Tristan da Cunha 2015 War of 1812. USS Hornet and HMS Penguin

From Stamps of the World
  • Issue date: 1st June 2015
  • two values and one value in miniature sheet
  • Designed by: Robin Carter
  • Printed by: BDT International Security Printing, Ireland
  • Print process : lithography
  • Perforations: 13.75 x 13.5, or 14.1 x 14.75 (miniature sheet)
  • stamp format: height 38 x width 30½mm, stamp in miniature sheet height 32mm x width 48mm
  • miniature sheet format height 60mm x width 80mm

Ships. The Engagement between USS Hornet and HMS Penguin in the War of 1812 (USA v Great Britain)

£1.10 ~ HMS Penguin under full sail
£1.10 ~ USS Hornet under full sail
Miniature sheet: composite design with border, £2.50 ~ HMS Penguin and USS Hornet exchange cannon and small arms fire off Tristan da Cunha, March 23, 1815

  • Notes. The Hornet under Master Commandant James Biddle had left New York for the South Atlantic in January 1815, unaware that a Peace treaty to end the war had been signed in Gent, Belgium. She encountered and captured, then set fire to, the Penguin on March 18, 1815 (British prisoners were taken to Salvador in Brazil)

Sheet stamps


Miniature sheet

miniature sheet £2.50