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Victoria and Albert

Postby shipstamps » Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:54 pm

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The stamp features the arrival of the Royal Yacht, Victoria and Albert, the first of the name, though two later vessels maintained the name as Royal yachts. The vessel is seen at the new extension to St. Helier harbour, which the Queen had come to open; it still bears the name Victoria Pier. Out in St. Aubin's Bay can be seen Elizabeth Castle, honouring an earlier Queen of England. The yacht was the first steam Royal yacht and was built at Pembroke in 1 8 43 . She was a wooden paddle steamer with one funnel and two masts. Her name was changed to Osborne in 1855, and she was broken up in 1868. The vessel's dimensions were: length 200 ft. 1 in.; beam 33 ft.; displacement, 1,034 tons.

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Re: Victoria and Albert

Postby D. v. Nieuwenhuijzen » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:10 pm

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Steam engine 420 nhp. 11½ kn.
(Turks & Caicos 1987, 55 c. StG.904)
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Re: Victoria and Albert

Postby aukepalmhof » Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:52 pm

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1981 Royal-Yacht-The-Victoria-and-Albert-1.jpg
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1983 Victoria-and-Albert (I) .jpg
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Alderney 1997 26p sg A 107, scott?
Seychelles 1981 1r50 sg 505, scott? and 1983 50c on 1r50 sg 573.
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