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Lost to underwater explosion at Algiers, 3 May 1943
Landing Craft Tank
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) Class:
Laid down in August 1942 at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc WI.
Launched in September 1942
Delivered and placed in service in October 1942
During World War II LCT(5)-23 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign:
Final Disposition, sunk 3 May 1943 at Algiers from an underwater explosion
Struck From the Naval Register, 25 March 1944
LCT(5)-23 earned one battle star for World War II service
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|North African occupation
Tunisian operation, 8 November 1942 to 3 May 1943
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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