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HM LCT(A)-2046
HM LCT-2046 (1942 - 1944)
LCT(5)-46 (1942)

LCT(5)-46 was transferred under terms of the Lend-Lease Act to the United Kingdom for the duration of World War II
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down, 13 August 1942, at Kansas City Structural Steel Co., Kansas City, KS
  • Launched, 5 September 1942
  • Delivered, 10 September 1942
  • LCT(5)-46 saw no active service with the US Navy
  • Transferred, 24 November 1942, to the United Kingdom, under the Lend-Lease Act, redesignated HM LCT-2046
  • Armor plating added in early 1944 in the United Kingdom prior to the Normandy Invasion, redesignated LCT(A)-2046
  • For the Invasion of Normandy HM LCT(A)-2046 was assigned to the 104th LCT Flotilla of O LCT Squadron out of Brixham for Normandy....the craft intended for dispersal across TARE and UNCLE sectors of UTAH beach
  • Returned, 13 January 1945, to the US State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission
  • Sold in December 1947
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 22 December 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.
    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. Ships' service generator
    three propellers, 675shp

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    LCT-46 92k HM LCT(A)-2046 approaching Utah Beach at Normandy, 6 June 1944. Robin Fowler for her father Sub-Lieut. Leslie Tom Fowler CO LCT-2130
    LCT-46 92k HM LCT(A)-2046 beached on Utah Beach at Normandy, 6 June 1944. Robin Fowler for her father Sub-Lieut. Leslie Tom Fowler CO LCT-2130
    LCT-46 140k HM LCT(A)-2046 beached on Utah Beach at Normandy during and after the gale that struck the beachhead, circa 18 to 22 June 1944. Robin Fowler for her father Sub-lieut. Leslie Tom Fowler CO LCT-2130
    LCT-46 83k
    LCT-46 83k

    There is no history record for LCT(5)-46 available at NavSource
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    LCT(A)s at Normandy on D-Day
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