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Landing Craft ADC527

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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 type Landing Craft Tank Mk IV
Owner Royal Navy
Built by Mclellans, Glasgow
Launched 1942
Engines by Paxman
Propulsion Twin 460hp diesel (not counter rotating)
Tonnage 611grt
Length 187.3ft
Beam 38.75ft
Draught 42inches
Status Foundered 08/01/1946

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