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Landing Craft Tank
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
LCT(5)-420 was transferred to the United Kingdom under the Lend-Lease program
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5) Class:
Laid down in August 1942 at New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J.
Launched in August 1942
Delivered and placed in service circa September 1942
LCT(5)-420 was loaded on the main deck of USS LST-312 in April 1943 at
Hampton Roads, VA. and delivered to Oran, Algeria, where she moved under her own power to Bizerte, Tunisia to prepare for the Occupation of Sicily
During World War II LCT(5)-420 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Sicilian occupation, 9 to 15 July 1943
Transferred to the United Kingdom, 5 June 1944 under the lend-lease program, redesignated HM LCT-2420
Returned to US Naval custody, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
LCT(5)-420 earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, fate 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.
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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||LCT(5)-420 loaded on the deck of USS LST-312 for transit to the European Theater. Note the LCVP loaded in LCT-420's well-deck.
Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation (HRPE) Newport News VA, Piers 5 and 6, 16 April 1943.
|The Library of Virginia
US Army Signal Corps
||LCT(5)-420 arriving and discharging much needed supplies for the advancing Allied Armies at the port of Civitavecchia, 40
miles north of Rome. The passage was dangerous as the landing craft had to be guided by officers of the port clearance party past 46 sunken wrecks that were still in the
harbor. After her official transfer to the Royal Navy, the ship was redesignated LCT(5)-2420
Imperial War Museum Admiralty Official Collection, by Roper, F.G. (Lt), Photo No. © IWM (A 24317)<.
There is no history record available for LCT(5)-420 / LCT-2420 at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
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Last Updated 16 February 2018
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