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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-21


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down (date unknown) at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co. Manitowoc, WI.
  • Launched (date unknown)
  • Delivered and placed in service (date unknown)
  • During World War II LCT-21 was assigned to the European Theater and participated in the:
  • LCT-21was in transit from the USA to the Mediterranean aboard SS Arthur Middleton and was lost, 1 January 1943, when Arthur Middleton was sunk by U-73 in convoy UGS-3 off Oran, Algeria
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
    Specifications:
    Displacement 286 short tons
    Length 114' 2" (ovl.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft 3'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement 13
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament 1 single 20mm AA gun mount, 2 .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor 2 1/2" wheelhouse, 2" gun shield
    Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 675 per shaft

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