to follow up with yesterday entry here you will see more EUROPA 1961 overprinted stamps in 2 bloc of 6 with many errors, enjoy !
Those French EUROPA stamps issued in 1961 were privately (and illegally) over-printed “Algerie Française 13 Mai 1958” between December 1961 and January 1962 in the region of Oran. Both 1961 overprint stamps are mint and also on this page is a rare Philatelic cover with EA usage of the o,25 centime stamp sent from Kantara […]
Once the USS EUROPA decommissioned in May 1946 from US troop transport, it was decided that the ship was going to be given to France as War reparation for the sinking of SS Normandie by the German navy in 1942. The ship was in service in France from 1950 to 1961 under the name of […]
Toward the end of WWII, Germany was taken over by the Allied forces, when the US troops capture the port city of Bremerhaven where the ship was mothballed awaiting it’s faith, the US Army took control of the the EUROPA and transformed it into a troop ship, sailing from Germany to the United States (returning […]
in 1938 the EUROPA liner was requisitioned by the German Navy, and it was to be transformed into an auxiliary aircraft carrier like some of the German other liners (was assigned number 1). Eventually due to some structural issues (and the fact that the German Navy preferred U-boat Submarine to Aircraft Carrier), the liner was […]
From 1930 to 1935 both SS EUropa (and sister ship Bremen) had a seaplane onboard the ship to launch while approaching the ship’s final port destination. The aircraft was launched carrying some of the ship mail, thus shortening the mail delivery on average by 1 day. The seaplane facility were remove from both ship in […]
Still with the SS EUROPA, showing you two covers posted via the ships in the 1930’s (1st Eastward trip in 1930 and a 1932 letter which did not make it to it’s destination and had to be returned to sender)…
This section is in regard to the 1st German ship called SS EUROPA (Germany is now on ship number 6 named Europa – over the last 90 years) – The 1928 SS EUROPA ship had a very exciting career ! Started life as a Europe to US (and Canada) passenger ship until 1938 (had a […]
To follow with ship name EUROPA, today I would like to highlight an Italian ship from the early 1900 century called SS Europa – It serve with the “La Veloce” navigation line from 1907 to 1927 – enjoy !
Today I would like to share with you 2 postcards posted from a British Warship called HMS Europa – first one was posted in 1914 and second one posted in 1917 (WWI era)