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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 Shipbuilding 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
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
Final Disposition, fate unknown
LCT(5)-31 earned three 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. Ships' service generator
three propellers, 675shp
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||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 USG-6A included 21 LSTs with LCTs loaded on deck, 30 LCIs and various minesweepers, part ol craft, and freighters that brought the total number of ships to 92.
LST 383 web site
There is no DANFS 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
Last Updated 3 January 2014
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|