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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, 6 June 1944 Normandy)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down, date unknown, at Darby Products of Steel Plate Corp., Kansas City, KS.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered, date unknown
  • During World War II LCT-293 was assigned to the European Theater, LCT Flotilla 10 at Sicily and Flotilla 18, LCDR A. Hayes, in command at Normandy, and participated in the following campaigns:
    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Sicilian occupation, 28 July to 17 August 1943 Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 24 June 1944

  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • LCT-293 earned two battle stars for World War II service
    Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1" (ovl)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft 5'; (max)
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement 14
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament 2 single 20mm AA gun mounts, 4 .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor 20lbs wheelhouse, 10lbs gun shield
    Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft

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    LCT-293 78k LCT-293 moored pierside prior to being loaded aboard and LST for transit to England, circa 1944, location unknown. Chris Miller for his father George Robert Miller SM2/c LCT-293
    LCT-293 42k LCT-293 at Palermo, Sicily, off loading cargo, 3 August 1943. Bill Brinkley
    LCT-293 75k LCT-293 and LCT-207, probably in port in southern England prior to D-Day 6 June 1944. Chris Miller for his father George Robert Miller SM2/c LCT-293
    LCT-293 79k LCT-293 being loaded with tanks for the invasion of Normandy in a southern England, date unknown. Chris Miller for his father George Robert Miller SM2/c LCT-293

    There is no DANFS history for LCT-293 available 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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    Last Updated 23 May 2008