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Landing Craft Tank

LCT(5)-5 was lend-lease to the UK
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5) Class:
  • Laid down, 30 June 1942, at Manitowoc Ship Building Co., Manitowoc WI.
  • Launched, 3 August 1942
  • Delivered, 3 September 1942
  • LCT(5)-5 never saw service with the US Navy
  • Transferred, 21 September 1942, to Great Britain under the Lend-Lease program, redesignated HM LCT-2005
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Returned, 2 December 1946, to the US State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission
  • Sold June 1947 (other sources state she became Spot (ON 254500) which was actually an LCVP)
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 285 t.(fl)
    Length 114' 2" (o.a.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    limiting 3' 6"
    max.navigational 3' 6"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    two .50 cal. machine guns
    wheelhouse 2 1/2"
    gun shields 2"
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
    one Diesel-drive 20Kw 120V. D.C. Ship's service generator
    three propellers, 675shp

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    LCT-5 40k LCT(5)-5 undergoing sea trials off Manitowoc, WI., in 1942. Submitted by Larry Bohn, courtesy of Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Manitowoc, WI.

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