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Landing Craft Tank
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
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
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy, 6 June 1944
Displacement 285 t.(fl)
Length 114' 2" (o.a.)
Beam 32' 8"
limiting 3' 6"
max.navigational 3' 6"
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
two single 20mm AA gun mounts
two .50 cal. machine guns
wheelhouse 2 1/2"
gun shields 2"
Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
one Diesel-drive 20Kw 120V. D.C. Ships' service generator
three propellers, 675shp
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World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 28 February 2014
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