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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-273 / LCT-2273 / LCT(A)-2273
LCT-273 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 (date unknown) at Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co., Levenworth, KS.
Launched (date unknown)
Delivered and transferred to the United Kingdom, under the Lend-Lease program for Mediterranean Theater service, redesignated 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
LCT(A)-2273 was assigned to LCT Gunfire Support Group for the
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Final Disposition, lost in Operation Neptune, Normandy landings, June 1944
LCT-273 earned one battle star as LCT(A)-2273 for World War II service
- Invasion of Normandy, June 1944
Displacement 286 short tons
Length 114' 2" (ovl.)
Beam 32' 8"
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
Armament 1 single 20mm AA gun mount, 2 .50 cal. machine guns
Armor 2 1/2" wheelhouse, 2" gun shield
Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 675 per shaft
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||LCT(A)-2273 beached, date and location unknown.
||World War II Landing Craft Tanks web site
||The crippled LCT(A)-2273 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 DANFS history record for LCT-273 / LCT-2273 / LCT(A)-2273 available at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
LCT(A)s at Normandy on D-Day
Last Updated 21 December 2007
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