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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)(A)-2227

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LCT(5)-2227
LCT(5)-227


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (Normandy)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal



LCT(5)-227 was Lend-Lease to the UK and Reverse Lend-Lease back to the US
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down, date unknown, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered and transferred to the United Kingdom, under the Lend-Lease program for Mediterranean Theater service, redesignated HM LCT(5)-2227
  • Armor plating added in early 1944 in the United Kingdom prior to Reverse Lend-Lease to the US Navy, redesignated LCT(5)(A)-2227
  • During World War II LCT(5)(A)-2227 (ENS. Victor Hicken OinC) was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy 6 to 25 June 31944

  • At Normandy LCT(A)-2227 was assigned to LCT Gunfire Support Group
  • Following World War II LCT(5)(A)-2227 was loaded aboard HM LST-180 for return to US Navy custody
  • Paid off and returned to US Navy custody at New York, 17 December 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT(5)-227 earned one battle star for World War II service as LCT(5)(A)-2227
    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-227 65k HM LCT(5)-2227 loaded with trucks entering the dock of a flooded down LSD (landing ship dock).
    Royal Navy Official photo Image # FL 7108 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums.
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history record available for LCT(5)-227 / LCT(5)-2227 / LCT(5)(A)-2227 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
    LCT(A)s at Normandy on D-Day
    LCT-227 / LCT-2227 / LCT(A)-2227
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    Last Updated 29 August 2014