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260th Landing Craft Flotilla, Southampton, England
260th Landing Craft Flotilla, Southampton, England

James Grant, the telegraphist (radio operator) on a Canadian landing craft, took this photograph of the Canadian 260th Flotilla's landing craft in Southampton, England.

In this view, the landing craft await orders to launch the amphibious assault on Normandy. Grant served in Landing Craft Infantry (Large) LCI(L) 249, visible in the foreground, until after D-Day, when he shifted to LCI(L) 310. These landing craft were built in the United States, but many had been loaned to Britain's Royal Navy, which in turn allocated 30 of them to the Royal Canadian Navy.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
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HMCS Prince Robert Refitted as an Armed Merchant Cruiser
German Prisioners Leaving HMCS Prince Robert
Soviet Merchant Ship
HMCS Algonquin
HMCS Ontario in Malta
HMCS Prince Robert in Hong Kong
Liberated Prisoner of War Coming Aboard HMCS Prince Robert
Depth Charge Attack on U-Boat
Rescuing German Survivors
German Prisoners, HMCS Swansea
Spent 4-inch Cartridge Casings, HMCS Swansea
Laying a Smokescreen, HMCS Swansea
Stokers, HMCS Huron
Damage to HMCS Qu'appelle's Stern
260th Landing Craft Flotilla, Southampton, England
Officers of the 260th and 262nd Flotillas
The Crew of LCI(L) 135
LCI(L) 249, Bernières-sur-Mer, 6 June 1944
LCI(L) 249 at Bernières-sur-Mer, 6 June 1944
LCI(L) 135 on Juno Beach
LCI(L) 249 in Drydock, Portsmouth, England
Rescue at Sea
Ship's Company, HMCS Stormont
Commander Kenneth F. Adams and HMCS Iroquois