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Lost struck a mine off Normandy beachhead, 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 (3) - World War II Victory Medal
Individual Awards and Citations
Purple Heart - (KIA-John Emanuel Anderson MoMM1/c, 6 June 1944)
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5) Class:
Laid down, 10 September 1942, at Manitowoc Ship Building Co., Manitowoc WI.
Launched, 16 October 1942
Delivered, 20 October 1942
Placed in service, date unknown
During World War II LCT(5)-30 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater LCT Flotillas 10 and LCT Flotilla 18
LCDR A. Hayes, 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
LCT-30 was assigned to land on Easy Green, Omaha Beach but instead landed on Easy Red, Omaha Beach. After unloading and retracting she was hit by an artillery shell in the engine room,
disabling all three engines. The LCT was abandoned under fire with the loss of one man Killed in Action (John Emanuel Anderson MoMM1/c). LCT-30 was refloated by
USS ATR-3 and beached 15 July 1944. She was towed off the beach to a buoy by
USS Algorma (ATO-34), 16 July and re-beached, 17 July
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 19 May 1945
LCT(5)-30 earned three battle stars for World War II service
Final Disposition, fate unknown
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. Ships' service generator
three propellers, 675shp
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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
Last Updated 23 March 2018
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