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Lost during the Normandy operation in June 1944

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Landing Craft Tank

LCT(5)-75 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):
  • Laid down, 30 July 1942, at Jones & Laughlin Steel Co., Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Launched, 2 October 1942
  • Delivered,13 October 1942
  • Transferred, 27 November 1942, to the United Kingdom, under the Lend-Lease program, redesignated HM LCT-2075
  • Armor plating added in early 1944 in the United Kingdom prior to Reverse Lend-Lease to the US Navy, redesignated LCT(A)-2075
  • During World War II LCT(A)-2075 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
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 24 October 1945
  • LCT(5)-75 earned one battle star as LCT(A)-2075 for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, listed as lost, 4 October 1945? Possibly lost at Normandy after storms of 19-21 June 1944, since Normandy report states: "damaged, badly holed, probably lost"
    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.
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    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. Ships' service generator
    three propellers, 675shp

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    LCT-75 90k British LCTs piled up on one of the invasion beaches after the storm of 19-22 June 1944. They include the US built Mk-5 reverse lend-lease LCT(A)-2075 and British built LCT-7057 and LCT-7064, all three were listed as lost in the Normandy operation. Photographed by the Office of Strategic Services.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-286432, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    US Naval Historical Center web site

    There is no history record for LCT-75 / LCT-2075 / LCT(A)-2075 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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