D-Day landing craft tank LCT 7074

LCT 7074 is a 59-metre long ‘Landing Craft, Tank’ (LCT) that carried 10 tanks to Normandy for D-Day. The tanks belonged to 7th Armoured Division and went ashore in France on 7 June 1944.

LCT 7074 is owned by the National Museum of the Royal Navy, which has received funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to display the ship next to The D-Day Story. The ship has been brought to Southsea seafront by sea from HM Naval Base Portsmouth and will open to the public in 2020. The Sherman and Churchill tanks, which used to be on show in front of the museum, will be displayed on board the LCT.

We are looking forward to welcoming visitors to what will be an amazing addition to The D-Day Story.

Events and activities will take place across Portsmouth from 2019 to introduce residents and visitors alike to LCT 7074’s story. We will also be working with museum partners and communities in Tyne & Wear,  Norfolk, Southampton and Liverpool to discover more about the ship’s past.
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