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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
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.
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)-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).
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
Last Updated 13 April 2018
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|