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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-483 / LCT-2483 / LCT(A)-2483

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal

LCT-483 was Lend-Lease to the UK and Reverse Lend-Lease back to the US
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down in October 1942 at New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J.
  • Launched in October 1942
  • Delivered and transferred to the United Kingdom in October 1942, under the Lend-Lease program for Mediterranean Theater service, redesignated LCT-2483
  • Armor plating added in early 1944 in the United Kingdom prior to Reverse Lend-Lease to the US Navy, redesignated LCT(A)-2483
  • During World War II LCT(A)-2483 was assigned to the LCT Gunfire Support Group, Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, June 1944 Invasion of Southern France, August 1944

  • LCT(A)-2483 was returned to the Royal Navy in late 1944, reverted to LCT-2483
  • LCT-2483 was transported to Bombay by HM LST-326 in early 1945 for service in India
  • Placed out of service by the Royal Navy, date unknown
  • Struck from the US Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT-483 earned two battle stars for World War II service
    Displacement 286 short tons
    Length 114' 2" (ovl.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft 3'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement 13
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    one single 20mm AA gun mount
    two .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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    LST-326 66k LCT-2483 being launched from the main deck of HM LST-326 at Bombay, circa early 1945. ex Able Seaman Alan Rolls Royal Navy HM LST-326
    LST-326 81k

    There is no DANFS history record for LCT-483 / LCT-2483 / LCT(A)-2483 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    World War II LCT Flotillas
    LCT(A)s at Normandy on D-Day
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    Last Updated 8 January 2010