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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-2442
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LCT(5)-442


LCT(5)-442 was transferred to the United Kingdom under the Lend-Lease program
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down in September 1942, at New York Shipbuilding Corp, Camden, N.J.
  • Launched in September 1942
  • Transferred to the Royal Navy under the lend-lease program, redesignated LCT(5)-2442
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to the British Army, circa 1950s during the "Malay Emergency"
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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. Ship's service generator
    three propellers, 675shp

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    LCT-135 40k LCT(5)-2442 at Den Helder, The Netherlands, to load German POWS for repatriation. They were transported to Harlingen, The Netherlands, and from there they walked back to Germany. Ron Rijkers

    There is no DANFS history record for LCT(5)-442 / LCT(5)-2442 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

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