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 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.

Baltic Beauty 1926

Baltic Beauty is a two-masted small brigantine sailing ship. The steel hulled boat has wooden superstructure and has a sail area of around 452 square metres. Facilities on the ship include a large kitchen, bar, two toilets with shower and a sauna. The ship can accommodate 20 passengers on multi-day trips, and 58 passengers on day trips. she is now based in home port of Ronneby, Sweden.

Baltic Beauty was built in 1926 in the Netherlands. The ship has undergone a few name changes and was formerly known as was formerly Hans Ii, Sven Wilhelm and then Dominique Fredion. The ship was refurbished in 1989.

The ship has sleeping accommodation for 20

Ship Summary
Built by: Capello NV, Zwartsluis, the Netherlands
Date Completed: 1926
Gross Tonnage: 68
Length: 40 m (overall length)
Width: 5 m
Passengers: 20
Crew: 5

Central African Republic


For the 700th Anniversary of Frankfurt on the Oder. East Germany used one stamp of 20 Pf which shows us the old town of Frankfurt on the Oder seen from the Löweninsel (Lionisland).
In the foreground is an Oder kahn, (barge) which is the general name of a small flat bottomed uncovered watercraft, which is used on inland waterways and protected waters.

The name kahn is one of the oldest documented boat names on the Baltic coast.
The depicted kahn is a one masted vessel which was used on the Oder river first built of wood later of iron. She were used on the river to transport coal to Berlin and Stettin and iron ore to Kosel.
Outboard rudder and on the stamp she has a deckhouse on the stern. The sailing kahns were fitted with leeboards.
The larger type of vessel was decked. The sailing type were used into the 1930.
Crew 2 – 4.
The vessel depict was ca. 46m. long, 5.6m. beam and had side height of 1.9m., loading capacity about 250 ton.

Source: Navicula. Aak to Zumbra a Dictionary of the World’s Watercraft.
East Germany 1953 20 Pf. sg E118, scott 403.


In 1978 Gabon issued one stamp for the Port of D’Owendo, with alongside the quay two general cargo vessels, with a lot of deck cargo under which it looks some containers, it were not real container vessels as given by Stanley Gibbons. Of the two vessels I have not any information and so far I known she are not yet identified.

Owendo is a port city in Gabon, forming a south western suburb of Libreville. It lies at the western end of the Trans-Gabon Railway, and was officially opened in 1988. But the port was already in use when the first section of the Trans Gabon Railway was opened between Owendo and Ndjolé in 1978 when the stamp was issued.

Source: wikipedia.
Gabon 1978 50F sg 650, scott 403.


The stamp shows us a Cubanian coastguard vessel with pennant No 081 of which I have not any details, more info welcome.
The inscription on the stamp gives: "Detachment Looking at the Sea".


For the 35th Anniversary of the DDR (1949-1984) the East German Post issued three stamps of which the 20p has a maritime theme, it shows us a navy ship of the East Germany Volksmarine what is given by Navicula that she is one of the Kondor II class minesweepers.

Project 89 Kondor Minesweeper, also known as the Kondor class, was a class of minesweepers designed in the German Democratic Republic which was given the NATO designation of "Condor" There were 3 versions, namely, the prototype unit, Project 89.0; the first version, Project 89.1 (NATO designation: Condor I); and the second version, Project 89.2 (NATO designation: Condor II).
The class depict on the stamp was built as Project 89.2 as minesweepers on the Peenewerft in Wolgast, East Germany between 1971 and 1973 for the Volksmarine of the DDR.
The first built was the WOLGAST and commissioned in 1971, in total 30 were built of this class. After Germany was united most were sold to a foreign country, there are still 12 in active service in 2018.
Displacement 449 ton, dim. 56.7 x 7.76 x 2.22m. (draught).
Powered by two MD 40 diesel engines each 2,490 hp, twin shafts, speed 18 kn.
Range 1,900 mile
Armament: 3 – 25mm Flak 2M-3 (AA) carried 24 mines or 24 depth charges.
Crew 30.

The WOLGAST was commissioned 20 May 1971in the Volksmarine, sold to Indonesia in 1990 and still in service by the Indonesian Navy.

Source: Wikipedia and various other web-sites.
East German 1984 20p sg?, scott2429.


East Germany issued in 1983 four stamps for the “World Communication Year1983” of which two stamps have a maritime theme.

The 10p depict the radio station Rugen on Rugen Island in the Baltic, with in the distance stylized ships. The nearest is a cargo vessel (coaster) with two holds, the vessel to the right is also a cargo vessel with four holds, while the vessel on the left looks like a supply vessel but a supply vessel has no masts on the aft-deck, it can also be a small ro-ro vessel.

The 20p shows also a stylized four hold cargo vessel.

East Germany 1983 10p and 20p sg E2488 and E2489, scott 2220/21


The full index of our ship stamp archive


Postby shipstamps » Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:36 pm

Click image to view full size
1957-1974. A motorship of 994 gross tons, 449 net tons and 2,177 deadweight, built by A/S. Svendborg Skibsvaerft, Svendborg, for A.E. Sorensen, also of Svendborg, Denmark. She is a closed shelter deck type with machinery, aft and has a length of 257 ft. 7 in., breadth of 37 ft. 2 in. and draft of 17 ft. 6.5/8 in. The owner's initials constitute the ship's name. This vessel was chartered by the Falkland Islands Company for trading between the Falklands and the United Kingdom. Her first arrival at Port Stanley was on December 16, 1957 and she continued to make four calls each year with mail and cargo up to 1974. SG331A
Site Admin
Posts: 0
Joined: Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:12 pm

Re: A.E.S.

Postby aukepalmhof » Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:21 pm

Built as a cargo vessel under yard No. 79 by Svendborg Skibsværft A/S at Svendborg, Denmark for A.E. Sørensen, Svendborg Denmark.
1957 Launched under the name A.E.S., abbreviation of the owner’s name.
Tonnage 994 gross, 449 net, 1,198 dwt., dim. 78.52 x 11.33 x 5.36m.
One 8 cyl. diesel engine, manufactured by Maschinen Fabrik KEIL A.G. , 1.530 hp., one screw, speed 13½ knots. Bunker capacity 254 tons diesel oil.
Accommodation to carry 18 passengers.

After delivery chartered by the Falkland Island Co, and she arrived for the first time in Port Stanley on 16 December 1957.
Thereafter for seventeen years she made four roundtrips between the Falkland Islands and the U.K., with general cargo and mail.
The company could supply cargo for only three of these voyages so the fourth homeward cargo was from South America, often Brazilian timber.
April 1964 she stopped at Tristan da Cunha to deliver sheep from the Falklands.
1974 Made her last voyage for the Falkland Island Co., and redelivered to owners.
June 1975 Sold to Astromar Navigation Corporation at Panama, renamed DESPO I.
1981 her tonnage given as 1,548 gross.

On 10 June 1981, at Barcelona, Spain, loaded with a cargo of tiles, general goods, empty bottles and paper, destined for Limassol and Beirut, she developed a list shortly after unberthing. This caused an entry of water into her hold, as a consequence of which she sank in the harbour.

Was declared a constructive total loss, the wreck lay in sunken condition for many months until being raised and taken to a shipbreaker yard for scrapping in April 1982.

Sources. Log Book. Navicula. Modern Shipping Disasters 1963-1987 by Norman Hooke. Watercraft Philately.
Posts: 5556
Joined: Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:28 am

Return to Ship Stamps Collection

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider], Google Adsense [Bot], Google [Bot], Majestic-12 [Bot] and 55 guests