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Landing Craft Tank
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
Laid down, 17 October 1942, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Launched, 30 October 1942
Delivered and placed in service, 11 November 1942
During World War II LCT(5)-219 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT Flotilla Ten and participated in the following campaigns:
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
LCT(5)-219 earned three battle stars for World War II service
Delivered, 25 August 1947, to the War Shipping Administration for disposal
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Sicilian occupation, 9 to 15 July 1943
||West Coast of Italy operations
Anzio-Nuttuno advanced landings, 22 January to 1 March 1944
|Salerno landings, 9 to 21 September 1943
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)-219 and LCT(5)-209 are in the right background as
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
||LCT(5)-219 alongside the merchantman SS Alexander Majors during the Italian campaign at either Salerno or Anzio in 1943-44.
There is no history available for LCT(5)-219 at Navsource
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World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 27 April 2018
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|