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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, circa November-December 1942, at Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co., Levenworth, KS.
Launched, December 1942
Delivered in December 1942 and placed in service as LCT(5)-285
Transferred, 13 March 1943, to the United Kingdom, under the Lend-Lease program for Mediterranean Theater service, redesignated HM LCT-2285
Redesignated LCT-2285(HE) (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.
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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||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.
There is no history record for LCT(5)-285 / LCT-2285 / LCT(HE)-2285 available at NavSource
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Last Updated 12 January 2018
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