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EMBARKATION HARD SITE R

ALTERNATIVE NAME:  EMBARKATION HARD SITE R2
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The site of two Second World War embarkation hards at Portland, known as sites R and R2. They were built by the Admiralty in 1942 under the control of Portsmouth Command in preparation for D-Day. Each was a 4-berth hard for landing craft transporting troops (LCT hards). Hards consisted of a concrete loading ramp equipped with steel framed mooring points. Embarkation hard sites were built with associated access roads, approach roads, transit areas and accommodation and ancillary buildings. These embarkation hards were used by the United States Forces on their journey to Normandy on D-Day. The Defence of Britain survey reported the structures as being in fair condition. These were part of a series of 22 embarkation hard sites under Portsmouth Command.

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