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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-421 / LCT-2421 / LCT(A)-2421

LCT-421 was Lend-Lease to the UK and Reverse Lend-Lease back to the US
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

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down (date unknown) at New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J.
  • Launched (date unknown)
  • Delivered and transferred to the United Kingdom, under the Lend-Lease program for Mediterranean Theater service, redesignated LCT-2421
  • Armor plating added in early 1944 in the United Kingdom prior to Reverse Lend-Lease to the US Navy, redesignated LCT(A)-2421
  • LCT(A)-2421 was assigned to LCT Gunfire Support Group for the
  • Placed out of service (date unknown)
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT-421 earned one battle star for World War II service
    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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    LCT-555 116k Scene on "Omaha" Beach soon after the "D-Day" landings, showing stranded landing craft, piles of supplies, and dead Soldiers awaiting evacuation or burial. LCT-199 is offshore in left center. LCT(A)(5)-2421, LCT-555 and LCT-638 are on the beach in the center (listed from the middle distance to further away). An LCVP from Thurston (AP-77) is in the left foreground. The photograph was received by the Naval Photo Science Laboratory, 14 June 1944, but was probably taken on or about 6 June.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-252557, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    US Naval Historical Center web site

    There is no DANFS history record for LCT-421 / LCT-2421 / LCT(A)-2421 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    World War II LCT Flotillas
    LCT(A)s at Normandy on D-Day
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    Last Updated 7 July 2006