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Grounded off Normandy, 10 June 1944

Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-209


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 Normandy)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down in September 1942 at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched in October 1942
  • Delivered and placed in service in October 1942
  • During World War II LCT(5)-209 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT Flotillas Eighteen, LCDR. A. Hayes, and participated in the following campaigns:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Date Campaign and Date
    Sicilian occupation, 9 to 15 July 1943 Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
    Salerno landings, 9 to 21 September 1943  
  • Grounded off Normandy, 10 June 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 11 December 1944
  • Final Disposition, lost due to grounding
  • LCT(5)-209 earned three 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. Ship's service generator
    three propellers, 675shp

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    LST-380 1184k LCT(5)-209 and LCT(5)-219 are in the right background as USS LST-382 mates with a causeway at the Paestum Beaches, during the Salerno Invasion, 2 to 21 September 1843.
    US US National Archives photo # 26-G-2003 a US Coast Guard photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    Dave Kerr

    There is no DANFS history available for LCT-209 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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