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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.
    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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    Size Image Description Contributed
    LCT-555/2425 68k 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
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    Last Updated 15 June 2018