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Lost to enemy action, 6 June 1944 at Normandy
Landing Craft Tank
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, 6 June 1944)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
LCT(5)-40 was Lend-Lease to the UK and Reverse Lend-Lease back to the US
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
Laid down, 22 June 1942, at Kansas City Structural Steel Co., Kansas City, KS.
Launched, 13 August 1942
Delivered, 29 August 1942
Transferred, 20 September 1942, to the United Kingdom, under the Lend-Lease program, redesignated HM LCT-2040
Armor plating added in early 1944 in the United Kingdom prior to Reverse Lend-Lease to the US Navy, redesignated LCT(A)-2040
During World War II LCT(A)-2040 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign:
Lost to enemy action, 6 June 1944, during the invasion of Normandy
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the US Naval Register, 13 November 1944
LCT(A)-2040 earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy (LCT Gunfire Support Group), 6 June 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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Last Updated 23 March 2018
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