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Contributed by Sheila Cross for her father-in-law LT. W H Cross RNVR

Landing Craft Tank

LCT(5)-287 was Lend-Lease to the UK and Reverse Lend-Lease back to the US
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down in December 1942 at Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co., Leavenworth, KS.
  • Launched in January 1943
  • Delivered and transferred, 11 January 1943, to the United Kingdom, under the Lend-Lease program, redesignated HM LCT-2287
  • Reverse Lend-Lease to the United States for the Invasion of Normandy
  • During World War II LCT-2287 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
  • LCT-2287 was returned to the Royal Navy after the Invasion of Normandy
  • Returned to US Naval custody, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 26 February 1946
  • LCT(5)-287 earned one battle star as LCT-2287 for World War II service
  • 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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    LCT-287 68k HMLCT-2287 arriving at Southampton from Appledore in June 1943. Sheila Cross for her father-in-law LT. William H Cross RNVR LCT-2287
    LCT-287 100k HMLCT-2287 handed over to the US Navy, at Plymouth, UK, probably in April or May 1944 prior to the Invasion of Normandy. Sheila Cross for her father-in-law LT. W H Cross RNVR LCT-2287

    There is no history record for LCT(5)-287 / LCT-2287 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    World War II LCT Flotillas

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