, the group will sail
into Cambridge Bay, spend up to three weeks lifting and securing the boat
onto the barge and then return to Greenland where the Maud will spend the
winter. It will make the trans-Atlantic voyage to Norway during the summer
of 2015.
"We'll move slowly and securely," Wanggaard says, adding that both he and
the Tandberg Eiendom investment company financing the operation are more
concerned about being careful than being quick.
The Maud was built in Asker, Norway in 1916 for Amundsen's voyage across the
Northeast Passage to the North Pole. But the expedition ultimately failed
and the bankrupt explorer sold the vessel to the Canadian Hudson's Bay
Company. It eventually sank at harbour in 1930.
Plans for the ship's recovery took off in 2011 when Tandberg Eiendom started
the Maud Returns Home project, which is overseen by Wanggaard. Over the last
two years, Wanggaard has examined the boat at its Cambridge Bay cemetery,
obtained paperwork necessary to remove the ship from Canada and acquired the
vessels and equipment needed for the rescue operation.
Though some people have been skeptical that such an undertaking is possible,
Wanggaard says the ship, which was almost brand new when it sank, has been
well preserved in Canada's cold Arctic waters and is not as fragile as most
people tend to think.
"This ship is extremely strong and it will be no problem to lift it up and
put it on a barge and bring it home," he says.

More info is given on the ship: http://www.frammuseum.no Click on Visit the Museum and then on the Polar ship MAUD.

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Re: Maud

Postby D. v. Nieuwenhuijzen » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:34 pm

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Whilst on our way through the north west passage we met a ship built for Roald Amundsen for his second expedition to the Arctic. Now the MAUDE is on a Pontoon in tow of Tug TANDBERG POLAR.
Photo : Eckart Redlich Hotel Manager MV Ocean Endeavour
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Re: Maud

Postby john sefton » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:51 pm

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