Vessel name on Arrival: LCG 3
Original Builder: Stockton Construction Company Limited of Thornaby-on-Tees
Original Yard No:
Vessel Type: landingcraft
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"
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)