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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, 15 August 1942, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Launched, 7 September 1942
Delivered, 17 September 1942
LCT(5)-235 never serviced with the US Navy
Transferred to the United Kingdom, 13 January 1943, under terms of the Lend-Lease Act, 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
Delivered to the Foreign Liquidation Commission in December 1947
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.
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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