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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:
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
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 20 October 2017
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