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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-480 / LCT-2480
LCT-480 was transferred Lend-Lease to the UK
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5) Class:
Laid down, October 1942, at New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J.
Launched, October 1942
Delivered, October 1942
LCT-480 never saw service with the US Navy
Transferred to Great Britain under the Lend-Lease program, redesignated LCT-2480
Struck from the Naval Register, 9 June 1944
Final Disposition, lost when the British War Transport Ministry ship SS Fort Lamy, after becoming a straggler from convoy SC121, Sidney to UK, was torpedoed by U-527 in the North Atlantic, 8 March 1943
Displacement 286 short tons
Length 114' 2" (ovl.)
Beam 32' 8"
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
Armament 1 single 20mm AA gun mount, 2 .50 cal. machine guns
Armor 2 1/2" wheelhouse, 2" gun shield
Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 675 per shaft
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