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EMBARKATION HARD SITE S3

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The site of a Second World War embarkation hard at Southampton, known as site S3. It was located south of Town Quay. It was built by the Admiralty between 1942 and 1943 under the control of Portsmouth Command in preparation for D-Day. This was a 2-berth hard for landing ships carrying tanks (an LST 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 four embarkation hard sites in Southampton and part of a series of 22 hards under Portsmouth Command.

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