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Saturday, February 5, 2011

National Maritime Day

FDC No. 5
Issued by: Indian Post & Telegraphs 05 April 1965

First Day Cover Illustration: National Maritime Day

April 5 marks the National Maritime Day of India. On this day in 1919 navigation history was created when SS Loyalty, the first ship of the Scindia Steam Navigation Company, journeyed to the United Kingdom. The National Maritime Day was first celebrated on 5th April, 1964.

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