Saturday, March 14, 2009

INS Tarangini - Sheetlet

Date of Issue: April 25, 2004
Denomination: Rs. 5
Sheetlet Value: Rs. 100 (Rs. 5 x 20)
Design: K. Singh
Quantity Printed: 0.8 millions (40,000 sheetlets x 20)
Miniature Sheet Quantity: 0.05 millions

INS Tarangini is a three masted barque, designed and built by Goa Shipyard Limited, Goa, India. The primary role of the ship is to train the cadets of the India Navy.

Commissioned in the Indian Navy on November 11, 1997, INS Tarangini forms a part of the 1st Training Squadron, bsed at Kochi, on the West Coast of Southern India.

The Circumnavigation Voyage of the ship was from January 23, 2003 to April 25, 2004.

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