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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-222


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
  • Merchant History
    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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 285 t.(fl)
    Length 114' 2" (o.a.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft
    limiting 3' 6"
    max.navigational 3' 6"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    two .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 2 1/2"
    gun shields 2"
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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-222
    LCT-222. LST-1 86k 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
    Mahoning County 63k LCT(5)-222, LST-914 LCT(5)-274, and LCT(6)-1003 beached after the invasion of southern France "Operation Anvil" in August 1944.
    US Army photo from
    Skylighters web site.
    Dennis Painter
    Commercial Service
    LCT-222 273k 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".
    Gerry Ouderkirk

    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

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