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Landing Craft Tank
HM LCT(5)-2435
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LCT(5)-435


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



LCT(5)-435 was transferred to the United Kingdom prior to the Invasion of Normandy
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5) Class:
  • Laid down in August 1942, at New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J.
  • Launched in August 1942
  • Delivered in August 1942
  • During World War II LCT(5)-435 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Sicilian occupation, 9 to 15 July 1943

  • Placed out of service and transferred to the United Kingdom under the Lend-Lease program for service, redesignated HM LCT(5)-2435
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT(5)-435 earned one battle star for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 285 t.(fl)
    Length 114' 2" (o.a.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft
    limiting 3' 6"
    max.navigational 3' 6"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    two .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 2 1/2"
    gun shields 2"
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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-435 55k HM LCT(5)-2435 underway with vehicles on board, location unknown.
    Photo taken by an unknown photographer from No 9 Army Film & Photographic Unit. Photo No. IND 4255 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums. Part of the War Office Second World War Official Collection.
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history record available for LCT(5)-435 / LCT(5)-2435 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

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