Allied Warships

HMS LCT 2281 (LCT 2281)

Landing craft tank of the LCT (Mk 5) class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeLanding craft tank
ClassLCT (Mk 5) 
PennantLCT 2281 
Built byMissouri Valley Bridge and Iron Works (Leavenworth, Kansas, U.S.A.) 
Laid downAug 1942 
LaunchedSep 1942 
CommissionedSep 1942 
Lost27 Oct 1942 
Loss position54° 32'N, 31° 02'W

Lost on transfer from the USA to the UK aboard the British merchant Sourabaya, which was sunk by the German submarine U-436.


Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 27 Oct 1942 by U-436 (Seibicke).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the HMS LCT 2281

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U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
(£ 38.25)

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