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LCT(5)(R)-441
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LCT(5)-2441
LCT(5)-441


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)-441 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 and transferred to the United Kingdom under the Lend Lease Act, redesignated LCT(5)-2439
  • During World War II LCT(5)-2439 served in the Royal Navy during the Invasion of Normandy
  • Returned to the US Navy and placed in service as LCT(5)(R)-441 assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign:
    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaigns and Dates
    Invasion of Southern France, 15 to 16 August 1944

  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT(R)(5)-441 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
    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. Ships' service generator
    three propellers, 675shp

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    LCT-441 123k LCT(5)-2441 far right, nested with other LCTs prior to the Invasion of Normandy. World War II LCT Flotillas web site
    LCT-441 70k LCT(5)-2441 transporting a RAF smoke screen unit to the Normandy beachhead, date unknown. World War II LCT Flotillas web site

    There is no DANFS history record available for LCT(5)-441 / LCT(5)-2441 / LCT(5)(R)- 441 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-2441
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    Last Updated 7 February 2014