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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-2487
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LCT(5)-487


LCT(5)-487 was Lend-Lease to the United Kingdom and Reverse Lend-Lease back to the US
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down, October 1942, at NY.Shipbuilding Corp, Camden, N.J.
  • Launched, October 1942
  • Delivered in October 1942
  • Transferred, 21 March 1943, to the United Kingdom, under the Lend-Lease program for Mediterranean Theater service, redesignated HM LCT-2487
  • Reverse Lend-Lease to the US Navy, date unknown
  • During World War II LCT-2487 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Four, LCDR. Louis E. Hubbard and participated in the following campaign:
    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 June 1944
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 26February 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT(5)-2487 earned one battle star for World War II service
    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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