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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
    Sicilian occupation
    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.
    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. Ship's service generator
    three propellers, 675shp

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    LCI(L)-194 1025k USS LCI(L)-194, LCT(L)-452, LCT(L)-154 and LCT(L)-204 beached at during resupply operations at Scoglitti, Sicily, 13 July 1943.
    US Atlantic Fleet Command photo, AGC-4-563
    Dave Kerr
    LCT-452 330k LCT(5)-452 and LCT(5)-204 (right) beached during landing operations at Scoglitti, Sicily, circa July 1943.
    US Navy photo.
    Tom Kermen

    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
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    Last Updated 21 September 2018