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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-188 was Lend-Lease to the UK and Reverse Lend-Lease back to the US
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
Laid down, 28 July 1942, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp., North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Launched, 28 August 1942
Delivered, 12 September 1942
Transferred to the United Kingdom, 29 September 1942, under the Lend-Lease program, redesignated HM LCT-2188
Armor plating added in early 1944 in the United Kingdom prior to Reverse Lend-Lease to the US Navy, redesignated LCT(A)-2188
During World War II LCT(A)-2188 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign;
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy 6 to 25 June 1944
LCT(A)-2188 was assigned to LCT Gunfire Support Group during the Invasion of Normandy
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
LCT(A)-2188 earned one battle star for World War II service
Delivered to the Foreign Liquidation Commission in June 1947 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.
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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||HM LCT(A)-2188 in the harbor of West Terschelling (An island of the Netherlands ) in June 1945, bringing troops and supplies ashore as well as providing material for the civilian population.
Photo source - Museum Behouden Huys, author and copyright unknown.
There is no history record for LCT(5)-188 / LCT-2188 / LCT(A)-2188 available 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
LCT(A)s at Normandy on D-Day
Last Updated 27 April 2018
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|