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HM LCT(A)-2055
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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
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5) Class:
  • Laid down in October 1942 at Kansas City Structural Steel Co., Kansas City, KS
  • Launched in November 1942
  • LCT(5)-55 never saw active service with the US Navy
  • Delivered and transferred to the United Kingdom, 28 December 1942, under the Lend-Lease program for Mediterranean Theater service, 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
  • Final Disposition, scrapped, circa 1946, broken up at Poole England
    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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    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 Southhampton, October 1944. Robin Fowler for her father Sub-lieut. Leslie Tom Fowler CO LCT-2130

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