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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, 23 October 1942, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, 5 November 1942
  • Delivered and placed in service, 16 November 1942
  • During World War II LCT(5)-223 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Sicily occupation 9 to 15 July 1943 West Coast of Italy operations - 1944 9 to 21 September 1943
    Anzio-Nettuno advanced landings, 22 January to 25 February 1944
    Elba and Pianosa landings, 17 July 1944
    Invasion of southern France 15 August to 25 September 1944  
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
  • LCT(5)-223 earned three battle stars for World War II service
  • Delivered, 16 November 1946, to the War Shipping Administration for disposal
  • Sold in 1949, registered to H & M Boats, Harvey, LA. as freighter MV Mudbug (ON 256598)
  • Sold in 1961, registered to Mayronne Drilling Mud & Chemical Co., Harvey, LA.
  • Reflagged, Panama in 1964
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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.
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    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-223 95k LCT(5)-223 and LCT(5)-213 on "Green" beach at Paestum, Italy a month after the initial landing as part of Operation Avalanche (Salerno landings, 9 September 1943).
    US Army Signal Corps photo 111-SC-186672, now in the custody of the National Archives at College Park.
    Tracy White

    There is no history record for LCT(5)-223 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 27 April 2018