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Landing Craft Tank

LCT(5)-285 (1942 - 1943)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

LCT(5)-285 was transferred under terms of the Lend-Lease Act to the United Kingdom
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down, September 1942, at Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co., Levenworth, KS.
  • Launched, 7 September 1942
  • Delivered September 1942
  • Transferred, 18 November 1942, to the United Kingdom, under the Lend-Lease program for Mediterranean Theater service, redesignated HM LCT-2285
  • Redesignated HM LCT(HE)-2285 (High Explosive) in early 1944 in the United Kingdom
  • Participated in the Invasion of Normandy, 6 June 1944, at either Nan White or Nan Red Sectors of Juno Beach
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Loaded aboard HM LST-367 for return to US Naval custody, 17 December 1945 at New York
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown.
    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.
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    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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    74k Stern view of LCT(5)-285 on the launching skids prior to launching, 7 September 1942, at Darby Products of Steel Plate Corp., Kansas City, KS.
    Darby Corporation photo by Tyner & Murphy Kansas City, MO.
    Tommy Trampp
    72k Launching of LCT(5)-285, 7 September 1942, at Darby Products of Steel Plate Corp., Kansas City, KS.
    Darby Corporation photo by Tyner & Murphy Kansas City, MO.
    Tommy Trampp
    LCT-285 253k LCT(5)-285 along with an unidentified LCT moored near the Coast Guard Station Racine, WI.(lower right corner). There were five LCTs in this group at Racine in September 1942. James DeBoer
    LCT-285 181k
    LCT-285 61k HM LCT-2285 beached at Normandy, Juno sector, while unloading either Canadian or British troops in June 1944 Jim Henderson

    There is no history record for LCT(5)-285 / LCT-2285 / LCT(HE)-2285 available at NavSource
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    World War II LCT Flotillas
    Combined Operations
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