LCG 3

Vessel Name on Arrival: 
LCG 3
Vessel Type: 
Landing Craft
GRT: 
500
Draught For'd: 
3' 0"
Draught Aft: 
5' 6"
Year Built: 
1942
Arrival Date: 
15/05/1946
Breakup Started: 
20/05/1946
Date First Beaching: 
01/06/1946
Breakup Completed: 
14/10/1946
Original Builder: 
Stockton Construction Company Limited of Thornaby-on-Tees
Other Information: 

LCG 3 was launched on 31st March 1942.
 
Landing Craft Guns (LCG) built for the Royal Navy
Displacement  :  500 tons
Dimensions     :  58.1 mts.  x  9.45 mts.  x  1.65-1.83 mts.
Propulsion        :  2 x Paxman Diesel Engines
Power Output   :  920 HP
Speed                :  10.5 knots
Complement    :  45 - 48 men
 
The view below shows the Mark III Landing Craft Guns (Large) LCG 3 in the Alloa drydock of McLeod & Sons, in October 1944, undergoing overhaul and conversion works, as was the case for many of the Landing Craft built by Motherwell Bridhe and Engineering Company and Sir William Arrol.
 
(LCG 3 provided direct fire against beach positions during the D-Day landings on 6th June 1944 and won high praise for the support she rendered to shoreside troops)
 
 

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