Published on Saturday, 29th October 2016

 

Of the 800 LCT landing craft used in D-Day, fewer than ten are believed to survive and of those just one is in the UK – LCT7074. Ignored and forgotten for 70 years, this final remaining landing craft had been left semi-derelict and sunk in a Merseyside harbour, but thanks to a grant to the National Museum of the Royal Navy, it was raised in 2014 and is now being restored.

 

When complete, it will be put on display not far from the tank outside the D-Day Museum. It is hoped this happen by 2019.

 

You can read more about LCT7074 at http://www.ddaymuseum.co.uk/d-day-news/details/saving-landing-craft-lct-7074

 

Tags: Local History, Seafront