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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-33


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (4) - World War II Victory Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down 18 September 1942, at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc WI.
  • Launched, 2 October 1942
  • Delivered and placed in service, 28 October 1942
  • During World War II LCT(5)-33 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Nine and LCT Flotilla Ten and participated in the following campaigns:
    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Sicilian occupation 9 to 15 July 1943 (Flotilla Ten) West Coast of Italy operations; (LCT Flotilla Nine)
    Anzio-Nettuno advanced landings, 22 January to 4 February1944
    Salerno landings 9 to 21 September 1943 (Flotilla Ten) Invasion of southern France, 15 August to 17 September 1944

  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT(5)-33 earned four 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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    LCT-25 1144k LCT(5)-33 beached at Agropoli, Italy, 11 September 1943. LCT(5)-125 is unloading (DUKW) a 2 ton amphibious truck towing a 105mm gun
    US Army Signal Corps photo # III-SC 181087, Box 181 now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Dave Kerr
    LCT-33 41k LCT(5)-33 crew photo taken in the Mediterranean. Standing from the left are: Homer Dodds, Lawrence (Denny) Denison, James Burgess, Skipper Ltjg Jesse Anderson, Lewis Gaffney and John Morrissey. At the far right in the front row is a man named Ball, and next to him, Paloney. Note the gator emblem of the amphibious forces on the hull next to the 33.
    National Archives photo
    Ron Swanson

    There is no DANFS history available for LCT(5)-33 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
    US LCT-33
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    Last Updated 3 January 2014