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5. LANDING BARGES by TYPE & NUMBER; THE WARTIME FATE OF THOSE LOST

 

Only landing barges identified in the sources are included; "ditto" is only used when the available information is precisely the same as the immediately preceding landing barge. Much data is therefore duplicated, but

........... each barge deserves to be remembered in this way!

 

Background Loss and Other Notes:

1. For the passage to Normandy, June 1944, some barges were towed over, most sailed under their own power, some broke down and were towed the rest of way. Barges were seen drifting and in some cases abandoned. The main problem was engine failure due to shipping water, but also loss of rudder (WB).

2. On the passage over, west to north-westerly winds were Force 5 to 4, waves up to 6ft. Barges were wallowing/rolling and shipping water. Some were swamped and sank, including one unidentified LBV south from the Isle of Wight. Only one barge heading for Utah was lost in the rough seas. In summary, what were "London river barges (doing) crossing the English Channel in that weather?" (BS.39/WB)

3. On arrival off Normandy, the LBO’s, LBW’s, LBK’s, LBE’s anchored off the beaches or beached, and were soon in business fuelling, watering, feeding and repairing, often under heavy fire; the LBV’s landed their cargoes and commenced the ship-to-shore ferry duties they normally engaged in as civilian river lighters (WB).

4. The June 1944 gales developed in outline as follows – Friday 16th, weather started to deteriorate; Saturday 17th, northerly winds force 4; Sunday 18th, wind strengthening; Monday 19th by midday, north-easterly force 7 and up to gale force 8 for three days and nights; Thursday 22nd, wind began to moderate. With the winds from the NE, no part of the Normandy beachhead was sheltered, but the US sectors suffered most because the Mulberry Harbour was incomplete. One unidentified LBE sank off Utah beach in the gales and the crew rescued by a US LCA (BS.39/WB).

5. By D+30, landing barge losses (damaged sufficiently to require assistance) were 8 LBV’s (48 damaged), 9 LBO’s (20), no LBW’s (4), 5 LBE’s (16) (BS.39)

6. At the end of August, LBE.5 and an unidentified LBO & LBV or W were in tow by a Dutch tug back to England in a gale. The LBO & LBV or W tows broke, and one sank with the loss off two men (WB).

7. In late October 1944, the 37th LB (S&R) Flotilla was in a south of England port, possibly Langstone, preparing to sail for Belgian/Holland. Many of the LBW’s and LBO’s were in a "shocking condition" and some were immediately written off (WB)

8. By the end of 1944, landing barge losses since January totalled approximately 58 from all causes – around 35 LBV’s, 10 LBO’s, 4 LBW’s, 7 LBE, 3 LBR (ramped) (HMSO).

Types in Alphabetical Order:

Landing Barges (Dumb)
Cable (LBC)
Emergency Repair (LBE)
AA or Flak (LBF)
Kitchen (LBK)
Oil (LBO)
Ramped (LBR)
Vehicle (LBV)
Water (LBW)

Landing Barges (Dumb, LB)

LB's, LBR's, LBV's, both Mark 1 & 2, were collectively numbered from 1-500. These three lost do not duplicate any of the LBV numbers

LB.332, reported in HMSO that dumb LB’s 332, 362 (BB 150t type, total 2) were lost 19/9/42, sunk by German aircraft near Salcombe, S Devon, SW England (H)

LB.362, ditto

LB.382, reported in HMSO that dumb LB.382 (CC, 200t type) was lost 9/42, cause and place unknown (H)

Landing Barge Cable (LBC)

LBC., only one converted; worked off Port-en-Bessin area, Normandy (wb)

Landing Barge Emergency Repair (LBE)

LBE.1, 35th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Sword beach. Sub Lt Neil Gillies RNVR in command, (wb)

LBE.2, 30th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour, half to Sword, half to Juno beaches (wb)

LBE.3, 38th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Yarmouth, Isle of Wight for Gold beach (wb)

LBE.4, 30th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour, half to Sword, half to Juno beaches. However LBE.4 is reported as landing on Gold beach and in the gales of 19th-22nd June, was swamped and washed up on that beach. All the crew got ashore and she was eventually dried out (wb)

LBE.5, 38th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Yarmouth, Isle of Wight for Gold beach. LBE.5, Sub Lt Peter Pattenden RNVR in command, carried a workshop lorry put ashore on Gold. On the 19th June at the start of the gales, she was swamped around 0700, the stern ramp carried away in collision with a barge, engines failed with water in the fuel. LBE.5 slowly filled and the crew abandoned ship reportedly off Juno beach. They were taken off by LBO. She was later pumped dry, towed around to Mulberry harbour, but no longer operational (not listed in HMSO as lost or CTL). LBE.5’s crew took over LBE.1 (wb)

LBE.6, 31st LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBE.7, 35th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Sword beach. Sub Lt William Gunnel RNVR in command (wb)

LBE.8, 39th LB (S&R) Flotilla (8 LBE, 4 LBO, 3 LBW, 1 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Omaha beach. In the gales of 19th-22nd June, LBE’s 8, 17, 25-27, 57, 60 (total 7, all off Omaha) were written off charge as a result of damage; loss dates given as 19th-25th June (H)(39/wb)

LBE.9, 31st LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBE.10, 39th LB (S&R) Flotilla (8 LBE, 4 LBO, 3 LBW, 1 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBE.11, possibly present at Normandy with 36th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 or 7 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Chichester for Gold beach (wb)

LBE.12, 33rd LB (S&R) Flotilla (3 LBE, 10 LBO, 1 LBW, fuelling trawler) from Poole for US Utah beach. Reported in HMSO that by June 1945, LBE’s 12, 30, 32-34 (200t type, total 5, all went to Utah) had been written off. No further details, although some written-off barges ended up in France and the Low Countries (H)(wb)

LBE.13, 38th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Yarmouth, Isle of Wight for Gold beach (wb)

LBE.14, 38th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Yarmouth, Isle of Wight for Gold beach. In the gales of 19th-22nd June, LBE.14, Sub Lt Alan Nicholson RNVR in command, got a wire around her rudder and propeller, broached, swamped and was washed up on Gold. All the crew got ashore and she was towed onto the beach within Mulberry harbour. LBE.14 is not listed as lost or CTL in HMSO (wb)

LBE.15, 37th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach. LBE.15 was Flotilla Barge and carried workshop lorry which was soon landed (wb)

LBE.16, 30th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour, half to Sword, half to Juno beaches (wb)

LBE.17, 39th LB (S&R) Flotilla (8 LBE, 4 LBO, 3 LBW, 1 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Omaha beach. In the gales of 19th-22nd June, LBE’s 8, 17, 25-27, 57, 60 (200t type, total 7, all off Omaha) were written off charge as a result of damage; loss dates given as 19th-25th June (H)(39/wb)

LBE.18, 36th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 or 7 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Chichester for Gold beach. LBE.18, Sub Lt Frank North RNVR in command, carried a workshop lorry to Normandy; main task was repair of LCM’s. In the gales of 19th-22nd June, she was driven on to Gold beach and swamped. All the crew got ashore, and the barge was eventually dried out. LBE.18 is not listed as lost or CTL in HMSO (wb)

LBE.19 (ex-Hermitage), 37th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach. In the gales of 19th-22nd June, she was ordered off the Juno beach, got a half mile offshore, but in heavy waves, sank at midday. The crew struggled ashore. LBE.19 is not listed as lost or CTL in HMSO (wb)

LBE.20, 37th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBE.21, 31st LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach. LBE.21, Sub Lt Arthur Staunton RNVR in command, carried a workship lorry for landing. In the gales of 19th-22nd June, she was leaving Juno beach, broached, filled and sank in shallow water. Tanks came off the beach to rescue the crew. LBE.21 is not listed as lost or CTL in HMSO (wb)

LBE.22, 31st LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach. Sub Lt David Muir RNZNVR in command, (wb)

LBE.23, 36th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 or 7 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Chichester for Gold beach. Midshipman John Morton RNVR in command (wb)

LBE.24, 38th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Yarmouth, Isle of Wight for Gold beach (wb)

LBE.25, 39th LB (S&R) Flotilla (8 LBE, 4 LBO, 3 LBW, 1 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Omaha beach. In the gales of 19th-22nd June, LBE’s 8, 17, 25-27, 57, 60 (200t type, total 7, all off Omaha) were written off charge as a result of damage; loss dates given as 19th-25th June (H)(39/wb)

LBE.26, 32nd LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 9 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Omaha beach. In the gales of 19th-22nd June, LBE’s 8, 17, 25-27, 57, 60 (200t type, total 7, all off Omaha) listed in HMSO as written off charge as a result of damage; loss dates given as 19th-25th June (H)(39/wb)

LBE.27, 39th LB (S&R) Flotilla (8 LBE, 4 LBO, 3 LBW, 1 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Omaha beach. In the gales of 19th-22nd June, LBE’s 8, 17, 25-27, 57, 60 (200t type, total 7, all off Omaha) listed in HMSO as written off charge as a result of damage. LBE.27, Sub Lt Leonard Dyer RNVR in command, was working off Omaha "in dreadful weather", wrapped a loose cable around a propeller and the crew had to abandon ship. They got ashore (H)(39/wb)

LBE.28, 34th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 2 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Utah beach (wb)

LBE.29, 39th LB (S&R) Flotilla (8 LBE, 4 LBO, 3 LBW, 1 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBE.30, 33rd LB (S&R) Flotilla (3 LBE, 10 LBO, 1 LBW, fuelling trawler) from Poole for US Utah beach. Reported in HMSO that by June 1945, LBE’s 12, 30, 32-34 (200t type, total 5, all went to Utah) had been written off. No further details, although some written-off barges ended up in France and the Low Countries (H)(wb)

LBE.31, 32nd LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 9 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBE.32, 33rd LB (S&R) Flotilla (3 LBE, 10 LBO, 1 LBW, fuelling trawler) from Poole for US Utah beach. Reported in HMSO that by June 1945, LBE’s 12, 30, 32-34 (200t type, total 5, all went to Utah) had been written off. No further details, although some written-off barges ended up in France and the Low Countries (H)(wb)

LBE.33, 34th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 2 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Utah beach. Reported in HMSO that by June 1945, LBE’s 12, 30, 32-34 (200t type, total 5, all went to Utah) had been written off. No further details, although some written-off barges ended up in France and the Low Countries (H)(wb)

LBE.34, 34th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 2 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Utah beach. In mid-March 1945, possibly LBE.34 with Sub Lt Arthur Johns RNVR in command, towed from St Vaast(?) around to Cherbourg and taken over by French Navy. Reported in HMSO that by June 1945, LBE’s 12, 30, 32-34 (200t type, total 5, all went to Utah) had been written off. No further details (H)(wb)

LBE.35, 35th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Sword beach (wb)

LBE.36, 30th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour, half to Sword, half to Juno beaches (wb)

LBE.37, 34th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 2 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Utah beach (wb)

LBE.38, 36th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 or 7 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Chichester for Gold beach (wb)

LBE.39, 31st LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBE.40, 35th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Sword beach (wb)

LBE.41, 39th LB (S&R) Flotilla (8 LBE, 4 LBO, 3 LBW, 1 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBE.42, 35th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Sword beach. In the gales of 19th-22nd June, LBE.42 finished up broadside to Sword beach and sank. The crew got ashore and later salvaged her, but she was "black-crossed" and towed back to Langstone. Not listed as lost or CTL in HMSO (wb)

LBE.43, 30th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour, half to Sword, half to Juno beaches (wb)

LBE.44, 37th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBE.45, ditto

LBE.46, 39th LB (S&R) Flotilla (8 LBE, 4 LBO, 3 LBW, 1 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBE.47 (ex-Heritage), 30th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour, half to Sword, half to Juno beaches (wb)

LBE.48, 38th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Yarmouth, Isle of Wight for Gold beach. LBE.48 Flotilla Barge (wb)

LBE.49 (ex-Hermit II), 36th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 or 7 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Chichester for Gold beach. LBE.49, Sub Lt William Jarman RNVR in command, was Flotilla Barge (wb)

LBE.50, 36th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 or 7 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Chichester for Gold beach (wb)

LBE.51, ditto

LBE.52, 34th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 2 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Utah beach (wb)

LBE.53, 35th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Sword beach (wb)

LBE.54, 31st LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBE.55, 34th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 2 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Utah beach. In the gales of 19th-22nd June, LBE.55, Sub Lt Hugh Carver RNVR in command, was working off Omaha and while beaching, filled-up and sank. She was later drained out. LBE.55 is not listed as lost or CTL in HMSO (wb)

LBE.56, 37th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBE.57, 32nd LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 9 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Omaha beach. In the gales of 19th-22nd June, LBE’s 8, 17, 25-27, 57, 60 (200t type, total 7, all off Omaha) listed in HMSO as written off charge as a result of damage; loss dates given as 19th-25th June (H)(39/wb)

LBE.58, 32nd LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 9 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBE.59, ditto

LBE.60, highest LBE number other than those renumbered, 32nd LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 9 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Omaha beach. A Petty Officer and an Able Seaman were lost on D+1, buried at St Marie Cemetery, Le Havre and with no known grave respectively. In the gales of 19th-22nd June, LBE’s 8, 17, 25-27, 57, 60 (200t type, total 7, all off Omaha) listed in HMSO as written off charge as a result of damage; loss dates given as 19th-25th June (H)(39/wb)

LBE.404, renumbered, new number not known (wb)

Landing Barge Flak (LBF)

LBF.1, 25th Flotilla (8 LBF's) from Chichester for Gold beach (wb)

LBF.2, 26th Flotilla (7 LBF's) from Chichester for Gold beach (wb)

LBF.3 (ex-LBF.71), 25th Flotilla (8 LBF's) from Chichester for Gold beach (wb)

LBF.4, 26th Flotilla (7 LBF's) from Chichester for Gold beach (wb)

LBF.5, ditto

LBF.6, 25th Flotilla (8 LBF's) from Chichester for Gold beach (wb)

LBF.7, ditto

LBF.8, 26th Flotilla (7 LBF's) from Chichester for Gold beach (wb)

LBF.9, ditto

LBF.10 (ex-LBF.310), 26th Flotilla (7 LBF's) from Chichester for Gold beach, Flotilla Barge (wb)

LBF.11, 26th Flotilla (7 LBF's) from Chichester for Gold beach (wb)

LBF.12, 25th Flotilla (8 LBF's) from Chichester for Gold beach (wb)

LBF.13, ditto

LBF.14, ex-LBF.388, highest LBF number other than those renumbered, 25th Flotilla (8 LBF's) from Chichester for Gold beach (wb)

LBF.15, 25th Flotilla (8 LBF's) from Chichester for Gold beach (wb)

Landing Barge Kitchen (LBK)

LBK.1, first LBK conversion, 38th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Yarmouth, Isle of Wight for Gold beach. Midshipman Basil Spain RNVR in command (wb)

LBK.2, 37th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBK.3, 34th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 2 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Utah beach (wb)

LBK.4, 36th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 or 7 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Chichester for Gold beach (wb)

LBK.5, 32nd LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 9 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBK.6, 35th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Sword beach (wb)

LBK.7, 39th LB (S&R) Flotilla (8 LBE, 4 LBO, 3 LBW, 1 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBK.8, 34th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 2 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Utah beach. On 31/7/45, sank in tow in English Channel (H)(wb)

LBK.9, 31st LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBK.10, highest number LBK identified, converted at Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London, 30th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour, half to Sword, half to Juno beaches. Midshipman James MacIntyre RNVR in command (wb)

Landing Barge Oil (LBO)

LBO.1, 37th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBO.2, ditto

LBO.3, 38th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Yarmouth, Isle of Wight for Gold beach (wb)

LBO.4, 31st LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach. LBO.4 (150t type) lost 17/8/44 (H) or 31/8/44 (wb), cause and place unknown, but probably in Normandy/English Channel area. Note: WB also appears to list LBO.4 as later serving in Belgium or Holland (H)(wb)

LBO.5, 35th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Sword beach (wb)

LBO.6, 34th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 2 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Utah beach. A Stoker was lost on D+8, with no known grave (wb)

LBO.7, 31st LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBO.8, ditto

LBO.9, 36th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 or 7 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Chichester for Gold beach (wb)

LBO.10, 32nd LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 9 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Omaha beach. In the gales of 19th-22nd June, LBO.10 (150t type) listed in HMSO as written off charge as a result of damage; loss date given as 19th-25th June (H)(39/wb)

LBO.11, 34th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 2 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Utah beach. Reported in HMSO that by June 1945, LBO’s 11, 21, 24, 26, 77, 82, 92, 95 (150t type, total 8, all went to Utah) had been written off. No further details, although some written-off barges ended up in France and the Low Countries (H)(wb)

LBO.12, 35th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Sword beach (wb)

LBO.13, 33rd LB (S&R) Flotilla (3 LBE, 10 LBO, 1 LBW, fuelling trawler) from Poole for US Utah beach. In the gales of 19th-22nd June, she dragged her anchor, was washed-up on Utah, and filled with water. It seems all the crew got ashore and later returned to UK. Neither HMSO or BS.39 list LBO.13 as lost or CTL at this time. Later reported in HMSO that by June 1945, LBO’s 13, 37, 63, 69, 88, 96 (200t type, total 6) had been written off. Presumably LBO.13 was either salvaged, put back in operation and written off later, or it took a year for her loss to be recorded, by which time the reason was no longer known (H)(wb)

LBO.14, 36th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 or 7 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Chichester for Gold beach (wb)

LBO.15, 35th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Sword beach (wb)

LBO.16, 32nd LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 9 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBO.17, 36th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 or 7 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Chichester for Gold beach. According to HMSO, LBO.17 (150t type) lost 20/1/45, swamped and sank in Arromanches Harbour, N France during a gale, N France. Described in WB by an ex-crew member as sunk off Normandy in January 1945 after hitting a wreck (H)(wb)

LBO.18, 32nd LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 9 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBO.19, 38th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Yarmouth, Isle of Wight for Gold beach (wb)

LBO.20, 31st LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBO.21, 33rd LB (S&R) Flotilla (3 LBE, 10 LBO, 1 LBW, fuelling trawler) from Poole for US Utah beach. Reported in HMSO that by June 1945, LBO’s 11, 21, 24, 26, 77, 82, 92, 95 (150t type, total 8, all went to Utah) had been written off. No further details, although some written-off barges ended up in France and the Low Countries (H)(wb)

LBO.22, 38th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Yarmouth, Isle of Wight for Gold beach (wb)

LBO.23, 36th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 or 7 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Chichester for Gold beach (wb)

LBO.24, 33rd LB (S&R) Flotilla (3 LBE, 10 LBO, 1 LBW, fuelling trawler) from Poole for US Utah beach. Reported in HMSO that by June 1945, LBO’s 11, 21, 24, 26, 77, 82, 92, 95 (150t type, total 8, all went to Utah) had been written off. No further details, although some written-off barges ended up in France and the Low Countries (H)(wb)

LBO.25, 35th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Sword beach (wb)

LBO.26, 33rd LB (S&R) Flotilla (3 LBE, 10 LBO, 1 LBW, fuelling trawler) from Poole for US Utah beach. LBO.26 carried over 100 octane petrol and refuelled US PT boats (MTB’s) patrolling for German E-boats off the American beachheads. Reported in HMSO that by June 1945, LBO’s 11, 21, 24, 26, 77, 82, 92, 95 (150t type, total 8, all went to Utah) had been written off. No further details, although some written-off barges ended up in France and the Low Countries (H)(wb)

LBO.27, 39th LB (S&R) Flotilla (8 LBE, 4 LBO, 3 LBW, 1 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBO.28, 31st LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBO.29, 37th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBO.30, 34th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 2 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Utah beach. LBO.30 (150t type) lost 31/8/44, cause and place unknown, but presumably in Normandy/English Channel area (H)(wb)

LBO.31, 35th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Sword beach. An Ordinary Seaman was lost on D+10, with no known grave (br/wb)

LBO.32, 30th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour, half to Sword, half to Juno beaches (wb)

LBO.33, 30th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour, half to Sword, half to Juno beaches. LBO.33 was carrying 87 octane petrol (wb)

LBO.34, 30th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour, half to Sword, half to Juno beaches (wb)

LBO.35, 37th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBO.36, ditto

LBO.37, 32nd LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 9 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Omaha beach. Reported in HMSO that by June 1945, LBO’s 13, 37, 63, 69, 88, 96 (200t type, total 6) had been written off. No further details, although some written-off barges ended up in France and the Low Countries (H)(wb)

LBO.38, 30th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour, half to Sword, half to Juno beaches (wb)

LBO.39, 36th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 or 7 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Chichester for Gold beach (wb)

LBO.40, 30th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour, half to Sword, half to Juno beaches (wb)

LBO.41, ditto

LBO.42, 35th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Sword beach (wb)

LBO.43, 31st LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBO.44, 34th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 2 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Utah beach (wb)

LBO.45, 30th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour, half to Sword, half to Juno beaches (wb)

LBO.46, 32nd LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 9 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Omaha beach. In the gales of 19th-22nd June, LBO’s 46, 56, 84 (200t type, total 3, all off Omaha) were written off charge as a result of damage; loss dates given as 19th-25th June (H)(39/wb)

LBO.47, 31st LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBO.48, 30th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour, half to Sword, half to Juno beaches (wb)

LBO.49, 31st LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBO.50, 35th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Sword beach. LBO.50 (200t type) lost June 1944, exact date, cause and place unknown (H)(wb)

LBO.51, 35th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Sword beach (wb)

LBO.52, ditto

LBO.53, 36th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 or 7 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Chichester for Gold beach. LBO.53 (200t type) lost 9/8/44, cause and place unknown (H)(wb)

LBO.54, 34th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 2 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Utah beach (wb)

LBO.55, 36th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 or 7 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Chichester for Gold beach (wb)

LBO.56, 32nd LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 9 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Omaha beach. In the gales of 19th-22nd June, LBO’s 46, 56, 84 (200t type, total 3, all off Omaha) were written off charge as a result of damage; loss dates given as 19th-25th June (H)(39/wb)

LBO.57, 32nd LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 9 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBO.58, ex-CCF.245, ex-Egham, 37th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBO.59, 37th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBO.60, 38th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Yarmouth, Isle of Wight for Gold beach (wb)

LBO.61, 37th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBO.63, 34th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 2 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Utah beach. Reported in HMSO that by June 1945, LBO’s 13, 37, 63, 69, 88, 96 (200t type, total 6) had been written off. No further details, although some written-off barges ended up in France and the Low Countries (H)(wb)

LBO.64, 30th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour, half to Sword, half to Juno beaches (wb)

LBO.66, 31st LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBO.67, 37th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBO.68, 39th LB (S&R) Flotilla (8 LBE, 4 LBO, 3 LBW, 1 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Omaha beach. LB0.68 lost a Stoker 12/8/44, buried at Bazenville, France (wb)

LBO.69, 34th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 2 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Utah beach. Reported in HMSO that by June 1945, LBO’s 13, 37, 63, 69, 88, 96 (200t type, total 6) had been written off. No further details, although some written-off barges ended up in France and the Low Countries (H)(wb)

LBO.70, 38th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Yarmouth, Isle of Wight for Gold beach (wb)

LBO.71, ditto

LBO.72, ditto

LBO.73, 36th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 or 7 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Chichester for Gold beach. LBO.73 (150t type) lost 9/8/44, cause and place unknown, but presumably in Normandy/English Channel area (H)(wb)

LBO.75, 36th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 or 7 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Chichester for Gold beach (wb)

LBO.76, 38th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Yarmouth, Isle of Wight for Gold beach (wb)

LBO.77, 33rd LB (S&R) Flotilla (3 LBE, 10 LBO, 1 LBW, fuelling trawler) from Poole for US Utah beach. Reported in HMSO that by June 1945, LBO’s 11, 21, 24, 26, 77, 82, 92, 95 (150t type, total 8, all went to Utah) had been written off. No further details, although some written-off barges ended up in France and the Low Countries (H)(wb)

LBO.78, 37th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBO.79, 33rd LB (S&R) Flotilla (3 LBE, 10 LBO, 1 LBW, fuelling trawler) from Poole for US Utah beach (wb)

LBO.80, 36th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 or 7 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Chichester for Gold beach (wb)

LBO.81, 38th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Yarmouth, Isle of Wight for Gold beach (wb)

LBO.82, 33rd LB (S&R) Flotilla (3 LBE, 10 LBO, 1 LBW, fuelling trawler) from Poole for US Utah beach. In the gales of 19th-22nd June, she sank off Utah. The crew was picked up by a US DUKW directed to their aid by Sub Lt Dyer RNVR whose LBE.27 had already sunk, landed on the beach, and served with a "Seabees" unit. Neither HMSO nor BS.39 list LBO.82 as lost or CTL at this time. Reported in HMSO that by June 1945, LBO’s 11, 21, 24, 26, 77, 82, 92, 95 (150t type, total 8, all went to Utah) had been written off. Presumably LBO.82 was either salvaged, put back in operation and written off later, or it took a year for her loss to be recorded, by which time the reason was no longer known (H)(wb)

LBO.83, 31st LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBO.84, 32nd LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 9 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Omaha beach. In the gales of 19th-22nd June, LBO’s 46, 56, 84 (200t type, total 3, all of Omaha) were written off charge as a result of damage; loss dates given as 19th-25th June (H)(39/wb)

LBO.85, 35th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Sword beach (wb)

LBO.86, 38th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Yarmouth, Isle of Wight for Gold beach (wb)

LBO.87, 34th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 2 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Utah beach. LBO.87 (200t type) lost 11/7/44 cause and place unknown, but presumably in Normandy/English Channel area (H)(wb)

LBO.88, 34th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 2 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Utah beach. Reported in HMSO that by June 1945, LBO’s 13, 37, 63, 69, 88, 96 (200t type, total 6) had been written off. No further details, although some written-off barges ended up in France and the Low Countries (H)(wb)

LBO.89, 34th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 2 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Utah beach (wb)

LBO.90, 30th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour, half to Sword, half to Juno beaches. LBO.90 lost a Stoker on D+20, buried at Dartford, Kent (wb)

LBO.92, 33rd LB (S&R) Flotilla (3 LBE, 10 LBO, 1 LBW, fuelling trawler) from Poole for US Utah beach. Reported in HMSO that by June 1945, LBO’s 11, 21, 24, 26, 77, 82, 92, 95 (150t type, total 8, all went to Utah) had been written off. No further details, although some written-off barges ended up in France and the Low Countries (H)(wb)

LBO.93, 39th LB (S&R) Flotilla (8 LBE, 4 LBO, 3 LBW, 1 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBO.95, 33rd LB (S&R) Flotilla (3 LBE, 10 LBO, 1 LBW, fuelling trawler) from Poole for US Utah beach. Reported in HMSO that by June 1945, LBO’s 11, 21, 24, 26, 77, 82, 92, 95 (150t type, total 8, all went to Utah) had been written off. No further details, although some written-off barges ended up in France and the Low Countries (H)(wb)

LBO.96, 33rd LB (S&R) Flotilla (3 LBE, 10 LBO, 1 LBW, fuelling trawler) from Poole for US Utah beach. Reported in HMSO that by June 1945, LBO’s 13, 37, 63, 69, 88, 96 (200t type, total 6) had been written off. No further details, although some written-off barges ended up in France and the Low Countries (H)(wb)

LBO.97, 32nd LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 9 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBO.98, highest LBO number other than those renumbered, 39th LB (S&R) Flotilla (8 LBE, 4 LBO, 3 LBW, 1 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBO.196, renumbered, new number not known (wb)

Landing Barge Ramped (LBR)

LB's, LBR's, LBV's, both Mark 1 & 2, were collectively numbered from 1-500. These four lost DO duplicate LBV numbers

LBR.43, reported in HMSO that DBR's (dumb barges, ramped)/LBR's 43, 65 (100t type, total 2) lost 1/7/44 in the Normandy assault area, cause unknown (H)(39)

LBR.65, ditto

LBR.83, reported in HMSO that DBR (dumb barge, ramped)/LBR.83 (100t type) was lost 23/5/44, sunk on passage to Sheerness, Kent, SE England, presumably in tow (H)

LBR.114, reported in HMSO that by June 1945, DBR (dumb barge, ramped)/LBR.114 (150t type) had been written off. No further details (LBR.59 is also listed, but she sank in November 1945) (H)

Landing Barge Vehicle (LBV)

LB's, LBR's, LBV's, both Mark 1 & 2, were collectively numbered from 1-500. The four LBR's lost - Nos 43, 65, 83, 114 duplicate LBV numbers. Two of these - LBV's No.65 and 83 were also lost

LBV.1, 6th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Sword beach. Reported in HMSO that by June 1945, LBV (Mk2)’s 1, 5, 9, 11, 31, 35, 42, 65, 72, 73, 75, 76, 99, 118, 211, 212 (150t type, total 16, all but one of which - LBV.75 - served off the US beaches) had been written off. No further details, although some written-off barges ended up in France and the Low Countries (H)(wb)

LBV.2, second Thames lighter requisitioned, ex-Nucocus, owned Braithwaite & Dean, 10th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBV.3, 7th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach. In the gales of 19th-22nd June, LBV (Mk 2)’s 3, 27, 49, 61, 67, 94, 95, 103, 209, 214 (150t type, total 10, all off Omaha) were written off charge as a result of damage; loss dates given as 19th-25th June (H)(39/wb)

LBV.4, 2nd LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBV.5, 8th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Utah beach. Reported in HMSO that by June 1945, LBV (Mk2)’s 1, 5, 9, 11, 31, 35, 42, 65, 72, 73, 75, 76, 99, 118, 211, 212 (150t type, total 16, all but one of which - LBV.75 - served off the US beaches) had been written off. No further details, although some written-off barges ended up in France and the Low Countries (H)(wb)

LBV.6, 3rd LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBV.7, 18th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBV.8, 11th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach. LBV.8's coxswain was Leading Seaman R Sargent plus 7 crew (br/wb)

LBV.9, 8th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Utah beach. Reported in HMSO that by June 1945, LBV (Mk2)’s 1, 5, 9, 11, 31, 35, 42, 65, 72, 73, 75, 76, 99, 118, 211, 212 (150t type, total 16, all but one of which - LBV.75 - served off the US beaches) had been written off. No further details, although some written-off barges ended up in France and the Low Countries (H)(wb)

LBV.10, 5th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Sword beach. An Able Seaman was lost D+2; he has no known grave (br/wb)

LBV.11, 7th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach. Reported in HMSO that by June 1945, LBV (Mk2)’s 1, 5, 9, 11, 31, 35, 42, 65, 72, 73, 75, 76, 99, 118, 211, 212 (150t type, total 16, all but one of which - LBV.75 - served off the US beaches) had been written off. No further details, although some written-off barges ended up in France and the Low Countries (H)(wb)

LBV.12, 12th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBV.13, 5th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Sword beach (wb)

LBV.14, 8th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Utah beach (wb)

LBV.15, ditto

LBV.16, 8th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Utah beach. According to HMSO/BS.39, "dumb" LBV (Mk1)’s 16, 51 (150t type, total 2, both off Utah) were lost 12/6/44 through stress of weather off Normandy, but before the heavy gales of 19th-22nd June; powered LBV (Mk2)’s 16, 20, 51 (150t type, total 3) lost 6/44, also in the Normandy assault area, but cause and place unknown. WB only lists the latter three, all off Normandy. As all LBV's were numbered collectively, the HMSO duplications of LBV's 16, 51 were probably an error (H)(39/wb)

LBV.17, 4th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour, half for Gold, half for Juno beaches (wb)

LBV.18, 2nd LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBV.19, 1st LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach. Reported in HMSO that LBV (Mk2)’s 19, 28, 116, 122 (150t type, total 4, all off Juno beaches) were lost 29/7/44 - possibly date reported - in the Normandy assault area, cause unknown. According to WB, LBV’s 19, 116 were sunk just off Juno beach, it would appear around D+1; the crew of LBV.19 was transferred to LBV.85 (H)(39/wb)

LBV.20, 1st LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach. According to HMSO/BS.39, LBV (Mk2)’s 16, 20, 51 (150t type, total 3) were lost 6/44 in the Normandy assault area, cause and place unknown. According to WB, LBV.20, PO Leonard Severy, coxswain, failed to arrive off Normandy at Nightfall on D-day, probably swamped or mined on passage in the English Channel. There were no survivors among the 7 crew and 18 year-old midshipman on passage; three are buried at Bayeux War Cemetery, France (H)(39/wb)

LBV.21, 8th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Utah beach (wb)

LBV.22, 2nd LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBV.23, 7th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBV.24, 5th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Sword beach (wb)

LBV.25, 3rd LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBV.26, 10th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBV.27, 11th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach. In the gales of 19th-22nd June, LBV(Mk 2)’s 3, 27, 49, 61, 67, 94, 95, 103, 209, 214 (150t type, total 10, all off Omaha) were written off charge as a result of damage; loss dates given as 19th-25th June. LBV.27's coxswain was Leading Seaman L Gregory with 5 crew (H)(39/br/wb)

LBV.28, 1st LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach. Reported in HMSO that LBV (Mk2)’s 19, 28, 116, 122 (150t type, total 4, all off Juno beaches) were lost 29/7/44 - possibly date reported - in the Normandy assault area, cause unknown (H)(39/wb)

LBV.29, 19th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Utah beach (wb)

LBV.30, 8th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Utah beach (wb)

LBV.31, 19th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Utah beach. An Ordinary Seaman was lost on 16/6/44, with no known grave. Reported in HMSO that by June 1945, LBV (Mk2)’s 1, 5, 9, 11, 31, 35, 42, 65, 72, 73, 75, 76, 99, 118, 211, 212 (150t type, total 16, all but one of which - LBV.75 - served off the US beaches) had been written off. LBV.31 could have been lost on D+10 with one of her crew, but the loss not recorded until a year later (H)(br/wb)

LBV.32, 5th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Sword beach. An Able Seaman was lost on D+3; he is buried at Hermanville War Cemetery, Normandy (br/wb)

LBV.33, 12th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBV.34, 1st LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBV.35, 19th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Utah beach. Reported in HMSO that by June 1945, LBV (Mk2)’s 1, 5, 9, 11, 31, 35, 42, 65, 72, 73, 75, 76, 99, 118, 211, 212 (150t type, total 16, all but one of which - LBV.75 - served off the US beaches) had been written off. No further details, although some written-off barges ended up in France and the Low Countries (H)(wb)

LBV.36, 4th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour, half for Gold, half for Juno beaches (wb)

LBV.37, ex-Zulu, 18th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach. Engines broke down on passage, but LBV.37 reached Omaha with the use of sweeps and canvas tarpaulin as a sail (wb) gggg

LBV.38, 2nd LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBV.39, 18th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBV.40, 2nd LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBV.41, 4th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour, half for Gold, half for Juno beaches (wb)

LBV.42, 12th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach. A Leading Seaman, two Able Seamen and a Stoker were lost on D-day; they have no known grave. Reported in HMSO that by June 1945, LBV (Mk2)’s 1, 5, 9, 11, 31, 35, 42, 65, 72, 73, 75, 76, 99, 118, 211, 212 (150t type, total 16, all but one of which - LBV.75 - served off the US beaches) had been written off. LBV.42 could have been lost on D-day with four of her crew, but the loss not recorded until a year later (H)(br/wb)

LBV.43, 6th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Sword beach (wb)

Note: LB's, LBR's and LBV's were collectively number from 1-500. One of the four LBR's lost - No.43 duplicates LBV.43. LBR.43's loss summary is:"reported in HMSO that DBR's (dumb barges, ramped)/LBR's 43, 65 (100t type, total 2) lost 1/7/44 in the Normandy assault area, cause unknown (H)(39)". They could be the same vessel.

LBV.44, 6th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Sword beach (wb) sank in gales, coxswain L/S Doug Walker (wb text)

LBV.45, 1st LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBV.46, 2nd LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBV.47, 3rd LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBV.48, ditto

LBV.49, 10th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach. In the gales of 19th-22nd June, LBV(Mk 2)’s 3, 27, 49, 61, 67, 94, 95, 103, 209, 214 (150t type, total 10, all off Omaha) were written off charge as a result of damage; loss dates given as 19th-25th June (H)(39/wb)

LBV.50, 19th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Utah beach (wb)

LBV.51, 8th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Utah beach. According to HMSO/BS.39, "dumb" LBV (Mk1)’s 16, 51 (150t type, total 2, both off Utah) were lost 12/6/44 through stress of weather off Normandy, but before the heavy gales of 19th-22nd June; powered LBV (Mk2)’s 16, 20, 51 (150t type, total 3) lost 6/44, also in the Normandy assault area, but cause and place unknown. WB only lists the latter three, all off Normandy. As all LBV's were numbered collectively, the HMSO duplications of LBV's 16, 51 were probably an error (H)(39/wb)

LBV.52, 3rd LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach. HMSO (but not BS.39), lists LBV.52 as a "dumb" Mark 1 (150t type), lost 7/6/44, cause and place unknown, but presumably Juno beach area (H)(wb)

LBV.53, 7th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBV.54, 3rd LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBV.55, 18th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBV.56, photograph exists of LBV.56 on exercise; not listed in Normandy flotillas (wb)

LBV.57, 2nd LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBV.58, 4th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour, half for Gold, half for Juno beaches (wb)

LBV.59, 5th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Sword beach (wb)

LBV.60, 4th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour, half for Gold, half for Juno beaches (wb)

LBV.61, 11th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach. In the gales of 19th-22nd June, LBV(Mk 2)’s 3, 27, 49, 61, 67, 94, 95, 103, 209, 214 (150t type, total 10, all off Omaha) were written off charge as a result of damage; loss dates given as 19th-25th June. LBV.61's coxswain was Leading Seaman H Schofield with 7 crew (H)(39/br/wb)

LBV.62, 18th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBV.63, first Thames lighter requisitioned, ex-Starter, owned by J T Stratford, 19th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Utah beach (wb)

LBV.64, 12th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBV.65, 8th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Utah beach. Reported in HMSO that by June 1945, LBV (Mk2)’s 1, 5, 9, 11, 31, 35, 42, 65, 72, 73, 75, 76, 99, 118, 211, 212 (150t type, total 16, all but one of which - LBV.75 - served off the US beaches) had been written off. No further details, although some written-off barges ended up in France and the Low Countries (H)(wb)

Note: LB's, LBR's and LBV's were collectively number from 1-500. One of the four LBR's lost - No.65 duplicates LBV.65. LBR.65's loss summary is: "reported in HMSO that DBR (dumb barge, ramped)/LBR.83 (100t type) was lost 23/5/44, sunk on passage to Sheerness, Kent, SE England, presumably in tow (H)". They could be the same vessel.

LBV.66, 12th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBV.67, 7th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach. In the gales of 19th-22nd June, LBV(Mk 2)’s 3, 27, 49, 61, 67, 94, 95, 103, 209, 214 (150t type, total 10, all off Omaha) were written off charge as a result of damage; loss dates given as 19th-25th June (H)(39/wb)

LBV.68, 10th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBV.69, 11th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach. LBV.69's coxswain was Petty Officer H Young with 7 crew; she also carried the Flotilla Officer Lt J Harvey RNVR and Sub Lt F Rutter RNVR, one of the two Divisional Officers of the Flotilla (br/wb)

LBV.70, 7th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBV.71, 2nd LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBV.72, 19th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Utah beach. Reported in HMSO that by June 1945, LBV (Mk2)’s 1, 5, 9, 11, 31, 35, 42, 65, 72, 73, 75, 76, 99, 118, 211, 212 (150t type, total 16, all but one of which - LBV.75 - served off the US beaches) had been written off. No further details, although some written-off barges ended up in France and the Low Countries (H)(wb)

LBV.73, 8th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Utah beach. Reported in HMSO that by June 1945, LBV (Mk2)’s 1, 5, 9, 11, 31, 35, 42, 65, 72, 73, 75, 76, 99, 118, 211, 212 (150t type, total 16, all but one of which - LBV.75 - served off the US beaches) had been written off. No further details, although some written-off barges ended up in France and the Low Countries (H)(wb)

LBV.74, 3rd LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBV.75, 5th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Sword beach. Reported in HMSO that by June 1945, LBV (Mk2)’s 1, 5, 9, 11, 31, 35, 42, 65, 72, 73, 75, 76, 99, 118, 211, 212 (150t type, total 16, all but one of which - LBV.75 - served off the US beaches) had been written off. No further details, although some written-off barges ended up in France and the Low Countries (H)(wb)

LBV.76, 7th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach. Reported in HMSO that by June 1945, LBV (Mk2)’s 1, 5, 9, 11, 31, 35, 42, 65, 72, 73, 75, 76, 99, 118, 211, 212 (150t type, total 16, all but one of which - LBV.75 - served off the US beaches) had been written off. No further details, although some written-off barges ended up in France and the Low Countries (H)(wb)

LBV.77, 5th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Sword beach (wb)

LBV.78, 10th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBV.79, ditto

LBV.80, 18th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBV.81, 10th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBV.82, 8th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Utah beach (wb)

LBV.83, 8th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Utah beach. HMSO lists LBV.83 as a "dumb" Mark 1 (150t type), sank in tow on 19/8/44, place unknown, but presumably the Normandy/English Channel area (H)(wb)

Note: LB's, LBR's and LBV's were collectively number from 1-500. One of the four LBR's lost - No.83 duplicates LBV.83. LBR.83's loss summary is: "reported in HMSO that DBR (dumb barge, ramped)/LBR.83 (100t type) was lost 23/5/44, sunk on passage to Sheerness, Kent, SE England, presumably in tow (H)". They could be the same vessel.

LBV.84, 11th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach. HMSO (but not BS.39), lists LBV.84 as a "dumb" Mark 1 (150t type), lost 26/6/44, cause and place unknown, but presumably the Normandy area. LBV.84's coxswain was Leading Seaman L Sargent with 6 crew (H)(br/wb)

LBV.85, 5th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Sword beach. Early in 1944, an Able Seaman serving on her died and was buried in Edinburgh (wb)

LBV.86, 2nd LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBV.87, 19th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Utah beach (wb)

LBV.88, 6th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Sword beach (wb)

LBV.89, 11th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach. LBV.89's coxswain was Leading Seaman J Kettle with 7 crew (br/wb)

LBV.90, 1st LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach. WB queries if LBV.90 was sunk, but she is not listed in HMSO or LC (wb)

LBV.91, 4th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour, half for Gold, half for Juno beaches (wb)

LBV.92, 12th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBV.93, 18th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBV.94, 12th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach. In the gales of 19th-22nd June, LBV(Mk 2)’s 3, 27, 49, 61, 67, 94, 95, 103, 209, 214 (150t type, total 10, all off Omaha) were written off charge as a result of damage; loss dates given as 19th-25th June (H)(39/wb)

LBV.95, 11th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha. In the gales of 19th-22nd June, LBV(Mk 2)’s 3, 27, 49, 61, 67, 94, 95, 103, 209, 214 (150t type, total 10, all off Omaha) were written off charge as a result of damage; loss dates given as 19th-25th June. LBV.95's coxswain was Petty Officer S Campbell with 7 crew (H)(39/br/wb)

LBV.96, 5th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Sword beach (wb) beached during storm

LBV.97, 1st LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBV.98, 9th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBV.99, 6th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Sword beach. Reported in HMSO that by June 1945, LBV (Mk2)’s 1, 5, 9, 11, 31, 35, 42, 65, 72, 73, 75, 76, 99, 118, 211, 212 (150t type, total 16, all but one of which - LBV.75 - served off the US beaches) had been written off. No further details, although some written-off barges ended up in France and the Low Countries (H)(wb)

LBV.100, 9th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBV.101, 7th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBV.102, 18th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach. She carried 80t shells, 80t petrol to Normandy (wb)

LBV.103, 10th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach. In the gales of 19th-22nd June, LBV(Mk 2)’s 3, 27, 49, 61, 67, 94, 95, 103, 209, 214 (150t type, total 10, all off Omaha) were written off charge as a result of damage; loss dates given as 19th-25th June (H)(39/wb)

LBV.104, 11th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach. LBV.104's coxswain was Leading Seaman T Lush with 6 crew (br/wb)

LBV.105, 10th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBV.106, 11th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach. LBV.106's coxswain was Petty Officer J McCarthy with 7 crew; she also carried Sub Lt J Carson RNVR, one of the two Divisional Officers of the Flotilla (br/wb)

LBV.107, 3rd LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBV.108, 5th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Sword beach (wb)

LBV.109, 12th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBV.110, 13th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Yarmouth for Gold (wb)

LBV.111, 6th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Sword beach (wb)

LBV.113, 19th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Utah beach (wb)

LBV.114, 5th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Sword beach (wb)

Note: LB's, LBR's and LBV's were collectively number from 1-500. One of the four LBR's lost - No.114 duplicates LBV.114. LBR.114's loss summary is:"reported in HMSO that by June 1945, DBR (dumb barge, ramped)/LBR.114 (150t type) had been written off. No further details (LBR.59 is also listed, but she sank in November 1945) (H)". They could be the same vessel.

LBV.115, 2nd LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBV.116, 1st LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach. Reported in HMSO that LBV (Mk2)’s 19, 28, 116, 122 (150t type, total 4, all off Juno beaches) were lost 29/7/44 - possibly date reported - in the Normandy assault area, cause unknown. According to WB, LBV’s 19, 116 were sunk just off Juno beach, it would appear around D+1; the crew of LBV.116 was transferred to LBV.126 (H)(39/wb)

LBV.117, 6th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Sword beach (wb)

LBV.118, 19th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Utah beach. Reported in HMSO that by June 1945, LBV (Mk2)’s 1, 5, 9, 11, 31, 35, 42, 65, 72, 73, 75, 76, 99, 118, 211, 212 (150t type, total 16, all but one of which - LBV.75 - served off the US beaches) had been written off. No further details, although some written-off barges ended up in France and the Low Countries (H)(wb)

LBV.119, 6th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Sword beach (wb)

LBV.120, 3rd LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBV.121, 19th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Utah beach. Reported in HMSO that "dumb" LBV (Mk1)’s 121, 175 (150t type, total 2, both off Utah) were lost 1/7/44, cause and place unknown, but presumably Normandy area. According to WB, the "powered" LBV.121, coxswain Gus Murail, carried a cargo of petrol in jerricans to Normandy and after unloading, ran cargo from ship to shore. She sank off Omaha in the gales of 19th-22nd June, and the crew rescued by Americans (H)(wb)

LBV.122, 3rd LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach. Reported in HMSO that LBV (Mk2)’s 19, 28, 116, 122 (150t type, total 4, all off Juno beaches) were lost 29/7/44 - possibly date reported - in the Normandy assault area, cause unknown (H)(39/wb)

LBV.123, 1st LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBV.124, 11th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach. LBV.124's coxswain was Petty Officer G Barlow plus 5 crew (br/wb)

LBV.125, 4th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour, half for Gold, half for Juno beaches (wb)

LBV.126, 1st LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBV.127, 2nd LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBV.128, 1st LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBV.129, 18th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBV.130, 1st LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBV.131, 10th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBV.132, reported in HMSO that by 29/7/45, LBV.132 (Mark 2, 200t type) had been written off. No further details, although some written-off barges ended up in France and the Low Countries (H)

LBV.133, 13th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Yarmouth for Gold (wb)

LBV.135, 6th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Sword beach (wb)

LBV.136, reported in HMSO that "dumb" LBV (Mk1)’s 136, 149, 497 (150t type, total 3) were lost February 1944, cause and place unknown, but presumably in British waters. According to WB, the "powered" LBV’s 136, 149 (497’s engine-status not known) were part of 18th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) sailing from Poole for US Omaha beach, lost date, cause and place unknown. BS.39 lists the 19th & 20th Flotilla’s, bound for Utah, as each lacking four of their complement of 12 LBV’s; although there was no such shortage in 18th Flotilla. Presumably barges lost by one flotilla before D-day were replaced in some instances by transfers from other flotillas (H)(39/wb)

LBV.137, 19th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Utah beach. Reported in HMSO that by June 1945, LBV (Mk2)’s 137, 140, 157, 170 (200t type, total 4; LBV.140 went to the US Omaha, the other three to Utah) had been written off. No further details, although some written-off barges ended up in France and the Low Countries (H)(wb)

LBV.138, 15th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Chichester/Yarmouth for Gold. In September 1944, the crew returned home, 15th Flotilla barges transferred to British Army RASC (wb)

LBV.139, 4th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour, half for Gold, half for Juno beaches (wb)

LBV.140, 9th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach. Reported in HMSO that by June 1945, LBV (Mk2)’s 137, 140, 157, 170 (200t type, total 4; LBV.140 went to the US Omaha, the other three to Utah) had been written off. No further details, although some written-off barges ended up in France and the Low Countries (H)(wb)

LBV.141, 9th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBV.142, 15th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Chichester/Yarmouth for Gold. In September 1944, the crew returned home and 15th Flotilla barges transferred to British Army RASC (wb)

LBV.143, 13th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Yarmouth for Gold (wb)

LBV.144, 14th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Chichester/Yarmouth for Gold. In September 1944, the crew returned home and 14th Flotilla barges transferred to British Army RASC (wb)

LBV.145, 16th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour, possibly allocated to Juno beach, but more likely Sword. BS.39 assigns the 16th to Sword beach. However LBV.237 of the Flotilla was damaged off Gold in the gales! (39/wb)

LBV.146, ditto

LBV.147, ditto

LBV.148, 15th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Chichester/Yarmouth for Gold. In September 1944, the crew returned home and 15th Flotilla barges transferred to British Army RASC (wb)

LBV.149, reported in HMSO that "dumb" LBV (Mk1)’s 136, 149, 497 (150t type, total 3) were lost February 1944, cause and place unknown, but presumably in British waters. According to WB, the "powered" LBV’s 136, 149 (497’s engine-status not known) were part of 18th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) sailing from Poole for US Omaha beach, lost date, cause and place unknown. BS.39 lists the 19th & 20th Flotilla’s, bound for Utah, as each lacking four of their complement of 12 LBV’s; although there was no such shortage in 18th Flotilla. Presumably barges lost by one flotilla before D-day were replaced in some instances by transfers from other flotillas (H)(39/wb)

LBV.150, 10th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBV.151, 20th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Utah beach (wb)

LBV.152, 13th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Yarmouth for Gold beach. Reported in HMSO that by May 1945, LBV (Mk2).152 (200t type) had been written off. No further details, although some written-off barges ended up in France and the Low Countries (H)(wb)

LBV.153, 7th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBV.154, 20th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Utah beach. Reported in HMSO that "dumb" LBV.154 (Mark 1, 150t type) sank 14/8/44 at her moorings off Portsmouth, S England (H)(wb)

LBV.155, 16th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour, possibly allocated to Juno beach, but more likely Sword. BS.39 assigns the 16th to Sword beach. However LBV.237 of the Flotilla was damaged off Gold in the gales! (39/wb)

LBV.156, 9th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBV.157, 20th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Utah beach. Reported in HMSO that by June 1945, LBV (Mk2)’s 137, 140, 157, 170 (200t type, total 4; LBV.140 went to the US Omaha, the other three to Utah) had been written off. No further details, although some written-off barges ended up in France and the Low Countries (H)(wb)

LBV.158, later joined 1st LBV Flotilla off Juno beach, and reported lost. This is not confirmed by HMSO (wb)

LBV.159, 13th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Yarmouth for Gold beach. In the gales of 19th-22nd June, LBV.159, coxswain Victor Gamble, lost her rudder but stayed afloat (wb)

LBV.160, 12th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBV.161, 9th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBV.162, 14th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Chichester/Yarmouth for Gold. In September 1944, the crew returned home and 14th Flotilla barges transferred to British Army RASC (wb)

LBV.163, ditto

LBV.164, ditto

LBV.165, 13th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Yarmouth for Gold (wb)

LBV.166, ditto

LBV.167, 15th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Chichester/Yarmouth for Gold. In September 1944, the crew returned home and 15th Flotilla barges transferred to British Army RASC (wb)

LBV.168, 18th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBV.169, 4th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour, half for Gold, half for Juno beaches (wb)

LBV.170, 20th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Utah beach. Reported in HMSO that by June 1945, LBV (Mk2)’s 137, 140, 157, 170 (200t type, total 4; LBV.140 went to the US Omaha beach, the rest to Utah) had been written off. No further details, although some written-off barges ended up in France and the Low Countries (H)(wb)

LBV.171, 16th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour, possibly allocated to Juno beach, but more likely Sword. BS.39 assigns the 16th to Sword beach. However LBV.237 of the Flotilla was damaged off Gold in the gales! (39/wb)

LBV.172, 9th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach. In the gales of 19th-22nd June, LBV (Mk 2)’s 172, 176, 206, 232 (200t type, total 4, all off Omaha) were written off charge as a result of damage; loss dates given as 19th-25th June. WB reports that LBV.172, Petty Officer Charlie Clamp, coxswain, originally sailed from Exmouth, loaded US small arms ammunition at Poole and moored off Brownsea Island to await the invasion. After landing her cargo on Omaha, she continued delivering different kinds of cargo ship-to-shore, and then foundered in the gales, it would appear without casualties. After being looked after by the Americans, the crew was shipped back to England (H)(39/wb)

LBV.173, 16th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour, possibly allocated to Juno beach, but more likely Sword. BS.39 assigns the 16th to Sword beach. However LBV.237 of the Flotilla was damaged off Gold in the gales! (39/wb)

LBV.174, 19th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Utah beach (wb)

LBV.175, 20th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Utah beach. Reported in HMSO that "dumb" LBV (Mk1)’s 121, 175 (150t type, total 2, both off Utah) were lost 1/7/44, cause and place unknown, but presumably Normandy area (H)(wb)

LBV.176, 9th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach. In the gales of 19th-22nd June, LBV (Mk 2)’s 172, 176, 206, 232 (200t type, total 4) were written off charge as a result of damage; loss dates given as 19th-25th June (H)(39/wb)

LBV.177, 15th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Chichester/Yarmouth for Gold. In September 1944, the crew returned home and 15th Flotilla barges transferred to British Army RASC (wb)

LBV.178, ditto

LBV.179, 14th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Chichester/Yarmouth for Gold. In September 1944, the crew returned home and 14th Flotilla barges transferred to British Army RASC (wb)

LBV.180, 16th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour, possibly allocated to Juno beach, but more likely Sword. BS.39 assigns the 16th to Sword beach. However LBV.237 of the Flotilla was damaged off Gold in the gales! (39/wb)

LBV.181, 20th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Utah beach (wb)

LBV.183, 4th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour, half for Gold, half for Juno beaches (wb)

LBV.184, 20th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Utah beach (wb)

LBV.185, 14th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Chichester/Yarmouth for Gold. In September 1944, the crew returned home and 14th Flotilla barges transferred to British Army RASC (wb)

LBV.186, 20th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Utah beach (wb)

LBV.187, ditto

LBV.188, 14th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Chichester/Yarmouth for Gold. In September 1944, the crew returned home and 14th Flotilla barges transferred to British Army RASC (wb)

LBV.189, 13th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Yarmouth for Gold (wb)

LBV.190, 15th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Chichester/Yarmouth for Gold. In September 1944, the crew returned home and 15th Flotilla barges transferred to British Army RASC (wb)

LBV.191, 11th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach. LBV.191's coxswain was Leading Seaman T Crashley with 7 crew (br/wb)

LBV.192, 10th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBV.193, 16th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour, possibly allocated to Juno beach, but more likely Sword. BS.39 assigns the 16th to Sword beach. However LBV.237 of the Flotilla was damaged off Gold in the gales! (39/wb)

LBV.194, owned Cory Bros, converted at Blackwall, Thames, 14th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Chichester/Yarmouth for Gold. In September 1944, the crew returned home and 14th Flotilla barges transferred to British Army RASC (wb)

LBV.195, 16th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour, possibly allocated to Juno beach, but more likely Sword. BS.39 assigns the 16th to Sword beach. However LBV.237 of the Flotilla was damaged off Gold in the gales! (39/wb)

LBV.196, 13th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Yarmouth for Gold (wb)

LBV.197, ditto

LBV.198, ditto

LBV.199, 6th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Sword beach (wb)

LBV.200, ditto

LBV.201, ditto

LBV.202, 16th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour, possibly allocated to Juno beach, but more likely Sword. BS.39 assigns the 16th to Sword beach. However LBV.237 of the Flotilla was damaged off Gold in the gales! (39/wb)

LBV.203, 12th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBV.204, 15th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Chichester/Yarmouth for Gold. In September 1944, the crew returned home and 15th Flotilla barges transferred to British Army RASC (wb)

LBV.205, ditto

LBV.206, 7th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach. In the gales of 19th-22nd June, LBV (Mk 2)’s 172, 176, 206, 232 (200t type, total 4) were written off charge as a result of damage; loss dates given as 19th-25th June. WB reports that LBV.206 was loaded with ammunition for the trip over. At one stage she lost an engine and drifted for ten miles, before being picked up by a trawler. During the gales, she sank off the beach. All the crew appears to have struggled ashore, where they spent the next 8 weeks working with the Americans (H)(39/wb)

LBV.208, 15th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Chichester/Yarmouth for Gold. In September 1944, the crew returned home and 15th Flotilla barges transferred to British Army RASC (wb)

LBV.209, 12th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach. In the gales of 19th-22nd June, LBV(Mk 2)’s 3, 27, 49, 61, 67, 94, 95, 103, 209, 214 (150t type, total 10, all off Omaha) were written off charge as a result of damage; loss dates given as 19th-25th June (H)(39/wb)

LBV.210, 20th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Utah beach (wb)

LBV.211, 9th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach. Reported in HMSO that by June 1945, LBV (Mk2)’s 1, 5, 9, 11, 31, 35, 42, 65, 72, 73, 75, 76, 99, 118, 211, 212 (150t type, total 16, all but one of which - LBV.75 - served off the US beaches) had been written off. No further details, although some written-off barges ended up in France and the Low Countries (H)(wb)

LBV.212, 20th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Utah beach. Reported in HMSO that by June 1945, LBV (Mk2)’s 1, 5, 9, 11, 31, 35, 42, 65, 72, 73, 75, 76, 99, 118, 211, 212 (150t type, total 16, all but one of which - LBV.75 - served off the US beaches) had been written off. No further details, although some written-off barges ended up in France and the Low Countries (H)(wb)

LBV.213, 14th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Chichester/Yarmouth for Gold. In September 1944, the crew returned home and 14th Flotilla barges transferred to British Army RASC (wb)

LBV.214, 7th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach. In the gales of 19th-22nd June, LBV(Mk 2)’s 3, 27, 49, 61, 67, 94, 95, 103, 209, 214 (150t type, total 10, all off Omaha) were written off charge as a result of damage; loss dates given as 19th-25th June (H)(w)

LBV.215, 4th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour, half for Gold, half for Juno beaches (wb)

LBV.216, 15th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Chichester/Yarmouth for Gold. In September 1944, the crew returned home and 15th Flotilla barges transferred to British Army RASC (wb)

LBV.217, 14th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Chichester/Yarmouth for Gold. In September 1944, the crew returned home and 14th Flotilla barges transferred to British Army RASC (wb)

LBV.221, 16th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour, possibly allocated to Juno beach, but more likely Sword. BS.39 assigns the 16th to Sword beach. However LBV.237 of the Flotilla was damaged off Gold in the gales! (39/wb)

LBV.222, 14th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Chichester/Yarmouth for Gold. In September 1944, the crew returned home and 14th Flotilla barges transferred to British Army RASC (wb)

LBV.223, 3rd LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBV.224, 4th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour, half for Gold, half for Juno beaches (wb)

LBV.225, 7th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBV.227, 14th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Chichester/Yarmouth for Gold. In September 1944, the crew returned home and 14th Flotilla barges transferred to British Army RASC (wb)

LBV.228, 9th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBV.229, reported in HMSO that by March 1944, "dumb" LBV (Mk1)’s 229, 266 (150t type, total 2) were reported lost, cause and place unknown, but presumably in British waters. According to WB, LBV.229 sailed with 12th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach (H)(wb)

LBV.230, 20th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Utah beach (wb)

LBV.231, 3rd LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBV.232, 11th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach. LBV.232's coxswain was Petty Officer G H Mountjoy with 7 crew. In the gales of 19th-22nd June, LBV (Mk 2)’s 172, 176, 206, 232 (200t type, total 4) were written off charge as a result of damage; loss dates given as 19th-25th June. (H)(39/br/wb)

LBV.235, 2nd LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBV.236, 13th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Yarmouth for Gold (wb)

LBV.237, 16th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour, possibly allocated to Juno beach, but more likely Sword. BS.39 assigns the 16th to Sword beach. However LBV.237 of the Flotilla was damaged off Gold in the gales! She broached to on the beach and filled. All the crew got ashore and later dried her out (39/wb)

LBV.238, 5th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Langstone Harbour for Sword beach (wb)

LBV.239, 9th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBV.240, 15th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) from Chichester/Yarmouth for Gold. In September 1944, the crew returned home and 15th Flotilla barges transferred to British Army RASC (wb)

LBV.266, reported in HMSO that by March 1944, "dumb" LBV (Mk1)’s 229, 266 (150t type, total 2) were reported lost, cause and place unknown, but presumably in British waters. In WB, LBV.266 is listed as taking part on D-day (H)

LBV.367 ("dumb" Mark 1, 150t type), wrecked 17/1/44 on passage from Dartmouth, Devon to Portland, Dorset, S England. By this time, the barge flotillas were working-up for D-day, including long coastal voyages and frequent loading and beaching exercises (H)(wb)

LBV.417, renumbered, new number not known (wb)

LBV.470, ditto

LBV.494, ditto

LBV.497, reported in HMSO that "dumb" LBV (Mk1)’s 136, 149, 497 (150t type, total 3) were lost February 1944, cause and place unknown, but presumably in British waters. According to WB, the "powered" LBV’s 136, 149 (497’s engine-status not known) were part of 18th LBV Flotilla (12 LBV) sailing from Poole for US Omaha beach, lost date, cause and place unknown. BS.39 lists the 19th & 20th Flotilla’s, bound for Utah, as each lacking four of their complement of 12 LBV’s; although there was no such shortage in 18th Flotilla. Presumably barges lost by one flotilla before D-day were replaced in some instances by transfers from other flotillas (H)(39/wb)

Landing Barge Water (LBW)

LBW.1, 34th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 2 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Utah beach. According to WB, in the gales of 19th-22nd June, LBW.1, coxswain Ernie Ironmonger, was fully loaded with little freeboard, overwhelmed by wind and waves, and went down off Utah beach. All the crew appear to have been saved. However, HMSO reports that by June 1945, LBW’s 1, 6 (150t type, total 2) had been written off. Presumably LBW.1 was either salvaged, put back in operation and written off later, or it took a year for her loss to be recorded, by which time the reason was no longer known (H)(wb)

LBW.2, 31st LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBW.3, 37th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBW.4, 34th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 2 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Utah beach. Neither HMSO, BS.39 or WB list LBW.4 as lost off Normandy. However, LB lists an Able Seaman lost on D-day with no known grave, and eight days later on 14/6/44 two Able Seamen and a Stoker lost and buried at Bayeux War Cemetery, and three more Able Seaman with no known grave. This would suggest she was lost with most of her crew on D+8 (br/wb)

LBW.5, 30th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour, half to Sword, half to Juno beaches (wb)

LBW.6, 33rd LB (S&R) Flotilla (3 LBE, 10 LBO, 1 LBW, fuelling trawler) from Poole for US Utah beach. Reported in HMSO that by June 1945, LBW’s 1, 6 (150t type, total 2) had been written off. No further details, although some written-off barges ended up in France and the Low Countries (H)(wb)

LBW.7, 32nd LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 9 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Omaha beach. In the gales of 19th-22nd June, LBW.7 (150t type) was written off charge as a result of damage; loss date given as 19th-25th June (H)(39/wb)

LBW.8, 32nd LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 9 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Omaha beach. A Leading Seaman was lost on D+8; he is buried at Bayeux War Cemetery, Normandy (br/wb)

LBW.9, 31st LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBW.10, 36th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 or 7 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Chichester for Gold beach (wb)

LBW.11, 38th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Yarmouth, Isle of Wight for Gold beach. LBW.11 (150t type) was lost 12/9/44, cause and place unknown. An Able Seaman was lost on the same date with no known grave (H)(wb)

LBW.12, 35th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Sword beach (wb)

LBW.13, 35th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Sword beach (wb)

LBW.14, 30th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour, half to Sword, half to Juno beaches. LBW.14 (150t type) was lost 27/8/44 (H) or 29/8/44 (wb), cause and place unknown (H)(wb)

LBW.15, 39th LB (S&R) Flotilla (8 LBE, 4 LBO, 3 LBW, 1 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Omaha beach. In the gales of 19th-22nd June, LBW.15 (200t type) was written off charge as a result of damage; loss date given as 19th-25th June (H)(39/wb)

LBW.16, 37th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Langstone Harbour for Juno beach (wb)

LBW.17, 36th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 or 7 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Chichester for Gold beach (wb)

LBW.18, 39th LB (S&R) Flotilla (8 LBE, 4 LBO, 3 LBW, 1 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBW.19, 38th LB (S&R) Flotilla (6 LBE, 10 LBO, 2 LBW, 1 LBK, 1 LCE, refuelling trawlers) from Yarmouth, Isle of Wight for Gold beach (wb)

LBW.20, 39th LB (S&R) Flotilla (8 LBE, 4 LBO, 3 LBW, 1 LBK, refuelling trawlers) from Poole for US Omaha beach (wb)

LBW.23, listed in ship's log (wb)

LBW.27, not listed in Normandy flotillas, served in Belgium & Holland 1945 (wb)

LBW.28, ditto

LBW.30, ditto

LBW.32, ditto

LBW.177, renumbered, new number not known (wb)


6. MAIN SOURCES and ABBREVIATIONS

"British Vessels Lost at Sea, 1939-1945", HMSO, originally published c1946 (HMSO or H)

"Battle Summary No.39: Operation Neptune, landings in Normandy, June 1944, HMSO, originally published 1944 (BS.39 or 39)

"Those Wallowing Beauties: The Story of Landing Barges in World War II" by W D "Jim" Jarman, 1997 (WB or wb)

"Warships of World War II, Part Eight: Landing Craft" by H T Lenton and J J Colledge, 1963 (LC)

Additional material made available by "Jim" Jarman and members of the Landing Barges Reunion (BR or br)

Gordon Smith 2001

 

 

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