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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-337 was transferred under terms of the Lend-Lease Act to the United Kingdom
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
Laid down in June 1942 at Decatur Iron & Steel Co., Decatur, AL.
Launched in August 1942
Delivered in August 1942
Transferred, 13 November 1942, to the United Kingdom, under the Lend-Lease program, redesignated HM LCT(CB)-2337 (Concrete Buster)
HM LCT(CB)-2337, Sub Lieutenant R. W. Rawlings RNVR, in command, participated in the Invasion of Normandy at Sword Beach, 6 June 1944
Final Disposition, abandoned at Omaha Beach, 20 July 1944
Struck from the Naval Register, date 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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||The stern of the wrecked HM LCT(CB)-2337 is in the right foreground.as well as a section of floating dock; at left, is the
USS LCI(L)-92 and LCT(5)-199. In the background
USS LST-543 is being battered by the surf, somewhere along the coast of France, June 21, 1944.
US Signal Corps photo # SC 193919
There is no history record for LCT(5)-337 / LCT(CB)-2337 available at NavSource
Last Updated 19 January 2018
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