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UK NewsRoyal Mail launches fleet of stamps featuring famous seafaring vessels to celebrate Britain's proud naval past

04:50  19 september  2019
04:50  19 september  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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For centuries the Royal Navy defended Britain from invasion and turned this island nation into a global superpower.

Now the Senior Service’s role in our history is being celebrated by the Royal Mail – even if the navy and our place in the world are rather less grand than they used to be.

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A set of eight stamps, covering 500 years, will commemorate some the navy’s key ships, starting with Henry VIII’s Mary Rose of 1511, and concluding with the giant aircraft carrier, the Queen Elizabeth.

Royal Mail launches fleet of stamps featuring famous seafaring vessels to celebrate Britain's proud naval past © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A set of eight stamps, covering 500 years, will commemorate some the navy’s key ships, starting with Henry VIII’s Mary Rose of 1511, and concluding with the Queen Elizabeth Royal Mail launches fleet of stamps featuring famous seafaring vessels to celebrate Britain's proud naval past © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A full set of stamps, available in a presentation pack, costs £11.20. Pictured, HMS Queen Elizabeth Captain Stephen Moorhouse (centre) with (left to right) Siobhan Hehir, Gregory Hattersley, Luke Williams and Lewis Copper

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Others include Nelson’s flagship Victory and Charles Darwin’s Beagle.

The stamps also feature Dreadnought, the 1906 battleship which was such a radical design that it gave its name to new breed of warships, the Second World War battleship King George V which helped to sink the Hitler’s Bismarck in May 1941, and the extravagantly decorated Royal Sovereign of 1631.

A full set of stamps, available in a presentation pack, costs £11.20.

Royal Mail launches fleet of stamps featuring famous seafaring vessels to celebrate Britain's proud naval past
Royal Mail launches fleet of stamps featuring famous seafaring vessels to celebrate Britain's proud naval past
Royal Mail launches fleet of stamps featuring famous seafaring vessels to celebrate Britain's proud naval past
Royal Mail launches fleet of stamps featuring famous seafaring vessels to celebrate Britain's proud naval past
Royal Mail launches fleet of stamps featuring famous seafaring vessels to celebrate Britain's proud naval past
Royal Mail launches fleet of stamps featuring famous seafaring vessels to celebrate Britain's proud naval past
Royal Mail launches fleet of stamps featuring famous seafaring vessels to celebrate Britain's proud naval past
Royal Mail launches fleet of stamps featuring famous seafaring vessels to celebrate Britain's proud naval past

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