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HM LCT-2189 (1942 - 1944)
LCT(5)-189 was transferred under terms of the Lend-Lease Act to the United Kingdom
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5) Class:
Laid down, 29 July 1942, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp., North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Launched, 31 August 1942
Delivered, 16 September 1942
Transferred to the United Kingdom, 29 September 1942 under the lend-lease program, redesignated HM 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
Delivered to the Foreign Liquidation Commission in June 1947 for disposal
Final Disposition, scrapped, 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.
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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||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 history record available for LCT(5)-189 / LCT-2189 / LCT(A)-2189 at NavSource
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