Trawler, designed by Icelandic artist Stefán Jónsson, engraved by Thomas De La Rue & Co., Ltd., and issued by Iceland on October 12, 1950
airmail stamp depicting views of the custom-built schooner Antarctica, which was used by French polar explorer Jean-Louis Étienne’s team during “Mission Erebus” in 1995-96, and a map of Antarctica showing Dr. Étienne’s route, designed and engraved by Claude Jumelet, and issued for use in French Southern and Antarctic Territories on January 2, 1995.
During the Erebus mission, Jean-Louis Etienne and his companions took atmospheric samples of trace gases (ozone, methane, etc.) throughout the voyage of the “Antarctica” down towards the southernmost continent. These measurements formed part of a study programme to find out more about the complex chemistry of trace gases in the atmosphere. +
Rescue boat and nautical chart designed after a photograph by Dan Ljungsvik, engraved by Martin Mörck, and issued by Sweden on March 22, 2007
issued by Republic of China (Taiwan) on December 16, 1957 as one of a set of three similar stamps commemorating the 85th anniversary of the establishment of the China Merchants Steam Navigation Co.; founded December 16, 1872
issued September 2013 on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the discovery of Severnaya Zemlya Archipelago in the Russian high Arctic.
wikipedia page for sister ship RV Barbaros Hayreddin Pasa
issued by (South) Korea on November 11, 1955 to commemorate the 10th anniversary on the Republic of Korea Navy.
The Turtle ship, also known as Geobukseon, was a type of large warship used by the Royal Korean Navy, most notably during the Imjin War with Japan during the late 16th century. The ship’s name derives from its protective shell-like covering. more
India’s first built big warship. Date of Issue: 15 Dec 1968
built at Mazagon Docks Limited, Mumbai in collaboration with Yarrow Shipbuilders, Glasgow. Commissioned into the Indian Navy on June 3, 1972, decommissioned in 1996. more
airmail stamp designed and engraved by Pierre Béquet, and issued for use in French Southern and Antarctic Territories on December 15, 1980
The Bristol Channel Pilot CutterMischief was owned and piloted by Major Harold William “Bill” Tilman; (1898–1977) an English mountaineer and explorer, renowned for his Himalayan climbs and sailing voyages. Tilman voyaged to Arctic and Antarctic waters in search of new and uncharted mountains to climb.
On his last voyage in 1977, in his eightieth year, he was invited to sail with mountaineers travelling to the South Atlantic to climb Smith Island. En route to the Falkland Islands, they disappeared without trace.
A Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter is a specialist style and design of single-masted cuttersailing boat, developed for the needs of speeding maritime pilots to large ships entering and leaving the Bristol Channel. It has been described as the best sailing boat design ever.
Mischief was 45 feet (14 m) and built by Thomas Baker of Cardiff in 1906. Commissioned and sailed by pilot William “Billy the Mischief” Morgan, he once sailed her into Ilfracombe harbour in such appalling weather, that he and his boat earned great respect from the local pilots for “a first class piece of seamanship.”
Bought in 1954 by Tillman, who after a refit, sailed her over 110,000 miles (180,000 km), from the Antarctic to the Arctic, including stops in Patagonia, Greenland, South Georgia and Heard Island. Tilman wrote six books about his adventures aboard Mischief. In 1968 she hit a rock off Jan Mayen Island in the Arctic Ocean and began to sink before being crushed by ice. +
issued by Nicaragua on October 15 as one of a set of twelve stamps commemorating the Nicaraguan Merchant Marine
stamp depicting a boule de Moulins and a map showing the watery wartime mail route – designed and engraved by Pierre Béquet, issued by France on April 28, 1979
During the siege of Paris in the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71), to maintain communications the French placed mail in sealed containers called boules de Moulins (“ball mills”) in the Seine River upstream of Paris, near Bray-sur-Seine, and stretched nets behind enemy lines in Alfortville to recover them. above: La “boule de Moulins”
designed by Slovak illustrator Júlia Buková & issued by Slovakia on December 30, 1994
(Cruiser Aurora) 45th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution; Poland, 1962
Designed and engraved by Henry Cheffer (1880-1957) Issued for use in Saint Pierre & Miquelon on March 15, 1956 to publicize the French colonial infrastructure project Fonds d’Investissements pour le Developpement Économique et Social (FIDES); aid to French African colonies.
issued by Saint Pierre & Miquelon on September 9, 1989 to commemorate the heritage of L’Île-aux-Marins (“The Island of the Sailors”), a small island in the Atlantic Ocean located off the coast of Saint-Pierre. Engraved by Cécile Guillame.
airmail stamp depicting an airplane flying over a dock crane loading food cargo into freighter at quayside, with a grain elevator in the background, designed by French artist and illustrator Camille Paul Josso (1902-1986), engraved by Pierre Gandon, and issued for use in French Morocco on February 9, 1948 to benefit the Solidarity Fund.
Outrigger canoe with sail, plus coat of arms of Fiji, engraved and printed by Waterlow & Sons, Ltd., and issued for use in Fiji on April 5, 1938
HMS Falken, a Royal Swedish Navy sail-training schooner, in Karlskrona harbor, designed by Swedish artist Philip von Schantz (1928-1998), engraved by Czes?aw S?ania, and issued by Sweden on May 8, 1972
HMS Falken sailing out of Halmstad harbour – (2,816 × 2,112 pixels)