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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(A)-2283
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LCT-2283
LCT(5)-283


LCT(5)-283 was Lend-Lease to the UK
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down, October 1942, at Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co., Levenworth, KS.
  • Launched, November 1942
  • LCT(5)-283 never saw active service with the US Navy
  • Delivered and transferred, 24 November 1942, to the United Kingdom, under the Lend-Lease program for Mediterranean Theater service, redesignated HM LCT-2283
  • Armor plating added in early 1944 in the United Kingdom, redesignated LCT(A)-2283
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 23 February 1945
  • Final Disposition, struck a mine, 6 June 1944, while running into the beaches at St Aubin sur Mer, (code name Nan Red). Laying dead in the water the crew abandon ship and spent most of the day in a ditch on the beach.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 285 t.(fl)
    Length 114' 2" (o.a.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft
    limiting 3' 6"
    max.navigational 3' 6"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    two .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 2 1/2"
    gun shields 2"
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
    one Diesel-drive 20Kw 120V. D.C. Ships' service generator
    three propellers, 675shp

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