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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-13 was transferred to the United Kingdom under terms of the Lend-Lease Act for the duration of World War II
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5) Class:
Laid down, 30 July1942, at Manitowoc Ship Building Co., Manitowoc WI.
Launched, 22 August 1942
Delivered, 18 September 1942
LCT(5)-13 never saw service with the US Navy
Transferred, 31 October 1942, to Great Britain and commissioned into the Royal Navy as HM LCT-2013
Loaded aboard HM LST-302 at Clyde for return to US government
Paid off and returned to US Navy custody at New York, 5 January 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
Sold, 19 September 1947
Registered in 1950 to Beaumont cement Sales Co., Beaumont, TX., named MV Besco III (ON 257030)
Sold, date unknown, to Ayers Materials Co., Harvey, LA.
Last document issued in 1972
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.
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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