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HM LCT(A)-2191
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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 in October 1942 at Quincy Barge Builder, Quincy, IL.
  • Launched in October 1942
  • Delivered in October 1942
  • LCT(5)-191 never saw service with the US Navy
  • Transferred to Great Britain under the lend-lease program, redesignated HM LCT-2191
  • Armor plating added in early 1944 in the United Kingdom, redesignated LCT(A)-2191
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 19 January 1945
  • 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.

    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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