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Landing Craft ADC527

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.

Article in Galloway Gazette 19/01/1946

Article in Wigtown Free Press 17/01/1946

A Photo of a similar landing Craft

Photo Courtesy of www.photoship.co.uk

Landing Craft ADC 527 
Ship typeLanding Craft Tank Mk IV
OwnerRoyal Navy
Registered
Built byMclellans, Glasgow
Launched1942
Engines byPaxman
PropulsionTwin 460hp diesel (not counter rotating)
Tonnage611grt
Length187.3ft
Beam38.75ft
Draught42inches
StatusFoundered 08/01/1946

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