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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 (4) - World War II Victory Medal

Personnel Awards

Purple Hearts (3 KIA and 3 WIA, 27 February 1943 at Anzio)

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down, 17 August 1942, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
  • Launched, 31 August 1942
  • Delivered and placed in service, 12 September 1942
  • During World War II LCT(5)-140 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT Flotillas Nine and participated in the following campaigns:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Sicilian occupation 9 to 15 July 1943 West Coast of Italy operations
    Anzio-Nuttuno advanced landings, 22 January to 1 March 1944
    Elba and Pianosa landings, 17 June 1944
    Salerno landings, 9 to 21 SEptember 1943 Invasion of Southern France 15 August to 25 September 1944

  • LCT(5)-140 was severely damaged, 27 February 1943, when attacked by a German dive bomber while she was in the harbor at Anzio. The German pilot scored at least one direct hit on the LCT. The crew suffered three men killed and three wounded including the OIC LT. Grantz who was wounded
  • LCT(5)-140 was repaired and returned to service
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • LCT(5)-140 earned four battle stars for World War II service
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
  • Transferred, 3 June 1947, to the War Shipping Administration
  • Sold in July 1947
  • 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.
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    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-140 57k LCT(5)-140 heading to the beach during the invasion of Elba, off the Italian coast, 16 June 1944.
    Imperial War Museum Admiralty Official Collection, by Priest, L.C. (Lt), Photo No. IWM (A 24383).
    Mike Green

    There is no DANFS history available for LCT(5)-140 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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