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Postby shipstamps » Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:57 pm

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The Barbados stamp shows the CALAMAR, the first of this type of ship to appear on stamps, for she is a fishery training ship, and is owned by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations. Her port of registry is Bridgetown, Barbados. She has a gross tonnage of 137; a net of 50 tons and summer deadweight of 64. Built in 1966 by Hayashikane Zosen, at Yokosuka, Japan, her length overall is 81 ft. 4 in; extreme breadth 22 ft. 3 in. She has a single deck and machinery aft. Her oil engine is by Caterpillar Tractor Company, Peoria, and develops 380 bhp. for a speed of 10 knots.SG483
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