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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-244


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
    Specifications:
    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

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    World War II LCT Flotillas

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