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Lost off the Normandy Beachhead in June 1944
Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-2273 was Lend-Lease to the UK and Reverse Lend-Lease back to the US
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
Laid down, circa 31 August 1842, at Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co., Levenworth, KS.
Launched, circa 28 September 1942
Delivered and transferred to the United Kingdom, 1 February 1943 under the Lend-Lease program for Mediterranean Theater service, redesignated HM LCT-2273
Armor plating added in early 1944 in the United Kingdom prior to Reverse Lend-Lease to the US Navy, redesignated LCT(A)-2273
During World War II LCT(A)-2273 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign:
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, lost in Operation Neptune, Normandy landings, June 1944
LCT(5)-273 earned one battle star as LCT(A)-2273 for World War II service
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy, LCT Gunfire Support Group, 6 to 25 June 1944
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. Ship's service generator
three propellers, 675shp
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||LCT(A)-2273 beached, date and location unknown.
||World War II Landing Craft Tanks web site
||The crippled LCT(A)-273 commanded by ENS. Lloyd McVey, underway off Omaha Beach on the morning of D-Day. Two Sherman tanks and a tank dozer are visible on her deck. The vessel broke in two and sank later that day.
There is no history record for LCT(5)-273 / LCT-2273 / LCT(A)-2273 available at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
LCT(A)s at Normandy on D-Day
Last Updated 5 January 2018
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|