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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(A)-2188
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HM LCT-2188
LCT(5)-188


LCT(5)-188 was Lend-Lease to the UK and Reverse Lend-Lease back to the US
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, 28 July 1942, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp., North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, 28 August 1942
  • Delivered, 12 September 1942
  • Transferred to the United Kingdom, 29 September 1942, under the Lend-Lease program, redesignated HM LCT-2188
  • Armor plating added in early 1944 in the United Kingdom prior to Reverse Lend-Lease to the US Navy, redesignated LCT(A)-2188
  • During World War II LCT(A)-2188 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign;

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy 6 to 25 June 1944

  • LCT(A)-2188 was assigned to LCT Gunfire Support Group during the Invasion of Normandy
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • LCT(A)-2188 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Delivered to the Foreign Liquidation Commission in June 1947 for disposal
  • 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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    LCT-188 190k HM LCT(A)-2188 in the harbor of West Terschelling (An island of the Netherlands ) in June 1945, bringing troops and supplies ashore as well as providing material for the civilian population.
    Photo source - Museum Behouden Huys, author and copyright unknown.
    Ron Rijkers
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    There is no history record for LCT(5)-188 / LCT-2188 / LCT(A)-2188 available at NavSource
    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
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    Last Updated 27 April 2018