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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:
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"
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. Ships' service generator
three propellers, 675shp
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||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
Last Updated 6 April 2018
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