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?

ADDA 1922

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ADDA 1922

Postby shipstamps » Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:30 pm

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Built as a passenger/cargo vessel under yard No. 608gk by Harland & Wolff, Greenock for the Elder Dempster Lines, Liverpool.
25 May 1922 launched under the name ANCOBRA.
Tonnage 7.816 gross, 4.633 net, dim. 132.69 x 1747 x 9.55m.
Two 8-cyl diesel engines, manufactured by the yard, 4.600 bhp., twin screws, speed 14 knots.
Bunker capacity 720 tons oil, daily consumption 20 tons.
Accommodation for 225 first, 74 second and 32 third class, crew 140.
Before delivery renamed in ADDA.
14 November 1922 completed.

29 November 1992 sailed for her maiden voyage from Liverpool to the West coast of Africa.
1923 In collision with the BASSA on the River Mersey, got only hull damage.
23 April 1933 transferred to the Elder Dempster Lines Ltd.

On a voyage from Liverpool to Freetown, Takoradi, Accra and Lagos under command of Capt. J.T. Marshall with on board 613 ton general cargo and 260 passengers in a position of 08.30N 14 30W was she torpedoed by U-107 under command of Capt. Hessler. (Not as given by WP by U-575.)
She sank stern first 82 mile west of Freetown at 04.40 of the 08th June 1941.
Of the crew of 150, four gunners and 260 passengers, 7 crew under which the Commander and 2 passengers drowned.

Twelve crew of the ADDA sailed from Sierra Leone on board of the EMPIRE ABILITY who also was torpedoed on 27 June, and sank. Two of the rescued crew of the ADDA were thereafter missing.

Liberia 1995 $2 sg,? scott 1178

Sources: Lloyds War Losses, the Second World War. Elder Dempster Lines by Duncan Haws.
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