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Landing Craft Tank

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):
  • Laid down 12 September 1942, at Manitowoc Ship Building Co., Manitowoc WI.
  • Launched, 17 October 1942
  • Delivered, 27 October 1942
  • During World War II LCT(5)-31 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Sicilian occupation
    6 to 16 July and 26 July to 17 August 1944
    Invasion of southern France
    15 August to 10 September 1944
    West Coast of Italy operations-1944
    Anzio-Nettuno advanced landings, 22 January to 19 February 1944

  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
  • LCT(5)-31 earned three battle stars for World War II service
  • Delivered to the War Shipping Administration, 12 July 1946 and sold the same day
  • Registered in 1947 to Halliburton Oil Well Cementing Co., Harvey, LA., named MV Halliburton 201 (ON 251776)
  • Registered in 1970 to International Sales & Development Co., Harvey, LA. as the freighter MV Antonia
  • Registered in 1972 to Milton Morrison, New Orleans, LA.
  • Out of documentation between 1981-88
  • 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.
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    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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    LST-383 46k LCT(5)-31 secured to the main deck of USS LST-383 while that ship was part of Convoy UGS-6A off Bermuda, 27 March 1943. Convoy UGS-6A included 21 LSTs with LCTs loaded on deck, 30 LCIs and various minesweepers, part of craft, and freighters that brought the total number of ships to 92. Steve McKenna
    LST 383 web site
    LST-383 66k

    There is no history available for LCT(5)-31 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

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