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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-40 / HM LCT-2040 / H LCT(A)-2040
LCT-40 was Lend-Lease to the United Kingdom
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
Laid down in 1942 at Kansas City Structural Steel Co., Kansas City, KS.
Launched in 1942
Delivered and transferred to the United Kingdom, under the Lend-Lease program for Mediterranean Theater service, redesignated HM LCT-2040
Armor plating added in early 1944 in the United Kingdom prior to Reverse Lend-Lease to the US Navy, redesignated HM LCT(A)-2040
During World War II HM LCT(A)-2040 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy (LCT Gunfire Support Group), 6 to 25 June 1944
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 13 November 1944
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 286 short tons
Length 114' 2" (ovl.)
Beam 32' 8"
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
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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There is no DANFS history record for LCT-40 / LCT-2040 / LCT(A)-2040 available at NavSource
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 22 April 2005
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