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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Lady of Man ll

Postby shipstamps » Sun Sep 21, 2008 6:24 pm

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Built as a passenger ferry by Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Troon, Scotland for the Isle of Man Steam Packet Co. Ltd., and launched on Dec. 4, 1975, as the LADY OF MAN (II).
Gt. 2,990, nt. 2,326, dwt. 770; 104.43 m (l.o.a.) x 16,74m.x 8.16m, draft 3.633m; two 12-cylinder, V-type, fourstroke Crossley Pielstick diesels engines, of 400mm. bore
x 460mm. stroke, geared to two shafts with controllable pitch propellors, 21 kn., thwartship propellor forward assists in maneuvering.
In June 1976, she was delivered to owners at a cost of £3.8 million, and on June 29, she arrived at Douglas for the first time. On June 30, 1976, she commenced her first
voyage in the Douglas to Liverpool service with 360 passengers and 60 cars. From December 1988-89, she was refitted by Wright & Beyes at Birkenhead. From Jan to
March 5, 1990, she was chartered by Sealink U.K. Ltd for the service between Holyhead and Dun Laoghaire. She was laid up on June 27, 1994 at Vittoria Dock, Birkenhead. In
1995, she was only used in February, May and June, and was otherwise laid up. From July 17 to Nov. 2, 1995, she was chartered by PS Line, Funchal, Madeira for their
service between Funchal to Vila Baleira/Porto Santo. In Nov. 1995, she was laid up at Birkenhead. From May 23 to Sept. 23, 1996 used in the service from Douglas to
Liverpool/Dublin/Belfast. Oct. 1996 till Nov 1996 used in the service between Fleetwood and Dublin.
June 12, 1997 until March 11, 1998, she was used in the service between Liverpool and Dublin. Thereafter every summer, she was chartered from June to September by the
Acorline in the Azores, otherwise used by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Co. as reserve vessel. She was laid up in 2005.
Source: Register of Merchant Ships Completed in 1967;
C. Chappell, Island Lifeline; www.faktaomfartyg.
com/lady_of_mann_1976; Lloyd's; Sea Breezes, 1976 to
date; Journal of Commerce, Liverpool; WP 27:17, 38:70 D.
Tilbury, I.O.M. Post.
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Re: Lady of Man ll

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September 2005 sold to Saos Anes Ferries, Greece.
01 October 2005 handed over to new owner and renamed PANAGIA SOUMELA.
22 October 2005 Sailed from Liverpool bound for Piraeus.
12 November arrived at Piraeus for a makeover before entering Greek island service.

http://www.equasis.org gives for 2005: IMO No. 7400259. Gross tonnage 4.482.

2011 Sold by Dafnes Shipping Co., Greece to Hisar Gemi Sokum AS, Turkey and arrived Aliaga 10 August 2011 for scrapping. (Marine News 2011/632)
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Re: Lady of Man ll

Postby D. v. Nieuwenhuijzen » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:37 pm

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