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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
    Specifications:
    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
    Armament
    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