Monday, January 9, 2012

French Ship Forbin (D635)

Date of Issue: November 11, 2011

The French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF - Terres australes et antarctiques françaises) and Saint-Pierre and Miquelon (S.P.&M. - a self-governing territorial overseas collectivity of France, situated in the northwestern Atlantic ocean near Canada) jointly issued stamps on Nov 11, 2011. The miniature sheet shown above is of TAAF.

Forbin (D635): Six ships of the French Navy have been named Forbin in honor of the 17th century admiral Claude Forbin-Gardanne. The Forbin D635 is a T 53 Class Destroyer and fleet escort ship (1955 - 1992).

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