Jun 3, 2013

Russia FDC on "Weapon of the Victory - Warships"

First Day Cover
Sobrescrito de 1.º Dia


Weapon of the Victory - Warships

Date of Issue : 8 May 2013

10p stamp : Red Banner mine sweeper “Mina”
Mine sweeper “Mina” took part in the landing operations in 1942 in Alushta, in 1943 in South Ozereika and other combat operations. The mine sweeper was awarded the title of Red Banner.

12p stamp : Guard escort ship “Metel”
The escort ship “Metel” maintained a patrol on the approaches to the main base of fleet, convoyed landing and transport ships, launched an assault into enemy’s bases and ports. On August 26, 1945 the Escort ship “Metel” was awarded the title “Guard”.

15p stamp : Guard armored boat BKA-75
In 1942 the armored boat BKA-75 participated in battles for Stalingrad. In spring and in summer of 1943 BKA-75 convoyed caravans of transport and at the end of the year it took part in a famous Kerch-Eltigen landing operation.

20p stamp : Red Banner gun vessel “Usyskin”
Gun vessel “Usyskin” was included into the Volga fleet. It was awarded the title of Red Banner for the participation in the defense of Stalingrad.

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