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A 1/1250 scale metal model of an LSG, HMS Derwentdale of 1941-60. Three RFA tankers (Derwentdale, Dewdale & Ennerdale) were converted when building to carry and launch landing craft. They still retained their ability to transport bulk liquids plus 15 LCM (1)s and 215 troops. All three were retained in navy service until 1959 and Derwentdale continued in merchant service as Irvingdale.
The LCM (1)s were a British design, built by the wagon & carriage works of the Great Western Railway at Swindon.