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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 (2) - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5) Class:
Laid down, 25 September 1942, at Jones & Laughlin Steel Co., Pittsburgh, PA.
Launched, 27 October 1942
Delivered and placed in service, 17 November 1942
During World War II LCT(5)-80 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater:
LCT Flotilla Eighteen LCDR A. Hayes; and participated in the following campaigns:
European-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Sicilian occupation, 9 to 15 July and 28 July to 17 August 1954
||Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
Placed out of service in 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
LCT(5)-80 earned two battle star for World War II service
Transferred to the War Shipping Administration for disposal in July 1947
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)-80 being loaded aboard USS LST-506 for transport to the European Theater.
||Photo by Robert Edwin Seger RM3/c USS LST-506 submitted by his granddaughter Kathleen Mayo Kendrick
There is no history for LCT(5)-80 available 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 10 November 2017
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|