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HM LCT-2138 (1942 - 1944)
LCT(5)-138 was transferred under terms of the Lend-Lease Act to the United Kingdom
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, 14 August 1942, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
Launched, 27 August 1942
Delivered, 10 September 1942
Transferred, 15 October 1942, to the United Kingdom, under terms of the Lend-Lease program, redesignated HM LCT-2138
Armor plating added in early 1944 in the United Kingdom prior to Reverse Lend-Lease to the US Navy, redesignated LCT(A)-2138
During World War II LCT(A)-2138 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign:
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
LCT(5)-138 earned one battle star as LCT(A)-2138 for World War II service
Returned, 10 October 1946, to the US State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission
Sold in January 1947
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy (LCT Gunfire Support Group), 6 to 25 June 1944
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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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 13 April 2018
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