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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-31


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
    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
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT(5)-31 earned three battle stars for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 285 t.(fl)
    Length 114' 2" (o.a.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft
    limiting 3' 6"
    max.navigational 3' 6"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    two .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 2 1/2"
    gun shields 2"
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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 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. Steve McKenna
    LST 383 web site
    LST-383 66k

    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

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