HMT River Clyde

His Majesty’s Troopship (HMT) River Clyde was a collier converted into a Landing Craft Infantry (LCI). It was used to land British infantry during the amphibious landings a‘V’ Beach, off Cape Helles at the southern end of the Gallipoli peninsula. Here is a 3D digital version that I have created using CAD software. Two machine gun emplacements, which were made of steel on the original, can be seen near the bow. The openings in the hull can also be seen, whereby troops were able to debouch along specially built unloading ramps:

HMT River Clyde

Robert Dunlop 2014 to date