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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 (3) - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
Laid down, 12 October 1942, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Launched, 24 October 1942
Delivered and placed in service, 9 November 1942
During World War II LCT(5)-217 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Sicilian occupation, 9 to 15 July 1943
||Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
|West Coast of Italy operation-1944
Anzio-Nettuno advanced landings, 22 January to 2 February 1944
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946 (date unknown)
Final Disposition, fate unknown
LCT(5)-217 earned three battle star 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)-217 beached with wounded soldiers from Normandy at Weymouth, England, circa June 1944.
US Army Signal Corps photo
|Medical Department, US Army "Surgery in World War II - Activities of Surgical Consultants Vol. II"
There is no DANFS history record for LCT(5)-217 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 24 January 2014
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|