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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-428 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 in August 1942 at New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J.
Launched in August 1942
Delivered in September 1942
Transferred to the United Kingdom, 8 October 1942, under the Lend-Lease program, redesignated HM LCT-2428
Armor plating added in early 1944 in the United Kingdom prior to Reverse Lend-Lease to the US Navy, redesignated LCT(A)-2428
During World War II LCT(A)-2428 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign:
During the Invasion of Normandy LCT(A)-2428 was assigned as 'Leader' of the 105th LCT(A) Flotilla of Assault Group J1 Support Squadron, assigned to Juno
Beach in support of the 7th Infantry of the 3rd Canadian Division at Courseulles
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 13 November 1944
LCT(5)-428 earned one battle star as LCT(A)-2428 for World War II service
Final Disposition, recorded as breaking down on passage the evening of 5 June 1944, at some point thereafter she was taken in tow by the tug Jaunty
but she capsized and it appears fired upon by the Royal Navy until she sank
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy, LCT Gunfire Support Group, 6 to 25 June 1944
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. Ship's service generator
three propellers, 675shp
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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
Last Updated 23 February 2018
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