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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-283 / LCT-2283 / LCT(A)-2283
LCT-283 was Lend-Lease to the UK
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
Laid down (date unknown) at Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co., Levenworth, KS.
Launched (date unknown)
LCT-283 never saw active service with the US Navy
Delivered and transferred to the United Kingdom, under the Lend-Lease program for Mediterranean Theater service, redesignated 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 (date unknown)
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 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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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 7 October 2005
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