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?

Howick Hall

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Howick Hall

Postby shipstamps » Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:38 pm

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Not only was the Howick Hall a fine example of the pre-war cargo liner but her owners, Chas. G. Dunn & Co. Ltd., of Liverpool, were determined that she should appear so. Their most ambitious ship yet, she was designed for the U.S.—Latin American trade, on which she had to compete with ships of companies both larger and longer-established. As built, the Howick Hall had a gross tonnage of 4,923 (later increased to 5,096) and a d.w. capacity of 8,079 tons. Her overall length was 413 ft (400 ft b.p.), breadth mld 51.5 ft, depth mld 29.7 ft and load draught just under 26 ft. Her hull had two continuous decks and, above these, a long combined bridge and forecastle and a short poop, which resulted in the rather unusual small well deck aft. Thoroughly up-to-date in design, she was one of the first cargo liners to have longitudinal framing and her derricks included one capable of 35-ton lifts.
A ship without sisters, she was launched by Wm. Hamilton & Co. Ltd., Port Glasgow, on 1 October, 1910, and given a single set of triple-expansion engines supplied by David Rowan & Co., Glasgow. She had four S.E. boilers with a working pressure of 180 lb and bunker capacity for 8oo tons of coal. Her speed was about 10 knots. On completion she sailed direct for the States, to enter service on the New York and South America Line, of which Dunn's were the managers.
Under the Stars and Stripes the Howick Hall retained her grey hull but was given plain buff funnels. This ended in October 1929 when she was sold to a London firm who renamed her Dovenden. Active service as such was minimal, for she spent most of 1930 laid up at New York, a collision there hardly helping matters. By October she had crossed the Atlantic to Rotterdam, where she became a near-permanent feature. Sale to another London concern late in 1932 was followed by continued idleness. In January 1935 she was sold for £7,500, reputedly to be broken up. However, as with various other Italian purchases made then, demolition did not follow. Instead, her new owners,
Ditta Luigi Pittaluga Vapori, Genoa, put her back into service as the Ircania. In 1937 she changed hands yet again, this time locally. The Pittaluga funnel mark—a white band on black—then gave way to the green, white and red bands of the S.A. Co-operativa di Nay. `Garibaldi'. This was at the time of the Abyssinian war and the Ircania was one of the many ships used to carry Italian military supplies to Massowah. In 1941 she was lying at Jacksonville when she and other Axis ships then in American ports were taken over by the U.S. Government. Recommissioned as the Panamanian flag Raceland, she was bombed and sunk south of Bear Island in March 1942. SG3474
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