Please Report Any Broken Links Or Trouble You Might Come Across To The Webmaster.
Please Take A Moment To Let Us Know So That We Can Correct Any Problems And Make Your Visit As Enjoyable And As Informative As Possible.


NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive

Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-195


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 Shipbuilding 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 Flotillas Eighteen; Group Fifty-Three LCDR. A. Hayes, and participated in the following campaigns:
    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
    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
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT(5)-195 earned three battle stars for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 285 t.(fl)
    Length 114' 2" (o.a.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft
    limiting 3' 6"
    max.navigational 3' 6"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    two .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 2 1/2"
    gun shields 2"
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
    one Diesel-drive 20Kw 120V. D.C. Ships' service generator
    three propellers, 675shp

    Click On Image
    For Full Size Image
    Size Image Description Contributed
    By
    LCT-199 126k 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 DANFS history available for LCT(5)-195 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

    Back To The Navsource Photo Archives Main Page Back To The Amphibious Ship Type Index Back To The Landing Craft Tank (LCT) Photo Index
    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster.
    This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History
    Last Updated 17 January 2014