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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-229 / LCT-2229
LCT-229 was Lend-Lease to the UK and Reverse Lend-Lease back to the US
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
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 LCT-2229
Reverse Lend-Lease to the US Navy (date unknown)
During World War II LCT-229 / LCT-2229 was assigned to the European Theater and participated in the:
Struck from the Naval Register, 13 November 1944
Final Disposition, lost in Operation Neptune, Normandy landings, 6 June 1944
LCT-229 earned one battle star as LCT-2229 for World War II service
- Invasion of Normandy, 6 June 1944
Displacement 286 short tons
Length 114' 2" (ovl.)
Beam 32' 8"
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
Armament 1 single 20mm AA gun mount, 2 .50 cal. machine guns
Armor 2 1/2" wheelhouse, 2" gun shield
Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 675 per shaft
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Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 29 April 2005
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