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.

Isle of Man 2019 1st and EU sg?, scott?

Victoria (I.O.M.)

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Victoria (I.O.M.)

Postby john sefton » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:35 pm

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Victoria Steel triple screw steamer, direct drive turbines
Official Number: 123811 Call Sign: H K N R from 1934: GNTF
Built & engined: William Denny & Bros., Dumbarton Yard No. 789
Built as Victoria for South Eastern & Chatham Railway Co.
Acquired by IOMSPCo.: 1928
Steel; triple-screw turbine. Built in 1907 by Wm. Denny at Dumbarton for the South Eastern and Chatham Railway who used her on the Dover-Calais service.
Purchased from them by the Steam Packet Company in 1928 for £25,000, but with alterations, the total cost was £37,550.
Passenger accommodation for 1,536; crew 41.
Tonnage 1641; length 311'; beam 40' 1"; depth 16'6"; speed 22 knots. Indicated horsepower 7500.
Sister ship of the Mona's Isle (IV) - Fleet List number 36- with a largely uneventful log. She was the last triple-screw direct drive turbine ship in the Company's fleet. Her turbines and propellers worked at 600 r.p.m., a rotation typical of the direct-drive turbine but much exceeding those used today with geared turbines.
She was chartered by the L.M.S. for one day to assist in the August Bank Holiday traffic on the Holyhead-Dun Laoghaire route in 1938. She made only one two-way crossing with 1,541 passengers in all, and the fee charged was £450.
Her World War II service included being mined in December 1940 but she was towed to safety and at the end of the war she returned to the Company's service. She was finally sold in January 1957 and broken up at Barrow.
Island Lifeline by Connery Chappell and other sources.
Isle of Man SG607

Like the Lady of Mann, the Victoria was heavily involved in D-Day operations. Firstly in the
preparation and training off Portland, Dorset, then in the D-Day landings themselves. Fitted out as an LSl (H) she was selected as one of the ships to land assault forces on the beach at Arromanches.
This was one of the three British spearheads on the Normandy invasion. Later the same day, the Victoria was to land US forces on the UTAH BEACH. Throughout the war, the Victoria was crewed by officers and men of the Merchant Navy and flew the Red Ensign, although the crews of the LCI's aboard the vessel were RNVR, causing the Admiralty to regard the Victoria as "a bit of a mongrel".
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Re: Victoria (I.O.M.)

Postby D. v. Nieuwenhuijzen » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:32 pm

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The correct stamp

Thanks very much, my mistake. John
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Re: Victoria (I.O.M.)

Postby D. v. Nieuwenhuijzen » Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:30 pm

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