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?


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Postby shipstamps » Tue Jan 06, 2009 4:22 pm

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Grenada did issue in 1984 a set of stamps of which the 40c stamp inscription gives “the banana boat”
I do not think she is a full reefer vessel; maybe she could carry some bananas.
A long time ago I read in a Dutch stamp magazine that she was one of the ES class of the Dutch company KNSM, and I think that is right, which ship of the class is depict I am not sure, but she carried the Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij N.V., Amsterdam (KNSM) funnel colours, black with a white band.

In the book KNSM by P.Mulder I can find 15 ship of this class which were built between 1959 and 1963 on Dutch yards for the KNSM.
ACHILLES, built in 1959 was the lead ship of this class, her details I will give, and the other 14 ships are about the same. The HERCULES was the last of this class built in 1963.
Tonnage 5.711 gross, 3.186 net, 7.140 dwt., dim. 401.2 x 57.7 x 28.9ft.
Powered by two 7-cyl Stork diesel engines, 6000 hp, speed 17.5 knots.
During 1967 lengthened by 9.75m., tonnage increased to 6.237 gross, 3.475 net, 7.680 dwt. All the other ships of this class were lengthened with the same length on Dutch yards between 1966 and 1970, except the SOPHOCLES who sank after a fire in the cargo on 19 February 1965, 730 mile w.n.w of Oporto, Portugal on a voyage from Puerto Limon to Amsterdam.
The class was sold in the seventies for further trading.
ACHILLES was broken up at the Sachana Shipbreaking Yard, India in April 1987.

Grenada 1984 40c sg 1342.

Source, The all mentioned book and Register of Merchant ships completed in 1959.
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