NOW, BRING HER HOME
20 March 2020
No-on can say that the National Museum of the Royal Navy is afraid of a challenge. And bringing Landing Craft Tank 7074, last LCT survivor of D-Day, south from the Mersey into her new Portsmouth home was certainly that. Cradled in the heavy lift ship ‘Condock V’, she completed her journey successfully, arriving in Portsmouth Naval Dockyard for the restitution work to begin. All to be done by ML UK Ltd – the Portsmouth engineering firm which has an unparalleled track record in this specialized work, from HMS Alliance, to HMS Warrior, HMS M33, and – continuing – HMS Victory, the most challenging of them all: a 200 year-old national icon, she will be in their care for many years, as her hull is stabilized and re-supported for her next century. But ML UK are indeed the proverbial safe hands.
Rob is a TV producer, reporter and camera operator with 30 years’ experience at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN, in news, factual and documentary production. He is a four times award winner, whose awards include a coveted Royal Television Society award for his work on Channel 4 News. His association with The Maritime Foundation goes back to 1995, when he won the first Desmond Wettern Maritime Media Award for a series of reports that led to a major documentary on the loss of the bulk carrier Derbyshire.
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