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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-191 / LCT-2191 / LCT(A)-2191
LCT-191 was transferred Lend-Lease to the UK
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5) Class:
Laid down (date unknown) at Quincy Barge Builder, Quincy, IL.
Launched (date unknown)
Delivered (date unknown)
LCT-191 never saw service with the US Navy
Transferred to Great Britain under the lend-lease program, redesignated LCT-2191
Armor plating added in early 1944 in the United Kingdom, redesignated LCT(A)-2191
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Final Disposition, lost during the Invasion of Normandy, 6 June 1944.
LCT(A)-2191 was assigned to Queen Red sector of Sword beach at La Breche, France.
After discharging her cargo of Centaur and Sherman tanks belonging to the 5th Independent Battery of the Royal
Marine Armoured Support Group she came under fire from a mobile German 88mm. The resulting gun fire totally destroyed LCT(A) 2191, she was left a blazing wreck at the waters edge with half her crew killed.
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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Last Updated 7 October 2005
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