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Lost to underwater explosion at Algiers, 3 May 1943

Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-23


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:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    North African occupation
    Tunisian operation, 8 November 1942 to 3 May 1943

  • Final Disposition, sunk 3 May 1943 at Algiers from an underwater explosion
  • Struck From the Naval Register, date unknown
  • LCT(5)-23 earned one battle star for World War II 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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