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Landing Craft Tank

LCT(5)-57 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)-57 never saw service with the US Navy
  • 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
    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. Ships' service generator
    three propellers, 675shp

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