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.

https://www.wopa-plus.com/en/stamps/product/&pgid=53936

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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WEST SHORE USS

Postby aukepalmhof » Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:54 pm

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Built as a cargo vessel under yard No 4 by Northwest Steel at Portland OR for the United Shipping Board, Portland.
Laid down as the WAR ARCHER.
13 January 1918 launched as the WESTSHORE also given as WEST SHORE she was one of a series of 46 cargo ships built on various yards in the USA for the United Shipping Board.
Tonnage 5,714 grt, displacement 12,185 ton, dim. 130.99 x 16.16 x 9.07m, length bpp. 124.89, draught 7.47m.
Powered by one steam turbine , hp? One shaft, speed 10.5 knots.
Crew during wartime 70-90 as merchant ship about 30.
April 1918 completed. Homeport Portland.
(Miramar gives that she in 1918 was sold to the British Government at London.)

USS WEST SHORE, a 12,000-ton (displacement) cargo ship, was built in 1918 at Portland, Oregon, as the civilian freighter of the same name. After completion she steamed to the East Coast, where the U.S. Navy took her over and placed her in commission early in August 1918. On her first Navy voyage she carried vehicles to Brest, France, arriving in mid-October. World War I ended while she was en route back to the U.S., and her next trip was to Rotterdam, Holland, with a cargo of food. USS WEST SHORE returned to New York from this trip in early February 1919. She was decommissioned and returned to the U.S. Shipping Board a month later. The ship, sometimes listed under the name WESTSHORE, remained under that agency's ownership until abandoned in 1929-1930.

I can’t find anything on her use as a merchant cargo ship after she was handed back to the U.S. Shipping Board. It looks that she was put in reserve.
Broken up Baltimore 2quarter 1930 by Boston Iron & Metals Co.

http://www.shipscribe.com/usnaux/ww1/ships/id3170.htm https://www.miramarshipindex.nz
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