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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-74 was Lend-Lease to the UK and Reverse Lend-Lease back to the US
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
Laid, 20 July 1942, at Jones & Laughlin Steel Co., Pittsburgh, PA.
Launched, 22 September 1942
Delivered, 8 October 1942
Transferred, 19 November 1942 to the United Kingdom, under the Lend-Lease program, redesignated HM LCT-2074
Armor plating added in early 1944 in the United Kingdom prior to Reverse Lend-Lease to the US Navy, redesignated 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:
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
LCT(5)-74 earned one battle star as LCT(A)-2074 for World War II service
Returned, 2 December 1946, to the US State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission
Sold, June 1947
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy, LCT Gunfire Support Group, 6 to 25 June 1944
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.
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. Ship's service generator
three propellers, 675shp
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||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
Last Updated 6 April 2018
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