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NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive
Sunk off Omaha Beach during landing operations, 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, 21 October 1942, at Pidegon-Thomas Iron Co., Memphis, TN.
Launched, 4 November 1942
Delivered, 13 November 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 in June 1944
Struck from the Naval Register, 11 December 1944
LCT(5)-244 earned two battle stars for World War II service
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Sicilian occupation 9 to 15 July 1943
||Salerno landings 9 to 21 September 1943
|Invasion of Normandy 6 to 25 July 1944
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, 11 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 15 December 2017
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