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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-80


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
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration for disposal in July 1947
  • LCT(5)-80 earned two battle star 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-506 172k 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 DANFS history for LCT-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

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