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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
- Salerno landings, 9 to 21 September 1943
- Invasion of Normandy, 4 June 1944
Displacement 286 short tons
Length 114' 2" (o.a.)
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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||LCT-244 loaded with troops while making her approach to the Normandy beachhead, 11 June 1944.
US National Archives Tape No. NPC-030-4316.
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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