Aug 15, 2012

Portugal FDC on "The Ships Sagres and Creoula"

First Day Cover
Sobrescrito de 1.º Dia


Navios Sagres e Creoula

The Ships Sagres and Creoula

Date of Issue : 3 August 2012

This year, the beautiful ship NRP (Navio da República Portuguesa = Portuguese Navy Ship) Sagres celebrates 50 years of service to the Portuguese Navy and 75 years of life. The ship Sagres was built in the shipyards of Blohm and Voss in Hamburg in 1937. In 1961 it was acquired by Portugal in order to replace an old ship named Sagres. Her name comes from the Sagres Cape, the site of the world's first marine school, established by Prince Henry the Navigator in the 15th century. For the last 50 years at the service of Portugal and the Portuguese Navy Sagres has conducted three voyages around the world and visited 385 ports. She is known as an Itinerant Ambassador to the service of Portugal and is a symbol of Portugal in the world.

The ship NTM (Navio de Treino de Mar) Creoula, four-masted schooner, marks the anniversary of its construction in 1937 in the shipyards of the CUF and 25 years at the service of the Portuguese Navy as the training Ship for sea.

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