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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-491 was transferred to the United Kingdom under terms of the Lend-Lease Act for the duration of World War II
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5) Class:
Laid down, October 1942, at New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J.
Launched, October 1942
Delivered, October 1942
LCT(5)-491 never saw service with the US Navy
Transferred to Great Britain under the Lend-Lease program, redesignated LCT(5)-2491
Returned to US Naval custody, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
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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