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Lost to enemy action, 15 September 1943

Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-241


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive - 15 September 1943, off Salerno)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal

Personal Awards

Purple Heart (17 KIA, 13 September 1943)


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down, 28 August 1942, at Pidgeon-Thomas Iron Co. Memphis, TN.
  • Launched, 19 September 1942
  • Delivered, 30 September 1942
  • Placed in service, date unknown
  • During World War II LCT(5)-241 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater 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 Salerno landings, 9 to 15 September 1944
  • Lost from enemy air attack off Salerno, 15 September 1943. ComNavNaw WD: "10 Nov 43: LCT 241 reported by Commander Landing Craft and Bases, Eight Amphibious Force as considered missing in action off SALERNO beach about 15 September. No Survivors." 17 Killed:
    Sea1c Lamar Alton Arnold USNR (614 84 78)
    Sea1c Robert Russell Baker USNR (639 08 89)
    QM3c Lawrence Earl Boggs USNR (560 10 85)
    Sea1c Darrel W. Borten USNR (723 02 16)
    Sea1c James Lloyd Bowen (636 89 44)
    Cox Vernon Lee Brooks (669 15 21)
    Sea1c Carmella Alexander De Francisco USNR (305 27 20)
    ENS Edwin John Hostos USNR (O-186092)
    F1c James Patrick Mclaughlin, Jr. (207 28 68)
    Sea1c John Carlton Moseman USNR (636 36 34)
    GM3c Joseph William Mulligan USNR (608 07 75)
    SM3c Enlow Dodson Oakes (244 09 77)
    MoMM2c Kenneth Wayne Pierce USNR (620 44 21)
    Sea1c James Franklin Pounders USNR (637 25 75)
    LTjg. James Shook Queen USNR (O-153098)
    MoMM1c Arthur William Riedel USNR (624 43 77)
    SC2c Robert Sylvester Terry USNR (669 26 94)
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 24 November 1943
  • LCT(5)-241 earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, presumed sunk
    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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