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Landing Craft Tank
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (2)- World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5) Class:
Laid down, 28 August 1942, at Bison Ship Building Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Launched, 21 September 1942
Delivered, 26 September 1942
Placed in service, date unknown
During World War II LCT(5)-196 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns/td>
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Sicilian occupation, 9 to 15 July 1943
||Salerno landings, 9 to 21 September 1943
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 30 October 1943
LCT(5)-196 earned two battle stars for World War II service
Final Disposition, buckled in heavy seas in October 1943 while under tow of USS LST-309.
Aft section adrift, sunk by British. Bow section towed to Bizerte. No casualties
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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||LCT(5)-196 coming alongside an unidentified LST to attach a towline, date and location unknown.
There is no history record available for LCT(5)-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
Last Updated 27 April 2018
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