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Work to restore Britain's last surviving D-Day landing craft enters final phase

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Interviewees: Nick Hewitt, National Museum of the Royal Navy & Paul Motte-Harrison, D-Day Veteran & Stephen Fisher, Historian

Work to restore Britain's last surviving D-Day landing craft has entered its final phase.

LCT 7074 survived when most others were scrapped.

She once carried 10 tanks and their crews across the Channel.

The restoration has been underway since 2014 Credit: ITV News Meridian

She became a nightclub in Liverpool but sank in the 1990s.

She was raised during a two day operation in Birkenhead in October 2014 and is now being restored to look like she did in 1944.

The operation to raise LCT 7074 took two days

Researchers have traced at least two of the tanks which sailed on her and went on to see action in France.

Historians are also trying to discover more about the landing craft's crew.

Historians want to find out more about the landing craft's crew

Fundraising to pay for the restoration is still underway by the National Museum of the Royal Navy.

LCT 7074 will go on display outside the D-Day Story in Portsmouth and visitors will be able to go aboard.