Friday, 27 June 2014

Mercy Stamp...

I'm interrupting my model blog posts to share something pretty cool that I found out about the other day. I was Googling for images of the Africa Mercy and I came across a Danish postage stamp that shows a postal sorting train with a ship in the background. The rail ferry depicted is the Dronning Ingrid, which became the Africa Mercy! My parents are philatelists and, sure enough, they found the very same stamp in one of their collections! I've added it to my small stamp collection! :-)

These are photos I came across on the Mercy Ships transfer drive several years ago. They show the Africa Mercy as she once was as the Dronning Ingrid. The bow opened to allow trains to enter the vessel.
The aft of the ship also opened for trains.

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