check the bilges regularly to make sure that the landing craft is not holed or taking on water through the hull connections.
Joining the Royal Naval Patrol Service in the Second World War, he became a coxswain in Minor Personnel Landing Craft.
Secondly, with such a vast force, where would all the landing craft come from?
MTB 26:  Sank on the morning of 19 Dec 1941 after attacking Japanese landing craft off Kowloon.
Elliotts in Caversham made landing craft and plane wings.