Hawthorn Leslie and Company, Hebburn, Tyne and Wear.

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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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





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