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Lost due to grounding off Normandy 6 June 1944
Landing Craft Tank
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, 6 June 1944, Normandy)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (4) - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5) Class:
Laid down, 3 September 1942, at Manitowoc Ship Building Co., Manitowoc WI.
Launched 8 October 1942
Delivered, 14 October 1942
Placed in service, date unknown
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)
LCT(5)-27 carried the 467th AAAW Bn at Normandy
Lost due to grounding off the Normandy beachhead, 6 June 1944
LCT(5)-27 lost her starboard screw, and then was damaged by gunfire while attempting to beach at Dog Green, Omaha Beach.
She was towed off the beach by LCT(6)-535 to a repair tug, but the tug was called away.
LCT(5)-207 then attempted to tow LCT(5)-27 to the beach, but the badly damaged LCT capsized within 1500 yards of the beach with loss of all vehicles.
Refloated by USS Bannock (ATF-81), 9 July 1944, and sunk in 66' of water in Baie de Seine (49-24-50N 000-49-45W)
Struck from the Naval Register, 14 October 1944
LCT(5)-27 earned four battle stars 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)-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
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U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
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Last Updated 23 March 2018
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