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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-188 / LCT-2188 / LCT(A)-2188


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



LCT-188 was Lend-Lease to the UK and Reverse Lend-Lease back to the US
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down, date unknown, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered and transferred to the United Kingdom, under the Lend-Lease program for Mediterranean Theater service, redesignated 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
  • LCT(A)-2188 was assigned to LCT Gunfire Support Group for the following campaign:
    European-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 June 1944
  • Placed out of service and returned to the United Kingdom, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT-188 earned one battle star for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 286 short tons
    Length 114' 2" (ovl.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft 3'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement 13
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament 1 single 20mm AA gun mount, 2 .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor 2 1/2" wheelhouse, 2" gun shield
    Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 675 per shaft

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    LCT-188 190k HM LCT-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.
    Ron Rijkers
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    There is no DANFS history record for LCT-188 / LCT-2188 / LCT(A)-2188 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    World War II LCT Flotillas
    LCT(A)s at Normandy on D-Day
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    Last Updated 12 November 2010