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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-196


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5) Class:
  • Laid down in August 1942 at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched in September 1942
  • Delivered in October 1942
  • During World War II LCT-196 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater
  • Final Disposition, lost due to weather off Salerno, Italy, 27 September 1943
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
    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-25 269k LCT-196 coming alongside an unidentified LST to attach a towline, date and location unknown. Ron Swanson
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    There is no DANFS history record available for LCT-196 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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