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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-210


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 (3) - World War II Victory Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down, 30 September 1942, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, 14 October 1942
  • Delivered, 24 October 1942
  • During World War II LCT(5)-210 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT Flotilla Ten and participated in the following campaigns:
    European Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Sicilian operation, 9 to 15 July and 28 July to 17 August 1943 Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
    West coast of Italy operations
    Anzio-Nuttuno advanced landing, 22 January to 1 February 1944
     

  • Placed out of service , date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT(5)-210 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. Ships' service generator
    three propellers, 675shp

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    LCT-210 121k LCT(5)-210 unloading cargo from a Liberty Ship during the invasion of Anzio, circa January - March 1943.
    US Navy photo for "All Hands" magazine, May 1944 issue.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.

    There is no DANFS history for LCT(5)-210 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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