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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-57 / LCT-2057 / LCT(A)-2057


LCT-57 was Lend-Lease to the UK
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5) Class:
  • Laid down in 1942 at Kansas City Structural Steel Co., Kansas City, KS
  • Launched in 1942
  • Delivered and transferred to the United Kingdom, under the Lend-Lease program for Mediterranean Theater service, redesignated HM LCT-2057
  • Armor plating added in early 1944 in the United Kingdom redesignated HM LCT(A)-2057
  • HM LCT(A)-2057 was assigned to LCT Gunfire Support Group for the Invasion of Normandy in June 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 286 short tons
    Length 114' 2" (ovl.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft 3'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement 13
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament 1 single 20mm AA gun mount, 2 .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor 2 1/2" wheelhouse, 2" gun shield
    Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 675 per shaft

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