Thursday, August 27, 2009

Ary Rongel (H44) - Brazilian Antarctic Research Ship

Date of Issue: May 13, 1997
Scott #: 2630

This souvenir sheet issued to Commemorate 15 years of PROANTAR - which began in 1982, the year in which the first Brazilian expedition to the Antarctic took place.

The souvenir sheet shows the Oceanographic Support Ship Ary Rongel - H 44, ex-Polar Queen, was the first ship to bear that name in the Navy of Brazil, from Admiral Rongel Ary dos Santos; map of South America, and a detailed map of the South Shetland Islands showing the Ferraz base (antarctic base of Brazil) with a Brazilian flag.

Source: many websites.

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