Saturday, February 21, 2009

Centenary of HMS Challenger's visit

Date of Issue: October 15, 1973
Scott #: 181-184a

Souvenir Sheet issued by Tristan da Cunha commemorating centenary of HMS Challenger's visit to Tristan da Cunha during oceanographic exploration world trip, 1872 - 76.

Each stamp shows an instrument for deep sea soundings that helped to calculate the depth of ocean at different locations along the route. The map route which the ship traveled can also be found in one stamp.

HMS Challenger's figurehead is virtually all that remains of the ship. The figurehead is kept at the Southampton Oceanography Centre.

Click here to see the journey of HMS Challenger.

Click here to know in detail about HMS Challenger, its crew, purpose, and its voyage.

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