LCT 7074 The Archaeology of a Landing Craft

Event Date:
Start at 12:00 AM
March 24, 2021

LCT 7074 is the world’s last surviving Landing Craft Tank that was present at D-Day, and part of the prestigious National Historic Fleet. Lovingly restored by the National Museum of the Royal Navy, she now sits outside the D-Day Story Museum in Portsmouth, both as a museum ship and a memorial. But 7074 had a long and varied life, which is reflected in her fabric. Prior to and during her restoration this was painstakingly recorded, both to document the vessel and aid its restoration. Project archaeologist and CBA Wessex committee member Stephen Fisher talks about his approach to this unique piece of archaeological work, and some of its intriguing outcomes.

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