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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-499 was transferred to the United Kingdom under the Lend-Lease Act for the duration of World War II
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
Laid down in October 1942 at New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J.
Launched in October 1942
Delivered in November 1942
Transferred, 27 July 1943 to Great Britain under the Lend-Lease program, redesignated LCT-2499
Returned to US Naval custody, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
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, 675s
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||Chart of Gold Beach, Normandy with landing positions for
US LCT-509 and
UK LCTs LCT(5)-2499,
|R. Simpson for his father LTjg Wayne A. Simpson, USNR, OinC LCT(6)-509
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