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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-284 was transferred Lend-Lease to the UK
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5) Class:
Laid down in 1942 at Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co., Leavenworth, KS.
Launched in 1942
Delivered in 1942
LCT(5)-284 never saw service with the US Navy
Transferred to Great Britain under the lend-lease program, redesignated HM LCT-2284
Struck from the Naval Register, 9 June 1944
Final Disposition, HM LCT-2284 was in transit from the USA to the UK aboard
SS Kosmos II and was lost, 29 October 1942, when SS Kosmos II while sailing with convoy
HX-212 was sunk by U-624
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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