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.

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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.

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ADELAIDE paddle steamer

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ADELAIDE paddle steamer

Postby aukepalmhof » Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:37 pm

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Built as a composite paddle steamer by G.Linklater at Echuca for J.G. Grasse, Poon Boon Station and S & H Officer, Murray Downs Station.
27 June 1866 launched under the name ADELAIDE. (the web-site gives launched 28 July 1866.)
Tonnage 142 gross, 114 net., dim. 75.9 x 17.0 x 5.0ft.
One 2 cyl steam engine 36 hp. manufactured by Fulton & Shaw at Melbourne.
Registered at Sydney.

She was built to service their Poon Boon and Murray Downs cattle stations.
1870 Her tonnage given as 105 gross, 77 net.
July 1872 sold to D. Blair & Ceo. McGrowther, sawmillers at Echuca, and used for the transport and towing of barges loaded with red gum logs for the mill.
June 1891 sold to Murray River Saw Mill Co., and registered at Melbourne.
July 1926 sold to McCulloch Carrying Co. Ltd.
1959 Sold to A.Rowe, sawmiller at Paringa, S.A. who intended to convert her to a stern wheel motor powered barge, but sold her before this was accomplished.
1960 Echuca Apex Club bought her and steamed her to Echuca.
Installed in a bed of cement in Hopwood Gardens, Echuca in November 1963. She sat there for about 20 years as a museum piece.
1982 Hull restoration work commenced, and after completion she was dragged down river on a log sled and then launched in the Murray River at 5.15pm on 4 March 1984.
Further restoration work took place when she was moored alongside the wharf.
29 October 1985 ADELAIDE was recommissioned by the late Princess Dianna and Prince Charles.
There after used for special cruises for enthusiasts from the Echuca Vic wharf.
She is the third oldest existing paddle steamer in the world; the SKIBLADNER 1856 and HJEJLEN 1861 are older.

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Ships of the Inland Rivers by Ronald Parsons. http://www.sunraysia.vic.edu.au/riverbo ... laide.html
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