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EMBARKATION HARD SITE C1

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The site of a Second World War embarkation hard at Bishopstone in Seaford, known as site C1. It was constructed by the Admiralty between 1942 and 1943 under the control of Portsmouth Command in preparation for D-Day. This was a 4-berth hard for landing craft transporting troops (an LCT hard). It 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. This was one of 22 embarkation hard sites under Portsmouth Command.

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