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LCT(5)(R)-439
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LCT(5)-2439
LCT(5)-439


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)-439 was Lend-Lease to the UK and Reverse Lend-Lease back to the US
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down in September 1942, at New York Shipbuilding Corp, Camden, N.J.
  • Launched in September 1942
  • Delivered, 30 September 1942, and transferred to the United Kingdom under the Lend Lease Act
  • Converted in the United Kingdom to an LCT(Rocket) and renumbered LCT(5)(R)-2439
  • During World War II LCT(R)-2439 served in the Royal Navy in the Mediterranean Area
  • Reverse Lend-Lease to the US Navy circa May1944 and redesignated Landing Craft Tank (Rocket) LCT(5)(R)-439
  • During World War II LCT(5)(R)-439 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
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944 Invasion of southern France, 15 to 16 August 1944
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 28 February 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT(5)(R)-439 earned two battle stars 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
    5,000 RP-3 60 lb rockets
    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. Ship's service generator
    three propellers, 675shp

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    LCT-439 48k LCT(5)(R)-439 crew photo, date and location unknown.. Combined Operations

    There is no DANFS history record for LCT(5)(R)-439 available 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
    United States Landing Craft Tank (Rocket) 439 Combined Operations Command
    The LCTR-439 and D-Day
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    Last Updated 28 February 2014