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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Postby shipstamps » Thu Jun 26, 2008 5:25 pm

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Passenger liner built as JOHAN VAN OLDENBARNVELT Nedelandsche SB Mij. Amsterdam. Launched 3rd August 1929 she carried 1289 passengers in 3 classes. Maiden voyage Amsterdam-Dutch East Indies. Under charter Holland America Line one voyage Amsterdam-New York 30th August 1939.
Fitted out at Harland and Wolff as a troop transport in 1940 with Willemstad as her home port for the duration of the war.
Released from Naval service 1945 and re-entered Amsterdam-Indonesia service 1946 after overhaul. Refitted 1951 at Amsterdam for emigrant service to Australia.
1959 refitted for round the world service, tonnage increased to29314gt. Pass 1210. First voyage April, Amsterdam-Sidney- New York-Amsterdam.
Sold 1962 to Greek Line. Overhaul at Genoa 1963 with modernised accommodation and renamed LAKONIA. From April used for cruising Southampton-Canary Islands. Late evening 22 December 200 nautical miles off Madeira with over 1000 on board she caught fire. The blaze spread quickly, claiming 128 lives. Survivors took to the boats. 24th December the Norwegian Salvage tug HERCULES took the burning ship in tow and attempted to reach Gibraltar. On 29th December LAKONIA heeled over and sank 250 nautical miles west of Gibraltar. Liberia 1988 SG1705.
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Re: Lakonia

Postby AndyS » Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:55 pm

Not SG1705 actually 1711

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Re: Lakonia

Postby aukepalmhof » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:15 pm

Built as a passenger-cargo vessel under yard No 194 by the Nederlandse Scheepsbouw Maatschappij, Amsterdam for the Stoomvaart Maatsschappij Nederland in Amsterdam.
03 August 1929 launched as the JOJAN VAN OLDENBARNEVELT. Named after the statesman Johnan van Oldenbarnevelt (1547-1619)
Tonnage 19,040 grt, 10,955 nrt, dim. 185.6 x 22.8m, length bpp. 178.7m.
Powered by two Sulzer diesel engines, 14,000 hp, service speed 17 knots, maximum 19 knots.
Accommodation for 336 first class, 280 second class and 64 third class, 60 in fourth class passengers,
Cargo capacity 9,000 tons.
13 March 1930 completed.
Liberia 1988 $1 sg1711, scott?
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