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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 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-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 in the Normandy operation
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 10 November 2017
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|