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HM LCT(A)-2191
HM LCT-2191 (1942 - 1944)
LCT-191 (1942)

LCT(5)-191 was transferred under terms of the Lend-Lease Act to the United Kingdom
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5) Class:
  • Laid down, 4 August 1942, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, 7 September 1942
  • Delivered, 17 September 1942
  • LCT(5)-191 never serviced with the US Navy
  • Transferred to the United Kingdom, 2 October 1942, under the lend-lease program, redesignated HM LCT-2191
  • Armor plating added in early 1944 in the United Kingdom, redesignated LCT(A)-2191
  • 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.
    Casualties, KIA Sub-lieut Julian Roney (CO), Sub-lieut Sidney Green, Wireman Edward Joseph Trendell, Richard Thornber, Acting AB Robert Bryson, William Moore.
  • Hulk returned, 3 April 1945, to US Navy
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 19 January 1945
    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.
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    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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