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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-149


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, 31August 1942, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
  • Launched, 28 September 1942
  • Delivered, 20 October 1942, LTjg. Juel Guillot, Office in Charge (from delivery to Normandy)
    Relieved by Asst. Officer-in-Charge LTjg. Robert Blegen (after Normandy and through return to US in 1945)
  • During World War II LCT(5)-149 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT Flotilla Ten and LCT Flotilla Eighteen, LCDR A. Hayes, and participated in the following campaigns:
    European Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Sicilian occupation, 9 to 15 July 1943 (LCT Flotilla 10) Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944 (LCT Flotilla 18)

  • Returned to the US aboard an LST and placed out of service in 1945 at Brooklyn Navy Yard
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT(5)-149 earned two battle stars 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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    LCT-149 48k LCT(5)-149 beached at Slapton Sands, England, while off-loading a bulldozer, date unknown.
    Photo from US National Archives film section
    Bill Brinkley
    LCT-149 88k View of "Omaha" Beach following emplacement of the "Gooseberry" breakwater of sunken ships, circa mid-June 1944. Construction operations are underway in the foreground, with two bulldozers at work. The old British battleship Centurion, sunk as part of the breakwater, is visible in the center. Landing craft present at or near the shoreline include (from center to left): LCT(5)-149; British LCT-2043 (marked "U.S."); British LCT-1024; LCT-413 and LCT-611. The British LCT-1024 is somewhat off shore, in the right center, headed toward the right. This view forms the left half of a panorama.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-258260 a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    US Naval Historical Center web site

    There is no DANFS history available for LCT(5)-149 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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    Last Updated 10 January 2014