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Landing Craft Tank

LCT(5)-45 was lend-lease to the UK
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down in 1942 at Kansas City Structural Steel Co., Kansas City, KS
  • Launched in 1942
  • Delivered in 1942
  • LCT(5)-45 never saw service with the US Navy
  • Transferred to Great Britain and commissioned into the Royal Navy as HM LCT-2045
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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. Ship's service generator
    three propellers, 675shp

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    LCT-45 38k HM LCT-2045 under way off Slapton Sands, Devon, England, 8 January 1944.
    Photo from US National Archives Tape No. 68-1928.
    Bill Brinkley
    LCT-45 86k German POWs helping to unload a jeep from HM LCT-2045 on the beach near Ouistreham, Courseulles, Normandy, 11 June 1944.
    Photo by LT. C.H. Parnall, Royal Navy official photographer. Image # A 24022 from the Collections of the Imperial War Museum
    Robert Hurst

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