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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, 5 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
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT(5)-207 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-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 72k LCT(5)-207 landing her troops on the beach at Normandy, D-Day 6 June 1944. George M. Greene for his father George H. Greene LCT-207

    There is no DANFS 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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