On 6 June 1944, the Royal Canadian Navy had ten flotillas with three LCIs in each. They landed 4,600 men on the Normandy beaches. These Landing Crafts (LC) were designed for carrying troops and material in preparation for an amphibious assault.
Landing Craft Assault (LCA), were small wooden boats, 12.5 m in length, and equipped with machine-guns. They took up to 30 men to the beach, having to progress under enemy fire until the beaches were under control.
Landing Craft Mechanized (LCM) were 15.2 m-long steel hull, with a landing ramp at the bow and were equipped with machine-guns. These were meant to carry vehicles as well as men. Upon reaching the beach, the ramp was lowered for disembarkation.
Landing Craft Tank (LCT) were designed in Britain and would carry up to six tanks on board.
They were designed for a long crossing and also carried up to 150 infantrymen. These reached the beach only after the first assault was made.
This portrait is part of a series entitled “Storming Juno”.
• It is an open edition and printed on water colour paper using archival inks.
• The size is 12”x18” (for easy to find standard framing).
• The print and certificate of authenticity is signed by the artist Silvia Pecota.
• It is packaged in a clear envelope + archival board and shipped flat.