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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"
    Draft 3'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement 13
    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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    LCI(L)-92 99k The stern of the wrecked LCT-2337 is in the right 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
    James Mateyack

    There is no DANFS history record for LCT-337 / LCT(CB)-2337 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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