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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 (2) - World War II Victory Medal
LCT(5)-425 was Lend-Lease to the UK and Reverse Lend-Lease back to the US
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
Laid down in August 1942 at New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden N.J.
Launched in August 1942
Delivered in September 1942
Transferred, 21 September 1942 to the United Kingdom, under the Lend-Lease program, redesignated HM LCT-2425
Armor plating added in early 1944 in the United Kingdom prior to Reverse Lend-Lease to the US Navy, redesignated LCT(A)-2425
During World War II LCT(A)-2425 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|LCT(A)-2425 - Invasion of Normandy 6 to 25 June 1944
||LCT(R)-425 - Invasion of Southern France 15 to 16 August 1944
Returned to US Navy custody, date unknown
At Normandy LCT(A)-2425 (ENS. Lawrence Noel, Jr. (OinC) was assigned to LCT Gunfire Support Group
Reclassified Landing Craft Tank (Rocket) LCT(R)-425, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
LCT(5)-425 earned one battle star for World War II service as LCT(A)-2425 and one battle star for service as LCT(R)-425
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(6)-555 and LCT(A)-2425 high and dry on the beach at Normandy, after LCT(6)-555 struck a mine
on 7 June 1944. Date of photo is unknown.
US Army photo # 151-7
|John H. Kellers GM3/c , USS LCT-539|
There is no history record available for LCT(5)-425 / LCT-2425 / LCT(A)-2425 / LCT(R)-425 at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
LCT(A)s at Normandy on D-Day
LCT-425 / LCT-2425 / LCT(A)-2425
Last Updated 15 June 2018
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|