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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 in November 1942 at Bison Ship Building Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched in December 1942
  • Delivered December 1942
  • LCT(5)-234 never saw service with the US Navy
  • Transferred, 17 November 1942, to the United Kingdom, date unknown, under the Lend-Lease program for Mediterranean Theater service, 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.
    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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