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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-2239
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LCT(5)-239



LCT(5)-239 was transferred to the United Kingdom under terms of the Lend-Lease Act for the duration of World War II
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5) Class:
  • Laid down, 25 August 1942, at Pidgeon-Thomas Iron Co. Memphis, TN.
  • Launched, 14 September 1942
  • Delivered, 28 September 1942
  • LCT(5)-239 never served with the US Navy
  • Transferred to the United Kingdom, 3 January 1943, under terms of the Lend-Lease Act, redesignated HM LCT-2239
    HM LCT-2239 was in transit 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
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 9 June 1944
    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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