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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-197


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down (date unknown) at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched (date unknown)
  • Delivered and placed in service (date unknown)
  • During World War II LCT-197 was assigned to the European Theater, LCT Flotillas 18, LCDR. A. Hayes, in command and participated in the:
  • Struck a mine off the Normandy beachhead, 6 June 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 14 October 1944
  • Final Disposition, lost due to sinking, 6 June 1944
  • LCT-197 earned on battle star for World War II service
    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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