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Postby shipstamps » Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:00 pm

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The 13th of January 2008 will mark a momentous occasion in Cunard’s history, as the three “QUEENS” will meet for the first time in New York.
QUEEN VICTORIA and QUEEN ELIZABETH 2 will arrive in unison after their Tandem Transatlantic Crossing from Southampton and QUEEN MARY 2 will join them from a voyage around the Caribbean.

The Island of Man issued on that day a Miniature Sheet which incorporated all three vessels.

Two of these vessels have been already depict on other stamps, only the QUEEN VICTORIA is new.

She was built as a passenger/cruise liner under yard No 6127 by Fincantiere-Cantiere Nav. Italiani S.p.A., Porto Maghera, Italy for the Cunard Line Ltd., Santa Clarita, Ca. USA.
03 December 2004 contract was signed.
12 May 2006 keel laying ceremony.
January 2007 she was floated out of the building dock.
Tonnage 90.049 grt. 7.685 dwt., dim. 294.0 x 32.26 x 8.0m. (draught), length bpp. 265.27m.
Powered by four 16-cyl Sulzer ZAV40S and two 12-cil. ZAV40S, manufactured by Wärtsilla, total 63.360 kW. (84.933 hp.), two Azipods with fixed pitch propellers, speed maximum 23.7 knots, cruising speed 18 knots. Three bow thrusters each 2.2 MW.
Bunker capacity 3.000 tonnes heavy fuel and 150 tonnes marine diesel.
Consumption by maximum power around 10 tons an hour.
She has 16 decks of which 12 are used by passengers.
Accommodation for 2.014 passengers, crew around 900.
One pair of folding fin stabilisers.
24 August 2007 trials.
24 November 2007 delivered to the Cunard Line.
Building cost around US$ 522 million. Homeport Southampton, U.K.

30 November 2007 sailed from Venice to Southampton, under command of Capt. Paul Wright, arrived Southampton 07 December.
10 December 2007 christened by Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall in QUEEN VICTORIA.
11 December she sailed for her 10 day maiden voyage to Northern Europe, and after making an other cruise to the Canary Islands.
06 January 2008 she embarked passengers and sails the same day from Southampton for her first world cruise circumnavigating the globe in 107 days. A few days ago she was in Auckland.
Her IMO No. is 9320556.

She also appears on a new stamp issued by Gibraltar in 2008 48p sg?

Source: some other web-sites.
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Postby aukepalmhof » Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:36 pm

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Isle of Man 2008 £1
Togo 2013 750F sg?, scott? (hull color is wrong must be black.)
Togo 2019 800F sg?, scott?
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Postby D. v. Nieuwenhuijzen » Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:19 pm

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(Comoro Islands 2008, 450 fc., StG.?)
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Postby D. v. Nieuwenhuijzen » Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:36 pm

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(St. Maarten 2013, 180 c. StG.?)
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