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Landing Craft Tank
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
Laid down, 11 August 1942, at Darby Products of Steel Plate Corp., Kansas City, KS.
Launched, 24 September 1942
Delivered, 14 September 1942
During World War II LCT(5)-288 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|West Coast if Italy operations-1944
Anzio-Nettuno advanced landings, 29 January to 1 March 1944
|Invasion of Southern France, 15 August to 25 September 1944
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
LCT(5)-288 earned two battle stars for World War II service
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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||LSTs and LCTs loading German POWS in Southern France, date unknown. From left to right:
|Robert Rutter, photo by his grandfather CAPT. Anthony Kohout Jr. ex CO USS LST-77
||LCT(5)-288 underway in the harbor at Marseilles, France serving as a liberty boat for other small ships, circa late 1944.
||LCT(5)-288 beached at Marseilles, France, circa late 1944.
There is no DANFS history for LCT(5)-288 available 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 31 January 2014
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|