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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
- Invasion of Normandy, June 1944
Displacement 286 short tons
Length 114' 2" (ovl.)
Beam 32' 8"
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
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-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
Last Updated 1 February 2008
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