LCG 3

Vessel name on Arrival: LCG 3

Original Builder: Stockton Construction Company Limited of Thornaby-on-Tees

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Vessel Type: landingcraft

GRT: 500

Year Built: 1941

Arrival Date: 14/05/1946

Breakup Started: 19/05/1946

Date First Beached: 31/05/1946

Date Breakup Completed: 14/10/1946

Draught For’d: 3' 0"

Draught Aft: 5' 6"

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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)