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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
    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.
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    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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    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 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

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