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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-228 was Lend-Lease to the UK and Reverse Lend-Lease back to the US
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
Laid down, 18 July 1942, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Launched, 24 August 1942
Delivered, 17 September 1942
Transferred to the United Kingdom, 2 February 1943, under the Lend-Lease program for Mediterranean Theater service, redesignated HM LCT-2228
Armor plating added in early 1944 in the United Kingdom prior to Reverse Lend-Lease to the US Navy, redesignated LCT(A)-2228
During World War II LCT(A)-2228 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)-2228 was assigned to LCT Gunfire Support Group
Returned to US Navy custody aboard HM LST-319, 17 December 1945, at New York City, N.Y.
Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
LCT(5)-228 earned one battle star for World War II service as LCT(A)-2228
Delivered, 9 October 1947, to the War Shipping Administration for disposal
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.
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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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 27 April 2018
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