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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(A)-2074
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LCT-2074
LCT(5)-74


LCT(5)-74 was Lend-Lease to the UK and Reverse Lend-Lease back to the US
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
  • During World War II LCT(A)-2074 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, LCT Gunfire Support Group, 6 to 25 June 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • LCT(5)-74 earned one battle star as LCT(A)-2074 for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 285 t.(fl)
    Length 114' 2" (o.a.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft
    limiting 3' 6"
    max.navigational 3' 6"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    two .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 2 1/2"
    gun shields 2"
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
    one Diesel-drive 20Kw 120V. D.C. Ship's service generator
    three propellers, 675shp

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    LCT-2074 83k HM LCT-2074 under way, 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

    There is no history record for LCT-74 / LCT-2074 / LCT(A)-2074 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    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 10 November 2017