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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)- 3

LCT(5)-3 was transferred to France
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, 6 June 1944, Normandy)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down, 15 June 1942, at Manitowoc Ship Building Co. Manitowoc, WI.
  • Launched, 29 July 1942
  • Delivered and placed in service, 22 August 1942
  • During World War II LCT(5)-3 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater LCT Flotilla Four, LCDR. Louis E. Hubbard, and participated in the following campaign:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • LCT(5)-3 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Transferred to France in 1949
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 285 t.(fl)
    Length 114' 2" (o.a.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    limiting 3' 6"
    max.navigational 3' 6"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    two .50 cal. machine guns
    wheelhouse 2 1/2"
    gun shields 2"
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
    one Diesel-drive 20Kw 120V. D.C. Ship's service generator
    three propellers, 675shp

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    LCT-3 73k LCT(5)-3, LCT(5)-474 and LCT(6)-526 unload trucks at Slapton Sands, on the southeast coast of Devon, during one of the many rehearsals for D-Day. Robert Hurst

    There is no history record for LCT(5)-3 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 13 October 2017