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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)(A)-2120
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LCT(5)-120



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, date unknown, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered in 1942
  • LCT(5)-120 never saw service with the US Navy
  • Transferred to Great Britain under the lend-lease program, redesignated HM LCT(5)(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 HMLCT(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 HMLST 403 for service Far East....she was later launched from 403 in Calcutta where she served with the 120th LCT Flotilla."
    Tony Chapman
    Official Archivist/Historian LST and Landing Craft Association (Royal Navy)
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
  • 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. Ships' service generator
    three propellers, 675shp

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    LST-366 67k HM LCT(5)(A)-2120 loaded on the deck of HM LST-403 as she gets underway for duty in the Far East, date and location unknown. Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history record available for LCT(5)-120 at NavSource
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    World War II LCT Flotillas

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