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Lost due to air attack off Anzio, 15 February 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, 15 February 1944)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal
Individual Awards and Citations
Purple Heart (KIA Carl Raymond Mickelson GM2/c, 15 February 1944)
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
Laid down 28 September 1942, at Manitowoc Ship Building Co., Manitowoc WI.
Launched, 23 October 1942
Delivered, 3 November 1942
Placed in service, date unknown, LTjg. Robert S. Esbensen, USNR Officer in Charge, (March 1944)
During World War II LCT(5)-35 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT Flotillas Nine and Ten and participated in the following campaigns:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Sicilian occupation 10 July 1943 (Flotilla 10)
||West Coast of Italy operations; (LCT Flotilla 9)
Anzio-Nettuno advanced landings, 15 February 1944
|Salerno landings 9 September 1943 (Flotilla 10)
Lost, sunk by air attack off Anzio, 15 February 1944
While alongside the LIberty ship SS Elihu Yale with British LCT-554 loading ammunition Elihu Yale was and hit and sunk during an
air raid. Crewmember Carl Raymond Mickelson GM2/c was killed in action
Struck from the Naval Register, 6 March 1944
LCT-35 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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||LCTs on the beach at Salerno, 9 September 1943. From left to right;
LCT(5)-34 and unknown. Photos from "A Photographic History of World War 2", Colliers, 1946,
There is no history available for LCT(5)-35 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 23 March 2018
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|