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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-73 / LCT-2073


LCT-73 was Lend-Lease to the UK and Reverse Lend-Lease back to the US
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5) Class:
  • Laid down (date unknown) at Jones & Laughlin Steel, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Launched (date unknown)
  • Delivered (date unknown)
  • Transferred to Great Britain under the lend-lease program, redesignated LCT-2073
  • Reverse lend-lease back to the US Navy (date unknown)
  • LCT-2073 was returned to the Royal Navy after the Invasion of Normandy
  • 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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    LCT-2073 93k LCT-2074 and LCT-2429 loading German prisoners of war at Den Helder, The Netherlands, circa July 1945. Sheila Cross for her father-in-law LT. William H. Cross RNVR LCT-2135

    There is no DANFS history record available for LCT-73 / LCT-2073 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    World War II LCT Flotillas

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    Last Updated 1 February 2008