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Slovene Ships - Rog

Slovene Ships - Rog

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Datum izida:5/28/2015 10:00:00 PM
Oblikovanje:Matjaž Učakar
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Tisk:SIA Baltijas Banknote, Latvia
Izvedba:4-colour offset in miniature sheet of 1 stamp
Papir:Chancellor litho PVA gum FSC, 102 g/m2
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Zobčanje:Harrow 13 1/4 : 13 1/4
Ilustracija:Matjaž Učakar
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Slovene Ships - Rog

The second stamp from the series of special stamps<br>dedicated to SLOVENE SHIPS features the cargo steamer<br>Rog, the first Slovene ocean-going vessel. A ship of the<br>Liberty class, mass-produced for convoy transport during<br>the Second World War, it was built in Canada in 1944.<br>Splošna Plovba – the General Navigation Company –<br>purchased it in 1954, the year the company was established.<br>It had a length of 134.6 metres, a beam of 17.3 metres and a<br>cargo capacity of 10,310 tonnes.<br>The purchase of the Rog signalled Splošna Plovba’s<br>confident first steps in global maritime transport, since it<br>was the first Slovene ocean-going vessel. With a crew of<br>43 (from June 1955 to May 1956) it sailed the world under<br>the command of senior captain Baldomir Podgornik and in<br>March 1956 became the first Yugoslav ship to dock at the<br>port of Qingdao (Tsingtao) in China.<br>Earlier, in February 1956, it was caught in a typhoon in the<br>Pacific Ocean in which four ships were lost with all hands.<br>The Rog survived the terrible storm with the loss of a single<br>crew member and became the first Yugoslav vessel to dock<br>in Hakodate on the Japanese island of Hokkaido, where the<br>dockyard repaired the damage caused by the typhoon.<br>Until it was sold in 1966, the Rog continued to serve as<br>a training ship for Slovene mariners and provided many<br>cadets and trainees with their first seagoing experience.<br>It was scrapped at Kaohsiung in Taiwan in 1969.<br>Duška Žitko