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Norfolk Island has issued two stamps and a MS which depict cruise vessel who has visited the island.
One of this vessels is the SEVEN SEAS MARINER.

17 January 2000 laid down.
Built as a cruise vessel under yard No K31 by Chantiers de L’Atlantique, St Nazaire, France for the Prestige Cruise Service (Europe) Ltd. and managed by Radison Seven Seas Cruises, Mata Utu, Wallis & Futuna.
08-September 2000 launched as the SEVEN SEAS MARINER.
Tonnage 48,075 grt, 17,600 net, 4,700 dwt. Dim. 216.0 x 28.84 x 16.15m., length bpp. 187.00, draught 7.20m.
Powered diesel electric by 4 Wärtsilä 12V 38B 12-cyl. diesel engines, 16,600 kW, connected to two Roll Royce Mermaid pods, each 8.5 MW, which power 2 Azimuth pods. Speed 19.5 knots.
Accommodation for 769 passengers maximum. Crew 445.
08 March 2001 delivered to owners.
22 May 2001 christened in Los Angeles.

From May 2001 engaged in cruises around the world.
June 2008 sold to Oceania Cruises Inc., Nassau, Bahamas.
May 2009 management transferred to Prestige Cruise Service.
October 2010 sold to Mariner LLC, Miami, USA, and registered under Bahama flag with homeport Nassau.
October 2015 Management transferred to NCL, Bahamas Ltd.
2018 Same name and owners. IMO No 9210139.

Norfolk Island 2018 $1 sg?, scott?


Mexico issued in 1992 one stamp for the Dia de la Armada (Dag van de Navy) which shows us two stylized warships.

The sailing ship is as it looks topsail schooner rigged, while the vessel in the foreground with the long afterdeck is a modern warship.

Mexico 1992 $1.300 sg 2101, scott 1779.


The stamp shows in the background a “trireme” : viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12113&p=16176&hilit=trireme#!lightbox[gallery]/5/

The Bosnia& Herzegovina Post gives the following by the stamp, most is about the Iris and noting about the depicted vessel.

About Myths and Flora 2007 - The Illyrian Iris in Myths

Perunika (Iris) was named after Perun – Slavic God of Thunder. Legend says that perunika would overgrow in the place that was touched by Perun’s lightning.
Many species of Iris grows in Herzegovina and Dalmatia: Iris illyrica, iris croatica, and Iris pseudopallida. Many antiques writers, such as Teofrast, Nicander and Plinius, mention it.

The root of perunika was used in medicine and in agriculture, but its biggest value was in perfumery. According to the Plinius, the odour of perunika was produced only by Greek cities such as Corint, who led in perfume manufacturing and exported it all over the Mediterranean, and Kizik. Hereof testimony many ceramic pots for perfumes – alabastron and aryballos. In the first fase, the perfume was in liquidity, but Corinthians were started to produce fixed perfume (Greek stymma, something like today’s cream). It was more economical for transport and it was prepared for special pots – pikside.
Many pots for perfumes were found in the field of Narona where, in the IV. century B.C, Greeks founded emporium (port) and established market place in the Neretva, on which boats and ships triere – trireme, were sailing.

Plinius Secundus, in his encyclopedia Naturalis historis writes: “Iris laudatissima in Illyrico, et ibi quoque non in maritimis, sed in silvestribus Drilonis et Naronae”. (Perunika from Illyrica is very praised, not those along the shore, but those in the woods along Drim and Neretva).

Bosnia& Herzegovina 2007 3.00KM sg?, scott?


The stamp issued in 1993 by St Pierre et Miquelon shows the people leaving by most probably fishing boats St Pierre et Miquelon after the British captured the island on 14 May 1793 and the people living there were deported. In the background of the stamp, the island is visible, and the people in the first boat are looking for the last time to the island.

The people of the island were deported to Magdalen Island in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.

St Pierre et Miquelon 1993 5f10 sg 698. Scott 591.
Source: Internet

HMS Diana (1794)

HMS Diana was a 38-gun Artois-class fifth rate frigate of the Royal Navy. She was launched in 1794. Because Diana served in the Royal Navy's Egyptian campaign between 8 March 1801 and 2 September, her officers and crew qualified for the clasp "Egypt" to the Naval General Service Medal that the Admiralty authorized in 1850 to all surviving claimants. Diana participated in an attack on a French frigate squadron anchored at Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue at the Action of 15 November 1810, which ultimately led to the destruction of the Elisa. (Boats from Diana went in and set fire to the beached Eliza despite heavy fire from shore batteries and three nearby armed brigs; the British suffered no casualties.) On 7 March 1815 Diana was sold to the Dutch navy for £36,796. On 27 August 1816 she was one of six Dutch frigates that participated in the bombardment of Algiers. Diana was destroyed in a fire on 16 January 1839 while in dry-dock at Willemsoord, Den Helder. The design stamp is made after painting of Tom Freeman.
Source: Ivory Coast 2018;500f.


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Postby aukepalmhof » Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:41 pm

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Built as a combined cargo/training vessel under yard No 416 by Helsingør Værft, Elsinor, Denmark for the Iraq Government (Arab Gulf Academy for Maritime Studies).
Launched under the name IBN KHALDOON.
Tonnage 11.333 grt, 5.078 net, 12.670 dwt, dim. 149.1 x 20.8 x 11.55m. , length bpp. 137m, draught 9m.
Powered by two single acting 6-cyl B&W diesel engines, 11.200 hp, trial speed 18.2 knots.
Four cargo holds, three before and one aft the deckhouse, the holds are served by two 5-ton derricks. Additional there is a heavy lift derrick of 75 tons serving hold No 2.
Cargo capacity, grain 13.570m³, bale 12.810m³.
Accommodation for a school staff of 28, 200 cadets and a crew of 62.
Fitted out with stabilisers.
August 1978 completed.

As training vessel was she fitted out as a floating academy containing education facilities, such as classrooms, gymnasium, laboratories for chemical analyses, training workshops, electro mechanic training room and an exercise room.
At that time the intensions were to use her also as a modern freight liner, and the first years of her career she was used as a training/cargo vessel.

26 December 1990 was she boarded by coalition forces in the Gulf of Oman, she not only carried sugar, milk, spaghetti and tea but also around 250 passengers, later identified as “peace activists” protesting the allied embargo of Iraq, by attempting to break through the “blockade” with prohibited cargo.

When the boarding team tried to inspect the vessel they were met by the activists forming a “human chain” to obstruct the team’s passage.
Warning shots were fired into the air by the teams, after several protestors grabbed for their weapons, also used non-lethal smoke and noisemaker grenades for crowed control. No injuries occurred.
After the inspectors located cargo not allowed and violated sanctions she was escorted by US and Australian warships to Muscat Oman.
The activists named the vessel “Peace Ship” and I think that is the reason that she appears on this stamps issued by Iraq in 1993 in two colours inscriptions, red and green. She does not looks like the real IBN KHALDOON, but her name is on the bow.

What and where she was at the later conflict I could not find, but she weathered anyhow it out.

2009 as given by used as a general cargo vessel, owned and managed by the Iraq Governments Ports, IMO No. 7700491.
2003 Given as total loss.

Iraq 1993 2/5d sg?, scott? (Have removed Iraq 1981 50/120f sg1507/08 Mr. Nieuwenhuijzen is correct is she not the same vessel)

Source: Marine News 1979/588. and some web-sites.
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Postby D. v. Nieuwenhuijzen » Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:00 pm

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At Almakal port, Albasrah, after Iraqi war 2003
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The ship on stamps 1981, 50 and 120 f. StG.1507/08 is not the IBN KHALDOON, she has a 'Stulcken' mast, the IBN KHALDOON has a 'Bi-Pod' mast and the accommodation is to small for 290 people, see pictures.
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