LCT 7074 (a landing craft, tank) found herself in the thick of things powering her way to Gold Beach, Normandy as part of the D-Day landings on the 6th June 1944. Built in 1944 by Hawthorn Lesley and Company, she was immediately put to use as a landing craft, ferrying vehicles and troops onto the beaches during those frightful & final stages of WW2.
She was decommissioned in 1948 and used by the Master Mariners Club as there club ship “Landfall”. Following on from this in the 60’s and 70’s, she acted as a night club. In 2014 the vessel was transported by sea to Portsmouth to undergo a full restoration, only to now find herself sat proudly outside the Portsmouth D-Day Museum.
In some respects, she has come full circle, finding herself involved in the D-Day Landings and now acting as a major focal point in helping us remember what our relatives went through. The sole surviving landing craft, tank – you will help us to say: “We Will Remember Them”.
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