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M2 'Alligator' Norman Stanley

M2 'Alligator' Norman Stanley

Ex Army M2 'Alligator' Norman Stanley on the hard at Pin Mill on the river Orwell, Suffolk.

The Alligator is a multi purpose vehicle as it can be used on the road as well as water. Its main role was to provide assist river crossings using the pontoons either to link with other M2's to form a pontoo

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Does the Alligator come with any background history whilst used in the forces!very intresting,and what's its role now?
 

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Recently it has been used for carrying scrap metal off the two Rig supply ships Grampian Dawn & Grampian Princess moored at Ipswich's Anglian Water jetty.

It was rumoured that a River Pilot complained about the noise from the very throaty twin diesel engines and the lack of navigation lights on the Alligator.

I believe that the Alligator is better than most vessels on the river as it has head & tail lights as well as indicators and brake lights.
 

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