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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-39 was transferred under Lend-Lease program to the United Kingdom
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, 21 June 1942, at Kansas City Structural Steel Co., Kansas City, KS.
Launched, 9 August 1942
Delivered, 23 August 1942
Placed in service in November 1942
During World War II LCT(5)-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 loss of two crew members,
Able Seaman Jack Illingworth (C/JX 354617) and Ord. Telegraphist James Donnelly (P/JX 136081). Destroyed by Royal Navy gunfire on either D-Day or D+1
Struck from the US Naval Register, 27 November 1944
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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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
Last Updated 23 March 2018
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