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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 (2) - 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-26 was assigned to the European Theater LCT Flotillas 10 and participated in the following campaigns:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Sicilian occupation 10 July 1943 (Flotilla 10)
||Salerno landings 9 September 1943 (Flotilla 10)
Lost do to weather conditions in the Gulf of Gaeta, Italy, 25 February 1944
Struck from the Naval Register, 6 March 1944
LCT-26 earned one battle star for World War II service
Displacement 286 short tons
Length 114' 2" (ovl.)
Beam 32' 8"
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
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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||LCT-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-26, LCT-35, LCT-242, unknown, LCT-34 and unknown. Photos from "A Photographic History of World War 2", Colliers, 1946,
There is no DANFS history for LCT-26 available at Navsource
View the LCT-26 page located at the World War II LCT Flotillas web site
Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 25 April 2008
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|