Now, following crowdfunding campaigns and a lot of hard work, LCT 7074 is ready to be officially unveiled to the public. Profile. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Mick Jennings, 95, was one of the Royal Navy crewmen on a different landing craft, LCT 795, which carried American troops from Dartmouth to Utah Beach on D-Day. Since then, a painstaking restoration project has been taking place in what has been a multi-million pound project. While it was a hugely popular venue, the vessel fell into disrepair and eventually sank into the Mersyside dock in 2010. Since 2014, the National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) has led a project to rescue the craft from the docks. He was 18 at the time. LCT 7074 is the last surviving landing craft tank (LCT) in the UK. "It is a very good idea to open LCT 7074 to the public, so people can visit and get an idea what conditions were like," he said. Thankfully, the craft was salvaged and brought back to the surface for renovation works. It arrived at Gold Beach, surviving German shell fire which sank the craft next to it. .css-1xgx53b-Link{font-family:ReithSans,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:700;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;color:#FFFFFF;}.css-1xgx53b-Link:hover,.css-1xgx53b-Link:focus{-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}Read about our approach to external linking. LCT 7074’s move followed a carefully co-ordinated schedule: 12 th August – Contractor, ML UK, took possession of an area of Southsea beach to create level pad for LCT 7074 to land on. Brexit: What are the key points of the deal? The casualties of this year's viral conspiracy theories, Berlin shooting: Several injured in Kreuzberg. Team Bulldog Team Bulldog is a registered USA Cycling club that promotes competitive cycling in the Morristown area. LCT 7074 was one of more than 800 specially designed landing craft vessels involved in the D-Day landings. Portsmouth City Council said it would help "preserve, inspire and educate" visitors about the Normandy landings. ", Steve Pitt, cabinet member for culture, leisure and economic development at Portsmouth City Council, said: "It is a huge honour to hold another piece of history in Portsmouth, to preserve, inspire and educate visitors about D-Day and the important part our city played in this historic event.". Spain, Sweden and Switzerland confirm cases linked to the UK, as fears of the variant's spread grow. LCT 7074 survived when most others were scrapped. 13 August – LCT 7074 rolled out of the fabrication hall and loaded onto a barge within the Naval base. ©JPIMedia Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved. It put 10 tanks and a contingent of soldiers ashore at about 02:00 on 7 June 1944 before returning to England with prisoners of war. (201) 944-7074. However, the Japanese were defeated before it could be used in its new role, and the vessel’s wartime service was over. Then in the 70s and 80s she popped back up along Liverpool’s waterfront, as a nightclub called Landfall. She once carried 10 tanks and their crews across the Channel. The vessel was decommissioned in 1948, and presented to the Master Mariners' Club of Liverpool to be used as their club ship and renamed Landfall. Beyond delivering armor onto the beach at Normandy, LCT 7074 was used to bring German prisoners back to the UK in the immediate aftermath of D-Day. Built in 1944 by Hawthorn Leslie and Company, Hebburn, the Mark 3 LCT 7074 was part of the 17th LCT Flotilla during Operation Neptune in June 1944. She was a familiar sight on the Liverpool waterfront, and was renamed Landfall. 12 of the best photos of the Royal Navy celebrating Christmas, Emergency services in Portsmouth called to unexploded bomb on Christmas Day. LCT 7074 is an amphibious assault ship for landing tanks, other vehicles and troops on beachheads. Live updates as LCT 7074 is moved to her new home in Southsea. The history of LCT 7074 LCT 7074 is a unique survivor from the Second World War. Read about our approach to external linking. 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