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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-39 / LCT(A)-2039


LCT-39 was transferred under Lend-Lease to the UK
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5) Class:
  • Laid down, September 1942, at Kansas City Structural Steel Co., Kansas City, KS.
  • Launched, October 1942
  • Delivered and placed in service, November 1942
  • During World War II LCT-39 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater LCT Flotilla 10
  • Transferred to Great Britain under the lend-lease program, converted to armored LCT(A)-2039
  • Final Disposition, swamped by heavy seas early in the morning of 6 June 1944, 20 miles off Gold Beach at Normandy, with the lose of two crew members. Destroyed by Royal Navy gunfire on either D-Day or D+1
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 27 September 1944
    Specifications:
    Displacement 286 short tons
    Length 114' 2" (ovl.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft 3'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement 13
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament 1 single 20mm AA gun mount, 2 .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor 2 1/2" wheelhouse, 2" gun shield
    Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 675 per shaft

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