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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-56 was Lend-Lease to the UK and Reverse Lend-Lease back to the US
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, 6 June 1944)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5) Class:
Laid down, 14 September 1942, at Kansas City Structural Steel Co., Kansas City, KS
Launched, 5 October 1942
Delivered, 21 October 1942
Transferred, 29 November 1942, to the United Kingdom, under terms of the Lend-Lease Act, redesignated HM LCT-2056
Armor plating added in early 1944 in the United Kingdom redesignated HM LCT(A)-2056
During World War II LCT(A)-2056 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
LCT(5)(A)-2056 was assigned to LCT Gunfire Support Group for the Invasion of Normandy
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 26 February 1946
LCT(A)-2056 earned one battle star for World War II service
Returned, 13 March 1946, to the US State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission
Sold in April 1946
Final Disposition, fate unknown
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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Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
LCT(A)s at Normandy on D-Day
Last Updated 30 March 2018
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