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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.
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    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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