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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-2045
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LCT(5)-45


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
    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. Ship's service generator
    three propellers, 675shp

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    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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