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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-6 was transferred Lend-Lease to the UK
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5) Class:
Laid down, 8 July 1942, at Manitowoc Ship Building Co., Manitowoc WI.
Launched, 8 August 1942
Delivered, 20 August 1942
LCT(5)-6 never saw active service in the US Navy
Transferred, 25 September 1942, to Great Britain under the Lend-Lease program, redesignated HM LCT-2006
Struck from the Naval Register, 9 June 1944
Final Disposition, HM LCT-2006 was in transit from the US 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
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.
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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