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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 and placed in service, 2 October 1942
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
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)-153 and USS LST-325 beached at Slapton
Sands, circa January 1944. Note M36 tank destroyer in the foreground.
Photo source, "Operation Dragon: The Liberation of Southern France 1944", by Anthony Tucker-Jones.
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
Last Updated 10 November 2017
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|