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NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive
Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-8 was Lend-Lease to the UK and Reverse Lend-Lease back to the US
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Landing craft Tank (Mark 5):
Laid down in 1942 as LCT(5)-8, at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc WI.
Launched in 1942
Delivered and transferred, 28 September 1942, to the United Kingdom, under the Lend-Lease program for Mediterranean Theater service, redesignated HM LCT(5)-2008
Armor plating added in early 1944 in the United Kingdom prior to Reverse Lend-Lease to the US Navy, redesignated LCT(A)(5)-2008
During World War II LCT(5)(A)-2008 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
LCT(5)(A)-2008 was assigned to LCT Gunfire Support Group for the Invasion of Normandy
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 26 February 1946
Final Disposition, fate unknown
LCT(5)(A)-2008 earned one battle star for World War II service
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.
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. Ships' service generator
three propellers, 675shp
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||LCT(A)-2008 loaded with reinforcements moving toward the beach at Normandy on 7 June 1944. Note the missing bow ramp. She lost it on the beach the day before. In the center of the photo is a British LCR and various supply ships in the background.
US Army Signal Corps photo.
There is no DANFS history record for LCT-8 / LCT(A)-2008 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
LCT(A)s at Normandy on D-Day
Excerpt taking from the rough deck log of LCT 2008 - June 6, 1944 submitted by Ronald James Fardell in honor of his father James Fardell LCT(A)-2008
Last Updated 28 February 2014
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|