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Sunk by German air attack, 14 July 1943, off Salerno

Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-19


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, 14 July 1943)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down in August 1942, at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co. Manitowoc, WI.
  • Launched in September 1942
  • Delivered and placed in service in September 1943
  • During World War II LCT(5)-19 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Nine and LCT Flotilla Ten and participated in the following campaigns:
    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Sicilian occupation 9 to 15 July 1943 Salerno landings 6 to 21 September 1943

  • Sunk by German air attack, 14 July 1943, off Salerno
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • LCT(5)-19 earned two battle stars for World War service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 285 t.(fl)
    Length 114' 2" (o.a.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft
    limiting 3' 6"
    max.navigational 3' 6"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    two .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 2 1/2"
    gun shields 2"
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
    one Diesel-drive 20Kw 120V. D.C. Ships' service generator
    three propellers, 675shp

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