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Lost due to grounding off Normandy 6 June 1944

Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-27


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (4) - World War II Victory Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5) Class:
  • Laid down in August 1942, at Manitowoc Ship Building Co., Manitowoc WI.
  • Launched in September 1942
  • Delivered and placed in service in October 1942
  • During World War II LCT(5)-27 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater LCT Flotillas Ten and LCT Flotilla Eighteen, LCDR A. Hayes, and participated in the following campaigns:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    North African occupation (Flotilla 10)
    Tunisian operations, 8 November 1942 to 9 July 1943
    Salerno landings 9 September 1943 (Flotilla 10)
    Sicilian occupation 10 July 1943 (Flotilla 10) Invasion of Normandy 6 June 1944 (Flotilla 18)

  • Lost due to grounding off the Normandy beachhead, 6 June 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 14 October 1944
  • LCT(5)-27 earned four battle stars 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. Ship's service generator
    three propellers, 675shp

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    LCT-27 71k LCT(5)-27 beached at Licata, Sicily, July 1943. © Wide World, 1966 Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret

    There is no history for LCT(5)-27 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-27 World War II LCT Flotillas
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