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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-234 was transferred under terms of the Lend-Lease Act to the United Kingdom
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5) Class:
Laid down, 14 August 1942 at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Launched, 7 September 1942
Delivered, 23 September 1942
LCT(5)-234 never serviced with the US Navy
Transferred, 17 November 1942, to the United Kingdom under terms of the Lend-Lease Act, redesignated HM LCT-2234
Struck from the Naval Register, 9 January 1944
Final Disposition, HM LCT-2234 was on transfer from the USA to the UK aboard
SS Vestfold and was lost,17 January 1943, when Vestfold was sunk by
U-268 in convoy HX-222
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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