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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
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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Last Updated 8 December 2017
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