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EMBARKATION HARD SITE NM

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The site of a Second World War embarkation hard at Stansgate Abbey on the River Blackwater, known as site NM. It was built by the Admiralty between 1942 and 1943 under the control of Nore 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 or 'dolphins'. Embarkation hard sites were built with associated access roads, approach roads, transit areas and accommodation and ancillary buildings. The hard survives in excellent condition and is used by a sailing club. It is approximately 80 metres long at its widest point, by approximately 50 metres in depth. There is no sign of the 'dolphins' and none of the ancillary buildings survive. This was one of 15 embarkation hard sites for Nore Command.

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