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WW2 Landing Craft in Lake District

Old 18th Apr 2020, 19:33
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WW2 Landing Craft in Lake District

Sorry, nostalgia not aviation, but hope someone can help.

In the 1950s two WW2 Landing Craft were beached near the Scout camp on Ennerdale Water. They were both rusty, wrecked and gutted.

Now the odd thing as there was no navigable river. The roads were unsuitable and the craft too big anyway. They were each the size of a dock barge but not, I think, large enough to carry a tank.

Anyone got a clue?

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Try this PN and see if anything looks similar.

http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/...26/ONI-226.pdf

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