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Landing Craft Tank
HM LCT(A)-2039

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.
    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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