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HM LCT(A)-2131
HM LCT-2131 (1942 - 1944)
LCT(5)-131 (1942)

LCT-131 was transferred under terms of the Lend-Lease Act to the United Kingdom
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down in July 1942 at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered in August 1942
  • Transferred to the United Kingdom, 13 October 1942, under the Lend-Lease program for Mediterranean Theater service, redesignated HM LCT-2131
  • Armor plating added in early 1944 in the United Kingdom prior to the Normandy Invasion, redesignated HM LCT(A)-2131
  • For the Invasion of Normandy HM LCT(A)-2131 was assigned to the 104th LCT Flotilla of O LCT Squadron out of Brixham for Normandy....the craft intended for dispersal across TARE and UNCLE sectors of UTAH beach
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, scrapped, circa 1946, broken up at Poole England
    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.
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    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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    LCT-131 181k HM LCT-2131 under way in Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, March 1944. Robin Fowler for her father Sub-lieut. Leslie Tom Fowler CO LCT-2130

    There is no history record for LCT(5)-131 / LCT-2131 / LCT(A)-2131 available at NavSource
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    LCT(A)s at Normandy on D-Day
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