Friday, April 15, 2011

The First Malaysian Submarine

Thanks to Khor for this very nice cover sent from the City of Ipoh on March 7 last.  The envelope features the First Malaysian Submarine stamps released on September 3, 2009.

In 2002, the Royal Malaysian Navy ordered two Scorpène class submarines.  The first of the two submarines, named KD Tunku Abdul Rahman after the first Prime Minister of Malaysia, arrived at a Port Klang naval base on September 3, 2009 after a 54-day voyage from France.  The second submarine has not been delivered yet due to defects and problems.

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