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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 (3) - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
Laid down, 16 August 1942, at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co. Manitowoc, WI.
Launched, 9 September 1942
Delivered and placed in service, 30 September 1942
During World War II LCT-20 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater:
LCT Flotilla Ten and LCT Flotilla Eighteen;
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)-20 earned three battle stars for World War service
Sold 25 August 1947
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Sicilian occupation 9 to 15 July 1943 (Flotilla 10)
||Invasion of Normandy 6 to 25 June 1944 (Flotilla 18)
Transported 2nd Platoon, C Battery 197th AAA AW (SP) Battalion, Platoon Commander LT. Johnson
|Salerno landings 9 to 21 September 1943 (Flotilla 10)
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(5)-20 underway with five tanks in the well deck, date and location unknown
||WWII LCT web site
||From left to right;
LCT(5)-20 at Portland, Dorset while loading for the Invasion of Normandy, 5 June 1944. Embarked in LCT(5)-199 is the 2nd Platoon A Battery 197th AAA AW (SP) Battalion while 1st Platoon command track backs onto LCT(5)-195. LCT(5)-20 (far right) is loaded w/2nd Platoon of C Battery.
Photo #PL25481 courtesy Imperial War Museum
|Photo contributed by Robert Hurst, Caption contributed by Pat Lewis.
There is no history record for LCT(5)-20 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
Last Updated 23 March 2018
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