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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-270 was transferred to Great Britain under terms of the lend-lease program for the duration of World War II
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
Laid down in December 1942 at Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co., Leavenworth, KS.
Launched in January 1943
Delivered, 18 January 1943, and transferred to the United Kingdom, under the Lend-Lease program for service, redesignated HM LCT-2270
Returned to US Naval custody, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 26 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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