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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-38 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, 20 June 1942, at Kansas City Structural Steel Co., Kansas City, KS.
Launched, 27 July 1942
Delivered, 11 September 1942
LCT(5)-38 never saw active service with the US Navy
Transferred, 17 July 1943, to Great Britain and commissioned into the Royal Navy as HM LCT-2038
Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
Returned, 19 March 1946, to the US State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission
Sold in April 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.
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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