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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-45 was transferred to Great Britain under terms of the Lend-Lease program for the duration of World War II
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
Laid down, 9 August 1942, at Kansas City Structural Steel Co., Kansas City, KS
Launched, 2 September 1942
Delivered, 7 September 1942
LCT(5)-45 saw no active service with the US Navy
Transferred, 31 October 1942, to the United Kingdom under terms of the Lend Lease program, redesignated HM LCT-2045
Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1946
Returned, 2 December 1946, to the US State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission
Sold in June 1947
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.
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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||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
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