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Royal Thai Navy Ships (1979) ●

 

    

   

 

 Issue Name: Royal Thai Navy Ships
 Thai Issue Name: เรือหลวง
 Issue Date: 1979/2522-11-20
 Cause: To publicize the progress, power and strength of the Royal Thai Navy
 Catalogue Number: 1979/22-25
 Denomination: 2 Baht, 3 Baht, 5 Baht, 6 Baht
 Unused Value: 50 Baht, 80 Baht, 170 Baht, 180 Baht
 Complete Set:  480 Baht (unused), 200 Baht (used)
 Thailex Collection: n/c
 Size: 27 x 45 mm
 Quantity of Stamps: 1,000,000 pieces per design
 Printer: The Government Printing Bureau, Ministry of Finance, Japan
 Subject: Various war ships used by the Royal Thai Navy: 1. the offshore patrol frigate HTMS Makutrajakumaan; 2. the anti-submarine warfare corvette HTMS Tapi (ร.ล. ตาปี); 3. the fast attack boat HTMS Prabparapak (ร.ล. ปราบปรปักษ์), named after Khajon Jaratwong Krom Meuan Prabparapak (ปราบปรปักษ์); 4. the coastal patrol boat T. 91 (เรือ. ๙๑). At the stern, each ship is flying the Naval Ensign, i.e. the national tricolour thong trai rong, with additionally at the centre a red disc with a white elephant in ceremonial dress on a pedestal.
 Related Link: Makutrajakumaan, Royal Thai Armed Forces, His Thai Majesty's Ships, Coastal Patrol Boat T. 991, Naval Museum, thong trai rong, Khajon Jaratwong, Krom Meuan