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Struck a mine off Normandy, 6 June 1944
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):
Laid down, 2 September 1942, at Bison Ship Building Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Launched, 19 September 1942
Delivered, 29 September 1942
Placed in service, date unknown
During World War II LCT(5)-197 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East, LCT Flotillas Eighteen, LCDR. A. Hayes, 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
||Invasion of Normandy, 6 June 1944
At Normandy LCT(5)-197 transported the 58th FA Bn (Armored) to land at Dog White Beach. Beaching prevented by obstacles. Seams split by mine explosion,
craft abandoned 2055 with all vehicles still aboard. One officer unaccounted for.
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 14 October 1944
LCT(5)-197 earned two battle stars for World War II service
Final Disposition, lost due to sinking, 6 June 1944
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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Last Updated 27 April 2018
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