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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-2361
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LCT(5)-361


LCT(5)-361 was transferred under terms of the Lend-Lease Act to the United Kingdom
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down in July 1943 at Decatur Iron & Steel Co., Decatur, AL.
  • Launched in July 1943
  • LCT-361 never saw active service with the US Navy
  • Delivered, 4 August 1943, and transferred to the United Kingdom, under the Lend-Lease program for service, redesignated HM LCT-2361<
  • HM LCT-2361 participated in the invasion of Normandy in June 1944
    ". . . during the D Day landings the craft got stuck on the beach in Normandy. The crew disembarked onto shore until the tide came in to re float her. During the time ashore they were treated to a few beers in a French pub whist troops were fighting at the end of the street. . . ."
    Jayne Ryan
  • LCT(5)-361 was returned to US Navy control after the conclusion of World War II
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 26 February 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 285 t.(fl)
    Length 114' 2" (o.a.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft
    limiting 3' 6"
    max.navigational 3' 6"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    two .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 2 1/2"
    gun shields 2"
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
    one Diesel-drive 20Kw 120V. D.C. Ships' service generator
    three propellers, 675shp

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