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Landing Craft Tank
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row -Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive 6 June 1944)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
Laid down, 26 August 1942, at Bison Ship Building Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Launched, 17 September 1942
Delivered, 25 September 1942
During World War II LCT(5)-195 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater:
LCT Flotilla Eighteen; LCDR. A. Hayes;
LCT Group Fifty-Three and participated in the following campaigns:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns/td>
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Sicilian occupation, 9 to 16 July 1943
||Invasion of Normandy - Omaha Beach 6 to 25 June 1944
Transported 1st Platoon, C Battery 197th AAA AW (SP) Battalion, Platoon Commander LT. Loeb
|Salerno landings, 9 to 21 September 1943
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
LCT(5)-195 earned three battle stars for World War II service
Delivered, 4 August 1947, to the War Shipping Administration for disposal
Sold, 8 August 1947
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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||From left to right; LCT(5)-199, LCT(5)-195 and LCT(5)-20 at Portland-Hard, Dorset while loading for the Invasion of Normandy, 5 June 1944. Embarked in LCT(5)-199 is the 2nd Platoon A Battery 197th AAA AW (SP) Battalion while 1st Platoon command track backs onto LCT(5)--195. LCT(5)-20 (far right) is loaded with 2nd Platoon of C Battery.
Photo #PL25481 courtesy Imperial War Museum
|Photo contributed by Robert Hurst, Caption contributed by Pat Lewis.
There is no history available for LCT(5)-195 at Navsource
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