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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-247


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down, 10 September 1942, at Pidgeon-Thomas Iron Co. Memphis, TN.
  • Launched, 1 October 1942
  • Delivered and placed in service, 19 November 1942
  • During World War II LCT(5)-247 was assigned first to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and later the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    European-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Sicilian occupation, 20 November to 8 December 1943

  • While assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater LCT(5)-247, ENS. J. N. Martin, USNR, Officer in Charge, came under the command of:
    LCT Flotilla Three, LT. J. W. Ingham, USNR;
    LCT Group Seven, LT. G. A . Braun, Jr., USNR;
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 19 December 1945
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT(5)-247 earned one battle star for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 285 t.(fl)
    Length 114' 2" (o.a.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft
    limiting 3' 6"
    max.navigational 3' 6"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    two .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 2 1/2"
    gun shields 2"
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
    one Diesel-drive 20Kw 120V. D.C. Ships' service generator
    three propellers, 675shp

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