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Lost due to air attack off Anzio, 15 February 1944

Landing Craft Tank
LCT-35


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


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down 21 September 1942, at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc WI.
  • Launched in October 1942
  • Delivered and placed in service, 3 November 1942
  • During World War II LCT-35 was assigned to the European Theater, LCT Flotillas 9 and 10 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
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT-35 earned two battle stars for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 286 short tons
    Length 114' 2" (ovl.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft 3'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement 13
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament 1 single 20mm AA gun mount, 2 .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor 2 1/2" wheelhouse, 2" gun shield
    Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 675 per shaft

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    LCT-1 282k LCTs on the beach at Salerno, 9 September 1943. From left to right; LCT-26, LCT-35, LCT-242, unknown, LCT-34 and unknown. Photos from "A Photographic History of World War 2", Colliers, 1946, Daniel Wilmes

    There is no DANFS history available for LCT-35 at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    World War II LCT Flotillas

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