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Landing Craft Tank
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
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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