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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.
    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, 675s
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    LCT-499 154k Chart of Gold Beach, Normandy with landing positions for
    US LCT-509 and UK LCTs LCT(5)-2499, LCT(5)-2500 LCT-507, LCT-501, LCT-512, LCT-502, LCT-506, LCT-508.
    R. Simpson for his father LTjg Wayne A. Simpson, USNR, OinC LCT(6)-509

    There is no history for LCT(5)-499 / LCT-2499 available at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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