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HM LCT(5)-2303 (1942 - 1944)
LCT(5)-303 was transferred under terms of the Lend-Lease Act to the United Kingdom
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
Laid down In October 1942, at Derby Products of Steel Plate Corp., Kansas City, KS.
Launched in October 1942
Delivered and transferred to the United Kingdom, 2 November 1942, under the Lend-Lease program for Mediterranean Theater service, redesignated LCT(5)-2303
Armor plating added in early 1944 in the United Kingdom prior to the Normandy Invasion, redesignated LCT(5)(A)-2303
For the Invasion of Normandy HM LCT(5)(A)-2303 was assigned to the 104th LCT Flotilla of ‘O’ LCT Squadron out of Brixham for Normandy....the craft intended for dispersal across TARE and UNCLE sectors of UTAH beach
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 13 December 1946
Final Disposition, scrapped, circa 1947, broken up at Poole England
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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||HM LCT(5)-2303 off Sword Beach during the Invasion of Normandy, June 1944. Note HMS Albatross in background.
||Robin Fowler for her father Sub-lieut. Leslie Tom Fowler CO LCT-2130
There is no DANFS history record for LCT(5)-303 / LCT(5)-2303 / LCT(5)(A)-2303 available at NavSource
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
LCT(A)s at Normandy on D-Day
Last Updated 11 July 2014
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