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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
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down in September 1942 at Kansas City Structural Steel Co., Kansas City, KS
  • Launched in October 1942
  • Delivered and transferred, 24 November 1942, to the United Kingdom, under the Lend-Lease program for Mediterranean Theater service, 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
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 22 December 1944
  • Final Disposition, sunk at Normandy, June 1944
    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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