Even with the demise of Mulberry A, largely the result of irreparable damage caused by Bombardons breaking their moorings, a considerable volume of stores was unloaded from it during the next weeks, mostly by a large fleet of DUKWs
carrying ammunition, rations and petrol in jerricans.
on "It was extremely fortunate when DUKW
Wacker Quacker 1 sank in Salthouse Dock that none of the 33 passengers and crew on board were drowned or injured as they abandoned ship.
The Ducks vehicle is based on the DUKW
amphibious trucks used during World War Two and the tour will take you past Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and the National Constitution Center.
When an amphibious truck or DUKW
(pronounced duck) carrying ammunition was hit and exploded, a rain of falling ordnance pelted the beach.
The tours began in April 2001 using the wartime DUKW
vehicles called Wacker Quacker I and Wacker Quacker II, taking people around the city centre before splashing into the dock lands water system.
The sergeant came in and told me to take my truck over by 10th Army headquarters and haul a load of Jap ammo to a duck [a DUKW
amphibious vehicle] to dump into the China Sea.
Captain Steve Clinch said: "Although one accident involved the sinking of a DUKW
as a result of flooding, and the other involved a fire, the link between both events is the foam inserted into the DUKWs
to provide buoyancy.
The Yellow Duckmarine - a converted Second World War DUKW
landing craft - suddenly got into trouble in the city's Albert Dock.
ride extra if you don't fancy the walk along the causeway.
Dad explained the bus was an amphibious craft used in the D-Day landings in 1944 and originally known as a DUKW
He drove a DUKW
, which was a six-wheel truck designed to transport goods and troops over land and water, while in the training regiment.
Aboard a converted amphibious Second World War DUKW
you get a whistle-stop tour of the city centre, the waterfront and docks with a superb splashdown into Salthouse Dock as the vehicle transforms from road truck to boat.