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Landing Craft Tank

LCT(5)-14 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, 1 August 1942, at Manitowoc Ship Building Co., Manitowoc WI.
  • Launched 24 August 1942
  • Delivered, 19 September 1942
  • LCT(5)-14 never saw service with the US Navy
  • Transferred, 1 December 1942, to Great Britain and commissioned into the Royal Navy as HM LCT-2014
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Returned, 2 December 1946, to the US State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission
  • Sold in June 1947
  • 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 Ship Building Co., Manitowoc WI. LCT(5)-14 and LCT(5)-12 are identifiable in 1942.Photo courtesy Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Manitowoc, WI. Larry Bohn
    HM LCT-2014
    LCT-14 108k HM LCT-2014 alongside a Canadian warship making ready to transfer wounded troops for transport back to England, June 1944.
    Photo courtesy PO Donovan J. Thorndick, Canada Department of National Defence, Archives of Canada.
    Photo from "Operation Neptune 1944: D-Day's Seaborne Armada" by Ken Ford, published by Osprey Books.
    Robert Hurst

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