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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-239 / LCT-2239
LCT-239 was transferred Lend-Lease to the UK
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5) Class:
Laid down (date unknown) at Pidgeon-Thomas Iron Co. Memphis, TN.
Launched (date unknown)
Delivered (date unknown)
LCT-239 never saw service with the US Navy
Transferred to Great Britain under the Lend-Lease program, redesignated LCT-2239
The HMS LCT-2239 was on transfer from the USA to the UK aboard the SS Vestfold and was lost on 17 Jan, 1943, when this ship was sunk by U-268 in the convoy HX-222
Struck from the Naval Register, 9 January 1944
Final Disposition, lost when the Norwegian cargo ship SS Vestfold was torpedoed and sunk in convoy HX222 by U-268 in th North Atlantic, 17 January 1943
Displacement 286 short tons
Length 114' 2" (ovl.)
Beam 32' 8"
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
Armament 1 single 20mm AA gun mount, 2 .50 cal. machine guns
Armor 2 1/2" wheelhouse, 2" gun shield
Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 675 per shaft
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