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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-74 / LCT-2074 / LCT(A)-2074


LCT-74 was Lend-Lease to the UK
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down in 1942 at Jones & Laughlin Steel Co., Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Launched in 1942
  • Delivered and transferred to the United Kingdom, under the Lend-Lease program for Mediterranean Theater service, redesignated HM LCT-2074
  • Armor plating added in early 1944 in the United Kingdom redesignated HM LCT(A)-2074
  • HM LCT(A)-2074 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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    LCT-2074 83k LCT-2074 underway, in column formation with the rest of her flotilla, off the Dutch coast while enroute to Holland and Belgium to remove German prisoners of war,. circa July 1945. Sheila Cross for her father-in-law LT. William H. Cross RNVR LCT-2135

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    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    World War II LCT Flotillas
    LCT(A)s at Normandy on D-Day
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    Last Updated 1 February 2008