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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.
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    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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    LCI(L)-92 99k The stern of the wrecked HM LCT(CB)-2337 is in the right 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
    James Mateyack

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