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EMBARKATION HARD SITE C2

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The site of a Second World War embarkation hard at Tide Mills in Seaford, known as site C2. It was built by the Admiralty between 1942 and 1943 in n preparation for D-Day and was under the control of Portsmouth Command. This was a 4-berth hard for landing craft transporting troops (an LCT hard). It consisted of a concrete loading ramp known as an apron, equipped with steel framed mooring points. Embarkation hard sites were built with associated access roads, approach roads, transit areas and accommodation and ancillary buildings. Although the apron survives other elements of the site have been demolished. This was one of 22 embarkation hard sites under Portsmouth Command.

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