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Landing Craft Tank

LCT(5)-398 was transferred under terms of the Lend-Lease Act to the United Kingdom
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5) Class:
  • Laid down in December 1942 at Mount Vernon Bridge Co., Mount Vernon, OH.
  • Launched in December 1942
  • LCT-398 never saw service with the US Navy
  • Delivered and transferred, 10 February 1943, to Great Britain under the Lend-Lease program, redesignated HM LCT-2398
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 9 June 1944
  • Final Disposition, lost when the American Liberty ship SS William C. Gorgas, while in Convoy HX228, New York/Halifax to UK, was first torpedoed by U-444 and finally sunk by U-757 in the North Atlantic, 11 March 1943
    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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