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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, 18 September 1942, at Bison Ship Building Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Launched, 3 October 1942
Delivered and placed in service, 16 October 1942
During World War II LCT(5)-204 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle Theater:
LCT Flotilla Ten and participated in the following campaigns:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
9 to 15 July and 28 July to 17 August 1943
|Invasion of southern France, 17 June to 25 September 1944
|West coast of Italy operations - 1944
Anzio-Nettuno, 22 January to 1 March 1944
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
LCT(5)-204 earned three battle stars for World War II service
Delivered, 8 July 1946, to the War Shipping Administration for disposal
Sold, 12 July 1946
Registered in 1949 to California Co., New Orleans, LA. as oil exploration vessel MV Quealy (ON 257526)
Resold in 1960, to Ayers & Co., Harvey, LA. registered as a tug, name retained
Resold in 1962, to Pacific Inland Nav. Co., Vancouver, WA. as a towboat, renamed MV Osage
Resold in 1969 to the Government of the United States
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.
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. Ship's service generator
three propellers, 675shp
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LCT(L)-204 beached at during resupply operations at Scoglitti, Sicily, 13 July 1943.
US Atlantic Fleet Command photo, AGC-4-563
||LCT(5)-452 and LCT(5)-204 (right) beached during landing operations at Scoglitti, Sicily, circa July 1943.
US Navy photo.
There is no history for LCT(5)-204 available 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 21 September 2018
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|