Great Britain issued a set of 6 postage stamps on 19 September 2013 featuring the Merchant Navy. Three of the stamps are from the era of sails and the other three include this 1940 portrait of the Royal Mail Ship Queen Elizabeth.
In fourteen hundred ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. He had three ships and left from Spain; He sailed through sunshine, wind and rain. He sailed by night; he sailed by day. He used the stars to find his way. Happy Columbus Day - Oct. 2012