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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-2243
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LCT(5)-243



LCT(5)-243 was transferred under terms of the Lend-Lease Act to the United Kingdom
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down in August 1942 at Pidgeon-Thomas Iron Co. Memphis, TN.
  • Launched in September 1942
  • LCT(5)-243 never saw service with the US Navy
  • Delivered in September 1942 and transferred to the United Kingdom, under the Lend-Lease program for service, redesignated LCT-2243
  • Returned to US Naval custody, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
  • 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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