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HM LCT-2053
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LCT(5)-53 (1942)


LCT(5)-53 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
  • LCT(5)-53 never saw active service with the US Navy
  • Delivered and transferred to Great Britain under the lend-lease program, redesignated LCT-2053
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, lost in transit from the US to UK, December 1942
    Specifications:
    Displacement 285 t.(fl)
    Length 114' 2" (o.a.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft
    limiting 3' 6"
    max.navigational 3' 6"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    two .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 2 1/2"
    gun shields 2"
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
    one Diesel-drive 20Kw 120V. D.C. Ship's service generator
    three propellers, 675shp

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