Allied Warships

USS LCT 253 (LCT 253)

Landing craft tank of the LCT (Mk 5) class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeLanding craft tank
ClassLCT (Mk 5) 
PennantLCT 253 
Built byPidgeon-Thomas Iron Co. (Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A.) 
Laid down23 Sep 1942 
Launched21 Oct 1942 
Commissioned11 Nov 1942 
Lost21 Jan 1945 

Foundered en-route to Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands area


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