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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-2078
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LCT(5)-78


LCT(5)-78 was Lend-Lease to the UK
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5) Class:
  • Laid down, 18 September 1942, at Jones & Laughlin Steel, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Launched, 15 October 1942
  • Delivered, 23 October 1942
  • LCT(5)-78 never actively service with the US Navy
  • Transferred, 10 November 1942, to the United Kingdom, under the Lend-Lease program, redesignated HM LCT-2078
  • Returned, 2 December 1946, to the US State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold in June 1947
  • 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-135 35k LCT-2078 at Den Helder, The Netherlands, to load German POWS for repatriation. They were transported to Harlingen, The Netherlands, and from there they walked back to Germany. Ron Rijkers

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