Monday, August 10, 2009

Submarine TAPAJO (S33)

Date of Issue: May 05, 1998
Scott #: 2679

This stamp was issued on the occasion of launching of the submarine TAPAJO of Brazilian Navy.

She is based at the Base Almirante Castro e Silva, Mocangue Island near Niteroi, just across the bay to the east of Rio de Janeiro.

The Tupi class is a German design and the lead ship the TUPI was built by the Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW), Kiel, Germany, while the other three were built by Arsenal de Marinha.

The propulsion system provides a surface speed of more than 10 knots and a submerged speed of 24 knots.

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