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Lost to grounding, 6 June 1944
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):
Laid down, 28 August 1942, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
Launched, 24September 1942
Delivered, 18 October 1942
Placed in service, date unknown
During World War II LCT(5)-147 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater:
LCT Flotilla Ten and
LCT Flotilla Eighteen and participated in the following campaigns:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
10 July 1943 (LCT Flotilla 10)
|Invasion of Normandy
June 1944 (LCT Flotilla 18)
Lost due to grounding off the Normandy beachhead, 6 June 1944- Scheduled to land 467th AAAW Bn at Beach Dog White, could not find beach opening, driven off by enemy
gun fire. Beached again at 1615, first vehicle stalled, later unloaded successfully. Lost by grounding late in the day. Refloated by
USS Bannock (ATF-81), 8 July, turned over to US Army Tug ST-247.
Destroyed by pounding on beach in storm.
Struck from the Naval Register, 11 December 1944
LCT(5)-147 earned two battle stars for World War II service
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)-147 (left) along with other LCAs and LCTs as viewed from the former entrenchments of the German 352nd Infantry Division at Omaha Beach, June 1944.
||In the foreground wrecked and abandoned LCT(5)-147 sitting on the sand during low tide at Normandy, circa June 1944. In the background is USS LST-290 sitting high and dry waiting for the tide to turn.
||Chuck Hauptman for his father Charles Hauptman BM3/c LCT-580
||LCT(6)-638 being refloated after sinking during storm at Normandy. Also in the photo is the hulk of LCT(5)-147.
||Jeff Card for his grandfather Melvin Downing MoMM/3c LCT-638
There is no history available for LCT(5)-147 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 20 April 2018
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