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Postby shipstamps » Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:51 pm


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EL KANTARA, a steel twin screw steamship of 6,888 gross tonnage; 4,427 net; built in 1905 by Messageries Maritimes, at La Ciotat, for Soc. des Contractuels des Messageries Maritimes. Port of Registry: Dunkirk, France. Length 447'2"; breadth 52'6"; depth 32'6". Steam turbines of 545 n.h.p. Two decks and a spar deck. The stamp commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Company's Marseilles-Noumea service via the Panama Canal. (New Caledonia, 1973, 60F; SG516).
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