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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:
|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
Final Disposition, fate unknown
LCT(5)-213 earned two battle stars for World War II service
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.
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(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.
||LCT(5)-213 at Slapton Sand, date unknown.
Photo from US National Archives still photo from film.
||LCT(5)-213 at Normandy, date unknown.
US National Archives still photo from film.
There is no DANFS 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
Last Updated 25 January 2014
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|