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Landing Craft Tank

LCT(5)-461 was transferred to Great Britain under terms of the lend-lease program for the duration of World War II
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5) Class:
  • Laid down, September 1942, at New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J.
  • Launched, September 1942
  • Delivered, October 1942
  • LCT(5)-461 never saw service with the US Navy
  • Transferred, 10 November 1942, to Great Britain under the lend-lease program, redesignated HM LCT-2461
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 8 May 1946
  • Final Disposition, lost, capsized and sunk by gunfire in the Bay of Bengal in November 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.
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    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. Ships' service generator
    three propellers, 675shp

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