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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, 11 January 1943, and transferred to the United Kingdom, under the Lend-Lease program for service, redesignated HM LCT-2287
Reverse Lend-Lease to the United States for the Invasion of Normandy
During World War II LCT(5)-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(5)-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
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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||HMLCT(5)-2287 arriving at Southampton from Appledore in June 1943.
||Sheila Cross for her father-in-law LT. William H Cross RNVR LCT-2287
||HMLCT(5)-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 DANFS history record for LCT(5)-287 / LCT(5)-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 28 February 2014
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