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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:
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
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
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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||HMLCT-2287 arriving at Southampton from Appledore in June 1943.
||Sheila Cross for her father-in-law LT. William H Cross RNVR LCT-2287
||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
Last Updated 12 January 2018
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