LVT-4 recovery in Lincs

Came across this on twitter upto 18 LVT-4s found buried in clay and looks pretty good nick, apparently gearbox still sitting in natural
 

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LARD

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IIRC - they used a rake of LVT's and Terrapin just after the war to shore up the coastline against erosion and flooding.
 

Daz

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Came across this on twitter upto 18 LVT-4s found buried in clay and looks pretty good nick, apparently gearbox still sitting in natural
That will do them enormous good using a digger bucket to rip the insides
 
It would seem so

I'll make grumpy noises then.

A few years back family moved to the area, and I realised they were down there, and started making vague inquires. Then found out that that someone had a head start. I think he posts on here.

Oh, and they're Neptune's if memory serves, not Buffalo's.
 

OneTenner

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I knew it was a tank!
Nice to see they’ve used an old Foden wrecker to recover said tank.

out of interest. Who actually owns the wreck? I mean, technically it’s still owned by the MOD isn’t it?
 

OneTenner

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Possibly owned by the Americans and leased by us?
In any case, long since written off, either on the Atlantic Conveyor or in a shed at Donington.
 

diverman

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Possibly owned by the Americans and leased by us?
In any case, long since written off, either on the Atlantic Conveyor or in a shed at Donington.
Donnington camp must have been the size of Shropshire or Conveyor the size of the Royal Navy for all the kit that was reputedly written off.
 
Not just a tank, a military tank.

To distinguish it from a water tank; a distinction that needs to be made for readers/viewers as its dealing with an amphibious vehicle.;)
 

Chef

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To distinguish it from a water tank; a distinction that needs to be made for readers/viewers as its dealing with an amphibious vehicle.;)
Water tanks for Petrograd perhaps?
 
out of interest. Who actually owns the wreck? I mean, technically it’s still owned by the MOD isn’t it?

Possibly owned by the Americans and leased by us?

Well as it was buried in the gap of the dyke in 1947, I'd venture it had been fully transferred to UK ownership? Two years after the end of hostilities would be pushing it somewhat as we had to either pay up, or return at the end of war.

As to who owns it, that is an interesting question. Up thread someone mentioned it was on a farmers land. Which is curious as they were placed in a gap in a dyke. I would have expected the dyke to be government owned land.

Here's the old thread:

Towards the end of it one of the guys organising the recovery pops up and starts commenting.
 

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