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HM LCT-2120 (1942 - 1944)
LCT(5)-120 was transferred to the United Kingdom under terms of the Lend-Lease Act for the duration of World War II
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5) Class:
Laid down, 2 July 1942, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
Launched, 3 August 1942
Delivered, 26 August 1942
LCT(5)-120 never serviced with the US Navy
Transferred, 22 September 1942, to the United Kingdom, under the Lend-Lease program, redesignated HM LCT-2120
Armor plating added in early 1944 in the United Kingdom prior to the Normandy Invasion, redesignated LCT(A)-2120
HM LCT(A)-2120 participated in the Invasion of Normandy, 6 June 1944 and saw service in the Far East
"On the morning of D-Day in Normandy HM LCT(A) 2120 was a unit of the 105th LCT(A)(HE) Flotilla of Assault Group J1 Support Squadron....as such she landed Centaur tanks of the Royal Marine Armoured Support Group at Courseulles sur Mer (JUNO) in support of the 7th Infantry Brigade of the 3rd Canadian Division.
The Centaur tanks carried were mounted on the custom built, raised gun deck or firing platform in the bows which allowed them to fire over the bows as 2120 made her approach.
Having discharged her tanks and while attempting to retract she struck a mine and was knocked out. She was duly recovered and repaired and in the autumn of 1944 was lifted and carried by HM LST-403 for service Far East....she was later launched from 403 in Calcutta where she served with the 120th LCT Flotilla."
Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
Returned, 19 March 1946, to the US State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission
Sold in April 1946
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Official Archivist/Historian LST and Landing Craft Association (Royal Navy)
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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||HM LCT(A)-2120 loaded on the deck of HM LST-403 as she gets underway for duty in the Far East, date and location unknown.
There is no history record for LCT(5)-120 / LCT-2120 / LCT(A)-2120 available at NavSource
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