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ROYAL NAVY - UNITED KINGDOM

AMPHIBIOUS SHIPS AND CRAFT

"LCT(2)"-type tank landing craft (1941 - 1942)

LCT100 1941

LCF1 1942

LCT(R)125 1943

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp. Fate
LCT100   1128 Harland & Wolff, Belfast   9/6/1941 6/1941 UNRRA service 1945
LCT101   1129 Harland & Wolff, Belfast   9/6/1941 7/1941 UNRRA service 1945
LCT102   1130 Harland & Wolff, Belfast   17/6/1941 8/1941 sunk 10/10/1941
LCT103   1131 Harland & Wolff, Belfast   17/6/1941 9/1941 sunk 10/10/1941
LCT104   1651 Swan Hunter, Wallsend   10/5/1941 6/1941 harbour craft 9/1945
LCT105   1653 Swan Hunter, Wallsend   22/5/1941 7/1941 sunk 4/11/1941
LCT106   1655 Swan Hunter, Wallsend   25/6/1941 7/1941 sunk 6/1/1943
LCT107   1657 Swan Hunter, Wallsend   14/7/1941 8/1941 sunk 6/1/1943
LCT108   37 Vickers-Armstrong, Tyne   3/6/1941 6/1941 harbour craft 9/1945
LCT109   38 Vickers-Armstrong, Tyne   16/6/1941 6/1941 sunk 4/11/1941
LCT110   39 Vickers-Armstrong, Tyne   27/6/1941 7/1941 sunk 11/1941
LCT111   1092 Cammell Laird, Birkenhead   8/7/1941 7/1941 UNRRA service 1945
LCT112   1093 Cammell Laird, Birkenhead   8/7/1941 7/1941 auxiliary NSC(L)24 1945
LCT113   456 Hamilton, Glasgow   3/7/1941 8/1941 auxiliary NSC(L)25 1945
LCT114   1043 Lobnitz, Renfrew   4/6/1941 6/1941 auxiliary NSC(L)26 1945
LCT115   325 Robb, Leith   9/5/1941 6/1941 sunk 28/10/1943
LCT116     Tees-Side Bridge, Middlesborough   9/6/1941 6/1941 auxiliary NSC(L)27 1945
LCT117     Tees-Side Bridge, Middlesborough   25/6/1941 7/1941 auxiliary NSC(L)29 1945
LCT118     Tees-Side Bridge, Middlesborough   12/6/1941 6/1941 BU 10/1947
LCT119     Tees-Side Bridge, Middlesborough   10/7/1941 7/1941 sunk 20/6/1942
LCT120     Tees-Side Bridge, Middlesborough   24/7/1941 8/1941 foundered 20/11/1942
LCT121     Tees-Side Bridge, Middlesborough   29/7/1941 8/1941 wrecked 19/8/1942
BPC2 (ex-LCT122), 1942- LCF(L)2     Tees-Side Bridge, Middlesborough   10/8/1941 1/1942 sunk 19/8/1942
BPC1 (ex-LCT123), 1942- LCF(L)1     Tees-Side Bridge, Middlesborough   11/8/1941 11/1941 sunk 17/8/1944
LCT124     Tees-Side Bridge, Middlesborough   4/9/1941 9/1941 wrecked 19/8/1942
LCT(R)125     Tees-Side Bridge, Middlesborough   23/9/1941 10/1941 sold 6/1948
LCT126     Tees-Side Bridge, Middlesborough   22/9/1941 10/1941 wrecked 19/8/1942
LCT127     Tees-Side Bridge, Middlesborough   21/10/1941 11/1941 sold 2/1946
LCT128     Everard, Greenhithe   17/1/1942 2/1942 BU 7/1945
LCT129     General SN Co, Deptford 2/1941 24/5/1941 11/1941 lost 11/1941
LCT130     Russell, Barking   30/5/1942 6/1942 BU 1/1945
LCT131   3 Stockton, Thornaby 2/1941 14/6/1941 8/1941 BU 1/1945
LCT132   5 Stockton, Thornaby 2/1941 8/7/1941 10/1941 auxiliary NSC(L)28 1945
LCT133   7 Stockton, Thornaby 6/1941 6/9/1941 10/1941 BU 6/1945
LCT134   11 Stockton, Thornaby 7/1941 6/10/1941 12/1941 BU 1/1945
LCT135   13 Stockton, Thornaby 9/1941 3/11/1941 1/1942 auxiliary NSC(L)36 1946
LCT(R)136   17 Stockton, Thornaby 10/1941 23/12/1941 3/1942 auxiliary NSC(L)76 1945
LCT137   1 Stockton, Thornaby 3/1941 28/5/1941 7/1941 CTL 11/1941
LCT138   4 Stockton, Thornaby 3/1941 26/6/1941 9/1941 auxiliary NSC(L)30 1945
LCT139   8 Stockton, Thornaby 6/1941 22/9/1941 12/1941 auxiliary NSC(L)31 1945
LCT(R)140   10 Stockton, Thornaby 6/1941 4/10/1941 1/1942 auxiliary NSC(L)77 1945
LCT(R)141   14 Stockton, Thornaby 9/1941 17/11/1941 2/1942 auxiliary NSC(L)78 1945
LCT142     Doust, Gravesend     7/1942 sold 1946
LCT143   2 Stockton, Thornaby 3/1941 11/6/1941 7/1941 CTL 11/1941
LCT144   6 Stockton, Thornaby 3/1941 24/7/1941 9/1941 BU 1/1945
LCT145   12 Stockton, Thornaby 7/1941 20/10/1941 12/1941 wrecked 19/8/1942
LCT146   16 Stockton, Thornaby 9/1941 16/12/1941 3/1942 stricken 1/1948
LCT(R)147   9 Stockton, Thornaby 6/1941 23/9/1941 12/1941 auxiliary NSC(L)79 1945, to Italy 1946
LCT148     Pollock, Faversham     12/1941 BU 1/1945
LCT149   231/1 Arrol, Meadowside   8/9/1941 10/1941 auxiliary NSC(L)32 1945
LCT150   231/2 Arrol, Meadowside   8/10/1941 11/1941 sunk 20/6/1942
LCT151   231/3 Arrol, Meadowside   31/10/1941 11/1941 BU 7/1952
LCT152   231/4 Arrol, Meadowside   4/12/1941 1/1942 ?
LCT153     MacLellan, Paisley   8/9/1941 10/1941 auxiliary NSC(L)33 1945
LCT154     MacLellan, Paisley   20/10/1941 11/1941 sunk 10/7/1943
LCT155     MacLellan, Paisley     1/1942 sunk 3/1942
LCT156     MacLellan, Paisley   22/12/1941 1/1942 sold 6/1946
LCT157     Findlay, Old Kilpatrick   10/7/1941 9/1941 UNRRA service 1945
LCT158     Findlay, Old Kilpatrick   20/9/1941 11/1941 UNRRA service 1945
LCT159     Findlay, Old Kilpatrick     1/1942 sunk 19/8/1942
LCT160     Findlay, Old Kilpatrick   12/11/1941 1/1942 auxiliary NSC(L)49 1945
LCT161     Findlay, Old Kilpatrick   17/12/1941 2/1942 sold 7/1946
LCT162   27 Redpath Brown, Meadowside   27/8/1941 10/1941 BU 1/1945
LCT163   28 Redpath Brown, Meadowside   26/9/1941 11/1941 sold 7/1946
LCT164   29 Redpath Brown, Meadowside   28/11/1941 1/1942 auxiliary NSC(L)37 1945
LCT165     Tees-Side Bridge, Middlesborough   22/10/1941 11/1941 sold 6/1946
LCT166     Tees-Side Bridge, Middlesborough   3/11/1941 12/1941 sold 6/1946
LCT(R)167     Tees-Side Bridge, Middlesborough   17/11/1941 1/1942 auxiliary NSC(L)34 1945
LCT168     Tees-Side Bridge, Middlesborough   18/11/1941 1/1942 sold 2/1946
LCT169     Stockton, Thornaby 10/1941 2/12/1941 3/1942 auxiliary NSC(L)35 1945
LCT170     Stockton, Thornaby 10/1941 3/1/1942 4/1942 auxiliary NSC(L).. 1945
LCT(R)171     Stockton, Thornaby 11/1941 17/1/1942 4/1942 auxiliary NSC(L).. 1945, to Italy 1946
LCT172     Everard, Greenhithe   6/6/1942 7/1942 sold 6/1946

 

Displacement standard, t

296

Displacement full, t

460

Length, m

48.8

Breadth, m

9.45

Draught, m

1.63 deep load 2.13 max

No of shafts

most earlier craft: 3

some earlier craft: 2

late craft: 3

Machinery

most earlier craft: Napier petrol engine

some earlier craft: Paxman diesels

late craft: Paxman diesels

Power, h. p.

most earlier craft: 1050

some earlier craft: 920

late craft: 1380

Max speed, kts

most earlier craft: 10.5

some earlier craft: 9.5

late craft: 11

Fuel, t

most earlier craft: petrol 33.4

some earlier craft: diesel oil 41

late craft: diesel oil 41

Endurance, nm(kts)

most earlier craft: 1000(10.5)

some earlier craft: 2300(9.5)

late craft: 1350(11)

Armament

2 x 1 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk VIII or 2 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV

Military load

3 40t or 7 20t tanks or 250t cargo

Complement

12

Ship project history: Increased version of LCT(1) type. Hull could been disassembled on 4 parts for transportation on large distances. LCT173 - 299 were cancelled 4/4/1941.

Modernizations: 2 LCT were converted to AA ships of LCF(2) type:

Displacement standard, t

LCF1: 455

LCF2: 369

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

48.8

Breadth, m

9.45

Draught, m

1.63 deep load 2.29 max

No of shafts

3

Machinery

Paxman diesels

Power, h. p.

1500

Max speed, kts

11

Fuel, t

diesel oil 40

Endurance, nm(kts) 2000(10)

Armament

LCF1: 2 x 2 - 102/45 QF Mk XVI, 3 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV

LCF2: 8 x 1 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk VIII, 4 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV

Sensors LCF1: radar: type 286, type 285
Complement LCF1: 81

Many LCT were converted to rocket ships LCT(R) with data as follows:

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement full, t

515

Length, m

48.8

Breadth, m

9.45

Draught, m

1.63 deep load 2.29 max

No of shafts

3

Machinery

Paxman diesels

Power, h. p.

1500

Max speed, kts

11

Fuel, t

diesel oil 40

Endurance, nm(kts) 2700(9)

Armament

2 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 792 x 1 - 127 barrage rocket launchers

Complement 17 - 18

3200m rocket range was fixed.

Naval service:  2 units were converted to LCF(2)-type AA support craft LCF1 and 2. Many units were converted to LCT(R)2-type rocket support craft.

LCT(2)

Ivan Gogin, 2008-15