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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-2297
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LCT(5)-297


LCT(5)-297 was Lend-Lease to the UK for the duration of World War II
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down in December 1942 at Darby Products of Steel Plate Corp, Kansas City, KS.
  • Launched in December 1942
  • LCT(5)-297 never saw active service with the US Navy
  • Delivered, 28 December 1942, and transferred to the United Kingdom, under the Lend-Lease program for service, redesignated HM LCT-2297
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 26 February 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 285 t.(fl)
    Length 114' 2" (o.a.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft
    limiting 3' 6"
    max.navigational 3' 6"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    two .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 2 1/2"
    gun shields 2"
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
    one Diesel-drive 20Kw 120V. D.C. Ships' service generator
    three propellers, 675shp

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