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HM LCT(A)-2055
HM LCT-2055 (1942 - 1944)
LCT(5)-55 (1942)

LCT(5)-55 was transferred under terms of the Lend-Lease Act to the United Kingdom for the duration of World War II
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5) Class:
  • Laid down, 12 September 1942. at Kansas City Structural Steel Co., Kansas City, KS
  • Launched, 2 October 1942
  • Delivered, 21 October 1942
  • LCT(5)-55 saw no active service with the US Navy
  • Transferred, 28 December 1942, to the United Kingdom, under terms of the Lend-Lease Act, redesignated HM LCT-2055
  • Armor plating added in early 1944 in the United Kingdom prior to the Normandy Invasion, redesignated LCT(A)-2055
  • For the Invasion of Normandy HM LCT(A)-2055 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, date unknown
  • Returned, 2 December 1946, to the US State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission
  • Sold in June 1947
  • Final Disposition, scrapped, broken up at Poole England
    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. Ship's service generator
    three propellers, 675shp

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    LCT-55 27k HM LCT(A)-2055 loaded and ready to depart for the Normandy beaches, circa June 4 1944 Robin Fowler for her father Sub-lieut. Leslie Tom Fowler CO LCT-2130
    LCT-55 101k HM LCT(A)-2055 underway enroute to Utah Beach during the Invasion of Normandy, 5 June 1944 Robin Fowler for her father Sub-lieut. Leslie Tom Fowler CO LCT-2130
    LCT-55 40k HM LCT(A)-2055 with other LCTs in dry dock No. 5 Southampton, October 1944. Robin Fowler for her father Sub-lieut. Leslie Tom Fowler CO LCT-2130

    There is no DANFS history record for LCT-55 / LCT-2055 / LCT(A)-2055 available at NavSource
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