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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Built as an iron hulled cargo-passenger vessel under yard No 88 by Robert Napier, Glasgow for the Royal Mail Lines.
19 March 1859 launched under the name SHANNON. The christening ceremony was performed by Mrs. Napier. Named after the River Shannon.
Tonnage 3.092 gross, 2.187 net, dim. 103.02 x 13.46 x 5.94m., beam over paddle boxes 20.12m.
Powered by a two 2-cyl. side-lever steam engine, manufactured by builder, 800 nhp., speed during trials 14.4 knots. Bunker capacity 1.450 tons of coal.
Accommodation for 60 first class, 120 second class, crew 120.

She was the latest paddle steamer built for the Royal Mail.
17 August 1859 sailed for her maiden voyage between Southampton and the West Indies under command of Capt. Abbott.
17 October 1860 with on board cargo and passengers still under command of Capt Abbott, she sailed from Southampton bound for St Thomas.
On 23 October early in the morning a tremendous noise was heard, the engine was stopped and after examination it was found that her main shaft just outside her port side was broken in two.
After the wheel was secured by chains against the paddle-box and after removing some floats the SHANNON proceeded with only one paddle wheel and under sail, on 25th she was again underway, with a speed of around 3.5 knots.
09 November arrived in St Thomas after a passage of 23 days and 3 hours.
The SHANNON was later towed back by an other ship of the company the TRENT to England, twelve days after sailing the tow-line broke and the SHANNON sailed by herself back to England.

1875 Rebuilt by Walker Crough & Lindwall at Deptford-green Dock in a screw propelled vessel and also lengthened slightly with a new clipper-bow and stern.
A new 2-cyl compound steam engine manufactured by Maudsley, Son & Field, Deptford, 700 nhp., a two bladed propeller with a diameter of 5.79m. was fitted in, increasing her speed by 1 knots, and halving her coal consumption.
Tonnage 3.608 gross, 2.046 net, dim. 364 x 44 x 33ft.

1875 Re-entered service under command of Capt. E.M. Leeds.
02 August 1875 she sailed from Southampton and made the passage to St Thomas in 11 days, on her homeward voyage from Colon she was wrecked on the Pedro Bank, south west of Jamaica in August 1875, without loss of lives. In the Board of Trade hearing later the Capt. and Officers were acquitted of any blame on the wrecking.
It was the opinion of the Board that Captain Leeds an experience seaman had set the course 10 miles to the eastward of Portland Rock, and allowing two knots an hour for the extreme set of the current as shown on the chart, he was justified in considering that such a course would clear the danger on the Pedro Bank.

Source: The Times. Merchant Fleets, Royal Mail Line & Nelson Line by Duncan Haws. Some web-sites. Aulke Palmhof
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