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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-52 was transferred under terms of the Lend-Lease agreement to the United Kingdom
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5) Class:
Laid down in 1942 at Kansas City Structural Steel Co., Kansas City, KS.
Launched in 1942
Delivered in 1942
LCT(5)-52 never saw service with the US Navy
Transferred to Great Britain under the lend-lease program, redesignated LCT-2052
Armor plating added in early 1944 in the United Kingdom, redesignated LCT(A)-2052
Final Disposition, lost during the Invasion of Normandy, 6 June 1944.
Struck from the Naval Register, 19 January 1945
LCT(A)-2052 was assigned to Queen Red sector of Sword beach at La Breche, France. After discharging her cargo of Centaur and Sherman tanks belonging to
the 5th Independent Battery of the Royal Marine Armoured Support Group she came under fire from a mobile German 88mm. The resulting gun fire left LCT(A) 2052
a wreck at the waters edge with many of her crew killed or wounded.
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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||LCT(A)-2052 beached alongside LCT(HE) 2433, on the morning of D-Day in Normandy,
6 June 1944. Both craft were units to the 100th LCT(A)(HE) Flotilla assigned to Sword beach with the 8th Infantry Brigade (assaulting) of the 3rd British Division.
||WWII LCT web site
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Last Updated 3 November 2017
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