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HM LCT-2189 (1942 - 1944)
LCT-189 was transferred under terms of the Lend-Lease Act to the United Kingdom
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5) Class:
Laid down in August 1942 at Bison Ship Building Co. Buffalo, N.Y.
Launched in September 1942
Delivered transferred to Great Britain under the lend-lease program, 29 September 1942, redesignated LCT-2189
Armor plating added in early 1944 in the United Kingdom prior to the Normandy Invasion, redesignated LCT(A)-2189
For the Invasion of Normandy HM LCT(A)-2189 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 286 short tons
Length 114' 2" (ovl.)
Beam 32' 8"
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
Armament 1 single 20mm AA gun mount, 2 .50 cal. machine guns
Armor 2 1/2" wheelhouse, 2" gun shield
Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 675 per shaft
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||HM LCT(A)-2189 at Sluiskill, Holland, April-May 1945
||Robin Fowler for her father Sub-lieut. Leslie Tom Fowler CO LCT-2130
There is no DANFS history record available for LCT-189 / LCT-2189 / LCT(A)-2189 at NavSource
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