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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 (3) - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
Laid down, 11 August 1942, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
Launched, 9 September 1942
Delivered and placed in service, 21 October 1942
During World War II LCT(5)-136 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT Flotilla Ten and participated in the following campaigns:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Sicilian occupation 9 to 15 July 1943
||Invasion of Southern France 15 August to 5 September 1944
|West Coast of Italy operations
Anzio-Nuttuno advanced landings, 22 January to 1 March 1944
Elba and Pianosa landings, 17 June 1944
Placed out of service in 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
LCT(5)-136 earned three battle stars for World War II service
Sold, 30 August 1946
Final Disposition, fate unknown
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)-136 (far right) beached during the invasion of Sicily, 9 July 1943, showing men and materiel landing under heavy fire on D-Day.
Note shell burst in center.
US National Archives, Photo No. SC-175764, a US Army Signal Corps. photo now in the collections of the US National Archives./font>
||LCT(5)-136 beached while unloading British-manned Universal Carriers onto the beachhead at Anzio, circa January-February 1944.
There is no history available for LCT(5)-136 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 13 July 2018
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|