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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 (3) - World War II Victory Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down, 3 September 1942, at Bison Ship Building Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, 22 September 1942
  • Delivered and placed in service, 29 September 1942
  • During World War II LCT(5)-198 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater:
    LCT Flotillas 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 15 July 1943 Invasion of Southern France, 15 August to 25 September 1944
    West Coast of Italy operations - 1944
    Anzio-Nettuno advanced landings, 22 January to 10 February 1944
    Elba and Pianosa landings, 17 June 1944

  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
  • LCT(5)-198 earned three battle stars for World War II service
  • Delivered, 24 January 1947, to the War Shipping Administration for disposal
  • 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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    LST-349 174k During the Anzio Invasion DUKW amphibious trucks prepare to move inland after landing on the Fifth Army Beachhead near Anzio. the LST in center appears to be USS LST-385. USS LST-349 and LCT(5)-198 are at right, circa 22 January - 25 February 1944.
    US National Archives Photo # SC 184436 a US Army Signal Corps photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command
    LCT-198 236k LCT(5)-198 and three additional LCTs beached at Camel Red Beach, south of France which was used by Task Group 87.10 for picking up prisoners and wounded. San Raphael is evident in the background behind the LCTs.
    US National Archives Photo, taken from "Operation Dragoon 1944:France's other D-Day" by Steven J. Zaloga.
    Robert Hurst

    There is no history record for LCT(5)-198 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 6 December 2019