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Lost to weather in the Gulf of Gaeta, 25 February 1944
Landing Craft Tank
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5) Class:
Laid down, 31 August 1942, at Manitowoc Ship Building Co., Manitowoc WI.
Launched, 30 September 1942
Delivered, 12 October 1942
Placed in service, date unknown
During World War II LCT(5)-26 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater LCT Flotillas Ten and participated in the following campaigns:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|North African occupation
Tunisian operations, 8 November 1942 to 9 July 1943
|Salerno landings 9 September 1943
|Sicilian occupation 10 July 1943
Lost due to weather conditions in the Gulf of Gaeta, Italy, 25 February 1944
Struck from the Naval Register, 6 March 1944
LCT-26 earned three 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. Ship's service generator
three propellers, 675shp
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||LCT(5)-26 beached at Licata Sicily while unloading troops during the Sicilian operations.
US Army photo.
|World War II LCT Flotillas
||LCTs on the beach at Salerno, 9 September 1943. From left to right; LCT(5)-26,
LCT(5)-35, LCT(5)-242, unknown, LCT(5)-34 and unknown.
Photos from "A Photographic History of World War 2", Colliers, 1946,
There is no history for LCT(5)-26 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
LCT-26 World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 23 March 2018
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|