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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"
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
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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||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
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
Last Updated 8 January 2010
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|