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Landing Craft Tank

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, Normandy Invasion)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down, 21 October 1942, at Pidegon-Thomas Iron Co., Memphis, TN.
  • Launched, 4 November 1942
  • Delivered, 13 November 1942
  • During World War II LCT-244 was assigned to the European Theater LCT Flotillas 9 and 10 at Salerno and LCI Flotilla 18, LCDR. A. Hayes, in command, and participated in the:
  • Final Disposition sunk during amphibious operations off Omaha Beach, Normandy France in June 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • LCT-244 earned two battle stars for World War II service
    Displacement 286 short tons
    Length 114' 2" (o.a.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft 3'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement 13
    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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    LCT-244 109k LCT-244 loaded with troops while making her approach to the Normandy beachhead, 11 June 1944.
    US National Archives Tape No. NPC-030-4316.
    Bill Brinkley

    There is no DANFS history available for LCT-244 at Navsource
    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

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