Title : Postage Stamp for Korean-made Ship Series (2nd issue)
Stamp Serial#
1210 
KPC#
C-877 
MICHEL#
1235 
StanGib#
1471 
Scott#
1238 
Date of Issue
05/10/1981 
Quantity
5,000,000 
Denomination
90 won 
Design
Full Containership 
Designer
Chun Hee-han 
Image Area
33mm*23mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5Ąż5 
Paper
White
Unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Republic of korea 
Description
Ships are an indispensable means of international trade. In our country, whose foreign trade is increasing rapidly and whose economic growth is based on export, need for the development of shipbuilding technology can hardly be overemphasized. Thus our government has long been promoting the shipbuilding industry.

In celebration of the growth of our shipbuilding industry, the Ministry of Communications has decided to issue stamps depicting Korean-made ships this year. This is also hoped to effect diversification of our stamp material in such a way as to be palatable to philatelists at home and abroad. The following are the second two stamps in this series:
1. Bulk Carrier.
This 60000dwt bulk carrier, built by the Hyundai Heavy Indutries Co., is being used chiefly for transportation of minerals. But she is also carrying such varied cargo items as grain, coal, raw material such as fertilizers, sugar, salt, etc. 32.20m wide and 224.00m long, she has the cargo loading capacity of 74,100 dwt, as well as the deluxe facilities for 34 crew members and is still capable of making 15 knots per hour with the homemade diesel engine installed in her. A bulk carrier of this type enjoys great popularity around the world, and thus Korea is selling such carriers to countries like Sweden, the United States, Switzerland and Great Britain.

2. Full Containership.
200.06m long and 23.8m wide and equipped with a diesel engine of 18,000hp, this ship was built by the Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., and is capable of making 20.7 knots per hour. She is at present playing an important role for Korea's foreign trade. Building a containership is an extremely difficult job which must meet conflicting conditions. Speed as well as capacity for a large amount of cargoes is required. And thus only highly developed technology can provide the kind of automation and sophistication that such requirements demand.