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"LCT(2)"-type tank landing craft (LCT100) (73, 1941 - 1943), "LCF(2)"-type AA support landing craft (LCF1) (1941/1942), "LCT(R)2"-type rocket support landing craft (LCT(R)125) (1941/1942)


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LCT(2) Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.

Ships


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


Technical data


Displacement standard, t296

LCF1: 455

LCF2: 369

 
Displacement full, t

460

  515
Length, m

48.8

48.8

48.8

Breadth, m9.45 9.45 9.45
Draught, m

1.63 deep load 2.13 max

1.63 deep load 2.29 max

1.63 deep load 2.29 max

No of shafts

most earlier craft: 3

some earlier craft: 2

late craft: 3

3

3

Machinery

most earlier craft: 3 Napier petrol engine

some earlier craft: 2 Paxman diesels

late craft: 3 Paxman diesels

3 Paxman diesels

3 Paxman diesels

Power, h. p.

most earlier craft: 1050

some earlier craft: 920

late craft: 1380

1500

1500

Max speed, kts

most earlier craft: 10.5

some earlier craft: 9.5

late craft: 11

11

11

Fuel, t

most earlier craft: petrol 33.4

some earlier craft: diesel oil 41

late craft: diesel oil 41

diesel oil 40

diesel oil 40

Endurance, nm(kts)

most earlier craft: 1000(10.5)

some earlier craft: 2300(9.5)

late craft: 1350(11)

2000(10) 2700(9)
Armament

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

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

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

Military load

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

Electronic equipment --- LCF1: type 286, type 285 radars
Complement12 LCF1: 81 17 - 18


Standard scale images


<i>LCF1</i> 1942
LCF1 1942
<i>LCT(R)125</i> 1943
LCT(R)125 1943
<i>LCT100 </i>1941
LCT100 1941


Graphics


<i>LCT(2)</i> <i>Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.</i>
LCT(2) Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.


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:

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

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.



Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.