Hawthorn Leslie and Company, Hebburn, Tyne and Wear.

The site of where hundreds of landing craft were built for the D-Day Landings, including Landing Craft, Tank (LCT) 7074 which is currently being renovated in Portsmouth.

LCT 7074 took part in the D-Day Landings. Embarking from the River Orwell, she was sent to land on Gold Beach where she successfully landed 9 out of the 10 Sherman Tanks carried on the craft. Post D-Day, the LCT was decommissioned in 1948 and served as a nightclub before being left to decay. After gaining funding from National Memorial Heritage Fund (NHMF), the craft was resurfaced and transported to Portsmouth in late 2014.

Photographs courtesy of: www.tynetugs.co.uk, www.uk.arteliagroup.com, www.mapleleafup.net





AddressWagonway Road, Hebburn, Tyne and Wear NE31 1AW, UK
CountyTyne and Wear
Location typeOther
Site Ownership and Access InformationThe site has since become derelict and is owned by the A&P Group.
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