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Landing Craft Tank

LCT(5)-235 was transferred under terms of the Lend-Lease Act to the United Kingdom
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down, date unknown, at Bison Ship Building Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered, date unknown
  • LCT(5)-235 never saw service with the US Navy
  • Transferred to the United Kingdom, 13 January 1943, under the Lend-Lease program, redesignated HM LCT-2235
  • During World War II HM LCT-2235 beached on D Day plus 1, (7 June 1944) at Courseulles (Juno Beach, Normandy)
  • LCT-2235 continued at Normandy transporting men and equipment from the transports and cargo ships offshore to the invasion beaches returning for a refit in dry dock at Portsmouth in early September 1944
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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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