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?

Accra 1947

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Accra 1947

Postby shipstamps » Thu Sep 04, 2008 6:20 pm

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She was ordered in 1945 together with the APAPA, in order to re-introduce a 3-weekly service between Liverpool and Lagos.
Built as a cargo-passenger vessel under yard no 948 by Vickers Armstrong Ltd., Barrow-in-Furness for the Elder Dempster Lines, Liverpool.
25 Feb. 1947 launched under the name ACCRA.
Tonnage 11.600 gross, 6.448 net, 7.110 dwt., dim. 143.56 x 20.17 x 9.68m., between pp. 138.05m. Powered by two 4 cyl. Doxford 2S.SA. 4.700 bhp. each, manufactured by shipbuilder. Twin screw, speed 16 knots.
Passenger accommodation for 259 first, 24 second and 145 intercoastal (deck passengers). Sept. 1947 delivered to owners. Building cost £900.000.
Cargo capacity 278.000 cubic feet.
24 Sept. 1947, sailed for her maiden voyage from Liverpool, at that time her hull was painted black with red boot topping, as seen on stamp.
06 Nov. 1949, due to a broken crankshaft she came into Liverpool, on one engine, fife days late. Repaired by the shipbuilder. During the repair her hull was painted gray with green boot topping.
11 October 1956 she rescued the 77 crew of the 8.472 ton Spanish tanker BAILEN when their ship caught fire off the Canary Islands.
1960 Air-conditioning installed in passenger accommodation.
08 Nov. 1967 sold, after only twenty years old, passenger service was becoming unprofitable, due to air competition; making 171 voyages carried 100.000 passengers and 760.000 ton of cargo, she sailed under command of Capt. L.L.James from Liverpool on 13 Nov. for the last time for the breakers yard in Spain.
13 Nov. arrived at Cartagena, and was scrapped by J.Navarro Frances. SG833B
Auke Palmhof
Sources: Great Passenger Ships of the World, Volume 4, by Arnold Kludas. Elder Dempster Lines by Duncan Haws.
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