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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, 21 October 1942, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Launched, 4 November 1942
Delivered, 13 November 1942
During World War II LCT(5)-222 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater LCT Flotilla Ten and participated in the following campaigns:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Sicily occupation 9 to 21 September 1943
||Invasion of southern France 15 August to 12 September 1944
|West Coast of Italy operations - 1944 9 to 21 September 1943
Elba and Pianosa landings, 17 July 1944
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
Converted to a ferry in 1947 by Canadian Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., renamed Amherst Islander providing service between Kingston and Amherst Island, Ontario, Canada
Sold in April 1955, to McNamara Construction Co., Toronto, Canada, renamed Tante II
Final Disposition, last reported in Canadian List of Ships in June 1963, fate unknown
LCT(5)-222 earned three 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)-222 lands a US Army jeep on an Italian beach. USS LST-1 is in the background. This view may have been taken during the Salerno landings, circa September 1943.
US Army Signal Corps # USA C-176, from the US Army Signal Corps collection now in the US National Archives.
|US Naval Historical Center
LCT(6)-1003 beached after the invasion of southern France "Operation Anvil" in August 1944.
US Army photo from Skylighters web site.
||Ex-LCT(5)-222 arriving at Canadian Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., from New York to undergo conversion to the ferry Amherst Islander.
Photo from "The Kingston Whig-Standard, Saturday, September 13, 1947, p. 2".
There is no DANFS history record for LCT-222 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 31 January 2014
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|