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Landing Craft Tank
HM LCT(A)-2038
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LCT(5)-39


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, 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(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. Destroyed by Royal Navy gunfire on either D-Day or D+1
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 27 November 1944
    Specifications:
    Displacement 285 t.(fl)
    Length 114' 2" (o.a.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft
    limiting 3' 6"
    max.navigational 3' 6"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    two .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 2 1/2"
    gun shields 2"
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
    one Diesel-drive 20Kw 120V. D.C. Ships' service generator
    three propellers, 675shp

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