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HM LCT(A)-2263
HM LCT-2263 (1942 - 1944)
LCT(5)-263 (1942)

LCT(5)-263 was transferred under terms of the Lend-Lease Act to the United Kingdom
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5) Class:
  • Laid down, October 1942, at Pidgeon-Thomas Iron Co., Memphis, TN.
  • Launched, November 1942
  • Delivered, December 1942
  • LCT(5)-263 never saw active service with the US Navy
  • Transferred to Great Britain under the Lend-Lease program, converted to armored HM LCT(A)-2263
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 19 January 1945
  • Final Disposition, lost while in UK custody, 15 July 1944, cause 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.
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    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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