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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Tartar HMS

Postby shipstamps » Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:57 pm

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The frigate HMS Tartar, was launched at Rotherhithe in 1756. Captain Lockhart, the ship's first Captain took many privateers in his two years in command. On 28 March 1764 Captain Sir John Lindsay sailed for Barbados carrying William Harrison, the son of John Harrison, with one of his timepieces on his historic voyage to solve the problem of finding longitude at sea. They arrived at Madeira on 19 April as predicted by Harrison. Barbados was sighted on 13 May and when Harrison arrived back in England on 18 July by merchant ship the timepiece was discovered to be only 15 seconds slow. HMS Tartar was eventually wrecked off San Domingo in 1797.
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Re: Tartar HMS

Postby aukepalmhof » Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:55 pm

Built as a 6th Rate by Randall at Rotherhite for the Royal Navy.
03 April 1756 launched under the name HMS TARTAR.
Tonnage 587 ton (bm), dim. 118 x 34ft.
Armament 28 guns.

March 1756 under command of Capt. John Lockhart (later Lockhart Ross). He took many privateers during his time he was command, including CERF 22 guns, GRAND GIDEON 26 guns, MONT OZIER 20 guns. During the action with the MONT OZIER he was wounded, and Thomas Baillie, the first lieutenant took command.
March 1757 he captured the VICTOIRE 26 guns a privateer from L’Havre. She was bought in the Royal Navy as TARTAR PRIZE and armed with 4 – 9pdrs. and 24 – 6 pdrs. Thomas Baillie was appointed to command her.
Lockhart after two months returned, and captured DUC d’ AIGUILLON 26 guns, COMTESSE DE GRAMONT 18 guns was taken in October 1757, in the Royal Navy under the name GRAMONT.
02 Nov. 1757 took the MELAMPE.

1760 Command was taken over by Capt. John Knight, and with Commodore Sir Piercy Brett’s squadron in the Downs. After Thurot’s small expedition escaped through the blockade on Dunkirk and his destination was unknown, Commodore Brett was ordered to Yarmouth.
06 Sept. 1761 with Lord Anson’s squadron which escorted Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz to Harwich.

28 March 1764 under command of Sir John Lindsay she sailed from Spithead, with on board William Harrison and one of his timepieces to Maideira, where they arrived 19 April, as predicted by Mr. Harrison. Barbados was sighted on 13 May.
When Harrison returned to England by a merchant ship on 18 July his timepiece was only 15 seconds slow.

1776 When General Howe’s operations to defeat Washington’s army about New York, he depended greatly upon the control of the waterways, and in this role the TARTAR was used to control the Hudson River, together with other Royal navy warships.

1779 Under command of Capt. Alexander Graeme, in November with Commodore Johnstone’s squadron off Cape Finisterre, on the afternoon of the 11th she was sent in chase of Spanish frigate SANTA MARGARITA 28 guns, which she captured. The Spaniards lost four killed and wounded, TARTAR had not any casualties. The Spaniard was taken in the Royal Navy under the same name.
1793 under command of Capt. Thomas Francis Fremantle, with Vice Admiral Hood’s fleet at Toulon.
April 1797 under command of Hon Charles Elphinstone, with a crew of 200, when she was coming out from Puerto Plata on the north coast of San Domingo, she was wrecked.
The crew were all saved by the cutter SPARROW under command of Lt. J.C.Peers.

The Togo stamp is designed after a painting by Thomas Mitchell, forcing a passage of the Hudson River 1776.

Source: Ships of the Royal Navy by Colledge. Shipwrecks of the Revolutionary & Napoleonic Eras by Terence Grocott. Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail by Bernard Ireland. Mostly copied from
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Re: Tartar HMS

Postby hindle » Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:22 pm

HMS Tartar, along with HMS Phoenix and HMS Roebuck are depicted on Togo SG 1119, on the Hudson River, New York, 1776.

Source Ships on Stamps, second edition, 1993.

Richard A. Hindle.

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