ISLE OF MAN D-DAY issues 2019

About D-Day 75
To mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the Isle of Man Post Office is privileged to issue a new set of stamps, a dedicated collection honouring all the Manx men and women involved in the historic landings. Our set is a special 'stamp on stamp' design and includes the artwork from our 1994 collection.
Codenamed Operation Overlord, the battle began on 6th June 1944, also known as D-Day, when some 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France's Normandy region. The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history the Normandy beach landings.
This stamp-on-stamp presentation, derived from our 50th Anniversary of D Day 1994 commemorative issue depicts the most prominent military leaders of the Allied Forces who formulated plans which marked the start of a long and costly campaign to liberate north-west Europe from German occupation.

The Commanders featured on the stamps are:
General Dwight D. Eisenhower, US Army, Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Forces (SHAEF).
Air Chief Marshall Sir Arthur Tedder RAF, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander.
Lt-Gen Omar Bradley, US Army, Commander 1st US Army.
General Sir Bernard Montgomery, British Army, Commander 21st Army Group.
Major General Walter Bedell Smith, US Army, Chief of Staff.
Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsey, Royal Navy, Commander Allied Naval Expeditionary Force.
Air Chief Marshall Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory, Royal Air Force, Commander in Chief, Allied Expeditionary Air Force and also in command of the landing phase for Operation Overlord.
Lt-Gen Sir Miles Dempsey, Commander 2nd British Army.

The ships depict which are also depicted on 1994 issues, on the 1st stamp are the:
The left stamp of the se-tenant stamp shows the BEN-MY-CHREE : viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7611
Also, are depict some landing craft in the foreground which are not identified.
The right stamp shows from the top the VICTORIA: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10494
LADY OF MAN: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6022
HMS WARSPITE, shown on the bottom in the right corner: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9921
The landing crafts have not been identified.
The EU stamp shows also on the right stamp landing craft and cargo vessels which have not been identified.

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TOR VIKING II icebreaker

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TOR VIKING II icebreaker

Postby aukepalmhof » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:50 pm

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Built as a tug-icebreaker and anchor handling vessel under yard no 282 by Havyard Leirvik A/S at Leirvik, Norway for Transviking A/S, Norway.
01 October 1998 building contract signed.
02 February 1999 keel laid down.
20 November 1999 launched as TOR VIKING, two sisters.
Tonnage 3.383 grt, 1,273 nrt, 2,600 dwt, dim. 83.7 x 18.04 x 8.52m, length bpp. 75.2m, draught 7.24m.
Powered diesel electric by 2 MaK 6M32 engines, each 3,916 hp, and 2 MaK 8M32 engines each 5,221 hp, total power 18,274 hp, two controllable pitch propellers, speed 16 knots. One bow and stern thruster each 1,200 hp.
Crew 23.
01 March 2000 completed, homeport Skärhamn, Norway. IMO No 9199622

01 January 2003 owned by Transviking Icebreaking & Offshore A/S, Sweden, homeport Mandal. Renamed in TOR VIKING II.
03 December 2010 she towed the bulkcarrier GOLDEN SEAS with a cargo of Canola seed which was disabled in the Bering Sea underway from Vancouver, Canada to the United Arab Emirates, to Dutch Harbour during bad weather and high seas.
01 June 2017 again under Norway flag and registry. Renamed TOR VIKING.
TOR VIKING is an icebreaker and anchor handling tug owned and operated by Norwegian company Trans Viking, but registered in Sweden. She has two sister ships, BALDER VIKING and VIDAR VIKING She has been employed supplying offshore Arctic petroleum drilling expedition.
In late January 2010 the Swedish Maritime Administration called for VIDAR VIKING and TOR VIKING to serve as icebreakers in the Baltic Sea. The vessels are chartered on a contingency bases; Trans Viking's parent company, Transatlantic, is paid a basic flat fee for the vessels to be available, within ten days, without regard to whether they are used. They were used in 2007. The contract expired in 2015.
Since 2016, Davie Shipbuilding has offered TOR VIKING and her sister ships together with the US-flagged AIVIA to the Canadian Coast Guard as a replacement for the aging Canadian icebreakers
On 10 August 2018, Viking Supply Ships announced the sale of three icebreaking, anchor-handling tugs, TOR VIKING, BALDER VIKING and VIDAR VIKING to Canada. Once retrofitted the vessels will be issued to the Canadian Coast Guard. They are expected to be used for 15 to 25 years.

2019 Is given that she is in service and owned by Canadian Government Fisheries & Oceans, Ottawa, not renamed.

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