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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-344 / LCT-2344

LCT-344 was transferred Lend-Lease to the UK
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5) Class:
  • Laid down (date unknown) at Decatur Iron & Steel Co., Decatur, AL.
  • Launched (date unknown)
  • Delivered (date unknown)
  • LCT-344 never saw service with the US Navy
  • Transferred to Great Britain under the Lend-Lease program, redesignated LCT-2344
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 9 June 1944
  • Final Disposition, lost when the Norwegian cargo ship SS Vestfold was torpedoed and sunk in convoy HX222 by U-268 in th North Atlantic, 17 January 1943
    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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