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Landing Craft Tank

LCT(5)-12 was transferred to Great Britain under terms of the lend-lease program for the duration of World War II
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5) Class:
  • Laid down in 1942 at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc WI.
  • Launched in 1942
  • LCT(5)-12 never saw service with the US Navy
  • Delivered, 23 October 1942, and transferred to Great Britain under the Lend-Lease program, redesignated HM LCT-2012
  • Returned to US Naval custody, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 26 February 1946
  • 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. Ships' service generator
    three propellers, 675shp

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    LCT-12 74k Five LCTs, plus others on the building ways, are tied up at the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc WI. LCT(5)-12 and LCT(5)-14 are identifiable in 1942. Submitted by Larry Bohn, courtesy of Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Manitowoc, WI.
    LCT-12 49k HM LCT(5)-2012 moored pierside, date and location unknown. Courtesy Tony Chapman

    There is no DANFS history available for LCT(5)-12 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    World War II LCT Flotillas
    Combined Operations
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