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Landing Craft Tank
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.
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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