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Landing Craft Tank
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)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
Laid down, 12 August 1942, at Manitowoc Ship Building Co. Manitowoc, WI.
Launched, 5 September 1942
Delivered and placed in service, 26 September 1942
During World War II LCT(5)-18 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater:
LCT Flotilla Eighteen, LCDR A Hayes;
LCT Group Fifty-Two and participated in the following campaigns:
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
LCT(5)-18 earned two battle stars for World War II service
Returned to the War Shipping Administration, 25 August 1947
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Sicilian occupation, 9 to 15 July 1943
||Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
Transported 1st Platoon, D Battery 197th AAA AW (SP) Battalion, Platoon Commander LT. Hess to Omaha Beach
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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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
Last Updated 23 March 2018
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