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Lost struck a mine off Normandy beachhead, 6 June 1944

Landing Craft Tank
LCT-30


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5) Class:
  • Laid down in September 1942, at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc WI.
  • Launched in October 1942
  • Delivered and placed in service in October 1942
  • During World War II LCT-30 was assigned to the European Theater LCT Flotillas 10 and LCT Flotilla 18 LCDR A. Hayes, in command, and participated in the following campaigns:
    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Sicilian occupation 10 July 1943 (Flotilla 10) Invasion of Normandy 6 June 1944 (Flotilla 18)
    Salerno landings 9 September 1943 (Flotilla 10) .

  • Lost, struck a mine off the Normandy beachhead, 6 June 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • LCT-30 earned three battle stars for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 286 short tons
    Length 114' 2" (ovl.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft 3'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement 13
    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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