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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, 3 September 1942, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
  • Launched, 18 September 1942
  • Delivered and placed in service, 30 September 1942
  • During World War II LCT(5)-152 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater: LCT Flotillas Nine and LCT Flotilla Ten and participated in the following campaigns:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Sicilian occupation 9 to 15 July 1943 (Flotilla 10) West Coast of Italy operations; (Flotilla 9)
    Anzio-Nettuno advanced landings, 22 January to 1 March 1944
    Salerno landings 9 to 21 September 1943 (Flotilla 10)  

  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
  • LCT(5)-152 earned three battle stars for World War II service
  • Turned over to the War Shipping Administration, 21 January 1947, for disposal
  • Registered (sold) in 1947, to Grannis, Thompson & Street, Co., Charleston, S.C., register as freighter MV Murray D. (ON 257760)
  • Registered (sold) in 1951, to Donald M. Fay, Jersey City, N.J. as a tugboat, name retained, homeport NYC
  • Final Disposition, foundered about 100 miles NW of Bermuda, 28 June 1951
    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-152 1173k LCT(5)-152 as seen from a trailing LCT while in convoy, 20 January 1944, headed for the 5th Army Beachhead at Anzio, Italy.
    US Army Signal Corps photo # SC 359287 by Snow, 163rd Signal Photo Company, from the collections of the US National Archives.
    Dave Kerr
    NA 11034
    95k Stern view of LCT(5)-152 withdrawing from the beachhead at Anzio, during Operation Shingle, 22 January 1944. In the foreground a British Sherman tank of 23rd Armoured Brigade drives down the ramp of an unidentified LCT.
    Imperial War Museums photo #'s NA 11035 and NA 11034 by Sgt. Dawson, No 2 Army Film & Photographic Unit.
    Robert Hurst
    NA 11035
    LCT-152 184k LCT(5)-152 alongside HMHS Oxfordshire to unload wounded during the Anzio landings, circa January-February 1944. David G. P. Morse for his father Leading Sickbay Attendant Sidney Arnold Morse HMHS Oxfordshire
    LCT-152 277k

    There is no history available for LCT(5)-152 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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