The ADC 527 was a British Mark IV Tank Landing Craft converted at the end of the war for ammunition disposal, hence the new prefix ADC (Ammunition Dumping Craft ) She and two other vessels were on route from Silloth to Cairn Ryan with a cargo of ammunition when they ran into a storm. The two other vessels veered away to the shelter of the Isle of Man, but the unwieldy ADC 527 pressed on only to founder with the loss of all twelve crew near to Burrow Head.
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|Landing Craft ADC 527|
|Ship type||Landing Craft Tank Mk IV|
|Built by||Mclellans, Glasgow|
|Propulsion||Twin 460hp diesel (not counter rotating)|
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