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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-6 / LCT-2006


LCT-6 was transferred Lend-Lease to the UK
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5) Class:
  • Laid down, date unknown, at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc WI.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • LCT-6 never saw active service in the US Navy
  • Delivered and transferred to Great Britain under the Lend-Lease program, redesignated LCT-2006
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, HM LCT-2006 was in transit from the USA to the UK aboard SS Southern Empress and was lost. 14 October 1942, when SS Southern Empress was sunk by U-221 while sailing with convoy SC-104
    Specifications:
    Displacement 285 t.(fl)
    Length 114' 2" (o.a.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft
    limiting 3' 6"
    max.navigational 3' 6"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    two .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 2 1/2"
    gun shields 2"
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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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