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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-199


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row -Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive 6 June 1944)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down, 8 September 1942, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, 24 September 1942
  • Delivered and placed in service, 30 September 1942
  • During World War II LCT(5)-199 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Eighteen; LCDR. A Hayes
    LCT Group Fifty-Three,
    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Sicilian occupation, 9 to 13 July 1943 Invasion of Normandy - Omaha Beach, 6 to 25 June 1944
    Transported 2nd Platoon, A Battery 197th AAA AW (SP) Battalion, Platoon Commander LT. Bridge
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT(5)-199 earned two battle stars for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 285 t.(fl)
    Length 114' 2" (o.a.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft
    limiting 3' 6"
    max.navigational 3' 6"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    two .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 2 1/2"
    gun shields 2"
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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-199 126k From left to right; LCT(5)-199, LCT(5)-195 and LCT(5)-20 at Portland-Hard, Dorset while loading for the Invasion of Normandy, 5 June 1944. Embarked in LCT(5)-199 is the 2nd Platoon A Battery 197th AAA AW (SP) Battalion while 1st Platoon command track backs onto LCT(5)-195. LCT(5)-20 (far right) is loaded w/2nd Platoon of C Battery.
    Photo #PL25481 courtesy Imperial War Museum
    Photo contributed by Robert Hurst, Caption contributed by Pat Lewis.
    LCT-555 116k Scene on "Omaha" Beach soon after the "D-Day" landings, showing stranded landing craft, piles of supplies, and dead Soldiers awaiting evacuation or burial. LCT(5)-199 is offshore in left center. LCT(A)(5)-2421, LCT(6)-555 and LCT(6)-638 are on the beach in the center (listed from the middle distance to further away). An LCVP from USS Thurston (AP-77) is in the left foreground. The photograph was received by the Naval Photo Science Laboratory, 14 June 1944, but was probably taken on or about 6 June.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-252557, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    US Naval Historical Center web site
    LCI(L)-92 99k The stern of the wrecked LCT(5)-2337 is in the right foreground.as well as a section of floating dock; at left, is the USS LCI-92 and LCT(5)-199. In the background USS LST-543 is being battered by the surf, somewhere along the coast of France, June 21, 1944.
    US Signal Corps photo # SC 193919
    James Mateyack

    There is no DANFS history available for LCT-199 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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