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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-207


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


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


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down, 25 September 1942, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, 9 October 1942
  • Delivered, 16 October 1942
  • During World War II LCT(5)-207 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT Flotilla Eighteen, LCDR A. Hayes, and participated in the following campaigns:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
    Campaign and Date Campaign and Date
    Sicilian occupation 9 to 15 July 1943 Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
  • LCT(5)-207 earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • Delivered, 22 July 1946, to the War Shipping Administration for disposal
  • Sold in 1953, registered to Puerto Rico Agricultural Co., Santurco PR as freighter MV Isabel II (ON 250392)
  • Reflagged Dominican Republic in 1953
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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-207 55k LCT(5)-207 beached at Slapton Sands, England, while off-loading a bulldozer, date unknown.
    Photo from US National Archives Tape No. 68-1931.
    Bill Brinkley
    LCT-293 75k LCT(5)-207 and LCT(5)-293, probably in port in southern England prior to D-Day 6 June 1944. Chris Miller for his father George Robert Miller SM2/c LCT-293
    LCT-207 40k Smoke from grass fires obscure the bluff on several sectors, notably Dog Red, shown here. The smoke is still visible when this picture was taken, about 1600. LCT(5)-207, carrying the self-propelled guns of the 58th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, was finally able to make shore after an attempt at 0600 had failed. Obstacles on this part of Omaha beach were still intact that afternoon. George M. Greene for his father George H. Greene LCT-207

    There is no history for LCT(5)-207 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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