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NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive
Sunk off Omaha Beach during landing operations, 8 June 1944
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 (3) - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
Laid down, 4 September 1942, at Pidegon-Thomas Iron Co., Memphis, TN.
Launched, 25 September 1942
Delivered, 6 October 1942
During World War II LCT(5)-244 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater LCT Flotillas 9 and 10 and
LCI Flotilla 18 and participated in the following campaigns:
Sunk during amphibious operations off Omaha Beach, Normandy France, 8 June 1944
Refloated by USS Pinto (ATF-90), 2 July 1944, and moored
Struck from the Naval Register, 11 December 1944
LCT(5)-244 earned three battle stars for World War II service
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Sicilian occupation 9 to 15 July 1943
||Invasion of Normandy 6 to 25 July 1944
|Salerno landings 9 to 21 September 1943
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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||LCT(5)-244 loaded with troops while making her approach to the Normandy beachhead in June 1944.
US National Archives Tape No. NPC-030-4316.
There is no history available for LCT(5)-244 at Navsource
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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