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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.
    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-52/A2052 36k 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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