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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-2461
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LCT(5)-461


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-461 never saw service with the US Navy
  • Transferred to Great Britain under the lend-lease program, redesignated HM LCT(5)-2461
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 8 May 1946
  • Final Disposition, lost, capsized and sunk by gunfire in the Bay of Bengal, November 1944
    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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