US 2022 American Queen Steamboat ; Mighty Mississippi 58c. Scott. 5698c

US 2022 American Queen Steamboat ; Mighty Mississippi 58c. Scott. 5698c

Series: The Mighty Mississippi (2022)

Stamp details: Steamboat American Queen, Iowa

Issued date: 23-05-2022 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 58c.
(FOREVER - No Face Value)

Format: Pane of 10

Emission: Commemorative
First Day City: Memphis, Tennessee

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 5698c
Yvert et Tellier (France): 5534

Designers: Ethel Kessler (designer)

Dimensions (height x width):
25mm x 39.75mm

Printer: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd
Print Method: Offset

Designers: Ethel Kessler

Stamp Colors: Multicolored
Perforation: Serpentine Die Cut 11
Gum type: Self-Adhesive

Themes: River, Steamboat, Transports

Total print: 40,000,000 (estimate)

Note: Stamp from mini-sheet.

Face value US$0.58 on day of issue.

Description:- American Queen is said to be the largest river steamboat ever built. The ship was built in 1995 and is a six-deck recreation of a classic Mississippi riverboat, built by McDermott Shipyard for the Delta Queen Steamboat Company. Although the American Queen's stern paddlewheel is indeed powered by a steam plant, her secondary propulsion, in case of an emergency and for maneuverability around tight areas where the paddle wheel can not navigate, comes from a set of diesel-electric propellers known as Z-drives on either side of the sternwheel. She has 222 state rooms for a capacity of 436 guests and a crew of 160. She is 418 feet (127 m) long and 89 feet (27 m) wide.