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Last Remaining D-Day Landing Craft Getting Overhaul in UK


25 September 2017

UK’s last remaining D-Day landing craft will be receiving a much needed overhaul after receiving nearly £5million from The National Lottery and its Heritage Lottery Fund.

This overhaul will allow the D-Day Museum in Portsmouth to have an original landing craft tank (LCT) on display.

The D-Day Museum, an affiliate of The National Museum of the Royal Navy, is due to reopen in 2018 following a complete refurbishment also funded by the National Lottery. Offering a more in-depth narrative on the events that took place in ‘Operation Overlord’ on 6 June 1944. The D-Day Museum focuses on the Royal Navy.

Landing Craft Tank 7074 – one of 800 similar vessels charged with ferrying tanks across the Channel and directly on to foreign sand – will take pride of place in the city’s D-Day Museum as part of a multi-million revamp of the memorial/attraction for the invasion’s 75th anniversary.

With an agreement struck between the National Museum of the Royal Navy, who rescued the ship initially and Portsmouth City Council, who run the D-Day Museum, restoration work will begin before the vessel is moved to the Southsea seafront attraction, where historians will explain her role in the landings.

Source: navaltoday.com