Allied Warships

USS LCT 281 (LCT 281)

Landing craft tank of the LCT (Mk 5) class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeLanding craft tank
ClassLCT (Mk 5) 
PennantLCT 281 
Built byMissouri Valley Bridge and Iron Works (Leavenworth, Kansas, U.S.A.) 
Laid downAug 1942 
LaunchedSep 1942 
End service 

Transferred to the RN upon completion in September 1942
Lost while in transfer to the U.K. on 27 October 1942 when the merchant Sourabaya was sunk by the German submarine U-268


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