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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 (2) - World War II Victory Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down, 8 September 1942, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
  • Launched, 20 September 1942
  • Delivered, 2 October 1942
  • Placed in service, date unknown
  • During World War II LCT(5)-153 was assigned to the Europe- Africa-Middle East Theater:
    LCT Flotillas Ten;
    LCT Flotilla Eighteen, LCDR A. Hayes; and participated in the following campaigns:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Sicilian occupation, 9 to 17 July 1943 and 28 July to 17 August 1943 (Flotilla 10) Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944 (Flotilla 18)

  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck, from the Naval Register, 24 February 1946
  • LCT(5)-153 earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • Delivered, 11 October 1946, to the War Shipping Administration for disposal
  • 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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    Size Image Description Contributed
    LCT-413 278k LCT(5)-153, LCT-413 and USS LST-389 beached at Sicily, 1943
    US Atlantic Fleet Command photo # AGC-4-558
    Dave Kerr
    1018015301 B&W
    230k LCT-153 and USS LST-325 beached Slapton Sands, circa January 1944. Note M36 tank destroyer in the foreground.
    1018015301 B&W- "Operation Dragon: The Liberation of Southern France 1944", by Anthony Tucker-Jones
    10160325234 Color - Facebook WW2 Colourised Photos.
    Robert Hurst and Tommy Trampp
    10160325234 Color

    There is no history available for LCT(5)-153 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 26 February 2021