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Lost to enemy action, 6 June 1944 at Normandy
Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-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 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
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
Laid down, 31 July 1942, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Launched, 24 August 1942
Delivered, 5 September 1942
Transferred to the United Kingdom, 28 January 1943, under the Lend-Lease program for Mediterranean Theater service, redesignated HM LCT-2229
Reverse Lend-Lease to the US Navy, redesignated LCT-2229
During World War II LCT-2229 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
Placed out of Service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 13 November 1944
LCT-229 earned one battle star as LCT-2229 for World War II service
Final Disposition, lost in Operation Neptune, Normandy landings, 6 June 1944, foundered in rough seas in the assault area
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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