Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Card #1 from Denmark

Received this wonderful postcard from Facebook and MyPhilately friend, Peter Gortz, Denmark. This is the first card on my theme from Denmark.

The ship depicted on card is the HDMY Dannebrog (A540) (HDMY - Her Danish Majesty's Yacht) was launched by Queen Alexandrine at Copenhagen in 1931, and commissioned on 26 May 1932. The yacht now serves as the official and private residence for HM The Queen of Denmark, HRH the Prince Consort, and members of the Royal Family when they are on official visits overseas and on summer cruises in Danish waters.

Since it was commissioned in 1932, the yacht has travelled more than 300,000 nautical miles (600,000 km) and visited most of the ports of Denmark, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands. The yacht has also visited European ports, especially in France and cruised the Mediterranean and the Caribbean Seas.

Source: Wikipedia

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