Royal Mail to celebrate 500 years of the Royal Navy in Stamps

Royal Mail will soon be issuing a set of eight stamps celebrating the Royal Navy.

Royal Mail to celebrate 500 years of the Royal Navy in Stamps

The stamp collection will include,

Henry VIII’s  Mary Rose, built in Portsmouth in 1501

Sovereign of the Seas, built by Peter Pett on the instruction from Charles 1 in 1634

HMS Victory, made famous by Admiral Lord Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar, built in 1765

HMS Beagle, launched in 1820, carried Charles Darwin on his historic cruise

HMS Warrior, Britain’s first Ironclad battleship built in 1860

HMS Dreadnought, built in 1906. Representing the advances in Naval Power

HMS King George V, made Flagship of the British Home Fleet in 1941

 HMS Queen Elizabeth II, the largest warship ever built for the Royal Navy in 2014

The full set in a presentation pack, will be available from Royal Mail at a cost of £11.20

More information can be found HERE

Colin Bates

Joined 1967, discharged 1979 timex Joined Dido 71 - 73 Founded Dido Association 2004