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Landing Craft Tank
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
LCT(5)-491 was transferred to the United Kingdom under terms of the Lend-Lease Act
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5) Class:
Laid down in October 1942 at New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J.
Launched in October 1942
Delivered and placed in service in October 1942
During World War II LCT(5)-491 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 Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates
|Sicilian occupation, 9 to 15 July 1943
Transferred, 7 June 1944 to Great Britain under the Lend-Lease program, redesignated HM LCT-2491
Returned to US Naval custody, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
LCT(5)-491 earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, fate unknown
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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Last Updated 18 March 2018
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