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LCT 7074

Discussion in 'Everything Else Heritage' started by Thompson1706, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. Thompson1706

    Thompson1706 Well-Known Member

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    This vessel, the last surviving landing craft from the D-Day landings in Normandy, is currently being raised from the bottom of Birkenhead Docks & being loaded onto a semi-submersible ship for transportation to Portsmouth & preservation.
    Some good news from Birkenhead after the fiasco with H.M.S. 'Plymouth'.

    Bob.
     
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    Greenway Part of the furniture

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    There is a small craft, resembling a small LCT, on the marina adjacent to DSR's Kingwear station. If I am down there I will note its painted number.
     
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    Any idea whether her ultimate destination is the Historic Dockyard or the D-Day museum? She would look amazing on dry land with her hold filled with tanks as she was intended to be, but only a dry dock would do the job for her overhaul.
     
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    And there she is, from my window...
     

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    Following on from my post earlier I have now seen the craft at the Marina in Kingswear.

    For those interested in this arena I post the details painted on the craft. The lettering is white, the craft a warship grey.

    LPH-12-7 and there are also smaller details@ MC 1156 ST (ST being painted yellow).
     

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