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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
- Invasion of Normandy, June 1944
Displacement 286 short tons
Length 114' 2" (ovl.)
Beam 32' 8"
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
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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||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-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
Last Updated 7 July 2006
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