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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 (4) - World War II Victory Medal

Personal Awards

Purple Heart (KIA, ENS Salvatore John Cavallero, USNR, Salerno, 9 September 1943)
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down, 25 October 1942, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, 5 November 1942
  • Delivered and placed, 17 November 1942
  • During World War II LCT(5)-224 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT Flotilla 10 and participated in the following campaigns:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Sicilian occupation
    9 to 15 July and 28 July to 17 August 1943
    West Coast of Italy operations
    Anzio-Nuttuno advanced landings, 22 January to 1 March 1944
    Salerno landings
    9 to 21 September 1943
    Invasion of Southern France, 15 August to 17 September 1944

  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
  • LCT(5)-224 earned four battle stars for World War II service
  • Delivered, 16 August 1946, to the War Shipping Administration for disposal
  • Sold, 6 November 1946
  • 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-224 136k LCT(5)-224 on the beach at Normandy in June 1944 landing replacement troops. In the background is a British LCT and in the foreground is the USS Joseph T. Dickman (APA-13)" LCVP No. 1.
    US Army photo.
    Philippe Gonzales
    LCT-224 103k LCT(5)-224 moored alongside a ship, date and location unknown. John P. Rozier for his father Lt. John W. Rozier OinC LCT(5)-224
    LCT-224 331k LCT(5) Flotilla 10 orders for Lt. John W. Rozier to detach as Commander of Division Fifty-Eight and assume the duties of OinC of LCT(5)-224. LTjg Rozier was OinC from May to July 1944. John P. Rozier for his father Lt. John W. Rozier OinC LCT(5)-224

    There is no history available for LCT(5)-224 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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