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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-337 / LCT(CB)-2337
LCT-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 and transferred to the United Kingdom, under the Lend-Lease program for service, redesignated LCT-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 286 short tons
Length 114' 2" (ovl.)
Beam 32' 8"
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
Armament 1 single 20mm AA gun mount, 2 .50 cal. machine guns
Armor 2 1/2" wheelhouse, 2" gun shield
Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 675 per shaft
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||The stern of the wrecked LCT-2337 is in the right foreground.as well as a section of floating dock; at left, is the USS LCI-92 and LCT-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 DANFS history record for LCT-337 / LCT(CB)-2337 available at NavSource
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