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Lost off the Normandy beachhead, 6 June 1944
Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-49 was Lend-Lease to the UK and Reverse Lend-Lease back to the US
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, 6 June 1944)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
Laid down, 24 August 1942, at Kansas City Structural Steel Co., Kansas City, KS
Launched, 12 September 1942
Delivered, 15 November 1942
Transferred, 8 November 1942, to the United Kingdom, under terms of the Lend-Lease Act, redesignated HM LCT-2049
Armor plating added in early 1944 in the United Kingdom prior to Reverse Lend-Lease to the US Navy, redesignated LCT(A)-2049
During World War II LCT(A)-2049 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy (LCT Gunfire Support Group), 6 June 1944
LCT(A)-2049 was carrying C Company 741st Tank Battalion when she struck a mine about 0145, 6 June 1944, twenty miles off the Normandy coast. All 68
personnel aboard were transferred to an LCM and then to USS LST-314 with no casualties
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 13 November 1944
LCT(A)-2049 earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, lost in Operation Neptune, Normandy landings, 6 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.
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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There is no history record for LCT-49 / LCT-2049 / LCT(A)-2049 available at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
LCT(A)s at Normandy on D-Day
Last Updated 30 March 2018
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|