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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-2240
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LCT(5)-240



LCT(5)-240 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):
  • Laid down, date unknown, at Pidgeon-Thomas Iron Co. Memphis, TN.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered, date unknown
  • Transferred to the United Kingdom, 6 February 1943, under the Lend-Lease program, redesignated HM LCT-2240
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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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    LCT-240 38k HM LCT-2240 moored outboard of HM LCT-2011 in The Netherlands, date unknown. Courtesy Otto Bram

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