Title : Postage Stamp for Korean-made Ship Series (5th Issue)
Stamp Serial#
1240 
KPC#
C-882 
MICHEL#
1265 
StanGib#
1501 
Scott#
1243 
Date of Issue
11/10/1981 
Quantity
6,000,000 
Denomination
40 won 
Design
Chemical Carrier 
Designer
Chun Hee-han 
Image Area
38mm*26mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
55 
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 celerbration of the growth of our shipbuilding industry, the Ministry of Communications has decided to issue stamps depicting Korean-made ships this year. It is also hoped that the decision will effect diversification of our stamp material in such a way as to be palatable to philatelists at home and abrosd. The following are the last two stamps in this series, the 5th Issue:
1. Chemical Carrier.
This 37,000 dwt chemical carrier, built by the Korea Shipbuilding Corporation, is 176.8m long, 29.6m wide and 15.5m deep, and has the cargo-loading capacity of 44,238 dwt. The 36 holds of the ship are all equipped with their separate cargo gears so that less time is needed for loading and unloading cargoes. With the inner walls of her holds coated with special paint, the ship can be loaded not only with various kinds of chemicals, but also with a separate cargo in each hold. She has facilities for 40 crew members and is equipped with a 14400 hp. engine that provides her with the maximum of 16.7 knots per hour. At present, she is owned by Norway.

2. Passenger Boat.
This 70 G/T passenger boat, built in 1978 by Korea Tacoma Marine Industries Ltd., is 27m Long, 5m wide and 2.3m deep. She can carry 125 passengers and crew members with the maximum speed of 23 knots per hour. Her extraordinary force of restitution and her wave-enduring force combine to give extra comfortableness to her passengers. The ship is now sailing between Pusan and Haegumgang.