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Landing Craft Tank

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, 4 October 1942, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, 15 October 1942
  • Delivered and placed in service, 29 October 1942
  • During World War II LCT(5)-213 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT Flotilla Nine and LCT Flotilla Ten in the Mediterranean and LCT Flotilla Eighteen at Normandy 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 Normandy, 6 June to 25 June 1944
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 2013
  • LCT(5)-213 earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • Delivered, 13 July 1946, to the War Shipping Administration for disposal
  • Sold in 1946, registered to American Exporting & Importing Co., New Bedford, MA. as freighter MV Susanna Marie (ON 250521)
  • Sold in 1954, registered to Andike Corp, Houma, LA.
  • Final Disposition, abandoned in 1954
    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. Ships' service generator
    three propellers, 675shp

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    LCT-223 95k LCT(5)-213 and LCT(5)-223 on "Green" beach at Paestum, Italy a month after the initial landing as part of Operation Avalanche.
    US Army Signal Corps photo 111-SC-186672, now in the custody of the National Archives at College Park.
    Tracy White
    LCT-213 80k LCT(5)-213 along with another unidentified LCT against a background of loaded LSTs in an unidentified English harbor during late 1943 or early June 1944. Visible on the nearer LCT are two M4 Sherman tanks with extended exhausts for deep wading capability. Robert Hurst
    LCT-213 41k LCT(5)-213 at Slapton Sands, date unknown.
    Photo from US National Archives still photo from film.
    Bill Brinkley
    LCT-213 88k LCT(5)-213 at Normandy, date unknown.
    US National Archives still photo from film.
    Bill Brinkley

    There is no history for LCT(5)-213 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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